Getting to grips with new technology: A guide to best-practice HR software implementation

first_imgIntroducing new systems can be a challenge for organisations, so what can you do during the implementation to ensure it is a successful change programme?Choosing and implementing new technology can be a daunting process, and chances are you will only have one chance to get it right.It’s important to think ahead during your search and selection stages, ensuring youdon’t underestimate the importance of knowing exactly what to expect during the implementation phase.Personnel Today are hosting a FREE webinar on the 20th of September, sponsored by Cascade HR, which will look at how HR professionals can achieve true transformation when implementing sophisticated HR software.It will advise what you can expect from your business software review, and consider the best ways to approach implementing a new system so that HR, and employees alike, are satisfied with the end result.This free webinar will include a presentation by Pritul Khagram, as well as a live Q&A session where you will be able to submit your questions.Sign up today Comments are closed. #HRTechTrends Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img Related posts:No related photos. Getting to grips with new technology: A guide to best-practice HR software implementationBy Cascade HR on 11 Sep 2017 in PROMOTED CONTENT, Personnel Today, Workforce planninglast_img read more

The “tipping” temperature within Subglacial Lake Ellsworth, West Antarctica and its implications for lake access.

first_imgWe present results from new geophysical data allowing modelling of the water flow within Subglacial Lake Ellsworth (SLE), West Antarctica. Our simulations indicate that this lake has a novel temperature distribution due to significantly thinner ice than other surveyed subglacial lakes. The critical pressure boundary (tipping depth), established from the semi-empirical Equation of State, defines whether the lake’s flow regime is convective or stratified. It passes through SLE and separates different temperature (and flow) regimes on either side of the lake. Our results have implications for the location of proposed access holes into SLE, the choice of which will depend on scientific or operational priorities. If an understanding of subglacial lake water properties and dynamics is the priority, holes are required in a basal freezing area at the North end of the lake. This would be the preferred priority suggested by this paper, requiring temperature and salinity profiles in the water column. A location near the Southern end, where bottom currents are lowest, is optimum for detecting the record of life in the bed sediments; to minimise operational risk and maximise the time span of a bed sediment core, a location close to the middle of the lake, where the basal interface is melting and the lake bed is at its deepest, remains the best choice. Considering potential lake-water salinity and ice-density variations, we estimate the critical tipping depth, separating different temperature regimes within subglacial lakes, to be in about 2900 to 3045 m depth.last_img read more

No plans to cancel or postpone Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid coronavirus outbreak, organizers say

first_img Beau Lund Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailTomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images(TOKYO) — Organizers for the 2020 Summer Olympics said that preparations for the upcoming event in Tokyo are “continuing as planned,” despite rumors swirling that the games could be canceled or postponed due to an outbreak of the novel coronavirus.When asked about the speculation, the press office for the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee told ABC News that they “have never discussed canceling the Games.”“Countermeasures against infectious diseases constitute an important part of our plans to host a safe and secure Games,” the press office said in an emailed statement on Monday.The newly identified virus, known officially as COVID-19, emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan back in December and has since spread to dozens of other countries, including Japan. More than 87,000 people have been infected worldwide, the vast majority of them in China, and at least 2,873 have died, according to the World Health Organization, which has declared the outbreak a global health emergency and said it has “pandemic potential.”As of Monday, Japan’s Ministry of Health Labor and Welfare had confirmed 254 cases of infection on Japanese soil and six deaths. There have been an additional 705 confirmed cases and six fatalities linked to the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which had been quarantined off Japan’s coast since Feb. 5. All those infected on board were brought ashore for treatment, while the rest of the passengers were confined to their rooms until the quarantine period ended. All remaining guests were cleared to disembark by Feb. 27.To address the health crisis, the Japanese government has established the Novel Coronavirus Response Headquarters, while the Tokyo metropolitan government has set up an internal task force. The Tokyo Olympic organizing committee has also established its own task force.“Tokyo 2020 will continue to collaborate with all relevant organizations which carefully monitor any incidence of infectious diseases,” the organizing committee’s press office said in its statement Monday, “and we will review any countermeasures that may be necessary with all relevant organizations.”The International Olympic Committee told ABC News in an emailed statement on Monday that it remains in touch with the WHO as well as its own medical experts, and that it has “full confidence that the relevant authorities, in particular in Japan and China, will take all the necessary measures to address the situation.”For weeks, there’s been speculation that the viral outbreak could disrupt the Tokyo Olympics, which is slated to start on July 24.Since the first modern games were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896, the international sporting event has only been canceled during times of war. The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, took place as scheduled despite an outbreak of the Zika virus.Faced with a slew of questions during an interview last Thursday limited to Japanese media, International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach reiterated that they are “fully committed to the success of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” and he encouraged athletes to “go ahead with full steam with regard to their training and their preparations.” He declined to speculate about a postponement or cancellation in response to Pound’s comments.“I’m not ready to add fuel to the flames of speculation there in any way,” Bach told reporters.ABC News called the Tokyo Olympic organizing committee’s press office on Monday and asked what might happen if the viral outbreak worsens in Japan.The woman on the other end of the line, who only wished to give her name as Hitomi and confirmed she was authorized to speak on behalf of the organizing committee, simply said, “We are not giving answers to ‘what if’ questions.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img March 2, 2020 /Sports News – National No plans to cancel or postpone Tokyo 2020 Olympics amid coronavirus outbreak, organizers saylast_img read more

