HR urged to brush up on international law

first_imgHR urged to brush up on international lawOn 27 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article HRmanagers must become more aware of international employment law as theworkforce becomes increasingly globalised.Thiswas the message delivered by Eversheds lawyer Ann-Marie Pugh at the legalpractice’s Employers’ Convention 2001 in Brighton last week.Shesaid delegates must be more conscious of the cultural differences which existin an international workforce.Shecited the recent McKinsey report, which showed that 90 per cent of the world’sgross domestic product came from the global market and 60 million staff wereemployed by American companies outside the US.“Ifyou are not already operating in the international market, you soon will be,”Pugh said.Evershedsclaimed the key to business success was developing a good corporate reputation,which observes local customs.  Aquestion and answer session showed a poor grasp of international employment lawamong the delegates.RobbieGilbert, head of the Employers’ Forum on Statute and Practice, said afterwards,“My feeling was that the talk was aimed at employers who are not global playersbut are looking to extend their reach into other countries.” Gilbertadmitted that it was difficult for HR professionals to find a source ofinformation on international employment law. “The quiz was used to flag up perceptionsthat may be wrong.” StevePeace, employee relations adviser for One2one, the mobile phone technologycompany, said, “The quiz made me realise how little UK employers know aboutinternational employment law. “Ourcompany has taken on people from Germany due to the severe skills shortages weare experiencing. We’ve also looked at South Africa and South-east Asia –wherever the talent is.” last_img read more

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Guidance: Coronavirus (COVID-19) testing for homecare workers

first_imgNHS Test and Trace is making weekly COVID-19 testing available to all homecare workers in Care Quality Commission (CQC)-registered domiciliary care organisations.All registered homecare agencies will be contacted with details of how to apply for test kits for their carers. Homecare agencies will be responsible for ordering and distributing tests to all homecare workers for them to conduct at home on a weekly basis.Homecare worker testing should only be conducted on: Thursdays Fridays Saturdays Sundays (if the homecare worker is able to access a priority post box with Sunday collections) Regular testing for coronavirus is also now available to personal assistants supporting adults over 18 in England.WebinarsFor more information you can join our webinars, which will be hosted every Tuesday and Thursday.Sign up for the webinarslast_img read more

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Tickets Now on Sale for Off-Broadway Revival of David Rabe’s Hurlyburly

first_img Set in the Hollywood Hills of the mid-1980s, Hurlyburly is a chilling comedy focusing on four men caught in a world of parties, backbiting, lies, and self-obsession in the decade of decadence. But a string of encounters with destiny convinces one of them to dig beneath the surface to discover his soul. Tickets are now on sale for the revival of Tony winner David Rabe’s Hurlyburly at The Chain Theatre. Directed by Rich Ferraioli, performances will begin off-Broadway February 14, with opening night set for February 19. View Comments The Hurlyburly cast features Deven Anderson (Ghosts of Provincetown), Jacklyn Collier (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), Rachel Cora (Heaven Burns), Kirk Gostkowski (Leave Me Behind), Chris Harcum (Apostles of Park Slope), Brandon Scott Hughes (Deadly Affairs) and Christina Elise Perry (Interviews).center_img The original production of Hurlyburly directed by Mike Nichols was a hit on Broadway in 1984 and featured William Hurt, Judith Ivey, Harvey Keitel, Jerry Stiller, Sigourney Weaver and Cynthia Nixon. Though originally presented in three-acts, the Variations Theatre Group production at the Chain Theatre will mount the revised version used in the 2005 revival starring Ethan Hawke and Bobby Cannavale. Rabe’s other plays include the Tony-winning Sticks and Bones, Streamers, The Basic Training of Pavlo Hummel and Boom Boom Room. His screenwriting credits include The Firm, Casualties of War, Streamers and I’m Dancing as Fast as I Can.last_img read more

