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The Swiss food giant will create 20,000 jobs across Europe
Nestl√© UK and Ireland, announced it will be looking for 1,900 youngsters to fill roles over the next three years¬†and has called for other big companies to ‚Äústep up‚ÄĚ and help address youth unemployment.
The company, which is creating the jobs of as part of Nestl√©‚Äôs European Youth Employment Initiative, says it is yet to break down how many jobs will go to each UK site, however a spokesman said with the significance of York‚Äôs site within the business it is likely a large number will be coming to the city.
‚ÄúSadly young people in the UK and Ireland are stuck in a catch-22 situation. They can‚Äôt get a job without experience, but can‚Äôt get experience without a job.
‚ÄúIndustry must step up and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment.‚ÄĚ
A study by Nestle found 90% of business leaders feel that school leavers are ill-equipped to start work because they lack the necessary skills. The research found that 53% of bosses said young people did not know how to present themselves in a meeting, 48% said they did not know how to work to a deadline and only 30% said that work experience programmes made a valuable contribution to their firm.
Only 28% of companies said they had a relationship with their local school or college – which Nestle has identified as a key problem.
York is Nestl√© UK and Ireland‚Äôs largest confectionery site, employing just over 1,750 staff – 1,000 more than the second largest site at Newcastle which employs 800 workers, and Halifax where 800 are taken on at peak season dropping to 500.
Matt Stripe, Nestl√© UK & Ireland HR director, based in York, said: ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre incredibly proud to be offering these opportunities to young people in the UK and Ireland.
‚ÄúThe fact is, the food industry is facing a major manpower crisis which threatens its future.
‚ÄúAn ageing workforce and skills shortage means we need to attract new, young talent into the industry.
‚ÄúWhile the country‚Äôs youth unemployment has steadily increased, Nestl√© has more than doubled the number of graduate opportunities available over the past two years. In the next three years, we will treble the number of apprentices to 60 every year.‚ÄĚ
Nestl√© is also partnering with social enterprise group MyKindaCrowd to offer skills and employability training to over 12,000 school and college students.
1. Directors and chief executives
The best paid job goes to¬†Directors or Chief Executives. They¬†¬†a highly pressured job‚Ä¶ but the pay has got to make their life a little easier!¬†Pay range: ¬£44,764 to ¬£137,623.
2. Aircraft pilots¬†and flight engineers
Aircraft pilots and flight engineers earned a median gross pay of ¬£78,736, up 14.1pc from the previous year. Pay range: ¬£59,068 to ¬£94,495.
Medical practitioners earned a median gross pay of ¬£71,279. Pay range: ¬£28,630 to ¬£135,432.
4. Marketing and Sales directors
Marketing and sales directors have earned a median gross salary of ¬£68,245 in 2013. ¬†Pay range: ¬£29,924 to ¬£106,315.
5.¬†Information technology and telecommunications directors
Information technology and telecommunications directors earned a median gross pay of ¬£63,622 last year. Pay range: ¬£37,522 ¬†to ¬£90,476.
6. Legal professionals
Legal professionals earned a median gross salary of ¬£61,544. ¬†Pay range: ¬£30,848 to ¬£91,784.
¬†7. Senior police officers
Senior police officers earned a median gross salary of ¬£59,037. Pay range: ¬£51,939 to ¬£63,087.
¬†8. Financial managers and directors
Financial managers and directors earned a median gross pay of ¬£55,504. Pay range: ¬£25,008 ¬†to ¬£100,146.
¬†9. Education senior professionals
Senior professionals of educational establishments earned a median gross salary of ¬£50,214. Pay range: ¬£27,622 to ¬£62,399
¬†10. Functional managers and directors
Functional managers and directors earned a median gross salary of ¬£48,158 in 2012. Pay range: ¬£24,259 ¬†to ¬£54,106.
