Mobile Dashboard – February 2019

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the February 2019 Mobile Dashboard.The Mobile Dashboard is your monthly overview of the mobile sector in numbers and enables you to follow the evolution of mobile from 2003 with projections up to 2023.As the charts show, mobile gross win has not only grown aggressively since 2003, but its percentage of overall igaming win has also risen rapidly, particularly over the past five years.H2 predicts mobile will account for more than 52% of igaming gross win by 2023, though many operators are already reporting that more than 50% of their revenue comes from the mobile channel, particularly when it comes to sports betting. As the doughnut graph shows, 67% of mobile revenues come from sports betting.Interestingly, while by region Europe takes the bulk of global mobile revenues, Asia and the Middle East has a higher percentage of its region’s gross win coming from mobile. This is likely to be due to the fact that in some countries, particularly those in Asia, fixed line broadband was slow to develop and many users skipped desktop altogether and adopted mobile as their first internet device.H2 Gambling Capital is the gambling industry’s leading consulting, market intelligence and data team. The company has a track record of nearly 15 years focused on the global gambling industry, its projections have been influential in shaping legislators’  and investors’ views of the gambling sector across the globe. Mobile Dashboard – February 2019 Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: Africa Asia Europe LATAM US North Africa & Middle East Topics: Casino & games Finance Lottery Sports betting Bingo Poker H2 Gambling Capital and iGaming Business are pleased to bring you the February 2019 Mobile Dashboard Bingo Tags: Card Rooms and Poker Mobile Online Gambling 8th February 2019 | By Joanne Christie Email Addresslast_img read more

Cottco Holdings Limited HY2012 Presentation

first_imgCottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Agricultural sector has released it’s 2012 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cottco Holdings Limited (COTT.zw)  2012 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileThe Cotton Company of Zimbabwe is known as Cottco and was formerly AICO Africa Limited. Cottco is the largest company in Zimbabwe processing and marketing cotton products for national and international markets, with operations in Zimbabwe, the rest of Africa, Europe and Asia. The company is involved in the procurement of cotton crops, buying and ginning cotton seed and marketing cotton lint and ginned seed. Cottco works closely with cotton farmers in Zimbabwe and offers agronomic and financial support to the end of the cotton-production process. Cottco has 20 outlets in cotton-producing areas in Zimbabwe, with its ginneries located in Chiredzi, Chihoy, Gokewe, Kadoma and Muzarabani. Cottco Holdings Limited was incorporated in 2008 and its headquarters are in Harare, Zimbabwe. Cottco Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) 2017 Abridged Report

first_imgUchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2017 abridged results.For more information about Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Uchumi Supermarket Limited (USL.tz)  2017 abridged results.Company ProfileUchumi Supermarket Limited is the oldest retail supermarket chain in Kenya selling fresh produce and quality merchandise, with an extended footprint in Tanzania and Uganda. The company has retail outlets in Nairobi, Meru, Eldoret, Kericho, Mombasa and Kisumi; ranging from hyper branches to express convenience stores. Uchumi Supermarket is primarily known for stocking fresh fruit and vegetables, breads and pastries and a range of local merchandise. Subsidiaries include Uchumi Supermarkets (Uganda) Limited and Uchumi Supermarkets (Tanzania) Limited. Kasarani Mall Limited is a subsidiary company engaged in property management. Uchumi Supermarket Limited is listed on the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchangelast_img read more

