Poor start costs business £12bn

first_img Previous Article Next Article A lack of training for new recruits is costing UK businesses more than £12bna year, according to research. The Mori figures reveal that new employees are less productive than theycould be because they are receiving little or no induction training when theystart their job. Nearly 75 per cent of the 1,000 employees surveyed believe that they didn’tmake a significant contribution in their role when they first started. Recruitment company Newmonday, which commissioned the report, estimates thisis costing business £12bn a year. Even after being in a job for three months, nearly 30 per cent ofrespondents believe they still did not make a significant contribution. Fifteenper cent still feel this is the case after six months. Roderick Wijsmuller, managing director of Newmonday, believes that as workplacements become shorter employers are not viewing staff as a long-termplayers in the business. He said, “Skills are suffering as a result of poor investment inpeople, who are regarded as more temporary business assets. “British business needs to take responsibility and invest in peoplethough providing better training and induction programmes.” Poor start costs business £12bnOn 3 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

YESTERYEAR: Evansville Museum by Pat Sides

first_imgThe Evansville Museum was organized in 1904, housed in a mansion in Sunset Park that had been built about 1850. The old structure was condemned in 1910, and for several years, the Museum’s holdings were scattered or lost. When the YWCA vacated their old building at 216 NW Second Street (seen here), the Museum re-opened there in 1928. Within the decade, plans were made to build a new and larger facility near the Ohio River, a dream that was realized in 1959 when the Museum returned to Sunset Park. In the distance of this photo, just left of center, the nine-foot metal statue of the Roman god Vulcan can be seen on top of Vulcan Plow Works at First and Ingle streets; it is now on display at the Evansville Museum.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img

PSG in late approach for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil following Neymar’s injury

first_img Metro Sport ReporterWednesday 30 Jan 2019 5:47 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisement PSG in late approach for Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil following Neymar’s injury The French champions have reached out to Ozil about a loan move (Picture: Getty)Paris Saint-Germain have made a last-minute move for Mesut Ozil but the German has told them he does not want to leave Arsenal on loan, according to reports in his homeland.The French champions have already been busy in the January window, signing Leandro Paredes and looking to bring in another midfielder, but their priorities have changed after Neymar was sidelined.PSG expect the Brazilian to miss the next 10 weeks and Thomas Tuchel is desperate for cover, with German newspaper Suddeutsche Zeitung claiming they have approached Ozil. PSG are short of options with Neymar out until the start of April (Picture: Getty)However, the Arsenal man has rejected their advances despite offering to pay his enormous wages in full and says he does not want to be loaned out.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENTArsenal are believed to be willing to let Ozil leave, with his £350,000-a-week salary giving them precious little room to bring in new signings on anything other than a temporary basis.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityNeymar has broken his metatarsal and will miss both legs of PSG’s Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United, though could be back for the quarter-finals if they reach the next round.Ozil is only seen as a stop-gap by Tuchel, who feels his side are light on creativity now Neymar has been ruled out of action.center_img Advertisement Comment Ozil made a rare start on Tuesday and even captained the side (Picture: Getty)The 30-year-old World Cup winner has been on the periphery of the first-team picture under Unai Emery this season, with reports suggesting the new manager does not trust him in bigger, more physical contests.He did, however, return to the starting XI for Tuesday’s win over Cardiff City, even handed the captain’s armband, though Emery was brief in his assessment of Ozil’s performance afterwards, saying only: ‘He worked like we wanted. It was good.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errorslast_img read more

