Comments are closed. Joined up HR initiative to boost recruitment driveOn 29 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Public sector employers in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets have formedan innovative partnership to help beat the HR challenges faced by governmentemployers. Public sector organisations including the council, police, Jobcentre plus,NHS, housing association and education authority have all been involved indiscussions to develop common HR solutions. Cara Davani, head of HR at Tower Hamlets council said the scheme initiallybegan as a one-off seminar, but has grown into a regular partnership. “We are trying to identify the common themes that arise for all thesebodies in Tower Hamlets and then identify a single strategy to deal withthem,” she said. The group, which includes HR and senior management staff from the variousagencies, are looking at strategies to help motivate staff, improve recruitmentand retention, and at ways to attract more young people into local government. “We’ve identified some common problems around recruitment andremuneration across the public sector in the borough. We’ve done the analysisand know where the gaps are, so now we’re collectively promoting the boroughand making ourselves attractive as employers,” said Davani. One common problem the group has identified is the cost of living in thearea and the team hopes a co-ordinated approach will bring some answers. The group also wants to use the forum to highlight the attractive side ofworking in the public sector in Tower Hamlets. The scheme aims to encourage members of the local ethnic community to feelthey can go for a wider range of jobs in the public sector. By Ross Wigham Previous Article Next Article
By Dialogo September 03, 2012 BUENOS AIRES — Frank Mora, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs, visited Buenos Aires on Aug. 16 — marking the first official trip by a high-level Pentagon official to Argentina since its February 2011 confiscation of a U.S. military aircraft for inspection. Mora’s visit signals Washington’s desire to focus on reviving a long-standing history of mutual trust and defense cooperation. “For Argentina, military relations with the United States should be given importance since the U.S. is the world’s primary power and because it has unquestionable influence in the hemisphere,” said political scientist Rosendo Fraga, who heads the Nueva Mayoria think tank in Buenos Aires. “It makes sense for Washington to improve relations with Argentina within the overall context of its foreign policy toward South America, where Argentina has the second- largest GDP after Brazil and the third-largest population after [Brazil and] Colombia.” Argentina and the United States have a long successful history of military cooperation. In 1963, the Pentagon established a Military Assistance Program (MAP) for its South American neighbor. Like most other MAPs, it provided assistance in materials and machinery for military production, direct transfers of military equipment and training of personnel. That cooperation strengthened throughout the years, with only one interruption during the Argentine military regime of 1976-83. Military relations on the upswing Between 1950 and 2000, Argentina received $34 million in U.S. military aid and has sent more than 5,200 exchange students to the United States for defense-related courses. In 2009, Argentina ranked fourth among countries participating in U.S. training programs, with 688 students, according to Just the Facts, a website that monitors military assistance to Latin America. Yet an about-face in Argentine foreign policy had strained cooperation. “The bilateral relationship between the two countries in the military area has multiple possibilities, but the issue is that the Argentine government does not appear to want to advance with these,” Fraga said. However, Mora’s visit offers hope that ties are on the mend. Argentine Defense Minister Arturo Puricelli praised U.S. defense policy during a recent gathering at the Education Center of the Armed Forces (CEFFAA) where he thanked Mora for his visit and “predisposition to work in the intensification of U.S.-Argentine relations.” Puricelli explained that the renewed relationship should be developed on the basis of “mutual respect” — and must be “aligned with” South American defense policies to ensure the objective of creating a regional “zone of peace.” Mora thanked Puricelli for the opportunity “to exchange and share ideas and policies in the area of defense” and highlighted the regional armed forces’ “professionalism, respect for the rule of law, and subordination to civilian governments.” Threats of the 21st century Mora also touched on new multidimensional and transnational threats confronting the hemisphere like cyber attacks and natural disasters. He urged Argentina “to utilize the armed forces to support decisions made by civilian authorities to establish cooperative and transparent relations” between governments. Argentina was notably absent from the recent U.S.-led Panamax 2012 military exercise aimed at bolstering hemispheric cooperation. Its decision to abstain, however, is difficult to interpret as ideologically based since Ecuador — a member of the ALBA regional alliance— set aside fundamental differences with Washington and participated in the exercises. So did 13 other countries: Belize, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, and Peru. During the Cold War, Argentina and the United States cooperated to protect themselves from the communist threat. In the early 1990s, with the Cold War over, attention turned to fighting drug trafficking — and following the 9/11 attacks, the focus has been on eradicating narco-terrorism. Argentina has been a victim of international terror in 1992, when the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires was bombed in an attack that left 29 people dead — and again in 1994, when a truck bomb destroyed the Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, killing 85 people and injuring more than 300. Argentina is pursuing military cooperation with a myriad of non-traditional partners. Some of these alliances — such as the ones it’s formed with Venezuela and China — bring into question shared values with the United States. Despite these recent mixed signals and lost opportunities, officials from both sides are now seeking common ground in order to avoid discarding years of friendship and cooperation. You forgot to comment on the “immense” cooperation provided by the United States to Britain during the Falklands conflict… that took place not long ago. I think that regarding military cooperation, it only should be at low intensity, because the “Falkland” still exists and it has not been resolved, and we all know what was and what currently is the policy of Washington! It is the comment of a sepoy. Vomitive. If we want to know if they really want to cooperate with Argentina, we will ask them to sell us fighter aircraft and also the transfer of technology from them, as they are offered to Brazil. UNITED STATES AND THE STATES OF COMMERCIAL SPIRIT, TRAFFICKERS, SPECULATORS AND OPPORTUNISTS, ETC., DO NOT HAVE FRIENDS, THEY HAVE PARTNERS, BUDDIES, AS THEY ARE BANDS OF RATS WITH SUIT AND TIE EMBEDDED IN THE STATES AND SKIRTS OF A PEOPLE AND NATION. THE CONTRARY IS PURE SHIT. WHY IS THE WORLD IS DIVIDED INTO DRONES AND WORKERS?
