Dangers of judging staff at face value

first_imgWhen US network CBS recently poached Lara Logan from GMTV, the rovingreporter stressed that she landed the job because of her journalistic ability.Stunning good looks and a fantastic body had little to do with it, said theSouth African beauty. Even if this is true, it is difficult to deny that looks matter in the jobsmarket. It has long been known that, after taking things such as background andqualifications into account, tall men earn more than short men. Interviewpanels can be swayed by an attractive personality combined with a well-tailoredoutfit. And accents count too – with Brummies and Scousers apparently at adisadvantage when it comes to recruitment. If this were not disconcerting enough for those of us who champion diversityand equal opportunities, such ‘lookism’ seems to be becoming more widespread inour increasingly ‘high touch’ service-based and client-oriented economy. Thefast growing ‘cappuccino economy’ of bars, clubs and restaurants now employs1.1 million in the UK, with a further 400,000 in sport and recreation. In such a jobs market, the way people look, dress, behave and presentthemselves joins the long-list of ‘soft skills’ employers require. Someeconomists have coined the phrase ‘aesthetic labour’ to describe workers hiredprimarily for their image – and advocate ‘style training’ to ensure jobseekerscan match the expectations of employers and customers. However, while there is nothing wrong with advising people on how to smartenup and ‘look the part’ for a job – uniforms, after all, have been common formany groups of workers for generations – there is obviously a potentiallypernicious side to lookism. Most right-minded people would doubtless agree that individuals should notbe denied employment on grounds of gender or race, or disability assuming thatthey are capable of performing a given job. Consequently, there is legalprotection against such discrimination. Having signed up to the EU generalanti-discrimination directive, the UK will in due course also take steps toprevent job discrimination on grounds of age, religious affiliation and sexualorientation. But the EU directive does not cover lookism. This relative silence probably stems partly from the obvious difficulty thatwould be associated with framing workable employment legislation to counterlookism, and from the fact that society adopts fairly narrow stereotypes whenit comes to issues of appearance which employers are under pressure to reflect.Even so, in the era of aesthetic labour, lookism will almost certainlybecome a big issue for HR and only by valuing people as individuals willemployers be able to get under the skin of the problem. By John Philpott, Chief economist, CIPD Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Dangers of judging staff at face valueOn 18 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

32BJ, landlords reach multi-year deals on guards, window cleaners

first_imgFull Name* Email Address* Share via Shortlink Tags32BJ SEIURealty Advisory Board on Labor Relations Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Message* RAB president Howard Rothschild and 32BJ president Kyle Bragg. (Getty, 32BJ, LinkedIn via Howard Rothschild) Nearly a year after the pandemic stopped contract negotiations, commercial landlords and a union representing office security guards and window cleaners have reached new, multi-year deals.32BJ SEIU and the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations have agreed to a four-year contract for 1,000 security officers working at city office buildings. The deal includes a $1.65 raise in hourly pay over four years and employer-paid health insurance.“If we are going to grow out of this crisis and pandemic, we need to do it with workers at the center, and we need to invest in our human capital,” said Kyle Bragg, president of 32BJ. “That’s what these contracts are doing.”He said he hopes the agreement bodes well for another contract being negotiated with security contractors to cover 12,000 officers.The union also reached a three-year agreement with RAB for 432 city window cleaners, which includes a $2.57 raise over the course of the deal and employer-paid insurance.The pacts follow a one-year extension of benefits and wages for office security guards and window cleaners. Contract talks kicked off in February but were stalled by the pandemic. In the interim, RAB and 32BJ agreed to renew contracts for these workers for one year.“I think it was a balancing act on the part of the owners,” said Howard Rothschild, president of the RAB.He noted that the contractual raises go into effect on July 1 every year, instead of the usual Jan. 1, giving owners a few more months before the initial round of raises kick in. “That was sort of the way we bridged the gap for these types of agreements.”Throughout the pandemic, 32BJ and the RAB have inked several contracts, including multiple extensions of benefits for laid off workers.Contact Kathryn Brenzellast_img read more

Effect of temperature change on the metabolic rate of an antarctic mite

first_imgMeasurements of metabolic rate in the terrestrial miteAlaskozetes antarcticus showed that the ability for metabolic temperature compensation is lacking in adults of this species. Animals cultured at 0 and 10°C displayed similar metabolic rates when transferred to 5 or 10°C, and individuals cultured at 0°C and measured at 0, 5 and 10°C showed the same metabolic response as animals cultured and measured at each of these temperatures. These findings, which suggest thatA. antarcticus does not regulate its metabolism in response to changes in temperature, are discussed in the context of the environmental temperature patterns experienced by the animal in the field.last_img read more