House of the House / OfAA

first_imgManufacturers: AutoDesk, American Standard, Benjamin Moore, Adobe, Eagon, Google, Realzinc, samhanC1Architect In Charge:Jooyoun YoonDesign Team:OfAA, Office for Appropriate ArchitectureCity:Sampyeong-dongCountry:South KoreaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Wonseok LeeRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWindowspanoramah!®ah!38 – FlexibilityWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – Facade‘House of the House’ is a small solo residence for a grandmother in her mid-seventies. The architect’s main concern when designing this house was that the grandmother would not feel lonely. Solitude can be very intimidating for senior citizens. First of all, this house is physically connected to the neighborhood, unlike other houses in the area, which are closed off with garages, walls and fences. The grandmother’s house feels open with its welcoming walkway. Thanks to the flowers and beautiful trees alongside this path, people will regard the grandmother’s house as friendly and cozy.Save this picture!© Wonseok LeeSave this picture!Plan 02Save this picture!© Wonseok LeeMoreover, as she loves gardening, she will maintain her health by nurturing these flowers and trees, and being occupied in this way will prevent her from feeling lonely. The grandmother’s home feels as if it is comprised of three, differently-sized houses. This idea is called ‘house of the house’, a concept of planning suitable residential spaces while maintaining the relationships between private / public and internal / external spaces.Save this picture!© Wonseok LeeThe ‘Small House’ is a private area where the grandmother’s bedroom, walk-in closet, and therapy pool are connected, like a studio apartment. The therapy pool is the grandmother’s personal hydrotherapy space. The ‘Big House’ is a space that is integrated with a living room, dining room and kitchen, and can be considered her daily living space. Since it is of a size appropriate to a public space, it was possible to plan a high living room ceiling, and an attic utilizing the remaining space for family visitors.Save this picture!© Wonseok LeeSave this picture!Plan 03Save this picture!© Wonseok LeeThe ‘Big House’ and ‘Small House’ can be used as independent spaces, as they are separated by the ‘Middle House’. A courtyard and a sun-room comprise the ‘Middle House’. In essence, the sun-room is the main entrance of the house, and is filled with potted plants, but it is also a multi-purpose space, which can be used in various ways according to season and situations.Save this picture!© Wonseok LeeFor instance, when the fireplace is in use, the family can bake sweet potatoes in winter, or they can lie on the cool raised floor in the summer.It serves a similar purpose to the maruor bongdang of the Korean traditional residence, the hanok. All of these areas are centered around the courtyard, giving the indoor and outdoor spaces the correct balance, thus enriching the experience of the ‘Small House’Save this picture!© Wonseok LeeProject gallerySee allShow lessShanghai Xujiahui Centre, Lot I & II / Ronald Lu & PartnersSelected ProjectsThe Wine Ayutthaya / Bangkok Project StudioSelected Projects Share “COPY” House of the House / OfAA South Korea ArchDaily Photographs:  Wonseok Lee Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937796/house-of-the-house-ofaa Clipboard House of the House / OfAASave this projectSaveHouse of the House / OfAA Year:  Projectscenter_img 2018 Save this picture!© Wonseok Lee+ 31Curated by Hana Abdel Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/937796/house-of-the-house-ofaa Clipboard Area:  215 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: OfAA Area Area of this architecture project Photographs Houses CopyHouses•Sampyeong-dong, South Korea CopyAbout this officeOfAAOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesOn FacebookSampyeong-dongSouth KoreaPublished on April 25, 2020Cite: “House of the House / OfAA” 25 Apr 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogBathroom AccessorieshansgroheBath & Shower ThermostatsGlass3MGlass Finish – FASARA™ NaturalPartitionsSkyfoldVertically Folding Operable Walls – Mirage®WindowsVitrocsaSliding Window – Mosquito NetSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Verge LVG-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoQbiss One in Equinix Data CentreSignage / Display SystemsGoppionDisplay Case – Q-ClassMetal PanelsLongboard®Aluminum Battens – Link & Lock – 4″Sports ApplicationsPunto DesignPunto Fit in Ekaterinburg Public SpaceWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsKnobsKarcher DesignDoor Knob K390 (50)TablesVitsœ621 Side TableMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?宅中宅,避免孤独的长者独居之家 / OfAA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 streamlast_img read more

Deloitte raises over £2.6m in three years for three charities

first_img  243 total views,  5 views today Howard Lake | 15 July 2016 | News Business advisory firm Deloitte has raised over £2.6 million during its three-year partnership with Alzheimer’s Society, Prostate Cancer UK and Mind.Of this, £1 million was raised between May and July 2015 by the Deloitte Charity Challenge. The campaign ran from June 2013 to May 2016.Pro bono workDeloitte was awarded a Corporate Engagement Award for its pro bono work as part of the charity partnership. The award recognised the best pro bono work for a charitable, social or ethical cause.Over the last three years, 400 Deloitte people volunteered 29,480 hours of their time to support the three charity partners. 3,754 people engaged with the partners through the firm’s charity networks, while nearly 3,500 participants took part in various fundraising events.The charity partnership programme has been part of the firm’s broader commitment to responsible business over the last year, including initiatives such as Deloitte Access and the Social Innovation Pioneers programme.Society PartnershipsThe firm is developed its charity partnership to include social innovation pioneers. The new ‘Society Partnerships’ programme is working with 26 charities and social enterprises to have an impact on the futures of: Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 Deloitte raises over £2.6m in three years for three charities Tagged with: charity of the year corporate pro bono Research / statistics  244 total views,  6 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis22 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. young peoplethose not in employment or trainingthose who have been out of work due to illness, andthose transitioning between careers.The charity partners will work with all of Deloitte’s UK offices, with one charity aligned to each regional office and five to the firm’s London office. The social enterprises will receive support from across the firm’s regional and London offices in the UK.David Barnes, managing partner for corporate responsibility at Deloitte, said:“We are extremely proud of the transformative and impactful work we have achieved with Alzheimer’s Society, Prostate Cancer UK and Mind throughout our three years together. As well as exceeding our fundraising target for the programme, our people have donated nearly 30,000 hours of their time towards invaluable pro-bono and volunteering projects.”last_img read more

