‘Third sector’ must improve pay levels

first_imgVoluntary sector organisations have been warned they need to improve pay andworking conditions to retain top managers. A survey by the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisationsshows there is a 23 per cent difference between the average salary forvoluntary sector chief executives and their counterparts in the private sector.Chief executives in the voluntary sector earn £47,675 a year compared tothose in the private sector who are on £65,914 a year. Stephen Bubb, chief executive of the ACEVO, said, “We are not demandingfat-cat salaries but unless the third sector pays professional salaries forprofessionals, it will always have difficulty in recruiting and retainingstaff.” Gill Lucas, head of public and voluntary sector at KPMG’s search andselection – which sponsored the survey, agrees. “Voluntary sector pay needs to move towards a fairer and more flexiblefuture if it is to retain the talent of its top managers.” The survey also calls on voluntary sector organisations to improve their HRstructure. Seven out of 10 voluntary sector chief executives do not have a specifictraining budget and the median spend on their training is just £600 a year. The report claims a third of chief executives invest their own money intheir professional training and development. Nearly 80 per cent of voluntary organisations do not have work-life balancepolicies and over a third have no formal appraisal system. Fewer than one in 10chief executives receive a bonus. The report polled 419 chief executives. Related posts: Features list 2021 – submitting content to Personnel TodayOn this page you will find details of how to submit content to Personnel Today. We do not publish a… Comments are closed. center_img Previous Article Next Article ‘Third sector’ must improve pay levelsOn 11 Dec 2001 in Third sector, Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Dixie State Football Names Kody Wilstead As Starting QB

first_img Tags: Beau Hoge/Dixie State Football/Joe Critchlow/Keaton Mott/Kody Wilstead/Koy Detmer Jr./Pine View High School/St. George Spectrum/Tanner Mangum September 4, 2019 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Football Names Kody Wilstead As Starting QB Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Per a report from the St. George Spectrum, former Pine View High School star, redshirt sophomore Kody Wilstead has been named as Dixie State’s starting signal-caller ahead of Saturday’s season opener against Colorado State-Pueblo at Trailblazer Stadium.Wilstead, a former walk-on, has also been awarded an athletic scholarship.However, head coach Paul Peterson says Wilstead will not immediately be the full-time starter. Peterson said junior quarterback Keaton Mott will also see some playing time.Wilstead came to Dixie State after a year playing at Coffeyville CC (Kan.) He also spent some time at BYU in 2017, competing for the starting job for the Cougars against Beau Hoge, Koy Detmer Jr., Tanner Mangum and Joe Critchlow.last_img read more

BAE Systems, AVX Aircraft Company Join to Compete for US Navy’s MRMUAS

first_img View post tag: Navy View post tag: Aircraft View post tag: US Industry news BAE Systems and AVX Aircraft Company have combined expertise in system and subsystem integration and rotorcraft design to compete for the U.S. Navy’s Medium Range Maritime Unmanned Aerial System (MRMUAS).The MRMUAS will provide a multi-intelligence, reconfigurable platform for operation from all air-capable ships. The joint team recently submitted its response to the Navy’s Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) to develop this future sea and land-based vertical take-off and landing unmanned aerial system.This solution integrates AVX’s patented new aircraft configuration with BAE Systems’ onboard common autonomous mission systems, payloads, mission control system and support capabilities to provide the U.S. Navy a weapon system that exceeds MRMUAS mission requirements. The team’s highly capable, flexible and affordable weapon system leverages state-of-the-art subsystems, a modular open system architecture and a common mission system design that facilitates reuse.After examining a range of air vehicle options for MRMUAS, including modifying existing commercial and military helicopters, BAE Systems and AVX concluded the Navy’s requirements cannot be met by systems currently on the market. The team brings together AVX’s extensive rotorcraft experience and BAE Systems’ system and subsystem integration expertise, to provide the Navy a weapon system that exceeds MRMUAS mission requirements at low total ownership cost.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 02, 2011; Image: unmanned View post tag: Systems December 2, 2011 View post tag: BAE View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Compete View post tag: Navy’s View post tag: AVX View post tag: Naval Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems, AVX Aircraft Company Join to Compete for US Navy’s MRMUAS View post tag: join BAE Systems, AVX Aircraft Company Join to Compete for US Navy’s MRMUAS View post tag: MRMUAS View post tag: company Share this articlelast_img read more

