General Seminary appoints VP and dean of academic affairs

first_img Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Martinsville, VA [The General Theological Seminary press release] The General Theological Seminary announces the appointment of Michael W. DeLashmutt, Ph.D., to the position of vice president and dean of academic affairs. The position incorporates the traditional duties of academic dean with an expanded emphasis on strengthening the current M.Div, M.A., S.T.M., and certificate programs, while developing and coordinating new lay-oriented, non-residential, vocationally focused degrees and certificates.About the appointment, the Very Rev. Kurt H. Dunkle, dean and president, says, “Michael DeLashmutt represents the ideal combination of experience in academic affairs, theological study, and new degree program development. His presence here moves us forward substantially in creating new programs and degrees that will best serve the church and the wider world. I am excited and proud to have him as a partner in this wonderful time for General Seminary. He will be a spectacular academic dean.”DeLashmutt has extensive experience in academic affairs administration, as well as considerable experience teaching theology. He comes to General from Trinity Lutheran College in Everett, Washington, where he was academic dean and vice president for academic affairs, after being the associate dean of first theological degree programs at Luther Seminary in Saint Paul, Minnesota. DeLashmutt was previously director of Sstudies and deputy principal at Sarum College, Salisbury and lecturer in the study of the Christian church in the Department of Theology at the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom.DeLashmutt has earned a B.A. in biblical literature and theology from Northwest University, an M.A. in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. from the University of Glasgow, for which his thesis was entitled, “Theological Confession in a Technological Age: Sketches Towards a Theology of Technology.” He also holds a postgraduate certificate in academic practice from the University of Exeter and is a Fellow in the Higher Education Academy, also in the United Kingdom.“I am overjoyed to be asked to join the faculty and administration at The General Theological Seminary,” say DeLashmutt. “It’s hard to imagine a more exciting time to serve and lead at this institution. I look forward to working with Dean Dunkle and the faculty to strengthen the Seminary’s already excellent programs and to develop new pathways that will provide increased access to education and formation for God’s people in today’s world.” Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Theological Education Rector Collierville, TN Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit a Press Release Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. 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New director of charities at GCap Media

first_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people New director of charities at GCap Media Louise Jagger has been appointed as the new director of charities at commercial radio group GCap Media. She joins them from Scope where she was director of fundraising.At GCap Media Jagger will be responsible for building the community engagement and fundraising activities of its radio stations which include Classic FM, Capital 95.8, and Choice FM. The group’s stations have around 15 million listeners on air and over 1.7 million online. Last year the group donated £2.7 million to charities.www.gcapmedia.com  37 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 11 July 2008 | News About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

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FCA Encourages Farm Credit System Institutions to Work With Borrowers Affected…

first_img Facebook Twitter FCA Encourages Farm Credit System Institutions to Work With Borrowers Affected by COVID-19 The Farm Credit Administration is encouraging Farm Credit System (System) institutions to work with System borrowers whose operations have been affected by COVID-19 and the measures taken to prevent its spread.The coronavirus is creating extensive disruptions to the economy and American life, and governments, businesses, and the public are taking actions to minimize and mitigate risks. We recognize the pandemic may also create significant stress for System borrowers because of disruptions to employees, markets, transportation, and other factors important to their operations.“FCA regulations and the solid financial position of System institutions give the institutions considerable flexibility to provide relief to borrowers affected by COVID-19,” says Glen R. Smith, FCA board chairman and CEO. “We encourage institutions to use this flexibility to work with borrowers to lessen any stress and financial burden related to the disease and efforts to contain it.”System institutions can help alleviate stress for borrowers affected by COVID-19 in several ways:Extending the terms of loan repaymentsRestructuring borrowers’ debt obligationsEasing some loan documentation or credit-extension terms for new loans to certain borrowersIn addition to affecting System borrowers, the virus may also create challenges for System employees and institutions. These challenges may impair the institutions’ ability to comply in a timely way with regulatory or reporting requirements. FCA may be able to grant temporary relief in some circumstances that would alleviate these challenges without weakening safety and soundness.FCA encourages any System institution that needs temporary relief from these requirements to contact David Grahn, director of the agency’s Office of Regulatory Policy, at 703-883-4145.FCA’s board policy statement PS-71, Disaster Relief Efforts by Farm Credit System Institutions, provides additional information that may help System institutions respond to the impacts of the virus on their operations.To learn more about COVID-19, please consult the website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.During these challenging times, we wish the best for System staff and borrowers.Source: Farm Credit Administration press release Home Indiana Agriculture News FCA Encourages Farm Credit System Institutions to Work With Borrowers Affected by… Facebook Twitter SHARE By Hoosier Ag Today – Mar 17, 2020 SHARE Previous articleUSDA Announces Program to Provide Nearly 1M Meals to Rural Children in Response to COVID-19Next articleNew Tools for Profitability in Volatile Times Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

