Invista to sell assets after losing biggest client Lloyds

first_img Tags: NULL INVISTA Real Estate is to be effectively wound up following the end of a major contract with Lloyds Banking Group, it admitted yesterday.The company had been managing assets of £2.4bn on behalf of HBOS since it demerged from the bank in 2006 and listed on the Alternative Investment Market.But on Monday Lloyds Banking Group, which took over HBOS’s majority stake in Invista when it acquired the bank two years ago, exercised an annual get out clause on the asset management contracts it had inherited as part of the deal.Invista said the loss of Lloyds as a client amounted to nearly half of its total assets under management (AUM), currently around £5.4bn, being wiped out. In a statement to the stock market yesterday it said that without the revenue generated from the HBOS contracts, the interests of both clients and shareholders would be best served by a sale of its remaining assets“With the benefit of the HBOS funds, we had a size and critical mass that enabled us to have a balance sheet which didn’t look terribly big. Without the HBOS funds, the assets on the balance sheet look significant in size,” Invistar chief executive Duncan Owen said. Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap’Sex and the City’ Sequel Series at HBO Max Adds 4 More ReturningThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe WrapNewsmax Rejected Matt Gaetz When Congressman ‘Reached Out’ for a JobThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap Invista to sell assets after losing biggest client Lloyds Tuesday 12 October 2010 9:01 pm Sharecenter_img KCS-content whatsapp whatsapp Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoMoneyPailShe Was The Dream Girl In The 90s, This Is Her NowMoneyPailUndoSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesUndoBrake For ItThe Most Worthless Cars Ever MadeBrake For ItUndoBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeUndomoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comUndoMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesUndo Show Comments ▼last_img read more

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Ireland v South Africa talking points

first_img Ireland are building strength in depthThere was a lot of doom and gloom in the build up to this game with column inches devoted to Ireland’s long injury list as they prepared to face the world’s number two side.  Even the most optimistic of Ireland fans did not expect Saturday’s result (never mind that scoreline) with many feeling the most positive frame of mind was to look at this as an experimental autumn series that would make way for a strong Six Nations, from which the World Cup squad would be selected. Commenting on the injuries Paul O’Connell said: “You move out and we move on,” and that is exactly what Ireland showed. Joe Schmidt is building a strong squad and this series is giving the likes of Jack McGrath, Sean Cronin and Rhys Ruddock invaluable experience for a big year ahead.Making an entrance: Ruddock was a late replacement for HenrySchmidt continues to surpriseSchmidt came into the Ireland job with a reputation for attacking flair and producing sides that are inventive with the ball in hand. What was impressive at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday was seeing the Irish defence being so strong and able to match South Africa in the physical aspects of the game. The Springboks found themselves being hit hard by two men in the tackle and were driven back time and again. This slowed down their attacking ball and meant the likes of the talented Pollard and the speedsters out wide were unable to find any room or space. Judging by this defensive display, particularly in the first half, Ireland will not be easy to beat any time soon. Sexton’s ‘tweak’ a warning to Irish abroadHe may be the only one of Ireland’s first choice internationals playing outside the Pro12, but he’s one of the most important men on the pitch. Johnny Sexton’s talents have been recognised for years but now his partnership with Conor Murray is reaching world class levels. Their kicking game was outstanding and allowed Ireland to keep the big South African side turning. Knowing that Sexton injured his hamstring playing for Racing Métro the previous week, it struck fear in the hearts of Ireland fans when he started stretching it in the final quarter. I don’t blame Racing for getting as much as they can out of their players when they pay them so well but it’s worrying for Ireland that Sexton could potentially be playing every week between now and the end of May.  After that he will be back in Leinster’s care but it’s imperative with the World Cup only ten months away that he returns in in one piece.Smooth operator: Glancy says Sexton’s partnership with Murray is world classTactically turn teams strengths into weaknessesAgainst the Welsh in the Six Nations, Sexton nullified the threat of their wingers by forcing them to run backwards to retrieve kicks. With New Zealand last year, Ireland targeted the breakdown. On Saturday, despite the South African line out being regarded as the best in the world, Ireland counteracted this by stepping off from the maul and thus removing the offside line. This tactic forced the South Africans to react, which they struggled to do.Debutant: Payne made his first appearance for Ireland in the midfieldPundit’s apology was the cherry on top Sorry Boks. This is Joe Schmidt’s Ireland. Think again. #IREvRSA— Rugby Onslaught (@Rugbyonslaught) November 8, 2014 LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Ireland defied the odds to beat South Africa 29-15 in Dublin on Saturday. Here are five things we learned about Joe Schmidt’s side from the match… Wrapped up: Murray and Ruddock congratulate Bowe on his try A great moment came after the match for Ireland fans watching it on RTÉ, when George Hook, a man considered the most outspoken and opinionated on Irish rugby, was forced to issue an apology.  It lasted over a minute as he said sorry for underestimating Schmidt, for not believing the players had a chance against South Africa and without breaking into a smile (or looking particularly happy about the result) said it was “extraordinary how you can get it so wrong… And I am very happy to be wrong.”  Hook doesn’t usually eat humble pie so this was a treat for everyone including Brent Pope and Conor O’Shea who giggled beside him, enjoying every minute.Johnny Sexton is the Ireland cover star this month – click here to see what else is in the mag.last_img read more

