The Farm / Scott Posno Design

first_img Houses “COPY” Structural Engineer: Photographs:  Double Space Photography Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Blackwell Structural Engineers Projects The Farm / Scott Posno Design Builder: ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard The Farm / Scott Posno DesignSave this projectSaveThe Farm / Scott Posno Design House Design:Scott Posno DesignProject Design Lead:Darcy HannaDesigner & Spd Principal:Scott PosnoMillworker:Lakeland InteriorsCity:ClaringtonCountry:CanadaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Double Space PhotographyRecommended ProductsWindowsFAKRORoof Windows – FPP-V preSelect MAXWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeDoorsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Sliding Door – Rabel 62 Slim Super ThermalWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsText description provided by the architects. Located an hour east of Toronto, The Farm occupies a 65-acre site amidst the peaceful green fields of this Southwestern Ontario agricultural region, adjacent to a large conservation forest. It serves as a weekend and vacation home for the client, his grown children, and a variety of friends and family who frequent the tranquil property for relaxation and enjoyment year-round, away from the hustle and bustle of the city.Save this picture!© Double Space PhotographySave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Double Space PhotographyComprised of several buildings and structures spread over the property amidst a plethora of natural landscape features, The Farm aims to engage the history and physical attributes of the site while amplifying a relationship with the outdoors. The main house sits atop a shallow ridge and follows a north-south orientation, with the primary longitudinal elevation facing east to capture morning light and a compelling view of the property’s rolling hills, dense thicket of trees, and the lush Ganaraska Forest beyond. An existing pond concentrates activity downslope; continuing on, a winding stream that bisects the property is a calming presence, shaded by the surrounding trees. Save this picture!© Double Space PhotographyThe main house is set back 200 feet from a dead-end gravel road, accessed from an L-shaped driveway leading to the long bar of a building. Its steeply gabled form and exaggerated length suggest a modern interpretation of the vernacular longhouse typology. Extending 153 feet from garage to master suite, the house is clad in cedar siding stained a soft charcoal, a perfect complement to the varied greens, browns and greys of the foliage, bark and rock comprising the landscape. A standing-seam metal roof is perfectly matched in colour, with deep overhangs at either end.Save this picture!© Double Space PhotographyHere, the longhouse form translates into an even distribution of program from public to private functions in a sequential fashion. Additional privacy is maintained through the separation of sleeping quarters: the luxurious double-height master suite enjoys a privileged position with southern orientation and a secluded patio, while the other two bedrooms are located on the second floor of the house. Further, a separate loft space above the garage functions as both an artist’s studio and self-contained guest suite.Save this picture!© Double Space PhotographyMultiple points of entry ensure a degree of permeability along the home’s considerable length: the front entrance on the west elevation is balanced on the east by an operable window wall connecting interior living space with the generously scaled outdoor patio, capitalizing on the verdant and seemingly limitless view. At the north end, the dining room occupies the full 22-foot width of the house and offers a flexibility of function: when the sliding glass pocket doors on either side are closed, the room is a warm, intimate space for gathering; when the doors are slid open, it becomes a breezeway—not merely an outdoor room, but a conduit linking front and back, interior and exterior, east and west.Save this picture!© Double Space PhotographySave this picture!SectionSave this picture!© Double Space PhotographyA restrained material palette defers to the power of the dramatic site conditions, allowing the simplicity of form and the subtleties of light and shadow to inflect the project. Polished concrete floors in the public areas are balanced by an abundance of white oak used for millwork throughout, and for the stairs and flooring on the second level. The introduction of Douglas fir in the form of an expressed structural ceiling system is a reminder of the inherently rustic origins of the project.Save this picture!© Double Space PhotographyThe Farm was not conceived of as a single iconic house in the country, but as a compound of buildings that engage the compelling qualities of site and landscape in such a way as to maximize use and enjoyment while establishing a greater connection to nature. Immediately adjacent to the garage at the north end of the house, a Zen Garden manifests as a perfectly square, semi-enclosed structure that is meant to encourage group or solitary activities such as yoga, meditation, reading or simply relaxing. The walls are defined by 2” x 4” ipe slats, and overhead, identically sized hollow aluminum members form an open trellis, offering partial protection and cover. Fifty feet south of the main house, a secondary zone focuses activity on an outdoor pool, hot tub and a sunken fire pit beneath another trellis. Small accessory sheds contain a sauna, pool equipment and mechanical functions, and a separate, enticingly compact cabana mirrors the form and materiality of the main house—a perfectly proportioned additional one-bedroom guest suite should the need arise.Save this picture!© Double Space PhotographyLocated some 220 feet east of the main house, the pond exerts a magnetic and gravitational pull down the gentle slope of the site. By day, it is a scenic and intrinsic aspect of the property, inhabited by small wildlife creatures who are drawn to its life-giving properties. By night, in the darkness, stargazing becomes a favoured nocturnal activity for those comfortably ensconced in the Adirondack chairs that ring the adjacent stone fire pit. Beyond the leafy grove of trees east of the pond, the sight and sound of the stream offers a surprising reward; two wooden bridges connect either side of the bank, inviting exploration and a deep contemplation of the mysteries of the forest.Project gallerySee allShow lessMAD Architects’ Harbin Opera House Through the Lens of Andres GallardoArchitecture NewsWhich Architecture Firms Are Building the Most in New York City?Architecture News Share Interior Design: Canada Den Bosche & Finchley Manufacturers: Carl Hansen, Delightfull, Jasper Morrison, Molo Design, Hans Hopfer, Naoto Fukasawa, Sebastian Herkner &Daughters Area:  4000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Year:  Save this picture!© Double Space Photography+ 27Curated by María Francisca González Share 2017 Photographs Architects: Scott Posno Design Area Area of this architecture project CopyHouses•Clarington, Canada ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeScott Posno DesignOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesClaringtonCanadaPublished on March 25, 2018Cite: “The Farm / Scott Posno Design” 25 Mar 2018. 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Elijah McClain’s life mattered — abolish the police!

