About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Registered charity and social enterprise Green-Works is offering low cost, used office furniture to charities, schools, community groups, hospitals and small businesses that need it, but could otherwise not afford it.The recycling charity has recently opened The Community Warehouse in Paisley’s Greenhill Business Park to offer a wide variety of top name new products and refurbished office furniture, all at a fraction of the usual price.The warehouse is an initiative between Kibble Education and Care Centre and charities In Kind Direct and Green-Works. Advertisement 19 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Trading AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis It takes to seven the total of warehouses that the organisation runs around the country.Green-Works achieves its objectives by taking redundant office items from corporate companies and organisations that would otherwise be throwing it away. Companies donating their furniture include RBS, Unilever, Barclays, ODPM, Diageo, Lloyds of London, DTI and the British Library. Green-Works offers low cost used office furniture to charities Howard Lake | 11 July 2005 | News
Previous Article Next Article Shortlistedteam for Award for HR Strategy: Personnel Today Awards 2000WorcestershireCounty Council has only existed for two years, following local governmentreorganisation and the splitting of Hereford & Worcester. From the start itdecided to have a strategy as an organisation and to integrate the humanresources function within the strategy.Thismay seem an obvious course to take but developing a vision is rarely done inlocal government, because political control is up for grabs every four years,rendering the possibility that the vision could be changed. This is unlikely inWorcestershire, where the vision is phrased in a manner designed to appeal toall political parties. The aim is to provide a voice for citizens, ensure qualityservices, communicate with all communities and be a good employer.RobSykes, the chief executive, has begun a culture change from a traditional,rather bureaucratic approach to one based around innovation and serving thecustomer. He particularly emphasises the importance of departments workingtogether.Heargues that change is constant, not least due to the continual “bestvalue” reviews of performance that the Government has brought in.Worcestershire has few recruitment problems, because it is an attractive placeto live, but it can mean the “death of ambition” says Sykes, aspeople move to stay and retire.Humanresources priorities are based on the objectives of the organisation. The keycompetencies for management were defined only after the strategy was set andwere geared towards trying to achieve the objectives.HRdirector Dilys Winn has introduced more consistency in approach, for example byensuring there are the same appraisal process for all employees, and that theprocess is geared towards helping the business objectives, but also personaldevelopment requirements.Thoughthere are some common standards across the organisation, Winn has retainedseparate personnel teams for the service departments, which some councils havedispensed with. This helps ensure some policies can be tailored to the diverseneeds of the respective departments. Forexample, recruitment does not need to be a corporate priority, but the socialservices department has a pressing need, due to the general shortage of qualifiedsocial workers. It has the freedom to develop recruitment and retentionpolicies aimed at its particular needs. Unfilled vacancies are up to 30 percent in some areas of social work, but are scarcely a problem elsewhere in theauthority.Asthere are only five directorates, maintaining communication within the humanresources discipline is easier than in other local authorities, and is hugelyhelped by the county’s intranet, which has a dedicated, password-protected pagefor the HR team.Companyfact fileTeamWorcestershire County Council human resources teamTeamLeader Dilys Winn, HR directorNumberin HR team 50Numberof employees responsible for 14,000Mainachievements Establishing a high profile strategic role for HR and acustomer focus among staffPrioritiesfor next 12 months Maintaining the momentum, keeping the close alignmentwith the business and implementation of policies Comments are closed. Worcestershire County CouncilOn 26 Sep 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Star Files Jessie Mueller Waitress A leading lady to pie for! Tony winner Jessie Mueller will star in Waitress on Broadway, reprising her performance as Jenna from the American Repertory Theatre run. The show, which features a score by five-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles, will begin previews on March 25, 2016 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, where it will open on April 24. ART artistic director and Tony winner Diane Paulus helms the new musical.Mueller earned a Tony Award in 2014 for her star turn in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. She also earned a Tony nod for On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and has since appeared on Broadway in Nice Work If You Can Get It and The Mystery of Edwin Drood.Waitress is based on the 2007 film by the late Adrienne Shelly and features a book by Jessie Nelson. It follows Jenna (Mueller), a small town waitress stuck in a loveless marriage. As a nearby baking contest approaches, she’s torn between her commitments and, thanks to her pie-making expertise, a chance at freedom.Additional casting will be announced later. The A.R.T. incarnation included Jeanna de Waal as Dawn, Keala Settle as Becky, Drew Gehling as Dr. Pomatter, Dakin Matthews as Joe and Joe Tippett as Earl. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 5, 2020 Related Shows View Comments
Image courtesy of WoodsideSouth Korea’s LNG importing giant Kogas has reportedly gone into an arbitration with Australia’s North West Shelf export project led by Woodside.Kogas is looking to settle a liquefied natural gas contract that ended in 2016, Reuters reported on Monday citing a Kogas spokesperson.The arbitration relates to a difference over an agreed price renegotiation during a mid-term supply contract, the news agency said citing unidentified sources.The North West Shelf project facilities include five LNG processing trains and two domestic gas trains. The facility is located 1260 kilometres north of Perth, Western Australia.The LNG plant has an annual LNG export capacity of 16.9 mtpa which is exported to customers in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.Woodside operates these facilities on behalf of the North West Shelf project participants. Other NWS JV partners are BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) and Shell. LNG World News Staff