Graduate morale high – despite gender pay gap

first_img Previous Article Next Article Male graduates are twice as likely than their female counterparts to earn asalary above £25,000, a CIPD survey reveals. The research also shows that for every five women graduates in the £10,000to £15,000 salary bracket, there are just three men. Report author Gerwyn Davies said, “It appears that female graduateshave lower expectations than their male counterparts when it comes to startingsalary.” But despite the gender pay gap, the survey of more than 750 graduatesreveals that respondents of both sexes are very happy in the workplace andconfident about the future. More than 90 per cent of graduates are positiveabout their career prospects and 87 per cent feel secure in their jobs. Davies said, “Our survey also shows that graduates are a knowledgeable,ambitious and happy bunch who have long-term career prospects foremost in theirminds. “Employers and managers are clearly responding to their growing needsas consumers, with graduates reporting very high levels of satisfaction fornearly all aspects of their work.” The survey reveals the nearly two-thirds of graduates think beginning acareer is the most important reason for accepting their first job, compared to7 per cent who highlight a lack of money. More than 80 per cent of new graduates are successful when they attempt torenegotiate their salaries and the majority of respondents receive startingsalaries of £15,000 to £20,000. www.cipd.co.ukBy Ben Willmott Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Graduate morale high – despite gender pay gapOn 18 Sep 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

International news

first_imgInternational newsOn 1 Jun 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This week’s International newsCanadian bosses cash in on battle for talent with US The basic pay of directors at 58 of the 60 largest Canadian public companiesincreased dramatically in 2003, due to longer working hours and the need formore attractive incentives to lure US talent. A ‘Report on Business’ survey,published in the country’s Globe and Mail newspaper, found that base retainerspaid to directors climbed 28 per cent in 2003 from 2002. The jump is a whopping61 per cent, if share grants to directors are included, with many companiesincreasingly relying on this form of remuneration. David O’Brien, chairman ofRoyal Bank of Canada, told the paper that four of its last six new directorscame from the US because of its growing business operations in that country.”There is just generally higher pay in the US, and I think that’s had someimpact in the larger companies of having to bump remuneration to attract aninternational group of directors,” he said. Spain puts high-speed train hostesses in trousers Hostesses on the high-speed train between Madrid and Seville have won their12-year campaign to wear trousers at work, reports The Independent. Since theline was opened in 1992, the azafatas – or ‘ladies in waiting’ – have had towear a skirt 2cm above the knee. But Spain’s first female public worksminister, Magdalena Alvarez has now announced that hostesses can wear trousersif they want. “Female workers have the right to feel comfortable, and notfeel under scrutiny just because they are women,” she said. The azafatashad argued that the skirts forced them into ‘unnatural postures’ when gettingitems from the trolley. A spokeswomen for the hostesses said: “Let’s hopethe decision has a knock-on effect on other companies. We are notdecoration.” US public sector pays bonuses to majority of staff Government figures in the US have shown that almost two-thirds of its 1.6million federal full-time civilian workers received merit bonuses or specialtime-off awards in 2002. Of the 62 per cent who received awards, half receivedUS$811 (£447) or more. The typical bonus amounted to 1.6 per cent of theirsalary. Under American civil service rules, federal agencies may give cashawards or additional time off to reward employees for good annual performancesor contributions on specific projects. This method of payment is proving verypopular. The National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy and theGeneral Services Administration each gave bonuses to more than 90 per cent oftheir ‘general schedule’ employees. Online guidance on employing the new Europeans The European Union (EU) has codified and publicised the often complex set ofrules controlling the migration of eastern and southern European workers fromthe 10 countries which joined the EU last month. These transitional rules –designed to ease the impact of their accession on the EU’s 15 establishedmember states – have been posted online at EURES, the European job mobilityportal. This site has information on the rules applicable to workers moving toor from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland,Slovenia and Slovakia. It is not completely comprehensive, as the EuropeanCommission has noted a “small number of Member States” have yet toprovide information on their national rules. In these cases, companies orworkers can contact a EURES adviser in the destination country (details on thesame site). It also includes rules on moving to pre-enlargement EU countriesand allows prospective workers to publish CVs and companies to post vacancies.  http://europa.eu.int/eures Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Upad offers refunds to landlords after technical hitch leads to complaint

