Osborne set to tinker with the tax code

first_img whatsapp Share KCS-content Tags: NULL Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryUndoMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailUndoTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastUndoStuff AnsweredBest Meal Delivery for SeniorsStuff AnsweredUndoNational Penny For Seniors7 Discounts Seniors Only Get If They AskNational Penny For SeniorsUndoDrivepedia40 Cool 3D Tattoos That Trick The EyeDrivepediaUndoNoteableyJulia Robert’s Daughter Turns 16 And Looks Just Like Her MomNoteableyUndoFree HubLittle Boy Brings $2 Painting to Antiques Road Show, Not Realizing Who It’s ByFree HubUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo Thursday 17 March 2011 9:17 pmcenter_img Osborne set to tinker with the tax code Show Comments ▼ whatsapp 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 WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap GEORGE Osborne will outline his intention to simplify Britain’s unwieldy tax code when he unveils the Budget on Wednesday, including a proposal to simplify national insurance contributions (NICs) and income tax.The chancellor is considering a plan that would let employers pay NICs and income tax in a single combined payment rather than separately. Treasury sources claim this would cut down on paperwork and so reduce costs for firms while making the process simpler for the self-employed.However, employees would still get a pay slip with NICs and income tax deducted separately, according to a Treasury official. The change was recently proposed in a report by the Office for Tax Simplification, which has been charged with slimming down the tax code. Tolley’s Tax Guide is now so long that the world’s fastest speaker would take about five solid days to get through it.A Treasury source said there would be “nothing in terms of hard physics” at the Budget but that Osborne would “give a flavour” of his tax simplification agenda. The NICs proposal is one of a series of “micro-reforms” in the Budget designed to kick-start growth.Osborne is hoping that a series of smaller changes designed to aid businesses will add up to something more significant.He is also likely to make sweeping changes to the planning regime to encourage firms to expand their premises and to boost housebuilding.The chancellor is likely to come up against stiff opposition to the planning changes, both from local communities and councils.But he will point to the OECD’s decision earlier this week to downgrade its 2011 growth forecasts for the UK from 1.7 per cent to 1.5 per cent as proof the government needs to do more to boost growth. There is a recognition among senior cabinet ministers that the government’s time has been eaten up with reforms in education, welfare and health at the expense of supply side reform to grow the private sector. last_img read more

Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) Q12013 Interim Report

first_imgPioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Engineering sector has released it’s 2013 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL.gh)  2013 interim results for the first quarter.Company ProfilePioneer Kitchenware Limited (PKL) manufactures and distributes quality aluminium hollow ware products in Ghana and for export to West Africa sub-regions. Well-known brands in the Pioneer Kitchenware range include Torch Standard, Torch Elegance and Torch Prestige. Formerly known as Pioneer Aluminium Factory Limited, PKL was incorporated in Ghana by its Swiss founder in 1959. The company name was changed to Pioneer Kitchenware Limited to highlight its focus on kitchenware. SAS Finance Group has more than 70% stake in aluminium kitchenware business. Pioneer Kitchenware Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) 2020 Abridged Report

first_imgEdgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Retail sector has released it’s 2020 abridged results.For more information about Edgars Stores Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Edgars Stores Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading LiquidityThe total indicative share trading liquidity for Edgars Stores Limited (EDGR.zw) in the past 12 months, as of 2nd June 2021, is US$334.43K (ZWL28.73M). An average of US$27.87K (ZWL2.39M) per month.Edgars Stores Limited Abridged Results DocumentCompany ProfileEdgars Stores Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange. The company retails a range of high-quality casualwear clothing, footwear and accessories for children, ladies and gents in branded stores in Zimbabwe. The company operates three divisions: Edgars Chain, Jet Chain and Manufacturing. Its fashion retail outlets fall under the Edgars and Jet brands, with the retail brand Express falling under Jet Stores. Edgars Stores Limited also manufacture and retail a range of locally-made clothing; acquiring the Carousel Clothing factory in 1974 and the Jeans Company in 1993. Its core business is casualwear and accessories with a subsidiary division providing funeral and hospital insurance services. Edgars was founded in 1946 and today, is the market leader in casualwear and accessories in Zimbabwe. Its headquarters are in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.last_img read more

