How can I switch to reward role?

first_imgHow can I switch to reward role?On 15 Jan 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. I have been a generalist HR manager for four years. I know sometimes it isbeneficial to specialise and I would like to focus on reward and compensation.Can you tell me what to do to cross over into this field? I have applied for myMCIPD. Jo Selby, associate director, EJ Human Resources While some individuals do choose to specialise in an area of HR that theyenjoy, both generalist and specialist careers can offer longer-termopportunities, so don’t feel you must specialise. Having said that, if you have an interest in reward and compensation andfeel this is where you wish to focus, one of the first areas you will need toaddress is your CV. Rewrite it, ensuring that you highlight any involvement youhave had in reward and compensation to date. Register your interest withagencies and discuss your experience and any opportunities with them. In the meantime, get as much exposure to reward and compensation as you canwith your current organisation. Clive Sussams, recruitment consultant, Malpas Flexible Learning It is helpful to have substantial knowledge and experience of some majorelements of the HR function, even if you ultimately decide to aspire to asenior generalist position heading up a large team. I have known HRprofessionals who spent several years specialising in remuneration and benefitsin order to obtain more senior roles or, indeed, move into reward consultancy. While it is not essential to have CIPD membership initially to develop aspecialist career, it is very advisable and you should ensure that you becomequalified as soon as possible. It is also important that you have acquired agood working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel and Access, asthere will invariably be a substantial amount of costing and reward modellingshould you find a development role. If you do not have opportunities to move in your present company, apply forremuneration and benefits positions, even at a lower level. Your experience inhandling salary and benefit reviews should help your applications. Peter Lewis, consultant, Chiumento The first point to clarify is why you think being a reward and compensationspecialist would fit into your overall career plan. Such work can be verypositive in career terms, giving the opportunity to gain exposure to HR issuesat a very senior level, but you need to think of your aptitude and motivationfor such a move. You don’t want to go down a route which eventually turns outto be unfulfilling. Use the contacts you have made through CIPD. Find specialists in differentsectors of reward and compensation and ask them about their experiences – rolesmay vary. Try to get relevant experience within your current role. If your companyuses a job evaluation system, get trained in its use or identify usefulprojects, such as a salary survey. Support your practical work by attending courses and seminars. The CIPD hasa Compensation Forum which is worth attending, not least for the networkingopportunities it provides. Next rewrite your CV emphasising your achievements and giving examples ofyour experience. Then conduct a job-search campaign. Continually refine yourthinking on what experience employers are seeking by talking to recruitmentconsultancies and by examining advertisements. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Mobile app growth from 2014 to 2015

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr We’ve used this platform several times to focus on mobile banking this past year. And it was for good measure. Let’s break down some stats so you can be confident that your mobile strategy is right for 2016.From 2014 to 2015, there was a 25% growth rate of financial institutions with consumer mobile banking apps. Thanks to CUTimes for the infographic we shared, we can give you some information to take into your next planning meeting.Earlier this year, we discussed how expanding the offering of your internet and mobile banking products becomes more important. The more options a consumer has when interacting with your mobile product, and the easier it is to use, the greater the chance you have for adoption. A fully integrated product set, where an end user is NOT redirected to multiple sites, and NOT required to input multiple logins to accomplish varied tasks, becomes the credit unions ticket to member adoption.The study researched trends from 2014 to 2015 and shows that banks increased mobile apps from 51% to 66%. In the same time, credit unions went from 64% to 76% adoption of mobile apps. Combined for all financial institutions that was a jump from 55% to 69% in just one year.Consumers are the driving force as they are the majority (69%) that use mobile apps compared to the business market. Business apps make up a very small percent at only 1.8% of the mobile app segments. continue reading »last_img read more

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NBA announced 16 out of 302 players tested positive for COVID-19

first_imgDespite the numbers of coronavirus spiking in Florida, the NBA is still planning to resume the season next month in Orlando, Florida.On Friday, the league also announced that 16 out of  302 players tested positive for the coronavirus on June 23.The league did not say which players had tested positive for the virus, but those players will remain in self-isolation until they satisfy public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician.The NBA plans no restarting the season on July 30, with 22 teams of the league’s 30 teams participating in the conclusion of the season and subsequent postseason based at Orlando’s Wide World of Sports. Fans will not be allowed to watch in person.The league also announced that the 2020-21 season will begin on December 1.last_img read more

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Krause basketball camp at Selkirk CANCELLED

first_img“We just received news that (Director of Men’s Basketball at Gonzaga University) Jerry Krause will not be able to attend the upcoming camp at Selkirk College,” Kingdon said.Krause, who instructed last season during a camp at L.V. Rogers in Nelson and has been a professional basketball scout and general manager for such franchises as the Baltimore Bullets and the Chicago Bulls, was the head instructor for the two-day camp set for later this month at the Castlegar campus gymnasium.Kingdom hopes to have Krause reschedule for prior to the high school and elementary basketball seasons.For more information on Kootenay Basketball contact Vivian Kingdon at [email protected] Kootenay Basketball skipper Viv Kingdon has some bad news for youth hoopsters.last_img read more