first_imgUpad has offered landlords who have used its service a refund after a technical hitch left its lettings platform offering less than its promised digital marketing reach.The refund offer follows a complaint received by the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) by a member of the public about an ad on the Upad site which offered landlords the opportunity to ‘start with property advertising on Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location’.The complainant, who used the online letting agency to list their property, challenged whether the ad was misleading after his property was only listed on Rightmove.“We contacted Upad, which said that a technical issue had been preventing properties from being listed on Zoopla and PrimeLocation, but that developers had since fixed the automated system,” a statement from the ASA says.The platform has offered the users affected by this issue a full refund.“As Upad updated its system to allow properties to be listed on Zoopla and Prime Location, we considered this matter informally resolved without the need for an investigation,” the ASA adds.Upad was bought out of liquidation by Howsy in January for an undisclosed sum and is run as a separate business. It went into liquidation in mid-October last year after founder James Davis said ill health had led him to discontinue the business.Howsy advertising standards authority ASA upad August 5, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Upad offers refunds to landlords after technical hitch leads to complaint previous nextAgencies & PeopleUpad offers refunds to landlords after technical hitch leads to complaintOnline letting firm has apologised after landlords’ properties failed to appear on Zoopla and PrimeLocation for a period of time after an automated upload system failed.Nigel Lewis5th August 20200718 Viewslast_img read more

BREAKING: Martin & Co parent firm TPFG in talks to buy rival Hunters

first_imgThe Property Franchise Group (TPFG), parent company of Martin & Co, is in early stage talks to buy rival Hunters.This move by TPFG, which is led by CEO Gareth Samples (pictured) was revealed by Sky News late last night but Hunters’ Chief Financial Officer Ed Jones has now released a statement confirming the discussions regarding a possible offer for the entire issued and to be issued share capital of Hunters.The announcement also has the blessing of TPFG which, like Hunters, is a franchised estate agency business.“The approach is preliminary, and the terms remain subject to ongoing discussion and to due diligence by both Hunters and TPFG.  Accordingly, there can be no certainty that an offer will be made nor as to the terms of any offer, if made.“A further announcement will be made when appropriate.”As the company making the offer, TPFG now has until 5pm on 1st January to either announce a firm intention to make an offer for Hunters in accordance with Rule 2.7 of the Code or withdraw.This gives it just under a month to complete due diligence on Hunters.“Whilst the Company has made a preliminary approach to the board of Hunters, there can be no certainty that any firm offer will be made for Hunters, nor as to the terms on which any offer might be made,” it says.Such takeovers are not guaranteed to succeed. The purchase of Hunters comes just four weeks after Connells attempted a similar all-shares purchase of Countrywide, which so far has failed to gain the support of the Countrywide board.  And three years ago TPFG was in involved in an unsuccessful effort to merge with another rival, Belvoir.It is also likely that the CMA may step in to assess whether the deal is anti-competitive.Glynis Frew (pictured), Chief Executive of Hunters, says:  “As a leading national estate agency group with significant growth ambitions, it is routine for Hunters to consider new opportunities on an ongoing basis, any number of which may or may not come to fruition.  In addition to this opportunity with The Property Franchise Group plc we are soon to launch SKIPA technology platform, which we believe is an industry disruptor that will further drive efficiency and improve customer service across the business.  We look forward to releasing further details soon.”Hunters Sky TPFG December 4, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » BREAKING: Martin & Co parent firm TPFG in talks to buy rival Hunters previous nextAgencies & PeopleBREAKING: Martin & Co parent firm TPFG in talks to buy rival HuntersFranchising giant TPFG looks to land major coup and hoover up rival, but will competition regulators step in?Nigel Lewis4th December 202001,230 Viewslast_img read more

O.C. Masonic Lodge Invites All to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Deauville Inn

first_imgOcean City Masonic Lodge No. 171 is holding its second annual Saint Patrick’s Day celebration 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday March 16, at the Deauville Inn.The event will feature the South Jersey Ceili Band and the South Jersey Irish Dancers.  The dinner includes Linda’s famous Corn Beef and Cabbage, and will be followed by Irish Dancing and Music. The Deauville Inn is located at  201 Willard Rd, Strathmere, NJ.Tickets are only $40 for adults, and children 14 and under are $20.  All proceeds will benefit the Ocean City Lodge Building Renovation Fund.For additional information or to purchase tickets, please contact Frank McCall by phone 609-602-7545.  More information can also be found on the Ocean City Masonic Lodge No. 171 website www.oceancitymasoniclodge171.org read more

