Aiming to work in employment law

first_imgI was an area manager for a large UK restaurant business for four years,until I decided six months ago to move into HR. I was given the opportunity to doso by working on several small projects with the prospect of an HR positionwhen one became available. Now, due to a downturn in business, I have been maderedundant. I’m going to take a year out to get my CIPD qualification and, ifpossible, specialise in employment law. How can I build on my experience to getthis qualification, and what are my employment prospects likely to be once I’vecompleted it? Claire Coldwell, consultant, Chiumento If you are keen on a career in HR then taking a year out is a greatopportunity to gain your CIPD qualification. This will make you more marketableto a future HR department and also provide opportunities to network with otherHR practitioners. If you want to specialise in employment law, you will need to work in ageneralist HR role first, as most employers like to see a track record with abreadth of HR experience. In order to build on your experience, you might consider part-time workrelated to employment law or attending relevant courses on the latest employmentlegislation. You may also wish to consider voluntary work, such as with the CitizensAdvice Bureau or trade unions, where you can gain useful experience of advisingpeople of issues relating to work and employment. Once you have completed your CIPD studies, your prospects will be enhancedand the combination of an HR qualification with your management skills andexperience will mean that you are well placed to take a field HR role, forexample. An HR practitioner who has direct experience at the front line isvalued as they understand what life is like in the real world, so don’t playdown your area management experience – this is your USP. Ultimately, your employment prospects will depend on the professionalism andthoroughness you bring to your job search, so maximise your opportunities forbuilding strong networks while you are studying. Jo Selby, associate director, EJ Human Resources Given the state of the market at the moment, if you have decided that youwant to complete your CIPD, now is a good time to take a year out to completethe qualification. There are many places that offer the course, but you need todecide whether or not you wish to do the Masters. There are differing views asto whether it is beneficial to be working while studying so you can put intopractice what you are learning – you may wish to consider taking a part-time HRrole while you are at college. Once you have completed your course in 12 months’ time, hopefully the marketwill be more buoyant and as such there will be more opportunities available.But with the qualification under your belt, you will certainly be moreattractive to employers. Margaret Malpas, joint managing director, Malpas Flexible Learning There are full-time CIPD programmes and you could look for one that doesemployment law as one of the electives. You may find you’re quite a maturestudent on a full-time course. If this is not for you, you could look atflexible learning. Your experience will be valuable in any CIPD programme, butunfortunately you do not have sufficient length of exposure to do thequalification solely using experience (known as PAC). You need five years’managerial HR experience for this. You will then be very marketable. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Aiming to work in employment lawOn 18 Dec 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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Foraging and provisioning strategies of the light-mantled sooty albatross at South Georgia: competition and co-existence with sympatric pelagic predators

first_imgForaging and provisioning strategies of the light-mantled sooty albatross (LMSA) Phoebetria palpebrata were studied during chick-rearing at Bird Island, South Georgia, in January to May 2003. Virtually all trips of satellite-tracked birds were restricted to Antarctic waters. Individual birds followed a diversity of foraging routes, the majority to shelf and shelf-slope areas along the southern Scotia Arc or to oceanic waters in the mid Scotia Sea, with only a few trips extending as far south as the marginal ice zone in the Weddell Sea. Sympatric white-chinned petrels Procellaria aequinoctialis, black-browed Thalassarche melanophrys and grey-headed albatrosses T. chrysostoma also exploit these areas. Unlike LMSA, these species and the wandering albatross Diomedea exulans, also forage on the shelf and shelf-slope waters surrounding South Georgia, or at the Antarctic Polar Front (APF), where the larger albatrosses and smaller, more manoeuvrable white-chinned petrel may out-compete LMSA for access to prey. As a consequence, foraging distances and maximum ranges are greater, chick-feeding frequencies are lower and chick growth rate is slower in LMSA than in sympatric Thalassarche albatrosses, and adult LMSA appear to have little capacity to regulate provisioning according to chick condition. Nonetheless, LMSA seem well-adapted to exploitation of distant foraging grounds, apparently using the wind to reduce flight costs and, in comparison with other albatrosses, spending more of the night on the wing and returning with food loads that represent a greater proportion of adult mass.last_img read more

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Mitchell, Korver lead Jazz to 111-104 win over Nuggets

