Youth Minister Lorton, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Collierville, TN Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK People Comments (1) In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Comments are closed. Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET [Episcopal Peace Fellowship press release] The Rev. Bob Davidson of Loveland, Colorado, is the new chair of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship’s 21 member National Executive Council.Davidson, an associate rector at St. Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in Estes Park, Colorado, is a hospice chaplain and social worker in the northern Colorado area. Davidson served as the convener of the Colorado EPF Chapter from 2010 -2015.“We are pleased to welcome Bob to EPF’s leadership. Bob’s father, the late-Bishop William Davidson of the Diocese of Ohio was NEC chair from 1986-1989 – that’s a wonderful EPF Family Circle,” said the Rev. Allison Liles, EPF’s executive director.“I am a member and chair of the NEC of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship because I rely on EPF to challenge me at a global level with its prophetic witness in the Palestinian/Israeli conflict, efforts to curb gun violence, abolishing the death penalty and empowering young adults to become peacemakers. It is the constant feeding from the presence of EPF in so many peace initiatives that compels me to live out my baptismal covenant of striving for justice and peace among all people, and respecting the dignity of every human being.Davidson earned a master’s degree from the University of Kentucky in 1978; since 1981 he has served his whole ordained ministry in the Diocese of Colorado since 1981. Davidson has served as a Deputy to General Convention seven times beginning when he was eighteen in 1970 in Houston, Texas.The Episcopal Peace Fellowship has championed peace,The Episcopal Peace Fellowship has championed peace, nonviolence and social justice issues since its founding on Armistice Day in 1939. Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET July 20, 2016 at 8:18 pm Congratulations to Bob Davidson! I last saw him in Washington, DC,during a peace march from the National Cathedral to the White House when George W. Bush was President. 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Facebook Twitter Trump to appear at Fort Worth Convention Center Fort Worth Firefighters Charities posts signs for drowning prevention month Grains to grocery: One bread maker brings together farmers and artisans at locally-sourced store ReddIt Abortion access threatened as restrictive bills make their way through Texas Legislature printOver 1500 people took to the streets this morning in Overton Park to kick off their Fourth of July Celebrations.Tanglewood and Overton Park neighborhood associations hosted an Independence Day parade and gathering in an effort to bring together the community on a holiday.The event is in its ninth year and continues to build on growth from years before, said Jennifer Smith, one of the coordinators of this year’s festivities. This year’s festivities included free donuts, ice cream and sno-cones in addition to the parade that spreads from Bellaire Drive to Ranch View Road.Smith said the parade has done some rebuilding to get to where it is today. When the parade first began, it was much smaller than it is today.“Under 50 people showed up, a few bikes, and a fire truck,” Smith said. “My husband bought the popsicles that year and we gave out bottled water.”Only a few years ago, the event almost didn’t happen at all. The group didn’t have a permit for the parade and Smith said she called the city two weeks before the event to try to make sure the celebration could go on. Since then, the gathering has continued to grow into the community-building event that it is today.“From there, it’s just grown into my favorite thing of the whole year.” Smith said. “We had, we think about 1500 pedestrians or kids on bikes [this year]”She also said that the celebration helps bring people together who wouldn’t usually see each other.“That’s the focus of the parade and I think that’s what makes ours different. It’s for children, for families to come, decorate your bikes, walk your dog, meet your neighbors,” Smith said. “I just think it’s a real glue that puts the thing together.”Other members of the neighborhood, like Michael Newquist, agreed with Smith, saying that events such as this one help bring people in the neighborhood together.“I think you get a chance to meet a lot of cool people.” Newquist said. “This is a great community event so everybody can shake hands and say hello to somebody.” Twitter Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ ReddIt Facebook Linkedin Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ The109: senior minister at University Christian Church announces resignation Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Joey McReynoldshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/joey-mcreynolds/ Linkedin Joey McReynolds Previous articleFort Worth’s Fourth to attract thousands for family-friendly funNext articleFort Worth Stockyards to undergo $175 million redevelopment Joey McReynolds RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Fort Worth to present development plan for Berry/University area near TCU Fort Worth set to elect first new mayor in 10 years Saturday
