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OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) 2019 Presentation

first_imgOK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2019 presentation For more information about OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: OK Zimbabwe Limited (OKZ.zw)  2019 presentation Company ProfileOK Zimbabwe Limited is a leading retail group in Zimbabwe with a product range that extends from groceries and houseware products to clothing and textiles. The inaugural branch was opened in Harare (then Salisbury) in 1942 and today, is one of the most recognised supermarket brands in Zimbabwe. The company trades under various branded store names, including OK stores, Bon Marché and OKMart. OK Zimbabwe sells products in its grocery range under its own home brand; OK Pot ‘O Gold, OK Value, Shoppers’ Choice and Bon Marché Premier Choice labels. OK Zimbabwe Limited operates approximately 61 retail outlets throughout Zimbabwe and owns subsidiaries that complement its diverse product offering; Eriswell (Private) Limited, Swan Technologies (Private) Limited and Winterwest (Private) Limited. OK Zimbabwe Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

2 FTSE All-Share stocks I’d buy today

first_img See all posts by Rupert Hargreaves Simply click below to discover how you can take advantage of this. Our 6 ‘Best Buys Now’ Shares 2 FTSE All-Share stocks I’d buy today Renowned stock-picker Mark Rogers and his analyst team at The Motley Fool UK have named 6 shares that they believe UK investors should consider buying NOW.So if you’re looking for more stock ideas to try and best position your portfolio today, then it might be a good day for you. Because we’re offering a full 33% off your first year of membership to our flagship share-tipping service, backed by our ‘no quibbles’ 30-day subscription fee refund guarantee. I’m sure you’ll agree that’s quite the statement from Motley Fool Co-Founder Tom Gardner.But since our US analyst team first recommended shares in this unique tech stock back in 2016, the value has soared.What’s more, we firmly believe there’s still plenty of upside in its future. In fact, even throughout the current coronavirus crisis, its performance has been beating Wall St expectations.And right now, we’re giving you a chance to discover exactly what has got our analysts all fired up about this niche industry phenomenon, in our FREE special report, A Top US Share From The Motley Fool. Click here to claim your copy now — and we’ll tell you the name of this Top US Share… free of charge! I would like to receive emails from you about product information and offers from The Fool and its business partners. Each of these emails will provide a link to unsubscribe from future emails. More information about how The Fool collects, stores, and handles personal data is available in its Privacy Statement.center_img “This Stock Could Be Like Buying Amazon in 1997” When looking for stocks to buy, many UK investors concentrate on the FTSE 100 or FTSE 250. However, in my opinion, the FTSE All-Share contains just as many interesting companies. This index is made up of the top 600 largest companies in the UK. It includes constituents of both the FTSE 100 and FTSE 250 as well as many other smaller growth stocks. 5G is here – and shares of this ‘sleeping giant’ could be a great way for you to potentially profit!According to one leading industry firm, the 5G boom could create a global industry worth US$12.3 TRILLION out of thin air…And if you click here we’ll show you something that could be key to unlocking 5G’s full potential…I’m interested in these smaller companies. While it’s always sensible to add a selection of blue-chips to any portfolio, research shows smaller growth stocks can outperform their larger peers. That’s why I’ve always owned a selection of these stocks alongside my blue-chip holdings. FTSE All-Share stocks One company I’ve recently been reviewing for my portfolio is Target Healthcare (LSE: THRL). This business invests in purpose-built care homes. These homes are contracted out to care home operators on long leases. The average unexpired lease term across its portfolio is 28.9 years. As one would expect, this FTSE All-Share business is highly defensive. Indeed, while many landlords have been struggling to negotiate rent from tenants this year, Target collected 90% of rents due in its most recent period. It’s also been able to increase rents for some tenants. From its 73 operational properties, rents increased 0.3% on a like-for-like basis during the first half of 2020. Its strong rental and asset base have allowed Target to go shopping for new properties in the downturn. One new property and one new development site have been acquired this year. All of the above suggests to me this stock is a dependable income investment. Indeed, management is targeting an annual dividend of 6.7p per share, which could provide investors with a yield of 5.8%, according to my figures. I reckon that makes the company one of the best FTSE All-Share stocks to buy for income today. Tech leader I’ve also been considering tech group Gocompare.com (LSE: GOCO) for my FTSE All-Share portfolio recently. The firm, which is best known for its GoCompare price comparison site, has seen rapid growth over the past few years. Operating profit nearly doubled between 2015 and 2018. It looks as if 2020 is shaping up to be another good year for the group. Its latest trading update noted a 13% increase in revenue for the nine months to the end of September. What I really like about this business is the value of its brand. Most consumers are aware of GoCompare. For many, it’s the first port of call when comparing insurance products. This gives the group a massive competitive advantage, in my view.Businesses with substantial competitive advantages tend to produce the best returns for shareholders over the long run because they don’t have to spend significant sums chasing competitors. I think the group’s latest trading update shows this effect in action. Even in one of the most challenging economic environments for many years, Gocompare has been able to register double-digit sales growth. I believe this suggests the firm’s long term outlook is better than many other FTSE All-Share constituents. Image source: Getty Images Rupert Hargreaves | Thursday, 19th November, 2020 | More on: GOCO THRL Rupert Hargreaves has no position in any of the shares mentioned. The Motley Fool UK has no position in any of the shares mentioned. Views expressed on the companies mentioned in this article are those of the writer and therefore may differ from the official recommendations we make in our subscription services such as Share Advisor, Hidden Winners and Pro. Here at The Motley Fool we believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. Enter Your Email Addresslast_img read more

