Clarke Wetter answer questions on recruitment and retentionQ: With the current emphasis on global recruitment cost cutting, howimportant do you think culture is to maintain cohesion, commitment and moralewithin the workforce? A: Company culture is very important, as cost cutting ultimately putsmore pressure on staff, with increasing challenges and decreasing resources,and it can often be the belief in the corporate values and the culture thathelps keep staff motivated. People need to be able to work together and feel confident enough to be ableto transfer knowledge and to identify ways to achieve shared goals. As headcount reduces, the need for reliable and knowledgeable employees whounderstand the intricacies of cultural intelligence sets the company apart fromthe competition. Q: Globalisation has allowed companies to source work and talent fromoutside their national borders. How can the recruitment issues associated withthis be managed? A: It is important to understand the package being offered,legislation and how workforces should be hired, inducted, managed, motivatedand retained, with a realistic approach to retaining the core company identity,values and vision. Mixed nationality teams need to be managed differently, as there may besignificant variations in approach (the way things are done and how peopleinteract) and in which context and industry they work within. Comparing different national recruiting cultures and the collective activityof the company is a good idea. This allows a company to identify crucialdifferences in the behaviour of potential employees and adjust individual orcorporate beliefs through continual learning and exploration. It is important that HR teams (national, regional and global) do not confusenational behaviour with personality traits of individuals. This needs to becontinually acknowledged and communicated. There is the danger of missing quality potential employees and successorsbecause they don’t speak the ‘Headquarter language’ – it is too narrow to thinkthat one must speak Mandarin or Spanish let alone English to succeed or berecruited. Q: Getting things done within any organisation requires an understandingof the ‘way we do things around here’. How do you advise your clients tonavigate through the obvious pitfalls this entails? A: When working with our clients we share and gather ourunderstanding of the core international/national style before the interviewprocess commences. All too often this is skimmed over due to a lack of insightor knowledge, or simply because another priority has landed on the desk, but itis by far the most important stage of any recruitment programme. We suggest that clients maintain strict measurement guidelines throughoutinterviews that translate globally as much as is practicable. When using international recruitment providers, how critical is it to thesuccess of the relationship that they understand the organisational needs indifferent countries? Consultants need to act as a seamless addition to the company in order togain trust and to deliver successfully. The working relationship is veryimportant; and we find it only succeeds when knowledge is shared. This isparticularly important when looking at things from a local perspective whenrecruiting in countries where there is perhaps little understanding of thecomplexity of local, regional and global issues. Developing an intimate understanding of client needs and building trustultimately leads to an efficient and successful hiring programme and helpsdevelop a true working partnership. Q: How can organisations deal with the key issues which impact onretention of staff? A: We all know that personal and professional development of anindividual is very important to the growth of any organisation, and the focusof this changes from country to country. Training and reward is not the onlyanswer for staff retention. Individuals need to continue to develop all roundcapabilities that encompass self-awareness, self-development and respectingcolleagues from different countries and cultures. Leaders need to be able motivate and inspire the teams and it is essentialthat positive and useful communication is translated accurately – understandinghow to motivate and influence potential employees inevitably leads to lessalienation and helps to build a cohesive team environment as well as a moreastute and understanding workforce. Q: Is it important to carry out competitive analysis when recruiting? A: The prime concern when recruiting is to interview the potentialcandidate and not the organisation the individual has worked for, otherwisethis could lead to a belief that the individual is only a commodity and lessimportant than the company culture they might be leaving. However, competitive analysis aids workforce planning as well as talentmapping and management, and when recruiting internationally it saves time,effort, energy and money – awareness of your competitor is always important andwill gain you respect across the business. Q: How can cultural wisdom be sustained? A: Cultural wisdom can be sustained through being open minded tolearn new ways of working. Take the best from each country, adapt and blend –we are