Employers offer staff a better work-life balance

first_imgEmployers offer staff a better work-life balanceOn 30 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Howmuch has the world of work changed since 11 September? The terrorist attackcertainly cast a long shadow over last week’s annual CIPD conference asspeakers talked in almost apocalyptic terms about a profound shift in employeeattitudes. Keynote speaker Professor Robert Kaplan told delegates that thetragedy had made staff aware of the fragility of their lives and people werenow looking for more meaning in their jobs.Thisview was echoed by others, and it is worth noting that it was leaders from theknowledge based economy who had reached this conclusion, from companies such asMicrosoft or Citigroup. Employersare responding to this new mood by offering staff a better work-life balanceand examining how well they are communicating company values. However, the realtest will be how companies respond if the economy goes into recession andwhether they revert to the slash and burn approaches of the last downturn. AsCIPD leader Geoff Armstrong says in an exclusive interview with PersonnelToday, before wielding the axe companies need to reflect on the skills needs ofthe future and consider carefully the risk of any damage to the employer brandand the psychological contract. Sofor HR professionals, the present climate offers an opportunity to promoteprogressive HR approaches and to play a key role at the heart of companyrestructuring.  The next decade will bethe one that talented people want to work in. ByNoel O’Reilly Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

USS George H.W. Bush Tests New Software

first_img USS George H.W. Bush Tests New Software View post tag: USS George H. W. Bush View post tag: software April 27, 2015 US Navy’s aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to Norfolk April 26 following the field-testing of the Navy’s new Maritime Augmented Guidance with Integrated Controls for Carrier Approach and Recovery Precision Enabling Technologies (MAGIC CARPET) software.The crew also conducted carrier qualification (CQ) operations and the offload of ordnance to the Military Sealift Command dry cargo and ammunition ship USNS William McLean (T-AKE 12).Lt. Cmdr. Dan Marzluff, assistant air operations officer, said:This underway marked the first use of the MAGIC CARPET technology on an aircraft carrier. This software greatly reduces misses and wave-offs, which translates into more time on-mission and makes us an overall more effective force.MAGIC CARPET software is designed for F/A-18E/F/G aircraft that automatically adjusts the jet’s speed and angle of attack in relation to the intended landing surface. Initial tests of the system took place in early February at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md.George H.W. Bush also conducted CQs with the “Flying Eagles” of Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 122, the “Vikings” of Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 129, the “Lancers” of VAQ-131, and the “Sharpshooters” of Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron (VMFAT) 101. This training prepares pilots in carrier-based launches and recoveries in a safer environment than a combat zone.An ammunition offload took place day and night over a three day period, and despite the heightened sea state, the offload was completed on schedule.[mappress mapid=”15789″]Image: US Navy View post tag: americas Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George H.W. Bush Tests New Software View post tag: MAGIC CARPETcenter_img View post tag: Tests View post tag: Naval View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

State Govt Tasked to Develop Sports Structures to Attract Private Sector…

first_imgDalung spoke through the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry, Dr Esther Tonye Aluko at the Godswill Akpabio International Sport Stadium in Uyo during the 2nd Akwa Ibom Sports Festival tagged ‘Uyo 2018’.He argued that the development of high performance in sports from grassroots to any level should now be the focus for states.Dalung insisted that states that want to take sports to its ultimate in term of excellent and its capacity will provide opportunities for youths to show case their sporting talents and development.Also, he added such sporting activities will engage the youth in meaningfully engagement and empowerment that will take off their mind from engaging in crime and restiveness.He noted that the Akwa Ibom State government sponsored annual sports festival serves as the state’s ‘Olympic Game’ and a grassroots sports development programme and critical in making the state to attain high performance and success in sports.Akwa Ibom, the Minister maintained, was already on the part to sport excellence judging by the performance of the state athletics in the last couple of competitions especially at the 2017 edition of the National Youth Games held in Kwara State.The minister posited that Akwa Ibom State with the level of its sports development has a strong and greater determinant factor to the success of the country at international games and competitions and to general sports success in Nigeria.The sports festival, he explained helps to build a strong base for systematic discovery, identification, training and development of athletes into various sporting activities in a state.He lauded the efforts of the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr Udom Emmanuel in the love shown in sports development in the state stressing that “within a short possible time Akwa Ibom will be adjudged the best sporting state in Nigeria”.Declaring the sports festival open, the State Governor, Udom Emmanuel enjoined all the participants to make good use of the opportunity to showcase their talents.He charged the pupils to exhibit utmost discipline and take the competition serious urging them to also shun cultism and all vices that could be inimical for them to attain their destiny.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Okon Bassey in UyoThe Federal Government has stressed the need for various state governments to articulate a well-funded structure and system that could develop sports to enviable standard and system in their respective state in particular and the country in general.Minister of Youths and Sports, Solomon Dalung, who made the call yesterday, stressed that such structure and system will attract private and public sectors participation and support in developing sports at the state level.last_img read more