Munster restore pride with win over London Irish

first_imgWednesday Jan 26, 2011 Munster restore pride with win over London Irish Despite heading out of the tournament, Munster ended their Heineken Cup campaign on a high with a bonus point 28-14 win over London Irish in a fascinating game played in front of a packed Thomond Park on the weekend.Scores were tied at 0-0 at halftime after an absorbing first half where neither side could get the ascendency. In the second Munster scored tries through Damien Varley, Niall Ronan, Keith Earls, and Darragh Hurley, while Ronan OGara failed to miss a kick.“We were playing for our lives really,” said Tony McGahan. “We were playing at home with a tremendous record, which has been gained over a long period of time with a lot of guts, spirit and passion. We certainly weren’t ready to give that up. With our record at home it was important that we gave a performance.”The goal was redemption after their heavy defeat at the hands of Toulon a week earlier, and they not only restored some pride, but managed to earn a place in the Amlin Cup too.London Irish were led superbly by Seilala Mapusua, who at times looked like he could walk on water with his incredible defense and a few moments of sublime skill. They came up short in the end though in what is now a disappointing season for the Exiles.To compound matters, prop Faan Rautenbach has now been cited for a stamp on David Wallace. Well feature the clip either here or on the Facebook Pagesoon, so make sure youre a member there by clicking Like , which will keep you updated. Smartphone users, get your rugby fix with Rugby Nations 2010 ! Distinctive Developments, known for their great work with FIFA Football and EA Cricket, recently released a high quality rugby game for die hard fans to play on iPhone, Android, and Samsung Bada phones. 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Munster restore pride with win over London Irish | RugbyDump – Rugby News & Videos RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features RugbyDump Home RugbyDump Academy Store About Contact Sitemap Categories Latest Great Tries Big Hits & Dirty Play See It To Believe It Funnies Training Videos Player Features Legal Privacy Policy Cookie Policy Sign In Username or Email Password Stay logged in Forgot password Thank you for registering Click here to login Register Register now for RugbyDump commenting & enewsletter. * Required fields. Username * Password * Email * Password Repeat * Please send me news, information and special offers from RugbyDump By clicking register you agree to our Privacy Policylast_img read more