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DeSantis expected to sign order ending 5-month ban on visiting Florida…

first_img Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Please enter your comment! LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply TAGSCOVID-19Governor Ron DeSantisNursing HomesThe Center SquareVisitation Previous articleAmazon Prime Video has a great lineup for September 2020Next articleTikTok is a unique blend of social media platforms – here’s why kids love it Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR “Essential” caregivers would be allowed entry into nearly 1,900 of Florida’s 3,280 nursing homes, but wouldn’t be allowed to hug their loved ones if Gov. Ron DeSantis adopts a proposal to lift his visitation ban that has left seniors across the state isolated since March.The Task Force on the Safe & Limited Re-Opening of Long-Term Care Facilities, appointed by DeSantis last month, approved a two-part proposed amendment Wednesday to the governor’s March executive order that banned visitation at more than 4,000 assisted living centers, group homes and nursing homes statewide.The task force recommended rules that restrict the number of visitors allowed and frequency of visits and require facilities go 14 consecutive days without new cases among staff or residents before visitation is permitted.Nearly 1,900 of Florida’s 3,280 nursing homes – 62 percent – would meet that criteria as of Thursday, according to the Florida Department of Health.The proposed rules, which would be optional, do not require a COVID-19 test for “essential” visitors. The task force spent a great deal of time deliberating on how to define an “essential” visitor and defending rules prohibiting kissing and hugging.During a roundtable in Orlando on Wednesday, DeSantis welcomed the task force’s recommendations.“This visitation is long overdue,” he said. “At this point, we’ve got to get it done. We’ve got to get it done safely. But you can’t keep doing a half-measure to say you can see someone through a window only.”Closing nursing homes from visitors in March and keeping them closed was a difficult thing to do, the governor said.“The amount of pain it has caused families has been excruciating,” DeSantis said. “I think it’s going to be a great relief for a lot of our families who have had a really difficult time.”“I think we’re all excited to see families reunited,’’ said Agency for Health Care Administration (AHCA) Secretary Mary Mayhew, who help craft the proposed rules as a task force member, adding she expects the governor to issue a revised executive order “very quickly.”Under the recommendations, visitors are broken into three categories: essential caregivers to help with bathing, dressing and feeding; compassionate caregivers for end-of-life type visits; and general visitors.Under the proposed rules, general visitation should be limited to no more than five people who must be at least 18-years-old and encouraged to take place outside when possible, with facilities afforded flexibility in deciding how long and how often loved ones can visit.The new guidelines also authorize visits by hairdressers and barbers.Residents are allowed to name up to two essential caregivers, although facilities cam require only one can visit at a time.Florida Surgeon General Dr. Scott Rivkees told the task force Wednesday there was no need to require visitors undergo COVID-19 tests.“As we know, a negative test is only a negative test that day,” he said, supporting visitors be required to wear surgical masks and sustain a 6-foot buffer with residents.Several task force members, including Rivkees, expressed concern about visitors hugging and kissing residents, even though the recommendations prohibit it.“Masks, they don’t completely stop the spread of respiratory particles,” he said. “The closer you get, the more of a risk that is. This is a virus that heaps its fury on the elderly, and it doesn’t take much.” You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here By John Haughey | The Center Squarecenter_img Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Please enter your name here The Anatomy of Fear Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 last_img read more

