Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2020 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Pretoria Portland Cement Co. Ltd (PPC.zw) 2020 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfilePortland Holdings Limited, trading as PPC Zimbabwe, manufactures and markets quality cement and cement by-products for the construction industry in Zimbabwe, producing up to 1.8 million tons of cement per annum. Established in 1913, PPC Zimbabwe supplies customers in Zimbabwe, Botswana, Zambia and Mozambique. The company has three manufacturing plants that are regarded as the most modern operations in southern Africa; located in Colleen Bawn, Bulawayo and Harare. The company has interests in limestone mining, and manufacturing and distributing metallurgical-grade limestone, burnt lime and burnt dolomite; as well as the supply of ready-mix concrete, dry mortars and fly ash. Well-known PPC products available in Zimbabwe include SureBuild, Sureroad, Unicem and PMC. PPC Zimbabwe is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange
Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Des informations complémentaires seront publiées par le Bureau de l’Évêque Primat dès qu’elles seront disponibles. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Shreveport, LA Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Rector Collierville, TN Submit a Press Release Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Knoxville, TN Featured Events Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Rector Bath, NC Curate Diocese of Nebraska Rector Tampa, FL An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Posted Jul 30, 2018 Submit a Job Listing Press Release Service Director of Music Morristown, NJ Youth Minister Lorton, VA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Rector Pittsburgh, PA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Lettre de l’Évêque Primat concernant sa prochaine intervention chirurgicale Prières bienvenues This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Submit an Event Listing TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Rector Washington, DC Rector Smithfield, NC Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Albany, NY Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Belleville, IL Le 25 juillet 2018Chers amis dans le Christ,Il y a quelques mois, lors de mon examen médical annuel, on m’a diagnostiqué un cancer de la prostate. Après divers tests, consultations et conversations avec mon épouse et mes filles, j’ai décidé d’un traitement par intervention chirurgicale. Ce mardi 31 juillet, je subirai une opération d’ablation de la prostate.Je suis heureux de pouvoir dire que le pronostic s’avère très bon et tout à fait positif. J’ai parlé avec plusieurs personnes qui ont vécu cette même épreuve et qui m’ont offert à la fois encouragement et conseils utiles. Je resterai à l’hôpital au moins une journée puis rentrerai chez moi pour convalescence.On m’a dit qu’il est raisonnable de prévoir 4 à 6 semaines. J’ai l’intention de reprendre mes fonctions début septembre et ne prévois pas de changements significatifs dans mes engagements.J’ai grâce à Dieu la chance d’avoir une famille merveilleuse, une équipe médicale de premier ordre, un personnel exceptionnel, de chers collègues et amis, une vocation à laquelle je consacre ma vie et, surtout, un Dieu bon, formidable et aimant entre les mains duquel nous demeurons toujours. Alors, dites une prière et sachez que j’ai hâte de revenir à mon poste en septembre.Que Dieu vous bénisse et gardez la foi.+MichaelMonseigneur Michael B. CurryÉvêque Primat del’Église épiscopale Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Martinsville, VA Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group
Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Households have received $497 million to pay rent. Policyholders have been paid nearly $855 million on more than 28,000 claims to repair and rebuild. Nearly 43,000 volunteers have contributed 1.5 million hours to muck out and repair homes. Additionally, 474 AmeriCorps volunteers have contributed 115,000 hours. FEMA provided travel trailers and apartment units to 318 households in Collier, Hendry, Lee and Monroe counties. These temporary housing arrangements keep survivors as close as possible to their schools, work and places of worship while they work on their individual recovery. From the Federal Emergency Management AgencySix Months after Hurricane Irma: By the numbers With extensive hurricane recovery experience, the state has forged strong connections with voluntary agencies; those relationships have fostered a network that strengthens help for survivors. More than 140 organizations stepped up to aid their fellow Floridians through voluntary organizations. National Flood Insurance Program Survivors continue working hard to repair, rebuild or find a new residence. This includes 29 households who received travel trailers and other FEMA-provided housing and have moved out because of their recovery progress. Also, more than 26,000 