Men’s basketball claims Global Sports Classic championship Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ TAGStext only + posts Men’s basketball continues win streak Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award Paschal janitor connects with high school students Twitter Twitter Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ printVolleyball:TCU defeated Iowa State on Sunday afternoon in a closely contested match.The Horned Frogs beat the Cyclones by a score of 3-2. The first set slipped away from the Frogs, but they bounced back and won the second and third sets. Iowa State won the fourth set, but TCU won the fifth set to secure the victory. The Frogs improved their record to 9-3.This was the first time that TCU has emerged victorious against the Iowa State Cyclones in Ames, Iowa.Senior Sarita Mikals achieved a triple-double in the match, becoming the sixth player in TCU history to achieve this. She finished with 10 kills, 10 digs, and 10 blocks. Jillian Bergeson, Kaylee Smith and Ashley Smith each had a double-double in the match.Assistant coach Brian Wright said that the balance of the team was the key to winning the close match.“Iowa State renewed their energy a little bit and played really good defense on the floor in the fourth,” Wright said. “It got us on our heels a little bit, and we had a little bit of trouble scoring. We got our balance back in the fifth set, and it gave us a much better chance of getting people kills.”Up next the Frogs are heading to Morgantown, West Virginia to take on the West Virginia Mountaineers on Wednesday, Sept. 28. Tip-off is set for 5 p.m.Equestrian:TCU lost to the No. 7 ranked SMU by a score of 9-8 on Friday afternoon.In a closely contested match, the Mustangs prevailed at the end to beat the No. 3 ranked Horned Frogs. TCU moved their record to 1-1 for the season after the loss.The Frogs were led by senior Brooke Boyle in the reining discipline who defeated Madison Steed by a score of 71.5-70.Rylee Morgan earned her second Most Outstanding Player of her TCU career on Friday by defeating Michaela Dinger 74.5-72. All-American Molly Peddicord made her season debut with a 76-74 victory on the hunt seat side.TCU director of equestrian Haley Schoolfield said that despite the loss, there was a lot of positive things from the meet.“We started today without the energy we needed, and it cost us the meet,” Schoolfield said. “However, we can’t look past the many accomplishments and positive moments we had from both disciplines today. We have a good amount of time to tweak some things before we head to Fresno State next month. Hats off to SMU on the win today.”The TCU equestrian team will have some time off before returning on Oct. 21 to take on No. 9 Fresno State. TCU will open league play on Nov. 5 when they take on No. 6 Oklahoma State.Soccer:TCU beat SMU in double overtime Sunday night.Junior Allison Ganter scored the winning goal with just 1:37 remaining in the second overtime to shoot the Horned Frogs to a 1-0 win over the Mustangs.The Frogs played its fourth overtime game of the season. It was the third time the game went into double overtime.“You try to make substitutions that impact the game. Allison Ganter comes through again for us and scores a big goal,” head coach Eric Bell said. “She’s starting to have a knack for that. I was actually yelling at Cachet not to pass the ball to where she did, but it gets through and fortunately we were able to get to it.”The TCU soccer team returns to conference play Friday night when it hosts Kansas. Match time is set for 7 p.m. at Garvey-Rosenthal. Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Saul Perezhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/saul-perez/ Facebook Men’s basketball routs Alabama State Saul Perez Facebook Linkedin ReddIt ReddIt The Horned Frog soccer team beat SMU 1-0 Sunday night. Volleyball also came out with a win this weekend, while equestrian lost to SMU on Friday. Previous articleSickle cell support group raises awareness, gives back to local doctorsNext articleWorth Hills parking garage saves residents from game day towing Saul Perez RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Linkedin TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello
Follow the news on Sudan Covid-19 in Africa: RSF joins a coalition of civil society organizations to demand the release of imprisoned journalists on the continent Receive email alerts News Organisation September 10, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Salopek, interpreter and driver freed after being held for one month Sudan : Press freedom still in transition a year after Omar al-Bashir’s removal Coronavirus infects press freedom in Africa Help by sharing this information April 6, 2020 Find out more Reporters Without Borders welcomes yesterday’s release of US journalist Paul Salopek together with his interpreter and driver, both Chadians. They had been held since 6 August on a charge of spying, a pretext used by the Sudanese authorities to prevent the press covering the situation in Darfur. to go further News Reporters Without Borders hailed yesterday’s release of Chicago Tribune correspondent Paul Salopek and his two Chadian assistants, interpreter Suleiman Abakar Moussa and driver Idriss Abdulraman Anu, who were arrested in the western Darfur region on 6 August while Salopek was working on a report on the Sahel for National Geographic magazine.Salopek’s release was negotiated directly with President Omar Al Bashir by Governor Bill Richardson of the US state of New Mexico, where Salopek lives. As a result of these negotiations, the judicial authorities in Al Fashir, the capital of North Darfur province, dropped all charges against Salopek, who was due to join Richardson in Khartoum last night.Salopek had appeared before a court in Al Fashir on 26 August on charges of spying and illegal dissemination of information. He was also accused of entering Sudan from Chad without a visa. His trial