I’m so bored with HR victim hang-up

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. The debate is still raging over the need for HR to sit on the board. Thisissue has gripped the imagination of senior practitioners, academics and themedia and is in danger of deflecting the debate away from where it should be –the impact of HR. Complaining about the lack of HR representation on the board is victimbehaviour and damages the long-term credibility of HR. I have just finished reading a new book by Jack Welch, ex-CEO of globalgiant General Electric, and it has prompted me to revisit the debate. There canbe absolutely no doubt that Welch and GE achieved successful businesstransformation through people. Welch had a passion for people excellence and GE is uncompromising about thestandards it sets. It has a robust HR system in place, which is respected byline managers and demands the very best from people managers right through thebusiness at all levels. What is interesting about the GE situation is that the head HR person, BillConaty, does not have a seat on the GE board. But I doubt this concerns Billtoo much. He is too busy developing the GE strategy and making a difference tothe bottom line every day. I also doubt it inhibits his ability to influenceand wield the power necessary to make change happen on a global basis. Boards have a fiduciary duty to act in the interests of their shareholders,but in great companies, so does everyone else. GE has a reputation forsystematically getting people excellence driven through the business. It has afocused performance management system built within a learning and developmentculture. It is a true employer brand. Analysts on Wall Street are clearly aware of the strength of the people andbusiness processes and it affects its share price. It seems to me this is theHoly Grail for HR – direct bottom line linkages between business strategy andHR strategy and practice. Influence is about being good at what you do and having the courage to standup to the CEO – it is not about what table you sit at. The debate about HR on the board waters down the real issue for HR people,which is the active pursuit of making a difference on a systematic, predictableand consistent basis. So, let us not get hung up on where we sit within the organisation, but onwhat we deliver and what our influence is at every level of the business. If HRis good enough, low and behold we will end up on the board anyway – and notjust because of a notion that there has to be a functional representation atthat level. Let us make sure younger HR people aspire to making a difference rather thansitting at the top table, and I suspect if we do this the rest will take careof itself. By Chris Matchan, Vice-president consumer practice, Korn/FerryInternational I’m so bored with HR victim hang-upOn 5 Feb 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Carol Smillie is the new ‘face’ of EweMove’s

first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Carol Smillie is the new ‘face’ of EweMove’s previous nextAgencies & PeopleCarol Smillie is the new ‘face’ of EweMove’sEwemove steps up it’s marketing campaign. No jokes about looking sheepish, please!The Negotiator6th June 20160974 Views Ewemove reports a 69 per cent surge in online sales valuation enquiries within three weeks of engaging Carol Smillie (right) as a brand ambassador.Carol is known for her role with the BBC’s Changing Rooms series, Glenn Ackroyd (left), Head Shepherd of EweMove, said, “We’re absolutely delighted to have connected with such a high profile property personality. Our research showed that she commands a high level of trust and she’s well known by our target customer demographic so we knew she’d have a big impact, but we’ve been blown away with the response so far.”“During our discussions with Carol, we hit on the idea of introducing her to some real customers to get a feel for why we’re different to other agents and we filmed the interviews. The results were amazing and we’ve added some of the footage to our website, and to www.carolinvestigates.co.uk.”In addition to the increase in online sales valuation enquiries, the firm saw a 51 per cent increase in lead conversions. Glenn added, “It’s very early days, but our Marketing Team are very excited by the initial results. On the back of the influx of new enquiries, we’ve had two consecutive record months for new property listings and that’s helped us to smash past 1,000 live properties for the first time and we look set to break 1,500 in the next quarter.”marketing brand ambassador Carole Smillie EweMove June 6, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’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 2021last_img read more