The iPhone and¬†iPad¬†are great mobile work solutions for many professions and IT is no exception. With the right collection of apps, virtually every IT job role can become mobile. Systems administrators, user interface designers, and even help desk agents can use their¬†iOS¬†devices¬†to keep tabs on the technologies that they manage and resolve problem at any time from almost anyplace.
IT tools for iOS cover a wide range of ground from basic remote access to network diagramming. Here are a set of tools that no IT department should be without.
- AD Helpdesk¬†and¬†ADManager Mobile¬†‚Äď Both of these tools provide a mobile interface for managing Microsoft‚Äôs Active Directory. The primary mobile needs when it comes to Active Directory are basic user account management (locking/unlocking accounts, resetting passwords or password policies, changing group memberships, and managing which workstations users are allowed to access). Both of these tools handle all of these tasks. AD Helpdesk focuses a bit more on resolving user-related issues while ADManager Mobile offers a somewhat broader range of administrative features. Which one is best for you is a matter of your specific needs/responsibilities and personal preference.
- Server Admin Remote¬†‚Äď This app provides an iOS interface to OS X Server‚Äôs Server Admin utility. Obviously, its use only applies to organizations that use Mac servers, but it is an excellent tool for that community. One can even argue that it‚Äôs a more streamlined and efficient tool than Lion Server‚Äôs mashup between the basic Server app and advanced tools including Server Admin.
- Server Monitor¬†‚Äď Keeping tabs on the current status of any server in an organization is a key IT requirement. Server Monitor is a simple and straightforward way to that. It uses SSH connections to retrieve and display uptime, load average, and memory status.
- RBL Status¬†‚Äď Realtime blacklists are most commonly associated with mail servers, where they can automatically screen out mail from domains known or suspected of pumping out spam. RBL Status lets you quickly and easily determine if any servers in your organization have been blacklisted.
Network planning, troubleshooting, and ongoing management requires the ability to quickly determine network capacity and load, breaks in service or cabling that can disrupt various portions of physical network components, and the ability configure IP routing and subnets. These tools can provide invaluable understanding of the state your organizations physical network and logical network addressing.
- Scanny¬†‚Äď This apps offers a wide range of network scanning and probing tools to help you determine the health, security, and functionality of your network. It also offers some access to common tool for determining breaks between network segments. Some of the major features Scanny offers include portscan, Apple Bonjour and Windows hostname lookup, MAC address lookup, ping, trace route, whois queries, and a list of known IP ranges (Wi-Fi,¬†3G/4G, VPN etc.).
- Network ‚ÄúSwiss-Army-Knife‚ÄĚ¬†‚Äď This is another app that offers a range of tools for network engineers and administrators. Like scanny, it includes some common probing techniques like DNS and MAC address lookups and deep whois queries. It also includes several network reference tools like a subnet calculator, MAC address guide by manufacturer, IANA list of common TCP/UDP ports and the standard protocols that use them, a quick reference guide for the entire TCP/IP stack.
- Net Status¬†‚Äď If you need to determine if network hard like routers and switches are functioning, Net Status is a good choice for quick and basic details. It can also be used to query the status of various network hosts and gateways.
- Get Console¬†‚Äď This could be considered a remote access tool because it is an iOS terminal console that support SSH and telnet. However, paired with the iOS¬†cable, Get Console allows an iOS device to connect directly to the console ports on enterprise network like routers and switches ‚Äď making it a must have for network engineers and administrators on the go.
- Bytes¬†‚Äď Network engineers, developers, and data scientists all need to work with specialized calculations like converting values into hexadecimal or IP address ranges into CIDR notation. Bytes is a great calculator app designed for such industry-specific functions.
- OmniGraffle for iPad¬†‚Äď Network documentation is critical to keeping a business or enterprise network running. Accurate diagrams make life a lot easier when resolving outages and are crucial when planning and implementing network upgrades (or simple service additions or expansions). OmniGraffle is great diagramming tool for network mapping and documentation.
While a lot of IT tasks can be handled using dedicated apps, there are many times when IT professionals need to gain remote access to routers, switched, servers, and even desktop computers. Although there are a number of tools available for remote access, there are just a handful of protocols that an iOS IT toolkit has to include to offer solid remote access.
