Comments are closed. Is my training experience holding me back?On 26 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. “M”writes: I have been employed in the training departments of two blue chipcompanies over the past eight years. My role has always encompassed mostaspects of HR such as discipline & grievance, performance related pay,appraisals, promotions, recruitment & selection, as well as training andtraining management. How can I convince companies that my background issufficient for HR roles as well as training roles? There seems to be an elitist view that training is somehow asecond class profession.VicDaniels, director at Carr-Lyons writes: Ifyou truly have a generalist background and have been undertaking Generalistduties in conjunction with your training work, then your CV needs to reflectthis. Most employers focus in on thefirst few words or lines of a CV. Iwould suggest that you look again at your CV and ensure that the Generalistwork is correctly highlighted and is emphasized before the training work youhave undertaken. Inthe final analysis, however, there is no getting away from the fact that youappear to have worked primarily in training in the last few years and this maywell go against you when you are coming up against Generalists who have hadperhaps more specific experience during that time.MargaretMalpas, joint managing director of Malpas Flexible Learning writes:Well,I certainly don’t think that HR is superior to training but I do think thatthey require very different competencies sets. I would suggest that youreappraise your CV or get someone you trust to critically evaluate it foryou. Does your CV clearly show that you have been involved in aspects ofHR other than training or as a line manager? If you really show the breadth ofyour experience, any sound recruiter will look past the job title. A goodway to do this might be to list a set of up to eight major achievements earlyon in your CV so that the reader’s eye is immediately drawn to these. Good luck, but you shouldn’t find it too difficult to findwhat you want – few people have very wide experience in both HR andTraining.Peter Lewis, consultant at Chiumento Consulting Groupwrites: Your aim is to get an interview where you can convince theinterviewers of the relevance of your knowledge of the subject matter, gainedthrough your training background, allied to the skills perceived as necessaryfor an “operational” HR role. The key steps are as follows:WithCVs first impressions really count. There is usually very little time given to read them, so you need toconcentrate on getting your message across as effectively as possible. A CVwhich is just a list of training roles may not be ideal. Adding a profileoutlining your breadth of knowledge of HR subjects and relevant operationalskills would draw out its relevance to an HR role. These can be enlarged uponin the covering letter, which briefly (no more than one page) emphasizes yourHR experience, with little, or no, mention of training.Yourresearch will have identified the skills and qualities, as opposed tofunctional knowledge required in an HR role. Many of these you will alreadyhave, e.g. achievement orientation, research, influencing and coaching skills.The interview is an opportunity to bring out examples of these from your ownbackground. As importantly, by demonstrating the rigor of your research and thethoroughness of your interview preparation, linking the skills required withyour own experience you should emphasise throughout the quality of yourcandidature.Yourmanagement of your side of this process should aim to disarm what you believemay lie behind the prejudice against people with a training background movingin to HR. One approach may be to demonstrate the skills needed to handleoperational demands, such as proactively and speed of response. At the sametime you can emphasize that your interest in the role derives from an informedviewpointYou could also to explore the possibilities ofmoving within your current company to more of a Generalist or othernon-training area with HR. You have“delivered” in this company and so could well discuss a sideways move at yournext Appraisal or alternatively applying for a Generalist role should it comeup.
View post tag: shipyard Industry news BAE Systems commemorated the 100th anniversary of its Norfolk, Virginia shipyard over the weekend.The company, which had been known for many years as the Norfolk Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corporation, has been a driving force and mainstay of the Hampton Roads business community. Today, as one of the largest private employers in the region, BAE Systems is a leading provider of ship maintenance and modernization to the U.S. Navy, other government agencies, and commercial customers.On the eve of World War II, the company was contacted by the U.S. Navy to build a modern shipyard facility in the Berkley area of Norfolk. It was designed to dry dock and repair ocean-going vessels of all types and to handle expected battle damage to cruisers, jeep aircraft carriers, troop transports, and other large ships. Employment peaked at the height of the war.After a series of ownership changes, the shipyard joined BAE Systems in 2005. Today, the company employs approximately 2,200 people and encompasses 109 acres along the southern branch of the Elizabeth River. The facility maintains two dry docks, one of which is the largest floating dry dock on the East Coast, plus four piers and 16 cranes.The Apprentice Program has been operating continuously since 2004 and has graduated nearly 1,000 welders, electricians, riggers, and ship fitters, many of whom have become supervisors, managers, and senior leaders with the company.[mappress mapid=”15704″]Image: BAE Systems April 20, 2015 BAE Systems Marks 100th Anniversary of Norfolk, Virginia Shipyard View post tag: 100th View post tag: Anniversary Back to overview,Home naval-today BAE Systems Marks 100th Anniversary of Norfolk, Virginia Shipyard View post tag: BAe Systems View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Naval View post tag: Virginia View post tag: Norfolk View post tag: americas Share this article View post tag: Navy read more