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March Margins Trigger Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment

first_img SHARE March Margins Trigger Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment SHARE Facebook Twitter By NAFB News Service – May 20, 2020 USDA’s Farm Service Agency announced this week that the March triggered the first payment to dairy farmers enrolled in the Dairy Margin Coverage program.The March income over feed cost margin was $9.15 per hundredweight. Current projections indicate that a DMC payment is likely to trigger every month for the remainder of 2020, a different expectation from last July when some market models had forecast no program payments for 18 months.FSA Director Richard Fordyce says the payment “comes at a critical time for many dairy producers,” noting it’s the first payment to dairy producers in seven months.Authorized by the 2018 Farm Bill, DMC is a voluntary risk management program that offers protection to dairy producers when the difference between the all-milk price and the average feed price falls below a certain dollar amount selected by the producer.Although DMC enrollment for 2020 coverage has closed, dairy producers should look for FSA to open sign up for 2021 coverage in July. Home Indiana Agriculture News March Margins Trigger Dairy Margin Coverage Program Payment Facebook Twitter Previous articleWarm Days Needed for Good Crop GrowthNext articleLivestock and Dairy Provisions of CFAP NAFB News Servicelast_img read more

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Hamma Hammami arrested at his home

first_img RSF_en January 12, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Hamma Hammami arrested at his home Help by sharing this information Organisation center_img Hamma Hammami, the former editor of the banned newspaper Alternatives and spokesman of the Tunisian Workers Communist party, was arrested at his home. The identity of those who took him away is not known. His arrest came one day after he made a speech, posted on Facebook, calling on President Ben Ali to resign in the face of continuing widespread protests and the lack of any response from the authorities other than repression. He was released two days later. Newslast_img

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West Limerick home must be saved from falling in river

first_imgLimerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live Advertisement The Roche family home along the River Feale in Abbeyfeale.IRELAND South MEP Liadh Ní Riada has called on Limerick City and County Council and the Office of Public Works (OPW) to take immediate action and work together to reinstate defences along the banks of the River Feale.The Sinn Féin politician made the call this week following a visit to the Roche family in West Limerick, whose home is under severe threat due to erosion on the riverbank at Abbeyfeale.“I visited with Eamonn and Marie Roche at there home in Abbeyfeale, and was shocked by the situation they find themselves in. My colleague Cllr Séamus Browne had briefed me on the threat to the Roche’s home, but seeing it first hand really drove home the seriousness of it, and the need for decisive and immediate action,” Ní Riada said.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “A home should be a place of security and safety, and I can’t imagine the awful stress and fear of watching a river come ever closer to your back door. I witnessed for myself the impact that river erosion on the Feale is having on the Roches and their home. It was frightening to see the damage to their property, with the river now only a few feet from their back door.”Ní Riada went on to say that she did not understand why the OPW or Limerick City and County Council will not provide assistance to the Roches to protect their home.“There is a solution to this issue; the Roches need the assistance of the OPW and the Council to reinstate the defences along the river bank. I have grave concerns about the environmental damage the house falling into the river. The Local Authority and the OPW need to rethink their strategy on how to solve this issue for the Roches and the people of Abbeyfeale.“I am very concerned for the safety of the Roches and their neighbours when the house does go into the river. I intend to raise the issue with the OPW and bring my concerns to the attention of the Local Authority. .”A spokesman for Limerick City and County Council told the Limerick Post that it is in regular contact with the Roche Family to discuss their options.by Alan [email protected]  Print Linkedin Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Emailcenter_img Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Facebook NewsLocal NewsWest Limerick home must be saved from falling in riverBy Alan Jacques – February 23, 2018 4914 Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live WhatsApp Previous articleBeyond the neon runesNext articleWin cinema tickets Alan Jacqueshttp://www.limerickpost.ie Limerick Artist ‘Willzee’ releases new Music Video – “A Dream of Peace” TAGSAbbeyfealeCllr Seamus BrowneLiadh Ni RiadalimerickLimerick City and County CouncilOffice of Public Works (OPW)River FealeSinn Fein last_img read more