IS IT TRUE April 17, 2018

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare We hope that today’s “IS IT TRUE” will provoke honest and open dialogue concerning issues that we, as responsible citizens of this community, need to address in a rational and responsible way?IS IT TRUE that the Evansville Thunderbolts have made their exit from the playoffs after winning the first game on home ice in front of a paltry crowd that was let in FREE?…the Thunderbolts management at simply $10 per head shredded nearly $25,000 that could have been taken in at the box office suggest that there may not be a sufficient market in Evansville area to support a profitable hockey team even when they make the playoffs?…the reality of the financial losses that are now being absorbed by the taxpayers of Evansville could eventually put an end to the ice hockey sport experiment started by former Mayor Weinzapfel as he was kicking off his campaign dreams of becoming governor of Indiana? …we must remind our readers once again that the Ford Center was advertised by Weinzapfel’s puppet consultants to break even on operations and pay its own loan of $127 million off from operating profits?IS IT TRUE it was announced yesterday that Tropicana that just finished the land based casino in downtown Evansville that took the place of “the boat” after many years has been packaged up and sold to a new owner?…the most recent owner was the legendary Wall Street investor Carl Icahn who retained ownership of the Tropicana properties for 8 years prior to selling them off to Eldorado Resorts of Reno, Nevada for $1.85 Billion?…this is not surprising as Mr. Icahn has rehabilitated many a company and usually make a very good return for himself and his investors?…the reviews on the new downtown onshore casino have been very postive and we hope to see Eldorado have many prosperous years in downtown Evansville’s most successful entertainment venue?IS IT TRUE that the number $1.85 Billion is a very large amount of money and should give some perspective to the hole that the City of Evansville has dug for itself by ignoring to have a continuous maintenance plan in place for infrastructure?…between the EPA mandated repairs to the archaic sewer system that will eventually consume close to a billion dollars, the dilapidated water pipes that explode every year in the winter, the miles and miles of sidewalks that aren’t fit to be walked on, plus the pothole filled roads, the City of Evansville is on the hook for at least $1.85 Billion of maintenance?…it was recently revealed that Vanderburgh County is in a similar financial rat hole with over $650 million deferred maintenance issues to deal with too?…that puts people who live in both the city and the county unwilling participants in what is a boondoggle of neglect that may eventually cost the taxpayers of Vanderburgh County close to $3 Billion?…that is enough money to buy two casino brands lock, stock, and barrel?…it is hard to imagine just how much negligence has been exposed locally in the last 10 years?IS IT TRUE next month our property spring tax payments are due?  …we predict that there are going to alot of upset people when they get their tax notices?IS IT TRUE it was just announced that the 8th District Republican Congressional candidate, Dr. Richard Moss has raised $100,000 since the last reporting period?  …its looks like his opponent attempt to paint Dr. Moss as a right wing nut job has failed on deaf ears?  …it looksd like voters may be upset with the callous disregard that 8th District Congressmen Larry Bucshon has shown towards them by not debating his opponent has helped contribute to the influx of dollars to Dr. Moss’s campaign?IS IT TRUE that 8th District Congressional Republican primary candidate Dr. Richard Moss has publically stated that he wants to end birthright citizenship, block amnesty programs, defund sanctuary cities, deport all illegal immigrants, terminate the diversity VISA lottery, encourage merit-based immigration, build a wall and secure our border?  …we would like to know what Congressman Larry Bucshon’s positions are on these important national issues before the upcoming Republican primary?IS IT TRUE that the political newcomers in local politics better pay special attention to voting people by absentee ballots?IS IT TRUE we remember in years past if a candidate running for political office turned down an Evansville Courier and Press invitation to publicaly debate their opponent they would had been taken to task?IS IT TRUE that last night U.S. Senate Republican primary candidate Mike Braum and Vanderburgh County Commission Republican primary candidate Steve Hammer “MEET AND GREET” reception at the Roca Bar-North was a big sucess?Todays “Readers Poll” question is: If the election for the United States Senate was held today who would you vote for?Please take time and read our articles entitled “Statehouse Files, Channel 44 News, Daily Devotions, Law enforcement, Readers Poll, Birthdays, Hot Jobs, and Local Sports.You are now are able to subscribe to get the CCO daily.If you would like to advertise on the CCO please contact us [email protected]last_img read more