Nadal shattered, Muguruza shocked by Barcelona attack

first_img“I’m just sad for the people that were there. I feel like if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time, it can happen anywhere.”Once Muguruza learned of the attack, she called to make certain her family was unharmed.“During the rain delay. I’m like OK, I was listening to music, I checked for news and stuff, and I’m like, ‘Oh,’” Muguruza said. “I checked with my family. Everything is OK, but, you know, it’s just incredible.”Muguruza said she was able to set aside the emotional shock and return to finish her match, deadlocked 2-2 in the third set when the storm struck. She saved three match points before breaking in the 12th game, then led all the way in the tie-breaker.“I’m used to putting so many things aside to be able to compete. That’s my every day, putting things aside and going out there and have two hours of concentration of tennis,” Muguruza said.“I just make sure that people around me are fine. There is not a lot I can do anymore. Just support the people. Be with them. But at the end I’ve got to go play. And after, we can talk again. But I have to kind of block it for two hours.”David Ferrer, who also advanced to the quarter-finals, tweeted after his match: “All my solidarity with the people affected in the attack of Barcelona .. Very sad all that is happening.”And Ramos-Vinolas tweeted ahead of his meeting with Nadal: “Great pain when seeing what is happening in #Barcelona. A part of me is today with you. A hug to all affected families.”Share on: WhatsApp Cincinnati, United States | AFP | Spanish reigning Grand Slam champions Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were shaken and saddened by Thursday’s attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead and another 100 injured.“Shattered by what has happened in Barcelona! All my support for the families affected and the city,” Nadal tweeted ahead of his third-round match against countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas at the WTA and ATP Cincinnati Masters.Nadal won the title this year at Barcelona as well as in Madrid, Monte Carlo and his 15th Grand Slam crown at the French Open in June.A van driver slammed into crowds on Las Ramblas, Barcelona’s most popular street, in a daylight attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Police were treating the incident as a terrorist attack.Sixth-ranked Muguruza, who captured the Wimbledon title last month, learned of the incident during a two-hour rain delay in her 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7/3) victory over American Madison Keys.“I couldn’t believe it. I have been so many times to that place, so many times. It’s like a main street with a lot of shops and people,” Muguruza said.“I was very surprised because you always hear what happened in Paris and in London, and you’re, like, ‘Shit.’ But now, I’ve been so many times to this place, it’s like my home. And I feel, like, ‘Shit.’“I’ve been there so many times. So it really shocked me. Really shocked me.last_img read more

No. 15 Pitt beats Oklahoma State at Madison Square Garden

first_img“I don’t know if we’re coming back anytime soon. The people treated us so well. I think these trips have made us better. Hopefully we’ll learn from this game but the Garden has not been kind.”Oklahoma State lost to Stanford and Virginia Tech last month in the NIT Season Tip-Off. The Cowboys fell behind early against the Panthers on Saturday and couldn’t overcome a 16-point second-half deficit.“I thought we would play better than we did,” Ford said. “We still gave ourselves a chance even with all the stats that didn’t go our way. Hopefully our team sees we’re close.”The Panthers (9-1) led by as many as 16 points in the second half, but Oklahoma State (6-3) was able to get within five twice late. Each time, Ashton Gibbs was able to make at least one free throw.But the game was won because of the Panthers’ rebounding, a part of the game they have always excelled in and Pittsburgh is fourth in the nation in that statistic right now.“It is what we do,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. “It is ingrained in our program. We recruit guys with a nose for the ball.”The Panthers finished with a 43-25 rebound advantage and outscored the Cowboys 40-26 in the paint.“Rebounding was the key,” Dixon said. “That’s what we do.”Oklahoma State senior guard Keiton Page said the loss did show a lot to the Cowboys.“We can compete with a team like Pittsburgh and we went down to the wire,” he said. “We competed the entire game. It shows we can be better if we do the little things. The sky’s the limit for this basketball team.”Nasir Robinson had 15 points for Pittsburgh, while Lamar Patterson added 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists.“We have a rebounding drill in practice where we throw each other around pretty good,” Robinson said. “We just go out and rebound and everything else takes care of itself.”Le’Bryan Nash had 20 points for the Cowboys (6-3).“You can’t get outrebounded like that,” Nash said. “It was a terrible job by us.”Gibbs had eight points—including two 3s—in Pitt’s 17-7 run to close the first half that gave the Panthers a 42-30 lead.“You just can’t get down to a top 15 team by 12 at halftime and get outrebounded significantly,” Ford said. “We dug ourselves a hole and when we came back that should have been a run to put us up instead of getting close. We didn’t adjust to their physicality until midway in the second half and we played well from then on.”Oklahoma State got within 71-66 with 20 seconds to play when Markel Brown stole a pass, scored and was fouled. He missed the free throw and Gibbs made two foul shots one second later.Reger Dowell’s layup with 10 seconds to go made it 73-68, but Gibbs made one of two from the line. The miss was his only one of the game as he finished 7 of 8 and the Panthers were 18 of 29. The Cowboys were 9 of 13 from the free throw line.“Gibbs just controls the basketball game. He is a very impressive player,” Ford said of the Big East preseason player of the year. “All they say about him is true. There is a great pace to his game.” by Jim O’ConnellAP Basketball Writer NEW YORK (AP)—Travis Ford went to a cliche to sum up Oklahoma State’s two trips to Madison Square Garden.“You better be careful what you wish for,” Ford said Saturday after the Cowboys lost 74-68 to No. 15 Pittsburgh, their third loss of the season and they all have come at the building known as “The World’s Most Famous Arena.” ‘CLASSIC’ MATCH UP—Oklahoma State’s Le’Bryan Nash (2) shoots over Pittsburgh’s Nasir Robinson (35) during the first half at the CARQUEST auto parts classic, Dec. 10, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II). last_img read more

