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It’s only worth as much as other investors are willing to pay. Due to these challenges, I’ve always owned some gold in my portfolio, but I tend to focus on UK shares instead. And considering the improving outlook for the economy, I think equities could be the better near-term investment.Cheap UK sharesOver the past 20 years, the price of gold has increased at an average annual rate of around 7%. That’s not bad. But some stocks have returned over 20% per annum. Of course, this sort of return isn’t guaranteed. But by acquiring cheap UK shares, I think I can improve my chances of generating a high annual return. Some of the companies I’m considering right now include low-cost airline easyJet. This firm has struggled over the past few months and has had to raise lots of capital to keep the lights on. But I think the strength of its brand will help drive the group’s recovery in the long run. Another firm I’ve owned and may consider holding again is cruise operator Carnival. The biggest company in its sector, Carnival has the size and scale required to weather the crisis.While it might emerge in 2021 with a significantly weakened balance sheet, when owned as part of my diversified basket of UK shares, I think it may have huge potential. Another stock I believe could have potential is travel group TUI. This isn’t a company for the faint-hearted. It’s already flirted with bankruptcy several times this year. Nevertheless, I think that after recent declines, there’s already plenty of bad news baked into the shares. The potential reward may be worth the risk of investing here. The bottom lineAll in all, I think buying cheap UK shares could be a better alternative to owning gold in the long run. However, I don’t intend to abandon the yellow metal entirely.I think it could continue to provide a great hedge against uncertainty, which is why I plan to continue owning a small amount alongside my other investments. 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LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Kingsley Jones, Russia’s national team directorThe Rugby World Cup 2011 official YouTube channel will be releasing daily videos to give you the chance to be part of the experience no matter where you are in the world. It allows you to follow the progress of the tournament, plus look at other things to do while in New Zealand.In today’s RWC Daily we hear from Russia Team Director Kingsley Jones, former All Black Simon Culhane on his debut in the 1995 tournament against Japan, scoring a record breaking 45 points in that match. As well as reaction following New Zealand’s victory against Japan and a preview of Australia’s match with Ireland. Kingsley Jones, Russia’s national team director speaks to the media during a Rugby Sevens announcement at the TSB Center in New Plymouth on September 15, 2011. It has been announced that the 2013 IRB Rugby Sevens Tournament will be held in the Russian city of Moscow. AFP PHOTO / Marty Melville (Photo credit should read Marty Melville/AFP/Getty Images) 15 September | 14 September | 13 September | 12 September | 11 September | 10 September
The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Africa, Anglican Communion, Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA December 2, 2013 at 9:41 pm Sounds like job security at work. I expect the old-boy network is fearful it would be a success (as opposed to the current lack thereof). The key here is the laity wants it to happen. Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Bath, NC Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY December 2, 2013 at 9:04 pm So how many are truly surprised by this news? Seriously! Continually grateful that I live in the United States. At least most women are honored here. My prayers go out to my Sisters and supportive Brothers in Central Africa. Tony Price says: Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rev. Ruth B Paulus says: December 3, 2013 at 9:00 pm So sad.I wonder where the Rt. Revd. Fanuel Magangani gets his data. Have not many arms of the Anglican Communion been helped by the service of ordained women since the ’70s? How much more must we prove ourselves? We serve every single day. Submit a Job Listing Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Knoxville, TN Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Featured Events Rector Smithfield, NC Director of Music Morristown, NJ Comments are closed. An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Laureen Moyer says: Rev. Jessica Nakawombe says: Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Rector Martinsville, VA By Bellah ZuluPosted Dec 2, 2013 Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Featured Jobs & Calls Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Central Africa says ‘no’ to women’s ordination Women’s Ministry TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Selena Smith says: Rector Shreveport, LA December 2, 2013 at 7:59 pm What a shame!! It is the male ego and some insecure men and women. Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Albany, NY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Washington, DC AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Tags Despite passionate appeals by those dioceses ready to ordain women, the motion failed. Photo: Bellah Zulu/ACNS[Anglican Communion News Service] The Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) Synod has voted against the ordination of women following a heated debate on a motion seeking to allow individual dioceses ready to ordain women within the Province to go ahead.The vote, which was carried out by the three Houses of Bishops, Clergy and Laity was only successful in the House of Laity where 14 delegates voted in favour of the motion as opposed to 10 that voted against.Bishop Chad from the Diocese of Harare proposed that “Synod resolves that women be allowed into ordained ministry”.“This matter has been discussed over the years at both Provincial and Diocesan levels,” said Bishop Chad. “There are women who have even decided to go to other countries to train and be ordained. [Therefore] we appeal to this Synod to allow those dioceses that are ready to go ahead.”But Bishop of Northern Malawi, the Rt Revd Fanuel Magangani argued, “One person ordained in one diocese may get rejected in another thereby compromising the collegiality of the Province.” He added, “The ordination of women is not biblically backed and has also not proved to help the Church since inception in the 70s.”However, during the debate session Provincial Youth Co-ordinator for CPCA, Fr Robert Sihubwa reminded the house that the Church of the Province of Central Africa is informed by tradition, scripture and reason and that the issue of women ordination should be addressed using reason.“Women are the biggest evangelists in the Province,” he pointed out. “Women are a big resource to CPCA. When we talk about unity in the Province, it should be considered in terms of unity in diversity.”A lay member from Harare, Patrick Mahari wondered why mothers and women in general are being discarded today despite having been the “first point of contact for the word of God for most the delegates present.”“There is a lack of love for women in this room,” complained Doreen Nteta from Botswana. “People don’t want change and this issue is not about whether women are ready or not because in Botswana, we have been ready since the ’80s.”“Women’s ministry is by far the biggest and not ordaining women would kill the Church in Botswana with only 11 priest priests having to cover the breadth and width of Botswana,” she said.But despite the heavy debates and many passionate appeals from those dioceses that are ready to ordain women, the motion failed when it was subjected to a vote as required by the Synod Standing Orders. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Comments (5) Submit a Press Release Rector Collierville, TN Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Belleville, IL Rector Pittsburgh, PA Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Press Release Service December 10, 2013 at 9:21 am Thank you Rev. Jessica for your insightful comment about “men and women”. Survey/Poll in US in early 1980 showed that in the ECUSA dioceses where women were not ordained, majority of those who opposed the ordination were women. I do not know the culture of Central Africa and who (majority of men or of women) would be opposing the ordination of women there. Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books
Save this picture!© NAARO+ 16 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872451/villa-ypsilon-lassa-architects Clipboard Theo Sarantoglou Lalis (Principal) and Dora Sweijd (Principal) with Kasper Ax (associate), Yousef Al Mehdari, Theo Grousopoulos, Thomas Jensen, Valeria Garcia, Nikolaos Klimentidis, Greg Spaw, Luke Tan,Yu Zheng Greece Manufacturers: panoramah!®, Xinnix Area: 150 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Photographs: NAARO Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Villa Ypsilon / LASSA architectsSave this projectSaveVilla Ypsilon / LASSA architects Villa Ypsilon / LASSA architects Products used in this ProjectWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityLocal Architect:V. KosmopoulosStructural Engineer:Metep L. BabilisFormwork Engineer:Manja van De Worp.General Contractor:V. LeriouCity:FoinikountaCountry:GreeceMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© NAAROText description provided by the architects. Located in an olive grove in southern Peloponnese, this summer residence is characterized by an Ypsilon shaped green roof that acts as both an accessible extension of the terrain, while framing the most significant views from the inside out. The project was designed by London and Brussels based architects Theo Sarantoglou Lalis and Dora Sweijd from LASSA architects (lassa-architects.com). The roof’s bifurcating pathways define three courtyards that form distinct hemispheres with specific occupancy depending on the course of the sun.Save this picture!DiagramsThe house is located on the top of a hill which provides vistas towards the bay of Schiza and Sapientza as well as mountain views towards the east. “The height of the house is limited to the tip of the olive trees to enable its integration with the surrounding landscape.” Theo Sarantoglou Lalis The interior spaces are organized in two main parts: A more private area containing three bedrooms and two bathrooms with views towards the east and a more common area towards the south containing the kitchen area and the living room which provide continuous access to all three courtyards. The circulation through, around and on top of the house forms a continuous promenade comprising indoor and outdoor activities. The form of the concrete shell coupled with the planted roof and cross ventilation strategy provides an environmental response which prevents the need for mechanical cooling systems.Save this picture!© NAAROSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© NAAROThe remote location of the project in combination with the limited budget and non-standard geometry induced a construction strategy that called for a large amount of off-site prefabrication and self-assembly which allowed to reduce the construction time to 7 months without compromising anything in terms of quality or exceeding the budget. “We decided to buy a CNC machine that allowed for extensive prototyping and the production of non-standard elements. This included the concrete shell formwork, the livingroom lost formwork/acoustic ceiling, custom window frames, interior furniture and partition systems as well as landscape and pool formers.” Theo Sarantoglou Lalis This ‘hands-on’ approach allowed for a minimal use of commercial ‘off-the-shelf’ products while instead favoring locally sourced materials such as concrete, terrazzo and marble.Save this picture!© NAAROProject gallerySee allShow lessMuseum of the Second World War / Studio Architektoniczne KwadratSelected ProjectsAxis Pramiti / The Purple Ink StudioSelected Projects Share Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/872451/villa-ypsilon-lassa-architects Clipboard “COPY” ArchDaily Architects: LASSA architects Area Area of this architecture project Lead Architects: Year: Products translation missing: en-US.post.svg.material_description 2017 CopyHouses•Foinikounta, Greece Projects CopyAbout this officeLASSA architectsOfficeFollowProductConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesFoinikountaGreecePublished on May 31, 2017Cite: “Villa Ypsilon / LASSA architects” 31 May 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021.
19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis The Vodafone Foundation has selected 500 people from across the UK to work for a charity they are passionate about. Over 11,000 people applied to take part in the Vodafone Foundation’s 2010 World of Difference UK programme.Those selected will spend two months working for local charity of their choice with their salary and expenses funded by the Vodafone Foundation. The Foundation will pay each charity £2,500 from which the winner will get the balance once tax and National Insurance has been paid.This is the second year that 500 people have been given the chance to get involved. Last year, hundreds of charities from all corners of the UK benefited. The Foundation reports that 60% of those who took part have stayed connected to their charity.St Andrew’s Hospice in Lanarkshire benefited from a programme winner last year. “World of Difference enabled us to maximise our school fundraising events,” said Louise O’Donnell, School Liaison Co-ordinator at the hospice. “We were also able to further develop our work with Lanarkshire schools and continue to promote the work of St Andrew’s Hospice within our local community,” she added.The Vodafone World of Difference programme is open to anyone over 18 in the UK who “has the passion, drive and commitment to donate themselves to a charity”.www.vodafone.co.uk/worldofdifference AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Volunteering 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. Five hundred to work for local charities through Vodafone World of Difference Howard Lake | 9 February 2011 | News
GMO in the HouseGMO labeling legislation is headed for the finish line this week, as the U.S. House Rules Committee and full House look to take final votes on the Senate-passed measure. A House rules committee meeting Tuesday and House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway’s reluctant endorsement of the Senate’s mandatory GMO labeling approach, means the House won’t insist on its own voluntary labeling bill passed last year.That’s when House Ag-Biotech Chair and Illinois Republican Rodney Davis helped lead the voluntary labeling effort.“Biotechnology has dramatically increased crop yields,” Davis said. “It has dramatically decreased loss due to pests and disease, and it allows us to feed more people without converting tropical forests or fragile lands in order to do so. So we save money and we save the environment and we save lives.”However, Davis said he is “troubled” by the opposition to biotechnology.“It is particularly troubling that a small minority has so confused the vocabulary of biotechnology as to threaten the development of the science and its role in feeding and nourishing our people, fighting disease, resolving the conflict between production agriculture and conservation, and doing all of these things with fewer farmers on less land.”Most Democrat’s argue U.S. consumers want to know and have a right to know what’s in their food. Without some form of mandatory labeling, there would have been no Senate bill and nothing left for the House to consider. Mandatory is not the route American Farm Bureau’s Dale Moore was looking for.“We continue to believe a voluntary approach makes more sense, but that’s not the option we have in front of us and so we’re working accordingly.”Agriculture groups and House lawmakers face the choice of passing the Senate version, or letting Vermont’s new GMO labeling law set off a possible chain reaction of state labeling laws. House leaders have chosen the Senate approach. Home Indiana Agriculture News Senate GMO Bill Working through House By Andy Eubank – Jul 12, 2016 Senate GMO Bill Working through House SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter Facebook Twitter Previous articleOn Target: The New Goal of Spray TechnologyNext articleMorning Outlook Andy Eubank
