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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 312

Posts Tagged ‘work’

Civil Liberties Committee Chair on preparations for the start of the work of the EPPO

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 10 ottobre 2020

Bruxelles. “The European Parliament, and specifically the LIBE Committee which I chair, has taken most seriously the potential of the EPPO ever since the Lisbon Treaty entered into force. We made everything for it to be a success, bearing in mind that the legal basis laid down in Article 86 of the TFEU does not foresee the European Parliament as co-legislator with the Council. It merely required the European Parliament to give consent.However, we established a legal ground for the EPPO to get started: the protection of the financial interest of the European Union by means of criminal law (the PIF Directive). We endorsed Laura Kövesi as head of the EPPO. We urged the Member States to designate the delegates so that the EPPO could be operational as soon as possible. It is however for the Member States to be held accountable for the choices they have made. I pay my respect to the academic community for caring about the EPPO and for keeping up high expectations to make the best out of its delivery.”

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As its covid-19 epidemic slows, China tries to get back to work

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 27 febbraio 2020

IF CHINA IS the world’s factory, Yiwu International Trade City is the factory’s showroom. It is the world’s biggest wholesale market, spacious enough to fit 770 football pitches, with stalls selling everything from leather purses to motorcycle mufflers. On February 24th, as is customary for its reopening after the lunar new year, performers held long fabric dragons aloft on poles and danced to the beat of drums, hoping to bring good fortune to the 200,000 merchants and buyers who normally throng the market each day. But these are not normal times. The reopening was delayed by two weeks because of the covid-19 virus, the crowd was sparse and the dragon dancers, like everyone else, donned white face-masks for protection. The ceremony complete, business began. All those entering the market had to pass health checks and were told to be silent during meal breaks, lest they spread germs by talking.
The muted restart of the Yiwu market resembles that of the broader Chinese economy. The government has decided that the epidemic is under control to the point that much of the country can go back to work. That is far from simple. More than 100m migrant workers, the people who make the economy tick, are still in their hometowns, and officials are trying hard to transport them to the factories and shops that need them. Yiwu has chartered dozens of trains and buses to bring in workers from around the country. It also wants to lure in buyers from around the world: it has offered to cover the full cost of their flights and accommodation if they arrive before February 29th. (font: The Economist)

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Citrix Makes Work Personal

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 16 dicembre 2019

Technology has made our personal lives easier than ever. But it’s complicating things in the office. On any given day, the average employee spends nearly 65 percent of their time on busy work and in meetings, 20 percent searching for information and just 15 percent doing what they want and are paid to do. Why? Because technology that was supposed to streamline work has only made it more complex. Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) is out to change this. The company today announced general availability of new features within Citrix® Workspace™ including an intelligent feed and personalized workflows designed to simplify work by eliminating digital noise and automating meaningless tasks so that employees can focus on their core jobs and be their best.

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Vodafone Egypt recognized as the Best Place To Work in Egypt for 2019

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 13 dicembre 2019

Vodafone Egypt, part of the British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, has topped the list of the best places to work in Egypt for 2019. The annual prestigious Best Places To Work program recognizes leading employers around the world and provides employers the opportunity to learn more about the engagement and the satisfaction of their employees and honor those who deliver an outstanding work experience, nurture and develop talent throughout all levels of the organization, and which strive to continuously optimize employment practices.  Vodafone Egypt received outstanding scores across several aspects of their workplace such as leadership, learning & development and culture recognizing the company’s commitment to ensure exciting career prospects for their employees, attracting the best talent with outstanding conditions and making continuous efforts to develop their people and open up their opportunities.

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Comcast Ventures Takes a Bet on Hive as the Future of Work

