Putting people at the heart of return-to-work plans

first_img 6SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Molly Lehrsch As Co-Owner & Partner at Cultivate, Molly is dedicated to helping credit union leaders drive measurable results through innovate people strategies. Leveraging her diverse background in corporate communications, public relations … Web: https://www.cultivateresults.com Details There’s an end in sight for the days of remote work, drive-up member service, and A/B shifts. So, how are you preparing? Most return-to-work plans focus on logistics like sanitization and scheduling, but it’s important to consider how we prepare and engage our people in the process. Here are five actions you can take to ensure a successful re-entry: Get your house in orderMany employees are craving routine and community, and we need to be ready. With all the details that will plague us, it’s important to lead with social distancing guidelines and some quick wins to get the ball rolling.  Action: Consider repurposing conference rooms, lunch rooms, and other communal spaces to allow for more distance. Be thoughtful about the shared workplace activities where employees come together like recycling bins, printers, and entry points. Engage employees in the solutionLast week, Chary Krout shared how leadership will impact employee experience now more than ever. She called out the importance of including employees in the return-to-work conversation, and to be clear that this process will involve compromises, and the goal is to find the best solution for the employee and to ensure team deliverables can still be met. Action: Create an exercise for departments to revisit team deliverables and goals, and reprioritize as needed. Then, talk to each of your employees to understand any unique working or scheduling needs and share the plan back to the team.  Connect on a personal levelStress and anxiety levels are higher than ever. Additionally, some employees are dealing with logistical challenges such as child/senior care, limited public transportation, and empty PTO banks. Don’t overlook the importance of asking questions and listening to see how you can help. Action: Have frequent and personal check-ins with your employees. Even a 5-minute phone call just to see how they are is meaningful. If they’re struggling, encourage them to reach out to Human Resources or remind them of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP).Review employee goals and expectationsWork has changed over the past five months. Employee’s goals, job role and schedule might look vastly different. There’s no better time to come together, review goals, identify any changes and re-align expectations. Action: Schedule a 1:1 dedicated to the employee’s role and responsibilities. Consider: Is there a change in the goals and what is expected? Will a different schedule be requested or required? Prepare your people for what’s nextCredit unions are going to need to remain agile and pivot to address the ever-changing market conditions — and so will our employees.  Focusing more resources on professional development will not only help employees feel valued and grow their resume, but better equip your credit union for any future business disruptions.Action: Prepare a customized development plan in partnership with your employee. Include a focus on technical skills, but don’t forget soft skills like resiliency and adaptability. Make sure you help your employees set aside time to complete plan activities and share their learnings with others.With so much content and advice for businesses on the future of our work and how to prepare our workplaces, we can’t lose sight of what we’ve put at the center of our organizations for decades – the people. If you’re able to put your employees at the center of your return-to-work plan, you’ll not only ensure engagement, but demonstrate compassion—something we’re all craving right now.last_img read more