Review: Extras

first_imgBy Monique Davis***In a word, Polish film Extras is decent. However, I have just been told by my editor that I am expected to write more than one word. Director Micha? Kwiecinski presents a beautifully shot film in which a group of Chinese filmmakers shoot a tragic film in Poland, under the impression that the Poles are the most miserable people. The title of the Chinese film, Sad Wind in the Reeds, is evocative, but the focus of Extras is the eponymous ‘background artists’ (ah, political correctness). The film is basically a tale of love rediscovered as the father of the Polish-Chinese translator’s child returns unexpectedly, hoping to find things as he left them when he abandoned her to go and see the world. However things, of course, are not that simple as Bozena (Kinga Preis) has married a rich dentist whom she does not love. The film-within-a-film really just serves as a trite plot device, mirroring the action of the frame story and allowing liberal usage of dramatic irony as the extras frequently comment on the main story to the chagrin of Bozena, who tries to stick to the party line of wifely duty despite her love for Romek (Bartosz Opania) the charming rapscallion. Other subplots involve a coming-together of two loveable losers and some older characters coming to terms with being cuckolded. While the film does fulfil its brief of dispelling the myth that the Polish are all miserable, the casual racism has the propensity to make the viewer feel very uncomfortable. Aside from being referred to as ‘Chinkies’, at one point Gralewski (Krzysztof Kiersznowski) pulls up the corners of his eyes and refers to them as ‘yellow’ with ‘slits’, things I have not seen or heard since the playground was my haunt of choice. Later, when the object of his affection, Narozna (Anna Romantowska), comments on his wife running of with a chorister, bites back with ‘at least he was white’, in reference to her dead husbands ‘jungle fever’. These unnecessary throwaway comments really detracted from what was otherwise a charming film.To sum up, Extras is a fantastically atmospheric film. Every shot is delicately composed and the music really adds to the slight sense of unreality. In spite of the overuse of some dramatic conventions, the slightly annoying stock characters, and the Americanised subtitles, the film really has an undeniable charm. However, it is the jarring racism that hits the film hardest in the star rating.last_img read more

LPQ appoints new head of operations

first_imgLe Pain Quotidien, the artisan bakery chain, has appointed Jon Abrahams as head of operations.As reported by M&C Allegra Foodservice, Abrahams joins the company from the UK arm of French bakery and café Paul, where he worked for over a year-and-a-half as operations manager.He also previously spent eight years working as operations manager for café chain Pret A Manger and five-and-a-half years in the same role at SSP, which runs food outlets at travel locations for brands such as Marks & Spencer Simply Food and Burger King.Le Pain Quotidien’s Belgian founder Alain Coumont recently joined those complaining that central London rents were too high, calling them “really crazy”.last_img read more

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Will Return to Broadway

first_imgSoon, Broadway’s gonna have a whorehouse in it again. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will return to Broadway next year in a brand new production. Tony, Emmy and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford will direct and choreograph. Further information, including dates, theater and cast will be announced at a later date. View Comments Marking the debut of Tommy Tune in the dual role of director/choreographer, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas premiered off-Broadway in 1978 and moved to Broadway just two months later. The show received seven 1979 Tony nominations, with Carlin Glynn and Henderson Forsythe winning Tonys for the roles later played by Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds in the 1982 film adaptation.center_img Featuring a book by Larry L. King (adapting his own Playboy story) and Peter Masterson with music and lyrics by Carol Hall, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas dramatizes the real-life story of a legendary house of ill-repute that remained open for many years until the Governor orders the local sheriff to shut it down. The score includes such numbers as “Good Old Girl,” “Hard Candy Christmas” and “Texas Has a Whorehouse in It.”last_img read more

Switchback – Do you support more nuclear power plants in the Southeast?