1966 murder prompted SNCC’s anti-war stance

first_imgSamuel “Sammy” Leamon Younge Jr., a 21-year-old activist from Tuskegee, Ala., was shot and killed at a Standard Oil gas station as he was attempting to use a whites-only restroom in Macon County on Jan. 3, 1966. His racist murder occurred during the time when he was a voter registration volunteer.For many decades prior to the mid-1960s, African Americans were by law denied equal access to public and private accommodations in the U.S. South. It was not until the summer of 1964 that a comprehensive Civil Rights bill was passed aimed at ending the Jim Crow system of strict racial segregation.The Voting Rights Act was signed in August 1965 by President Lyndon B. Johnson in the aftermath of the repression meted out against the people of Alabama. They were merely attempting to enforce previous legislation and the 14th and 15th Amendments of the U.S. Constitution, which ostensibly guarantees due process and the right to vote to all born and naturalized U.S. citizens.Sammy YoungeSammy Younge: Civil Rights heroYounge’s parents were African-American professionals connected with Tuskegee Institute and the segregated public school system.The Black Past website reports that prior to Younge’s intervention in the Civil Rights Movement: “Between September 1957 and January 1960 Younge attended Cornwall Academy, a college preparatory school for boys in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, a town famous as the birthplace of W.E.B. DuBois. Younge graduated from Tuskegee Institute High School in 1962 and enlisted in the U.S. Navy.”The article continues: “Soon after his enlistment Younge served on the aircraft carrier USS Independence during the Cuban Missile Crisis when the vessel participated in the United States blockade of Cuba. After a year in the Navy, Young developed a failing kidney that had to be surgically removed. He was given a medical discharge from the Navy in July 1964.”After returning from the Navy, Younge enrolled in Tuskegee Institute and joined both the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and the university-based Tuskegee Institute Advancement League, which led many campaigns in Alabama for voting rights and independent political organization in 1965.Both SNCC and TIAL not only were engaged in voter registration efforts, but were challenging segregated facilities that proliferated even after passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts. Younge saw SNCC and TIAL as avenues of expression designed to win full equality and self-determination for African-American people. He participated in the Selma-to-Montgomery March from March 21 to 26, 1965.After the campaign in Selma, an area where SNCC had worked since 1962, organizers spread out to neighboring Lowndes County. There, the first Black Panther organization was formed by the soon-to-be SNCC Chairman Stokely Carmichael — later known as Kwame Turé — and his comrades, working in close collaboration with local activists.Martyrdom sparked more resistanceSammy Younge’s murder in nearby Macon County led to a variety of protests. His death symbolized why people had to intensify the struggle to expose the false notion of “fighting for freedoms” abroad that were routinely denied in the U.S.Student protests erupted in Tuskegee when white county officials initially declined to indict Marvin Segrest, the elderly, white gas station attendant who shot Younge. Yet, when there was a show trial in December 1966, the all-white jury, in a majority African-American county, deliberated for only one hour and 10 minutes and then acquitted Segrest.SNCC was in the process of transitioning its program to Black Power and revolutionary nationalism in 1965-66. The blatant killing of Sammy Younge Jr. prompted SNCC to issue its historic statement against the war in Vietnam three days after his murder. SNCC was the first major Civil Rights organization to do so.SNCC’s statement reads, in part, “The murder of Samuel Younge in Tuskegee, Alabama, is no different than the murder of peasants in Vietnam. For both Younge and the Vietnamese sought and are seeking to secure the rights guaranteed them by law. In each case, the United States government bears a great part of the responsibility for these deaths.“Samuel Younge was murdered because United States law is not being enforced. Vietnamese are murdered because the United States is pursuing an aggressive policy in violation of international law. The United States is no respecter of persons or law when such persons or laws run counter to its needs or desires.” ­(tinyurl.com/ZR4ornq)The organization’s views on the war drew widespread attacks on its activists across the South. Its anti-war statement drew the ire of the administration of President Lyndon B. Johnson, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and a wide spectrum of politicians in the Democratic and Republican parties.SNCC activist Julian Bond was elected to the Georgia Legislature in late 1965 and was slated to take office in early 1966. He was denied his seat for two years because he refused to distance himself from SNCC’s position on the war.SNCC’s call for an end to the U.S. war against Vietnam and abolition of the draft sent shock waves through the ruling class, particularly as dozens of urban rebellions erupted during the spring and summer of 1966.In June 1966, during the “March Against Fear” through Mississippi, SNCC Field Secretary Willie Ricks — now known as Mukasa Dada — and newly elected SNCC Chairman Carmichael advanced the slogan “Black Power.”The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., leader and co-founder of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, left the emerging Chicago Freedom Movement to march to Jackson, the state capital, alongside SNCC; Floyd McKissick, executive secretary of the Congress on Racial Equality — which had also adopted the Black Power slogan — and in solidarity with the youth and farmers of Mississippi.Opposing the Vietnam warThe SCLC had not taken a formal position against the war even after SNCC issued its statement on Jan. 6, 1966. Nonetheless, King admitted in March and April of 1967 that he could no longer refrain from speaking out against what the Johnson administration was doing to the people of Vietnam and Washington’s failure to adequately address poverty and racism in the U.S.On March 25, 1967, King and other anti-war activists, including Dr. Benjamin Spock, noted pediatrician and author, led a demonstration of hundreds of thousands of people in Chicago. They called for a comprehensive halt to hostilities against North Vietnam and the revolutionaries fighting for national liberation of the South. Just 10 days later, the SCLC leader delivered his historic speech, “Why I Oppose the War in Vietnam,” at Riverside Church in New York City.A cacophony of condemnation poured in opposing King’s views on the Vietnam War. On April 15, he participated in a march from Central Park to the United Nations in New York condemning the bombing of Hanoi and calling for U.S. forces to be withdrawn from the country.Just one year later King was assassinated in Memphis, Tenn., on April 4, 1968, while assisting a strike of African-American sanitation workers seeking recognition as a labor organization affiliated with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees. His combined efforts for Civil Rights and the elimination of poverty, along with his opposition to U.S. militarism and imperialism, sealed his fate with the ruling class.For more information, see “Sammy Younge, Jr.: The First Black College Student to Die in the Black Liberation Movement” by James Foreman, Grove Press, 1968.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Former Anglo director released without charge

