HR is at the heart of huge growth plans at Unilever

first_imgHR is at the heart of huge growth plans at UnileverOn 30 Oct 2001 in HR transformation, Personnel Today Related posts: Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. center_img 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 We do not publish a… Consumergoods giant Unilever has put HR at the centre of its bid to transform thecompany and achieve ambitious growth.Thecompany wants to increase its revenue from 2 to 6 per cent and to achieve thisit has had to redefine its whole business strategy in the last year.  AgnesRoux-Kiener, director of organisation effectiveness in Unilever’s corporate HRgroup, told the seminar on Organising for Success that HR made sure it did notremain a back-office function in the new Unilever model.Personnelhas followed the example of IT and marketing by having an HR academy fortraining the team and HR websites.”HRis not separate from the rest of the business and the transformation has beenled by HR. “Peoplehave said that HR is a back office function – we are not happy about that andwe are making sure we are adding value to the business. HR is about movingpeople in, developing people and moving them on,” she said. last_img read more

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Information Literacy Librarian for Social Sciences

first_imgTypical physical demands of a professional position at auniversity. Position Number026221 ALA -accredited master’s degree or equivalent LIS degree.Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, andinclusion.Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonalskills.Knowledge of trends and best practices in academic libraries,including information literacy instruction, liaison, user services,and research services.Subject knowledge and experience in one or more social sciencesdisciplines.Experience with student-centered teaching. Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required) Minimum Qualifications Suggested Salary Range$54,000-$62,000, salary may vary based on the facultyranking. Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/EqualOpportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate inaccess to its educational programs and activities, or with respectto hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basisof race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity andexpression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,genetic information or sexual orientation. DepartmentLibrary-Instruction – 275009 License/Certification Required N/A AA/EEO Statement A complete application consists of:(1) a cover letter addressing the minimum qualifications andadditional areas of interest,(2) a full C.V. including education and relevant experience,(3) a statement addressing commitment to diversity, equity, andinclusion; and(4) the name, address, email, and telephone number of three to fivereferences who are knowledgeable about their qualifications forthis position.Information about tenure, promotion, and other facultyresponsibilities is found in the University FacultyHandbook .Information specific to library faculty is found in Library Faculty Guidelines .Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject toavailable funding. Essential Duties and Responsibilities As a part of the COVID -19 response, Appalachian StateUniversity is employing flexible teaching formats to addressacademic needs and to comply with local, state, and federal publichealth regulations or orders. Your deans retain the discretion toassign or reassign you to teach in either online or in-personformats during or after the COVID -19 pandemic, asnecessary. Position TitleInformation Literacy Librarian for Social Sciences Physical Demands of Position Tenure StatusTenure Track Description of University University Libraries of Appalachian State University consist of theBelk Library and Information Commons and the Erneston Music Libraryand employ 85 library faculty and staff. Belk Library is abeautifully designed and popular facility with over 1 millionvisits per year. We are a member of the Western North CarolinaLibrary Network ( WNCLN ). Additional information about theLibrary, the University, and the surrounding area may be found atAppalachian State University, Library , and HumanResources .University Libraries seeks to recruit and retain a talented anddiverse faculty. Our employees work in a collegial andcollaborative environment, and the Libraries offer strong supportfor professional development. We value diversity of thought,perspective, experience and people, and are actively committed to aculture of inclusion and respect. Library employees are committedto collaborating to create a welcoming multicultural environmentand therefore seek candidates who can contribute to this goal. Moreinformation on the University Libraries Diversity & InclusionPlan can be found at here . A second advanced degree in a discipline of the socialsciences.Experience with information literacy instruction in the socialsciences.Experience supporting graduate students.Experience with instructional design and assessment.Experience with educational technology in library instructionand user services.Experience in teaching or providing instructional supportonline.Experience in liaison work and outreach. Participate in a robust library instruction program, providingin-person and online library instruction for the general educationprogram (including first- and second-year writing courses, Rhetoric& Composition 1000 and 2001) and courses in the socialsciences, including: Anthropology, Communication, Government andJustice Studies, Human Development & Psychological Counseling,Psychology, Social Work, and Sociology.The position involves strong outreach efforts acrossundergraduate and graduate programs.Work collaboratively with University social sciences andlibrary faculty to develop innovative and effective approaches tostrengthening student information literacy skills.Develop relationships with faculty and in-depth knowledge ofthe curriculum and research of the assigned departments.Assist users in person and online with finding information,conducting research, and using the Library’s resources.Engage with a dynamic university community using bothtraditional research methods and emerging modes of scholarship andteaching.Opportunity to develop and manage collections in relevantdisciplines in close collaboration Collection Management Servicesteam.Meet library faculty guidelines for promotion and tenure,including requirements for scholarship and service to the library,the university, and the profession.This position is part of the Learning and Research ServicesTeam and reports to the Coordinator of Information Literacy &Instruction. Special Instructions to Applicants Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue RidgeMountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as globalcitizens who understand and engage their responsibilities increating a sustainable future for all. The transformationalAppalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that bringspeople together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, andembrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in theUniversity of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers morethan 150 undergraduate and graduate majors. Description of the Department or Unit We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of theentire university community, including alumni and officialuniversity governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports aninflux of broad and distinct ideas that increase learningopportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we workcollectively to achieve a just experience for all.We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and anequitable environment where all will know that they belong and aresafe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equityopportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the universitycommunity. Quick Linkhttps://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/27920last_img read more

