Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Recruitersneed to acquire new skills and become relationship managers if they are toovercome current inefficiency and be truly effective.Thatwas the message given by consultant Alan Whitford last week at a two-dayRecruitment Summit attended by UK and US agency chiefs in New York.Describingrecruitment as a “hiring experience, not a hiring process”, Whitfordwarned that employers must sharpen up their act, particularly online, if theywant to attract and retain the best talent. Hewas dismissive of the contribution HR is making to recruitment, arguing thatjobsites such as Totaljobs.com and monster.com know more about employees andcandidates than employers. He said the future is all about using provenrecruitment methods combined with advances in technology to collate data andtrack people.Hesaid it can take between one and four months to fill vacancies in the UK andthe internal costs of recruitment were notoriously high.Whitfordsaid the internet will improve hiring efficiency in terms of speed and cost,but only if the right tools are used. He sees the internet enabling employersto rethink the structure and systems around candidate flow and providingbusinesses with more scale and reach. Intranetsoffer access to vital company information and processes, he said, and whenlinked to solid candidate management systems, provide opportunities to lowercost-per-hire and shorten the time to fill posts.Asurvey by the US-based Forrester and Corporate Leadership Council shows that100 per cent of large organisations are using the internet to post jobs onlineand 74 per cent of respondents are using some form of advanced online CV miningor intelligent search tools.ByJane KingWhatHR needs to know–Recruiters can increase productivity and offer a better service to linemanagers by developing relationships with candidates online–Company branding on corporate websites and targeted candidate marketing are theway forward –Recruitment advertising should first sell the brand; second, highlight what thebusiness does,; third, emphasise the attractions of working there; and finallyexplain what the job is www.forrester.comwww.hire.com Recruiters must sharpen their actOn 22 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Butlerville, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced plans to replace a bridge near Butlerville this year. North Vernon-based Dave O’Mara Contracting will complete the project valued at $1,374,000.The bridge replacement at County Road 560 East over Otter Creek at County Road 610 East will require a complete closure of both roads. The project location is about 1.9 miles south of U.S. 50. The closure is tentatively scheduled for the middle of June and will last for about 150 days. The detour route will be marked.Jennings County will be responsible for 20 percent of the cost. The Federal Highway Administration will pay 80 percent of total cost.
BULAWAYO, Zimbabwe (CMC) – Evin Lewis struck his first ODI century but his knock was in vain as West Indies panicked in the death overs to hand Sri Lanka a nail-biting one-run win in the fifth game of the Tri-Nation Series at Queen’s Club here yesterday.Lewis scored an enterprising 148 to keep West Indies on course for victory, while cameos from captain Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite brought the Caribbean side within striking distance.But with ten runs needed in the final over to successfully chase a 300-plus target for the first time in ODIs, the Windies were bogged down by deliveries at the death from Nuwan Pradeep in a thrilling finish.Sri Lanka’s win secures a spot in Sunday’s final while West Indies and Zimbabwe meet tomorrow to decide who will advance.Victory guarantees West Indies a place in the finals while a tie or a no-result would knock Zimbabwe out.Lewis’ maiden ODI century contained 15 fours and four sixes as he kept West Indies in line with the asking rate for most of the chase.The Trinidad and Tobago batsman shared in two half-century partnerships that powered his side’s innings to 329 for nine after the home side amassed 330 for seven after they were sent in.He featured in an opening stand of 63 with Johnson Charles who scored 26 and 70 for the second wicket with Kraigg Brathwaite who got 16 and rode his luck several times during his backbone innings.Lewis, dropped on 26 and 41, survived an lbw decision on 53 as well as a run-out chance on 114 before he was stranded mid-pitch as a result of a mix-up with Holder.He was one of three batsmen who went by the run-out route, the others being Shai Hope for 25 and Jonathan Carter.Lewis’ departure saw West Indies slip to 262 for six with 