Braun, Messer Agree To Debate; Rokita Declines

first_imgStaff ReportTheStatehouseFile.comINDIANAPOLIS – Republican U.S. Senate candidates Mike Braun and Luke Messer have agreed to debate April 30 in a televised statewide event organized by the independent Indiana Debate Commission.Braun, an auto parts distributor and former state representative, and Messer, a member of Congress, are two of the three candidates on the May 8 ballot. They and U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita are competing to face Democrat Sen. Joe Donnelly in November.Braun and Messer will debate in a studio at public television station WFYI in Indianapolis from 7 to 8 p.m. The debate will be made available to television stations and other news organizations throughout the state.Rokita declined the commission’s invitation to debate. The commission said that Rokita’s campaign manager, Bryan Reed, cited scheduling conflicts and specified that the candidate will participate only in primary debates “organized and moderated by conservative Republicans.”Rokita becomes the first candidate in the commission’s 10-year history to decline to participate in one of its debates. He issued a news release saying he would participate in a debate sponsored by the Allen County Republican Party on April 23.“We are very pleased that two candidates have agreed to this debate, but we are equally disappointed that one has opted to decline,” said IDC President Gerry Lanosga. “A contested primary should be heavily vetted by Hoosier voters and not by partisans, party officials or special interest groups. A neutral option, such as one offered by the Indiana Debate Commission, makes the most sense.”Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, an Indiana politics blogger, radio host and attorney, will moderate. The format has not been determined.Voters will have the opportunity to submit questions that will be considered for the debate. Questions may be submitted through the IDC’s website at www.indianadebatecommission.com starting on a date to be announced later.The commission also will conduct televised debates during the general election campaign season this fall.The Indiana Debate Commission formed in 2007 with the mission of putting voters first by sponsoring and conducting statewide, televised debates among candidates for statewide political office.FOOTNOTE: TheStatehouseFile.com is a news website powered by Franklin College journalism students.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

CUTHBERT, HELEN (nee: Zebrowski)

first_img100, passed away on March 24, 2018 at Majestic Rehab in Redbank. She was born in Bayonne where she resided for most of her life. She worked in the sales department for the Maidenform Company of Bayonne for 38 years. She was predeceased by her husband William Cuthbert and her brothers Stephen, Edward and Richard Zebrowski. Mother of William and his wife Frances A. Cuthbert. Grandmother of Leonard Pierro. Funeral arrangements by S. FRYCZYNSKI Funeral Home, 32-34 E. 22nd St.last_img

