Staff look for rewards and fairness

first_imgStaff look for rewards and fairnessOn 15 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Almost two-thirds of employees do not have any kind of rewards or incentivesin their current job, research reveals. The survey of 830 staff by consultancy Capital Incentives & Motivationalso shows that being fairly treated at work is more important to UK employeesthan good pay and job security to motivate them at work. Nearly 70 per cent of all respondents identify cash or vouchers rather thana specific prize as the most effective incentive. Overall, fairness was named the most important quality in a boss, but morefemale than male participants say they want recognition and encouragement fromtheir employer. The research found that for both men and women training, good promotionprospects and, surprisingly, job security are less important factors. Graham Povey, managing director of Capital Incentives, said: “It isinteresting that employees still value fair treatment and recognition ratherthan a good salary a year after our launch survey revealed the same results. “This certainly proves that money isn’t everything. “Being valued and well respected at work is what we all truly desire. “Companies need to realise that to retain staff and keep them happy,they must incentivise them in some shape or form.” www.capital-incentives.co.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Show for full-time Airbnb landlords opens today

first_imgThe gap between government views on Airbnb and the reality of the ground have been laid bare following the launch of a trade show to promote the growing ‘buy-to-host’ industry in the UK.Last week a government minister told parliament that it was reluctant to tackle the regulation of online short-lets platforms because it gave households a chance to boost their income.“This in turn promotes economic growth through tourism, although I agree that a balance has ​to be struck with impinging on the business of local hotels,” said James Younger, Viscount Younger of Leckie.And he has a point; Airbnb has consistently presented itself as a tool for home owners to make an extra income from their properties.But Host 2019, which is to take place this week at London’s Business Design Centre attended by half a dozen Airbnb executives, presents another face of the short-let industry.ProfessionalisationThe show is for professional Airbnb landlords and includes advice on business strategy, marketing and sales, blockchain technology, finance and tax and business partnerships.Many of the presentations also point to the increasing sophistication of the short-lets sector created by Airbnb; presentation include advice on ‘buy-to-host’ investing, hiring staff to run Airbnb renting empires, building a website and multiple presentations on regulation.Several UK property sector organisations are represented at the show including London agent Portico, which has a growing business offering Airbnb landlords a management service, the Residential Landlords Association, key management proptech firms KeyNest and Klevio and 3D tours firm Giraffe360. klevio Portico Keynest GuestReady airbnb October 31, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » Show for full-time Airbnb landlords opens today previous nextHousing MarketShow for full-time Airbnb landlords opens todayGathering of 200 speakers and 120 exhibitors reveals increasing professionalisation of the online short-lets sector, scotching govt claims that it’s a cottage industry.Nigel Lewis31st October 20190687 Viewslast_img read more

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Turkey launches third Milgem corvette

first_img View post tag: TCG Burgazada June 23, 2016 Turkish Navy’s third Milgem class corvette, the F-513 TCG Burgazada, was launched June 18 during a ceremony attended by president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım.TCG Burgazada is the third ship of the series built at Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command as part of the Milgem project that was launched in 2004.The construction of the Burgazada Corvette began on December 17, 2014, at Istanbul Naval Shipyard Command. The 29 blocks of the corvette were built in 18 months and assembled on the slipway.After its launch, outfitting operations are to be continued before testing and initial entry into service. According to STM, the ship is expected to be delivered two months prior to the contracted date of December 2018.Turkey is planning to build an overall of 12 multi-purpose Milgem corvettes in order to enhance its littoral warfare capabilities and to bridge the gap in the operational requirements of Turkish Navy by introducing a platform which lies between the spectrum of frigate and patrol boat.The corvettes are designed to embark ASW/ASUW helicopters and are fitted with Harpoon missiles and a 76 mm gun.Employing the CODAG propulsion system, the 99.5-meter ADA class corvettes are capable of achieving speeds of around 29 knots.Milgem ships are also fitted with the indigenously developed combat management system GENESİS. The system is also used on Turkish eight G-class frigates. Back to overview,Home naval-today Turkey launches third Milgem corvette Authorities Turkey launches third Milgem corvettecenter_img View post tag: Turkishh Navy View post tag: Milgem View post tag: STM Share this articlelast_img read more

