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HR must help sharpen up UK business image

first_img Previous Article Next Article Business has an appalling reputation with the British public and HRdirectors can play a major role in changing perceptions and enthusing theworkforce on wealth creation. This was the combined message from Michael Portillo MP and Digby Jones,director general of the CBI, who shared a platform as speakers at the firstPersonnel Today HR Directors Club breakfast briefing last week. Held at The Crypt, St Paul’s Cathedral, the event was supported by 75 HRdirectors from the country’s largest employer organisations who had cometogether for business inspiration and networking. Michael Portillo said there was not enough idealism in business, with fewpeople seeing the creation of wealth as a noble task. “The efficiency ofour enterprise will be hampered if we don’t have respect for theproletariat.” Digby Jones agreed employers must take the lead in improving the image ofbusiness. He also warned that in addition to public concerns about fat cat payand corporate governance, there could also be future problems with the economyover public spending and over-regulation. The Personnel Today HR Directors Club is organised specifically for seniorHR executives in organisations with 1,000-plus employees. It includes breakfastbrief-ings with guest speakers and a website – – wheremembers can communicate with each other and keep up-to-date with Clubactivities. The Club is supported by six sponsors offering services to the HRprofession: Arinso, DDI, DBM, PWC, PeopleSoft and Xchanging. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. HR must help sharpen up UK business imageOn 10 Jun 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

What is an expert?

first_imgRead full article Related posts:No related photos. What is an expert?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img During our working lives, almost by default, we look at the long tenured staff members in our organisations with reverence. We see them as professionals to look up to, fountains of knowledge and information, given the years of service. Quite rightly so. In that time, they must have learned a fair amount about the industry in which they operate. But surely having 10, 15, 20 years of experience in an industry doesn’t constitute immediate ‘expert status’?In my opinion, it’s the breadth of experience you have in your chosen skill-set that will differentiate you. Let’s take the recruitment industry for example. Recruitment isn’t the type of industry that has one clear cut way to do things that’s considered “correct” and does not follow a specific formula or set of rules. Success in recruitment will come from tackling a range of recruitment challenges in your career and the way in which you handle them, along with the experience you gain from them. The length of time in an industry can of course ensure a certain depth of knowledge in one or a number of things and in my opinion, I would put a higher value in less depth of knowledge of 10 recruitment challenges learned over 20 years, than 20 years of experience facing one recruitment challenge.It’s the age old “1 year of experience 10 ways, or 10 years of experience 1 way” adage. I believe the most successful recruiters who can legitimately call themselves experts fall into the “1 year of experience 10 ways” group. We operate in an industry where our skill-set is not an exact science. It will be our adaptability and ability to be agile in our approach when grasping the intricacies of any given talent acquisition problem, (whether it’s internal or agency, large enterprise or SME, volume or not etc.) and offering expertise on efficient and effective ways to manage it based on previous experience, that will genuinely ensure the worthiness of the reverence you will receive. Comments are closed.last_img read more

R9B signs agreement with Baker Hughes to expand cybersecurity service offering

first_img R9B signs service expansion agreement with Baker Hughes. (Credit: Pixabay/Michal Jarmoluk) R9B (root9B), a provider of advanced cybersecurity products, services, and training, has signed a service expansion agreement with global energy technology company, Baker Hughes.Under the terms of the agreement, Nexus Controls, a Baker Hughes business, will be able to resell R9B’s Managed Security Services (MSS)/Managed Detection and Response (MDR) services, which provides system and device management and monitoring along with R9B’s ORKOS product, a software package that helps users prevent breaches due to weak or stolen credentials.“The combination of Baker Hughes’ global reach in delivering a broad portfolio of technology solutions and R9B’s military-grade technology that protects critical infrastructure enables organizations to manage the complex cyber threats they face every day,” said Eric Hipkins, CEO at R9B. “We are thrilled to join forces and advance cyber threat protection for the energy and utility companies Baker Hughes serves across 120 countries.”ORKOS is a powerful, privileged access management and password risk assessment solution that compares a customer’s own corporate cyber credentials against commonly used and weak passwords across the world. ORKOS goes even farther than identifying weak credentials – it also can identify and cut off the paths of least resistance to users’ critical information and systems.Terry Knight, Vice President of Nexus Controls, a Baker Hughes business adds, “Ransomware attacks and other sophisticated cyber threats are top of mind for our energy and industrial customers. This agreement enables us to expand our growing portfolio of technologically advanced industrial cybersecurity solutions with a partner that has a proven track record in delivering the industry’s most advanced cybersecurity products, services and training.”The R9B MSS/MDR offerings provide around the clock management and monitoring of cybersecurity systems and devices. In addition to responding to emergencies in customers’ networks, MSS experts oversee cybersecurity patch management and upgrades, as well as manage rule sets. The R9B MSS/MDR offerings provide around the clock management and monitoring of cybersecurity systems and deviceslast_img read more

