Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) 2016 Annual Report

first_imgTurnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange under the Building & Associated sector has released it’s 2016 annual report.For more information about Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Turnall Holdings Limited (TURN.zw)  2016 annual report.Company ProfileTurnall Holdings Limited produces and markets materials for the building and construction industry in Zimbabwe. The company operates in a number of segments; building products which includes ceiling boards and roofing sheets, partitioning and fascia boards, flat sheets and ceiling molds; piping products which includes water and sewer reticulation pipes; and concrete products which includes roof tiles. The company also produces a line extension range that includes Turnallware flowerpots and garden décor product, Nutech non-asbestos sheets and Spanish pavers. The fiber cement division targets the low-income housing sector, local authorities and municipalities through two divisions; Turnall Building Products and Turnall Piping Products. Turnall Holdings Limited has distribution outlets in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia and Malawi. Turnall Holdings Limited is listed on the Zimbabwe Stock Exchangelast_img read more

New software tool to help small charities move beyond spreadsheets for fundraising

first_img 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. Bee Software, part of the Blue Tree Fundraising agency, has created Funded, a new software product for smaller charities to help them with their fundraising.The system will allow charities to log their donor records, add contacts, search data by geography and cause, write appeal letters, record correspondence and produce reports.  It has also been “written with non-technical users in mind”.Matthew Adam, one of the directors of the company, said: “Some time ago we noticed that many small charities required a low-cost system to track all of the appeals they made throughout the year as well as analysing their data in a better way. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Technology New software tool to help small charities move beyond spreadsheets for fundraisingcenter_img Howard Lake | 21 May 2013 | News “However there were only expensive software systems available that did far more than was needed, so most just relied on Excel spreadsheets, which can be inadequate as you grow.”He added: “The small guys need as much help as the bigger guys but sometimes this part of the market-place is forgotten or has low-quality products. We are trying to rectify that!”  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

IKEA builds Syrian conflict home in store for Red Cross fundraising campaign

first_img  240 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis59 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. Tagged with: corporate immersive theatre Red Cross TV AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis59 IKEA Norway last month recreated a Syrian apartment in its flagship store to offer its customers an immersive experience and insight into daily live for a family living in the Syrian civil war.The room, 25m² in Syria, was part of the annual NRK Telethon appeal, which this year was raising funds for the Norwegian Red Cross.The damaged room in IKEA Slependen was built from cinder block with sparse home comforts or possessions, clearly designed to clash with the many IKEA products elsewhere in the store. It was based on a real home outside Damascus in Syria, the home of Rana and her family of nine.25m² in SyriaThe posters and price tags around the room tell the story of how people are living and surviving in the Syrian civil war. On every little tag the Red Cross explained how shoppers could help its work with the people of Syria.The room was open from 17 to 31 October, and was visited by around 40,000 visitors each week.TV-Akjsonen 2016 – Bli Bøssebærer from POL on Vimeo.One of the aims of the telethon was to recruit 100,000 collectors to conduct door-to-door collections. The campaign’s film and support from the Red Cross in several countries, plus help from telethon partners, held the appeal raise of 220 million krone.The in-store campaign was created by Oslo-based agency POL.  239 total views,  3 views today Advertisement IKEA builds Syrian conflict home in store for Red Cross fundraising campaign Howard Lake | 7 November 2016 | Newslast_img read more