had been scheduled to resume today.Despite promising democratic reforms, the government has been taking a tougher stance towards the press because of the separatist rebellion in Dafur. It has now become virtually impossible for foreign journalists to get to Darfur unless they enter the country clandestinely across the border with Chad._____________________________________________________________28.08.06 – “Ridiculous” spying charge against US journalist arrested with driver and interpreter in Darfur Reporters Without Borders today called for the release of US journalist Paul Salopek, a correspondent of the publicly-owned Chicago Tribune daily newspaper, as well as his driver, Suleiman Abakar Moussa and his interpreter, Abdulraman Anu, who are both Chadians. Held since 6 August in Al Fashir, the capital of the western state of North Darfur, they have just been charged with spying and entering Sudan illegally.“The Sudanese government is becoming increasingly embarrassed by what foreign journalists are reporting in Darfur, so arresting them as spies is a way to dissuade them from coming to cover the unacceptable human tragedy unfolding there,” the press freedom organisation said. “This is ridiculous and disgraceful. Salopek and his assistants are media workers who were acting in strict accordance with the rules of their profession. They should be freed at once.”Salopek was working on a report about the Sahel region for the privately-owned National Geographic magazine when he was arrested with his driver and interpreter on 6 August. He was carrying two US passports, which is not unusual for journalists who cover war zones. He also had satellite photos that anyone can download from the Internet.When he appeared in court in Al Fashir on 26 August, he was charged with spying and “disseminating illegal information” – crimes punishable by long prison terms under the Sudanese criminal code. He was also accused of entering Sudan without a visa. At the request of his lawyer, the presiding judge adjourned his trial until 10 September.An Al Fashir court sentenced Slovenian writer, photographer and human rights activist Tomo Kriznar on 14 August to two years in prison and a fine of 500,000 dinars (1,934 euros) for spying, publishing false information and entering Sudan without a visa. His lawyer has appealed. Kriznar had recently been acting as a special adviser to his country’s president.Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir undertook to promote democratisation, the rule of law and freedoms on 11 July 2005, when he announced the repeal of emergency laws in the presence of UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, several African presidents, and many senior European and US officials.Thereafter, the authorities eased the pressure on the Sudanese media. No case of government censorship was registered and it was rare for journalists to be arrested. But it became difficult for foreign journalists to get a visa for Sudan and more and more of them began entering the country across the land border with Chad.The international pressure over Darfur has led to a return to a tougher line towards the domestic press. Naser Eldien Ahmed Altayeb of the privately-owned, Arabic-language daily Al-Ayam, was arrested at 2 a.m. on 16 August and was badly beaten by about 20 police officers using batons. He had just written about an incident in Dar-al-Salaam (30 km south Khartoum) in which refugees from Darfur and southern Sudan were evicted from the land they had been occupying for 20 years after it was sold to an Egyptian real estate developer. He is being treated in the Khartoum university hospital.Four journalists working for privately-owned dailies – Mougahed Abdalla of Ray Alshab, Abdoulgasiem Farahna of Alowan, Moutaz Mahjoob of Al-Adwaa, and Mouheb Maher of Al-Sudani – were arrested the day before and held for nearly five hours by police in the northern locality of Marawi when they tried to visit the victims of flooding that occurred on 10 August. The police said they had received orders not to let journalists into the flood-hit area. March 29, 2020 Find out more News April 10, 2020 Find out more SudanAfrica News SudanAfrica RSF_en
Lokman Slim’s sister had voiced concern about him in a tweet last night, reporting that she had lost contact with him since he set off on his return journey to Beirut after visiting friends in the southern town of Niha.Slim was the founder of Shia Watch, a website where he posted political analyses. He was known for his expertise on the Shia branch wing of Islam and his criticism of Hezbollah, the Shia political party that has a paramilitary wing.In one of his latest interviews for the Al-Hadath TV channel, he talked about the political corruption behind the Beirut port explosion in August 2020. He held Hezbollah responsible for the decline in Lebanon that underlay the tragedy.