Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Line managers provide the crucial link between HR and delivering businessperformance. This was the key message from the People Mean Business seminar, based on thelatest CIPD research on the link between people management and businessperformance at the Royal United Hospital in Bath and Nationwide BuildingSociety. John Purcell, professor of human resource management at the University ofBath, said it is impossible for progressive HR policies to have an impactunless line managers and team leaders actually apply them in practice. “The degree to which line managers engage their staff and degree towhich they are trusted by their staff is crucial,” he said. Angela Hayday, formerly the associate director of leadership development atthe RUH, said the hospital’s cardiology department has managed to improve allaspects of staff satisfaction despite the poor publicity the hospital attractedafter receiving a zero star rating from the NHS. She believes most of the improvement is the result of better line managementputting HR polices, such as flexible working, into practice. The hospital has extended its leadership programme to all members of staffto develop people management skills after a pilot scheme among ward sistersproved effective. Staff appraisals have also been adapted to include 360-degreefeedback. The staff survey shows that following the moves its employees believe theyhave a better balance between work and home, are more motivated and have ahigher opinion of managers. Julia Wallace, nurse manager at RUH, told delegates it was vital that staffwith line management responsibilities are given the skills to help themmotivate and manage their staff effectively. By Ben Willmottwww.cipd.co.uk Line managers buy-in is crucial to HR’s deliveryOn 29 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
The Indonesian automotive industry remains attractive for current and future investment in the region with low labor costs and favorable production growth, Fitch Solutions has stated.According to Fitch Solutions Autos Production Risk/Reward Index (RRI), the low cost of labor remains Indonesia’s main key strength, reflected in the average wages score of 83.9 out of a possible 100.In general, Indonesia’s score has slightly increased to 58.4 from 54.1 in the previous quarter, making it the eighth-most attractive country for automakers in the region and 23rd worldwide. “This means that the country still ranks in the top-10 most attractive destinations for automakers to begin or maintain vehicle manufacturing operations in the Asian region and 23rd globally,” Fitch Solutions stated in its commentary published on May 22.Car sales have been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, falling drastically by 90 percent year-on-year (yoy) to 7,871 cars in April, the worst decline in decades, according to the Association of Indonesian Automakers (Gaikindo).However, Fitch Solutions research shows that Indonesia still provides attractive growth opportunities for new and existing automakers, scoring 73.2 out of 100 on its vehicle production growth indicator based on the firm’s five-year average forecast.The score is higher than the Asia average regional score of 50.5 on the same indicator. Kukuh Kumara, Gaikindo secretary general, said that Indonesia was attractive because 1.5 million autoworkers in the country qualified as skilled workers, promising productivity at a lower input cost.“We remain attractive and this is especially true if we talk about ASEAN [the Association of Southeast Asian Nations],” Kukuh told The Jakarta Post in a phone interview on Wednesday.The minimum monthly wage for autoworkers in Jakarta has increased by 9.6 percent to Rp 5.4 million (US$367.10) this year from 2019, as stipulated in Gubernatorial Regulation No. 10/2020. It is higher than Jakarta’s provincial minimum wage of Rp 4.3 million.With automakers shutting factories and furloughing employees, Gaikindo has slashed its domestic car sales target accordingly by 40 percent to 600,000 cars.It has also lowered its export target by more than half to 175,000 cars from between 350,000 and 400,000 cars.Kukuh also warned that the auto industry stakeholders still had to pay attention to the entire supply chain for the continuation of the industry amid declining sales caused by COVID-19.“The dealers and distributors have to operate, otherwise we’ll keep producing but cannot sell any,” he said.Fitch Solutions also highlights that logistics, operational and political risks still pose challenges for automakers, as Indonesia’s score for each indicator is well below its peers in the region.Indonesia is noted to have higher logistics risk compared with other countries in the region, as well as suffering from an uncertain political environment as a result of the presence of separatist groups “that weigh on the government’s control of the country’s territory”, its research reads.Automaker PT Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indonesia director of administration, corporate and external relations Bob Azam confirmed that high logistics costs were an issue for automakers.“Logistics is indeed our issue for the foreseeable future, but with the government’s aggressiveness in developing infrastructure, ports, this logistics issue will be resolved step by step,” he said.Logistics account for 25 percent of the total production costs in Indonesia, higher than the average 10 percent to 15 percent in Malaysia, according to government data. In the World Bank’s 2018 Logistics Performance Index, Indonesia ranked 46th of 160 countries, behind neighboring Singapore, which ranked seventh.Bob also argued that while the current Indonesian auto workers’ wages were competitive compared with those of neighboring countries, they might eventually surpass those of other countries with the annual increases to match inflation and economic growth.“If we keep holding on to this calculation, maybe within five years the wages will surpass those of the other countries. This will be a factor of consideration for investment,” he said.Meanwhile, for the recovery from the current economic downturn, he said that the main challenge was to revive consumer purchasing power and the financial sector, as around 70 percent car buyers depend on financing.Topics :
