3 questions every great boss asks their staff

first_img 423SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Wendy Moody Wendy Moody is a Senior Editor with CUInsight.com. Wendy works with the editorial team to help edit the content including current news, press releases, jobs and events. She keeps … Web: www.cuinsight.com Details You’re a leader for a reason. You’ve been trusted with your role within the organization because others have seen in you the ability to empower a strong staff. Remember, just because you are the boss, doesn’t mean your opinion is the only one that matters. You can strengthen and encourage your team, and grow as a leader, by remembering to ask them these three important questions.Are you being challenged enough?There’s nothing worse than being stuck in a rut at work. Bored or unenthusiastic employees make for a dull and unfulfilling workplace. Ask your employees if they feel they are being challenged enough and if the answer is “no,” it’s time to make some changes. Take a step back from the current tasks and discuss with your staff how each and every one of them can advance professionally and what you can do to help make that happen.What are some frustrations you regularly experience?Sometimes as a leader you are outside the peripheral of what actually happens between colleagues. You don’t need to know about petty dramas that take place but it is important that you get honest feedback from your staff about what is troubling them. Open communication will demonstrate your consideration for their wellbeing and will show that you truly care about their job satisfaction. Make sure they know you are there if they have any issues and that you welcome the opportunity to serve as a sounding board when frustrations occur.How can I improve as a manager?Just because you are the boss, doesn’t mean you are perfect and don’t have room for continued growth. It’s easy to get bogged down in hectic day-to-day responsibilities, but take time to connect with your staff on how you can improve as a leader. Sometimes it’s difficult for some to admit they have weaknesses but keep in mind no leader is perfect. There’s no better feedback on how you can grow into an even better leader than from your own staff that interacts with you daily.last_img read more

Binghamton Airport stresses importance of safety following helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant

first_imgInvestigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are currently at the site of the crash in California, where dense fog factored into it. When the NTSB finishes up their investigation on the crash that killed Kobe Bryant, Heefner plans on considering anything the board may offer to airports around the country. “They’ll usually put out some very good recommendations, and most airport directors and most airports across the United States will read those and apply those to their various airports,” Heefner said. TOWN OF MAINE (WBNG) – The Greater Binghamton Airport is emphasizing safety in the wake of the helicopter crash that killed American sports icon and basketball star Kobe Bryant and eight others. “Hearing it, a fatal crash, it definitely saddens you, but you also kind of have to start thinking about all the ones that are not fatal crashes,” Heefner said. “Being up on the hill we have a little bit more fog up here then you would see down in Binghamton or something like that, so it’s always something that pilots coming in here are cognizant of, and they take every extra precaution,” Heefner said. The commissioner reassured the public in our area of the airport’s safety measures. Officials are now asking any witnesses for photos of the weather that day. Heefner told 12 News that public perception of events like the crash can often times overlook the successes of aviation. “All the successful flights, there are hundreds of thousands of flights every single day that you don’t hear about and that’s a good thing,” he said. “Anytime there’s a crash in aviation it’s tragic, and usually it ends with loss of life,” Heefner said. “Not just Kobe Bryant, but everyone else that was on that aircraft. It’s definitely very sad anytime something like that happens.” Commissioner of Aviation at the airport Mark Heefner calls the news “tragic.” Heefner says pilots and members of air traffic control have the biggest say in making decisions on whether or not to proceed with flights in inclement whether.last_img read more

Doctors urge everyone, weigh in on best time to get flu vaccine

first_imgDr. Lorraine says he’s noticed the decline recently, believing it to be related to people be too anxious about the coronavirus to visit their doctor’s office. While Dr. Lorraine urges people to get the flu vaccine, which is available starting August 1, he also recommends people get it during the fall season. According to a recent report from the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF, nearly 20 million children are under vaccinated. Though it can be easy to get caught up in the latest pandemic news, Dr. Eric Lorraine from Endwell Family Physicians says it’s best not to let yourself be more vulnerable during this time. He added, “We don’t want to necessarily fall down on one because of a fear of the other.” (WBNG) — With the coronavirus preoccupying our minds, medical experts are urging people not to forget their flu vaccine.center_img “[The flu shot] doesn’t last forever, so you want to get the best immunity when the disease state is at the highest, which is usually December, January, and February, so the flu shot should begin sometime before that, but not too much,” said Lorraine. Dr. Lorraine says if you are uncomfortable going into a clinic or doctor’s office, but still want to get the vaccine, he says you can easily call your healthcare provider and they can find a specific time for you when they are at lowest capacity. Though there are still so many more studies to be done about the coronavirus, Lorraine says being sick with the flu still poses a higher risk of your health should you also be exposed to the coronavirus.last_img read more

