Related posts:No related photos. The 23 October deadline for compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998sailed past many HR managers unnoticed. Here we look at some of the mainbusiness implications of the Act and offer advice on how to get systems up andrunning – fastAll UK businesses should now be complying with the provisions of the DataProtection Act 1998. On 23 October the first transitional period of the DPAexpired. However, most employers remain ignorant of the new rules and arerunning the risk of prosecution. A survey last month by Tarlo Lyons and the Opus Group showed nearlytwo-thirds of firms were not aware of the deadline. Of 137 responses frommanagers responsible for data protection, 61 per cent were not aware of theimpending date for compliance. And a poll in Personnel Today found 40 per centof HR practitioners unprepared for the new duties. “Businesses must take urgent steps to tackle these issues so that theyare fully compliant with the Act,” said Andrew Rigby, head of e-businessand banking technology law at Tarlo Lyons. “Bringing in new procedures andsystems to cope in such a short time frame will challenge most businesses, butthe issue cannot be ignored.” One of the most important issues likely to impact on businesses with aglobal presence, Rigby said, is the prohibition on exporting personal dataoutside the European Economic Area. “Under the DPA, a business cannot generally transfer data outside theEEA unless the country of the receiver provides a similar level of protectionto personal data,” he said. “To date, few countries outside the EEAhave been recognised as providing adequate protection. The US and somecountries in the Far East provide no such protection, yet they are significantin terms of export business, trade and financial relationships with theUK.” Only in limited circumstances will a business be able to transfer personaldata lawfully to such countries, and businesses will need to enter intocontracts with third parties or even with overseas members of theirorganisations to provide adequate protection. Potentially all businesses which use the Internet could be caught out by theDPA, Rigby warns. A UK business which sends an e-mail containing the name andaddress of an employee, job applicant or customer to the US office of the samecompany will be in breach of the Act. Ultimately, the authorities may order thebusiness to stop exporting any personal data, which could bring manyinternational companies to a standstill, he adds. Other aspects of the DPA could have a fundamental impact on the way UK companiesdo business via the Internet. For example, any business using a third-party toprocess data will need to ensure via the contract that the third party willtake “appropriate technical and organisational measures” to protectpersonal data. “This will have a significant impact on businesses that use athird-party to run, operate and process data received on its website,”Rigby warned. Ten steps to compliance 1. Go through all manual and personnel data and check for any personal orsensitive data, such as opinions on an employee, race, medical information. 2. Ensure all filing systems are covered, including those held bydepartmental managers. 3. Remove any unnecessary or unhelpful data. 4. Devise a data protection policy (see box). 5. Devise consent forms for processing personal data as well as processingsensitive personal data. 6. Devise plans for regularly updating information, such as the regularcirculation of new addresses and so on. 7. Put in place procedures for obtaining information on new employeescorrectly. 8. Work out how you will answer requests within time limits. 9. Decide whether you will make an administration charge for complying withrequests. 10. Plan to review your policy as soon as the Data Protection Code ofPractice comes into force. n Devising a policy– What do you need to hold and why? – Who should have access to the information? – Who should hold the information? – Make time limits clear – 40 days for access to records and 21 days foraccess to information. – Make exemptions clear, such as the administration of justice exemption. – How will disputes be dealt with? Follow the internal procedures first. – Revise your disciplinary and grievance procedures to cover abuses of data. A data remember… that most forgotOn 1 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.
