Anti-ageism code needs a promotional helping hand

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. TheGovernment is failing to promote its code on age diversity and employers havenot got the message yet about introducing policies to recruit and retain anolder workforce. Karen Higginbottom reports on the wide-ranging calls forgreater effortsThecode of practice on age diversity is failing to have an impact on ageism in theUK workforce two years after its introduction.Twopieces of recent research, one by the Government itself, suggests that manylarge employers haven’t even heard of the code – the Government’s code ofpractice on Age Diversity in Employment. While some cannot see the urgency ofadopting the code – age discrimination legislation does not come into forceuntil 2006 – others simply do not know anything about the code.Areport by IRS Management Review and the Employers Forum on Age shows that onlyone in four employers has adopted the code.Italso claims that only half of the 105 large organisations which responded haveput in place, or are planning to implement, policies and practices specificallyaimed at recruiting and retaining older workers. These organisations employ1.25 million staff. Thereport claims that the Government has failed to communicate the businessimplications of demographic change.ManyHR professionals agree. As Juris Grinbergs, HR director of Littlewoods,commented, “I haven’t seen a massive amount of activity from theGovernment.”Thereis a strong business case for the Government to promote the code harder.RayBaker, employment and diversity controller for B&Q, who is also on themanagement board of the Employers Forum on Age, is unsurprised by theresearch’s findings. He said, “These results go to the heart of theguidelines for most companies. Unless employers start understanding the businessbenefits of older workers a lot of companies will continue as they are.”Bakerargues that while legislation won’t be in place until 2006, employers shouldact now because of skill shortages and an already ageing population. Thedemographics support his argument. There are 18.9 million people aged 50 andover in the UK, representing 40 per cent of the UK workforce.Eventhe Government’s own research is critical. A report by the employment selectcommittee claims that only 37 per cent of employers are aware of the code. Itsays the code has been insufficiently publicised and raised doubts as towhether it would prove effective in changing company policy. It also suggeststhere is a problem with HR managers effectively disseminating information aboutthe code within organisations.Employmentand equal opportunities minister Margaret Hodge admitted to the selectcommittee on education and employment that more work needed to be done to speedup employers’ rate of changing practices on age discrimination.Hodgeremains defiant over the Government’s commitment to combating discrimination,however. She said, “The demographic changes that will occur within thelabour market mean the economy will not survive without using the talents andexperience of older workers.” In its defence, the Government points to itsnew age-positive campaign which it launched two weeks ago, in partnership withthe CIPD.TheCIPD is sending out mail-shots to its members to highlight the benefits ofemploying a diverse age workforce. But few believe that it is enough. Bakerbelieves the Government hasn’t pushed hard enough to communicate the advantagesof a mixed age workforce. He recommends the Government gets chief executives onboard to raise awareness of the issues.Grinbergsargues that the Government has to go beyond piecemeal initiatives. “Agediversity policies have to become part of the mainstream employmentpolicy,” he said.Theeconomic benefits of an older workforce are clear. Research by the EmployersForum on Age shows that two- thirds of employers believe the most importantcharacteristic that older workers bring to their workplace is their experience,followed by commitment and customer handling skills.”Olderworkers are more financially secure and less likely to job hop. This often leadsto a more stable workforce,” said Grinbergs. Littlewoods employs asubstantial number of older workers among its 27,000 workforce, he claims.Theresearch also shows that while two-thirds of employers monitor the age profileof their workforce, few are examining recruitment and training decisions forage bias.Bakersaid, “Employers have to design their recruitment and training policies tocheck for age bias. Some employers have race, disability, age and gender builtinto their equal opportunities policy but whether they do anything about it isanother matter.”Theoverriding message from the two surveys of age diversity shows that thevoluntary code of practice has had a negligible impact on employers.Butemployers should be introducing age diversity policies well before 2006.Eversheds lawyer Martin Hopkins claimed at a recent conference, “Agediversity is a critical issue and on which employers must act on now. We areadvising them not to wait for the introduction of legislation.”ManyHR experts believe the Government must grasp this opportunity to highlight thebusiness case for employing older workers as the research indicates thismessage is not getting through to UK employers.SamMercer, campaign director of the Employers Forum on Age, urges the Governmentto learn from its mistakes. She said, “While we believe the code is avaluable document, its failure to make a significant impact reinforces the viewthat more must be done to convince employers of the business benefits of anage-diverse workforce. Anti-ageism code needs a promotional helping handOn 10 Apr 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Suffolk OTB to acquire Jake’s 58 in $120M deal

