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Poor feedback fails to guage staff opinions

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first_img Previous Article Next Article Poor feedback fails to guage staff opinionsOn 28 May 2002 in Personnel Today Employers at many of the UK’s biggest companies have little idea how theirstaff view their organisation because of poor internal communication. Research by Henley Management College and the Blue Rubicon consultancyreveals that although almost 76 per cent of companies canvass opinion from theworkforce, most fail to get an accurate picture of staff perceptions about theorganisation. The survey of 70 FTSE 250 firms finds 56 per cent do not know whichemployees intend to stay with the company and 54 per cent are unaware howcompany decisions affect staff behaviour. Senior management still has little idea what most employees think, with 68per cent of respondents unsure if staff are co-operative and 62 per centuncertain if employees feel loyal to the firm. Blue Rubicon managing director Fraser Hardie said HR departments are notasking the right questions in employee surveys and the process is one-sided. “The most acute impact is felt during periods of major change or duringrestructuring. “The consequences are that strategy takes a lot longer todeliver,” he said. Despite this uncertain picture, almost half of the HR departments in thestudy said they expect internal communication budgets to be frozen or cut. www.henleymc.ac.uk Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

No. 17 Utah State pulls away to beat NC A&T 81-54

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first_imgNovember 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local No. 17 Utah State pulls away to beat NC A&T 81-54 Written by Tags: Utah State Aggies Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah (AP) — Alphonso Anderson had 21 points, six rebounds and three assists and Justin Bean added 18 points, 10 rebounds and three assists to help No. 17 Utah State beat North Carolina A&T 81-54 on Friday night.Ronald Jackson led North Carolina A&T with 15 points.With North Carolina A&T (1-3) rallying in the second half, Utah State (4-0) made a key run to pull away.After trailing by as much as 15 points, North Carolina A&T cut it to six points on Fred Cleveland’s 3-pointer with 14:03 left. Utah State regrouped and went on a 9-0 run over the next two minutes to make it 51-36. Utah State took advantage of three North Carolina A&T turnovers, with Bean scoring five of the Aggies’ nine points.For the third straight game, Utah State raced to a big lead, getting out to a 12-2 advantage. North Carolina A&T rallied through the first half to climb within eight points on Tyler Maye’s jumper.Utah State finished the half on a 10-3 run to take a 38-23 lead.SCORING DISTRIBUTIONUtah State has had a different leading scorer in every game this season. Merrill scored 28 points in the Aggies’ season-opening win over Montana State, Bean had 18 in a blowout victory over Weber State, and Brock Miller had 27 in the win over Denver.BIG PICTURENorth Carolina A&T: North Carolina A&T hung with Utah State at points in the game and forced 15 Utah State turnovers, getting contributions from Jackson, Maye and Cleveland.Utah State: Utah State was able to make runs at opportune times to pull away from North Carolina A&T. Sophomore center Neemias Queta sat out again, rehabbing his knee injury.UP NEXTNorth Carolina A&T: At North Texas on Tuesday night.Utah State: Host UTSA on Monday night. Associated Presslast_img read more

Pembroke accused of post-match violence

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first_imgA Pembroke student has allegedly punched a porter from St John’s cCollege, Cambridge, after losing a rugby match last week.Earlier in the day, Pembroke had been beaten decisively by St John’s but had joined their rivals in the evening after their black-tie dinner.A third year from Pembroke, who wished to remain anonymous said, “the entire team were drunk and the bop was closed early as a result of drunken and rowdy behaviour.”Varsity, the Cambridge student newspaper, reported that an Oxford student punched a porter, but the third year from Pembroke doubted this.She said, “I know that someone definitely tried to punch a porter, but whether or not they actually made contact is unsure.”There was no other damage caused by Pembroke rugby team, but their behaviour still marred the event for many other students.Tom Chigbo, JCR president for St John’s said, “One or two people were involved in the incident, it’s not clear whether he landed the punch.”He continued, “A couple of people got really drunk and irresponsbile.”However, Chigbo added, “There isn’t some kind of war between John’s and Pembroke, but Johnians and quite disappointed that this happened.”Dr Helen Small, the dean for Pembroke said, “I am currently undertaking disciplinary action against the rugby team, but I can’t say any more than that as the students have yet to be contacted.”Caroline Daly, Pembroke JCR President, was unavailable for comment.last_img read more

Guard killed, another seriously hurt after assault at state prison in Michigan City

