One rule for the rest of the world and another for HR

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. One rule for the rest of the world and another for HROn 15 May 2007 in Personnel Today I agree with Rob Key’s response (Letters, Personnel Today, 17 April) to Jane Coope’s tirade (Letters, Personnel Today, 20 March) against the rant about HR being a closed shop (Rant, Personnel Today, 20 February).I am currently looking to change jobs to improve my career, experience new challenges and, of course, improve my financial health. Since January this year, I have made more than 200 applications for a variety of HR positions across numerous industries. To date, I have achieved a grand total of zero interviews, and the same number of job offers. This is highly indicative of HR managers being ‘selective’ in their recruitment process. I have been an HR manager for over six years, working in a highly demanding, fast-paced, customer-orientated industry. Prior to my HR career, I spent six years as a manager of various departments within the same industry, managing up to 200 people in one position. I am fully conversant with employment law and all other HR procedures.As HR managers, we spout on to our colleagues and interviewees that we readily look for ‘transferable skills’, and that we will invest in and develop our teams, offering them training and qualifications.This is apparently only applicable to non-HR staff members. Sarah Brooks, HR manager Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Depth-related changes in benthic diatom assemblages of a maritime Antarctic lake

first_imgThe epiphytic diatoms of filamentous matforming algae in Sombre Lake, Signy Island, South Orkneys, Antarctica were examined in a field study from January to March 1987. Results reveal 1) a shallow shelf assemblage, dominated by Fragilaria spp, with high percentages of empty frustules, and low numbers of viable cells and, 2) a mid-depth zone containing the most luxuriant epiphytic growth dominated by Achnanthes minutisima Kütz., Synedra rumpens var. familiaris (Kütz) Hust., and Cymbella minuta Hilse ex Rabenh., and 3) a deep water assemblage with low numbers of actively growing cells, dominated by Stauroneis anceps var. hyalina M. Perag. et Brun. in Hérib. The comparison of methods and their impact on ecological interpretation is discussed together with a consideration of the principal factors potentially influencing community structure.last_img read more

Modeling the relaxation of red sprite plasma

first_imgRed sprites consist of multiple ionised columns extending above a thunderstorm from ∼30 km to ∼90 km. Electron densities in these columns are very much larger than the ambient background, perhaps fives orders of magnitude at 70 km. These highly ionized structures cause observable perturbations in subionospheric VLF transmissions known as “VLF Sprites”. Three models of initial sprite electron density are considered, and using a realistic ionization relaxation model the time dependence of electron density is derived. A 3-D Born propagation code of is used to compute the time profile of a VLF sprite. Two profiles show good agreement with the time signature experimentally observed, in that scattered amplitude and phase decrease logarithmically with time. These simulations provide insight into the nature and structure of sprite columns, and indicate an additional constraint which should be applied to red sprite creation models.last_img read more

Housing market set for summer revival as movers give up on Brexit ever happening

first_imgThe housing market is set to enjoy a ‘remarkable’ revival this summer as house prices bounce back after three years of Brexit-induced catatonia in many parts of the says analysis of its customer data points to a 9% increase in house prices over the next three months, taking the average house price in the UK to just under £300,000 by the end of August.The company claims there is considerable pent up demand in the market following three years of uncertainty because many ‘doubt that Brexit will be resolved any time soon’.House pricesLaunching its inaugural House Price Forecast report, says customers register with its service 12 weeks before their purchase completes, providing house price information ahead of the other indexes.“Despite a slow start, the spring market has shown a good deal of resilience, with prices agreed during the past few weeks forecast to deliver a surge in average values of 6% between May and June 2019, followed by a further 3% increase in August,” its report says.Rob Houghton, CEO of ReallyMoving (left), says: “Our forecasts suggest that sellers are growing tired of the ‘wait and see’ approach and once the Brexit deadline passed at the end of March, with no further clarification, sellers decided to press ahead with their move.“This new buyer demand and a continued shortage of quality housing stock is on course to drive strong price growth between May and August, with particular surges in regions benefiting from strong demand such as the North East and the South West, where affordability remains attractive and wages are rising.”Read more about house prices rob houghton June 11, 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 » Housing market set for summer revival as movers give up on Brexit ever happening previous nextHousing MarketHousing market set for summer revival as movers give up on Brexit ever happeningResearch among home movers by moving website claims house prices will increase by 9% between now and August this year.Nigel Lewis11th June 201902,442 Viewslast_img read more

