Birds of Derby’s Bolton shop became the set for a series of BBC outside broadcasts before the Burton Albion vs Manchester United replay on January 18.Conference side Burton had earned a lucrative FA Cup replay after holding Manchester United to a draw earlier in the month. Retail operations manager Mike Holling told British Baker the BBC crews arrived at 5am, staying until 9am and filming six sports news slots from the shop. Birds put on a special Burton bun – a standard Swiss bun with yellow strands and chocolate for the event, selling 180. And staff baked a cake for Burton chairman Ben Robinson. Manchester United even-tually won the match five-nil.
Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article This award recognises HR teams who can demonstrate they have achievedgenuine business partner status within their organisations. The judge looked atthe HR team’s own strategy, how this was devised and implemented, theinvolvement of senior staff and what results have so far been achieved.Entrants needed to explain how HR has measured the benefits and how the teamidentified prioritiesCategory judgeBruce Warman joined General Motors in1972. He moved to Detroit in 1979 and took the position as an organisationaldevelopment consultant based in corporate headquarters. On his return to theUK, he held a number of positions, including managing director of a componentsmanufacturing company, before becoming director of personnel at Vauxhall in1988. He retired from that post in March 2003, and currently holds a number ofpositions, including member of the Employment Appeal Tribunal, director of theSecurity Industry Authority and non-executive adviser to an HR consultancy.MotorolaThe teamNo. in HR team 13Staff responsible for 1,600Fionuala Barrie, HR director SPS UKCaroline Stewart, HR associateGerry Travers, HRoperations managerClaire McCormick, HR programs managerNicola Daubney & Jennifer Wojtyna, HR operations managersChris Keane & Ann Brannan HR managersMark McCafferty HR consultantAlison MacDonald, Senior HR associateMoyra Withycombe, HR managerMaureen Crawford, HR associateMotorola SPS IBHRAbout the companyMotorola provides communications solutions and is a globalmanufacturer of two-way radios, mobile phones and other communication systemsThe challengeMotorola’s silicon chip manufacturing facility in EastKilbride, Scotland, faced a high probability of closure in 1999 and as aresult, a major comprehensive improvement strategy was neededWhat the company did– Launched an HR-driven change programme– Made HR alignment to, and partnering of, the business morecrucial– Developed and employed two main strategies: first,implemented global HR initiatives creatively to compliment the local culture,and, second created local initiatives that developed and accelerated thischange strategyBenefits and achievements– HR gained respect and commitment from their business partnersby fully committing to the business goals– Developed creative, innovative and resourceful solutions,while returning significant gains for the business– Encouraged managers to deal directly with staff andtransferred HR keys to the management team– Cost reductionsBruce Warman says: “TheHR team was closely involved with the senior management team and other keystakeholders, including the unions. The strategy developed covered many areasand addressed some difficult issues. There was a clear definition of resultsneeded and rigorous follow-up on performance. It worked – major improvementshappened in key performance measures, the plant stayed open and several newproducts were moved into it from other parts of the world.”Scottish WaterThe teamNo. in HR team 93Staff responsible for 4,758Paul Pagliari, HR directorMorag Holding, HR customer serviceAndrew Walker, General HR managerJulia Stevenson, Head of organisational developmentSusan Campbell, HR relationship managerLorraine Miller, Head of health & safetyScottish Water HR TeamAbout the companyScottish Water was created in April 2002 – replacing East ofScotland Water, North of Scotland Water and West of Scotland Water. It provideshousehold and business water and waste water services to customers across one-thirdof the land area of BritainThe challengeThe firm had to consolidate three businesses and reduce costs,and wanted a company-wide approach to set critical HR objectivesWhat the company did– Set up comprehensive communication processes and communicatedto the whole organisation effectively and consistently– Set up specific strategy initiatives with veryclear metrics– Set clear, measurable goals, through to 2005/06Benefits and achievements– Significant achievements have already been made, including a£30m cut in costs in thefirst year– Greatly improved productivity– Developed a set of values that will help shape the company’semerging culture– Reduced year-on-year costs by 45 per cent– Increased training while cutting budget by more than 50 percentBruce Warman says: “ScottishWater has set a number of specific strategy initiatives with very clear metricslinked directly to business results. It has pursued them quickly andrelentlessly to get some ‘quick wins’. Costs have been cut dramatically (£30min the first year), and the organisation is on course to achieve its goals.”ClarksThe teamNo. in HR retail team 39Staff responsible for 10,400Jill Youds, Head of retail HREmma Webster, Resourcing adviserMel Park, Employee relations adviserCarole Calisgil, HR assistantBobbie House, Reward analystRetail HR TeamAbout the companyClarks is the number one shoe retailer in the UK and is one ofthe largest makers of casual shoes in the worldThe challengeThe company operates across the UK, and faced severe marketpressures and increased competition. It realised retail employees are key tothe success of the businessWhat the company did– Restructured and repositioned the HR team to work inpartnership with retail operations– Focused on people, customers and profit– Developed an HR strategy to maximise the contributionsemployees could make to the retail strategy– Implemented extra training for the senior HR team to promotestrategic thinking– Improved field trainingBenefits and achievements– Internal customer survey now shows 95 per cent believe theretail HR team makes an effective contribution to the retail business– Productivity of workers completing the Shine sellingprogramme is £17.40 per hour higher than the store average– Increased profit in the retail businessBruce Warman says: “Clear, ‘hard nosed’ HRstrategies and initiatives were developed. Implementation of these strategieswas carried right across the business with an extremely comprehensive set ofbusiness metrics that were communicated to the whole business on aregular basis. There have been significant improvements in productivity andcustomer satisfaction.” Rebus HR Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with BusinessOn 21 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Results of the Mount Carmel Lyceum bowling league from March 1st are as follows:Individual high games for the week went to: Ed Lubach Sr. 235; David Magarban 221; John Kaczka 211; Ed Lubach Jr. 203; Jack Nilan 202; Harry Ashe 200; Artie Bernard Jr. 195; Joe Beebe 193; Robert Magarban 193; Adam Konecko 191; Steve Mallardi Jr. 190; Frank Giovinazzo 189; John McCollum 188; Brian O’Connor 170; Al Gill 163.In team results: I.B.E.W. Local 94 took 7 points from Fryczynski’s Funeral Home; The Starting Point Bar & Grill took 7 points from Dworzanski’s Funeral Home; Supreme Tours took 5 points from The Polish American Home; Amspec Services took 5 points from John’s Midtown Tavern.
