HR can lead way on maximising talents

first_img Previous Article Next Article HR can lead way on maximising talentsOn 18 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. People are not your most important asset. I know that is a heretical thingto say, but the reality is that it is the right people who are your mostimportant asset – the ones who are fully engaged in what they do for you. I have a horrible feeling that a lot of what companies do acts against thissince many of the management processes used actively destroy peoplepsychologically by concentrating on weakness, “areas of opportunity”and filling in gaps in people that they are incapable of filling. I would get rid of competency models and anything that ends upcompartmentalising people and stifling what comes naturally to them. It is HR’sjob to help people define their talent and to then build the organisationaround that. Much better to concentrate on getting selection right, on lettingthe wrong people go, and in creating roles that allow people to do what they dobest on a regular basis. The same is true for leadership models. There simply isn’t one way to dothings – great leaders do it their own way and smart companies let them get onwith it. They also create open, flexible working environments – building “socialcapital” – everywhere to ensure that people have an emotional andpsychological reason to stay around. Personally, I shudder at the thought of the training money I have wasted inthe genuine pursuit of developing the well-rounded “super-worker”. Ifsomeone isn’t competitive, they never will be and they won’t learn how to beso. If they are an Extrovert, Intuitive, Feeler, Perceiver in Myers-Briggsterms, they won’t ever be good at detail and structure – so don’t put them in ajob that demands a lot of this. It strikes me that this is really what managing talent is all about. Asksomeone to do something that comes naturally and they will excel and are likelyto be hugely productive. Ask them to work on a development plan that plays totheir non-talents and the reverse is usually true. There has been much written about the war for talent, most of it excellent,but there has also been a tendency to over-intellectualise the debate and in sodoing we are in danger of forgetting some simple home truths. Put the rightperson in the right job – and by this I simply mean into a role that plays to apre-existing strength – and foster an environment that lets them get on with itand the shareholders get more value out of the human assets tied up in thebusinesses they own. By trying to implement convoluted, complex management development,succession and performance management processes that largely concentrate onwhat people get wrong, companies have destroyed people and have destroyed valueat the same time. By Chris Matchan, Vice-president, consumer practice at Korn/FerryInternationallast_img read more

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Utah Men’s Golf Finishes 10th at Gopher Invitational

first_img Written by Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailINDEPENDENCE, Minn.-Monday, the Utah men’s golf team concluded its first tournament of the fall season by placing 10th at the Gopher Invitational at the Windsong Farm Golf Club of Independence, Minn.Winning the team title was Oklahoma, as the Sooners scored an 847 (-5). The individual winner was Arkansas’ William Buhl posting a -7, edging out Oklahoma’s Blaine Hale who also scored a -7.The Utes’ highest finisher was Kyler Dunkle, a senior out of Larkspur, Colo., who placed 32nd. His teammate, Swedish national, Axel Einarsson, also tied for 32nd, with Tristan Mandur and Blake Tomlinson tying 38th apiece for Utah. The lowest-finishing Ute was Jordan Costello, who finished tied for 44th. September 10, 2018 /Sports News – Local Utah Men’s Golf Finishes 10th at Gopher Invitational Tags: Arkansas/Axel Einarsson/Blaine Hale/Blake Tomlinson/Jordan Costello/Kyler Dunkle/Oklahoma/Tristan Mandur/Utah Men’s Golf/William Buhllast_img read more

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Scoreboard roundup — 1/6/20

first_imgJanuary 7, 2020 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 1/6/20 FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Monday’s sports events:NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOrlando 101, Brooklyn 89Denver 123, Atlanta 115Utah 128, New Orleans 126San Antonio 126, Milwaukee 104Indiana 115, Charlotte 104Washington 99, Boston 94Philadelphia 120, Oklahoma 113Dallas 118, Chicago 110Sacramento 111, Golden State 98NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUENY Islanders 1, Colorado 0Winnipeg 3, Montreal 2Edmonton 6, Toronto 4 Columbus 4, Los Angeles 2TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALLWest Virginia 55, Oklahoma 41Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. Written bycenter_img Beau Lundlast_img

