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HR in firms’ top five of functions most outsourced

first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. HR in firms’ top five of functions most outsourcedOn 4 Sep 2001 in Personnel Today HR is the fifth most outsourced function after IT systems and support,according to a survey by law firm Tarlo Lyons. Outsourcing Survey 2001 shows 8 per cent of the 71 responding companies haveoutsourced HR. IT systems and support is the most outsourced function on 28 per cent,followed by finance, legal services and cleaning. The reasons for outsourcing functions include a desire to save money,provide better services to clients and compensate for a lack of internalexpertise. Kevin Barrow, head of the IT personnel group at Tarlo Lyons, said, “HRis commonly outsourced because it is undervalued in most companies and is justseen as an overhead. “Outsourcing the administration side of HR also gives managers thechance to concentrate on more strategic matters.” The biggest problem with outsourcing was cited as “failure to live upto expectations”, although more than three-quarters of respondents aresatisfied they are getting good or extremely good value for money. www.tarlolyons.com last_img read more

From head to tail

first_imgDuring the Bayonne BOE reorganization meeting, Michael Mulcahy assumed his position as one year term BOE and his previous position had to be filled. Instead of picking the candidate with the second highest vote total, which seems to be the most logical choice, the trustees selected Charles Ryan (who did not even run in the one-year term and came in 6th place in the elections for a three-year term). Let me be clear, Trustees Jodi Casias, Christopher Munoz, and Maria Valado made it clear they stand with Bayonne.The Administrators Union’s legal team was there begging the trustees, to not appoint Ryan. The BOE will now most likely face lawsuits or future grievances. Alonso was the fifth and deciding vote for Ryan, and along with Alonso’s vote, Broderick’s and Wilbeck’s place as the BOE leadership was guaranteed.Alonso was chosen as Finance Chair, replacing Munoz. Why? “Quid Pro Quo,” a favor or advantage granted or expected in return for something. I believe Alonso sold his vote in order to be the Chairperson of Finance, have control of the school budget, and push his Republican, Tea Party agenda. Alonso 1) was accused by several candidates of stealing campaign literature during the election, has been placed in a position to have an enormous influence over a $130 million budget! 2) told the Senior Citizens of Bayonne that he was going to get them a tax waiver or exemption from school tax; 3) stated that he will not vote for a tax increase under any circumstances no matter what the situation and does not appear to be pretending to have an open-mind 4) pursued changing the name of the BHS Tennis courts instead of worrying about the children of Bayonne; 5) attacked President Broderick and his family! Munoz was being punished for having the audacity to consider challenging the leadership. Trustee Wilbeck even went so far as to attack Munoz saying he was not qualified to be President because Trustee Munoz had a family to support. I thought hard work was rewarded in this country? Don’t parents and teachers make a difference? How many programs will be cut, jobs lost, and educational opportunities squandered under Alonso’s watch? The Finance Committee under Trustee Mary Jane Desmond and Trustee Christopher Munoz turned losses into gains and turned the BOE finances around.I am following this whole situation very closely and you should too. We want a Bayonne BOE that actually fulfills the promise of an elected school board; not the appearance of one that mimics the old appointed board. But hey, this is my opinion. There is something rotten in Bayonne and it’s coming out of 669 Avenue A.HECTOR GONZALEZ To the Editor:Shakespeare’s play Hamlet says “a fish rots from head to tail.” It means that those at the top of political hierarchy can negatively affect the rest of the governed body. And so goes the state of the Bayonne Board of Education Trustees.last_img read more

Sit down, stay a while

first_imgCall it ambush art, sort of.A seemingly spontaneous ensemble swirled, serenaded, stood on, and sat in the objects of their desire outside Dudley House on Tuesday (Sept 7) afternoon as a bemused group of onlookers occasionally joined in.But the love fest for the colorful plastic furniture was a planned performance of “Chairs — the Musical,” designed to promote the social space.The production was the first in what has become a fall happening in connection with the Common Spaces Chairs Project, an initiative launched last year to promote gathering spaces around the campus with the addition of tables and chairs, food, and live performances.Members of the Harvard-Radcliffe Dramatic Club (HRDC), the a.r.t. Instigators, and the Freshman Arts Program, not to mention a member of the Harvard faculty, took part in the first performance in the ongoing fall performance festival titled “The Chairs Revue.”In the brief skit a nonbelieving student questioned the importance of the chairs, while others sang their praises, literally, at one point encouraging the audience to sing along.“One chair for my behind, find, one chair,” sang a plaintive Harvard Divinity School professor, David Lamberth, to a light green seat using a tune from the Broadway hit musical “Rent.”“It was fun, the people working with it were great,” said Lamberth of the chance to be involved in the show. But the professor of philosophy and theology also sang from the heart, admitting that he truly does love the new chairs and the atmosphere they inspire.“It’s really super. I think it’s added an interesting dimension to the way the Yard feels and the way people relax and use spaces differently.”During September and October, members of the Harvard community can enjoy the regular performances every Tuesday and Friday from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. either in the area in front of Dudley House or in front of the Science Center. Upcoming presentations include an outtake from the American Repertory Theater’s (A.R.T.) production of “Alice vs. Wonderland,” a “psychedelic update” of the classic tale, as well as interactive and modern dance performances.“I’ve never done a show like this,” said senior Lester Kim, a physics concentrator from Eliot House who has been in a number of HRDC productions during his time at Harvard. “You get the audience within the stage.”Formed in spring 2008, the Committee on Common Spaces worked closely with the University Planning Office to enhance the ways the Harvard community can experience the Cambridge campus. A series of surveys, focus groups, and interviews revealed a desire for better areas on campus for informal gatherings, places where Harvard students, faculty, and staff could unite to share both the environment and experiences.The performances encourage people to use the Yard in a different way, said Allegra Libonati, artistic associate at the A.R.T. who helped develop the “Chairs” production.“It’s about sharing, and communing, and sharing ideas.”last_img read more