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CAT Jabalpur Bench Conducts Its First Hearing Via Video Conferencing [Read Press Note]

first_imgNews UpdatesCAT Jabalpur Bench Conducts Its First Hearing Via Video Conferencing [Read Press Note] LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK9 May 2020 5:34 AMShare This – xThe Jabalpur Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Friday conducted its first hearing through Video Conferencing. This is the first instance that any Bench of the CAT has heard cases in the virtual mode. CAT’s Principal Bench and all its branches across the country had been non-functional since March 20, due to the lockdown. In a statement issued last month, the CAT…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Jabalpur Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) on Friday conducted its first hearing through Video Conferencing. This is the first instance that any Bench of the CAT has heard cases in the virtual mode. CAT’s Principal Bench and all its branches across the country had been non-functional since March 20, due to the lockdown. In a statement issued last month, the CAT had clarified that functioning of the Tribunal through video conferencing was not possible due to absence of the requisite infrastructure and the hurdles in procuring the same due to the lockdown. However, on May 2, the Tribunal finally issued a notification for hearing of cases via VC across all its Benches. The first case heard via Video Conferencing related to termination of a Central Government employee working with the SAIL, for allegedly obtaining employment on the basis of a false caste certificate. In the backdrop, a High Power Caste Scrutiny Committee had cancelled the caste certificate of the Applicant. Thereby, his employment contract was terminated for having been obtained on the basis of a false caste certificate. Operation of the Scrutiny Committee’s decision however came to be stayed in proceedings before the Chhattisgarh High Court, on the basis of which the Applicant approached the CAT seeking re-instatement of his services, and an interim relief of letting the Applicant work as an employee until the final outcome of the proceedings. The Centre claimed that the Applicant’s case, as held by the Supreme Court in plethora of cases, was liable to be dismissed for having sought the same interim and final relief. However, the Tribunal observed to the contrary. The Tribunal held that while in the final relief the Applicant had sought entitlement to “consequential benefits” of his employment, the same was not the case if the interim relief which only sought for discharge of services until the outcome of the challenge. “Comparing this [final relief] and para 9 of OA quoted above [interim relief] clearly indicates that “consequential benefits” words are missing in para 9. The impugned order mentions about non payment of CPF, Gratuity, Pension, SESBF and Leave Encashment etc. Even if the applicant is taken back in services (as prayed in the interim relief), these retiral payments are not to be paid. Therefore, we do not find interim relief prayed for as same as final relief,” the Tribunal held. In related news, the Delhi High Court had recently asked the CAT to examine the feasibility of commencing hearing of urgent matters by video conferencing, so that the High Courts are not swamped by a deluge of petitions which otherwise would lie within the jurisdiction of the CAT. The observation was made after a Delhi Govt employee approached the High Court seeking hearing of his “service matter”, on account of non-functioning of the CAT. Case Details: Case Title: Santosh Kumar Bhaskar v. Union of India & Ors. Case No.: OA No. 203/296/2020 Quorum: Ramesh Singh Thankur (Judicial Member) and Navin Tandon (Member) Appearance: Advocate Vijay Tripathi (for Applicant); Advocate Ashish Surana (for Respondents) Click Here To Download Press Note Read Press Note Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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‘Who Goes To Court?’, Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi Says Judiciary Is ‘Ramshackled’

