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Equal pay reviews won’t just go away

first_imgEqual pay reviews won’t just go awayOn 11 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. We’ve said it’s a hot topic before, and this week’s front-page coverage ofan equal pay claim just confirms it. If the claim by Unison on behalf ofteaching assistants is successful, it will lead to a flood of similar disputes,potentially costing county councils millions. Whatever your business, a pay review should be on your priority list ofthings to do this year. The Government’s taskforce insists pay audits must beconducted and acted upon to meet new requirements on company reporting. Allcentral government departments are supposed to be leading by example and arecommitted to equal pay reviews by this Spring. France, Canada, Sweden and evenparts of the US have already made pay audits mandatory and there’s the threatof that here if employers fail to put adequate systems in place. Personnel Today has broken ranks with employer groups like the CBI to backthe mandatory route. We have been frustrated by examples of institutionalsexism and evidence that past warnings about serious claims have been ignored. The workplace is still riddled with inequality and HR is in a uniqueposition to do something about it. Women working full-time still earn 19 percent less an hour than men, while women working nights, often to fit in aroundchildcare, do not receive the same perks as men. Even in HR itself, we have the situation of female HR chiefs’ pay laggingbehind their male counterparts by 25 per cent. It’s a miracle that young womenare still flocking to HR with that disparity looming over them. Find out if your organisation has a pay problem by kick-starting a reviewnow. Consult with the unions and staff representatives and regularly review toensure continuing fairness. The Equal Opportunities Commission has aseven-point action plan to implement pay reviews, so seek its help today. New ways for the public sector Mary Mallett follows a long line of impressive local government HR directorsthis week by taking over the presidency of Socpo (the Society of ChiefPersonnel Officers). Her enthusiasm for the job and for the challenges facing HR in the public sectoris palpable and timely. The public sector may have initiative overload, but there are no signs ofweariness or a desire to water down the reforms so badly needed to improveservices. As the special supplement with this issue shows, there is tons of dynamismin public sector HR and a willingness to think radically. Pushing theboundaries on old organisational ways requires resilience and determination.The profession should be proud of the shifts it is making already. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

$50M worth of Brooklyn luxury deals inked last week

first_imgTagsbrooklynLuxury Real EstateResidential Real Estate The most expensive contract last week was a renovated Williamsburg townhouse at 202 North 8th Street. The five-bedroom property spans over 4,000 square feet with a rear garden and private outdoor terrace off the master bedroom. It was last asking $3.99 million.The second-priciest deal was a Greenpoint home at 115 Milton Street. The four-bedroom house is 3,720 square feet with features such as exposed brick and stained glass skylights. It went into contract asking $3.75 million.Of last week’s deals, 15 of the contracts were townhouses, while just four were condominiums. There were no contracts signed for co-op units. Once again, townhouses had a lower price per square foot on average and were the larger properties.The average price per square foot for townhouses last week was $838, compared to $1,543 for condos. The average size of a townhouse was nearly 3,250 square feet while the average condo was 1,820 square feet.For all 19 of the luxury contracts inked last week in the borough, the median asking price was about $2.5 million. The average days on market was 224, and the average listing discount was 3 percent.Contact Erin Hudson Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address* Message*center_img Full Name* 115 Milton Street in Greenpoint that went into contract at $3.75 million (Compass) Brooklyn’s luxury market continued to see strong contract activity in the second week of December — and once again, townhouses were the top performers.Last week there were 19 deals inked at $2 million or more, worth a combined $50 million, according to Compass’ weekly luxury report. That wasn’t quite as strong as the prior week, which saw 26 deals signed for a total deal volume of $88 million, the second best week since the pandemic began in March.Read more$88M worth of Brooklyn luxury deals inked last weekBrooklyn sees $49M in luxury contracts signed during holiday weekBrooklyn’s luxury market has best week since before the pandemic Share via Shortlinklast_img read more

Mountain West Conference Postpones Fall Sports

first_imgAugust 10, 2020 /Sports News – Local Mountain West Conference Postpones Fall Sports Tags: Mountain West Conference FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-The Mountain West Conference announced the indefinite postponement of all scheduled fall sports and conference championships for those events per a Monday statement.The Mountain West board of directors said they were prioritizing the physical and mental health and well-being of student-athletes in the conference as it has done throughout the course of covid-19.Utah State University of Logan is a member of this conference.The Aggies’ sports squads to be affected by this decision include football, men’s and women’s cross country, women’s soccer and women’s volleyball.The Colorado Springs, Colo.-based conference will now commence exploration of the feasibility of rescheduling these sports for their various schools.Options include playing these sports in the spring or developing other options to consider.Athletically-related activities and training opportunities for enrolled student-athletes will also be evaluated in a manner consistent with NCAA legislation and guidance as well as state, local and campus parameters. Written by Brad Jameslast_img read more