first_imgFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this Elijah McClain was a 23-year-old massage therapist who lived in Aurora, Colo., outside of Denver.  He was 5 feet, 7 inches and 140 pounds. He was also a violin player who used his talent to soothe animals.Elijah McClain was killed August 24, 2019. What was his crime? Walking while Black and unarmed. The police officers who killed him were white.  Similar to the hoodie-wearing Trayvon Martin — the 17-year-old African-American teenager murdered by racist vigilante George Zimmerman eight years ago in Florida — Elijah McClain was targeted because he wore a mask due to a health condition — and because he was Black. While McClain was out getting iced tea for a relative, the police stopped him because someone reported he looked “suspicious.”  Sound familiar?  McClain was listening to music and did not hear any commands the police gave him. The cops pounced on him and put him into not one, but two illegal chokeholds, so that he lost consciousness. When the emergency medical team arrived, McClain, already subdued, on the ground and handcuffed, received a heavy dose of the sedative ketamine. McClain’s sobbing, pleading voice can be heard on the cops’ body camera  recording. He is saying, “Oh, I’m sorry. I wasn’t trying to do that. I just can’t breathe correctly.” (Washington Post, June 29)  McClain then went into cardiac arrest, was pronounced brain dead and died days later after he was taken off a ventilator.  None of the police officers who killed McClain were arrested for murder. The Aurora district attorney decided not to file charges, saying he was sure there would be no conviction.Finally, on July 1, almost a year after McClain’s death, the Aurora Interim Chief of Police, Vanessa Wilson, made the decision to put the officers responsible on paid administrative leave after pictures emerged on social media showing Aurora cops mocking the chokehold that killed McClain. Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser announced the McClain case would be reopened for review.   Viviana Weinstein, an anti-racist activist in Denver, told WW, “You know that the police murder case of Elijah McClain is over a year old. The tipping point was reached after George Floyd’s murder by police. The year-long suffering that Elijah’s family has gone through brought out cries from the Black community in Aurora. “The family said: ‘Every time this happens our whole community suffers trauma. Our safety is at risk every day. The police murder us and rape us over and over every day. We do not need murderers who call themselves protectors.’”  Weinstein continued: “Marty Newman, a lawyer for the McClain family, said,  ‘All the officers should have been fired long ago. Two of the three watched and stood by while Elijah was tortured and murdered. If one had spoken up, he would be alive today. But they didn’t.’ “The APD (Aurora Police Department) has a long racist history. And now the Aurora Police Association no longer supports the police chief because she fired those officers [who took the photos]. So much for the bad apple theory. “Another supporter has said, ‘You cannot reform your way out of this and make kinder police. Justice means dismantling the whole apparatus.’”The Black Lives Matter-led uprising, which erupted from the public police lynching of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25, has helped to elevate to the national level so many other cases of police terror, both in the present and the past. For instance, on July 4 in a park in Maplewood, N.J. — half a continent from Colorado — a violin memorial was held for McClain. In Aurora, protesters have vowed to demonstrate in front of the local police precinct until the police are charged and arrested.  And over 2 million people have signed a petition demanding justice for Elijah McCain.  Go to to sign the petition.  last_img read more