first_imgTop Stories’Who Goes To Court?’, Ex-CJI Ranjan Gogoi Says Judiciary Is ‘Ramshackled’ LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK12 Feb 2021 11:57 PMShare This – xFormer Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi called the judiciary of the country ‘ramshackled’ and went to the extent of suggesting that even he won’t go to the courts.”Who goes to the court? You go to the court and regret”, Gogoi said adding that it is those who can afford to take chances, like the big corporates, who approach the courts. Gogoi, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginFormer Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi called the judiciary of the country ‘ramshackled’ and went to the extent of suggesting that even he won’t go to the courts.”Who goes to the court? You go to the court and regret”, Gogoi said adding that it is those who can afford to take chances, like the big corporates, who approach the courts.  Gogoi, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in March 2020 after his retirement as the CJI in November 2019, was speaking at an event organized by the India Today channel.”If you go to the Court, you would be washing your dirty linen in the Court. You will not get a verdict”, the ex-CJI said in reply to a question by the anchor whether he would take legal action against Mahua Moitra MP over her statements in the Lok Sabha that Gogoi discredited the judiciary by deciding the sexual harassment allegations against him.Without naming Moitra, Gogoi said that the ‘lady politician’ did not have her facts right as he did not decide the case against him. Gogoi said that he had handed over the file to Justice Bobde, who was the next senior judge then, who in turn constituted the enquiry panel as per the in-house procedure.System needs to be robust; Roadmap neededDuring the session lasting over thirty minutes, Gogoi spoke about the need to have a “roadmap” to overhaul the judicial system.”You want a 5 trillion dollar economy but you have a ramshackled judiciary”, he commented. When the productivity of all institutions and organizations went down in 2020 due to the pandemic, the judiciary “succeeded” in adding its case arrears, he said with a tone of sarcasm. According to him, 60 lakh cases were added at the subordinate level, 3 lakhs in High Court and nearly seven thousand in the Supreme Court in the pandemic affected year.”The road map is…have the right man for the job. You don’t appoint judges as you appoint officers in the government. To judge is a full time commitment. It is a passion. There are no working hours. It is a 24/7 job. You wake up at 2 o clock in the morning, remember a point, and jot it down. That is how a judge works. How many people understand this?”, he said.Speaking about the need to impart right training in the judicial academies, he said :”When you appoint a judge, train him up. He needs to be constantly reminded…When u go to the National Judicial Academy at Bhopal, what is being taught?Laws of the seas, laws of the oceans…nothing about judicial ethics, nothing about how to write judgments, nothing about how to conduct court proceedings.”Next, he commented on the commercial courts system and arbitration.”System has not worked. If you want a thriving economy, you must have a forum to decide commercial disputes. Nobody is going to invest unless you have a robust system. Where is the mechanism? Commercial Courts Act has brought within its purview every conceivable commercial disputes. But who is applying the law?The same judge doing the normal work.Speaking about arbitration – the award passed by the CJI is questioned before a district judge. What does the poor fellow do? He sits on it. Then there is an appeal to HC, appeal to SC. So the whole thing of arbitration not going to court not working”.Calling upon his brother judges to draw a ‘road map’, he said :”The efficacy of the system need serious serious consideration so that it becomes a vibrant one”Rajya Sabha seat not a bargain for Ayodhya and Rafale judgmentsGogoi refuted the allegation that his nomination to the Rajya Sabha was a quid pro quo for delivering judgments favouring the BJP government’s position in Rafale and Ayodhya cases.If there was such a bargain actually, would anyone settle for a Rajya Sabha seat, he asked rhetorically.”I thought i will do some constructive work in the Rajya Sabha. If I were to look for something, would I look for a Rajya Sabha seat?Give this much credit to a man who has written these judgments that if he wants to bargain, he will make a good bargain. Give me this much credit. Rajya Sabha is not a good bargain. If there had been a bargain, there would have been something bigger, not the Rajya Sabha seat”, he claimed, adding that this was a “worthless topic”.When the anchor asked how will he tackle the growing perception that his nomination to the upper house was a return favour, Gogoi made an appeal to his own conscience.”I don’t have to tackle anything. I have to tackle only my conscience. My conscience is clear. No amount of what other perceive bothers me”.He added that he has not taken even a single penny from the Parliament and has given in writing that he will not draw any remuneration for his Rajya Sabha term. He complained that the media and critics were not discussing this aspect.Judges should not succumb to media attacksHe commented that media outlets and web portals attempted to “cow down” judges and that judges succumbing to such attacks was a “real threat”.”What is this attack, does a judge or a former judge get cowed down by attacks? Will he ever be able to function if he is afraid of being attacked while in office or after office?”, he added.Public praise of Prime Minister should have been avoidedWhen the anchor sought his views about a Supreme Court judge(Justice MR Shah) publicly praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a recent public event, Gogoi replied:”The learned judge should not have made that statement. If he had great admiration for the Prime Minister, it should have remained with him. Beyond that I cannot answer anything”.However Gogoi added that the mere fact that such a public praise was made does not indicate ‘quid pro quo’.NRC a document for futureFielding questions about the Assam NRC process, Gogoi said that he has no regrets in investing time and energy in the case, although the parties which were demanding it are not enthusiastic about the final NRC list published in August 2019.Justice Gogoi had led the Supreme Court bench which set the time frame to complete the Assam NRC process.”Court can only do so much and has done it. (I have) No regrets. It(NRC) is a document for future. Analyze it. What is wrong with NRC?Implement it”, he said.He criticized that the political parties were playing a “big game” with NRC without showing the actual will to implement it.Watch the full interview here :  Next Storylast_img read more