Report says Indiana Electricity Demand Flat, Rates to Rise 32 Percent

first_img Facebook Twitter Home Energy Report says Indiana Electricity Demand Flat, Rates to Rise 32 Percent Previous articleISDA has New Program Manager for Agriculture and Environmental AffairsNext articleSenators Pose Concern About House Farm Bill Provision to Senate Ag Committee Andy Eubank Facebook Twitter Report says Indiana Electricity Demand Flat, Rates to Rise 32 Percent SHARE Analysts are predicting a 32 percent increase in electricity rates for Indiana by 2023 and an unprecedented stagnation in electricity demand over the next two decades.“This is something we’ve never seen before: essentially no growth in electricity for the rest of the decade,” said Douglas Gotham, director of the State Utility Forecasting Group (SUFG), a state-funded panel of researchers based at Purdue University.Electricity demand is projected to grow at an annual average rate of 0.74 percent over the next 20 years.New projections are contained in a report forecasting the state’s energy needs through 2031 prepared by the SUFG for the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission (IURC). Gotham reported the findings to the IURC on Dec. 20.Adjusting for inflation, electricity rates are expected to rise 32 percent by 2023. Three factors are attributed to the projected increase. New rules under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards will impact rates. The new standards will especially impact coal-fired power plants, which emit mercury and other pollutants. Other factors are costs associated with the resources required to meet future electricity demands and capital costs associated with additions to electricity-generating plants and modifications to extend the lifetimes of plants.“We have had some units being retired and some are being switched over to natural gas instead of coal, while larger units are being retrofitted with pollution controls, and all of that costs money,” Gotham said.As of 2012, about 78 percent of the electricity used in the state is from coal-fired power plants.Higher costs will drive down usage. Another factor leading to stagnant growth in demand is a push toward increasing energy efficiency through utility-sponsored conservation programs.Electricity consumption is projected to grow 15 percent through 2031, from 107,000 gigawatt hours to about 123,000 gigawatt hours. A gigawatt is 1 billion watts. One gigawatt hour is the constant use of one gigawatt for an hour, or enough energy to serve the annual needs of about 90 average-size Indiana homes.The forecasting report was prepared by Gotham; Paul Preckel, a Purdue professor of agricultural economics; and analysts Tim Phillips, Marco Velastegui and David Nderitu.The panel used a system of sophisticated mathematical models to predict future trends for the state’s residential, commercial and industrial power users. Projections of electricity demand are based on the estimated impact of manufacturing output and employment, commercial employment, population, energy prices, and other factors.The Purdue-based group prepares the reports about every two years to predict Indiana’s future electricity requirements.A copy of the report is available on the State Utility Forecasting Group’s website at https://www.purdue.edu/dp/energy/SUFG/ The forecasting group does not make recommendations. The studies are done in accordance with a state law enacted in 1985 to provide the state regulatory commission with an impartial projection of electricity consumption and peak demand. This is the 14th full report compiled by the group.The forecasting group is housed within Purdue’s Energy Center, which is part of the university’s Discovery Park.Source: Purdue News Service By Andy Eubank – Dec 30, 2013 SHARElast_img read more

Three arrests in reopened Zongo murder investigation

first_img French reporter says he has been kidnapped in northeastern Mali News May 5, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News The three suspects arrested and charged on 12 December are former members of the Presidential Security Regiment (RSP), which protected President Blaise Compaoré until his fall from power last year.“These arrests send a strong signal of the new authorities’ determination to combat impunity,” said Cléa Kahn-Sriber, the head of RSF’s Africa desk. “The justice system must keep going and must do whatever is necessary to unmask those behind this murder. After 17 years, the leading suspects have died and the instigators have yet to be identified.” The editor of the weekly L’Indépendant, Zongo was found murdered in December 1998, shortly after he had begun investigating the death in detention of David Ouédraogo, who was the driver of François Compaoré, the then president’s brother and adviser.The investigation into Zongo’s murder was reopened in March, four months after President Compaoré’s departure, but had made little progress until now despite a 5 June ruling by the African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights calling on Burkina Faso to resume the investigation.RSF has closely followed the investigation from the outset. Ever since the creation of an initial commission of enquiry six day’s after Zongo’s death, RSF had repeatedly criticized the Compaoré administration’s interference in the judicial process. In 2001, RSF filed a complaint against President Compaoré in France, accusing him of torture, but the French judicial authorities closed the case without taking any action. After the Zongo murder investigation was closed in Burkina Faso in 2006, RSF tried unsuccessfully to get it reopened by submitting new evidence.Burkina Faso is ranked 46th out of 180 countries in the 2015 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. Receive email alerts Burkina FasoAfrica June 7, 2021 Find out more Burkina FasoAfrica News Help by sharing this information December 21, 2015 – Updated on March 8, 2016 Three arrests in reopened Zongo murder investigation Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the arrests of three suspects in the newly revived investigation into journalist Norbert Zongo’s murder in 1998 and urges Burkina Faso’s judicial authorities to press ahead with their investigation and, in particular, to identify the murder’s instigators. to go further News Time is pressing, 20 years after Burkinabe journalist’s murder Two Spanish journalists killed in eastern Burkina Faso Follow the news on Burkina Faso Organisation last_img read more

