Getting to grips with online HR developments

first_img Comments are closed. This week’s Softworld Human Resources & Payroll Exhibition will unveilmore clever technology for online HRMore than 40 HR products will be introduced at this week’s Softworld HumanResources and Payroll Exhibition. Like last year, the e-recruit zone willprovide a home to some innovative technologies. Among the exhibitors arePeoplesoft, RebusHR, OneClick HR and Computers In Personnel which willdemonstrate its new range of Ciphr HR solutions. Product highlights Core Computer Consultants will unveil Core Business Intelligence –intended to improve decision-making by giving HR professionals the ability to createad-hoc, management and forecast reports based on department data. Cara Information Technology will introduce: Cara-Online Payslip,which enables employees to access, view and print payslips via theintranet/Internet. Intellect will showcase its entire HR portfolio, but will focus onstrategic data management and its RDBMS system. Total Managed Delivery will demonstrate its TMD/Service Request,which can raise, track and solve incidents within the workplace – from logginga PC fault to ordering stationary items. FSI UK’s latest HR Oasis Workflow programme contains 15 workflowprocesses ranging from self-certification, time and attendance, salary reviewmanagement, employee self-service to holiday requests. I-Grasp will reveal Global Successor – for complete end-to-endrecruitment. McGuffie Brunton will display the latest version of its Equator HRmanagement system which includes payroll, time and attendance, shopfloor datacapture and access control modules. Softworks Computing will introduce TouchWise, a touch screen time andattendance system, which allows employees to deal with their time andattendance levels. Selven’s Team Spirit Web-enabled browser provides access to payroll,personnel or time and attendance, while Team Spirit E-learning offers aflexible approach to online learning. Grampian Software will demonstrate its Absence Module, RecruitmentModule and Training module as well as integrated time and attendance and P11Dsystems. will launch its redesigned site. Day one/6 FebruaryBreakfast Briefings – BB109-09.45amSelecting the right HR and payroll system for your organisation– Determining your requirements– Common mistakes – how to avoid them!– A look at the latest market trends– How to ensure you select the right system for maximum ROISteve Foster, director, KPMG consultingMasterclass – MC1a10-11.00amNegotiating a software package with your suppliers – strategies for success– The key questions you should be asking– Maintenance – what to expect and what must be included– Ensuring a proper support service is provided– Negotiating a reasonable price – cost versus long-termbenefitsMark Grice, management consultant PricewaterhouseCoopersMasterclass – MC2a11.30-12.30pmCase Study: e-Recruitment – streamlining the recruitment process– Why e-recruitment?– Review of the recruitment process before implementation andafter– Supplier selection– Testing & piloting– The implementation process– Lessons learntJackie Weston, resourcing manager, KPMGMasterclass – MC3a1-2pmReview of recent and upcoming payroll legislative changes– Changes in the taxing of company cars– Statutory mileage rates for 2002– Proposed changes in maternity and parental leave rights,including changes in payment of statutory maternity pay– Changes in tax credits– Internet filing of payroll year-end returnsAdrian Hobbs, payroll author, Gee PublishingMasterclass – MC4a2.30-3.30pmOutsourcing and integrating HR and payroll– Integrating systems for consistent information– Combining your HR and payroll needs– ASPs – maintaining control, removing responsibility– Increasing the value of the HR and payroll contribution toyour organisationGraham Russell, principle consultant, KPMG consultingDay two/7 FebruaryBreakfast briefings – BB209-09.45amSelecting the right software system for your HR and payroll functions– Defining your organisation’s needs– Researching the various packages on offer– Making the most of your time at Softworld– The key questions to askDeirdre Hardy, HR consultant, PricewaterhouseCoopersMasterclass – MC1b10-11amEmployee self-service – redressing the balance between employee and employer– How much information should be provided online?– Saving time and money – taking HR into a strategic role– Changing perceptions; incentivising your staff– Integrating ESS and HR systemsMary Sue Rogers, partner, PricewaterhouseCoopersMasterclass – MC2b11.30-12.30pmCase Study – The experience and the lessons of the PwC globalimplementation of HRMS across 14 countries and 100,000 employees– Project overview– Implementation changes– Impact of the HRMS system on the business– Future technology opportunitiesRon Collard, partner, HR consulting, PricewaterhouseCoopersMasterclass – MC3b1-2pmCase Study: Implementing a web-enabled HR and payroll function across theorganisation– Automating and integrating business functions– Increasing efficiency and cost effectiveness– How these issues were planned, managed and put into effect toensure the project was a successSarah O’Brien, project manager, Pret A MangerMasterclass – MC4b2.30-3.30pmUsing technology to develop and manage pay and benefits packages– Benchmarking salaries against industry averages– Gaining fast access to up-to-date pay data– Endorsing your reputation as a competitive employer– Taking advantage of the latest on-line technology– Making a real impact on the bottom lineRichard Crofts, principle consultant, Cubiks, a PA Group Company Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. 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Food sales are up, says BRC

