Tax resolution boosts profits of AstraZeneca

first_img A TAX dispute between the US and UK authorities over pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca was resolved yesterday, boosting the company’s profit outlook for the year.In London, shares in the company rose as the news broke yesterday, yet slipped back during the day, to close 0.05 per cent down.“It is a windfall and the market doesn’t want to put a price-to-earnings ratio on a windfall that is not part of the operating business,” said Panmure Gordon analyst Savvas Neophytou, who nonetheless rates the stock as a “buy”.The settlement will see AstraZeneca pay $1.1bn (£688m) to resolve all US transfer pricing issues from 2000 to the end of 2010. The company, which underwent a global merger in 1999, had made provisions of $2.3bn in its 2010 accounts.AstraZeneca’s effective tax rate for 2011 will be around six per cent lower than previously expected, at around 21 per cent, it said in a statement.Transfer pricing concerns the price at which one unit of a group sells goods or services to another unit of the same group. Monday 28 March 2011 8:43 pm Share More From Our Partners Florida woman allegedly crashes children’s birthday party, rapes teennypost.comNative American Tribe Gets Back Sacred Island Taken 160 Years Agogoodnewsnetwork.org980-foot skyscraper sways in China, prompting panic and evacuationsnypost.comBrave 7-Year-old Boy Swims an Hour to Rescue His Dad and Little Sistergoodnewsnetwork.orgWhy people are finding dryer sheets in their mailboxesnypost.comAstounding Fossil Discovery in California After Man Looks Closelygoodnewsnetwork.orgA ProPublica investigation has caused outrage in the U.S. this weekvaluewalk.comPolice Capture Elusive Tiger Poacher After 20 Years of Pursuing the Huntergoodnewsnetwork.orgRussell Wilson, AOC among many voicing support for Naomi Osakacbsnews.com whatsapp whatsapp center_img Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was Famous, Now She Works In {State}MoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesBetterBe20 Stunning Female AthletesBetterBeDrivepedia20 Of The Most Underrated Vintage CarsDrivepediaPeople TodayNewborn’s Strange Behavior Troubles Mom, 40 Years Later She Finds The Reason Behind ItPeople Todaymoneycougar.comThis Proves The Osmonds Weren’t So Innocentmoneycougar.comZen HeraldThe Truth About Why ’40s Actor John Wayne Didn’t Serve In WWII Has Come To LightZen Herald Tax resolution boosts profits of AstraZeneca KCS-content Tags: NULLlast_img read more

Supreme court confirms death sentence for two journalists for “blasphemy”

first_img Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says News AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News Follow the news on Afghanistan Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more May 3, 2021 Find out more News Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” Newscenter_img to go further AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF_en August 6, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Supreme court confirms death sentence for two journalists for “blasphemy” Reporters Without Borders (Reporters sans frontières) today voiced outrage at the supreme court’s decision to uphold death sentences for journalists Sayeed Mahdawi and Ali Reza Payam. They are accused of blasphemy for saying the Islam practised in Afghanistan was reactionary and for criticising the political use of the religion by conservative leaders. The two journalists are currently in hiding within Afghanistan.In a letter to President Hamid Karzai, Reporters Without Borders said it was regrettable to once again see the conservatives who dominate the Afghan judicial system abuse their power to attack freedom of expression. The organisation urged him to ensure the safety of the two journalists and called for reform of the supreme court “so that it becomes an independent body that guarantees individual freedoms.”The organisation also called on the UN secretary-general’s special representative in Afghanistan, Lakhdar Brahimi, to mobilise the full weight of the international community in defence of freedom of expression in Afghanistan.The death sentences were requested a few days ago by the council of ulemas (consisting of 13 Muslim scholars) and were confirmed in a 10-page document signed by supreme court president Maulavi Fazl-e Hadi Shinwari. The government would appear to be under the obligation to implement this decision by the country’s highest court although a lower court is already handling the case. A supreme court judge told a Reporters Without Borders source that “this sentence is above the law.”New arrests warrants have been issued against Mahdawi, editor the weekly Aftab, and Payam, a Iranian national, which has been closed ever since the publication of its 11 June issue containing the offending article, headlined “Holy fascism.”The two journalists were originally held for a week before being released as a result of President Karzai’s intervention. They were supposed to have appeared before a judge to explain their article, but after a demonstration by Islamists opposed to their release, they went into hiding to avoid reprisals. An Afghan newspaper has published fatwas sentencing them to death.They asked in the offending article: “If Islam is the last and the most complete of the revealed religions, why are the Muslim countries lagging behind the modern world?” Help by sharing this information Organisation RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan March 11, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Thai opposition TV channel suspended again