first_img Twitter Facebook Newsx Adverts Previous articlePolice appeal after teenage girl is assaulted in DerryNext article3 new Neighbourhood Watch schemes to be launched in Castlederg News Highland Former Anglo director released without charge 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North By News Highland – November 2, 2011 Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry The former finance director of Anglo Irish Bank, who was arrested at his Co Dublin home yesterday morning, has been released without charge.Donegal born William McAteer was arrested in Rathgar by detectives from the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation.He was questioned at Irishtown Garda station Pinterest Pinterest Google+center_img Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Google+ WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal WhatsApplast_img read more

Non Filling Of Medical Seats Is Not A Solution: SC Declares Rule 12 (8)(a) Of Madhya Pradesh Chikitsa Shiksha Pravesh Niyam Unconstitutional

first_imgTop StoriesNon Filling Of Medical Seats Is Not A Solution: SC Declares Rule 12 (8)(a) Of Madhya Pradesh Chikitsa Shiksha Pravesh Niyam Unconstitutional LIVELAW NEWS NETWORK11 March 2021 11:04 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court held that Rule 12 (8) (a) of the Madhya Pradesh Chikitsa Shiksha Pravesh Niyam, 2018 is unconstitutional as violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India.According to Rule 12 (8) (a), the vacant seats as a result of allotted candidates from MOP-UP round not taking admission or candidates resigning from admitted seat shall not be included in the college level…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 Supreme Court held that Rule 12 (8) (a) of the Madhya Pradesh Chikitsa Shiksha Pravesh Niyam, 2018 is unconstitutional as violative of Article 14 of the Constitution of India.According to Rule 12 (8) (a), the vacant seats as a result of allotted candidates from MOP-UP round not taking admission or candidates resigning from admitted seat shall not be included in the college level counseling (CLC) being conducted after MOP-UP round.The measure taken by the Government of proscribing the managements from filling up those seats that fall vacant due to non-joining of the candidates in mop-up round is an excessive and unreasonable restriction, the bench comprising Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Indira Banerjee observed.In this case, the Writ Petitions filed by Index Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre and Arushi Mahant and Others challenging Rule 12 (8) (a) as being violative of Articles 14 and 19 (1)(g) were dismissed by a Division Bench of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, Bench at Indore. Before the Apex Court in appeal, it was contended that proscribing medical institutions from filling up seats which fall vacant due to candidates in the mop-up round not taking admission or candidates submitting resignation after taking admission amounts to an unreasonable restriction. The state justified the Rule 12 (8) contending that the same is made with the objective that less meritorious candidates do not steal a march over those who have higher merit.The court noted that the professed object of Rule 12 (8) (a) is to ensure that admission to medical institutions are made strictly in accordance to merit as the Government noticed that lesser meritorious candidates were getting better colleges/subjects. “Therefore, seats that fall vacant due to non-joining or resignation of students who were allotted seats in mop-up round of counselling will not be included in the college level counselling. The result is such seats will remain unfilled.”, the court noted.The court also added that the medical colleges who have no part to play in the manipulation  are penalised by not being permitted to fill up all the seats.”The right to admit students which is a part of the management’s right to occupation under Article 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution of India stands defeated by Rule 12 (8) (a) as it