Purplebricks’ share price drops despite claiming to be best estate agent in UK

first_imgPurplebricks’ share price has lost 2% of its value despite the company saying it is the best sales agent in the UK , shifting homes faster and for more money than other agents.The research also revealed that it now has a 4.2% market share of homes for sale under £350,000, its key battleground with traditional agents.The claims are made within research published by the hybrid agency that was completed on its behalf by property and insight data company TwentyCi.Its report says Purplebricks it getting homes to under offer in 52 days on average, over a week faster than its nearest online or traditional rival.It also get homes for sale to completion within 165.7 days, some 2.3 days faster than other agents.Also, TwentyCi says Purplebricks sells homes for £9,000 more than the average listings of its high street competitors, making it the second best among the UK’s top ten agencies for price achieved.ConversionsPurplebricks is also converting 75% of valuations into instructions, the report says, way ahead of its traditional rivals who on average convert 53% of valuations.The company also has the lowest withdrawal levels within the industry, the report claims.Vic Darvey, Purplebricks CEO (pictured, top), days: “The fact that we’ve sold quickest for the second-year running is due to how we’ve digitalised the process, making communication between buyers and sellers much simpler.“Using up to the minute data, with a real-time view of market trends, we’re able to price more accurately meaning this speed of sale isn’t achieved at the expense of value.”    Purplebricks TwentyCi vic darvey July 1, 2019Nigel Lewis3 commentsDAVID C HAYWORTH, astons estate agents astons estate agents 5th September 2019 at 11:53 amI would suggest anyone who would like to see reviews about purplebricks…I would suggest looking at the following reviews on all agents website https://www.allagents.co.uk/purplebricks/1 star out of 5 stars 229 reviews.Log in to ReplyKathy Britton, Brittons Lettings Brittons Lettings 2nd July 2019 at 10:30 amSo if PB are so good why one has to ask the question …Why are their shares continually dropping so much? Vendors are now realising that service comes at a price, and more and more are beginning to accept this. The only reason most vendors won’t leave PB is because they’ve already paid their fees and want to see some value for their money so they have to stay with them. How can PB claim they are selling for higher figures than any other agent as all professionals in the business will know … it’s the market that actually dictates actual prices acheived, NOT the estate agents…. no matter how good they are. How can they justify making such claims and get away with it ?Log in to ReplyJulian Blackmore, BNE BNE 1st July 2019 at 9:33 amWatch how quickly the self proclaimed best agent turns to the worst now the market is difficult and requires more than shoving it on rightmove and await the leads… We’ve had 3 vendors move from PB in the last week alone.Log in to ReplyWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks’ share price drops despite claiming to be best estate agent in UK previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks’ share price drops despite claiming to be best estate agent in UKProperty industry research completed by independent research firm but commissioned by the hybrid agency makes bold claims for its sales abilities.Nigel Lewis1st July 20193 Comments2,474 Viewslast_img read more

Vendor sells house for more than asking price via house raffle

first_imgA farmhouse in Shropshire has become one of the few house raffle success stories in recent times after the vendor, who had tried to sell it via two estate agents, attracted over 340,000 entries to his raffle and raised £550,000.Vendor Michael Chatha, who originally put the property on the market for £545,000 eight months ago but received no offers on it, had been attempting to sell the property after he and his wife separated after 17 years living at the property.“I had the farmhouse on the market with two different agents, one of them a very well-known reputable brand, each for three months and although I had viewings, there were no offers,” he says.“So I thought I could do a better job of marketing it myself and seven days after the competition started, we had brought in £550,000.”TV appearanceHis house raffle was featured in a BBC article and Chatha was invited into the BBC1 TV Breakfast programme sofa last month, highlighting his attempts to sell the property; publicity which many other house raffle competitions don’t receive.The winner of the 300-year-old farmhouse, which has four bedrooms and a separate annexe, is somewhat stunned 23-year-old admin assistant Jemma Nicklin, who had bought a single £2 raffle ticket.“I’m still in shock. Not one single thought has processed in my head since the day I found out,” she told PA.“I was looking through the photos and I said to my mum ‘Do you think I should have a go?’ and she said ‘Why not? You’ve got to be in it to win it’.”     House Raffle February 18, 2020Nigel 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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Marketing » Vendor sells house for more than asking price via house raffle previous nextMarketingVendor sells house for more than asking price via house raffleFarmhouse in Shropshire was originally marketed via two different estate agents but failed to sell at its £545,000 asking price.Nigel Lewis18th February 202002,192 Viewslast_img read more