Two citizen-journalists freed on bail, third still held

first_img China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison RSF_en News ChinaAsia – Pacific Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation Help by sharing this information April 9, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two citizen-journalists freed on bail, third still held China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures Follow the news on China to go further News Receive email alerts June 2, 2021 Find out more ChinaAsia – Pacific News March 12, 2021 Find out more April 27, 2021 Find out more News Two citizen-journalists, Liu Xuehong and Xing Jian, were released on bail on 7 April, a month after being arrested for covering incidents in Tiananmen Square during the annual National People’s Congress. Wang Jing, a third citizen-journalist who was arrested for the same reason, is still being hold. Liu and Xing were arrested on 8 March after covering the defacing of Mao’s big portrait in Tiananmen Square for the 64 Tianwang website, whose editor, Huang Qi, was detained for several hours on 13 March and then released.Wang, who was arrested on 7 March for reporting for 64 Tianwang that a woman had tried to set fire to herself, was transferred to a detention centre in Jilin province, where she has been denied access to her lawyer, Li Jingli. Li tried to visit her but was refused permission. He was also prevented from filing a formal complaint against the prison authorities.“We are relieved to learn that the arbitrary detention of two of these three 64 Tianwang contributors is over, but we are outraged by the way Wang is being treated and we call for her immediate and unconditional release,” said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk.Xing said he was threatened with being imprisoned again if he contacted Huang or foreign news media. He also reported that his interrogators tried to get him to name Huang as the “brain” behind their activities and to portray 64 Tianwang as a mouthpiece of foreign media and “enemy forces.”The conditions in which Liu was held were also trying. Her hands and feet were constantly shackled and obstructed by steel bars, to the point that several police officers has to carry her whenever she needed to use a latrine. After being released, police escorted her to Hubei province, where she is not answering the phone.“We are very worried by the justice system’s obvious determination to fabricate a case against Huang,” Ismaïl added. “We urge the authorities to stop harassing this recognized human rights defender and to put an end to the surveillance and threats to which he is constantly subjected.” The winner of the Reporters Without Borders Cyber-Freedom Prize in 2004, Huang has already spent a total of eight years in prison. His second spell in prison began in 2008 when he was jailed on a charge of “illegal possession of state secrets” for helping the parents of children killed in a major earthquake in Sichuan.Classified as an “Enemy of the Internet”, China is ranked 175th out of 180 countries in the 2014 Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. last_img read more

The Disaster Delinquency Factor

first_img Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago CoreLogic’s latest Loan Performance Report found that 4% of mortgages in March 2019 were delinquent 30 days or more, which is just a 0.3% decline year-over-year and unchanged from February.The largest annual gains in serious delinquency rates came in metros heavily affected by hurricanes. Panama City, Florida, saw a 1.9% increase, and Albany, Georgia, had a 1% increase. CoreLogic states that 166 U.S. metro areas in March posted small increases in overall delinquency rates.”Delinquency rates and foreclosures continue to drop through March and should decline further in the months ahead barring any serious dislocations from recent flooding in the mid-west or a severe Atlantic hurricane and/or wildfire season on the coasts,” said Frank Martell, President and CEO of CoreLogic.The report also states the overall foreclosure inventory fell to 0.4% in March 2019, which is a 0.2% decrease year-over-year.Mortgages moving from current to 30-days past due was 0.9% in March 2019—a 0.2% increase year-over-year. The current to 30-day past due rate in January 2007 was 1.2% and peaked in November 2008 at 2%. Mortgages 60 to 90 days past due increased to 22.4% from 20.6% in March 2018. According to the report, the 30-plus delinquency rate is at a more than 10-year low.The 30-plus delinquency rate, the most comprehensive measure of mortgage performance, is at an over 10-year low. The share of mortgages that transitioned from current to 30-days past due was 0.9% in March 2019, up from 0.7% in March 2018.No states reported increases in serious delinquency rates, which are mortgages more than 90 days past due. Three states—Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska and North Dakota—saw no changes in their serious delinquency rates.CoreLogic also reported that just 29 Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA) had an increase in its serious delinquency rates. There were 32 CBSAs that saw no change in their serious delinquency rates. in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, News Sign up for DS News Daily  Print This Post Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Related Articles About Author: Mike Albanese Home / Daily Dose / The Disaster Delinquency Factor Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Subscribecenter_img Share Save The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic Delinquency Rate Foreclosure Previous: Ginnie Mae Updates Its Outline for the Future Next: LoanLogics Hires Paul Vancheri as EVP Technology CoreLogic Delinquency Rate Foreclosure 2019-06-11 Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago June 11, 2019 1,995 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Disaster Delinquency Factorlast_img read more

