‘Green’ image resulting in reduced costs is Key to Business Success

first_imgWhatsApp Linkedin Free Green Hospitality Programme Workshop takes place in Limerick “WITH further increase in Energy prices expected in October alongside recent landfill waste cost increases – taking control and greening your business has never been more pertinent,” said Maurice Bergin, Director of the Green Hospitality Programme.  Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up “Green Hospitality Certified Members achieve Energy, Water and Waste costs that are between 25-50% below the Irish average which allows them to compete in these challenging times”.Maurice Bergin was speaking at the launch of The Green Hospitality Programme (GHP) national Workshop series. The GHP which offers Internationally recognised Environmental Certification will continue its very popular 2011 Workshop series during October for its members and is also inviting interested hospitality businesses to attend, to find out how easy it is to become more efficient and reduce costs and also achieve recognised environmental certification. The next Workshop takes place on the October 4 next at the Carlton Castletroy Hotel in Limerick commencing at 9.30am.“By adopting the GHP criteria members are also opening up new markets by tapping into the increasing worldwide demand for more environmentally friendly businesses”, said Bergin. “Whilst cost is still the main driver for consumers purchase decisions, customers are definitely becoming more aware of the environmental impact of their lifestyles”. They are conscious of companies that do things right and in brands that share their own values. The advent of social media means that companies must also be more honest with their customers or they’ll be found out very quickly and that is just as important for the hospitality industry as any other, It’s a win win for business if done correctly!”.The GHP workshops are free of charge and open to anyone who might be interested. For more information or to register your attendance for a workshop, email [email protected] or phone 021-435 4688. www.greenhospitality.ie Facebook Print News‘Green’ image resulting in reduced costs is Key to Business SuccessBy admin – September 29, 2011 479 center_img Email Advertisement Twitter Previous articleCelebrations all aroundNext articleOriental marinated salmon with a zesty chutney adminlast_img read more

Letters

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This week’s lettersLetter of the week Praising your bid to release talent As a personnel manager living in an area where unemployment is so low it isvirtually zero, you can imagine that recruitment and retention of staff is adaily issue. Talking to my opposite numbers in similar organisations in the area, it isobvious we are all fighting the same battle. None of us feel the answer lies inpoaching each other’s staff, as this does not resolve the real issue, which isa lack of people available for work. I fully support your move to get the Government to put systems and practicesin place to enable refugees and asylum-seekers to enter the workforce muchearlier. I also feel that if the British people can see they are not having tosupport these people there will be less animosity towards them and the lengthof time bureaucracy takes to reach a long-term decision about their future. Congratulations Personnel Today. Keep up the good work. Christine Sargeant Personnel manager Fesa UK Refugee skills audit is key task It is important to ensure that employers do not shy away from employingrefugees when they might well be the answer to their organisation’s skillsgaps. That is why a skills and qualifications audit of refugee and asylum-seekersis so important and is a vital task for councils to take on across the regions.There is no doubt that employers are currently put off by the complicationsof immigration law and other red tape, when there may well be a genuinebusiness case for employing refugees and asylum-seekers. Socpo applauds Personnel Today’s campaign and supports the development ofregional skills databases and employment co-ordination for refugees. Keith Handley Socpo president and programme change director City of Bradford MetropolitanDistrict Council Undervalued UK staff moving on I read your article Desperate bid for staff worsens war for talent withinterest (News, 19 June). I think the point that many UK employers are missing when it comes toskilled workers is one of personnel management. The average UK manager is moreconcerned with his own ego, than the morale of his staff. I am an independent contractor who left the UK about two years ago. Thereasons were: – The cost of getting to and from work and stress involved with the currentstate of public transport – Lack of jobs in my local area (North West) – Poor treatment by management – Inland Revenue bully-boy tactics – Quality of life – IR35 The UK produces some of the finest skilled workers in the world. However,most – like me – find that they are undervalued, and that the culture of”jealousy” eventually drives them away. I have heard several government ministers recently deny a mass exodus ofskilled people. This is ridiculous – if you go to any major European or NorthAmerican city, you will find large communities of British ex-pats. Andrew Cowan Via e-mail Why is three the magic number? I am very confused. I am a generalist personnel officer with two years’experience, but when I apply for jobs I am told that I need to have threeyears’ experience. What is this talismanic transition that happens at three years? I was a linemanager and a project manager before moving into HR – why doesn’t that count? What makes it even more intriguing is to read of the appointments of HRdirectors who have no background in HR. It seems we use one set of rules forthe top end of the profession and quite a different set at the other. Name and address supplied Culture of stress needs taming At the risk of offending the workforce, trade unions and generalpractitioners may I make a public appeal for the regulation of the mostprolific growth area in industry today – stress. If stress were a publiccompany the shares would be worth a fortune! Seriously, the point is not to be unsympathetic in cases of genuine hardshipbut to be critical of a culture which encourages employees to disappear forweeks, aided and abetted by their GPs, at the first sign of trouble. Nigel Bannister Hampshireiams, LettersOn 24 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

HMAS Childers Pays Historic Visit to Bangladesh

first_img January 30, 2014 HMAS Childers Pays Historic Visit to Bangladesh View post tag: Bangladesh Length56.8m View post tag: Childers HMAS Childers was en route to the Indian Navy-hosted activity Milan 2014, scheduled to start on February 3, when she stopped for a port-call in Bangladesh.The crew of the ship will conduct professional and cultural exchange activities during the visit, which will end on January 31st.HMAS Childers was launched by its builder, Henderson-based Austal Shipyard, on December 18th 2006 and commissioned in Cairns, Queensland on 7 July 2007. Range3,000 nautical miles (5,600 km; 3,500 mi)at 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph) View post tag: Defence                                            25 knots (46 km/h; 29 mph) View post tag: Defense View post tag: Pays View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today HMAS Childers Pays Historic Visit to Bangladesh StatusActive as of 2014 Beam9.7m View post tag: Naval [mappress]Naval Today Staff, January 30, 2014; Image: Australian Navy HMAS CHILDERS ACPB 93The Royal Australian Navy’s Armidale Class Patrol Boat HMAS Childers docked in Chittagong, Bangladesh on January 27th, marking the Navy’s first visit to the country in decades. Draught2.7m HMAS CHILDERS (ACPB 93) Displacement300 tons standard load View post tag: historic View post tag: HMAS Complement21 standard, 29 maximum Training & Education Speed View post tag: Navy View post tag: Visit Share this articlelast_img read more