first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. HR takes on global role – from homeOn 26 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. HR people are keen to take on the challenges of globalisation, with eightout of 10 in a survey saying they would like to take on an international rolein the future. Survey results out this week from Personnel Today and careerconsultancy Penna Sanders & Sidney show that almost all respondents believethat the number of HR jobs with an international dimension is set to increase. This enthusiasm to take on a global role does not mean that HR people areanxious to up sticks and take up expatriate positions abroad, however. There isa clue as to why this might be: one in three of those surveyed felt thatworking abroad could mean they were overlooked for promotion back at home. Thisis despite the fact that they thought international jobs tended to be morestrategic than positions at home. The preference is to have a job based in the UK that involves travel inother countries, despite the fact that the respondents acknowledge travellingis stressful, particularly for those with families. Another issue the survey highlighted is that most UK HR people are not assufficiently equipped to compete for international jobs as their internationalcounterparts. Many of them receive no support at all from their company. So what is the appeal of an international role to HR people? Well, certainlynot the glamour of joining the jet set. The vast majority say they want aglobal role because they welcome the greater challenge it presents. It is greatly encouraging that HR professionals recognise and embracegrowing internationalisation. But HR must play its part in making sure thattheir colleagues in the HR function get the development and support they needto take on global challenges. last_img read more


first_imgFull Name* Tags812 Fifth AvenueNelson RockefellerNYC luxury real estate Ralph Nakash and 812 Fifth Avenue (Photos via Getty; Google Maps; StreetEasy)A Manhattan co-op that’s been in the Rockefeller family since the 1960s has sold for $9.9 million.The buyer was Ralph Nakash of the Nakash real estate family and co-founder of Jordache Enterprises, according to Compass broker Clayton Orrigo, who represented both sides in the deal.The 15th-floor unit at 812 Fifth Avenue was purchased in 1963 by former U.S. vice president Nelson Rockefeller, who knocked through the building’s south wall to connect the unit with one he owned in the neighboring building.The units were divided again after his death, and the co-op has remained in the family ever since, most recently belonging to Nelson Rockefeller Jr., the businessman and politician’s son.Measuring 3,990 square feet, it features four bedrooms, four and a half bathrooms and a 295-square-foot terrace overlooking Central Park. It was listed in September for $11.5 million.Read moreWarehouse planned for Gindi, Chetrit and Nakash site in Red HookNakash family battle over failed sale of W South Beach condosThe state of Manhattan’s luxury resi market in 2020 Share via Shortlink Nakash, whose family business started as a clothing brand — Jordache was a pioneer of tight-fitting jeans in the late 1970s and 1908s — and later expanded into real estate, already lives in the building. He told The Real Deal he had been looking to move to an apartment on one of the higher levels, and went to view the home after it came to market.“It’s magic, overlooking the park,” he said. “It’s beautiful.”Nakash said he plans major renovations for the unit but will leave certain historical features, including the fireplace, intact. Once the work is finished, he expects to move in.Compass’s Orrigo, who marketed the property with Kirsten Jordan, said he showed it roughly 30 times, but Nakash was the frontrunner from the start.Still, brokering a deal during a pandemic can be complicated, particularly given the state of Manhattan’s luxury market, which recorded a 31 percent decline in deals last year. Sales of co-ops, which typically have fewer amenities than condos and a more complicated approval process, have been particularly slow, with just 133 contracts signed last year compared with 222 in 2019, according to Olshan Realty.Orrigo said there was “significant back and forth” during the negotiations between Rockefeller and Nakash. But, he said, “both parties ended up happy with the outcome.”Contact Sylvia Varnham O’Regancenter_img Message* Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Email Address*last_img read more


first_imgU.K. sets new wind generation record FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Strong gusts on Wednesday evening helped Britain’s wind farms to produce a record amount of electricity, trade group Renewable UK said on Friday.Britain aims to increase its renewable output and close its coal-fired power plants by 2025 as part of efforts to meet climate targets. “Britain’s onshore and offshore wind farms hit a new high of 14.9 gigawatts (GW) between 6 and 6.30pm on Wednesday evening,” the industry group said in a statement.Overall on Wednesday wind generated 32.2 percent of the country’s electricity more than any other electricity source. The figure beat the previous record of 14.5 GW set on Nov. 9.The country’s renewable electricity capacity overtook that of fossil fuel generators such as gas and coal for the first time this year. The world’s largest offshore wind farm, Orsted’s Walney Extension, opened off the northwest coast of England in September.More: Britain blows past wind power generation recordlast_img read more