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Interior Design – Adjunct

first_imgPosition Summary A terminal degree in the field, or closely related discipline, ispreferred. Candidates working toward a terminal degree, or havesignificant experience in the field, may be considered. Candidatesmust embrace the mission of California Baptist University, andevidence a clear understanding of, and commitment to, excellence inteaching through the integration of Christian faith. Successfulcandidates will have a history of quality University teachingexperience or significant professional engagement in the field, anddemonstrated relational skills. If no, please explain (required):(Open Ended Question)* Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with thefundamental doctrines and practices of the California SouthernBaptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message datedJune 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)No (I am in conflict or not familiar) Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsChristian Experience EssayCover LetterCurriculum VitaeOptional DocumentsLetter of Reference 1Letter of Reference 2 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Teaching responsibilities in the undergraduate Interior Designprogram. Specific course assignments will be dependent uponapplicant qualifications Position TitleInterior Design – Adjunct Qualifications Nondiscrimination Statementcenter_img Teaching Responsibilities State and Federal law permit California Baptist University todiscriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill itspurpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to eitherState or Federal law. Posting Details * Are you a Christian?YesNo * Do you attend church regularly?YesNo The College of Architecture, Visual Art, and Design ( CAVAD ) atCalifornia Baptist University invites applications for adjunctfaculty positions in the field of Interior Design. Review ofapplications is conducted in an ongoing manner according toneed. Quick Link to Postinghttps://jobs.calbaptist.edu/postings/6198last_img read more

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Reilly, Rita of Egg Harbor Township

first_imgRita Reilly passed on January 1, 2017, surrounded by the family she loved.Rita was born on February 16, 1954 in Bethlehem, PA. She lived in “Scullville”, as she loved to call EHT area where she lived for 40 years. Rita worked in the casino industry for 38 years, with the opening of the Playboy casino in 1979.Rita was a caring soul who loved with deep conviction. She was always there to lend an ear and provide support. She often spoke on behalf of those that had no voice of their own, caring deeply for all living things.Rita will be deeply missed by numerous friends, relatives, and her furry friends Isabella and Charlotte.She is survived by her loving family, Kathleen, Mary, Jean, John, Jimmy, Tommy, Joan and Orthia.Rita’s family will be holding a private service to honor Rita and share the joy she brought to our lives.Memorial donations may be made in the name of Rita Reilly to the Ocean City Humane Society, PO Box 1254, Ocean City, NJ 08226. 609.398-9500last_img read more

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Scottish bakery to double capacity, create jobs

first_imgScottish company Maclean’s Highland Bakery will double its capacity and increase staffing by 12 this year to cope with demand.The Moray bakery in Forres is installing a second packaging line after securing six-figure funding from Clydesdale Bank.It currently employs around 125 people and also operates five shops and tearooms across the local area in Grantown and Nairn. The range of products available includes shortbread, rolls, savouries and bread. Its mini shortbreads and flavoured oatcakes are popular in the Far East market.ExportsThe company reported a 40% increase in exports to markets including China, the USA, the Philippines and the Middle East in 2013.Lewis Maclean, managing director of Maclean’s Highland Bakery, said: “We have always prided ourselves on delivering the highest-quality products and being flexible to meet our customers’ requirements. Being in a position to further enhance our packaging facility will allow us to introduce an even greater degree of flexibility to our business.”last_img read more