Independent Toy Stores Hope Service, Expertise Will Keep Them Busy

first_imgHobbymasters in Red Bank is in its 43rd year of operation, and the shop’s owner plans to adapt to the closing of Toys ‘R’ Us by upgrading his inventory.By Chris Rotolo |For Hobbymasters general owner Lou Troisi, the announcement that Toys ‘R’ Us had filed for bankruptcy and would be liquidating its 800 stores around United States produced mixed emotions.Though he does expect the closure of four Monmouth County stores – including locations in Hazlet, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls and Freehold – to provide his shop with new business, Troisi can’t help but think about the impending termination of 33,000 employees across the country, some of whose pensions have been placed in jeopardy.“We never want to hear that any toy or hobby store is closing their doors, and most importantly because of the employees and the families that this going to effect,” Troisi said. “But from a business aspect this is a double-edged sword.”Troisi believes the local closures will certainly send new customers to his hobby shop – which is in its 43rd year of operation on White Street in Red Bank – but he also understands that the referrals Hobbymasters used to receive from the big box retail outlets will no longer be in play.“We carry some items that a Toys ‘R’ Us won’t necessarily have, which, in the past, would send new customers to us. We just hope the community understands that we’re still here to help them and to make sure they get what they need,” he said.Troisi expects this new landscape of toy sales in the Two River area will cause him to re-evaluate his inventory, forcing Hobby Masters to expand its offerings in hopes of meeting the more diverse needs of the local customer base, especially after his shop’s former neighbor Toymasters closed in November.“When Denise (Zappoli) announced that she was retiring after 33 years to focus on her health and that Toymasters would be closing, we took a hit right before holidays because customers assumed Hobbymasters was closed too. But that’s not the case. We are open. And we want to be able to serve families in our community who won’t have Toys ‘R’ Us as an option anymore.”Fair Haven retailer Distinctive Toys, located at 595 River Road, is another local shop expected to see an impact in the wake of Toys ‘R’ Us closings. But vice president and buyer Margaret Spicer said she will be focused on maintaining and developing the business model that helped make her store flourish, rather than revamping its stock.“When we opened the store we knew we were going to be a birthday gift destination. We’ve never tried to deviate from that. We’ve never tried to compete with Toys ‘R’ Us or anybody else,” Spicer said. “I think now that Toys ‘R’ Us is going to close, my customers are going to wish I carried Lego and brands of that nature. But that type of acquisition wouldn’t make sense for our model.”According to Spicer, the model Distinctive Toys is built upon is one that places customer service as its top priority, which means having a knowledgeable staff able to assemble and gift wrap all in-stock items, leaving little or no work for the gift giver beyond the shopping.“There are specific services that we, and stores like us, are able to provide to customers that you just won’t get at the big box stores,” Spicer added. “And we’ve been able to succeed because of those services. You’re going to get a particular experience and be able to work with experts in the field when you come to see us.”The Toy Gallery of Union Square Shopping Center – located at 420 Route 35 in Middletown – boasts a similar sort of customer attention, but a different base of industry knowledge.Distinctive Toys in Fair Haven specialize in birthday party gifts, from model cars, to board games and stuffed animalsToy Gallery manager Anita Kleinman and her husband Perry have been area residents for many years, but first entered the retail toy industry in New York City, operating various Hallmark stores around Manhattan, including a location inside the World Trade Center.Following the events of 9/11, the Kleinman’s continued to manage several New York locations, but three years ago decided to turn their attention closer to home.“We’ve always operated with a customer-first approach. And we ensure everyone that we hire is able to put customers first, even before we talk about the other necessary qualifications for the job,” Kleinman said. “We want the experience you have with us to be different than Toys ‘R’ Us. We want it to be more personalized.”Kleinman offers customers and their children the opportunity to open up the boxes of their extensive inventory and play with the products before purchasing, a policy aimed to ensure buyer satisfaction.“We pride ourselves on being able to find exactly what you need. With Toys ‘R’ Us closing, customers are going to look elsewhere, and we’ll have to adapt. For instance, we’ve never carried action figures before, but it’s not a hard change to make and we’re happy to do it for our customers. Success is about the customer experience and your willingness to adapt and we have both.”Though an official closing date has not yet been finalized, Toys ‘R’ Us stores are expected to shut down within the next two months, as the company – which has its headquarters based in Wayne, New Jersey – will be paying employees for the next 60 days (beginning on March 16), as is required by federal law.Babies ‘R’ Us stores are also closing across the nation due to the liquidation. Registries will remain online.This article was first published in the March 22-29, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.last_img read more

