HR: Does business hours mean all hours?

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. HR: Does business hours mean all hours?Shared from missc on 9 Dec 2014 in Personnel Today Read full article center_img Previous Article Next Article Has “normal business hours” become a thing of the past? These days, I rarely meet anyone who almost immediately following waking up in the morning, wont grab their phone from the bedside to check their email, or who considers their nights to be personal or family time, which not so long ago seemed the norm. What is it about modern day issues and work problems that are more important than those that we were facing years ago that can’t wait until the next day? Or is it a simple case that our ability to prioritize is being depleted due to such ease of systems access which allows many organisations’ staff to turn any computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device into a make-shift work station?I’m as guilty as the next person of the late night emails and struggling to switch off but I’m one of the lucky ones who enjoys what I do enough that it doesn’t feel like a chore. What about those who aren’t as lucky and feel like they don’t have the pressure release of being able to go home and un-wind?Human nature dictates that if we get too used to something, it becomes habitual and we begin to expect it. This being the case, if this isn’t carefully managed, how long will it be before being “switched on” at all times is an expected part of a job as opposed to it being a sign of an engaged and happy employee who will strive to go above and beyond any contractual obligations? Don’t get me wrong, the huge emphasis which these days is placed on interoperability and mobility of internal systems of course is a great thing and phenomenal feat in technology advancement but with it comes the potential for more risk, more pressure and more un-happy staff if it is not managed well.last_img read more

Stainton’s Remembers Sea Isle Fire Victim

first_imgBy Maddy VitaleWhen Marie Zielinski died in a Nov. 29 fire at her 54th Street home in Sea Isle City, members of the tight-knit community came together to mourn the loss of a woman described as kind, wholesome and elegant.Zielinski, 89, was not to be forgotten and neither were the family members, including three children and three grandchildren, she left behind that tragic day.More than two months later, the outpouring of love and support continues to flow for Zielinski’s family, the Corsos, of Sea Isle.Joining other fundraising efforts, Stainton’s Gallery of Shops in Ocean City is now collecting money for the family. The funds will be taken to the 1st Bank of Sea Isle City, where Zielinski’s family has an account set up.Stainton’s Director of Operations Bridget Buchanan explained that each month, she, along with the help of the vendors and employees, select a charity to partner with, and place two donation boxes on the counters by the register.Each box explains in detail the cause and exactly where the customer’s donation is going to.And there have been other fundraisers on behalf of Zielinski’s family, the Corsos.Residents, business owners and friends donated to the family through fundraising efforts. Sea Isle Mayor Leonard Desiderio’s Christmas Toy and Food Drive gave to Zielinski’s family.Local real estate agents from the Silva Group and Ferzoco Group, who were friendly with Zielinski and her family, joined together to collect supplies, gifts and financial support for them.Matt and Luzett DeChristopher, of Washington Township, give a donation to a charity at Stainton’s Gallery of Shops in December. Stainton’s Director of Operations Bridget Buchanan is at left and associate Keyanna Brown in center.As part of its monthly campaign of fundraising, Stainton’s collected money in January for Bill Battersby, a veteran who suffered a stroke over Thanksgiving.Often, Buchanan said, she learns of charities though the community, friends and social media.She said one of her friends works at the 1st Bank of Sea Isle and posted an account of the Zielinski tragedy on Facebook.“When we decided we wanted to do something, we reached out to her about two weeks ago,” Buchanan said of her friend at the bank.“I lived in Sea Isle for five or six years and it is a small community,” Buchanan said. “Everyone looks out for each other. Everyone knows everyone and wants to help.”Stainton’s Facebook Post February 5:The post reads: On November 29, 2018, Marie perished in a tragic fire in Sea Isle City, where she lived with several of her family members. The fire reduced the duplex, where eight people lived, to little more than rubble. Marie’s surviving family members were left with nothing but a gaping hole in their hearts. Marie is remembered as an active member of her community, despite being 89 years old, where she was well-loved. As we cannot possibly replace this amazing woman, we would like to help her family recover from this fire by providing whatever financial help we can. #Staintons #DowntownOceanCity #OCNJ #AsburyAve #shoplocal #shopsmall #payitforward Marie Zielinski with her 10-year-old granddaughter Lucia Corso. (Courtesy Corso family)last_img read more

Richard Manuba Sets for SWAL Presidential Debate

first_imgThe Sports Writers Association of Liberia’s presidential candidate, Richard Manuba was ecstatic about this afternoon’s double debate.First, Manuba will be on Lux FM to expound his vision for the association from 10-11a.m.Second, he will be at the offices of the PUL on Clay Street, Monrovia at 2p.m. where other candidates, including Leroy Sonpon, lll, Martina Brooks and Roland Mulbah will also assemble to debate to convince the members why they think they are capable to run the association for the next two years.At a private gathering yesterday afternoon on 3rd Street, Sinkor in Monrovia, Candidate Manuba officially launched his campaign drive for the presidency.The elections are set for Jan. 24.Yesterday, Candidate Manuba re-echoed his three key areas that he said he is passionate to change SWAL.“I want to make SWAL an institution,” he said, “then seek corporate sponsorship for SWAL.”Candidate Manuba further said his third target will be SWAL members’ welfare.“We (SWAL) must be able to develop its members to get the needed support in times of need.“At the same time I will make SWAL relevance to get its national recognition,” he said.The debate is set at 2.p.m. today.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more