Staff slow to take up work-life options

first_imgUKemployees are failing to take up work-life balance options, according to a newreport.Thestudy by the independent Institute for Employment Studies, Work-life Balance:Beyond the Rhetoric, says employers are offering increased options as theyrecognise the business benefits of the schemes, but employees have not embracedthem.SallyDench, IES Senior Research Fellow and author of the report, said she found agap between employees’ demands and take-up of the options.Shesaid: “Rights to time off and flexible working practices are rarely enough. Achange in culture and attitudes within the organisation is necessary for thesuccessful implementation of work-life balance practices.“If seniormanagers are serious about promoting work-life balance they need to beproactive. It rarely happens without positive leadership from above.”www.employment-studies.co.uk Comments are closed. Staff slow to take up work-life optionsOn 30 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Adjunct Instructor, Secondary Ed/Adult/Health PhysEd/Curriculum, Culture Change

first_imgPosting Details Job Code/Title CampusMonroe Park Campus Position NumberJ00001 Working TitleAdjunct Instructor, Secondary Ed/Adult/HealthPhysEd/Curriculum, Culture Change Open Until FilledNo Position TypeAdjunct – Teaching Doctorate in content area and previous higher education teachingexperience. Required Qualifications The Virginia Commonwealth University School Education is recruitinga pool of adjunct faculty for 2020-2021 academic year coursesections within the Department of Teaching and Learning. Thisposting is for undergraduate and graduate programs in theDepartment of Teaching and Learning that include instruction in allsecondary education content areas, adult education health andphysical education and curriculum, culture and change. This poolwill be utilized on an as-needed basis. Your application willremain active for a year; you may resubmit your application forsubsequent years. Those selected for an interview will becontacted.Position duties include:1) Meet all designated course instruction guidelines.2) Grade assignments and exams in a timely manner based oninstructions/rubric provided.3) Respond to student inquiries within 24 hours.4) Submit final grades according to School policy. Organizational Overview Hours/WeekVaries Normal work daysVaries Does this position require a pre-placement medicalassessment?No * The School of Education values the following as our culturestatement, ‘The School of Education (SOE) recognizes that trustamong all members of the SOE community is the foundation of apositive work climate. Realizes that our wellbeing as aninstitution depends upon the wellbeing of our members. Respects allmembers, new and continuing, regardless of status. Values honestcommunication and finding ways to respectfully address difficultissues. Strives to listen without bias and search for commonunderstanding. Is committed to equity, fairness and a level playingfield for all of its members. Knows that the SOE community thrives,because of diverse viewpoints and areas of expertise. Fosterscollaboration, collegiality and mutual support among all members ofits community.’ Please describe ways in which you have worked tofoster this type of culture in the professional workplace or inyour everyday life.(Open Ended Question) Sensitive PositionNo At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity,service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. Apremier, urban, public research university nationally recognized asone of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place towork. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supportedand your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leavepackage, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and anopportunity to do mission-driven work. Master’s Degree or licensure, certifications and/or professionalexperience required in the content area Description of the Job Resource CriticalYes Recruitment PoolAll Applicants Special Instructions to Applicants Quick Linkhttps://www.vcujobs.com/postings/99271 Additional Information Job Open Date06/15/2020 Job CategoryAdjunct – Teaching Preferred Qualifications Is any portion of this position grant-funded?No Normal work hoursVaries Anticipated Hiring Range$1,100 per credit Does this position provide patient or clinical services to theVCU Health System?No Remove from posting on or before05/31/2021 Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). DepartmentSOETeachLrng: Dept Optional & Required DocumentsRequired DocumentsCurriculum Vitae (CV)Optional DocumentsCover Letter/Letter of ApplicationOther Documentlast_img read more

