What’s a smart specialism to be in?

first_imgIfthis really doesn’t appeal, then the other area to consider isdeveloping others. This is going to rely more heavily in the future on anability to facilitate others’ skills development using a range of techniques.This will mean face to face support, developing IT learning and also thestrategies to manage e- or distance learning which is a sophisticated process.AllisonSheard, consultant at Chiumento Consulting Group, writes:Themost important deciding factor in what you do should be what you enjoy most.Ifyou enjoy a generalist role and would like to earn more then it is probablyworth looking at which sectors pay best. Traditionally these would be theCity-based banking and finance sectors. Or you may be able to earn more as ageneralist with international experience, due to increasing globalisation, HRin this area continues to attract a premium.Asa specialism, compensation and benefits tends to be more highly paid than most,particularly when concerned with director’s rewards, as does consulting in thisfield. Combining the two in international comp and ben could be a good careermove. As could be working in the professions where recruitment and retention ofscarce talent is key. Iam currently in a generalist HR role, and enjoy all the disciplines involved,but am thinking the future lies in specialism. Which areas would you tip as thebig careers of the future in terms of earnings and employability?VicDaniels, director at Carr Lyons, writesAll the goodgeneralists benefit from undertaking work in a specialism at some stage oftheir career. If you want job satisfaction, I would suggest training anddevelopment – a huge growth area with lots of potential. If you want to earnmore money, move into compensation and benefits – the number of vacant jobsstill far outnumbers the supply of good quality people. Salaries are on the up!MargaretMalpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning, writes:Iwould suggest pay and benefits. It is one of the highest paid areas.It is also very interesting and, contrary to common view, requires imaginationand creativity, so it’s not at all boring! Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img What’s a smart specialism to be in?On 10 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Flash Floods Hit Oxfordshire

first_imgTorrential downpours hit Oxfordshire yesterday causing severe flooding and transport delays.Many train routes in and around Oxford have been cancelled or rerouted, leaving passengers stranded at stations, with National Rail advising people to avoid travelling where possible. Last night, many passengers stranded in Oxford and Banbury were forced to spend the night in a local school after some routes were deemed impassable. The disruption is forecast to continue until Sunday, with no alternative transport available.On the roads, drivers found many routes blocked due to poor weather conditions. Some of the major roads around Oxford continue to be affected today, including the A329, the A420, the B4450 and the B4495.The impact of the heavy rain has caused many events in Oxfordshire to be cancelled or rescheduled, including the annual Truck Festival in Steventon, and forecasters are predicting there is more rain yet to come.last_img read more

White Denim Announces 2019 West Coast Spring Tour

first_imgWhite Denim has announced their first batch of headlining tour dates for 2019. The rock band from Austin, Texas will perform nine shows across the western United States and Canada this spring, ahead of their previously announced concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on June 1st, in support of moe. and Mike Gordon.The two-week spring tour will begin with a show at Seattle, WA’s Neumos on April 17th, and continue throughout the remainder of the month before wrapping up with a gig at San Diego’s Belly Up on April 28th. Other scheduled stops on their upcoming spring tour include shows at Bellingham, WA’s Wild Buffalo (4/18); Vancouver, BC’s Rickshaw Theatre (4/19); Portland, OR’s Doug Fir Lounge (4/20); Petaluma, CA’s Mystic Theatre (4/23); Sacramento, CA’s Harlows (4/24); San Francisco, CA’s The Independent (4/25); and Los Angeles, CA’s Teragram Ballroom (4/26). Once & Future Band will support White Denim at their Petaluma, Sacramento, Los Angeles, and San Diego shows.Prior to their shows in April, White Denim will head over the pond to the United Kingdom and Ireland for an 11-date international tour throughout the month of February.White Denim’s 2018 tour dates have come in support of their eighth studio album, Performance, which the band released in late August via City Slang Records. The recent studio release has only further cemented the rock band as one of the most exciting live acts in the business, as they’ve spent the last few years touring extensively across the country as well as opening for The Revivalists, Umphrey’s Mcgee, and Eric Krasno, to name a few. White Denim has also enjoyed exposure on a larger scale, as the band recently performed on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.Pre-sale tickets for the newly announced shows go on sale tomorrow, November 28th at 10 a.m. (PST) here, by using the password “PERFORMANCE.”For more information on ticketing and a full list of White Denim’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.last_img read more