first_img Thailand is ranked 142nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the Thai military junta’s continuing harassment of Peace TV, an opposition satellite TV channel that has been suspended yet again, this time for 15 days from midnight last night, and calls on the authorities to rescind this decision. Thai premier, UN rapporteurs asked to prevent journalists being returned to Myanmar February 7, 2018 – Updated on August 23, 2019 Thai opposition TV channel suspended again Help by sharing this information Covid-19 emergency laws spell disaster for press freedom June 12, 2020 Find out more News The TV channel supports the United Front for Democracy Against Dictatorship (UDD), an opposition movement also known as the Red Shirts, which has links to Thaksin Shinawatra, a former prime minister now living in exile. to go further Peace TV executive Thida Thavornseth announced that the NBTC has suspended the TV channel with effect from midnight on 6 February (photo: Peace TV). ThailandAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureFreedom of expression The well-known journalist Pravit Rojanaphruk is currently facing a possible 14-year jail sentence on a sedition charge that was brought against him last August in connection with comments posted on Facebook. News Peace TV executive Thida Thavornseth reported yesterday on Facebook that the TV channel had just received the suspension order from the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), which regulates Thailand’s broadcast media.center_img “We strongly condemn this flagrant violation of media freedom, which calls into question any claim to pluralism in Thailand,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “It is unacceptable for the military junta to keep censoring the media if it wants to stick to its declared aim of holding elections in November. Allowing journalists to do their work would be the best way to ensure the swiftest possible transition to democracy.” August 21, 2020 Find out more Receive email alerts News The military have had Peace TV in their sights ever since seizing power in a coup in May 2014. Previously called UDD Channel, it had to change its name in order to resume operating and, since then, the NBTC has suspended its licence four times. The grounds for the latest suspension was a “Direction of Thai Democracy” broadcast in October that included interviews with the supporters of an imprisoned UDD leader. Under the dictatorial Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the military junta has constantly restricted media freedom and suppressed all criticism of the government ever since the 2014 coup. Journalists and bloggers who do not censor themselves risk prosecution and long jail sentences on defamation or sedition charges. ThailandAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesMedia independence Judicial harassmentEconomic pressureFreedom of expression Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years Organisation RSF_en May 12, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Thailand Newslast_img read more

LISTEN: David Passmore praises “resilient” Roisín Upton as Ireland face into…

first_imgFacebook Twitter Advertisement Linkedin WhatsApp Roisin Upton of Ireland during the Women’s Hockey World Cup Finals semi-final match between Ireland and Spain at the Lee Valley Hockey Centre in QE Olympic Park, London, England. Photo by Craig Mercer/SportsfileLISTEN: David Passmore praises “resilient” Roisín Upton as Ireland face into World Cup Final.The Irish Women’s Hockey side face into a historic World Cup Final on Sunday afternoon following a fairytale tournament in which the 16th ranked side has made it all the way to the last game.David Passmore was the former IHA high performance director, mens coach and is the current U21 women’s coach and as a consequence has been through some of the leaner years of the sport.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Passmore says Ireland’s achievements thus far have been far beyond their wildest expectations.“They are a really strong group and they have invested everything into this tournament and yet they have come and enjoyed it and taken it each game at a time. I am surprised we are in a final, but there is no more deserving team.”Limerick’s Roisin Upton has been a key part of the side during the competition and Passmore says her hard work and dedication over some difficult spells as finally paid off.“Roisin has played fantastically well… she is a resilient thing, always has been, just really tough, has the ability to play with intensity yet a calmness in her head so she doesn’t do rash things. That’s really stood her in good stead here and the fact that she has gotten through so many injuries in the past few years, it’s fantastic to see her out there performing.”Click on the link below to hear the interview in full..The post LISTEN: David Passmore praises “resilient” Roisín Upton as Ireland face into World Cup Final appeared first on Sporting Limerick.center_img NewsLISTEN: David Passmore praises “resilient” Roisín Upton as Ireland face into World Cup FinalBy Raffaele Rocca – August 4, 2018 1665 Email Print Previous articleHospitals group seeks patient council membersNext articleLimerick Garda wins appeal over assault convictions Raffaele Roccalast_img read more