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La Niña Likely

first_imgAthens, Ga. — A La Niña watch has been issued by the Southeast Climate Consortium and the state climatologists of Alabama, Florida and Georgia. A watch means that conditions are likely for the development of a full-fledged La Niña event. The watch will be followed by an official La Niña declaration if development continues in the next one to three months.The tropical Pacific Ocean is now poised to slip into a full-fledged La Niña. Chances are very good that La Niña conditions will develop, strengthen and persist through the fall and winter months. This follows months of cooler than normal water temperatures near the coast of South America. La Niña is commonly thought of as the opposite of El Niño. Under La Niña conditions, sea surface temperatures along the equator in the eastern and central Pacific Ocean are a few degrees colder than normal for a minimum of five months. La Niña typically returns every two to seven years.La Niña conditions usually bring a warmer and drier cool season (October through March) to Florida, central and lower Alabama, and central and south Georgia.With the arrival of La Niña, there is a good chance that drought conditions, currently ranging from exceptional across much of Alabama and Georgia to moderate in south Florida, will continue and possibly worsen throughout the winter and into next spring.If below normal rainfall occurs during the cool season, moisture recharge of groundwater, soils, ponds and reservoirs will be limited. Southeastern states depend on water recharge during the cool season.Farmers who plan to plant winter forage and do not have irrigation capability have a high risk of being seriously impacted by the winter drought. In addition the risk of increased wildfires should be expected during the winter and spring wildfire season in Florida, south Georgia, and lower Alabama.The Southeast Climate Consortium has estimated the impacts on climate based on past La Niña events. For central Florida, the probability of normal or above rainfall for January 2008 is only 8 percent. The chance of moderately dry (rainfall amounts from just below normal to half of normal) is 20 percent, and for very dry conditions (less than half of normal rainfall) is 72 percent. For the Panhandle of Florida, south Georgia, and lower Alabama the probability of normal or above rainfall in January 2008 is 20 percent, for moderately dry 50 percent, and for very dry 30 percent. More information on the developing La Niña and its potential impacts can be found at www.AgClimate.org and www.CoastalClimate.org.The Southeast Climate Consortium is a research group aimed at aiding the use of climate forecasts in agriculture, forestry, and water resources. The consortium is a partnership of six universities, The Florida State University, University of Florida, University of Miami, The University of Georgia, Auburn University, and University of Alabama Huntsville.last_img read more

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Australian Financial Review: Potential ‘Beginning of End’ for Victoria Coal Industry

first_imgAustralian Financial Review: Potential ‘Beginning of End’ for Victoria Coal Industry FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Ben Potter for the Australian Financial Review:French energy giant Engie is considering closing Hazelwood power station in a move that could signal the beginning of the end for the cheap brown coal power that helped build Victoria’s post-World War 2 industry.  Luke van der Meulen, president of the Morwell branch of the Construction, Forestry, Mining and Energy Union, said closure would be devastating and called on the Victorian and federal governments to step in with a plan to diversify the La Trobe Valley economy away from coal.“If it’s left up to the market we are buggered,” Mr van der Meulen said.It confirms the shift away from coal in the NEM, but Mr Mountain said about 3500 megawatts of coal fired power had already been removed from the NEM in the past three years with no impact on emissions. Neither would Hazelwood’s closure have much impact on Victoria’s NEM prices, given the 7000 megawatts of surplus NEM capacity, he said. Hazelwood was sold to Britain’s International Power for $2.35 billion in 1996 and is now owned 72 per cent by Engie and 28 per cent by Japan’s Mitsui.Engie extended Hazelwood a $652 million lifeline in 2012 but the plant may be worth next to nothing now. It makes about $100 million a year before interest and tax, but is 47 years old and site remediation and other closure costs could easily wipe out any value, said Tim King of the anti-coal Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis.Full article: Hazelwood closure could mark beginning of end for Victoria’s brown coallast_img read more