4 ways to sleep better tonight

first_img 25SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details It’s rare for any of us to say that we sleep well all the time. If you’re having trouble getting good rest, there could be a number of reasons why. Here are 4 things you can try to improve your sleep tonight.Hit the gym: When was the last time you went to the gym? If you’re not sleeping well, it’s probably time to get in gear and get back on your workout routine. 10 minutes of cardio on a regular basis is enough to dramatically improve your sleep routine.Ditch caffeine after lunch: If you’re like me, the morning doesn’t start without a cup of coffee, and it probably isn’t the only caffeine you consume throughout the day. While that’s great for starting your day, it can be awful when it comes to winding down your night. According to one study, caffeine within 6 hours of bedtime can be very disruptive to the quality of your sleep. Keep this in mind before you open that Diet Coke with dinner.Keep a journal: Occasionally, our sleep is affected by a mind that’s working overtime. Do you have trouble shutting down your thoughts when you lay in bed? If you find yourself replaying your day when your head hits the pillow, try writing some things down. Are there things you need to remember for tomorrow? Stop making your head work overtime and put those thoughts on paper.Make sleep more routine: It may not always be easy to do, but if you can make yourself go to bed and wake up at the same time every night, your body will adjust to this pattern and it will help you fall asleep and stay asleep better every night. Even though your weekend schedule can be sporadic, do your best to stick to your sleep schedule when you can.last_img read more

Dale Moss Calls Fiancee Clare Crawley a ‘Queen’ as They Get Coffee

first_img– Advertisement – Starting their new life together. The Bachelorette‘s Clare Crawley and her fiancé, Dale Moss, did something for the first time on Saturday, November 7, that most couples take for granted.“Grabbing our first coffee together,” the hairstylist, 39, captioned a video on Instagram showing the pair in a car wearing sweatshirts as they fooled around with a voice-changing app.Bachelorette's Dale Moss Calls Fiancee Clare Crawley a 'Queen' as They Grab 1st Coffee After Confirming EngagementDale Moss and Clare Crawley Courtesy Dale Moss/Instagram- Advertisement – “Can you be any effin cuter???” one fan commented on the post. “You give me hope.”“You guys are adorable. Super happy for you,” another wrote.The couple got engaged just two weeks into filming the new season of The Bachelorette, with the model getting down on one knee and proposing on the Thursday, November 5, episode.“From the moment I stepped out of the limo, this was special,” Moss told the California native. “I know without the shadow of a doubt that you would go to the end of the world for me and I’ve never had that. I’m so grateful for that. … I’ve thought a lot about my mother and what she would think about you. She would absolutely love you. All she’s ever wanted for me is someone who loves me unconditionally and who would be there for me no matter what. I know that I have that. And I love you.’”“I love you too. … The best is yet to come,” Crawley whispered before he got down on one knee to propose. “Put that ring on my finger, I’ve waited a lot of years for this,” she said, calling herself “Clare Moss” as he slipped the sparkler onto her left hand.In an interview with Good Morning America on Friday, November 6, Moss said he knew early on that he’d found The One.“After we had our first group date, in my mind and in my heart, everything was already written,” he admitted, saying there was “never a second thought” about proposing so soon.Crawley said in an Instagram Live on Thursday that she is “the happiest I’ve ever been.”Listen to Here For the Right Reasons to get inside scoop about the Bachelor franchise and exclusive interviews from contestants “All right, y’all, so who sounds higher? Say what up,” the former NFL player, 32, said in a low voice as he turned the camera to Crawley.“What up? What voice is it on? Normal?” the reality TV player replied in a deep voice.“This is giant voice,” Moss replied.- Advertisement – “Do I sound like a giant right now?” his fiancée asked.“You sound beautiful,” he responded. “You sound like a queen.”“Thank you,” she sang back to him.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Development on the crawl

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COVID-19: Swift, accurate government aid disbursement critical in avoiding spike in poverty

