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first_imge-HROn 7 Sep 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Thisweek’s E-HRIt pays to outsource payCase study: Loughborough University About the organisationLoughborough Universityis one of the country’s largest educational establishments, with 12,000 studentsand 3,000 employees, spread across a 386-acre campus. The aimToimplement a new HR and payroll management system that would cater for currentand future requirements. The university had specific criteria for the suppliercompany. As well as  an organisation with which itcould build a long-term relationship, the supplier had to have a track recordin HR and payroll management in higher education. The service it provided wouldnot involve a third party for consultancy needs, and, ideally, the supplierwould be UK-based. “Wealso had to meet the challenge of funding,” says Val Blackett, the university’s director of corporateinformation services. “The problems of lack of money within highereducation are well documented, and we needed a highly cost-effective solution.”System supplierNottingham-basedMidland HR & Payroll Solutions is an established provider of HR managementand payroll applications. It also offers bureau and managed services andprocesses more than 82,000 payslips every month. The approachMidlandimplemented its Trent integrated HR and payroll system, and put Loughboroughthrough a number of parallel runs before going live in April 2003.”Becausepayroll and HR used to be managed on separate systems, a whole raft of administrative duties were calledfor,” explains Blackett.”Codes and processes were different for each and there were manyassociated logistical problems.”The solutionThesystem now pays all the university’s 3,000 employees, and runs three payrolls:one monthly, one four-weekly, and one for claims. “Twosystems have merged into one and staff can be better deployed,” says Blackett. UsingTrent,payroll information such as payments and deductions, grades and pension schemememberships may be inherited from within the organisation structure. Theseinherited items can then be overridden or entered at any level. The systemretains a full employee pay history.The bottom line”Iknow we’re doing something right when the bursar tells me that he is verypleased because he can now get better information thanks to Trent,and that he can get it more quickly,” says Blackett. “The HR department can look at farmore strategic issues that deal with the university’s policies, rather than spendingtime on administration.”Whileno product delivers everything specifically that a customer would wish, Midlandhas worked with us to achieve our objectives. We have built a partnership thatwe look forward to further developing as we incorporate additional modules androll out facilities to the whole university,” adds Blackett.Product of the month: HR DashboardWhat is it?A computer application that creates a portalwhich can extract data from various HR systems and information sources andcreate reports from it. Designed to mimic a car dashboard, withyour main key performance indicators set up as dials, an alert systemidentifies problem areas, enabling HR to be more proactive.Who developed it?TheHR profession played a huge part in the creation of the product. An HR managerwithin IT resourcingcompany KPC was complaining to sales director Paul Finch that it took too longto get information on headcount, leave of absence and employee turnover. Finchput together a team to realise his HR manager’s wish list, and HR Dashboard(the company and product) was born.What areas can it help me in?Headcount,employee turnover, performance review, training, recruitment, holidays – prettymuch every area of HR, in fact. It makes it far easierto share information and helps demonstrate HR’s impact on the bottom line. How much does it cost? Pricingwill be based on the number of users. Goto www.hrdashboard.comResearch snapshotOnline jobseeker salaries soarTheaverage online jobseeker is just under 34 years old (33.6, up from 31.9 in2003), has 12 years of work experience (up from 10.6 in 2003) and earns £34,594on average (up from £22,494 in 2003), according to the summer 2004 National OnlineRecruitment Audience Survey (Noras),produced by Enhance Media, a training and consultancy company specialising inonline recruitment.Thesurvey features information from the website of recruitment consultancy BlueArrow, which is the first high street agency to participate in the study.  The release of the results coincides with a relaunch of the Noras website, where you can nowdownload the latest and previous results booklets as free pdf (portable document format) files direct to yourdesktop. www.noras.co.ukData mine: PensionsOccupational Pensions Regulator Authority(OPRA) www.opra.gov.ukOnline presence for the body that superviseslegal requirements of occupational pensions. It features aspecial section on stakeholder pensions and also has a facility to trace apension. Department for Work & Pensions (DWP)www.dwp.gov.ukFora subject that’s hard to find your way around in the real world, the DWP hasdone a good job when it comes to navigation on its website. Lots of cross-linking with other government-related sites.National Association of Pension Funds www.napf.co.ukTheprincipal UKbody that represents the interests of the employer-sponsored pensions movement. Members can enter the discussionarea and the ‘local groups’ section tells you about initiatives and activitiesin your area. Pensions Ombudsman www.pensions-ombudsman.org.ukMight not sound like the most enticing site onthe worldwide web, but it’s an important one. It explains theombudsman’s powers  and how the procedures work,and there are some useful download documents.Pensions Advisory Service www.opas.org.ukMore for pension holders, but some usefulsections. The ‘press release’ area will help keep you up-to-datewith developments and the ‘FAQs‘give some insight as to the main pension concerns of employees. InstallationsDevonCounty Council has become one of the first local authorities to implementspecialised training and development software to help manage training for its16,000 employees. It has implemented a tailored version of Snowdrop System’sFoundation for training administration and employee development, and Fountainexecutive for performancemanagement and succession planning. www.snowdrop.co.ukBycreating a blended learning programme incorporating e-learning, telecoms giant Equant has been able to trainmore than 8,500 employees globally and save $6.5m (£3.6m). It integratedelements of instructor-led training with generic and company-specifice-learning, and then supplemented it with an around-the-clock expert mentoringservice. Equant partneredwith e-learning provider SkillSoftfor the mentoring service and generic e-learning content. www.skillsoft.comTop resourceAlthoughthe full-blown version doesn’t go live until December, HR professionals cancheck out a Beta version of Emerald Publishing’s new management resource centrenow. The company claims Emerald Management Xtra will offer the biggest and most comprehensivecollection of peer-reviewed management journals and support resources. www.emeraldinsight.com/emx  Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Added money for SportMods Saturday at DCRP