Luka Burilović, HGK: Work quotas for tourism are not a permanent solution, but firefighting

first_imgRELATED NEWS: The conference “TOURIST EMPLOYEE: Challenges and Opportunities” was held today in Zagreb at the Westin Hotel, organized by the Ministry of Tourism and Partners.  Luka Burilović, HGK: A set of measures for the “here and now” is not enough, but a long-term plan. See the conclusion of the conference by the Minister of Tourism Gary Cappelli below in the attachment. He also said that it is crucial to create conditions for employers to raise wages and attract the necessary labor force, and that in the development of tourism we should always keep in mind the broader picture of the economy.With the development of tourism with a high quality offer, we are moving towards year-round business. I can cite health tourism as an example. This in turn means fewer seasonal workers and more workforce with a secure job and a continuous source of income”, Concluded Burilović. Gordana Deranja, president of HUP, said that success in tourism is influenced by many factors. “The importance of tourism for our country is unquestionable, but next year will be challenging due to a number of external factors such as the recession in Italy, the slowdown in Germany’s growth and the return of Turkey as a destination. Tourism therefore needs stronger government support to be more competitive. Emigration has increased pressure to equalize working conditions with those on the EU market. “, stressed Deranja and called for reducing the workload or lowering VAT in order to increase the investment potential of tourism companies.  The objectives of the conference were to determine the situation on the labor market in the tourism and hospitality sector in conversation with key stakeholders and, using available statistics, to harmonize the needs of employers and the labor market in employment and (further) education of current and future workers in tourism. regional centers of competence in the tourism and hospitality sector, present and analyze the occupations of the future in tourism and present the efforts of EU funds for employment and education in the tourism and hospitality sector. Tourism Minister Gary Cappelli said that without the understanding of all other ministers and stakeholders in tourism, nothing can be achieved. “We all put the ‘jerseys’ aside and threw ourselves into solving the problem. The government has recognized the importance of tourism and set aside around HRK 2 billion for employment in this sector, which can be a safe haven for many future workers.”, Said Cappelli, adding that we must develop a year-round offer through health tourism and sell knowledge in addition to services. center_img Photo: HGK “Work quotas for tourism and hospitality for this year have been increased by almost 75 percent, but this is not a permanent solution, but a firefighting. A lasting solution is to align education with labor market needs. Namely, in this school year, 3.800 students wanted to study to be a chef, 1.200 were enrolled. 705 students will be trained as waiters, and 2160 students wanted to. At the same time, the largest number of workers in 2017 in tourism was in demand in the area of ​​accommodation and food preparation and serving. So we lack the ability to adapt quickly. A set of measures for the “here and now” is not enough, but a long-term plan.”Said the President of the Croatian Chamber of Commerce Luka Burilović at the conference” Tourist Worker – Challenges and Opportunities “.  Cappelli: We all put ‘jerseys’ aside and threw ourselves into problem solving. As part of the conference, two panel discussions were held on how to attract and retain a tourism worker and how to manage human resources and educate people for tourism. The goals of the conference are to determine the situation on the labor market in the tourism and hospitality sector, to harmonize the needs of employers with the education system and to analyze the future interest in tourism. Those interested were also presented the possibilities of using EU funds for employment and education in the tourism and hospitality sector.  Tomislav Tolusic, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture, said that tourism is invaluable for our economy. In addition to 12 billion euros in revenue last year, it also brings in the rise of other related industries, particularly the agricultural and food industries. “We have become a destination known for its gastronomy and good wines, and without tourism this would not have been possible. As for the shortage of workers, we had to think about it five years ago when there were 300.000 unemployed on the stock market, but it is not too late and we must all work together to improve the situation. “, said Tolusic, noting that nothing will be fixed overnight.  “Our goal is to activate the domestic workforce as much as possible, this year 20.000 unemployed people expressed their desire to work in tourism, and we organized connections with employers for them. We have enabled the return of retirees to the world of part-time work and increased quotas for foreign workers, all of which should reduce the pressure on the labor market. “, said Minister of Labor and Pension System Marko Pavić.last_img read more