Ridge House / GriD Architects

first_img “COPY” CopyHouses•Berkeley Springs, United States Houses Architects: GriD Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project 2013 Year:  Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/416089/ridge-house-grid-architects Clipboard ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/416089/ridge-house-grid-architects Clipboard photographs:  Paul BurkPhotographs:  Paul BurkSave this picture!© Paul BurkRecommended ProductsMetallicsKriskadecorMetal Fabric – Outdoor CladdingWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsWoodAccoyaAccoya® Cladding, Siding & FacadesMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedText description provided by the architects. Perched on a narrow site overlooking the Potomac River, this home was designed to replace a plain, ordinary rancher that was destroyed by fire. Though tragic, the client saw this as an opportunity to re-imagine their humble weekend retreat. As a painter and art historian respectively, they sought a replacement that was modest yet inspiring, consisting of a small painting studio, study, master suite, living room, dining room and kitchen. Paramount to their programmatic needs was a shared aspiration for the house to connect and preserve the beauty of the site; permitting nature to permeate the domestic realm.Save this picture!© Paul BurkThis emphasis on amplifying the particulars of the site led to decisions which impacted every aspect of the design including its function, form, and overall sustainability, often resolving these issues simultaneously. Save this picture!PlanFor instance, the plan concept – a modern reinterpretation of the vernacular dog trot house found commonly in Appalachia – aligns the more private program along the ridge creating a linear bar running east-west optimizing the long exposures of the building. The public components are then shifted towards the spectacular view to the river and the Berkeley Springs & Potomac Railroad below. This singular move sponsors a formal overlap which subtly recalls the typical Edinburgh Limestone formations of the region – of which Seneca Rocks is an iconic example. The overlap itself allows for a passive solar solution, providing clerestory windows which draw light from the south into the living room. The material strategy uses standing seam metal roofing and locally sourced hemlock in opposed striations to subtly recall these rock outcroppings while reinforcing the overlap of the volumes.Save this picture!SectionProject gallerySee allShow lessAgar Grove Estate Redevelopment Proposal / Hawkins\BrownUnbuilt ProjectSOM Breaks Ground on Los Angeles’ CourthouseArchitecture News Share “COPY”center_img CopyAbout this officeGriD ArchitectsOfficeFollowProductWood#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBerkeley SpringsHousesUnited StatesPublished on August 16, 2013Cite: “Ridge House / GriD Architects” 16 Aug 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogShowershansgroheShower MixersVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ Abstract EarthPartitionsSkyfoldMarkerboard Finish for Folding WallsPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesKingspan Insulated PanelsInsulated Wall Panels – Designwall R-seriesWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMBricksNelissenSpecial Bricks – Slips and HalvesCeramicsTerrealTerracotta cladding in Le TrèfleEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEASideboardsUSMLow Shelving – HallerTable LampsLeds-C4Lighting – ElampMore 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 2013 Projects Save this picture!© Paul Burk+ 25 Share ArchDaily Ridge House / GriD ArchitectsSave this projectSaveRidge House / GriD Architects Photographs Ridge House / GriD Architects United Stateslast_img read more

Kumpula Student Housing / Playa Architects

first_imgArchitects: Playa Architects Year Completion year of this architecture project Tuukka Vuori, Eliisa Rintanen, Veikko Ojanlatva “COPY” Photographs Kumpula Student Housing / Playa ArchitectsSave this projectSaveKumpula Student Housing / Playa Architects Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925213/kumpula-student-housing-playa-architects Clipboard Finland Save this picture!© Tuomas Uusheimo+ 23Curated by Paula Pintos Share CopyApartments, Dorms•Helsingfors, Finland 2018 ArchDailycenter_img Kumpula Student Housing / Playa Architects Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Tiileri, Parmarine Photographs:  Tuomas Uusheimo Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Lead Architects: ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/925213/kumpula-student-housing-playa-architects Clipboard Apartments Design Team:Tuukka Vuori, Eliisa Rintanen, Veikko Ojanlatva, Jalo Sippola, Sanna Tegel, Henna Miettinen, Jaakko Heikkilä, Ulla Seppä, Jens Regårdh, Kristian Kontula, Timo KoskinenClients:SRV Rakennus Oy, HOASStructural Design:Vahanen OyHVAC:Vahanen Talotekniikka OyElectrical Engineering:Sähkösuunnittelu Elbox OyFoundations:Insinööritoimisto Severi Anttonen KyLandscape:LOCI Maisema-arkkitehdit OyFire Safety:L2 Paloturvallisuus OyAcoustics:Akukon OyCity:HelsingforsCountry:FinlandMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoText description provided by the architects. An addition to the Helsinki University campus area in Kumpula neighborhood. The building comprises communal spaces and more than 200 student apartments. The small site is wedged on a steep slope between heavy traffic and the faculty buildings. Due to the heavy traffic apartments could partly be opened only to the courtyard. The subsequent semi-cold access gallery forms the main façade of the building. The pleated façade both protects the indoor spaces from solar overheating and disperses the heavy traffic noises so that it doesn’t reverberate to the opposing low-rise residential area.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoSave this picture!First Floor PlanSave this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoFrom the south, the facade is closed and blank whereas when approaching from the north the façade is more open and welcoming. In addition to the pale brickwork, this more abstract façade connects the new residential building more intuitively to the surrounding larger scale university teaching and research buildings. To emphasize this, the fenestration of the other facades is a generic grid.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoDue to the steeply sloped site, the street-side entrance is on the basement level whereas the courtyard entrance is on the 2nd floor. Most of the communal spaces are located on the 1st floor so that they are visible from both entrance levels to encourage students’ socialization and participation in communal events. Communal spaces are also connected to a void/spiral staircase interconnecting the floors and entrance levels.Save this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoSave this picture!FacadeSave this picture!© Tuomas UusheimoProject gallerySee allShow lessProject locationAddress:Gustav Vasas väg 4, 00560 Helsingfors, FinlandLocation to be used only as a reference. It could indicate city/country but not exact address. Share “COPY” Projects CopyAbout this officePlaya ArchitectsOffice•••ProductsConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousingApartmentsEducational ArchitectureOther facilitiesDormsHelsingforsOn FacebookFinlandPublished on September 23, 2019Cite: “Kumpula Student Housing / Playa Architects” 23 Sep 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore 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 streamlast_img read more