St. Mary’s Hospital for Women & Children Birth Records

first_img Brittany and Joshua Osterman, Evansville, daughter, Emersyn Jean, Jan. 23Amanda and Greg Cox, Evansville, son, Chase Daniel, Jan. 23Stephanie and Chad Wagner, Chandler, Ind., son, Leo Andrew, Jan. 23Sarah Mickus, Henderson, Ky., daughter, Skyler Grace, Jan. 24Samantha and Joshua James, Evansville, son, Korbin Wylder, Jan. 24Kyndal Thompson and Tristan Brown, Rockport, Ind., daughter, Kobie Jo, Jan. 24Tricia Gerteisen and Jason Gerteisen, Evansville, daughter, Jacie Helen, Jan. 24Jessica and Dale Roos, Evansville, daughter, Faith Evangeline, Jan. 25Kendra Pickens, Evansville, daughter, Calmly Jade Genesis, Jan. 25Kerri Martin and Troy Willett, Evansville, daughter, Kora Rain, Jan. 25Katlyn Lenz and Shawn Glover, Princeton, Ind., daughter, Lenzee Lynn, Jan. 26Leah and Matthew Hall, Evansville, son, Easton Vincent, Jan. 26Beth and Stephen Nungesser, Evansville, son, Luke Elliott, Jan. 26Breanna and Michael Bechtel, Haubstadt, Ind., son, Bryson Joe, Jan. 27Holly and Stephen Smith, Evansville, son, Xavier Wade, Jan. 27Adrienne and Abraham Ford, Evansville, daughter, Caroline Nicole, Jan. 27Mckenzie and Kyle Walker, Evansville, son, Carsen Anthem Wayne, Jan. 27Aerial Gulley and James Jones, Evansville, son, James Lee Jr., Jan. 27Kaysha Ward, Evansville, daughter, Ma’Ziana Niyjah Sharon, Jan. 28Danien Boyle and Michael Pauley, Princeton, Ind., daughter, Gracie Day, Jan. 28Kaisha Jennings and Joshua Piper, Evansville, daughter, Aspen Cheyennelee, Jan. 28FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

CAL RIPKEN AWARDS

first_img ×  1 / 2    2 / 2  ❮ ❯ 1 / 2    2 / 2  ❮ ❯ At the recently held Bayonne Cal Ripken Baseball award ceremony, both Gabby Diaz (above) who played for Verve and Hussam Robinson who played for Hudacko’s Pharmacy were both honored for their great accomplishments this past season. Gabby won the Michael Romano Memorial Sportsmanship award and Hussam won the Team Mvp award for his team. Anyone with questions about Bayonne Cal Ripken baseball can call (201) 436-8787 or email Mike at [email protected]last_img read more

Axl Rose Says He Wants To Do More Shows With AC/DC

first_imgNow a few shows into their European tour, AC/DC has been getting on quite swimmingly with their new frontman, Axl Rose. The Guns N’ Roses singer joined the crew only recently, when longtime lead singer Brian Johnson was informed by doctors that he would have permanent hearing damage if he continued to perform at the arena level.According to a new interview with AC/DC members Angus Young and Cliff Williams, Rose doesn’t want to give up the job once the tour dates are over. “We were committed to finishing this tour, so that’s been our main goal, and Axl’s helping us,” Young said. “I know he’s very excited. He keeps saying can he do more? But we don’t really know at the end how we will [proceed]. But we wanna get [through] this tour, which we were committed to doing. We wanna finish it.”Watch the interview below.Axl Rose is only the third-ever lead singer for AC/DC, a role previously held by founding member Bon Scott and his longtime replacement. Brian Johnson. With rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young getting an unfortunate diagnosis of dementia and longtime drummer Phil Rudd in trouble with the law in Australia, fans will question whether an AC/DC without so many of its core members is even AC/DC anymore.Still, for those about to rock, we salute you.[Photo via Getty Images]last_img read more

