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HR frustrated by failure to measure value of training

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The public sector is failing to properly evaluate its training despite thehuge costs involved – and as a result, has little evidence of its effectivenessor return on investment. New research finds only 36 per cent of HR departments in the public sectorbother to map training effectiveness against job performance. A further 83 per cent of the 101 HR directors questioned admitted to using asimple tick-box approach to measure the value of training, which 63per centfelt made it hard toevaluate the investment. This inability to accurately appraise the value and quality of training isleading to serious funding problems, with a third of respondents complaining ofa shortfall of 33 per cent in training budgets. The focus of training has also been called into question, with one in threeHR professionals imposing courses on staff based on the perceived, rather thanthe actual needs of the workforce. The findings, taken from a survey by consultant LogicaCMG, also highlightHR’s difficulty in gaining senior management buy-in for training budgets. Keith Scott, director of training at LogicaCMG, said initiatives such asjoined-up government were being jeopardised through unstructured trainingprogrammes. “Accounting for the return on training investment is paramount in thepublic sector – especially given the size of annual budgets and perceivedshortfalls. “There is a definite and immediate need for change in the way trainingis defined, deployed and evaluated,” he said. By Ross Wigham HR frustrated by failure to measure value of trainingOn 9 Sep 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

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McWatters, financial regulators to testify June 22

first_img continue reading » Acting NCUA Chairman and other financial regulators are slated to testify before the Senate Banking Committee on June 22 in the panel’s next hearing on how to redesign the financial regulatory regime.It will be the third hearing the committee holds on the issue. The first featured community bankers and credit unions. On Thursday, the panel heard from representatives of mid-size, regional and large financial institutions.On June 22, in addition to McWatters, the panel will hear from:Jerome Powell, a member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors;Martin Gruenberg, chairman of the FDIC;Keith Noreika, acting comptroller of the currency;Charles Cooper, the commissioner of the Texas Department of Banking, who will represent the Conference of State Bank Supervisors. 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

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Safe Passage Hopes To Swing Their Way Into History

first_imgCommunity members are invited to join a world record attempt on Friday in Brookville. Safe Passage has organized a wiffle ball game with the goal of making it the longest played ever.A group from Oregon currently holds the Guinness World Record for the longest wiffle ball game at 25 hours, 39 minutes and 33 seconds.Safe Passage and a group of volunteers hope to exceed the record by playing in a 36-hour-wiffle ball game.During the event, the fight against domestic violence will be front and center. Safe Passage is a not-for-profit agency serving domestic violence victims in Southeastern Indiana. Event participants will be collecting pledges and donations during the game with all proceeds going to the agency to help local victims.“Services to victims of domestic violence through Safe Passage are at an all-time high,” said Jane Yorn, Safe Passage, Inc. Executive Director. “Events such as this wiffle ball tournament provide awareness about our life-saving resources, as well as critical funding for the comprehensive services we provide. This event is a wonderful example of community leadership and support behind an important need.”The charity event is also getting support from State Representative Jud McMillin (R-Brookville)“I am excited to take part in this event to support Safe Passage, Inc.,” said Rep. McMillin. “This is a fun way to help them continue doing great work for our community. The services they provide to victims of domestic violence are invaluable to so many Hoosier families, and I encourage everyone to come out and support this great organization.”The world record attempt game will be played at 10172 Resevoir Rd. in Brookville, which is near the Brook Hill Golf Course. It begins at Friday at 7:00 a.m.last_img read more

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West Ham Tables £24m Bid for Iheanacho