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MFA Hosts First Annual Career Fair

first_img MFA Career Fair 20181 of 5 center_img Representatives from Accountability Lab- Liberia present their organizations’ papers to two of MFA student-athletes. Student-athletes of the Monrovia Football Academy (MFA) yesterday participated in their first career fair hosted at the Muslim Congress High School on Mechlin Street.The “MFA Career Fair,” like any other career fairs, is an event in which employers, recruiters, and school administrations give information to potential employees.At yesterday’s event, students were able to network with representatives from a wide range of companies and organizations, to discover career opportunities that they can pursue in the future.Companies and organizations at the “MFA Career Fair” presented papers on their respective organizations and companies as well as how to become employable. It also included presentations on innovation skills, to boost students’ careers and support their entrepreneurship.Representatives from several other organizations and companies attended the occasion. They came from Orange Liberia, Activa Insurance Company, Smart Liberia, Nobel, ICampus, More Than Me and Accountability Lab.Before the presentations, a brief discussion about the academy was held, with a few staff and student-athletes serving as panelists.Sekou Manubah, Co-founder and director for football at the academy, pledged the academy’s commitment to partnering with more companies and organizations, to provide opportunities for their student-athletes.He spoke of being motivated by the desire to give back to society, to help underprivileged kids become better future leaders.Blessing Kieh, a female student-athlete at the academy, also spoke of how different the MFA is from her previous institution, where she did not have the opportunity to learn leadership, individual accountability, and other basic life skills training.Student-athlete Kieh expressed satisfaction for playing among male athletes, in spite of being a female. “It doesn’t matter whether I am a female or not,” she said.MFA is the first school to combine football with quality education in the country. Established in 2015, the academy currently has 68 student-athletes with an ultimate mission to reach 90 by September, and a maximum capacity of 160 students from across the country.Meanwhile, the academy’s female team is today expected to play a female all-star team of More Than Me from England, UK, at the Blue Field in a friendly encounter. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Fishing the North Coast: Record rains blow out North Coast rivers

first_imgThe parade of storms that pounded the North Coast earlier this week pushed some of our coastal rivers above flood stage, and the ones that didn’t flood, were right on the verge.We haven’t seen this much water flowing in our rivers since the floods of 1997, at least that’s what I’ve been hearing. Needless to say, our steelhead season is now in a bit of a holding pattern for all rivers not named Smith.Speaking of the quick-clearing Smith, it should be in plunkable shape by Thursday and in …last_img

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Suarez deserves no sympathy at all for his act, says S Kannan

first_imgLuis Suarez is a national hero, whatever he does. When he pumped in two goals against England at the FIFA World Cup, tears trickled down the cheeks of English fans. And now that the Uruguay star has shown his uglier side again, biting Italian Giorgio Chiellini on the shoulder with the delight of a canine, he is still being hailed as a hero at home.They say old habits die hard and, in the case of Suarez, this seems to hold true as his previous ‘bite victims’ Otman Bakkal and Branislav Ivanovic in 2010 and 2013 respectively will testify. Aggression in sport is something which comes naturally. The urge to win can make one do bizarre things as ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson would vouch for when he bit Evander Holyfield’s ear in a professional heavyweight bout in Las Vegas in 1997. In boxing, the urge to punch hard and cause damage to the opponent and win maximum points can be understood.But what causes Suarez to behave like this is hard to comprehend. In football, a rough tackle is a common occurrence, as is striking a player behind the knee to thwart his progress. Yet, the very thought of biting a player and then falling on the ground to show pain in the teeth is bizarre. All this happened in a matter of seconds and nobody knows what precipitated it.Was it a chase for the ball or frustration at not being able to stop Chiellini? Only Suarez can answer that.Luis Suarez is a serial offender who causes nuisance on the field. Mind you, all this was not spotted by referee Marco Rodriguez. It was only after the FIFA disciplinary panel met two days later did it decide to hand Suarez a ninematch ban and a fourmonth forced holiday from the beautiful game.advertisementAs a football fan, what is of utmost concern is how a star player can behave in such a sick manner. To bite in self-defence can be tolerated but not breaking all rules of discipline and sportsmanship and digging one’s teeth into an opponent’s flesh. In Britain, Suarez is now the butt of ridicule. From images of Suarez as ‘Jaws 4’ to shrinks giving their opinions, each one has his or her own take. Yet, the fact remains this is not the time to condemn a player just because he scored against one’s team.Suarez has to be condemned because his act borders on barbarism and could have actually instilled fear in Chiellini as the next time he is on the field in a club game, he may wonder if he’ll again be a victim of biting. Then again, not many would know that the human bite can be as dangerous as that of an animal that has been administered anti-rabies injections.Even as major sponsors like Adidas decide their future course of action with respect to Suarez, his fortunes in club football will take a nosedive. For millions who idolised the star, such acts can never be forgiven, unless you live in Uruguay. The way he has been received at home suggests fellow Uruguayans worship him even after his reckless act.In today’s age of satellite television, the FIFA World Cup is watched globally. Impressionable kids watching Suarez biting a player is a bad advertisement for the game. What’s funny is how Argentine superstar Diego Maradona has come out in defence of Suarez and criticised the ban. I think it’s understandable as Maradona is no role model. From his “Hand of God” act to drinking, doping and drug abuse episodes, each one has shown him as a weak character.So it’s clear Maradona is supporting a man who is guilty of not behaving like a normal human.ASIAN DEBACLEAway from the biting episode, what has come as a disappointment is the way Asian teams have flopped in Brazil. Iran, South Korea, Japan and Australia -none could progress to the Round of 16. It is well known that 60 per cent of the football market is in Asia and most of the funds are mopped up from here. So what is it that has resulted in Asian teams faring badly? If Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is to be believed, copying European football had done the damage. Sheikh Salman says the shortcomings are clear and it is a wake-up call for the AFC. The same views have also been aired by Iran’s national coach Carlos Queiroz, a well-respected figure. The former Real Madrid coach says this setup will not work. “You cannot copy Europe because the day you think you are close, they are one step ahead because they also progress,” says Queiroz.advertisementForget what is happening in stronger football teams in Asia, look at India. More and more money is being pumped into the game, or so we are made to believe. The Dutch seem to have taken control of Indian football as from technical director Rob Baan to coach Wim Koevermans, they call the shots.The salaries they earn are mind-boggling and yet Indian football has crashed to abysmal depths. During the last FIFA World Cup India was ranked 142 and now it is 154! Obviously, what Queiroz is saying holds true for India as well. Having “professional” club football at home means nothing with top teams like Churchill Brothers, United SC, Rangdajied FC (Shillong) and Mohammedan Sporting now relegated from the ILeague as they do not fulfill AFC [email protected]last_img read more

