Allied Carpets goes online to recruit

first_img Previous Article Next Article Allied Carpets is rolling out an online recruitment system to its 220 UKstores, in a bid to attract more candidates. The firm usually recruits between 15 and 20 new staff every month. Theappointments range from warehouse workers to senior management. It needs to attract applicants at every level, and said it must ensure eachvacancy is placed on the most appropriate website. HR manager Philip Ryan-Culver said the firm hoped to get more qualitycandidates at a range of levels, and felt online recruitment was the best wayto go. “We recognised online recruitment was the key to attracting candidatesat all levels and wanted to improve what we were already doing,” he said. Allied Carpets will use HR Portal to research suitable job websites andmonitor the quality of the initiative. Comments are closed. Allied Carpets goes online to recruitOn 6 May 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Washington Navy Yard Pays Respect to Shooting Victims

first_img View post tag: Victims Share this article Mabus spoke at a Navy Yard ceremony held to honor the three women and nine men who died that day after a contract employee entered the base and opened fire, as well as to honor the courage and sacrifice of numerous others.“As a family, we grieve and continue to grieve,” Mabus said. “We gather here again as a family to recognize the heroism of those we lost and the heroism that confronted evil on that day last fall.”“Navy Yard employees embody the mottos Semper Fortis – “always courageous” – and Semper Fidelis – “always faithful,” Mabus said.Navy Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert, chief of naval operations, said Navy Yard personnel comprise sailors, civilians and families.“We are all shipmates,” he said. “Last September [when] tragedy struck, shipmates demonstrated courage. Since that day, you have all embodied resilience [and] determination to continue the mission.”About three dozen awards honored fallen Navy Yard employees and surviving co-workers, an official at the ceremony said.[mappress]Press Release, June 24, 2014; Image: US Navy June 24, 2014 Back to overview,Home naval-today Washington Navy Yard Pays Respect to Shooting Victims View post tag: Washington View post tag: Navy View post tag: Respect View post tag: americas View post tag: Shooting Washington Navy Yard Pays Respect to Shooting Victims Authorities View post tag: News by topic The memory of those killed during a Sept. 16, 2013, shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard will always burn brightly and the wounds will carry on for a lifetime, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said June 23. View post tag: Naval View post tag: yard View post tag: Payslast_img read more

Post-Doctoral Fellow

first_imgThe Department of Surgery at the University of Maryland seekshighly motivated individuals for a post-doctoral research position.Our studies include molecular and cellular evaluations ofconditions affecting long-term graft outcomes in solid organtransplant recipients. Overall, we apply systems biology approachestoward implementation of precision medicine.Interested applicants should apply at the following link: ttps://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_faculty+and+post+docs/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=8100108441 Experience working with human samples is preferred Independent and highly motivated recent PhD or MD/PhD graduatewith a strong background in immunology UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.Qualifications : Prior experience in immunological and molecular assaysincluding but not limited to immune cell culture assays, flowcytometry, Western blotting, Q-PCR, library creation and RNA andDNA sequencingcenter_img Ability to creatively follow their own ideas in addition toworking on a high impact project Strong writing skills Ambitious with a desire to pursue academic researchlast_img read more