Roger Waters Plays Free Show For Over 200,000 In Mexico City [Full Video]

first_imgFormer Pink Floyd bassist Roger Waters played a free concert at Mexico City’s Plaza de la Constitución last night to a crowd of over 200,000 people. The over two-hour performance saw Waters and his band take on a 25-song set of Pink Floyd classics and songs penned by the socio-political activist.As is typical during a Waters show, the fiery bassist took shots at various political figures, including well-deserving human punching bag and class clown Donald Trump. Watch a video of the entire performance below, which includes hits such as “Time,” “Fearless,” “Run Like Hell”, and “Comfortably Numb”:[Video courtesy of Live Concerts]Roger Waters Setlist – Mexico City, Mexico – 10/1/16:Speak to MeBreatheSet the Controls for the Heart of the SunOne of These DaysTimeBreathe (Reprise)The Great Gig in the SkyMoneyUs and ThemFearlessShine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)Welcome to the MachineHave a CigarWish You Were HerePigs on the Wing 1Pigs on the Wing 2DogsPigs (Three Different Ones)The Happiest Days of Our LivesAnother Brick in the Wall Part 2MotherRun Like HellBrain DamageEclipseEncore:Comfortably Numb[via Consequence of Sound]last_img read more

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason To Discuss “Early Years” In Live Unveiling Event

first_imgThis Friday, November 11th, a massive box set chronicling the earliest years of Pink Floyd’s career will be released. Titled The Early Years 1965-1972, the new collection will look at all of Floyd’s work before their seminal The Dark Side Of The Moon album. With unreleased music, videos and more, the box set looks to be the most definitive collection of early Floyd yet.With such an exciting release on the way, drummer Nick Mason will be involved with an unveiling for the new box set. The live event will feature a screening of unreleased material and a chat with Mason, all building up to the album’s release. The event is set for November 9th at 6:30 PM in UK time, which is 2:30 PM Eastern.You can find the stream of this event in the YouTube below. Enjoy!The full contents of the Early Years box set can be seen below.27 DISC COLLECTION ON CD/DVD/BLU-RAY INCLUDES:+ Many hours of rare and unreleased music & video+ 14 Hours of video includes restored footage+ original 4.0 Quad mixes / BBC sessions/live recordings+ rare tracks including more than 20 previously unreleased+ historic TV performances, live concerts and 3 feature films+ Remixed 5.1 audio for ‘Live At Pompeii’ footage+ collectable memorabilia+100+ photos, most previously unseen+ early singles + B sides on CD & vinyl* 7 book-style packages, each with multiple discs. 6 are dedicated to a specific period and include related memorabilia and many unseen photos.* Box bonus package includes collector’s audio and video. Box includes bonus larger replica memorabilia (posters, flyers, etc.) plus 5 x reissued replica 7″ singles, mastered from the original analogue tapes.ALSO AVAILABLE ON 11TH NOVEMBER 2016:+ 2-CD/Download/Streaming set – ‘The Early Years – CRE/ATION 1967-1972’* The 6 year-specific packages will be made available in early 2017. The bonus package and larger memorabilia is exclusive to this box set.last_img read more

Watch Lotus & SunSquabi Join Forces For An Hourlong VIP Improv Jam At Camp Bisco [Pro-Shot]

first_imgIn mid-July, Camp Bisco returned with a vengeance, taking over Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Montage Mountain for three wild nights. With The Disco Biscuits hosting the festival and performing six sets, Camp Bisco reflects the band’s sensibilities, bringing together high-profile artists from both the jam and electronica scenes. Of course, live jamtronica was well represented at the festival this year, with other improv-oriented, electronic-inspired live bands like STS9 and Lotus also making the cut for this year’s headliners alongside high-profile DJs and producers like Bassnectar, Excision, and Tipper.Both Lotus and Colorado’s electrofunk trio SunSquabi were on hand at Camp Bisco this year, both of whom are veterans of the nationally renowned music festival. Late night on Friday (technically Saturday morning), the two fan-favorite acts teamed up for a special collaborative improv set for Camp Bisco’s VIP attendees. Reflecting both band’s penchant for stretching jams and savoring funk-fueled grooves, Lotus and SunSquabi’s joint set was a welcome performance for fans at Camp who leaned more heavily toward the jam side of things.You can check out an hour-fifteen-minute video from Lotus and SunSquabi’s joint VIP set at Camp Bisco 2018 below, which was shot and edited by Sam Silkworth of Silky Shots with sound mixed by Ryan Dell. Enjoy! [Video: Samuel Silkworth]last_img read more