Funeral mass was offered Dec. 29 at St. Francis Church in Hoboken for Carmela Baker, 60, of Secaucus. She passed away Dec. 26 at Christ Hospital in Jersey City. Born in Weehawken to Lucrezia and the late Giuseppe Angione, Carmela had been living in Secaucus for the last 14 years. Predeceased by her father, Carmela is survived by her husband, George Baker and her son James Baker. She is also survived by her mother Lucrezia Angione and sister, Jacqueline Angione, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.Services arranged by the Mack Memorial Home, Secaucus.
It is particularly pleasing that we will provide such a critical and substantial element of the Global F-35 component sustainment solution. This is testament to the hard work and dedication of our workforce and will secure these world class skills in support of defence and security for many years to come. The F-35 avionic and aircraft component repair hub in North Wales was awarded a second major assignment of work worth some £500-million by the US Department of Defense.Following the announcement in 2016 that the UK would be the location of the global repair hub for the initial tranche of F-35 components, today’s news sees significantly more UK support work to the cutting-edge jets. This new assignment will support hundreds of additional F-35 jobs in the UK, many of them at the MOD’s Defence & Electronics Components Agency (DECA) at MOD Sealand, where the majority of the work will be carried out.It will see crucial maintenance, repair, overhaul and upgrade services for an even wider range of F-35 avionic, electronic and electrical systems for hundreds of F-35 aircraft based globally.The winning solution builds on the innovative joint venture formed between the MOD (DECA), BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman called Sealand Support Services Ltd (SSSL). SSSL support work and services for F-35 are scheduled to commence from 2020.Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson said: Our vision of Global Britain brings with it new and exciting opportunities to provide top quality goods made in Britain to the rest of the world. I’m delighted that the skills of our labour force have been recognised with this reinforced investment in the north-east Wales economy, which will continue to provide a prosperous source of employment and growth to this region through the wider supply chain over the coming years. RAF F-35B Lightnings at RAF Marham. Crown copyright.This assignment recognizes the world-class skills and critical support being provided at DECA, a MOD-owned Executive Agency. It places North Wales at the very heart of F-35 support delivery for the next 40 years and directly supports hundreds more high-tech F-35 jobs in the UK.Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns said: This announcement keeps Britain right at the centre of the global F-35 partnership, the largest defence programme in history. It is a vote of confidence in our highly-skilled workforce and high-tech industry that provides us and our allies with the very best of what British engineering has to offer. With this announcement, MoD Sealand is once again proving its credentials as a vital component repair hub for the F-35 aircraft. The UK also benefits from a long-term commitment to the F-35 programme and its unique defence relationship with the US. Together with our partners from DECA, BAE Systems and Northrop Grumman, SSSL will be able to offer the F-35 programme engineering excellence, world-class innovation and agility. The UK’s defence outlook is bolstered by the skills of thousands of people employed across the industry in Wales, including those supporting essential equipment to the armed forces. In winning this work, the UK has demonstrated how the MOD can collaborate effectively with industry bringing together a highly skilled and experienced workforce to offer an innovative and best value support solution for the benefit of F-35 partners. This deal builds on the strong foundations of the UK’s enduring defence partnership with the US. It is a significant boost for British jobs and those highly-skilled workers who enable these world-class fighter jets to continue keeping us safe and secure. Sir Simon Bollom, CEO of the MOD’s procurement agency, Defence Equipment and Support, added: An RAF F-35B Lightning performing a hover manoeuvre. Crown copyright.DECA has a long and illustrious history in providing avionic services to fast-jet aircraft. This further F-35 assignment reaffirms DECA’s role in providing services and support to the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft for decades to come.DECA’s Chief Executive, Geraint Spearing said: The news follows a November 2018 announcement that the UK has ordered 17 more F-35B aircraft, which will be delivered between 2020 and 2022, to join the 17 British aircraft currently based at RAF Marham and in the US, as well as another already on order.Also, in November 2018, the MOD awarded a £160-million contract to Kier VolkerFitzpatrick to deliver infrastructure to ready RAF Lakenheath for 2 squadrons of US Air Force F-35s. The Suffolk airbase will be the first permanent international site for US Air Force F-35s in Europe and continues the base’s long and proud history of supporting US Air Force capability in the UK.