Ex-Oxford Professor appointed to the ACMD

first_imgFormer Oxford pharmacologist, Professor Les Iversen, has been appointed Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to the government.The post has been empty since David Nutts, the previous Senior Drugs Advisor, was controversially sacked by Home Secretary Alan Johnson over his criticism of tougher cannabis laws.Further controversy has arisen over the content of a 2003 lecture Iversen gave called for the legalisation of cannabis.However, his position on the effects of cannabis appears to have changed over the last few years.In an interview last week with BBC Radio 5, Iversen stated “we now have to confront the more potent forms of cannabis, we have new evidence that arose since 2003, linking cannabis to psychiatric illness.”He commented, “I think it is quite free for a scientist to change his mind when faced with new facts.”last_img read more

Bayonne Civic League launches “Best Kept Bayonne”

first_imgRYAN WALKER and EILEEN KIZA To the Editor:There are so many beautiful homes in Bayonne, and making sure they are in pristine condition can be a fulltime job. That’s why the Bayonne Civic League – whose mission is to improve the quality of life in our great city, so that it stays a safe, clean, and desirable place to live – is proud to announce the launch of “Best Kept Bayonne.”With our latest initiative, we are recognizing those that take the time to make their homes the most impressive one on the block. On a quarterly basis, the Bayonne Civic League is now soliciting entries for homes that we think make an improvement in the aesthetic beauty of their neighborhoods.As we work to make Bayonne a better place to live, we are always looking for support and feedback from the community. If you have a house that you would like to suggest, or if you would like to learn more about our group, please reach out. We would love to hear from you. You can find us on Facebook, or email us directly at [email protected] And please join us for one of our monthly meetings. We meet on the first Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. on the second floor of Hendrickson’s. Hope to see you there.last_img read more

Watch John Medeski, Billy Martin, Joe Russo & Marco Benevento Jam Out At Luna Light Fest [Full Video]

first_imgLast night marked the grand finale of Luna Light Music and Arts Festival, which featured a number of top notch performances throughout a weekend of great music. The last night of the festival was highlighted by a unique all-star collaboration, featuring the likes of John Medeski, Billy Martin, Joe Russo, and Marco Benevento. The uniqueness comes in the instrumentation of the quartet, with two drummers and two keyboardists. Leave it to these four musicians to create some musical fusion magic with that lineup.Fortunately, thanks to a live video stream from the festival, we’re excited to be able to share full set footage of this exciting collaboration debut. Watch Medeski, Martin, Russo & Benevento streaming in full, below.Don’t miss John Medeski and Joe Russo at the Brooklyn Comes Alive festival this Saturday, October 22nd, held at three renowned venues in the heart of Brooklyn, NY. Medeski will be reviving his jazz fusion project DRKWAV with Skerik and Adam Deitch, while Russo will be on hand performing with Robert Walter, Andy Hess and Scott Metzger. The full schedule was announced earlier today, and tickets are moving quickly! Get all of the information here.last_img read more