PeopleOn 13 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. HR has gained yet another seat at the top table with Vanessa Georgioujoining manufacturer Fisher Foods as human resources director. The company is the latest in a long line of firms to realise the importanceof the function at the very top of the business and Georgiou is thrilled thatshe has been chosen to fill this challenging role. “The company has never had an HR director before, so it’s reallyexciting, and an honour to be involved from the outset,” she says. Georgiou began her career in the HR function at supermarket giant Tesco, buthas also worked for clothing retailer Dorothy Perkins and paper distributorPapyrus, where she was also human resources director. As her industry background is varied, she sees her first task in her newrole as getting to know the business. Fisher Foods specialises in supplying private label products to the retailsector and Georgiou is looking to spread good HR practice across theorganisation. “I want to make it a place that’s focused on its people and a placewhere people want to work. “We need to have a consistency in how we manage our people. “For me, the biggest HR challenge is to convince line managers that ifyou train people in the right way you really can make a huge difference,”she says. Georgiou lives in Hertfordshire and spends most of her time looking afterher sons Alex, aged 10, and five-year-old Jason. “My hobbies are my children because when you are working and have twoyoung kids you don’t have time for much else,” she explains. CV2001 HR director, Fisher Foods1999 HRdirector, Papyrus1997 Head of HR, Nobar1991 Various HR roles, EverestOn the moveKaren Sheehan has joined Pitney BowesOffice Systems as HR manager. The position is newly created and she will reportdirectly to the company president. She joins from music wholesale companyTelstar and has over eight years experience in HR. Her role will includeinternal communications, reviewing and developing HR policies and helping toinfluence the company’s strategic direction.UK supply chain management companyGist has appointed Mike Bousfield as its new HR director. He will beresponsible for all aspects of the firm’s HR function and will focus primarilyon the development of its current staff as well as recruiting employees. Hejoins Gist from P&O cruises where he was head of HR, looking after 5,000multinational staff. The company operates across the globe serving over twomillion customers in 50 countries.Graham Hardiman is moving from hisposition as vice-president of marketing and HR at Netstore to join the VignetteCorporation as HR director EMEA. He will be based at the web content managementspecialist’s European headquarters in Maidenhead. He was previously withNetstore, an application service provider, and has also worked for Cellnet,Data General and EMC. read more
Comments are closed. Some striking HR lessons can be taken from the early rebuilding efforts inIraq. For anyone involved in cross-border merger and acquisition (M&A)projects, the lessons are similarly relevant and parallels close. Regrettably,they include several ‘should-have-been-dones’, just as in corporate life. The recent hostile acquisition of Iraq might have benefited from a little‘shock and awe HR’ work. In any cross-border M&A there are several key HR areas that must belooked at, planned for and executed. Although a domestic M&A can bechallenging, cross-border work can be even more so. When a company chooses toproject itself into new countries and cultures, it is essential that theplanning teams don’t forget several key post-acquisition HR issues. One is manpower planning: what type and size of workforce will be neededonce the dust has settled? Within days of the fall of Baghdad a well-planneddownsizing was, and still is, clearly under way. In a corporate world, we would witness initial tumult following anacquisition. HR’s role is to be certain that the rush for cost savings (fastlayoffs) doesn’t undermine longer- term goals. It has to consider whether it isfully equipped to manage the newly sized business. Ask yourself: is your HR infrastructure in place and working? Do youunderstand the cultural and legal requirements in the new country, and have youplanned for market practices? Can you deliver payroll in the new country?Again, consider how the coalition forces in Iraq had to figure out early onarrival how to deliver payroll to government staff to get them back to work.You would be in a similar boat. In a corporate M&A, it is important that careful thought is given toexecutive leadership after the acquisition. The corporate goal is most likelyto have someone from the acquiring company run the local show initially. Buthave you made plans for them to move back out as soon as things are stabilised?Do you look at the behaviours likely to lead to success or failure in the newcountry and its culture, and then vet any proposed executives against that? The seemingly rotating door of coalition leadership in Baghdad could besuspected of slowing overall progress in rebuilding Iraq. The very same issuecould be problematic for your acquisition too. Have you thought through your staff communication strategies? Do they takeinto account the culture of the company acquired, and the new country?Effective communication strategies must be fast, constant and consistent andwill go a long way towards getting the acquired employee population settled down,back to work, and back to being productive. By delivering thoughtful and results-focused solutions in a cross-borderacquisition, HR can demonstrate concrete value to its organisation. By Lance Richards, Board Director, SHRM Global Forum Lessons from Iraq that provide HR’s answersOn 3 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. read more