Spanish auxiliary ship joining EU migrant mission in the Med

first_img View post tag: Spanish Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Spanish auxiliary ship ESPS Cantabria joining EU migrant mission in the Med View post tag: Op Sophia The Spanish navy’s auxiliary oiler and replenishment ship ESPS Cantabria (A-15), got underway from Ferrol, Spain, to join operation Sophia – European Union’s migrant mission in the Mediterranean Sea.Operation Sophia started on June 22, 2015 to provide a response to the migratory crisis in the central Mediterranean Sea. Up to 25 nations have taken part in this mission with naval, land and air assets.AOR Cantabria will operate along with other units from Italy, Germany, the UK and France.The ship previously served as part of NATO’s Standing Maritime Group 2, returning home in December 2016For this mission, the Cantabria will operate as flagship of the operation under command of Spanish Rear-admiral Javier Moreno. The ship is scheduled to return home by mid-December. Authorities Spanish auxiliary ship ESPS Cantabria joining EU migrant mission in the Med August 22, 2017 View post tag: ESPS Cantabria Share this articlelast_img read more

New ‘hop on and off’ safety training launched

first_imgFlexible Level 4 Food Safety Courses are now being offered for food manufacturers by the Society of Hygiene and Technology (SOFHT).They are now available in a flexible carousel format to cater for the busy schedules of senior managers, to ensure their training is still of the optimum quality without the need to leave the business for days at a time.The modules in the five day food hygiene course are will be run one day a month, over five consecutive months, totalling 40 hours of guided learning.Courses will also run consecutively meaning if a manager has to miss a module they can enrol on just that one module on the next course.last_img read more

Primosten plans to build an underwater panoramic tunnel

first_imgPhoto: Google Maps, Illustration: HrTurizam.hr The panoramic tunnel would stretch from Nova Riva over the entire Porat bay, it would be made of Plexiglas, and at the entrance and exit the planned catering facilities would have gallery spaces. The investment is worth 1,5 million euros. Primosten Municipal Council approved a budget cost of 335 thousand kuna for the project documentation of the panoramic pedestrian submarine tunnel in the bay Porat in Primosten, writes the portal Šibenski.hr Thus, after the magnificent monument to Our Lady of Loreto on the hill Gaj, Primosten should get an underwater tunnel as a new tourist attraction. By the way, last year over 100 thousand tourists and pilgrims visited the monument of Our Lady in Primošten. “It is a panoramic pedestrian tunnel with transparent walls, 60 meters long and up to six meters wide, which would be located 18 meters below the sea surface at the deepest part of the seabed in Porto.” he told the portal Šibenik.in, Mayor of Primosten, Stipe Petrina. When such a tourist attraction and investment in Primosten is already planned, we might consider expanding the entire project, in order to enable the realization of the first Croatian underwater restaurant. One of the most famous underwater restaurants in the world are certainly those in Dubai and the Maldives. . Cover photo: Restaurant under the sea, HURAWALHI Maldiveslast_img read more

Saudi Arabia to reopen Mecca mosques Sunday

first_imgSaudi Arabia plans to reopen from Sunday mosques in Mecca, the holiest city in Islam, after they were closed for three months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, state television reported.The kingdom has taken restrictive measures against the virus, particularly in Mecca, but the number of new coronavirus cases has notably increased in recent days.”The mosques in the holy city will begin to reopen their doors to the faithful on Sunday after three months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic,” the state-run Al-Ekhbariya channel reported, citing a decision by the Islamic affairs ministry. Some 1,500 holy sites are preparing to welcome visitors, the channel reported, showing footage of workers disinfecting floors and carpets.The decision comes weeks before the Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. While the Hajj is set to be held in late July, authorities are yet to announce if it will go ahead or be cancelled.Outside Mecca, mosques elsewhere in the country reopened at the end of May, but with strict rules imposing social distancing and other measures.The hardest hit Gulf state, Saudi Arabia has reported over 150,000 virus cases, including nearly 1,200 deaths.Topics :last_img read more

The mistake that cost Liverpool the chance to beat Arsenal to Alexis Sanchez transfer coup