all different and we can all win if we agree a core set of values, understandingand acceptance. If this is not done then exceptional talent may be lost. Q: Is it important to maintain consistency when hiring under differentmarket circumstances globally? A: Global consistency is important because one country or region’s resultsmay be different to those of another. In times of boom companies may lowertheir recruiting standards or indulge in panic hiring – based on pureavailability rather than competencies and experience – and these recruits canbe seen as a weakness in times of rationalisation. However, companies need toconsider the impact of making people redundant as this may be totally againstthe national culture and can have a damaging effect on retaining remainingstaff and potentially have a negative impact on the company’s standing withcustomers in certain countries. There should always be one statement for corporate messages and marketpositioning for potential employees. Consistency helps to uphold core values and standards, and companies can usesuccessful business results in one country as a stepping stone to a positiveposition elsewhere. Clarke Wetter is a new international executive search consultancy whichcombines the vast experience of two successful global recruiters, JacquelineClarke and Derek Wetter.The company’s comprehensive network and in-depth understandingof the roles and behavioural competencies required by potential employees,ensures a successful outcome.Tel: +44 1189 [email protected] has a finance background and was instrumental in setting up CISCO UK,responsible for finance, operations and HR. He then moved into InternationalSearch and gave strategic advice on resourcing strategies that add value to thebusiness. After many years as a consultant, he headed up the Europeanrecruitment team for Exodus before joining forces with Jacqueline to formClarke Wetter. [email protected] Clarke has spent many years living in Asia and across Europe. Hercareer started in the Royal Military Police and she has recruited in Africa,Russia, Australia and all around Europe, giving her a deep understanding of thecultural differentiators of recruiting and resourcing on theinternational circuit. Comments are closed. Q and AOn 1 Feb 2002 in Military, Personnel Today Related posts: Previous Article Next Article Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a…
January 6, 2020 /Sports News – Local SUU Football’s Zach Larsen Named Walter Camp All-American Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailCEDAR CITY, Utah-Monday, Southern Utah football center Zach Larsen was named a Walter Camp FCS All-American for the second consecutive season.Larsen is one of only four Big Sky Conference student-athletes to receive this honor.Larsen was also named as the recipient of the Rimington Award which is given to the best center in the country at each level of NCAA-sanctioned football.Larsen was the sole member of the roster this past season to make the All-Big Sky Conference squad, earning first-team honors on the all-conference team for the third time in his career. Tags: SUU Football/Zach Larsen
The WA-547-P offshore exploration permit is located in the Northern Carnarvon Basin and is on trend with the Dorado oil discovery Finder Energy secures exploration permit WA-547-P offshore Western Australia. (Credit: C Morrison from Pixabay.) Australian oil and gas exploration company Finder Energy has secured 100% interest in the offshore exploration permit WA-547-P situated within the prolific North West Shelf oil and gas province offshore Western Australia.The offshore exploration block is located in the Northern Carnarvon Basin and is on trend with the Dorado oil discovery.Currently, Finder holds interests in five permits in the Northern Carnarvon Basin and the company has successfully completed farm-outs of the remaining three to strategic partners, Sapura OMV.The oil and gas company claims to be pivotal in unlocking the resource potential of the basin and also holds a royalty interest in the Dorado Field as well as the surrounding acreage.Finder Energy CEO Damon Neaves said: “Finder is excited about the potential of WA-547-P which was the most competitively bid block in the recent License Round and lies in an area which is attracting significant interest from the industry and will be the most actively explored area in Australia this year.“The acquisition is also complementary with our royalty interest over Dorado and other discoveries in the surrounding acreage.”Finder Energy identified three material oil prospects in WA-547-PThe exploration company said that it has identified three material oil prospects in the WA-547-P offshore exploration block within the Lower Triassic.The three prospects are said to hold a P50 resource potential each in the order of 100mbbls, and a number of other leads within the permit.In addition to WA-547-P, the company currently has farm-out opportunities available on WA-520-P in the Northern Carnarvon Basin.It also has farm-out opportunities on AC/P 45 and AC/P 55 which contain the drill-ready Alpha and Epsilon Oil Prospects as well as the new Zeta play, according to its website.
