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All change at Starbucks

first_img whatsapp Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofThe Truth About Bottled Water – Get the Facts on Drinking Bottled WaterGayotBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofChicken Bao: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof whatsapp Wednesday 5 January 2011 9:20 pm Starbucks, the world’s biggest coffee chain, unveiled a new logo yesterday that omits its name and the word “coffee”, infuriating loyal customers. The new green logo is essentially Starbucks’ representation of a female siren – a half-human mythical temptress who led sailors to their deaths. Tags: NULL All change at Starbucks KCS-content Show Comments ▼ Sharelast_img read more

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New UK consumer dispute will “put consumer first”

first_img Email Address 3rd October 2018 | By contenteditor Compensation guidelines among changes introduced from later this month AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter New UK guidelines on resolving customer disputes in the gambling industry have been welcomed by the Remote Gambling Association (RGA).The requirements for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) providers introduced by the Gambling Commission will be introduced from the end of this month.The new standards and guidance set out how consumer complaints should be handled and make clear the Commission’s expectations around areas such as the types of complaints ADRs are expected to take on, conflicts of interest and the information and customer service providers give to consumers.One key area of change is over the consideration of compensation, with ADRs told to “recognis[e] the emotional or practical impact on the consumer, rather than punish the business”.Discussing the guidelines, Brian Wright, the RGA’s director of business, said they demonstrate the Gambling Commission’s “notion of putting the consumer first…in a practical sense.”“The standards appear to supplement rather than replace the requirements of the ADR Regulations, and additional standards around transparency, independence, customer service, consistency and the types of complaints the regulator expect providers to take on must be in the interests of the consumer,” he told iGamingBusiness.com.The Gambling Commission said the standards seek to simplify existing complaints processes and ensure consumer complaints are handled in a “fair, timely, transparent and effective manner”.Ian Angus (pictured), programme director for consumer protection and empowerment, said: “Improved standards will also help cultivate consumer trust and confidence in the industry.”While positive about the changes, the RGA’s Wright called for feedback from the ADRs to be taken into account.He told iGamingBusiness.com: “While we support any attempt to streamline and simplify ADR procedures to make them easier for consumers to access and understand, it is vital that the Commission maintain constructive dialogues with the existing service providers and utilise their expertise, in the case of IBAS, stretching back over 20 years to establish what is ultimately achievable in this area.”center_img Topics: Tech & innovation Regions: UK & Ireland Tech & innovation New UK consumer dispute will “put consumer first”last_img read more

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Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgCadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Food sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng) company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Cadbury Nigeria Plc (CADBUR.ng)  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileCadbury Nigeria Plc manufactures and markets a range of chocolate malt drink mixes, sweets, powder beverages and chewing gums in Nigeria. The company was established in the 1950s to source cocoa beans from Nigeria for the Cadbury Group; it then branched into re-packing imported bulk products and grew rapidly into a fully-fledged manufacturing operation producing a range of popular Cadbury brands. Cadbury Bournvita is the company’s flagship product which is a brand of malted and chocolate malt drink mixes that has energy and nutritional properties. The company introduced other Cadbury brands into its range in the 1970s; TomTom, a large black and white sweet for soothing relief; Cadbury Buttermilk, a delicious sweet with a butter and mint flavour; Tang, a popular powdered beverage; and Clorets and Trident, brands of chewing gum. Cadbury Nigeria Plc has a 99.66% stake in Cadbury Nigeria Plc Cocoa Processing Plant which sources cocoa powder for the manufacturing of Cadbury Bournvita. Mondelez International has a majority equity-interest of 74.97% in Cadbury Nigeria Plc through its holding in Cadbury Schweppes Overseas Limited. The remaining 25.03% equity-ownership is held by a diverse group of Nigerian individuals and institutional shareholders. Cadbury Nigeria Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Cadbury Nigeria Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

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WWP denounces illegal seizure of Oscar López Rivera

first_imgAug. 7 — Workers World Party/Mundo Obrero (USA) denounces the seizure of the Puerto Rican independence fighter Oscar López Rivera today by the authorities in Panama. López Rivera was headed toward Bolivia, where he was to take part in the international seminar, “América en disputa” (Latin America in the Balance), starting today in the city of Santa Cruz. He was held in the airport in Panama and is to be deported to Puerto Rico, even though he was carrying a legitimate passport and had finished his term in the prisons of the United States.We demand that López Rivera be released so he can attend the meeting.— Larry Holmes, first secretary, Workers World Party/Mundo Obrero (USA)Bulletin: After receiving protests, Panamanian authorities permitted López Rivera to continue his trip.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