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 15 novembre 2019

Hive, the first productivity platform, announced today it raised $10.6 million in a Series A round, bringing total funding to $16.7 million. Comcast Ventures led the round with participation from existing seed investors Tribeca Venture Partners, Vocap Investment Partners, and Rembrandt Venture Partners.This funding comes at a time of explosive growth for Hive. In the last year alone, the company quintupled revenue, attracting giants like Starbucks, Google, WeWork, Uber and the United States Government as customers.Already discovered by the fastest moving teams in the world, this funding will allow Hive to share this new way of working beyond the word-of-mouth growth that has driven its success to date. “Starbucks couldn’t roll new stores out so quickly without Hive. We have eliminated miscommunication, saved hours of unnecessary meetings, and achieved full transparency across all our projects,” says Brian Collins, Interior Concepts Design Manager at Starbucks who has been a Hive customer since 2017.Hive has already built a formidable platform, including chat, tasks, email, notes and the analytics for senior managers to keep processes improving. Next up: automation of all of those:Automated email management, automatically identifying next steps from emails and assigning tasks to the appropriate team members
Ability to turn recurring meetings into real-time notes, automatically recapping previous meetings and assigning next steps
Auto-suggesting project plans from the large and growing library of successful projects, allowing teams to choose the smartest approach to problems already encountered by others.

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Discover Works With Windcave to Increase Cardholder Acceptance in New Zealand

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 18 ottobre 2019

Windcave (formerly Payment Express) a global leader in payment technology based in New Zealand and Discover Global Network, the payments brand of Discover, announced today that Windcave is now a global acquirer for all cards that run on the Discover Global Network.Through Windcave’s extensive merchant network, Discover Global Network cardholders will be able to use their card at thousands of point of sale locations and ecommerce merchants in New Zealand, adding to the more than 44 million merchant acceptance locations around the world. In 2018, New Zealand saw over 352,000 inbound tourists from the United States as well has high traveller numbers from Australia, China, India and Japan.“Windcave is very excited to be partnering with the Discover Global Network. This is a key milestone for us as we work towards simplifying payments and offering a one stop solution for businesses across New Zealand,” said Joel Martin – Sales Director, Windcave“Whether for business or leisure, New Zealand continues to be a top destination for the cardholders of our issuing partners,” said Amy Parsons, senior vice president of global acceptance at Discover. “The partnership with Windcave gives us the ability to deliver the best customer experience for our cardholders in key markets around the world.” Discover Global Network, the fastest growing global payments network, has acceptance in more than 190 countries and territories. Discover Global Network includes Discover, Diners Club International, PULSE and affiliated networks. This includes network relationships with partners around the globe in Brazil, China, India, Japan, the Middle East, Nigeria, Puerto Rico, Serbia, South Korea, Vietnam, Taiwan, Mexico and throughout Europe.

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ComPsych Launches 15th Annual Health at Work Award Call for Entries

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 26 aprile 2019

ComPsych® Corporation announced today the call for entries for the 15th annual Health at Work AwardSM, honoring organizations who have demonstrated commitment to promoting health and wellness for their employees. ComPsych Corporation is the world’s largest provider of employee assistance programs and is the pioneer and worldwide leader of fully integrated EAP, behavioral health, wellness, work-life, HR, FMLA and absence management services under its GuidanceResources® brand.In addition to the best-in-class awards for four different size categories of entrants, ComPsych will be giving the following specialty awards:
Mental Health Heroes Award – recognizing the best employer campaign aimed at improving employee mental health and well-being
Best Integration Award – honoring the most comprehensive program that addresses categories such as physical, financial, emotional, behavioral and social well-being, and incorporates / integrates various services.
Fitness Challenge Award – recognizing an employer with the most innovative program for getting / staying in shape
Best Communications Award – recognizing the most creative campaign to raise awareness of a wellness program
Wellness programs will be judged on their innovation in delivery and promotion as well as participation levels and results achieved. Winners will be awarded a statuette or certificate of achievement for excellence in wellness programs, and will be promoted in ComPsych publications as well as through an announcement to the general media.

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Altar’d State Certified as a Great Workplace by Great Place to Work