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The Minton / DP Architects

first_imgCopyApartments•Singapore Projects Save this picture!© Marc Tey Photography+ 16 Share Architects: DP Architects Area Area of this architecture project Photographs 2014 ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/619665/the-minton-dp-architects Clipboard The Minton / DP ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Minton / DP Architects Singapore ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/619665/the-minton-dp-architects Clipboard Apartments 2014 Year:  The Minton / DP Architects Year:  Area:  123900 m² Area:  123900 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily photographs:  Marc Tey PhotographyPhotographs:  Marc Tey PhotographySave this picture!© Marc Tey PhotographyRecommended ProductsWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsC.R. LaurenceCRL-U.S. Aluminum Unit-Glaze SystemWindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. The Minton, completed in 2014, comprises ten 15-storey and eight 17-storey apartment blocks, with a total of 1,145 units including 24 units of penthouses. Despite its size, the development is an example of a unique high-rise living concept, built on a creative interpretation of the landscape and the provision of differentiated amenities. All blocks are oriented in the north-south direction in three linear rows, ample spaces maintained between the blocks. The design takes full advantage of the site topography in the use of open spaces and landscaping to create distinctively different experiences, facilitated by bridges and sky terraces connecting the blocks. Two of the three sky terraces accommodate spa facilities for residents, while the third serves as a landscaped deck connected to a bridge that links the different levels in this development.Save this picture!© Marc Tey PhotographyUnlike older developments, The Minton provides not just the basic amenities but a much wider range that is set attractively within a cleverly designed landscape. The design reflects the increasingly sophisticated demands of the modern homeowner and markets a lifestyle package for the whole family.Save this picture!Floor PlanIt boasts one of the largest clubhouses in Singapore. Beyond the amenities commonly found in condominiums, The Minton has dedicated rooms for activities like yoga, billiards, table soccer, karaoke, piano and table tennis. Further commercial facilities are housed in the clubhouse’s annex building, including childcare and retail facilities. Other recreational and sports facilities, including lap and heated pools, hydro-massage pavilions, ‘onsen’ spas and an 82-seat library, are strategically placed around the entire development. Set within an exclusive and private living environment, this extensive provision is made possible by the critical mass of households in this large estate. The Minton is located within walking distance to MRT stations and accessible via major expressways.Save this picture!© Marc Tey PhotographyFeaturing clean lines, the development cuts a modern and elegant silhouette. The use of a spandrel glass façade, featuring bay windows and balconies, add rhythm and a sense of playfulness while breaking down the scale of a long façade. The extensive use of glass panels on the elevations adds class and elegance to this suburban development.Save this picture!© Marc Tey PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessBlue Bottle Coffee AOYAMA Cafe / Schemata ArchitectsSelected ProjectsKPMB and West 8 Selected to Redesign Toronto Ferry TerminalArchitecture NewsProject locationAddress:146 Hougang Street 11, Singapore 530146Location to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” “COPY” CopyAbout this officeDP ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsHousingResidentialWoodSingaporePublished on April 16, 2015Cite: “The Minton / DP Architects” 15 Apr 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Read commentsBrowse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – FocusGlass3MInterior Finishes at U.S. Bank StadiumPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsFiber Cements / CementsSwisspearlFiber Cement Cladding Panels in B66 Business CenterMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsSculptformClick-on Battens in WestConnex M8 JunctionPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesBruagBack-Ventilated Facades – CELLONTiles / Mosaic / GresiteMargresPorcelain Tiles – Linea CosmosGlassDip-TechCeramic Printing for Public TransportationAcousticSchöckStaircase Insulation – Tronsole®Porcelain StonewareApavisaSlabs – Wild ForestBulbs / SpotsAmbiance LumiereLighting – ZetaMore products »Read commentsSave想阅读文章的中文版本吗?明顿苑/ DP建筑事务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! 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The Sunrise House / AVA Architects

