Women take a quarter of management posts

first_img Previous Article Next Article More women are becoming managers but they are still concerned over equality,according to research by the Institute of Management. A quarter of managers are now women compared with 9 per cent a decade ago,and one in 10 directors are female. This representation at boardroom level is afive- fold increase from the early 1990s. The report called A Woman’s Place? also shows a third of the 1,500 womensurveyed believe their organisation still discriminates against women managersin terms of pay policy. Nearly half think women still suffer discrimination when it comes topromotion. Mary Chapman, director-general of the Institute of Management, said,”It’s good news that women are using their training and skills to graspopportunities in management. “But many still perceive unacceptable levels of discrimination in payand promotion. Organisations need to tackle these issues head on with transparentreward and promotion procedures based on ability and achievement.” The research shows women in senior management positions are becomingimportant role models. The number of women who cite their female manager as supportive of theircareer has risen from 16 per cent in 1992 to 26 per cent. However, 35 per centstill list the “old boys’ network” as a career barrier – a drop ofeight per cent since 1992 – and 16 per cent still say they are hindered bysexual discrimination – down from nearly a quarter. Over a quarter cite family commitments as a career barrier. Today’s female managers are confident in their abilities and their value inthe workplace, with 56 per cent aspiring to a board level position, says thereport. Many are also becoming the main breadwinners in their families. Just over 40per cent of female executives married or living with a partner bring home themain salary and a further 33 per cent are joint breadwinners. www.inst-mgt.org.ukBy Lisa Bratby Related posts:No related photos. Women take a quarter of management postsOn 25 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Snow Men’s Basketball Signs CJ Plantin

first_img Written by June 3, 2020 /Sports News – Local Snow Men’s Basketball Signs CJ Plantin FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailEPHRAIM, Utah-Wednesday, Snow College men’s basketball signed 6-4 guard CJ Plantin per a report on the squad’s Instagram account.Plantin starred at Westside High School of Anderson, S.C., averaging 12.9 points and 9.7 rebounds per game for the Rams last season, helping the squad to a 16-11 record in the 2019-20 season.For his high school career, Plantin averaged 12.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per contest for Westside. Brad James Tags: CJ Plantinlast_img read more

Indiana considers a new cigarette tax

first_img Facebook IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Indiana considers a new cigarette tax Previous articleCOVID-19 vaccine eligibility expanded to 65+ in IndianaNext articleBBB warns about a fake “free year of Netflix” text message trying to gather your info 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. (“Cigarette box” by geralt, CC0 Creative Commons) Smokers in the Hoosier State may be paying more for cigarettes in the near future.For the first time in more than a decade, Indiana Lawmakers are proposing a tax increase on cigarettes and imposing a new tax on vaping liquids. The proposal would double the state tax on cigarettes by adding a full dollar per pack to the current 99.5 cent tax.The bill would also add a 39% tax on the liquids used in vaping and e-cigarettes which lawmakers say is roughly equivalent to the cigarette tax.The bill, if passed into law would become effective on July 1st. Pinterest WhatsApp Google+ By 95.3 MNC – February 1, 2021 2 394 Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Facebooklast_img read more

News story: Mayank Prakash steps down from BPDTS Ltd’s Board of Directors

first_img Mayank was hugely committed to creating a successful partnership between DWP Digital and BPDTS. I’m sure that without him, there would be no BPDTS, and we wish Mayank all the best for the future. The BPDTS board in December marked the departure of Mayank Prakash, one of the company’s founding directors.Thanking Mayank for his contributions, chair of the BPDTS Ltd board, Helen John, said:last_img

