Stalking and the Workplace

first_imgThis year something that had once been an academic exercise became a reality. Myself and a few other managers in our building were asked to come to a conference room and we did not know why. A very senior manager in another department gave us a “heads up” that one of her employees, a medical trainee, was being stalked and threatened. This behavior was also exhibited towards another one of her employees.On leaving the meeting, I went back to talk to my team to let them know I needed them to look out for a photo that was to be posted by the hospital police later that afternoon. We also discussed the need to be more vigilant when using our badges to enter the building so that other people don’t follow us inside. When leaving the building for the day, I let them all know that security to get them to their cars safely and did not mind walking with them either.This January is the fifteenth annual National Stalking Awareness Month (NSAM). As HR professionals we know the heavy impact events like this can have on the victims and team. There is also a monetary cost when you consider that one out of every eight stalking victims lose time from work and more than half of those will lose five days of work or more.There are resources out there to help us help our team. The Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center (SPARC) makes several training modules available online that are a valuable resource in learning (SPARC, 2018). Their active learning modules cover public awareness of the problem as well as tools to help identify stalking and respond to it. Learners might relate to famous movie characters that were stalkers as well to better understand the risks involved (SimAware, 2019).The National Center for Victims of Crime suggests Stalking Safety Planning to address issues quickly when they arise (Stalking Resource Center, 2009). Some of their suggestions that we used this year really helped our teams. These included: – Making sure people in the office have a photo of the stalker. We posted them in the elevators and by doors.- Ensuring that our police and security were available to escort employees to and from the office.- Maintain a copy of the protective order in our records. By having the copy available, there would not be a question as to why entrance was denied or why the stalker could be forcibly removed.We have a responsibility to keep our employees safe in the workplace so let’s all end the month by taking this National Stalking Awareness Month as an opportunity to review what we will do. References and resources:SHRM. 2013. The Workplace Impact of Domestic and Sexual Violence and Stalking. SimAware. 2019. Preparing for a Stalker in the Office.  SPARC. 2018. Training Modules. Stalking Prevention, Awareness, and Resource Center.  Stalking Resource Center. 2009. Stalking Safety Planning. National Center for Victims of Crime.last_img read more

Storage: Companies Keep Dated Information Too Long

first_imgLack of good governance and records management policies means that many companies hold onto information far longer than they should. And that could be a problem.A survey of companies found that 7 out of 10 companies are not purging information after its regulatory expiration date. Organizations that fail to comply with regulations could be subject to prosecution or fines.The solution of course is to create an organizational governance framework. And technology tools can form a strong core for enabling that framework. Document and Records management systems are important components of such a framework.last_img read more

As Instagram Grows More Complex, Can It Maintain the Love?

first_img4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#mobile#Multimedia#news#web 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Popular iPhone photo sharing app Instagram captured the hearts of nearly five million users this year despite, or perhaps because of, a surprising lack of features. The super-simple photo app let you apply filters and post out to other networks. It didn’t let you do much more than that.The company has slowly added features over recent months and today unveiled a new version of its app with three big new features that could make a big difference in the ways we use Instagram. Those changes are upgraded user biographies, hashtag autocomplete and a new page to view all the photos you’ve clicked “Like” on in the past. Can Instagram keep its clean simplicity while adding more and more features? Time will tell, but these changes look to me like good ones so far. First, user bios now include a URL field and a text field that you can populate with info and a link to another page on the web where Instagram users can learn more about you. That makes sense, as it’s useful to be able to find out who a person is that started following you or Liked one of your photos – but it also removes some of the mystery of the experience. There was something a little intriguing about seeing someone Like your photo, clicking through to their page and still knowing nothing more about them than you could learn from their timeline of dreamy, filtered photos from somewhere in the world. Right: The new Instagram profile pages are beginning to look more and more like some of the company’s competitors’ profile designs.Hashtag autocomplete is something that the Twitter iPhone app has offered for some time and the feature is an attempt to get users to contribute photos and comments to a stream of topical conversation. It is, no doubt, added at least in part so that the commercial partners Instagram hopes to monetize will have some more solid ground in order to monitor their interests. If it catches on, though, it will also likely lead to some very interesting photo-discussions about topics of interest around the world. Especially once Instagram finally launches an app on more affordable Android devices (right now it’s iPhone only) then it could become a service used to capture (and perhaps unfortunately over-filter) a photographic record of history unfolding.The app now stands at an odd place between simplicity and a growing list of features.Finally, the addition of a bookmarked-photos page in the form of a “photos I’ve Liked” view is a good move towards making Instagram feel more permanent and less fleeting. It’s a cool feature for sure. How many of us use this app for quick capture but then make sure to send our best photos to Flickr as well, as that feels more permanent? This new feature adds an increased feeling of permanence to the photo-viewing experience.The whole ethos of Instagram has been about speed, simplicity, lightness, a dreamy haze and a light layer of brief social interactions. There’s still almost no web presence to refer to your photos there, you can’t search for your photos or other peoples’ photos. The app now stands at an odd place between simplicity and a growing list of features. Will that mix serve it and its users well? Will the startup that did so well building a simple social mobile user experience do as well at growing its app up? Time will tell. Related Posts last_img read more

