New 1 October deadline for submissions to Select Committee on Charities

first_imgNew 1 October deadline for submissions to Select Committee on Charities  157 total views,  1 views today Advertisement Tagged with: governance About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. The Select Committee on Charities is calling for further submissions to its Call for Evidence with a new deadline of 1st October.Over 150 submissions have been received from a variety of charities, individuals and organisations so far and the Committee is now seeking further responses from any interested parties.Anyone wishing to submit evidence to the inquiry should contact the Committee staff at [email protected] Committee is looking to understand the pressures faced across the sector by charities. It will make recommendations to the UK Government and others to help ease these pressures, and to ensure the sector in England and Wales remains sustainable.The focus of the inquiry includes:the main pressures currently faced by charities, and the impact these pressures havethe skills required to lead and manage a charitythe role trustees should play in the performance and effectiveness of a charitythe role of national and local Government with the charitable sectorthe role of the Charity Commissioncharities’ accountability to their beneficiaries, their donors, and the general publicthe effective delivery of servicesthe current challenges to the financial sustainability of charitiesinnovation, particularly in the digital arena.The Committee has released an infographic on the submissions received so far: www.parliament.uk/documents/lords-committees/charities/infographic-charities.pdf.center_img Melanie May | 9 September 2016 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7  158 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis7last_img read more

Letters

first_img Previous Article Next Article This week’s lettersLet’s aim high together for HR’s sakeThere is no doubt that HR leaders and the CIPD have a job to do inconvincing employers that effective people management pays (Leader, 5 March). We have made huge progress over the past decade in compiling evidence of howpeople contribute to competitive success. Your Leader is wrong to say the CIPD is not addressing issues of relevanceto senior professionals. Apart from our long-running projects demonstrating thelink between people management and business performance, our frequent surveys,research reports, books and executive guides are widely valued as promoters ofbest practice. Our magazine and website also provide extensive information from whichpeople learn, benchmark and innovate. Our courses, conferences and branchevents are well attended – and senior professionals rate them highly. Furthermore, many senior professionals are actively involved with the CIPD,contributing time and energy to the institute and getting back value in termsof their own development. The CIPD’s initial qualification is designed to provide professionals withknowledge for the early stages of their career and prepare them for a move tostrategic partner work when they have more experience. But we have alsoadvanced practitioner standards for those with more experience, involvingformal programmes, networks and steering groups at the leading edge ofpractice. HR professionals have their work cut out to demonstrate their value in aharsh competitive world. The CIPD is with them every step. Surely it is time westopped putting up divisions so we can all move forward together in raising thestandard of people management. Ward Griffiths Assistant director general, CIPD Sex bias is bad for business The report behind the news story ‘Putting family first holds back careerwomen’ (News, 5 March) has some salutary messages for employers. Opportunity Now’s research into women in non-management roles in the UKshows that the barriers to women’s advancement are subtle but firmlyentrenched. HR needs to drive cultural change programmes to develop greaterunderstanding between genders at work. Flexibility has a positive impact on retention, and it also enables betterpay, more interesting work and promotion. Line managers must also be given the right tools and training to get themost out of their non-managerial staff. Better access to training is vital ifthese women are to achieve their potential. Over half of respondents did notbelieve their potential was being fulfilled – a waste of talent and bad for UKbusiness. Sue Morrell Communications manager, Opportunity Now Don’t relax the rules on stress The recent Court of Appeal ruling overturning three awards for stress atwork (News, 12 February) should ring alarm bells. Not because of unshackled compensation culture, but because of the dangerthat employers will use this as an excuse to sit back and relax. It is vital the mental health of staff is a priority. The CBI estimates thatworkplace stress was the second biggest cause of mental illness in 2000 andcost £5.6bn. The Court of Appeal backed a pre-emptive approach, so any problems can beidentified and support given early. Employers who ignore this will be thelosers. Gil Hitchon Chief executive, Mental After Care Association LettersOn 12 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

3 reasons software subscriptions make sense

first_imgThe licensing of software has certainly evolved over the past 20+ years. I’m old enough to remember when software was delivered on floppy disks that were actually floppy. Yes, I’m talking about those 360K 5.25-inch beasts. You’d get a stack of them for larger programs and then spend the day switching disks in and out of your floppy drive. And if you didn’t own a hard drive … well, let’s not even go there.It was thrilling when 3.5-inch diskettes came out, first in the 720K variety, and then the 1.44-MB whoppers. Large programs still required multiple discs – just not as many.I about pooped my pants when CD-ROMs went mainstream and even large programs could be delivered on and installed from a single disc. Of course, with all that room, it was inevitable that software would become so bloated, it had to be delivered on multiple CDs.Finally, broadband became ubiquitous and you didn’t need any physical media at all. Just download the installer program and install the software on your huge hard drive that could hold hundreds and hundreds of floppies worth of data. The first time I did that, well … I don’t even want to think about what comes after pooping my pants.The only problem was keeping the software up to date. You’d have to go out and hunt down updated software once in a while. And for major version changes, the software vendor made you pay even more money to stay current. There was the “buy it new” price and the upgrade price.Now software vendors have it right. More and more, you see the subscription, or pay-as-you-go, model for everything from productivity software to security and virus protection. It makes everything so easy. That’s why my company, OmniChannel Communications, adopted a subscription model for our FinancialFeed financial education portal.The subscription model offers users these three important benefits:Once you set up an automatic payment method, you never have to think about it again. That little bit of money is automatically drafted from your credit union account for as long as you want to keep using the software.Software is generally cheaper delivered this way. Software vendors like … no, they lovethe idea of steady, recurring revenue, and happily factor that into their pricing.Most important of all, you’re always assured of having the latest software. There are no upgrades to buy and install. Your software just keeps getting better and better as if by magic, with minimal effort from you.Simply stated, software subscriptions make sense for everybody involved.And now it’s time for my shameless plug. If you’re looking for a financial content provider who updates content weekly, provides a convenient plug-and-play info portal you can put on your website, grants you a non-exclusive license to use the content outside the portal, and delivers all this in a subscription model, click here now.Happy softwaring! 11SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John San Filippo John is the co-founder of OmniChannel Communications, Inc., a company that specializes in B2B marketing to community financial institutions. He started out in the savings and loan industry, but wisely … Web: www.omnichannelcommunications.com Detailslast_img read more