View post tag: SNMG 1 Authorities Share this article SNMG 1 docks in Riga, Latvia Standing NATO Maritime Group 1 (SNMG1), under the command of Spanish Navy Rear Admiral Jose Enrique Delgado, visited Riga, Latvia, for a scheduled port visit last week.The group is currently deployed to the North and Baltic Seas.SNMG1 is currently composed of three ships: the Spanish F100 class frigate ESPS Alvaro de Bazan (F101), as flagship, the UK Type 23 Frigate HMS Iron Duke (F234) and the Spanish Combat Replenishment Ship ESPS Cantabria (A15).Prior to the visit the group has conducted exercises in the Baltic Sea, interacting with regional navies and air forces, enhancing the Group´s readiness and interoperability with other units.Rear Admiral Delgado said on the occasion: “This Group´s first visit to Riga this year will provide SNMG1 occasions to engage with local authorities and will allow our crews to enjoy the historical and cultural offerings in this most welcomed visit to Latvia.”“SNMG1 will continue to seek cooperation and exercising opportunities with our NATO Allies in the Baltic.” March 30, 2016 Back to overview,Home naval-today SNMG 1 docks in Riga, Latvia View post tag: NATO read more
Faculty Official Title: Employment Class: Job no: 89571-FAWork type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time,Faculty-Part TimeDepartment: SMPH/EMERG MEDLocation: MadisonCategories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services MAY 24, 2018 PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANTPROFESSOR(C40NN) Position Vacancy ID: Degree and area of specialization: Working Title: Additional Link:Full Position Details Position Summary: FTE: Additional Information: Anticipated Begin Date: Emergency Medicine Physician Completed residency training in Emergency Medicine is required.Candidates for associate or full professor rank must meet criteriafor appointment at rank per UW School of Medicine and Public Healthguidelines for appointment and promotion on the tenure track. N/A Advertised Salary: 89571-FA Instructions to Applicants: Hiring Department: The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity andAffirmative Action Employer.The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campussafety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safetypolicies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years.UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contactthe University ofWisconsin Police Department . A534100-MEDICAL SCHOOL/EMERG MED NegotiableANNUAL (12 months) To begin the application process, please click on the “” button.You will be asked to upload a current CV and a cover letter brieflydescribing your qualifications relevant to the position.The deadline for assuring full consideration is May 19, 2018,however positions will remain open and applications may beconsidered until the position is filled. Term: Exceptional opportunity for Emergency Medicine physician to helplead the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University ofWisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Contact: 50% – 100% Azita Hamedani, MD, MPH, [email protected] Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS:800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for furtherinformation. ) License or Certificate: MD or DO; Board prepared/board certified in EmergencyMedicine. Minimum number of years and type of relevant workexperience: Applications Open: Feb 2 2017 Central Standard TimeApplications Close: Eligible for Wisconsin medical license. read more
FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail Five New Troopers Report to the Evansville DistrictVanderburgh County – Earlier today, five new troopers reported to the Evansville District to start their new career as Indiana State Troopers.On October 20, fifty-five new troopers graduated from the Indiana State Police Recruit Academy. Their recent graduation was the culmination of 22 weeks of intense training exceeding 950 hours. Some subject areas of training included criminal and traffic law, crash investigations, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, firearms, and a host of other subjects related to modern policing. Five of the fifty-five new troopers were assigned to the Evansville District.New Troopers Assigned to the Evansville District:Tyler W. Widner, 23, of Monticello, is a 2012 graduate of Twin Lakes High School. Widner later attended University of Southern Indiana where he received a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice. He graduated from USI in 2016. Widner resides in Posey County and will primarily patrol Posey County.C.J. Boeckman, 24, of Jasper, is a 2011 graduate of Jasper High School. He attended Indiana State University and received a degree in Business Administration in 2014. Boeckman resides in Pike County and will primarily patrol Pike County.Jared M. Weis, 26, of Evansville, is a 2009 graduate of Evansville North High School. He later graduated from Indiana Tech in 2013 and received a degree in Criminal Justice Administration. Weis resides in Vanderburgh County and will primarily patrol Warrick County.Zack Fulton, 22, of Evansville, is a 2012 graduate of Mater Dei High School and a 2016 graduate of University of Southern Indiana. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice Studies. He was also employed by the university as a student security officer while he attended school. Fulton resides in Vanderburgh County and will primarily patrol Posey County.Jordan Lee, 30, of Vincennes, is a 2005 graduate of Lincoln High School. He later received an Associate’s Degree in Law Enforcement from Vincennes University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology from Park University in Missouri. Lee served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps and six years with the Army National Guard. Lee and his wife, Mallory, and their two children reside in Knox County. He will primarily patrol Gibson County.All five new troopers start their 14 weeks of field training today with experienced troopers. The program allows them to put the skills and knowledge they gained in the academy to work in the field. Upon successful completion of the field training program, they will receive their own patrol car and begin solo patrol responsibilities.Picture: (Left-Right) Tyler Widner, CJ Boeckman, Jared Weis, Zack Fulton and Jordan LeeFor full details, view this message on the web. read more