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, & St. Vincent Teaming Up For “Malibu Love Sesh” Benefit Concert In Hollywood

first_imgThree of the biggest names in contemporary rock music will come together and perform at an upcoming show benefiting victims of the horrific wildfires that recently engulfed southern California. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, and St. Vincent will all headline the “Malibu Love Sesh” benefit concert at the Hollywood, CA’s Palladium next month on January 13th. Proceeds from the show will benefit the Malibu Foundation, a charity which focuses on providing emergency relief and rebuilding the communities which were impacted by the Woolsey Fire, and destroyed a reported 1,600+ structures as well as killing three people back in early November.Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea shared a statement about their upcoming participation with the philanthropic event to his Instagram late Thursday night,We the Red Hot Chili Peppers are happy oh so happy and thankful that we can help out a little bit with those who lost so much in the Woolsey fire,” the bassist said in a lengthy statement. “The destructive effects of climate change are ongoing and will be difficult for us human beings to deal with. Love is the only thing that can help us. Love each other, love the earth, let’s be there for each other. Come on down and join us red hots, Beck, and St. Vincent and let’s put some energy into helping out those in need. And let’s party our asses off too.Related: Red Hot Chili Peppers Set To Record A New Album, Says Anthony KiedisThe Chili Peppers previously announced their return to Australia and New Zealand early next year for a run of international tour performances in continuing support of the rock band’s 2016 studio album, The Getaway. The band’s drummer, Chad Smith, recently lent a helping hand as part of Will Farrell‘s “Best Night Of Your Life” benefit concert along with Jerry Seinfeld, Duff McKagan, and Brad Paisley at Hollywood’s Greek Theatre back in early October.The Malibu Foundation was co-founded by southern California resident and pop singer Miley Cyrus as an extension of her Happy Hippie Foundation, along with the help some of her famous friends and neighbors.Tickets for the one-night event go on sale this today at 10 a.m. (PST) here.last_img read more