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 13 gennaio 2019

Altar’d State, a rapidly growing women’s fashion brand with over 100 boutiques throughout the Midwest, South, Mid-Atlantic, West and Northeast regions, was recently certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Altar’d State earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys. A summary of these ratings can be found at: Walters, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer comments, “Today, I am proud to share that for the first time in our organization’s history, Altar’d State has received the distinction of being named a Great Place to Work. This recognition is especially meaningful because it comes directly from our Altar’d State family. By continuing to live our values and acting with purpose through standing out for good, our family will continue to write the next chapter in the Altar’d State story, committed to making every year better than the last.”Matt Argano, Chief People Officer comments, “We are extremely proud to be recognized as a Great Place to Work. At Altar’d State, we remain focused on identifying the best and brightest talent, while empowering our associates and fostering a culture of giving back. We remain committed to surrounding ourselves with passionate and hardworking associates, while supporting them in realizing their fullest potential.”“According to our study, 78 percent of Altar’d State employees say it is a great workplace,” says Sarah Lewis-Kulin, Vice President of Great Place to Work Certification & List Production.Altar’d State’s popularity is growing not only for its inspiring boutique-style shopping experience and on-trend women’s fashion and accessories, but also for its emphasis on giving back to local and global organizations. Through its Give Back and Mission Monday initiatives, Altar’d State donates a portion of all net proceeds to global and local non-profit organizations. In 2018, A’Beautiful Soul became the second brand within the Altar’d State family.

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Govplace Honored as Best Places to Work in Virginia

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 13 dicembre 2018

Govplace, a leading solutions provider for the public sector, was awarded the 2019 Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business and Best Companies Group. This award recognizes the best places of employment in Virginia, benefiting the state’s economy, workforce and businesses.“The people are the heart and soul of Govplace,” said Chief Executive Officer, Adam Robinson. “This team shows up with integrity, treats one another with respect, drives innovation every day and has fun doing it. I’m grateful and humbled that we, as a team, earned this recognition and look forward to working with these amazing folks to continue to enable mission transformation for the federal government.”Companies from across the state compete fiercely to determine the Best Places to Work in Virginia. Experts evaluate the companies nominated company’s policies, practices, philosophy, systems and demographics, and employees’ rate how well the employer delivers a great career experience.Robin Mastracco, Human Resource Manager for Govplace said, “Receiving the 2019 Best Places to Work in Virginia award is complimentary of the hard work our team has put in to making Govplace an employer of choice. Listening, evaluating and acting on feedback from our employees, responding to changes in our market, and bringing in the highest caliber of talent to our organization is what makes Govplace a great place to work – our People + Culture!”

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libro Work a cura di Andrea Anastasio

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 11 dicembre 2018

Milano Mercoledì 12 dicembre 2018, ore 18 Corraini in Piccolo Chiostro Nina Vinchi Piccolo Teatro Grassi via Rovello 2, ISIA Faenza presenta il libro Work a cura di Andrea Anastasio
(Corraini Edizioni, 2018), pubblicazione nata dall’omonima mostra curata dal designer Andrea Anastasio a partire dai 15 progetti che 15 studenti del biennio specialistico e del terzo anno del triennio dell’ISIA di Faenza hanno realizzato nell’ambito del laboratorio di design ceramico da lui condotto.
A presentare il catalogo saranno Andrea Anastasio, Chiara Alessi, saggista, Beppe Finessi, direttore responsabile della rivista Inventario, Giovanna Cassese e Marinella Paderni, rispettivamente presidente e direttrice di ISIA Faenza.
La mostra WORK che dal suo debutto alla Milano Design Week 2018 ha fatto tappa a Faenza in occasione delle manifestazioni Buongiorno Ceramica e Argillà, per arrivare infine alle antiche sale della Quadreria di Palazzo Rossi Poggi Marsili in occasione della Bologna Design Week, fa parte dell’attività didattica e culturale dell’ISIA di Faenza, fortemente radicata nel territorio che la ospita e di conseguenza alla tradizione ceramica, grazie anche ai laboratori pratici – un unicum delle università italiane – dove lo studio della progettazione va di pari passo con la realizzazione manuale e oggi anche digitale del prodotto. Nel percorso sviluppato con gli studenti, Anastasio li ha condotti a confrontarsi con un oggetto archetipico della produzione ceramica, il vaso, sottolineandone l’aspetto antropologico, più che formale. In questo modo, essi hanno potuto riflettere sul significato simbolico e rituale del “portare la natura in casa”, approfondendo l’idea stessa di cura della natura e di rapporto con il paesaggio. Imparare a progettare, ad individuare una poetica partendo dalla materia e dalla risposta fisico-emotiva esperita nel processo, ha permesso agli studenti di osservare la formazione di un pensiero e la sua materializzazione in un oggetto, in un percorso capovolto, originato, appunto, dalla sperimentazione diretta con la materia e la gestualità da essa suggerita.
Dal progetto WORK scaturisce, inoltre, una ulteriore riflessione sulla possibilità di coniugare pezzo unico e produzione seriale e sulle modalità compositive dell’arte e del design, temi che da molti anni caratterizzano la ricerca di Andrea Anastasio e che hanno motivato l’ISIA di Faenza alla decisione di incaricarlo alla strutturazione del laboratorio di ceramica. Il catalogo racconta il progetto attraverso la voce di Andrea Anastasio e degli studenti. Un testo di Chiara Alessi riflette sulla formazione nel design oggi, mentre Giovanna Cassese e Marinella Paderni parlano di design ceramico e del genius loci faentino.
Andrea Anastasio (Roma, 1961) dopo gli studi in filosofia, intraprende un percorso culturale che lo porta a interessarsi all’architettura islamica in India e a compiere ricerche sull’innovazione delle tecniche artigianali tradizionali; collabora con studi di architettura, case editrici e musei. Affascinato dall’incontro tra l’arte concettuale e le sue potenziali convergenze con l’industrial design, disegna mobili e oggetti per aziende italiane protagoniste della scena internazionale. La sua ricerca è incentrata sulla manipolazione di oggetti, beni di consumo e materiali domestici, per generare contaminazioni di linguaggi e significati.

