Attitude of staff seen as key to business

first_img Previous Article Next Article Deutsche Bank includes the results of its staff loyalty survey in its annualreports to help evaluate the overall performance of the business. Dr Silva Steffens-Duch, head of corporate marketing at Deutsche Bank, toldthe IQPC HR Measurement conference last week that the loyalty survey is a keyperformance indicator by shareholders. Staff are asked questions under four categories: identification with theorganisational values, willingness to perform for the company, inclination tostay and general commitment. The answers are then translated into a percentage figure to measure theloyalty of staff, with 50 per cent seen as a low rating and 80 per cent ashigh. Deutsche Bank introduced the scheme in 1999 and has seen its staffcommitment rating grow from 66 per cent then to 70 per cent in January 2002. Broken down into geographical areas, Spanish Deutsche bank staff are mostcommitted at present, with 77 per cent. Steffens-Duch urged other HR professionals at the conference to follow suit.”Employee commitment deserves to be in the same area as other businessperformance indicators, which is why we publish it in our annual reports,”she said. “Commitment is linked to the employees’ views on the company’s goalsand values, while satisfaction is more about the position and workplace.” Attitude of staff seen as key to businessOn 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Measurement techniques in gas-phase tropospheric chemistry: a selective view of the past, present, and future

first_imgMeasurements of trace gases and photolysis rates in the troposphere are essential for understanding photochemical smog and global environmental change. Chemical measurement techniques have progressed enormously since the first regular observations of tropospheric ozone in the 19th century. In contrast, by the 1940s spectroscopic measurements were already of a quality that would have allowed the use of modern analysis techniques to reduce interference between gases, although such techniques were not applied at the time. Today, chemical and spectroscopic techniques complement each other on a wide range of platforms. The boundaries between spectroscopic techniques will retreat as more Fourier transform spectrometers are used at visible wavelengths and as wide-band lidars are extended, and combining chemical techniques will allow detection of more trace gases with better sensitivity. Other future developments will focus on smaller, lighter instruments to take advantage of new platforms such as unmanned aircraft and to improve the effectiveness of urban sampling.last_img read more

UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts Seattle U. Saturday

first_imgThe Redhawks are paced by junior guard Morgan Means (15.5 points per game) and redshirt junior forward Myles Carter (14.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game). Utah Valley currently has the nation’s third-longest home winning streak as they have won their last 20 home contests. The 11-6 Wolverines are seeking their first win in conference play, having dropped games to Grand Canyon and Cal State Bakersfield. Utah Valley, however, has won 10 of their last 14 games and five of their last seven. Seattle U. averages 80 points per game and gives up only 69.7 points per contest. Written by The Wolverines score 76.1 points per game and surrender 71.9 points per contest. Redshirt junior guard Jake Toolson is posting 15.1 points per game to lead the Wolverines and senior guard Conner Toolson averages 13.6 points per contest.center_img Tags: Cal State Bakersfield/Charleston Cougars/Grand Canyon/Houston Cougars/Jake Toolson/Morgan Means/Myles Carter/Seattle U. Men’s Basketball/UVU Men’s Basketball January 11, 2019 /Sports News – Local UVU Men’s Basketball Hosts Seattle U. Saturday FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOREM, Utah-Saturday, Utah Valley men’s basketball ensues in its WAC season by hosting the Seattle U. Redhawks to commence a three-game home-stand. The Redhawks come into this game with a record of 12-5 and 0-2 in WAC play. The Houston Cougars have the nation’s longest home winning streak, having won their last 28 at home and the Charleston Cougars are second with 22 consecutive home wins. Brad Jameslast_img read more

Russia: Kamov to Make First Helicopters for Mistral Ships

first_img Training & Education Russia: Kamov to Make First Helicopters for Mistral Ships View post tag: Navy October 31, 2012 View post tag: Kamov Share this article View post tag: first View post tag: Helicopters Back to overview,Home naval-today Russia: Kamov to Make First Helicopters for Mistral Ships center_img View post tag: Make View post tag: 2013 View post tag: Naval View post tag: Mistral View post tag: News by topic First batch-produced helicopters Ka-52K for Mistral-class amphibious assault ships will roll off production line in 2013…[mappress]Source: Russian Navy, October 31, 2012; Image: Function View post tag: shipslast_img read more