- iSSH¬†‚Äď SSH command line access is a key tool for any systems or network administrator. It can be used to connect to servers, network devices, and individual workstations. While there are a number of SSH apps out there, iSSH is generally considered to be one of the best. iSSH also includes a VNC client, though most IT pros prefer a dedicated VNC because iSSH‚Äôs VNC support tends to seem like an afterthought.
- iTap RDP and VNC¬†- As with SSH, there are a number of apps that include remote screen sharing and control using Microsoft‚Äôs RDP protocol and/or the open standard VNC. iTap, which is available as separate dedicated apps for each protocol are easily the most well regarded options.
- LogMeIn¬†‚Äď SSH, RDP, and VNC provide powerful remote access and control functionality, but they don‚Äôt always play well with corporate firewalls. For situations where a remote connection needs to be established quickly and regardless of your actual location, LogMeIn offers a range of great and secure alternatives with desktop editions designed for specific business/IT use cases.
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People vary in how they cope with shift work depending on their health, fitness, age, lifestyle, and domestic responsibilities‚Äď some adapt well, others do not. Whilst we cannot change our inbuilt characteristics, it is possible to alter our behavior or make lifestyle changes that may make shift work more tolerable. The hints and tips below draw on commonly available advice and best practice from a range of sources and may improve sleep quality, increase alertness and reduce health risks for shift workers.
Driving to and from work
Driving to and from work can be risky, particularly after a long shift, a night shift or before an early start. The following strategies may make driving safer:
- consider using public transport or taxis rather than driving;
- exercise briefly before your journey;
- share driving if possible;
- drive carefully and defensively;
- try not to hurry;
- stop if you feel sleepy and take a short nap if it is safe to do so;
- make occasional use of caffeine or ‚Äėenergy‚Äô drinks.
Identify a suitable sleep schedule
Most adults need 7-8 hours sleep a day although this may decrease with age. If you cannot do this, try to rest, as this is still beneficial. Recording sleep patterns and problems using a diary may help to explain fatigue and tiredness. It can also be used to help find the most suitable strategies and conditions for a better quality of sleep.
- If you work regular shifts, try going to bed at different times eg soon after you arrive back from work or stay up and sleep before the next shift;
- have a short sleep before your first night shift;
- if coming off night shifts, have a short sleep and go to bed earlier that night;
- once you have identified a suitable sleep schedule try to keep to it.
Make the environment favorable for sleeping
Sleep loss and fatigue are some of the most significant problems for shift workers. It is important to try and maintain your normal level of sleep and rest. Daytime sleep is usually lighter, shorter and of poorer quality than night time sleep. It is more frequently disturbed because of warmer temperatures and daytime noise. To help make the environment favorable for sleeping:
- sleep in your bedroom and avoid using it for other activities such as watching television, eating and working;
- use heavy curtains, blackout blinds or eye shades to darken the bedroom;
- disconnect the phone or use an answer machine and turn the ringer down;
- ask your family not to disturb you and to keep the noise down when you are sleeping;
- discuss your work pattern with close neighbours and ask them to try and avoid noisy activities during your sleep time;
- if it is too noisy to sleep consider using earplugs, white noise or background music to mask external noises;
- adjust the bedroom temperature to a comfortable level, cool conditions improve sleep.
Techniques to promote sleep
To promote sleeping, try to follow a similar routine to the one you follow before a normal nights sleep. The following tips may help you relax after a shift and promote sleep:
- go for a short walk, relax with a book, listen to music and/or take a hot bath before going to bed;
- avoid vigorous exercise before sleep as it is stimulating and raises the body temperature;
- avoid caffeine, ‚Äėenergy‚Äô drinks and other stimulants a few hours before bedtime as they can stop you going to sleep;
- don‚Äôt go to bed feeling hungry: have a light meal or snack before sleeping but avoid fatty, spicy and/or heavy meals, as these are more difficult to digest and can disturb sleep;
- avoid alcohol as it lowers the quality of sleep.