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Keysight Technologies Certified by Great Place to Work

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 28 agosto 2018

Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the company is now certified as a great workplace by the independent analysts at Great Place to Work®. Keysight earned this credential based on extensive ratings provided by its employees in anonymous surveys completed in June.Sarah Lewis-Kulin, vice president of Great Place to Work Certification & List Production, stated “According to our study, 89 percent of Keysight Technologies employees indicated that it is a great workplace.” “We know anecdotally, that employees recognize Keysight as a great place to work, but it’s wonderful to see the results of this survey to confirm it,” said Ingrid Estrada, chief people and administrative officer at Keysight Technologies. “We were very pleased at the high level of employee participation in the survey, and the results provided us with valuable insight into areas of strength and improvement within Keysight.” Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

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WOPART – Work on Paper Art Fair

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 30 giugno 2018

Lugano Dal 20 al 23 settembre 2018 il Centro Esposizioni Lugano ospita la terza edizione di WOPART – Work on Paper Art Fair, la fiera internazionale interamente dedicata alle opere d’arte su carta organizzata da Lobo Swiss e diretta da Luigi Belluzzi.Più di novanta espositori, di cui 74 gallerie provenienti da 11 paesi – ancora una volta selezionate da un comitato scientifico presieduto da Giandomenico Di Marzio, giornalista, critico e curatore d’arte contemporanea e da Paolo Manazza, pittore e giornalista specializzato in economia dell’arte – affiancate da editori d’arte e istituzioni internazionali presenteranno a WOPART 2018 un ampio panorama di opere realizzate esclusivamente su supporto cartaceo: dal disegno antico alla stampa moderna, dal libro d’artista alla fotografia d’autore, dall’acquerello, alle stampe orientali fino alle carte di artisti contemporanei, con uno sguardo trasversale su tecniche, linguaggi ed epoche.Molte le novità di questa terza edizione di WOPART: dal format della fiera, che si arricchisce di nuove sezioni, all’identità visiva rinnovata, progettata da Mousse Agency, all’esclusiva VIP Lounge, realizzata per la prima volta in partnership con la Maison Suisse d’Horlogerie Eberhard & Co. affiancata dalla prestigiosa Orologeria Mersmann.Dopo il successo delle prime due edizioni, WOPART 2018 cresce sia dal punto di vista quantitativo che qualitativo, arricchendo il suo format: accanto alla Main Section, che quest’anno raccoglie 62 gallerie internazionali, fa la sua comparsa per la prima volta la nuova sezione Emergent, con 12 gallerie che presentano stand dedicati a giovani artisti emergenti.Altro elemento di novità di WOPART 2018 è la seconda edizione di REAL, la Rassegna di Editoria d’Arte di Lugano, a cura della casa editrice Artphilein Editions e della libreria Choisi, che quest’anno trova spazio all’interno del padiglione fieristico del Centro Esposizioni di Lugano. Accanto agli stand delle gallerie, REAL propone una panoramica sul mercato dell’editoria d’arte con la presenza di 11 stand dedicati a editori e artisti internazionali (selezionati per open call) che vanno dagli editori più tradizionali, che utilizzano la stampa a caratteri mobili, l’incisione e la rilegatura a mano, alle case editrici specializzate in libri fotografici e libri d’artista contemporanei. Nelle giornate della fiera sono previsti momenti di book-signing e incontri per presentare al pubblico le nuove uscite editoriali.All’interno del Centro Esposizioni Lugano due focus espositivi d’eccellenza integrano l’offerta della manifestazione per il pubblico: la mostra Giampiero Bodino. Il sogno delle idee, dedicata al maestro indiscusso dell’Haute Joaillerie italiana, e la mostra fotografica Buby Durini for Joseph Beuys: Difesa della Natura in the world, a cura di Giorgio D’Orazio, con opere dalla Kunsthaus di Zurigo. Sempre la fotografia sarà protagonista di un’altra mostra, allestita negli spazi esclusivi della Eberhard & Co. & Mersmann VIP Lounge.