prevents them from filling up all the seats in medical courses. Upgradation and selection of subject of study is pertinent only to postgraduate medical course. In so far as undergraduate medical course is concerned, the upgradation is restricted only to a better college. Not filling up all the medical seats is not a solution to the problem. Moreover, seats being kept vacant results in huge financial loss to the management of the educational institutions apart from being a national waste of resources. Interest of the general public is not subserved by seats being kept vacant. On the other hand, seats in recognised medical colleges not being filled up is detrimental to public interest. We are constrained to observe that the policy of not permitting the managements from filling up all the seats does not have any nexus with the object sought to be achieved by Rule 12 (8) (a). The classification of seats remaining vacant due to non-joining may be based on intelligible differentia but it does not have any rational connection with the object sought to be achieved by Rule 12 (8) (a). Applying the test of proportionality, we are of the opinion that the restriction imposed by the Rule is unreasonable. Ergo, Rule 12 (8)(a) is violative of Articles 14 and 19 (1) (g) of the Constitution”, the court said while allowing the appeal.Case: Index Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre vs.  State of Madhya Pradesh [Civil Appeal No. 867 of 2021]Coram: Justices L. Nageswara Rao and Indira BanerjeeCounsel: Sr. Adv Neeraj Kishan Kaul, Adv Siddharth R. Gupta and Adv Amalpushp Shroti, for the Appellants, AAG Saurabh Mishra, for the State of Madhya Pradesh assisted by Adv Sunny Chaudhary Citation: LL 2021 SC 156Click here to Read/Download JudgmentNext Storylast_img read more

Age bias keeps IT running low on employees

first_img Previous Article Next Article Age bias keeps IT running low on employeesOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Skills shortages in IT are getting worse not better because employers are shunning older staff.A report by the Open University suggests some employers may even be unaware they are discriminating against older staff.It claims many companies target younger graduates rather than draw on the pool of older, experienced staff in the industry.Report author Philip Taylor said, “The problem seems to be that firms don’t know older workers exist. They are graduates themselves, so they recruit graduates.”He said in some companies anyone over 40 is considered too old, with employers worrying that they will demand higher salaries or fail to adapt to a younger environment.Analysts predict that the shortage of skilled IT and e-commerce workers will grow from 13 per cent of demand next year to 18 per cent by 2003.Taylor added, “There should be a national advertising campaign to make it clear that IT is not just a profession for young males.”The report says recruitment agencies have exacerbated the problem by ignoring older staff.www.open.ac.uk Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Gossip breeds healthy office

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Gossip breeds healthy officeOn 28 Nov 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Don’tworry if the office gossips discuss the strength of the boss’s marriage in thecanteen – it means that they are on the road to becoming more productive. Newresearch by the Industrial Society, called New Community or New Strategy?,suggests that employers should encourage sociability. Gossip is the cement thatholds organisations together, it claims. The answer is to provide communalspace such as coffee areas and allow employees to build relations that canbenefit the company. CaroleSpiers, an occupational stress councillor and chairwoman of the InternationalStress Management Association, agrees with the report. With e-mail culture andmore people working in isolation, she claims, people miss “coffee machineconversations”.She saidpeople spending longer hours at work, employers have a greater responsibilityto encourage sociability and peer group support.last_img read more