October 18, 2011 USA: Lockheed Martin Secures USD 39.97 Million TRIDENT II Contract View post tag: II View post tag: Martin Industry news Lockheed Martin, Mission Systems & Sensors, Mitchel Field, N.Y., is being awarded a $39,977,957 cost-plus-incentive-fee, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to provide the fiscal year 2012 and fiscal year 2013 U.S. and U.K. TRIDENT II (D5) Navigation Subsystem Engineering Support Services requirements.Specific efforts include U.S. and U.K. Fleet Support, U.S. and U.K. Trainer Systems Support, Ohio Replacement Program Support, Engineering Refueling Overhaul Support, Navigation Subsystem studies. This contract contains options, which if exercised, will bring the contract total to $94,676,774.The work will be performed in Mitchel Field, N.Y., (99.8 percent) and Manassas, Va. (0.2 percent), and work is expected to be completed March 31, 2014. Contract funds in the amount of $30,701,193 expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The contract was not competitively procured. The Strategic Systems Programs, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00030-12-C-0002).[mappress]Source: defense, October 18, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today USA: Lockheed Martin Secures USD 39.97 Million TRIDENT II Contract View post tag: contract View post tag: 39.97 View post tag: million View post tag: Lockheed View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Trident View post tag: secures View post tag: USD Share this article
Fuelling the debate about pie tax, Labour MP John Man asks George Osbourne when was the last time he ate a pastie from Greggs
Pinterest Twitter Google+ (“Gas Pump” by Mike Mozart, CC BY 2.0) Gas price increases have hit a wall and they could drop even more depending on what happens with the coronavirus, says GasBuddy.For the first time in ten weeks, the national average has fallen.“The national average is down a penny at $2.17. The average in Indianapolis is down about five cents,” says Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis for GasBuddy. “A rise in coronavirus cases is likely reducing demand enough to the point that it’s showing up nationally.”When the coronavirus subsides, DeHaan says people are less scared to drive. When the coronavirus is increasing, however, people are staying home and driving less. That is setting up what he calls a “rare trifecta.”“So far this summer, both holidays (Memorial Day and Independence Day) have seen the lowest prices since 2004, and it’s possible that if things don’t improve much by Labor Day, we could see every summer holiday set multi-year lows,” DeHaan said. “Will we see those new cases reduce? If they do, then demand will rebound. If coronavirus continues to spike, then that will drive gas and oil prices back down.”DeHaan says prices “in general” are “stuck in limbo.”“For now, I believe we may see increases stall and some minor increases or decreases until we see a solid change in the coronavirus situation. Some states will see slight increases, some may see slight decreases,” says DeHaan.In 2019 for example, the average price for gas in Indianapolis was $2.76. It’s just barely over $2 now. CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Facebook Twitter Indiana gas price in limbo thanks to the COVID effect WhatsApp Facebook By Network Indiana – July 7, 2020 0 391 Previous articleExtra-curricular activities begin again at some Indiana schoolsNext articleAnother side effect of coronavirus: “maskne” Network Indiana
Starbucks has launched its first evening offering in the UK at Stansted Airport, offering hot and cold food, wine and beer.The coffee shop has been running its Evening Programme in 30 locations in the US, and is now to roll it out across the UK.The programme runs from 4pm, and will offer a range of what the company call ‘shareable’ savoury items and desserts- along with wines and beers which have been selected to pair with the food offering.The first evenings have been launched at the coffee shop giant’s Stansted Airport store, which is run by SSP UK.Ian Cranna, vp marketing and category for Starbucks EMEA said: “We are delighted to launch the first Evenings Programme in the UK. Providing a welcoming coffeehouse environment has always been our focus and now we can offer something new for the evening too. I think our customers will love the new range of terrific food and carefully selected wines and beers which will provide even more choice and reasons to visit us later in the day.”Simon Smith, chief executive UK and Ireland for SSP UK, commented: “We are delighted to support our partner Starbucks with the new Evenings Programme at Stansted Airport.“Starbucks is a brand which is synonymous with great coffee and introducing this programme will tempt our coffee lovers to experience a new range of delicious foods and carefully selected alcoholic beverages in our newly renovated store.”Starbucks said it had plans to expand the programme to additional stores.