households in FEMA-funded hotels have found suitable, longer-term housing. LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply The Sheltering and Temporary Essential Power program—or STEP—funds emergency repairs like fixing heating, air, plumbing and hot water systems and securing doors, walls and roofs. These repairs allow survivors to stay home while they fix their damaged residence. STEP has approved 189 projects, 69 are under construction and 69 have been completed. FEMA funds 75 percent of the cost while the state picks up 25 percent. Private Sector Some displaced survivors who needed a place to stay have also received temporary help with rental assistance and hotel room expenses. Please enter your name here Many received up to 50 percent advance payments—nearly $121 million—to minimize waiting for money to start work. U.S. Small Business Administration The SBA has approved low-interest disaster loans of $1.3 billion to 34,800 businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters who had hurricane-related losses. The agency is collaborating with more than 1,000 applicants—local and state government entities and certain private nonprofits—across Florida to reimburse hurricane-related expenses through FEMA’s Public Assistance program. Eligible projects include repairing or replacing disaster-damaged facilities and infrastructure, debris removal and emergency response activities. Due to the preparation of FEMA Region IV—in coordination with the Division of Emergency Management staff—Hurricane Irma survivors benefitted from new FEMA programs, such as the Direct Lease Program. The program provided 62 households in the hardest hit counties in Florida with temporary housing. The state will receive an additional 20 percent of the total estimated federal disaster assistance amount to fund projects that prevent or reduce disaster damage. The state works with communities to develop strategies on how best to use these funds. Florida receives increased funding—20 percent as opposed to the standard 15 percent—because it has developed a program that enhances community disaster resiliency. You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here State and Federal Emergency Home Repairs Several federal agencies are working with local and state officials and the private sector to apply resources that will enhance resiliency in Florida communities. Specialists from the following agencies are identifying ways to help: Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Commerce, Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Interior, FEMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More than 27,000 have participated in FEMA- and state-funded hotel stays. FEMA picks up 75 percent and the state pays 25 percent. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. FEMA UF/IFAS in Apopka will temporarily house District staff; saves almost $400,000 The State Nonprofits, volunteers and, FEMA liaisons continue to coordinate with 26 Florida communities to identify local recovery gaps and find resources to help. Survivors have received $173 million for home repairs to make them habitable. Helping people before, during, and after disasters.Disaster recovery assistance is available without regard to race, color, religion, nationality, sex, age, disability, English proficiency or economic status. If you or someone you know has been discriminated against, call FEMA toll-free at 800-621-FEMA (3362). For TTY call 800-462-7585.FEMA’s temporary housing assistance and grants for public transportation expenses, medical and dental expenses, and funeral and burial expenses do not require individuals to apply for an SBA loan. However, applicants who receive SBA loan applications must submit them to SBA to be eligible for assistance that covers personal property, vehicle repair or replacement, and moving and storage expenses. Long-term effortsRecovery partners have also established networks in the past six months to address unmet needs and enhance Florida’s disaster resiliency. This includes: Florida gas prices jump 12 cents; most expensive since 2014 Gov. DeSantis says new moment-of-silence law in public schools protects religious freedom Survivors also received nearly $68 million to replace certain household items. Nearly $7.1 million in disaster unemployment assistance has helped some Florida workers whose employment was affected by the hurricane. TAGSFEMAHurricane Irma Previous articleApopka Burglary ReportNext articleFlorida Hospital relief efforts continue in Puerto Rico Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR More than 180 companies in Florida used relationships with customers to relay ways to get help to 1.7 million people. Florida home improvement stores hosted events where more than 57,000 people obtained information about building hazard-resistant homes. Survivors Closed claims have averaged about $48,500. The state worked with FEMA to get all 102 applicants across the state quickly approved with necessary documentation to perform private property debris removal. The