HR chiefs divided over outsourcing

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Senior HR leaders were split over the wisdom of outsourcing of HR at lastweek’s Boardroom HR conference in Birmingham. Former group HR director of BP Nick Starritt said the oil giant’s deal withUS outsourcing provider Exult has boosted the effectiveness of HR throughtighter control of costs and by allowing senior HR staff to focus oninnovation. “It enabled the HR function to have our people work in service ofunprecedented business outcomes,” said Starritt. BP has cut its unit costper employee from $4,000 to $2,500, he said. Under the deal, HR was segmented into 18 processes including recruitment,training and compensation and benefits, which were standardised where possibleand focused more on adding value. Starritt said outsourcing allowed BP to exploit the capital of Exult neededto fund the development of service centres and Internet technology. This inturn had boosted the role of HR at board level. However, Vance Kearney, vice-president of HR at Oracle UK, argued thatoutsourcing of HR is a hindrance to the function gaining a boardroom seat. “How do you implement an HR database that can be aligned with a company’sfinancial system and other parts of a company if it is outsourced?” heasked. “By investing in a central HR database there is no need to outsource.Ultimately I do not buy outsourcing – what added value does it bring?” HR chiefs divided over outsourcingOn 9 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Jake Engel of Dixie State Baseball Named RMAC Player of the Week

first_img Written by Brad James Tags: Colorado State Pueblo Thunderwolves/Dixie State Baseball/Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Player of the Week April 2, 2019 /Sports News – Local Jake Engel of Dixie State Baseball Named RMAC Player of the Week Engel, a junior infielder out of Tucson, Ariz., batted .545 and added two home runs and 11 RBI against the Colorado State Pueblo-Thunderwolves, a series the Trailblazers split 2-2. This season, for the 22-8 (12-4 in RMAC play) Trailblazers, Engel is batting .410 and has amassed 12 home runs and 37 RBI. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Tuesday, Dixie State baseball junior first baseman/outfielder Jake Engel was named as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s player of the week for his achievements this past weekend.last_img read more

U.S. Fleet Forces Announces 2010 Sailors of Year

first_img View post tag: fleet Authorities View post tag: Naval View post tag: Announces Commander, U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF), announced the 2010 U.S. Fleet Forces Command Fleet Sea and Shore Sailors of the Year (SOY) April 1. Adm. J.C. Harvey, Jr., announced the winners during a ceremony at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in Norfolk, Va.“It is our Sailors who are the heart and soul of our Navy,” said Harvey. “These Sailors are the ones who bring meaning to the words: Honor, Courage, and Commitment. They are the ones who set the example for all of us.”Construction Electrician First Class (SCW) Leonardo Calderon, of Guadalajara, Mexico, assigned to 31st Seabee Readiness Group, was named Fleet Shore SOY; and Aircraft Survival Equipmentman First Class (SW/AW) Amy Davis, of Lowell, Mass., assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 87, was named Fleet Sea SOY.The announcement came at the conclusion of a week of activities designed to highlight the individual accomplishments of the 12 finalists.Those events included social functions sponsored by local Hampton Roads military and civilian supporters and a review board for each candidate to determine who would be chosen to represent USFF as the Fleet Sea and Shore SOYs. “It’s indescribable,” said Davis. “I am so thankful for the recognition today and all those who supported me. I can’t even put it into words.”The USFF SOY program recognizes the best and brightest Sailors throughout USFF. A total of 12 candidates, six sea-based and six shore-based, competed for the two honors.“This is an amazing honor to stand here and represent the Seabees,” said Calderon. “The things you learn and the people that are around, to be considered amongst the top with the caliber of leaders that are here, has me in awe. I still can’t believe it.”Calderon and Davis were awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals, presented by Harvey and USFF Fleet Master Chief (SW/AW) Michael Stevens, for their selection as Fleet SOYs.The winners acknowledged that without the support of their commands and families, this accomplishment would not be possible.“I have a tremendous support system at home. My husband is in the Navy and he has backed me up and stood by me 100 percent,” said Davis. “The Navy is a team effort and somebody obviously gets to rise to the top but without your friends, Sailors, and your shipmates you can’t do this by yourself.” Davis will be meritoriously advanced to the rank of chief petty officer and Calderon will go on to the next round of competition at the Vice Chief of Naval Operations Shore SOY competition in May, held in Washington D.C.(navy)[mappress]Source: navy,April 6, 2011; View post tag: News by topic April 6, 2011 View post tag: 2010 View post tag: forcescenter_img U.S. Fleet Forces Announces 2010 Sailors of Year View post tag: US View post tag: sailors Back to overview,Home naval-today U.S. Fleet Forces Announces 2010 Sailors of Year View post tag: Navy View post tag: Year Share this articlelast_img read more

