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Positive image matters in war for talent

first_img Previous Article Next Article Positive image matters in war for talentOn 2 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Recent research shows that the public sector is seen as overly bureaucraticby potential recruits from the private sector, with outmoded recruitmentprocesses largely to blame. HR professionals are responding by makingrecruitment slicker, sharper and more responsive to candidates Poor image is still one of the besetting problems of the public sector.Recruitment company TMP Worldwide surveyed 1,000 public and private sectoremployees and found less than half of the private survey would take a publicsector post.  Positive action is needed.Pressure from consumers, the Government and from local politicians isencouraging councils to become more responsive to their customers and moreserious about improving performance and delivery. It is accepted that councilsare run far better than they used to be and can offer challenging, varied careersacross the professional spectrum. Even salaries are improving at many levels. But local government is failing to get this message across to exactly thekind of people it needs to attract to drive change. While there are manytalented people already working successfully in the public sector, there arestill more in the private sector with the kind of customer-friendly,entrepreneurial and IT literate skills that will help transform the business oflocal government. Yet these people are just not interested. Even when they are, councils areputting them off with poor advertising or long-winded application processes. Our survey, the Image Mirror, commissioned by the Society of PersonnelOfficers in Local Government (Socpo) was carried out in response to worriesthat councils were losing out in the so-called war for talent. We found only 46 per cent of private sector workers would consider a careerin local government, even though the majority rate the sector highly for itsemployment practices and benefits. The training packages and pensionentitlements are thought to be better, but the perceived red tape and politicsare a turn off to the average private sector job hunter. Even those with an interest in working for a local council view it as thekind of secure, if low paid job they would consider once they were over 40 witha mortgage and family to think about. Local government is seen as an old man’sprofession and the typical council officer as wearing an old suit, white socksand carrying loads of files with bits falling out. In a focus group one private sector manager said: “I have been in arecruiting position and local authority people have applied for a job. I knowthis sounds terrible, but you think ‘Well, you’ve been in a sleepy environmentand you have all the skills in the world, but are you going to be able to hackit in the real world?’ ” Equally telling is the condemnation by private sector employees of the waypublic organisations dealt with them once they could be persuaded to apply fora job. Long application forms that candidates could not be bothered tocomplete; bureaucratic recruitment processes that took months to reach aconclusion;boring and wordy job advertisements; a lack of information andcommunication – all delivered using manual systems unchanged since the 1970s. Socpo’s president Francesca Okosi, director of HR at Brent Council,describes the findings as a wake up call to the local government HR professionand has urged councils to make their recruitment policies slicker, sharper andmore responsive to candidates. The medium is the message. Until local government modernises its processes,its image as an employer will remain old fashioned and unattractive. Manypublic bodies are re-engineering the way they give customers and clients accessto their services, but failing to apply these lessons and the technology totargeting and communicating with prospective employees. last_img read more

Jantunen, Plummer each score 15, Utah cruises by Arizona St

first_img Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailSALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mikael Jantunen and Alfonso Plummer each scored 15 points, Timmy Allen had 13 points, seven rebounds and eight assists, and Utah cruised past Arizona State 98-59.Utah held Arizona State to just one field goal in the opening six minutes of the second half as they built a 28-point lead. The Utes went on a 19-4 run over that stretch with seven points from Branden Carlson and six by Allen. Ian Martinez added 12 points and Carlson had 11 points and eight rebounds for Utah.Alonzo Verge Jr. and Holland Woods each scored 13 points for Arizona State. March 6, 2021 /Sports News – Local Jantunen, Plummer each score 15, Utah cruises by Arizona St Tags: Alfonso Plummer/Mikael Jantunen/Pac-12/Utah Runnin’ Utes Basketball Written bylast_img read more