Raynor Announced as New Indiana State Conservationist

first_img Raynor Announced as New Indiana State Conservationist Facebook Twitter Jerry RaynorThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Indiana welcomes new state conservationist. Jerry will oversee 80 local service centers, four area offices, and eight conservation delivery teams across the state and over 200 employees who work directly with farmers and landowners.Jerry is a native of North Carolina and has spent a majority of his 26-year career as part of the conservation partnership there. Jerry began his career with NRCS as a student trainee and he spent most of his early years in field and area office conservationist positions. Jerry also worked for Johnston County Soil and Water Conservation District and the North Carolina State Department of Environment. In 2012, he was selected to serve as the state resource conservationist and acting director National Plant Materials Center in Maryland. In 2013, he returned to North Carolina as assistant state conservationist for operations, later transitioning to assistant state conservationist for management and strategy. Jerry has also served on several detail positions at the national level, most recently as the acting state conservationist in Idaho.“I am honored to be the new state conservationist in Indiana,” said Raynor. “I look forward to meeting and working with our customers, partners, and staff in this position to learn about the many great things Indiana is already doing to help conserve natural resources and to continue to move the state forward in agricultural conservation.”Jerry comes to his position with proven agricultural and leadership qualities. He was raised on a farm in Sampson County, North Carolina by his parents, Louis and Katie. After high school, he attended North Carolina State University – College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and graduated with a degree in Agriculture Business Management. Jerry also is a graduate of George Washington University’s Emerging Leadership Development Program; a two-year program hosted in partnership with NRCS.Jerry has four sisters and currently resides in Indianapolis with his wife Amanda and daughter Amaris.Source: USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service SHARE SHARE Facebook Twitter By Hoosier Ag Today – Aug 2, 2018 Home Indiana Agriculture News Raynor Announced as New Indiana State Conservationist Previous articleCoping with Climate Change and Former USTR Ag Negotiator on China on the HAT Thursday Morning EditionNext articleFive New Attractions at the 2018 Indiana State Fair Hoosier Ag Todaylast_img read more