Dissident philosopher protests outside Balliol

first_imgJulius Tomin, a well-known Czech political philosopher and classical scholar, protested today for the third day on Broad Street, claiming that Oxford academics were suppressing his radical reinterpretation of Plato and the Western tradition. Tomin, 77, has slept on the street outside Balliol College in protest.A political dissident and reformist Christian Communist, he peacefully resisted the Czech secret police in the 60s and 70s with the aid of prominent Oxford philosophers, being sent to prison several times. He has protested in Oxford several times in recent years and has dedicated his retirement to promoting new and radical readings of ancient philosophy.His study in Oxford of rarely read German scholars and, he claims, his ability to read Greek “while thinking Greek, not like these Oxford professors who only translate” led to a total reversal in his understanding of Plato. This, he claims, has been silenced and suppressed to avoid academic embarrassment since the late 80s.Tomin, who previously gave high profile lectures to Oxford dons and publicly in a Swindon pub, hopes to be invited to speak by Oxford students on his new ‘revolutionary’ paper on Plato’s ‘Parmenides’ dialogue. He may be reached via his website.last_img read more

John Holdren returns to Harvard Kennedy School

first_imgJohn Holdren, former national science adviser to President Barack Obama, will rejoin the Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) faculty as the Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy. The appointment, announced by HKS Dean Douglas W. Elmendorf, began Feb. 15, 2017.Holdren has spent the past eight years as the senior adviser to Obama on science and technology issues, in roles that included Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). He is the longest serving presidential science advisor in U.S. history, surpassing Vannevar Bush, who served in the Roosevelt and Truman administrations.Holdren will join Dan Schrag in co-directing the Program on Science, Technology, and Public Policy at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at HKS. He also was a professor in Harvard’s Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences and Director of the independent, nonprofit Woods Hole Research Center before joining the Obama administration.last_img read more

Watch Ruthie Ann Miles & Conrad Ricamora Perform a Number from Here Lies Love

first_imgNothing like an in-office dance workout on a Monday afternoon! Ruthie Ann Miles, Conrad Ricamora and the cast of Here Lies Love stopped by MyFoxNY to discuss and perform a number from the musical. During the off-Broadway show, which tells the rags to riches story of former First Lady of the Philippines Imelda Marcos, the actors aren’t the only ones moving around. “Imelda loved to dance,” Miles explains, “and so it’s pretty easy to imagine that we put it in a disco, so the audience gets to participate and dance with us the whole time.” They also revealed which TV mogul joined them on the floor and can’t stop talking about the show. Get up from your desk and dance along to their rendition of “Child of the Philippines” below! Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 3, 2015 Related Shows Here Lies Love View Commentslast_img read more

Matthew James Thomas & Derek Klena Return to Diner

first_img View Comments We now have casting for the previously reported Delaware incarnation of the Sheryl Crow-Barry Levinson musical Diner! Matthew James Thomas (Pippin) and Derek Klena (Wicked) are back as Fenwick and Boogie, respectively, after playing the roles in the show’s world premiere at Virginia’s Signature Theatre. This new production will run December 2 through December 27 at the Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington, Delaware.The company will also include the return of Aaron Finley as Billy, along with Noah Weisberg as Shrevie (instead of Josh Grisetti), Ari Brand as Eddie (instead of Adam Kantor) and Ethan Slater as Modell (instead of Bryan Fenkart). Rounding out the cast will be Jacqueline Beatrice Arnold, John E. Brady, Matt Dengler, Nate Golden, Joshua Franklin, Erika Henningsen, Anne Horak, John Leone, Brynn O’Malley, Stephanie Martignetti, Jenna Pastuszek, Jonathan Shew, Tess Soltau and Curtis Wiley.Based on Levinson’s 1982 film, with direction and choreography by Kathleen Marshall, a book by Levinson and music and lyrics by Crow, Diner tells the story of burgeoning adulthood and friendship. Christmas, Baltimore: 1959. A circle of childhood friends reunite for the upcoming wedding of one of them. Well, only if his fiancée passes a football trivia test. From the comfort of their all-night diner, the men, now in their early-twenties, confront the realities of adulthood: marriage, careers, money and the ever-mysterious opposite sex. But no matter where life takes them, they know they’re welcome back at the diner, the one place they’ll always belong.The tuner was initially Broadway-bound; this second engagement suggests Diner is once again aimed at the Great White Way.last_img read more

Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador Increase Police Cooperation against Crime

first_imgBy Dialogo December 08, 2010 The chiefs of police of Peru, Chile, Argentina, and Ecuador met in Lima to exchange information in the fight against transnational crime and about citizen safety, the Peruvian interior minister, Miguel Hidalgo, announced. “The police chiefs’ visit is an opportunity to exchange information in the fight against transnational crime, strengthen ties of cooperation and mutual-aid agreements, and strengthen citizen safety,” the minister told the press. The director of the Carabineros, the Chilean national paramilitary police force, Eduardo Gordón, the commandant-general of the Ecuadorean Police, Fausto Franco López, the director-general and commandant-general of the Argentine Gendarmes, Héctor Bernabé, and the director of the Peruvian Police, Gen. Raúl Becerra, participated in the meeting. The top-ranking police chiefs received decorations from the Interior Ministry in recognition of their collaboration with the Peruvian police. In addition, the police chiefs were received by President Alan García in a private meeting at the Government Palace.last_img read more

How often does your CEO meet with your IT director?

first_imgThe reason why I’m asking this question is because even as financial service businesses recognize the centrality that cybersecurity must play in their operations, a recent survey released by The Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC) indicates that CEO’s remain resistant to having their Chief IT person report directly to them. In fact, according to the 2018 survey of Chief Information Security Officers, just 8% of all cybersecurity heads at financial service businesses report directly to the CEO.This is a real head scratcher to me since we’ve seen numerous examples, such as the breach of Equifax, of reputations destroyed and companies damaged as a result of cybersecurity mishaps. Reporting structures are not changing even as a majority of CISO’s report to their Board of Directors at least quarterly, sometimes more. Perhaps it’s time for Boards to emphasize base line technical knowledge as one of the attributes they look for in their top leadership. Not everyone needs to be Bill Gates but it is increasingly important for organizational leaders to know what questions to ask. continue reading » 9SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Breaking Travel News interview: João Carlos Pó Jorge, managing director, LAM – Mozambique Airlines | Focus

first_imgVoters at the World Travel Awards have honoured LAM – Mozambique Airlines with a prestigious trophy, with Breaking Travel News here chatting to managing director, João Carlos Pó Jorge, to find out moreBreaking Travel News: Congratulations – LAM – Mozambique Airlines has been recognised as offering Africa’s Leading In-flight Magazine by voters at the World Travel Awards. How does it feel to have won? – Advertisement – It also takes the customer into the arts and literary world while at the same time introducing and thereby encouraging celebrated, young and upcoming musicians, artists and writers.BTN: How useful are accolades such as the World Travel Awards in promoting the airline to a global aviation community?JCPJ: They’re very useful and instrumental. They give the global aviation community an invaluable insight of the national carrier and the people, places, history, cultures, works of art and literature…etc. it represents. It also educates the travelling public about the airline.  BTN: What do we have to look forward to from Mozambique Airlines next year? What plans do you have to ensure you win again in 2021?JCPJ: LAM will continue on improving the quality and content of Indico. An assortment of exciting and educating articles covering various subjects of interest to our customers will be published. We will endeavour to maintain the momentum and progress eve further based on the feedback of our customers.More InformationFind out more about Mozambique Airlines on the official website. BTN: Can you tell me a little about the publication, Iindico, what makes it so special?JCPJ: Indico encompasses a wide variety subjects that are of interest to our customers from different walks of life. Indico acquaints the traveller with places, cultures, gastronomy, nature, flora and fauna…etc.- Advertisement – João Carlos Pó Jorge: It is rewarding. It is a testimony to our continuous effort to improve the travel experience of its customers. The award motivates LAM – Mozambique Airlines to do more, and further improve the quality and content of the publication. – Advertisement –center_img OlderBreaking Travel News interview: Glenn Mandziuk, chief executive, Thompson Okanagan Tourism Region – Advertisement –last_img read more