first_img Share via Shortlink Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Jake’s 58 (Google Maps, iStock)When Rudy Giuliani was mayor, he liked to call the city’s Off-Track Betting the only bookie in the world that loses money.It looks like Suffolk OTB is having better luck.The Hauppauge-based bookie is buying out a company that owns Jake’s 58, the video-lottery casino and adjoining 228-key hotel in Islandia, in a roughly $120 million deal, according to Newsday. That price tag also includes a buy-out of Buffalo-based hospitality company Delaware North’s management fees.The acquisition will end OTB’s contract with Delaware North — on which 46 years remained — saving it $13 million a year in rental and management fees. It will also put a years-long dispute over revenues to bed.ADVERTISEMENTAbout 93 percent of what the casino pulls in goes back to bettors, leaving 7 percent for Delaware North, the casino’s vendors and the state’s public schools. Suffolk OTB sued Delaware North in 2019, alleging that the hospitality company used the casino as a “piggy bank” to cover its other expenses. Delaware North countersued and the two companies ultimately reached a settlement.Suffolk OTB’s acquisition will mean more cash for the county, said company spokesperson Jon Schneider.“Simply put, ownership of the Jake’s 58 property and management of the casino hotel will put Suffolk OTB in a position to contribute more money to Suffolk County than it otherwise would, a benefit that will only grow in time,” he told the publication.Jake’s 58, which sits on the Long Island Expressway North Service Road, has ranked among the highest-grossing video-lottery casinos since it opened in February 2017. It’s raked in $250 million per month since reopening in September, Gaming Commission records show.County officials plan to hire a consultant to review the plan.[Newsday] — Danielle Balbi Tags Commercial Real Estatehamptons-weeklylong islandsuffolk countylast_img read more

BYU Wins with Opening Day Walk-Off

first_imgPlaying in his first game for the Cougars since serving a two-year mission, Cluff had two RBIs on the night after also bringing in the first BYU run of the game in the first inning on a sac fly. Sophomore Danny Gelalich, also playing in his first game in two years after returning from a mission, led off the game for BYU with a triple before scoring off the Cluff sacrifice. BYU and Northwestern will play the second game of the series on Saturday at 1 p.m. MT. The game can be seen live on BYU baseball’s Facebook page with audio on ESPN 960 and live stats on the BYU baseball schedule page. Junior Jarod Lessar retired the Wildcats in the top of the 10th, setting up the Cougar heroics in the bottom of the inning and giving Lessar the first win of his BYU career. Robert Lovell February 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local BYU Wins with Opening Day Walk-Off However, Northwestern took a 3-1 lead in the top of the sixth, a margin the Wildcats held until the bottom of the eighth. After BYU loaded the bases, Matthews scored off a wild pitch. Northwestern then coaxed a potential third out on a grounder to the pitcher, but the throw went high, resulting in the runner being safe and Gelalich coming home for the Cougars’ third run. “I can’t say enough about the fight and character we showed tonight,” BYU head coach Mike Littlewood said. “Every guy who took the mound did a great job and we kept grinding at the plate.” Matthews went 2-for-3 with two runs and a walk for BYU while Gelalich added two runs on a triple and a hit by pitch. Written by With runners on first and second and two outs in the bottom of the 10th, sophomore Jackson Cluff hit a hard shot to right-center field that brought freshman Carson Matthews home from second for the walk-off victory. Tags: BYU Cougars Baseball/Walk-Off FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMESA, Ariz. – BYU baseball took the Opening Day victory in dramatic fashion, defeating Northwestern 4-3 in 10 innings on Friday at Sloan Park. BYU maintained the 1-0 lead through five innings behind starter Jordan Wood. The Cougars held off the Wildcats after Northwestern loaded the bases in the fourth, including a 1-2-3 double play and an inning-ending strikeout.last_img read more