It is very important to consider the timing and quality of your meals. Digestive problems are common in shift workers due to disruption of the body clock and poor diet. Plan your meals to help you stay alert at work and to relax/sleep when you need to rest.
- regular light meals/snacks are less likely to affect alertness or cause drowsiness than a single heavy meal;
- choose foods that are easy to digest such as pasta, rice, bread, salad, fruit, vegetables and milk products;
- avoid fatty, spicy and/or heavy meals as these are more difficult to digest. They can make you feel drowsy when you need to be alert. They may also disturb sleep when you need to rest;
- avoid sugary foods, such as chocolate ‚Äď they provide a short-term energy boost followed by a dip in energy levels;
- fruit and vegetables are good snacks as their sugar is converted into energy relatively slowly and they also provide vitamins, minerals and fibre;
- drink plenty of fluid as dehydration can reduce both mental and physical performance but avoid drinking too much fluid before sleeping as this may overload the bladder.
Stimulants and sedatives
Shift workers often turn to stimulants such as coffee or cigarettes to keep them awake and sedatives such as alcohol or sleeping pills to help them sleep. Avoid such aids as they only have short-term effects on alertness as tolerance to their effects develops. Persistent use may also increase the risk of dependence.
- caffeine is a mild stimulant present in coffee, tea and cola as well as in tablet form and in special ‚Äėenergy‚Äô drinks. It can improve reaction time and feelings of alertness for short periods. Only use caffeine occasionally and don‚Äôt rely on it to keep you awake. If you do decide to take caffeine or other stimulants, you should consider what might happen when its effects wear off eg when you are operating machinery or driving.
- avoid the use of alcohol to help you fall asleep. Although alcohol can promote the onset of sleep it is also associated with earlier awakenings, disrupted sleep and poorer sleep quality. Regularly drinking too much increases the risk of long-term damage to your physical and mental health, your work, social and personal relationships.
- regular use of sleeping pills and other sedatives to aid sleep are not recommended because they can lead to dependency and addiction.
- new drugs have recently been developed that can alter our state of alertness. Although their use may be widespread abroad, the ways in which they work and their long-term effects are not yet fully understood and consequently their use is not advised unless under medical supervision.
Physical fitness and a healthier lifestyle
An unhealthy lifestyle combined with shift work may increase the likelihood of sleep disorders and sleep loss or exacerbate existing sleep problems. A good diet, regular meals and exercise can improve sleep quality, health and well-being.
- you can improve your fitness by spending 30 minutes a day on a physical activity including housework and walking. Consider joining a gym or taking part in a regular exercise class;
- eat healthy meals on a regular basis;
- cut down or give up smoking;
- reduce your alcohol intake;
- seek advice from your doctor if you require regular medication such as insulin for diabetes or suffer from a chronic condition such as epilepsy.
- Family and friends
Working shifts that differ from the routines of friends and family can leave you feeling isolated and it is important to make the effort not to lose contact with them:
- talk to friends and family about shiftwork. If they understand the problems you are facing it will be easier for them to be supportive and considerate;
- make your family and friends aware of your shift schedule so they can include you when planning social activities;
- make the most of your time off and plan mealtimes, weekends and evenings together;
- plan your domestic duties around your shift schedule and try to ensure that you do not complete them at the cost of rest/sleep. You may need to change the times/days when some jobs are done;
- invite others who work similar shifts to join you in social activities when others are at work and there are fewer crowds.
Ways to improve your alertness at work
On some shifts, such as nights and very early mornings you may find it difficult to remain alert and this can affect your performance. It may also increase the risk of errors, injury and accidents. You may find it helpful to:
- take moderate exercise before starting work which may increase your alertness during the shift.
- keep the light bright;
- take regular short breaks during the shift if possible;
- get up and walk around during breaks;
- plan to do more stimulating work at the times you feel most drowsy;
- keep in contact co-workers as this may help both you and them stay alert.
