first_imgE-HROn 5 Oct 2004 in Auto-enrolment, Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Thisweek’s E-HRRecruitment unpluggedCase study: CentricaAbout the organisationCentrica is a leading supplier ofenergy and other home and roadside services, including telecoms. It is the UK’sbiggest household supplier of gas and electricity through the British Gas brandand offers roadside and financial services from the AA. It was formed in 1997following the de-merger of British Gas.The aimTo bring online recruitment into Centrica to managethe high volume of applications. Application numbers have risenevery year since 1994 and between 2002 and 2003 it leapt from 21,000 to 40,000.In 2003, the organisation reviewed its approach to recruitment and a case wasmade for placing recruitment online.System supplierCentrica wanted an automatedrecruitment process, and end-to-end e-recruitment company i-GRasp was commissioned. i-GRasp’s Global Successorsoftware streamlines the recruitment process, starting with candidateattraction.The approachTheBritish Gas Engineering Academywas identified as the first area for implementation of the system. The academywas launched in December 2003 to address the national skills shortage ofqualified servicing and installation engineers. i-GRasp developed an onlinerecruitment portal using Global Successor, which contains information about jobvacancies and career opportunities at the academy. Its job was also toencourage and attract applications from candidates with the right calibre ofskills to support the organisation’s growth. Nationalresourcing manager MalcolmBuchanan says: “We had been observing the development of onlinerecruitment and felt this was a good time to implement a new approach to helpmanage candidate interest.”The solutionInthree months, i-GRaspworked with British Gas’s resourcingteam to create the online recruitment service. It features information on jobvacancies, profiles and case studies of employees. There is an onlineapplication process with candidate-matching facilities. It features anInterview Zone, where candidates can select interview times and obtain furtherinformation, such as directions. The bottom lineSpeedto hire, cost per hire and administration time have decreased and positions canbe managed online. A total of 10,000 applications have been received onlinesince its launch. “Thefeedback from applicants and employees has been positive,” Buchanan says. BritishGas has built a talent bank of engineers based on candidate scores, and theseare held in the bank for 12 months, or until a vacancy arises. Centrica is working with i-GRasp to replicate the systemthroughout the organisation and is looking at online psychometric testing.www.britishgasacdemy.co.uk Previous Article Next Articlecenter_img New products and services…–ExpressShift is a web-basedapplication from Swebtecthat manages the recruitment process of temporary and shift staff from vacancyidentification and candidate-matching through to fulfilment. When a newposition becomes available, ExpressShiftautomatically generates a suitable list of available candidates through itsmatching logic. It sends a text message or e-mail notification to thecandidate, who can send back either an acceptor decline message.www.swebtec.com–ADP has unveiled its new outsourcing strategy and service and it hopes it willmake it the UK’snumber one payroll department. ADP Freedom can totally remove an organisation’spayroll process and function while still allowing it to keep control andprovide in-house analysis and reporting. The web-based system is securelyhosted by ADP and enables customers to get results and information inreal-time. (A Freedom user will be featured in a forthcoming e-HR case study). www.europe.adp.comData mineStressManagement Society www.stress.org.ukRaisespublic awareness of the problem and offers a helping hand to those who need it.Essays cover workplace stress and bullying. You can request its free StressManagement Guidebook.InternationalStress Management Association www.isma.org.ukHolds a number of events and conferencesincluding National Stress Awareness Day, which is held on 3 November.You can find out more here. Also promotes good practices in the area,validating stress management trainers and coaches.Health& Safety Executive (HSE) www.hse.gov.uk/stress/TheHSE views stress as a serious problem for organisations and its researchreveals that five million people in the UK feel ‘very’ or ‘extremely’ stressedby their work. Plenty more statistics, research, reports and good advice can befound here.UKNational Work-Stress Network www.workstress.netSponsored by the Hazards Campaign, a network ofresource centres and campaigners on health and safety at work.The