The First 4 Steps to Take When Teaching Your Teen How…

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Practical advice on an important rite of passage for teens Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here TAGSDriver’s License Previous articleOrange County wins digital media awardNext articleReasons to Hug Someone — Right Now Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 The Anatomy of Fear center_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate  Some of the things that tell us our kids are growing up are the popular milestones. Your child’s first steps, first words, first day of school and when they hit the teen years, their first driving lesson and first car are all major moments for you and your child. Once a teen turns 15, they can get their permit and start logging driving hours, something many teens are eager to do. Teaching a teen how to drive can be exciting but usually also very nerve wracking. So, how do you begin? Try these 4 steps, which will build a foundation of basic driving skills that can be expanded on as your teen anticipates his or her 16th birthday and a driver’s license.1.Begin in Parking LotsBefore taking to the open road, large, empty parking lots are great places to begin driving lessons. It allows a new driver to get comfortable with the vehicle and learn how much pressure is needed for the gas and brake pedals, without the added stress of traffic.  You can even set up scenarios or a track to help your teen learn basic driving skills.2.Get the Newest Driving ManualGet the newest driving manual to help your teen ace the written portion of the driving test. Although you may think you know all of the rules of the road, some rules may have changed or you may have forgotten them. Did you know that it is actually illegal to turn on your washer fluid while driving?Once the basic knowledge is tested and mastered, the hands-on driving becomes easier and more relevant.3.Teach the Importance of VisibilityOnce your driving lessons hit the road, one of the most important things to emphasize to any young driver is the importance of visibility. Teaching them the fundamental concept that if he or she can’t see those around them, they can’t anticipate when to make quick corrections is a driving 101 must.  Learning to constantly check one’s blind spot and to not drive in other’s blind spots takes a lot of practice, so learning this early is essential.4. FocusUnfortunately, there are lots of technological distractions in vehicles these days. From the radio to GPS to your cell phone, teaching focus is a key element for all young drivers. Firstly,  when teaching a beginner driver, it’s best to keep all distractions to a minimum like the radio and of course, all phones should be put away.  The US Department of Transportation notes that the use of cell phones while driving plays a role in 1.6 million auto crashes each year, causing 500,000 injuries and 6,000 deaths. Teaching new drivers to put away their phone when they get into the car and to put their phone on vibrate, silent or use an app that blocks your phone’s notifications while driving, is a crucial driving lesson. You can read about several of these apps here.Driving with your teen can be one of your most cherished memories and is one of the most anticipated milestones that parents look forward to. Enjoy the experience and time together! You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitterlast_img read more

