Previous Article Next Article HR: Positive Resignation – How to hand in your noticeShared from missc on 8 Jan 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. A question that all HR/recruitment professionals get asked on at least a semi regular basis is: “How should I resign?”. The real answer is, there is no textbook answer as there are so many variables and moving parts involved relevant to e.g. company, manager, your professional style etc. but there are definitely a whole lot of wrong ways to do it. Here’s my 4 small tips that hopefully will offer some piece of mind during what in most cases is an awkward conversation (at best), and help it flow with a little more ease and hopefully avoid friction or burned bridges.Tip 1: No matter how much you might feel like it, don’t use the flaws of the company/manager as your reason for leaving. This is not the time or the place to have this conversation. My advice would be that if there is a burning desire inside you to offer some constructive criticism, do so at an exit interview in a rational and balanced manner. Instead use the positive points of why you have chosen to accept the new role as the reason for your departure.Tip 2: I’m firmly of the belief that we never stop learning and thus regardless of if you feel it has been the most fulfilling role or not, think of the lessons you’ve learned and thank your manager/company for the opportunity to have learned and grown as a professional.Tip 3: Unless extenuating circumstances dictate otherwise, wherever possible be willing to work your full contractual notice period. Make arrangements as such so as to make your transition out of the company as smooth as possible.Tip 4: If not already part of process, offer your time to have an “exit meeting/interview” with your line manager with the aim of trying to shed light on where in your opinion, the organisation could improve. This is where you can offer your CONSTRUCTIVE feedback and show that you are not harbouring any ill feelings due to some negative experiences but instead are aiming to offer your opinion to ensure other employees don’t feel the same thing.These are by no means complicated steps and is relatively “back to basics” kind of stuff but I hope it will give some piece of mind to anyone who may be looking for a little direction on ways to part ways in a positive light. Read full article Comments are closed.
Tracks made in minerals by the electronic stopping Of uranium fission fragments provide a modern geological dating tool, and are believed also to yield specific information on the low-temperature thermal history of rocks. Experimental work showing that the damaged crystal lattice along a fission track recovers primarily as a function of temperature ignored the fact that the basic theory of atomic diffusion requires an exponential decrease in the intrinsic diffusion coefficient with increasing pressure. Here, fission track recovery was experimentally investigated in basic apatite under the simultaneous influences of temperature, pressure and stress. We show that track facing is a complex recovery mechanism responding to several environmental physical parameters simultaneously. In particular a strong decrease in the track recovery rate was observed as a function of increasing pressure. And a nearly temperature-independent recovery was observed in samples Under stress.
First-time buyers are £742 a year better off than those who rent, according to a new study by Halifax.The annual figures from the Halifax are based on the average monthly buying cost (including mortgage payments) for a first-time-buyer purchasing a three-bedroom property at £6,582, £62 lower than the typical monthly rent – £7,203 annually – paid on the same property.The latest information reconfirms what many of us already know – buying property often makes sound financial sense. This will partly explains why the volume of homebuyers is increasing, with first-time buyer numbers up by an estimated 22 per cent in 2014 with 326,500 of them getting on the ladder, the highest annual total seen since 2007.However, the price difference between buying and renting is narrowing. The price of a typical first-time buyer home increased by 8 per cent in 2014, and although average monthly rents have risen by £28 over the same period, average monthly buying costs increased by £46. This means the difference has narrowed from £80 in 2013 to today’s figure of £62, but nonetheless, the saving is still clear.As an added bonus, buying is now more affordable in all regions in the UK, with purchasers in London being the most better off in cash terms, they save an average of £112 per month, or £1,338 per year, with the average monthly cost of buying – £1,275 – being substantially less than the amount paid by renters in the capital, with the average monthly rental price being £1,387.Craig McKinlay (left), Mortgage Director at Halifax, commented, “Average home buying