first_imgThe estimated poverty rate is based on CORE’s projection in its quarterly economic review that the country’s economy could grow by anywhere from minus 2 percent to 2 percent under an “optimistic scenario”. Current quarantine efforts could also tighten the pinch being felt by low-income workers who depend on daily wages for a living, Faisal said, making such aid crucial.Read also: World Bank calls for safety net, drastic action in Indonesia’s fight to contain COVID-19Some 1,528 people in the country had contracted the pneumonia-like disease with fatalities numbering 136 as of Tuesday afternoon. The Institute for Demographic and Poverty Studies (IDEAS) projected on Friday that COVID-19 cases would reach a total of 10,000 by April 20 and 50,000 cases by May 1 without any significant policy changes.Indonesia’s GDP growth is expected to significantly weaken this year as the spread of the novel coronavirus disease has disrupted business activity and slowed demand. The government has prepared for the worst-case scenarios, including zero growth this year, while the World Bank in its latest report projected Indonesia’s economic growth could slow to 2.8 percent. Economists and researchers are calling on the government to swiftly and accurately disburse its social aid for the underprivileged to prevent a sharp increase in the poverty rate as the COVID-19 pandemic is expected to hit the economy hard.Center of Reform on Economics (CORE) director Mohammad Faisal estimated on Monday that the poverty rate could jump beyond 10 percent, perhaps even to 15 percent, of the population from the current 9.22 percent if the government was late in rolling out aid for the poor. He compared the situation with the 1998 financial crisis when the poverty rate leaped to around 24 percent.“We worry that if unemployment and poverty increase, it could cause social unrest because of people’s anxiety and hunger,” Faisal told The Jakarta Post. “If we’re not careful in handling this, it could lead to unrest and crime.” Initially, the government targeted achieving 5.3 percent growth this year after recording sluggish expansion of 5.02 percent last year.The World Bank projected that slowdowns in the tourism, hotel, catering and manufacturing sectors in Indonesia could temporarily increase poverty during the first half of 2020.Read also: COVID-19 to slash Indonesia’s growth to 2.1% as millions may slip into poverty: World BankBroadly speaking, it estimated that more than 11 million people could fall into poverty in the East Asia-Pacific region, a stark contrast to its earlier forecast that growth would be sufficient to lift 35 million people out of poverty this year. The Washington, DC-based institution expects the region’s economic growth to plunge to a baseline scenario of 2.1 percent or in the worst instance a 0.5 percent contraction this year from 5.8 percent in 2019.The government has prepared a total of Rp 158.2 trillion (US$9.77 billion) in funds so far to finance the healthcare sector and safeguard individuals, workers and businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes two stimulus packages worth Rp 10.3 trillion and Rp 22.9 trillion, respectively.The government has also previously determined that underprivileged citizens would receive cash transfers (BLT). However, Coordinating Maritime Affairs and Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said on Tuesday it was still deliberating whether the assistance would be given to 20 or 40 percent of the overall low-income families across the country.The SMERU Research Institute wrote on Monday on its Twitter account that the government needed to diversify its data collection and distribution methods to ensure ease of access to the cash transfer given that poverty characteristics between regions vary.It said the government could source its data from the Social Affairs Ministry and ride-hailing platforms in addition to independently registered beneficiaries. The government could verify its applicants through their citizenship identity number (NIK) on identity cards and family cards.The government then could work with major telecommunications providers to spread text messages detailing the program’s criteria and registration process for those who have independently registered for the program, it added.Read also: More cash aid, stimuli needed to soften economic shocks of COVID-19: EconomistsAnother way to distribute the aid is to work with digital wallet financial technology (fintech) firms and minimarkets for urban residents while using conventional methods for rural ones, given the digital literacy and infrastructure gap between the two. Authorities could also disburse the aid through the government-backed branchless banking program Laku Pandai.“The COVID-19 pandemic can be a starting point for the central government and local authorities to become more serious in updating data, especially data on recipients of social protection,” the institute wrote. “Quoting President Jokowi’s statement, ‘data is a new form of wealth’.”Topics :last_img read more

BLOG: Online Voter Registration Hits Huge 100,000-user Milestone

first_img By: Pedro A. Cortés, Secretary of State BLOG: Online Voter Registration Hits Huge 100,000-user Milestone February 22, 2016 Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolfcenter_img Efficiency,  GO-TIME,  Government That Works,  The Blog,  Voting & Elections In less than six months since Governor Tom Wolf and I announced its launch, the state’s online voter registration site has logged more than 100,000 applications.Since August, more than 100,000 voters have discovered for themselves the ease and accessibility of online voter registration. At the same time, Pennsylvania’s counties have gained more accurate voter rolls and realized savings in processing applications.Approximately 60 percent of users have been eligible citizens registering for the first time, while the remaining 40 percent were voters making updates to their registration, such as a change of name, address or party affiliation.March 28 is the deadline to register or update their record before the April 26, 2016, primary election. I urge all eligible citizens to make use of the online voter registration site.Editorial boards across the state have joined county officials in praising Governor Wolf’s launch of the site:Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: “The state’s online registration offers convenience to everyone”Uniontown Herald-Standard: “Online voter registration is also expected to save money for taxpayers.”Beaver County Times: “Online voter registration is win-win.”Scranton Times-Tribune: “Online voter registration long overdue.”This tool provides us with the most accurate voter rolls possible as we approach the primary election. This is especially important with the volume of new registrations and updates that the counties process in a presidential election year.At a press conference last week celebrating this milestone, I was joined by Dauphin County Commissioner Mike Pries and Gerald D. Feaser Jr., Director of the Dauphin County Bureau of Registration and Elections.Director Feaser said online voter registration has greatly reduced the amount of time his staff spends processing paper applications and saved mailing costs.“We are mailing out fewer paper applications because when people call, we point them to the online registration site,” Feaser said. “Given the fact that this is a presidential election year and we are this close to the registration deadline, we are very pleased with that part of the process.”The online system, which is available in English and Spanish, is more secure for applicants because the form is transmitted directly to the appropriate county voter registration office for processing. The latest protocols in data security have been built into the system and are constantly monitored and updated.Because the online voter registration site is directly linked to PennDOT’s Motor Voter system, if an applicant has a driver’s license or PennDOT ID card, the signature already on file with PennDOT can immediately be linked to the voter record.Applicants who do not have a driver’s license or PennDOT ID card can print, sign and mail the completed online application to their county voter registration office. If they are not able to print the application, they may request that the Department of State mail them a signature card to complete and return to their county office.Register now at register.votespa.com. SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Affordable townhouses the key new community hub