Academic Pediatric Cardiac SurgeonThe Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of MarylandSchool of Medicine is seeking a highly qualified Cardiac Surgeonfor Surgical Director of the Children’s Heart ProgramThe ideal candidate will have broad experience in neonatal, infant,and adult congenital pediatric cardiac surgery, with a track recordof exemplary clinical results. This is an outstanding opportunityto lead a dedicated US News & World Report-ranked pediatricsurgical team that is the busiest in the State of Maryland. Theteam includes dedicated operating room personnel, intensivists,advanced practitioners, anesthesiologists, perfusionists, and aworld-class cardiology faculty that is committed to collaborationand excellence. Experience in all aspects of thoracictransplantation, ventricular assist device implantation, and ECMOis desirable. Faculty will have the privilege and responsibility ofhelping to teach all facets of cardiac surgery to integratedthoracic surgery trainees, and will expand their research andscholarly activities to achieve national and internationalrecognition as they advance the field. The University of Marylandis a world-renowned research institution that provides a superbacademic foundation for basic, clinical, and translationalresearch. Robust opportunities exist to enhance the Division’sexisting research portfolio through collaboration with an array ofresearchers within the Department of Surgery and across theUniversity.About the Division :The Division of Cardiac Surgery at the University of MarylandSchool of Medicine includes 14 faculty providing cardiac surgeryservices at four locations and is the market leader in cardiacsurgical care in the State of Maryland, with over 2000 majorcardiac cases performed/year. The Division sponsors a matureintegrated 6-year Cardiothoracic Training program. The Division’sLung Healing Unit supported 200 patients on ECMO in 2019. TheDivision is home to several NIH-funded surgeon-scientists, has aClinical Research Unit with over 40 prospectively enrollingclinical trials, and is a site for the NHLBI-sponsoredCardiothoracic Surgical Trials Network.Interested applicants should apply through the following linkhttps://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_faculty+and+post+docs/jobsearch.ftl?lang=en&portal=8100108441and submit a letter of interest and their curriculum vitaeto:James S. Gammie, MDChief, Division of Cardiac SurgeryUniversity of Maryland Medical Center110 S. Paca Street, 7th FloorBaltimore, MD [email protected] is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Allqualified applicants will receive consideration for employmentwithout regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race,color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteranstatus, age, or any other characteristic protected by law orpolicy.Qualifications :Board Certified. Clear plan for academic development and scholarlyactivity. read more
Four new CCTV cameras, costing around £96,000, are to be placed along the Cowley road, in problem areas recognised by the City Council. Cameras will be placed at The Plain, opposite Princes Street, near the public toilets in Manzil Gardens and at the end of Magdalen Road. The camera at Manzil Gardens is welcomed by the staff at Premier Lettings, who work opposite the site where a man was found dead on Saturday, February 16. Manager Jo Soden hopes that “CCTV will act as an additional deterrent” to the heightened police presence in the area. By Sophie Pitman
Below, you can see a selection of videos from WSP, Bonamassa, and Gordon’s sets from Sunday at The Peach and a number of selections from the emotional final performance of Les Brers below, courtesy of YouTube user Sean Roche (if not otherwise stated). You can also check out a full gallery of beautiful photos from the final day of The Peach 2017 courtesy of Phierce Photo by Keith G. (Instagram: @PhiercePhoto).Mike Gordon: Joe Bonamassa – “Last Kiss”Widespread Panic – “Hope In A Hopeless World”SETLIST: Widespread Panic | The Peach Music Festival | Night 4 (Sunday) | 8/13/17:Hope In Hopeless World, Blackout Blues, Holden Oversoul, Good People, Cotton Was King > Bear’s Gone Fishin’ > Second Skin > Greta > Driving Song > Shut Up And Drive > Protein Drink / Sewing Machine > Driving Song, Genesis > North, Saint Ex, Ain’t Life Grand (135 mins)Les Brers – “Hot Lanta”Les Brers – “Please Call Home”Les Brers – “Dimple” with Junior MackLes Brers – “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed”Les Brers – “Every Hungry Woman”“Whipping Post” > “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” w/ Berry Oakley Jr.[Cover photo via Phierce Photo by Keith G. (Instagram: @PhiercePhoto)]The Peach Music Festival | Day 4 (Sunday) | 8/13/17 | Photos: Phierce Photo by Keith G. Load remaining images Yesterday, The Peach Music Festival came to a close following its fourth straight day of impressive live performances. Sunday’s lineup featured sets from Widespread Panic (who had already put on one stellar performance the night before) as well as blues guitar master Joe Bonamassa, and Phish bassist Mike Gordon‘s solo band. The final day of The Peach Music Festical 2017 also included the last-ever performance by Les Brers, the post-Allman Brothers Band outfit formerly led by the late Butch Trucks, who was honored along with Gregg Allman as part of ont-time-only, star-studded tribute performance on Saturday night. read more
