Employers turning to HR outsourcing to cut costs

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. More than a quarter of employers are currently looking at outsourcing alltransactional HR processes, according to the latest research. Around 31 per cent of firms are considering an outsourcing deal, with costcutting the main objective. The survey of 800 HR directors by Capita HR found more than half hopedoutsourcing HR would cut costs (54 per cent), while almost a third (31 percent) wanted to have access to new technology and skills. The other main drivers were reduced transport costs (15 per cent) and theexpected ability to develop new products and services (15 per cent). It showed that HR directors were most likely to initiate the process,although managing directors usually get the final say. Earlier this month, research from the CBI found that many employers werelooking to outsource the HR function to overseas staff. Employers turning to HR outsourcing to cut costsOn 2 Dec 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

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Surprised Hayes and Koenig didn’t get picked on draft night? Don’t be

first_imgWith the NBA Draft concluding just over three weeks ago, it is now an appropriate time to discuss the question all Badger fans have been asking: Why did neither Nigel Hayes and Bronson Koenig hear their names called on draft night?With no disrespect to either Hayes or Koenig, whose contributions to the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball program — along with their many accomplishments during their tenure — cannot be appreciated enough, it was no surprise that neither were selected on the night of June 22. Regardless of their superb talents, it is important to acknowledge the utter difficulty of getting drafted into the NBA.Out of the four major sports in America — baseball, basketball, hockey and football — the NBA yields the lowest percentage of college athletes. Consisting of 30 teams, all whom are granted two selections, the NBA provides the chance for only 60 individuals to be chosen to continue their careers at the next level each year.Bumbaca: Obituary for careers of Nigel Hayes, Zak Showalter, Bronson Koenig, Vitto Brown after four unforgettable years at WisconsinThe careers of University of Wisconsin men’s basketball players Zak Showalter, 23; Nigel Hayes, 22; Vitto Brown, 21; and Bronson Read…Of these 60 slots, on average, only 44 of them are filled by NCAA players. By taking the 44 NCAA players projected to be drafted, and dividing that figure by the number of approximate NCAA players who are draft eligible — 4,152 in 2017 — and you are left with a 1.1 percent yield — the lowest out of all major American sports.Unlikelihood aside, the 2017 NBA draft class was a generational group of players, drawing comparisons to both the 1986 and 2003 draft classes, which consisted of Michael Jordan and LeBron James, respectively. Hayes and Koenig, as skilled and talented as they were, just could not be put into the same discussion.Aligning with the common trend of drafting freshman over the past decade or so, this year’s draft did not variate. In fact, it set the record for the most freshmen drafted in the first round with 16, as well as the record for the fewest seniors drafted in the first round with two. These two extremes left little room four our Badger stars to thrive.Looking at the two more individually, both exhibited fatal flaws which resulted in their NBA draft dreams being shattered. First, let’s discuss Nigel Hayes who of the two was seen as the most likely to be drafted.Haley Winckler/The Badger HeraldAfter going undrafted, Hayes to sign with New York KnicksAfter going undrafted, former University of Wisconsin men’s basketball forward Nigel Hayes has officially signed on with the New York Knicks. Read…Hayes tested the draft waters after his junior year, but ultimately decided to return to school to bolster his stock. In retrospect, this may have hurt Hayes’ draft value. Although gifted by outstanding athleticism and physical tools, the 6-foot-8 wing was plagued with a poor shooting from both the free throw line and behind the three-point arc, immediately drawing red flags from scouts who salivate at the new prototypical “3 and D” wing.With an unreliable shot, it would be difficult for Hayes to play in crunch time where opposing teams would gladly send him to the free throw line after he makes one of his patented post game spin moves or pivots.Now onto Bronson Koenig, or the self-proclaimed best shooter in this year’s draft class. Koenig might have been biting off more than he could chew with his letter to NBA GM’s in the Players’ Tribune.Riley Steinbrenner/The Badger HeraldAfter going undrafted, Koenig signs deal with Milwaukee BucksIn just 15 words, former University of Wisconsin men’s basketball player Bronson Koenig attempted to make his case to the NBA Read…While it is undeniable Koenig excels at shooting, his numbers are not quite “best shooter in the draft” material. Like Hayes, Koenig’s weaknesses were just far too great to overcome his strengths in the eyes of NBA GM’s.Although a good size for the prototypical NBA point guard, even at 6-foot-3, Koenig’s lack of pure athleticism would hinder his ability to sustain productivity at the next level. Without his ability to drive to the rim as a result of his lack of physicality, at the next level, he would be relinquished to purely a catch-and-shoot player. This, tied in with his sub-par rebounding and play-making ability, is just a combination not many teams are willing to take a risk on.While these two Badger greats were not selected in the draft, that does not mean their NBA dreams are gone. Shortly after the draft both players were signed to NBA summer league teams, Hayes the New York Knicks and Koenig the Milwaukee Bucks, where they will be provided the chance to prove they belong with the best.last_img read more