first_imgDecember retail sales were up 2.2% on a like-for-like basis, according to new figures released by the British Retail Consortium. On a total basis, sales were up 4.1%, against a 1.5% increase in December 2010.Food sales growth picked up strongly. Figures from Kantar Worldpanel, released today, show total grocery sales up by 4.8% in the 12 weeks ending 25 December. This growth rate remains below the 5.9% food inflation rate, reflecting the intense and ongoing price competition between retailers.Stephen Robertson, director general, British Retail Consortium, remained downcast. “A solid December result hasn’t rescued a pretty miserable year,” he said. “Whole-year figures show minimal growth in 2011. For many customers, economic reality has bitten again since the New Year and, with consumer confidence returning to levels last seen during the recession, 2012 is expected to be an equally challenging year.”last_img read more

Scone company invests for export

first_imgBarnsley-based scone specialist Haywood & Padgett has invested over £2m in its production facilities as part of a drive to increase exports.The company, which currently exports to Australia, France, Portugal and Spain, and plans to expand into the US and Asia, has installed a 40-metre-long, £600,000 oven as part of the expansion. Founded in 1987 as a one-man business by managing director Wayne Padgett, Haywood & Padgett now delivers to Asda, Morrisons, Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Iceland, Aldi and Lidl. The bakery employs 120 staff, making a million scones a day, and has a £13m turnover.Funding for the expansion has come from the Yorkshire Bank. “The funding is helping us expand our current business and invest in new machinery. This will make us more efficient and double our production capacity, so we can create more jobs for the local community,” said Padgett.last_img read more

This Site Takes You On A Musical Roadtrip With Songs From Almost Any Country & Decade Since 1900

first_imgWhen we listen to music, generally music is sorted alphabetically by artist and song title. However, in 2012, Benjamin Moreau had a different idea; he wondered what it would look like if songs were sorted by chronology and geography. Thus, Radiooooo was born, a website that lets its users choose a country and decade and automatically populates playlists of hits from that era and place.Spotify’s New “Time Capsule” Playlist Function Guesses What You Listened To In High SchoolAppropriately, each of the five “o”‘s in Radiooooo’s name represent a different continent (though to avoid confusion, the website bought domain names from to The site lets visitors choose a country on a world map as well as a decade since the 1900s. Once chosen, the website automatically feeds users songs from that time and place via a playlist of crowdsourced songs. Thus, you can listen to what was poppin’ in Mongolia in 80s, Peru in the 1910s, or Tanzania in the 2000s. The site also has the option to customize these playlists by “mood,” offering playlists that feature slow, fast, and “weird” tracks, as well as a “musical road trip” feature that combines different countries and decades.Forgotify Lets You Listen To Millions Of Unheard Songs That Have Never Been Streamed On SpotifyRadiooooo gets its song selections via submissions of over thirty-thousand contributors globally. These submissions are then reviewed by the site’s curators, who ensure that songs are high-quality and fit with the vibe of the site before adding songs to playlists—only 10% of the thousands of submissions they receive make it onto the website. You can explore the website and the music of the world at[Sources: New Yorker]last_img read more