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Mock the Week the bakery way

first_imgThis week’s round up of weird and wonderful happenings in the sector includes a mini meadow in London, Johnny Vegas taking on a massive eclair and how Cecil will never be forgotten through the medium of cake. Bring the country to the cityLondoners were brought some unexpected joy last week when passers-by couldn’t quite believe their eyes.Double takes and – would you believe, smiles – were seen as people stopped to take in a 10sq m cake depicting a realistic Irish meadow at Finsbury Avenue Square. Grass, rolling hills, hedgerows, a pond, farmhouse and barn all took their place in the work of art, as well as meadow flowers and perfect little Irish dairy cows.Everything was hand crafted from cake and sugar icing and was brought about by Irish butter producer Kerrygold and sugar artist Michelle Wibowo.The really shocking aspect of this project is not the tiny flowers, the flowing grass or the fact it took 168 hours to create, but the reason that spurred Kerrygold to arrange it – research by the company revealed that four in 10 Brits have never been to the countryside.Check out the making of the cake and gobsmacked Londoners stopping for a peak.Put that in your cake holeThere’s nothing like a bit of celebrity endorsement, is there? Johnny Vegas publicly backed éclairs in a most notable way during a recent appearance on 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown.Egged on by fellow comedian Sean Lock, the sizeable star took on an equally oversized éclair after a fellow guest bragged about fitting a whole normal-sized éclair in his cake hole. Rob Beckett accomplished this with fascinating ease.Commemorate CecilRIP Cecil the lion who caused big headlines and outpouring of grief across nations and also the baking world.Cecil was lured out of a nature reserve in Zimbabwe and shot dead by an American tourist. Amid the general anger over the act, one baker chose to commemorate Cecil with a ‘karma loaf’.Lou Lou P, a Leeds based baker, made a cake depicting Cecil smiling peacefully while Walter Palmer, the hunter, lies dead in front of him in a dentist’s uniform in a role reversal.RIP Cecil.last_img read more

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Hollis Brown Premieres Rocking New Video For “Run Right To You” [Watch]

first_imgThere’s no denying that Hollis Brown is a serious American rock n’ roll band. Named after Bob Dylan’s song “The Ballad of Hollis Brown,” the Queens-based band was founded by Mike Montali (lead vocals/guitar) and Jonathan Bonilla (lead guitar) in 2009. They put together a band with Andrew Zehnal (drums) from Cleveland, Adam Bock (keyboard/vocals) from St. Louis, and Brian Courage (bass) from Long Island, and have been rising through the rock ranks ever since!Not only has the band had the unique opportunity to support a number of renowned artists, including The Zombies, Jackie Greene, Rich Robinson, Citizen Cope, Counting Crows and more, but Hollis Brown continues to floor listeners with their tight musicianship and adrenaline fueled performances. The band has headlined through the US and Europe, hitting Firefly Music Festival, WFPK “Live Lunch,” Audiotree and more in the process. They’re slated for Mountain Jam, Karoondinha Festival and much more in 2017!Towards the end of 2016, the band released their newest single, “Run Right To You.” The band decided to create a video for the rocking track, something that would capture not only the song’s energy, but the band’s live energy as well. “We recorded this song all live, all together, which is the way a band should do things,” says Montali. “For the video, we wanted to capture that live performance. The energy, and the importance of a band really being a band, and being able to play together, play off of each other, and interact with each other, the way that only the five of us together can.”Without further ado, we’re proud to premiere the band’s new video for “Run Right To You.” Watch below.Don’t miss out on a chance to catch Hollis Brown this year! Keep up with them on their website, which can be found here.last_img read more

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JTF-Bravo Helps Save 9 Passengers off Honduran Coast

first_img A UH-60 helicopter crew from Joint Task Force-Bravo’s 1-228 Aviation Battalion rescued two Americans, one Canadian and six Hondurans on July 3 from a vessel reported missing off the coast of Honduras, near the island of Roatán. “The passengers have been adrift for several days,” said Boccardi. “According, to one of my pilots it was one of the hardest rescues he’s been a part of during his 20 year career. The waters were choppy and the boat was swaying, but the highly trained aircrew members were prepared for the very technical rescue. Although the individuals were dehydrated they were ecstatic to see their rescuers.” JTF-Bravo supported U.S. Southern Command’s coordinated search and rescue efforts that began on July 2. United States Coast Guard aircraft and Honduran surface vessels participated in the search. By Dialogo July 10, 2013 Last seen boarding a boat in Roatán, on June 30, the individuals were hoisted into a U.S. Army Utility Helicopter-60 (UH-60) and flown to Roatán for medical attention. “In close coordination with U.S. Coast Guard and Honduran authorities, we were able to combine our abilities, which attributed to the successful rescue,” said Thomas D. Boccardi, JTF-Bravo commander. Joint Task Force-Bravo, as guests of our Honduran host-nation partners at Soto Cano Air Base, conducts and supports joint operations, actions and activities throughout Central America.last_img read more