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Switzerland seeks to ban cantons from regional supervisory boards

first_imgThe Swiss federal government has published draft legislation aimed at preventing local governments from being represented on the boards of regional pension fund supervisors.The proposal runs counter to that of a parliamentary initiative on the subject and means that there is now “competition” between the two, according to Dominique Favre, director at As-So, the supervisory authority for occupational pensions in western Switzerland.The reform proposal, announced by the government last week, was presented mainly as “modernising” the first pillar, but it also touches on aspects of the second pillar.One of these includes provisions to “guarantee the independence of the regional supervisory authorities” by forbidding members of Swiss cantonal governments to sit on the authorities’ supervisory bodies. The government had previously said it would draft legislation on this and in so doing has effectively backed the position of the federal supervisory authority. The federal authority said having government officials from the cantons on regional supervisory authorities’ oversight boards was incompatible with the legal requirement that supervisory authorities be independent. Equally, the authority said, it was not good governance.There are seven regional occupational pension supervisory authorities in Switzerland. Some of these were formed by several cantons in a given region. The ones for western, eastern, and central Switzerland have representatives of the cantons’ executive on their board of directors. They disagree with the federal supervisory authority’s position.Fighting their corner is a member of Switzerland’s upper chamber of parliament, Alex Kuprecht, from the Swiss People’s Party. In June last year he called for an amendment to the law on occupational pensions to “reinforce the autonomy of the cantonal and regional bodies charged with supervising occupational pensions institutions”.As-So’s Favre claimed the government hoped Kuprecht’s initiative would fail, given it ran counter to the government’s reform suggestion. “We now have competition between the Kuprecht intiative and the government’s draft legislation, which is the result of the will of the federal supervisory authority,” he said.Kuprecht’s proposal was endorsed by the upper chamber’s social security and public health committee in November, and is scheduled to be discussed by the same committee in the lower house in May. It should go to parliament in the autumn, according to Favre.The federal government is consulting on its reform proposal until 13 July. Dealing mainly with matters of pension supervision, it is separate to Altersvorsorge 2020 (AV 2020), the major pensions reform package that was narrowly passed by parliament last month and will be voted on in a referendum in September.Favre said it had not been feasible for the government to include a rule about the composition of the regional supervisory authority boards in the AV2020 package given the latter’s focus, and said that it had instead found an opportunity to house it in the reform proposal it had been targeting to modify first pillar supervision.  According to the government, there are three main thrusts to this reform proposal. One involves adopting a forward-looking and risk-oriented approach to supervision of the first pillar fund and supplementary social security benefits. A second is for governance to be strengthened, and a third relates to standardising and updating information technology and data systems.Another second pillar aspect, besides that relating to the regional supervisory authorities, has to do with making more precise the tasks carried out by occupational pension “experts”.Read more about the AV2020 reform in the next IPE magazinelast_img read more

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Filipo maintains plea, sentenced to supervision

first_imgOtago Daily Times 3 November 2016Wellington rugby player Losi Filipo has avoided jail and been sentenced to nine months of supervision.Filipo this morning maintained his guilty plea for an assault on four people in Wellington.Justice Collins said Filipo stomping on the first victim’s head was “a chilling act of violence” and could easily have killed the victim.“The rights of the victims to see justice, the community to be protected, and the sentence to be a deterrent to similar acts must be paramount in the sentencing of serious acts of violence,” said director Bob McCoskrie.“But just as vital are measures to prevent repeat-offending. The requirements for counselling for alcohol and violence are part of that solution.“As a community, we are trying to say that violence is completely unacceptable – yet some of the sentences given by the courts are completely undermining that message. The previous offender-friendly sentence sent a dangerous message that we don’t value the protection of victims and the safety of the public in a case that involved significant violence towards both males and females.“The earlier judgment also communicated that punishments and consequences will be determined by who you are rather than what you did,” he said.“This is not about revenge as some will suggest. This is about an appropriate sentence which reflects the gravity of the crime, protects the public in the long-term, and communicates the revulsion that the public rightly has against these sorts of mindless acts – irrespective of who commits them.”READ MORE: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/filipo-maintains-plea-sentenced-supervisionKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

