Recruitment: Why the long……….process?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Read full article Comments are closed. Recruitment: Why the long……….process?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Todaycenter_img What’s with the long, arduous multi-stage recruitment processes that seem to be increasingly common place these days? When chatting to job seekers I find that a 6 stage (or more) recruitment process that may incorporate psychometric testing, multiple technical tests, cultural evaluations, competency based screening (to name a few), is nothing out of the ordinary and I can’t help but wonder if it’s necessary?Has the length, rigorousness or even quirkiness of a company’s recruitment process become a marketing tool to tell the world that what lies beyond this extensive screening must be worth all the work and effort put in?I believe that in this day and age we should be striving to create efficiencies, thus not being on-board with what seems to me to be an in-efficient waste of time. The only thing I believe you can be certain of after a 6-8 stage process is just how keen the candidate is on the position/company given the willingness to stick around for that long. I don’t believe that you will gain any more of an in-sight into their suitability to the position, over a well put together 2 stage interview process where the questioning is intelligent, relevant to the role and type of person you are looking to hire, which may or may not include a specific skills based test. Specific preparation is key! Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Report on the First International Symposium on Operational Weather Forecasting in Antarctica

first_imgThe First International Symposium on Operational Weather Forecasting in Antarctica was held in Hobart, Australia, from 31 August to 3 September 1998. There were 40 attendees at the meeting from Australia, Belgium, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Russia, and the United Kingdom. In recent years there has been considerable growth in the requirement for weather forecasts for the Antarctic because of the increases in complex scientific research activities and the rapid growth of tourism to the continent. At many of the research stations there are now sophisticated forecasting operations that make use of the data available from drifting buoys and automatic weather stations, the output from numerical weather prediction systems, and high resolution satellite imagery. The models have considerable success at predicting the synoptic–scale depressions that occur over the ocean and in the coastal region. However, the many mesoscale systems that occur, which are very important for forecasting local conditions, are not well represented in the model fields and their movement is mainly predicted via the satellite data. In the future it is anticipated that high resolution, limited–area models will be run for selected parts of the continent. The symposium showed that great advances had been made during recent years in forecasting for the Antarctic as a result of our better understanding of atmospheric processes at high latitudes, along with the availability of high resolution satellite imagery and the output of numerical models. Outstanding problems include the difficulty of getting all of the observations to the main analysis centers outside the Antarctic in a timely fashion, the lack of upper air data from the Antarctic Peninsula and the interior of the continent, and the poor representation of the Antarctic orography and high latitude processes in numerical models. An outcome of the symposium will be a weather forecasting handbook dealing with the entire continent.last_img read more

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Utah State Football To Appear At Mountain West Conference Media Day Wednesday

first_img Brad James Tags: Gary Andersen/Green Valley Ranch/Jordan Love/Media Day/Mountain West Conference/Tipa Galeai/USU Football Written by July 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Football To Appear At Mountain West Conference Media Day Wednesday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailHENDERSON, Nev.-Wednesday, Utah State football will appear at the Mountain West Conference media day at the Green Valley Ranch of Henderson, Nev.Mountain West schools in the West division will meet with the media Tuesday and Wednesday, the Mountain division schools will address the press.The Aggies will be represented at the festivities by head coach Gary Andersen, senior defensive end Tipa Galeai and junior quarterback Jordan Love.Andersen will address media from the various networks covering the Mountain West Conference from 9:00 am-12:00 pm.Galeai and Love address these various media from 1:15-4:30 pm.Galeai and Love will also engage in social media activities Tuesday evening from 7:45-8:45 pm (MDT).last_img read more