costs are significantly lower than average rental costs, providing first-time buyers with a large financial saving if they can get on the housing ladder. While the timescales associated with raising a sufficient deposit to buy a home present a hurdle to many potential first-time buyers, the significant difference in costs between buying and renting, combined with still low mortgage rates, increased consumer confidence and the Help to Buy scheme, have all been factors driving the substantial rise in first-time buyers over the past two years.”Meanwhile, a separate report reveals that two thirds of tenants have had to dip into their own pockets to fund repairs because they could not wait for the landlord any longer.The study, conducted by PropertyLetByUs, reveals that 55 per cent of tenants spent up to £50 to sort out a repair and that half of tenants would like landlords to deal with repairs quicker.Two thirds of tenants say that it takes their landlord too long to respond to emails and calls about problems.The research also reveals that just a third of tenants would rather deal with a landlord than a letting agent and one in six tenants have experienced bad landlords in the past.“Our research shows that the most common cause of complaints are faulty boilers; leaking roofs; faulty showers; mould and condensation; leaking bathroom and window locks; broken windows; smoke alarms; and pests and vermin,” said Jane Morris (right), Managing Director of PropertyLetByUs.renting buying first_time_buyers February 24, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicensed rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 Home » News » Housing Market » First-time buyers still better off than tenants previous nextHousing MarketFirst-time buyers still better off than tenantsAside from being almost 10% worse off than first-time buyers, many tenants also must dip into their own pockets to fund repairs.PROPERTYdrum24th February 20150570 Views
×Jersey City waterfront JERSEY CITY — A U.S. Navy Seal was reported dead after his parachute failed to open during a Fleet Week event at Liberty State Park shortly after noon on Sunday, May 28.The U.S. Coast Guard, which was on the scene as part of Fleet Week, rescued the fallen Navy Seal from the water. He was transported to Jersey City Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.This was part of a Navy Seal Leap Frog demonstration, officials said. Jersey City waterfront
Today’s (5 February) development by President Yameen to declare a state of emergency in Maldives follows an order by the Supreme Court on 1 February to immediately release nine convicted political leaders and retry their cases.The Supreme Court also ordered that all MPs who have not been allowed to exercise their responsibilities should be permitted to sit in the People’s Majlis (Parliament) in accordance with the Constitution and the law, which has not been carried out by the Government of Maldives.Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said: Follow the Foreign Secretary on Twitter @BorisJohnson and Facebook Further information I am gravely concerned about the declaration of a state of emergency in Maldives, and the accompanying suspension of fundamental rights. The damage being done to democratic institutions in Maldives and the sustained misuse of process in Parliament is deeply worrying. I call on President Yameen and the Government of Maldives to peacefully end the state of emergency, restore all articles of the constitution, take immediate steps to implement in full the order of the Supreme Court, and to permit and support the full, free and proper functioning of Parliament. Follow the Foreign Office on Twitter @foreignoffice and Facebook Media enquiries Follow the Foreign Office on Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn For journalists Email [email protected]
Source: CrosstownCrosstownThe doughnut specialist has also hopped onto the curated gift box trend creating two options aimed at giving mums ‘an indulgent night in’. “We’ve been working on a collection of gift boxes, perfect for saying ‘thank you for everything you do’ this Mother’s Day (even from afar),” said Adam Wills, co-founder of Crosstown.Its Mother’s Day Gift Box costs £70.95 and includes the choice between six handcrafted doughnuts or cookies, Natural Spa Factory Acerola Cherry Face Mask, Yuzu Oil & Majoram body wash and lotion and an OHROS candle.The Luxury Mother’s Day Gift Box includes the above as well as a bottle of either St John Wines or Gusbourne English Sparkling Rosé and is priced at £109.95. Source: Pleesecakes Mother’s Day is almost upon us and bakers and retailers have been busy crafting all manner of treats to celebrate the occasion.Paul, Pleesecakes, and Morrisons are among the companies that have created an array of mum-themed marvels.From cakes, biscuits and doughnuts to breakfast boxes and curated hampers, there’s a gift to suit all