first_imgBy Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – The United Wireless IMCA Sport Modifieds will have a little extra incentive to reach the front during Saturday’s Pack the Stands night at Dodge City Raceway Park as extra money has been added to their purse for the Aug. 31 event.Saturday’s card, which offers free admission to Dodge City residents, also includes the track’s other championship chase divisions of IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets with racing action going green at 7:30 p.m. An extra $500 has been added to the United Wireless IMCA SportMod purse on Saturday night by an anonymous donor.Two hundred of the added $500 will go to the feature winner to bring the victor’s total take to $500. One hundred dollars has been added to both second and third place with 50 dollars added to both fourth and fifth, bringing the total payout for second through fifth to $325, $275, $200 and $175, respectively.The United Wireless IMCA Sport Modified division has featured highly competitive racing action on a regular basis in 2013 with seven different drivers reaching victory lane in 10 feature events thus far.Austin Walker has made the visit to victory lane most often with three triumphs while Mike Shenberger has scored a pair of wins. Single triumphs have been claimed by Jeff Kaup, Clay Sellard, Andy Barton, Clay Money and Randle McRoberts.While he has notched only one victory, Kaup has posted seven other finishes among the top four including three runner-up showings to amass a point lead of 65 markers over Toby Witthuhn with Matthew Crowell, Walker and Josh Appel also among a tightly-bunched top five in points.Admission to Saturday’s action for those who are not residents of Dodge City is $10 for adults while children 11 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.Only one night of DCRP racing action remains after this Saturday’s card, that being the Sept. 28 Jerry Soderberg Championship Memorial event that includes the URSS Sprint Cars along with the track’s IMCA Modifieds, SportMods and Stock Cars, Thunder Cars and Hornets.last_img read more

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Fire in BSNL exchange in Chennai connectivity hit

first_imgChennai: A fire in the Harbour Telephone Exchange of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd (BSNL) on Thursday has affected mobile, landline and broadband connectivity in that area, the state-run telecommunications company said. According to the statement issued here, restoration activities are being undertaken on war footing but it may take a week’s time to restore the services. The exchange has 35,000 capacity with 29,000 working lines and 3,000 broadband connections. No human causalities are reported and the fire was doused after ten fire engines and nearly hundred fire men were pressed into service. The fire is suspected to have emanated from the first floor, which was locked, BSNL said. The cables in the exchange room were gutted completely before the fire was extinguished.last_img read more