“We call for an immediate investigation into the circumstances of Lokman Slim’s despicable murder in order to identify those responsible,” said Sabrina Bennoui, the head of RSF’s Middle East desk. “If this murder goes unpunished, it will open the way to a climate of fear for all Lebanese journalists and the prospect of a grim future for critical media in Lebanon.”Slim is the second journalist to be murdered in Lebanon in a matter of weeks. Joseph Bejjani, a photographer working for the Lebanese army, was gunned down after dropping off his daughters at their school on 21 December. His phone was taken. Several media outlets reported that he was one of the first photographers at the scene after the explosion at the port in August, fuelling speculation about the motive for his murder.Lebanon is ranked 102nd out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2020 World Press Freedom Index. LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity November 11, 2020 Find out more Forum on Information and Democracy 250 recommendations on how to stop “infodemics” News Three Lebanese women journalists hounded on social media News LebanonMiddle East – North Africa Condemning abusesProtecting journalists Impunity Help by sharing this information January 14, 2021 Find out more Organisation Follow the news on Lebanon News to go further News Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an immediate investigation into the shocking murder of Lokman Slim, a well-known political commentator and website publisher critical of Hezbollah, whose body was found in his car in southern Lebanon this morning. He had been shot several times in the head. RSF_en Lebanon : Violence against reporters becoming more frequent in Lebanon Receive email alerts February 4, 2021 Lebanese journalist found shot dead in car October 8, 2020 Find out more
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carlballou/iStockBy EMILY SHAPIRO, AARON KATERKSY, ABC NewsHuman remains have been located at the site where a parked recreational vehicle exploded in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, on Christmas morning, in what Nashville police believe was an “intentional act.”Multiple law enforcement sources tell ABC News that the remains have not been identified, and it was not immediately determined whether they are identifiable. Nashville police officers were at first called to a report of shots fired. There was no evidence of shots fired, but “there were announcements coming” from an RV saying a potential bomb would detonate within 15 minutes, police said. BREAKING: This is the RV that exploded on 2nd Ave N this morning. It arrived on 2nd Ave at 1:22 a.m. Have you seen this vehicle in our area or do you have information about it? Please contact us via Crime Stoppers at 615-742-7463 or online via https://t.co/dVGS7o0m4v. @ATFHQ pic.twitter.com/JNx9sDinAH— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 25, 2020 The bomb squad was called and the area was evacuated. Around 6:30 a.m., as the bomb squad responded, the RV exploded, blowing out the windows of nearby buildings and leaving extensive damage.MNPD, FBI & ATF investigating the 6:30 a.m. explosion on 2nd Ave N linked to a vehicle. This appears to have been an intentional act. Law enforcement is closing downtown streets as investigation continues. pic.twitter.com/YOfMTaKmTH— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) December 25, 2020The explosion knocked one officer to the ground. Another officer sustained temporary hearing loss.Three people were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. No significant injuries have been reported.It’s not known whether anyone was in the RV when it exploded, authorities said.Nashville International Airport said it was temporarily halting flights Friday afternoon “due to telecommunications issues” associated with the blast.AT&T said service has been impacted in Nashville and surrounding areas because of damage to its facilities from the explosion.Communications capabilities came back in the tower about an hour after the ground stop was issued and service resumed, the Federal Aviation Administration said.Resident Buck McCoy said he heard gunshots before the explosion, which “blew everything all over the entire apartment.”“All the windows came in from the living room into the bedroom,” he told ABC News. “There was glass everywhere from the windows. There wasn’t really any part of the apartment that wasn’t damaged or pushed or moved or affected by the explosion … the whole apartment was just completely a mess.”“My building is pretty tall and pretty strong so it had to have been a very strong explosion to blow out all those windows,” he said.Several buildings suffered structural damage, authorities said.McCoy said he “started to go downstairs, saw some people in the hallway — they were in shock, you know, they’re crying.”He then reached the street which he said looked “like a movie … it was just surreal.”The debris field extends for at least a few blocks. Streets around the exploded vehicle have been closed down.In the search for the suspect, there are “investigate leads to be pursued” and “technical work that needs to happen,” the FBI said.“We will find out what happened here,” the FBI said.These are pictures from 2nd Avenue south. Windows were broken out from explosion area to Broadway. Please AVOID this area! Media staging is at 2nd Avenue south and KVB. pic.twitter.com/tocdpHWFgj— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) December 25, 2020Police have been sweeping the area with a K9 unit out of precaution, but Nashville Police Chief John Drake said there is no concern, and that “we know of no other imminent danger to the city at this point.”President Donald Trump, President-elect Joe Biden, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, and acting Attorney General Jeff Rosen have been briefed on the incident.The FBI is now the lead investigative agency.Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are responding.This story is developing. Please check back for more updates.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.Nashville police officers were at first called to a report of shots fired. There was no evidence of shots fired but police noticed a suspicious RV with no tags parked across from the Davidson County courthouse.The bomb squad was called and around 6:30 a.m., as the bomb squad responded, the RV exploded, blowing out the windows of nearby buildings and leaving extensive damage.