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘It all started with [former chief scout] Steve Rowley at the Toulon tournament,’ Law told Goal.‘Sebastian Rozental, who works for the agency Twenty Two which is owned by Sanchez’s agent Fernando Felicevich in Chile, walked over and said to Steve: ‘Sanchez is going to leave Barcelona’.‘All of us being natural sceptics, we thought there was no chance when Steve called us. So we went back to the agents and they said it was true and that Barcelona had even given them a price.‘So I flew out immediately to Santiago to just get a sense from Fernando about how serious this was. If we were just going to be a stalking horse for Juventus or Liverpool who knew that they were losing [Luis] Suarez, then we didn’t want to play that game. Read More Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Top articles 1/1 PLAY Advertisement Skip Ad Alexis Sanchez starred for Chile at the 2014 World Cup before his transfer to Arsenal (Picture: Getty)‘Off the back of that meeting I made the judgement that there was half a chance, but the closer on the deal was Arsene [Wenger] – he won that one for us.‘Arsene met with Fernando in Rio at the World Cup two or three times over the next 10 days talking about his philosophy, about where Sanchez could play, that sort of thing. Off the back of those conversations, Sanchez really took a liking to the notion of coming to London.‘Liverpool were throwing a tonne of money at him, but my understanding was that there was no real personal contact. My conclusion was that Sanchez felt like a makeweight in the Liverpool – Barcelona transfer negotiations for Suarez.‘It was more of a money deal than anything else and I think when you deal with South Americans, you have to throw a human element in there.’More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors Coming Next Read More Read More Advertisement Skip Arsene Wenger has been sunning himself in Brazil (Picture: Twitter)Arsene Wenger’s personal touch was the key reason behind Alexis Sanchez’s decision to sign for Arsenal and snub Liverpool in the summer of 2014, according to the north London club’s former transfer negotiator Dick Law.Sanchez starred during Chile’s World Cup 2014 campaign which ended in unfortunate circumstances following a penalty shootout defeat against hosts Brazil in the second round.Despite enhancing his reputation, Sanchez was deemed surplus to requirements at Camp Nou with Barcelona intent on signing Luis Saurez to form part of a deadly attacking trio alongside Lionel Messi and Neymar.Liverpool were prepared to offer Sanchez a lucrative deal in order to tempt him into a move to Anfield, but it was the input of Wenger, who was working as a television pundit during the tournament, that ultimately swayed the winger’s decision.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT Read More The mistake that cost Liverpool the chance to beat Arsenal to Alexis Sanchez transfer coup Full Screen / Read More SPONSORED Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 9 Jul 2019 1:02 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link425Shares About Connatix V67539 Comment 1 min. story by Metro Video Settingslast_img read more

Mandate roundup: €5.7bn French scheme hunts ‘flexible allocation’ manager

first_imgKeva, Finland’s biggest pension fund, has reappointed the UK arm of FactSet to provide a fixed income analysis tool.FactSet – headquartered in the US state of Connecticut – provides performance attribution and analysis for all aspects of the public sector fund’s bond allocation.At the end of 2017, fixed income made up 42.8% of Keva’s €51.9bn investment portfolio, according to the fund’s website. CIPAV, a €5.7bn French multi-sector pension fund, has launched a search for a “flexible allocation” manager.It has not set a specific size for the mandate as the tender refers to a “framework agreement” with no minimum or maximum fund size.CIPAV said it wanted managers investing in EU and OECD countries only. The contract would be for five years initially. “We have not set performance targets or risk limits,” the pension provider said. “The objective of the fund is to deliver stable and positive returns irrespective of the market conditions.” Respondents must have at least €300m already invested in the strategy. CIPAV expressed a preference for a French fund structure, although it said it would consider other regulated alternative investment fund options.Managers should send in responses by midday on 21 September, Central European Time.FRR adds BlackRock to transition manager rosterFrance’s biggest pension fund, FRR, has appointed BlackRock as a transition manager to aid major portfolio allocation shifts.The €34bn fund renewed a similar mandate for Russell Investments last month.FRR has been active in tendering asset management mandates this year, and is currently seeking managers for a €2.3bn allocation to US equities.It has also targeted French and European small cap allocations worth a combined €1.7bn, and was considering increasing its impact investments.Finland’s public sector fund appoints fixed income analysis providerlast_img read more