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Shutdown less likely as Senate closes in on budget agreement

first_imgWASHINGTON – Buoyed by the sudden likelihood of a budget pact, lawmakers are on track to avoid a repeat of last month’s government shutdown — though President Donald Trump unexpectedly raised the possibility of closing things down again if he can’t have his way on immigration.“I’d love to see a shutdown if we can’t get this stuff taken care of,” Trump declared Tuesday, repeating the sentiment for emphasis.Trump’s comments were strikingly disconnected from the progress on Capitol Hill, where the House passed a short-term spending measure Tuesday night and Senate leaders were closing in on a larger, long-term pact ahead of a Thursday night deadline. The broader agreement would award whopping spending increases to both the Pentagon and domestic federal programs, as well as approve overdue disaster relief money and, perhaps, crucial legislation to increase the government’s borrowing limit and avoid possible default.Democratic leaders have dropped their strategy of using the funding fight to extract concessions on immigration, specifically on seeking extended protections for the “Dreamer” immigrants who have lived in the country illegally since they were children. Instead, the Democrats prepared to cut a deal that would reap tens of billions of dollars for other priorities — including combatting opioids — while taking their chances on solving the immigration impasse later.Tuesday night’s 245-182 House vote, mostly along party lines, set the machinery in motion. The six-week stopgap spending bill contains increases for the military that long have been demanded by Trump and his GOP allies. But the measure appears increasingly likely to be rewritten by the Senate to include legislation implementing the brewing broader budget pact.House Democrats cancelled a scheduled three-day retreat on Maryland’s Eastern Shore to develop a strategy for the midterm elections. A spokeswoman blamed the cancellation on “the pressing issues Congress will likely vote on over the next three days.”The budget negotiations, conducted chiefly by the Senate’s top leaders, Republican Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and Chuck Schumer of New York, have intensified in recent days — and the looming government shutdown at midnight Thursday added urgency to the talks. In addition to the military and domestic spending, the deal taking shape would approve overdue disaster relief money and, perhaps, crucial legislation to increase the government’s borrowing limit and avoid possible default.Both McConnell and Schumer reported progress Tuesday morning.“I think we’re on the way to getting an agreement and getting it very soon,” said McConnell.Prospects for dealing with immigration, however, were as fuzzy as ever. The Senate is slated next week to begin a debate to address the dilemma of immigrants left vulnerable by the looming expiration of former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.Weeks of bargaining have left the two parties divided over how to extend protections for such Dreamer immigrants and a court ruling has blunted a March 5 deadline.McConnell said Tuesday that while he hopes “we will end up having something,” he was unsure if any proposed measure would get the 60 votes needed for approval.On Tuesday, White House chief of staff John Kelly threw fuel on the dispute as he defended Trump’s proposed solution. The retired general noted the White House proposal would expand protection for some 1.8 million immigrants. That group includes both the 690,000 currently shielded and also “the people that some would say were too afraid to sign up, others would say were too lazy to get off their asses, but they didn’t sign up,” he said.No. 2 Senate Democratic leader Dick Durbin of Illinois, his party’s chief immigration negotiator, bristled at the comment.“I’m sorry for that characterization. It doesn’t surprise me from Gen. Kelly,” he said.The budget talks appeared to be going more smoothly.GOP defence hawks were prevailing over the party’s depleted ranks of deficit hawks, championing major new spending on military programs. Democrats, meanwhile, leveraged their influence to increase spending for domestic priorities such as combating opioid misuse.The result could be the return of trillion-dollar deficits for the first time since Obama’s first term.The stopgap spending bill would keep the government open through March 23 to allow time to write and pass detailed follow-up “omnibus” legislation to fund the government through the Sept. 30 end of the fiscal year.The prospective longer-term budget agreement would give both the Pentagon and domestic agencies relief from a budget freeze that lawmakers say threatens military readiness and training as well as domestic priorities such as combating opioid abuse and repairing the government’s troubled health care system for veterans.The temporary funding measure would also reauthorize funding for community health centres, which enjoy widespread bipartisan support.Aides in both parties said the budget measure may also contain a provision to raise the government’s $20.5 trillion borrowing limit. Legislation to increase the debt ceiling is always a headache, especially for House GOP leaders whose rank and file have in the past used the votes to register objection to deficit spending.Another likely addition is more than $80 billion in long-overdue hurricane relief for Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico, a top priority of lawmakers in both parties.Under Congress’ arcane ways, a broad-brush agreement to increase legally binding spending “caps” — which would otherwise keep the budgets for the military and domestic agencies essentially frozen — would be approved, then followed by a far more detailed catchall spending bill that would take weeks to negotiate.It’s clear that Senate Democrats have no appetite for another government shutdown. Their unity splintered during last month’s three-day closure.House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., had linked progress on the budget with action to address the immigration program, but other Democrats are beginning to agitate for delinking the two, lest the opportunity for a budget pact be lost. And having tried and failed to link progress on the budget to DACA during last month’s government shutdown battle, many Democrats aren’t spoiling for a repeat.“It’s hard. If we can get a good deal that funds disaster relief, funds domestic priorities, funds the opioid crisis it would be a difficult call,” said Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash. “DACA’s important and it ought to get done. But what’s the path?”Schumer said he and Pelosi are “working from the same page,” appearing to discount speculation that she might oppose the coming pact.___AP Writers Jill Colvin, Ken Thomas and Darlene Superville contributed.last_img read more

