HBOS Retail looks to HR to tackle absence cases

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. TheHR department at Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) Retail has shown that in morethan two-thirds of absence cases, doctors need not be involved.Afterreappraising the root problems of absence, HBOS Retail found that in 70 percent of cases, absence was due to non-medical problems and could be tackled byHR.Lastmonth, research by Personnel Today and Doctor magazine found that 80 per centof doctors do not want to write sicknotes, while 77 per cent admit to issuingsicknotes too easily.Undera new ‘management by cause’ approach, HBOS Retail now recommends that staff goto HR first, rather than their GP, to see if it can resolve the underlyingcauses of their problems.Thecompany measured ab-sence in 15 designated project areas, containing 6,000workers, against non-project areas, and found a 35 per cent drop inabsenteeism, as well as annual savings of £800,000 and 21,000 days inproductivity.Toprepare HR staff, HBOS Retail gave training on the wider issues of absence andoffered best practice models, and put this in context with HR’s role insupporting managers.MaryMcFadzean, organisational health manager, Retail HR at HBOS, said employersoften feel their hands are tied because absence is related to health issues,when a large majority is actually linked to the organisational culture.”HRneeds to be brave enough to dig beneath the surface and find out what’s reallywrong,” she said. “For example, stress is a symptom of a problem, notthe problem itself.”McFadzeannow hopes the project will be rolled out to all 60,000 employees at HBOS.ByMichael Millar HBOS Retail looks to HR to tackle absence casesOn 11 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Tony Winners & Broadway Alums Triumph at 2015 SAG Awards

first_imgThe 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards took place on January 25, and faces familiar to theater lovers dominated the podium. Of the 10 acting awards given to individuals, nine went to Broadway alums (four of whom are also Tony Award winners). View Comments Additionally, Tony nominee and movie musical darling Debbie Reynolds was honored with the SAG Life Achievement Award.  Two-time Tony winner Viola Davis took home the award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her performance as Annalise Keating in How to Get Away with Murder. Among other small screen victors were Tony winners Kevin Spacey for House of Cards and Olive Kiterridge star Frances McDormand. Broadway alums Uzo Aduba, Mark Ruffalo and William H. Macy took home trophies for their performances in Orange is the New Black, the HBO adaptation of the Tony-winning The Normal Heart and Shameless, respectively.center_img Stage faves were also will represented in the film categories; Tony winner Eddie Redmayne and Broadway alum Julianne Moore won Outstanding Performance in a Leading Role for The Theory of Everything and Still Alice. J.K. Simmons—also a Broadway vet—won the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for Whiplash. All this just means that Patricia Arquette, who won for her supporting performance in Boyhood, needs to join her peers eventually on the Great White Way. The cast of the Broadway-centric Birdman were recognized in the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Among other ensembles to take home awards were that of Downton Abbey, Orange is the New Black, Unbroken and Game of Thrones (the latter two for stunts).last_img read more

Brisbane’s property market hitting its straps

first_img6/455 Adelaide St, Brisbane sold under the hammer for $3.277 millionBRISBANE’S property market is hitting its straps with homes selling faster, good prices being achieved and the high end continuing to fire.New figures reveal statewide the auction market alone chalked up more than $91 million worth of sales in the past week.According to Real Estate Institute of Queensland figures, $91,000,800 worth of property sold at auction, with the median auction price more than $880,000.A Ray White auction event on Tuesday night, saw 15 properties go under the hammer for about $25 million. A further two sold shortly after. INVESTORS EYE OFF SOUTHEAST QLD PROPERTY Ray White Queensland CEO Tony Warland, said while he didn’t like to predict what would happen in the future at the moment all the indicators were good.“Property is moving really quickly, the high end is going really well and the days on market is reducing,’’ he said.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours agoCEO of Ray White Queensland Tony Warland said the Brisbane market was performing well at the moment.“We are seeing good prices and we are experiencing people bidding over reserve which is another good indicator.“The Brisbane market has been above steady and of course it has not been so erratic like some of the other markets in the last 12 months.’’Mr Warland said the one issue in the market at the moment was a lack of stock which made competition for property stronger. Suzie O’Neill’s Yeronga renovator sold for $3 million. Picture: Mark Calleja“The market has gone from 108,000 sales (in the year to April 2016) to 101,000 (in the year to April 2017),’’ he said.“So we have had less sales but more money in the market.’’At the Ray White, auction on Tuesday night properties sold for solid prices including an inner city Adelaide St penthouse which went for $3.277 million and swimmer Susie O’Neill’s Yeronga renovator for $3 million.Ascot based agent, Mikki Finlay is so confident the high end market was going to continue to fire that she has returned to her boutique agency Premium Residential.last_img read more