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Hovis makes biggest ever investment in its brand

first_imgA £15m relaunch of the Hovis brand – the largest in its history – gets under way this month, after its declining market share contributed to a 23.2% slump in half-year profits to £14.6m at Premier Foods’ bakery business.Hovis marketing director Jon Goldstone said the record spend for a Hovis promotion would be complemented by “tens of millions of pounds” of additional investment in capital and recipe improvements. The principle of the campaign, he added, was “to put real pride back in the fantastic Hovis brand”.Goldstone said the logo “had been messed around with in the last few years”, and added: “So we decided to go back to a classical logo, more associated with the brand 20 to 30 years ago.” New packaging, which is already in stores, is designed “to let the bread be the hero”.A 122-second TV and cinema advert kicks off on 12 September. In mid-October, press and, for the first time, online advertising gets under way.In its interim management statement for the six months to the end of June, Premier Foods revealed that sales in its Hovis division increased by 16.1% to £462.7m, which it said reflected higher prices, partly offset by lower bread volumes.Chief executive Robert Scho-field said the Hovis revamp would see it return to growth. Meanwhile, the chilled and Ireland division, which includes Avana Bakeries from RHM’s cakes division and all Premier’s operations in the Irish Republic, saw turnover increase by 2.6% to £196.9m and profits up—-=== In Short ===== Warburtons campaign ==Warburtons is kicking off a national promotion of its wholemeal range this September, designed to raise awareness of the importance of fibre in people’s diets. It is also launching a mini online drama called ’The Seeds of Love’ featuring its Seeded Batch Loaf. Warburtons’ Fibre Provider campaign will incorporate press ads, a sampling roadshow and the launch of websites [http://www.fibreprovider.co.uk] and [http://www.bitesizedpassion.co.uk].== Barnett’s huge bill ==Family-run pasty maker Barnett Fare, based in Cornwall, has been left shocked after receiving an enormous £40k energy bill from Eon. Owner Julia Barnett said: “Their meter readers have been misreading the meters for nearly eight years.” The Forum of Private Businesses (FPB) is urging the pasty company to take the matter further.== Beanscene nears sale ==Administrator KPMG looks set to announce a preferred bidder for Scottish coffee chain Beanscene. Around 30 formal bids have been whittled down to six. The 14-strong chain went into administration on 24 July.== Brace’s donations ==Family baker Brace’s is offering charities, community groups and schools across the south of England donations to mark its 106th birthday. The Bread for the Community Birthday Fund is offering local organisations the chance to apply for a “dough-nation” of £106. Requests must meet a specific need or be used for a particular project. To apply visit [http://www.bracesbakery.co.uk].== BB’s meal deal drive ==BB’s Coffee & Muffins is offering its customers free ’2 for 1’ vouchers for use in the Dungeons, Sea Life Centres and Sea Life Sanctuaries across the UK. The promotion will support BB’s meal deal offers.last_img read more

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NTSB: School district shares blame for crash that killed 3

first_img NTSB: School district shares blame for crash that killed 3 By Associated Press – April 8, 2020 0 353 Twitter Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebook (Photo supplied/Indiana State Police) ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says a northern Indiana school district is partially to blame for a 2018 crash that killed three siblings crossing a rural highway to reach their stopped school bus.The NTSB said Tuesday the crash near Rochester was caused by a pickup truck driver’s failure to stop for the school bus, despite its activated and clearly visible warning lights and stop arm.In February, the driver, Alyssa Shepherd was given a sentence of four years in prison for hitting and killing the children and injuring another.However, it says contributing to the crash was the Tippecanoe Valley School Corp.’s inadequate safety assessment of school bus routes.That resulted in a prevalence of bus stops that required students to cross high-speed roadways to board a bus. Previous articleMishawaka secures $282,298 for local coronavirus effortNext articleSt. Joseph County first responders to conduct lights and sirens procession Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications. WhatsApp Pinterest Google+last_img read more

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South Bend’s annual yard waste collection season begins Thursday

