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Letters

first_img Comments are closed. LettersOn 19 Nov 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. This week’s lettersDoes workplace motivation hold productivity key? That Britain has a productivity problem is clear (News, 22 October).Estimates vary, but the gap with the US is between 35 and 40 per cent and withGermany is between 11 and 15 per cent. This is worrying in itself, but what is more worrying is the fact that thisproductivity gap is not new. We have had a productivity gap with Germany andthe US since about 1900, so something fundamental must be wrong. What is evenmore worrying is that if you look at any reliable source of productivity data,it is clear that Britain has as much capital invested per man hour as Germany,for example, but still has lower productivity. The only conclusion to draw from this is that the way in which Britain’s companiesare managed is at the heart of the problem. Yet British managers have beenfollowing the mantra of high performance with religious verve for the last 20years at least. Maybe the problem is deeper than that and is at the heart of workplacemotivation. Why is it, for instance, that the German workforce of a globalcompany is twice as productive as its UK counterpart? Training and motivationhave been shown to be critical, as is the psychological engagement of theworkforce in the work process itself. These are issues we are addressing at the Work Foundation through the Workand Enterprise Panel of Inquiry. I would urge readers to become involved sothat we really can begin to make a difference to UK productivity through UKworkplaces. For more information go to: www.theworkfoundation.com/research/workProf Rebecca Harding Chief economist, The Work Foundation We must ‘sell’ the voluntary career Recent research conducted for ACEVO among leaders in the third sector foundthat there is a major issue around recruitment of full-time staff andvolunteers. This supports the findings of the National Council for VoluntaryOrganisations salary survey (News, 12 November). A study by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisationsfound that the main reason is the issue of low pay. This is especially true forsenior management and professional roles such as finance manager, who wouldexpect to receive a five-figure increase in salary if they did the same job inthe private sector. Recruitment difficulties are most likely to occur in these senior positionsas they offer fewer intrinsic rewards and are more similar to private-sectorpositions. One voluntary sector leader suggested that organisations need toimprove the whole package to attract staff in the future – such as the personaldevelopment the position can offer. Additionally, with about 1 in 50 of the national paid workforce working involuntary sector employment, contracts and HR processes have had to become moreformalised. Organisations are attempting to improve employment policy andresponding more quickly to changes in employment law, for example, to keep pacewith other organisations in the battle to retain the best talent. But working in the sector is not just about money. There are non-financialbenefits – the focus of activities is commonly on the front line, offeringstaff an opportunity for a great deal of input in the organisation and itsdecision-making processes. Further, the sense of doing something that makes a difference, the trainingand development opportunities, promotion prospects or experiences they may notget elsewhere are considered to be ‘pull’ factors. Leaders have to ensure that these benefits remain if staff are to beretained and attracted to the sector. Stephen Bubb Chief executive, ACEVO Fobbed off by Van den Burgh reply I was fascinated to see the reply interim manager Geraldine Dawson receivedfrom socialist MEP Ieke van den Burgh about the draft Agency Workers Directive(Letters, 29 October). It is identical in every word to the reply I received after sending her avery long e-mail over the problems that the directive will create in itscurrent form. I wondered why she had failed to answer any of my points orquestions. I e-mailed back another long missive making a few more points, and even somehelpful suggestions. This time a very short reply came back from her assistant.It seems that Ieke van den Burgh cannot be bothered with replying toindividuals. She would rather send a standard ‘letter’ and if they have the cheek toquestion her further, fob them off with the old ‘reply from the assistant’routine. So much for Europe listening to, and consulting with business – no changethere then. Roger Brown Senior partner, Endale & Company Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Gheen, Barbara O’Mara

first_imgShe is survived by her husband, Gerald Gheen of Ocean City, NJ, a son, Brendan (Toni) Gheen of Ocean City, NJ a daughter Nicole Gheen of Upper Darby, PA, two grandchildren, Gavin Flanagan and Charlie Gheen. She was predeceased by a daughter, Jennifer Gheen. A Memorial Mass will be offered Friday morning, February 17th at 11 o’clock from St. Frances Cabrini RC Church of St. Damien Parish, 2nd Street at Atlantic Avenue, Ocean City, NJ where friends may call from ten o’clock until the time of mass. Burial is private. In lieu of flowers and in appreciation of their help and kindness, memorial contributions in her memory may be made to the Ocean City Fire Fighters Association, 550 Asbury Avenue, Ocean City, NJ 08226. For condolences, visit www.godfreyfuneralhome.com.center_img Gheen, Barbara O’Mara age 71, of Ocean City passed away Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point, NJ. Mrs. Gheen was born in Harrisburg, PA and was formerly of Philadelphia, PA moving to Ocean City, NJ in 1990. In Philadelphia, Barbara served as a committee person and as a reading aide at Spruance Elementary School. Barbara was a bookkeeper at Third Street Jazz and Rock and at Travel Anywhere.  She was able to travel to Ireland, Portugal and Italy. She worked as a Bookkeeper for Party Poopers before her retirement in 2000 and was a volunteer for Sister Jean’s Kitchen and the Atlantic City Rescue Mission. Barbara was often seen downtown on Asbury Avenue shopping and driving around in her red mustang adorned with flags.last_img read more