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Police find body of Veracruz state reporter missing since March

first_img Reporter murdered in northwestern Mexico’s Sonora state June 3, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Police find body of Veracruz state reporter missing since March April 28, 2021 Find out more News The body of Noel López Olguín, a local journalist based in the eastern state of Veracruz who had been missing since 8 March, was found near Jáltipan, on 1 June, four days after Alejandro Castro Chirinos, also known as “El Dragón,” was captured in the nearby city of Coatzacoalcos and confessed to participating in his murder.Police said Castro, who was caught in possession of López’s camera, told them where his body was buried.The motive for López’s murder is not yet known but it was probably linked to his work as a journalist. A social activist who covered community issues including corruption and security, he had appealed to the public to report abuses by the authorities and organized crime.Located on the Gulf of Mexico, Veracruz is a major transit point for drugs being trafficked to the United States. The feared paramilitary group Los Zetas is said to be particularly active in the area around Jáltipan, the town where López lived and worked, which lies near Veracruz’s southern border with Oaxaca state.Reporters Without Borders hopes that the police will quickly establish the murder motive and urges the federal authorities to start implementing the “protection mechanisms” for journalists promised by the federal government, which were agreed on at meeting organized by the interior ministry on 3 November 2010.Reporters Without Borders again included the Sinaloa, Gulf and Juárez cartels in the updated list of “Predators of Press Freedom” that it released on 3 May. In February, it released a major report on the threat to the media from organized crime.Mexico is one of the western hemisphere’s most dangerous countries for the media, with a total of 73 journalists killed and 12 missing since 2000. In the state of Veracruz itself, a total of eight journalists have been killed since 2002.A grenade was meanwhile thrown at the headquarters of the Vanguardia newspaper in Saltillo, in the northern state of Coahuila, on 30 May. No one was injured but the building and two cars were badly damaged. The newspaper has reportedly been harassed and threatened by criminal groups that do not want their activities covered. Three journalists – Pablo Hernández and Ismael Villagómez of the daily El Norte and Canal 26 Univisión correspondent Luis Lorenzo Escalera – were arbitrarily detained and roughed up by police while covering the confiscation or counterfeit products on 30 May in Ciudad Juárez, in the northern state of Chihuahua. Hernández and Villagómez were held for half an hour at the police station without being given an explanation. Escalera was held for 45 minutes. They all filed a complaint with the municipal police internal affairs department.The Mexico City office of CIMAC, an NGO that publishes reports about women’s issues, and the office of its own news agency, Cimac Noticias, were ransacked on 23 May for the second time since 2008. Unidentified intruders forced the door, stole a lot of material and severed the Internet connections.When the investigation into the 2008 break-in failed to produce any result, the NGO filed a complaint with the Mexico City Human Rights Commission (CDHDF). After the latest attack, the CDHDF asked the Mexican authorities to provide CIMAC with protection, but no measures have so far been taken.On 25 May, a judge confirmed a two-year suspended prison sentence for Héctor Camero, the representative of Radio Tierra y Libertad, a community radio station based in a poor neighbourhood of Monterrey (in the northeastern state of Nuevo León), on a charge of “using, developing and exploiting radio frequencies without a licence.” The judge also confirmed a fine of 15,777 pesos (1,360 dollars) and a suspension of his civil and political rights.The sentence was imposed last November although Radio Tierra y Libertad was finally issued a broadcasting licence in 2009, after a seven-year wait. The prosecution of Camera has its origins in a police raid on the station in 2008. Although a suspended sentence, it marks a new setback for Mexico’s community radio stations.Reporters Without Borders condemns the use of violence and intimidation against news media and urges the authorities to do everything possible to ensure that these cases do not go unpunished.With the death toll from the offensive against drug trafficking that the federal government launched in December 2006 currently standing at about 40,000, Reporters Without Borders continues to relay the “No more blood – No + sangre” cartoon campaign, in which leading cartoonists are producing special cartoons throughout the year. Follow the news on Mexico MexicoAmericas NSO Group hasn’t kept its promises on human rights, RSF and other NGOs say RSF_en Reports May 13, 2021 Find out morecenter_img News Help by sharing this information 2011-2020: A study of journalist murders in Latin America confirms the importance of strengthening protection policies News Receive email alerts MexicoAmericas Organisation to go further May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