first_imgA Nuggets win would’ve vaulted them into first place in the Western Conference after a Golden State loss earlier in the day. But they were done in by their long-range woes, shooting 28 percent from 3-point range. It was Denver’s first loss at the Pepsi Center since Jan. 15. February 28, 2019 /Sports News – Local Mitchell, Korver lead Jazz to 111-104 win over Nuggets FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailDENVER (AP) — Donovan Mitchell scored 24 points, including six in the final two minutes, and the short-handed Utah Jazz ended Denver’s nine-game home win streak by holding off the Nuggets 111-104 on Thursday night. FAT LIP TIP-INS Jamal Murray and Will Barton each had 21 points for Denver. All-Star big man Nikola Jokic dealt with foul trouble but still finished with 16 points, 13 rebounds and seven assists. Kyle Korver added 22 as the Jazz showed plenty of energy despite playing on the second night of a back-to-back and with two of their guards out of the lineup. Utah led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, only to see the lead trimmed to five with 8:41 remaining. Korver helped the Jazz on a 13-0 run to gain some separation and send them to their third straight victory. Jazz: Guards Ricky Rubio and Raul Neto were both out with left hamstring tightness. Rubio left Wednesday’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers in the third quarter. Written by After a fourth-quarter spurt, the Jazz led 97-79 with 6:17 remaining. Denver sliced it to three on a 3-pointer by Paul Millsap before Mitchell took over to wrap things up. Utah turned up the defensive intensity in the first half, forcing the Nuggets into 10 turnovers and 1-of-13 shooting from 3-point range. That, coupled with the play of Ingles (12 points in the opening half) and Thabo Sefolosha (nine in the second quarter alone) allowed the Jazz to take a 52-37 lead into the locker room. The 37 points were a season-low in a first half for Denver.center_img Nuggets: F Trey Lyles missed a fourth straight game with a strained left hamstring. … Denver missed 10 straight 3-pointers before Murray connected in the second quarter. … Denver leads the Northwest Division with an 8-2 mark — both losses to Utah. … Barton had 13 rebounds. Associated Press The Jazz wore their colorful uniforms with some players accessorizing with brightly colored shoes. Joe Ingles went with red sneakers, Mitchell salmon, Derrick Favors red and Royce O’Neale green/yellow. UP NEXT Jazz: Host Milwaukee on Saturday. Nuggets: Host New Orleans on Saturday to wrap up a four-game homestand. Tags: Donovan Mitchell/Kyle Korver/NBA/Utah Jazz But it was their play that stood out. Ingles had 15 points and 10 assists, while Favors added 15 points and 11 rebounds. Gobert took an accidental elbow to the mouth from teammate Grayson Allen late in the first half. Gobert appeared to have a cut on his lip, but stayed in the game. Moments later, Gobert countered with a ferocious dunk. He trails only Milwaukee forward Giannis Antetokounmpo in dunks this season.last_img read more

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Lockn’ Adds Jim James, Phil Lesh & Friends With moe., And More With Daily Lineup Reveal

first_imgLockn’ in Arrington, Virginia, has been slowly revealing its line up over the past week, with yesterday bringing the news that Phil Lesh and Bob Weir will perform the entirety of Terrapin Station with the Terrapin Family Band during a special performance at the festival. On Monday, Antibalas, Blackberry Smoke, Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Hiss Golden Messenger, Moonalice, The Record Company, and Sinkane were added to the bill. Tuesday’s announcement added John Fogerty, and Wednesday added The Disco Biscuits to the list. Today, Lockn’ revealed its daily schedule, bringing to light even more special surprises for attendees of the festival.The daily lineup reveals that Jim James will be performing a solo set on Friday. phil.moe. will also be making their debut on Sunday, which will be a variation of Phil Lesh & Friends with moe. You can check out the full daily schedule below, and get your tickets to and more information about Lockn’ here.last_img read more

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Harvard students help show Sox faithful ‘green’ is the new ‘crimson’

first_imgAs President Drew Faust threw out the ceremonial first pitch during Harvard Night at Boston’s Fenway Park on Sept. 22, thousands of spectators  were busy throwing out their recyclable plastic cups and bottles in the bags held by 30 Harvard students who spent the evening volunteering for the Red Sox Green Team.  The students, the majority of whom were freshmen who had expressed a commitment to the environment and sustainability through the Green ’14 program, were joined by the University’s recycling czar Rob Gogan and staff from the Office for Sustainability.The volunteers’ evening kicked off with an orientation from a member of the Red Sox staff and then the eager group of students spread throughout Fenway to collect bags of recyclables. The students said they appreciated the opportunity to help the environment and represent the University while exploring the nation’s oldest ballpark.“The experience was incredible! Not only did we get to explore Fenway Park, but we all got to do something we were passionate about,” said Kristen Wraith ’14.  “It was amazing how well the crowd responded to the Green Team. I had so many people thank me for what I was doing and ask how they could do the same. This is something that I would do again in a second.”This wasn’t the first group of Harvard students to help show the Fenway faithful that “green” is the new “crimson.” Last spring, a group of Graduate School of Education students volunteered on the Fenway Green Team during the Red Sox first home game of the season. The Red Sox organization recruits volunteer Green Teams to collect recyclables during games throughout each season.As part of Harvard’s commitment to building a healthier, more sustainable campus the University has made recycling and composting a priority.  The recycling rate at Harvard’s main campus is 55 percent, thanks in part to the adoption of single stream recycling.  Single stream recycling means all recyclables – from paper products to bottles and cans – go in the same bin. Recently, Harvard Recycling announced that even paper coffee cups and pizza boxes (if the food has been scraped out) can be recycled. Of course, it’s always best to bring your own reusable coffee mug with you to reduce waste and even save money (many cafes on campus offer discounts to students with reusable mugs). Recycling is also incorporated into all home football games at Harvard Stadium.To learn more about single stream recycling, check out Harvard’s September Green Tip of the Month.last_img read more