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A NEW ‘TOUCH’ FOR XBLADES

first_imgThe original creator of the bladed sole football boot, XBlades has secured a new partnership as the Exclusive Footwear Partner of Touch Football Australia [TFA]. The new partnership with TFA will see XBlades provide footwear to TFA elite athletes, members and collaborate with Touch Football’s best players to revolutionise the boots further, with the aim of providing improved comfort and playing longevity. XBlades CEO Leighton Richards is thrilled to partner with Touch Football, a sport that has very strong participation rate all year round and has been a driving force in the development of Rugby 7’s and Rugby League (NRL) players for some time.“XBlades is committed to developing high quality products specifically for Australia’s key football and rugby codes. We have an integrated approach to product development, allowing us to produce even better performing, and more stylish, products for professional and everyday players. â€œMany Touch Football players currently use footwear adapted from other sports which can have an impact on physical performance. Through this new partnership we’ll collaborate with elite players who will help drive our research and development of a Touch Football specific shoe which will better service the requirements of the sport.” Richards said.Colm Maguire, Chief Executive Officer of Touch Football Australia said: “Touch Football is among the top participant based, organised sports in Australia. It’s great to attract and indeed renew the support of an iconic Australian brand like XBlades, which is dedicated to supporting our aim of growing and developing the game.”This new partnership is the latest move as part of XBlades’ serious brand reinvigoration under new direction; with ex Callaway Golf Director Leighton Richards and former AFL superstar Jimmy Bartel at the helm. Touch Football players and officials are excited for the partnership.  â€œI’ve been wearing XBlade boots for the past decade- since I was 15. I really enjoy wearing XBlades and I feel like they benefit my performance when I’m playing Touch” Pete Noman, Men’s Open’s player commented. Team XBlades currently consists of more than 40 NRL and AFL stars including Paul Gallen and Alex Rance to ensure the product meets the needs of current professional players. 2017 will see several high profile player signings, additional club partnerships and the unveiling of XBlades full collection.For more information, images and interviews please contact:Stephanie Jones, Thrive PR E: [email protected] | T: 0481 566 386Related LinksXBlade Announcementlast_img read more

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Trans Tasman Results

first_imgThe latest results and try scorers from the 2017 Trans Tasman Test Series. Friday 12 May – Game OneMixed Open: Australia (9) defeated New Zealand (6)Australia 9 (Opie-Lukins 2, Benbow 2, Blackwood, Costello, Nicholas, Mortimer, Pryde touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 6 (Morgan-Puterangi 2, Rauwhero, Ashworth, Drummond, Haugh touchdowns)Women’s Open: Australia (10) defeated New Zealand (3)Australia 10 (Upton 3, D. Davis 2, Peattie 2, R. Davis, Kearney, Rodgers touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 3 (Engler, Day, Paul touchdowns)Men’s Open: Australia (9) defeated New Zealand (4)Australia 9 (Marshall King 2, Prowse 2, Buckley 2, Norman, Brisby, Springfield touchdowns) defeated New Zealand 4 (Loloselo, Soutar-Finch, Law, Pamatatau touchdowns)Keep up-to-date with all the latest news and information from the 2017 Trans Tasman Series:Website – www.touchfootball.com.auFacebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustraliaTwitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (#transtasman17)Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustraliaYouTube – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksTrans Tasman Resultslast_img read more

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