Billy Lee names strong Limerick side to take on Wicklow in crucial Division 3 clash TAGSbag snatchfeaturedgardai. RoxborolimerickrobberySt Nessans WATCH: “Everyone is fighting so hard to get on” – Pat Ryan on competitive camogie squads Predictions on the future of learning discussed at Limerick Lifelong Learning Festival Previous articleThe bright side of Breastfeeding AlfrescoNext articleCrash witness appeal Bernie Englishhttp://www.limerickpost.ieBernie English has been working as a journalist in national and local media for more than thirty years. She worked as a staff journalist with the Irish Press and Evening Press before moving to Clare. She has worked as a freelance for all of the national newspaper titles and a staff journalist in Limerick, helping to launch the Limerick edition of The Evening Echo. Bernie was involved in the launch of The Clare People where she was responsible for business and industry news. Twitter WhatsApp Gardaí have arrested a man in his 20s following a robbery from a woman on St Nessans Road, Raheen, on Wednesday.Around 3pm Gardaí received a report that a man had stolen a handbag from a woman who was walking on St Nessans Road. Gardaí carried out a search of the area and a man was located hiding in a nearby bush.He was arrested and brought to Roxboro Road Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Linkedin RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick Ladies National Football League opener to be streamed live NewsBreaking newsBag-snatch arrestBy Bernie English – September 13, 2018 3124 Facebook Limerick’s National Camogie League double header to be streamed live Advertisement Print Email Donal Ryan names Limerick Ladies Football team for League opener
LettersOn 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. This week’s lettersLetter of the weekFeedback data can be skewed We applaud the Pret à Manger initiative to manage its 360-degree feedbacksystem electronically (News, 11 September). Collection and analysis of feedbackis a painful part of the process. Your article also states that the company has removed the cost of externalconsultants to analyse the results. We wonder therefore who is administeringthe feedback sessions – if anyone – or whether they are being deliveredelectronically? Our experience, having fed back hundreds of such questionnaires, is that theway in which feedback is delivered is a sensitive but critical area. Often thehard data does not reveal the whole picture and if not carefully interpretedcan actually be misleading. Many times we have seen results skewed by theresponses of just one person, or by the scores against specific questions thatseem “out of sync” with other questions under the samebehaviour/competency. Our consultants use a two-stage process. After presenting the data and overalltrends at an initial one-to-one interview, our consultants encourageindividuals (after some coaching) to go back and seek face-to-face feedbackfrom a few contributors. Their focus when seeking verbal feedback in this wayis “how do you want me to be?” These responses are then shared at asecond meeting with our consultants two weeks later, at which time a veryfocused personal development plan (populated with specific learning resourcesand assignments) is drawn up. It is no accident that our consultants are, at very least, occupationalpsychologists and usually practising psychotherapists, as these sessions oftenraise many issues relating to the individual’s psyche and their life ingeneral. While we accept that the process is necessarily time consuming and notinexpensive, we ask clients, “What do you want? To take cost out of yourdevelopment processes or changed behaviour?” Colin Newbold Partner, The Learning Curve A smoke screen over daily abuse I laughed aloud reading about the Drink, Drugs and Work Don’t Mix surveycarried out by Personnel Today (7 August). Isn’t it ironic that a third of firms are “considering testing theirstaff for substance abuse” when by using their eyes and looking out of thewindow, they can see the manifestation of dependence on the most addictive drugin society. Yes, I’m talking about the ever-present huddle of smokers outsidethe company’s main entrance! It never ceases to amaze me, the millions of pounds that are spent massaginga corporate public image, and when I turn up to see my clients, the first thingI see is a huddle of smokers and a blue cloud of cigarette smoke that I have towalk through to effect an entrance into the building. Nicotine addiction is sowidespread, we consider smoking as normal or even “natural”. My organisation, Allen Carr’s Easyway, has carried out studies that suggestan organisation loses the equivalent of 15 days’ productivity each year, foreach member of staff who takes cigarette breaks away from their work area. Andthat fails to take into account the well-documented higher absenteeism ratesamong smokers. Rob Groves Managing director, Easyway Manchester Disabled show great dedication I was interested to read the recent article about staff turnover rates incall centres. One company that has embraced this issue in a positive way isCentrica (formally British Gas). At a recently opened call centre it set aside50 jobs for disabled people and the carers of disabled people. Adopting an approach called Project Lead Recruitment, it has successfullyachieved its objective. Also, after 18 months of operation, the levels ofsickness among disabled employees have been significantly less than theircolleagues and there is a noticeable reduction in staff turnover. Not only this, but the company also reports an increased