efficient approach to approving private property debris removal—and not requiring applicants to wait for final approval prior to starting the work—helped communities statewide expeditiously remove harmful debris. Please enter your comment! Florida recovery from Hurricane Irma continues to progress six months later due to private and public partnerships—and the hard work of survivors.Private entities and different levels of government have joined together to advance recovery many ways. Accomplishments include cleaning up, creating solutions to keep displaced survivors near home, developing recovery plans with communities and advancing financial help so Floridians could start repairing and rebuilding. Much has been accomplished but the recovery partnership will continue working together for the long haul.All numbers reported below are as of the week ending March 2nd.Volunteers
TAGSAnthony FoleyAnthony Foley Junior Sports Leader AwardAthulunkard Boat ClubLimerick services to sport committeevolunteers Linkedin Print Denis Fitzgerald, Athletics receives his award from Paul O’Connor Service to Sport Committee.Picture: Keith Wiseman Email 62 Limerick youth groups benefit from Government funding Rosie thanked everyone for attending and also congratulated the award recipients and their fellow club members for taking the time to nominate. She complimented their efforts on the ground locally and reiterated that without volunteers the positive sporting reputation of Limerick would not exist.The awards ceremony took place in the Castletroy Park Hotel and are designed to recognise Volunteerism in Sport at club and community level. A substantial number of nominations were received from local clubs across the city and county.Judges noted the high calibre of dedication and volunteerism that exists locally in all the nominees.In addition to the Anthony Foley Junior Sports Leader Award, awards were also presented in memory of Gerard McDonnell and Jerry Bourke.The Gerard McDonnell Award was presented to Pat Sheahan for his long service to Limerick District League while the Jerry Bourke Award was presented to JoeSheehy for his hard work and dedication to Pike Rovers.Services to Sports Awards were also presented to: Paul Askins Dooneen AC; Paul Carey Limerick Chess; Joan Croke Broadford United AFC; Wanda Dwane Mungret GAA; Denis Fitzgerald West Limerick AC and Newcastle West Parkrun; Margaret Kearns Limerick Walking Club; Maurice O’Connor Castleconnell Boat Club and Noel Regan Murroe Boher LGFA.Phelim Macken, Sports Co-ordinator with Limerick Sports Partnership said: “I would like to congratulate all the recipients this year. We had a large number of nominees from clubs across the city and county. Each one of the recipients can be proud of the work they are doing in their club. The Services to Sports Awards are designed to recognise the unsung heroes in sports clubs and organisations across Limerick, and this year is no different. We have found the unsung heroes of Limerick sport.”More local news here. Ewan Gallager, Rowing receives the Anthony Foley Junior Sports Leader Award from Rosie Foley.Picture: Keith WisemanThe youngest ever captain of Athlunkard Boat Club has been awarded the inaugural Anthony Foley Junior Sports Leader Award.Ewan Gallagher was chosen for his achievements and success to date with Athlunkard Boat Club. According to the judges Ewan epitomises the meaning of this award and has already shown sports leadership and mentoring in his local club, thus setting the standard for the future of Athlunkard Boat Club.The Anthony Foley Junior Sports Leader Award recognises younger volunteers between the ages of 14 and 24 who show sports leadership and mentoring in their local club thus setting the standard for the future of their club.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up It was presented by Anthony’s sister Rosie Foley and was one of a number of awards presented at the 32nd annual Services to Sport Awards organised by the Limerick Services to Sport Committee in association with Limerick Sports Partnership. Facebook NewsLocal NewsAthlunkard Boat Club captain receives first ever Anthony Foley Junior Sport Leader AwardBy Staff Reporter – April 20, 2018 1927 Childline looking to recruit volunteers in Limerick area (Back Row) Paul Askins, Athletics, Noel Regan, Ladies Gaelic, Maurice O’Connor, Rowing, Paul Carey, Chess, Ewan Gallager, Rowing, Pat Sheehan, LDLC, Dennis Fitzgerald, Athletics, Joe Sheehy, Soccer(Front Row) Dave Mahedy, UL Sport, Rosie Foley, Margaret Kearns, Walking Club, Breda Deedigan, Service to Sport committee, Wanda Dwane, GAA, Joan Croke, Ladies Soccer and Kathleen Kennedy, Limerick Sports Partnership.Picture: Keith Wiseman RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter 1 of 3 Previous articleSeven teams of young Limerick coders advance to National Coding finalsNext articleLimerick school among winners at Junk Kouture finals Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie WhatsApp Advertisement Limerick’s COVID-19 volunteer response up and running Limerick’s COVID-19 volunteer response calls double in ten days Limerick Service to Sport Awards with Limerick Sports Partnership in the Castletroy Park Hotel. Picture: Keith Wiseman Keep Limerick clean by volunteering for TLC4! Limerick volunteers to take to the streets for Hospice Sunflower Days 2018
