Cap Gemini stands by job cuts voicemail

first_img Comments are closed. Cap Gemini stands by job cuts voicemailOn 27 Nov 2001 in Personnel Today The HR director of Cap Gemini Ernst & Young has defended the company’sapproach to staff communication when announcing job cuts earlier this month. Europe’s biggest IT consultancy was criticised in the press for usingvoicemail to inform staff of 750 job losses. Robert Ingram explained that the company made strenuous efforts to ensureits 9,000 employees were given full details about the proposed cuts as soon aspossible after the decision was made. Prior to the announcement on 15 November, the board consulted with theelected employee representatives on the staff council about the need forredundancies and acted on its advice to make the process as open as possible. At 10am on the day of the announcement, chief executive Maurice Abellconducted an interactive conference call with 600 managers. This was followedat 1pm by a simultaneous voicemail and e-mail message to all staff explainingthe company’s position and need for job losses. It informed staff that the company would try to reduce the headcount througha programme of voluntary redundancy and early retirement, but if that failedthen compulsory job cuts would be necessary. The e-mail contained a link to a dedicated website that provided moredetails on the programme and information about a freeze on new company cars andan unpaid career break scheme. A telephone helpdesk was also set up to supportstaff enquiries. Ingram said, “We have been really open with everyone, explaining thechallenges the company faces and what that means for staff. People haveobviously been disturbed by the cuts but our feedback suggests our approach hasbeen appreciated.” Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Interannual variation in the diet of the Antarctic prion Pachyptila desolata at South Georgia

first_imgThe diet of the Antarctic Prion Pachyptila desolata was examined using food samples regurgitated by adult birds during five breeding seasons at Bird Island, South Georgia. In all years the diet was mainly crustaceans, with a small proportion of myctophid fish and trace amounts of ephalopods. Antarctic krill Euphausia superba was the dominant prey item in three years and was replaced by calanoid copepods, especially Rhincalanus gigas and Calanoides acutus, in two years of low krill abundance. Differences in the prey species taken and observations of foraging behaviour suggest that in years of low krill availability Antarctic Prions forage closer inshore, taking copepods by filtering surface water through their palatal lamellae. By switching to feeding on copepods Antarctic Prions are apparently able to maintain a comparable level of reproductive success, unlike most other krill feeding species which suffer much reduced reproductive performance in years of reduced krill availability.last_img read more

The spring mesozooplankton community at South Georgia: a comparison of shelf and oceanic sites

first_imgMesozooplankton (predominantly 200–2000 μm) were sampled at a shelf and an oceanic station close to South Georgia, South Atlantic, during austral spring (October/November) 1997. Onshelf zooplankton biomass was extremely high at 10–16 g dry mass m−2 (0–150 m), 70% comprising the small neritic clausocalaniid copepod Drepanopus forcipatus. Large calanoid species, principally Calanoides acutus and Rhincalanus gigas, contributed only 8–10%. At the oceanic station, biomass in the sampled water column (0–1000 m) was ∼6.5 g dry mass m−2 and 4–6 g dry mass m−2 in the top 200 m. Here, large calanoids composed 40–50% of the standing stock. Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) occurred in low abundances at both stations. Vertical profiles obtained with a Longhurst Hardy Plankton Recorder indicated that populations of C. acutus and R. gigas, which overwinter at depth, had completed their spring ascent and were resident in surface waters. Dry mass, carbon and lipid values were lower than found in summer but were consistent with overwintered populations. Phytoplankton concentrations were considerably higher at the oceanic station (2–3 mg chlorophyll a m−3) and increased over the time on station. In response to this, egg production of both large calanoid species and growth rates of R. gigas approached those measured in summer. Onshelf phytoplankton concentrations were lower (<1 mg m−3), and low egg production rates suggested food limitation. Here phytoplankton rations equivalent to 6% zooplankton body C would have been sufficient to clear primary production whereas at the oceanic station daily carbon fixation was broadly equivalent to zooplankton carbon biomass.last_img read more

Peatling leads E. Washington over S. Utah 77-61

first_img Associated Press Cameron Oluyitan had 19 points for the Thunderbirds (16-16). Jacob Calloway added 13 points. Kim Aiken Jr. had 15 points and 11 rebounds for Eastern Washington (16-17). Tyler Kidd added 15 points. Jesse Hunt had 10 rebounds and six assists for Eastern Washington. Tags: Big Sky/Big Sky Tournament/Eastern washington Eagles/Mason Peatling/SUU Thunderbirds Basketball FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBOISE, Idaho (AP) — Mason Peatling had 20 points as Eastern Washington beat Southern Utah 77-61 in the Big Sky Conference Tourney semifinals on Friday night.center_img March 15, 2019 /Sports News – Local Peatling leads E. Washington over S. Utah 77-61 Written by Southern Utah put up 21 first-half points, a season low for the team.last_img read more