After testing trade market, Indians expect Francisco Lindor to start 2020 in Cleveland

first_img Written by January 8, 2020 /Sports News – National After testing trade market, Indians expect Francisco Lindor to start 2020 in Cleveland FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPhoto by Scott Clarke / ESPN Images(CLEVELAND) — Despite weeks of trade rumors, Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor seems increasingly likely to begin the 2020 season with the only team he’s ever played for.Indians team president Chris Antonetti told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that he has not yet received a trade proposal to his liking. He didn’t, however, disclose any details of the offer or offers he has received.“I still have every expectation that Francisco will be our shortstop Opening Day,” Antonetti said. “I’m more confident today in saying that , as more of the offseason has passed.”The team has reportedly been working to try to sign Lindor to a contract extension, as his current deal ends after the 2021 season. But there have been no signs of those talks getting any closer, and Lindor seems unlikely to re-sign with Cleveland.The 26-year-old has become arguably the best player on a team that has been in the thick of playoff contention for four years in a row. The 2019 Indians won 93 games but just missed out on the postseason. “We have a responsibility to be responsive to those teams when they engage with us,” Antonetti said about listening to trade proposals. “I can say that we’ve had conversations on the majority of our major league roster and a bunch of players in our minor league system over the course of the offseason.”“The majority of those guys, other than just a couple,” Antonetti noted, “are still with us.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Director of Development for the College of Engineering

first_imgAll applicants must apply within the specified application period:September 28, 2020 through October 15, 2020 . This positionis open until filled; however, applications received afterscreening has begun will be considered at the discretion of theuniversity.Contact InformationUniversity [email protected] InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminalrecords check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue acontingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which maybe rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifyinginformation, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowinglywithheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorilycomplete the background check may affect the continued employmentof a current CSU employee who was offered the position on acontingent basis.The standard background check includes: criminal check, employmentand education verification. Depending on the position, a motorvehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checksare conducted through the university’s third party vendor, AccurateBackground. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSUwill pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence ofrequired degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time ofhire.SJSU IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS.(e.g. H1-B VISAS)All San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed tonondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenshipstatus, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, geneticinformation, marital status, medical condition, national origin,race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation,transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicablefederal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students,faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of theEducation Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and statelaws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all educationprograms and activities operated by the university (both on and offcampus).Advertised: September 28, 2020 (9:00 AM) Pacific DaylightTimeApplications close: Bachelor’s DegreeThree years of progressively responsible experience indevelopment/fundraising Ability to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and stewardprospects/donors and effectively move them through the developmentcycle leading to closing six and seven-figure giftsSkillful in making cold calls (opening doors) as well asdeveloping donor-centric cultivation and solicitationstrategiesAbility to navigate the institution / assigned unit and makethe appropriate match for donor’s interestsThorough knowledge of fundraising in a capital or comprehensivecampaign settingAbility to engage and support volunteer leadership with theirefforts in fundraising, consultation, and advocacyExcellent oral and written communication skillsStrong initiative and self-motivation and ability to work as apart of a collaborative teamExcellent customer service and public relation skillsSkillful in successfully managing multiple projects on tightdeadlines and under pressure in a dynamic and open environmentAbility to define problems, gather data, establish facts, anddraw valid conclusionsAbility to interact with individuals from diversebackgrounds Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required Qualifications CompensationClassification: Administrator IIHiring Range: Commensurate with experienceSan José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefitspackage typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For moreinformation on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: ResumeLetter of Interest Work collaboratively with the leadership of colleges, the deanand other college leadership, key university administrators andother stakeholders, offering them counsel on donor-centriccultivation and solicitation strategy, as appropriatePrepare written donor cultivation and solicitation plans andproposalsEngage in campus and community activities relevant to thefundraising mission of the University Preferred Qualifications Master’s DegreeExperience developing donor (or client)-centric solicitationstrategies leading to closing major gifts (or accounts)Fundraising experience in capital or comprehensive campaignsetting, preferably at an institution of higher educationExperience engaging and supporting volunteer leadership intheir fundraising effortsExcellent written communication skills Job SummaryThe Director of Development for the College of Engineering reportsto the Associate Vice President of Development and serves as aliaison between the College of Engineering and Development forUniversity Advancement. The incumbent works closely with theAssociate Vice President of Development providing strategicdirection and vision for key fundraising priorities related to SanJosé State University’s next comprehensive campaign; works closelywith the Vice President for University Advancement on strategiesfor and contact with high-level donor prospects in the President’sand Vice President’s respective portfolios.The Director of Development is expected to actively manage aprospect/donor portfolio with annual goals for personal visits andfundraising outcomes based on established metrics; develop andexecute sound strategies to identify, cultivate, solicit andsteward major gift prospects/donors – initiate contact, developappropriate timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; workcollaboratively with the leadership of colleges, key universitydonor-centric cultivation and solicitation strategy; workcollaboratively with peers in Major Gifts as well as colleagues inAnnual Giving, Planned Giving, Alumni Association and Corporate andFoundation Relations.This position works with volunteer leadership providing themdirection and support in maximizing the college’s major giftfundraising potential; focus on securing funding for the designatedpriorities including academic programs, scholarships, unrestrictedsupport, facility renovations, new facilities and other specifiedpriorities; collaborate with stewardship colleagues with donorstewardship efforts to help promote a culture of gratitude amonginternal and external constituents.This is a position in the CSU – Management Personnel Plan (MPP),and serves at the pleasure of the President. This position willrequire adherence to University compliance training such as:Conflict of Interest and Ethics, AB 1825 Sexual HarassmentPrevention, Information Security, and Injury and Illness PreventionProgram. The person hired for this position may be required tocomplete an outside employment disclosure statement in accordancewith Title V of the California Code of Regulations.Key Responsibilitieslast_img read more