Harte claims education grant changes will hit many LYIT students

first_img NPHET ‘positive’ on easing restrictions – Donnelly Hundreds of families in Donegal will be affected by the cuts to the student maintainance grant announced this week as part of budget 2011.At the moment, qualifying students attending a college over 24 kilometres from their address receive the full grant. However, the chasnges push the distance out to over 45 kilometres.Donegal County Councillor, Jimmy Harte, says this will hit LYIT students from towns like Buncrana, which is 41 kilometres away………………[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/jhar1pm.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Harte claims education grant changes will hit many LYIT students Facebook WhatsApp News Pinterest Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Google+ Google+ Twittercenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Previous articleTalks needed to resolve Youth Council suspension – KeavneyNext articleUpdate – School Closures and Cancellations, Thursday Dec 9th News Highland Help sought in search for missing 27 year old in Letterkenny By News Highland – December 9, 2010 448 new cases of Covid 19 reported today Pinterest Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Facebooklast_img read more

Hearing on who will pay Marie Fleming’s court costs deferred

first_img Google+ 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic The Supreme Court has deferred its hearing into whether Marie Fleming, the Donegal woman who failed in a landmark case on assisted suicide, will have to pay her own legal costs.Counsel for Ms Fleming, who has multiple sclerosis, told the court it was seeking to have the State cover the costs of her legal attempt.However counsel for the State indicated that more time would be needed to consider the issue.A hearing will be held in October.Ms Fleming was not present in court for this morning’s proceedings. By News Highland – July 25, 2013 Twitter Previous articlePresident convenes Council of State over abortion legislationNext articleCouncillors give backing to Taoiseach calls for a cross border cycle way News Highland Pinterest Hearing on who will pay Marie Fleming’s court costs deferred Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal center_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Twitter WhatsApp Google+last_img read more

Hindu Dharma Parishad Moves SC Seeking Enforcement Of Farmers’ Acts; Ban Agitations Against Law

first_imgTop StoriesHindu Dharma Parishad Moves SC Seeking Enforcement Of Farmers’ Acts; Ban Agitations Against Law Sanya Talwar6 Oct 2020 9:36 PMShare This – xA plea has been preferred in the Supreme Court seeking issuance of directions to the Centre & States for enforcing the Farmers Act and to make rules and guidelines against agitation and processions by political parties and organisations.The plea filed by Hindu Dharma Parishad, also seeks to impose a ban order on those agitations and processions which are in favour of or against…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginA plea has been preferred in the Supreme Court seeking issuance of directions to the Centre & States for enforcing the Farmers Act and to make rules and guidelines against agitation and processions by political parties and organisations.The plea filed by Hindu Dharma Parishad, also seeks to impose a ban order on those agitations and processions which are in favour of or against Farmers  (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 in No.20 of 2020 and farmers produce trade and commerce (Promotion and facilitation) Act, 2020 No.21 of 2020 till the top court takes a decision. In this context, the plea seeks banning of electronic telecommunications, internet, Facebook, Whatsapp, telegram, posters, flex banner or any other electronic transfer communication regarding any statement or video’s of Farmers Acts’ related propaganda throughout India.The plea states that the enactments are pro-farmer and have been enacted in favour of the agriculture.”That the petitioner states the farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 in No.20 of 2020 and farmers produce trade and commerce (Promotion and facilitation) Act, 2020 No.21 of 2020 has been implemented for the interest of agri people and to save them from poverty India is going through an agrarian crisis and the farmers who have been involved in one of the most meaningful livelihoods on earth are struggling to make ends meet,” the plea reads.It is stated that many farmers in the delta regions have committed suicide due to lack of enough water and their fear of inability to save standing crop and the enactments will come to the their rescue. The organisation points to the fact that the opposition against the enactments have arisen due to political gains,”That the petitioner states that some states in India are opposing the farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 in No.20 of 2020 and farmers produce trade and commerce (Promotion and facilitation) Act, 2020 No.21 of 2020 and resisting to implement the bill in their legislative Assembly for the reason of political gain. It is the bounden duty of state Govts to execute the bill if it is passed in parliaments.”In this backdrop, the plea contends that the the parliament of India has wide power to enact laws and that once, the law is enacted and comes into force, the Central and state Government’s Executives shall execute the law. However, some states have decided not to enforce the enactments and inciting people to indulge in riots and arson.”Everyday there are indulging arson and riot backed by some anti national political parties and threatening the Government to withdraw the bill by using in a terror way if it continues Indian democracy and its power will be only on papers and no one can enforce it. The Government have to use iron hand and they have to quell the riot” – Extract of PleaThe plea has been filed by Advocate Narender Kumar Verma and has been drawn by Baby Devi Bonia.Next Storylast_img read more