Fall in cost of supermarket shopping

first_imgThe cost of a weekly shop has dropped by more than 5% in the last year, according to mySupermarket.co.uk. The independent shopping and comparison website’s just-launched mySupermarket Groceries Tracker service found that a shopping basket in January 2015 cost £88.13 – a fall of 5.09% compared to January 2014, when the same basket cost £92.86 and a drop of 2.33% compared to December 2014 when it would have been £90.24.The tracker, an industry first, compares the basket price of the same 35 products each month that are most commonly bought at supermarkets. It covers almost 5,000 products overall and includes Tesco, Asda, Aldi, Sainsbury’s, Ocado, Waitrose and Morrisons.Products that have undergone a price drop in the last month include eggs (-7.7%), broccoli (-15%) and grapes (-14.5%), while products on the ascent included branded and own-brand cola drinks (+3.25%), squash drinks (+2.18%) and carrots (+1%).Gilad Simhony, chief executive of mySupermarket, said: “With a saving of almost a fiver on their weekly shop compared to a year ago, shoppers up and down the UK should be delighted to see a welcome break in one area of their personal finances.Big savings“This is great news for shoppers and demonstrates the impact of the supermarket price war. We still see, however, that items change in price frequently across all of the supermarkets, meaning it is more important than ever to compare prices as the difference between supermarkets as well as brand and own-brand items can be huge.”The mySupermarket Groceries Tracker will also look at own-brand categories and each month reveal the best supermarket for each type of own-brand groceries.last_img read more

5 things most people get wrong about business loyalty

first_imgThroughout most of history, loyalty has been regarded as one of the most precious things in life. In business, there is nothing more basic to success than having loyal customers and employees. It brings emotional stability, drives ‘lifetime value’ and reduces transactional costs. Frederick Reichheld wrote a best seller about loyalty in 2001, ‘The Loyalty Effect’, laying the foundations and scientific proof for loyalty as the ultimate path to growth and prosperity. Even small shifts in business loyalty have proven to generate a huge impact: increasing customer retention by 5 percent can boost profits by 25 to 95 percent.True loyalty trumps traditional competitive advantages: loyal customers and employees show an undying devotion to your brand, actively defend it in front of critics, and socially share its virtues with friends and peers.But is our belief in the power of loyalty still legitimate? Since 1870, the ratio of divorces vs. marriages has increased about 20 times. According to Deloitte, the average Millennial now considers themselves as a loyal employee after having worked for an employer for just 9 months. An increasing number of brands are competing for the same customers or employees. What was ‘best in class’ yesterday will be antiquated tomorrow. The bar has been raised for everyone through increasing transparency with comparisons being made cross-industry, cross-device, and cross-continent.Here are 5 assumptions about loyalty you might need to revisit. continue reading » 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Fire Breaks Out on CTV at Nordsee Ost Offshore Wind Farm

first_imgImage source: DGzRSOn the morning of 15 November, a fire broke out in the engine room of the crew transfer vessel (CTV) World Calima that was operating at the Nordsee Ost offshore wind farm. Eight wind farm technicians and five crew members were aboard the CTV at the time and nobody was hurt during the incident.The rescue vessel of the German Maritime Search and Rescue Service (DGzRS) responded to a distress call and then took over eight wind farm technicians from aboard the CTV, and started hauling the stricken vessel to the German island of Helgoland.Image source: DGzRSIn the engine room of World Calima, operated by World Marine Offshore, the crew had noticed heavy smoke and then engaged in putting the fire under control with on-board resources by locking the engine room and flooding it with carbon dioxide.At the time of the incident, winds of up to 28 km/h were blowing in the sea area northwest of Helgoland. The nearby wind farm vessel Windea Two made the first connection to the World Calima, to tow it out of the wind farm and to avoid a collision with wind turbines.Once DGzRS arrived at the site with its vessels, they took over the technicians from the CTV onboard one of their vessels, while the Wold Calima crew remained onboard their CTV that was towed to Helgoland, where a firefighting unit from the Cuxhaven fire department was brought to take further measures together with the volunteer fire brigade from Helgoland in the island’s harbour.Check out a short video from DGzRS, showing the CTV being towed:last_img read more