Anil Kumble inducted into ICC Hall of Fame at MCG

first_imgFormer India captain Anil Kumble Anil Kumble. File photo: PTI.Former India captain Anil Kumble was on Sunday inducted into the International Cricket Council Hall of Fame at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.Kumble is just the fourth Indian to be included in the elite group, joining Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev and Bishan Bedi.Australian legend Betty Wilson was also inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame on Sunday, along with Kumble.”It’s an honour to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame,” Kumble said.”Indeed, it will be a great moment of pride to receive it during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground I deem it as a great privilege to join the list of great cricketing luminaries,” he added.The 44-year-old played 132 Tests for India, capturing 619 wickets and became the second man in history to take 10 wickets in an innings when he dismantled Pakistan in 1999 to finish with figures of 10-74.”Anil was an outstanding international cricketer, a very well-respected opponent, a great statesman for his country and a role model for millions of aspiring cricketers,” said ICC Chief Executive David Richardson.”He played hard but within the spirit of the game. His performance and record speak volumes for his tenacity, commitment, endurance and service to the game.”Alongside Kumble, Wilson becomes the second Australian woman in the Hall of Fame behind champion batter Belinda Clark.Wilson, considered one of the greatest female cricketers of all-time, played 11 Tests between 1947 and 1958, scoring 862 runs at an average of 57.4 and claimed 68 wickets at 11.8 runs apiece. In 1957 against England, Wilson became the first cricketer, male or female, to take score a century and take 10 wickets in a Test.advertisementKumble and Wilson become the 77th and 78th inductees into the Hall of Fame.last_img read more

Jasprit Bumrah is a legend: Krunal Pandya after MI pacer’s match-winning effort

first_imgCalled a legend by his Mumbai Indians teammate Krunal Pandya, India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah says he backs himself to deliver no matter what the situation is and always focusses on his strengths.Bumrah’s 3/20 in four overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore was crucial to Mumbai Indians’ six-run triumph in an IPL clash here on Thursday.”You go ball by ball and you try to control the controllables. You try to back yourself in the situation,” the man-of-the-match winner said in the presentation ceremony.”You don’t go too far behind, I was just focussing on my plan and trying to back my strengths. I always try to back myself in any situation and execute the plan to perfection. I have always taken care of my body,” added the pacer, who had hurt his shoulder in the previous match but got fit just in time for this game.All-rounder Krunal Pandya was gushing in his praise for the bowler, who is ranked No.1 in the ICC world rankings.”It was a great game. We were in-out throughout the second innings. The way Bumrah bowled, he is a legend. The way he’s giving consistent performances whether he is playing for India or Mumbai Indians; he is outstanding,” he said.Pandya also lauded his brother, Hardik Pandya for the 14-ball unbeaten 32 on Thursday.”Whatever I have seen of Hardik this year, he’s striking the ball very well. For me, it was excepted, what he did,” he said.”He’s in a good mind space. I’m pretty sure he’ll be delivering for MI consistently. It’s important to get a win in the second game only, sets the momentum for the team,” he said.advertisementAshleigh Barty, of Australia, right, shakes hands with Anett Kontaveit, of Estonia, after Barty’s 6-3, 6-3 win in their semifinal match of the Miami Open tennis tournament.Also Read | Mumbai Indians lucky to have Jasprit Bumrah: Virat Kohli after RCB defeatAlso Read | Missed no-ball was bad luck for us: RCB spinner Yuzvendra ChahalAlso Read | Felt like Stuart Broad when Yuvraj hit me for 3 consecutive sixes: Yuzvendra Chahallast_img read more

Southwest coming to TCI

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppSouthwest Airlines announced yesterday that service to TCI will begin in November, 2017. The service, which is still pending government approvals, will operate between Providenciales International Airport (PLS) and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Providenciales is the airline’s 16th international destination while Southwest will become the 11th international carrier to operate at PLS. The addition of TCI comes amidst Southwest’s continuing Caribbean expansion. In December, 2016, the airline launched flights to Cuba and earlier this year increased the frequency of it’s Puerto Rico routes. Chief Executive Officer of the TCI Airports Authority, John Smith said this decision follows fours years of lobbying by the TCI Tourist Board and the Turks and Caicos Hotel & Tourism Association. Southwest Airlines has applied to the US Department of Transportation for authority to operate to TCI from Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. #MagneticMediaNews#SouthwestAirlines Related Items:last_img read more

Pochettino Trippier has a longterm groin problem

first_imgTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino believes Kieran Trippier will be struggling with his groin problem for a while and urged him to find a way to play through itThe English full-back made his return to Spurs for Wednesday’s 3-1 win against Southampton after last appearing for the club on November 10.But Trippier’s comeback didn’t go to plan as he was withdrawn after 87 minutes with the same injury that he sustained at the World Cup.While resigned to further setbacks, Pochettino hopes Trippier will find a way to get through it.“I think it’s the same problem, the same problem that started in the World Cup,” said Pochettino, according to HITC.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“If you remember the semi-final against Croatia, when he left the pitch. Then I think to play after three days against Belgium, I think maybe it affected a little bit. Now he’s suffering in that situation.“It will be a long period for him suffering this type of problem. When I was in Argentina as a 19-year-old I suffered and it is an area that is difficult to sort out.“But I don’t believe it’s a big thing. It’s only he needs to start to accept that situation and live with sometimes some pain and play.”Goals from Harry Kane, Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min were enough to seal Spurs a 3-1 win over Southampton.Pochettino’s side, who are now third in the Premier League, will next face Leicester City on Saturday away.last_img read more