£24.3 million MORE funding for proptech lettings platform

first_imgThe flow of investment cash into proptech continues after rental platform and tech firm Plentific revealed that it has landed a second major round of funding worth £24.3 million.This, together with earlier funding efforts, takes its total funds raised to nearly £30 million. Plentific is based in London and is a tech-based property management platform for landlords that enables them to manage a property’s repairs and maintenance and keep tenants informed about progress.In 2015 Plentific gained considerable exposure when it partnered with Zoopla to enable the portal to offer its users a ‘find a tradesman’ service.But Plentific’s key aim, like many other proptech platforms in the property management marketplace, is to either persuade landlords to use its platform to cut costs and free up time, or use it instead of a letting agent.“It’s a massive market we operate in with very old systems in place,” says co-founder and CEO Cem Savas, pictured, above.“There are long-standing structural barriers that housing companies have to overcome in order to deliver a good tenant experience.“By digitising the supply chain we’re creating a larger, more dynamic market of locally-available tradespeople and removing unnecessary manual processes, significantly improving the tenant or leaseholder experience.”Plentific has secured the funding in a round led by AO Proptech, with support from international investment firm Target Global and existing investors such as Round Hill Ventures.The company was founded in 2013 by property developer Savas and City banker Emre Kazan.Read our ultimate guide to proptech. November 19, 2019Nigel 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 » £24.3 million MORE funding for proptech lettings platform previous nextProptech£24.3 million MORE funding for proptech lettings platformLondon-based company firm Plentific has now received just short of £30 million to develop its tech, which helps landlord complete repairs and maintenance on properties online.Nigel Lewis19th November 201901,016 Viewslast_img read more

Ocean City Fishing Club Teaches Children from New Jersey Wave

first_imgEach year the Ocean City Fishing Club (OCFC) hosts youngsters enrolled in the New Jersey Wave summer camp on the club’s fishing pier at 14th Street and the Boardwalk.This past Tuesday, boys and girls in the program were invited again to visit the pier and receive fishing lessons, according to OCFC President Paul Keuerleber.The annual summer camp program of the Voorhees Pediatric Facility serves children with such specialized medical needs as ventilators and feeding tubes.— News release from Ocean City Fishing Clublast_img read more

Tropical Storm Edouard Won’t Come Close to Ocean City

first_imgEdouard on Thursday became the Atlantic Ocean’s fifth named tropical storm of 2014, but the forecasted track for the storm remains far from the East Coast of the United States and will likely have no effect.At 5 p.m. Friday, Edouard had sustained winds of 45 mph and was still more than 1,200 miles east of the Leeward Islands. The National Hurricane Center expects the storm to strengthen to hurricane status by the end of the weekend.But the projected track travels northward over open water in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. The storm likely will be too distant to generate major surf in Ocean City, though some long-period swell is possible.last_img read more

Sainsbury’s hires new marketing director

first_imgSainsbury’s has appointed a Unilever graduate as its new marketing director.Sarah Warby, previously UK marketing director at Heineken, will join the company later this month to lead the supermarket chain’s marketing activity, managing over 100 colleagues across brand communications, non-food marketing, customer insights and loyalty. She will sit on Sainsbury’s operating board and will report to Mike Coupe, group commercial director.Speaking of her employment, Coupe said: “Sarah’s a fantastic hire for us. She played a huge role in Heineken’s UK success and has a great track record and reputation. Her wealth of experience will further strengthen our excellent team at an exciting time for the business.” Warby’s responsibilities at Heineken included the management of the company’s high-profile beverage brands, including Foster’s, Strongbow and Kronenbourg. Prior to this she was innovation director, where she led the combined technical and marketing team.Commenting on her appointment, Warby said: “Sainsbury’s is one of the UK’s most high-profile and respected brands, with an enviable heritage and great values. I have long admired it and am looking forward to building on its success.”last_img read more

Poll suggests support for Gov. Holcomb slipping

first_img Google+ IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp By Network Indiana – September 10, 2020 25 1531 Pinterest Twitter WhatsApp Poll suggests support for Gov. Holcomb slipping (Photo supplied/State Of Indiana) A new poll from IndyPolitics shows support for Governor Eric Holcomb dropping, as Dr. Woody Myers is within six points of Holcomb in the race for Indiana governor.Holcomb had a double-digit lead a few months ago.The poll also revealed that 57% of likely voters believe Indiana is on the wrong track under Holcomb. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Facebook Previous articleCollege Hockey will have a delayed start this seasonNext articleExpanded 9/11 Memorial in Indianapolis one year away Network Indianalast_img read more

Under Biden, China faces renewed trade pressure

first_imgBEIJING (AP) — The U.S.-Chinese trade war isn’t going away under President Joe Biden. Biden won’t confront Beijing right away, economists say, because he needs to focus on the coronavirus and the economy. However, Biden looks set to renew pressure over trade and technology complaints that prompted President Donald Trump to hike tariffs on Chinese imports in 2017. Negotiators might tone down Trump’s focus on the trade balance and push harder for changes to open China’s state-dominated economy, say economists. But no abrupt tariff cuts or other big changes are expected.last_img read more