tastes.Here’s our pick of the latest NPD for 14 March: Source: Paul BakeryPaul BakeryArtisan bakery Paul has developed Hug in A Box filled with French fancies, a light and buttery chocolate croissant loaf, 12 jewel-esque mini macarons, six all-butter shortbread biscuits, plus Paul’s freshly ground coffee and a one-litre carton of the brand’s hot chocolate. It costs £29.95.A Sweet Treats Box featuring three of Paul’s best-sellers – strawberry Fraisier or Craquant, Carrot and Fôret Noire cakes – alongside mini beignets doughnuts and a box of 12 mini macarons, is also available for those located in London or Oxford for £39.95.A limited-edition Meringue Drip Cake that serves between six to eight people and can be personalised for free is also on sale for £25.95. A larger version catering for between 10 and 12 people is available for £46.95. Source: MorrisonsMorrisonsOver at Morrisons, Mother’s Day biscuits have also made the cut. The retailer has launched two flavours: Hand-iced Gingerbread and Vegan Lemon Shortbread for £1 each. The biscuits are baked daily and decorated in-house. Source: Pleesecakes PleesecakesThe online cheesecake specialist has put together a selection of six mini Pleesecakes. Its You’re Mum-Believable box costs £35 and comprises Pick ‘n’ Mix, Rocky Road, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Lemon & Raspberry, Kinder and Eton Mess flavours.Berry Best Mum (£36) contains an ‘elegant yet zingy’ vanilla cheesecake that serves eight to 10 people. Made with a shortbread biscuit base, it has a vanilla filling with a raspberry and lemon swirl, and is topped with pink chocolate ganache, white chocolate shards, fresh raspberries, mini marshmallows, lemon julienne, mini meringues, pink biscuit pearls, pink sugar, sugar sprinkles rose buds and petals.Both gifts contain a complementary bottle of 5cl Malfy Arnancia Gin. Source: Fatherson BakeryFatherson BakeryFatherson Bakery is marking the special occasion with Mother’s Day Fairy Cakes. Sold in packs of six (rsp £2.50), the cupcakes are finished with pink and lavender icing. They join the existing sponge Mother’s Day Cupcakes (rsp £4×2) and Mother’s Day Sharing Cake (rsp £5). Source: Honeywell Biscuit CoHoneywell Biscuit CoWhat mumma doesn’t love a biscuit with their cuppa? The Northamptonshire-based baker has created Blooming Lovely Biscuit Blooms – a limited-edition version of its hand-iced biscuits that look like flowers in a vase. This ‘letterbox friendly’ package contains 11 biscuits and costs £25.Joining the line-up is Biscuit Breakfast in Bed (rsp £34), a vanilla biscuit-themed continental breakfast with croissant, waffle and berries that includes gold biscuit cutlery and a flower on a stick. The items are delivered in a ribbon-handled sturdy box that doubles up as a tray and can be used for breakfast in bed. A percentage of all sales is donated to Honeywell’s charity partner, Farm Africa. Source: Lovingly ArtisanLovingly ArtisanLovingly Artisan has collaborated with Hawkshead Relish to create a Mother’s Day Breakfast In Bed Box containing two made-to-order saffron buns and a Pain de Campagne sourdough loaf. Each package also features a pot of Hawkshead’s handmade Strawberry Daiquiri Jam made from strawberries, a dash of lemon and lime, dark rum and rose liqueur.“This Mother’s Day is going to be a little bit different, so we decided to work with our friends at Hawkshead Relish to put together a little bit of treat for mums up and down the country,” said Catherine Connor, co-owner of Lovingly Artisan Bakery. “Something that kids could easily rustle up with dads and be able to treat mums to a well-earned lie in and a delicious breakfast in bed.” The box is being sold for £11.
A new report from TMZ reveals an unfortunate fate for Prince’s final days, as it appears an overdose on the prescription painkiller Percocet was to blame for his untimely demise. Prince was found dead at his Paisley Park home yesterday, at the age of 57.TMZ has been accurate with all of their reports thusfar, from Prince’s hospitalization to the breaking news of his death yesterday. According to TMZ’s report, Prince had taken so many Percocets last week, his plane had to make an emergency landing so doctors could administer a “save shot” to keep him alive.Prince was photographed going in and out of the same Walgreens a total of four times in the week before his death. The prescription came to Prince for a corrective surgery on his hips back in 2010, reportedly.While an official autopsy will confirm this report, with TMZ’s track record on reporting this story, it seems likely that this is indeed the tale of Prince overdosing a couple of days prior to his death. Of course, we choose to remember Prince through his incredible legacy of music, with dozens of albums and singles that have inspired musicians from all genres.This is an ongoing story, and we will update with more information. You can read TMZ‘s report here.