House at the Pond / HPSA

first_imgArchDaily House at the Pond / HPSA 2014 Houses Architects: HPSA Area Area of this architecture project House at the Pond / HPSASave this projectSaveHouse at the Pond / HPSA “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/568771/house-at-the-pond-hpsa Clipboard “COPY” photographs:  Dietmar HammerschmidPhotographs:  Dietmar HammerschmidSave this picture!© Dietmar HammerschmidText description provided by the architects. The small house with a floor area of 50 m≤ has been integrated into an existing garden area with a swimming pond. The building which is based on four pillars has been well integrated into the existing landscape without changing the terrain.Save this picture!© Dietmar HammerschmidWood was the defining material for the bearing structure and the surfaces:Save this picture!© Dietmar HammerschmidThe facade of rough-sawn spruce boards were painted with black Swedish mud color. The interior floor, ceiling, wall and furniture surfaces were built with white oiled birch plywood.Save this picture!Floor PlanOnly the fire place and the bathroom were paneled with gray fiber boards.Save this picture!© Dietmar HammerschmidProject gallerySee allShow lessArtworks by Architects to be Auctioned for Maggie’s CentresArchitecture News”Jellyfish Barge” Provides Sustainable Source of Food and WaterArchitecture News Share CopyHouses•Gramastetten, Austria CopyAbout this officeHPSAOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesGramastettenHousesAustriaPublished on November 23, 2014Cite: “House at the Pond / HPSA” 23 Nov 2014. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogFaucetshansgroheKitchen Mixers – Aquno Select M81Vinyl Walls3MVinyl Finishes in HealthPartners Regions HospitalPartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsCoffee tablesBoConceptMadrid Coffee Table AD19SkylightsLAMILUXFlat Roof Exit Comfort DuoMetallicsTrimoMetal Panels for Roofs – Trimoterm SNVSkylightsVELUX CommercialModular Skylights in Atelier Zimmerlistrasse OfficeStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Iron Moss – Iron CollectionCeramicsTerrealTerracotta Facade in Manchester HospitalWoodBlumer LehmannConsulting and Engineering in Wood ProjectsGlassBendheimLuminous Mirrored GlassWire MeshTwentinoxMetal Mesh – Golf Romeo 7More products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Year:  Austria Year:  Photographs Projects 2014 Save this picture!© Dietmar Hammerschmid+ 17 Share Area:  50 m² Area:  50 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/568771/house-at-the-pond-hpsa Clipboardlast_img read more

Feedies turns food photos into food for hungry children

first_img Tagged with: corporate Digital mobile  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Feedies turns food photos into food for hungry children Americans spend nearly $2 billion a day eating out in restaurants and cafes. Photo-sharing app Feedie aims to divert a proportion of that to help feed hungry children in South Africa, combining the trend in sharing food photographs and local advertising and CSR for restaurants.Diners can take a photo with the app, much as they would with Instagram. It comes with some photo filters that can enhance the look of the food. When you share your photo with your social networks, the restaurant makes a donation to The Lunchbox Fund in South Africa. Photos taken are branded “to stand out from all other food photos”.The post advertises the restaurant as the source of the donation, so the restaurant should benefit from its support of this initiative. “Now your food not only looks and tastes good, it does good”.Feedies launched in New York. But with over 6 million Americans using food apps, its founders are confident it can raise substantial sums of money to feed more hungry children. Howard Lake | 30 October 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 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.last_img read more