BYU Men’s Basketball Forward Wyatt Lowell Enters NCAA Transfer Portal

first_imgMarch 30, 2021 /Sports News – Local BYU Men’s Basketball Forward Wyatt Lowell Enters NCAA Transfer Portal Brad James Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Tuesday, BYU men’s basketball sophomore power forward Wyatt Lowell confirmed he is entering the NCAA transfer portal.The 6-10 Lowell is the third Cougar to enter the transfer portal in a week, joining junior small forward Connor Harding and junior point guard Jesse Wade.The Gilbert, Ariz. native transferred to BYU from Utah Valley following the 2018-19 season.In seven games for the Cougars this season, Lowell posted 2 points and 1.1 rebounds before injuring his Achilles at Gonzaga January 7.Lowell will have three years of eligibility for the school he next commits to play for.BYU head coach Mark Pope has previously said Lowell has “All-American potential” in his game.last_img read more

Naval Air Facility Misawa Receives Navy’s Retention Excellence Award

first_img Training & Education View post tag: Excellence View post tag: Navy View post tag: Navy’s Naval Air Facility Misawa Receives Navy’s Retention Excellence Award View post tag: air View post tag: Defence View post tag: Defense Naval Air Facility Misawa received the Navy’s Retention Excellence Award Feb. 14 for fiscal year 2012.The award, also known as the “Golden Anchor,” is earned when a command meets the requirements set forth by Commander Navy Installations Command. The criteria states that commands must receive an 85 percent or better on their command’s fiscal year Career Development Program Review in order to receive it.“Additionally, commands must also meet or exceed the annual reenlistment benchmarks of 59 percent for Zone “A”, 66 percent for Zone “B” and 72 percent for Zone “C,”” said Chief Navy Counselor Todd Wean, a Sarasota, Fla. Native, who is serving as NAF Misawa’s Command Career Counselor. “The last requirement is that command attrition must be equal to or less than 5.5 percent.”Wean said there are many reasons to want to stay Navy, especially at NAF Misawa.“Right now we are in tough economic times, so serving in the Navy allows our Sailors to, not only give back to their country, but to also be part of an organization that offers world class benefits,” he said. “But ultimately, I believe that when a Sailor decides to stay Navy, it shows that the command climate is positive, and that Sailor wakes up every day looking at their naval service as an opportunity.”Naval Air Facility Misawa Command Master Chief Scott Knorowski, originally from Jersey City, N.J., also believes that NAF Misawa is a great place to work with some of the best leadership in the Navy.“Earning this award means a great deal, and I think we’re very fortunate to have some of the finest Sailors in the Navy up here in northern Japan,” he said. “Our retention is the culmination of quality senior enlisted leadership and motivated junior Sailors, who all take pride in being a member of the world’s finest Navy. Their work, their effort, and their sacrifice is the reason that NAF Misawa remains the preeminent naval command in Japan.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 19, 2013 Back to overview,Home naval-today Naval Air Facility Misawa Receives Navy’s Retention Excellence Award View post tag: News by topic Share this article View post tag: Naval View post tag: award View post tag: facility February 19, 2013 View post tag: receives View post tag: Retention View post tag: Misawalast_img read more

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first_imgAlan GreenshieldsGreggsBakery firm Greggs has recruited former Safeway and Morrison’s area operations manager Alan Greenshields to head up its Scottish division.As general manager of Greggs of Scotland, Greenshields will succeed Raymond Reynolds, who has been promoted to retail director for the group, joining Greggs’ board.Greenshields brings more than 26 years’ retail experience to Greggs, which has 160 shops in Scotland and employs more than 2,500 staff in the country.Martin BrewisAllied BakeriesAllied Bakeries has appointed Martin Brewis as sales director. He joins the company from Campbells Soup, where he was sales director for five years. Brewis will report directly to Allied Milling and Baking chief executive Brian Robinson.Gary Johnstone-Allen, Gary LancasterEdmeFood ingredients supplier Edme has appointed Gary Johnstone-Allen as technical sales manager, responsible for developing existing and new business with bakers and food manufacturers. He joins Edme from a private patisserie and bakery manufacturer and previously worked for ingredients supplier Danisco and flour miller Rank Hovis.Also new to the team is Gary Lancaster, technical sales manager, who joins the firm from Cereform, where he spent seven years. Prior to that, he worked at Bowmans flour mills in technical and NPD roles. He is also president of the London South East Milling Society and his new role will be to develop existing and new business with millers and bakers.Nick HarrisonZeelandiaZeelandia’s newly created position of technical sales executive for the north of England and Scotland has been filled by Nick Harrison, who joins the company from Seabrook Crisps. The role is designed to represent a more dedicated service to craft bakeries, offering more technical presence and greater expertise.Harrison worked as a head chef in the UK and across Europe before moving into bakery, working at The Village Bakery in Melmerby, Cumbria.Jonathan LauMuntonsMalted ingredients firm Muntons has appointed Jonathan Lau as its new Asia/Pacific sales manager. Based in Singapore, Lau will be responsible for day-to-day management and development of malted ingredients sales within the Asia/Pacific region. He previously spent 10 years in chemical intermediates and food ingredients distribution and two years in international futures trading and commodity brokerage.Daniel HemmingAllied MillsThe new commercial and technical manager at Allied Mills is Daniel Hemming, who joins the company from BakeMark UK, where he spent seven years as senior bakery technologist and technical account manager. His role at Allied predominantly covers the north of England and the Midlands.Clive FramptonEPPAClive Frampton of Shepton Mallet-based Framptons has been elected as the new president of the European Egg Processors Association, whose role is to protect and promote the interests of egg processors throughout Europe. nlast_img read more