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Partypoker confirms John Duthie as President of new live tour

first_img John Duthie, the founder and former CEO of the European Poker Tour (EPT), has agreed a five-year deal to become President of partypoker’s new poker tour, partypoker LIVE.The new live global tour was only announced in January of this year. As a poker player, Duthie has over $3.2 million in live tournament winnings and won the inaugural Poker Million in 2000. Originally a TV director, he founded the EPT in 2004.Duthie commented: “I have been impressed with the progress of partypoker and in particular the number of trusted, experienced and well respected individuals and organisations that have chosen to put their support behind the partypoker brand.“I believe there is a gap in the market for an operator whose primary focus is poker and who will listen to, and work with, the poker community, as this was key to the growth and success of the EPT.“I still love the game just as much as the first time I saw my first flop, and I believe this passion will help partypoker LIVE become the largest and most fun poker tour in the world. I plan to enjoy myself immensely working with and meeting old friends.”Tom Waters, MD of partypoker, added: “We are thrilled that John has joined us at the beginning of this journey. Very few people in the world have made such a significant contribution to poker and his experience, relationships and understanding of players will be a huge asset to us.“Our guarantees are ambitious, but our marketing strategy is to provide value to players instead of investing money outside of the poker community. We are confident that with John’s guidance we can optimise this strategy for the benefit of the live poker market.“partypoker LIVE will offer a minimum of 5M GTD for 5K buy-in, 1M GTD for 1K buy-in and 500K GTD for 200 buy-in and we plan to visit as many continents and countries as possible. All events will feature at least one Online Day 1 for players who have limited time to spend away from home or simply wish to reduce their expenses.” StumbleUpon Share partypoker returns to tough Czech Rep market February 28, 2019 Submit Share Related Articles GVC confirms Swedish launch for bwin and partypoker January 3, 2019 GVC to meet shareholders to discuss executives pay plan June 6, 2019last_img read more

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Barcelona v Real Madrid preview: Team news, quotes, match facts

first_imgSaturday 13 FebruarySunderland vrs Man Utd Venue: Stadium of [email protected] buildup from 12.30pmKick-off: 12.45pm – See more at: http://www.myjoyonline.com/sports/2016/February-13th/live-epl-la-liga-twitter-schedule-the-8-live-games-via-joysportsgh.php#sthash.ptiCX8RQ.dpufSaturday 2 AprilBarcelona vs Real MadridVenue: Nou [email protected] buildup from 6pmBarcelona will be hoping to inflict further damage on El Clasico rivals Real Madrid, and stay on course for a sixth La Liga title in eight years, when welcome their old foes to the Nou Camp on Saturday.Experts are running out of superlatives for this Barcelona side. Luis Enrique’s men are now unbeaten in a remarkable 39 games in all competitions, and sit nine points clear of Atletico Madrid in second, and ten clear of Saturday’s opponents.An unprecedented second successive treble beckons for the record-chasing Catalans, and victory over a Real Madrid side very much in transition would take them another step closer.Zinedine Zidane has enjoyed mixed results since taking over from Rafa Benitez at the Bernabeu, allowing Barca to pull clear at the top of the table.A damaging defeat at home to city rivals Atletico at the end of February put a severe dent in Madridistas’ hopes that their side could mount a late title tilt, but Zidane insisted that there is still all to play for ahead of El Clasico. MANAGER QUOTES:LUIS ENRIQUE“The trident are the ones responsible for making the difference. But more than a game between tridents, this is a game between teams. We need good assists, we need help creating pressure. We need to be compact and complete and for each of the players to find their best form.We’re going into the game in great form. The game needs everyone to be at 100%, and apart from Jérémy (Mathieu), all the other players have come back from international duty in perfect condition and thinking about tomorrow’s game.Games like these generate so much energy in the players that I have absolutely no concern about the number of miles they might have travelled this week.”From what we can tell from Real Madrid’s last few games, they have different options. They might try to put pressure on us in our half, we’ll find out tomorrow. But we won’t change our way of playing. We’ll try to control the ball. There is only one ball and we’ll try to make it ours. And try to stop them from showing their qualities, because they have no shortage of those.The Barça players have shown time and time again how competitive their spirit is. They need to be fully charged for this, but not too much. They need to keep themselves under control. We are playing to hold onto our lead in the league. It doesn’t matter how many points behind Real Madrid might be, we are still two of the best teams on the planet. This will be a difficult game for both teams.” ZINEDINE ZIDANE”For a player, the Clasico is the most beautiful that exists in football. I’m happy now to live it as coach.Players know perfectly well what happened. revenge – no, it’s just a game we want to win.It’s a football game. We must remember that and enjoy it – chance to play against good players and test yourself against Barca.It is not easy to beat Real Madrid. I want to see a good game of football, and to see my team winning.Not James, nor anyone else, accepts being on bench. I dont know anybody who likes being sub. But I must make decisions.”TEAM NEWS:The hosts will be without Jeremy Mathieu, The Barcelona defender will miss up to two months after surgery to repair a torn meniscus suffered on international duty with France on Tuesday, while Adriano has also picked up a knock.The duo have joined absentee Sandro Ramirez, who is expected to be back available soon after he picked a muscle injury earlier on March. Zidane confirmed defender Raphael Varane will miss the match due to a calf injury but midfielder Toni Kroos is available despite needing treatment during Friday’s training session.Otherwise, the Los Blancos boss has a full squad to choose from after his internationals returned unscathed, including Cristiano Ronaldo. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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