John Sanders Begins Performances in B’way’s Matilda

first_img Related Shows View Comments Lesli Margherita, AKA Mrs. Wormwood, has a new hubby! John Sanders will join the Broadway production of Matilda on September 13 as Mr. Wormwood. He replaces Rick Holmes in the tuner, which is set to shutter on January 1, 2017 at the Shubert Theatre.Sanders originated the roles of The Party Entertainer and Sergei in Matilda on Broadway and also appeared in Peter and the Starcatcher.Directed by Tony and Olivier Award winner Matthew Warchus, Matilda is the story of an extraordinary girl who dreams of a better life. Armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, Matilda dares to take a stand and change her destiny. Based on the beloved Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the musical features a book by Dennis Kelly and music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.The current cast additionally includes Bryce Ryness as Miss Trunchbull, Jennifer Blood as Miss Honey and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Mrs. Phelps. Ava Briglia, Aviva Winick and Willow McCarthy share the title role. John Sanderscenter_img Matilda Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 1, 2017last_img read more

​Irish deficits increase by third over 2014

first_imgAccounting deficits within Irish defined benefit (DB) schemes have increased by €3.5bn over the course of 2014, according to Mercer, despite continued positive investment returns.Sean O’Donovan, head of DB risk at the consultancy, said that it would come as a “disappointment” that the funding shortfall within company funds had increased despite continued asset growth.“Despite the recovery, sustained pension deficits remain an issue and is becoming an area of focus for companies who seek ways to reduce or cap their liabilities,” he added.Mercer said that the average DB scheme had seen assets increase by 4% over the third quarter, and that a decline in deficits would have been expected after the funding situation improved by €1.8bn over the course of 2013. The falling government and corporate bond yields in recent months, however, had seen a 20% increase in liabilities, offsetting any gains in assets under management.The consultancy said that accounting deficits stood at an estimated €5.4bn at the beginning of 2014, rising to €8.9bn at the end of September.“Bond yields are at historic lows and while they do provide a broad match for liabilities, the timing of switching out of equities to these assets remains a key issue for employers and trustees,” O’Donovan added.“Schemes need to maximise opportunities as and when they arise and put in place plans to capture funding level improvements.”last_img read more

With heavy hearts, persistent anxiousness, Venezuelan ballplayers carry on

first_imgSecond baseman Franklin Barreto sat in the sanctuary of the Oakland A’s spring training clubhouse glued to his phone while dulcet sounds of baseball swirled outside in the desert air.The activities on the diamond seemed a world away as the South American watched reports from his anguished homeland in the wake of a mounting humanitarian crisis that has erupted this year in clashes in the cities and border crossings.“Oh my God,” Barreto said in Spanish. “What is happening to my Venezuela?”Demon …last_img

Live postgame video: Warriors beat Blazers in Game 1

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the video on a mobile deviceWatch the live reactions from Warriors coach Steve Kerr and Blazers coach Terry Stotts as well as the players following Tuesday night’s Golden State win in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals.The Warriors used some red-hot shooting from Stephen Curry (36 points and nine 3-pointers) to run past Portland for a 1-0 series advantage, even without Kevin Durant. Listen to what the participants have to say …last_img

Old Mutual makes Fortune 500

first_img14 July 2005Financial services group Old Mutual has joined Anglo American and BHP Billiton as South African-based companies which have made it into the top 300 global firms on the prestigious Fortune 500 list, Business Day reports.The Fortune Global 500, to be released by Fortune magazine later in July, puts Old Mutual at position 278, up from 304 the previous year.Fortune measures companies by their revenue rather than market capitalisation, the newspaper reports. Old Mutual’s revenue grew by 22% to US$20.9-billion in 2004. The average revenue growth for the top 500 companies was 13%.Despite a few slow years after it listed on the London Stock Exchange in 1998, Business Day reports, Old Mutual’s growth has taken off in the past couple of years largely because of a turnaround in fortunes at its US asset management and insurance business.“We have performed well in all our key geographical areas and we look forward to more of the same in the years to come,” Old Mutual CEO Jim Sutcliffe told Business Day.Last year, Old Mutual’s US life business increased its contribution to about half of total new life business at the group. Nearly three-quarters of its asset management clients are now in the US and UK.The inclusion of Anglo American, BHP Billiton and Old Mutual on the list shows that multinational South African companies have used their global presence to boost revenue, according to the newspaper.Anglo American moved up from 275 to 213 on Fortune’s list, while BHP Billiton increased revenue 47% in 2004 to move up 100 places to 241, Business Day reports. Mittal Steel enters the Global 500 for the first time at 253, thanks to record steel prices. Surprisingly, brewing giant SABMiller is not included on the list of the 500 biggest companies.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Brand South Africa and UNISA host the South African Competitiveness Forum and the Pan-African University Dialogue