Pink Talking Fish To Honor Michael Jackson And Pink Floyd’s ‘Animals’ This Weekend At Ardmore Music Hall

first_imgPink Talking Fish will be hitting Pennsylvania’s Ardmore Music Hall this weekend for two nights, and the group has something special planned for the occasion. With no song repetitions planned across the run, each night will be crafted around a special concept, with Friday night’s show honoring the legendary Michael Jackson and Saturday night’s show paying tribute to Pink Floyd’s album Animals. The weekend will also be supported by Hayley Jane and the Primates on Friday and WOLF! featuring Scott Metzger of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead on Saturday.Friday night’s performance, dubbed “Pink Talking Fish In The Mirror,” is set to be a treat, with the band playing songs from Michael Jackson’s catalog in addition to the covers of Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads, and Phish for which they are known. They’ll also be joined by special guests Elise Testone, The Kit Holliday singers and The Bad Horns featuring members of Swift Technique. Then, on Saturday night, the group will perform Pink Floyd’s Animals in its entirety, while splicing in animal-themed Phish and Talking Heads songs.You can grab tickets to the show via the Ardmore Music Hall’s website. Also, those planning to make it out for the night should prepare to get there early, as the first one hundred people who order Pink Talking Fish’s custom IPA from Dock Street Brewery, which is named Jam Session, also receives a free souvenir pint glass.last_img read more

Harvard details coronavirus outbreak plans

first_img Groups will share $115M to search for better diagnosis, treatment; Medical School to serve as U.S. research hub LAPP: All of the administrative deans across campus have been meeting regularly to ensure that the individual Schools are as well prepared and coordinated as possible. We have various work streams set up across our Schools and units focusing on student support, faculty support, and staff guidance to keep the campus running and safe if an outbreak should occur. This group is discussing everything from potential suggested social distancing, to how to support research labs if technicians can’t come to work, to how we’ll continue to keep the power on and our students fed if on-campus staffing becomes an issue.In addition, Harvard’s Crisis Management Team, emergency support functions, and local emergency management teams have formed coronavirus task forces regarding campus services, logistics, events, human resources, information technology, finance, student services, and laboratories.A lot of this work is devoted to ensuring that people are aware of existing policies and procedures on campus that can and should be adopted if cases of coronavirus arise at Harvard, such as remote work policies and the use of platforms like Zoom video conferencing that allow for remote engagement across our community.While this work has been informed by previous University planning for outbreaks such as mumps, H1N1, and Ebola, this novel coronavirus is a very different disease and presents its own unique challenges. We’re hard at work assessing our policies and procedures, drawing on the advice of international, federal, state, and local authorities such as the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control [and Prevention], and the Massachusetts Department of Health, and we’re making updates in real time that best reflect the most effective responses to coronavirus.GAZETTE: Apart from University-wide communications, where can community members find the most up-to-date information?  LAPP: We’ve created a website with the most current information on coronavirus, which I encourage community members to visit: www.harvard.edu/coronavirus. The Daily Gazette Sign up for daily emails to get the latest Harvard news. Attempts to contain cases in China have proved ineffective Chan School’s Lipsitch says that and other key questions remain over China’s status, how bad the outbreak eventually will be in the U.S. and elsewhere, and most effective countermeasures Health officials expect coronavirus to spread worldwidecenter_img Scientists from Harvard, China to unite against coronavirus A big coronavirus mystery: What about the children? Since the initial outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China, the Gazette has been providing regular updates from Harvard specialists in epidemiology, infectious disease, economics, politics, and other disciplines. Here, the Gazette speaks with Executive Vice President Katie Lapp to learn about the extensive preparations and contingency planning that the University is undertaking to ensure the safety, health, and productivity of the Harvard community.   Q&AKatie LappGAZETTE: What has the University been doing to prepare the community should coronavirus arrive on campus?LAPP: Since the initial reports of cases of coronavirus arising in Wuhan, we’ve been engaged in University-wide contingency planning for a range of possible scenarios. Groups across campus have been meeting several times per day to discuss everything from the global impacts of the virus — from health to travel and logistical standpoints to the steps we’re taking to ready ourselves should cases of the virus arise here at Harvard. The University has an extensive, coordinated, and well-practiced planning infrastructure in place that focuses on the health, safety, and well-being of students, faculty, staff, and visitors alike.GAZETTE: Can you give us a broad sense of what that looks like?LAPP:  Every morning, health experts, leaders, and staff from Harvard University Health Services (HUHS), the Office of the Vice Provost for International Affairs, Harvard International Office, Environmental Health and Safety, Human Resources, the Office of the General Counsel, Global Support Services, and Harvard Public Affairs and Communications connect for a daily huddle. This group is discussing topics such as the latest medical updates, contingency planning for upcoming campus events, inbound and outbound travel, and providing the most relevant and up-to-date information to the campus community. In addition, a medical advisory group of experts from HUHS, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and Harvard Medical School are meeting regularly to leverage the extensive breadth and depth of knowledge of infectious disease experts found across Harvard. There are also regular convenings and conference calls that bring together administrative deans and other leaders from across each of the Schools, as well as within the Schools and units, regarding the sharing of guidance and contingency planning.Many of you have likely already received messages from Provost Alan Garber and HUHS Director Giang Nguyen on changes in international programming due to coronavirus, as well as travel advisories to those regions that have been affected. The University will continue to send regular communications and update a new website devoted to coronavirus information and resources as the situation evolves.GAZETTE: Can you talk about some of the contingency planning that is in place should coronavirus come to Harvard? “While this work has been informed by previous University planning for outbreaks such as mumps, H1N1, and Ebola, this novel coronavirus is a very different disease and presents its own unique challenges.” Relatedlast_img read more