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Cabrits Hotel Resort & Spa part of vision to develop north of the island says PM Skerrit

first_img Share Tweet Share LocalNews Cabrits Hotel Resort & Spa part of vision to develop north of the island says PM Skerrit by: – September 30, 2011 86 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Prime Minister Skerrit and Mr. Youssef Imani at the official ground breaking ceremony yesterdayPrime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit at the official ground breaking ceremony for the construction of a fifty room luxury hotel on the Cabrits state lands site in Portsmouth on Thursday said this is project is part of his governments’ vision to create employment and enhance the economic environment in the north of the island.The hotel project which was first conceptualized and negotiated as part of the Framework Agreement on Economic, Technical, Scientific and Cultural Cooperation signed in Rabat, Morocco in July last year between the government of Dominica and the Kingdom of Morocco is now becoming a reality as construction of the project commences.“This is part of the governments’ overall ambition to create a better economic environment in the town of Portsmouth and the entire north of the country and with an over fifty room hotel and a number of other amenities one can appreciate the direct and indirect impact on the creation of jobs in Portsmouth and Dominica, one can appreciate the number of jobs that will be created here for the young people of the north of Dominica and as a matter of fact the government of the Kingdom of Morocco has indicated to us that they are willing to train all those who will get employment here at this hotel,” Honourable Skerrit said.The Prime Minister also noted that despite the criticisms leveled at the Dominica Labour Party administration regarding employment opportunities available for young people, his government is the only one which is serious about solving the issue of unemployment in Dominica.“Often times you hear this government is criticized about the issue of unemployment but no government has made more concrete attempts at solving the unemployment issue in Dominica than this Labour Party Government and I believe that this hotel here in Portsmouth is some 50,40,30 years late. We should be doing the 5th, 6th and maybe the 10th phase of the overall development of the Cabrits area. But, as many other things, it is this government that has to start from scratch and get the ball going.”Honourable Skerrit admonished the people of Dominica to remain focused on the task of building the country despite the naysayers who he says are only interested in ‘seeing destruction and poverty brought down to Dominica.’According to the Prime Minister, his government is interested in the ‘livelihoods and the state of affairs in our country and that we are committed to.’Mr Skerrit also noted that his party is the only one with a plan to build the country as well as serious about its development. He also admonished them that their future and that of their children is safer with the Dominica Labour Party and that they should stick with Labour.“This is the only government with a plan and a vision to build Dominica, this is the only government and party that is committed to improving the lives of every single citizen irrespective of who you are. This is a government that is serious about addressing the issue of poverty and unemployment in Dominica and no other party has any plan to build this country and I say to you, you’re safer always with the Dominica Labour Party. Because in our short ten years or twelve years in government, you have seen our attempts at assisting in transforming the infrastructural nature of our country and also transforming the human aspect of our country by training so many of our people at university level ensuring that all our students have access to secondary school, by ensuring that most of our students and eventually all of our students will have access to the State College at tremendous cost to our people and tax payers but we are committed to that,” he said.Honourable Skerrit noted that while the country is faced with adversity, ‘there are several positive things happening in our country which gives us the faith that God is not asleep and that God is on our side.’Mr. Youssef Imani[Meantime the Director General of the Agence Morocaine de Cooperation International (AMCI), Kingdom of Morocco Youssef Imani says the project will assist in the development of tourism in Dominica and reflects the cooperation and relations between both countries.“The hotel once completed will contribute to the promotion of tourism activates in the area of Portsmouth and Dominica in general. I will personally ensure that the work is completed while respecting the local and international standards of quality and safety. The launch of this flagship project of cooperation between our two countries reflects the deepening of relations and cooperation between us. It also reflects the interest granted by Morocco to the development of infrastructure in Dominica’” he said.Minister for Tourism and Legal Affairs and Parliamentary Representative for the Constituency Honourable Ian Douglas said the ground breaking ceremony as a new start towards sustaining the tourism sector in Dominica as well as to reposition the economy from agriculture to be built around key pillars such as tourism.The hotel project is expected to consist of facilities to host major conferences, a top-end restaurant and will significantly enhance the natural features of the Cabrits site and complement other potential development in the cruise tourism and yachting sectors in the North.The Project Technical Coordinator of the project is Mr Anthony Burnette-Biscombe who is also assisted by Dr. Lennox Honeychurch.The completion of the project is expected to span an eighteen month period.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!last_img read more

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