Citation Employment Law Over 300,000 Working Days Lost Due to Disputes Last Year

Disputes with your workforce are both time consuming and costly, not to mention potentially damaging to your business, reputation and productivity.

Having procedures in place to deal with conflicts which may arise with employees will help minimise any cost and potential damage to your business. Conflicts should be addressed and resolved as quickly and amicably as possible.

New figures reveal the number of working days lost through industrial disputes in the UK has rocketed in recent months.

According to the Office for National Statistics, around 374,000 working days were lost during the 12 months leading up to October 2009, with 90 separate stoppages occurring mainly in the public sector.

-Employment disputes and conflicts have a huge impact on small to medium sized businesses, not only financial but they are increasingly more damaging to staff morale and productivity. Creating a culture with open dialogue and issuing employee handbooks and contracts of employment are all steps Citation advise its clients take to create a happy workforce and limit the potential for disputes,- says Andrea O’Hare, Head of Personnel and Employment Law at Citation.

In recent months all organisations have been directly affected by the postal workers’ strikes. These account for the majority of the days lost in 2009, although there were also disputes involving council and transport workers that led to industrial action last year. It is estimated that around 200,000 workers took industrial action during the 12-month period, including 177,000 in October alone at the height of the postal dispute.

Citation can help you limit the soaring solicitor’s fees you are faced with when dealing with an employee dispute. Citation gives you the confidence your business needs to limit any associated damage and follow the correct procedures.

For further information on how we can help contact our Personnel and Employment specialists on 01625 415 500 or e-mail .

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What It’s Really Like To Work On A Cruise Ship

There are many benefits to working onboard a ship. They include visiting numerous ports of call and learning about the history and customs of our worlds many different cultures. As a crew member, you will sample different foods, experience a simpler way of life and meet a myriad of interesting people. You will achieve independence and gain an adventurous spirit because your eyes will be opened to so many new opportunities and possibilities. Your fellow crew members will become like family to you and youll gain friendships with people from all corners of the world. Even though the pay will vary for each position, you will always have free room, food and medical coverage so it is very possible to save money. If your schedule allows, youll be able to take free or reduced-rate shore excursions while in port. If your family enjoys cruising, they might even be able to take a discounted cruise within the same line.

However, there is a possibility that at some point during your time aboard you may feel like jumping ship. This is a term used by sailors to describe a deliberate move to break your employment contract. By requesting to leave before your contract is completed or by purposely remaining ashore while the ship sails is asking to forever end your employment with that cruise line. If you ever decide to quit, please realize that this decision could very well mean a permanent end to your cruising life. For that reason, it is important to realize that while ship life can be fun, it certainly isnt glamorous and should never be taken lightly. Strict maritime laws make for a military-type atmosphere that must be respected at all times. On the ship there is no such thing as a forty-hour work week. You will work seven days a week for months at a time. This is not a job for those that are prone to seasickness because youll see many types of weather conditions and it will not be possible to call in sick. If youre claustrophobic you may want to know that your cabin will likely be small and without a porthole. If youre someone who needs a lot of privacy you should realize that youll likely share a cabin, bathroom and sometimes even a dresser or closet with one or more cabin-mates.

Even with the lack of privacy, chance of seasickness and strict ship rules, life at sea can be a lot of fun. However, you must keep in mind that not everyone is working onboard for the same reasons. You might be there for the excitement and adventure while your co-worker is there to support a family back home that he or she hasnt seen for 8 months. Big difference, isnt it?

You may have heard stories of poor working and living conditions for some shipboard crew, but unfortunately, the fact remains that Canadians working onboard are given higher paying jobs, shorter contracts and better accommodations than crew from non-industrialized countries. I certainly dont want to thwart your anticipation of working onboard, but I believe it is important to know the real story. There is a form of racism that is seemingly acceptable onboard a ship. Why is it that while Canadians, Europeans and Americans have preferable accommodations, wages and working conditions, crew from non-industrialized countries are treated otherwise.