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More workers’ comp bills filed

first_imgMore workers’ comp bills filed A massive rewrite of Florida’s workers’ compensation system in a legislative special session last summer has paved the way for more bills in the 2004 Regular Session that began March 2.Some of that effort is expected follow-up to last year’s legislation, including a bill on how rates are set. But lawmakers are also looking at a financial crisis in the Joint Underwriting Association, the state-sponsored pool for businesses that can’t get private insurance, and at other repercussions of the bill.The Senate Banking and Insurance Committee in December released an interim report on last year’s bill. The report recommended changes in last year’s legislation, and also compared changes in some benefits and in plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees with other states, but make no proposals in those areas.Last year’s bill, among other changes, cut both worker benefits and payments to their attorneys for certain types of work. Bar Workers’ Compensation Section Chair Dennis Smejkal recently told the Board of Governors plaintiffs’ attorneys will be able to take only the cases of the most severely injured workers under the law.Rafael Gonzalez, a past section chair who monitors legislative activity for the section, said while bills will be filed, it’s not likely they will be as far-reaching as last year’s legislation.“I don’t think they’re going to touch attorneys’ fees and I don’t think they’re going to touch worker benefits [this year],” Gonzalez said. “They would like to give the changes that were passed last year a year to two [in operation], because they think they will eventually see something positive.”But Sen. Skip Campbell, D-Tamarac, said major changes could happen, especially if evidence continues that last year’s bill is having little effect on rates.“I believe everybody is saying it is broken,” he said. “We’re going to consider anything and everything that will fix it.”Rep. Kim Berfield, R-Clearwater, chair of the House Insurance Committee, said that both the House and Senate are working on new bills.Major efforts will focus on the Joint Underwriting Association, or JUA, and the process for setting workers’ comp rates, she said. Because of last year’s legislation, the JUA is forecasted to lose $34 to $36 million this year, while last year lawmakers had many questions about how rates are set and the lack of accountability for some numbers the state uses in determining rates.Berfield said a joint legislative committee has looked at rate-setting and a bill is being worked on, probably to be introduced by Sen. Jeff Atwater, R-Palm Beach Gardens.The JUA will be a higher profile issue, Barfield said, since “they are looking at a potential deficit of $36 million by the end of the year.”The JUA is made up of “subplans” for different types of businesses, and the problem is for Subplan D, which helps smaller businesses.The House and Senate each have reserved funds to help with the expected deficit, but neither has nearly enough, Berfield said. At the moment, she said bills are being looked at that would encourage private carriers to pick up some of those companies.Some senators, Berfield said, are interested in pursuing legislation based on the Senate Banking and Insurance Committee interim study.The report can be found at www.flsenate.gov/data/Publications/2004/Senate/reports/interim_reports/pdf/2004-110bi.pdf. More workers’ comp bills filedcenter_img March 15, 2004 Regular Newslast_img read more

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Uniondale Crash Kills Pedestrian

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 69-year-old man who was hit by a car in Uniondale on Friday morning later died of his injuries, Nassau County police said.The victim, who’s identity wasn’t immediately released, was crossing Jerusalem Avenue when he was hit by a northbound Chevrolet that was making a right turn at the corner of Nostrand Avenue at 11:10 a.m., police said.First Squad detectives tested the car and are continuing the investigation but found no apparent criminality by the the 19-year-old man driving the car.last_img

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Most overlooked skills of financial managers

first_img 28SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Scan any job description for a financial manager and you’re likely to find phrases such as financial analysis, resource management, systems evaluation and, my personal favorite, the ability to manage multiple priorities. Of course, these are indispensable skills. Finance managers need to be good with numbers and they need to be up-to-date on all of the regulations concerning those numbers. But there are other valuable skills that every good finance manager possesses that often go unnoticed.CuriosityRemember when you were a child and you would explore the world around you, aimlessly? That’s because you didn’t have any responsibilities or deadlines – and you didn’t take yourself too seriously. In our professional lives, as adults, there seems to be very little time to be aimless. We convince ourselves that everything we do has to have a specific purpose or it’s not worth doing.Sitting alone at our desks, it’s easy to convince ourselves that we’re living on an island, that our current challenges are unique to us. The reality is that many others are facing the same or similar problems, or worse, and they have tried or found solutions that we can learn from. continue reading »last_img read more

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Will we finally turn sports tourism from potential to a resource?

