Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Company mergers produce tensions and care needs to be taken to ensure thegains they bring are not outweighed by increases in claims of harassment andbullying. By Elaine Aarons and RobbieGilbert Our kaleidoscope culture of merger, acquisition and rationalisation is aperfect breeding ground for harassment. People who worked well under the oldstructures are dislocated and unsure whether they can cope. New jobs caninvolve inconvenient hours and duties. Line managers lacking guidance becomemore stressed. Managers who feel their jobs are under scrutiny within the newstructure may become over aggressive in their eagerness to prove themselves. To ensure harassment and bullying does not frustrate the gains merger shouldbring, the following points may be useful. Legal issues – Potential liability can arise from acts pre-merger as well as post-merger.If the merger is a “transfer of an undertaking” and falls within theTupe regulations, the “new” employer will inherit any liability ofthe “old” employer – Pre-merger, assess the risk. Is there a history of cases or complaints?Due diligence should identify any potential claims of which the “old”employer is aware, in addition to any current or past litigation – Identify employees with a past history of stress or mental illness as soonas possible. These individuals are at higher risk of bringing successfulpersonal injury claims if overworked or harassed. Exposure to disabilitydiscrimination claims should also be considered – Interim managers who are not employed directly by the employer are oftenretained in merger and change scenarios. Employees bullied or harassed by themcould have claims against their employer for this. Similarly, agency workerscould themselves make claims if harassed – Employers may find themselves vicariously liable for the acts ofharassment or bullying by their employees, unless they have taken allreasonably practicable steps to prevent the conduct, (see HR recommendationsbelow) – Even if the harassment or bullying is not by reason of sex, race ordisability, employers may still be liable for personal injury claims and/orclaims for breach of contract of employment by virtue of having breached theirduty of trust and confidence owed to the employee – Individuals guilty of harassment and bullying are unlikely to be able tohide behind the Human Rights Act by claiming the defence of freedom of speech – Statutory protection for employees is expanding. Under the Framework Directiveon Equal Treatment in Employment and the Directive on Race and Ethnic Originthe Government must introduce new laws by 2003 expressly defining harassmentfor the first time in UK discrimination law HR and OH issues – Ensure job restructuring observes diversity principles through properconsultation. Consider trial periods and reviews – Clarity is always in the business interest, but particularly at a time ofchange. Define the new roles and their objectives, plus to whom people shouldgo when problems emerge. The removal of needless uncertainty sharply reducesstress. Stressed managers can become harassers and bullies – In the midst of change, revisit the organisation’s commitment to dignityat work. A strong diversity/equal opportunities policy is not a “we’ll doit when we have time” option. It needs to be central to the changestrategy, with highly visible, top-level, buy in – Provide an environment which is not psychologically damaging to thewelfare of employees – Have a developed harassment policy. Consider your target population andtheir vulnerabilities. Define harassment and give examples. Distinguish betweenunacceptable behaviour and what is needed to deliver effective management orgood team performance. Assess the policy’s effectiveness through your regularattitude surveys – Appropriate, confidential procedures for raising harassment complaints areessential, usually as an add-on to standard grievance procedures. These enableissues to be raised with somebody outside the relevant line reportingstructures – to a member of the HR team, or even via a confidential phone line,for example – Roll out the policy to staff with documents and briefing. Include trainingin dignity at work and diversity policies, with due emphasis on harassment, toprepare managers for the new structure – Harassment can take place outside strict “office hours”. Ifthere is a history or culture of work-related socialising, ensure employees areaware how far the policy extends Elaine Aarons and Robbie Gilbert are employment law specialists with law firmEversheds Tips for a happy marriageOn 1 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.