Police appeal after boy is attacked in Derry

first_imgNewsx Adverts Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH Previous articleGAA – Donegal Stay In Division 1 With Win Over ArmaghNext articleEighth person dies from Nazareth flu outbreak News Highland Pinterest Police appeal after boy is attacked in Derry Twitter Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Police in Derry are appealing for information following an assault in the Mimosa Court area of the city on the evening of Saturday 7 April.At approximately 10.45pm, a 15 year old boy was assaulted by four masked men at the rear of a house, his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.The men were armed with a suspected firearm and hammers. It is believed that the men made off via a lane to the rear of Mimosa Court.Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact Strand Road Police Station. By News Highland – April 8, 2012 Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Google+center_img Need for issues with Mica redress scheme to be addressed raised in Seanad also RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton Pinterest Google+ Facebook WhatsApp Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

‘Call 911’: Neighbor speaks out about finding missing teen whose parents were murdered

first_imgreleon8211/iStock(GORDON, Wis.) — A 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who police say was kidnapped after the murder of her parents in October was found late Thursday afternoon by a woman outside of Gordon — 70 miles away from the girl’s Barron home. Kristin Kasinskas was just getting home from work when her dog started barking because someone was walking up her driveway, she told ABC News. It was her neighbor — along with a girl with matted hair and shoes too big for her. “She came to the door, she knocked, then she actually just opened the door and said, ‘Call 911, this is Jayme Closs.’ We recognized Jayme immediately, because obviously, we’ve seen her picture everywhere, everywhere,” Kasinskas said. Jayme had come up to the neighbor, who has not been publicly identified, while the neighbor was walking a dog, Kasinskas said. Jayme did not explain how she escaped from apparent captivity, Kasinskas added. “I think [Jayme] looks thinner than what her pictures showed,” Kasinskas said. “She definitely looked unkempt, kind of — she didn’t have shoes that were hers. She was wearing really big shoes that she obviously took from wherever she came from. She looked, overall, in good condition, just a little unclean, like she’d been held captive.” In the early hours of Oct. 15, police responded to a 911 call featuring “a lot of yelling,” a record from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department obtained by ABC News said. Police arrived to find James and Denise Closs, 56 and 46, shot and killed in their home. Jayme was missing and believed to have been abducted. On Thursday, Kasinskas said she and the neighbor sat Jayme on a couch and called 911, with someone staying on the line with them until police arrived and took her to a hospital about half an hour later. In the meantime, they talked, Kasinskas added. “She was very sweet,” Kasinskas said. “I asked her some questions about if she’d ever heard of Gordon, Wisconsin. She had not. Stuff like that. Not anything real specific, but she did talk to us a little, talked to my kids a little bit. I introduced her to my new puppy. We kept it very simple and just very calm until the cops got here to take her.” Jayme told the women she had been at a house a few down from Kasinskas’ and that she hadn’t known the person who was holding her, Kasinskas recalled, but that it was the same person who killed her parents. “We probably have walked our dog by that house on numerous occasions,” Kasinskas said, although she added she was not familiar with who lived there. The neighbor was “really calm and collected,” Kasinskas said, and “did a very good job getting her here, keeping her calm.” But underneath the surface, the women were shocked, Kasinskas said. She told ABC News the moment felt “like it wasn’t real,” especially since the community was so familiar with Jayme’s story and had been keeping eyes out for her. Kasinskas’ children recognized Jayme immediately as well — the school district had just done an “event for hope” for her, the mom said. Kasinskas believes her neighbor came to her home “partly because she knew us, of course, but I think she just felt safer knowing my husband would be here, that we’d all be here doing this together rather than her alone.” The Barron County Sheriff’s Department confirmed on Thursday night that a suspect was taken into custody. A press briefing is scheduled for 10 a.m. local time on Friday. Jennifer Smith, Jayme’s aunt and godmother, told ABC News they will be reunited on Friday. “We are just happy everyone kept praying and didn’t give up hope, like we didn’t,” Smith said. “A lot of happy tears in this house tonight.”Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Company-i Oracle