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Officials meet with GM chief over plant closing

first_imgWASHINGTON — Ohio officials in Congress have met in Washington with General Motors’ chief executive in their bid to keep a northeastern Ohio assembly plant from closing.GM announced last week that it will stop making the Chevy Cruze at its Lordstown plant by March and is considering closing the plant for good. It is part of a massive restructuring for the Detroit-based automaker.Republican Sen. Rob Portman and Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown say they urged GM’s Mary Barra Wednesday to consider bringing other products to Lordstown. Democratic Rep. Tim Ryan, whose district includes the plant, also met with Barra.Portman also contacted President Donald Trump and his labour secretary.GM has about 1,500 people left at its Lordstown operation. Barra says the company is focused on relocation and training opportunities for affected workers.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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Taylor resident requests zoning bylaw variance for chickens and rooster

first_imgTAYLOR, B.C. – At a District of Taylor Council meeting, on Monday, Council heard from a citizen requesting for a variance to a zoning bylaw.Tammy Smith is requesting that Council makes a variance to the zoning bylaw to accommodate her chickens and one rooster, this following a complaint the District had received from an undisclosed resident.The District did not disclose the specific complaint but did list their own reasons for not allowing a rooster within District limits, such as noise issues. As for the limit of chickens, Council said they referred to other communities and found that six was a good maximum to keep down on smell and noise.Smith says she keeps her coop and yard clean by using wood shavings and proper ventilation, so there would be no concern for a smell. As for noise, her chickens are locked up at night until mid-morning.The matter is now before the Protection Committee for further review.last_img read more

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Cong believed in insulting institutions its desire for power cost nation greatly

first_imgNew Delhi: Accusing the Congress of insulting institutions, including Parliament, judiciary, media and the armed forces, when it was in power, Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged people to think wisely before casting their vote in the Lok Sabha elections beginning April 11.His government has changed things as it puts institutions above everything else, the prime minister said in a blog post. “As you go to vote – remember the past and how one family’s desire for power cost the nation so greatly. If they could do it then, they can surely do it now,” Modi wrote. “Think wisely: From the press to parliament. From soldiers to free speech. From the constitution to the courts. Institutional insult is the Congress way.” “Everyone is wrong, only the Congress is correct,” he said, taking a dig at the principal opposition party. India has seen that whenever dynastic politics has been powerful, institutions have taken a severe beating, he said. Referring to parliamentary proceedings, he said, “The nation knows the numerical dynamics of both houses. It is clear that when a non-dynasty party [has a] higher number, its tendency to work more is visible … which were the forces disrupting the House and why.” Discussing the freedom of expression, the prime minister alleged that dynastic parties have never been comfortable with a free and vibrant press. “No wonder, the very first constitutional amendment brought in by the Congress government sought to curtail free speech. Speaking truth to power, which is the hallmark of a free press was seen as vulgar and indecent,” Modi wrote. He pointed out that the UPA years saw the bringing of a law that could land you in prison for posting anything offensive . “A tweet against the son of a powerful UPA minister could land innocent citizens in jail … the nation watched with horror when a few youngsters were arrested for expressing their true feelings at a programme in Karnataka, where the Congress is sharing power,” he said. Modi said he wants to tell the Congress that “no amount of intimidation” will change the ground realities.last_img read more