Jackson Oxler | The Observer ROTC students stood guard at the Clarke Memorial Fountain for a full 24 hours to mark Veterans Day. The guard ended at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) program at Notre Dame honors America’s veterans each year by standing guard at the Clarke Memorial Fountain and by hosting a ceremony to conclude the vigil service. Beginning Monday at 4:30 p.m., ROTC officers began standing guard at the Clarke Memorial Fountain, more commonly known as Stonehenge. Students from each of the three branches took shifts for 30 minutes throughout the night and continuing into Tuesday afternoon. The guard lasted a full 24 hours, and despite the snow and cold, the students honored those whose steps they will follow.At the concluding ceremony to end the vigil, ROTC faculty, cadets, midshipmen, veterans and members of the Notre Dame community gathered to celebrate the holiday. Senior and army cadet Maria Burgess served as emcee for the service and introduced Brigadier General (BG) Joseph Ricciardi, the Deputy Commanding General of the 81st Readiness Division.Before becoming a Deputy Commanding General, Ricciardi was a professor of military science at Notre Dame. He said his time at Notre Dame helped him understand the importance of the relationship between the University and the armed forces.Ricciardi thanked past veterans, service members and the ROTC students for their commitment to freedom. He also offered thoughts on the importance of freedom and those who fight to protect it.“Today we also honor tomorrow’s veterans: those that will soon be part of the 0.04% of Americans that serve vigilantly around the world to allow the other 99.96% of Americans to sleep comfortably at night,” Ricciardi said.To thank Ricciardi for attending the ceremony and for his service, Notre Dame ROTC presented him with a plaque. Burgess also offered a few words on the meaning behind the holiday and why it is celebrated each year.“Veterans Day is intended to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the military, in wartime or peacetime,” Burgess said. “In fact, Veterans Day is largely intended to thank living veterans for their service, to acknowledge that their contributions to our national security are appreciated, and to underscore the fact that all those who served, not only those who died, have sacrificed and done their duty. In keeping with this tradition, today’s ceremony is intended to honor and thank all who serve in the United States Armed forces.”Following their remarks, each of the three ROTC branches stood with other service men and women from their respective branches and sang their service songs. To conclude the ceremony, they played Taps to honor fallen veterans.“It is tradition at such ceremonies as this to play taps as final respect for those veterans who fought so bravely, and have given their lives in defense of our nation,” Burgess said. “While Taps is played, let us recall those whose efforts to protect our freedom caused them to pay the ultimate sacrifice.”Tags: Clarke Memorial Fountain, ROTC, Veterans Day In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower officially changed Armistice Day to Veterans Day, making Nov. 11 a national holiday to celebrate and honor all the men and women who have served in the armed forces of the United States military. That day was celebrated at Notre Dame on Monday as well. read more
By Dialogo May 09, 2011 ‘On Time’ Battalion Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery Regiment began training Iraqi Army field artillery soldiers of Light Battery, 20th Brigade, 5th Iraqi Army Division on the M198 howitzer at Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq, April 27. Prior to receiving the 155mm weapons systems, U.S. and Iraqi forces primarily focused on infantry and mortar support tactics during Tadreeb al Shamil in an effort to modernize Iraq’s military forces. The howitzers provide a long range indirect fire capability that the IA previously lacked, which vastly changes the face of current training, said Capt. Lance Magill, field artillery training team chief for 2nd Bn., 11th FA Regt. “The addition of a weapons system and the needed training is huge for these guys,” he said. “It will give them the capability to fire indirect fire with a large caliber weapon out to about 18 kilometers.” Having that extra reach on the battlefield gives artillery units more flexibility and standoff, said Maj. Jackie Kaina, operations officer for 2nd Bn., 11th FA Regt. Similar to a boxer’s jab punch, standoff is the ability to engage an enemy at a safe distance while still inflicting damage. Combining that standoff ability with a training course taught by combat-experienced U.S. instructors provides Iraqi soldiers with an excellent foundation, Kaina said. Instructors broke down the new M198 training course down into sections; the first of which involved classroom instruction focused on theory, and then a hands-on portion which gave IA soldiers a chance to gain practical experience while familiarizing themselves with the weapon. “They are three weeks into the training cycle and everything they have done up to this point has been computations, theory, and classroom work,” said 1st Lt. Adam Thompson, a senior M198 weapon system instructor, Battery A, 2nd Bn., 11th FA Regt. “We got the guns in on Sunday. After two straight weeks of theory and class work, they were chomping at the bit to actually work with these weapons systems.” During the current eight-week course, the first training cycle dedicated to field artillery, U.S. and Iraqi leaders hand selected a small group of Iraqi soldiers who will be the mainstay of 5th IA Div.’s field artillery corps and act as future instructors. “Basically it makes them a more complete army,” said Magill. “It gives them more flexibility with indirect fire assets than the 120mm mortars they have, should they encounter an external threat. That