Golden Age of Steam

first_imgBy Jack Marley-PayneiLiKETRAiNS are an interesting prospect: dressed in British Rail uniforms, bearded and surly, they play epic songs about obscure historical events (viz the assassination of British Prime Minister Spencer Percival). Thankfully, in person they are friendly and unpretentious- pretension being a quality they are keen to deny their music possesses. ‘The stories just seem to come to us,’ singer Guy Bannister explained. ‘Sometimes we hear about something that sticks in our mind – we don’t go out searching.’  This is well illustrated by the inspiration for their new single ‘The Deception.’ After a drunken night in Paris, trumpeter Ashley found a message saved on his phone instructing him to research Donald Crowhurst. The band discovered he had entered a race to sail around the globe and claimed to have achieved a record time. In truth, he had just been messing about in the Atlantic.Though the choice of topics seems impersonal, the band undeniably have a passion for the music. As each song reaches its inevitable climax, all members thrash their instruments with all their might. They explained that their aim is to ‘bring history to life.’ ‘The subject can be so dry in textbooks. Putting it in a song can help people empathise with the characters.’ This, however, can be hard to do when the lyrics are often little more than a few clichés said over and over – ‘I needed you like I needed a hole in the head.’The music itself is out of step with current fashion. Their songs often last well over five minutes and have long slow builds, a sharp contrast to the up tempo, dance friendly indie that dominates at the moment.  ‘We thought all that was going to end with Arcade Fire,’ Guy confessed. He believed Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party were good at what they did, but that the trend had run its course. Arcade Fire seemed to promise a return to more serious music with greater dynamic variation. As we all know this was not to be: superficiality has just kept rising since then. World conquering or not, they are keen to keep going. With a cult following, known as railcard holders, their tour is going well and they seem in good spirits (and clean to boot). Guy is already talking of a new album: ‘We definitely want it to be different but we’ve no idea how.’ This is an admirable sentiment since there is a distinct lack of variety on their most recent release. The aspirations of their music are promising and it certainly can be rousing. Its lack of invention and catchy melodies, though, mean it is unlikely iLiKETRAiNS will be starting a revolution any time soon.last_img read more

Unlimited Rides for $10 Saturday at Playland Benefits Cooley’s Anemia Foundation

first_imgPlayland’s Castaway Cove,Boardwalk at 10th-11th,Ocean City, NJWith the purchase of a $10 wristband, Playland’s Castaway Cove will offers unlimited ride access from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 26.All proceeds will benefit the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation. The fundraiser was organized, in part, by Frank Pileiro, an Ocean City resident whose daughter, Rachel, lives with the relatively rare blood disorder.Rachel is an 8-year-old second-grader at Ocean City Primary School.Playland is on the Ocean City Boardwalk between 10th and 11th streets. The event will feature raffles for everything from beach tags to restaurant gift certificates. T-shirts will be available.Pileiro said the genetic disease requires Rachel to receive blood transfusions every three weeks. But while it used to be rare for children with Cooley’s Anemia to live beyond their teens, researchers are making progress in extending their lives.Rachel Pileiro“The people at Playland have been wonderful,” Pileiro said.Read more about the Cooley’s Anemia Foundation and the Ocean City event.last_img read more

Apple appeal

first_imgThis apple flan, flavoured with lemon zest and cinnamon, makes a spectacular autumnal dessert. Although very simple, if care is taken with the presentation, it has great visual appeal and can command a premium price. Basic ingredientsSweetpasteCinnamon pasteFrangipane mixApple pie fillingApplesApricot glaze 1 Line eight-inch or 10-inch rings with sweetpaste and bake blind for about 10 minutes. Cool on a rack.2 Spread a thin layer of cinnamon paste over the base of the flan case.3 Pipe a ring of frangipane/almond cake mix around the edge of the flan (approx 15mm thick) so it comes up to two-thirds of the height of the flan case. The frangipane acts as a ’support’ to the pastry as well as tasting good!4 Fill the flan with apple mix. We use Mackle Bramley apple and mix it with chunks of fresh apples, cinnamon, lemon zest and raisins.5 Peel and core the apples and slice into thin (2mm) rings – we use an electric slicer. Carefully lay out the apple rings on the top of the mix. Ensure that they generously overlap to allow for shrinkage during baking and that they sit under the rim of the pastry case. Brush with a little melted butter.7 Dust with fine icing sugar.8 Bake at 170ºC for about 40 minutes, cool and then glaze with an apricot jam or gel.last_img read more