On the Blogs: The BLM Is Selling Publically Owned Coal for a Song

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Clark Williams-Derry for you’ve been following the news, you probably know that coal is down in the dumps. And as a growing body of academic research and real-world practice shows, owning the rights to coal reserves can give coal companies the ability to profit from price increases, without obligating them to incur losses if mine development looks unprofitable. As it turns out, the right to earn a profit without risking a loss can be worth quite a bit. There’s an entire field of financial economics known as “real options theory,” devoted to estimating the value of speculative projects such as coal mines. We’ve run the numbers, and estimate that even in today’s dismal export market, owning the right to profit from future price increases in export markets could be worth more than $9 per ton.Even in today’s down market, coal leases are worth much more than the federal government has sold them for. Just as importantly, the high prices and wild price swings in export markets can make exports more valuable than domestic sales.Which is all the more reason for BLM to look at the economics of coal exports when deciding the price it will accept for federal coal.Full item: Coal Exports and the Hidden Value of Federal Coal On the Blogs: The BLM Is Selling Publically Owned Coal for a Songlast_img read more

What is The Best Steakhouse on Long Island?

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York It’s always a good time for steak, but since June is National Steakhouse Month, it’s time to settle once and for all which one is best.The public voted Peter Luger the Best Steakhouse on Long Island in the 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island competition.We’re talking serious red meat for carnivorous connoisseurs. They expect nothing less than USDA Prime, and they get what they deserve at Peter Luger, voted once again The Best steakhouse on Long Island.They sink their teeth into Luger’s famous dry-aged premium short loins, carefully cared for under pristine conditions of temperature, humidity and air. Once these cuts are judged ready, they’re broiled to perfection and served with a great order of sides.People driving over the Williamsburg Bridge can see the original Brooklyn location where Peter Luger opened his restaurant in 1887. The Forman family bought the place in 1950, mastering the Porterhouse and so much more (Did anyone say “burgers”!?), and expanding the enterprise to Great Neck, where it beckons us today.To find all the other 2018 Bethpage Best of Long Island contest winners, visit Nominate your favorite businesses and people in the 2019 Best of Long Island program starting Oct. 1.Peter Luger, 255 Northern Blvd.,  Great Neck  516-487-8800, peterluger.comlast_img read more

TV a weighty problem for kids – study

first_imgNZHerald 17 July 2012 Watching two hours of television puts a millimetre on the waist of a child and reduces the ability to exercise, researchers have found. Scientists who followed 1300 children from age 2 to 4 found that for every hour of extra TV a child watched each week, their waist measurement increased by 0.5mm and their jumping ability decreased by a third of a centimetre. The average child watched 8.8 hours of television a week at the younger age and 14.8 hours when they got older. But one in six watched more than 18 hours a week, their parents told the Quebec Longitudinal Study of Child Development in Canada.  Experts recommend children over the age of 2 should watch no more than two hours of TV a day. Dr Caroline Fitzpatrick, of the University of Montreal, who led the study, said: “The pursuit of sports by children depends in part on their perceived athletic competence. Behavioural dispositions can become entrenched during childhood as it is a critical period for the development of habits. read more

Chinese tourists increase in the US

first_imgThe fastest growing population of world travelers is the Chinese. Every year they are shattering tourism records worldwide. Their number one choice in the US is Los Angeles and when they visit, they outspend other international visitors by nearly double. CCTV’s May Lee tells us about how more retailers are shaping their strategies to target Chinese visitorslast_img