Ohio Soybean Association to elect four trustees

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) Board of Trustee elections are open in six districts. To be eligible for a district position, you must live in a county in the districts listed below.Districts up for election include:District 2 — Erie, Ottawa, Sandusky, and Wood CountiesDistrict 7 — Auglaize, Mercer, Miami, and Shelby CountiesDistrict 9 — Delaware, Marion, Morrow, and Union CountiesDistrict 13 — Adams, Brown, Clermont, Clinton, Highland, and Warren countiesIf interested, contact Adam Ward at 614-310-1807 or [email protected] by Nov. 2.Elections will take place at the OSA Annual Meeting, held in conjunction with the 2016 Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium on Dec. 20 at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center in Columbus.last_img read more

Christian Standhardinger enters 2017 PBA Draft

first_imgArchers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 80 NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side INQUIRER/ MARIANNE BERMUDEZChristian Standhardinger has thrown his name into the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft pool.Sources close to the situation confirmed that the 6-foot-7 forward beat the deadline for Fil-foreign applicants on Monday, as his entry boosted the stock for what could be a loaded draft class.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Also declaring for this year’s draft are Cignal HD standouts Jason Perkins of La Salle, Davon Potts of San Beda, and Andreas Cahilig of EARIST.Scorer Robbie Herndon, forward Julian Sargent, bruiser Felix Apreku, and sniper Zach Nicholls have also submitted their applications for the draft.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo A relative unknown earlier in the year, Standhardinger burst into the scene after coach Chot Reyes enlisted him in the Gilas Pilipinas pool. He made his national team debut in the 2017 Jones Cup.The Fil-German averaged 16.0 points and 5.7 rebounds in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup, before being a more well-rounded performer in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games, netting 13.8 markers, 11.0 boards, and 1.4 assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingDrafting him, though, comes with a risk as the 28-year-old had earlier signed with the Hong Kong Eastern Long Lions for the upcoming 2017-2018 ASEAN Basketball League season.Still, the mother ballclub who decides to pick Standhardinger can field the big man as early as next season’s Commissioner’s Cup, granting he secures a release from his ABL team. View commentslast_img read more

Shoulder replacement- discharge

first_imgAlternate NamesTotal shoulder arthroplasty – discharge; Endoprosthetic shoulder replacement – discharge; Partial shoulder replacement – discharge; Partial shoulder arthroplasty – discharge; Replacement – shoulder – discharge; Arthroplasty – shoulder – dischargeWhen You Were in the HospitalYou had shoulder replacement surgery to replace the bones of your shoulder joint with artificial joint parts. The parts include a stem made of metal and a metal ball that fits on the top of the stem. A plastic piece is used as the new surface of the shoulder blade.You received pain medicine. You also learned how to manage swelling around your new joint.What to Expect at HomeYour shoulder area may feel warm and tender for 2-4 weeks. The swelling should go down during this time.You will need help with daily tasks such as driving, shopping, bathing,making meals, and housework for up to 6 weeks.Activity You will need to weara sling for the first 6 weeks after surgery. Rest your shoulderon a rolled up towel or small pillow when lying down.Your doctor or physical therapist may teach you pendulum exercises to do at home for 4-6 weeks. You will also learn safe ways to move and use your shoulder.Ask your doctor about which sports and other activities are okay for you after you recover. You may not be able to drive for at least 4 weeks. Your doctor or physical therapist will tell you when it is okay.Consider making some changes around your home so it is easier for you to take care of yourself.advertisementPainYour doctor will give you a prescription for pain medicines. Get it filled when you go home so you have it when you need it. Take your pain medicine when you start having pain. Waiting too long to take it will allow your pain to get worse than it should.Narcotic pain medicine (codeine, hydrocodone, and oxycodone) can make you constipated. If you are taking them, drink plenty of fluids, and eat fruits and vegetables and other high-fiber foods to help keep your stools loose. Do not drink alcohol or drive if you are taking these pain medicines.Taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or other anti-inflammatory drugs with your prescription pain drugs may also help. Ask your doctor about using them. Your doctor may also give you aspirin to prevent blood clots. Stop taking anti-inflammatory medicines if you take aspirin.Wound Care Sutures (stitches) or staples will be removed about 1-2 weeks after surgery.Keep the dressing (bandage) over your wound clean and dry. You may change the dressing every day if you like.Do not shower until after your follow-up appointment with your doctor. Your doctor will tell you when you can begin taking showers. When you do, let the water run over the incision. Do NOT scrub.Do not soak your wound in the bath tub or a hot tub for at least the first 3 weeks.When to Call the DoctorCall your doctor or nurse if you have:Bleeding that soaks through your dressing and does not stop when you place pressure over the areaPain that does not go away when you take your pain medicineSwelling in your armRedness, pain, swelling, or a yellowish discharge from the woundTemperature higher than 101 FAlso call the doctor if:Your hand or fingers are darker in color or feel cool to the touch.Your new shoulder joint does not feel secure. It feels like it is moving around.ReferencesGlenohumeral arthritis and its management. In: Rockwood CA Jr, Matsen FA III, Wirth MA, Lippitt SB, Clinton J, eds. The Shoulder. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 22.Throckmorton TW. Shoulder and elbow arthroplasty.In: Canale ST, Beatty JH, eds. Campbells Operative Orthopaedics. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 20012:chap 12.Review Date:11/15/2012Reviewed By:C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, David R. Eltz, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