Nel calendario degli appuntamenti ospitati all’interno del Centro Esposizioni Lugano si segnala anche il WOPART PUBLIC PROGRAM: un programma di conversazioni, proiezioni, attività didattiche, interviste con artisti, critici e storici dell’arte, consulenti e specialisti di investimenti in arte, per avvicinare il pubblico ai temi e ai protagonisti di un settore – quello delle opere d’arte su carta, e più in generale dell’arte – di sempre maggiore interesse. I talk del WOPART PUBLIC PROGRAM sono realizzati in collaborazione con Associazione Culturale Zartel, Baronessa Lucrezia De Domizio Durini, Cukier Goren-Goldstein Foundation, Fondation BNP Paribas Suisse – Collection d’entreprise, Fondazione Federica Galli, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Kunsthaus di Zurigo e Visarte; i laboratori didattici per la scuola primaria e secondaria di secondo grado sono realizzati in collaborazione con la Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo e la Fondazione Federica Galli; la proiezione in anteprima esclusiva del film Beuys Frame, di Pierparide Tedeschi e Marco Ligabue, sono in collaborazione con la Kunsthaus di Zurigo e la Baronessa Lucrezia De Domizio Durini.Altra novità di rilievo per WOPART 2018 è la nascita dell’Art Week di Lugano, una settimana di inaugurazioni ed eventi organizzati in collaborazione con la Città di Lugano e con le principali realtà cittadine che operano nella promozione e nella conoscenza dell’arte moderna e contemporanea in città. WOPART è quindi capofila di un ricco programma di inaugurazioni e aperture speciali che coinvolge per l’intera settimana della fiera istituzioni pubbliche, fondazioni e gallerie private, che culminerà con la Gallery Night venerdì 21 settembre.Infine, la nuova identità visiva di WOPART è stata progettata da Mousse Agency, che per la Work on Paper Art Fair di Lugano ha trovato ispirazione nei collage di Hans Arp, nei cut-out di Henri Matisse e negli studi sull’interazione del colore di Josef Albers: semplici forme geometriche sono disposte su un piano a simulare fogli o pezzi di carta in un processo creativo, modulare e generativo, accompagnate da un logo che si colloca nel solco della tradizione dei caratteri bastoni svizzeri.WOPART si conferma quindi come un appuntamento sempre più importante per approfondire la conoscenza e il mercato delle opere d’arte su carta, nicchia che ha ormai conquistato un interesse a livello globale non solo per la relativa accessibilità dei prezzi. Quello della carta è, infatti, un segmento specifico del mercato dell’arte che negli ultimi anni è diventato sempre più vivace e dinamico, capace di appassionare tanto gli addetti ai lavori che i neofiti, tanto i grandi collezionisti quanto gli absolute beginner.WOPART è organizzata da Lobo Swiss, con il patrocinio della Città di Lugano. Sponsor di WOPART 2018 sono: BNP Paribas, Helvetia e The View Lugano. La fiera è organizzata con il supporto di: CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia di Torino, Biennale del Disegno di Rimini, SBF+ Associazione dei fotografi professionisti e fotodesigner svizzeri e Visarte. Car display: Tesla. Official Wine: Bellavista Franciacorta.