HMM Sets Sights on 25 Pct Higher Revenue in 2020

first_imgKorean shipping giant Hyundai Merchant Marine (HMM) roughly anticipates a 25% improvement in its revenue for 2020, reaping the fruits from the impending deployment of its mega container vessels. Twelve 24,000 TEU containerships are scheduled to be sequentially delivered as of April this year and thereby deployed in the Asia-Europe trade under the service network of THE Alliance. “Once HMM operates mega container vessels in earnest, overall sales volumes and revenue is expected to be increased accordingly based on a range of efforts to enhance its sales competitiveness, in particular, in the field of back-haul business,” an HMM spokesperson told World Maritime News.The spokesperson added that the rise in revenue is expected “notwithstanding continued uncertainties in the global trade environment.” “In addition to the rise in revenue, it is needless to say that 2020 will be the year to improve our profit structure as well,” he concluded.HMM is expected to add some 34 ships to THE Alliance’s network this year, adding up to 519,000 TEUs.Last week, THE Alliance unveiled an expanded service network for 2020 as it welcomed HMM as a full member.With the US Federal Maritime Commission’s acceptance of HMM membership, the carrier will join its three counterparts in the alliance, Hapag-Lloyd, Ocean Network Express (ONE), and Yang Ming. THE Alliance plans to launch the upgraded product package around April 1, 2020.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more

Robertson regrets disrespecting ‘best ever’ Messi

first_img Loading… “That game was like, in the changing room, I’ve never seen a changing room like it. We were so pumped up for the game, and unfortunately it happened too early didn’t it? “He was on the ground, I was on the ground. I don’t know what came over me! I do regret it, but it’s something everyone relates to me now, which isn’t the best. “If I was thinking it wouldn’t have been done. I wasn’t thinking clearly.” After dumping out Messi and Barca, Robertson went on to help Liverpool to a 2-0 victory over domestic rivals Tottenham in the 2019 Champions League final. He has added UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup medals to his collection in 2019-20 and would welcome the opportunity to see out his playing days on Merseyside . The 26-year-old Glasgow native is, however, prepared to admit that heading back to his roots at Celtic may be too good an opportunity turn down if it ever presented itself. Robertson added: “If you asked me now what I’d want to do, I’d love to retire at Liverpool of course, but you know how hard it is to play at the highest of levels until you’re 35-36. “I’d love to pull on the Celtic top and walk out at Parkhead. Do I want to go back at one point to even just live? Yeah, maybe.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Andy Robertson has aired his regret at having ruffled the hair of Lionel Messi, “the best player that’s ever played this game”, during Liverpool’s famous Champions League fight-back against Barcelona. It would be imprudent to promise a resumption of La Liga before the summer, said Spain’s health minister With emotions running high on a memorable European night at Anfield, the Scottish full-back tangled with the Argentine icon early on. As both men ended up on the deck, Robertson could not help having a sly pop at Messi as he got back to his feet . The six-time Ballon d’Or winner did not take kindly to the actions of the Reds defender, but anything goes in the heat of battle. Robertson concedes as much, with Jurgen Klopp’s side fully focused on efforts that eventually delivered a stunning 4-0 win, but admits he would not repeat his actions if put in the same situation again. He told That Peter Crouch Podcast , which is available via BBC Sounds and BBC Radio 5 Live: “Me and Fabinho were tracking him [Messi] back, we both ended up on the ground. read also:Messi, Barcelona stars return to training after COVID-19 tests “I just ruffled his hair a wee bit, he wasn’t too happy but it’s something I wouldn’t do again, that’s for sure. It’s just disrespectful to the best player that’s ever played this game.center_img Promoted Content7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldHere Are The Best Movies Since 1982 You Should Definitely SeeWhat Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?The Absolute 10 Greatest Shows In HBO Historylast_img read more