first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944021/the-sunrise-house-ava-architects Clipboard CopyHouses, Houses Interiors•Vietnam ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/944021/the-sunrise-house-ava-architects Clipboard The Sunrise House / AVA Architects Architects: AVA Architects Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily CopyAbout this officeAVA ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsOn FacebookVietnamPublished on July 22, 2020Cite: “The Sunrise House / AVA Architects” 21 Jul 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodHow to Design a Façade with AluProfile Vertical ProfilesGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseMetal PanelsAurubisOxidized Copper: Nordic BrownDoorsEGGERWood Laminate Doors in Molecular Plant Science InstituteStonesCosentinoSurfaces – Silestone® Nebula SeriesWall / Ceiling LightsLouis PoulsenLamp – LP RiplsWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagRoom Dividers – Partition Wall MDFStonesNeolithSintered Stone – Mar del PlataWindowspanoramah!®ah! SecurityPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesULMA Architectural SolutionsMIS Facade PanelCarpetsFabromont AGTextile Floor Covering – Orbital® 07 COLORpunkt®LightsNorka lightingLuminaire – BelfastMore 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 Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Daikin, Hafele, Amido, Boao, TOA Area:  578 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Houses Save this picture!© Hoang Le Photography+ 35Curated by Hana Abdel Share Projects “COPY” Photographs:  Hoang Le Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project 2019 The Sunrise House / AVA ArchitectsSave this projectSaveThe Sunrise House / AVA Architects Lead Architects: Nguyen Duc Lam Design Team:Nguyen Duc Lam, Nguyen Thi Kieu Trang, Le Khanh Minh, Nguyen Van Chat, Nguyen Van NinhClients:Vu Minh DungCountry:VietnamMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyRecommended ProductsConcreteKrytonConcrete Hardening – Hard-CemCeramicsApariciPorcelain Tiles – TangoDoorsSaliceSliding Door System – Slider S20DoorsdormakabaEntrance Doors – Revolving Door 4000 SeriesSave this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyText description provided by the architects. The Sunrise House is a gift for the owner himself – a resident from Hanoi – after several years living and working in Danang City. The land of 243m2, located in the curve of Danang Bay, takes full dawn of Danang beach into its sight without any obstacles from surrounding buildings. From concept of creating a green space in a harmony with nature, the whole building is designed openly, having more trees, and taking advantage of outdoor natural light. One challenge – the land has only one open side, like most “tube” street houses in Vietnam, so AVA architects have analysed in details the environmental – climate features and made a totally satisfying proposal to the investor.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographySave this picture!Section 02Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyThe Sunrise House has 3 floors with total use area of 578m2. The main spaces are oriented to sea view. Absolutely relaxing! The house is equipped with manual glass windows so that users can moderate natural light and wind because it’s very windy and rainy in winter here. The whole garden and living space of first floor are lifted to bring about free view from inside, instead of traditional design – first floor is surrounded by  stiff fence – like other buildings around. This is the best solution for ventilation, light, and view.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographySave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyBoth outdoor and indoor living spaces are pushed to the front so the splendid oceanic view can be fully enjoyed. Besides, the voids and plants are arranged alternately for light and sea breeze at any corner of the house. Living spaces on the second floor are linked by a corridor next to the void, creating a sense of sunlight, breeze and sea flavor of Danang Bay on each step in the house.Save this picture!© Hoang Le PhotographyProject gallerySee allShow lessYangtze River – 8342 Cultural District / AND StudioSelected ProjectsCozy White / Creative GroupSelected Projects Share Vietnam Year:  “COPY”last_img read more

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Launch of all-Ireland School for Social Entrepreneurs

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 25 May 2001 | News Launch of all-Ireland School for Social Entrepreneurs The School for Social Entrepreneurs has announced a network of associate schools across Britain and Ireland with the launch of the School for Social Entrepreneurs (Ireland). The School for Social Entrepreneurs has announced a network of associate schools across Britain and Ireland with the launch of the School for Social Entrepreneurs (Ireland). The launch heralded a working partnership between SSE and the Flax Trust, the largest community regeneration project in Ireland.Find out more from the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Advertisementcenter_img  8 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 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