The Revivalists Side Project RumpleSTEELskin Added To Fu*k 2016 Late Night

first_imgBorn from a Jazzfest Jam session, RumpelSTEELskin combines rock and funk with The Revivalists Ed Williams’ amazingly unique vocal-influenced steel guitar. The group will be making an appearance at Howlin’ Wolf during the previously announced Fu*k 2016: A Funky Tribute To Musicians We Lost on Sunday, April 30th, which features members of Turkuaz, Snarky Puppy, The Motet, KDTU, Eric Krasno Band, Allen Stone, and more (get ticket here). Molded by guitarists and soul singers of the 60’s and 70’s, Ed leads a rotating musical force that brings the New Orleans spirit to gospel, rock, and funk pedal steel guitar. Members include George Gekas (The Revivalists) on bass, Michael Girardot (The Revivalists) on keys, and David Shirley (Cardinal Sons) on drums.Initially, Turkuaz’s Michelangelo Carubba, Craig Brodhead, and Shira Elias were named along with The Motet’s Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers, and Lyle Divinsky to explore the music of fallen artists such as Prince, David Bowie, George Michael, Maurice White, Bernie Worrell, Phife Dawg, Leonard Cohen, and many more. As the weeks have passed, Khris Royal of Rebelution, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown of SOUL’D OUT, D. J. Williams of Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Danny Mayer of the Eric Krasno Band, Steveland Swatkins from Allen Stone, fellow Turkuaz vocalist Sammi Garett, and Snarky Puppy percussionist Nate Werth have all come on board to fill out the complete lineup.As support to the Fu*k 2016 Tribute, RumpleSTEELskin will open up the evening. The London Souls have also been tapped to play the late-late show over in The Den after the show. It’s going to be a party, that’s for sure.Full Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost Lineup: Michelangelo Carubba, Joey Porter, Garrett Sayers, Lyle Divinsky, Craig Brodhead, Shira Elias, Nate Edgar, D. J. Williams, Danny Mayer, Steveland Swatkins, Khris Royal, Maurice “Mobetta” Brown– SHOW INFO –Artist: Fu*k 2016: A Tribute To Musicians We Lost featuring members of Turkuaz and The MotetVenue: Howlin’ Wolf – 907 S. Peters Street – New Orleans, LA 70130Date: Sunday – April 30th, 2017Price: $25adv / $35dosAges: 18+Tickets: Click Herelast_img read more

Jason Isbell & Amanda Shires Welcome Scott Sharrard For “Whipping Post” Encore

first_imgJason Isbell played his second of three nights at the Beacon Theatre last night in New York City. Along with him was his wife, Amanda Shires, and The 400 Unit. The nods to the Allman Brothers Band have been strong throughout both nights of this run already, with covers of “Midnight Rider” and “Whipping Post” hauntingly rocking the beloved theatre that was once home to the ABB every March since the early 2000’s.Last night’s show closed with a guest appearance from Scott Sharrard, the band leader, guitarist, and vocalist from Gregg Allman Band. Sharrard joined Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires, and The 400 Unit for a rocking version of “Whipping Post,” which you can watch below:See below for a full gallery from photographer Andrew Blackstein.Jason Isbell | Beacon Theatre | NYC | 6/23/17 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein Load remaining images Photo: Andrew Blacksteinlast_img read more