Fireworks in Ocean City, NJ, are scheduled for 10:30 p.m. July 16, 2014.The lines of storms that swept across the East Coast for the first three days of the week are expected to move out to sea in time for a fireworks display at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday (July 16) in Ocean City.The event is part of two new fireworks nights this year (Father’s Day Weekend and July 16) sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants Association. The show will be visible from any of the downtown blocks of the beach and boardwalk.The fireworks will be launched from a barge off the Ocean City Music Pier between Eighth and Ninth Streets.The sponsoring merchants scheduled the display to cap off an evening on the Ocean City Boardwalk.The National Weather Service forecast suggests showers are still possible in the morning on Wednesday, but the weather should gradually clear through the afternoon and evening. The low temperature on Wednesday night will dip to 63 degrees, so boardwalk visitors may want to bring some warmer clothing.The sun is expected to return for Thursday and Friday with daytime high temperatures in the low 80s.The complete lineup of events for Wednesday and Thursday is as follows:EVERY WEDNESDAY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUSTFarmers Market (8 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 10) On the Ocean City Tabernacle Grounds (Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue) every Wednesday, produce vendors as well as crafters will also gather to display their goods.Beach Walks: Tickets may be purchased on-site, adults for $1 and children for 50 cents; South End at 6:30 p.m. at the 59th Street and Central Avenue entrance to Corson’s Island State Park; North End at 9 a.m. at the Ocean City-Longport Bridge Parking Lot (Gardens Parkway)WEDNESDAY, JULY 16Fireworks: A fireworks display visible from the downtown blocks of the beach and boardwalk will start at 10:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Boardwalk Merchants Association.Ocean City Pops presents the BEST of the POPS featuring audience favorites and favorite singers. Tickets $15/$10 at Pier Box Office or ocnj.us/boxoffice.EVERY THURSDAY THROUGH THE END OF AUGUSTMarket Days (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.): On downtown Asbury Avenue (6th to 11th streets), entertainment, face painters and balloon sculptors.Family Nights (7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) On the Ocean City Boardwalk (6th to 14th streets), musical and family entertainment at different blocks on the boardwalk sponsored by: Old Salt, Playland Castaway Cove, Johnson’s Popcorn, Haunted Golf and Congo FallsInn to Inn Tours (2 p.m. to 4 p.m) Commencing at 7th Street and Central Avenue, an old-fashioned trolley winds its way through center city neighborhoods for an intimate visit to four or five bed and breakfasts. Afternoon refreshments are offered at the conclusion of the tours.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter and breaking news alerts“Like” us on Facebook read more
I am really thrilled to be joining the Ministry of Defence Police; it is an exciting opportunity and I feel privileged to become part of the team. I look forward to meeting and working with colleagues across the Force over the coming months. Andrea joins the MDP as Assistant Chief Constable on secondment from Kent Police, having recently completed the Strategic Command Course at the College of Policing.Whilst serving much of her career with Kent Police Andrea delivered extensive culture change. Following a comprehensive Force-wide review, she implemented new systems, models and processes and contributed significantly to Kent Police being graded ‘Outstanding’ by Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services (HMICFRS).Last year Andrea was seconded to the Metropolitan Police Service for three months, working within the Professionalism Command, covering Equality, Diversity, Communities and Engagement, following four months on secondment to HMICFRS, where she was involved in a project aimed at tackling the growth of drug-related crime.After a successful career in CID, Andrea was promoted to Chief Superintendent in October 2015 and appointed Divisional Commander for East Kent, leading 1,000 officers and staff to deliver policing across the largest Division in the Force, within five very different and diverse urban and rural policing districts, with a total population of 640,000.Andrea passed the Police National Assessment Centre (PNAC) in April 2018, having previously completed Senior Leadership Development training at the Ministry of Defence.She has extensive experience as a firearms commander at both tactical and strategic levels and has managed large protests, significant public events and State occasions as both a Silver and Gold Public Order Commander.During 25 years’ experience of investigating crime, Andrea spent the last ten managing the Major Crime, Serious and Organised Crime and Volume Crime investigations team.She was Chair of the Kent Network of Women at Kent Police for three years and involved in the network for more than ten, receiving a ‘Special Recognition’ award from the British Association of Women in Policing, for supporting and encouraging women and for her contribution to Force-wide culture change.Andrea said: read more