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first_img Twitter WhatsApp By Jon Zimney – February 22, 2021 2 200 Facebook Google+ WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews Facebook (“Jail cells at the Southborough Police Station” by my_southborough, CC BY-ND 2.0) A correction officer at the Indiana State Prison in Michigan City died and another was seriously injured after an alleged assault.Detectives with the Indiana State Police Lowell Post were requested to investigate the report of an assault around 2:40 p.m. on Feb. 21.According to Indiana State Police, an inmate attacked the two officers in a common area. Both correction officers were transported to St. Anthony’s Hospital in Michigan City where one correction officer was pronounced deceased. The second correction officer is in serious condition.Tymetri Campbell, 38, an inmate at the Michigan City Prison, faces several preliminary charges, including murder. Google+ Twitter Guard killed, another seriously hurt after assault at state prison in Michigan City Pinterest Previous articleIndiana’s COVID vaccination age qualification could be lowered this weekNext articleMilitary pilot from Indiana killed in crash during training mission Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterestlast_img read more

Jenkins Bakery celebrates long-serving employees

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first_imgMore than 40 individuals who have worked at Jenkins Bakery for over 10 years have been recognised at a special awards lunch.Bosses at the bakery firm in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, which currently employees more than 300 individuals at its 25 bakery sites across South Wales, invited the long-serving members of staff to the Stradley Park Hotel.Nine employees have been working at Jenkins Bakery for more than 20 years, while the remaining 36 members of staff had served between 10 and 20 years at the bakery business.David Jenkins, company secretary and director at Jenkins Bakery, said: “We pride ourselves on recognising our staff with an annual long service awards lunch. We are a family business with a great tradition and we take great pleasure in the fact that we have a great relationship with our staff members. Their loyal service is one of the pillars on which our business is built.”Jenkins Bakery was positioned 44th on British Baker’s 2012 list of top 75 bakery businesses, which is based on total store count.last_img read more

IHRC’s Giannini, Farbstein represent families of 2003 Bolivian massacre victims

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first_imgOn June 24, 2013, family members of those killed in government-planned massacres in Bolivia in 2003 filed an amended complaint, with extensive new allegations that the defendants, former President Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada and former Defense Minister Carlos Sánchez Berzaín, had devised a plan to kill thousands of civilians months in advance of the violence.The family members are represented by a team of lawyers, including Tyler Giannini and Susan Farbstein of Harvard Law School’s International Human Rights Clinic, and lawyers from the Center for Constitutional Rights, Stanford Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, and the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld.The complaint (PDF) seeks damages against the defendants for their involvement in extrajudicial killings and crimes against humanity. Since the case was originally filed in U.S. courts in 2007, seven former Bolivian officials, including high-ranking military leaders and members of the Cabinet, have been convicted for their participation in the violence.Read more on the Harvard Law School website. Read Full Storylast_img read more

Want to quit smoking? There’s the e-cigarette

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first_imgBy the second and third years of data gathering, daily e-cigarette users reported a higher rate of prolonged abstinence from cigarette smoking (11 percent) than nonusers (6 percent). Smokers who used e-cigarettes, but not daily, were not more likely than nonusers to demonstrate prolonged abstinence from combustible cigarettes.“This finding suggests that smokers who use e-cigarettes to quit smoking need to use them regularly — every day — for these products to be most helpful,” said lead author Sara Kalkhoran, an MGH physician and assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS).“Smokers who plan to stop smoking should still be encouraged to first use FDA-approved therapies rather than e-cigarettes,” said Nancy Rigotti, senior author of the paper and director of the MGH Tobacco Research and Treatment Center. FDA-approved therapies for smoking cessation include varenicline, bupropion, or nicotine patches, gum, or lozenges. “But this study suggests e-cigarettes may be helpful for some smokers who are not able to quit with these existing treatments,” she added.E-cigarettes contain nicotine but do not burn tobacco, which is responsible for many of the health problems associated with smoking combustible cigarettes. “For a smoker, e-cigarettes are less harmful to their health than continuing to smoke cigarettes,” said Rigotti, who is also a professor of medicine at HMS. “But e-cigarettes have become popular so quickly that many questions remain about how they can best be used to help smokers to quit and minimize any harm.” The third member of this MGH research team was Yuchiao Chang.Although the rate of smoking in this country has been falling, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control reports that more than 34 million Americans currently smoke cigarettes. Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths per year in this country alone, including more than 41,000 deaths from secondhand smoke exposure. E-cigarettes’ usefulness for quitting smoking uncertain Controversy over e-cigarette flavorings heats up Related New study looks at two chemicals that may damage cilia production Trend concerns Harvard analyst, though practice is preferable to smoking tobacco Teen vaping rising fast, research says A new study from the Massachusetts General Hospital’s (MGH) Tobacco Research and Treatment Center provides critical population-level evidence demonstrating that using e-cigarettes daily helps U.S. smokers quit smoking combustible (i.e. regular) cigarettes.The report, published in Nicotine and Tobacco Research online, provides the first longitudinal data about the effectiveness of e-cigarettes for cessation from a survey that reflects the U.S. population. The MGH team analyzed data from the first three years of the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) study, a survey representative of the U.S. adult population that interviews the same individuals each year. The survey allowed the researchers to measure an individual’s change in tobacco use over time.Using data from more than 8,000 adult smokers, the investigators measured how likely a smoker was to quit smoking and stay quit, comparing daily and non-daily e-cigarette users with those who smoked only regular cigarettes. They found that smokers who used e-cigarettes every day, compared with e-cigarette nonusers, were more likely to quit combustible cigarettes within one year and to stay quit for at least another year. They also found that smokers who used e-cigarettes were no more likely to relapse back to smoking regular cigarettes than smokers not using e-cigarettes.At the start of the study 3.6 percent of smokers were current daily e-cigarette users; 18 percent were current non-daily e-cigarette users; and 78 percent did not use e-cigarettes at all “This study suggests e-cigarettes may be helpful for some smokers who are not able to quit with existing treatments.” — Nancy Rigotti Study supports need for randomized clinical trials to clarify the role of e-cigarettes in smoking cessation   last_img read more

