Who will win this year?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Who will win this year?On 25 Nov 2003 in Personnel Today This Thursday sees the top HR teams in the UK awarded for theirinnovation and forward thinking at the Personnel Today Awards 2003 at a galaevent in London. Here is the shortlist in full: Aon Health Solutions Award for Managing Health at Work – Severn Trent Water – Standard Life Healthcare – West Bromwich Building Society Computers In Personnel Award for HR Collaboration – AXA Insurance – Lloyds TSB – Ventura Deloitte Award for Innovation in Measuring Human Capital – Arriva – BUPA – The Royal Bank of Scotland Department for Work and Pensions Age Positive at Work Award – Asda Stores – Barclays Business Banking – Inkfish Call Centres Hammonds HR Director of the Year Award – Essex County Council – London & Quadrant Housing Group – South West Trains Intellect Award for Innovation in Career Development – Getronics – Nationwide Building Society  – Spirit Group KnowledgePool Award for Excellence in Training – Alliance & Leicester – Barclays University Business School – Lyreco Northgate Empower HR Award for Excellence in HR through Technology – CPM – Liverpool Direct – New Look Rebus HR Award for Best HR Strategy in Line with Business – Clarks International – Motorola – Scottish Water RightCoutts Employer Branding Award – Alliance & Leicester – London & Quadrant Housing Group – Norwich Union SHL Award for Global HR Strategy – Canon Europe – Standard Chartered Bank – Pricewaterhouse Coopers Snowdrop Systems Award for Communication Strategy – Lloyds TSB – Marks & Spencer – O2 TMP/Hudson Global Resources Award for Innovation in Recruitment andRetention – Hertfordshire County Council – North Cumbria Mental Health & Learning Disabilities NHS Trust – Surrey Partners Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

It can be easy to fall in love with a property and pay too much – here’s how to negotiate like a pro

first_imgFollow these five tips for negotiating so you don’t pay too much.THE majority of home buyers are only in the market a few times in their lives, so negotiating on a property price can bit a bit awkward if you aren’t used to it.According to Darren Piper of Universal Buyers Agents said there were five things all buyers should do to help them negotiate like a pro.ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT“Successful negotiators are assertive and challenge everything – they know that everything is negotiable,” Mr Piper said.He labelled this “negotiation consciousness’’ and said this was what made a big difference between negotiators.SHUT UP AND LISTENMr Piper said he was amazed by all the people he met who couldn’t stop talking.“Negotiators are detectives – they ask probing questions and then shut up. The other negotiator will tell you everything you need to know – all you have to do is listen.”DO YOUR HOMEWORKDo your home work well before the negotiating starts.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoIt was important to gather as much pertinent information as possible before you start negotiating.“What are their (the sellers) needs?’’ he said“What pressures do they feel? What options do they have?’’Mr Piper said this was vital information and you couldn’t make accurate decisions without understanding the other side’s situation.WEIGH up these three things before buying an investment property“The more information you have about the people with whom you are negotiating, the stronger you will be. People who consistently leave money on the table probably fail to do their homework.”ALWAYS BE WILLING TO WALK AWAY“When you say to yourself, ‘I will walk if I can’t conclude a deal that is satisfactory’, the other side can tell that you mean business,’’ he said.DON’T BE IN A HURRY“Your patience can be devastating to the other negotiator if they are in a hurry because they start to believe that you are not under pressure to conclude the deal,” he said.last_img read more

Sports briefs: Calabar High School, Elaine Thompson, Bolt and Netball

first_imgCalabar High School star Christopher Taylor Calabar High School athlete shines at Jamaica InvitationalFans at the Jamaica Invitational in Kingston got a treat last weekend as Calabar High School star, Christopher Taylor, beat American great Lashawn Merritt to win the International Men’s 200-m in a time of 20.49 seconds. Merritt had to settle for second in 20.70.Despite a small audience at the invitational, those lucky enough to attend experienced history as the 18-year-old, who was running blind from lane seven with no one in lane eight, took the win.Anaso Jobodwana of South Africa was third in 20.70s. “It’s a motivation for me going forward seeing that I am just 18. I came up against the big boys and I came out victorious and this just motivates me for the World Juniors,” Taylor was quoted by the Jamaica Gleaner as saying.Merritt, who has a personal best of 19.74s, interrupted Taylor’s interview to congratulate the young Jamaican prodigy.“He is a great competitor. I have seen him run some 400s and I knew he was ready to come run in front of his home crowd and I congratulate him,” Merritt told the paper.Elaine Thompson For Prefontaine ClassicFresh off defeating a field of largely local athletes at the Jamaica International Invitational in Kingston last weekend, 2016 Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson, will take on a world-class field of sprinters in the 100-m this weekend at the Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon.Thompson will have to face the likes of 100-m World Champion, Torie Bowie; two-time World Champion Dafne Schippers, and World Indoor 60-m champion Murielle Ahoure from the Ivory Coast.The stacked field also includes Marie Josee Ta Lou, who defeated the Jamaican in the Diamond League season-opener in Doha to win in 10.85s to Thompson’s 10.93. Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare, who was second in Doha in 10.90, is also in the line-up as is Great Britain’s Dina-Asher Smith and the USA’s Javainne Oliver.Bolt goes for bolts in JamaicaOlympic great, Usain Bolt, brought out a statue of himself – made mostly of real bolts as he celebrated the third Tracks & Records eatery in Jamaica recently. The Montego Bay eatery’s opening on the Hip Strip, included the grand unveiling of the famous “Bolt of Bolts” statue, created by German musician Vita Diedel Kloever.The grand opening welcomed Christopher Issa and the Crissa Entertainment Group to the Usain Bolt’s Tracks and Records family as the newest franchisee.Bolt has got 15 more Tracks & Records to open across the U.K. Now Netball Jamaica uncertain about Henry’s returnNetball Jamaica is set to hold a second meeting with disgruntled coach Sasher-Gaye Henry next week, in hopes she will return to the post she quit recently.At the first meeting last week, Netball Jamaica said it held productive discussions with Henry and had decided not to accept her resignation.But in a subsequent statement – her second since abruptly resigning two weeks ago – Henry stressed nothing had changed, though initial discussions with Netball Jamaica had been “cordial and constructive.”The local governing body spokesman, Wayne Lewis, said there was common belief Henry would return.Henry, along with fellow coach Marvette Anderson, guided Sunshine Girls to bronze at the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia last month.Without warning, however, the former national player resigned her post a month later, citing “personal needs of my family” and her “increasing concerns about continuing professional weaknesses in the administration of the sport.”Lewis said Henry remained a vital part of the national setup, especially since there was a great relationship with the playerslast_img read more