Lettuce’s Eric “Benny” Bloom Had Better Dance Moves Than You When He Was Six [Watch]

first_imgIf you thought Lettuce partied hard this summer, then you haven’t seen trumpeter Eric “Benny” Bloom crush a dance floor in 1987. The six-year-old Shady Horn busts out some serious dance moves to Michael Jackson‘s “Beat It” in this hilariously adorable video.Try getting this out of your head next time you see Bloom bust a solo:Lettuce embarks on their “Sounds Like A Party” fall tour this week! Hitting Catskill Chill, Bear Creek Bayou, Suwannee Hulaween, two nights at NYC’s PlayStation Theater, Dominican Holidaze, Jam Cruise, and more, there’s a good chance they’ll be flying through a city near you. Check out their full schedule below! More information on the band’s website.Lettuce Tour Schedule:9.20 – New Haven, CT9.21 – Providence, RI9.22 – Buffalo, NY9.23 – Pittsburgh, PA9.24 – Lakewood, PA9.28 – Charlotte, NC9.29 – Birmingham, AL9.30 – New Orleans, LA10.1 – New Orleans, LA10.4 – Memphis, TN10.5 – Knoxville, TN10.6 – Columbia, SC10.7 – Corolla, NC10.8 – Wilmington, NC10.11 – Lafayette, IN10.12 – Urbana, IL10.13 – St. Louis, MO10.14 – Kansas City, MO10.15 – Denver, CO10.26 – Baltimore, MD10.27 – Charlottesville, VA10.28 – Asheville, NC10.29 – Live Oak, FL11.2 – San Antonio, TX11.3 – Houston, TX11.4 – Dallas, TX11.5 – Austin, TX11.6 – Tulsa, OK11.9 – Louisville, KY11.11 – New York, NY11.12 – New York, NY11.26 – San Francisco, CA12.1 – Pantanal, Dominican Republic12.30 – Portland, ME12.31 – Boston, MAYou can also catch members of Lettuce, including drummer Adam Deitch, bassist Jesus Coomes,  guitarist Adam Smirnoff, keyboardist Neal Evans, trumpeter Eric Bloom, and saxophonist Ryan Zoidis, at the second annual Brooklyn Comes Alive on October 22nd. With 50+ musicians from Dead & Co., The Disco Biscuits, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, The String Cheese Incident, Dopapod, and more, fans will have the opportunity to see their favorite musicians play in completely new, unique collaborations alongside some of the greatest. More details here.last_img read more

Lopez wins public service award

first_img August 15, 2002 Regular News Lopez wins public service award Lopez wins public service award Stetson University College of Law recently recognized St. Petersburg attorney Karen Lopez with the 2002 Wm. Reece Smith, Jr., Public Service Award.As the first female president of the St. Petersburg Bar, Lopez played a major role in forming the Community Law Program, Inc., a local nonprofit organization that provides pro bono legal services to those who cannot afford an attorney. Lopez also received The Florida Bar President’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Sixth Circuit in 1992.Lopez works as a sole practitioner in personal injury law. She serves on the board of trustees for the Community Law Program and continues to be an active volunteer for the St. Petersburg Bar Association.“It amazes me that Karen will so freely give of her time to the Community Law Program while she meets the demands of her sole practitioner law practice and fulfills her family obligations,” said Community Law Program Executive Director Kelly Vaughn Rauch, who nominated Lopez for the award. “Her contributions really are extraordinary.”Stetson established the Smith Award in 1990 to recognize and honor individuals who have demonstrated exemplary achievements in public service.last_img read more