sense of motivationand team spirit among other colleagues. It is simply a better place to work. Some of those disabled people employed originally have now taken upsupervisory, team leader and management roles. One couple were taken on via an arrangementwhere one, a severely disabled person, was employed alongside his partner. Thismeant they could share their working hours and care assistance could beprovided to the disabled employee while at work. They are highly unlikely to move to another employer. If anybody is interested in the Project Lead Approach to recruiting disabledpeople please contact Stephen Duckworth at www.disabilitymatters.comStephen Duckworth Chief executive, Disability Matters Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Some rules are made to be broken.Case in point: people buy cars in the summer, so credit unions should promote car loans in the summer.Certainly there is some level of seasonality in automobile sales. In colder climes, most consumers do not want to trudge from dealership to dealership in sub-freezing temperatures, nor do they want to perform a test drive in several inches of snow (though some would argue that is the best time for a test drive).But with people now performing a significant portion of their initial car-buying legwork online, and of course the dearth of snow in, say, Florida or most of the South, is it time to expand promotional efforts to the other nine months of the year?Marci Francisco, VP of automotive marketing and business development for Ontario, Calif.-based CU Direct, told Credit Union Journal some CUs are recognizing the need to think outside the summer box.“It is a pretty interesting topic of conversation right now,” she said. “There has, indeed, been a huge push in the summer, but summer is not the only car-buying season that is important.” continue reading » ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
continue reading » All consumers have an opinion about the role a financial institutionshould have in their day to day lives. According to Kasasa’s latest consumer study1, younger adults appear to care less about whether their account is with a community financial institution and more about what they can get from that institution.Fortunately, 85% of Americans believe community banks and credit unions are capable of satisfying the majority of their financial needs. Over half (55%) would consider opening an account at a community bank or credit union, but just 3 in 10 would consider a national bank.While megabanks still have majority market share, the gap has shrunk, with 45% of Americans having accounts at national megabanks versus 43% having accounts at local community banks and credit unions.Growing deposits is expected to get harder. The findings above highlight the importance of understanding what consumers value so institutions can offer the right products and services, thus generating deposits – an increasingly challenging task. According to BAI, almost two-thirds of bankers said deposit competition increased over the past year. Over two-thirds expect it to increase in the next year.2 ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
Matt and Clair Goodall and their daughter Nyah were convinced to move to Brookhaven estate and build their first home, after attending an information session held by Frasers Property Australia.A SAVVY developer has helped first home buyers get into the property market by holding an information session on Queensland’s $20,000 First Home Buyer’s Grant.After attending one of the sessions, first home buyers Clair and Matt Goodall and their daughter Nyah are making the move to Queensland.Frasers Property Australia are holding the sessions as the June 30 deadline for the grant ticks down. As of July 1 the grant will revert back to its original $15,000.The couple have now bought into Frasers Property’s 1,500 lot Brookhaven community in Logan City“Our decision to buy at Brookhaven was influenced by the area, price and, of course, wanting to make the most out of the first home buyers grant before it ended,” said Clair.“The information session was great, it provided us with very helpful information about the local area and what’s to come”.With the construction process of the Goodall’s home set to start in September, they are planning for a move in early next year.Frasers Property Australia general manager residential Queensland Cameron Leggatt said the first homebuyer market accounted for almost 50 per cent of sales within the Brookhaven development.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoBrookhaven in Logan City.“This has led the team at Frasers Property to stage an event to help first-time buyersnavigate the purchase process,” Mr Leggatt said.Attendees heard from industry experts from Urbis, Horizon Financial Solutions, OWNit Conveyancing and Frasers Property Australia.Horizon Financial Solutions managing director Andrew Leak said there was a variety of ways that buyers with differing deposits could qualify for finance and he encouraged buyers to seek out a broker specialising in construction loans.“A broker can assess the first homebuyer’s situation with all lenders and all deposit options to co-ordinate the loan to suit individual needs,” he said.“I recommend first home buyers get pre-qualified for a loan before signing a contract so they can work to an accurate budget.”Brookhaven is set on a 150ha bushland-fringed site at Bahrs Scrub, it will have detached housing lots, a village retail centre, parks and green spaces.Land starts at $180,000 and there will be a display village opening in early 2018.
