IT helps HR lay foundation for other functionsOn 9 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The Internet and technology will push HR up the pecking order in companies,Vance Kearney, vice-president for EMEA at Oracle, told delegates. He pointed out that no e-business could be effective without HR information,as sales, marketing, procurement and financial departments need the data. HR has a crucial part to play in developing global systems and instandardising and integrating those systems. But Kearney warned HR directors not to get carried away with their role asthe business partner and described the function as a support service likecustomer services or sales. “There is a big myth about HR. It is no different from any other kind ofservice, such as the sales or finance departments, it is just a service to thebusiness, and is not that elaborate,” he said. “We hire people, try not to loose them, get the best out them while wecan and while we have them.” Kearney said HR directors should follow other support functions in their useof technology. “Customer services and sales are being revolutionised by the Internet,bringing better data, service, happier customers with lower staff numbers. HRdirectors asking “what is next?” should be looking at these sales andservice departments.” Oracle’s experience demonstrates the cost and efficiency benefits of theInternet for HR. The company’s customer service call centres have seen a 45 per cent drop inthe number of calls since it introduced self-service assistance via theInternet.
McCambridge has sold off five bakeries in its ’niche’ division to D&G Food Group – a company newly created by former Roberts Bakery chairman Graham March.The five bakeries, which were acquired when Irish bakery group McCambridge bought cake firm Inter Link from administration in 2007, make breads, cakes, pies and pasties for retail and foodservice markets. They are: Aldreds the Baker (Ilkeston, Derbyshire); Queen of Hearts (Oxford); Husseys (Thatcham, Berkshire); Tredinnick Fine Foods (Newton Abbott, Devon); and West of England Bakeries (Plympton, Devon). “The decision to sell the companies is part of our strategy to dispose of non-core businesses,” said McCambridge’s director of finance and strategy Mark Devine.McCambridge was recently restructured into four divisions: own-label, Ireland, Soreen and niche. The sale of the five bake-ries leaves the niche division with a bakery in Poland and Creative Cakes in Salisbury.D&G managing director Graham March has set up the company with operations director David Fearnley-Brown. March told British Baker that he planned to close the Husseys bakery, while Queen of Hearts, Aldreds and Tredinnick would be turned into “centres of excellence” for cakes, breads, and pies and pasties, respectively. West of England Bakeries would operate as a standalone business. The five bakeries employ around 250 workers, with 40 at the Husseys site.”The greater focus that can be achieved within a smaller group will bring benefits to all,” he said.l In other news, the Bakers Food & Allied Workers Union said that, following consultation, McCambridge would close its Thornton Road bakery in Bradford on 17 June, with the loss of around 85 jobs, while 35 employees will transfer to its nearby City Road site.
Warren E.C. Wacker, former Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene Emeritus, died on Dec. 29, 2012. Wacker held various positions at Harvard over the years. He was an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute from 1957 to 1968, served as an associate professor of medicine from 1968 to 1971, and was named the Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene in 1971. From then until 1989, he also served as the director of Harvard University Health Services, as well as a House Master to Mather, Kirkland, and Cabot Houses.Read the full obituary.
23 Nov 2016 Nominations are open for new-look England Golf Awards Who are the people and organisations who make golf go with a swing? England Golf is searching for the heroes of the game to celebrate at its new-look Awards evening.The England Golf Awards will take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground on Thursday 16 March, 2017 and will be a must-attend event on the sporting calendar.Influential guests from the sport and golf community will join England Golf to recognise all that’s great about English golf, including achievements in the professional and amateur game and in grass roots development.Tickets are now on sale for the black-tie event and nominations are invited for eight award categories:Young Ambassador of the Year in association with the Golf Foundation – open to some-one under 25 who has inspired others to take up golf.Volunteer of the Year – for a dedicated volunteer who has inspired other people to take up and enjoy golf.Lifetime Service Award sponsored by Your Golf Travel – recognising someone who has made a remarkable, volunteer contribution to golf.Club Coach of the Year – the winner will be a dedicated coach who has supported the development of players at any level of the game.Most Welcoming Golf Club sponsored by american golf – for the club which goes out of its way to attract, welcome and integrate new members.Strongest Community Engagement – the winner will be the club with ‘community engagement’ at its heart.GolfMark Club of the Year sponsored by TaylorMade-adidas Golf – for the ‘best of the best’ GolfMark Award clubs.County of the Year sponored by SPORTS MARKETING SURVEY INC. – for the most forward-looking county which does the best for its clubs and players.The closing date for nominations is Wednesday, 11 January, 2017.A total of 20 awards will also be made on the night including the Rising Star Award, the Player of the Year, the Team of the Year and the Performance Coach of the Year.The England Golf Awards will take place in the Nursery Pavilions at Lord’s Cricket Ground and tickets cost £75 per person or £675 for a table for 10. Tickets include a drinks reception and a three-course dinner with wine.
Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams (12) grabs a rebound in front of Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving (11) in the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Kyrie Irving scored 22 of his 25 points in the second half and the Boston Celtics rallied from 18 down to beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 101-94 on Friday night for their seventh straight victory.Al Horford scored 17 of his 20 points after halftime and Jaylen Brown added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Celtics. Boston has allowed 94 or fewer points in every game during its winning streak.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Irving made a 3 and was fouled by Westbrook. Irving missed the free throw, but came up with the rebound and made a layup to put the Celtics up 87-81 with 4:13 to play. Irving’s layup with 14.6 seconds remaining gave Boston a five-point lead.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold PLAY LIST 06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:43Philippines make clean sweep in Men’s and Women’s 3×3 Basketball02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours LATEST STORIES Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene DeRozan scores 37 as Raptors top Jazz; Nuggets nip Heat Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Paul George had 25 points and 10 rebounds, and Russell Westbrook added 19 points and 11 assists for the Thunder. Carmelo Anthony had 10 points and 14 rebounds but shot just 3 of 17.In a play that seemingly summarized the first half, Irving drove hard to the hoop in the closing seconds of the second quarter and went for a layup before Andre Roberson emphatically swatted it to the ground as time expired with the Thunder leading 55-37. Irving was 1 of 9 from the field before the break.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBoston chipped away at Oklahoma City’s lead throughout the third quarter and cut it to a point. Irving had nine points in the period to help the Celtics shave their deficit to 71-67.A 3-pointer by Semi Ojeleye with just under six minutes to play tied it at 79, and a 3-pointer by Horford put the Celtics ahead 82-79. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? View comments
Eden Hazard returns to the Chelsea side and will start up front at Manchester United, with Diego Costa serving a one-match ban.Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas are both missing from the squad and are replaced by Kurt Zouma and John Obi Mikel.Papy Djilobodji joins the likes of Ramires, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Bertrand Traore on the bench, but there is no place for Loic Remy.Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney has been recalled after he was only named as a substitute in the Boxing Day defeat against Stoke.Bastian Schweinsteiger returns from suspension and plays alongside the recalled Morgan Schneiderlin in midfield, while Matteo Darmian is fit again and replaces Phil Jones.Darmian slots in at right-back, with Daley Blind playing centre-back and Ashley Young at left-back.Michael Carrick, Memphis Depay and Marouane Fellaini all drop out of the starting line-up.Manchester United: De Gea; Young, Jones, Smalling, Blind; Carrick, Herrera; Mata, Fellaini, Depay; Martial.Subs: Romero, Jones, Borthwick-Jackson, Pereira, Carrick, Fellaini, Depay.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Oscar, Pedro, Hazard.Subs: Begovic, Baba, Djilobodji, Ramires, Loftus-Cheek, Traore, Kenedy. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SAN JOSE — Noah Gregor is the latest Sharks prospect to get a chance to play in the NHL.Gregor will make his NHL debut Saturday when the Sharks face the Buffalo Sabres, looking to close our their homestand on a positive note and extend their winning streak to four games. Lean Bergmann was reassigned to the Barracuda and Lukas Radil is still day-to-day with an illness.The Sharks had an optional practice Saturday morning, but it appears Gregor will start the game on the fourth line with …
Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday issued a warning to insurance companies that have delayed financial aid to farmers whose crops had been destroyed by post-monsoon rain, while exhorting farmers to fight the crisis instead of despairing.“Do not worry… I know the addresses of these insurance companies,” said Mr. Thackeray, who was on a day-long tour of three districts in Marathwada to interact with farmers and survey the ravaged cropland in the region.The Sena chief was accosted everywhere by despondent and frustrated farmers, several of whom complained of not having received even the loan waiver promised by the government during the drought earlier this year.“This is a major crisis. I appeal to all of you not to despair. The Sena is resolutely behind you all,” he said, while remarking to farmers, “This is not the time to shed tears but to combat the crisis.”This was the Sena’s chief second visit to the region in less than three days. He had toured parts of Aurangabad district on Sunday.“I could have been sitting pretty in Mumbai and playing politics. But I returned to Marathwada as I care about the farmers,” Mr. Thackeray said, trying to assuage disconsolate farmers in Nanded, Parbhani, Latur and Beed districts.In June, Mr. Thackeray had similarly warned that his party workers would not hesitate to “straighten” insurance companies and banks denying financial aid to drought-hit farmers in Marathwada. The Sena chief, who surveyed a number of rain-hit villages, refused to answer any questions on the impasse over government formation. While his party is in a game of brinkmanship with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), thus delaying the government formation process, Mr. Thackeray is projecting himself as being above petty wrangling for power.At a village in Kandhar in Nanded, when a tearful farmer related his condition, Mr. Thackeray, Sena ministers and assembled officials repeatedly reassured him of immediate help.In yet another incident, two minor girls, ostensibly daughters of farmers, went up to the Sena chief and presented him with a ‘bouquet’ of the rotting soybean crop, appealing to him for immediate help.Mr. Thackeray directed party workers to make provisions for fodder and set up help centres at the taluka level to facilitate disbursement of insurance aid.During his visit to Aurangabad, Mr. Thackeray had dubbed the ₹10,000-crore relief package for farmers announced by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis “grossly inadequate” and demanded that the government provide compensation of ₹25,000 per hectare to farmers without any conditions.