“It’s on three levels and has views from each one. It feels like you’re living in the view rather than just looking at it.”Ms Skuza said the house itself was a blank canvas so it would be easy for someone to come in and put their own stamp on it.Big enough to host extended family on both sides, the home features an expansive entertaining area and a new kitchen. “If you’re going away, everyone will keep an eye on your house and water the plants if they look like they’re dying.”The suburb is also known for its native forna, making birdwatching from the house a morning ritual. “Bob walked across the creek quite frequently to go fishing, and it was just lifestyle that attracted us and the fact that it’s such a beautiful house,” Ms Skuza said.“I’ll miss sitting on the big veranda on Sunday morning and watching all the bird life coming in; the brolgas in the park, the jabiru, whistle ducks — all kinds of stuff.” READ MORE: Sneak peek at Strand’s new $50m Marina Residences “Having a guest room downstairs is great, and it’s been everything from a movie theatre to hosting discos over the years.”Located in a family-oriented neighbourhood, she said residents felt comfortable that their homes were watched over if they were away. “It’s a very friendly neighbourhood, everybody knows everyone and usually by their dog’s name before the owner.“We have a lot of dinner parties and footy competitions, so it’s a real community feel and a feeling of belonging. House of the Week: Beauty by the beach “We’ve just put in the kitchen two years ago, I designed it myself — it’s got a work station so you don’t need to put all your utensils away and there’s a place on the bench for everything,” she said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Ms Skuza said the family had hosted Christmas at the house for the past 16 years, with about 38 people joining in the celebrations last year. “It has a huge oven that’s really deep and high; it’s called an American oven because it’s made to fit huge turkeys,” she said.Spread over three levels, the house has four separate living spaces, a downstairs granny flat, and a large in-ground pool, perfect for a Sunday afternoon swim. This house at 42 Seaward Crescent, Pallarenda, is on the market for $900,000.For more than a decade, the Skuza family have enjoyed the lifestyle that comes with living beachside in Pallarenda, including endless afternoons on their front deck watching the sunset paint the Pinnacles dusty pink.With a work transfer to Wollongong, Bob and Michele Skuza are bidding a sad farewell to the white walls and cathedral-style ceilings that their daughter grew up with.“It’s a house that has seen us through various stage of our lives, including a new child — we built the nursery upstairs,” Ms Skuza said. “It’s a very welcoming house, the way it’s been designed is open-plan but there are still rooms to escape to; there are two lounge rooms on the middle level, one lounge on the bottom floor, and one lounge at the top on the mezzanine deck,” Ms Skuza said. “The downstairs guest room has a kitchenette and that’s where our parents used to stay when they’d come to visit — so that was a space where they could stay for extended periods because they had their own little hideaway. It pays to buy in Townsville MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS
UCLA faces Cal in Pac-12 quarters Associated Press March 12, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 10 seed Cal (14-18, 8-11) vs. No. 2 seed UCLA (19-12, 12-6)Pac-12 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals, T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas; Thursday, 8 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Pac-12 semifinals is on the line as Cal matches up against UCLA. The only meeting between the teams this season came on Jan. 19, when the Bruins shot 41.3 percent from the field while limiting Cal to just 30.4 percent en route to the 50-40 victory. For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com BIG MEN ON CAMPUS: UCLA’s Chris Smith has averaged 13.1 points and 5.4 rebounds while Jalen Hill has put up 8.7 points and 6.7 rebounds. For the Golden Bears, Matt Bradley has averaged 17.5 points and 4.9 rebounds while Paris Austin has put up 9.4 points.MIGHTY MATT: Bradley has connected on 38.4 percent of the 172 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 12 of 28 over the last five games. He’s also made 86.8 percent of his foul shots this season.UNDEFEATED WHEN: Cal is a perfect 11-0 when its defense holds opponents to a field goal percentage of 41 percent or less. The Golden Bears are 3-18 when allowing the opposition to shoot any better than that.PASSING FOR POINTS: The Bruins have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Golden Bears. UCLA has 34 assists on 60 field goals (56.7 percent) across its previous three matchups while Cal has assists on 29 of 59 field goals (49.2 percent) during its past three games.SECOND CHANCES: UCLA has posted an excellent offensive rebound percentage of 34.5 percent this year. That rate is the 23rd-highest in Division 1. The offensive rebound percentage for Cal stands at just 25.1 percent (ranked 281st).___