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Takeda Israel Awarded the Best Place to Work in Israel for 2018

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 11 aprile 2018

Takeda Israel was recognized as a best place to work in Israel for 2018, according to the annual Workplace program driven by the global research firm BPTW and Best Companies Group USA. Best Places to Work program is an international program providing employers in different regions the opportunity to learn more about the engagement and satisfaction of their employees and honor those who deliver an outstanding work experience. Additionally, The Best Places To Work certification is awarded to organizations where voices are heard, cultures are thriving, and employees are engaged.
Takeda Israel, a Japanese global research and development-driven pharmaceutical company committed to bringing better health and a brighter future to patients, received outstanding scores across several aspects of their workplace such as culture, pay and benefits, leadership, opportunities of growth where employees get the right environment to grow to their true potential.“I’m excited and honored to get this important recognition which demonstrates the journey Takeda Israel has gone to become a Best in Class Pharma Provider also from our people perspective,” said Arie Kramer, General Manager for Takeda Israel.“I am proud and inspired by all the great work done leading to this achievement. We are passionate about providing the right environment so our people can shine in their careers,” said Inbal Orbach, HR Director For Takeda Israel.

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Rule of law in Poland: MEPs to monitor Commission’s work on Article 7

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 9 marzo 2018

Parliament will closely monitor the European Commission’s follow-up work on the situation of the rule of law in Poland.Following the Commission’s decision to trigger Article 7 of the EU Treaty to determine whether Poland is at risk of a serious breach of EU values, Civil Liberties MEPs have elected the Committee Chair Claude Moraes (S&D, UK) as the standing LIBE Rapporteur in view of the consent procedure. Moraes will be responsible for monitoring and reporting back to Parliament on the work of the Commission and the Council. “This is not about criticism of Poland but about us demanding that the rights accorded to Polish citizens by their membership of the European Union are protected. It is crucial to ensure that the Parliament continues to monitor the Commission’s assessment of whether there has been a clear breach of EU fundamental principles and values”, Moraes said.”We need a clear and unambiguous position, from the Parliament, the Commission and Council: the rule of law must be upheld in all EU countries”, he added.On 20 December, the European Commission proposed activating Article 7 (1) of the EU Treaty. Parliament backed on 1 March the Commission’s proposal, calling on the Council to swiftly determine whether Poland is at risk of a serious breach of EU values and if so, to propose solutions. The European Parliament would have to give its consent and the Civil Liberties Committee would be in charge of initiating such a procedure.

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Publix Named Great Place To Work

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 20 febbraio 2018

Publix has been named one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Publix was ranked No. 47 on this year’s list and was one of only 10 companies to have made the list every year since its inception in 1998.“I’m so proud Publix continues to be recognized as a great place to work. Our associates make Publix great every day, and it’s an honor to be part of the Publix family,” said Todd Jones, Publix CEO & President.Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on a survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees. The survey asks questions related to their workplace, including the honesty and quality of communication by managers, degree of support for employees’ personal and professional lives and the authenticity of relationships with colleagues. The remaining third is based on a company’s responses to the Culture Audit questionnaire, which asks questions about pay and benefits programs, hiring, communication and diversity.
Publix is privately owned and operated by its more than 190,000 employees, with 2016 sales of $34 billion. Currently, Publix has 1,170 stores in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia. The company has been named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 21 consecutive years. In addition, Publix’s dedication to superior quality and customer service is recognized among the top in the grocery business.

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Study and work in the EU: set apart by gender

