Another 18 people die from Covid-19 in the North

first_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp Pinterest Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Facebook Another 18 people die from Covid-19 in the North Google+ Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twittercenter_img Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter WhatsApp DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – April 17, 2020 Facebook Previous articleMassive increase in new library membershipsNext articleAidan Campbell – Finn Harps surviving through the crisis News Highland Another 18 people have died from Covid 19 in the north, bringing the death toll to 176.137 new cases have been confirmed.The total number of those who have tested positive for the virus in Northern Ireland, now stands at 2,338. Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

Guide prompts more strategic approach

first_imgGuide prompts more strategic approachOn 16 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Local government employers are to benefit from new workforce planningguidance to help them adopt a more strategic approach to meeting staffshortages. The Employers Organisation for local government (EO) has launched the Guideto Workforce Planning in Local Authorities, which is designed to help employersassess how many employees are, and will be needed, and to ensure sufficient andappropriate training and development is provided. It also aims to assist authorities in coping with peaks and troughs insupply and demand for different skills while retaining employees, andidentifying longer-term workplace accommodation requirements. The guide will help councils link their HR policy to business strategy toenable the delivery of improved services. Kelly Sandiford, assistant director of skills and development at EO, saidthe document would help local authority employers create a more systematic approachto filling skills gaps. She said that Comprehensive Performance Assessments of local authorities hadshown that better results were achieved when local government undertookworkforce planning. “Authorities have to recognise that they deliver their services throughtheir people, and without proper skills this cannot be done,” she said.”Workforce planning leads to workforce development, which in turn meansbetter service delivery.” Alan Warner, vice-president of the Society of Personnel Officers (Socpo) agreedthere was a need for greater workforce planning skills. He said the newguidance highlighted the need for councils to improve staff planning at a locallevel, but he warned that there was no crystal ball that could provide all theanswers. “Councils must make sure the information they gather is relevant andnot just academic, “he said. By Michael MillarWeblink www.lg-employers.gov.uk/publicationslast_img read more

Dutch government to abandon average pensions accrual by 2020

first_imgIn its latest update, presented to Parliament on Friday, the government said it expected the transition process to take up to 25 years and cost as much as €40bn in tax revenues.Klijnsma said an additional survey would establish whether the transition term could be shortened to 10 years.The government emphasised, however, that transition periods would vary for each individual pension fund.It said it would further explore two pension contracts with collective buffers – the ‘target contract’ based on risk-free interest rates, and individual pensions accrual with the accrual of financial buffers made dependent on investment returns. The Dutch government has announced that the current uniform cross-generational pension accrual system must be replaced with ‘degressive’ accrual – where younger employees accrue proportionately more pension rights than older workers – by 2020.In a long-awaited update on the government’s plans for a new, sustainable pensions system, Jetta Klijnsma, state secretary for social affairs, said participants would be compensated if they missed out on rights accrual during the transition.The Cabinet previously indicated that it wanted an alternative that would be fair for all generations and maintain support for younger workers in a collective pensions system.Under the current average premium – a fixed percentage of salary – younger workers pay proportionally more, as their contribution is to generate a bigger return over time.last_img read more