The Premier League had wanted all squads to take a 30% pay cut but the move led to a standoff with the players’ union.The league has been indefinitely suspended.Southampton says players will defer part of their salaries in April, May and June “to help protect the future of the club, the staff that work within it and the community we serve.”Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, his coaching staff and directors will also defer some pay over three months.Southampton says it has “put measures in place to ensure that all staff not deferring part of their salaries will continue to receive 100% of their pay, paid in the normal way until 30th June.” ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 April 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The International Cycling Union says it can get through its greatest crisis since World War II with limited damage “as long as the situation does not last longer than current predictions.”The UCI has received more than 650 requests for postponements or cancellations from organizers because of the coronavirus pandemic. That represents 30% of its international calendar.The UCI says it is reimbursing all registration fees of canceled events to help organizers.The UCI will take a considerable financial hit from paying those fees and it also expects its Olympic revenue payment from the delayed Tokyo Games to be postponed and likely reduced.The UCI says its leadership has agreed to reduce salaries or allowances and furloughed all 130 employees of the UCI and the world cycling center. The NBA HORSE Challenge will have eight participants. The quarterfinals are to be shown Sunday and the semifinals and final on April 16.The quarterfinal matchups are Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks against former NBA player and ESPN analyst Chauncey Billups; WNBA great and 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame inductee Tamika Catchings against Mike Conley Jr. of the Utah Jazz; Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls against NBA retiree and ESPN analyst Paul Pierce; and Chris Paul of the Oklahoma City Thunder against Allie Quigley of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky.Players must call their shots before the attempt and dunking is not allowed. The players will be isolated and competing on separate home courts.State Farm is the presenting sponsor and will offer a prize pool exceeding $200,000 to charities working on the coronavirus response. The event will be pre-taped.___ Both were part of the world test championship. The final of that tournament is scheduled for next June. Trying to find a new slot for the tests will be a challenge.Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says “the global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honor our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date.”The Bangladesh-Australia series is the second in the world championship to be postponed. England returned home from Sri Lanka last month at the start of the outbreak.___Southampton has become the first Premier League club to announce its players will defer some of their salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Latest: Canada’s Baseball HOF postpones induction day ___Australia’s rugby league championship plans to restart on May 28.The NRL has been suspended since March 23.The governing ARL Commission also says it intends to play a full three-game State of Origin series.Commissioner Wayne Pearce says they wanted to set a date and then work on finalizing a competition. It will depend on border restrictions in New South Wales and Victoria states and New Zealand opening up. Associated Press Former Toronto Blue Jays first baseman and two-time World Series champion John Olerud, 2006 American League MVP Justin Morneau, former Blue Jays pitcher Duane Ward, and Montreal sportscaster Jacques Doucet were scheduled to be enshrined in a ceremony in St. Marys, Ontario on June 20.The hall of fame said in a release Thursday that the ceremony and related events are postponed until further notice.The museum and ballfields are closed to the public, as mandated under Ontario’s declaration of emergency.___The NBA, the National Basketball Players Association and ESPN will stream a HORSE tournament on ESPN’s app. Pearce says “a date is to give certainty to players and their schedules, clubs and thousands of people who are out of work through clubs and millions of fans.”He says “the situation is changing dramatically and we need to get moving. It is in the best interests of our clubs, our players, our stakeholders and importantly our fans that the competition resumes as quickly and as safely as possible.”___Australia’s two-test cricket tour of Bangladesh in June has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The first test was to start on June 11 in Chattogram. The second from June 19 in Dhaka.