Mixed Budget for food businesses

first_imgSunday Trading laws are to be relaxed over the Olympics and there will be a reduction in corporation tax – some of the measures announced by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, in today’s Budget.However, he also revealed that new VAT rules will apply to hot food and cold food, as the government strives to address VAT anomalies. “VAT will also apply, to the extent that it does not already do so, to the sale of hot food, cold food consumed on the supplier’s premises,” read the Budget document. These will be effective from 1 October 2012.An additional 1% reduction in corporation tax will be introduced, with the rate to drop from 26% to 24% in April 2012, then to 23% in April 2013 and 22% in April 2014.The Budget also stated that low interest rates would be passed to small businesses through its National Loan Guarantee Scheme.Osborne said the Budget maintained the government’s strategy to “reduce the deficit, announce far-reaching tax reforms, and support growth and reward work”. The focus was on three areas: creating a stable economy, a fairer, more efficient and simpler tax system, and further reforms to support growth.In its bid to simplify tax systems, the government is to launch a detailed consultation on the possible integration of income tax and National Insurance Contributions. This will be published after the Budget.The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) said the outlook for the British economy was broadly unchanged, with 0.8% growth forecast for this year and, subsequently, 2% for 2013, 2.7% for 2014 and 3% for 2015 and 2016.The Forum of Private Business (FPB) welcomed several of the measures set out on tax and finance, but insisted that the smallest firms must benefit from the new National Loan Guarantee and Business Finance Partnership schemes.Phil Orford, chief executive, said: “The overall verdict is that there have been some tentative steps in the right direction – and perhaps the beginnings of a road map for the future – but for the next year or two, when many of these policies kick in, what small businesses and the economy need are confident strides forward now. “We saw nothing on reducing the mounting burden of business rates or fuel duty via cuts and a real stabiliser to regulate prices at the pump. “Reducing the top income tax rate to stimulate entrepreneurship and continuing to cut corporation tax are much-needed measures, and we also welcome the concept of merging income tax and National Insurance as a first step in what looks to be long overdue reforms to the tax system for small firms, but the Chancellor could have gone further to give businesses and the economy a bigger boost.”last_img read more

Resident advisors to see changes in 2011

first_imgResident Advisors (RAs) at Saint Mary’s College will notice a change in their job description for the 2011-12 academic year. Changes to the RA policy mainly affect RAs’ academic breaks and their eligibility to hold other jobs, Karen Johnson, vice president of Student Affairs, said. Johnson said RA’s may not hold off-campus employment, and they will need to work as a team with their hall director to cover break periods when there are still students in the residence halls. “It’s a matter of safety,” she said. Johnson said some RAs will have to remain on campus during breaks for which students can choose to stay on campus. The rule doesn’t apply to winter break because students cannot stay in the dorms during that break. “As for covering break periods, staff must be available whenever the halls are open,” Johnson said. “Each RA will need to take a day or a few days of a break to be on campus and on duty in the halls.” The College made the changes to provide the best quality of service to the students living within the residence halls, Johnson said. “Holding off-campus employment often puts RAs in the position of having to juggle their schedules in a way that is compromising,” she said. “They have to ask other RAs to cover for them and may not be able to adjust their work schedules to meet the demands of an RA.” Johnson said she is confident that the changes to the RA policy will not affect the number of applicants for the positions this spring. “Being an RA is an important job and many students are interested each year,” she said. The changes will go into effect for the 2011-12 academic year. According to the College’s website, applications for the RA positions for the 2011-12 academic year were due Thursday. Applicants will undergo an individual interviewing process this week. Applicants undergo individual and group interviews. According to the website, the group interviews allow the current RAs and Residence Life staff to evaluate candidates through their participation in various group activities. “This process also gives candidates an opportunity to show how they work with others in a group or team setting,” the website said. Students receive letters on Feb. 25 announcing whether or not they were selected as an RA for the 2011-12 academic year.last_img read more

Gov. Cuomo Gives Update On State’s Contact Tracing Program

first_imgPhoto by Darren McGee / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo.ALBANY – New York is taking more steps to fight COVID-19 across the state, including an aggressive statewide contact tracing program.“We’re doing the testing; we’re coming up to scale on the testing. You need the tracing to come up to scale to meet what we’re doing on testing,” said Governor Cuomo.Cuomo said the state will need 6,400 to 17,000 tracers depending on the infection rate. He says government employees like those who work for health departments will be deployed to become tracers.If there’s not enough, then they’ll have to make new hires. The state is also teaming up with Johns Hopkins University to do the training. “You have to train them right away because nobody’s done this before,” Cuomo said. “They’re going to need help; they’re going to need technology; they’re going to need monitoring. They’re going to have to be tested before they can do this.” Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Foote’s Other Leg Will Transfer to London’s West End