Moe. headlined the annual Jam Cruise Pre-Party in front of a packed house of festive Jam Cruisers and moe.rons on Thursday evening, January 19th, at Revolution Live in downtown Fort Lauderdale, FL. The band put on a two set, 3+ hour jam session, filled with their classic original material including a monster, 30 minute “Opium > St. Augustine” in the first set.Another big moment of the show was the band’s tight cover of Frank Zappa’s “Cosmik Debris” followed by the fan favorite, “Okay Alright.” Check out videos of the first set run and the encore below, courtesy of CHeeSeHeaDPRoDuCTioNS.moe. – “Opium > St. Augustine”moe. – “Cosmik Debris. Okay Alright”moe. will set sail on Jam Cruise 15 later today, upon which they are scheduled to headline. They’ll then hit the road throughout the winter, so don’t miss out. You can see the full tour schedule below, and head to the band’s website for details. The full setlist and audio from last night can be found below.Setlist: moe. | Revolution Live | Fort Lauderdale, FL | 1/19/17Set I: Annihilation Blues (nh), Puebla > Big World, Opium > St. Augustine, The Road > Skrunk > The RoadSet II: Defrost >(nh) Time Ed, Blue Eyed Son, Mar-DeMa > The Ghost Of Ralph’s Mom, Wind It Up > GeorgeE: Cosmik Debris, Okay AlrightFull set audio:Moe. 2016-2017 Tour ScheduleJan 20-25: Jam Cruise 15 – Norwegian PearlJan 26: Jannus Live- St. Petersburg, FLJan 27: The Plaza Live – Orlando, FLJan 28th: Georgia Theatre – Athens, GAJan 31st: Bijou Theatre – Knoxville, TNFeb 2nd: Penn’s Peak – Jim Thorpe, PAFeb 3rd: Higher Ground – South Burlington, VTFeb 4th: Calvin Theatre – Northampton, MAFeb 17th: Marathon Music Works – Nashville, TNFeb 18th: Iron City Birmingham – Birmingham, ALFeb 19th: Sweetwater Brewery – Atlanta, GAMar 4th: F Shed At The Market – Syracuse, NYMar 30th: Wellmont Theater – Montclair, NJMar 31st: College Street Music Hall – New Haven, CTApr 1st: The Paramount – Huntington, NYApr 5-8: The Sinclair – Cambridge, MAApr 27th: Le Petit Theatre – New Orleans, LAApr 28-29: The Civic Theatre – New Orleans, LA (w/ Turkuaz)Jun 30-Jul 2: moe.down 16 – Turin, NY (seven sets!)[Cover photo courtesy of Tim Breaseale @ TB Photography, LLC]
We’ll keep you updated on official announcements and release dates for Ryan Adams’ Big Colors and his other two forecasted 2019 albums as details become available. 2019 is looking like it will be another big year for Ryan Adams. In a series of tweets on Monday, the rocker shared the album art for his first upcoming album release, Big Colors, and hinted that there would be two more coming in its wake before the end of the year. As he notes in one of his tweets, “Remember that year when I released 3 records. … Let’s do it again.” The 3-album year to which Adams is referring is 2005, when he released Cold Roses, Jacksonville City Nights, and 29. He also shared a clip of a vocal tracking session with the hashtag #BigColors, and tagged Blue Note Records and Capitol Records, indicating that the upcoming release(s) will come via these imprints.
Early last month, popular brewery Dogfish Head announced their plans to revive their 2013 IPA inspired by the Grateful Dead to be released in lot-friendly six-pack of 12 oz. bottles for the first time ever. The American Beauty Pale Ale obviously pulls its name in relation to the famous jam band’s career-defining 1970 studio album. On Thursday, the brewery turned the party up a notch, as they announced their plans to celebrate the beer’s return with a full weekend themed around the forthcoming IPA and the Dead themselves.The “American Beauty Weekend,” as the celebration has been officially branded, will take place at their Brewery headquarters in Milton, Delaware on Friday, February 8th and Saturday, February 9th. The weekend events will include a “Grateful Dead-inspired Beer Experience” as well as Grain-to-Glass brewery tours themed around the band’s music. One of the real highlights of the weekend will include the presence of the Dead’s current archivist, David Lemieux.Lemieux–who is just as avid of an outdoorsman as he is a Deadhead–will plan on spending the entire day at the party on Friday, starting with a meet-and-greet/signing in the Tasting Room & Kitchen, and fans are encouraged to bring their favorite lot merch and tie-dye shirts for David to sign. Lemieux will then head over to the Dogfish Head’s brewpub in Rehoboth, Delaware later that night to take part in the American Beauty Beer Experience, where he will hang out, share stories, and answer questions while attendees enjoy some dinner. There will also be live music from the Dead catalogue being played by High Tied Sideshow.Fans and beer lovers can also tune into the older promotional video of Lemieux below, where he’s seen discussing the American Beauty-themed IPA when it first arrived back in 2013.Dogfish Head Grateful Dead Collaboration [Video: Dogfish Head]Fans who hope to attend the weekend events in Delaware next month can click here for more information and tickets.