Do employees benefit from employee benefits?

first_imgDo employees benefit from employee benefits?Shared from missc on 17 Jun 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.center_img Read full article Staff benefits schemes seem to be a hot topic at the moment so I thought I’d chime in with my thoughts….In years gone by the company car, paid phone bill’s or company credit card were pretty much the in domain of the professionals at the top of their game working in the most generous of companies. Now though, almost akin to my blog post on gimmicky long interview processes, companies seem to be using the benefits they offer as a marketing tool, and the list of what is being offered is getting longer and longer. There’ nothing wrong with that, but let’s dissect it a little.In recent times there has been a lot of debate over what is considered a generous benefits programme and what is going too far. For example, I refer to Facebook and Apple who opted for a very polarizing benefit of freezing any female employee’s eggs (most suggest in a bid to allow feeling more at ease delaying having children). Or Google California, as another example who trucked in snow to create a snowy wonderland for its staff. Times are of course changing and our wants and needs are evolving with the times. I totally get that we are not programmed in the same way that we were 50 years ago where social norms almost pre-defined at what ages children would enter our lives, or when we should be allowed to enjoy a brisk walk in the snow, but is this taking a “company benefit” too far?In a few less extreme examples such-as, orgs employing chefs to cook meals each day for staff, full gym in-house or even sleep pods. These all sound amazing, right? And who wouldn’t want a part of that, but something that is also worth thinking about is – Are we then blurring the lines further between our professional worlds and our personal worlds? And indeed, is this a good or bad thing? We have already seen a huge shift towards technology interoperability and never being too far away from a piece of tech that could see us struggle to “switch off” in our personal time, but we are now looking at a new age where the comforts of home-life are being brought to the office.This is not to say I wouldn’t dive straight into a sleep-pod given the chance – just food for thought and I’d be keen to hear other perspective on where boundaries should be in the creation of a solid benefits scheme…last_img read more

First of Three Frigates Built for Indian Navy Successfully Passes Last Trials

first_img Share this article View post tag: last View post tag: first View post tag: Frigates Industry news First of three frigates built for Indian Navy has successfully passed the last trials before delivery, reported RIA Novosti on Dec 7 referring to Sergei Mikhailov, press secretary of JSC Yantar Shipyard (Kaliningrad, Russia).“Project 11356 frigate INS Teg has almost completed closing stage of trials. What comes next is acceptance process of the first of three frigates built for Indian Navy”, Mikhailov said.According to him, the ship has to be handed over to India in Apr 2012.The $1.6-bln contract for construction of the second 3-ship batch for Indian Navy was signed on July 14, 2007 in Delhi. Under contract tied in 1997, frigates INS Tabar, INS Trishul, and INS Talwar were built and handed over to Indian Navy.Technically, frigates currently built at Yantar will have minor differences with their predecessors operated by Indian Navy. The changes are related to arms and shipborne equipment. In particular, they will be armed with supersonic cruise missiles BrahMos with flight range up to 300 km.According to RIA Novosti referred to a source in Baltic Fleet, frigate INS Teg and Russian Black Sea Fleet (BSF) submarine Alrosa held a joint exercise this week. The sub launched a torpedo, and the frigate’s crew detected it and sidestepped.Alrosa is a Project 877 diesel electric submarine. Displacement is 2,325/3,076 tons; length is 76.2 meters; beam is 9.9 meters; draft is 6.2 meters; speed (surface/submerged) is 10/17 knots; operating range is 400 miles under water and 6,000 miles with snorkel; test depth is 300 meters; operating depth is 240 meters; crew is 53 including 14 officers. Subs of this project are armed with six 533-mm torpedo tubes (combat load 12 torpedoes) and Igla self-defense antiaircraft missile system.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 09, 2011; Image: pacificsentinel View post tag: trials View post tag: Indian View post tag: successfully View post tag: builtcenter_img December 9, 2011 Back to overview,Home naval-today First of Three Frigates Built for Indian Navy Successfully Passes Last Trials View post tag: News by topic View post tag: passes View post tag: Naval First of Three Frigates Built for Indian Navy Successfully Passes Last Trials View post tag: three View post tag: Navylast_img read more

Notre Dame’s Barrett Smart Money For SCOTUS Pick?

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Dave Stafford for www.theindianalawyer.com7th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge and Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett is the odds-on favorite to be President Donald Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the U.S. Supreme Court.So says an offshore gambling website that has installed Barrett as the leading choice among a field of more than two dozen candidates. BetDSI Sportsbook’s proposition on Trump’s SCOTUS pick gives Barrett odds of +250, meaning a $10 wager would pay $25 if she is the nominee.Barrett, a Trump appointee to the 7th Circuit who joined the appellate bench in November, is viewed as having many of the qualities Trump is seeking in a justice, particularly her age. Trump has said he wants to appoint a justice who is smart, young and tough who will serve for decades. Many believe Barrett, 46, is likely to be his choice.“The stars are aligning for her,” Faegre Baker Daniels partner and federal court practitioner Brian Paul told Indiana Lawyer last week after Kennedy announced his retirement.The 20-year-old Costa Rica-based BetDSI site runs numerous wagering propositions on questions of public concern, and its SCOTUS odds reflect the conventional wisdom of who Trump is considering as his nominee. The second choice to Barrett is D.C. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh at +350, followed by Third Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Thomas Hardiman at +500. Also among the favorites are two judges from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals — Raymond Kethledge, +800, and Amul Thapar, who also is a former aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, at +1,000.Notre Dame’s Barrett smart money for SCOTUS pick?Judge Diane Sykes, from Barrett’s 7th Circuit, also is on the President’s list of potential nominees. She was seen as a potential Supreme Court nominee when George W. Bush was in the White House. The Wisconsin native was apparently among the four candidates that Trump interviewed in January 2017 for Antonin Scalia’s seat, according to CNN, but her star is now not as bright, according to BetDSI. Her odds of her being the next nominee are +3,000.But gamblers looking beyond the prominently mentioned SCOTUS candidates have several choices in the pool. A $10 wager on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, for instance, would pay $1,000 if he were chosen. If that’s not rich enough, TV judges Joe Brown and Judge Judy would return $2,500. If you think Trump might keep the SCOTUS pick in the family, a $10 wager on daughter Ivanka Trump would be worth $25,000, or $50,000 if he picks Donald Trump Jr. Richer still, your $10 bet on Kanye West to be nominated to the Supreme Court could be worth $100,000.last_img read more