Performance brings Harlem Renaissance to SMC

first_imgThe sound of the Harlem Renaissance swept through O’Laughlin Auditorium at Saint Mary’s Thursday evening, as the College welcomed award-winning actress, singer and dancer Jasmine Guy and the Avery Sharpe Trio for their performance of “Raisin’ Cane: A Harlem Renaissance Odyssey,” director of media relations Gwen O’Brien said.Caitlyn Jordan | The Observer Inspired by the works of the musicians, composers, poets and actors of the Harlem Renaissance, the production is part of this year’s Shaheen/Duggan Performing Arts Series, O’Brien said.The play’s title refers to Jean Toomer’s 1923 book, “Cane,” which is considered by many to be one of the greatest works of the Harlem Renaissance, according to a report in the South Bend Tribune.Guy recited poetry from Harlem Renaissance-era poets including Gwendolyn Bennett and Langston Hughes. Guy also performed literary excerpts from some of the period’s most influential writers, including W. E. B. Dubois and Booker T. Washington, while dancing and singing to the musical backdrop of Sharpe’s trio.Director of Special Events, Richard Baxter said the community is incredibly fortunate to welcome the traveling production to campus.“This production is a rare opportunity for our students and community to experience the Harlem Renaissance through the presence of these talented performers,” Baxter said.“Raisin’ Cane” celebrates and honors the legendary voices of the Harlem Renaissance through text, song, music, movement and imagery, O’Brien said in the event’s press release.Though right on the heels of the college’s successful Christian Culture Lecture series speaker Reza Aslan, “Raisin’ Cane” presents an opportunity for students to learn about the history of modern day music through theatre and not the classroom, Baxter said.“It’s a little early in the season, so it was a little harsh from that standpoint,” he said. “I thought it would be worthwhile. It’s a labor of love for all the artists working on this piece. It’s such a rich topic, that I thought, ‘Yeah, let’s bring it in September.’ People aren’t too tired. They don’t have semester fatigue. They might be excited about this type of activity.  That’s what led me to do it.”The production’s backdrop is the Harlem Renaissance at its peak with a modern artistic explosion of music, dance and self-expression, Baxter said.“You get a history lesson where the music and the dance add to the fabric of what you’re seeing,” he said. “You don’t just get a dry lecture or you don’t just experience the book, but you get this real engaging and invigorating performance from jazz musicians. It’s the best way to experience that kind of history.”Baxter said he was excited to hear Guy took on the project with the jazz trio, and he couldn’t wait to make it come alive at Saint Mary’s.“I am very familiar with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, which is what she was in before she really developed her broader career,” he said. “That dance company is one of the best dance companies in the world. I was familiar with her work in television, and kind of followed it.”Students interested in experiencing the origins of current music genres such as pop, hip hop or rap were encouraged to participate in this one-of-a-kind event, Baxter said.“This was a time where jazz was just beginning to come alive,” he said. “I mean this is the music that inspired Ella Fitzgerald [and] Billie Holiday, and from that came Motown, and from that rock, and from that what we have today. If students want an experience in what the background of the music they are listening to now is, [this production] is full of life. It’s almost a religious experience.”An intercultural and historical event for the entire community, “Raisin’ Cane” especially applies to the mission of Saint Mary’s, Baxter said.“If you look at the fact that we are educating women to make a difference on the world, those performers made an impact and a difference through their courage and through their artistry and through their talent and ability in the world of entertainment,” he said.To better understand today’s music and culture, Baxter said students should educate and enjoy themselves with this display of rich music and dance.“This is such an opportunity,” he said. “Make it count. Believe it or not, this is going to be better than a football game. That’s a promise.”Tags: Harlem Renaissance, O’Laughlin Auditorium, Raisin’ Canelast_img read more