The West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) is one of the largest potential sources of future sea-level rise, with glaciers draining the WAIS thinning at an accelerating rate over the past 40 years. Due to difficulties in calibrating palaeoceanographic proxies for the Southern Ocean, it remains difficult to assess whether similar changes have occurred earlier during the Holocene or whether there is underlying centennial to millennial scale forcing in oceanic variability. Archaeal lipid – based proxies, specifically Glycerol Dialkyl Glycerol Tetraether (GDGT) (e.g. TEX86 and TEX86L) are powerful tools for reconstructing ocean temperature, but these proxies have been shown previously to be difficult to apply to the Southern Ocean. A greater understanding of the parameters that control Southern Ocean GDGT distributions would improve the application of these biomarker proxies and thus help provide a longer-term perspective on ocean forcing of Antarctic ice sheet changes. In this study, we characterised intact polar lipid (IPL) – GDGTs, representing (recently) living archaeal population in suspended particulate matter from the Amundsen Sea and the Scotia Sea. Shifts in IPL-GDGT signatures across well-defined fronts of the Southern Ocean revealed a correlation between the physicochemical parameters of these water masses and IPL-GDGT distributions. Further analysis is required to elucidate the additional role of productivity and nutrient availability on Southern Ocean IPL-GDGT distributions. Of particular note for proxy development in the Amundsen Sea is that IPL-GDGTs are likely actively synthesised at Circumpolar Deep Water depths and may be a significant source of GDGTs exported to the sedimentary record in this region.
Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks: revenues up, profits come later previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks: revenues up, profits come laterNow Mr Bruce is heading to Australia with £10m in his pocket to establish Purplebricks.The Negotiator1st July 20160595 Views Purplebricks, the most talked about agency in the UK, has announced revenues of £18.6m (up by 448 per cent) for its financial year ending in April.However, investors will have to wait for profits, as the other side of the story is the reported loss of £12m – an even greater loss than in 2015, when they posted losses of £5.4m.Micheal BruceThe loss is down to the agency’s massive expenditure on advertising, but Michael Bruce, CEO, says that it will move into profitability in the coming year.The agency says that it completed on £28bn of property in the financial year.Mr Bruce clearly enjoys a challenge – he also announced that Purplebricks is heading for Australia, with £10 million in his pocket, to get a slice of their booming property market.He said, “ We are leading change in an industry that has long been stagnant and we are looking to replicate that success in Australia, said to be valued at £3.3bn.”One thing is for sure – Mr Bruce has the right name to be welcomed ‘Downunder’.Shares were trading at £1.34 as The Negotiator went to press, up from 97 pence at the beginning of 2016.Purplebricks advertising expenditure Purplebricks shares July 1, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONSfor position ofComputer Programmers / Computer SpecialistsThe successful applicant will serve as a civilian employee of the Indiana State Police whose primary responsibility is to provide software, analytic and programmatic support for Indiana State Police systems that operate various law enforcement applications.Salary: $54,782Major Responsibilities:To maintain and manage operating system level software and locally written applications.To maintain software and user security authorization.To act as Liaison with the Indiana Office of Technology (IOT).To act as systems administrator, network, and database manager.To analyze and design new and existing applications for use on the system.To monitor system hardware, software, and application performance in order to ensure a high level of system availability and operating efficiency.APPLY ONLINE AT careers.IN.gov(Career Opportunities Job ID: 605640)The application deadline is January 6, 2017FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
We hope that today’s “Readers Forum” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?WHATS ON YOUR MIND TODAY?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: Are you surprised that Methodist Hospital called off the public meeting scheduled for Thursday at 5:00 PM on the campus of Methodist Hospital?Please take time and read our articles entitled “STATEHOUSE Files, CHANNEL 44 NEWS, LAW ENFORCEMENT, READERS POLL, BIRTHDAYS, HOT JOBS” and “LOCAL SPORTS”. You now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected] LinkEmail