By Dialogo March 15, 2011 Security in Central America, which has become one of the world’s most unsafe regions due to gang and drug-cartel activity, will dominate the agenda at a meeting between UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and isthmus leaders on 16 March in Guatemala. Ban will arrive in Guatemala on the evening of 15 March and will participate on the following day in bilateral meetings and a plenary session with the Central American presidents, who are seeking aid from the international community to confront the pressing security problems in their countries. All the presidents of the isthmus “have confirmed their attendance” at the meeting with the UN head, who will leave Guatemala on 17 March, Guatemalan Foreign Ministry spokesperson Andrea Furlán told AFP. In the case of the Dominican Republic, which is also a member of the organizations promoting Central American integration, Vice President Rafael Albuquerque will attend, Furlán added. Central America, which has forty million inhabitants, has become one of the world’s most unsafe regions due to the activity of its feared ‘maras’ or gangs, which victimize business owners and drivers of public buses through extortion rackets, and of cartels shipping drugs from South America to North America. Three countries on the isthmus — Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador — have high homicide rates, but the crime wave has also spread recently to the other nations in a region in which more than 40% of the population lives in poverty. The process of Central American integration has been stalled for almost two years, first as a consequence of the June 2009 coup d’état in Honduras and then due to the border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica, which broke out in October 2010 and is now in the hands of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. At the last Central American summit, held on 16 December on an island in Belize, only four of the eight invited presidents attended, so the meeting with Ban in Guatemala on Wednesday may incidentally contribute to relaunching the process of regional integration. Ban is coming to Guatemala to sign an agreement to extend for two years the mandate of a UN special commission working to strengthen the country’s judicial system, which has a reputation as corrupt and ineffective, and to eradicate clandestine groups sheltered by the state apparatus. The International Commission against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) was created by the UN General Assembly in 2006, and its current mandate concludes in September. A UN source indicated that Ban will recommend the creation of a fund for the consolidation of peace in Guatemala, fifteen years after the end of a civil war (1960-1996) that left 200,000 dead and missing, according to a UN report. In addition, Ban will thank Guatemala for supporting UN peace-keeping missions, since it has troops in Haiti and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the source told AFP. This will be Ban’s first visit to Guatemala, and he will be accompanied on the trip by officials from several UN agencies. read more
Aug 5, 2005 (CIDRAP News) – Three more cases of H5N1 avian influenza in Vietnam, two of them fatal, were officially recognized today by the World Health Organization (WHO) after confirmation came from that country’s Health Ministry, bringing the count to 90 cases with 40 deaths.The two deaths were in a 24-year-old man from southern Tra Vinh province and a 26-year-old woman from Ho Chi Minh City. They both died the last week of July and had been reported on previously in the media but not officially recognized by the government. The source of infection in both is considered to be chicken they had eaten.The third new case involves a 49-year-old woman from Ha Tay province in the north. She remains hospitalized, and her illness, too, apparently stems from eating chicken she bought locally.Vietnam began vaccinating large numbers of chickens and ducks in northern Nam Dinh and southern Tien Giang provinces this week in the largest such program ever undertaken there. Plans are to vaccinate over 2.9 million birds by the end of this month, according to Chinese news agency Xinhua, and to cover all of Vietnam starting in October. More than 400 million doses of vaccine are expected to be used in all, at a cost of about $37 million dollars, reports an Associated Press (AP) story.Birds are to receive three doses over a period of several months, according to the Vietnam News Service. The H5N1 vaccine is being imported from China, and an H5N2 vaccine from the Netherlands.WHO and the UN Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) both support Vietnam’s actions, although the country is being cautioned that healthy birds can carry the virus. Challenges inherent in the vaccination program are many, according to the AP, including the facts that the vaccine needs to be kept cool and that milions of the birds are running freely and have to be caught for vaccine administration each time a dose is given.Close to 70% of the waterfowl in the Mekong delta have tested positive for H5N1, according to a story in the Vietnamese paper Labor, says an item posted on ProMED Wednesday. This number is similar to findings reported last spring (see CIDRAP News story cited below).See also:Aug 3 WHO statement http://www.who.int/csr/don/2005_08_05/en/index.htmlCIDRAP case count table, giving official and unofficial numbersApr 13, 2005, CIDRAP News story reporting earlier prevalence of H5N1 in Mekong delta read more
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