Press release: James Brokenshire leads Midlands Engine trade visit to India

first_img General enquiries: please use this number if you are a member of the public 030 3444 0000 Communities Secretary Rt, Hon James Brokenshire MP, begins a 3-day visit to India today (4 October 2018) to promote business and technology ties between the Midlands and the growing Asian economic powerhouse.The Secretary of State, who is also the government’s Midlands Engine Champion, will bring together senior British and Indian officials and businesses to re-affirm a commitment to the Midlands-Maharashtra Technology Partnership.The Partnership is a regional element of the UK-India Technology Partnership announced by Prime Minister Theresa May and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April.Together the UK and Indian governments commit to increasing partnerships in technology through the industry, government, science and research, and by fostering trade and investment opportunities in both directions.Communities Secretary, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP, said: 2 Marsham StreetLondonSW1P 4DF The Secretary of State will begin engagements in New Delhi to hold talks with Sir Dominic Asquith, British High Commissioner to India and Shri Anant G Geete, Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Sector Enterprises and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.When in Maharashtra – the most industrialised state in India – the Secretary of State will hold talks with advanced manufacturing giant Bharat Forge.He will be joined by the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street and Chair of the Midlands Engine partnership Sir John Peace.In December, Delhi will play host to the India-UK FutureTech Festival. The Festival is a thought-leadership summit which will bring together business, policy makers, venture capital, scientists and entrepreneurs.It will drive trade, investment and partnerships across key sectors, and promote and celebrate the UK and India as major technology innovators and trading partners.UK businesses are invited to take part. Twitter – https://twitter.com/mhclgFlickr – http://www.flickr.com/photos/mhclgLinkedIn – http://www.linkedin.com/company/mhclg The Midlands and Maharashtra are thriving tech hubs in their own right, and by bringing these two great regions together we are strengthening our technological and economic ties to the benefit of our people and businesses. Whether it’s manufacturing the latest car model or sharing ground-breaking research, there is a lot to be gained and I’m determined we make the most of the opportunities, particularly as we prepare to leave the European Union. Contact form https://forms.communit… Email [email protected]center_img If your enquiry is related to COVID-19 please check our guidance page first before you contact us – https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-for-local-government.If you still need to contact us please use the contact form above to get in touch, because of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you send it by post it will not receive a reply within normal timescale. Office address and general enquiries Social media – MHCLG Communities Secretary James Brokenshire in India to advance economic ties with the Midlands Secretary of State to host talks with prominent state and industry figures over 3 days Visit takes place ahead of the highly-anticipated UK-India FutureTech Festival in December Please use this number if you are a journalist wishing to speak to Press Office 0303 444 1209 Media enquirieslast_img read more

