A "groundbreaking" Channel 4 show left viewers feeling impressed after an expert showed a simple way to address unconscious bias. Discrimination in the workplace has the ability to shatter a person's confidence and happiness. But in many instances, people may not realise that they're being affected by their biases - meaning the problem continues. One man recently demonstrated a simple method to help improve the hiring process - and people were impressed. In the new show, multi-million-pound investor Eric Collins heads into ailing businesses to help offer help - and offer an investment. He visited Prymo, a repair and restoration company in Manchester, for the first episode, and helped them choose their new apprentices. Before getting company owner Jasen and director Steve to judge their work, he removes the names from the new recruits work. In an "eye-opening" scene, the duo judge on quality alone, meaning there are no pre-judgements clouding their decisions. As … [Read more...] about Business owner left open-mouthed at “eye-opening” method to improve hiring process
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The announcement of LSU’s new women’s basketball coach and her outstanding résumé brought a smile to my face, the chance for a historically successful LSU team to return to prominence with a home-run hire. Great stuff. Across campus, an arguably much more important hiring process is playing out, that of LSU’s next president. Will the Board of Supervisors pull out all the stops and hire a future leader that can win academic and funding “championships” for our beloved flagship? A hire that will allow our university to compete with the likes of our academically more accomplished SEC brethren in Gainesville and College Station (to name a couple?) It’s the supervisors’ move. JEREMY BALDRIDGE chemical engineer Sulphur … [Read more...] about Letters: More important hire for LSU: Who will lead academic, fundraising champs?
IN view of the Covid-19 impact on the economy, the Northern Corridor Implementation Authority (NCIA) has expanded two of its programmes — [email protected] and [email protected] — aimed at helping vulnerable groups in Perlis find employment. In a statement, NCIA said [email protected] provided job placement through private sector collaboration to assist retrenched jobseekers and companies that are trying to continue the hiring process or retain workers. “The programme also facilitates knowledge transfer from industry players and provides wage incentives for companies. “Last year, [email protected] registered 243 committed participants. “For 2021, the programme targets 220 participants and seven companies, ” said the statement. Meanwhile, [email protected] provides upskilling and entrepreneurship training with awareness on e-commerce for jobless youths and women. “The programme, which has benefited 362 participants since its introduction in August last year, has exceeded its phase One target … [Read more...] about NCIA expands programmes to hire vulnerable groups
Within the next two weeks, FEMA will have 10 two-person teams of inspectors doing damage assessments of the 10,000 to 12,000 Ascension Parish homes and businesses inundated after last month's historic flood, parish officials said Wednesday. Parish government and Federal Emergency Management Agency officials reached an agreement on damage assessments this week after Parish Council members aired concerns late last week about the slow start to the process. The agreement calls for FEMA to pay for the contract inspectors but the inspectors will use a damage assessment method designed by the parish, not by FEMA's. The assessment is expected to calculate damage on more favorable terms to parish residents. Martin McConnell, spokesman for parish government, did not give an estimate on how long the assessments were expected to take, but the teams have been projected to assess 20 to 35 buildings per day. Based on that rate, the 10 teams could have the 10,000 to 12,000 buildings assessed in 29 … [Read more...] about After delay, Ascension, FEMA agree on deal to do damage assessments, hire inspectors
PETALING JAYA: Maid agencies have applied to bring in new foreign maids since the government’s announcement allowing for new hires but so far no response has been received. The National Association of Human Resources Malaysia (Pusma) president Zarina Ismail said many of its members have applied to get new domestic helpers through the Foreign Workers Centralised Management System (FWCMS) but no approval had been given. “We have yet to receive any official directive or proper response on this, ” she said when contacted yesterday. A FWCMS source meanwhile attributed this problem to source countries not allowing their citizens to go overseas. “They also are waiting for the Malaysian government’s directive on the border re-opening and the respective standard operating procedures. “Because of these reasons, there were no submissions to Immigration for approval, ” said the source. Zarina said maid agencies were prepared to add extra safety precautions including to provide … [Read more...] about Help wanted on hiring foreign maids