Pictured here at the Shannon Region Ambassador Awards in 2019 – Professor Eugene Wall, Mary Immaculate College and Professor Vincent Cunnane, LIT (back) with Tony Brazil Limerick Travel, Dr. Puneet Saidha, UL, Ciara Gallagher, Failte Ireland, Karen Brosnahan, Shannon Region Conference Sports Bureau, and Tony Brazil, Limerick Travel (front) (photo taken before social distancing). Picture: Kate Devaney/ilovelimerick.THE SHANNON Region Conference and Sports Bureau (SRC&SB) had plenty of cause for celebration this week as the annual International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) congress rankings showed Limerick jump 88 places to join Cork at position 123 in Europe and 147 in the world rankings of congress cities.ICCA monitors all rotating international association conferences that take place worldwide annually over 50pax.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “ICCA is the go-to tool for most international association planners when looking at destinations to host meetings, so Limericks ranking is vitally important when attracting this lucrative type of business tourism,” said Karen Brosnahan, GM, SRC&SB.She added that, “Association Conferences makes up almost 75% of all business won for the Shannon region annually with over 90% having a local conference ambassador involved.”The Bureau and Fáilte Ireland work in partnership with UL, LIT, MIC and LSAD to encourage academic staff to bid for association conferences and offer a suite of financial and practical supports to assist with efforts.Along with partnering with the bureau and its conference ambassadors to help win this business, Fáilte Ireland also works in monitoring all the conferences that happen in the country and ensuring that the relevant information is sent to ICCA as part of an annual audit.This ensures that conferences that happen here, that may not have been picked up by ICCA are recorded and added into the scoring process.2020 was set to be a bumper year for International conferences in Limerick after The Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau recorded its best year ever in 2019 delivering events with an economic impact of over €11 million. However, Covid-19 has seen business tourism decimated in the region.While the group were “devastated” at the tourism loss for 2020 following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tony Brazy, Chair SRC&CB noted more than “80 per cent conferences due to take place in 2020 have rebooked for 2021”.“This is a hopeful sign for the region and for business tourism. As the bureau navigates the current crisis, we are well positioned to continue to deliver business tourism. We are working with our partners in Failte Ireland to ensure the Shannon Region message continues to be delivered to the international meetings and incentive market”, he said.The group considers future outlook to be positive as at time of going to press The Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau had won €3 million in new business this year due to come to the region from 2021-2023 with a pipeline of a further €8 million in business prospects for 2021 -2025.The Bureau has a whole new suite of bid books ready to use for all the local academic institutions and for the corporate sector.A new meetings and incentive video is launching next week, showcasing the best of the Shannon Region and there are some lovely animations ready for social media on “Meet in Limerick” Meet in Clare” which will all help drive demand once business resumes.The Shannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau is a public-private partnership. The bureau works in partnership with Failte Ireland to win international business meetings and events for the Shannon region and celebrated 15 years in business in 2018. Linkedin Twitter Advertisement Print WhatsApp Previous articleMulti awarding winning director Guy Davidi to share experience of directing documentaries with local aspiring filmmakersNext articleLimerick Post Show | Team Limerick Clean Up competition Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Email BusinessNewsShannon Region Conference and Sports Bureau celebrate the ICCA Congress rankingsBy Cian Reinhardt – May 25, 2020 172 Facebook