Arsenal enter race to sign Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye ahead of Paris Saint-Germain

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Jan 2019 8:40 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Advertisement Advertisement Idrissa Gueye is on Arsenal’s radar (Getty Images)Arsenal have entered the race with Paris Saint-Germain to sign Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, according to reports.PSG have already had a £21.5 million bid rejected by Everton but remain in discussions over a deal.Arsenal, meanwhile, are keen to strengthen their midfielder and are on the verge of completing a loan deal for Barcelona’s Denis Suarez.But according to Sky Sports, the Gunners are also interested in signing Gueye ahead of PSG.ADVERTISEMENTThe French champions have already signed Leandro Paredes from Zenit and reports in France have claimed that the club have now increased their bid to €30m (£26.2m) for Gueye. PSG have already had a bid rejected for Gueye (Getty Images)Everton denied reports that Gueye had handed in a transfer request, while the 29-year-old midfielder was missing from the squad for the 1-0 win over Huddersfield Town on Tuesday evening.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘Gueye had a minor problem with his groin,’ said Marco Silva.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘But to be honest with you and our fans, but after the match I found out if something new had happened because I expected your question about him.‘There is nothing new. He had a minor problem in his groin but the feedback I got after the match was there was nothing new, no new offers for him, he keeps being our player and I hope he can continue with us.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Arsenal enter race to sign Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye ahead of Paris Saint-Germainlast_img read more

Mikel Arteta dampens hopes of new Arsenal signing in January

first_imgMikel Arteta dampens hopes of new Arsenal signing in January Mikel Arteta was not upbeat over Arsenal’s chances of signing a new player (AFP via Getty Images)Mikel Arteta admits Arsenal could struggle to complete a signing during the January transfer window and concedes ‘nothing’ is currently on the horizon.The Gunners are left 10th in the Premier League following their 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace on Saturday.Arsenal have been targeting a new central defender this month and the club have reportedly held talks with Bayern Munich over a deal for Jerome Boateng.Dayot Upamecano also remains on Arsenal’s shortlist but RB Leipzig have reportedly set a £70 million asking price for the 21-year-old.ADVERTISEMENT Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 11 Jan 2020 6:11 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link3kShares Advertisement Arsenal have reportedly held talks to sign Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich (Getty Images)More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityBut Arteta was not upbeat over Arsenal’s chances of bolstering their squad before the end of the season.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘At the moment there is nothing coming up,’ Arteta told talkSPORT after Arsenal’s draw with Crystal Palace.‘The club is working on a few things but you know how difficult this window is and I’m not expecting many things.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

Food establishment to be inspected in the wake of Leptospirosis

first_img Tweet Head of Environmental Health Unit Anthony Scotland Mr. Anthony Scotland. Photo credit: GIS NewsHigh risk food establishments on the island will be given special supervision in the coming weeks.The Environmental Health Department says the new initiate comes on the heels of an outbreak of Leptospirosis in Dominica which recently claimed the lives of two individuals. said “we have standard to inspect food establishments every quarter and sometimes that is not met because of various reasons but generally we are putting emphasis on the high risk management,” he said.Supermarkets, store-rooms and mea factories will be inspected.He said the Environmental Unit will be lamenting over the next few weeks the need to practice proper hygiene.According to Scotland, the Environmental Health Unit is seeking to identify the exact source of the disease.“We need to figure out where the disease is coming from. We have to specifically identify the source of the disease. We will review our date and we have seek information from CAREC in that regard,” he added. Dominica Vibes News 10 Views   no discussions Share LocalNews Food establishment to be inspected in the wake of Leptospirosis by: – May 19, 2011center_img Share Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more