Diversity and inclusion have become one of the most pressing topics in the industry. From promoting equal access to housing and creating a more diverse workforce, the mortgage industry is adapting to changing demographics in both workforce and customer base. This May The Five Star Institute welcomes the industry’s leading minds to New Orleans, Louisiana, for focused discussions and education on these topics at the 2020 Diversity Symposium, happening May 6-7, at the historic Hotel Monteleone. Last year’s event, held in Dallas, Texas, featured participants from Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Mr. Cooper, Ocwen Financial Corporation, the American Mortgage Diversity Council, the AARP’s Public Policy Institute, and more. This year’s event is positioned to be even more impactful, and offers the potential for industry thought leaders to showcase both their own insights and lessons taken away from their organization’s own D&I efforts.Five Star is currently accepting speaker submissions for the Converge event. You can submit a proposal for potential speakers by clicking this link. Potential topics for discussion include, but are not limited to:generational differencesresolving unconscious biascultural transformation the competitive advantage of diversitydiversity and cultural competencebranding diversity and inclusioncultural sensitivity in the workplaceprevention of sexual harassmentdesigning a diversity infrastructure spirituality in the workplaceinclusive leadershipcreating an inclusive, high-performance organizationexecutive self-assessmentthe power of collaborationinternal diversity programs and events Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News Speaking to MReport during last year’s event, Sheri Crosby Wheeler, VP Corporate Social Responsibility at Mr. Cooper, said, “It is important for diversity practitioners and those for which diversity and inclusion is a strategic business objective to come together and learn from each other’s differences and new ways to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace and the marketplace.”“There is now an expectation that leaders demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion as it has become more normalized in business,” said Charmaine Brown, Director in the Office of Minority and Women Inclusion at Fannie Mae. “The Symposium offers the opportunity to engage with leaders on relevant issues, that quite frankly are a result of the progress we’ve made, particularly in terms of diversity. I hope to go deeper, expand the conversation to recognize its broader than race, gender, etc., and to learn from participants about what’s working in their organizations and where we can do better.”Nickalene Badalamenti-Kalas, acting President of Five Brothers Asset Management Group, said the company has a significant LGBTQ and transgender population within the company, and a strong focus on ensuring that those employees need to be “treated as though they’re not different.”“People need to feel like they belong, and so we don’t dwell on it,” she continued. “We just do what we do. You come to work, you do your job, and you acknowledge the people for or who they are and what they do.”You can learn more about Converge at the official website, or click here to register now. December 12, 2019 873 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Tagged with: Diversity and Inclusion About Author: Mike Albanese Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Home / Daily Dose / Working Toward a More Diverse Mortgage Industry Previous: Preparing for Debt and Delinquency Shifts in 2020 Next: Home Equity Increases Signal Positive Investment Future Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Working Toward a More Diverse Mortgage Industry The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribe Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share 1Save Related Articles Diversity and Inclusion 2019-12-12 Mike Albanese Print This Post The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago
WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Plans progressing to bring old courthouse back to life AudioHomepage BannerNews News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Google+ Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Plans to bring the Old Courthouse in Letterkenny back to life are progressing with Donegal County Council confirming its intentions to relocate staff there later this year. The historic building has been closed for over a year now with legal services moving to new premises on the High Road area of the town.The potential use of the vacated courthouse has been a major talking point however the local authority has also stated that it’s engaging with Failte Ireland with a view towards housing tourism facilities within the building.Cllr Ciaran Brogan says that’s hugely positive:Audio Playerhttp://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/brogahjghjghjghjghjncourt.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. By News Highland – January 21, 2019 Pinterest FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Pinterest WhatsApp Harps come back to win in Waterford Previous articleDonegal Sports Star Awards are Sold OutNext articleTaoiseach slammed again over ‘brazen’ beef comments News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction DL Debate – 24/05/21 Facebook
