HR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is important

first_imgHR: Why The IQ/EQ balance is importantShared from missc on 23 Feb 2015 in Personnel Today Read full article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.center_img When hiring a new staff member, what are the key criteria you look for outside of the competence or experience in fulfilling the job description?We live in an age of collaboration and knowledge sharing and so the ability to positively influence situations and navigate your way around day to day scenarios with tact and diplomacy are fundamental to success. Intelligence, experience and skill are essential for success but we must stop thinking of intelligence as knowledge gained in academia. It is now widely accepted that the most successful among us have a blend of IQ and EQ, the proportions of which are widely disputed. We define and measure EQ in 5 areas. They are Self-awareness/self-control, Empathy, Social skills, Personal Influence & Motivation. So how do you screen for EQ? Here are a few questions that may help:Tell me about a time when your actions positively impacted someone else?Have you ever been in a situation where you realised that you have had to change or modify your behaviour? How did you notice this?Tell me about a time you have had to prepare yourself for a situation you knew would be negative. What did you do? How did it work out?Have you ever received criticism? What was it? Were you surprised?Tell me about a time that you were angry with someone at work. What did you do?Situational questioning will require you to observe not just the answer but how the interviewee is answering and how comfortable they are with the questions, but you will be ensuring best possible chance of securing a well-rounded professional who will flourish and succeed in a broader range of environments and circumstances. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

New College bursar slams Louise Richardson’s “grossly excessive” pay

first_imgThe New College bursar has launched an attack on the “grossly excessive” pay of Oxford’s Vice Chancellor, Louise Richardson, and that of the University’s senior management team.In a letter to the Financial Times, David Palfreyman stated that it was difficult to find “value for money in return” for the increasing pay of Oxford’s senior academics, when it had entailed little “improvement in governance”.Palfreyman levelled much of his criticism against the salary of the Vice Chancellor (VC), Louise Richardson, who is paid a salary of £350,000 per year, rising to £410,000 if pensions are included.Palfreyman, who has been he New bursar since 1988, stated that Oxford’s VC had once been the “cheapest…in the land” until about 2000.David Palfreyman, New College bursar (Image: New College)He dismissed comparisons between the wages of university VCs and those working in banking as “silly”.“No sane person could dispute that top bankers are egregiously overpaid, but their daft pay is no reason for VCs to be put on the same gravy train, albeit in a third-class compartment,” the bursar wrote.Figures released in January showed Louise Richardson was the third highest-paid VC in the UK, and that on average, the VCs of Russell Group universities took home six per cent more than they did two years ago.It was also revealed in March that Oxford had the highest number of staff earning over £100,000 per year.A spokesperson for the University said: “Oxford is the world’s highest-ranked university” and that “the remuneration of the vice-chancellor reflects this.”last_img read more

August 26, 2018 Police Blotter

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India’s Dhoni to pull guard duty in troubled Kashmir as honorary colonel

first_imgBy Sanjeev MiglaniNEW DELHI, India (Reuters) – Indian cricket star Mahendra Singh Dhoni starts patrol duties in conflict-torn Jammu and Kashmir from today to discharge his responsibilities as an honorary colonel in the army, the military said.Dhoni is sitting out India’s tour of the West Indies that begins this week and there has been speculation he might retire after struggling in this month’s World Cup that saw India knocked out in the semi-finals.The wicketkeeper-batsman who enjoys cult status in cricket-mad India is part of the Territorial Army, a reservist force that draws on civilians who can do short stints to assist the military.He will do a 15-day stint with the Victor Force engaged in counter insurgency operations against militants fighting Indian rule in the country’s only Muslim-majority region of Kashmir.“He will be taking on the duties of patrolling, guard and post duty and would be staying with troops,” the army said in a statement, adding that its headquarters had approved a schedule which incorporated Dhoni’s requests.Making use of sports figures such as Dhoni, whose brand value is worth millions of dollars, helps the security forces raise their profile, particularly among young people who are their key pool of recruits.More recently, he has played a role beyond hitting sixes and getting out batsmen though his glovework behind the stumps.In February, at Dhoni’s behest, Indian cricketers wore army camouflage-style caps during a match to show solidarity with paramilitary police killed in a militant attack in Kashmir by a Pakistan-based group.During India’s opening match with South Africa at the World Cup, Dhoni stirred controversy with gloves that sported the Territorial Army’s dagger insignia.The International Cricket Council (ICC) asked for the removal of the insignia, setting off a nationalistic furore in India.Dhoni, who turned 38 this month, captained the side to the World Twenty20 title in 2007 and their second 50-over World Cup title in 2011 at home. Widely considered the best ‘finisher’ in contemporary cricket, he is a veteran of 350 one-dayers.last_img read more