This acreage property is for sale for the first time in 30 years

first_img54 Retreat St, Bridgeman DownsFrom the lounge a long covered terrace can be reached. It overlooks the pool, which has a spa, fountain and beach-style entrance, along with established gardens accentuated by a water feature.A kitchen with granite benchtops, sleek white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances also opens to the outdoor space, while overlooking a meals area. Near the kitchen is a laundry with ample storage, and a powder room, along with a bedroom with built-in wardrobes and an ensuite. 54 Retreat St, Bridgeman DownsThree more bedrooms are on the opposite side of the house, two with built-in wardrobes and serviced by a family bathroom, and the main with a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. From the lounge a staircase ascends to the upper level of the residence, including the two remaining bedrooms.Other features include a mix of polished timber, carpet and tiled floors, ducted airconditioning, ceiling fans, a fitted wine cellar and a second double garage with an adjoining billiards room and a separate workshop.Agent Samantha Foster described the residence as having arguably the best parcel of land in the street.“Many families choose to live in Bridgeman Downs because of larger homes and generous blocks, and proximity to both public and private schools, shops, restaurants and public transport,” she said. HM 54 Retreat St, Bridgeman DownsSITTING on a private 10,900sq m parcel of land complete with a paddock, in-ground pool and 80,000L dam, this vast residence at 54 Retreat St, Bridgeman Downs, is on the market for the first time in 30 years.It has two-street access, with the main entrance accessed via a secure electric gate, and the second entrance at the rear of the property leading to a custom-built four-car garage with a hoist, perfect for boats, trailers and caravans. Inside, the grandeur of the house is evident, with decorative ceiling roses and cornices, warm tones and feature chandelier lighting.center_img 54 Retreat St, Bridgeman DownsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor9 hours agoOff the entrance foyer is a study, along with a selection of formal and informal living spaces. To the rear of the level a lounge room boasts an open fireplace surrounded by stone and a timber wet bar with kitchenette. last_img read more

Kalinagoes benefit from Barbadian Seventh Day Adventist Missionaries

first_img Sharing is caring! Share Dominicans residing in the Kalinago Territory are currently benefiting from an initiative of the Seventh Day Adventist Church in Barbados.The team is currently on island stationed at the Kalinago territory, and has been assisting the residents in several areas.The mission trip was organized by the Youth Director of the Caribbean Youth Conference Pastor Dale Haynes and is led by Margot Griffith.“We are targeting the homes of persons who need assistance. We are painting, doing evangelical work, we are giving them a better understanding of why it is important being a Christian. We are also going into the schools to help them with their homework,” she said.According to her, the Kalinago people have been very receptive to the team.“They are excited about the work that we are doing. They have been participating and very respectful,” she added.Griffith says there could be a great improvement in the quality of housing for residents there and their entire nature of living needs improvement.The team is being chaperoned by the Eastern District of Seventh Day Adventist which covers Atkinson to Castle Bruce including San Sauver.The team will be leaving the island on Thursday.Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Kalinagoes benefit from Barbadian Seventh Day Adventist Missionaries by: – March 26, 2012 Tweetcenter_img 58 Views   no discussions Share Sharelast_img read more