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€200,000 to be spent on road safety, parking, lights and footpaths

first_img Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook Pinterest By News Highland – August 26, 2019 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ WhatsApp Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic €200,000 to be spent on road safety, parking, lights and footpaths Google+ Almost €200,000 has been approved for works to improve road safety, parking, lighting, and footpaths in Donegal.Two schools and a number of development associations are set to benefit.The area around Cranford National School will benefit from €45,000 in funding, while just over €14,000 will be spent around Trentagh National School.Other projects are being funded in Malin, Drimarone, Falcarragh and Carrigans.*****************Full details -Cranford NS will see road resurfacing, pedestrian crossing, footpath and public lighting with €45,000 funding, while Trentagh NS will see parking facilities and public with a €14,400 investment.Other projects being funded are – Malin Development Association secured €45,000 for resurfacing, car parking, footpath and road markings; Drimarone Development Association awarded €35,972 for resurfacing, car park, footpath, road marking and fencing; Falcarragh Development Association got €35972 for a playground; and Carrigans Tidy Towns secured €19,800 for a pedestrian crossing.Minister Joe McHugh said: “These projects will help improve the safety around schools while the wider community will also benefit. They also help to improve the lives of children with better play areas and a better environment for them to explore and grow up in. Homepage BannerNews WhatsApp Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programme Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Previous articleFresh fears of mumps and measles as schools reopenNext articleMariah Carey and Walkers sign “Crispmas” deal! News Highland last_img read more

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first_imglettersOn 20 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Thisweek’s letters…Issuewarrants this high profileAlthoughevidence suggests the Government has little interest in HR practitioners’ viewsin the application of employment law, the issue is important enough to warrantthe highest possible profile, as indicated by your open letter to DTI SecretaryStephen Byers (News, 13 February).Employersmake decisions in which day-to-day realities have to be balanced with therequirements of law and this we manage to do without too many problems. Inthis situation, however, a knee-jerk reaction to recent events is so evidentthat one can have no faith in the outcome. This is doubly so when ourprofessional bodies are given no opportunity to contribute to the debate.Theinterests of employees in this country are unlikely to be well served by theGovernment’s intentions as they stand.StuartSinfield, head of personnel, Hammonds FurnitureMakinga standIwholeheartedly agree with your letter to Stephen Byers. It is time for HRmanagers to make a stand. It is hypocrisy not to consult the professionals whenthe very subject is consultation.LindaReed, HR manager, Plastek UKOutsideinfluence muddies watersTheGovernment’s decision to announce a review of consultation on redundancies mayor may not be a pre-election stunt. It should, however, help to clarify what isa straightforward problem. Corusand Vauxhall excluded the Government and unions from their decision-making inthe run-up to the announcement of closures, for the same reason – priorconsultation with an interested party would muddy the waters.Unionswould want to try to keep plants open and spread the pain across the wholecompany. The Government, faced with the sensitivity of closures in South Wales,would, for instance, have exerted pressure on Corus, including financialinducements, to fudge the decision. Both of them would want to delay decisionsand play for time.  Consultationover big closures is unattractive to managers because you lose control over theoutcome. Whenfirms cut jobs, they want to do it with as little interference as possible.This is a different issue from how you implement redundancies. They aregenerally comfortable about consultation once the key decision is made. Thecrunch issue is about power and influence and can be summed up in the question,“Should employee stakeholders be able to influence decisions which affect theirjobs or are such decisions the sole prerogative of shareholders?”Onceyou have taken the lid off that issue, it may be difficult to put it back onagain.WillyCoupar, director, Involvement and Participation AssociationDon’tpanic over relocation issueReadersshould not be panicked into action by the Tees Valley Development Companysurvey of manufacturers, Firms relocate to fill jobs gap (News, 16 January). Businesssectors differ widely in their need for skills and their strength tends todictate the availability rather than the gross number of potential employees ina location. There are exceptions, such as the growth in call centres, wherefactors like local accent have been claimed to be reassuring to callers. It isno accident that these centres have been located in lower cost areas with anavailability of literate employees, for they are not location dependent fortheir day-to-day operation.Issuessuch as proximity to airports are important to multi-national firms,transportation links vital to companies with goods to distribute and access toother professionals essential to service providers.Whereto locate or relocate depends on a range of issues and the message is, don’tpanic, plan. Involve consultancies that have experience of location issues,network within your industry. The Tees Valley has much to commend it, but sotoo has the South East.AndrewFinney, HCRJusta loophole?Aneight-week quarantine period is suggested under the DTI regulations onrecruiting temporary staff. So what is to stop all companies recruiting all newstaff on a temporary basis, then making them permanent after eight weeks? Itsounds like a loophole to get companies out of paying a fee. I’m sure therecruitment companies will love that.KarenMillham, HR adviser, AT&T Global Network Services Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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