Yet more jargon to take on boardOn 7 Mar 2000 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. • Britain’s HR departments are obviously awash with “sequentialisedprocesses” and “helicopter views” judging by the deluge ofmanagement jargon Guru has been on the receiving end of again this week.Guru can’t blame readers for wanting to remain anonymous in their donationof jargon. Some of these examples of double speak would make even the mostearnest “facilitator” blush.• Critical mass (Support, as in, ‘I don’t have the critical mass tocarry out this project’)• I’m behind on the power curve (I haven’t caught up with everyoneelse yet)• Leveraging synergies (Stealing good ideas from other sites)• Break the glass mentality/Out of the box (Be entrepreneurial)• Supplier Deflation (Pay less for more)• People Pipeline (Succession planning)• Operationalisation (Integrate)• Takeaway (The summary at the bottom of a viewfoil)• Drive Cycletime (Do it quicker)Finally, thanks to Matthew Thomas of Recruitment Vérité for providing themost jargon-laden job advert ever:”Dynamic, quality-focused, results-driven teamplayer needed to captureand park ideas, run them up the flagpole to see which way they fly then grabthem by the scruff of the neck and run off with them. This is a senior corerole within our strategic cultural change management initiative, requiringsomeone of graduate calibre with vision, commercial acumen and excellentinterpersonal sensitivity/ communication skills. Package is competitive, thoughnot set in stone as this isn’t rocket science, moreover there is no pointre-inventing the wheel. In the first instance, touch base and we’ll make awindow for some down time.”Research you can really trust• Research by the Open University Business School has managed to prove whata lot of us knew already – that no one trusts a politician.The OU surveyed nearly 600 managers and professionals on their views of thetrustworthiness of various groups. Politicians managed to grab the hallowedlast place followed closely by… er… journalists and sales people.The study found that managers thought the most trustworthy people werefriends and family.Still the managers surveyed don’t come across as the sharpest tools in thebox, as they collectively fingered themselves as the fourth least trustworthyprofession. Upfront they may be, but smart they ain’t.Bitter and twistedGuru has to admit that he knew he was asking for trouble when he askedreaders last week if they could spot any inanimate objects earning more thanthem.Patrick Tolson came back with “how about the Cabinet?” – boomboom! And one reader, who for some reason prefers to remain anonymous, replied,”Our HR director”.God squad of fathers in arms• Guru was intrigued to read last week that the Army is spending £2m onrecruiting chaplains. The idea is to give every unit its own cleric to lookafter the moral and spiritual development of the soldiers, who too often thesedays are, apparently, motivated by a “mercenary and self-interested”approach to the job.Guru thinks the Adjutant General’s department (personnel) deserves a medalfor a clever bit of skills redeployment – although it might want to tone downcommandment number 5 a bit – and looks forward to the creation of the firstcrack units of God Squaddies.
Load remaining images Last week, an all-star cast of musicians got together at American Beauty NYC to re-create the beloved Alanis Morrissette album Jagged Little Pill, all while raising money and awareness for the great and necessary Planned Parenthood. We’ve all been looking for a way to fight back against the changes that are happening around us in our country, and this was a great way for musicians and fans to come together and support a cause that many people care about so strongly.The band, spearheaded by Michaelangelo Carubba of Turkuaz, was made up of other Turkuaz members Shira Elias, Sammi Garett, and Craig Brodhead, along with Jennifer Hartswick of the Trey Anastasio Band, Nate Edgar of The Nth Power, Mayteana Morales of Pimps Of Joytime, and guitarist Sasha Brown. The group opened the night with a set of pop and funk covers, with “King of Pain” by The Police, “It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World” By James Brown, and “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival all showing up in the setlist.Then, for set two, the band turned in a raucous recreation of Jagged Little Pill that would’ve done Alanis herself proud. The band positioned the four female singers front-and-center, and each of them took their turn delivering highlight after highlight from the quintessential “girl power” album from the 90s. It was truly a sight to behold, and the audience ate it up, going crazy for songs like “You Oughta Know”, “Ironic”, and “Hand in My Pocket.” At the end of the show, the band came to the front of the stage, arm-in-arm, and took a bow in unison, showcasing the true team effort that went into making this show so special.After the show, Carubba told us: “For me, this event was a way for me to face, head on, two things that I think I misunderstood, or, at least, had no strong connection with. [Jagged Little Pill] and Planned Parenthood, at the time, just stood together in my mind and I knew that something was there. Then, when I dove in and listened to Jagged Little Pill over and over and over, and I read about Margaret Sanger and the history of Planned Parenthood, the two subjects became inseparable to me. We had to do something with it. Picking the band was easy. I didn’t even really blink. Everyone you saw on stage was an immediate choice for me, and if you listen back, you can hear why.P.S., the show was almost a week ago and I’ve listened to JLP at least once a day since then.”Garett, the pink-haired powerhouse from Turkuaz, also had enthusiastic memories from the night, stating that “it was so much fun performing Jagged Little Pill from start to finish! It was very nostalgic for me, and I’m sure it was for every who came to the show. To top it all off, we were performing this music to support Planed Parenthood! It was truly a magical and powerful night. Girl power!”See below for a full setlist, a full recording of the show (courtesy of taper Eric McRoberts), and a gallery of photos, courtesy of Capacity Images.Setlist: All-Star Tribute To ‘Jagged Little Pill’ | American Beauty NYC | New York, NY | 2/17/2017Set One: Fool’s Paradise, You Don’t Know Nothing About Love, King Of Pain, I Know You, I Love You, Lovely Day, It’s A Man’s, Man’s, Man’s World, Proud MarySet Two: All I Really Want, You Oughta Know, Perfect, Hand In My Pocket, Right Through You, Forgiven, You Learn, Head Over Feet, Mary Jane, Ironic, Not The Doctor, Wake Up read more