Guardiola expects Man City star to pen new contract

first_img Promoted Content6 Amazing Shows From The 90s That Need A Reboot Right Now6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhat Are The Most Delicious Foods Out There?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Amazing Movies You Need To Watch On Amazon PrimeHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits Earth But Laporte, who has been out since August with a knee injury, is now nearing a return. The French centre-back has stepped up his recovery by playing a part in training this week and he could be back in action in the coming weeks. “Yesterday was the first time he trained with the team for 10 or 15 minutes. He’s getting better, he feels good. I think in the next week he’ll complete all the training sessions with us,” Guardiola said. “You cannot forget it’s more than four months out. He needs time. He is training with us but the day after he can’t play 90 minutes.” Read Also: Ex-Man City star involved in car crash on New Year’s Day FA Cup holders City host fourth-tier Port Vale in the third round of the competition on Saturday and face a League Cup semi-final first leg against Manchester United in midweek. Asked if he would rest players ahead of the United clash, Guardiola said: “It wouldn’t be possible to win two League Cups in a row and the FA Cup last season if we were not focused in the cups and the Premier League. “I’ve said many times, we try to play every game seriously and give a lot of importance, no matter what competition we are playing.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Pep Guardiola expects Brazil midfielder Fernandinho to sign a new contract with Manchester City before his current deal expires at the end of this season, the Premier League champions’ coach said on Friday. The 34-year-old, who is in talks with City over an extension, shone as a holding midfielder in City’s title-winning campaigns but has been forced to reinvent himself as a centre-back this season due to the team’s injury problems. He has won the Premier League three times since joining City from Shakhtar Donetsk in 2013 and his selfless displays during his time at the Etihad Stadium have left Guardiola hoping their relationship can continue. “Of course (I’d like him to stay). I’m so confident and I’m so delighted with the three-and-a-half years we’ve had together,” Guardiola told reporters. “He does not have to convince me to stay longer, he convinced me on day one. He knows exactly the opinion we have about what he’s done at the club for many years. “He is one of the greatest players this club has had in its whole history.” Fernandinho switched to defence after an injury to Aymeric Laporte left Guardiola short at the back. John Stones and Nicolas Otamendi have also missed games and lacked form, leaving Fernandinho as clear first choice in the position.last_img read more

Antique eases liquor ban

first_imgThis police officer inspects liquors seized from two persons in Barangay Ilaures, Bugasong, Antique on May 21. This weekend, the sale and purchase of liquor or any alcoholic beverages will be allowed from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. only. BUGASON MPS SAN JOSE, Antique – The Antique Inter-Agency Task Force on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and the League of Municipalities of the Philippines-Antique Chapter approved in a meeting yesterday the sale and purchase of liquor or any alcoholic beverages.Gov. Rhodora Cadiao said residents can distribute or purchase the products this weekend from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. only as there will be a formal revision on her Executive No. 49 on May 25.Drinking in public places, on the other hand, is still not allowed, she added.Cadiao imposed a liquor ban in Antique during the enhanced community quarantine period due to coronavirus disease 2019 and decided to retain the rule under general community quarantine. As of May 21, 2020, at least 7 persons were arrested for violating liquor ban in this province.Four of them were caught selling while three were arrested for transporting the liquor in Antique’s borders./PNlast_img read more

Boastful Arteta: We don’t fear anybody!

first_img “When I was in the dressing room today I had the feeling they believed we could win. They didn’t feel any fear. “They wanted to really go for it and believed they could win another trophy. And they showed from the first minute their courage and their passion. read also:Arteta demands more as Maitland-Niles earns England call-up “We know that if you want to fight for trophies you can’t concede the amount of goal we have over the last few seasons, that’s for sure. But obviously, with the ball in the attacking phase, we must do a lot better. “Today we had some periods where we showed we are developing in the right direction. Defensively we are solid, we are difficult to beat. “Really, if we have the mindset that we have 11 players doing it, that it doesn’t matter who your name is, I think we have a really good chance.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has boasted that his team has no fear of top opponents now. The Gunners have been on an impressive run under the Spaniard since he arrived. While they could not push up the Premier League table, they did pick up big scalps such as wins over Liverpool and Manchester City and Chelsea (latter two in the FA Cup). Now they have defeated Liverpool again, this time on penalties in the Community Shield. “Two days ago we started to have players back in training and I didn’t hear one excuse,” said Arteta after the game. “‘Oh they (Liverpool) had two weeks in Austria, better preparation’. None of that.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted Content10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Why Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too Much5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Most Expensive Mistakes In History7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The Worldlast_img read more