first_imgBrand South Africa and UNISA host the South African Competitiveness Forum and the Pan-African University DialogueJohannesburg, Wednesday 05th September 2018 – Brand South Africa and the University of South Africa (UNISA) have partnered to host the South African Competitiveness Forum (SACF) and the Pan-African University Dialogue in a two-day programme from 11th -12th September 2018.The conference will bring together academics, and industry representatives from South Africa and African markets such as Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Nigeria to provide expert input on key issues that impact positively and negatively on the competitiveness and reputation of the Pan-African brand, and Africa’s Nation Brands.Further to that, the unpacking of the identified theme – Interrogating the Pan-African Nation Brand: re- and de-constructing state capacity & the stories we tell to market the African brand reality, will form a golden thread for the dialogues.Speaking on the theme, Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Research, Dr Petrus De Kock said; “Brand South Africa understands that the reputation of the nation, nation brand, or in this case, the African continent, is shaped by a multitude of factors.  Due to divergent perceptions and public discourses on the condition of the African continent, the 2018 Pan-African Nation Brand Dialogue aims to interrogate two inter-related dimensions of the Africa’s Nation Brands through the subthemes – ‘State’ of the African Nation Brand that focuses on how governance capability impacts on reputation, as well as Telling and taking African Stories to Market that focuses on marketing in the African environment.”  Brand South Africa’s main objective as an award-winning organisation in research, aims to identify opportunities and lessons from contributions made by delegates which will be followed through in various project collaborations.“Brand South Africa will showcase its social segmentation model research that won the annual Southern African Market Research Association’s Best Research award, as well as research on the Development of the BRICS brand.  It has been a fruitful journey for the organisation since its first SACF in 2013 where Brand South Africa developed several interventions to address some of the issues outlined. In 2017 the Nation Brand University Dialogue was entitled – From Ubuntu Foreign Policy to a Democracy of Jazz – lessons from the Nation Brand University Dialogue and this year we eagerly envision collaborating with the continent,” adds Dr De Kock.The two-day programme will wrap up with a panel discussion and brainstorming with panellists, Prof K.M Makhitha, Mr Oyewole Simon Oginni, Dr Rasheed Akinyemi, Dr David Okello, Dr Joash Ntenga Moitui, Dr Timothy Esemu, Dr Kobby Mensah and Dr A. Adesoga in finding a way forward in the Pan-African Marketing & Nation Brand research in the era of the Continental Free Trade Area. For interviews and RSVP kindly see below;Dates: 11-12 September 2018Venue: UNISA, Kgorong Function hall, Kgorong BuildingContact Details: Ntombi Ntanzi; [email protected] or Cell: 081 704 1488Time: 09h00 – 17h00last_img read more

GroupMe Brings Brands to Group Messaging

first_imgaudrey watters Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts GroupMe, one of the myriad of new group messaging apps that has come on the scene in recent months, is introducing a new feature today that hints at how this startup at least, may plan to make money: Featured Groups.These groups will give brands an opportunity to create groups and engage in conversations with fans around their particular brand. By clicking on the new Featured Groups tab, users will be able to create and join in the conversations about various television shows, bands, and music events. The new feature is launching with five brands on board, including Oxygen’s Bad Girls Club, MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, Bon Jovi, and the Bonnaroo and Coachella music festivals. Once users join these groups, they’ll be open to messages from these brands – news, marketing information, exclusive content, contests, and reminders that the show is on.GroupMe says that it was already seeing these sorts of interactions in the app, with people organizing to discuss brands and shows in this way. And the new feature follows a successful SXSW, where those who created groups got access to special information about events in Austin.That makes sense, particularly for events – media and music ones – as people are likely already creating groups to discuss these things, and GroupMe’s new feature could mean better information and better deals. This trick, of course, will be that these branded groups not inundate users with unwanted messages. The new Featured Groups do suggest that GroupMe might have found a business model. But is this a feature that will appeal to users and help distinguish the startup from the sea of other group-messaging startups? What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img Tags:#mobile#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Research: Content Beats Contact for Generating Leads

first_imgThis post is a sneak-peak of data from the upcoming  By contrast, I found that landing pages offering some sort of content tended to have higher conversion rates than those that did not. . Science of Lead Generation webinar I analyzed over 40,000 customer landing pages and first looked at the conversion rate of landing pages that used words indicating some sort of “contact” or sales type process compared to the conversion of pages that did not include those words. In lead generation efforts there are two major types of landing pages: contact pages and content offer pages. Don’t forget to register now for the free Science of Lead Generation webinar.  that will teach you scientifically proven ways to get more leads.  I then looked at the conversion rates of pages that used words that indicated some sort of content offer. I found that across the board, every type of “contact” or sales-driven landing page had lower conversion rates than other pages. Lead Generation Originally published Oct 7, 2010 2:00:00 PM, updated October 20 2016 Click here to register now Topics: Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlacklast_img read more