69 needed from 57 balls until Holder and Brathwaite, who contributed 19, put together 45 runs for the seventh wicket to drag Windies within 24 runs shy of Sri Lanka’s score.Brathwaite was one of two victims of Nuwan Kulasekara who was Sri Lanka’s top bowler with two for 72.West Indies, who were cruising to the target for most of the game, found themselves needing 19 from ten balls, before ten runs were required from the final over.Sulieman Benn sparked excitement in the Windies camp when he hit the second delivery of Pradeep’s over, over deep midwicket and then holed out to sweeper cover with three needed from the final three deliveries.Holder, who then needed three from the final ball, managed a shot to cover for a single as Sri Lanka prevailed.Holder, who was not out on 45, also finished as the leading wicket-taker for his side with three wickets for 57 runs.Earlier, two Sri Lankan batsmen missed out on centuries by exactly six runs after the home side recovered from the loss of Kusal Perera in the third over with the score on 18.Niroshan Dickwella 94, Kusal Mendis 94 and Dhananjaya de Silva 58 were the top scorers for Sri Lanka who lost to West Indies at the start of the series.SRI LANKA inningsD. de Silva c & b K. Brathwaite 58M. Perera b Gabriel 7N. Dickwella lbw b Holder 94B. Mendis c Hope b Nurse 94D. Jayasuriya b CR Brathwaite 9W. Tharanga c Nurse b Holder 26D. Gunaratne c Powell b Holder 6S. Pathirana not out 24Extras: (lb-7, w-5) 12Total: (7 wickets, 50 overs) 330Fall of wickets 1-18, 2-123, 3-230, 4-258, 5-277, 6-291), 7-330.Bowling: Gabriel 5-0-29-1(w-1), Holder 10-0-57-3, C. Brathwaite 7-0-64-1 (w-2), Nurse 8-0-58-1, K. Brathwaite 10-0-56-1 (w-1), Benn 10-0-59-0 (w-1).WEST INDIES inningsJ. Charles c Tharanga b Lakmal 26E. Lewis run-out 148K. Brathwaite b Gunaratne 16 33S. Hope run-out (Pradeep) 25J. Carter run-out (Tharanga) 6R. Powell lbw b Kulasekara 10J. Holder not out 45C. Brathwaite b Kulasekara 19A. Nurse c Dickwella b Lakmal 2S. Benn c de Silva b Pradeep 11S. Gabriel not out 0Extras: (lb-6, w-15) 21Total: (9 wickets; 50 overs) 329Fall of wickets 1-63, 2-133, 3-175, 4-198, 5-224, 6-262, 7-307, 8-312, 9-328.Bowling: Kulasekara 10-0-73-2 (w-3), Lakmal 10-0-67-2 (w-3), Jayasuriya 4-0-20-0 (w-1), Pradeep 10-0-65-1 (w-3), Pathirana 7-0-51-0, Gunaratne 9-0-47-1(w-1).Points: Sri Lanka 4, West Indies 0.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… The best way to reduce bounce rates and design a path of least resistance for members and customers is to offer something they want. While others prioritize member acquisition in order to build an early product test case, Sean Ellis has a slightly different philosophy. Ellis has worked with companies like LogMeIn and Xobni to produce scalable marketing programs. Before tweaking design and funnel optimization, Ellis takes pride in the fact that his successes have been built on establishing a core value to users. Earlier this week he wrote a great article about premature optimization and the mistakes startup companies make in their rushed efforts to convert visitors into customers or members. Says Ellis, “While this seems like an important goal from the beginning, it’s not. If the value of your core product is weak, doubling the percentage of users that get there won’t help much. And it will actually hurt you because every unit of effort put into optimization is one less unit that you can put into improving your core product. Products that don’t become a “must have” almost always fail.”Ellis suggests that startups wait to optimize until at least 40% of those randomly surveyed admit that they’d feel a loss without your product. In addition to this suggestion he urges entrepreneurs to be deliberate in both their testing and their analytics programs. The idea here is that instead of having your development team churn out new wireframes every other week, you should prioritize those elements that are both easy to test and more likely to produce results. Essentially you need to form a hypotheses and avoid overburdening designers. If you don’t take this to heart, your tests are unlikely to yield early results and your team will have little incentive to continue in this process of iteration. Finally, Ellis urges startup founders to consider their most passionate users before changing things. Testing conversion funnels is great when it yields improvements, but if you’re scaring away existing members and customers it’s counter-productive. Ask your earliest advocates and users to prioritize the best parts of the experience. From here you can learn how to capture that experience in messaging and tweak only those parts of the site that are a perceived issue. dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
