Temps directive unworkable unless the draft is changed

The EU draft directive giving temporary staff equal pay and benefits as permanentemployees has met with strong opposition from all sides. Ross Wigham reportsThe draft EU directive giving temporary workers the same pay and benefits aspermanent staff will create a raft of new red tape for HR professionals andforce employers to scale back their use of agency workers. This is the view of both employers and recruitment agencies opposing theintroduction of the directive, which in its current form means temporaryworkers will be entitled to equal terms and conditions as permanent staff oncethey have been employed for six weeks. The CIPD fears that the directive, published last month, will make theprocess of hiring temps so complex that many companies will abandon the use oftemps altogether – placing an increasing burden on permanent staff. Diane Sinclair, CIPD employee relations adviser, said: “Currently ahost organisation has little to do with the pay of agency staff but the draftwill mean firms having to ensure the correct pay and conditions are in place.It’s going to be a very bureaucratic process given that agencies are normallyused as a quick response to staffing problems. “HR will have to weigh up the pros and cons of using agency staff andlook at recruitment policies in general. They may also have to use permanentstaff more flexibly.” HR professionals share the institute’s concerns. Laurie Hibbs, HR consultantfor Capital One, thinks many employers will increase the amount of paid andunpaid overtime carried out by staff instead of employing temporary staff – affectingemployees’ work-life balance. “It would also be an administrative nightmare creating an additionalburden on over-legislated HR/payroll departments, since every temp would haveto be enrolled and removed from benefit providers on a frequent basis,” headded. Hibbs told Personnel Today temporary workers will also lose out if thedirective is not changed significantly before it is adopted. “Temps don’t want pension benefits, private medical care and so on – theywant to be able to earn a cash sum and have the flexibility to changeemployment at will – by enforcing these conditions it will cost both thecompany and the ‘temp’,” he said. The directive still has to be passed through the Council of Ministers andEuropean Parliament, leaving room for manoeuvre before it becomes law. Marcia Roberts, director of external relations at the Recruitment andEmployment Confederation, said the present version will be unworkable. “We’re still hoping that this draft won’t be the final version becauseit’s going to mean chaos if it stays in its current form – which is impracticaland difficult to apply,” she said. “If an agency has 100 clients with 200 different roles it would need asmany sets of terms and conditions drawn up. Employers and agencies would haveto look at every temporary role.” The six-week qualification period, after which temps are entitled to equalpay and conditions, should be extended to at least 18 months according to theEngineering Employers’ Federation. David Yeandle, the EEF’s deputy director of employment, said: “Thesix-week period is totally unrealistic and the comparative should be anothertemporary worker, not a permanent one. This will increase costs and make itmore difficult to deal with changes in economic and business conditions.” What the EU agency will mean if introduced in its current form– Temporary staff will be entitled to the same pay and conditions ascomparable permanent employees– It will apply to all temps workingat a firm for more than six weeks– Employers will have to negotiateseparate sets of pay and benefits, as will agencies– Qualifications and skills can betaken into account when drawing up conditions– Experts estimate it could beintroduced as early as the start of next year– The UK has 1 million tempsavailable for work each dayThe agency view The directive will have a huge impact on the agencies thatprovide businesses with temporary staffJames Reed, CEO, Reed Recruitment Group James Reed, CEOReed Recruitment Group”The UK’s temporary workforce includes experts who are paid high rates.The flexibility this offers has played a huge part in the fact that the UK hasenjoyed lower unemployment than Europe. Without a doubt, all temps in the UKneed to be paid a fair rate and legislation to help this is welcome, however Ibelieve this would be bad for individuals, bad for companies and bad for theeconomic health of the country.”Keith Faulkner, non-executive director,Manpower Keith Faulkner, non-executive directorManpower”The proposal under consideration will turn the clock back and imposeincreased rigidity. We already provide our temporary staff with employmentcontracts that in turn provide the rights to be paid redundancy and claimunfair dismissal. These proposals will stifle the demand for short-termtemporary staff by imposing unnecessary and irrelevant burdens on usercompanies and achieve little for the temporary worker.” Temps directive unworkable unless the draft is changedOn 9 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. read more

Massapequa Man Killed in Crash

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 60-year-old man was killed when his SUV was involved in a crash with a pickup truck in his hometown of Massapequa.Nassau County police said Edward Bauer was making a left turn in his Jeep Cherokee from Elm Street onto northbound Hicksville Road when his vehicle was hit by a southbound Dodge Ram at 11:20 a.m. Friday.Both drivers were taken to local hospitals, but Bauer died of his injuries. The other suffered non-life-threatening injuries.Seventh Squad detectives impounded both vehicles but found no criminality.last_img read more