Fed Report Shows Stagnant Real Estate Market

first_imgSign up for DS News Daily The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago March 2, 2017 1,615 Views The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, Market Studies, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Beige Book Federal Reserve Home Prices Home Sales Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Staff Writer Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Share Save Beige Book Federal Reserve Home Prices Home Sales 2017-03-02 Staff Writer Related Articles Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fed Report Shows Stagnant Real Estate Market Home / Daily Dose / Fed Report Shows Stagnant Real Estate Market Subscribe Previous: Carson Secures HUD Secretary Position Next: Industry Reacts to New HUD Secretary The economy grew at a modest level in January, according to the Federal Reserve’s Beige Book report on Wednesday. Retail sales and manufacturing increased at a moderate level, and home construction and home sales saw moderate growth in most of the 12 districts.Rising economic activity did not seem to affect the housing market much, as some districts report little to no change in home prices during the month. The Dallas and San Francisco districts reported steady but strong home prices. Dallas reports a strong labor market with increasing wages, alongside several other districts.The New York district reported low or stagnant real estate markets, but in suburban areas such as around New York City, home sales picked up during January. Upstate New York experienced some strong sales activity and rising prices within a tight inventory.Although the Minneapolis district had a relatively weak month in commercial real estate, particularly in commercial construction, the residential real estate market picked up a little. Residential construction in Minneapolis-St. Paul and Sioux Falls saw significant improvement over last year, and Fargo additionally saw a slight increase.Sales as a whole were down in the Boston area, but despite this, optimism going into 2017 is “overwhelming”, according to Beige Book contact from Boston. In the Boston district, Maine saw a record number of home sales, and Rhode Island saw record numbers for the month of December. Pending sales in the district were also up. A Beige Book contact in Rhode Island noted that as prices rise, more people will see gains in home equity which will give them more freedom to move”.Overall, the Beige Book reports that home prices are on a steady rise in most districts, though several districts note low inventories of existing homes. Lending activity stayed steady for the most part, with some slight increases. Businesses generally are to the rest of the year optimistically.Read the entire Federal Reserve Beige Book for March here.  Print This Post Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days agolast_img read more

A Major Factor Behind Mortgage Delinquencies

first_img A Major Factor Behind Mortgage Delinquencies The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Share Save Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, Foreclosure, Market Studies, News CoreLogic Delinquency Employment Foreclosure Jobs 2019-11-19 Seth Welborn Home / Daily Dose / A Major Factor Behind Mortgage Delinquencies The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Tagged with: CoreLogic Delinquency Employment Foreclosure Jobs The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Postcenter_img In the states with the biggest gains in delinquency, job loss was a contributing factor, according to the latest Loan Performance Insights Reports from CoreLogic. While the nation’s overall delinquency remains near the lowest level since at least 1999, five states posted small annual increases in overall delinquency rates in August: Iowa (0.2 percentage points), Minnesota (0.1 percentage points), Nebraska (0.1 percentage points), Wisconsin (0.1 percentage points) and Rhode Island (0.1 percentage points).“Job loss can trigger a loan delinquency, especially for families with limited savings,” said Dr. Frank Nothaft Chief Economist for CoreLogic. “The rise in overall delinquency in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin coincided with a rise in state unemployment rates between August 2018 and August 2019.”Additionally, Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Montana, New Hampshire, and Utah all saw increases in serious delinquency rates, or loans 90 days or more past due including loans in foreclosure.On a smaller scale, 47 metropolitan areas recorded small annual increases in overall delinquency rates in August. Some of the highest gains were in the Midwest and Southeast. Metros with the largest increases were Dubuque, Iowa (2.2 percentage points), Pine Bluff, Arkansas (1.1 percentage points), Goldsboro, North Carolina (0.6 percentage points) and Panama City, Florida (0.5 percentage points).Additionally, 19 metropolitan areas recorded small annual increases in their serious delinquency rates. Metros with the largest increases were Panama City, Florida (0.9 percentage points), Jacksonville, North Carolina (0.2 percentage points), Wilmington, North Carolina (0.2 percentage points) and Goldsboro, North Carolina (0.2 percentage points). The remaining 15 metro areas logged annual increases of 0.1 percentage point.“Delinquency rates are at 14-year lows, reflecting a decade of tight underwriting standards, the benefits of prolonged low interest rates and the improved balance sheets of many households across the country,” said Frank Martell President and CEO of CoreLogic. “Despite this month’s near record-low serious delinquency rate, several metros in hurricane-ravaged areas of the Southeast have experienced higher delinquency rates of late.  We expect to see these metros to return to pre-disaster delinquency rates over the next several months.” Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago November 19, 2019 1,975 Views About Author: Seth Welborn Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Subscribe Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Previous: Mortgage Servicing: A “People Business” Next: Rising Rates for Minority Homeownership Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Seth Welborn is a Reporter for DS News and MReport. A graduate of Harding University, he has covered numerous topics across the real estate and default servicing industries. Additionally, he has written B2B marketing copy for Dallas-based companies such as AT&T. An East Texas Native, he also works part-time as a photographer. Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days agolast_img read more