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USS Abraham Lincoln starts pre-deployment exercise

first_img View post tag: US Navy View post tag: USS Abraham Lincoln View post tag: COMPTUEX View post tag: ABECSG Photo: USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) transits past USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) as it departs Naval Station Norfolk, Jan. 25, 2019. Photo: US Navycenter_img View post tag: ESPS Méndez Núñez US Navy aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln and ships from its carrier strike group (ABECSG) departed Naval Station Norfolk for the final pre-deployment exercise on January 25.The undertaking is called the Composite Training Unit Exercise (COMPTUEX) and is designed to assess a strike group’s ability to conduct military operations at sea and project power ashore through joint planning and execution of challenging and realistic training scenarios.USS Abraham Lincoln is scheduled to deploy in April this year, for the first time since 2013 when the ship started a four-year refueling overhaul. Lincoln departed the shipyard in Virginia in May 2017 and has since completed carrier qualifications (CQ) for the F-35C Lightning II and helped test ATARI – a system designed to remotely land aircraft on a carrier. Lincoln also hosted film crews aboard shooting footage for the Top Gun sequel.During COMPTUEX, ABECSG will be evaluated on their ability to integrate all assets of the strike group into a cohesive, multi-mission fighting force, and their ability to carry out sustained combat operations at sea. The goal of COMPTUEX is to achieve certification for deployment.ABECSG is comprised of its flagship, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72), Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 7, the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Leyte Gulf (CG 55) and ships assigned to Destroyer Squadron 2: the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyers USS Bainbridge (DDG 96), USS Gonzalez (DDG 66), USS Mason (DDG 87) and USS Nitze (DDG 94).In addition, the Spanish Navy Álvaro de Bazán-class frigate ESPS Méndez Núñez (F 104) is joining CSG 12 for the exercise. Share this articlelast_img read more

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Baking the digital way

first_imgIngredients supplier Sonneveld’s European Bakery Innovation Centre (EBIC) is taking the baking industry into the 21st century. Digital cameras can record everything in iats test bakery and images they take are put on the internet so that they can be viewed anywhere in the world.Temperatures are monitored throughout the bread-making process and the end product analysed. Computers register every last statistic, from softness and crumb structure to the number of holes and cells in slices of bread, so that they can be used to create graphs and intricate diagrams.”Why? Because knowledge is power,” explains Sonneveld’s newly appointed managing director, Cees Hack.”We want to share the ambition and the passion, which is why we have opened up EBIC. We invite people from our industry – bakers, machine constructors, students and raw material suppliers – to use it as a meeting point. We believe that two heads are better than one. By sharing knowledge, we are encouraging innovation. It’s our desire to become known as the problem-solvers of the industry and we want others to share the wealth.”Geert Sonneveld, who owns the Sonneveld Group, opened the centre on 13 September, 2006, the day the group officially celebrated its 50th anniversary. Sonneveld supplies bread mixes, improvers and release agents to artisan and industrial bakeries worldwide.experiment to perfectAccording to the company, EBIC’s primary purpose is to involve its customers in new developments, allow experiments to be carried out on small production lines and to give artisan bakers an opportunity to refresh or enhance their knowledge.EBIC has a trained sensory panel that conducts a series of consumer tests on products. Members cast their votes on hand-held devices, similar to those used by the audience on the TV quiz Who Wants to be a Millionaire? Companies and bakers can use the test bakery at EBIC to try different methods of preparation and tweak recipes.”We’re very proud of the centre,” says Martin Churchill, technical sales manager for the UK and Ireland. “We think that British bakers and people in the industry can introduce more innovation into the market by using its facilities.”His European counterpart, Ruud Klasens, agrees: “EBIC is a very exciting centre and we welcome everyone from the industry to come and visit.”Sonneveld conducts research for customers and consumers and has contacts with international research institutes and technical bakery libraries across the world.”We believe that, for a baker to be successful, he must understand his consumer,” says Hack. “So one of our latest developments is researching what we believe are the four types of consumers: pure, indulgent, passionate and worldly.consumer profiles”The pure consumer will buy a product for one particular reason – for example, cost. This same category buys ’healthy’ bread for its health benefits.”Indulgent consumers have a sweet tooth. This category will stay in a bakery for an extra few minutes just to look at the cream cakes, whereas passionate consumers love the smell, the feel, the taste and want to know the origin of their bread.”They use all their senses, gathering as much information as possible. And the worldly consumer will travel miles to buy, for example, a naan bread because it tastes like those in Delhi.”But you also have to remember that consumers often switch between categories.” n—-=== Fact file ===? Sonneveld Group BV supplies an extensive range of bread improvers, bread mixes and release agents to both artisan and industrial bakeries? Major turnover comes from exports to countries in Europe, the Middle East, South America and south-east Asia? The company was set up in Sliedrecht, Holland, in 1956 by E J Sonneveld Snr and his eldest son, C G Sonneveld? In the 1980s and 1990s, Sonneveld expanded its range and introduced fruit and gelatine products, imitation chocolate, pastry mixes, almond paste, marzipan and yellow cream powders? In 1998, the company introduced liquid bread improvers for the industrial segment? Sonneveld’s most recent innovation is aimed at the artisan bakery segment: a block improver called Proson? On 6 September, 2005, Sonneveld opened its Palipro plant, the largest fully automated factory in Europe for the production of liquid, oil-based bread improvers? Cees Hack is Sonneveld’s new managing director. He took over from its owner, Geert Sonneveld, who opened EBIC on 13 September, 2006? Sonneveld conducts, and has access to, extensive market researchlast_img read more