Whose life is it anyway?On 1 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Applying an effective work-life balance policy that meets the needs of theorganisation and the individual is a difficult juggling act for the HRpractitioner. Sara Bean talks to Liz Rayner, HR director of Shell Gas andpower, about the practicalities of implementing flexible working policies in afast moving businessThe challenge of achieving a happy balance between home and work has alwaysbeen the same. It’s about being able to enjoy your work, your family life and yourleisure time in equal measure. However, in recent months the phrase “work-life balance” hasbecome common currency and has even moved to the top of the political agenda.The Government’s green paper, Work and Parents: Competitiveness and Choice, hasgenerated much debate about the feasibility or otherwise of allowing newparents the statutory right to return to work part-time, while directives likethe Working Time Regulations contain a number of provisions dealing with thelength of the working day. So whose job is it to decide how an individual balances their work-lifecommitments? Is it the responsibility of the employer, the employee or thelegislature? And does flexible working benefit an employee to the detriment oftheir organisation? Shell companies in the UK, which has been operating a range of work-lifebalance policies for many years, illustrates how flexible work policies canbring major advantages to both an organisation and its employees. The Shell experience Shell in the UK comprises some 9,000 employees, many of which work in globalareas. The company offers a range of flexible working initiatives, includingpart-time working, working from home, job sharing, career breaks and maternityand paternity leave. But the challenges of increased competition, globalisation, new technologyand the demands of attracting and retaining high calibre employees means thatthe company is constantly reviewing the way in which its employees work. Liz Rayner, HR director of Shell Gas and Power is a passionate advocate offlexible working, which, she argues, is an important way to get the best out ofpeople. “Work-life balance is often said to be a the moral responsibilityof employers, but it is also in the company’s best interests. And support fromthe top is one of the most important elements.” She explains the reason why achieving an effective work-life balancestrategy is so important to the company. Shell needs to attract, retain andmotivate the highest quality of staff, to support the challenges of: – increased customer demand – global competition – and a workforce with higher expectations. Teleworking and virtual teams Customers are increasingly demanding of the services they receive, so withinthe retail and consumer side of Shell, where staff need to get closer to thecustomer base, there are many more people working from home instead of cominginto the office. Says Rayner, “That required quite a lot of thinking about. We had togive people guidelines about how to keep in touch. How do you set targets andessentials like what do you give them to work from home? What do you pay for inthe home? Are they insured? You have to think about the practicaladministrative issues and soft issues like how can they still feel‘loved’?” And because, in order to compete on the global stage, the company has got aninternational agenda, employees are grouped into “virtual teams”,within a European, rather than country by country basis. This means, explains Rayner, “You could be sitting in the UK and your bossmay be based in Germany. What we’re saying is that we’re not London-centric anymore, so there’s no reason why you shouldn’t work from the country that you’rebased in, which is far less upheaval for your family.” IT solutions The widespread use of the Internet and e-mail has brought with it theadvantages of speed, immediacy and constant access. Unfortunately this alsomeans that it tends to impinge upon people’s home lives. Last year Shell conducted a global survey of its employees. In answer to thequestion, “I have difficulty managing my work and my life”, 59 percent said that was the case. When the survey was discussed at the Shell global leadership meeting, itemerged that, particularly among senior managers, one of the biggest headacheswas the amount of e-mails they received, especially at the weekend. Says Rayner, “We found out that e-mail can be a real pain. Talkingabout that we realised that you don’t have to send an e-mail when you writeone. No e-mails at the weekend is a great step in the right direction becausewhat it does is show that people at the top take the issue seriously.” The company also realised that for people working within a global basedbusiness, especially those based at home, an IT help desk which is onlyavailable from nine until five could become more of a source of stress thansupport. As a result, the company has set up a global-based help desk servicecalled “Follow the sun”. With locations spanning Malaysia in the eastto the USA in the west, the service