is the primary focus here—getting these guys prepared to take on the conventional mission set of a modern army; protecting its country’s borders and its people.” U.S. instructors filed their students into separate gun teams and assigned each student a position in the crew, including section chief, gunner, assistant gunner and ammunition team chief. The students then began practicing pre-operations systems checks and dry runs on weapon exercises. “Currently we are training the IA troops to fill the roles in the gun crews that our noncommissioned officers currently fill,” said Magill. Bolstering and empowering the Iraqi NCO Corps has been a major goal of U.S. forces during Tadreeb al Shamil, Kaina said. Building that initiative around a practical concept such as artillery training and empowering the soldiers to become experts on how to manage the weapon, fire it, and retrain others really helps build that confidence within those NCOs, he said. “By making them the experts on something like a weapon system, you give them ownership of that knowledge,” said Kaina. “They can say ‘I am responsible for the knowledge of this system that was passed down to me from the Soldiers of the U.S. Army.’” “You are giving them something tangible; something to be proud of,” he added. “They will know that M198 system better than anyone else, and that is how our NCOs operate—they know their systems and their people better than anyone else.” While the immediate goal of the training is to field the Howitzers and train the IA soldiers on how to use them, Kaina said the ultimate purpose of the course is to build leaders who can take the training back to their own units for future success. “We want this training to go a long way in helping to establish an Iraqi Army NCO Corps that can take this knowledge and be the keepers of it for what will hopefully be many future field artillery regiments,” said Kaina. Instructors plan to continue the field artillery training on the M198 for the next month, culminating the class with a provincial capstone exercise that will include live fire drills using the new howitzers. “The training is good, the U.S. training team is professional and they know their job well,” said Lt. Faisal, a field artillery platoon leader going through the training at KMTB. “The more we work with the U.S. forces, the more proficient and professional we become, we are looking forward to the live fire exercise and we will be ready.” read more
By Peruvian Ministry of Defense January 17, 2017 On January 3rd, Peruvian Minister of Defense Jorge Nieto Montesinos, officiated the farewell ceremony for the Peruvian “Blue Helmets,” members of the Second Contingent of the Peru Company of Engineers, who traveled to the Central African Republic on January 10th to take part in a United Nations peacekeeping mission. “You are soldiers for peace and you have the honor and the responsibility to maintain the high level of professionalism and ethical behavior of our Armed Forces in these peace missions,” he told the 205 commissioned military troops from the three service branches. The Peru Company of Engineers is part of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA). The group is tasked with building and maintaining airfields in the country, supporting the installation and implementation of bases belonging to other peacekeeping operations contingents, and other engineering work. This is the second Peruvian contingent traveling to the African nation on a one-year mission. The first contingent arrived in Africa in December 2015 and will return to Peru in the upcoming days, after satisfactorily completing the work assigned to them by the United Nations. Notable among the projects completed by the Peruvian contingent in 2016 are the construction of prefabricated offices in the city of Bouar, site of the MINUSCA headquarters, the expansion of the Peruvian contingent’s camp perimeter, the rehabilitation and construction of MINUSCA’s shooting range, the repair of the entrance of the MINUSCA headquarters, and reconnaissance of the Bossangoa airfield for maintenance and repair work of the landing strip, among others. “In general, the participation of our Armed Forces in peacekeeping missions has been outstanding for more than 30 years, so much so that some partners in the United Nations, as well as from the ministries of defense of neighboring countries have told me their satisfaction at having worked with our soldiers,” Minister Nieto said. The second contingent of the Peru Company of Engineers consists of 121 Army troops, 58 Navy troops, and 26 Air Force troops. Their commander is Peruvian Army Colonel Carlos Overluijs García. The farewell ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister for Defense Policy Librado Orozco; the Armed Forces Joint Command Chief Admiral José Paredes Lora, as well as the general commanders of the Air Force, Air General Javier Ramírez Guillén, Navy Commander, Admiral Gonzalo Ríos Polastri; and Commander General of the Army Luis Ramos Hume. read more
For the complete Spring guidelines, click here. Officials say all students must also complete a seven day precautionary quarantine upon arriving to their respective campus. The SUNY system has pushed the start date for the semester back until February 1 and has canceled Spring Break for schools to attempt to limit the spread of the virus. NEW YORK (WBNG) — The SUNY system has implemented a comprehensive COVID-19 plan for the upcoming Spring 2021 semester. Students must also wear a mask at all times while on campus, including while social distancing. The main components of the plan include a requirement of all students being tested for the coronavirus upon returning to school for the Spring.