Enterprise Foods scoops double win

first_imgEnterprise Foods has celebrated a double award win at this year’s Co-operative Supplier Awards ceremony in Manchester.The Scottish-based business, which supplies a range of craft bakery products, scooped the Bakery Supplier of the Year and Supreme Supplier of the Year awards.Tony Moloney, CEO of Enterprise Foods, said: “We were over the moon to receive the Bakery Supplier of the Year award and to be announced Supreme Supplier of the Year really was the icing on the cake. At the core of our business is a real belief in supporting  local suppliers and ensuring customers can enjoy high-quality products that have been  sourced from their local area.”The company has over 300 UK bakers on its books and provides retail and foodservice customers with a national network of local suppliers.Michael Baranowski, local bakery buyer at The Co-operative Group, said: “Enterprise Foods has been working in partnership with The Co-operative for over 10 years and across this period we have maintained and developed the supply of over 80 local bakeries direct to The Co-operative’s stores across the UK. This has been a great success story for all parties involved and sales have grown continually every year. “There are further plans to increase the number of stores stocking local bakery, as this category is of paramount importance to Enterprise Foods and The Co-operative”.last_img read more

Indiana passes 12,000 COVID deaths

first_imgCoronavirusIndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Google+ Facebook Pinterest Google+ By Tommie Lee – February 10, 2021 1 219 Indiana passes 12,000 COVID deaths Facebook WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleREAL Services Celebrates 55 Years Of Providing Support To HoosiersNext articleLaPorte health officials warn of new COVID scam Tommie Lee (Photo supplied/Indiana State Department of Healtth) Indiana has passed 12 thousand COVID-19 deaths after the state’s three deadliest months of the pandemic.This news came Wednesday after 52 new more deaths were reported by the Department of Health on Wednesday, bringing the state to a new total of 12,001 confirmed and presumed fatalities.Indiana’s rates of new infections, hospitalizations, and deaths have declined steeply since peaking in early December, but the state still saw more than 1900 deaths in January. WhatsApp Pinterestlast_img read more

Watch Derek Trucks, Susan Tedeschi, & Warren Haynes Unite For “Space Captain” At Love Rocks NYC

first_imgLast night, an incredible lineup of musicians turned up at the Beacon Theatre for a very special benefit concert. Dubbed Love Rocks NYC, the show brought together dozens of talented artists for a musical celebration of all things love, to benefit the organization God Loves We Deliver. The non-profit group delivers meals to those who are terminally ill; it’s no surprise that so many all-star musicians came together in honor of such an important cause.The lineup featured: Joe Walsh, Mavis Staples, Jackson Browne, Warren Haynes, Michael McDonald, Cyndi Lauper, Dr. John, Gary Clark Jr., Bruce Willis, Derek Trucks, Keb’ Mo’, Aaron Neville, Lisa Fischer, Marc Cohn, Anthony Hamilton, Cece Winans, Susan Tedeschi, William Bell, Amy Helm, Blind Boys of Alabama, Jackie Greene, Sam Moore, Catherine Russell, Joan Osborne, Tash Neal, and Marcus King.One of the highlight moments was certainly a reunion between Allman Brothers guitarists Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes, joining with Trucks’ wife, vocalist Susan Tedeschi, for a soulful take on the classic “Space Captain.” Learning to live together, indeed. Watch the video below, courtesy of sgibson818.Tedeschi and Trucks also played “Turn On Your Love Light” with Sam Moore, as you can see in Sean Roche’s video below.Check out more videos from Sean Roche below, including cuts from Aaron Neville, Amy Helm, Jackie Greene, Mavis Staples, Gary Clark Jr., Bruce Willis, Marcus King, Dr. John, Joe Walsh, Jackson Browne, Michael McDonald, and many more!last_img read more

TTB Covers Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Santana & More In Second D.C. Show [Audio/Video]