first_imgBy Duro IkhazuagbeAfter helping the Super Eagles achieve a prized one-all draw against Corsica, last Friday in an international friendly, Kelechi Iheanacho flew into Manchester on Saturday to sort out his future even as West Ham is believed to have made a bid of £24million for the Nigerian international.Iheanacho scored from the penalty spot after Jean-Jacques Mandrichi had given Corsica a French region the lead also from the spot.That face-saving goal from the boots of the 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup winner, ensured that the Nigerian senior national team remains unbeaten in all the eight games played under Gernot Rohr’s watch.According to weekend reports from England, Iheanacho also has interests from Leicester, Everton, Southampton and West Bromwich Albion plus clubs in the Bundesliga.Manchester City is believed to want to insert a buy-back option into any transfer deal reached on the 20-year-old forward. It is not yet certain how long Iheanacho is going to remain in Manchester over the transfer talks as handlers of the Super Eagles are expecting him back in camp before Nigeria’s next friendly against Togo in the French capital on June 10. The team is expected to return home to play South Africa in a 2019 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier in Uyo later in June.After a season where many expected Iheanacho to kick on after an impressive breakthrough under ex-manager Manuel Pellegrini the striker has found playing time hard to come by.Pep Guardiola entrusted Iheanacho with just five league starts with the youngster finding himself behind Sergio Aguero and mid-season arrival Gabriel Jesus in the pecking order.Despite that limited opportunity Iheanacho still managed seven goals and three assists, with those strikes coming at an average rate of one every 128 minutes. With value for money goalscorers a commodity always cherished by Premier League clubs it is hardly a surprise such a promising forward is in such high demand.Despite all the talk of a possible transfer, Iheanacho recently dismissed his impending Etihad exit, insisting: “I’m not very aware of that. I just keep working with the team and I’m still at Manchester City so I’ll meet up with the boys and kick off the season with Manchester City.“I’m happy to stay at Manchester City and keep fighting to help them achieve what they want to achieve. Manchester City is a big team and we need to go far as a squad, so we need everybody,” concludes the Nigerian international.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Men’s soccer breakdown: Maryland 4, Wisconsin 1

first_imgThe No. 11 ranked Maryland Terrapins (4-2-3 overall, 1-0-2 in Big Ten) proved to be a task too tall for the Wisconsin men’s soccer team on Sunday as the Badgers fell 4-1.The Badgers (2-6-0, 1-1-0) were unable to cope with the constant attacking threat of the Terps. Wisconsin finally scored its first goal at home this season thanks to Tom Barlow, but it was never going to be enough.Wisconsin will hit the pitch next when it takes on the Phoenix of UW-Green Bay Wednesday night at the McClimon Complex.House of BluesThe struggles of playing at home continue to plague the Badgers. After four home games this season, Wisconsin is yet to claim a first home victory. Finding the back of the net has also been a problem for UW. Although they netted for the first time against Maryland, the Badgers are going to need to score some more goals at home if they want to finally pick up a win in Madison.Barlow is BackThe sophomore forward scored his first goal of the season for the Badgers. Barlow, who led UW in goals scored last season with five, has had a difficult start to the 2015 campaign, but hopefully bagging a goal with get his confidence back.Freshman FirepowerThe Terrapins standout freshman recruit Sebastian Elney is proving his worth. Following a two-goal performance against the Badgers, with the second one coming off a beautiful redirected header, Elney has now upped his goal tally to six for the season already.The Missing LinkSophomore midfielder Mike Catalano missed his second straight match for the Badgers. After tweaking his quad in training last week Monday, Catalano has been unable to suit up for UW, and his presence has certainly been missed during this two-game losing skid.Player of the Game: Maryland midfielder Mael CorbozThe senior midfielder for the Terps was an ever-present menace all match long. Corboz scored a stunning goal from 25 yards out, which at the time put Maryland up 2-0. He would later turn provider as he took a free kick and picked up the assist for the header that made it 3-1 for the Terps.QuotableUW senior captain Drew Connor on the huge fan turnout:“It was awesome. Having that many people there really pumped us up. I think it was probably one of the biggest attendances since I’ve been here.”Conner on playing a nationally-ranked team like Maryland:“I definitely think it’s a reality check. Playing a top ranked team like that, we got exposed in a lot of areas, and we know what we need to work on in training.”UW sophomore forward Tom Barlow on finally scoring:“It feels good. I was in a little bit of a drought in the beginning of the season. To finally get one in the back of the net feels good. Hopefully things start to keep rolling.”Barlow on the team’s performance:“I thought we competed, but we gotta clean up some mistakes and do a little bit better. They’re a top team, so hats off to them.”last_img read more

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