Dail to vote later on extending emergency Covid powers Facebook WhatsApp Newsx Adverts PSNI and Gardai urged to investigate Adams’ claims he sheltered on-the-run suspect in Donegal Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Man arrested in Derry on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences released Pinterest IMPACT refers payment dispute with Donegal HSE back to LRC Google+ Pinterest Previous articleEnda Kenny ends campaign tour in DonegalNext articleVoting underway in General Election 2011 News Highland Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry By News Highland – February 24, 2011 HSE warns of ‘widespread cancellations’ of appointments next week The IMPACT Trade Union has accused the of cheating workers in Donegal out of pay. The union says the HSE has reneged on an agreement reached at the Labour Relations Commission last September that staff who had their hours cut until the end of the year would have those hours reinstated from the beginning of January.However, IMPACT says while that has happened at Letterkenny General Hospital, it has not happened in the community sector.Spokesperson Richie Carruthers says the matter is now being referred back to the LRC, and he believes there can be only one outcome……[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/richi530.mp3[/podcast] Twitter Dail hears questions over design, funding and operation of Mica redress scheme
The raised ceiling on unfair dismissal payouts is encouraging aggrievedemployees to push for a tribunal hearing in the hope of securing a windfall,according to a leading employment law firm. “Anecdotal evidence suggests that the rise in the ceiling to £50,000has already affected employee expectations, making it harder for employers tosettle claims before any hearing takes place, even though for lower-paidemployees the increase is unlikely to have any impact,” said partner atDLA Mary Clarke. She gave the example of a £15,500-a-year delivery worker who claimed unfairdismissal following his sacking for suspected theft. Although he found anotherjob on the same pay within six weeks, he remained confident of winning themaximum £50,000. He received only £2,290. The “windfall” mentality is one of several reasons for the largeincrease in tribunal cases highlighted by recent figures from Acas. Otherfactors include new employment rights, the increased confidence of trade unionsin backing claims and the growth of no-win, no-fee deals. This has led the Government to consider new ways of curbing frivolousclaims, such as pre-tribunal hearings and forcing vexatious claimants to payemployers’ costs. Clarke also warned that employers should beware of a new type of claim fromhigher-paid staff with valuable pension rights who can demonstrate to atribunal that they may not work again. “The £12,000 cap made the tribunal largely irrelevant for this sort ofapplicant but now it is certainly worth their while to bring a claim.” Employers would be wise not to make any ex-gratia payments to such staffwithout a binding agreement to waive their tribunal rights, she adds. Evengenerous payments will not stop tribunals awarding full compensation and”top-slicing” the ex-gratia sum. Clarke cites the case of a £60,000-a-year senior executive dismissed at theage of 56 with an £11,000 ex-gratia payment. The tribunal calculated her lossuntil retirement as £234,000 and awarded her the full £50,000. Comments are closed. Push for tribunal cashOn 1 Jun 2000 in Vexatious claims, Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.
Fine & Country has opened a new office in Shrewsbury joining the luxury homes network of estate agents in over 300 locations worldwide and representing the brand’s expansion in the West Midlands.The new office is led by Emma Romaine-Jones who will be partnered with David Miller and David Evans of Miller Evans, well established and respected agents with 26 years of experience.David Miller, Managing Partner, says, “Shropshire is one of England’s most rural counties and is surrounded by some stunning countryside.“We have an eclectic mix of historic town houses, beautiful country cottages and exclusive new developments.“Properties range from grand manor houses to exquisite barn conversions.”“The opening of Fine & Country Shrewsbury will allow us to serve the top end of the market through our exclusive property range, providing unrivalled London based lifestyle marketing, wideranging exposure and bespoke presentation of our properties to regional, national and international markets.”Fine & Country expansion Fine & Country Shrewsbury West Midlands November 30, 2016The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » FINE & COUNTRY SHREWSBURY OPENS previous nextAgencies & PeopleFINE & COUNTRY SHREWSBURY OPENSThe Negotiator30th November 20160990 Views
84, passed away on May 21, 2018. He was born in Bayonne to the late Elizabeth (nee: Leahy) and Charles Ryan. He was the sexton at St. Andrew the Apostle Church and a member of the Holy Name Society. James is survived by his siblings, John (retired Bayonne Fire Department) and Elizabeth Tranberg; his niece and nephew, Anne Marie and Martin Juenge; and several other nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his siblings, Robert and Michael Ryan, Margaret Levandowksi, Catherine Rosario, Anne Juenge and Marie Lombardi. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Franciscan Friars of Atonement, 40 Franciscan Way, Garrison, NY 10524. Condolences may be received at bayonnememorialhome.com. Funeral arrangements by BAYONNE MEMORIAL HOME, 854 Avenue C.