India sugar shippers target ‘golden opportunity’ in Indonesia

first_img“This is a golden opportunity for us to export sugar to Indonesia,” said Prakash Naiknavare, managing director of the National Federation of Cooperative Sugar Factories Ltd., a producers’ group. “Mills just need to shut white sugar production and start making raws in the next two months before the crushing season gets over.”Indonesia changed the color specification for raw sugar imports to allow shipments from India, Kasdi Subagyono, director general of estate crops at the Agriculture Ministry said Monday. The government halved the ICUMSA measure to 600, Subagyono said, adding Indonesia needs sugar to meet rising household consumption. While targeted at India, the lower level applies to all suppliers.The ICUMSA is the International Commission for Uniform Methods of Sugar Analysis. Most Indian mills make raw sugar with an ICUMSA of as much as 800 and could not ship to Indonesia, which had a level for imported sugar of 1,200.Increasing exports from India may curb the rise in global prices that have surged about 10 percent this year on concern about production in No. 2 exporter Thailand, hit with its worst drought in 40 years. Sugar exports from the country could drop about 40 percent to 6 million tons, according to one industry estimate. “Export contracts have to be signed quickly for mills in Maharashtra and Karnataka to produce raw sugar before crushing ends in about a month,” said Abinash Verma, director general of Indian Sugar Mills Association.The US Department of Agriculture estimates that Indonesia, the world’s biggest importer of the sweetener, will buy 4.4 million tons of raw sugar in 2019-20.Indonesian refiners are waiting for an official notification on the ICUMSA rule before entering import contracts with Indian suppliers, said Bernardi Dharmawan, chairman of the Indonesia Sugar Refiners Association, a group of 11 refiners that only process imported raw sugar for industrial users.Indonesia may buy 300,000 tons from India this year, considering poor supplies from Thailand, he said, adding actual purchases depend on prices. Indian sugar millers, saddled with record stockpiles, are eager to cash in on the prospect of resuming exports to Indonesia after being absent from the world’s top import market for years.The nation, which vies with Brazil as the top producer, may sell 250,000 tons of raw sugar to Indonesia by the end of the local crushing period in May after a change in quality rules by the Southeast Asian country, according to the median of six estimates in a Bloomberg survey of traders and officials.India is returning to Indonesia after a severe drought cut production in Thailand, normally the main supplier of raw sugar to the country. The new export market may help rein in India’s ballooning reserves, which surged to a record of more than 14 million tons on Oct. 1 after bumper harvests.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Local PPE producers pass international standards, gear up for export