network works alongside trade unions, employers, professionalorganisations, politicians and individuals. Useful downloads are also includedand you can sign up to its newsletter on this site.Centrefor Stress Management www.managingstress.comCommercialorganisation that offers stress audits and provides counselling and coachingservices. You’ll find a range of articles and you can sign up to the newsletterand find out about its free stress management forum.Gadget of the month: Harbinger HFM digitalvoice recorderWhat is it? A digital voice recorder with 36 hours recordingtime. This pocket-sized device is also an FM radio and MP3player. There are three sensitivity recording settings for group meetings,individual interviews and a suite of recording/playback facilities.What will it let me do? Everythinga traditional dictaphonewill let you do – but more and from further away. The microphone records overdistances of up to 25m.How much does it cost? Around £180.Where can I find out more? Soldexclusively through www.gadgets.co.ukNews in brief…TheHotgroup has bought careersand jobs site Workthing –which includes the e-recruitment technology provider PeopleBank Technology – from Guardian Media Group.Following this and other acquisitions this year, Hotgroup becomes the number one online recruitmentbusiness in the UK,in terms of monthly jobseekers and size of candidate database. It bought Gis-a-job in May and NetRecruit in January. www.hotonline.comCeridianCentrefile has achieved 80per cent take-up (850 employees) of its newly launched flexible benefitsscheme, FlexAbility. Thehigh take-up is being attributed to the relevance of the benefits options,effective communication and change of management and use of appropriatetechnology to support enrolment and administration. Typical UKtake-up is closer to 40 per cent. FlexAbilityis being delivered through Source, Ceridian’s integrated HR and payrollsolution. Thomson Online Benefits provided consultancy services. www.ceridiancentrefile.co.ukTop resource…Inits five-year life span, E-reward’s reward management content – which spansresearch, reports, reviews, guru guides and more – has increased in relevancefor today’s HR professional. For all its heavyweight information, its cleandesign approach makes it easy to navigate around the site. Keep abreast ofdevelopments and thinking by signing up to its monthly newsletter. www.e-reward.co.uk Comments are closed. last_img read more

Another rebel surrenders, seeks to live peaceful life

first_img“But he and other recruits were surprised to be handed out guns for tactical offensives against government troops,” said Batara. Batara promised to assist in Botoy’s enrollment to the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) where the latter could avail himself of assistance from the local government unit of Tubungan through the integration program dubbed “Project ROKIT”. Batara commended Botoy for his bravery and determination to have a peaceful life. The 61IB appealed to other rebels to follow Botoy’s example. “With the support of local government units we will continue to encourage the remaining rebels to lay down their arms and give peace a chance,” said Batara. “Botoy’s longing for a normal life with his family gave him the courage to abandon the armed struggle,” according to Lieutenant Colonel Joel Benedict Batara, commanding officer of the 61IB. The young man told the Army he participated in the NPA’s attack on government forces in Sitio Anoy, Barangay Cabalaunan, Miag-ao on April 18. “He was assigned as a perimeter security.  But when he had the chance, he escaped from the group, leaving behind his firearm. He went home straight,” said Batara./PN Tubungan’s Mayor Roquito Tacsagon helped in Botoy’s surrender.center_img The young man accepted the offer thinking he would be able to continue his studies. The young man was a resident of Miag-ao and was accompanied by his mother and barangay officials during the surrender. “He joined the rebels in February this year. He was fetching water when armed men approached him and offered an education scholarship if he went with them,” said Batara. The 35-year-old Botoy (not his real name) was a resident Tubungan town and member of the Sibat Platoon, Southern Front, Komiteng Rehiyon-Panay of the NPA. ILOILO City – Another member of the New People’s Army (NPA) surrendered to the Philippine Army’s 61st Infantry Battalion (61IB) in Miag-ao, Iloilo. Early this May, a 20-year-old lad surrendered to the 61IB. He said he was an NPA member and was present in the rebel group’s April encounter with government troops in Miag-ao. “We warmly welcome him. He is a victim of the rebels’’ propaganda and deception,” he said.last_img read more