first_imgAnise is being developed in Bridgeman Downs, will comprise 64 contemporary townhomes.Fragrant gardens filled with herbs and flowers to help residents keep their homes smelling sweet will be a key feature of AVJennings’ new Anise community.The development in Bridgeman Downs will offer 64 contemporary townhouses.Anise will take inspiration from its namesake, with plants including lavender, rosemary and mint to be planted in the community recreation hub, which will also feature a pool, lawn terrace, barbecue area and bike storage.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoA doTERRA essential oils package will be presented to every purchaser at handover, including star anise, lavender, peppermint and lemon oils, suitable for cooking, cleaning and aromatherapy.AVJennings chose Bridgeman Downs for its newest community to give young buyers an opportunity to secure a home in the neighbourhood where they grew up and downsizers a chance to move from a larger home to a lower maintenance lifestyle, while still enjoying all the facilities of the suburb.AVJennings national developments manager Angus Johnson said there was a real opening in the market for affordable, townhouse living in Bridgeman Downs.”The younger and older generations in Bridgeman Downs are seeking alternatives to acreage living and the traditional family home,” Mr Johnson said.“Anise Bridgeman Downs is an attractive proposition to new and existing residents who want lifestyle variety at an address close to the city and bounded by a hinterland outlook.“Until now there has been very little new development with great facilities at an affordable price point.”last_img read more

Location, luxury and low-care tick the boxes for boutqiue buyers

first_img Both luxury villas at 94 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters have now been sold. Inside Villa 2 which enjoys water views and easy access to Broadbeach.Strong sales were achieved on two spectacular waterfront villas at 94 Monaco St, Broadbeach Waters, with a $2.85 million contract signed on Villa 2 this week while Villa 1 sold furnished for $3.025 million last December.“The interest in these villas was a real mix – from families with teenagers through to empty nesters and single couples,” said Kollosche agent Jay Helprin who handled the sales with Ryan Ward and Troy Dowker.“The interest is always going to be high when you present something a bit special.” Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:45Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:45 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenWhat is the new HomeBuilder scheme?00:46High spec boutique residences are hot property across the Gold Coast where owner occupiers seeking low-maintenance luxury in prime locations.Developers are doing well out of the deal too, maximising returns with multiple homes on the one block fetching upwards of $1 million a piece. Each luxury duplex fetched $1.01 million at 15 Deauville Dr, Southport. The views on offer from the outdoor terrace at 1/15 Deauville Dr, Southport.A high-end duplex development at 15 Deauville Dr, Southport sold out this week, with each semi-detached home having achieved $1.01 million – a record price for a duplex in Southport. “People these days are time poor so low-maintenance properties are attractive,” said Ray White agent Glen Williams.“People are prepared to pay for quality and to have an easier walk-in, walk-out kind of lifestyle in a great location.” An open air lounge room will occupy the rooftop at The Palms.The contemporary coastal meets Palm Springs freestanding villas will feature an open plan design with high spec finishes over three levels, with an open air lounge room on the rooftop.“These kinds of boutique high-end offerings are becoming more prevalent now,” Mr Nielsen said.“Most of our buyers are coming out of Sydney and Brisbane and they’re really wanting to land the chopper from Palm Beach down to Currumbin and Tugun.” Construction is also underway on Omira’s Kingscliff development, St Bart’s, where four freestanding villas sold for $995,000 a piece within five days of launching in late February. Rendered drawings of The Palms boutique development approved for 18 Hooper Dr, Currumbin.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoSydney-based Omira Property Group is behind two boutique developments on the southern Gold Coast and Tweed Coast, both offering four high end villas in beachside hot spots.Launched last weekend, Villa 4 inside The Palms on Hooper St, Currumbin sold off the plan to a Gold Coast couple while Villas 1-3 are on the market priced between $975,000 and $995,000 each with handover due in June 2021. last_img read more