Corcoran joins payments start-up

first_img Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter People Tags: Payments Corcoran joins payments start-up Ex-Betfair CEO led the company’s merger with Paddy Power in 2016 Email Addresscenter_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter 23rd October 2018 | By contenteditor Breon Corcoran, one of the key figures behind the merger that established Paddy Power Betfair, has joined payments start-up WorldRemit as chief executive. Corcoran was the high-profile CEO of Betfair prior to the link-up with Paddy Power in 2016, after which he became chief executive of the combined company. However, in August last year, it was revealed that Corcoran was to step down as CEO, eventually exiting Paddy Power Betfair in January. Peter Jackson, formerly of WorldPay, took on the role. Corcoran will now take on the same role at WorldRemit, which was founded in 2010 and serves as a digital money transfer company that allows customers to send money from 50 countries to around 150 nations worldwide.“Across the world, consumers are turning away from cash, towards digital payments solutions,” Corcoran said. “With tailwinds like the global adoption of new technologies combined with growing remittance flows, there is enormous potential for WorldRemit’s global expansion and I look forward to leading the company through its next evolution.” Founder Ismail Ahmed will become executive chairman of the firm, which plans to reach 10 million customers by 2020. He said: “Breon’s global outlook and experience of enhancing the standard of service in the market will enable us to realise our ambitions to find new ways to help customers do more with their money as the company scales.” Topics: People Strategylast_img read more

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Prop Alec Hepburn flies into hooker Tommy Taylor to make huge tackle

first_imgTuesday Sep 6, 2016 Prop Alec Hepburn flies into hooker Tommy Taylor to make huge tackle Cracking hit from Exeter Chiefs in their Aviva Premiership season opener versus Wasps at the Ricoh Arena, as Alec Hepburn flew off the line to perfectly time this crunching tackle on hooker Tommy Taylor, stopping him dead in his tracks.As noted by Austin Healey, the long hair on both players certainly added to the magnitude of the tackle, as the two big front rowers met, with one coming off significantly worse than the other.Edit: Taylor made a revenge shortly after this. Scroll down for a video on that.MORE: View the Top 5 tries from the Premiership opening weekendWasps won the contest 25-20, the highlights of which can be watched below.credit: premiershiprugbyADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: This Removes Wrinkles Like Crazy! (Try Tonight)Smart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

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Muir Mentor Seeks Film Funding

first_img Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Community News Subscribe Working with young people through organizations like Muir High School’s Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development (MPYD), filmmaker Johnny Kirk often reflected on the challenges of his childhood. Kirk learned resilience from his mother, who broke free from an abusive marriage and raised her son to be confident and caring. “She went through domestic violence in her marriage and I remember witnessing that and thinking, ‘This is something I don’t want my mom to go through,’” Kirk recalls.A graduate student at the Cal State LA film school, Kirk is pouring his experiences into “Vici,” (pronounced “vee-chee”), the story of a woman boxer whose battles in the ring parallel her struggle to regain power in her violent personal life. The title comes from the Latin phrase “veni, vidi, vici” – “I came, I saw, I conquered” – which Julius Caesar is said to have uttered after capturing Britain in 55 BC.“I chose the title ‘Vici’ because the young lady in my film represents anyone who is struggling to conquer an osbstacle or a task,” explains Kirk. “With courage and perseverance, we can all say, â€˜I conquered!’”Like many independent filmmakers, Kirk has turned to online fundraising to gather support for his project. The “Vici” page on Indiegogo.com features behind-the-scenes footage, details on the cast and crew and a video message from Kirk discussing the film.For more information on “Vici” and to pledge your financial support, go to http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/vici/x/451178Vici project Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business: Marketing Column Muir Mentor Seeks Film Funding By CAMERON TURNER Published on Wednesday, October 9, 2013 | 11:16 am Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWant To Seriously Cut On Sugar? You Need To Know A Few TricksHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyInstall These Measures To Keep Your Household Safe From Covid19HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like An Eye-Candy And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeauty Make a commentcenter_img More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 11 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