Addicted to work?

first_imgHowdo you spot a workaholic and what harm can they do to your company? Thiseight-point guide to the degrees of work obsession will help you to identifythem. Marc Buelens reportsThere is nothing wrong with loving your job or going that extra step to completea project, but when going that extra step gets out of control, to the exclusionof everything else in your life, you could be suffering from ‘workaholism’. WE Oates coined the term ‘workaholism’ in his 1971 book Confessions of aWorkaholic, when he defined it as an “addiction to work, the compulsion orthe uncontrollable need to work incessantly”. The competitive working environment that so many of us experience on aday-to-day basis and the pressure to achieve a solid work-life balance meansthat the phenomenon of workaholism is even more applicable in today’s societythan it was to Oates’ in the 1970s. Add to this a business culture that rewards hard work and long hours withhealthy pay cheques, bonuses and promotions, as well as huge technologicaladvances that allow us to work anywhere around the clock. What exactly is a workaholic? Workaholics place their work firmly in the centre of their lives andprogressively all other aspects of their life, such as family, sport and otherinterests, are no longer the focus of attention. Workaholics feel the urge tocreate and respond to self-imposed demands that can, in many cases, be tracedback to strong family expectations. Many workaholics tell themselves that theirwork is really their hobby, but often working hard is a duty, an externalobligation that has to be done, and not a source of enjoyment orself-development. I work hard: does that make me a workaholic? It’s important to remember that working hard is very different tooverworking, which itself is very different to workaholism. Hard workers dowhat is necessary to complete a task and, once completed, are able to relax andtake time off. They work long hours on a short-term basis with clearly definedgoals. When an individual overworks, it is usually a result of having to workperhaps two jobs or overtime, in order to make ends meet. This is in contrastto having a compulsion to work, which means that overworkers are normally gladonce they can work less. In contrast, workaholics consistently work long hours,stay late and go into the office on weekends and holidays, even if they do nothave any pressing deadlines. Varying degrees of workaholism There is no clear cut line between being a workaholic and not. Research bythe People and Organisation Competence Centre at Vlerick Leuven Gent ManagementSchool, in Belgium, and Steve Poelmans from IESE in Barcelona, has identified aspectrum of eight attitudes to work (listed below left) that range from‘enthusiastic work addicts’ to ‘unengaged workers’. Enthusiastic addicts work the longest hours and report less private time outof all the groups identified. This group is significantly male and often withinhigh hierarchical positions. Intrinsically motivated by loyalty,self-development and responsibility, they are satisfied with their salary anddo not intend to leave their company. However, this group reports manywork/family conflicts. Work addicts also report long working hours, few sleeping hours and a smallnumber of hours dedicated to non-work activities. Their hierarchical positionwithin their organisation is relatively low, but it is a group where femalesare strongly represented. This group perceives a low growth, but high-pressureculture within their organisation which leads them to report many conflicts atwork, as well as many work/family conflicts. They are dissatisfied with all aspects of their current situation – theirsalary,family situation, relationships at work generally and with their linemanagers, for example. This group is not strongly motivated and is highlyfrustrated, reporting a high number of health/stress complaints. Work enthusiasts are happy workers in every aspect. This is a dominantlymale, high-level group that works very long hours, reporting few sleeping hoursand not much private time, but is a group that is satisfied with all aspects oftheir current job and have no intention to leave. Reluctant hard workers operate at a relatively low hierarchical level andreport relatively long working hours. They have a strong perception of pressurewithin their organisation and have every intention to leave. They aredissatisfied with their salary, their manager and, to a lesser extent, theircolleagues. The average professional worker is internally driven and is more or lesscontented with their current position. Disengaged workers report the lowest number of working hours and a greatdeal of private time. They experience low levels of satisfaction and motivationwith all aspects of their current job and have every intention of resigning inthe near future. Relaxed workers are the most balanced of all types. They report the highestnumber of hours dedicated to non-work activities and highest level ofsatisfaction with their work/family balance. This is the youngest group andrepresents a rather low hierarchical level within the organisation. Unengaged workers have put all their efforts into their familyrelationships. They have no perception of pressure, no health or stresscomplaints, and although they are not motivated in their job, they still haveno intention of leaving their current organisation. How to handle workaholics in the workplace As a manager, it sounds tempting to capitalise on workaholic behaviour fromemployees – just think of the increased productivity and mounting profits. Butconsider the potential impact on the organisation and the workaholic’s team andcolleagues. Managers have often reported that workaholics are often quite unproductiveworkers, completing unnecessary tasks, needlessly checking and rechecking workand failing to delegate the simplest task. The stress and low morale ofworkaholics and their inability to collaborate effectively with their team,challenges the group dynamic and creates a negative atmosphere in theworkplace. In fact, there are solid reasons why an organisation should instead promotea work-life balance among its employees – not least to counterbalance any signsof workaholism among the workforce. Kevin Friery, director of counselling atRight Corecare, an employee wellbeing consultancy (part of Right ManagementConsultants), identifies some of the benefits of improved work-life balance forthe organisation: – Improved morale among employees – Higher retention of valuable skilled employees – Reduction of absenteeism – Greater continuity of employees – Improved productivity – A competitive edge as an ’employer of choice’ – Long-term cost saving, for example, through reduced sickness absence Deep personal reasons to work Sue Binks, partner at MaST International, a training and developmentconsultancy, argues that employers have a responsibility to encourage work-lifebalance among employees. “Everyone has different motivations to work. Forthe