Risk of falling ice closes CN Tower for the fourth consecutive day

first_imgTORONTO – The CN Tower is closed for a fourth consecutive day due to the risk of ice falling from the Toronto landmark.The downtown attraction was first closed on Monday after chunks of ice fell onto streets and buildings below.“We are all working around the clock to monitor the situation,” officials with the CN Tower said in an email Thursday. “Based on this morning’s inspection, the majority of the ice has come off the tower and the situation has improved considerably.”However, officials said for safety reasons, the CN Tower will remain closed until “further notice.”“Our top priority is the safety of guests, employees and neighbours and we continue to collaborate with the authorities and our partners,” they said.The falling ice has affected traffic and neighbouring businesses, including Ripley’s Aquarium, which has also been closed since Monday.“If you’re wondering how our animals are doing through the closure — rest assured they’re safe,” Ripley’s Aquarium said in a tweet Thursday. “Our husbandry team has been hard at work to ensure they’re fed and thriving.”The tumbling ice also made a hole in the roof of the nearby Rogers Centre on Monday, forcing the cancellation of a baseball game between the Toronto Blue Jays and the Kansas City Royals.The stadium opened for games Tuesday, but certain entranced were blocked off.The closures come following a weekend ice storm that hit much of southern Ontario, causing widespread power outages, as well as hundreds of collisions and flight cancellations in the region.last_img read more

Derek Jeter Injures Ankle Again Goes to Hospital

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter has re-injured his left ankle and the team isn’t sure when he will return.In Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox, the team captain was pulled for a pinch-runner after hitting an RBI single in the sixth inning.The 39-year-old later went to a hospital for a precautionary CT scan. The Yankees office said the initial results were negative.Jeter has been out most of the season recovering from the broken left ankle he suffered in last year’s playoffs. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says that if the team wasn’t playing to make the playoffs, he could simply take a few days off to rest.Since being back, Jeter has hit .190 in 17 games.

Rodgers tips Kilmarnock to emulate Leicesters heroics

first_imgLeicester City’s historic Premier League title-winning season can be an inspiration for Kilmarnock according to Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers.Aberdeen clinched the league title in 1985 and that was the league was won by a team other than Celtic or Rangers, but Kilmarnock are one point ahead of Celtic and Rodgers believes they can emulate the Leicester City of 2015/2016 season.“They deserve all the credit that they get. It is not by accident. It has been a real consistent run now over the last year or so,” Rodgers told Sky Sports.“Steve has done a brilliant job in terms of how he organizes them, the way they want to play and consistently they have got very good results.“Okay they have played two more matches than us but they are still in a position where some people wouldn’t expect them to be.“But if you watch them clearly, closely over the last year or so Steve and the players have done a great job in term of how they have worked.Leicester City, Manchester UnitedMatch Preview: Manchester United vs Leicester City Boro Tanchev – September 13, 2019 Old Trafford is the venue for the Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Leicester City, which kicks off at 16:00 (CET) on Saturday.“They are a very difficult team to beat so we know we have to be at our best to get a result we want.“They will feel why not. I think what Leicester have done to probably every team other than a so-called big club is they have made the impossible possible.“But like I say it is still very early. We have played 14 games. Get down to when there are 10 games to go and then we will see where we are at. But what they have shown is the level of consistency.“They are a very good side. They have got good players, some experienced players there and obviously, Steve and his staff have done a great job so I am sure they will be up there throughout the season.”last_img read more