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CORRECTING and REPLACING PagerDuty to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2021 Results…

first_img CORRECTING and REPLACING PagerDuty to Report Fourth Quarter and Full Fiscal Year 2021 Results on March 17, 2021 TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 24, 2021– First paragraph, first sentence of release should read: PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD), a global leader in digital operations management, today announced it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2021, ended January 31, 2021, after market close on March 17, 2021. (instead of PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD), a global leader in digital operations management, today announced it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2021, ended December 31, 2020, after market close on March 17, 2021.). The updated release reads:  PAGERDUTY TO REPORT FOURTH QUARTER AND FULL FISCAL YEAR 2021 RESULTS ON MARCH 17, 2021 PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD), a global leader in digital operations management, today announced it will release its financial results for the fourth quarter and full fiscal year 2021, ended January 31, 2021, after market close on March 17, 2021. PagerDuty will host a live Zoom video call for analysts and investors at 2:00 p.m. Pacific time (5:00 p.m. Eastern time) on that day. Both a news release with the financial results and the video call will be available on PagerDuty’s investor relations events page at investor.pagerduty.com. A replay will be available following the call. About PagerDuty, Inc. PagerDuty, Inc. (NYSE:PD) is a leader in digital operations management. In an always-on world, organizations of all sizes trust PagerDuty to help them deliver a perfect digital experience to their customers, every time. Teams use PagerDuty to identify issues and opportunities in real time and bring together the right people to fix problems faster and prevent them in the future. Notable customers include GE, Cisco, Genentech, Electronic Arts, Cox Automotive, Netflix, Shopify, Zoom, DoorDash, Lululemon and more. To learn more and try PagerDuty for free, visit www.pagerduty.com. Follow our blog and connect with us on Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Facebook. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005863/en/ CONTACT: Investor Relations Contact: Christine Cloonan [email protected]: PagerDuty KEYWORD: CALIFORNIA UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY INTERNET DATA MANAGEMENT SOURCE: PagerDuty, Inc. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/24/2021 06:56 PM/DISC: 02/24/2021 06:56 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210224005863/en Local NewsBusiness WhatsApp Previous articleHIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL: Panthers not taking anything for granted in new seasonNext articleStudents awed by teacher’s lessonsWorld War II presentation includes oral history Digital AIM Web Support Facebookcenter_img Pinterest WhatsApp Twitter Twitter Facebook Pinterestlast_img read more

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Bar Council Of India Moves Karnataka HC Challenging 25% Domicile Reservation In NLSIU [Read Petition]

first_imgNews UpdatesBar Council Of India Moves Karnataka HC Challenging 25% Domicile Reservation In NLSIU [Read Petition] Mustafa Plumber12 Aug 2020 12:14 AMShare This – xThe Bar Council of India (BCI) has moved the Karnataka High Court seeking to declare that the National Law School of India (Amendment) Act, 2020, which permits 25 percent horizontal domicile reservation for students of Karnataka, as ultra vires to the Constitution of India. The petition claims that without prior consultation of the BCI, the State has enacted the amendment to the Act,…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Bar Council of India (BCI) has moved the Karnataka High Court seeking to declare that the National Law School of India (Amendment) Act, 2020, which permits 25 percent horizontal domicile reservation for students of Karnataka, as ultra vires to the Constitution of India. The petition claims that without prior consultation of the BCI, the State has enacted the amendment to the Act, providing for horizontal domicile reservation across General, Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes categories. Based on this, the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) has issued a revised notification on seat matrix and provided horizontally 25 percent reservation for students of Karnataka and 5 percent concession on the general merit cut off score. The petition further states that the state that this amendment has nullified the judgement of the Karnataka High Court in the case of Lokasha vs Convener, Common Law Admission Test (CLAT-2009). Further, it is said that the State of Karnataka has not provided domicile reservation in its own State Law University, thus subjecting NLSIU to such hostile discrimination. It is also said that the amended Act is a serious interference and infringement into the statutory functioning of the petitioner (BCI). The petition argues that from the year 1996 to 2017, NLSIU has produced 20 Rhodes scholars, out of those seven are from Karnataka. The true national character of the institution is manifest not just in its statutory declared objectives but in practice and its governance structure. In March, the Karnataka State Assembly passed the National Law School Of India (Amendment) Act, 2020, which received the Karnataka Governor’s assent on May 4. As per this amendment, NLSIU should reserve horizontally twenty-five percent of seats for ‘students of Karnataka’.The amendment inserts the following proviso in Section 4 of the National Law School of India Act :- “Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act and the regulations made thereunder, the school shall reserve horizontally twenty-five percent of seats for students of Karnataka.” As per the explanation of this section, “student of Karnataka” means a student who has studied in any one of the recognized educational institutions in the State for a period of not less than ten years preceding to the qualifying examination.” The plea also prays for setting aside the revised seat matrix for BA LLB (Hons) and LLM Programmes issued by NLSIU by issuing the notification dated August 4. Two other petitions filed by individuals raising the same challenge will be heard on August 13, by a bench headed by Justice Krishna Dixit.Click here to download petitionRead Petition  Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