Oil major Repsol breaks ground in Spain on its first-ever solar farm

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享PV Tech:Repsol has launched construction works in Spain for its first ever solar farm in the midst of a national quarantine, following the country’s lifting of a pandemic-driven construction freeze last week.On Wednesday, the oil major announced it has now broken ground on a 126MW solar trio in the province of Ciudad Real, in the Castilla-La Mancha region to the south of capital Madrid. The so-called Kappa venture in Manzanares is Repsol’s maiden solar project and will require overall funding of around €100 million (US$108 million). The complex, set to become operational in early 2021, will be split into individual plants boasting a capacity of 45MW, 45MW and 36MW.The under-construction Kappa projects will soon be joined by the 264MW Valdesolar PV project to the west, in the region of Extremadura. The project in Badajoz – acquired by Repsol in September 2018 – is meant to break ground “in the coming weeks,” the firm said on Wednesday.Together with the 335MW Delta wind plant Repsol already started building last December, the solar duo of Kappa and Valdesolar are part of a three-project renewable push set to mobilise €600 million (US$651 million) of investment all in all.Repsol’s solar push follows its pledge at Madrid’s UN climate summit last year to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The commitment has since been emulated by similar moves from fellow oil players Galp, BP, Eni and Equinor, with the IEA urging them not to abandon renewable ambitions even as COVID-19 hurts oil revenues.[José Rojo Martín]More: Oil major Repsol uses Spain’s lockdown rollback to start building solar debut Oil major Repsol breaks ground in Spain on its first-ever solar farmlast_img read more

Consumers fill their plates with self-service banking options

first_imgInstant gratification is a must in today’s “need it now” society. Consumers continuously seek out new, different ways to get what they want when they want it. That mentality even influences consumers’ banking behaviors.A recent survey from Mercator Advisory Group found consumer preference for self-service banking options is on the rise.  Of the 3,000 U.S. adults surveyed, 57 percent said they preferred to deposit higher-value checks through a teller rather than a mobile remote deposit. Although this preference still represents the majority of those surveyed, it has steadily declined since 2012 when 68 percent would opt to deposit $1,000 checks with a teller.The survey further found consumer interest in mobile remote deposit is quickly gaining traction. In fact, it is the fastest growing check deposit method among consumers. Twenty-one percent of respondents would use mobile remote deposit for $1,000 checks, as would 19 percent for $50 checks.For young adults, self-service banking is particularly valuable. This demographic is more likely to deposit $50 checks with remote deposit or through an ATM than with a teller. They also increasingly prefer utilizing self-service technologies to deposit higher-value checks. continue reading » 3SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more