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Same Home Office, Brand New Perspective

first_imgPartners:I’m humbled and honored to begin a new chapter as Dell Technologies’ Global Channel Chief. What you’ve built here is nothing short of incredible – in FY20, you brought in $52B in orders revenue¹ and over 70,000 new and reactivated customers! If there’s one thing I know for sure, it’s that you’re on a roll. It’s my job to empower you to keep our collective momentum going.The partner community has been close to my heart for the past two decades in my roles at Bell Canada, Dell and Cisco. I’m grateful to be entering this chapter with a number of trusted friends and colleagues by my side; relationships I’ve built while working to accelerate partner growth and deliver outstanding outcomes for our customers. At the same time, I’m meeting new teammates, building new partnerships, and admiring the incredible talent and support that surrounds me.In the coming weeks, I’ll be making the rounds to meet with as many partners as possible. I plan to use this time to listen and learn from you. And as I’m constantly looking to improve your experience with us, we’re staying true to the Dell Technologies Partner Program mantra – Simple. Predictable. Profitable. Dell Technologies’ commitment to its partner community remains unchanged, from Michael to our Executive Leadership Team, and throughout our organization, we are all here to help you grow your business and be successful.Technology is the enabler of everything we do, but it can’t be successful without YOU – our impactful transformers. There’s so much we can continue to accomplish together, and I can’t wait to get started. From my home office in Toronto, I’m looking forward to connecting with you and driving our mutual success!¹This amount primarily represents orders attributable to the Dell Technologies Partner Program on a TTM basis through Q4FY20, and also includes an estimate of VMware orders attributable to VMware channel partners on a TTM basis through Q4FY20. In my first week back at Dell Technologies, I’m excited to have this opportunity to address the partner community. Please see my letter below.last_img read more

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Merchants Bank recognized by FDIC for Money Smart Partner Program

first_imgCommunity Bank NA,Merchants Bank has been recognized by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) as a Money Smart for Young Adults Partner for its leadership in promoting financial education for young people.‘We are giving young adults the skills they need to succeed in today’s world,’ said Doreen Allen, Community Reinvestment Act officer at Merchants Bank and president of the Northfield branch. ‘The need for financial literacy is greater than ever.’The Partner program applauds people and organizations who share a commitment to building young adults’ personal financial management skills. It offers a curriculum designed to help teens develop skills to become confident, productive, self-reliant adults who are able to take full advantage of mainstream financial opportunities.Allen said the program is offered community-wide through schools, scout troops and other youth organizations.The program is an integral part of Merchants’ on-going commitment to financial education. Recently, Merchants Bank and Merchants Bank Foundation joined with Champlain College to sponsor the Vermont Teachers Financial Literacy Summer Institute, which provides training for secondary school educators aimed at helping students learn about managing money.Vermont Matters. Merchants Bank strives to fulfill its role as the state’s leading independent community bank through a wide range of initiatives. The bank supports organizations throughout Vermont in addressing essential needs, sustaining community programs, providing small business and job start capital, funding financial literacy education and delivering enrichment through local sports activities.05.20.2011’ Northfield, VT ‘last_img read more