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‘No Public Eye-Witness, Disclosure Statement Carries No Meaning’, Delhi Court Grants Bail To 17 Yr Old Student in Delhi Riots case

first_imgNews Updates’No Public Eye-Witness, Disclosure Statement Carries No Meaning’, Delhi Court Grants Bail To 17 Yr Old Student in Delhi Riots case Sparsh Upadhyay22 Nov 2020 5:00 AMShare This – xThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Saturday (21st November) granted bail to a 17-year-old student, in a case related to the communal violence in NE Delhi which took place in February 2020.The Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat granted the minor bail while observing that there is no public eye witness who has attributed his role in the matter.BackgroundThe Case of prosecution is that one…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Karkardooma Court (Delhi) on Saturday (21st November) granted bail to a 17-year-old student, in a case related to the communal violence in NE Delhi which took place in February 2020.The Additional Sessions Judge Amitabh Rawat granted the minor bail while observing that there is no public eye witness who has attributed his role in the matter.BackgroundThe Case of prosecution is that one PCR call received in P.S. Welcome regarding admission of an injured in St. Stephen hospital.Allegedly, injured Sajid was examined and he stated that he was going on his cycle rickshaw towards his house at about 2.00 pm dated 25.02.2020 via Vijay Park. When he reached near Kabir Nagar Pulia, some persons rushed to catch him but he started running after leaving the cycle rickshaw there. He felt that something hit him and he became unconscious.Later, he was shifted to private clinic where Doctor stated him that a bullet had hit him. Later he went to St. Stephen hospital.The accused, a minor was arrested in FIR No. 193/20, P.S. Welcome and he disclosed about his involvement in the present case.Consequently, he was arrested. He was identified by Ct. Pushkar.Court’s ObservationsThe Court observed that injured Sajid in his statement, did not identify or name the present applicant/accused Kazim.The Court also noted,”Apart from a disclosure statement, which by itself carries no meaning, there is one statement of Ct. Pushkar who identified the applicant/accused Kazim as one of the rioters in the said incident on 25.02.2020. However, the said statement by a police personnel, given only on 19.04.2020, for the incident of 25.02.2020, is not a strong piece of evidence.”Further, the Court took into account that co-­accused, persons namely Zahid Ali and Mohd. Fazil have been granted bail by the court and the applicant/accused was in custody since 19.04.2020.Considering the period of custody and in totality of the facts and circumstances of the case, the Court allowed the bail application of accused Kazim.Accordingly, accused Kazim was granted bail subject to furnishing of personal bond in the sum of Rs. 15,000/­ with one surety in the like amount before the Ld. MM/Link MM/Duty MM.Click Here To Download Order[Read Order]Next Storylast_img read more

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Major increase in over 65s using contactless payments

first_img Facebook WhatsApp Previous articleDeadline for Community Call initiative funding tomorrowNext articleDonegal Sports Partnership online workshop series to boost brain health of athletes in isolation News Highland Pinterest Twitter DL Debate – 24/05/21 WhatsApp Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA People over the age of 65 are now using contactless payments as often as 25 to 34 year olds, according to new statistics from AIB.The bank says covid-19 is rapidly changed how people are spending their money, while KBC has noted a spike in demand for its digital banking services.AIB has said that coronavirus is impacting the behaviour of Irish consumers as they shift more towards using contactless to pay for goods and services.Its customers are now spending 30% more using contactless payments since limits were raised to 50 euro at the start of April.Contactless now accounts for 56% of payments for people aged between 25 and 34, and also those over the age of 65.People using the likes of Apple Pay and Google Pay are also spending 41% and 45% more respectively.Digital first bank KBC meanwhile, says the restrictions on movement led to a 30% spike in the number of new current accounts opened in the second half of March.Three quarters of all new accounts it opened last month were opened online or over the phone. Homepage BannerNews Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th center_img Pinterest Google+ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Major increase in over 65s using contactless payments Twitter Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Google+ By News Highland – April 23, 2020 Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