workaholic, there may be some very deep, personal reasons why they do whatthey do. “In some ways, the organisation does not have the right to interferewith an individual’s motivation to work. However, where the organisation doeshave a right, indeed a responsibility, is in the area of health and safety atwork. If an individual is beginning to show serious signs of stress, then theorganisation has a duty of care towards that individual. This is becoming moreand more of an issue, especially as the expectations and targets set for peopleare more and more challenging,” she says. In addition to the mental pressures that the workaholic experiences, theyare also prone to physical symptoms. Continued overwork creates surges ofadrenaline within the body, putting particular pressure on the heart andcontributing to conditions such as high blood pressure, the risk of heartattacks, strokes, anxiety attacks and ulcers. Friery adds: “In Japan, and increasingly worldwide, there is adiagnosis of Karoshi (death through overwork), which has been recognised sincethe 1990s. In fact, there were cases reported in Europe in the 1880s, whennormal working routine for some people exceeded 16 hours a day. “Heart disease, cerebral haemorrhage and strokes are among the reportedsymptoms, as well as psychological disturbances ranging from depression topsychosis. An employer would not allow an alcoholic to exercise his or heraddiction at work – the same should hold true of workaholism,” he says. “It is important to understand that a workaholic is not a ‘willingworker’, but is an addict who is in need of help and treatment,” he adds. Professor Marc Buelens, is a partner at People and OrganisationCompetence Centre, Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Worker types: it’s all about attitudes            Workinvolvement       ‘Drive’ for the job        Work enjoymentEnthusiastic work addicts                                  High                             High                             High     Work addicts                                                   High                             High                             LowWork enthusiasts                                              High                             Low                             High     Reluctant hard workers                                     High                             Low                             Low‘Average’ professionals                                     Low                             High                             High     Disenchanted workers                                      Low                             High                             LowRelaxed workers                                              Low                             Low                             High     Unengaged workers                                          Low                             Low                             LowCase studiesBeware the burnout trapJames HuntPrior to joining one of the top three management consultingpractices, James Hunt had been head of IT for a major UK company. He made theswitch to consulting with high expectations of learning about leading edgetechnologies and developing a professional approach to project work.”At the interview and on the induction course, the companystressed what they called ‘work-lifestyle balance’, which was a ‘5-4-3’approach of five days work, four days with the client and three days maximumaway from home. On my first project, it was clear the rhetoric didn’t match thereality and clients expected me to be available every hour of the day. Anunforgettable quote from one client was: ‘You’re on football players’ rates, weexpect blood’.”Another example was during a large software project. Theclient was unhappy about what was being delivered, so the team of 20 people –all of whom had been working away from home for a couple of months – had theirweekends cancelled until the problem was solved. There was no debate in the matter. It was in the interest ofthe project leader to ‘drive the guts out’ of us. I was putting in 60-70-hourweeks, but was told it wasn’t in my interest to declare my full number ofhours, because it would blow the project budget.”The work pressure and the long hours meant that thequality of my work inevitably suffered, as well as having repercussions on mypersonal life. I found it impossible to rest and was not happy at home. Ieventually went for counselling, and during the first session, the counselloragreed this was not the career for me.”I’ve now moved into a teaching role with a majoraccountancy tutor organisation. Although I’m on roughly half my previoussalary, the positive work environment, the opportunities for personal and teamdevelopment and the additional time I’m able to spend with my family means thatI truly do have a work-life balance.”Pam calvertPam Calvert, managing director of Communications Management, areputation management consultancy, is a self-confessed reformed workaholic.”When I set up my business 15 years ago, I worked 16-hour days, seven daysa week. I have always found my work interesting and engaging, so I wasn’tunhappy with the work-life balance I was striking, but I did recognise thatwithout redressing the balance, I would soon reach burnout. I also think theresponsibility of running my own business was a significant factor thatcompelled me to work so hard. I felt that I needed to be available all of thetime, but by building a strong management team and growing the businessinfrastructure, I gave myself the confidence to take my mind completely offwork.” What HR should doDiscouraging a workaholic culture The research from Vlerick Leuven GentManagement School and IESE confirms that there is no one definitive definitionof workaholism, so HR managers must be proactive in identifying the onset ofworkaholism within their organisation in order to encourage a healthy workstyle among employees.Some tips for doing this include:– Encourage managers within the organisation to have fair andrealistic work expectations– Monitor employee workloads, setting reasonable time scalesfor projects and tasks and giving adequate time to non-work commitments– Encourage employees to schedule extra time for projects,allowing for the unexpected– Discourage employees from taking work home– Avoid automatically rewarding employees who work longer hours– Insist that employees take breaks – whether for coffee, lunchor their annual holiday– Be aware of subconscious messages managers might be giving toemployees who do leave work on time– Discourage a culture of calling employees at home after theirscheduled work hours– Encourage workers to exercise to ease stress– Encourage employees to interact off the job, for example, byorganising occasional group outings– Make overtime the exception, not the rulewww.vlerick.be Addicted to work?On 22 Oct 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. 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Bees Outlast River Cats