Case Method

first_imgTodd RakoffByrne Professor of Administrative Law, Harvard Law SchoolOn Aug. 31, I started my contracts class by calling on a hapless first-year student to recite the facts of the first case in the book. In doing so, I was following what my predecessors have done for almost 150 years, since Christopher Columbus Langdell, the Dane Professor of Law at Harvard University, published the first casebook: “A Selection of Cases on the Law of Contracts.”The revolution that Langdell began in 1871 has now become the standard procedure of all law schools — so much so that it is sometimes hard to remember how great its impact is. But teaching the law by analysis of judicial opinions — the Law School case method — is entirely different from teaching by lecture or through textbooks.Law students work from the same materials that professional lawyers use. They work from the particular facts to general principles and back again. They study opinions that, being the product of controversy, invite controversy. And the work of putting the cases together so they make sense is work that Langdell, and all of us who follow him, expected the students to do.This is education that is active, skill developing, and, in the hands of its master practitioners, exhilarating. It has had influence far beyond its home ground, inspiring, for example, the case method that has become the standard form in business schools.Of course, Langdell’s method is also old. It is a tribute that it has survived so intact; it is not surprising that it does not answer all the needs of modern legal education. In an age in which most new law comes from the legislature or administrative agencies, it overemphasizes the courts. In an age in which lawyers mediate and arbitrate, draft and negotiate, lobby and monitor regulatory compliance, it overemphasizes litigating.The Law School is addressing these needs — we now have a required first-year course in legislation and regulation, and a required first-year problem-solving workshop — and we hope that here, too, we are setting the pattern for legal education.last_img read more

Haven’t #RunRichmond yet? Don’t wait any longer!

first_img*Marathon and Half Participants Only Let us roll out the red carpet and give you a race experience fit for a king (or queen)! You’re going to train hard, so be sure to make race day easy. This add-on is available when registering online. During your race, you’ll also encounter live bands, DJs, spirit groups, and Party Zones that will offer plenty of encouragement and motivation. Need an extra burst of energy? We have you covered with junk food stops, wet washcloths, and, for marathon and half marathon participants, a shot of pickle juice! Once you cross the finish line, you’ll be greeted with a well-earned celebration on Brown’s Island complete with pizza and a Sierra Nevada Beer on the house! If you can recruit the most participants, all members of your team will receive a special shirt that will let the world know your squad was the biggest at the VCU Health Richmond Marathon! Shirts will be delivered to your team tent in the CoStar Post Race Party. Sports Backers Training Teams (Virtual, too!) Are you part of your local running club? Or do you run with a group of friends or co-workers? Either way, running as a team is always more fun and at the VCU Health Richmond Marathon, we invite you and your squad to join in on that fun, TOGETHER! Team perks include: A donation to Kids Run RVA of $50 will automatically reduce your marathon or half marathon entry fee by $20. Everyone loves our swag! More Friends, More Fun! Help us help the next generation of runners!  10+ people on your team – Each team member will receive a 10% off coupon to our merchandise store.20+ people on your team – You become eligible for a team discount. Email us for a discount code.50+ people on your team – Receive a 10×10 tent at the CoStar Post Race Party for your team/club to celebrate together! Complete your #RunRichmond Experience with More Great Options! Experience Richmond at its best! No matter which distance you choose, when you run Richmond, you’ll receive VIP treatment! With thousands of volunteers and spectators encouraging you, and more race perks than you can count, you’ll see why we’ve earned our rep as ‘America’s Friendliest Marathon.’ Sign up at  Gender specific long sleeve technical race shirtCustom medal at the finish linePremium finisher item*Our famous fleece Finisher Blanket* You know what’s better than running? Running for a purpose! Kids Run RVA, our official event charity, motivates thousands of youngsters across our region to run and walk on a regular basis. Kids Run RVA places a particular emphasis on outreach to youth from underserved neighborhoods, where opportunities for physical activity are often limited. Kids Run RVA helps schools establish run clubs, encourages schools to produce their own running events, and covers expenses for kids to attend local running events like the Marathon Jr. Take some time to revel in your accomplishment, but don’t let your Richmond experience end there. Whether you’re a local or from out of town, there’s a whole city to explore. You might just decide you don’t want to leave! We want to make sure you do your best in whichever race you choose! Sports Backers offers training plans for each race to help you get to the finish line and reach your goals!  Official Event Charity Along with phenomenal course support and VIP treatment, all runners receive some great swag to celebrate the race-day accomplishments, including: Run Richmond Premium Package Come run Richmond and find out why The New York Times and Travel & Leisure say we’re a Top Destination! Each of our scenic courses showcase some of our city’s favorite attributes. With street art, river views, historic architecture, and beautiful parks, our race routes treat runners to a unique and unforgettable tour of RVA that ends with our renowned downhill finish and CoStar Post Race Party on the riverfront!last_img read more