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The Textalyzer? New efforts aim to curb texting by drivers

first_img Read Full Story Although most states ban texting by drivers, the problem appears to be getting worse—and road fatalities are on the rise. To change people’s behavior, lawmakers and public health experts are devising new strategies, some of which mimic strategies to combat drunk driving that began nearly three decades ago.Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is developing a new plan based on the effective designated-driver campaign that it orchestrated in the late 1980s, which was promoted by Hollywood, the media, politicians, sports leagues, and corporations. Jay Winsten, associate dean and director of the Center for Health Communication at Harvard Chan School, said in an April 27, 2016 New York Times article that the new campaign won’t focus on scolding drivers for multitasking; rather, it will urge them to be more attentive, and will encourage parents to set a good example for their children.last_img read more

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Hedwig Star Darren Criss on Why Everybody Should do a Drag Show

first_img Related Shows Darren Criss Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 13, 2015 View Comments Hedwig and the Angry Inch Darren Criss is currently killing it in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and he recently stopped by the ladies of The Talk to chat about stepping into the rock goddess’ heels. The former Glee star thinks that “everybody should do a drag show at some point in their life.” Why? “They make these heels differently than they would your regular nice heels…so I’m not in as much agony as you’d think I’d be.” Despite this, he joked, “I don’t want you to not be impressed by me!” You don’t have to worry about that, Mr. Criss, you’ve already won a Broadway.com Audience Choice Award for your performance in the Tony-winning revival! Check out the interview below and then Criss bringing it home at Broadway’s Belasco Theatre through July 19. Star Fileslast_img read more

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Samsung pledges to quit coal construction, but not before building Vung Ang 2 plant

first_imgSamsung pledges to quit coal construction, but not before building Vung Ang 2 plant FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Bloomberg:Samsung C&T Corp. will finish two more coal projects before exiting the sector.Construction of the two ventures, the Gangneung facility in South Korea and the Vung Ang 2 project in Vietnam, are scheduled to be completed in 2023 and 2024, respectively. The pledge to exit the coal industry is “unprecedented” for a non-financial firm in South Korea, the company said in a statement.The de-facto holding company of the Samsung empire has faced growing criticism over its involvement in coal amid mounting global pressure to halt use of the dirtiest fossil fuel. Activist climate investors expressed concern Samsung C&T remained committed to the two projects.Global investors are increasingly voicing concerns over the risks associated with South Korea’s overseas coal financing as the state-owned Korea Electric Power Corp., known as Kepco, continues to approve plans to invest in new projects. BlackRock Inc., the world’s biggest asset manager with a stake in the utility, urged the company to provide clear strategic rationale for its investment in new plants in Vietnam and Indonesia.Kepco’s board of directors approved a $200 million investment in the Vung Ang 2 project earlier this month. A joint venture between Samsung C&T and Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co. will be in charge of engineering, procurement and construction for the project, a Kepco spokesman said Oct. 6.Samsung C&T said its trading arm will also gradually exit from all coal-related businesses once its existing contracts terminate, while seeking to expand its business into LNG and renewables. The company will completely withdraw from the Gangneung project after selling all of its 29% stake, which it can do it three years after commercial operations begin in end-2023.[Heesu Lee]More: Samsung construction arm to ditch coal after 2 more projectslast_img read more

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When it comes to analytics, culture is just as important as data

first_img 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Credit unions can talk all they want about data analytics, but putting those tools in place won’t mean much without an analytics culture.That’s the word from two former credit union executives – Brewster Knowlton, principal of the Knowlton Group and Rich Jones, principal of Leading2Leadership – who spoke during the Analytics and Financial Innovation conference here.“Technology is the easy part of the process,” explained Knowlton. “When we say analytics or data, people think IT. The last thing that comes to their mind is change of management or cultural transformation.”Too often, Knowlton explained, credit unions build a data warehouse and consider the work done. “That doesn’t solve the rest of the organization’s challenges,” he said. “How do we actually get that adoption? It starts with establishing stakeholder needs [and] getting to the point where you’re getting collaboration between departments.” continue reading »last_img read more

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Police: search for missing Bradford County woman

first_imgLutz is wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt, black shirt, black pants and gray sneakers. (WBNG)- Pennsylvania State Police are looking for a woman out of Bradford County. Police say 22 year-old Heidi Lutz has been missing since April 24 and was last seen at approximately 8:15 p.m. in the area of Wyalusing New Albany Road Terry Township. Anyone with any information should contact police immediately by calling 911 or Pennsylvania State Police Towanda at 570-265-2186.center_img Police say they believe she may be at special risk of harm or injury and may be confused. Lutz is described to be 5 foot 4 inches, 135 pounds with brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes.last_img

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