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Google+ Twitter TAGSAprilcollectionIndianapickupprogramseasonSouth Bendyard waste Pinterest Facebook Pinterest (Photo Supplied/City of South Bend) The City of South Bend’s annual yard waste season begins next Thursday.The program offers weekly pickup of yard waste, including grass clippings, brush and leaves, for a fee of $2 per month during the season.The season will last through the end of November.A 48- or 96-gallon yard waste bin will be provided to each resident who signs up for the program, and collection will take place on the same day as residents’ trash pickup.To sign up, visit southbendin.gov/yardwaste or call 3-1-1.The City is also offering an amnesty period during the month of April for its extra yard waste pickups. During the amnesty period, the normal limit of ten 30-gallon biodegradable bags or a cubic yard of tied limbs for a free extra pickup will be waived. However, residents are only allowed to request one free extra pickup for April.To schedule an extra pickup, visit southbendin.gov/ywextrapickup or call 3-1-1. WhatsAppcenter_img By Brooklyne Beatty – March 26, 2021 1 279 South Bend’s annual yard waste collection season begins Thursday WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, March 29 – April 1Next articleThe Hoosier Gym in Knightstown a popular stop for NCAA fans Brooklyne Beatty Google+ Facebooklast_img read more

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Justice Friday looks at CAT program

first_imgSaint Mary’s students and staff gathered in the student center Friday to discuss the College Academy of Tutoring (CAT) program’s impact on Title One schools in the South Bend Community School Corporation as part of the Justice Fridays lecture series.Samira Payne, associate director of the Office of Civil and Social Engagement and director of CAT, led the discussion and prompted students with questions such as: “Did you feel like you had a teacher you could reach out to,” “Did you feel like school was a safe place for you?” and “How do you think poverty affects students?”“The CAT Program works with three particular schools in the South Bend area,” Payne said. “They’re actually primary and intermediate centers.”Title I schools have high numbers or percentages of children from low-income families, according to the U.S. Department of Education website, so they receive federal financial assistance to help the students meet state academic standards.According a worksheet given to students in attendance, 49.3 percent of students in the state of Indiana are eligible for free and reduced lunches.“Poverty is very cyclical. What is the number one way society tells you to improve your life?” Payne said. “They always say go to school, get a job so that you can improve your life, but if you are in a school, and this is your circumstance, how can you do that?“How can we task a third grader, a nine-year-old, to be doing this? They’re nine. This is not their responsibility. Our system is failing these students.”Although test scores are not the only indicator on the progress of students, Payne said those results still tell a story.“Graduation rates are lower, and that’s pretty significant,” she said. “It really impacts their experience.”Payne said volunteering with CAT gives [college] students an opportunity to step outside of their comfort zone, while also building skills working with students in South Bend schools.“It’s really important that we recognize it’s not necessarily that these student aren’t smart, but that they don’t necessarily have the same set of resources, and they haven’t yet found a person, or there isn’t that person in their lives who really is helping them to grow and learn and to build on those skills,” Payne said. “And so it’s really important that we start to recognize that, and when we’re working with students, it’s not that we see it as a fault within our students but that we see it as a fault within our system and what can we do to support our students.”Payne said CAT gives students in South Bend schools an opportunity to get a glimpse at college life and speak to college students.“That gives them that really cool opportunity to ask questions and dream bigger and really open their minds to [college],” Payne said. “It’s a really cool opportunity for everyone involved.”Tags: CAT, College Academy of Tutoring, Justice Friday, South Bend Community School Corporationlast_img read more

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5 savvy spending tips that won’t break the bank this season

first_img 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » The holiday season is in full swing and consumers are flooding the internet, local department stores and shopping malls in search of the perfect gifts for family and friends. While this is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year, it can turn into the most stressful time quite quickly. Although people want to buy what their loved ones want, it’s not always within the budget. Holiday spending is expected to reach 1.1 trillion dollars in the United States this year and while the rest of the nation is busy spending their hard earned cash, your credit union might encourage members to be smart with their finances. Here are 5 tips that will help members stay on budget this season.Set a budget.The first step to prevent overspending is setting a budget. Consider the total you can spend on gifts this year and then break it down to an amount that you can spend on each person. It’s important to keep this budget realistic. Your loved ones don’t need the newest smartwatch or expensive clothes to be happy. You can get them gifts that you know they’ll love without breaking the bank. Whether it be several smaller gifts or one reasonably priced gift, it is more than possible to get people the perfect gift on a budget. If there’s a specific gift that someone has asked for, search for discounts! There are hundreds of coupons and sales floating around, so it’s easy to save a few bucks if you’re willing to do some digging.last_img read more