Doherty welcomes progress in Gweedore Primary Care Centre campaign

first_img Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Twitter Doherty welcomes progress in Gweedore Primary Care Centre campaign Homepage BannerNews Previous articleDiscussions on resumption of rheumatology services at LGHNext articleRural renewal scheme “won’t do a lot on its own” – Taoiseach admin Google+ WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp It’s emerged that plans for a Primary Care Centre in Gweedore are a step closer this week after the HSE gave a commitment to lease a premises in the area.The plan is to locate the Primary Care Centre in the current out-of-hours NoWDOC building, with the new facility opening after some refurbishments and adaptations have been carried out.Deputy Perarse Doherty has tribute to the local community which has campaigned for the service, and says after a number of false dawns in the past, the indications are the centre is finally set to progress…….Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twittercenter_img Facebook Facebook 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal By admin – September 23, 2015 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more

Community mourns Colley

first_img Sponsored Content Email the author Colley“Lummie” Colley achieved the well-deserved status.Annette Folmar “Lummie” Colley’s death on Sunday, November, 1, 2015 came after a long time of, as she might say, being out of pocket, but her influence was and will be felt for generations to come.Colley lived life to the fullest and to the “funnest.” She enjoyed her family, her friends, her church and everything else that nudged close. Book Nook to reopen “Mother and Daddy were active with the Baptist Children’s Home here in Troy and to all the children there,” Telfair said. “She was active in the Troy Charity League and with the Pike County Medical Auxiliary. She enjoy people and being with them and doing for them. That was her nature.”There was another side of Annette Folmar Colley that many people never saw.“Mother loved to hunt and fish with Daddy,” Telfair said. “She loved the outdoors and she like to ride horses. She had dogs that she loved and she even loved those ol’ donkeys she kept around. She just enjoyed life and all that it had to offer her. She was a blessing to her family and to many others. She was well loved.”Funeral services for Lummie Colley will be at 2 p.m. today at her church, First Baptist Church. Visitation will be a 1 p.m. at the church. Lummie Colley was 97 years old when she “went to sleep in her chair.”“Mother died in the town she loved and in the home that loved,” Telfair said. “That’s the way she would have wanted it to be.”Telfair said her mother worshiped her dad, Dr. J.O. “Tip” Colley, and their lives together were rich and full and their family life was no less.But Lummie Colley also had the love and heart to reach out to others. She was the director of the Girls Auxiliary at First Baptist Church, “her church,” and was a dedicated teacher of God’s word. Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article Latest Stories Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson “Mother was born on College Street and she lived all her life in Troy,” said Carla Telfair of Troy.“She said she had only changed bedrooms once, from College Street where she was born, to Hillcrest, where she lived for 75 years.“Mother loved Troy and she said, if you weren’t from Troy, you were from ‘off.’ She knew everybody in Troy. If she didn’t know you, then you weren’t from Troy. By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Ministry feeding 1,000 for holiday I Choose Life Ministries is feeding the community for Thanksgiving, not only with a Thanksgiving meal but also with something… read more Community mourns Colley Skip Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Published 4:00 am Wednesday, November 4, 2015 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Surveillance video released of Marjory Stoneman Douglas campus after gunman opened fire