Syracuse, N.Y., tenants take action against landlord exploitation

first_imgSyracuse Tenants United (STU) continues to organize for better living conditions at Central New York properties owned by Syracuse Quality Living (SQL), an off-campus rental company. Drawing on the success of the group’s first campaign, new tenants have come forward, signed onto an updated demand letter and plan to collectively withhold rent as a tactic to hold SQL accountable.Tenants have faced infestation, mold, collapsed ceilings, no heating in the winter and staff entering apartments without warning. SQL largely rents to international students and people of color. Many are reluctant to come forward or speak out for fear of retaliation.A group of SQL tenants held two marches, rallies and letters-of-demand deliveries at the SQL company office on April 10 and 24. They were joined by STU and community supporters. During the second protest, tenants directly confronted the SQL owner, Ravi Saluja, and gave an impassioned defense of their right to organize and withhold rent.Mawupe Avoseh, an Onondaga Community College student and current SQL tenant who co-led the most recent march, said: “Right now, SQL just cares about a check. They will come after students for payments, but won’t respond to a hole in the roof or a leaking ceiling.”Other participants rallied and picketed nearby, displaying blown-up photos of poor conditions at SQL properties, including rotting animals in ceilings and walls, sewage backups in basements, and collapsed ceilings with mold or exposed nails.During the actions, other SQL tenants and young people from the surrounding neighborhood have spontaneously joined in as demonstrators marched past their apartments or rallied, chanting.Low-income students, who cannot choose luxury apartments in the Syracuse University area, end up renting from off-campus slumlords. Tenants from out-of-state are not able to vet the properties in person before moving in. Low-income choices close to the school are vanishing as the largely Black and Brown neighborhoods nearby are being rapidly gentrified.“In Syracuse, there are not a lot of options for student apartments. It’s unfortunate that affordable housing is also bait for vulnerable students,” Avoseh said.STU’s first campaign was successful in getting leases voided, full repayment of security deposits and overcharges, and speedier maintenance response times. SQL conceded to those demands shortly after two direct actions on Jan. 23 and Feb. 6.“What seems to do the trick is collective action,” said Benesemon Simmons, an STU organizer, Ph.D. student at Syracuse University and former SQL tenant. “There are tenants today who are complaining about the same issues that we were complaining about. Some are asking for voided leases. Some are just asking for maintenance repairs.”“When we banded together and joined our voices together, that’s when things started moving,” said Susima Weerakoon, an STU organizer, graduate student at SU and former SQL tenant. “We got community supporters. We got in contact with other tenants, and we were able to put pressure on SQL to either fix our houses or void our leases so we can live somewhere safer.”Tenants plan to remain on a rent strike through May, until SQL meets urgent habitability needs or voids their leases.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Banjul newspaper reporter freed on bail pending trial