Source: Health and Safety Executive
In addition to keeping track of your to-dos, the system helps you prioritize your priorities. With producteev you can assign yourself tasks by certain times and dates, set reminders, set tasks to repeat monthly, weekly, or daily‚ÄĒyou can even assign tasks to team members, discuss projects, and attach relevant documents within the system.
Evernote comes to the rescue by making saving and searching all your notes, ideas, and clippings as easy as searching the web.
RescueTime¬†is like a performance evaluation you give yourself. The software runs in the background of your computer, measuring which websites and applications you use most. The time you spend is grouped into categories ‚Äď such as social networking, email and scheduling ‚Äď so you can see how much time you spend doing different types of tasks. Each week, you get an email report of your activities. You can also log into the dashboard to get real-time statistics. RescueTime works on Mac and PC. The basic version is free, and a premium version is $6 per month and offers features such as website blocking and time reports for individual documents.
4. Manic Time¬†Another time-tracking tool is¬†Manictime¬†for PC, which also runs in the background of your computer, recording your activities while you work. The software generates a report of applications and websites you use, and provides a timeline of your day so you can pinpoint your best and worst productivity levels. Manictime offers a free basic version, and a premium version is $67 and offers additional features such as time sheet generation and an inactivity alert.
If you need to block distractions,¬†LeechBlock¬†is a free Firefox browser add-on that blocks or allows access to specified websites at designated times. For example, you can schedule a time each day to check email, network on social media sites, or catch up on industry news. The rest of the day these sites will be blocked. You can override your settings by entering a password. LeechBlock also keeps track of the total amount of time you spend browsing the sites in each block set.
6. Focus Me
Focus Me¬†is a distraction-blocking software with two modes: Block Mode and Focus Mode. Block Mode will block only the websites and applications that you choose. Focus Mode will block all websites and applications except the ones you approve. Focus Me also includes a “take a break” feature that forces downtime by deactivating your mouse and keyboard for a five minute period of time. Focus Me works on Mac and PC and offers a single user license for $18.
If the Internet is too tempting,¬†Freedom¬†is program for Apple users that totally blocks your surfing capabilities so you can be productive. Choose how long you’d like to be Internet-free — you can select up to eight hours. If you want to turn Freedom off, you have to reboot your computer. Freedom is available for a one-time fee of $10.
If your downfall is social media,¬†Anti-Social¬†might be the solution. Developed by the creators of Freedom, it’s good for the entrepreneur who needs to be online for their business but is easily distracted. The $15 Mac application blocks more than 30 “time wasting” websites, such as Netflix, Hulu, Facebook, Twitter and more. The only way to turn it off before the timer expires is to reboot your computer.
9. Self Control
Finally, those with little will power should download¬†SelfControl, a free app for Mac that will force you to focus. The software blocks you from your mail servers, specific websites or the entire Internet for a period of time that you set. You are unable to access those sites until the timer expires — even if you restart your computer or delete the application.
Of course, there are plenty of other ways to get organized, but these ¬†platforms are a great start. Try them!
Ashurst a Leading International Law Firm creates fresh career opportunities for talented people in ScotlandSeptember 6th, 2013
FPSG‚Äôs exclusive client Ashurst is one of the world‚Äôs leading laws firms.
In June, Ashurst announced it would become the first international law firm to establish a legal and business support services office in Glasgow. The firm’s significant, long-term investment will deliver hundreds of high quality, permanent jobs, in one of the UK’s most vibrant cities.
Under the leadership of Mike Polson, the office, which opened on 27 August, will provide significant opportunities to a range of professionals, including legal, IT, communications & marketing, finance, HR and risk & compliance specialists. The Glasgow office will replicate the culture and quality for which Ashurst is internationally renowned, while delivering the twin goals of excellence and innovation.