first_imgiStock / Thinkstock(BROWARD COUNTY, Fla.) — Authorities released new surveillance video today that shows some Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students just as a gunman was opening fire at the Parkland, Florida, campus. The footage, which starts at 2:22 p.m. — one minute after authorities said the shooting started — shows some students walking in an outdoor passage between buildings. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office released the video. An official is seen banging on the door of Building 1, located away from where the shooting was happening. An officer then approaches the official and the two start to run.The video does not show inside the buildings, the gunman or the faces of any students.Seventeen students and staff members were shot and killed in the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas, sending shock waves throughout the nation. The suspected shooter, Nikolas Cruz, a former student, allegedly fled with students after the shooting, and later was apprehended.Cruz, 19, has been charged with 17 counts of premeditated murder in the first-degree and 17 counts of attempted murder in the first-degree. On Wednesday Broward County Judge Elizabeth Scherer entered a not guilty plea on Cruz’s behalf, after his lawyers indicated he would stand mute, or refuse to plead either innocent or guilty. Defense attorney Melisa McNeill emphasized to the judge that Cruz remains willing “at any time” to plead guilty “in exchange for a waiver of the death sentence” and instead spend the rest of his life behind bars.Watch the surveillance video below:Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Do IT specialists need HR qualifications?

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. “K”writes: I graduated with a BA (Hons) in European business with a financespecialism (there was no HR module at that time) in 1991. Since then I haveworked in several different industries and roles before moving into HR threeyears ago. I joined my present company as an HR assistant and am nowresponsible for all the HR systems and databases. I have developed our internalintranet site as the first point of information for all staff on benefits andpolicies and I also post all our vacancies on the external site. I have a greatinterest to continue with the IT and reporting side in HR but I have no formalHR qualifications. Should I?MargaretMalpas, joint managing director at Malpas, writes: Itcan be difficult to get a higher level job within personnel without gainingCIPD graduateship.  Most job adverts carry this as a requirement and itdoes show employers that you have been assessed as professionally safe topractise. The good news is that with your degree you may be eligible for apartial exemption from core management. Three years’ experience may offer achoice of taking a competency assessment route or a learning route. Eitherway, you could qualify within two years, and I would have thought that the timeand effort invested would be very worthwhile.VicDaniels, director at Carr-Lyons writes: Ialways say that studying for a CIPD qualification will certainly do noharm.  If you have the time, and arecommitted to being a HR professional, I would certainly recommend lookingseriously at a CIPD qualification, especially if you wish to pursue your HRcareer in a best-practice environment. Do IT specialists need HR qualifications?On 26 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Claims for stress still rising

first_imgArisk assessment should be the cornerstone of any stress-at-work policy Therehas been a huge rise in the number of claims for stress, said chartered healthpsychologist, Dr Claire Welsh, in a paper on stress-at-work policies. Researchsuggests that one fifth of the British population is highly stressed at work,and the HSE estimates that 6.5 million working days are lost each year due tostress-related illness, despite a growing awareness by employers of theimportance of tackling the problem. Inher examination of why current stress policies are not working, Welsh foundthat there is much more to stress management than merely putting stresscounselling in place, as then it is often a case of “picking up thepieces”.Sheadvocated an integrated policy, tailored to the business needs of theorganisation, that wins the key stakeholders in the organisation over to thepolicy. OHshould adopt a partnership approach with other professionals in theimplementation of the stress policy, develop clear objectives and ensure thepolicy complies with latest legislation. Welshsays a stress-at-work policy should be well communicated to integrate itefficiently into the business, and monitored regularly to ensure that anynecessary amendments are made. Itwas vitally important to put risk assessment at the cornerstone of any policy,said Welsh, as it is only when we look at the causes of stress that it can bemanaged. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Claims for stress still risingOn 1 Jul 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more