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Brendan Curry’s overtime winner lifts No. 12 Syracuse over No. 2 Duke, 9-8

first_imgSU won the ensuing faceoff. Desko took a timeout and with no shot clock, Curry took the ball and paced across the top of the alley before flying down the right side and whipping a shot off the pipe. For a second, it felt like the Orange’s third-straight comeback was not to be completed. Curry had missed 11-straight and Duke’s stout defense surely allowed the best remaining chance. The Blue Devils’ offense only needed one shot. Instead, Syracuse kept attacking and Curry kept shooting. His first goal all afternoon secured SU’s biggest win of the year and kept ACC title hopes alive. CICERO — Syracuse midfielder Brendan Curry took 11 shots and missed all of them.His 11th, with less than 15 seconds left in regulation of an 8-8 tie, whizzed from his right side across the face of Duke goalie Turner Uppgren, zipping off the corner where the crossbar and opposite post meet. As the white rubber ball careened skyward, Curry looked back, half raising his arms in exasperation. Published on March 24, 2019 at 4:15 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Commentscenter_img AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut working on the goal line to Uppgren’s right a few minutes later in overtime, Curry pushed toward the crease, jumped, raised his stick and pushed the ball into the net. The roughly 5,000 fans at Bregman Stadium erupted into a frenzy as Curry’s orange and white clad teammates mobbed him.“It did get tough towards the end, like, ‘C’mon,’” Curry said, “but Nate found me and luckily I buried it.” Curry said.Curry’s lone goal Sunday, an overtime winner on his 12th shot, dispatched No. 2 Duke (8-2, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) 9-8 at Cicero-North Syracuse High School and kept No. 12 Syracuse (5-2, 1-1) alive in the ACC. Despite scoring only three goals through the first 51-plus minutes, the Orange burst to life in the final seven and a half, scoring six of the last seven goals to force overtime and win.Prior to this season, since joining the conference in 2013, the Orange were 14-5 against the ACC in the regular season. In the two seasons prior to 2019, Syracuse went a perfect 8-0 in the regular season ACC play. In a conference of five teams, even one loss can prevent a regular season title. A 15-14 loss to Virginia in overtime in February effectively eliminated SU’s margin for error in its conference slate.In the past two games, the Orange have gone down early, made runs and provided fourth-quarter heroics to sneak away with wins. SU has erased four goal deficits the past two weeks against Johns Hopkins and Rutgers, respectively. Earlier this week, players and John Desko warned against digging the same hole against Duke. The No. 2 team in the country wouldn’t afford the same opportunities to come back. The Blue Devils defense was too good, their offense too relentless to play from behind. But at halftime on Sunday, it was a similar scene. Duke’s bench happily marched to the locker room, a 6-2 lead in hand and a man-up to start the second half while the Orange slogged off the field. The Blue Devils were on a 3-0 run and SU didn’t score again until Jamie Trimboli snuck a shot past Uppgren in the third quarter, after a nearly 29-minute SU drought.“In general I thought it was a bit of a sloppy game,” Desko said. “But then we came alive when we needed to.”Susie Teuscher | Digital Design EditorDuke cobbled together its own offense while burying Syracuse’s. Quickly, the Blue Devils ran out to a 3-0 lead, leaning on star defenders Cade Van Raaphorst and JT Giles-Harris to lock off SU’s attacks and generate turnovers.All through the first half, whenever the Orange worked the ball inside — to Bradley Voigt, Nate Solomon or Stephen Rehfuss — a stick or body came thrashing, knocking the ball free and jump-starting Duke’s offense. Despite outshooting the Blue Devils 20-19 in the first half, the Orange’s quality chances were rare. Through most of the game, the best consistent look SU’s offense generated were outside shots from Curry on alley dodges — his shots that weren’t easily saved sailed over the cageOut of halftime, the game slowed to a crawl. Syracuse scored the only goal of the third quarter. Holding possession, leading 8-4 with about six minutes remaining in the game, it seemed the Blue Devils were happy to sit on their lead and constrict SU out of the game. Then Syracuse parlayed a Duke penalty with 6:19 remaining into a man-up goal 33 seconds later to make it 8-5. A Van Raaphorst push with 4:12 left was punished by Voigt to make it 8-6. A turnover less than a minute later and SU trailed by one with 3:15 to play. All the while, Desko said, the Orange adjusted to stay away from the crease — a vortex where the Orange coughed up possession all game — and create more space to facilitate offense. “We cleaned out the crease and just had one player in there and that probably changed their slide package,” Desko said. “In a hot game like this, when you do that, the defense has to adjust and it takes a little time.Hunting a tie, the Orange’s offense worked, sending the ball deftly from stick to stick until Rehfuss leaked out to the left of Uppgren. After the game, Rehfuss said he noticed the space and his defender slouching off so he naturally drifted. Nate Solomon found him with a pass and Rehfuss lowered his stick to shoulder level, picking the upper-right corner — Uppgren’s weak side — sending the packed bleachers into hysterics. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Opportunity Creation and Opportunity Capture