The International Trade Workers Federation is a seafarers guardian angel. They are an organization committed to changing these injustices and are commended for it. They believe in a cruise industry regulated by negotiated trade union agreements based on a respect for human rights and a fair wage.

You may wonder why the citizens of these non-industrialized countries work under such poor conditions. Most of them save every penny to send home, enabling their families to live fairly well by local standards. Others save their money in the hopes of starting a business one day. I think that these crew members are to be admired for their determination and perseverance.

In conclusion, I hope that you werent discouraged by the realities of cruise ship living. I believe that while unjust circumstances remain for some, the chance to see the world while living among so many nationalities is a rare opportunity and I urge you to apply because you have the chance to embark on an amazing learning experience and an exhilarating adventure!

Kistareddypet, Patelgudem And Ayilapur To Appreciate

Ras Al Khaima Authority (RAKIA), and APIIC signed a memorandum of understanding in September last for the development of HEC with a proposed investment of Rs 20,000 crore. This is the largest real estate and infrastructure project coming up in Andhra Pradesh and is expected to provide quality employment to thousands of people. RAKIA is a world renowned and much respected investment body that is cash rich. Executing a project of this magnitude is well within their capability.. The Andhra Pradesh government recently allotted 471 acres of land at Sultanpur village of Medak district for the first phase of Hyderabad Economic city which is being jointly developed by APIIC and RAKIA. Residential areas adjacent to Sultanpur such as Ayilapur, Kistareddypet and patelgudem will be the most sought after destinations and are likely to appreciate in value considerably.

RAKIA is the investment arm of the UAE government which had asked for a total of 2000 acres for the project. The balance land would be allotted in due course according to an APIIC official. It is the government body responsible for the socioeconomic growth of the emirate. The MoU was signed by Wahid Attalla, Member of the Board, Rakeen, the real estate development arm of Ras Al Khaimah Investment Authority (RAKIA), and APIIC Chairman and Managing Director B P Acharya, in the presence of Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy. RAKIA is also developing several other townships across the country through RAKINDO, RAKIA’s joint venture company in India. Over 3,000 acres of land has been earmarked for various projects in Coimbatore, Chennai, Kumarakom, Hosur and Cochin, each with a projected cost of $2bn.

Sultanpur is situated at a distance of 16 to 18 Km from important hubs such as hi-tech city area, Microsoft campus, financial district etc. With this proposed project in Sultanpur, Medak district will witness a significant change in terms of infrastructure and employment facilities. Sultanpur is located abutting the outer ring road and is presently accessible from the Mumbai highway via the Beeramguda crossing which is two Km after BHEL. A three and half Km drive would bring you to Kistareddypet village. The limits of Sultanpur commence barely half a Km to the right of Kistareddy pet which has already been witnessing real estate development in the form of gated communities, residential layouts and apartment complexes.

Hyderabad would be an integrated financial hub with infrastructure facilities for financial services operations for banking, insurance and asset management companies. The project would also have an integrated health city that would include facilities for clinical and non-clinical services, hospitals, and medical colleges, research services for clinical trials, drug delivery system, stem cell research and genetic research among other things, according to sources.

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Oil Rigs Employment The Truth About Interviews For Oil Rig Jobs

Do you feel stressed when looking for oil rigs employment? It’s natural. No matter how experienced you may be, everyone feels anxious when they have to look for a new job. For many people, the most frightening part of finding a job is the interview itself. And yet, by rights, this should be the least worrying part of your job hunt. This article discusses some facts about the oil rig job interview which should help to remove your interview anxieties.

Once you get your interview, you are well on your way to getting a job. Depending on the state of the economy, for every 5 interviews you attend, you could get up to 3 or even 4 job offers. The simple fact is that conducting interviews is expensive. Employers don’t like it because it takes away productive working time from their senior staff. That’s why most HR departments aggressively examine job applicants prior to shortlisting them for interviews.