Mike Caussin, Jana Kramer Disagreed on Showing Kids on Social Media

first_img– Advertisement – The Dancing With the Stars alum revealed that she used their daughter to hurt Caussin during their 2016 separation, explaining, “Shoot, I did it. I was like, ‘You can’t see Jolie until I’m done with DWTS. … That’s not healthy for the kids. But you’re just so angry that it makes sense that you might not be acting in the best frame of mind and you forget that you need to put your kids first. You feel like you’re putting your kids first but it’s also, you’re so angry at your partner too.”She and the former NFL player briefly split following a cheating scandal, reuniting after Caussin sought treatment for his sex addiction. Kramer gave birth to their second child in November 2018 and exclusively told Us Weekly the following year that they plan to tell the little ones about Caussin’s struggles.“I definitely think that’s going to be hard, because unfortunately, when they’re old enough, they’re going to Google,” the singer said in April 2019. “I personally would like for them to hear it from us first before they Google. They’ll never know specifics. That’s something that we’re not going to go, ‘Oh, your dad cheated.’ That’s not healthy for anyone to know. So it’s just, ‘Yes, this is your father’s addiction, but look at where we’re at now.’”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories! Caussin noted that “the easiest way to take a jab at your partner is using the kids,” while Kramer urged Green and Fox to put them first in the future.“There’s so much bitterness and hostility that unfortunately the kids get thrown into it and that’s really unfortunate,” the “Beautiful Lies” diner said. “But hopefully, I know a lot of parents that have been able to do a coparenting therapy after divorce and it’s really helpful for them because they can talk about all these things.”Mike Caussin Not Comfortable With Jana Kramer Showing Their Kids on Social MediaMike Caussin and Jana Kramer Courtesy of Jana Kramer/Instagram- Advertisement – The Virginia native, who shares daughter Jolie, 4, and son Jace, 23 months, with the One Tree Hill alum, 36, added that if they got divorced, seeing the little ones on social media would “crush” him. Caussin noted that another man being in the photos would be a “big” deal.Mike Caussin Not Comfortable With Jana Kramer Showing Their Kids on Social MediaMike Caussin and Jana Kramer Courtesy of Jana Kramer/InstagramThe conversation came up while he and Kramer discussed Brian Austin Green and Megan Fox’s recent drama after the Jennifer’s Body star, 34, called out her estranged husband, 47, for posting pictures of their three kids — Noah, 8, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 4 — via Instagram.“I know you love your kids,” the Tennessee native commented on one of the BH90210 star’s social media uploads earlier this month. “But I don’t know why you can’t stop using them to posture via Instagram. You’re so intoxicated with feeding the pervasive narrative that I’m an absent mother, and you are the perennial, eternally dedicated dad of the year. You have them half of the time. Congratulations you truly are a remarkable human! Why do you need the internet to echo back to you what should be inexhaustibly evident in the way your children love you?”- Advertisement – Warming up to the idea. Mike Caussin initially was not on board with Jana Kramer sharing their two kids’ lives on social media.“I wasn’t completely comfortable at the beginning, but I became comfortable with sharing the kids so much,” the former professional football player, 33, said during the Monday, November 9, episode of their “Whine Down” podcast. “But then I was on board with it, and we never really discussed my reservations around it. But I’m all for it, and that’s our decision as a couple.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

‘Drive it Home’ anti-litter campaign launched in The Rosses

first_imgDrivers in one of Donegal’s most scenic areas are being asked to take their rubbish home rather than throwing it out of their car window in a new ‘Drive it Home’ anti-litter campaign.The campaign was launched in The Rosses in Donegal, involving seven Tidy Town groups who have joined forces following their annual community clean ups as part of the county-wide #BigDonegalCleanUp and An Taisce’s National Spring Clean initiative.After all their efforts in recent months, the groups are now asking drivers to play their part and ‘drive their rubbish home’ rather than discarding of it in some of the most beautiful scenic areas in the country. representatives from the 7 Tidy Town Groups, Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council and students from primary and secondary schools in The RossesCampaign organiser Nuala Bonner from Dungloe Tidy Towns group explained: “when we were doing our clean ups the amount of litter along the roadsides was just astonishing.  Everything from plastic bottles to takeaway boxes and bags, to sweet wrappers, crisp packets to dirty nappies were found and these items did not get there on their own.  They had to be thrown out of car windows.  And we are simply asking people to think before they throw rubbish out of the car window and to take it home and dispose of it in their own household waste.”The launch took place in the Public Service Centre in Dungloe at 11.30am on Wednesday (8 May) where the Tidy Town Groups and local schools were joined with local elected member Cllr. Maire Therese Gallagher who complimented the groups and the schools on this initiative.Students from Scoil Cholmcille National School, Acres Burtonport at the launch of the Drive it Home Roadside Anti-litter Awareness CampaignNuala Bonner from Dungloe Tidy Towns explaining the Drive it Home initiative to students attending the launch on Wednesday in Dungloe Public Service Centre.Nuala Bonner added “each child from the local schools will be asked to take a car sticker home with the campaign message ‘Drive it home’ and we are hoping that people will display this sticker on their vehicles for other motorists to see and hopefully this will raise people’s awareness and encourage them to join and support our campaign”.Cathaoirleach of Glenties MD, Cllr. John Sheamais Ó’Fearraigh commended the groups on this initiative saying “it is great to see the groups working together in The Rosses to get this message out there.  I have seen first-hand the brilliant work done by groups over the last few months and to see litter dropped along the roadside a few days after a community clean-up is so frustrating. “I am joining with the community of The Rosses and indeed all communities in Donegal in asking drivers and their passengers not to throw rubbish out of their car or van windows but to drive it home.  This is not only an insult to the many volunteers who work tirelessly to keep their areas looking pristine but it is illegal and you could face prosecution.”Representatives from the 7 Tidy Town Groups, Suzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer, Donegal County Council and students from primary and secondary schools in The RossesSuzanne Bogan, Waste Awareness Officer with Donegal County Council also congratulated the groups on this initiative and said Donegal County Council was delighted to support such a worthwhile campaign saying “this is a simple message and one that I would ask everyone to take on board.  The work done in this area over the last few months has been outstanding and we in Donegal County Council are delighted to be supporting this local initiative.  This initiative has been spearheaded by the local community and I think that in itself sends out a powerful message.  These are the people who work day in and day out to keep their communities looking pristine and litter free and they are appealing to motorists to respect their efforts and their beautiful area.”‘Drive it Home’ anti-litter campaign launched in The Rosses was last modified: May 9th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:‘Drive it Home’ anti-litter campaignlast_img read more