first_img“While the majority of the products have passed [tests for] medical standards, many doctors are complaining that the coveralls are too heavy and uncomfortable. This is the reason why we could not take in all the locally made PPE products,” Health Ministry crisis center head Budi Sylvana said on June 9.He added that many small hospitals and clinics also refused to use washable PPE and preferred instead to purchase disposable products, as they did not have the systems in place to disinfect PPE.“There are cases of COVID-19 infection among medical workers caused by unsterile PPE. Not all hospitals have the ability to sterilize the PPE correctly,” he said. Meanwhile, the country’s total exports were down 28.95 percent year-on-year (yoy) in May at US$10.53 billion, the lowest level since July 2016, due to reduced shipments of coal, coffee, palm oil, as well as oil and gas.Many countries, including Indonesia, demand continuous supply of protective gear to fight the pandemic, which has infected 9.2 million people worldwide and more than 50,000 people at home.Apart from coveralls, the minister said Indonesia could now produce 3 million N-95 masks and 4.7 billion surgical masks per annum, which also far surpassed estimated domestic needs at 172 million masks every year.Production began to soar in April as many textile companies switched from fashion to PPE in response to prior supply shortages.“We feel confident that our national industries are firm in facing challenges arising from the global pandemic,” said the minister. “This is clearly seen in key industrial sectors that help Indonesia tackle the [COVID-19] disease, such as medical devices, consumables and pharmaceuticals.”Despite the industry’s success in avoiding PPE shortages, many health workers using the products have been complaining about the quality of locally produced PPE. Six Indonesian manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) are preparing to export coveralls as they meet international standards for the product, amid an excess in national supplies during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.The companies have passed quality tests for water resistance and hydrostatic pressure set by the American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists (AATCC), called AATCC 42 and 127, respectively. Their products also qualify for the protective clothing standard set by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) under ISO 16604.“Today, six of 16 domestic producers have been certified as they prepare to export and meet the global demand,” Industry Minister Agus Gumiwang Kartasasmita said in a virtual press conference on Thursday.Local PPE producers currently can provide a total of 648 million coveralls every year, which far exceeds the annual domestic consumption of 11.3 million, according to Agus, a Golkar Party politician.The export plans come after the Trade Ministry recently revoked an export ban on healthcare products, allowing manufacturers to ship abroad simple masks, N-95 masks, coveralls, surgical gowns and raw materials for face masks amid domestic oversupply.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Mikel Arteta speaks out on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future after FA Cup semi-final victory

first_img Metro Sport ReporterSaturday 18 Jul 2020 10:46 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.6kShares Comment Mikel Arteta masterminded Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final win against Manchester City (Picture: BT Sport)Mikel Arteta hopes the nature of Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final win over Manchester City will be enough to convince the Gunners skipper to remain at the club beyond the end of the season.Aubameyang scored both goals as Arteta’s side overcame the odds to book a place in next month’s final against either Manchester United or Chelsea. The prolific striker has just 12 months remaining on his current contract and is said to want a three-year deal worth £250,000-a-week to remain at a club which will not compete in the Champions League for a fourth consecutive season. Speaking about his leading marksman’s future after getting one over his managerial mentor Pep Guardiola, Arteta said: ‘Hopefully it will help him to be more convinced we are going in the right direction.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘The way he looks at it when I speak with him, he sounds pretty convinced. But if he can see the success and direction we are taking it is the right one, I think he’ll be more positive about it, yes.’ Mikel Arteta speaks out on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s future after FA Cup semi-final victory Advertisement Advertisement Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored both goals in Arsenal’s FA Cup semi-final win over Man City (Picture: Getty)Victory at Wembley represented the second landmark victory of an impressive week for Arteta who also masterminded a 2-1 win over Premier League champions Liverpool on Wednesday.‘I’m extremely happy and proud of the players. I’m sad that we can’t enjoy this moment with our fans,’ added Arteta.‘That’s what you need against this team. You have to make the most of the opportunities and put everybody on the line. They are the best team in Europe in the way they play positionally.More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal‘There’s a great chemistry between them [Arsenal players] and they believe in what we are trying to do and you can see that. Congratulations to them.‘They [Man City] are really good on the high press, as we are as well. We gave the ball away in dangerous situations and they are good in that transition moment but the first goal was really great. There are some things that we are trying to close down.’MORE: Robin van Persie picks out ‘absolutely fantastic’ David Luiz as Arsenal stun Man City in FA Cup semi-finalMORE: Arsenal to trigger Sporting Lisbon teenager Joelson Fernandes’ £40m release clause ‘imminently’Follow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page.last_img read more

Gov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Sen. J. Doyle Corman

first_imgGov. Wolf Orders Flags to Half-Staff to Honor Sen. J. Doyle Corman SHARE Email Facebook Twitter December 09, 2019center_img Flag Order,  Press Release Governor Tom Wolf ordered the commonwealth flag on all commonwealth facilities, public buildings and grounds fly at half-staff to honor former state Sen. J. Doyle Corman, who passed away December 8, 2019.“Frances and I share our deepest condolences with the entire Corman family,” said Gov. Wolf. “We are grateful for Sen. Corman’s service and contributions to our commonwealth.”The commonwealth flag shall be lowered to half-staff until sunset on Monday, December 9, 2019, and on the day of interment, which has not yet been announced. The United States flag is to remain at full staff through this tribute.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.last_img read more