RELATED ARTICLESDesigning a Good Ventilation System GBA Encyclopedia: Ventilation ChoicesHRV or ERV?Ventilation Rates and Human HealthHow Much Fresh Air Does Your Home Need? Looking back over my last several articles, I see that I’ve been going off the deep end. Psychrometrics, hygrothermal analysis of double-stud walls, the physics of water in porous materials… That’s some heavy stuff. So this week I’m going light with some fun quotes about ventilation and indoor air quality.I wrote a series of articles on ventilation for the Journal of Light Construction a little while back and came across some great material in my research. The last quote below makes a point about indoor air quality with a graphic underwear metaphor. It’s from an 1893 book whose author was a medical doctor interested in ventilation to prevent diseases like phthisis (what we now call tuberculosis).The first quote is from a great article called The History of Ventilation and Temperature Control that appeared in the ASHRAE Journal in 1999. The author was discussing some of the mid-twentieth century research by Harvard scientist C.P. Yaglou on odor and ventilation rates. If you’re worried about the water-energy connection, you’ll be happy to know that “Only a 33% increase in ventilation was required for adults a week after a bath.” (John Janssen, in “The History of Ventilation and Temperature Control,” ASHRAE Journal, 1999.) Naturally, ventilation cannot solve all IAQ problems. Sometimes source control is the best method: “If there is a pile of manure in a space, do not try to remove the odor by ventilation. Remove the pile of manure.” (Max von Pettenkofer, 1858.)No list of ventilation quotes is complete without one that illustrates the immense power of fresh air: “There is nothing like the cure of fresh air for cases of bladder infection, paranoia, and Cartesian thinking.” (Rawi Hage.)And finally, here’s that quote about dirty underwear that’ll make you think twice before you inhale again: “Most civilized men and women are unwilling to put on underclothing that has just been taken off by another person or to put into their mouths articles of food or drink that have recently been in other peoples mouths but they take without hesitation into their lungs air that has just come from other people’s mouths and lungs or from close contact with their soiled clothing or bodies.” (John Shaw Billings, Ventilation and Heating, 1893.)Ventilation and indoor air quality are not only two of the most important topics in the world of building science and green building, but as you can see here, they’re also the source of some of the most interesting quotes. Got any other good ones? Allison Bailes of Decatur, Georgia, is a speaker, writer, energy consultant, RESNET-certified trainer, and the author of the Energy Vanguard Blog. Check out his in-depth course, Mastering Building Science at Heatspring Learning Institute, and follow him on Twitter at @EnergyVanguard.
The National Commission for Women and National Human Rights Commission on Monday took cognizance of the gangrape of a girl in Bettiah town of West Champaran district and issued notices to Bihar officials.The rape survivor, who was an inmate of the Muzaffarpur shelter home had been rehabilitated with her family after revelations of the sexual abuse of 34 girls in the home was reported in May 2018. The Supreme Court is monitoring the case.The survivor had lodged a complaint with the Bettiah town police station that she was gangraped by four of her neighbours in a moving SUV on the Bettiah-Pakhnaha road on the night of September 13. The survivor was later admitted to the government hospital for treatment and medical examination.On Monday, the NCW and the NHRC took cognizance of the incident and issued notices to the Bihar Chief Secretary and Director General of Police. A committee of the NCW, headed by its Chairperson Rekha Sharma will travel to Bihar later this week to meet the girl, the DGP and other officials.“She is already a victim, rather than helping her out, she has to go through this,” said Ms. Sharma. The NHRC has asked for a “detailed report in the matter within four weeks ”.“Apparently, the girl has become a victim of the State’s apathy,” observed the Commission in its notices. The Bettiah police said the incident took place when the girl was reportedly on way to her sister-in-law’s house.The four youths allegedly dragged her inside an SUV and sexually assaulted her in the moving vehicle.“None of the four accused have been arrested yet, though the local police have conducted a massive manhunt,” said a senior police official in Patna.