NEC ‘s Japan Day makes a difference at GOSH

first_imgNEC ‘s Japan Day makes a difference at GOSH  12 total views,  2 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. NEC UK, a division of the Japanese electronics giant, held a Japan Day for children at the Great Ormond Street Hospital School, as part of its ‘Make a Difference Day’ initiative.Together with restaurant chain YO! Sushi, NEC UK staff put on a Japanese themed hi-tech and cultural ‘away-day’ for the children, aged between five and 19.Derek Ormond, Managing Director of NEC UK said, “Japan Day was born from NEC’s ‘Make a Difference’ programme, a global initiative introduced by NEC to encourage employees to give something back to the local communities in which they work. Because many of the employees at NEC UK are parents we decided to contribute some of our time and experience to children that can’t always enjoy the opportunities our families can.” Advertisement Howard Lake | 2 July 2003 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis NEC’s ‘Make a Difference Day’ initiative is part of its global Corporate Social Responsibility programme which it has operated since its 100th anniversary year in 1999. The day aims to provide local communities with opportunities to further understand their local and international environments.NEC also undertakes regular sporting sponsorships, working with the National Wheelchair Tennis Association of Great Britain, to promote the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Player Support Fund, and supporting Faldo Junior Series which fosters talent in Young golfers.last_img read more

Runway run a runaway success

first_imgNewsCommunityRunway run a runaway successBy John Keogh – November 7, 2014 936 Facebook Print Twitter  by Bernie EnglishSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up  [email protected] THE Limerick branch of the Samaritans is set to share in a €26,000 donation from Shannon  Airport, thanks to a memorable fundraising programme by airport staff, supported by Bank of  Ireland. Three initiatives organised by airport staff over the past 12 months saw it raise its largest figure  to date across its annual designated charity programme, with all proceeds going to the airport’s  2014 designated charity, the Samaritans.The main event was the Bank of Ireland Runway  Run held on ‘Independence Day’, July 4 – the first night run on an Irish airport runway.1,000 runners went to the line for a floodlit 5km trek along the airport runway that raised more than €17,000, largely thanks to generous Bank of Ireland sponsorship. Runners came from as far afield as Cork, Mayo and Dublin for the Runway Run, which was fully booked three days in advance.As part of the fundraising campaign, airport staff also embarked on a huge endurance test for a day in May as they braved driving wind and rain to cycle 175km from King John’s Castle in Limerick to the Cliffs of Moher and back to Shannon Airport.The first leg of the programme was a musical celebration in December of last year when more than 900 gathered in the main terminal building and gave generously at a rip-roaring free show by the queen of accordion music, Sharon Shannon.Speaking at the presentation of the cheque at the airport, Shannon Group commercial director Andrew Murphy said staff were delighted to put their weight behind fund raising for the Samaritans. WhatsAppcenter_img Previous articleMary gives depth to the little voiceNext articleCouncil silence over Scare Factory closure order John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Advertisement Email Linkedinlast_img read more