Ashurst’s commitment to Scotland will provide fresh career opportunities for talented people to join a premier global law firm. To apply visit:¬†http://ashurst.fpsg.co.uk/
The head of the new office in Glasgow is Mike Polson, a former senior corporate partner at Dundas & Wilson who has a longstanding relationship with Ashurst. As an experienced and highly regarded partner from a leading Scottish law firm, Mike brings the benefits of his established networks and his significant understanding of the local market to the new office.
¬†Ashurst has bold aspirations for the office and I am thoroughly looking forward to ensuring that we deliver on our goals of excellence and innovation together. I am delighted that all of Ashurst’s business support teams will have a presence in Glasgow and will become an integral part of our new office. This is without doubt a tremendously exciting opportunity for ambitious and talented individuals who have a real focus on developing their careers and making a meaningful and valuable contribution to our new office in Glasgow. That opportunity, combined with Ashurst’s very special culture, is why I took on this role and I hope you share my enthusiasm for the journey ahead.¬†
In March 2012, Ashurst and Blake Dawson combined forces to form one global team under the Ashurst brand. We advise corporates, financial institutions and governments, and our core businesses are in corporate, finance, energy, resources and infrastructure.
Ashurst have 25 offices in 14 countries as well as¬†associated offices in Jakarta and Jeddah, and a best-friend referral relationship with an Indian law firm. With over 400 partners and 1,700 lawyers in total, they offer the international insight of a global network combined with local market knowledge.
Seamless client service
Ashurst provide consistently high quality, commercially relevant legal advice worldwide, and build teams that are specific to our clients’ needs, combining specialist legal skills, industry experience and regional know-how. They have a track record of successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions and projects. Their focus is on getting to the heart of your legal needs and delivering practical, commercial solutions.
With recent employment losses in the legal industry, few jobs are completely secure. Below are a few ways to protect yourself from the pink slip and survive lean times.
1. Take responsibility for your actions‚ÄĒwhether they yield good or bad results.
When you own up to a decision or a thought process that didn’t work out, you are respected for having honesty and integrity and for being responsible.Dodging responsibility only makes you look like you lack both good judgment and integrity.
2. Serve as an ambassador for your department, both inside and outside your company.
Whenever you interact with individuals in other areas of your company, be consistently positive about your department. Get others in the company excited about projects that your department is working on. Always emphasize how great your boss is.
3. Stay connected to the industry.¬†The more you know about competitors, the more you are able to share that information and respond to competitive forces. That means participating industry meetings and engaging with others in companies in your industry and related industries. You are viewed as a lot more valuable when you are connected.
4. Engage within your department.¬†Think about the biggest challenges your department faces and what you can do to make a difference in terms of addressing those challenges. Your purpose is to identify solutions. It‚Äôs essential that you demonstrate initiative to take on these assignments, rather than waiting to be asked.
5. Engage within your company.¬†You should volunteer for committees to enhance your visibility and establish your presence across the organization. Remember, though, with this point and number 5, not to overcommit yourself. If you take on too many extra projects, inevitably, you won‚Äôt follow through, and people will be disappointed. ‚ÄúYour reputation will change from a resourceful, valuable colleague to an unreliable, unavailable burden who underdelivers.
6. Stay visible.¬† ¬†It‚Äôs a psychological thing for your boss to feel more confident about your productivity if she sees you at your desk.
7. Appearance counts.¬†Look good, stay healthy, tweak your image to make sure that how you present yourself visually is, quite frankly, acceptable in the organization. ¬†How do leaders in the organization present themselves? Does this inspire confidence? Organizations often have culture threads which have to do with behaviors, performance expectations, as well as how people look and speak. The more you resemble other people at your company, the more likely they are to feel comfortable with you.
8. Never upstage or outperform your boss, especially in meetings.¬†Believe it or not, most bosses respond poorly to being embarrassed. Because your boss is the person you report to, let your boss take credit for anything and everything PUBLICLY, with the expectation that he or she will recognize your value and protect and promote you.
9. If you don‚Äôt want a promotion, but just want to keep your job and maintain your performance, make sure your boss knows that.