first_imgThere are two major segments into which sales activities can be categorized: opportunity creation and opportunity capture. They are different, and success in one does not mean success in the other.If there is anything that most salespeople and sales organizations could stand to improve, it’s opportunity creation. Opportunity creation requires that one nurture their dream clients and prospect. It also requires that they follow up on leads.The work of opportunity creation tends to be neglected. It’s the hard work of trying to open relationships, something that many people struggle with, and one of the more difficult aspects of sales for many salespeople. This is made worse by so much noise about how none of this work is necessary, that inbound marketing and social channels will fill the pipeline beyond anything a salesperson could produce otherwise. A lack of opportunities is often exacerbated by sales managers who don’t like to have to hold their people accountable for the activity that generates new opportunities. They don’t want to be micro managers, and they don’t know that they should start as macro managers and work to micro when necessary.But, without opportunity creation, there is no opportunity capture. And without opportunity capture, the end is not far off.Opportunity capture is a game of effectiveness. It isn’t enough to create opportunities without also possessing the ability to play the end game and win deals. If prospecting is difficult, winning can be even more difficult.Winning requires a complex array of attributes and skills, some of which look like voodoo and black magic, and some of which are simply difficult to obtain. There are a certain set of attributes that build influence, the known, liked, and trusted part of sales (these make up the first half of The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need). Then there are a number of skills that must be mastered, like commitment-gaining, leveraging business acumen, managing change, and leading your clients as a peer (these skills make up the second half of The Only Sales Guide You’ll Ever Need). This is the advice part of the two ingredient recipe that makes one a trusted advisor, a title that can only be bestowed upon the holder by their client after is has been earned.If opportunity capture was easy, win rates would be much higher than they are for most sales organizations. But the attributes are too rare in the right combinations, and even rarer in their development. The skills are difficult to teach, and more difficult to master.Most salespeople and sales organizations would do well to separate these two activities in their management, their reporting, and their development. For most, equal attention to both would provide the best plan for an overall improvement in their results.last_img read more

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Harlem Globetrotters To Entertain Troops On Annual Holiday Military Tour