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The Week Ahead: Treasury Budget Forecasts Potential Rate Changes

first_img  Print This Post Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago About Author: David Wharton February 9, 2018 1,713 Views Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Share Save Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Tagged with: Interest rates the week ahead U.S. Treasury Previous: Freddie Mac’s Loretta Ibanez: Innovating and Learning in a Fast-Fail Environment Next: Foreclosure Starts Continue to Dwindle Sign up for DS News Daily On Monday at 2 p.m. ET, the United States Department of the Treasury will release the latest Treasury Budget. This monthly accounting shows the Federal Government’s surplus or deficit at a given time, which is affected by factors such as taxation and spending—both of which have been in the news in a big way of late, thanks to the tax reform bill and recent Congressional budget battles. Bloomberg reports that the 10-year Treasury yield hit 2.88 percent this week, the highest percentage since January 2014. As succinctly explained by The Balance, “When Treasury yields rise, banks charge higher interest rates for mortgages. Investors in mortgage-backed securities then demand higher rates. They want compensation for the greater risk.”Speaking to reporters Thursday, Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, said, “Some participants that I’ve talked to have said, look, you know, they’re suddenly realizing that Treasury is going to be doubling the amount of debt issuance. I think that was not fully baked into some people’s thinking.”Here’s what else is happening in The Week Ahead.Cleveland Federal Reserve Bank President Loretta Mester speaking at the Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Breakfast Series in Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday, 8 a.m. ETMBA Mortgage Applications, Wednesday, 7 a.m. ESTAtlanta Fed Business Inflation Expectations, Wednesday, 10 a.m. ETJobless Claims, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. ESTPhiladelphia Fed Business Outlook Survey, Thursday, 8:30 a.m. ETHousing Market Index, Thursday, 10 a.m. ETFed Balance Sheet, Thursday, 4:30 p.m. ESTHousing Starts survey Friday, 8.30 a.m. ETConsumer Sentiment, Friday, 10 a.m. ET Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Treasury Budget Forecasts Potential Rate Changes in Daily Dose, Featured, Headlines, News Home / Daily Dose / The Week Ahead: Treasury Budget Forecasts Potential Rate Changes Interest rates the week ahead U.S. Treasury 2018-02-09 David Wharton The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Related Articles Subscribelast_img read more

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“We Cannot Have Dissatisfied Soldiers In this COVID War”, SC On Plea For Proper Accommodation And Remuneration For Doctors And Nurses Treating Covid-19 Patients