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Hundreds of lawsuits to be filed for old alleged child sexual abuse cases in NY after passage of Child Victims Act

first_imgKuzma/iStock(NEW YORK) — Leaders of the Catholic Church in New York are facing a “dark time” in the wake of a passage of a law that now allows victims of child abuse to file civil lawsuits against offenders even if the statute of limitations expired previously.The Child Victims Act clears the way for alleged victims of sexual abuse — including other storied institutions as well as the Catholic Church — for hundreds if not thousands of lawsuits to be filed by the end of the day.Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, posted a video statement on Twitter Wednesday morning, acknowledging the legal battles.“Today, I don’t mind admitting to you, is a dark time for the church. As you have probably been hearing, this is the first day of the opening of the statute of limitations. So we are going to hear a lot today about people bringing a suit against the Catholic church and other organizations — public schools, government organizations, Boy Scouts, hospitals, you name it — for past sexual abuse. I just want to say that it is a tough time, it is a dark time, it’s especially difficult for our beloved victims and their families to see all this dug up again, to have these wounds open. It’s a tough time for our victims, survivors and families. and I’d ask you to pray for them,” Dolan said.Joseph Zwilling, the director of communications for the Archdiocese of New York, shared a statement with ABC News, saying the church “has been anticipating the filing of law suits since the Child Victim’s Act passed earlier this year.”The Archdiocese has also been paying out victims separately for the past three years through its Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program. Zwilling confirmed the fund has paid more than $66 million to 335 victims since it was created.Since any victims who reached a settlement through the fund waived their right to file subsequent lawsuits, those victims will not be participating in any of the suits filed in connection to the Child Victim’s Act window, which opened Wednesday and will last for one year.“While we carefully review the claims made in these suits, we ask that people pray for peace and healing for all those who have suffered from the sin and crime of the sexual abuse of minors, wherever it occurred, particularly victim-survivors and their families,” Zwilling said in the statement.Multiple law firms have announced their intentions to file dozens, if not more than 100 lawsuits each, on behalf of clients who allege that they were abused as children.“I think you will see hundreds or over a thousand cases filed today and then you will see hundreds more filed over the coming year,” said Jason Amala, an attorney at Pfau Cochran Vertetis Amala PLLC.Amala’s firm, which is based in Washington state and partnered with New York-based The Marsh Law Firm, will be filing 16 lawsuits on Wednesday and expect many more to come in the following weeks and months during the year-long window.“I think today will be the biggest day, but as people see others coming forward, I think they’ll come forward as well,” Amala said.Even after the one year window expires, many survivors of alleged child sexual abuse will still be able to seek justice under the Child Victims Act. Civil suits can now be filed until the alleged victim turns 55 years old, up from the current 23. And the state’s statute of limitations on criminal charges against alleged child sexual abusers has been expanded to until their victims turn 28 in certain cases, rather than 23.Jeff Anderson and Associates, a law firm that regularly represents victims of clergy sex abuse, announced Tuesday that they will be filing over 200 lawsuits in New York on Wednesday.Mike Reck, an attorney at Anderson and Associates, said that they will be filing cases “involving every diocese and the archdiocese in New York.”“The Child Victim’s Act is a very powerful tool for child protection and it effectively catapults New York from the back of the pack to the front of the pack regarding child protection,” Reck told ABC News.Reck said that prior to the Child Victims Act being signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo in February, New York’s statute of limitations was “abysmal and draconian.”“That was one of the most restrictive rules in all of the United States of America and because of that rule, there were multiple generations that were kept from the justice available in the courts,” he said.“These cases will expose dozens of perpetrators whose identities have been kept secret by the institutions that protected them,” Reck said, noting that victims are able to file their civil claims anonymously.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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How to boost morale