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 9 dicembre 2017

study and workThe EU’s economy has a major weakness: the uneven concentration of women and men in studies and at work. This makes the labour market less competitive and companies struggle to find qualified professionals in growing sectors, such as information and communications technology (ICT) and health or personal care. Gender segregation poses challenges for these industries and leads to a reduced talent pool, untapped potential and unfulfilled career aspirations. Women make up less than 20% of ICT graduates in the EU, a figure that has been declining in recent years. Despite labour shortages in the sector, women will keep missing out on these job opportunities because of gender segregation that shapes their choices from an early age. These are some of the findings from a forthcoming report prepared by the European Institute for Gender Equality (EIGE) at the request of the Estonian Presidency of the Council of the EU.“We cannot ignore gender segregation anymore. This is an EU-wide problem, which reinforces the undervaluation of women’s work and leads to their higher poverty and lower economic independence. The fact that employment growth stems from the creation of quality jobs for men but not so much for women needs to be recognised and dealt with by a much wider circle of stakeholders,” said Virginija Langbakk, Director of EIGE.Even with recent employment boosts, women and men are still concentrated in jobs typical for their gender. Women often end up in part-time jobs that pay less and have a lower social status. Fewer economic opportunities for women not only mean a lower standard of living for themselves, but also rule out the chances of better living conditions for their entire family.“Gender stereotypes are the motion force behind segregation, influencing subject choices and career aspirations for girls and boys from a young age. The current situation needs to change. It is up to everyone – parents, peers, teachers and politicians to let young people know that they have both the ability and the possibility to study and work in any field they want, irrespective of their gender”, said Jevgeni Ossinovski, Estonian Minister of Health and Labour.In the coming years, our ageing society will put more and more pressure on the care sector. There are big gender imbalances and a serious undersupply of men who are willing and able to work in this field. Most men are not interested in taking up jobs in women dominated professions. They make up only one fifth of graduates in health and welfare across the EU.Narrowing the gender gap in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education is one way to create fairer economic growth. EIGE’s research shows that this would lead to more jobs (up to 1.2 million by 2050) and increased GDP over the long-term (up to 820 billion EUR by 2050). It would also improve the long‑term competitiveness of the EU economy, due to more exports and less imports that would contribute to an improved balance of trade.EIGE’s report ‘Study and work in the EU: set apart by gender’ (forthcoming 2018) forms the basis of conclusions adopted by the European Council for Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs (EPSCO). It explores the progress in overcoming educational and occupational gender segregation in the EU and looks at ways to address it. (photo: study and work)

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Rockland Trust Named a Top Place to Work by The Boston Globe for 2017

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 21 novembre 2017

bostonBoston. For the ninth consecutive year, The Boston Globe named Rockland Trust one of the Top Places to Work in Massachusetts. The Globe’s annual survey ranked the Bank as the highest rated financial institution among the state’s largest employers. Rockland Trust was also the second highest ranked company in its category.Top Places to Work recognizes the most admired workplaces in the state voted on by the people who know them best – their employees. The annual survey measures employee opinions about their company’s direction, management, training, benefits, and job satisfaction.“We are very honored that The Boston Globe recognized our Company again as a top place to work. It’s been a year of growth and success for Rockland Trust, and none of that would have been possible without our amazing team,” said Christopher Oddleifson, Rockland Trust CEO. “This truly speaks to our philosophy that investing in our colleagues creates an engaged workforce that benefits our customers and communities.”Founded 110 years ago, Rockland Trust has more than 1,200 employees, nearly 90 branches, 11 commercial lending offices, and five investment management centers in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Helping springboard the Bank into the top rankings has been its ROCKCorp and RockFIT programs. Recognized for its volunteerism in the community, Rockland Trust provides its employees with two paid volunteer days each year, resulting in hundreds of hours donated to local organizations. The Bank also makes employee wellness a top priority, offering financial, physical, and mental health support through its award-winning RockFIT platform.The rankings in the Top Places to Work are based on confidential survey information collected by Energage, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention. This year more than 75,000 workers at 334 Massachusetts companies completed the anonymous surveys.

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State Street Honored for Diversity and Inclusion Work