The Cure Frontman Robert Smith Confirms First New Album In Over A Decade

first_imgFollowing yesterday’s announcement that The Cure will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019, the buzz surrounding the timeless new wave rockers is strong. With an extensive European festival tour already on their calendar for 2019 (with more dates to be added soon), frontman Robert Smith has confirmed that a new album is in the works, marking their first in over a decade.The Cure has released thirteen studio albums since 1979, with their most recent being 4:13 Dream in 2008. The band gained commercial success with “Let’s Go to Bed” (1982), “Just Like Heaven” (1987), “Lovesong” (1989), and “Friday I’m in Love” (1992), and have sold tens of millions of records to date.In a recent interview with SiriusXM, Smith revealed the timeline for the pending album’s completion: “We’re going in about six weeks time to finish up what will be our first album in more than a decade. It’s very exciting times for us all around.”After curating the 2018 Meltdown Festival, which featured Nine Inch Nails, Death Cab For Cutie, Black Moth Super Rainbow, and more in London, Smith felt “inspired to do something new” after “seeing all these new bands.”You can listen to Robert Smith confirming a new album from The Cure in the audio clip below:[Audio: SiriusXM Entertainment]The Cure 2019 Tour Dates:03/16 – Joannesburg, SA @ Rock on the Lawns03/18 – Cape Town, SA @ Rock on the Lawns06/08 – Dublin, IE @ Malahide Castle06/13-15 – Nickelsdorf, AT @ Nova Rock Festival06/16 – Florence, IT @ Firenze Rocks06/21-23 – Schessel, DE @ Hurricane Festival06/21-23 – Neuhausen ob eck, DE @ Southside Festival06/24-26 – Zagreb, HR @ INmusic Festival06/28 – Werchter, BE @ Rock Werchter07/04 – Novi Sad, RS @ Exit Festival07/06 – Roskilde, DK @ Roskilde Festival07/11 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival07/12-13 – Madrid, ES @ Mad Cool Festival07/17 – Athens, GR @ Ejekt Festival07/18-20 – Ostrava, CZ @ Colours of Ostrava07/22 – Bucharest, RO @ Rock the City Festival08/03 – Moscow, RU @ Afisha Picnic08/07 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival08/09-11 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival08/16 – Glasgow, UK @ Glasgow Summer Sessions08/23 – Paris, FR @ Rock en SeineView All Tour Dates[H/T CoS]last_img read more

Woohoo! Kristin Chenoweth, Bradley Cooper & More Stars React to the Tony Nominations

first_imgJULIE WHITEBest Featured Actress in a Play, Airline Highway CHITA RIVERABest Leading Actress in a Musical, The Visit The 2015 Tony Award nominations have officially been announced, and we’re not gonna lie—we are beyond psyched. There’s a few other people we’re willing to bet were pretty thrilled with the news this morning: The 2015 nominees! How are Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O’Hara, Christian Borle, Bradley Cooper, Michael Cerveris, Annaleigh Ashford, Andy Karl and more Tony nominees celebrating? Find out below! View Comments KEN WATANABE & RUTHIE ANN MILESBest Leading Actor in a Musical, The King and IBest Featured Actress in a Musical, The King and I KELLI O’HARA & CHRISTIAN BORLEBest Leading Actress in a Musical, The King and IBest Featured Actor in a Musical, Something Rotten! MICHAEL CERVERIS & MAX VON ESSENBest Actor in a Musical, Fun HomeBest Featured Actor in a Musical, An American in Paris ANNALEIGH ASHFORDBest Featured Actress in a Play, You Can’t Take It With You SARAH STILESBest Featured Actress in a Play, Hand to God ANDY KARLBest Featured Actor in a Musical, On the Twentieth Century Kristin Chenoweth Star Files VICTORIA CLARKBest Featured Actress in a Musical, Gigi KRISTIN CHENOWETHBest Leading Actress in a Musical, On the Twentieth Century BRADLEY COOPERBest Leading Actor in a Play, The Elephant Manlast_img read more

S&P: Another 8GW of coal capacity due to go offline in 2019

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):More than 49,000 MW of new power generation capacity is expected to be added to the U.S. grid in 2019, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence data. Accounting for capacity set to be retired, the U.S. should see a net gain of 40,823 MW.Specifically, 49,420 MW are expected to come into service, and 8,597 MW that have received approval from needed regulatory authorities are expected to be retired. Another 2,216 MW of operating capacity is to be converted to another fuel source.Coal-fired capacity accounts for 68% of the scheduled retirements, at 5,834 MW. This figure only includes retirements that have already received approval from regulatory bodies. Coal retirements in 2018 totaled about 11,800 MW. Another 2,216 MW of coal-fired capacity is expected to be converted to natural gas or other nonrenewable operations. This includes one of two 1,100-MW units at Duke Energy Corp. subsidiary Duke Energy Carolinas LLC’s Belews Creek plant in Stokes County, N.C. The unit is expected to start burning natural gas in place of coal in September. The second Belews Creek unit is due for conversion to gas in 2020.Renewable and gas-fired capacity combine for the vast majority of scheduled capacity additions, though the largest single source of fuel for new capacity additions in 2019 is wind, with 22,447 MW, or 45% of all capacity additions. The largest wind facility under construction is the 500-MW Goodnight Wind Energy plant in Armstrong County, Texas. The plant, which is owned by FGE Power, is scheduled to become operational in two phases. Phase 1 totals 252 MW of capacity and is slated to go online in June, followed by the 248-MW Phase 2 in October.Solar accounts for 22% of scheduled 2019 additions, totaling 11,050 MW. The largest solar project under construction is the 250-MW Phoebe Energy Project owned by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. The plant is being built in Winkler County, Texas. The majority of the plant’s output is under contract with Shell Energy North America (US) LP, a power marketing subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell PLC.More ($): US grid expected to add a net 40,800 MW of generating capacity in 2019 S&P: Another 8GW of coal capacity due to go offline in 2019last_img read more