Harvard University Housing establishes new rents for 2016-17

first_imgHarvard University Housing (HUH) manages approximately 3,000 apartments, offering a broad choice of locations, unit types, amenities, and sizes to meet the individual budgets and needs of eligible Harvard affiliates (full-time graduate students, faculty members, and employees). Harvard affiliates may apply for Harvard University Housing online at www.huhousing.harvard.edu (click on “apply”). The website also provides information about additional housing options and useful Harvard and community resources for incoming and current affiliates.In accordance with University policy, HUH charges market rents. To establish the proposed rents for 2016-17, Jayendu Patel of Economic, Financial & Statistical Consulting Services performed and endorsed the results of a regression analysis on three years of market rents for more than 4,400 apartments. The data on apartments included in the analysis were obtained from a variety of sources, including rentals posted on the HUH Off-Campus Listing website by private-market property owners, information supplied by a real estate appraisal firm or a local brokerage company, and various non-Harvard rental websites in order to provide comparable private-rental market listings for competing apartment complexes in Cambridge and Boston. The results of this market analysis and of other market research indicate that HUH 2016-17 market rents will increase 5 percent on average across the 3,000-unit portfolio relative to last year, although within the portfolio rents on some units have been adjusted up or down based on current market conditions. As always, all revenues generated by HUH in excess of operating expenses and debt service are used to fund capital improvements and renewal of the facilities in HUH’s existing residential portfolio.The rents noted in this article have been reviewed and endorsed by the Faculty Advisory Committee on Harvard University Housing* and will take effect for the 2016-17 leasing season.2016-17 rents for continuing HUH tenantsCurrent HUH tenants who choose to extend their lease for another year will receive, on average, a 5 percent rent increase, with actual increases ranging from zero to 5 percent. Heat, hot water, electricity, and gas, where applicable, are included in all Harvard University Housing apartment rents; Harvard Internet service and air conditioning are also included, where available.Tenants will receive an email from HUH in March 2016 with instructions on how to submit a request to either extend or terminate their current lease. Tenants who would like additional information or help determining their continuing rental rates for 2016-17 may call the Harvard University Housing Leasing Office at 617.495.1459.2016-17 rents for new HUH tenants effective for the 2016-17 leasing seasonThe annual market analysis for the 2016-17 rents resulted in a recommendation that average rents for incoming tenants across the portfolio increase 5 percent relative to the prior year. Because Harvard’s rent policy is applied on a unit-by-unit basis, market rental rates for some unit types and locations will increase, while others will experience no change or will decrease, based on current market conditions.•    10 Akron St. (all utilities and Harvard Internet service included): studios $1,734–$1,980; one bedroom convertibles $2,322–$2,514.•    18 Banks (all utilities included): one bedrooms $2,034–$2,292; two bedrooms $2,508–$2,670.•    Beckwith Circle (all utilities included): three bedrooms $2,490–$2,838; four bedrooms $2,832–$3,204.•    Botanic Gardens (all utilities and Harvard Internet service included): one bedrooms $2,082–$2,184; two bedrooms $2,550–$2,688; three bedrooms $3,060–$3,258.•    472–474 Broadway (all utilities included): one bedrooms $2,016–$2,070.•    5 Cowperthwaite St. (all utilities and Harvard Internet service included): studios $1,800–$2,010; one bedrooms $2,214–$2,232; one bedroom convertibles $2,346–$2,478; two bedrooms $2,658–$2,970.•    27 Everett St. (all utilities included): one bedrooms $2,232–$2,340; three bedrooms $3,228–$3,510.•    29 Garden St. (all utilities and Harvard Internet service included): studios $1,680–$1,794; one bedroom convertibles $2,172–$2,310; two bedroom efficiencies $2,472–$2,748; two bedrooms $2,634–$2,700; three bedrooms $3,396–$3,600.•    Harvard @ Trilogy (all utilities and Harvard Internet included): studios $1,776–$1,938; one bedroom convertibles $2,388–$2,550; two bedroom efficiencies $2,724–$2,910.•    Haskins Hall (all utilities included): studios $1,656–$1,746; one bedrooms $1,926–$2,088.•    Holden Green (all utilities included): one bedrooms $1,800–$2,028; two bedrooms $2,214–$2,508; three bedrooms $2,742–$3,108.•    2 Holyoke St. (all utilities included): one bedrooms $2,040–$2,124.•    Kirkland Court (all utilities included): one bedrooms $1,932–$2,178; two bedrooms $2,544–$2,724; three bedrooms $3,258–$3,408.•    8A Mount Auburn St. (all utilities included): one bedrooms $2,064–$2,166.•    Peabody Terrace (all utilities and Harvard Internet included): studios $1,722–$2,088; one bedrooms $1,950–$2,352; two bedrooms $2,388–$2,916; three bedrooms $3,282–$3,612.•    16 Prescott St. (all utilities included): studios $1,668–$1,710; one bedrooms $1,992–$2,070.•    18 Prescott St. (all utilities included): studios $1,584–$1,638; one bedrooms $1,962–$2,100.•    85–95 Prescott St. (all utilities included): studios $1,722–$1,878; one bedrooms $2,058–$2,286; two bedrooms $2,508.•    Shaler Lane (all utilities included): one bedrooms $1,974–$2,088; two bedrooms $2,472–$2,646.•    Soldiers Field Park (all utilities and Harvard Internet included): studios $1,782–$1,926; one bedrooms $2,088–$2,262; two bedrooms $2,562–$2,856; three bedrooms $2,970–$3,468.•    Terry Terrace (all utilities and Harvard Internet included): studios $1,746–$1,794; one bedrooms $2,040–$2,190; two bedrooms $2,544–$2,586.•    9–13A Ware St. (all utilities included): studios $1,674–$1,752; one bedrooms $2,004–$2,148; two bedrooms $2,502–$2,514.•    15 Ware St. (all utilities included): studios $1,902; one bedrooms $2,586; two bedrooms $3,060.•    19 Ware St. (all utilities included): two bedrooms $2,922–$3,012; three bedrooms $3,252.•    One Western Ave. (all utilities and Harvard Internet included): studios $1,812–$1,980; one bedrooms $2,046–$2,286; two bedrooms $2,484–$2,898; three bedrooms $3,264–$3,468.•    Wood Frame Buildings (all utilities included): studios $1,248–$1,638; one bedrooms $1,848–$2,484; two bedrooms $2,334–$3,318; three bedrooms $2,652–$4,674; four bedrooms $3,810.Written comments on the proposed rents may be sent to the Faculty Advisory Committee on Harvard University Housing, c/o Harvard University Housing, Richard A. and Susan F. Smith Campus Center 827, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138. Comments to the committee may also be sent via email to [email protected] Any written comments should be submitted by Feb. 12, 2016.The comments received will be reviewed by the Faculty Advisory Committee, which includes: David Carrasco, Neil L. Rudenstine Professor for the Study of Latin America in the Faculty of Divinity and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences; William Hogan, Raymond Plank Professor of Global Energy Policy, Harvard Kennedy School; Howell Jackson, James S. Reid Jr. Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Jerold S. Kayden, Frank Backus Williams Professor of Urban Planning and Design, Graduate School of Design; Jennifer Lerner, Professor of Public Policy and Management, Harvard Kennedy School; John Macomber, Gloria A. Dauten Real Estate Fellow, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School; Daniel P. Schrag, Sturgis Hooper Professor of Geology and Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Sciences; and Meredith Weenick, vice president, Campus Services (chair), Harvard University.*The rents for residents of Harvard University Housing are set at prevailing market rates, in keeping with the University’s affiliated housing rent policy. This policy was established in 1983 by President Derek Bok based on recommendations from a study led by Professor Archibald Cox and the Committee on Affiliated Housing. The original faculty committee determined that market-rate pricing was the fairest method of allocating apartments and that setting rents for Harvard University Housing below market rate would be a form of financial aid, which should be determined by each individual school, not via the rent-setting process. Additionally, the cost of housing should be considered when financial aid is determined.last_img read more