first_img—Spencer Ellsworth, VirginiaWe must stop building fossil fuel plants. We are 30+ years behind European countries in clean air technology. France has one of the lowest carbon footprints, mainly due to getting 90% of their power from nuclear power. —Sandy Blakely, Knightdale, N.C.———–The environmental destruction caused by the mining of uranium is as devastating as mountaintop removal mining. Nuclear power plants also raise water temperatures and damage watersheds. And nuclear power is by far the most expensive form of energy. A nuclear power plant proposed today won’t produce power for at least 10 years, while wind and solar are safer and can be put online to produce power today. —Jon Oliver, Charlottesville, Va.The harmful health and environmental effects of coal, which constantly pollutes our air and water from mining to burning, far outweigh the slim possibility of a nuclear accident. Additionally, commonly-used fuel rod reprocessing techniques, long blocked by public fear of nuclear power in the U.S., would drastically reduce the amount of waste produced by nuclear plants. —Drew Stockdreher, Fairfax, Va.Our energy solution must come from solar and wind technology. They are safe, renewable, and can be installed quickly for immediate energy relief. Who wants a nuclear plant in their backyard? Give me solar panels any day. —Esther Godfrey, Asheville, N.C.The numerous problems with nuclear energy put all of us at serious risk. Berlin gets the same amount of sunlight as Anchorage, and yet the Germans are putting up solar units as fast as they can. If it is cost effective to put solar panels up so far north, how much more benefit would we get here? —Cicada Brokaw, Asheville, N.C.There is absolutely no way to make nuclear power safe. Anyone versed in science, human frailty, and statistics knows this. Nuclear power is a convenient political red herring with today’s energy and economy concerns. Illustration by Wade MickleyNuclear power has a well-proven record in other countries such as France. Our focus on energy development should be multi-faceted, with the goal of eventually eliminating all oil dependence. However, we should recognize that oil will continue to be a needed resource until we get other energy sources developed for large-scale usage. Nuclear is one important part of the puzzle. —Mark Stover, Weaverville, N.C.Population in the Southeast has increased greatly in recent years, which has caused a greater need for more energy. Hopefully by building more nuclear plants we can fulfill the growing demand.—Pat Brodbeck, Kingston, Tenn.Nuclear is the only alternative fuel that has a chance of making a significant dent in our appetite for oil and coal. Given proper storage safeguards for spent fuel, I’d much rather have a nuclear power plant in my neighborhood than a coal-fired one. —Bev Jern, Poolesville, Md.The Southeast’s natural energy resources are wind, solar, and small-scale hydro. These are what we should develop to create regional energy self-sufficiency. Nuclear energy uses and creates more radioactive products, which lasts for hundreds of thousands of years. It is beyond my comprehension how we can saddle our planet and our public health with additional radioactive burden for which there is no safe method of containment. —Rodney Hytonen, Pennsboro, W.Va.Solar, wind, and geothermal energy have the least impact on the land and should be explored to exhaustion before we jump on the nuke wagon. The money it takes to build a nuclear plant would be better invested in renewable energy, which is a lot less expensive and far more dependable and long-lasting.—Mark Smith, Jonesborough, Tenn.———-36% say yes64% say nolast_img read more

Best practices to safeguard against web application attacks

first_img 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Traditional security measures meant to safeguard your data by stopping web attacks and data breaches have proven ineffective. Just think about the news stories over the past year – Sony, OPM, Ashley Madison – the list goes on and on.So in this world of constant threats, how can your organization safeguard against web application attacks?As the sensitive data in your repository grows, is your organization’s current data protection sufficient and compliant?BackgroundNetwork and endpoint security is no longer sufficient to stop sophisticated attacks and compromised insiders from accessing business critical assets. The increasing number of high-profile breaches is a testament to the fact that traditional security defenses are not working. continue reading »last_img read more

Change the conversation to boost staff engagement

first_imgA key element of developing an environment of engagement for employees is establishing a forum for development and engagement.Peter Myers discussed how to create this environment during a breakout session at the CUNA CFO Council Conference Tuesday in Orlando.“If you have a direct report and you have regular conversation weekly or monthly, how much of that conversation focuses on operations?” Myers asks. “Probably too much. I recommend having a different conversation. Change the dynamic. Create a safe place where those reports can tell you if they’re not good at something, which can be a career-limiting move for some people. That builds trust.”Supervisors can also ask reports what their favorite or least favorite aspects of the job are, and how they can build on those answers.“Everyone has a favorite part about their role and everyone has a least favorite part of their role,” Myers says. “If you’re not seen as understanding that, your development conversations are going to follow suit. If you’re expecting the people behind you to learn, but you haven’t identified what you need to learn, how are you going to develop a culture of learning and growth.” continue reading » 18SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Wharton; A week in review

first_imgConfession: if you haven’t realized it by now, I’m a bit of a nerd. I thoroughly enjoyed school, enough to be considering pursuing a Master’s Degree, just for funsies. So imagine my delight when, through my NTCUE experience and success, I was able to travel to Philadelphia for one very intense week of school. And not just any school – the Wharton School at UPenn is one of the most prestigious business schools in the nation.I’ll admit that I was nervous – which you already know if you read my pre-trip blog post. I was worried that I wouldn’t understand the material, that the curriculum would be over my head, and that I would grossly out of place as the only non-management attendee (I am, at present time, a Coordinator). After all, this is training for the next edition of CEOs – top executives in our industry. I’m not experienced reading call reports, dealing with personnel issues, or forming the strategic plan for an entire organization.I was delighted to discover, as DeeDee Myers had encouraged, that not only was I not out of my element, I was firmly within my element. I understood, connected with, and excelled at the content of the sessions, finding many things relevant to my current position and to my plans for future growth and advancement. I was even successful at the math – yes, math! – portions of the week (fear not; if you are considering attending the CEO Institute and are mathematically challenged, the week is not very math-intensive). continue reading » 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more