HR strategy forum

first_imgHR strategy forumOn 23 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Askour experts. Personnel Today would like readers to send in their strategic HRdilemma. All questions will remain anonymous and will be forwarded to our strategyforum members, two of whom will provide step-by-step advice in the magazine.Send your dilemmas to [email protected] dilemmaCommand and control culture A call centre employing 500 people has been in operation for five years, butforms only one division of a financial services business. It offers a 24/7service to customers and has managed to achieve high levels of customersatisfaction. It has an annual employee turnover of 45 per cent and has difficultyrecruiting the right calibre of staff. It is situated in an area of lowunemployment and faces increasing competition for the pool of available labour.It offers reasonably attractive salaries for a call centre and its terms andconditions are quite generous, when compared to its competitors. However, there are some serious issues around management style and a culturethat is more command and control than empowering. The business environment isbecoming more competitive, putting increasing strains on senior management.This strain is being transmitted down through the very minimal layers ofmanagement and supervision and is resulting in disgruntled employees seekingthe support of a union. However, the company does not currently recognise theunion. There is a shift system in operation and many are employed on part-time andquite flexible contracts. There is a large number of graduates and young mothersand the age profile is low. You are the new HR director. The managing director, who was not happy withthe way HR was dealing with the likely encroachment of the union, squeezed theprevious incumbent out. What are your priorities in your new role? Solution 1 By Ralph Tribe Ralph Tribe is vice-president of HR, Getty Images Step 1 Although the MD’s reaction to the possibility of trade unionrecognition is important, attempting to ‘fight’ the union is almost certainlythe wrong thing to do if your ultimate intention is to avoid a recognitionclaim. You need to mobilise the MD and senior team in devising an HR strategythat addresses the employment issues and work environment that are causing theworkforce to seek the support of an external body in preference to themanagement team. Step 2 So forget the trade union, and get the management team focusedon the rather more important issue of how much money you are losing by being atbest, an average employer. How much could the business could be making if it becamethe best employer in the region? Concentrate on the costs associated withturnover, retraining and low productivity. Identify the revenue andproductivity gains associated with high workforce loyalty, engagement andcommitment. Step 3 Having secured the senior team’s commitment to improving yourorganisation’s employment proposition and brand, you need to start talking tostaff quickly. Avoid falling into the trap of corporately defining what theorganisation’s new, compelling employment proposition will be from a ‘top down’perspective. The employees need to define it – your role is to provide a methodor tool that allows the organisation to capture and prioritise its feedback. Step 4 Having done so, you need to lead the process of building aplan that quickly delivers improvements in the four to six areas the workforcehas defined as being most important. If your objective is to differentiateyourself from other employers in the region among a young workforce, you mustkeep the plan simple and obvious, as they are likely to have little basis forsubtle comparisons. Step 5 If empowerment (or the lack of) comes up as an action item, aquick win with obvious bottom-line benefits might be to engage staff inidentifying opportunities for simple cross-selling or outbound selling in thecall centre environment.  An improvedsales model offers the opportunity for more challenging and interesting work aswell as improved, affordable financial rewards for employees in the form ofsales incentives. Solution 2 By Paul Kearns Paul Kearns is director, PWL The solution offered here is based on an assumption that you have carriedout your own analysis of problems facing the business. Like most call centres,this is still a relatively young business and, as such, has had little or nostrategic HR input. Step 1 The first task is to bring the board up to speed from astrategic HR perspective. This will include taking a longer-term view, so thatsome of the underlying management issues (that is, management style) can beaddressed. You should also link whatever you plan to do directly to businessperformance indicators. Any HR strategy should be able to articulate how itwill impact on costs, efficiency and customer satisfaction in the medium to long-term.This is crucial for board commitment and buy-in. Step 2 The priority will then be to get an agreement from boardmembers that the union is not a welcome development. You must add, though, thatthe union, per se, is not the real issue but a symptom of it. The real issuesurrounds loss of trust and motivation in the workforce, which is having adamaging effect on the business as a whole. HR strategy is always about dealingwith root causes. Terms and conditions are already at an acceptable marketlevel, so the underlying issue will not be related to pay or conditions.Nevertheless, these may well become issues if employees achieve unionrecognition. Step 3 Once the board is behind you in principle, you need toidentify the key strategic steps. This might include identifying sections wherethere are serious cases of employee disengagement. These should be identifiablethrough inefficiencies or deteriorating levels of service, absenteeism orhigher turnover. A big strategic question is: do the managers who helped setthe business up have the right skills for managing in a much tightercompetitive environment? Step 4 One advantage you have as the new HR director is that youcould address a meeting of all employees to give your personal commitment andthat of the board to trying to resolve their problems. This may buy you sometime so that the big question of union recognition can be delayed long enoughfor you to be able to put your strategy into effect. How the forum worksThe HR Strategy Forum, which is supportedby some of the industry’s most experienced people (see below), is PersonnelToday’s major new initiative to help readers become more strategic in theirday-to-day operations. Over the coming months, Personnel Today will give a unique,developmental opportunity to hone your strategic skills using a wide range ofHR scenarios submitted by senior HR professionals. Each week, our panel ofexperienced practitioners and consultants will provide solutions to a typicalstrategic HR dilemma. You can get involved by sending in your own problems,marked ‘strategic dilemmas’, to [email protected] Brown, Assistant director general, CIPDPaul Kearns, Director, PWLJim Matthewma,n Worldwide partner, MercerHuman Resource ConsultingAndrew Mayo, Director,MLILouise Allen, Director, LAPartnersPenny Davis, Head of HR operations,T-MobileMarie Gill, Head of organisationaldevelopment, AsdaNeil Roden, HR director, Royal Bankof ScotlandRalph Tribe, Vice-president of HR,Getty ImagesDilys Winn, HR director,Gloucestershire County CouncilMargaret Savage, Head of HR strategy,BT Comments are closed. last_img read more