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 29 ottobre 2017

new yorkNew York. State Street Corporation (NYSE: STT) announced today that it has received several honors for its diversity and inclusion work from the Association of ERGs & Councils, Working Mother magazine and OUTstanding.The Association of ERGs & Councils presented State Street with its 2017 ERG & Council Honors Award™ in recognition of its Professional Women’s Network (PWN). The award is the only annual, national award that recognizes and honors the outstanding contributions and achievements of Employee Resource Groups (ERGs), Business Resource Groups (BRGs) and Diversity Councils. This is the second consecutive year that State Street’s PWN has been recognized by the association. “The 2017 ERG & Council Honors Award recipients are a diverse combination of US organizations representing most sectors, geographies and sizes,” stated Fernando Serpa, executive director of the Association of ERGs & Councils. “We had a record increase in applications this year representing 1,330 ERGs, BRGs, Diversity Councils and their chapters. This is by far the most competitive and exciting field to date.” State Street’s PWN has 12 chapters, spanning 26 offices globally, and focuses on networking, developing public speaking and other professional skills. The group is the largest employee network at State Street with more than 4,000 members.State Street was also recently named to Working Mother magazine’s “100 Best Companies” list in the US and India in recognition of its history of creating progressive programs for its workforce in the areas of advancement of women, work flexibility, childcare and paid parental leave. This is the fourth year State Street has been included on the list in the US.In addition, four of State Street’s executives have been honored by OUTstanding, a professional network for LGBT+ executives and their allies.State Street Chief Marketing Officer Hannah Grove and Kim Newell Chebator, executive vice president and Chief Administrative Officer in Europe, Middle East and Africa, were named to OUTstanding’s LGBT Leading Ally Executives list. Steven Chan, managing director and regional head of regulatory, industry and government affairs in Asia Pacific was named to the Leading LGBT+ Executives list, and Marion Bentata, assistant vice president in Credit Risk EMEA and APAC, was named to the Future Leader list. The executives were named to the lists in recognition of their support and leadership in the LGBT community. The lists, presented by the Financial Times, were compiled through nominations from peers and clients.

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Bolton & Company Named ‘Best Places to Work in Los Angeles’ for Five Consecutive Years

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 15 agosto 2017

los angelesLos Angeles. Bolton & Company, one of the nation’s largest privately owned insurance brokers, has been named by the Los Angeles Business Journal and Best Companies Group as one of the “Best Places to Work in Los Angeles” for a fifth consecutive year. The annual program recognizes the top small, medium and large employers in Los Angeles County based on a range of criteria such as leadership, corporate culture and similar organizational attributes.
Bolton was among LA County’s best insurance agencies to work for according to the list of 100 companies selected, which includes for-profits, nonprofits, government entities, and publicly and privately held businesses.
Companies selected participate in a two-part survey process. The first survey details company policies, practices, benefits and demographics, and the second survey measures employee engagement and satisfaction.The countywide program is managed by Best Companies Group, which conducts the surveys, analyzes the data and then determines the winners and rankings. For more information, visit
About Bolton & Company: Established in 1931, Bolton & Company is one of the nation’s largest privately owned insurance broker agencies providing clients worldwide with insurance and risk management services, employee benefits and financial products. As a partner of Assurex Global, Bolton employs approximately 200 insurance professionals and places over $500 million in annual premiums on behalf of its clients. Bolton is headquartered in Pasadena, with additional offices in Orange County and Santa Clara. Learn more by visiting

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Facing fears through interreligious work

Posted by fidest press agency su lunedì, 10 aprile 2017

conferenceBruxelles “What contribution can those involved in the interreligious work of the churches offer in the current challenges faced in Europe at the present time?” This was the primary question addressed during a 29-31 March meeting of people working as interreligious officers for various churches in Europe and church-related organizations.
They met at St Columba’s House, Woking, United Kingdom to explore the topic “Migration and Interreligious Relations in Europe.”The meeting was jointly organized by the Interreligious Office of the World Council of Churches, Churches Together in Britain and Ireland, and the Conference of European Churches (CEC).A particular focus at the meeting was on the challenges offered by the current widescale migration and increased political polarization in Europe, Islamophobia, antisemitism and racism and the interreligious implications they presented. Those present said they were grateful to Doris Peschke, general secretary of the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe, who shared with the group recent work done by the commission. In particular, she drew attention to the 2016 conference held in Lunteren, in The Netherlands, with the title ‘Have no Fear’.Facing fears was a significant concern for many in Europe at the present time, participants agreed. The group acknowledged the positive response made by many churches and other faith communities and the need for further theological reflection on questions which took account of the human realities, potentials and complexities of both refugees and those who received them.In the course of the meeting, the group made a visit to Shah Jahan mosque in Woking, the oldest purpose built mosque in the United Kingdom, and were grateful for the hospitality with which they were received there.Outcomes from the meeting included the hope that there will be a workshop on European interreligious concerns at the June 2018 CEC Assembly in Novi Sad, and the intention to work towards a conference to be held later in 2018 which would explore the interreligious aspects of migration from both practical and theological perspectives. It was also agreed that it would be helpful to create at least an informal network of those working within churches on interreligious issues. (photo: conference)

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