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BJP activists son found hanging from tree in Purulia

first_imgArsha (WB): A BJP activist’s son was found hanging from a tree on Thursday morning in Arsha block of Purulia district, police said. Sishupal Singh (22), the son of a BJP activist and local panchayat committee member, was missing since Wednesday, Purulia Superintendent of Police (SP) Akash Magharia said. “A missing complaint was filed by Singh’s family members Wednesday evening. He was spotted hanging from a tree on the outskirts of Senabona village around 9am by the locals, who then reported the matter to the police station,” he said. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja It’s a case of “unnatural death” and the body has been sent for post mortem, the SP said, adding that an investigation has been initiated into the matter. Last June, Dulal Kumar, a member of the saffron party, was also found hanging from a power transmission tower in Purulia district’s Dava village. The state CID started an investigation into Dulal’s death, following a huge protest by the BJP. Soon after, Joy Biswas was replaced by Magharia as the district superintendent of police.last_img read more

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Priyanka holds strategy meeting in Amethi welcomes new entrants in Congress

first_imgAmethi (UP): Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi held detailed parleys with senior party leaders Friday to finalise the campaign strategy of her brother and party chief, Rahul Gandhi, who is seeking reelection from the constituency. A senior Congress leader, who was present at the closed-door meeting, said she gave new directives and finalised the strategy of the party in the constituency and took feedback on the preparations for the election on May 6. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details During a five-hour meeting, she told local leaders a 20-member team from Delhi is here to review the progress in the responsibilities given to party functionaries. Priyanka Gandhi arrived in Amethi from New Delhi this morning and held the meeting with party office-bearers at the Congress office in Gauriganj area. She consulted senior party leaders and exchanged notes. In a development the party is viewing as a good sign, Bhalchandra Yadav, former Samajwadi Party MP from Sant Kabir Nagar, Vijay Pasi, who had contested Vidhan Sabha election on SP ticket last time, and Swaminath Yadav who has contested Vidhan Sabha election thrice joined Congress in presence of Priyanka Gandhi. Welcoming the new entrants in the party, she asked them and other Congress leaders to move out in the constituency and ensure the victory of Rahul Gandhi with a big margin.last_img read more

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Three candidates in Delhi do not have college degrees

first_imgNEW DELHI: Among the candidates contesting for Lok Sabha polls in Delhi, three dont have college degrees– two are BJP candidates Gautam Gambhir and Hans Raj Hans while third is Congress candidate Mahabal Mishra who has a Pre-University Certifiacte (PUC).While AAP candidate from North-West (Reserved) Parliamenatry Constituency Gugan Singh is class 8 pass.The May 12 Lok Sabha polls in the national capital will involve a contest between Delhi’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party, the Congress party and the Bharatiya Janata Party which won all the seven seats in 2014. Five of them are re-contesting this year. Former cricketer Gambhir, in his nomination affidavit, has said that his “degree (was) not completed”. The 37-year-old is contesting in East Delhi against the AAP’s Atishi, 37, who holds a Master of Science (2006) degree from Oxford University. The Congress has named 50-year-old Arvinder Singh Lovely, a B.A. Political Science graduate from Delhi University. Hans Raj Hans, a matric pass (1978), is contesting from the North West Delhi seat. He will face the AAP’s Class 8 pass 70-year-old Gugan Singh. The Congress has named 53-year-old M.Sc. holder Rajesh Lilothia from the seat. For the West Delhi seat, the Congress has named 65-year-old Mahabal Mishra, with a pre-university certificate (Intermediate course) from Bihar. Mishra will face 41-year-old Parvesh Sahib Singh, a MBA holder, and the AAP’s 47-year-old Balbir Singh Jakhar, with a L.L.B degree. In the remaining four seats, the fight is between degree holders. In the Chandini Chowk parliamentary seat, BJP’s 64-year-old sitting MP Harsh Vardhan — a medical graduate from Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Memorial Medical College, Kanpur, and a Master of Surgery in Otorhinolaryngology (1983) — is contesting against the AAP’s 52-year-old Pankaj Gupta, a Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics (1987) from Allahabad. The Congress has fielded 74-year-old J.P. Agarwal, holding a degree in Bachelor of Arts (1960) from Delhi University’s Hansraj College. North East Delhi will see a contest between three master degree holders. AAP’s 38-year-old Dilip Pandey, holding a Master of Computer Application degree (2005) from Bhopal, is facing three-time Delhi Chief Minister and Congress leader Sheila Dikshit. The 81-year-old completed her post graduation in history from Delhi University in 1959.last_img read more

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