Whicker: Running an NBA team is no Magic trick

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersHe sounded like he didn’t want to make the tough calls that he always has to make in his businesses. He didn’t want a spat with Jeanie Buss because he loves Jeanie like a sister. Then he told the media he was leaving before he told Jeanie.Does this mean Luke Walton will coach the Lakers again next season? Nobody knows.Does this mean that free agents will be more or less likely to join the Lakers without Magic’s irresistible recruiting power? Hard to say.Where does this leave Rob Pelinka, the agent-turned-general manager who was the front man in the construction of this Erector Set roster? To be determined.Whatever happens, there’s a draft to evaluate and there’s a free agent market to explore, and Buss needs a chief of staff with spit-polish organizational skills. John Kelly and HR McMaster are still available. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers This wasn’t a basketball season. It was a Netflix series.And maybe it shouldn’t end just because the playoffs are starting and the Lakers aren’t in them.A couple more episodes and LeBron James might consider running for President. Alex Caruso could demand to be traded. Anthony Davis could become the national spokesman in the fight against load management.Until then, Magic Johnson has decided to curtail his two-year run as President of the Lakers. How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years center_img As everyone knows, Buss should have hired Jerry West to run the club in the first place. Instead, West is the consigliere of the Clippers, who are more of an Up With People show than a car-crash thriller, but who are somehow in the playoffs while the Lakers aren’t.The Clippers are functional enough to appeal to a free agent who wouldn’t have to minimize his game to accommodate James but can become the wheel around which Danilo Gallinari and the guys rotate.West has too much unfinished business, along with something called loyalty, to change offices in L.A.Buss would do well to contact David Griffin, who was the general manager when James was in Cleveland and engineered the trade that brought Kevin Love.Griffin worked for the Phoenix Suns for 17 years before he went to Cleveland. He knows the league, knows the executives, knows the indecipherable rules that make GMs feel like they have to be Supreme Court clerks.More than anything, Griffin knows James, and James knows him. They won a championship together. Griffin can make the Lakers more boring. It would be the best favor anyone could do.Magic Johnson might be the most beloved figure in the history of sports in Los Angeles. But he is not the first successful businessman to be mystified by the all-too-human workings of a sports franchise, and he won’t be the last.As he admitted, it is a far more constraining job than people think, which is why most GMs have the Advil within arm’s reach. The job never ends, it never follows a straight path, and it depends solely on human dynamics and a ball that no longer settles lovingly in the hands of No. 32.Magic didn’t want D’Angelo Russell because he didn’t like his immature attitude, and now Russell is a maturing potential All-Star in Brooklyn. That trade was saved by the draft choice that became Kyle Kuzma.Then the Lakers sent Ivica Zubac to the Clippers just as he was learning how to translate his hands into consistent points and rebounds. That, on top of letting Julius Randle leave as a free agent to join New Orleans.Related Articles Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Some of that was salary-cap strategy to accommodate James and the free-agent-to-be. The fact that the young players failed to react properly to the New Orleans trade rumors is their fault, or their agents’ fault, but Magic and James were far too public when they lusted for Davis.One forgets that the Lakers were beginning to roll when James hurt his groin on Christmas Night in Oakland. One can envision them contending in 2019-20 with the right newcomers. And it’s true that Walton rarely had a full team to coach, and Ball’s absence was painful, particularly when Sacramento’s De’Aaron Fox has become such a force.Magic and Pelinka sat in Memphis during an NCAA Tournament regional and watched Kentucky’s Fox outplay UCLA’s Ball, but they mollified fans and media by taking Ball anyway. Still, he’s got a chance to be fine if he can stay upright.This might actually be remembered as a good day for the Lakers, since Magic saw there was a problem and removed himself more or less painlessly. And a fascinating sequel looms. It can become Return Of The King, or King Lear. We’ll be watching, a few rows behind Magic. Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs last_img read more

Allderdice, USO boys lose in PIAA Class AAAA playoffs

first_imgBy Malik VincentAllderdice’s head coach Andre McDonald has been adamant about making his team into a more competitive team on the PIAA ranks.“Every year I think we have what it takes to go deep in the State tournament,” he said in a previous Courier interview.They took a step in the right direction, last year, with a 67-52 first-round PIAA victory against Chartiers Valley. STRONG PERFORMANCE—Robert Bailey of Westinghouse goes to the hoop for two of his 23 points, but it was not enough as the Bulldogs lost a close one to the Beaver Bobcats 51-49 in the PIAA Class AAA playoffs. But a new challenge came into Peabody High School’s gym on March 10 for the Dragons with the arrival of one of Western PA’s leading scorers, Geno Thorpe of Shaler in this year’s state first-round matchup. He’s averaging around 22 per contest.The 6-foot-3 junior Penn State recruit led Shaler, a WPIAL semifinalist, with 20 points on the way to a 57-51 win over the city champs in a Class PIAA Class AAAA first-round game.“As a team, I thought we played well,” Thorpe said. “Though we didn’t shoot well at all in the beginning, we were able to make the necessary adjustments in the second half to be able to get the win.”Those defensive changes, according to Thorpe, was to pay special attention to the city’s leading scorer Justin Dobbs who finished with 12 points.“If (Dobbs) would have caught fire there’s really no telling where the game could have ended up,” he added.Allderdice was led, for the second consecutive game, by sophomore Jevaughn Moultrie’s 19 points. Ben Mickens also chipped in 11 points for the Dragons.“The kids were just looking frustrated out there,” Allderdice athletic director Jerry Haslett said. “Shaler had a good plan to contain Justin and, unfortunately for us, got the win.”He believes their disparity on the state level comes from a lack of overall resources for city athletes.“If you look at kids from the WPIAL as opposed to those from the city, they’re usually much thicker and stronger,” Haslett said. “They’re eating better and lifting more. They’re not eating junk like our kids.”He also acknowledged the city’s lack of viable facilities.“We only have one gym,” he said. “I know for a fact that Shaler has, at least, two. Both the boys and girls basketball team, as well as the wrestling team share our gym in the winter. There are even times when the wrestlers practice in the auditorium, on the stage. And they’re put out whenever the musicians are rehearsing.”The city’s other AAAA representative, USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, and Obama) was eliminated from the state playoffs with a 79-59 loss to Erie Cathedral Prep on March 10 in front of 1,200 fans at the Hammermill Center at Gannon University. They were led by Deandre Byrd and Dontae Forte who scored 21 and 17 points, each.(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]­courier.com or on Twitter @malikvincent.)last_img read more