To my fellow Saratoga Springs residents, I hope you are all planning on voting this November. It’s important, especially in this day and age, for us all to exercise our constitutional rights and do our civic duty.I also hope that you will vote for Meg Kelly for mayor. I have had the honor to know Meg Kelly for many years and I have never met a more intelligent, dedicated, and resourceful person. Many of you know her as our current deputy mayor or from her years as an expert golf instructor.I first met Meg through her not-for-profit organization: The Saratoga Children’s Theater (SCT). Before SCT, there weren’t many choices for “theater kids” like my daughter to express themselves and learn their craft. Meg saw that need in this city and did something about it.In a short time, the organization grew from serving 20 kids to over 1,500 kids offering summer camps as well as main stage shows throughout the year, all the while not just teaching theater skills, but also promoting team-building, unity, public speaking, community service and anti-bullying lessons. My daughter has done over 20 shows with SCT and has thrived with both the theater skills and the life skills she’s been given.Being of little means, we couldn’t always afford a summer camp or a workshop, but Meg Kelly always helped families like mine with scholarships. She believed that every child should have the same opportunity regardless of their financial situation.Aside from her compassion, I was always impressed by her organizational skills, as well as her fierce determination.I think she would be an outstanding advocate for the citizens of Saratoga Springs.Alison LeskeSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:Schenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the census Categories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion read more
NewsRegional Bureau of heads on mission to Haiti by: – February 13, 2012 Tweet Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse will on Monday lead the three-member Bureau of CARICOM leaders and the bloc’s special envoy to Haiti, PJ Patterson, on a two-day mission to Haiti, the CARICOM Secretariat has announced.Bouterse is to be joined by immediate past CARICOM chairman and his St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Denzil Douglas and St. Lucia’s Deputy Prime Minister Phillip J. Pierre, who is standing in for Prime Minister Dr. Kenny Anthony, according to a statement from the Georgetown-based secretariat.The three leaders, together with the CARICOM Secretary General Irwin LaRocquemake, up the Bureau of Heads of Government, a special super-committee of CARICOM leaders.Also on the mission is the former Jamaican leader, PJ Patterson, CARICOM’s Special Representative of the Heads of Government to Haiti, the statement said.“The purpose of the visit is to engage with the Government of Haiti with respect to its priorities which would assist in determining the nature of assistance required of the Community to that Member State,” the CARICOM statement said.On Monday, the delegation is due to meet with Haiti’s President Michel Martelly and on Tuesday with Prime Minister Garry Conille and fellow cabinet members.The mission will also include meeting with parliamentarians and leaders of business groups, youth and the media, CARICOM said.“The visit will also serve to emphasise continued support for the country in its reconstruction and development efforts following the 2010 earthquake and explore ways for strengthening Haiti’s participation in CARICOM,” the secretariat added.The mission will follow a week in which Port-au-Prince’s executive and legislative leadership undertook a diplomatic offensive to seek commitments to the country’s rebuilding and development efforts.Last week, Prime Minister Conille led a delegation to Washington to meet congressional leaders and the international financial institutions. At the same time, President Martelly was in Venezuela seeking Haiti’s membership of the regional bloc, ALBA, and securing bilateral aid and cooperation agreements with Caracas.Then the World Bank’s vice president for Latin America and the Caribbean, Hasan Tuluy, followed with a trip to Haiti, during which he visited World Bank reconstruction projects.At the weekend, the government signed a contract with a French consortium to rebuild the island’s leading source of renewable energy, a 54-megawatt hydroelectric plant, with funding from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB).Antigua Observer Sharing is caring! 5 Views no discussions Share Share Share read more
(Eds: Recasting intro and adding quote)New Delhi, Nov 7 (PTI) Noting that Delhi has become a “gas chamber”, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today asked his deputy Manish Sisodia to consider shutting schools for a few days, prompting him to convene a meeting of officials of education, health and environment departments.Sisodia, who is also Delhis education minister, has directed the environment department to submit a report on the citys pollution level by this evening.He said that the Delhi government would take a final decision on the closure of schools and introduction of the odd-even car rationing scheme after examining the report.The chief minister will chair the meeting.”Delhi has become a gas chamber. Every year this happens during this part of year. We have to find a soln to crop burning in adjoining states,” Kejriwal tweeted.”Considering high level of pollution, I have requested Manish Sisodia, Education Minister, to consider closing schools for few days,” he added.Kejriwal has also sought an appointment with Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan to discuss the alarming situation, Sisodia said.Delhi woke up to severe air quality with a thick haze blanketing the city as pollution levels breached permissible standards by multiple times.”Hv called a meeting at 5.30pm with Edu, Health & Env Dept with todays pollution data and all relevant studies (sic),” Sisodia tweeted.”We are closely monitoring the situation and will take a final decision on it once the report comes. The Delhi government has requested the Centre several times to intervene in the issue of crop burning in neighbouring states but the central government has not responded yet,” he told reporters.advertisementThe Indian Medical Association (IMA) has also appealed to the Delhi government to shut down outdoor sports and other such activities in schools keeping in view the harmful impact of air pollution on the health of the children.The rapid fall in air quality and visibility began last evening as moisture combined with pollutants shrouded the city in a thick cover of haze.By 10 am today, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) recorded severe air quality, meaning the intensity of pollution was extreme. PTI GJS BUN SMN read more