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Race Day Dreams

first_imgIt’s happening again. I’m leading the race, feeling strong and confident. Suddenly the course takes an unexpected turn, into a building. This seems odd but I continue on, following the course markings up and down staircases, through narrow halls and dimly lit corridors. It’s a challenge to maintain my pace through the twists and turns but I continue to press onward, gradually realizing that not only have the course markings vanished, but that my competitors seem to have disappeared as well.I begin to panic, certain that I have taken a wrong turn and blown my lead. With relief, I spot some people up ahead – surely they can reassure me that I am still on course and will point me in the right direction. When I approach them, however, they seem to know nothing about the route – or even that a race is taking place. My urgent questions are met with blank stares so I continue to make my way through this building that is becoming more mazelike by the minute. My dream of a big victory has vanished along with the course itself and I find myself alone and lost.Eventually my heavy breathing wakes me and I realize this has all been a nightmare – a familiar one at that. Yes, it’s that time again. A big race is approaching and my unconscious fears are making themselves known. Talking with other runners, I realize that these dreams are not uncommon. Turns out many of us dream about getting lost, running into buildings, being in the port-a-john when the starting gun fires. How about the classic looking down and realizing that you are running barefoot – or worse yet, naked? Not generally a good thing unless you’re competing in a clothing-optional event.My guess is that these fears are related to classic performance anxiety. We all tend to question our preparedness before a big race, and in our dreams we are likely to blow things way out of proportion. Maybe in a way they help us to prepare for worst-case scenarios on race day. After all, whatever happens in this upcoming competition, I know it can’t be worse than my nightmares – and it’s not likely to involve any insane indoor running.Still, nightmares of any sort are no fun, so I try to figure out how to rid myself of these pre-race jitters. Positive imagery, self-affirmations, visualizing myself running strong and fast. All of that helps, but in the end, I think what I might need to do is practice some indoor running – up the stairs, through mysterious winding corridors, searching for hidden course markings and passing uncooperative spectators. That way, when this upcoming race takes an unexpected turn, I’ll be ready.last_img read more

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Watch Rep. Ocasio-Cortez sum up the importance of unity—without abandoning progressive values

first_imgOcasio-Cortez reminded viewers of what many on the left already realize, saying that progressives have “assets to offer the party that the party has not yet fully leaned into.” She added that the conversation is deeper than simply “saying anything progressive is toxic and a losing message.”Here are those clips.xRep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on criticism from within the Democratic Party: “There are, at least in the House caucus, very deep divisions within the party and I believe that we need to really come together and not allow Republican narratives to tear us apart” #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/7AYH24xw3f— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) November 8, 2020- Advertisement – Here is former Ohio Governor John Kasich pressing the narrative that Biden needs to listen to Republicans, as opposed to the “hard left” or “far-left,” when it comes to policy and getting things done. And here is Ocasio-Cortez responding to that assertion.xJohn Kasich, who did not deliver Ohio to Dems, is saying folks like @IlhanMN, who did deliver Minnesota, are the problem.Please don’t take these people seriously and go back to celebrating and building power 🎉 https://t.co/kXAv3UfmgQ— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 7, 2020 On Sunday morning, Ocasio-Cortez talked to Tapper about butting heads within the House and her message to her peers.“If you look at some of these some of the arguments that are being advanced,” Ocasio-Cortez told Tapper, “that ‘defund the police hurt’ or that arguments about socialism hurt, not a single member of Congress, that I’m aware, of campaigned on socialism or defunding the police in this general election.” What’s a possible solution other than dropping progressive values from the campaign trail? Ocasio-Cortez suggested digital campaigning as an area where centralized democratic operations can improve, and become more resilient to Republican attacks.“I believe that we need to really come together and not allow Republican narratives to tear us apart,” Ocasio-Cortez said on divisions within the House caucus. Noting that the House holds a narrower majority than before, the New Yorker stressed that it’s “going to be more important than ever for us to work together and not fight each other.”- Advertisement – xEvery single swing-seat House Democrat who endorsed #MedicareForAll won re-election or is on track to win re-election.Every.👏🏽 Single.👏🏽 One.👏🏽— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 7, 2020And on a heartwarming side, Ocasio-Cortez also talked to Tapper about what it meant to her as a woman of color to see a Black woman elected to the White House. “It’s really incredible,” Ocasio-Cortez said. “For so many of us, especially women, we have grown up… And I know, my entire childhood, we are told we are too emotional, and that this country would never elect, first, a Black president. And luckily, that happened, with the election of Barack Obama, but now, a woman of color, and no less, a Black woman, to the second-highest seat in the land. I mean, it’s really remarkable. You can’t be what you can’t see. That’s very often said. It’s so amazing that so many little girls are growing up with this being a norm for them.”center_img – Advertisement – As we know, all four members of the Squad were reelected this November, as well as Congresswoman-elect Cori Bush, a progressive activist. Bush will be Missouri’s first Black congresswoman. We also saw a rainbow wave across state and local elections, and a groundbreaking number of Muslim Americans elected to office. Certainly, all of those wins are victories to be celebrated.That said, Democrats carry a majority in the House, but a smaller one than before. And people from all sides of the aisle have thoughts on what might have cost people votes or seats—blatant support for movements like defunding the police, Black Lives Matter, Medicare for All, and such among them. On a private call, for example, Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger from Virginia suggested to colleagues that “no one should say ‘defund the police’ ever again.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