Kevon Looney re-aggravates chest injury in Game 5

first_imgThe Warriors are losing a war of attrition Monday night.Not only did Golden State lose Kevin Durant early in the second quarter, but center Kevon Looney re-injured his chest in the third quarter of Game 5. The Warriors announced he would not return to Monday’s game.Looney initially suffered a cartilage fracture in Game 2 of the NBA Finals and was ruled out for the rest of the postseason. But he returned in Game 4, wearing a compression shirt.Kevon Looney reaggravated his right 1st costal …last_img

Want a Wood-Plastic Bowl for Your Wood Stew?

first_img(Visited 31 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Scientists are realizing that components of wood have many practical and healthful uses.Wood PlasticResearchers in Finland are developing composite materials from wood and plastics, manufactured using liquid byproducts of wood. PhysOrg describes how they are repurposing liquid waste material from biochar production and combining it with plastic to make materials that are greener for the environment.  The resulting “wood-plastic composites” (WPCs) can be used for automobiles, buildings and other everyday products wherever petroleum-based plastics are currently utilized.Wood StewWoodchucks might chuck wood, but who could chew it? Old time environmentalist Euell Gibbons used to get chuckles by munching on bark in his quest for natural foods, but scientists are beginning to discover nutrient value in wood-derived polymers like xylan, fibrillated cellulose and lignin. Science Daily tells how Finnish researchers are considering xylan (a variety of hemicellulose) to enhance texture of foods like yogurt. Fibrillated cellulose can act as a thickener for dairy products. Even lignin, a prime component of wood, might look delicious in future food products:As technology develops, increasingly sophisticated ingredients can be extracted from wood, and even lignin could be a candidate for a new food additive. The surface-active properties of lignin could be utilised to prepare emulsions (mixtures of water and oil) and foams with improved texture. Lignin could also be used to reduce oxidation in food products.VTT tested lignin in the manufacture of muffins: In addition to giving muffins a fluffier texture, lignin proved to be a surprisingly efficient substitute for whole eggs and egg yolks. Lignin also functioned as emulsifier in mayonnaise and supported juiciness in a meat product.Don’t go sprinkling sawdust in your cookie dough just yet. Researchers are still working out the safety aspects of these additives, the article says.We are surrounded by riches we too often dismiss as useless. Eat a tree? Right. Come on. Wood is for burning. But within that wood there are amazing molecules that are just now—after millennia of dismissive ignorance—proving to be good as gold. If we looked at the world as the product of a wise Creator, we might enjoy a higher quality standard of living.The Israelites tired of eating manna in the wilderness. No doubt God endowed manna with incredible nutrients to sustain complex human bodies surviving in a desert wasteland. What the wanderers should have done was hire some creation chemists to examine the properties of manna more carefully and think of more uses for it. With a genius like George Washington Carver present—who made a whole meal out of peanuts (including drinks and desserts)—who knows? They could have come up with recipe books for manna steak, manna tea, manna salad, manna chicken and manna ice cream.We need to tap into the rising generation of home schooled scientists-in-waiting who didn’t get their creativity clouded by Darwinian vanity. To see the world as a treasure chest of wisely-designed riches opens the door to enthusiastic research that asks, “What can we do with this amazing resource?”Here’s a surprising example to end with. Poop is something to flush or bury as fast as you can. But wait; there’s energy in that crap. Believe it or not, Science Daily reports that Korean scientists are turning it into “next-generation biofuel.” Dehydrated and processed into an odorless compost, and then processed with bacterial engines into biodiesel or heat energy, this cheap and abundant resource could bring energy and prosperity to many poor people in third-world countries. It’s all in how you look at things. You are a well-designed refinery. Manna steak in, biodiesel out.last_img read more

