Failure to monitor diversity opens way for costly claims

first_img Comments are closed. Employers could be leaving themselves open to discrimination payouts ofmillions of pounds from jobseekers, according to new research publishedyesterday. Even though sex discrimination payouts have recently passed the £2m mark,The Work Foundation research finds that a third of responding organisations arefailing to monitor the diversity of external job applicants. This is a simple but important procedure that can spotlight areas ofdiscrimination, and save recruiters millions in tribunal claims, according toTheo Blackwell, policy specialist at The Work Foundation. The survey of almost 500 employers, shows they are also failing to monitorthe diversity of internal applicants – 38 per cent do not monitor at all, and28 per cent do not know if their organisation monitors internal job applicantsfor race, sex and age. According to employment law, it is illegal for employers to discriminateagainst applicants on the basis of sex, disability or race. It will soon becomeillegal to discriminate on the grounds of age, sexual orientation and religionor belief. It is the employer’s responsibility to make sure the law isn’t beingbroken. Monitoring is recommended as a way of identifying possible bias. The Work Foundation report also highlights the tendency among manyorganisations to encourage word-of-mouth job applicants. Just over a quarter(27 per cent) of respondents say they have a policy of actively encouragingstaff to recommend friends and just under a quarter (22 per cent) do the samewith family members. Advisory bodies such as the Commission for Racial Equality warn thatalthough this may be economical, it is likely to lead to a far smaller pool ofsuitable applicants, and does not normally satisfy equal opportunitiesrequirements. “Employment law requirements are pushing diversity up the ladder ofworkplace issues,” said Blackwell. By Ben Willmottwww.theworkfoundation.comHR FactfileKey survey findings How employers recruit staff:– 85% advertise in the local press – 75% recruitment agencies– 68% national press– 63% job centres– 56% trade press – 55% internet  – 11% the radio Failure to monitor diversity opens way for costly claimsOn 11 Mar 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Great Neck Man Accused of Extorting Nude Photos

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Adam Savader, right, with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee (Facebook).A Great Neck man has been accused of trying to extort nude photos of 14 women by threatening to send to the victims’ families compromising images he allegedly hacked from their email.FBI agents arrested Adam Savader on Tuesday at his family’s Hutchinson Court home and charged him with Internet extortion and cyber stalking. He remains in custody pending his arraignment in federal court.“Remember what’s at stake,” the 21-year-old, who described himself on Facebook as a staffer for Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaigns, allegedly told one of the victims in a text message, according to court documents. “Do you want your family and everyone in DC to see your tits? Just agree to send me a pic of you in a bra.”Authorities said Savader texted the victims—three of whom are from Long Island—from five different Google Voice Numbers using the name “John Smith,” in some cases sending the victims links to hacked nude photos he allegedly posted online.One of the victims told investigators she knew Savader from their time at Great Neck North High School. Three knew him from his studies at George Washington University. Most of the victims have yet to be identified.The investigation began after the first victim, a student at a university in Michigan, reported the alleged extortion to local police, who alerted the FBI, the records show.Some of the victims reported that before the texts started they were prompted by their email accounts to change their passwords, indicating that they had been hacked.Federal investigators eventually traced the source of the texts back to Savader’s home, many of the incidents occurring September through November. In one case he threatened to send the victims’ nude photos to the Republican National Committee.No attorney information was listed for Savader. He faces up to five years in federal prison.last_img read more

Once in a lifetime bluechip avocado and lime farm for sale

first_imgPerfect brunch spot.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus15 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market15 hours ago MORE: Interest rates to hold at 1.5 per cent FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTER Restful rows of avocado trees. This bluechip avocado and lime farm in at Mutchilba is on the market for $3.5 million. Picture: Realestate.com.auA bluechip farm with over 4000 avocado and 1000 lime trees has hit the market for the first time ever, with room enough for all the other salsa ingredients too.The large 36.5 hectare property is on the market for the first time since the farm founders created it 30 years ago, according to agent John Falvo of Mareeba Property Office.Listed at $3.5 million, it comes with two houses — one of which was already set up as a “neat and tidy family home” with the other holding potential “as an income earner or worker’s accommodation”.The property was on the market as the owners were making a lifestyle change.“They’ve built it up from scratch and now they’re getting on with their age and they prefer to pass the work on. It’s time for some new blood,” Mr Falvo told The Courier-Mail. MORE: How much would you pay for a shed? Interest was already coming in strong.“There’s been good genuine interest. Avocados are the flavour of the year and have been for a few years now. There’s room for other crops as well.” Packing and sorting machinery. Add to that the property’s two cold room and huge packing shed with concrete floor, and it’s a dream come true for avocado lovers.There was also tonnes of room for gear with a machinery shed, and the property also has three 5kw solar systems with optional electric or diesel driven pumps with filtration as well.It also has a huge 120 Megalitre water allocation — that’s 120 million litres in case you were wondering — with a 20 Megalitre dam as well. There are two cold rooms too.“Thoughtfully developed, the property located 30 minutes west of Mareeba is established with under tree irrigation to 4000 plus Shepard avocado trees and 1000 plus lime trees. This farming enterprise is ready to be purchased as an immediate income earner.”The property is an hour and half from Cairns CBD. MORE: Thousands fall for tiny home scam Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD576p576p432p432p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenStarting your hunt for a dream home00:51last_img read more