Could a blind person use your website?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr One of the tricky things about dispensing compliance/legal advice to institutions as diverse in size as credit unions is to balance the needs to provide a heads up about emerging issues, against the need to help credit unions prioritize truly pressing concerns.With this sanctimonious lead, one of your faithful bloggers take away from this year’s Mortgage Bankers Association Legal and Compliance conference, is that it is time for your credit union to, at the very least, begin viewing its website as an extension of your physical infrastructure that is subject to the American’s with Disabilities Act (ADA). I have been hesitant to talk about this issue for several months, because the exact legal frame work that your credit union is operating under remains unsettled. For example, key regulations promised, promised and promised by the Department of Justice have never been finalized. It is still an open question at what point a website that is open to the public is subject to public accommodations for the disabled.Conversely, there are plenty of anecdotes that website lawsuits are on the rise. In one break out session close to the majority of the audience indicated they had received letters threating legal action over their websites. continue reading »last_img read more

Holiday to dream of

first_img43 Molloy Cres, NomeTHIS just might be Townsville’s cheapest holiday home.Set in the idyllic Cleveland Palms fishing village in Nome this three-bedroom home has hit the market for $159,000.Selling agent Debbie Kratzmann from RE/MAX Excellence said while the home was too small for a family to base themselves in, it would make an affordable weekend abode.“It would be perfect for a couple or it would be perfect just as a weekend or holiday home for someone,” she said.“It’s not suitable for a family to live in permanently because it’s just too small.“It would probably be one of the cheapest holiday homes where you don’t have to catch a ferry. You can just drive down and it’s still so close to Townsville.”The cottage style home is set on 1067 sqm of land and has three bedrooms, one bathroom and kitchen and dining combined with a deck suitable for entertaining.The yard is fully fenced and also has a garden shed and double carport.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 2020The suburb of Nome located 30km south of Townsville has a population of about 900 with the median age of residents 47.The suburb is popular with owner occupiers with only 8.7 per cent of residents being renters and nine properties have sold in the last 12 months up until the end of April according to the latest Core Logic figures. The Cleveland Palms estate is home to a tight-knit community and has an in-ground pool, tennis court and boat ramp.Ms Kratzmann said the home could be locked up and left with the estate having a locked gate at the entrance.“You’ve got great fishing at Alligator Creek,” she said.“There has been quite a bit happening at Cleveland Palms of late and it seems to be jumping ahead.”The home is open for inspection on Sunday from 10.30am to 11am. For more information call Debbie Kratzmann on 0414 829 337.last_img read more

Finnish study questions benefits of scale for corporate pension funds

first_imgHe rejected that allocation alone could explain the difference in performance, as both the large mutual pension insurers and corporate pension funds use a “fair amount” of external services.“Mutually owned organisations,” he said, “are basically independent, but inside the organisations there is fierce competition among investment units and portfolio managers, which leads to shorter-term performance objectives and more intensive tactical allocations.“On the contrary, corporate funds seem to have longer-term objectives, and they rely more on strategic allocations than tactical ones – this seems to be the main explanation why smaller ones perform better.”With a view to cutting costs, companies in Finland have outsourced or transferred approximately 95% of pension fund assets to large mutual pension insurers.Companies in the country with more than 300 employees are required by law to use large mutually owned pension insurers or set up their own pension funds. All pension entities are jointly responsible for the pensions.Additionally, the pension system is set up as partially funded on an ongoing basis, which means that those employers arranging their pensions via their own schemes carry mainly operational implementation risks compared with the defined benefit schemes found elsewhere in Europe, where longevity, mortality and interest rates dominate risk scenarios. Smaller corporate pension funds in Finland outperformed their larger peers by 6.7% over the 10-year period between 2004 and 2014, according to a recent study.Finnish consultancy Esko Advisors – which conducted the research together with Jari Käppi, associate professor of finance at the International Business School Suzhou – said the 0.6% per annum outperformance ran counter to the commonly accepted benefits of scale for pension funds. Petri Kuusisto, chief executive at Esko, said the figures showed that companies with their own schemes saved more than 10% on their pension costs compared with larger players.“This benefit, derived from the investment performance difference and lower administration costs, is substantial and shows no scale benefits for larger players,” he said.last_img read more