Beloved jam grass outfit Greensky Bluegrass are rolling along, currently on tour in support of their recently-released LP Shouted, Written Down & Quoted. The band already has tour dates planned through the end of 2016, and was recently featured in an Umphrey’s McGee announcement for two big arena shows in Asheville, NC. With those shows on the books, the band has doubled down and announced a truly extensive tour that will carry the band through the winter of 2017.The run starts on January 11th in Cleveland, working its way through the the Midwest to the Southeast and ultimately up to the Northeast area, with shows in Boston, New York, Albany, and Philadelphia. The band will then set their sights on multi-night runs, including three nights at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, two nights at the Rex Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA, and two nights at The Vic in Chicago, IL. The tour ends on February 18th, capping things off with the two-night stand as support for Umphrey’s McGee.The tour comes on the heels of a busy 2016 for Greensky Bluegrass as well, as the band is off to Suwannee Hulaween this weekend before heading to Las Vegas, and has big Thanksgiving and New Year’s runs in the works. Fan club tickets for the 2017 tour dates will go on sale tomorrow, October 26th, and the full on sale will take place this Friday, October 28th. You can see the full schedule posted below, and find more information on the band’s website.Greensky Bluegrass Winter 2017 Tour DatesJan 11 – Cleveland, OH House of BluesJan 12 – Indianapolis, IN The VogueJan 13 – St. Louis, MO The PageantJan 14 – Nashville, TN Marathon Music WorksJan 15 – Columbus, OH Newport Music HallJan 18 – Athens, GA Georgia TheatreJan 19 – Charlotte, NC FillmoreJan 20 – Birmingham, AL Iron CityJan 21 – Atlanta, GA Buckhead TheatreJan 24 – Charlottesville, VA Jefferson TheaterJan 25 – Syracuse, NY Westcott TheatreJan 26 – Jim Thorpe, PA Penn’s PeakJan 27 – Boston, MA House of BluesJan 28 – New York, NY Playstation TheaterJan 31 – Albany, NY The EggFeb 1 – Philadelphia, PA Union TransferFeb 2 – Washington, DC 9:30 ClubFeb 3 – Washington, DC 9:30 ClubFeb 4 – Washington, DC 9:30 ClubFeb 7 – Pittsburgh, PA Rex TheatreFeb 8 – Pittsburgh, PA Rex TheatreFeb 9 – Covington, KY Madison TheaterFeb 10 – Chicago, IL The VicFeb 11 – Chicago, IL The VicFeb 17 – Asheville, NC ExploreAsheville Arena – supporting Umphrey’s McGeeFeb 18 – Asheville, NC Explore Asheville Arena – supporting Umphrey’s McGee
Pinette starred as Edna Turnblad in Hairspray on Broadway and on tour. He was a funnyman known for joking about his size: “My cholesterol count has a comma!” Pinette was named Stand-Up Comedian of the Year by the American Comedy Awards in 1999 and received a Gemini Award nomination for his television performance at the Montreal Comedy Festival in 2000. His numerous screen credits included Junior, Dear God, Duets, The Punisher, Vinnie & Bobby, Parker Lewis Can’t Lose, High Tide and Seinfeld. View Comments Pinette was 50 years old. Stage and screen star John Pinette was found dead in a Pittsburgh hotel room April 5. According to The Hollywood Reporter, he died of natural causes.
Green Living: A Practical Journal for Friends of the Environment is the 2010 recipient of the Governor s Award for Environmental Excellence in Education and Outreach. It is the only publication to receive this recognition.In notifying the company of its selection Jonathan L. Wood, Secretary of the Vermont Agency for Natural Resources, said On behalf of the Governor I am pleased to inform you that a panel of judges has selected Green Living Journal for recognition in this year s Governor s Award for Environmental Excellence in Education and Outreach. Your award-winning project stands out as a model that should inspire all to find innovative approaches to conserve natural resources, safeguard human and environmental health, and prevent pollution before it is generated.He then invited the company to an award ceremony in its honor with the Governor, adding On behalf of all state residents, thank you for your efforts to protect and enhance the state s environment and congratulations for your achievement. The reception was held May 3 at the State House.Green Living was founded by Marshall Glickman in Brattleboro in 1990. Current editor and publisher Stephen Morris credits Glickman with the simplicity and effectiveness of the original business model. It s rare that a free publication has the quality editorial for which Green Living is known. Many of the top environmental writers in the world have appeared on our pages, and they let us use their material at no charge because it expands awareness of the key issues facing us.Morris, who acquired the business in 2004, has expanded the business model into new territories, including the Upper Valley, the Champlain Valley (published by Ellen Shapiro), and Portland, Oregon (published by Gary Munkhoff). Circulation has quadrupled in the last five years and the paper edition has been supplemented by an electronic presence at GreenLivingJournal.com.According to Morris there has been little change in the mission Green Living since its earliest day. It s always been about serving the local community of friends of the environment. This includes individuals, non-profits, and also the business community.Companies and organizations recognized with Governor s Awards in other categories include IBM, Vermont Country Store, Vermont National Guard, Green Mountain Coffee, and Fletcher Allen Health Care. Source: Green Living. 6.18.2010