first_imgLast night, Tedeschi Trucks Band returned to the Warner Theatre in Washington D.C. for their second of four performances on their current tour. The band will return to Washington, D.C  next weekend on February 16th and 17th after a two-night detour to Red Bank, NJ’s Count Basie Theatre on the 13th and 14th.The band was in fine form following their D.C. opener on Friday night, starting strong with a first set that featured favorites “Anyhow”, “Do I Look Worried”, “All The World”, “Right On Time”, “Ball and Chain”, and “Idle Wind”, as well as covers of Sleepy John Estes‘ “Leaving Trunk” and Rahsaan Roland Kirk‘s “Volunteered Slavery”.The second set got off to a funky start with a cover of Stevie Wonder‘s “Love Having You Around” led with charisma by Susan Tedeschi. The band’s own “Simple Things” from 2011’s Revelator came next, followed by another cover of a beloved songwriter: Neil Young‘s “Alabama”. A rousing run through old Derek Trucks Band favorite “Get What You Deserve”. George Jones‘ “Color of the Blues” followed, and featured some beautiful vocal harmonies before moving into new tune “Shame” and, subsequently, a cover of blues standard “How Blue Can You Get?”. You can watch fan-shot footage of “Shame” and “Color of the Blues” below:“Shame” – Tedeschi Trucks Band – 2/10/18[Video: Vinny Allen]“Color of The Blues” – Tedeschi Trucks Band – 2/10/18[Video: Tom Libera]Finally, “I Want More” set up a fiery guitar-driven closer: Santana classic “Soul Sacrifice”. An encore of “Will The Circle Be Unbroken?” > “Bound For Glory” put a cap on Tedeschi Trucks Band’s first of two weekends in the nation’s capital.For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head here. You can listen to full audio of the show below:Tedeschi Trucks Band – Warner Theatre – Washington, D.C. – 2/10/18[Audio: archive.org user edtyre2]Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | The Warner Theatre | Washington, D.C. | 2/10/18Set 1: Anyhow, Do I Look Worried, All The World, Right On Time, Leaving Trunk*, Volunteered Slavery**, Ball and Chain, Idle WindSet 2: Love Having You Around^, Simple Things, Alabama^^, Get What You Deserve, Color of the Blues, Shame, How Blue Can You Get?, I Want More, Soul Sacrifice&Encore: Will the Circle Be Unbroken?, Bound For GloryNOTES:*Sleepy John Estes cover**Rahsaan Roland Kirk cover^Stevie Wonder cover^^Neil Young cover&Santana cover[Cover photo: Instagram user @rrblive; Steve Hefter]last_img read more

Jam Cruise Shares Pro-Shot Video Of Umphrey’s McGee’s “Wappy Sprayberry” From Jam Cruise 17 [Watch]

first_imgJam Cruise has shared a new pro-shot video of Umphrey’s McGee from January’s voyage. The new live video of Umphrey’s McGee performing their classic original, “Wappy Sprayberry”, comes from the band’s Pool Deck main stage performance on the first day of Jam Cruise 17 on January 15th.The sextet opened their schedule on Jam Cruise 17 with a dark and dirty prog-rock performance on the Pool Deck, a stark contrast to the soul, funk, and bluegrass that preceded their set. That stylistic diversity was the perfect vessel to take Jam Cruise’s vessel—the Norwegian Jade—from evening into late-night. As always, Umphrey’s played with the technical dexterity that’s earned them a reputation as one of the most talented groups of musicians on the scene. After a performance filled with notable Umphrey’s compositions, the band capped their set in chilly, whipping winds of the top deck with The Who‘s “Baba O’Reilly”.Watch the newly released video of Umphrey’s playing “Wappy Sprayberry” on Jam Cruise 17 below:Umphrey’s McGee – “Wappy Sprayberry” – Jam Cruise 17[Video: Jam Cruise]For a list of Umphrey’s McGee’s upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website here.Setlist: Umphrey’s McGee | Jam Cruise 17 | Atlantic Ocean | 1/15/19One Set: Remind Me, 40’s Theme, FF > Roctopus, Ocean Billy > JaJunk, Half Delayed > Wappy Sprayberry > Baba O’RileyEncore: Driven to Tears > Ocean Billylast_img read more

Delaney-Smith breaks Ivy League record

first_imgHarvard women’s basketball head coach Kathy Delaney-Smith earned career win No. 515 to become the all-time winning Ivy League head coach with a 69-65 victory over Yale tonight at Lavietes Pavilion. Until tonight’s victory, Delaney-Smith was tied with Pete Carril for the most wins by an Ivy League coach. (Carril was Princeton men’s coach, who went 514-261 with the Tigers from 1967-96.)Delaney-Smith owns a career record of 515- 347 in her 32 years with the Crimson. She is one of six active Division I head coaches to spend 32 years at one institution. With the win, Harvard records its 11th 20-win season, all under Delaney-Smith.The Crimson (20-7, 10-3) was led by junior forward Temi Fagbenle, who registered her 11th double-double of the season with 23 points and 12 rebounds. The 11 double-doubles are the most for a Crimson player since Hana Peljto ’04 posted 15 in 2003-04.Senior guard Jasmine Evans added 11 points and four assists, while senior captain Christine Clark chipped in 10 points.To read the full story.Harvard was back at Lavietes Pavilion Saturday for Senior Night vs. Brown. The Crimson honored  four seniors — Christine Clark, Jasmine Evans, Elise Gordon, and Melissa Mullins. The Crimson women pushed past Brown 87-67.last_img read more