Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article GuruOn 21 May 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. This week’s guruEasy tiger! It’s time to pet your colleaguesThis year’s floating Human Resources Forum on board the Oriana reminded Guruof an episode of the Love Boat – but not for the usual conference shenanigans. Jonas Ridderstrale, aka Mr Funky Business, held aloft Prozac and Viagrapills during his keynote speech, warning that, unless employers and stafffoster some mutual passion about their work, their companies will be unable torise to the challenges of the new business environment. “If you can love your pet, why not your employer,” argued Jonas.He also advised delegates that the People’s Republic of Britney Spears holdsthe key to developing employer brand. Guru made a mental note to visit nexthols. Professor at the University of Lausanne, Stephane Garelli, picked up on thepet theme. Apparently, staff start as tigers, mellow into cats, before turninginto grouchy bears – only interested in life-life balance let alone work-lifebalance. Passion is needed once again. The only person lacking compassion was Celador International’s Ellis Watson.He warned HR has to be influential to survive. Poor performers are “acancer, a disease, they are AIDS”. Such a small step from workplace loveto sexually transmitted disease, thought Guru. Language of love not in his lexicon If any Oriana delegates did misinterpret the theme of love in the workplaceafter an evening of ‘networking’, they should have read last month’s Ellemagazine, which revealed that it is all too easy for passion between workmatesto get out of control at social events – 60 per cent of employees have had afling with a colleague. Guru is thankful he was able to meet Mrs Guru’s probing eye with a clearconscience on his return from the Oriana. The ladies obviously sensed he was happily married and were more interestedin management speak, than the language of love. Tardy tea rounds destroy the mystiqueGuru might favour a double espressolatte with extra froth, but Britain remains a nation of tea drinkers.Apparently six out of 10 employees drink tea regularly and overhalf prefer it to coffee – at least according to research by Pertemps. While Guru doubts all the ‘heats you up, cools you down’mumbo-jumbo, it does appear to have mystical powers. Most workers say they relyon tea to get them through the day – we get through 126,000 tons every year –and 53 per cent claim it makes them work harder. But beware, the tea run can be a flashpoint. A third ofrespondents felt resentful that colleagues do not take their turn in gettingtea. Guru suggests they sit down and discuss it over a cup of doubleespresso latte with extra froth.Thatcher or Cat? it’s a tough call Guru recently went on a management refresher, just in case he was taking hisesteemed position in the office for granted. And research by NetG shows that hewas right to do so. Its survey shows that while more than half of employeespolled compare their manager to Mrs Thatcher, nearly 60 per cent report thattheir ideal team leader would be Cat Deeley. Apparently the findings were not based on appearance alone. “Though CatDeeley’s looks may have played a part in this result, it’s not the onlyfactor,” explained a spokesman for NetG. “As a TV presenter she hasgood communication skills.” Yeah, right!
According to the Broome County District Attorney Office, Imes was determined to have a loaded semi-automatic pistol, which he used to threaten his former girlfriend and her family. He was also convicted for possessing drugs with the intent to sell. Kawon Imes was convicted of the following charges: BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — Friday, Kawon E. Imes was sentenced to 13 years in prison and five years parole for drug and weapon charges. Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, in the third degree, a Class B FelonyCriminal Possession of a Weapon, in the second degree, a Class C Violent FelonyCriminal Possession of Marijuana, in the third degree, a Class E FelonyCriminally Using Drug Paraphernalia, in the second degree, a Misdemeanor (two counts)Menacing, in the second degree, a Misdemeanor. Imes was originally arrested by the Broome County Sheriff’s Office on Feb. 28. He was indicted by a Grand Jury in April of 2019 and found guilty on Oct. 24. The Johnson City Police and New York State Police also assisted with the case.
Eager to get back on the field after being swept at the hands of No. 21 Arizona State over the weekend, the USC baseball team does not have to wait long for a chance at some redemption.USC travels to Bakersfield tonight to take on the Roadrunners at 6 p.m.Struggles · Sophomore infielder Kevin Swick and the Trojans have stumbled since sweeping Cal State Bakersfield back in early March. – Luciano Nunez | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (19-14) swept the Roadrunners over a three-game series in the beginning of March, including two thrilling come-from-behind ninth-inning rallies in the first two games and a dominating 6-0 shutout in the series finale.But the Trojans have fallen into a slump. They have been 7-11 since their sweep in Bakersfield and have lost six of their last nine, five of their last seven and four in a row, capped off with the sweep by the Sun Devils — in which the Trojans were outscored 17-2.“We’ll bounce back,” USC coach Frank Cruz said. “This team always does. And we have no choice.”Throughout the season, Cruz has asserted that his team competes in a way few of his have before. That competitiveness and perseverance will be necessary to bounce back, especially against a team as hot as Bakersfield.Unlike the Trojans, the Roadrunners have caught fire since the end of March. They’ve won 10 of their last 13 games and eight of their last 10.“We have to hit better,” Cruz said. “Our pitching is doing everything we can ask of them. We’ve just got to put runs on the board.”After taking on the Roadrunners tonight, the Trojans host UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday. With a rare set of back-to-back midweek games, the USC pitching staff would normally be stretched thin. But with no series this upcoming weekend, Cruz and pitching coach Dan Hubbs don’t have to worry about saving any arms for a full week.