first_imgTop Stories”We Cannot Have Dissatisfied Soldiers In this COVID War”, SC On Plea For Proper Accommodation And Remuneration For Doctors And Nurses Treating Covid-19 Patients Radhika Roy12 Jun 2020 12:56 AMShare This – xSupreme Court slammed the government for not providing proper accommodation facilities as well as remuneration to doctors who were at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has directed the Petitioners to convey their suggestions/concerns to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.”The Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah informed…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginSupreme Court slammed the government for not providing proper accommodation facilities as well as remuneration to doctors who were at the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, and has directed the Petitioners to convey their suggestions/concerns to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.”The Supreme Court Bench comprising of Justices Ashok Bhushan, SK Kaul and MR Shah informed the Solicitor-General Tushar Mehta that the intervention of the Court should not have been required in the instant matter and that the Government had to do more as it was a matter of concern regarding the health of the doctors. “We cannot have dissatisfied soldiers in this COVID war. The doctors are not being paid, these things are coming to light, what is this?” The PILs, filed by Dr. Jerryl Banait, Dr. Arushi Jain and Advocate Amit Sahni, sought for directions to provide suitable accommodation and quarantine facilities for medical workers who were involved in treating of COVID-19 patients. It further stated that the urgent intervention of the Court was required “in view of the plight of doctors, nursing staff, hospital staff, ASHA workers, ambulance operators etc. and the kind of treatment being meted out to them despite putting the nation first, working tirelessly round the clock and risking their own lives and the lives of their family members”. In a response to the plea, an Affidavit had been filed by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, wherein it was submitted that though adequate measures and substantive efforts (for instance, 5-star hotels being used for accommodations for doctors) had been taken by the Government, the final responsibility to protect oneself lay with the doctors themselves. “While the Hospital Infection Control Committee (HICC) in the health facility is responsible for implementing the Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) activities and for organizing regular trainings on IPC for HCWs, the final responsibility lies with the HCW (Health Care Workers) to prevent infection and to protect himself/herself.” Today, while referring to the aforementioned Affidavit, Senior Advocate KV Vishwanathan submitted that the same was not satisfactory and that specific directions/suggestions were required to prevent exposure of frontline HCW to their families. “A specific direction is required so that the families of doctors are not put in danger.” Vishwanathan further highlighted the discrepancies in the SOP provided in the Affidavit with respect to HCWs. He submitted that the categories of “high risk and low risk” exposure of doctors and nurses were improper, and thereby increased the risk of the HCWs and their families. The Bench, while responding that they had just received the Affidavit, stated that two aspects had to be considered: “1. How to solve this problem of high risk exposure (for doctors handling COVID patients). 2. Accommodations for doctors with requisite parameters to curb the issues.” In light of the above, Justice SK Kaul informed SG Tushar Mehta that the country could not have dissatisfied soldiers (referring to the HCWs at the frontline of the COVID-19 battle). At this juncture, Vishwanathan submitted that the HCWs were being subjected to wage deductions. “My instructions are that government doctors are subjected to wage deductions and private doctors are not being given proper salaries. The kind of violence they are going through is the additional menace”. The Bench, on this submission, slammed the government for not addressing the concerns of the HCWs properly. “The doctors are not being paid, these things are coming to light. What is this? I don’t think what is happening should be happening. You must do more for them. Their concerns must be addressed.” At the submission of Vishwanathan regarding the acquisition of premises in terms of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, for the setting up of proper accommodation, the Bench directed the Petitioners to hand over their suggestions/concerns to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The matter is now listed on 17th June. Next Storylast_img read more

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Family accuses Indiana officers who restrained teen of going too far: ‘I was trying to break free because I couldn’t breathe’

first_imgEvgen_Prozhyrko/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A teen and his family accused Indiana police of excessive force for how they restrained the boy during an altercation at a festival where police accused him of slapping away an officer’s arm.“He didn’t try to swipe away their arm,” the boy’s mother, Elizabeth Montejano, told ABC Chicago station WLS-TV. “When the officer grabbed him right here from his shirt, Dominic grabbed him. He’s just like, ‘What are you doing.’”In Facebook video posted Thursday by his aunt, Dominic Garibay, 15, can be seen being held on the ground by multiple officers. Montejano can be heard in the background screaming “that’s my son” at officers.ABC News has been unable to reach Montejano.Officers had been breaking up a fight between two teenage girls Wednesday when Garibay “attempted to get through the area being blocked off by officers,” according to a statement the Hammond Police Department posted on its Facebook page.“One officer, told the young man three times to step back away from the area. In an attempt to block access to the fight, the officer extended his arm to keep back the young man attempting to get through the line,” according to the statement. “The young man slapped away the arm of the officer protecting the scene.”That’s when officers attempted to arrest him for disorderly conduct, police said, adding that he subsequently “began to yell and resist arrest” before Garibay, who had been handcuffed by then, was “taken to the ground” a second time.He also yelled profanities throughout the encounter, police said.But Garibay and his family said police went too far, accusing the officers of choking him to the point where he thought he “was going to die,” the teen told WLS.“Once he started choking me, I was trying to break free because I couldn’t breathe,” he added. “I was just trying to get air.”An investigation is underway, police said, which will include an examination of body camera footage.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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How religious leaders are adapting to keep the faith as coronavirus cancels mass gatherings