first_img January 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Gambia GambiaAfrica Organisation Receive email alerts Gambia still needs to address challenges to press freedom News July 23, 2019 Find out more August 6, 2020 Find out more Gambia: former president must stand trial for journalist’s murder to go furthercenter_img Help by sharing this information June 13, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Banjul newspaper reporter freed on bail pending trial Three journalist arrested, two radio stations closed in Gambia News News News GambiaAfrica RSF_en Reporter Lamin Fatty of the Banjul-based biweekly The Independent was released on bail yesterday by a court in Kanifing, 10 km outside Banjul, pending trial on charges of “false news.” The trial was set for 27 June.“The Gambian courts should not let themselves be accomplices to the abuses of the security services,” the press freedom organisation said. “Fatty should be acquitted, if for no other reason then for all the many procedural irregularities surrounding his case.”The charges against him were not read out when he appeared in court yesterday. He told the court he was held for more than two months by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) without being able to see his family or a lawyer. Insisting he was “guilty of no crime,” he requested postponement of his trial so that he could hire a lawyer. The court ordered his release on payment of 50,000 dalasis (1,300 euros) in bail.One journalist is still illegally detained in Gambia. It is Malick Mboob, a former reporter with the privately-owned Daily Observer who was arrested on 26 May after someone hacked into the website of the opposition Freedom Newspaper and obtained a list of subscribers, which was published by a pro-government newspaper. He is being held at NIA headquarters in Banjul and was not informed of the charges against him within the 72-hour deadline set by the law.————————12 April 2006 – Third journalist with The Independent arrestedA third journalist with the privately-owned biweekly The Independent, Lamin M. Fatty, was arrested at his home today, two weeks after the Criminal Investigation Department closed down the newspaper on 28 March and arrested its managing director, Madi Ceesay, and editor, Musa Saydikhan, who are still being held at the headquarters of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).“The list of detained journalists is getting longer,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The Gambian government does what it likes, without any pretense of legality. How far will it be able to go before it has to face a real protest from the member states of the African Union, whose next summit Gambia is supposed to host?”The press freedom organisation added: “In cases such as this, press solidarity is decisive and we therefore call on the African media to make President Yahya Jammeh see that what is going on in Banjul is causing concern abroad.”It was Fatty’s byline that appeared on an article headlined “23 coup plotters arrested” that appeared in The Independent’s 24 March issue. A Gambian source who asked not to be identified had told Reporters Without Borders on 4 April that Ceesay and Saidykhan were arrested because of this article, which named 23 people who had supposedly been arrested for their alleged participation in an abortive coup on 21 March.Those named in the report included Samba Bah, a former interior minister and former head of the NIA, whose angry denial of the report’s accuracy was published in the 27 March issue under the headline, “I have not been arrested,” together with the newspaper’s apology. The NIA is thought to have been trying to get Ceesay and Saidykhan to reveal who told them Bah was arrested as a member of the 21 March conspiracy.Ceesay is also president of the Gambia Press Union, the country’s leading journalists’ union. last_img read more

Pasadena Sees Drop in New COVID-19 Infections, Increase in Deaths

first_img Subscribe 24 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a comment Herbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sweet Things You Should Tell Your Boyfriend ASAPHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThis Trend Looks Kind Of Cool!HerbeautyHerbeauty Community News 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. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Top of the News center_img CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes <span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Pasadena saw a significant decrease in newly detected COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, but also the largest number of deaths in more than three months as four fatalities were added to the city’s death toll, officials said.Forty new cases of the virus were reported, which was less than half the 84 cases detected on Tuesday, according to Pasadena spokeswoman Lisa Derderian and city data.It was the lowest single-day count of new infections since Dec. 1, with the exception of Dec. 14, when 15 cases were reported, but the statistics were incomplete due to a data backlog.The four new deaths added to the official tally on Wednesday occurred between Dec. 11 and Dec. 16, Derderian said.It represented the largest number of deaths reported in the city since Sept. 2, when five local deaths were reported.One of the recent deaths was that of a resident of a skilled nursing facility, Derderian said. The other three were members of the community at large, and were “most likely exposed due to a household contact.”Los Angeles County Health Services calculated Wednesday that there were only 648 total available hospital beds in the county, and 57 available intensive care unit beds.The state-calculated ICU availability rate has remained at 0% since last week.L.A. County Department of Public Health officials issued a stern warning as they reported a new record of 145 new COVID-19 deaths in the county, along with 16,525 new infections.And a record 6,155 COVID-19 patients crowded county hospitals, officials said.“In the last 24 hours, 145 more people have died. There is still time to cancel your holiday gatherings. If you are going to be outside your house, do not remove your face covering around other people,” the L.A.County Department of Public Health said via social media. “Stay safe, stay home.”The California Department of Public Health reported 39,068 new infections and 361 additional deaths on Wednesday, raising the statewide totals to 1,964,076 cases of the virus and 23,284 fatalities.The state’s average positivity rate over the prior days was recorded at 12.6%, and the 14-day average stood at 12.3%, according to the CDPH.As of Wednesday, L.A. County represented 34% of California total COVID-19 infections and 39%of the state’s deaths. Community News Pasadena Sees Drop in New COVID-19 Infections, Increase in Deaths County health officials report record number of deaths; ICU beds in dangerously short supply By BRIAN DAY Published on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 | 4:53 pmlast_img read more