Happy 87th Birthday To The Legendary Willie Nelson!

first_imgThe legendary Willie Nelson celebrates his 87th birthday today, emerging from a rural Texas town to become a leading figure in the folk/country music genre for 60 years and counting. Nelson got his start in 1956, working in the Vancouver radio industry while struggling to make a name for himself. Nelson initially struggled, moved back to Texas, and went door-to-door selling encyclopedias. Fortunately, that isn’t the end of his story.After a string of releases that varied in popularity, Nelson would find breakthrough success with a string of albums in the early seventies, including Shotgun Willie (1973), Phases and Stages (1974), and Red Headed Stranger (1975). Nelson also starred on the pilot episode of Austin City Limits in 1974, a series which is still running today. By pairing with Waylon Jennings, the two created the idealistic “Outlaw Country” movement, and the rest was history.Listen To Willie Nelson’s Emotional Cover Of The Grateful Dead’s ‘Stella Blue’Nelson hasn’t slowed down since, celebrating his 70th album release this year with Ride Me Back Home. With more than 40 million albums sold, not to mention his own strain of marijuana, there’s really nothing off-limits for a legend like Willie Nelson. With Nelson on our mind, we wanted to share some glorious live footage of the mastermind. Check out this star-studded live performance of his hit, “I’ll Fly Away”, from Farm Aid 2019, which proves he’s still got it.Willie Nelson & Family — “I’ll Fly Away Melody”[Video: Farm Aid]Wishing you all the best Willie!last_img read more

Car bomb kills 4 in rebel-held town in northern Syria

first_imgBEIRUT (AP) — Syrian opposition activist say a car bomb has killed at least four people in a rebel-held town in northern Syria. Saturday’s explosion in Afrin took place during the afternoon rush hour on the first working day of the week, wounding over a dozen others. Explosions in northern regions controlled by Turkey-backed fighters have left scores of people dead or wounded over the past months. Turkey and allied Syrian fighters took control of Afrin in 2018 in a military operation that expelled local U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters and displaced tens of thousands of Kurdish residents.last_img read more

Man Arrested Following Alleged Altercation In Silver Creek

first_imgWNY News Now File ImageSILVER CREEK – A Village of Silver Creek man was arrested Tuesday after following an alleged altercation on Spears Road just after midnight.The Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Office says Zachary Roche, 19, allegedly attempted to stop an individual from requesting police assistance and during the altercation struck the caller in the face.While arresting Roche deputies say he attempted to evade deputies by fleeing the scene on foot.Deputies say Roche was quickly apprehended charged with resisting arrest, fourth-degree criminal mischief and second-degree harassment. Roche was transported to the Chautauqua County Jail for centralized arraignment. Share:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Rock of Ages Sets Broadway Closing Date

first_img Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 18, 2015 Rock of Ages Featuring a score of such classic rock hits as “Here I Go Again,” “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” and “Don’t Stop Believin’,” Rock of Ages tells the story of Drew, an aspiring rock star who moves to Los Angeles to make his dreams come true. It’s been nothin’ but a good time. The head-banging musical Rock of Ages will shutter on Broadway on January 18, 2015. The tuner, which began performances in April 2009 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre before moving to the Helen Hayes Theatre on March 24, 2011, will have played 22 previews and 2,328 regular performances at the time of closing. Related Shows The musical currently stars Constantine Maroulis, who reprises the role of Drew, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award in 2009, Lauren Zakrin as Sherrie, Chester See as Stacee Jaxx through January 4, Genson Blimline as Lonny,Adam Dannheisser as Dennis, Frankie J. Grande as Franz, Josephine Rose Roberts as Regina, Paul Schoeffler as Hertz and Teresa Stanley as Justice. View Commentslast_img read more