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The evolution of HRM

first_imgA new report argues strategic HRM is increasingly a reality inorganisations, not just a theory. But the original questions asked about HRMhave yet to be answered, writes Stephen OverellAs readers of Personnel Today will know only too well, HRM is not one ofthose subjects that has passed unnoticed into the record. Rarely has a drablittle acronym excited such torrents of words. Over the past 20 years or so of its existence, many have come to theconclusion that HRM is evil1, akin to necromancy. Attempting to secure thecommitment of employees beyond mere compliance could be immoral. “Thegovernance of the employee’s soul becomes a more central element in thecorporate strategy for gaining competitive advantage,” warned an articlecalled Strength is Ignorance, Slavery is Freedom in the Journal of ManagementStudies in 19932. Others – notably those who fondly recalled plain ‘personnel management’ –suggested HRM was unchecked boss-power by another name. How could workers feelinvolved in the aims and values of an organisation if that involvement waswholly on management’s terms? “Is it really possible to claim fullmutuality when at the end of the day the employer can decide unilaterally toclose the company or sell it to someone else,” worried Alan Fowler, thepractitioner turned author, in 19873. Meanwhile, dozens of books were published trying to understand it. HRM was‘unitarist’ in that it assumed that the interests of employers and employeescould be reconciled. It was ‘individualistic’ because the important link wasbetween individual and organisation, rather than organisation and union. Itcould be ‘hard’, with employees as resources to be exploited in line withbusiness strategy – a means to an end. But also ‘soft’: employees were ‘valued,adaptable assets’ who gave their best if organisations paid attention to’empowerment, teambuilding, involvement and culture’. They may be a means to anend, but it’s about how they are managed and what they get in return. HRM meantthe death of HR function, because it was about devolving responsibility to linemanagement. But it also meant new life for HR as a business partner. While the words flew, a hefty body of opinion thought all the others werewrong and HRM was a purely verbal revolution4. It introduced a new vocabulary –competence, flexibility, co-operation, quality, learning, etc – and made littledifference to the real world. Words, words, words. Some 20 years of dispute. And all signifying preciselynothing if the CIPD’s latest page-turner on strategic HRM is to be believed(5).”Practitioners have pressed on regardless in the justified belief thatwhat the academics were writing about had little relevance to their day-to-daylives as they wrestled with the realities of organisational life. The truepersonnel or HR professionals just kept on doing what they had always done buttried to do it better.” Successfully ignoring the arcane wrangles has helped many organisationsintegrate HR and business strategy, maintain Angela Baron and MichaelArmstrong. As a result of this kind of ‘due negligence’, strategic HRM is now aliving phenomenon which is making a significant, measurable and practicalimpact on the effectiveness of organisations. At Coventry Building Society, for example, one of the case studies in thebook, HR director Julian Atkins, sums up the organisation’s HR strategy.”We wanted to create a clear line of sight between what the business wastrying to achieve and what every individual in the business did, so that wecould harness their collective effort.” Many of the other organisationssay all the right things about being a business partner, credibility with seniormanagement, gaining the respect of line managers and so forth. Strategic HRM thus directly affects the lives of millions of Britishworkers. And they seem to like it – or so the book claims. “At the heartof the model is employee commitment: good people practices – including rigorousrecruitment and selection procedures, extensive training and managementdevelopment, incentive pay and performance management systems – generategreater satisfaction, satisfaction yields greater motivation and greatermotivation in turn is reflected in better performance.” If this is anything like a fair reflection of the situation more widely, itrepresents a significant transformation in attitudes. Previous research hasdetected only sluggish moves towards integrating HR and strategy, fuellingacademic suspicion that HRM was heavy on the hyperbole. An IPD report in 1995,for instance, found that just over half of 27 organisations described their HRfunction as ‘fairly well’ integrated(6). Baron and Armstrong reckon HRM is nowentrenched. For HR practitioners, there is little doubt that this is profoundly goodnews. Ensuring the best fit between HR practices and strategy has broughtgreater prestige and credibility, greater recognition that one way or anotherpeople can be a source of diff- erentiation. It has also brought more clarityto the role: HR exists to enable organisations “to get from here tothere”. Yet one can’t help feeling the book is a little hard on academics and alittle dismissive of the questions they have raised. Arguing that HRM hasbecome widely adopted despite some often hostile commentary in no way makes thequestions posed by the literature irrelevant. Take the debate about whether the adoption of HRM has tilted power towardsemployers. Just because surveys have detected higher satisfaction in workplacesthat use strategic HRM does not mean that the interests of workers andinterests of employers have necessarily been reconciled. More like luckyconfluence, perhaps. And academics are surely right to point out that, potentially, there is amanipulative strand to HRM. Commitment has become an important buzzword in HR,but the danger is that employers begin to feel they have an entitlement to it,instead of having to earn it. When an individual’s advancement can be thwartedand people can even lose their jobs for not showing the requisite keenness –‘exhibiting the appropriate behaviours’ is the ghastly phrase – the employmentrelationship begins to trespass into dubious psychological territory. Abuse ofthe managerial prerogative becomes an active pitfall. As to a durable definition of HRM, that again is a constantly evolvingdebate that needs its theorists just as much as its practitioners. It may meanmore books to plough through, more words to chew on, but in the gung-ho rushfor HRM, the wider questions become bigger and more important than ever. 1 Eg Experiencing Human Resource Management, by C Mabey, D Skinner and TClark, Sage 1998 2 Journal of Management Studies, Vol 29, No 6 by H Willmott 3 When Chief Executives Discover HRM by Alan Fowler, Personnel Management,January 1987 4 Strategic Human Resource Management, by L Gratton, VH Hailey, P Stile, CTruss, Oxford University Press 1999 5 Strategic HRM: The Key to Improved Business Performance by M Armstrong and ABaron, CIPD 2002 6 Personnel and the Line by S Hutchinson and S Wood, IPD, 1995 Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article The evolution of HRMOn 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Mitchell, Gobert help Jazz dominate Pacers in 118-88 victory