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Ryanair released a promotional video about Zadar

first_imgThe popular low-cost airline Ryanair published a promotional video “Explore Zadar” on its YouTube channel, in which it shows the beauties of Zadar in two minutes.In the video, in addition to the famous symbols of Zadar, the Sea Organ and Greeting to the Sun, you can see the Archaeological Museum, the Museum of Ancient Glass, photo safaris, exploring Zadar by bike, gastronomic offer, Paklenica National Park and other tourist offer.Although the promotional video has not yet gone viral and has been viewed less than 1.000 times, it is now up to us as hosts to post it on our social networks and jointly promote Zadar.Related news: RYANAIR SHAKES TOUR OPERATORS IN EUROPE AND CHANGES GAME RULESlast_img read more

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Philippe Coutinho ‘hasn’t thought about’ future amid Arsenal transfer links

first_imgArteta is an admirer of Coutinho (Picture: Getty)‘Arsenal could be the best club with the style of football they play.‘Chelsea could be another good match, because of the way Frank Lampard sets up his team, so with that in mind, Arsenal or Chelsea would be the best solution for him.   ‘I don’t think he will go to Manchester City to be honest. Pep Guardiola would be able to get the best out of him but there are often times that he has been in a successful team already, and he hasn’t been able to show off as much as he would like.’Should Arsenal sign Coutinho?Yes0%No0%Share your resultsShare your resultsTweet your resultsFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.MORE: PSG defender Thiago Silva offered to Chelsea on free transferMORE: Arsenal winning race to sign Man Utd target Gabriel from Lille Metro Sport ReporterThursday 20 Aug 2020 5:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.5kShares Advertisement Coutinho is set to move on (Picture: Getty)Philippe Coutinho insists he ‘hasn’t thought about’ his future, despite reports linking him to Arsenal. The former Liverpool playmaker is gearing up for the Champions League final on Sunday, which will be the final game he plays for Bayern Munich. Bayern – who face Paris Saint-Germain in the final – opted against signing the Brazil international on a permanent basis and his parent club Barcelona, who he scored twice against in the quarter-finals, intend to offload him. Arsenal are thought to be one of the most interested clubs and a Premier League return is said to appeal to the 28-year-old. ADVERTISEMENTBut he insists he is purely focused on the task at hand, with Champions League glory in his sights.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘My mind is fully focused on the competition. It’s a unique opportunity for us. I’m very happy to be in the Champions League final,’ he told Esporte Interativo. Coutinho will be part of the Bayern side facing PSG (Picture: Getty Images)‘On my future, I haven’t thought about it because I’m only thinking about the final.’‘We are coming up against a great side,’ added Coutinho. ‘We (Neymar and Coutinho) haven’t spoken yet because of the match. I’m sure he is focused on his team and me on mine. ‘PSG is a very strong side with really quick forwards. I don’t even need to say how great of a player Neymar is because the whole world knows it. 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‘They also have a solid defence. It’ll be a great match, a great final.’Liverpool legend John Barnes thinks Arsenal are the ‘best fit’ for the attacker. ‘It is an exciting watch with what is going to happen with Philippe Coutinho this summer, they are many teams that are wanting to sign him,’ Barnes told BonusCodeBets ahead of Bayern’s semi-final clash with Lyon.‘I don’t think Tottenham would be interested, as I don’t know if the way that José Mourinho likes to play will suit him, as he likes the ball and having a lot of possession, whereas Mourinho doesn’t necessarily play that way.  center_img Comment Philippe Coutinho ‘hasn’t thought about’ future amid Arsenal transfer links Advertisementlast_img read more

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