Despite stories of an increasing number of businesses recognising the value of grey hair – aka ’wisdom’ – the mean age in this country’s boardrooms is constantly falling. At this rate, the Justin Kings [CEO, Sainsbury’s] of this world will soon be the norm rather than the exception.Another trend noticed by Oxford-based legal firm Darbys’ ’Employment in Food’ team is an increasing number of senior executives in the bakery sector joining company boards from outside the industry. Consequently, Darbys is receiving more calls from chairmen and non- executive directors seeking guidance on how to introduce new talent into their business with minimum disruption.As the promise of a seat at the board table in return for loyal service has been largely confined to history, there has been a corresponding increase in the need for professional recruitment.The norm is for boards to dele-gate recruitment to head-hunters. While effective delegation maybe the hardest managerial skill to master, instructing personnel should remain cognisant of their own, as well as their head-hunter’s, legal obligations.Tip No. 1:Have a transparent and objective recruitment policy. Identify objective selection criteria and ensure that head-hunters/any agencies used understand them.Tip No. 2:Having agreed with head-hunters the criteria to be applied, create a matrix with scores/weighting to be applied by interviewers.Remember, too, that a head-hunter is an agent of the instructing company. So you may need to consider both the issue of liability for representations made by the head-hunter and their likely standard terms and conditions, which normally require an indemnity from the instructing employer. Ever-more stringent discrimination laws may mean that the employer has a greater exposure legally, but personnel who are thinking of swapping senior executive roles will still tend to look more favourably on perspective employers with best-practice recruitment procedures in operation.If a head-hunter is used for a senior level appointment, the commission is likely to be large. So, commensurately, a head-hunter is unlikely to want to lose such commission. It is worth reviewing their standard terms and conditions and you should seek to negotiate amendments to them – in particular, the removal of any indemnity such as that referred to above.Tip No. 3:Get terms of engagement nego- tiated so that, for example, if an appointed executive s not prove to be up to the work, you are not also saddled with a heavy commission payment. An agent’s fees should be made contingent upon the performance of the personnel whom it essentially has introduced.When the age regulations became law in April 2006, fears of age discrimination claims were spread by many law firms. Yet to date, such fears have largely been without foundation.The reality is, of course, that significant experience is required before individuals are able to carry out the functions necessary to run the complex operation that is a bakery-related business.Tip No. 4:In job adverts, make reference to skills/experience rather than number of years’ service required. Notice periods tend to increase in direct correlation with the seniority of the personnel concerned. Although a long notice period may be a wise provision to have within a service agreement, if the market intelligence held by the executive concerned may quickly pass its sell-by-date. In many sectors, notice periods could be reduced. The cost of replacing the old guard is often unnecessarily high, because long notice payments need to be made to avoid a claim for wrongful dismissal.Tip No. 5:Review and, if appropriate, negotiate proportionate notice periods. Although age discrimination may be the hot topic in the media’s eyes, the starting point for any member of the “old guard” who wishes to bring an employment claim will be to consider making a claim for wrongful dismissal (for his/her notice period) and for unfair dismissal (that one of the five fair reasons for his/her termination has not been sustained).An employer will find it much easier to successfully refute a claim of unfair dismissal if it has applied the company’s disciplinary sanctions ahead of reaching such a decision. Do not be afraid of us ing the dis ciplinary sanctions, in which so much money has been invested – both in their drafting and in the training necessary to ensure that they are effected correctly.Employees are less likely to refute allegations of inadequate performance and the like if they have been put through internal proceedings already.Once an employer has addressed its potential legal exposure to a claim from a departing member of staff, it should think about how best an exit may be presented to such person(s).An increasingly common and valuable way of doing so is to use outplacement counselling. Often, the cost of doing so does not significantly add to any termination payment, but the dignity of the departing person(s) is likely to be maintained if that individual feels that he is being supported by his soon-to-be former employer in moving on to pastures new. Consequently, the likelihood of an employment tribunal claim following his/ her departure will be commensurately less. Information on outplacement support can be found at [http://www.cmc-careers.com].