View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Oklahoma City held the Warriors to 42 percent shooting in the first half and forced them into 10 turnovers. The home crowd gave the Thunder a standing ovation as they walked off the floor.Early in the third quarter, Westbrook had a steal and dunk, then a steal and layup plus a foul that brought the crowd to its feet. He made the free throw to put the Thunder ahead 72-52. Oklahoma City led 94-71 at the end of the third and Warriors coach Steve Kerr pulled his starters with about eight minutes remaining. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Westbrook said it was just another game in the buildup, but he didn’t play like it. At one point in the third quarter, Westbrook and Durant went forehead to forehead and were called for double technicals.Westbrook’s new All-Star teammates came through. Carmelo Anthony scored 22 points and Paul George added 20.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe crowd booed Durant nearly every time he touched the ball. He finished with 21 points on 8-for-17 shooting. Stephen Curry scored 24 points for the Warriors, who produced their lowest point total of the season.The Thunder led 65-48 at halftime as Westbrook filled the stat sheet with 20 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Anthony had 16 points and George had 14 at the break. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Manute Bol could have been ’40 or 50 years old’ while in NBA, ex-coach says Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, keeps the ball from Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY—Russell Westbrook scored a season-high 34 points and added 10 rebounds and nine assists to help the Oklahoma City Thunder roll past the Golden State Warriors, 108-91 on Wednesday night.It was Oklahoma City’s first win over the Warriors since Kevin Durant left the Thunder to join the Warriors after the 2015-16 season. Golden State won all four meetings last season by an average of nearly 20 points.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort LATEST STORIES Read Next Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’
There is something about tradition in some Indian sports where even today the athlete will touch the feet of a coach or someone who deserves that kind of respect. As Preeja Sreedharan, Kavita Raut and Sudha Singh shone on Sunday night and went through the motion of dope tests, the media was waiting in hordes.And even a day later, on Tuesday, as the trio was still doing interviews, Sudha almost touched the feet of a senior Indian sportswriter whose athletics knowledge is baffling.Such modesty is something unheard of in sport like tennis or squash at home, but Sudha’s gesture went to show what the respect for a guru is. Accompanied by middle distance coach Nikolai Snesarev, all the three – Preeja, Kavita and Sudha – spoke at length as to how the Belarussian has worked wonders with the middle distance runners.Nikolai is highly respected in international circles and is a nononsense man. He set such punishing schedules for the athletes that they started to hate the workload. At least, that was the story till the time they started enjoying its fruits.And Nikolai has been careful to hold long camps in the cooler environs of the SAI centre in Bangalore. And at a time when athletics buffs at home wonder why athletes are taken to Ukraine for training “as food and conditions” are better here, Nikolai is supposed to be a very dedicated coach.As he got used to the Indian system, he slowly allowed the athletes’ families to visit the camps and spend a day or more with them.advertisementSuch regimens have worked wonders with the Indian athletes and the stars of Sunday night now are worried Nikolai may be gone soon. As has been the case with a lot of foreign coaches hired by the sports ministry, their contracts run till the end of the Asian Games. Be it Nikolai, shotgun coach Marcello Dradi, Jose Brasa and a few more coaches, a lot of Indian athletes are worried about what will happen to their training schedules.As it were, Vladimir Chertkov, who has worked wonders with gymnast Ashish, has said goodbye.Without looking at medals tally, what the respective sports federations at home now need to do is ensure the contracts of coaches are again signed till the 2012 Olympics. In the past, India have lost the services of several coaches because of haggling over wages or red-tapism in the sports ministry.Why, even after the Beijing Olympics, Cuba was not keen to send BI Fernandez again to India for some months. It is now accepted that unless there are good coaches from abroad, our standards can never improve. What Nikolai has done in terms of making three athletes reach an Asian Games level winning standard is commendable.By his own admission, to push the Indians to world or Olympic standards cannot happen by 2012. His view is that to make champions, one needs to have a five or six year plan where the athlete doesn’t worry about anything else.It’s easy to look at China’s medal tally and rave about how in virtually every sport they are making a big dent.Even if the Indians are to raise the bar slowly and steadily, it’s not going to happen without foreign coaches. The choice is very clear: keep the good coaches back or be ready to weep again after the 2012 Olympics. Nothing else matters at this stage.
About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Gattuso: Stats show AC Milan are in crisisby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAC Milan coach Rino Gattuso admits they’re in crisis after defeat at home to Fiorentina.Federico Chiesa struck in the second-half for Fiorentina’s 1-0 win.”It’s certainly a difficult moment,” Gattuso told reporters, “but today we were in a state of emergency because of our injuries. I have nothing to reproach the team for. This result is hard to swallow, we weren’t sharp, but we weren’t lucky either.“The statistics say that Milan are in crisis. We’ve been struggling to cause problems for our opponents over the last three weeks. It’s fair to say we’ve not exactly been calm before that either, but we have to find some peace and not seek scapegoats.“The team did everything it possibly could today and we tried to win it, but lost our shape under Fiorentina pressure.”