Dominican Republic: 1,200 kilograms of cocaine seized

first_img [Dominican Today (Dominican Republic), 08/10/2013; Listin Diario (Dominican Republic), 08/10/2013; Panorama Diario (Dominican Republic), 08/10/2013] SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic – Dominican Republic’s National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD), the Navy and the Army detained three suspects in connection with the seizure of 1,200 kilograms of cocaine in Punta Salinas in the southwestern province of Peravia on Oct. 7. Police seized the cocaine, which was wrapped in 1,060 packages, and arrested the suspects, whose identities have not been released, on a speedboat in the Caribbean Sea. By Dialogo October 09, 2013last_img read more


first_imgBriefs Briefs Federal Bar sets judicial reception The Federal Bar Association’s South Florida Chapter will sponsor its 24th Annual Federal Judicial Reception to honor all federal, magistrates, bankruptcy, and immigration judges of the Southern District of Florida on February 3, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Miami. Tickets will be sold in advance for $30 for government lawyers and $40 for non- government lawyers. The admission charge will cover hot hors d’oeuvres and an open bar throughout the evening. There will be an additional $5 charge for tickets purchased at the door. Announcement and reservation forms will be sent to all members of the Dade County Bar Association and the South Florida Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. For more information call Lyons and Farrar at (305) 567-1720. Event raises funds for Morning Star Those attending Dellecker Wilson & King’s holiday party donated nearly $5,000 in cash and in-kind donations to Morning Star School, a not-for-profit organization that serves children with physical, mental, and emotional handicaps. “Morning Star believes that every child deserves a comprehensive education that includes intellectual, physical, spiritual, emotional, and social learning,” according to Principal Kathy Harding. The school’s curriculum includes the academic basics (math, reading, and language arts) as well as extracurricular activities such as music therapy, Boy and Girl Scouts, Special Olympics, and field trips. THE CUBAN AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION presented Lizel Gonzalez, co-senior attorney at Legal Service of Greater Miami, with the 2004 Chivas Regal Outstanding Young Lawyer Award. Each year CABA, along with Chivas Regal, recognizes young lawyers in the community who achieve excellence in the legal profession. “Lizel Gonzalez serves as a positive example to all attorneys,” said Ramon A. Abadin, president of CABA. “She exemplifies professionalism and demonstrates great passion for justice.” Pictured from the left are Ramon A. Abadin, CABA president; Gonzalez; Sandra Ferrera, CABA event chair; and Aida Levitan of Chivas Regal. Leon County Judge Judith W. Hawkins was a delegate in the Florida Law Related Education Association group which visited its partner, Civitas Panama in Panama City, Panama, in September. The program promotes democracy, the rule of law, and civic education within the U.S. and various other nations. The delegation team visited several schools and met with several governmental and NGO agencies. In November, delegates from Panama came to Miami and Tallahassee to observe the 2004 election process and civic education programs and to meet with government officials. Pictured in Tallahassee, from the left in the back row, are Circuit Judge Terry Lewis; Juan McKay, director of MEDCOM Panama; and Antenogenes Rodriguez. In the middle row from the left are Mariela Ledezma and Judge Hawkins. In the front from the left are Tom Wallace and Justice Adan Arjona of the Supreme Court of Panama. TRIAL COURT STAFF ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION recently met in Ft. Lauderdale for its annual educational program. Pictured from the left are the old and new board members of the FTCSAA: Caroline McNulty Bernal, Heather Perry Baxter, Caroline Emery, Nancy Isenberg, Kathy Pugh, Peter Brown, Florida Bar President Kelly Overstreet Johnson, Carol Lee Ortman, Ashley Hardee, Anna Palmer, Richard Joyce, and Joe Sexton. January 15, 2005 Regular Newslast_img read more