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Graduates are choosing training over big salaries

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Graduates are choosing training over big salariesOn 1 Sep 2002 in Personnel Today The offer of training and development is one of the biggest inducements tograduate recruits, according to recent research by workplace developmentexperts Investors in People UK. According to the survey, training is more important than salary. Interviewswith graduates, who were actively involved in career planning, revealed that 93per cent believe it is important to join an organisation which demonstrates acommitment to its people through a dedicated focus on training and development,while two-thirds rank training and development as one of the two most importantfactors they will consider when choosing an employer. In contrast, more than 60 per cent do not rank salary as significant andonly 11 per cent are concerned about job title. And once in position, the graduates believe that training and developmentremains key to productivity, with only 6 per cent linking enhanced productivitywith a big bonus; while more than half believe training and development willincrease their productivity levels and 35 per cent are looking for support fromtheir team and senior management. The research suggests that organisations must look at the people-developmentinitiatives they have in place, not simply their bank balances, according toIIP chief executive Ruth Spellman. “We were interested to gather the views of the next generation ofemployees and were genuinely surprised by the value they place on theirdevelopment over and above the promise of large salaries,” she said.”We hope this proves to be a real eye-opener for organisations that arelooking to recruit and retain the most talented graduates this year.” Employer experience seems to rein-force this. Anna Kelsey, HR manager atSelfridges in Manchester, believes graduates are now more career- minded thanin the past two decades. “New recruits are keen to develop their skill-offering to progressquickly. They will always take advantage of training and development and arekeen to get involved in initiatives to improve their skills and enable them tocontribute to the wider business objectives. The next generation of grad-uateshas big aspirations and seems determined to work for organisations that willensure these are fulfilled,” she said. By Stephanie Sparrow Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Marc Brownstein’s Star Kitchen Welcomes New Mastersounds’ Eddie Roberts For Live Band Debut [Photos]

first_imgLoad remaining images Good Foot Media Marc Brownstein’s Star Kitchen quartet kicked of their inaugural North American fall tour on Thursday night with a show at Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, DC. The four-piece rock/jam outfit comprised of Disco Biscuits‘ bassist Brownstein, drummer Marlon Lewis, keyboardist Rob Marscher and guitarist Danny Mayer provided fans with what looked to be a fantastic headlining debut for the jam scene’s newest supergroup project. To make the night even more fun for fans in attendance, the quartet welcomed New Mastersounds’ guitarist Eddie Roberts to play on a mix of songs throughout the performance.Star Kitchen filled their setlist with a selection of old-school covers including James Brown‘s “Soul Power”, Kool & The Gang‘s “Let the Music Take Your Mind”, and even Grant Green’s “Jan Jan” for their encore. Roberts came out to join them for all three songs, and his presence was even teased out by Brownstein via his Twitter showing the New Mastersounds member hanging out with the band prior to the show.Star Kitchen made their live debut back over the summer with a performance during the first weekend of Michigan’s Electric Forest festival. The band is currently scheduled to continue introducing their live material to fans along the east coast with three more shows set for this weekend in Pennsylvania (Friday), Massachusetts (Saturday) and New York City (Sunday). Fans planning on attending the band’s shows should be ready for more special guests, as Star Kitchen will welcome familiar names including Robert Randolph, Lady Alma, Chill Moody and Trey Anastasio Band saxophonist James Casey for Friday night’s show at the Ardmore Music Hall. Addison Groove Project saxophonist Dave Adams will sit in with the band on Saturday at Electric Haze, with Eric Krasno and Snarky Puppy horn players Chris Bullock and Mike “Maz” Maher also set to join in on the fun this Sunday night at Brooklyn Bowl.Fans can warm up for the weekend full of action with Star Kitchen by checking out the band’s final pre-tour practice session in the video below.A full photo gallery from Thursday night’s show can be seen in the images below.center_img Good Foot Medialast_img read more

University prepares for orientations

first_imgThe University is preparing to introduce the incoming freshman class of 2020 at its first orientation June 9-10.The orientation is the first of six that the University is planning on hosting for freshman. The others will take place June 23-24, June 29-30, July 7-8, July 12-13 and July 21-22. Transfer students will have one-day orientations on July 19, July 26 and July 29. International freshman will have their orientation Aug. 15-16.Orientations will include lunches, tours from orientation advisors, a spirit rally, multiple social events and performances from the USC Trojan Marching Band.Leo Zhao, a rising junior who is one of four student orientation coordinators, said that this year’s orientation will also have orientation advisors give presentations on student life and academics, a skit that will cover a range of campus issues and a follow-up conversation with incoming freshman discussing the topics discussed in the skit.Zhao, who was an orientation advisor last year, said that this orientation will be more streamlined than in previous years and that the staff of orientation advisors are well prepared for this year’s freshman class.“I think this year’s staff is definitely more diverse than previous years and they’re all very excited to do orientation,” Zhao said.The admission rate for the incoming class was 16.5 percent, the lowest in the University’s history. 8,920 students were admitted from all 50 states and over 75 different countries out of 54,100 applicants.Overall, 41 percent of incoming students are from California, and 13 percent of students are first generation college students. While the average unweighted high school GPA was 3.84, 31 percent of students enter USC with a high school GPA of 4.00, more than 50 percent of students enrolled in AP courses in high school and most incoming freshman rank in the top 10 percent of their high school’s graduating class.“Coming to college, there is a period where you have to transition from the mentality of a high school student to a college student,” Zhao said. “I think orientation is very really critical in preparing [students] for college life and showing them the Trojan spirit.”last_img read more

Iditarod clears four-time champ of dog-doping (yes, dog-doping)

first_imgSo who doped the dogs?“We’re convinced,” Mills said, “we’re never going to figure that out.”Woof. NOTE: A photo previously attached to this story may have been interpreted to have been Dallas Seavey. It was not.Apologetic officials of the world-famous Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have admitted that they were barking up the wrong tree. In doing so, they cleared four-time champion Dallas Seavey of any wrongdoing, stemming from the 2017 race in which he finished second but four of his dogs tested positive for a banned substance.Race officials, instead, assert that someone administered Tramadol, an opioid painkiller, to the dogs — but it wasn’t Seavey.A news release , under the headline “ITC board of directors and Dallas Seavey move forward,” read, in part:After several meetings with Dallas Seavey, and review of all relevant information and evidence, the board does not believe that Dallas had any involvement with, or knowledge of, the events that led to the positive test in his team. The (Iditarod Trail Committee) concludes that it is not credible that Dallas was involved, and he is found to have committed no wrong doing. Whatever happened was completely beyond his control.According to the release, steps have been since the incident to safeguard dogs with increased security protocols for the 1,000-mile race. As part of its release, the Iditarod apologized to Seavey for “any negative publicity and damages this situation has caused him.”Iditarod board president Mike Mills told the Anchorage Daily News : “We met with him multiple times and there was (sufficient) evidence to conclude he didn’t have anything to do with it.  … There’s no wrongdoing with Dallas that we found. He had no knowledge. It’s a hard situation to untangle, but we’re comfortable that we made the right decision.”Race officials didn’t specify what evidence absolved Seavey, whose family has participated in 47 Iditarods but didn’t participate in 2018. He said in a statement, “I look forward to many more years of involvement in the Last Great Race!”last_img read more