Making member experience a priority

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first_imgMy recent experience with a credit union got me thinking about “the member experience.”I received a voicemail from a credit union requiring me to respond to a request with detailed information via email. I easily prepared and sent my email, but here’s where it gets interesting: The responding email from the credit union was secured and required a password to open it.I was confused. I didn’t have a password. I attempted to outsmart the system by making up one, but of course it wasn’t accepted. I tried again and it pushed back yet another negative message. If I needed a password to open this email, why wasn’t I offered the option of setting up a password? I had no other option, so I clicked on the “forgot my password” button. The system immediately responded that I would be sent an email with a link to “reset” my password—a password I never had.Frustrating, right?In my inbox, I find the message and click on the link to reset my password. Then it was back to the email where I entered my new password. I thought I was on my way to sending the return email. That didn’t happen though. There was no reply button. 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading »last_img read more

Affairs of state

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Alabama abortion ban honors all life

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first_imgThe Hill 17 May 2019Family First Comment:  A must-read (especially with all the pro-abortion media at play at the moment)…Survivors of rape and incest deserve fierce advocacy, resources to help them heal, and the support of their whole community — not just those who want to sell them abortions. Abortion does not erase the rape or undo the violence that has been committed on the woman. Instead, abortion subjects her — and now, a child — to yet another act of violence that also cannot be erased or undone.A child conceived in rape is not the criminal. She is an innocent third party, who had no control over how she was brought into the world.#chooselifeOn Tuesday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed “The Human Life Protection Act,” which imposes criminal penalties on a doctor who attempts or commits an abortion. The law makes exceptions for extreme cases when a pregnancy may become life-threatening, but protects even those preborn babies who are conceived as a result of rape or incest.While less than 1 percent of all abortions take place after rape or incest, groups like Planned Parenthood are using these extreme cases to attack the law and demand full access to abortion. But Alabama’s law is compassionate and just, and deserves our support.Rape and incest are horrific traumas that should never happen in the first place. Over my years of investigating the abortion industry, I have seen how statutory rape and abuse go hand in hand with abortion. Underage victims are often taken by their abusers, who are often family members or authority figures in their lives, to abortion clinics to destroy the evidence of their crime – a child. Live Action has documented dozens of caseswhere Planned Parenthood abortion clinics fail to report suspected abuse, though they are required to do so by law.Abusers should be punished to the greatest degree the law allows — and penalties for rape should be strengthened. But the law is helpless when abuse remains hidden. It is one of the reasons that reporting laws regarding sexual abuse are so important – and why the failure of abortion clinics to do so creates so much harm. As we have documented, the abortion industry is frequently tolerant of sexual abuse and covers it up in the name of privacy and access, to suit their business goals. Abortion industry representatives become vocal about the well-being of rape survivors mostly when their business is threatened.Survivors of rape and incest deserve fierce advocacy, resources to help them heal, and the support of their whole community — not just those who want to sell them abortions. Abortion does not erase the rape or undo the violence that has been committed on the woman. Instead, abortion subjects her — and now, a child — to yet another act of violence that also cannot be erased or undone.READ MORE: https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-rights/444200-alabama-abortion-ban-honors-all-lifeKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more