first_imgInthe second of a continuing series looking at how HR teams deploy technology toimprove efficiency, we profile OracleOracleis the biggest vendor of e-business software in the world with 65 per cent of Fortunemagazine’s top 100 companies using its technology. In 2000 it announced that itwould become a true e-businessand put every aspect of its own business on the Internet. In doing so, it hassaved $1bn. Its HR management system, which features comprehensive self-servicetools and one of the most advanced online flexible benefits systems in theworld, is at the heart of its own HR operation in the UK. The HRvice-president for the UK and Ireland, Vance Kearney, leads a team of more than30 people who use technology in their daily lives to streamline every aspect ofthe human resources function. Here, seven members of the team talk about theirroles.RichardLowtherHuman resources director,  UK andSouth AfricaRole:Our job is to ensure Oracle is equipped with the human capital to enable thecompany to become more competitive, to operate as efficiently as possible andto successfully execute its business strategies.Useof technology HR’s use of the intranet is essential to provide our 4,000-plusemployees with the tools they need every day in order to be productive. Byusing Oracle’s own technologies and applications, we are automating routinetasks through the introduction of our self-service HR systems, and speeding upprocesses in all aspects of our work. Last month we enabled our UK workforce toelect their flexible benefits system for this year in only two weeks using ourOracle Advanced Benefits System.GrahamHutchingsHR managerRole:I am generalist HR manager with a focus on UK compensation and benefits acrossthe UK.Useof technology Compensation and benefits is a primary focus of my role soup-to-date HR data and effective use of technology is a must. Self-servicetools are one of the essential components, especially with constant changebeing a fact of life. Technology has enabled my team to manage flexible benefitre-elections and the annual review processes within a matter of weeks. And notonly does the system provide managers and employees with the means to view andmanage live data, but it also reduces the interruptions on the HR team’s time,allowing us to focus on how we can add value to the business. We are also ableto focus on analysis and prompt feedback to manager recommendations.Dawn-MarieClarkSenior recruiterRole:I am responsible for the sourcing and assessment management of candidatesacross the senior consulting area in Oracle, including all recruitment andadvertising activity in this area.Useof technology Our worldwide external website allows us to advertise vacanciesin minutes, gives 24/7 access for candidates and provides a global reach.Handling applications in electronic format means applicants’ personal detailsare recorded automatically and they can update their own personal details oncethey have joined the staff – all this reduces menial administration and freesus to do the hiring. Use of technology also reduces lead times for fillingvacancies: following a successful search of the database, we forward CVs tomanagers by internal e-mail, view their interview diaries online and, ifnecessary, contact candidates by e-mail. We all have laptops, which allow us towork away from our office with our line managers.ValSiddiquiCompensation and benefits director, Europe, the Middle East and AfricaRole:My job is to put in place a compensation strategy to enable the company tosustain competitive advantage and attract, retain and motivate its diversecurrent and future workforce.Useof technology I use a mixture of intranet, web-based, proprietary andthird-party technology in my daily work: internal Internet-based systems andworkflow for approval of team expenses; the intranet for obtaining informationfor use by the compensation and benefits team, as well as for sharinginformation on pay and benefits policy with line management (we have aconfidential website for the team where compensation and benefits policyinformation is posted and accessible by managers only); and the Internet forinformation on pay, benefits and employment market conditions in differentcountries. We also have an HR database for obtaining management information onattrition, pay and benefit levels and costs in various countries.ChrisWilsonUK compensation and benefits managerRole:As well as ensuring that we are competitive in our marketplace for new recruitsand for retaining people, our role is also to ensure reward and recognitionremain the embodiment of our culture.Useof technology Oracle’s flexible benefits system gives us one of the mostpersonally tailored and comprehensive in the UK and it reinforces employeeownership of their personal data, their package and their careers. A wide rangeof employee information is available to them at any time. It is our goal toremove all data entry from the HR function, as this adds little value, andconcentrate on managing the issues that will have an impact on the business. Wewant to focus more on management of exceptions rather than management ofprocess, and support the business decision-making process through qualityinformation and analysis.JuliaPearsonSenior management and professional development consultant, HRRole:I specialise in the analysis, design and delivery of professional non-technicalskills, development programmes and consultancy.Useof technology Not only does technology allow us to share information withcolleagues across regions, but it also provides a communication vehicle topromote training and development activities within different countries. Ouremployees can search for courses, view synopses and book themselves on toevents via the intranet. E-learning is also becoming an integral part ofdevelopment at Oracle to enable us to respond to the needs of larger numbers ofpeople more quickly and effectively. The Internet provides a delivery mechanismthat is relatively inexpensive, readily available to all our employees, and isaligned with our corporate direction of becoming an e-business.JoWilsonHR systems managerRole:IT is the backbone of the HR model at Oracle UK and my role is to look at howwe can extract maximum advantage from all of our HR IT systems.Useof technology I am involved in the development of internal and externalrecruitment sites, enabling Oracle to automatically match prospectivecandidates with vacancy details when the career goals and roles correspond. Aspart of a global organisation, it is essential to maintain standard approachesand processes across the world. We are working to ensure that the HR businesscan move towards a single HR system for the whole of the global business, whichwill reduce the cost of system maintenance and will take us one step furthertowards being a truly global business. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. 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