I’ve been working in HR for ayear and am struck by the fact it is a very female-dominated profession.Someone told me that over two-thirds of HR professionals are female. Do youthink it is harder for men to make headway in this profession?Peter Sell, jointmanaging director, DMS ConsultancyWhen you look at the boards ofmost private companies you will see that there is a much higher percentage ofmen in senior HR roles than women so there is hope for you yet. Another pointto consider is that if you analyse the career path of women in HR, it is likelythat a high number came through the secretarial/admin route. They often do nothave the qualifications or motivation to further their career seeing familyresponsibilities as equally important.There is still a perceptionoutside the profession, that personnel is about welfare, and women typicallyundertake this type of role. If as a man you have the drive, ability, personalskills and qualifications required for a career in personnel, then you have asmuch chance as anyone does. Johanna Simons, HRconsultant, Macmillan Davies HodesHR is not a career that mennecessarily join at entry level. A fairly large proportion of men join afterspending time in a line role.In the longer term, once youhave gained some experience you will find that average salaries for men withinHR, as with most other occupations at a senior level, have continued tooutstrip that of their female colleagues – although I am sure most women in theprofession are hoping this will be addressed over the next few years.It used to be said that HR wasan underpaid profession but advertisements for HR directors now regularlyfeature in the executive salaries sections. This is because leadingorganisations are importing expertise to raise HR capabilities and equip themfor their new partnership role and are also moving more people from the lineinto HR.If you want to ensure yoursuccess, you will need to make sure that you have a good mentor and careerdevelopment plan which will give you a broad HR background. You should also make time to developrelation-ships across the company in order to increase your overall businessunderstanding and perhaps consider spending time in an operational managementrole.Peter Lewis, consultant,ChiumentoThe HR profession isincreasingly seen as a worthwhile career for women as much as for men. As thereare more female HR directors than ever before, there is a perception that theglass ceiling for women does not exist to the same extent in HR as in otherprofessions.This perception means talentedwomen will be attracted to HR more than to some other professions, especiallyas the barriers to entry are not as high as, say, law or accountancy.However, there are still plentyof men at senior level in the profession, both as operational generalists andspecialists in all sectors – remuneration, employment law, HR systems, to namebut a few. The one exception to this ruleis when an organisation trying to recruit a new top management team fromscratch, is keen to ensure it contains a representative number of women. Thepresence of a disproportionate number of good female candidates among the HRapplicants could mean that, in these instances there may well be a preferencefor appointing a female head of HR.Whatever your gender, the keyto getting on is to be clear about the types and roles of organisations towhich you are best suited and identify those whose strengths fit them forfuture success. Can men make it in HR profession?On 30 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article
Comments are closed. Unlawful holiday pay ruling could cost employers dearOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Employers who pay holiday pay by putting extra into the weekly or monthlypay packet could be liable for arrears dating back to 1998 following a rulingthat it is unlawful. In MPB v Munro, the employer added an allowance of 8 per cent to each weeklypay packet as holiday pay. But this failed to meet the company’s obligations under the Working TimeRegulations, the EAT said. Holiday pay should be paid at the appropriate rateas and when holiday is taken to ensure workers are able to take their fullleave entitlement, especially early in the year. Lawyers say this ruling is at odds with previous decisions on holiday pay.They are hoping the Court of Appeal will clarify the position in the Gridquestcase which is expected to be heard shortly. If the MPB ruling is confirmed, employers who pay rolled-up rates will bedeemed not to have paid any holiday pay for the purposes of the Regulations.This has particularly serious implications following the decision in ListDesign Group v Catley (see Case Round-up, April) which permitted employees torecover non-payments for previous holiday as arrears of wages. “Employees who have been paid a rolled-up rate could potentially claimarrears of holiday pay going back to 1 October 1998, the date when theregulations came into force,” according Jon Fisher, associate at PinsentCurtis Biddle. He advises employers to consider whether there is a practical alternative topaying a rolled-up rate. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.