8 Inches of Snow Forecast for Long Island

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A winter storm is forecast to dump up to eight inches of snow on parts of Long Island this weekend, with lesser accumulations on the East End, meteorologists said.The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a winter storm watch for the south shore of Nassau and Suffolk counties 7 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday. The agency also issued a winter storm warning for the north shore from 5 p.m. Saturday to 7 a.m. Sunday. The forecast includes a warning that heavy snow is possible during the storm, with accumulations between four and eight inches.“Plan on difficult travel conditions,” Upton-based NWS forecasters said in a statement. “Significant reductions in visibility are possible.”The watch was also in effect for New York City, the Hudson Valley and much of the tri-state area.The storm is forecast to arrive after temperatures on Friday reaching a high of 51 drop below freezing Saturday. The flakes are forecast to start falling after 9 p.m. Saturday. The chance of precipitation is 100 percent.After the storm passes, temps are expected to return to the 40s early next week. There’s a 50-percent chance of rain on President’s Day.last_img read more

A story about good marketing

first_imgPeople LOVE stories. We crave stories. Without them, we wouldn’t have movies or music. I can’t remember any conference I’ve been to where the keynote speaker didn’t tell a story to keep the audience engaged.  People as me all the time “how do I make my marketing successful?” One large ingredient is finding the stories. Erin Brokovich, Remember the Titans, Pursuit of Happyness, The Blind Side…these are all movies built around a story.  Remember the Titans isn’t a football movie. It is a movie about how a high school football team overcame racial prejudice and changed an entire town in the process.  A Beautiful Mind is not about a man who won the Nobel Prize. It is about a math prodigy who learned to live with mental illness in order to keep his family and his career.There are stories happening EVERY DAY in your credit union. We see them as auto loans, home mortgages, checking accounts, and other services. But, to our members, they are getting the minivan for their family road trips, their dream homes, and we are helping them on that path by providing them affordable banking services with our own personal touch.Want your marketing to stand out?  Find the stories in your credit union.Your members have stories to tell. Our recent collaboration with Andy Janning was all about magnifying the stories of an urban credit union in Indiana by photographing its members and hearing how the credit union has helped them through the years. It was the most powerful project to date in my career and I am excited to see this project continue to unfold and catch fire. I say this all the time, but I believe that credit unions have THE best brand story of any industry ANYWHERE. Why? Because we do what the big banks do, but we do it with heart and soul with our members at the forefront of every decision we make. And we do it because we care. We aren’t in it for the money. If we get good as an industry about providing a platform for our members to tell their stories about how their credit union has specifically made a difference in their lives, and people like those people see those stories, they will identify with those stories. They will share those stories. They will tell their own stories. That is what good marketing is all about. 7SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Amanda Thomas Amanda is founder and president of TwoScore, a firm that channels her passion for the credit union mission and people to help credit unions under $100 million in assets reach … Web: www.twoscore.com Detailslast_img read more

HGK: In addition to the pronounced seasonality, there is also a spatial limitation in Croatian tourism

first_imgAccording to the data CBS, in July this year, 4,3 million tourist arrivals and 25,9 million tourist overnight stays were realized in commercial accommodation, which is 0,4% less or 2,5% more compared to the same month in 2017.When only that month is observed, this year’s level of tourist overnight stays is a record, which is a very favorable result because in July, after August, the highest number of overnight stays is realized. The Croatian Chamber of Commerce points out that the mentioned growth is a continuation of a positive trend that has lasted continuously since the beginning of 2015, ie it was interrupted only five times in that period.At the cumulative level, ie in the first seven months of this year, 10,4 million tourist arrivals and 48 million tourist overnight stays were realized in commercial accommodation, which is 6,6% or 5,3% more compared to the same period in 2017.”Observing the whole year, a significant seasonality is noticeable in Croatian tourism. In addition, only in two months of the year (in July and August) in Croatia about 60% of overnight stays are realized throughout the year. The pronounced seasonality of Croatian tourism is even more noticeable if we compare this indicator (the share of July and August in tourist nights throughout the year) with other European Mediterranean countries, where Croatia has the largest share, and is most exposed to seasonal risks. ” comment from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.Photo: HGKIn addition to the pronounced seasonality, there is also a limited space in Croatian tourism, he points out with the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.”Namely, in only three counties, Istria, Split-Dalmatia and Primorje-Gorski Kotar counties, approximately two thirds of total overnight stays in Croatia are recorded at the level of the whole year, ie as much as 95% of overnight stays are realized only in seven coastal counties, which is also too high. (except temporal) spatial concentration. According to our calculations, we estimate that in July, under the influence of tourist overnight stays, the number of inhabitants in coastal counties increased, with Istria County standing out the most with an increase in population of 119% in July compared to the off-season. Istria is followed by Zadar County with 63% growth, Šibenik-Knin County with 57%, Dubrovnik-Neretva County with 52%, Primorje-Gorski Kotar County with 51% and Split-Dalmatia County with 39%. ” conclude from the Croatian Chamber of Commerce.Read below two interesting analyzes, the first on the estimate of population growth as well as on the increase in food and beverage consumption in the tourist season.RELATED NEWS:ANALYSIS OF THE ESTIMATE OF THE INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF POPULATION IN THE TOURIST SEASONTOURISM DESERVED TO INCREASE FOOD AND BEVERAGE CONSUMPTION: IN ISTRIA 5 TIMES, IN MEDULIN, BASKA VODA AND NIN AS MUCH AS 12 TIMES THAN OUTlast_img read more