first_imgThat in sports tourism there is an opportunity and a cure for the seasonality of our tourism, ie a way to fill it  before and after the season we have known for years, which otherwise annually records a growth rate of as much as 14% in the world, and the best proof of this thesis is the announced sporting event in Umag.Thus, in Umag from 29.6. to 8.7. this year psaid 3000 participants, primarily athletes, delegates, judges and their companions from more than 100 countries to spend 18 to 20 nights at Blue Lagoon facilities during a series of World Karate Federation (WKF) events organized by Uniline as the official travel agency and WKF partner and the Croatian Karate Federation in this project.”We are proud to be a partner of WKF and the Croatian Karate Federation in Umag for the fifth year in a row. In terms of the number of participants and overnight stays, this is, after the EURO 2018 handball championship, the second largest sporting event in Croatia this year. ”, said Goran Sprem, executive director of Uniline for sports and corporate tourism.By organizing the European Handball Championship EURO 2018 in Zagreb and this year’s karate event in Umag and many others, Uniline, a leading Croatian tour operator, which is the official agency of a number of Croatian sports federations and clubs, has confirmed its position as a market leader in sports tourism.For decades we have been talking about the potential of sports tourism, how we have a favorable climate, we have accommodation facilities, an excellent tourist product, but we are falling on investment and infrastructure development, synergy and a complete tourist product. Sprem confirms this thesis and points out that he agrees that we have all the prerequisites, but that the biggest problem is the sports infrastructure. “What we lack is the development and investment in sports infrastructure, and the organization of more complex ones  sporting events where various Sports Federations should learn a little more at risk i.e. be more proactive. On the other hand, where there is interest, there is also initiative. Thus, cities are increasingly seeing sport as a direction that brings a huge increase in the number of overnight stays outside the tourist season. The example of Umag and this event, which generated about 20.000 overnight stays, is the best example. Also, this is an excellent indicator of synergy and cooperation between the city of Umag, the karate federation, the Blue Lagoon and Uniline.”Emphasizes Šprem and adds that sports tourism as one of the optimal forms of year-round business can significantly contribute to further diversification and sustainability of Croatian tourism.At Uniline, they have set themselves the goal of becoming “one stop sport travel company” active on a 24/7 basis, ie available to clients every day and at any time. ” We see the future of this business in the systematic and continuous expansion of services and the creation of new business models in which we seek rational and cost-effective solutions for athletes, federations and clubs and their fans and guests through our specific know-how we have developed – from organizing sports development camps for all ages to the sports preparatory part and, if necessary, preparatory and competitive segments with accompanying services”Šprem points out and concludes that Uniline decided to specialize in sports tourism 6-7 years ago, which is absolutely proving to be a good direction of development.Three important lessons We can draw three important conclusions from this story. The first mentioned in the introduction is the huge potential of sports tourism, which with its three components – tourism of sporting events, tourism of sports memories and active sports tourism and an annual volume of 660 to 700 billion dollars, which participates with 14% in the world tourism cake, experts predict dynamic growth in the next ten years.The second lesson is the direction of travel agency development. Certainly, the basic sale of accommodation is no longer in trend or enough when we talk about the work of travel agencies. The focus is on selling experiences and tourist content, as well as specialization and development of niche skills for special projects, such as Uniline started specialization as a “one stop travel company”.And the last lesson, albeit the most important, is that the whole story doesn’t revolve around major sports, such as football and big clubs. In fact, there is much greater potential in “small” sports. Of course, not everyone can attract the most famous football clubs in the world, and if we succeed, it’s just icing on the cake and added value, but the base must be all other sports. Who would have thought that karate would generate through one event to generate 20.000 overnight stays. But the management has the greatest potential here – in the development of various camps and preparations for all sports and events, to dream of some big clubs, but first let’s arrange and position a sustainable base. Here is just another plastic example… There are currently over 50 million runners in Europe and the number of runners is growing day by day. We are talking about amateurs, not professionals, who run marathons, and most often they are business people who generate over 9 billion Euros of revenue each year to hotels, carriers and race organizers.Also, we are prone to large numbers, but 100 or 500 nights is a great number in August. Of course we have to have more smaller events, actually make the best mix of small, medium and a couple big in the destination, to round out the whole story. Yes, it is necessary to invest money and time, but this is the first prerequisite if we talk about strategic positioning in the development of sports tourism.Will we finally turn sports tourism from potential to a resource?Sports tourism is much more than all of the above, and I only touched on the tip of the iceberg and a couple of key segments. It’s all up to us, the competition is not sleeping, in fact, while we are talking about potentials, others have turned sports tourism into excellent resources and reaping a large part of the cake, while we have “started” just taking crumbs. Let’s wake up, we are already ten years late from the competition, and if we want we must move boldly, decisively and proactively forward towards the market and strategic development of sports tourism.last_img read more

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