Insurance group must publish practical ideas to bring down premiums – McConalogue

first_imgCharlie McConalogue says the Cost of Insurance Working Group must come forward with realistic measures to ensure that insurance premiums are reduced. He made the comments following a progress update on the Group’s work.Deputy McConalogue explained families across Donegal have seen the cost of motor, home and health insurance sky rocket over the past number of years. He said car insurance in particular has seen unprecedented premium increases, putting serious financial pressure on already hard pressed families.What’s even more worrying is the fact that further increases – in the region of between 10-15% – are predicted for next year by ratings agency Standard and Poor’s.“While I welcome and respect the work being undertaken by the Cost of Insurance Working Group, the ultimate test for it will be whether its recommendations will successfully result in a lowering of insurance costs.“Whatever the Working Group puts forward must have practical measures that help reduce premiums in the short term. Motorists cannot continue to fork out for these exorbitant price hikes – over the last year costs have increased by over 30%, with some drivers seeing their premiums rise by 50%. This is not sustainable. “This Working Group was established to come up with viable strategies to bring down costs, and it is imperative that whatever recommendations the group brings forward will benefit consumers and lower insurance premiums”.Insurance group must publish practical ideas to bring down premiums – McConalogue was last modified: November 1st, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Donegal duo listed among Ireland’s Top 10 most outstanding young people

first_imgTwo high-achieving young people from Donegal have earned prestigious places on the list of Ireland’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP).Chef Kieran Duey Doherty and clothing company founder Katie McGloin were honoured with the titles from Junior Chamber International (JCI) Ireland at an event on Saturday last.The TOYP Awards, which have been running for 87 years, recognise young people who are making giant strides in their chosen fields and creating positive impact on other people, their community and society at large. Kieran (Duey) Doherty, of Nancy’s Barn Ballyliffin was honoured for his dedication to the culinary trade.Kieran DohertyHe worked his way up from a role peeling potatoes aged 13, to win the World Chowder Championship Cook-off in 2018 in Rhode Island, USA. Since then he has become a great ambassador for the best of Irish food and channels his passion into the menu at the now famous and award-winning “Nancy’s Barn”( Ulster Café of the Year 2019). Beyond his success in the kitchen and in business, Kieran is someone who continues to give back to the community and those around him, teaching cookery courses in Moville Community College, supporting local tourism, mentoring local businesses, and has completed Suicide Awareness courses and Regular Counselling Courses. Katie McGloin was among the youngest winners who are making their mark while still in school. Katie McGloinThe 18-year-old Bundoran student launched a range of gender-neutral clothing, K.T Clothing Co, while in Transition Year at Magh Ene College.  Katie’s enterprise was inspired by her desire to find clothes that appealed and fit her, and also to highlight discrimination and inequality in the fashion industry.Building on the success of this, Katie has given a Ted Talk on the difficulties faced by people who identify outside of their expected genders, and has been named National Youth Entrepreneur of the Year, and also featured on U Magazine’s 30 Under 30 for Start Up of the Year.Winners of the JCI Top 10 in Ireland will go on to enter the TOYP World Awards, with World winners flown to Estonia and honoured during the 2019 JCI World Congress.Keira Keogh JCI Ireland National President said; “This year we had a record number of nominations and it was a privilege to travel around the country meeting the outstanding young talent and achievers. “By recognising outstanding young people, JCI raises the status of socially responsible leaders across the world. The honourees motivate their peers to seek excellence and serve others. Their stories of discovery, determination and ingenuity inspire young people to be better leaders and create a better society, something our own country needs now more than ever.” Donegal duo listed among Ireland’s Top 10 most outstanding young people was last modified: May 25th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Ireland’s Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP)katie mcgloinKieran Duey Dohertylast_img read more