first_img Written by Robert Lovell Tags: Baseball/PCL/Salt Lake Bees May 18, 2018 /Sports News – Local Bees Outlast River Cats FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmail(Salt Lake City, UT)  —  The Bees’ offense piled up 17 hits in a 12-11 win over the River Cats at Smith’s Ball Park.Chris Carter finished 4-for-5 with two runs and three RBI for Salt Lake.  Akeel Morris earned the relief win for the Bees.The series continues tonight.  First pitch is at 6:35 p.m.last_img read more

Dixie State Men’s Basketball Standouts Receive Honorable Mention Recognition From the WAC

first_imgMarch 9, 2021 /Sports News – Local Dixie State Men’s Basketball Standouts Receive Honorable Mention Recognition From the WAC Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailST. GEORGE, Utah-Tuesday morning, Dixie State men’s basketball junior forward Cameron Gooden and senior forward Hunter Schofield each received honorable mention recognition from the Western Athletic Conference.Gooden, a 5-11 guard out of Frisco, Texas, led the Trailblazers in scoring (13.1 points), assists (67) and steals (35) this season.Schofield, a 6-8 forward out of Spanish Fork, Utah, led Dixie State in rebounding with 5.9 boards per game while also posting 12.7 points per game for the 8-13 (4-10 in WAC play) Trailblazers.Dixie State’s season has drawn to a close as the Trailblazers, in their first season at the NCAA Division I level, are ineligible for the WAC Tournament this season.center_img Brad Jameslast_img read more