Governor Douglas will Host Summit on Pathways to Economic Stability

first_imgGovernor Jim Douglas will host a Summit on Pathways to Economic Stability at the State House on Monday, April 6. Governor Douglas will be joined by legislators, business leaders, community advocates, and others to develop recommended priorities and create pathways to economic stability for all Vermonters.As the challenges facing our state become more and more urgent, it is vital that we harness existing public initiatives, private partnerships, and our communities to address the root causes of poverty and identify both short- and long-term solutions. During these difficult fiscal times, it is more important than ever to ensure we are doing all we can to support low-income families. This summit will be a valuable tool to bring together state and community partners around our mission to eradicate poverty in Vermont and to ensure we emerge from this economic downturn stronger than ever, said Governor Douglas.Vermont received a grant through the National Governors Association to host this one-day summit. More information can be found on the Governor s website: http://governor.vermont.gov/priorities/summit.html(link is external)WHERE: Well of the House, Vermont State HouseWHEN: Monday April 6, 2009 9:00amlast_img read more

PODCAST: Making an impact on members

first_img continue reading » Kim Ngo and her family truly embody the American Dream.Her father fled Vietnam in 1986 to escape persecution. And when Ngo joined him in Marin County, Calif., seven years later, she was a 10-year-old who understood no English and little about American culture.Today, she’s a branch manager at $7.1 billion asset Patelco Credit Union in Pleasanton, Calif., and a 2019 Credit Union Rock Star, sponsored by Fiserv.In this episode of the CUNA News Podcast, Ngo discusses her path to Patelco, her approach to leadership, her love of volunteering, and more. Kim Ngocenter_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more