Seadrill’s reorganization plan gets full support from creditors

first_imgJohn Fredriksen’s offshore drilling company Seadrill has obtained full support from its creditors and shareholders for the reorganization plan aimed at reducing the driller’s massive debt.Seadrill Limited and its 85 affiliated debtors each filed a voluntary petition for relief under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code on September 12, 2017.Meanwhile, Seadrill continued all normal day-to-day operations and continued serving customers without interruption. The court gave the company authority to continue to pay employee wages and benefits without interruption, continue to utilize its cash management system and continue to pay all suppliers and vendors in full under normal terms.On Monday, April 9 the company announced the voting results for its Chapter 11 plan of reorganization filed with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas. The near unanimous support from the voting ballots reflects the overwhelming support for the company’s plan and reorganization efforts, Seadrill said on Monday.Of the 530 ballots cast by creditors voting on the plan, 529 or 99.8% of all voting creditors aggregated across all creditors classes, excluding ballots cast by holders of interests, voted to accept the plan.Shareholders voted approximately 29,000,000 shares in the company, with 24,983,115 or 86% of shares voted to accept the plan. The company noted that the plan received approval from every single class of creditors and holders of interests entitled to vote, far exceeding the required thresholds.The voting results demonstrate the broad-based support by creditors and shareholders of the company’s reorganization transaction, which provides more than $1.08 billion of new capital, defers all secured credit facilities’ maturities by approximately five years, and provides significant covenant relief.A confirmation hearing on the plan is scheduled to begin on April 17, 2018.last_img read more

UN: Violence against women a global pandemic

first_imgThe report highlighted that victim-blaming attitudes play a role. In one 2010 study of 15 European nations cited by the report, 52% of all respondents agreed that women’s behavior contributed to domestic violence; in one of those countries surveyed, 86% of respondents agreed with that statement.The Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action was adopted in Beijing at the Fourth World Conference on Women.Once considered the world’s most comprehensive framework for advancing women’s rights, the 1995 Beijing agreement was signed by 189 governments.But 20 years on, the UN says the deal’s commitments have been only partially fulfilled.As the 59th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) gets under way in New York on Monday, organizers say their focus will be to review the progress made so far in the implementation of the Beijing Declaration.“From the political to the economic spheres, progress has been made, but not enough,” said UN Women, the UN agency responsible for gender equality, in a statement ahead of the session.If all of Beijing’s signatory countries had lived up to their pledges we would be seeing a lot more progress than the “modest gains” we are currently celebrating, said the agency’s executive director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka said if the most countries that sighned the Beijing declaration would ensure safe environments for women empowerment, the world today would be talking about equality for women across the board – and we might be talking about a saner, more evenly prosperous, more sustainably peacefulSome 50 percent of women are in paid employment worldwide, an increase from 40 percent more than 20 years ago, according to UN Women figures. But wage disparities remain persistent. At current rates of progress it will take more than 80 years for women to achieve equality in this sphere and more than 75 years to achieve equal pay, the agency notes. And even today, only one in five parliamentarians is a woman. The UN say’s cases of vioelnce against women are on the riseViolence against women and girls remains a global pandemic, affecting one in three women worldwide.This is according to a United Nations report presented by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon that was released at the the 59th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in New York that started on Monday.The number of victims remains shockingly high despite such violence being widely recognized not only as a gross human rights violation but as a barrier to national progress and global development.The report finds that so far, uneven progress has been unacceptably slow with stagnation and even regress in some places.According to the report  , in a study that was conducted by WHO, 35% of women around the world have experienced either sexual or physical violence from an intimate partner, or sexual violence from a non-partner.In a study of 42,000 women in countries that are members of the European Union, only a third of victims of intimate-partner violence contacted authorities or sought out support services; of those who experienced violence from someone who wasn’t a partner, only one-fourth did so.UN secretary general Ban Ki-moonlast_img read more