means that IT help can be accessed by staffworking at home, in the office or when travelling on business, via one number,24-hours a day. Employee expectations Shell already has a range of flexible working policies, (see box) but agreesRayner, people still want solutions to their particular problems. She arguesthat the ideal solution to an employee’s request for flexible working hours isto come up with an individual solution that meets everyone’s needs. “Individuals decide what they want, but of course there is a businessneed as well. It’s about matching those two. Sometimes an individual may say‘it’s all the businesses fault, they ought to change things for me’. But youhave to take ownership yourself too.” She explains that Shell doesn’t push flexible working as a policy but leavesit to the individual and the line manager to discuss. If they come to the HRdepartment with their query, they will receive help and support in achieving amutually satisfying decision. “It’s important that they both take ownership of it. They must discusswhat does this mean for the other people in the team? How can we manage it? Andperhaps they will need to talk to them about it as well.” Whose job is it anyway? So is it the job of the legislature to determine the way in which employershandle work-life balance issues? Rayner has her doubts. She argues that Shellhas always been ahead of the law anyway, offering generous maternity benefitsand career breaks long before they were legally required. The practicalities of ensuring that an international company adheres to UKlaw are also a major issue. Because Shell is organised across European lines,only some of its people are employed in the UK, so legislation in the UK maynot have much relevance for a line manager who runs their department acrossfifteen countries. Says Rayner, “The most important thing is the environment in which thecompany works, the relationship between employers and managers. And if that’swhat works and if you treat people with respect, the last thing you want tocome back to is the law.” Business benefits of work-life policiesBusiness benefits of work-lifebalance policies:– helps to retain skilled and trained employees– matches the requirements of the business with the needs ofthe employee– helps employees to balance their job and other interests– increases skills, ideas and experiences through job-sharing– brings flexibility to help manage peaks or troughs in workload– complements Shell’s other equal opportunities policies andpractices.Case study – career breakKate Cowie, head of personnel andadministration, Gas supply group, has been working for Shell in the UK since1987, during which she has taken a career break of three and a half years. After her first child was born, Kate was able to take time outof the workplace with the commitment by Shell that it would try to place herback into a job when she was ready to return. She was asked to work one montheach year to “keep in touch”. The first period was in Dansk Shell inCopenhagen, with the second in Aberdeen in the Brent Field Unit. She recently transferred (along with her husband, also a Shellemployee) to Australia with Shell. She said, “I was offered a six weekperiod of unpaid leave to settle the children and find a new nanny. Now I amplanning to reduce my contractual hours, and work from home if necessary, so Ican spend more time with the boys. It is hard work but, thanks to the company’sapproach and recognition that we have commitments outside work, we believe wehave been able to combine successfully our careers with being parents.”Shell work-life balance initiativesMember of the Employers for work-lifebalance alliance.Career breaksThis is intended to allow an employee to maintain contact withShell while they take extended leave to bring up a family. A career break:– lasts up to two years, with a maximum of five years overthree career breaks– requires that each application for a career break isconsidered on an individual basis– requires the applicant to commit to four weeks work/trainingper year – is treated as unpaid leave so the applicant is still a Shellemployee during their absence– ensures the employee is kept in contact with the company viatheir line manager.Parental leave policyShell operates a variety of parental leave policies, whichinclude:– six months paid maternity leave after two years continuousservice by 11th week before baby is born– paternity leave of five days paid leave– on-site nursery at Aberdeen site– a childcare adviser – adoption leave according to individual circumstances.Flexible working Approval for flexible working arrangements is at the discretionof line manager and is dependent on the needs of the business being met. Thethree main types:– part-time working to suit individual and needs of the business– job sharing by agreement between individuals and linemanagement– working from home, with all, or some of, the working hoursbased at home rather than the work location. Can be arranged on regular or adhoc basis. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.