How do I get an HR job after qualifying

first_imgHow do I get an HR job after qualifyingOn 5 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article I am in my second term of a full-time MBA at Warwick Business School and aminterested in pursuing a strategic HR role in the future. I have nine yearssales and management experience in the fmcg and leisure sectors and an MA inleadership and change from Liverpool Business School. I also have a firstdegree but no dedicated HR experience. How can I build on my experience andtraining to date to pursue this goal? Warren Green, director, EJ Human Resources Unfortunately, it will vary depending on the state of the HR job market. Inthe current climate, with limited opportunities, you will be in competitionwith people who already have experience, so do not be surprised if you have towork hard to find an opportunity. I suggest you apply for contract as well as permanent HR-related roles withfirms within the sectors you already have experience in. Your understanding ofthe environments will give you a slight edge over the competition. Also, youmay have to be flexible over the level and salary you might consider, in orderto get your foot in the door. Clive Sussams, recruitment consultant, Malpas Flexible Learning The big problem you have is persuading potential employers that youracademic, strategic and general management skills gained in a broader businesscontext, outweigh the lack of specific HR experience. Senior HR strategists have generally attained these roles via mainstream HRcareers or consultancy. Certainly your skills should be of interest,particularly in change management as these are high profile in today’sworkplace. It has never been easy for any person to start a career in HR, the lack ofexperience is always the stumbling point in the selection process. I wouldsuggest you actively market your skills, particularly with larger companies andconsultancies which may be prepared to train and invest in you. If you havelanguage skills, then highlight these in your CV, as they may offer youadditional opportunities. Anna Cook, consultant, Chiumento Wanting to get into strategic HR with your background and experience is nota pipe dream, play to your strengths and minimise your lack of HR experience.Your strengths are a strong academic record backed up by: – Your operational background – Your breadth of business vision – Your management experience If you choose to move into HR consultancy, your sales experience will also bean asset as it is relevant to the client management aspect of the role.Furthermore, your lack of hands-on experience may be less of a problem, becausethe work is often team-based. The alternative of starting in an operational HR role may be more tricky, asyou are likely to be competing with CIPD qualified candidates with senior-levelHR experience. Whatever route you decide, ensure your CV highlights your strengths andunderlines your potential, then conduct a professional job search campaign. Trytalking to HR consultancies in particular. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Fatal risks of passive smoking

first_img Previous Article Next Article Exposure to passive smoking kills more than 1,000 people living and workingin the capital each year, the Greater London Authority has warned. Those most at risk were people who worked in the hospitality industry, butanyone visiting a pub, club, restaurant, casino, concert hall or sports clubtwo or three times a week might be at risk, the GLA’s Smoking in Public PlacesCommittee found. The committee is calling on the Government to re-examine its code ofpractice on passive smoking at work without delay and to make it a prioritythat scientific research into the health risks of passive smoking fromoccasional exposure is carried out. Jennette Arnold, committee chairman, said: “There is also inadequateunderstanding of the links to heart disease and a clear need to raise publicawareness of the health risks of passive smoking. In particular we need to makesmokers more aware of the effects their smoke can have.” But the GLA’s report was criticised by doctors, who called it a “missedopportunity”. The BMA said the GLA should have recommended concrete measures to curbexposure to passive smoking, particularly among children and other vulnerablegroups. Dr Vivienne Nathanson, BMA head of science, said: “While we welcome therecommendations that workplaces should be smoke-free and that restaurants andbars should cater for non-smokers, these measures fall far short of offeringthe protection that Londoners want and need.” Fatal risks of passive smokingOn 1 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more