first_img Comments are closed. How to boost moraleOn 1 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Employers and employees agree that training plays a big role in keeping theworkforce happy.  Margaret Kubicek  asks readers what kind of training is bestfor boosting moraleTraining is key to maintaining a motivated workforce. According to a recentsurvey by Reed Training, it tops the list of initiatives employers haveintroduced in the past year to increase morale – a third of employees citetraining as the kind of programme they find most motivating. Findings suggestin-house trainers are seen to empathise with employees, while coaching providespersonal attention and is preferred to mentoring or buddying. The report sounds a note of caution, however: training perceived asirrelevant is not only boring, it actually risks demotivating people. Self-selectedtraining can be problematic, and e-learning comes under fire too. Considered bymany to be impersonal and lacking in support, e-learning was ranked within thetop five initiatives which employees found least effective at boosting morale. We ask what kind of training motivates best? Chris sharpe Head of Reed Training The psychological contract people have with organisations has changed.People expect so much more from their careers than just salary – they expect tobe developed professionally and personally. You have to be in touch with wherepeople want to go – not just on top of their needs now but for their future.You have to be co-ordinated and consistent in your approach to training. It’s abalance between personal and business needs. Jane Moss Training officer, Gretton HomesWe run eight care homes across Northamptonshire so staff must get through alot of statutory training. Within the past year we’ve incorporated statutorytraining requirements with personal development objectives, so they are notseen as separate. We have revamped induction and from day one staff are issued with adevelopment file. We have undertaken appraisal training involving all themanagement team, getting them to devise paperwork collectively so they are muchmore proactive in using it. The training that motivates employees best ultimately answers the question”why am I doing this job?” Tim Drewitt Director, Balance LearningEmployers need to understand their people and help members of staff toself-analyse so they can see their own development needs. Then employers needto match those specific needs to appropriate tailored training solutions. Ifany of those links get broken people can’t see the context it must have to bemotivating. Blended learning solutions use a mixture of delivery methods to deliver themost appropriate learning. Graham Povey Managing director Capital IncentivesWe often recommend to clients that as part of a motivation programme,training forms an integral part, and we reward people for successfulperformance in the training. If you approach training the right way it ismotivating – it’s about improving people’s performance not just in work, but inlife generally. Andrew Constable Director of consultancy and bespoke services, Roffey ParkPeople must perceive the training experience as relevant to them. I oftenthink insufficient attention is paid to the design of the training. A lot ofhard work should go into working out the needs of the target population, butmany companies focus on the delivery of modules, the face-to-face element.There needs to be good preparation, understanding of the individual’s needs andof your organisation’s language. Interest from the line manager is very important – both before the trainingevent and after. Opportunities need to be provided and encouragement given topeople to put into practice what they have learnt. Colin Robinson Development manager, House of Fraser Last year we put out 140 different modules of online learning, fromtelephone and finance skills to assertiveness skills. This has provedparticularly popular with part-time and weekend people who wouldn’t ordinarilyhave the opportunity to go on courses. It’s definitely a motivator. We use e-learning as a blended solution. I think the success of it dependson companies taking it on and managing and supporting it. Sally-Ann Huson Knowledge and intellectual property director, TMIIf I have the right skills, right degree of satisfaction and I’m valued bymy organisation, I’m motivated. Morale starts to go down when any of these arethreatened. Training will certainly help enhance skills, knowledge and experience, butif it’s done in isolation it will be demotivating. Training about expectations– what the organisation expects of you – and the key thing is to communicatehow the training aligns to business. And the survey says UK workers , HR directors and managers responded to theMotivating People at Work survey conducted by Reed Training, part of therecruitment and training group, Reed. The report can be downloaded from itswebsite at.  www.reed.co.uklast_img read more

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Postgrad Marks

first_imgOxford postgraduates will soon find themselves scouted by exam boards to mark A-level and GCSE scripts matter of months after sitting their own finals, and just a few years after taking their own A-level exams. Last year’s pilot scheme, which saw Edexcel employ 16 postgraduates as examiners, was so successful that the Education Secretary, Charles Clarke, has approved the wider use of postgraduates this summer. Professional examiners have expressed disappointment at the widespread use of postgraduate students, with no experience of either teaching or marking. Edexcel’s response was “We will use experienced examiners first,” although the board told Cherwell it expected employ around 110 postgraduates this year. The other exam boards are yet to confirm whether they will be using postgraduates this summer, although it seems likely that most will be forced to use them in the future. The Joint Council for General Qualifications, which represents exam boards in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, said that the postgraduates performed “above standard.” Spokesman George Turnbull said, “The important thing is that people are appropriately qualified and able to keep to a mark scheme and mark on time to an appropriate standard.” The task of achieving this balance ought to be a familiar one to most Oxford students, but no Oxford postgraduate has so far applied for job as marker. Yet the exam boards are facing more scripts this year than ever before, so those wishing to earn some quick cash after leaving university are likely to find them extremely receptive.ARCHIVE: 4th week TT 2003last_img read more

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