Today the UK, Somalia, Italy and Ethiopia brought together international partners in support of Somalia’s security, political and economic reforms.Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin co-hosted the meeting at the UN General Assembly in New York, with Foreign Minister Ahmed Isse Awad of Somalia, State Minister Hirut Zemene of Ethiopia and Enzo Moavero Milanesi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy. Alongside senior government representatives, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, AU Peace and Security Commissioner Chergui and Neven Mimica, EU Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development attended.Minister Baldwin praised the bravery and positive impact of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops and the Somali forces who are fighting against Al Shabaab and restoring stability to the country. She emphasised the importance of a successful transition of responsibility for Somalia’s security to its own forces. A rushed withdrawal, without sustainable and predictable funding in place, would jeopardise the fragile progress made over recent years.During her visit to Kenya (30 August 2018), the Prime Minister announced over £7 million of additional funding to support AMISOM’s work. She called on the international community to join the UK in providing additional funding to AMISOM to ensure it was sufficiently funded to deliver a successful security transition.Minister Harriett Baldwin said: For journalists Today’s meeting also discussed Somalia’s wider state-building efforts, including recent progress on political and economic reforms.The UK is a leading partner for Somalia, and the second largest bilateral donor. This financial year, the UK will provide approximately £313 million of support to Somalia, contributing to the country’s stability and helping to make a tangible difference to the lives of its poorest and most vulnerable people.During her recent visit to Kenya, Prime Minister May announced additional funding for Somalia. Over £25 million will support Somalia’s efforts to build a stable and democratic political system, including future one-person-one-vote elections. Further funding of over £60 million will provide lifesaving food, clean water and medicine, along with support to find stable jobs, to help over a million people cope with and recover from the impact of conflict and drought.Further information Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Follow Foreign Office Minister Harriett Baldwin on Twitter @hbaldwin Somalia’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, His Excellency Ahmed Isse Awad said: Somalia has a real chance for a better future. One that allows its people to flourish, provides no space for terrorist groups, and contributes to regional stability. Helping to build that future must be a truly international effort. Today I am calling on Somalia’s friends to contribute to ensure sustainable funding for AMISOM. Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn Media enquiries The Federal Government of Somalia remains committed to implementing the key political, economic and security reforms that will help Somalia emerge from the many difficult years it has experienced. The support of the international community has been vital to Somalia thus far. We look forward to continued engagement and support with our international partners as we advance our reform agenda and the transfer of responsibility for Somalia’s security from AMISOM to Somali security forces. Email [email protected]
Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe has announced an upcoming 2019 winter tour, as well as a fresh batch of shows to round out 2018. The recently announced tour is also accompanied by a new album announcement, as Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe plans to release its first new studio album in over 5 years, Gnomes & Badgers, this upcoming February.KDTU features the sensational saxophonist/flutist/vocalist Karl Denson, as well as his long-standing six-piece band which includes guitarist DJ Williams, drummer Zak Najor, bassist Chris Stillwell, keyboardist David Veith, trumpeter Chris Littlefield and slide/lap steel guitarist Seth Freeman. Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will be joined by Blackberry Smoke, Swatkins and the Positive Agenda, Southern Avenue, Andy Frasco & The UN, and Luthi as opening suport acts on select dates during their upcoming tour.Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will play a two-night Mid-Atlantic run, with shows at Annapolis, MD’s Rams Head Onstage on December 5th, followed by a performance at Philadelphia, PA’s Fillmore on December 6th. KDTU then plays a one-off Colorado show at Snowmass’s Bud Light HiFi Concert Series, before beginning a short run of his annual birthday bash shows, including one night only at the Belly Up in Denson’s hometown of San Diego, followed by two nights at San Francisco’s Fillmore on December 28th and 29th. Karl Denson and company will wrap up 2018 with a two-night New Year’s Eve celebration at Portland, OR’s Revolution Hall.Following the new year, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe will play a string of shows in Florida, with stops in Orlando (1/10); Ponte Vedra Beach (1/11); Tampa (1/12); and Miami (1/14); before embarking on Jam Cruise out of the Port of Miami. After returning from Jam Cruise, KDTU will continue their tour in the southeast, with shows in Athens, GA (1/22); Wilmington, NC (1/23); Charleston, SC (1/24); Atlanta, GA (1/25); before closing the tour at Asheville, NC’s Salvage Station on January 26th.For ticketing and more information on Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe’s upcoming tour dates, head to their website here.Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Winter Tour Dates:12/5 – Annapolis, MD – Rams Head Onstage (Evening with)12/6 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore ^12/15 – Snowmass, CO – Bud Light HiFi Concert Series12/27 – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up *12/28 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *12/29 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *12/30 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ^^12/31 – Portland, OR – Revolution Hall ^^1/10 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live1/11 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall1/12 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum1/14 – Miami, FL – Blackbird Ordinary (Official Jam Cruise pre-party)1/15-21 – Miami, FL – Jam Cruise1/22 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater **1/23 – Wilmington, NC – Brooklyn Arts Center ^^^1/24 – Charleston, SC – Pour House ^^^1/25 – Atlanta, GA – Terminal West ^^^1/26 – Asheville, NC – Salvage Station ***^ w/ Blackberry Smoke* KD’s Annual Birthday Bash^^ Swatkins and the Positive Agenda** w/ Southern Avenue^^^ w/ Andy Frasco & The UN*** w/ LuthiView All Tour Dates
Join us October 5-8 in Nelson County, VA for The 8th Annual Festy Experience– an ideal fall weekend celebrating amazing music, local craft food and beer, and the great outdoors. Whether you are camping for the entire weekend or simply coming for the day, there will be plenty of activities for the whole family– from face painting, rock climbing, and instrument making (for the kids) to craft beer and cider tastings (for the grown ups). All of this with an amazing live soundtrack by these artists: The daily schedule and single day ticket will be available on 8/29. You may purchase tickets here . Blue Ridge Outdoors Presents: The Blue Ridge Burn 5k/10k Trail RunOctober 7th Packet Pick Up: 8:00amRace: 9:30amAmong Festy’s many outdoor activities is the Blue Ridge Burn 5k/10k trail run. The course will begin inside The Festy grounds and will wind through picturesque rolling hills of Infinity Downs Farm. Registration is $25 and includes a race T-shirt! All proceeds will benefit the Souther Environmental Law Center. You may register here here. Please remember to fill out this form.
“We were sitting on half a barrel of alcohol and a lot of essential oils which we use to craft and blend our salves and creams,” said Mastey. To stand out from the competition, they created People Grow Together, selling CBD and hemp-based products. “If we can control the quality all the way from seed to bottle, we were able to control our own future,” said co-owner Daniel Mastey. While restructuring the business wasn’t always in the plan, Mastey and Morabito have some advice for other small businesses who may be struggling during this time. It came up with the idea to create hand sanitizer. “Adaptation definitely helps. Being flexible. We’re not stuck in a box,” said the co-owners. “Being small we were really able to communicate and interact with the people we were selling to and it gave us the input to see what we could do going forward,” said Mastey. Some are being forced to close their doors temporarily, while others are restructuring their businesses, like People Grow Together based in Windsor. (WBNG) — Due to the coronavirus pandemic, small businesses everywhere are taking a hit. “That also goes along with our mission, to provide a quality product that’s needed, that helps our customers, our communities, our families,” said co-owner Morabito. Daniel Mastey and Jennifer Morabito started a hemp farm in Broome County, jumping in on the booming industry in the Southern Tier. For more information on how to contact People Grow Together and its products, click here. Sanitizer has been flying off the shelves in recent weeks, a product that wouldn’t just help People Grow Together survive, but one that would help the community. People Grow Together plans to continue production of its hand sanitizer even when the pandemic ends. When the coronavirus made its way to our area, People Grow Together was able to change its business plans. It hopes to grow within the community, working with both cities and schools.
Morris, In. — As of 4 p.m. Indiana State Troopers were on the scene of a personal injury accident on State Road 46 between Batesville Farm & Tractor and Enneking’s Auto Body. Police are asking motorists to slow down and use caution in the area.