Pirates Track Results At Decatur Central Invite

first_imgThe Greensburg Girls Track and Field team were very competitive Friday night at Decatur Central’s Joe Schott Memorial Twilight Invitational. Placing 3rd behind Brownsburg and Ben Davis, the Lady Pirates defeated Greenfield-Central, Decatur Central, Tindley, Herron, and Covenant Christian.The girls placed in all 16 events with a couple of Runner Up Championships and a handful of personal records. The evening started with Cathy Newhart, Morgan Winkler, Julia Ankney and Cami Jones taking 2nd in the 3200m relay and Arie Hampton capturing 2nd in high jump.The successful night continued as the shot putters, long jumpers and hurdlers all advanced into finals in their events. All the Ladies performed well and really stepped up to some tough competition. Mary West made big improvements in both the 100 & 200 with new PRs. Julia Ankney also dropped time from her previous 400 and Lily Grimes threw another PR in discus.Results are as follows:Runner Up ChampionsArie Hampton – High Jump3200m Relay Team (Newhart, Wiinkler, Ankney, Jones)3rd PlaceCami Jones – 1600Julia Ankney – 400Ellie Kramer – Pole Vault4th PlaceCathy Newhart – 1600 & 3200400 Relay Team (Rylie Smith, Mary West, Jaylin Hampton, Ashlynn Meyer)1600 Relay Team (Jones, Montana Whitaker, Meyer, Ankney)5th PlaceRylie Smith – Long JumpLily Grimes – Shot PutAshlynn Meyer – 100H & 300HMary West – 100 & 200Cami Jones – 8006th PlaceJaylin Hampton – Long JumpRylie Smith – 100H7th PlaceErin Browning – Shot PutRylie Smith – 300H8th PlaceLily Grimes – DiscusJulia Ankney – 800Some of the Lady Pirates will compete again Tuesday at East Central against the Trojans and Batesville Bulldogs.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Katina Tekulve.On Friday evening, the Greensburg Boys Track and Field team finished 4th at the Joe Schott Twilight Invitational at Decatur Central High School. Brownsburg won the team title while Warren Central took the runner-up spot.The Pirates did take one title on the evening as the 4×800 squad of seniors Reid McClintic, Kevin Johnson, Louis Moore and freshman Hunter Butz won in 8:37.43. The time is a season best for the squad and McClintic and Moore each had relay leg PR’s. The race set the tone for the squad on the evening as the team placed in 14 of 16 events. Overall this was a tremendous night against tough competition.Meet placers and PR performances.Discus: Tanner Yonts, 3rd 118′Shot Put: Dylan Cain, 6th 40’4″Long Jump: Zach Pokrzywinski, 2nd 6′ Pole Vault: Matthew Myer, 5th 9’6″ =PR100m: Isaiah Myer, 7th 11.74 PR; Pokrzywinski, 8th 11.88 PR110H: Collin Springmeyer, 4th 18.27 PR, Vincent Pavy, 5th 18.29200m: Isaiah Myer, 8th 24.21 PR1600m: Jared Hasselbring, 5th 4:48.42; Johnson 4:49.41 6th 4:49.41 PR4×100 Relay: 6th 47.17 Season Best (I. Myer, Pavy, Luke Lozier, Pokrzywinski)400m: Daimon Austin 7th, 54.89 Season Best800m: Butz 3rd, 2:10.47; Moore, 5th 2:11.253200m: Hasselbring, 4th 10:41.40 PR; McClintic, 5th10:41.604×400 Relay: 6th 3:48.30 (Jadrian Woods, Moore, Butz, Austin)Some of the Pirates will be in action on Tuesday when they compete against East Central and Connersville.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

Wenger enjoying Arsenal momentum

first_img Press Association Manager Arsene Wenger has warned the best is yet to come from his Arsenal side over the closing weeks of the Barclays Premier League campaign. Following a string of frustrating inconsistent performances during the first half of the season, Wenger’s men are now finally producing the required standard on a regular basis as they look to secure Champions League football once again and have won seven of their last nine Premier League games. Should the Gunners men beat Norwich then they would go third and Wenger said: “I believe our team has always developed a way to play that makes them stronger throughout the season. That is maybe one of the consequences of it – that we go from strength to strength.” center_img He added: “We should not forget that, in recent seasons, we have started with young squads who have learnt first during the season, or with squads who have been disturbed because we sold players and we had to rebuild a team. “Of course it takes a while to get into a good momentum [after that].” With Per Mertesacker not available through suspension, captain Thomas Vermaelen is set for a recall, having been benched since the defeat at Tottenham. Wenger, though, has hailed the attitude of the Belgian defender, who took the skipper’s armband following Robin van Persie’s summer sale to Manchester United. “He took it in a remarkable way [when he lost his place],” the Arsenal manager said. “He is a great man and I didn’t make him captain by coincidence. I knew there is something mentally special there. “Vermaelen responds in positive situations and in less positive situations like when you don’t play. “They know there could be rotation with the three centre backs from the start of the season, depending on good and less good periods of any individual player. He [Vermaelen] took that remarkably well.” last_img read more