first_imgThree-time Olivier winner Simon Russell Beale will lead Foote’s Other Leg when it transfers to the West End following its current run at the Hampstead Theatre. Directed by the legendary Richard Eyre and penned by Ian Kelly, the new comedy will begin previews on October 28 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Opening night is set for November 4.Along with Beale as Samuel Foote, the cast includes Dervla Kirwan as Peg Woffington, Joseph Millson as David Garrick, Micah Balfour as Frank Barber, Jenny Galloway as Mrs Garner, Ian Kelly as Prince George, Forbes Masson as John Hunter, Colin Stinton as Benjamin Franklin / Charles Macklin, Sophie Bleasdale as Miss Chudleigh and Joshua Elliott as Hallam.In Georgian London, no one is more famous than Samuel Foote. Satirist, impressionist and dangerous comedian, he has become a celebrity in a city, and at the moment in time, when the concept of selling personality was born. He even has the ear of the king. Adored by many, despised by some, Foote finds himself at the sharp end of attacks from the press…and a surgeon’s knife. And in an age obsessed with fame, his colleagues from the worlds of science and the stage—from Benjamin Franklin to David Garrick—begin to wonder: does fame make you mad?The production will feature design by Tim Hatley, View Commentslast_img read more

Irish theme hotel planned for Sheffield

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Nils Bolmstrand named as head of Nordea Asset Management

first_imgNils Bolmstrand “He has the competencies and experience within the asset management business, and he has strong leadership and personal skills.”Ahead of appointing a permanent replacement for Bolmstrand at Nordea Life & Pensions, the subsidiary’s head of its Swedish Life & Pensions organisation Johan Nystedt has been appointed as its acting head.Nystedt will keep his position at the Swedish business while he is in the temporary role, Nordea said.Since Hyldahl left Nordea at the end of October, Christophe Girondel – the firm’s head of institutional and wholesale distribution – has been acting head of the subsidiary.Nordea Asset Management is the largest asset manager in the Nordic countries, and number 43 in IPE’s 2016 ranking of European institutional managers. Nordic banking group Nordea has found a replacement for Christian Hyldahl, the former head of Nordea Asset Management, who left in October to become the next chief executive of Danish pensions giant ATP, by shifting the head of its life and pensions subsidiary Nils Bolmstrand into the vacant post.Bolmstrand, who has previously had managerial jobs at Nordea Asset Management before starting his current job as head of Nordea Life & Pensions, will take up his new position as head of the asset management unit on 1 January 2017.Snorre Storset, head of Nordea Wealth Management – one of Nordea’s four business units, which encompasses the life and pensions and asset management subsidiaries – said: “Nils Bolmstrand is the right person to maintain the very strong momentum and development of Nordea Asset Management.last_img read more

BNPP AM creates DC division to harness PACTE, PEPP opportunities

first_imgBNP Paribas Asset Management has created a new department focussed on defined contribution (DC) pension saving in Europe, citing the PACTE law in France and the EU’s pan-European personal pension product (PEPP) regulation.Arnaud Schwebel, a member of BNPP AM’s executive committee and former head of strategy, corporate development and public affairs at BNPP AM, has been appointed to lead the new department.He will also be responsible for the operational supervision of BNP Paribas Epargne & Retraite Entreprises (ERE), the group’s provider of employee savings and collective retirement solutions in France, which is due to form an important part of the new Paris-based department.  Schwebel is also a director of Gambit, which provides a investment advisory digital solutions.  The asset manager also said the creation of the new department came against a backdrop of demographic and macroeconomic changes in recent years, which were leading to a “major reorganisation” of the system for financing retirement and fostering the development of “more relevant” saving solutions.“The development of pension savings is a structural trend in France and Europe,” said Frédéric Janbon, CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management. Arnaud Schwebel, head of BNPP AM’s new retirement solutions department“One of the major challenges will be to encourage individuals to redirect their savings towards long term savings – beneficial both for savers and for financing the economy – specifically dedicated to retirement. The creation of this new department reflects this structural change and is a strategic challenge for BNPP AM.”The PACTE law aims to transform pension saving in France, where life insurance has been dominant. The PEPP regulation is intended to provide a framework for a standardised voluntary cross-border pension product to complement public and workplace pensions, in particular for mobile workers. BNPP AM said they would both new opportunities for pension savings, as pension schemes become more attractive “due to their greater portability, homogeneity and flexibility”.A spokesperson for BNPP AM told IPE the scope of the new department was wider Europe, not just France.Further readingFrance: PACTE changes the landscape New DC plans increase choice on type of payout, early withdrawal and providerA ‘big bang’ in pensionsThe new PACTE law has placed the emphasis on asset managerslast_img read more