Facebook1Tweet0Pin0FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, June 2, 2011Contact: Sherri McDonald, Public Health and Social Services Director, 360-867-2502 Rainier, Tenino and Bucoda Designated Thurston County Substance Abuse Prevention SitesOLYMPIA – The communities served by the Rainier and Tenino school districts have been selected to receive additional support to create healthier communities by keeping youth, young adults and others free from the abuse of alcohol and other drugs. The support, which includes funding for training, technical assistance, and community- and school-based substance abuse prevention programs, comes from the state Department of Social and Health Services’ Division of Behavioral Health and Recovery (DBHR).Community prevention activities will be managed through Thurston County Public Health and Social Services in collaboration with two community coalitions that will be formed in Rainier and Tenino/Bucoda. The coalitions will consist of youth; parents/grandparents; educators and schools; law enforcement officials; faith leaders; civic/volunteer groups; representatives of sovereign tribes and local government; business and the media; substance abuse prevention and treatment organizations; and youth-serving organizations. TOGETHER!, a nonprofit organization dedicated to mobilizing the Thurston County community to prevent youth violence and substance abuse, is coordinating the new coalitions. Community members are invited to be involved with planning and implementing these programs.The school-based efforts are managed by Educational Service District 113 in collaboration with local school districts and the community coalitions. Staff specialists in adolescent substance abuse prevention, intervention and treatment will be assigned to serve middle and high school students. One specialist will serve youth in the Rainier School District and another will be in the Tenino School District. The districts are providing office space and additional support for the specialists.“A number of factors were considered in selecting the communities served by the Rainier and Tenino School Districts for services,” said Sherri McDonald, Director of the Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Department. “Data provided by DBHR was obtained from the Community Outcome and Risk Evaluation Geographic Information System. Community selection was based on an analysis of a number of risk indicators, including school absenteeism, abuse/neglect, families receiving state assistance, and below-average academic performance. A community’s readiness to benefit from these services was also examined during this process.”-MORE- “Our goal in redesigning and targeting our state prevention services is to leverage enough resources in the highest-need communities to achieve greater reductions in substance abuse and the harm it causes,” said David Dickinson, DBHR’s Director. “Community leaders are prepared to use these resources to help more young people succeed, and to improve the health and safety of their community.” added Dickinson.The new Rainier and Tenino coalitions will engage community members to address key measures of youth health, safety and success, including reducing underage drinking among 8th and 10th graders, improving academic performance, and reducing juvenile delinquency. DBHR will expand this effort in the next three years to identify approximately 50 high-need communities in Washington. The Rainier and Tenino efforts are anticipated to continue through 2016.State and county data from the 2010 Washington State Healthy Youth Survey will be released in April and is available online. Tips for parents to help prevent underage drinking can be found at www.StartTalkingNow.org.To find out how to get involved with the Rainier or Tenino coalitions, contact TOGETHER! at (360) 493-2230.For more information regarding prevention and intervention services for adolescents, contact ESD 113 True North Student Assistance and Treatment Program at (360) 339-8100.