first_img Tags: Donovan Mitchell/NBA/Rudy Gobert/Utah Jazz Associated Press FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDonovan Mitchell scored 25 points and Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 14 rebounds to lead the Utah Jazz to a 118-88 victory over the Indiana Pacers.Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points and Mike Conley had 14 off the bench for the Jazz. Utah never trailed on its way to snapping a three-game losing streak to the Pacers.Myles Turner and Aaron Holiday scored 12 points apiece to lead Indiana. Written by January 20, 2020 /Sports News – Local Mitchell, Gobert help Jazz dominate Pacers in 118-88 victorylast_img read more

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Average rents rise 8.5%

first_imgPrivate rents have continued to increase across the UK, albeit at a slower pace, hitting a new high of £995 per month in September, research shows.Following six months of annual rent price increases of 10 per cent plus the latest HomeLet rental index reveals that the average price paid in rent slowed to an average annual increase of 8.5 per cent across the UK in September.Strong demand from tenants and an undersupply of properties have continued to place upward pressure on rents, with nine of the 12 UK regions analyzed seeing rent prices increase on an annual basis in September, led by gains in Scotland at 8.4 per cent, followed by the East Midlands at 7.7 per cent and Greater London at 6.6 per cent.In contrast, rents fell by 4.6 per cent in the North West, were 2.2 per cent lower in East Anglia and dropped by 1.4 per cent in Northern Ireland.Martin Totty (left), Chief Executive Officer of Barbon Insurance Group, parent company of HomeLet, said, “Affordability is an important factor in determining rents. Depending on what happens with inflation and real incomes over the coming months, could have a bearing on future rental price trends especially where, in certain areas of the country, the supply of rental properties is not keeping pace with demand from those wishing to be private sector renters.”The new figures from the ONS suggest that first-time buyers hoping to get a foot on the housing ladder must now come up with close to £8,000 more compared with a year ago in order to afford a deposit of 10 per cent, while requiring a salary of around £45,000 a year.The price rise for first time purchasers comes despite Government efforts to make properties more affordable for young buyers through schemes such as Help to Buy and reflects wider growth in house prices which surged to a record peak of £284,000 across the UK in August.Rob Weaver, Director of property at residential investment platform Property Partner, insisted that more needs to be done to help first time buyers.“Housing has become the biggest challenge of our age, particularly for the under-35s, but we’re doing nowhere near enough to help them,” he said. “The low level of new homes being built is one of the factors driving up prices, and this is an area where we need innovative solutions to tackle the problem.”HomeLet Rental Index rents rise private rents undersupply of properties annual rent price increases 2015-10-21The Negotiator Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 First-time buyers, not Stamp Duty, now driving market says leading agency29th April 2021What’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Home » News » Housing Market » Average rents rise 8.5% Average rents rise 8.5%21st October 20150617 Viewslast_img read more

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