first_imgThe world famous Harlem Globetrotters are bringing a slice of home to U.S. troops based overseas with an extended holiday tour of global U.S. military bases – the 13th time in the past 11 years that the “Ambassadors of Goodwill” have entertained U.S. troops overseas.Made possible by Navy Entertainment and Armed Forces Entertainment, the 11-game tour, beginning in early December, will feature shows on U.S. military bases in Japan and Guam.Highlights of previous military tours include the Globetrotters’ first-ever visit to Afghanistan in November 2012, tours of Iraq in 2009 and 2006, a visit to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2005 – and games on four active-duty U.S. aircraft carriers, including a performance on the U.S.S. Eisenhower in the Persian Gulf in 2006.“Our military tours are one of the most rewarding experiences for any Harlem Globetrotter,” said Globetrotters star, Cheese Chisholm. “The troops are always so appreciative when we come, but we are extremely grateful as well, because we consider it an honor to entertain these brave men and women that put their lives on the line every day to protect our freedom.”Globetrotter military tours have visited over 40 U.S. military bases in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Belgium, Cuba, Djibouti, Germany, Greece, Guam, Italy, Iraq, Japan, Kuwait, the Netherlands, Portugal, Qatar, South Korea, Spain, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.For the sixth straight year, the tour will feature a specially-created camouflage basketball, in addition to the Globetrotters’ iconic red, white and blue basketball. The Globetrotters will also be playing with a camouflage basketball during a portion of each game in North America on their upcoming 2015 Washington Generals’ Revenge World Tour as part of their Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Heroes initiative.The Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Heroes program is designed to pay tribute to active, retired or wounded members of the military. The initiative was launched during a special exhibition game on Oct. 6, played on the flight deck of the famous Intrepid aircraft carrier in New York City.Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Heroes will be honored during each of the 310-plus games on the team’s 2015 North American Tour, which runs from Dec. 26, 2014, through May 2015. To nominate a Harlem Globetrotters Hometown Hero, and to find out when the Globetrotters will be playing in a city near you, visit www.harlemglobetrotters.com.Sponsored by World Vision, Greyhound Lines and Baden Sports, The Harlem Globetrotters are celebrating their 89th consecutive year, continuing a world famous tradition of ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry, and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that continues to thrill fans of all ages. Harlem Globetrotters International, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation, the largest family-owned themed entertainment company in the U.S. Throughout their history, the Original Harlem Globetrotters have showcased their iconic talents in 122 countries and territories on six continents, often breaking down cultural and societal barriers while providing fans with their first-ever basketball experience. Proud inductees of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters have entertained hundreds of millions of fans-among them popes, kings, queens, and presidents-over more than eight thrilling decades. For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters, and to purchase tickets and team merchandise, visit the Globetrotters’ official Web site: www.harlemglobetrotters.com.Source:PR Newswirelast_img read more

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Klopp on the need to improve against Arsenal

first_imgJürgen Klopp admits Liverpool have a lot to improve ahead of the Arsenal clash on Saturday despite the six-point advantage in the Premier League.Klopp’s men struggled to open up the Magpies during the first half of the game, with Lovren’s strike the only difference between the teams at the break.However, they increased their lead in the second period via Mohamed Salah (penalty), Xherdan Shaqiri and Fabinho to seal three points.1⃣9⃣ games1⃣6⃣ winsStill unbeaten and top of the table. 🙌UP THE REDS. 🔴🔴 pic.twitter.com/51kgZHSlCF— Liverpool FC (@LFC) December 26, 2018Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, LiverpoolMo Salah laughs off Sadio Mane incident with a brilliant video Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Mohamed Salah laughed off his little spat with Liverpool team-mate Sadio Mane by posting a brilliant video showing they’ve made up.The victory, coupled with Manchester City’s defeat by Leicester City, moved Liverpool further clear at the league’s summit – but the manager struck a note of caution with the Gunners coming up this weekend.“Arsenal are in a good moment; they have a fantastic team and a fantastic manager, so that will be really difficult,” Klopp told Liverpoolfc.com.“A completely different game, of course. If we let them counter-attack like we did [against Newcastle] I don’t think we have a chance because they are really strong in that. So we have to improve so many things.“But on the other hand, we have 51 points and that’s unbelievable. We played the first part of the season unbeaten – that’s all good and we feel it, it feels really good.“The only little problem we have is the second part of the season starts [on Saturday]. What we wanted to do when we started in the summer was to create a basis in the first part of the season for the second part.“We’ve created that basis and now we have to work with it. What we did so far, we will do again and again and again. We’ll really be completely focused on the next game.“We need tunnel vision, all of us, being in the situation – dig in and try to make the best of each game. Then we will see where it leads us to.”last_img read more

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