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Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch from Velika Plana was named the best family accommodation in Croatia

first_imgAs part of the Family Accommodation Forum, the Tourist Flower – Quality for Croatia awards for family tourism and the EHHA awards for the European House of the Year were presented.The award for the best accommodation for a wellness holiday went to wellness Villa Biocrystal from Hreljin, while the recognition for the best accommodation for an active vacation went Willie Falcon Rook from Konavle, a Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch from Velika Plana is the best eco-accommodation. They were declared the best accommodation for the family Sunny apartments in Zagreb.It was chosen as the best accommodation for staying with pets cottage Berry from Pokupsko, the best accommodation without barriers is boarding house Mamica from Pušćina, and the most original accommodation is Bear’s Log from Rakovica. The award for the best accommodation in rural tourism went to the hands B&B Tinka from Momjan, was chosen for the best accommodation in nature B&B Casa Rustica from Vodnjan, was declared the best accommodation on the coast Villa Evelyn from Fažana, and as the best accommodation in the city it was defended apartment Emerald from Zagreb.The statue for the best family accommodation in 2017 in Croatia went into the hands Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch from Velika Plana.Winners of the Tourist Flower Bruce and Megi Yerkovich with the Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli and the Vice President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Josip Zaher / Photo: Croatian Chamber of Commerce”I am very touched by this award and recognition. We have been working for ten years and over time we have received various awards and recognitions from Europe, and this is our first award from Croatia, so this is our favorite recognitionSaid Bruce Yerkovich.Linden Tree Retreat & Ranch, an intimate and luxurious haven nestled on 50 hectares of Velebit Mountain, a UNESCO-protected and untouched wilderness. As the only luxury ranch in Europe included in the famous travel guide DK Eyewitness Travel, the ranch is a first-class riding destination in Croatia, attractive to those looking for an ecological holiday destination in an adventurous spirit. The restaurant serves seasonal food freshly picked in nature or procured as part of a collaboration with the local community, and in addition to activities with horses, they also offer canoeing, hiking, trekking, biking in nature and caving.The Secretary General of the European Family Tourism Association (EHHA), Villaro Lassen, presented the EHHA awards to four winners from Croatia, Villa Falcon Rook from Konavle as the best family house, and was chosen as the most original house. Villa Vista from Zamasko in central Istria, the best house on the coast is Villa Sreser from Peljesac, and the best wellness house Villa Vadediji from Žminj.Related news: 4th FAMILY ACCOMMODATION FORUM OPENS / Minister Cappelli announces recategorization of family accommodation and favorable HBOR loanslast_img read more

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