Bafana Bafana to keep their name

first_img24 June 2011The protracted fight between the South African Football Association (Safa) and businessman Stanton Woodrush to own the rights of the name Bafana Bafana is finally over.Safa vice-president Danny Jordaan announced on Friday that the South African national team will continue to be known as Bafana Bafana.“We are pleased to announce that we’ve reached a settlement with Stanton Woodrush two days ago on the Bafana Bafana name issue. As a result of our agreement, the name Bafana will now be exclusively owned by Safa,” Jordaan said.Jordaan said an agreement with Woodrush had been reached to transfer the class 25 trademark rights in Bafana Bafana to the association.CostHowever, the agreement did not come cheaply. It will cost Safa R5-million, payable over a period of 12 months.Woodrush registered the name “Bafana Bafana” in 1993, a year after the South African national men’s team was re-admitted to participate in global sporting events. During that period the team was known as Bafana Bafana.As a result, the then leadership of Safa, led by the late Solomon “Stix” Morewa decided to take the legal route to fight for the right to own the name Bafana, but they lost.In 2005, the Safa leadership entered a partnership agreement with Woodrush under the joint venture company, SLAM, to commercialise the Bafana Bafana rights.DecisionAccording to Jordaan, when the leadership of Safa was elected in 2009, they took a decision to find a new name for the national team or to reach a settlement with Woodrush.An ad hoc committee to drive the Bafana name saga led by Jordaan had been in talks with Woodrush since February. An agreement was finally reached two days ago.Now that the Bafana Bafana name belongs to the Association, Woodrush will have no interest in the name or any trademark rights associated with the name.Safa will be the sole beneficial owner of the Bafana Bafana brand and will commercialise the rights for its own benefit.SignificantSafa President Kirsten Nematandani said: “Today marks a significant day for the South African football history.“We feel very happy about the acquisition of the Bafana Bafana name, which allows us to exploit this great brand for the good of the game.“The future now looks bright as this move has begun to open better opportunities for us to venture into real partnerships with various sponsors.”Speaking via his spokesperson Neil Lazarus, Woodrush said: “We recognise that the team and the brand are inextricably linked and that they are indivisible in the sense that they have one identity.“The brand without the team and the team without the brand would significantly dilute the goodwill which is entrenched through their association, and were they to be separated soccer fans throughout the world would be deprived of a much loved symbol of the unity which South African soccer has brought to the nation.”Safa will now commercialise the Bafana Bafana brand name for its own benefit in the forthcoming 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.BuaNewslast_img read more

Mexico star Marquez back at Atlas after US drug sanctions

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors FILE – In this June 5, 2016 file photo, Mexico defender Rafael Marquez leaves the pitch after a Copa America group C soccer match against Uruguay at University of Phoenix Stadium, in Glendale, Ariz. Marquez is back with his club on Monday, Sept. 18 2017, more than a month after the U.S. Treasury Department named him on a sanctions list for alleged drug trafficking ties. Atlas says the 38-year-old defender is practicing with the team again and will continue his legal fight. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)MEXICO CITY — Mexican soccer star Rafael Marquez is back with his club more than a month after the U.S. Treasury Department named him on a sanctions list for alleged drug trafficking ties.Atlas said Monday that the 38-year-old defender is practicing with the team again.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 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 Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Bucks re-sign 40-year-old guard Jason Terry Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges In August, Marquez was among 22 people sanctioned by the department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. He was accused of acting as a frontman for the Raul Flores Hernandez drug trafficking organization.Marquez has denied any wrongdoing and said he will work to clear his name. He is not known to face any criminal charges in the United States or Mexico.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 openingAtlas says Marquez will continue his legal fight while at the team.Marquez has played internationally with AS Monaco, Barcelona and the New York Red Bulls.last_img read more

Woman shot vehicle shot up in Kew Town ambush this morning

first_img Walkin Murder investigation needs your help Related Items:crime stoppers, kew town, shot, woman Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Update: Women robbed while exercising (21 year old Arrested) Bold burglaries & break-in attempts; three arrested boy, 16 Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – In a situation which could only be described as the wild, wild west, a young couple is reportedly the victim of an insane shooting in the Kew Town area early this morning. Once again this part of Provo is with report of the vilest of violence and this time a young woman was shot in her back. The woman told Police that she and a male friend were driving through Kew Town, when their vehicle was approached and that when the driver did not stop the car, shots were fired after them. The 21 year old woman went to the Cheshire Hall Medical and that is when it was discovered that she was struck by one of the bullets. The shooting happened shortly after 4am today. Police say they have established a crime scene and confirmed that the car was full of bullet holes. Police are also investigating some home burglaries where residents in Blue Hills actually report awaking to missing items and in the other case seeing the robber walking out with their microwave; in hand. Incredibly, these culprits stole the people’s standing fan, four cell phones, handbag, TV set and Nike shoes. Police need the public’s help… You can report what you know at Crime stoppers, anonymously.last_img read more