New Zoopla marketing chief reveals fresh strategy for portal

first_imgZoopla’s new marketing chief has revealed that the property portal is to significantly change how it presents itself both to estate agents and consumers, although its TV crabs are not to be ditched.But the portal is to shift from building industry and consumer awareness of itself to persuading agents to use its services more often. Zoopla now claims to have 92% brand awareness and says that, therefore, getting people to recognise the portal’s name is “no longer a problem”.Gary Bramall, who recently arrived as its new Chief Marketing Officer from taxi firm Hailo, says one of his focuses is to persuade more agents to sign up to its service and begin using its CRM tools.Valuation toolTo achieve this Bramall has told Marketing Week magazine that he hopes to use its data capabilities to attract and retain agents with its new valuation tool and also help house sellers and buyers decide when and where to move.The  business also plans to continue keeping its comparison business , which is dominated by uSwitch, separate from its property portal, Bramall says.“If people feel more confident and comfortable in making smarter property decisions then we should be a catalyst for change and get more people to do more things more often in terms of moving and making property decisions,” he says.Bramall also reveals that Zoopla will be battling for more traffic from ‘natural’ searches on Google – i.e. unpaid traffic – and that therefore improving the website’s ranking and SEO is “fundamental”.Gary Bramall property portal Zoopla February 20, 2019Nigel LewisWhat’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.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » New Zoopla marketing chief reveals fresh strategy for portal previous nextProducts & ServicesNew Zoopla marketing chief reveals fresh strategy for portalCrabs are not for the chop but fundamental shift is to take place in the way portal presents itself to agents and consumers.Nigel Lewis20th February 201901,599 Viewslast_img read more