Your grandparents’ Tea Party

first_img“The Rant” took place on Feb. 19, 2009, less than a month after President Barack Obama’s inauguration. CNBC host Rick Santelli denounced the federal mortgage assistance program on the floor of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange as an effort to “subsidize the losers,” and thus was an affront to the nation’s founding principles.Santelli called for “another tea party” like the one that helped to spur the American Revolution, and within days protesters took to the streets. By the fall, hundreds of Tea Party groups had sprung up across the country. A year later, the movement fostered a conservative surge in the 2010 congressional elections.To conservatives, the Tea Partiers are patriots; to liberals, they’re a scourge on progress and civil society. Theda Skocpol, Victor S. Thomas Professor of Government and Sociology, used different words to describe the activists to undergraduates gathered at Sever Hall Wednesday: grandma and grandpa.“These are older men and women, almost all white, a little better educated than typical Americans,” she said. “Their homes are modest size, with pictures of the grandkids. They’re regular white, middle-class people.”Skocpol’s remarks came during a lecture on her most recent book, “The Tea Party and the Remaking of Republican Conservatism,” written with Harvard Ph.D. candidate and co-presenter Vanessa Williamson. The discussion was one in a series of twice-daily book talks by Harvard faculty and alumni during Wintersession programming. Although targeted primarily to undergraduates, the talks were open to the University community.Skocpol and Williamson attended Tea Party meetings and interviewed scores of members in Massachusetts, Virginia, and Arizona. Their research indicated three main forces behind the movement’s success: grassroots activism, funding from wealthy conservative advocacy groups, and publicity from right-leaning broadcasters.“The movement is partially from above, partially from below, and partially a product of right-wing media,” Skocpol said.The Tea Party’s origins are legitimately grassroots, Skocpol said. Its members are passionate and well-informed. Many members have been involved in politics since the 1960s.“These are ordinary men and women who teach themselves about issues and come up with ways to pressure lawmakers in districts and states,” she said. “They have been conservative-minded for their whole lives. Many first got involved in politics during the Goldwater era. Others have been active in the Republican Party on the conservative side, or Christian conservative groups.”Tea Partiers hate “big government” and want to reduce government, she said. At the same time, most of the people Skocpol and Williamson interviewed received Social Security checks, were enrolled in Medicare, and/or collected veterans’ benefits. Skocpol said Tea Partiers knew that their benefits were expensive and, contrary to popular perception, thought that these federal programs were legitimate.“They think that government spending is OK as long as it’s for people who’ve worked all their lives and earned the benefits,” she said. “They speak of themselves as hard-working Americans who deserve all they’re getting from society.”Skocpol said that the activists saw “moochers” and the government programs that supported them as the source of the country’s problems. They often identified these “freeloaders” as lower-income people of color or young people. They saw food stamps, Medicaid, and even Pell Grants as unearned benefits sought by people who were unwilling to work. More than either of these groups, however, Tea Partiers directed their ire at immigrants.“Illegal immigration looms very large in the minds of the grassroots Tea Party movement as a threat to America,” Skocpol said. “That’s true here in Massachusetts as well as in Arizona. It doesn’t seem to matter how many immigrants are actually there in the local area. Illegal immigrants are not resented because they take work from Americans; they’re resented because they use services like education and health care, and ‘real’ Americans like the Tea Partiers will have to pay taxes to cover those benefits.”While the grassroots origins of the movement may be authentic, its expansion and success, Skocpol and Williamson said, are largely the product of funding from professionally run conservative advocacy groups and publicity from right-leaning media outlets. Americans for Prosperity, funded by the wealthy Koch brothers, leveraged the Tea Party to promote an ultra-free market agenda and to assail Obama. Fox News got the word out about the location of rallies and provided information on how to contact organizers. Above all, conservative media gave a sense of solidarity and effectiveness to Tea Party groups dispersed across the country.“Conservative political action committees saw a good thing erupt in 2009, and joined with right-wing media leaders in cheerleading, pushing, leveraging the grassroots protesters to effect change within the Republican Party,” Skocpol said. “Their goal was to move the GOP further to the right in policy terms, and to prevent moderates from getting elected, and from compromising with Democrats if they got there. The right-wing media helped to give scattered protesters and groups the sense that they were in something big together and could affect national politics.”Although Republicans rode the Tea Party wave to electoral success in 2010 and may again in 2012, Skocpol and Williamson say that the movement creates major problems for the GOP long term. In the decades ahead, the American electorate is likely to include more of the people whose perceived interests the Tea Party appears to oppose most vehemently: the young, people of color, and immigrants. For now, though, conservative activists are well-organized, well-funded, and have the time and means to put enormous pressure on elected officials. Moreover, Skocpol said Tea Partiers could be a force in American politics for years.“Many of these people are in their late 50s or early 60s,” she said. “They’re on Medicare. They’re going to be around for a while.”After the talk, John Pulice ’15 said that he appreciated the chance to hear a member of the faculty talk about her work in a way somewhat different from a classroom, and added that the discussion taught him a lot about the Tea Party in his home state of Virginia.“It was interesting to hear what the activists were saying in order to understand my own state better,” he said, “and to learn what the Tea Party is outside of our stereotypes of it.”Freshman Sarah Coughlon agreed, saying, “The image of the TP is the guy in the Paul Revere outfit, and it’s not. It’s your grandma.”last_img read more

Joshua Henry & Colin Donnell in Uniform! Duo to Play Soldiers in Violet Opposite Sutton Foster

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Aug. 10, 2014 Sutton Foster Related Shows View Comments They’re on their way! The forthcoming Broadway production of Violet has found its leading men. Colin Donnell and Tony nominee Joshua Henry have joined the Roundabout Theatre Company production as Monty and Flick respectively. The duo will star alongside headliner Tony winner Sutton Foster in the production, which will begin performances at the American Airlines Theatre on March 28. Directed by Leigh Silverman, the musical will play a limited engagement through August 10, with opening night set for April 20. The Roundabout production of Violet will be based on the New York City Center Encores! Off-Center concert in 2013, which also starred Foster and Henry and was directed by Silverman. Donnell has appeared on Broadway in Anything Goes and Jersey Boys. His other stage credits include Wicked, Mamma Mia!, Love’s Labor’s Lost, Merrily We Roll Along and Follies. Donnell’s film and TV credits include Every Secret Thing and Pan Am. Henry was nominated for a Tony for his performance in The Scottsboro Boys. Other Broadway credits include Porgy and Bess, American Idiot, In the Heights and Bring It On. His screen credits include Army Wives, Kings and Sex and the City. Full casting for Violet’s Broadway incarnation will be announced shortly. Violet Star Files Colin Donnell Violet tells the story of a young woman’s quest for beauty amidst the image-obsessed landscape of the 1960s. Facially disfigured in a childhood accident, Violet (Foster) dreams of a miraculous transformation through the power of faith. Convinced that a televangelist in Oklahoma can heal her, she hops a Greyhound bus and starts the journey of a lifetime. Along the way, Violet forms unlikely friendships with her fellow riders, who teach her about beauty, love, courage and what it means to be an outsider. Joshua Henrylast_img read more