Steelers refining offense in Haley’s second year

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) and offensive coordinator Todd Haley during the NFL football practice on Thursday, May 30, 2013 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)by Will Graves AP Sports WriterPITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s surgically repaired right knee is on its way to a full recovery.So too, it seems, is Roethlisberger’s relationship with offensive coordinator Todd Haley.Following a somewhat rocky year in which the two couldn’t seem to warm to the idea of the other, the admittedly headstrong men behind Pittsburgh’s offense appear focused on moving forward after the Steelers slumped to an 8-8 finish.Haley approached Roethlisberger and several other players during the offseason asking them about changes they’d like to see made, and the result is an attack they hope is a little more streamlined than it was in 2012.“You want your guys that are out there, especially Ben who is handling football on hopefully an every down basis, to feel invested in what’s going on,” Haley said.Something that didn’t happen regularly last fall.Though Roethlisberger consistently took the blame when things fell apart, he also expressed frustration at the playcalling and at one point reverted to old hand signals left over from mentor Bruce Arians’ run as the offensive coordinator.Roethlisberger struck a more conciliatory tone while watching minicamp on Tuesday. Though relegated to highly paid spectator by minor surgery on his right knee last week, Roethlisberger gave Haley credit for being proactive in attempting to find common ground.“Just the simple fact that he came to me and asked what I thought about it, changing the names of things to kind of make more sense to all of us, (helps),” Roethlisberger said.Having the face of the franchise at ease is a plus. Roethlisberger looked relaxed watching backup Bruce Gradkowski work with the starters as minicamp opened and said his knee feels so good he could “start on Sunday” if the calendar read September instead of June.Roethlisberger underwent arthroscopic surgery last week to relieve “discomfort” in the knee that he attributed to wear and tear. He endured a similar procedure in 2005 after hyperextending the knee. There was no direct trauma this time.“I’d come in on Tuesday to practice and it would feel good, and by Thursday, it was almost like a tire was slowly losing air,” Roethlisberger said.When team doctors suggested addressing the problem now to prevent bigger problems down the road, the two-time Super Bowl winner couldn’t find any room to argue.“We figured it was time to get it done,” he said.Roethlisberger expects to be 100 percent when training camp opens on July 26. The down time will let him get a better handle on the tweaks Haley has been working on.The most significant change focused on the terminology. Roethlisberger thought older players were struggling to get a handle on the new jargon so Haley opted to give it an overhaul, mixing the old and the new. He also promised to revisit certain things during the season if the players come at him with well thought out suggestions.“Your big dogs have to have input,” Haley said. “They’re the ones out there facing the live bullets.”Ones the Steelers had issues dodging in the second half of the season. Pittsburgh hummed during the first nine weeks, keeping Roethlisberger’s jersey clean and converting third downs at an absurd rate while taking care of the ball.The turning point came just before halftime against Kansas City in November, when Roethlisberger went down with a fractured rib and missed three weeks. The Steelers went 1-2 in his absence — including an eight-turnover nightmare in a loss to Cleveland — and things were never the same.Pittsburgh finished 21st in total yards and 22nd in points scored and its minus-10 giveaway/takeaway ratio was 23rd. Not even the top-ranked defense in the NFL could compensate and the Steelers found themselves out of the playoffs for the first time since 2009.The offensive coaching staff watched every single snap on tape and pledged to learn from the mistakes. The first step came in a series of talks Haley had with his players. It’s something he’s done since working as the wide receivers coach with the New York Jets in the late 1990s and something he called part of the progression from Year 1 to Year 2 on a new job.“Guys are just naturally more comfortable coming to you,” Haley said.And Haley insists his door — and his playbook — remain open. Though former Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Wallace took his sprinter’s speed for Miami in the offseason, Haley doesn’t think that means the Steelers can’t get deep.Haley helped Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin make the Arizona Cardinals one of the most feared passing attacks in the league while serving as coordinator in 2007-08. Last time Haley checked, neither of those guys were going to be mistaken for Usain Bolt.“You look in the Hall of Fame, there’s not a lot of these sub-4.4 guys in there,” Haley said. “We’ve got plenty of speed, not a lot is going to change from that standpoint.”Maybe, but the rapport between Haley and his team’s most important player has changed markedly. Hopefully for the better.“It feels night and day ahead of where we were last year at this time,” Haley said. “I think (Ben) would say the same thing.”___NOTES: The Steelers will report to training camp at St. Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa., on Friday, July 26. The first practice open to the public will be the following day. Camp will break on Sunday, Aug. 18. The preseason opens on Saturday, Aug. 10 vs. the New York Giants.___Follow Will Graves at www.twitter.com/WillGravesAPlast_img read more