Garda warning after Donegal resident targeted by scam caller

first_imgGardaí in Donegal have issued an alert over scam calls from a false broadband company representative.A Manorcunningham resident was targetted by the scam today.The call came from someone claiming they were calling on behalf of Eir broadband. However, the recipient of the call was under no illusion that it was a scam call. Gardaí have issued a notice warning people to be on guard and not fall victim to such scam calls.“Never provide personal details to anyone on the phone,” a Garda spokesperson said.In today’s incident, the first digits of the caller’s number were 094873…   Garda warning after Donegal resident targeted by scam caller was last modified: July 16th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

67 Minutes for Mandela

first_imgNelson Mandela’s birthday is on 18 July, and the call is out for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world.“Mr Mandela has spent 67 years making the world a better place. We’re asking you for 67 minutes.” (Image: Mathba Molefe)Nelson Mandela’s birthday is on 18 July, and the call is out for people everywhere to celebrate his birthday by acting on the idea that each person has the power to change the world.The idea of Mandela Day was inspired by Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday celebrations in London’s Hyde Park in 2008 when he said: “It is time for new hands to lift the burdens. It is in your hands now.”The United Nations officially declared 18 July as Nelson Mandela International Day in November 2009, recognising Mandela’s “values and his dedication to the service of humanity” and acknowledging his contribution “to the struggle for democracy internationally and the promotion of a culture of peace throughout the world”.Website: www.mandeladay.comUN website: www.un.org/mandeladayPlay Your Part, a social network that links individuals eager to make a difference with community organisations.The celebration of Mandela Day aims to serve as a global call to action for people to “recognise their individual power to make an imprint and help change the world around them for the better”, says the Nelson Mandela Foundation. (Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)“Nelson Mandela has been making an imprint on the world for 67 years, beginning in 1942 when he first started to campaign for the human rights of every South African. His life has been an inspiration to the world,” the foundation said.By devoting 67 minutes of their time – one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service – people can make a small gesture of solidarity with humanity and a step towards a global movement for good.Take action, inspire change, make every day a Mandela Day – find out about volunteer opportunities or pledge some of your time: www.mandeladay.comMandela said at the time of the campaign’s launch that he would be “honoured if such a day can serve to bring together people around the world to fight poverty and promote peace and reconciliation”.Former US president Bill Clinton said the core of Mandela’s example was that “the power of public good does not require public office, just a well-placed heart and a determined mind.“In return for everything Madiba has taught us, we each owe it to him to support his work and legacy by doing and living our own as best we can, not just on this day, but throughout our entire lives.”As City Press editor Ferial Haffajee wrote in June 2013, “The excellent Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has already made clear what the icon wants by way of legacy. he does not want a legacy cast in copper, concrete or marble, no monuments or highways, but a living legacy of volunteerism and service.“What better direction can we ask for as a nation? As we begin the long clamber up his shoulders to work out how we complete the long walk to freedom, Mandela has shown us how. It is ours to do, to serve, to give and to complete the work of freedom.’For more information, visit www.mandeladay.comRead more: Ways to play your partWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more