first_imgiStock(NEW YORK) — As people around the world adjust their daily routines in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the new limits on social gatherings have impacted a societal norm that might have once seemed unwavering and untouchable: religious services.Faith leaders across the United States are now tasked with keeping their congregations connected and involved amid what can feel like a trying test of faith.“It’s a time of uncertainty and fear and people feel that it’s an opportunity to realize that God does not abandon us in these times, he walks with us,” Archbishop Aymond said.Walid said in addition to staying away from large gatherings, he recommends people do their best to quell their anxiety by reflecting with family and take breaks from consuming news.“People should take proper precautions, but don’t fall into despair,” Walid said. “We look at these times as a test that comes from God, and with proper precautions and patience, we can get out of this.”“Here’s what I recommend: Don’t fall into anxiety over watching too much news, rather do things with family and try to relax,” he continued. “Do things to take your mind off the crisis and get you back into life. You can get overwhelmed by too much information and fear.”Although Ain’s role has changed as she faces this new challenge, she said that overcoming strife is not new to the Jewish community.“Now, more than ever, I’m trying to keep people physically safe and spiritually connected. In Jewish history, there have been times of strife and trouble, so this isn’t new,” she said. “We adapt, as we have for thousands of years.”The key difference now, she said, is the availability of technology. With live streaming, she said she now holds twice daily services, and that people have been logging in not just from inside the U.S. but from countries like Canada, Israel and Uganda as well.“I now livestream Shabbat every Friday evening and Saturday morning,” Ain said. “My membership also started a phone tree and outreach program to make sure we are checking in on the elderly and the needy.”Our God is near and asks us to be near to one another. Perhaps right now we cannot draw near physically to others for fear of contagion, but we can reawaken in ourselves a habit of drawing near to others through prayer and mutual help. #HomilySantaMartaWhen it comes to the Catholic community, Aymond said he also uses live streams to circumvent the restrictions on mass gatherings during this Lenten season.“We are live streaming masses online and on television. I’m writing spiritual pieces on social media,” Aymond said. “I want to remind people to not only get what they can from the TV and the Internet, but also the Bible. We can seek out those traditional resources, too.”All three religions have major holidays rapidly approaching — Easter, Passover and Ramadan all begin in the coming weeks — and each leader offered advice to their followers who might feel lost while observing this year.Walid said that Ramadan, which begins April 23 and ends May 23, is a particular “concern.”“Because we have nightly prayers together and daily classes on the Quran at mosque. It’s the one time of the year that Muslims who never come to mosque during the year, show up,” he explained.“Folks need to remember that you can stay connected as a community even if you can’t do it in person. I’ve seen families organizing Zoom calls for kids and other communities,” Walid reiterated.Ain said she has seen changes when it comes to other major Jewish events, such as Bar and Bat Mitzvahs.“Some are holding very small gatherings, while other families are choosing to change their dates,” she said. “And I’ve seen caterers still offering kosher meals for takeout for those who need them.”Aymond said there may not be an immediate lesson that folks can leearn from this challenging moment, but he said that ultimately, it’s time to “trust in your faith.”“I think what we do know is that in times like these, it doesn’t make a difference if you’re rich or poor, what your ideology is or even your political party,” he said, “it affects everyone.”“But it also brings us together and it can certainly increase our trust. Real faith is when you walk by trust and not by sight. If we saw everything, it wouldn’t be faith,” he added. “So trust in your faith.”Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Stress can damage company health

first_img Comments are closed. In previous generations, work-related stress just simply wasn’t an issue. You got paid to do a job and you went in and did it, and dealt with any pressures it might throw at you.Nowadays it is widely recognised that not dealing with stress can be both structurally and financially damaging for businesses. The stark reality of just how many people suffer from work-related stress has been highlighted by recent research from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).This found that 5 million UK workers are having their mental and physical health damaged by a high-level of stress.Put simply, if this pattern is accurate and carried through all organisations, a fifth of your employees are in the target zone.A separate CBI survey looking at absence, which is inextricably linked to stress, claims the UK lost £10bn in 1999 through lost working days. Clearly it is a massive problem.So although we might wince at the prospect of more health and safety red tape, it really is not surprising that the HSE is to take steps to spell out to employers how to deal with workplace stress.The HSE’s likely action is unclear. What it must do, if it really wants to help employers deal with these problem, is set out detailed and practical advice, focussing on job design and management.With that ammunition, they will be better prepared to start making inroads into dealing with the problem.This will be a challenge, but it will also be an opportunity for HR. High-levels of stress in an organisation are not good for the performance of the company.The flipside to this, of course, is that if you address the problem and manage to mitigate the impact of stress on the business there will be clear benefits.It will be clear to the company that the HR department can deal with staff issues that have an impact on the bottom line.It may seem like just another burden for HR to deal with, but could also be another opportunity to put yourself in the driving seat. Start planning now. Previous Article Next Article Stress can damage company healthOn 23 May 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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