In a booming economy, experienced oil rig workers can get job offers from their very first interview. But even in a weak economy, even the most inexperienced candidate for offshore oil rig jobs should receive at least 1 or 2 offers from for every 10 interviews he attends. If you are being rejected for every interview, you may need to consider whether or not you are suffering from self-sabotaging behavior. It is probably a good idea to take time out from your job hunt to seek professional counseling to fix this problem.

Sometimes you can see many advertisements for oil rig roustabout jobs and other offshore drilling jobs, especially in the free-to-use job boards like Monster. So you think you should have a good chance of getting an interview. But when you don’t get any calls, you start to lose confidence in yourself and your resume. Before giving up on working in the oil industry, you should know that many employers sometimes put out fake advertisements of vacancies to find out how easily they can hire new workers. If they find many unemployed workers, they will take the opportunity to pressure their existing workers to accept pay cuts or risk losing their jobs to someone who will work cheaper.

Clearing your interview is the last step to getting hired. So make sure you show the right attitude to your interviewer. You need to that you are tough, independent, have initiative, and are a team-worker. You also need to show the interviewer that you have at least some of the skills needed to work on an oil rig. Even though you have already stated your relevant skills in your resume, the interview is where you convince your future boss that you have some of the needed skills and are able to pick up more of what’s needed.

Interviews for oil rigs employment are stressful. But if you keep the facts above in mind, you should find some of your worries melting away. It is all a numbers game – attend enough interviews and you will definitely get a job.

Winter 20112012 J1 Visa Students Employment

Winter 2011/2012 employment!

Summer 2011 has only started to bring tourists to resorts, hotels, country clubs, restaurants. Most summer j1 visa students have just arrived, settled in and started working. But slightly paraphrasing the saying: “Make provision for a Snowy day but in Summer time!”.
We are beginning to place winter 2011/2012 j1 students from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile, Colombia, South Africa. Considering visa denial rates, being lowest when employment is arranged early, we recommend to make an estimation of staff you’ll need for winter season and post your j1 jobs. We’ll be happy to send you great profiles of students participating in Winter “Work and Travel” program!
It is so great and easy to be prepared for upcoming season with Wollt if your business is f&b, hospitality or casino industry related. Hotels, motels, b&b’s, restaurants, fast-food restaurants, bars, casinos use our free staffing service to hire great English speaking students for a wide range of positions. Motivated, hardworking, educated, energetic and sociable young people from around the world will be a perfect match if you are looking to fill a housekeeping or front desk clerk position, host or waitress. These young students will bring a diversity to your company and probably open new perspectives with their international experience and knowledge.Your business can benefit from hiring international exchange students for different types of jobs. This is possible due to special exchange program, developed by US Department of State, called “Work and Travel”. Specially designed for students to spend their summer holidays in USA (summer is different by world regions, so the program is year-round), it provides them with an opportunity to work in USA for 3.5-4 months and enables US businesses to benefit from hiring international students. Students are young motivated workers, eager to discover new culture, traditions, way of life and make some money to pay their studies back home.

Perfect entry-level positions to cover with foreign students
Below is the list of entry-level f&b and hospitality positions that are most often covered by international students. Further we provide a short list of your benefits, when you hire international students with J1 visa. Jobs include, but are not limited to:
Housekeepers
Laundry staff
Breakfast hosts
Servers, waiters / waitresses
Hosts / hostess
Bussers / bus boys, girls
Kitchen help
Dishwashers
Prep cooksFront desk clerks
Groundskeepers
Room attendants
Doorman
Maintenance
Bellhop
Concierge
Parking lot attendants
Game operators

J1 visa foreign workers are the best seasonal staffing solution for ski resorts, country clubs operating in winter time and all kind of hotels, restaurants, other hospitality businesses with pick time in winter months. If you hire now, students will arrive in the end of November-early December and will work till the end of February-end of March. Dates are flexible and depend on your specific needs. Please contact us and post your winter j1 jobs now!