Players pay tribute to O’Neill

first_img And he finally got his moment in the sun when Martin Paterson rose to nod home Niall McGinn’s fine one-touch cross to establish a first-half lead Russia were unable to respond to. McGinn, who was the goalscorer and star of the show in the previous high point of the O’Neill era – a 1-1 draw in Portugal – was delighted to finally give the former Shamrock Rovers coach three points to celebrate. “That was for the boss,” said the Aberdeen forward. “We had massive belief going into the match, although few people gave us any hope. “The boss has waited a long time for a victory so that was for him. It was an unbelievable night, played in an electric atmosphere. There is a great togetherness in the squad, demonstrated with our reaction afterwards. “We got together in a huddle just to congratulate each other.” Huddersfield striker Paterson, who put in a wonderful shift leading the line and was rewarded with his first competitive international goal, echoed those sentiments. “The win was much needed for Michael,” he said. Press Association Northern Ireland’s match-winners dedicated the defeat of Russia to long-suffering manager Michael O’Neill. The 1-0 victory over Fabio Capello’s side at Windsor Park marked O’Neill’s first success on the international stage – ending a 20-month wait that had previously yielded five draws and four defeats. During those tough times the players spoke frequently and passionately of their support for O’Neill, who has worked diligently behind the scenes since replacing Nigel Worthington at the helm. “With the performances and the way we’ve played he deserves that victory, and I think he deserves it for the way he has stuck by how he wants us to play. “I think the group is only going to get better too.” Beating a Russia side ranked 16th in the world by FIFA, 93 places above Northern Ireland, was an even tougher task without senior players such as Jonny Evans, Chris Brunt, Kyle Lafferty and Chris Baird – absent for a variety of fitness and suspension issues. But having watched stand-ins such as Paterson, Jamie Ward, Craig Cathcart and Oliver Norwood excel, O’Neill warned that the established pecking order could be due a shake-up. Any of the four would be unlucky to be dropped for the home clash against Portugal next month, leaving him with the kind of selection dilemma managers crave. “I’ve been in the game long enough to not get carried away and say it is a new day but I know what we have in this squad,” he said. “In the past period I don’t think we’ve had enough pressure put on those (experienced) players in terms of staying in the team and keeping the jersey. “The onus now is on these players, instead of people thinking they have the right to play you need to be picking from a healthier base. “Hopefully you’re seeing the the shape of a team that can continue to develop. “Nights like this are invaluable in terms of giving the the players the belief they can play at the top level. “They can compete and show quality and they showed that really well in possession and defended exceptionally well.” Northern Ireland have no realistic prospect of qualifying from Group F, but the forthcoming double header against Portugal and Luxembourg offers a chance to build on the best result of their recent history. last_img read more

Martinez opens striker search

first_img While the arrival of Aiden McGeady from Spartak Moscow has boosted their attacking capabilities Martinez does not want to leave his side short up front. On-loan Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku is the stand-out first-choice but with Arouna Kone likely to be out for the rest of the season with a knee injury the Toffees boss knows he has to find a back-up to help maintain, if not improve, their fifth-place position. Everton manager Roberto Martinez is actively seeking a replacement for Nikica Jelavic after the Croatia international completed his move to Hull. Despite the Spaniard’s reluctance to talk about a new deal for the England left-back Press Association Sport understands there has been considerable groundwork done over the last couple of months. That appears to have paved the way for the club to be optimistic the 29-year-old, whose current contract expires in 17 months, will agree to extend his stay. Having fended off bids from former Toffees boss David Moyes at Manchester United in the summer Martinez said they wanted to reward Baines’ loyalty with an improved deal but the Spaniard has been wary over speaking publicly about negotiations. Keeping Baines out of the hands of United would be a major coup for Everton and a sign of how Martinez’s arrival in the summer as Moyes’ successor has had a huge effect. The club sit just one point behind fourth-placed Merseyside rivals Liverpool and have lost just twice all season as the Spaniard’s change in style has reaped instant rewards. Martinez significantly gave youngster Ross Barkley a key role in his midfield and has seen the 20-year-old blossom as a result, winning his first senior England cap and putting himself in with a good chance of securing a place in Roy Hodgson’s World Cup squad. Barkley is currently contracted until 2016, having signed a long-term deal in December 2011, but could also be in line for a new contract in line with his rising importance in the side. The midfielder travelled to Tenerife with the rest of the squad for a warm-weather training break despite being ruled out for possibly three weeks with a broken toe. “What is important is that Aiden McGeady arriving has given us a bit more strength in the wide areas and there are many flexible players who can fill in to that number nine position,” Martinez told evertonfc.com. “But it would be an area that we are looking at before the window closes. “We are looking at the options to see if there is a player with the right profile who would fit into the squad.” Such was the form of Lukaku, Jelavic barely got a chance in the first team and Martinez felt with the player due to go to the World Cup it was in everyone’s best interests to allow him to leave. “We agreed the deal (with Hull) and it was down to Nikica to make his decision,” he added. “I do believe when I spoke to Niki that he was clear that he wanted to join Hull. “He felt he would get the opportunity to play the games he needs ahead of the World Cup.” Martinez is more concerned with keeping players than bringing in new ones in January and it appears he will be able to plan for a long-term future with Leighton Baines after making significant inroads over contract negotiations. Press Associationlast_img read more