Ares Esport join Gfinity Elite Series 3, replace Endpoint

first_imgGfinity has today announced some more big news ahead of its third Elite Series season. Alpha Republic of Esport (Ares), will take the roster spot previously held by Team Endpoint. This is the first season in which ten teams will compete, and previously announced new orgs include Fnatic and Team Vitality. They’ll compete in FIFA 18, Rocket League and Street Fighter V, for part of the £250,000 prize-pool. The tournament kicks-off on Friday 9th March at Gfinity’s London home. Neville Upton, GfinityAres Esport is based in Paris but expanding with an office London this year. It’s an organisation with some financial clout from some interesting investiors; Bayern Munich’s James Rodriguez, Yannick Carrasco of Atletico Madrid, Leicester City’s Riyad Mahrez and Tottenham Hotspur’s Moussa Sissoko are just some of a number of footballers involved. Ares are also an academy and tournament organiser; they host their own competitions across a range of titles in a bid to discover some of the best talent from across the world, with the tournament winners offered a professional contract. As such this is similar to Gfinity’s own Elite Draft and Challenger Series, which is currently underway.Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity had this to say about the news: “We are excited to have Ares onboard heading into season three and we look forward to them bringing their top talent to the Gfinity Esports Arena. “With a renowned pedigree and a host of top-tier sporting athletes who work closely with the teams, Ares will provide a perfect landing spot for our budding amateurs currently battling it out in the Challenger Series.” “Being part of a world class tournament such as the Elite Series represents an excellent opportunity for Ares Esport, with the support of our ambassadors, to begin our international venture here in the UK,” said Badr Slassi, CEO of Ares. “The inclusion of FIFA 18, complete with qualifying spot towards the FIFA eWorld Cup 2018, makes this a tournament we have to be involved in and we’re thrilled to be a part of it.”Esports Insider says: It’s a shame to see Team Endpoint depart but with the addition of Ares, an organisation which is both well backed and particularly ambitious, this makes us that bit more excited for the third season of Gfinity’s Elite Series.last_img read more

2019 Olympia Dance Festival Presented by The Washington Center for the…

first_imgFacebook38Tweet0Pin0Submitted by The Washington Center for the Performing ArtsThe 10th annual Olympia Dance Festival features over a dozen dance groups from the area performing ballet, jazz, modern, tap, ballroom, hip-hop, Irish, Chinese, belly dance and more! This years’ festival features two special guest artists. Julia Erickson, former Principal Dancer with Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre and Sam Picart, the hip-hop dancer who won Ellen DeGeneres’ Dance Off. Each guest artist will perform a solo as well as a duet of classical ballet and street dance ~ live musical accompaniment from Joe and Naoko Sokolik who have played with the Olympia Symphony.“The duet of the guest artists drawing on such different movement styles with live music is a real treat.  The diversity of the festival is really great for both seasoned dance audiences and people totally new to dance.  All of the pieces are fairly short, and encompass a wide range of styles. We even have a short dance film this year!  There’s definitely something for everyone.”Ken Johnson Co-Director, Ballet NorthwestSATURDAY, MARCH 2 7:30 p.m.TICKETS: $15The Washington Center for the Performing Arts Main StageTickets available through the Box Office (360)753.8586 or participating dance groupshttps://www.washingtoncenter.org/event/the-olympia-dance-festival/Participating Dance Groups:Amirat Dance CompanyBallet NorthwestDebbi’s Dance Etc.Fang Fei Chinese DanceHarbor DanceInspired to Move Dance AcademyJohansen Olympia Dance CenterMas Uda DancersOlympic Ballroom DanceSlieveloughane Irish DancersSouth Sound DanceSouthwest Washington Dance EnsembleStudio West Dance TheatreFor more information about upcoming events please visit The Washington Center for the Performing Arts website or call the Box Office at 360-753-8586.last_img read more