Government implements hot food tax

first_imgFood retailers will today be faced with the new rules set out by the government to put VAT on certain hot takeaway goods.Announced earlier this year by Chancellor George Osborne as part of the Budget, bakers, coffee shops, cafés and food-to-go retailers serving up products such as toasted sandwiches will be forced to add 20% VAT on to products.Stephen Coleclougg, tax partner at PricewaterhouseCooper, told The Telegraph: “Today’s VAT changes will be an extra sting for people already counting the pennies. Hot sandwiches are just the thing as the weather closes in, but a ham and cheese toastie of £2.50 will now cost an extra 50p.”Subway has already petitioned against the move, with the sandwich retailer receiving hundreds of thousands of signatures from supporters to abolish the tax on its products.The company set up an e-petition to gain more support, which read: “Please sign this petition to show your support for the hard-pressed sandwich shop owners who are being unfairly penalised by the Chancellor. The sandwich shop industry, which employs tens of thousands of hard-working people and supports thousands of small businesses, is now being placed under threat.“We are not asking for the government to reverse its recent U-turn but to remove the tax across the board, just as they have done in Europe. We are simply asking for toasted sandwiches to be treated like pasties.”Back in May, bakers from up and down the UK managed to win the fight against the government to prevent a 20% tax being implemented on hot bakery goods such as pies and pasties.last_img read more

Compost Show.

first_imgAs part of Compost Awareness Week, the University of Georgia will host a Compost Open House at the Bioconversion Center May 4.The open house is for community leaders, municipal solid waste directors, recycling coordinators or anyone interested in composting.There will be displays on home composting, composting yard waste, municipal solid waste, food waste composting, agricultural by-products, construction and demolition recycling.Hourly MiniworkshopsFrom 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., the event will include hourly miniworkshops on home composting, poultry mortality composting, using compost for erosion control and compost facility design. There will be machinery demonstrations, too, including grinders and windrow turners.So come. Ask the experts. Find out how composting can work for your garden, your community or your business. For more information, call Julia Gaskin at (706) 542-1401 or K.C. Das at (706) 542-8842.last_img read more

Shumlin announces Karen Marshall to lead Connect VT effort

first_imgGovernor Peter Shumlin today announced that Karen Marshall, a Chittenden County business executive and community leader, will take the position of Chief of Connect VT. Marshall will be responsible for implementing Gov. Shumlin’s plan to achieve universal availability of broadband and mobile phone service.‘Connect VT is one of the most important initiatives of my administration,’ the Governor said. ‘It is vital that the telecommunication highway is in place for Vermonters by the end of 2013. It will connect our economic engines to the global marketplace, and enable our health care providers to be at the forefront of innovative, cost effective delivery and administration of health care.’‘Karen will work with private sector companies and utilities that are deploying roughly $410 million of federal funding and their own capital to do this,’ said Administration Secretary Jeb Spaulding. ‘She will also be engaged in efforts across state government to use broadband to improve the way that public services are delivered.’Prior to this appointment, Marshall served as Chief Operating Officer at SecurShred, a Vermont owned and operated business providing confidential document shredding, imaging, storage and electronic waste services throughout the region. Prior to that, she served as Vice President Northern New England for Comcast Spotlight, the advertising division of Comcast Cable, and Vice President/Vermont for Clear Channel Communications, where she managed 15 radio stations.Marshall has played an active role in community service, as well, serving currently as Chair of the Vermont Economic Progress Council, a board member of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chittenden and Grand Isle counties, the Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, and UVM’s Athletic Advisory Council.Marshall, who lives in Williston, will join the Agency of Administration. Her salary will be $115,000.Shumlin’s office. 1.27.2011last_img read more