Voice your fears over new parents’ rights

first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Voice your fears over new parents’ rightsOn 12 Dec 2000 in Personnel Today The GreenPaper on work and parents might have been well trailed in the media in recentmonths, but there are still some real shocks in the document published lastweek. Paidpaternity leave, extended maternity leave, increased maternity pay – none ofthese was a surprise. What may stun employers are the proposals on workingpart-time and the plan to allow mothers and fathers to share any increase inexisting unpaid maternity leave equally between them. Majoremployers have striven to be more family-friendly, especially in a tight labourmarket. Men have always been the poorer relation in parenthood, so paidpaternity leave is welcomed by many big employers.Even so,businesses and HR professionals might not have been expecting the Green Paperto go quite as far as it has. The Government has set out a populist,family-friendly agenda in the run-up to the election, so there will be squealsof panic from organisations representing employers like the CBI. The endresult will be a watered down version – if it makes it on to the statute booksafter the election – but don’t bank on it. The HR profession has until 7 Marchto get its responses in to the DTI. So click on the DTI web site for a copy ofthe Green Paper and fill in the response form (www.dti.gov.uk/er/review.htm). Whathappens when a new father wants to take some of his partner’s unused maternityleave? Point out to the DTI the complicated logistics of checking with thecompany of the employee’s partner to find out how much leave she has left – andthis before you start thinking about cover for the father’s absence.It is thesort of complicated case that might make the Government think twice beforetrying to enshrine this aspect of family-friendly working in legislation. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Lemax as a tourist export product: Leading Indonesian tour operator starts implementation of Croatian tourism software

first_imgAn interesting fact is that Lemax has only one product of its own, a unique software solution of its own, which is intended for travel agencies and tour operators. The cooperation with Panorama Destitanion continues the global market presence of Lemax, and after Asia Trails, this is another international success and export of Croatian knowledge.”We are proud that Panorama Destination has recognized the quality of our software solution and selected us as a partner for implementation in the global market. We are convinced that full integration will lead to the achievement of customers’ goals. ”  points out Mate Kostovski, director of Lemax. The realization of the contracted phases of Lemax software implementation will enable the Panorama Destination Group to respond faster and more efficiently to incoming inquiries, deliver current offers, faster and more accurate invoicing to customers, all thanks to a fully automated sales flow. Sales and marketing automation tools will increase revenue and profit, and the new automated questionnaire and inquiry confirmation process is expected to increase Panorama Destination’s booking capacity by as much as tenfold.  Lemax today has more than 120 users on all continents except Antarctica Lemax signed the largest single contract with Asian Trails travel agency in Thailand late last year to support the work of more than 700 employees with over 4000 partners and 8 markets that together cover almost a third of the world’s population, a big step towards opening the Asian market. They are also present in nine global markets, which include Iceland, Thailand, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand, Denmark, the United States, Italy and Mexico.  Mate Kostovski, director of Lemax / Photo: Lemax Lemax is web travel software that automates sales, marketing, operations and finance. For more than 20 years, the Croatian company has created and implemented software solutions for the tourism industry, offering digital business solutions to tour operators and destination management companies (DMC). Today, Lemax software is used by more than 120 users in more than 50 countries on six continents, with a total annual transaction value of € 1,35 billion. center_img RELATED NEWS: As they point out from Lemax, their software will provide greater automation in business, enabling the processing of more bookings with increased efficiency, faster invoicing and reporting, expanding sales channels and maximizing revenue. Lemax, an IT company that develops and sells Lemax software for travel agencies and tour operators in the global market, has started the software implementation process with the leading Indonesian tour operator Panorama Destination to enable the upgrade of the web-based back office system.  Panorama Destination is a leading Indonesian tour operator that TTG Asia, the most popular destination company for MICE, has named the best tour operator in Indonesia. Last year alone, more than 115.000 incoming tourists used the services of one of the group’s offices. Founded in 1999, they employ more than 500 tourism professionals and 250 licensed tour guides specializing in travel services in Indonesia. With branches in key tourist destinations in Sumatra, Java, Bali, Lombok, Flores and Sulawesi, Panorama Destination provides a standardized service throughout the country that they want to modernize and adapt to new travel trends. MATE KOSTOVSKI, DIRECTOR OF LEMAX: WE HAVE ONLY ONE, OWN PRODUCT, AT THE SAME TIME RECOGNIZED ON THE GLOBAL MARKET AS THE LEADER IN THE INDUSTRYlast_img read more

Kim Kallstrom reveals the Arsenal player that was better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic in training

first_imgAdvertisement Comment Kim Kallstrom reveals the Arsenal player that was better than Zlatan Ibrahimovic in training Kallstrom was blown away by Arteta’s attitude and work rate in training (Picture: Getty)‘I’d made my name in France, so that made it easier because they recognised me – and Nicklas Bendtner was there so I could speak Swedish and Danish with him. It made it a bit easier to adapt fast.‘There were also a couple of players who were injured at the same time as me. Aaron Ramsey was one of them.‘In one way it was good to have that experience with an injury because you’re at the training ground a lot more and you meet all the people around the club. When the players left, I stayed after training to make sure I had a good rehab.’MORE: Kim Kallstrom hits back at Arsenal fans over flop tag and reveals truth about back injuryMORE: Arsenal scouts urged Arsene Wenger to sign Juan Mata as Cesc Fabregas’ replacementFollow Metro Sport across our social channels, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.For more stories like this, check our sport page. Metro Sport ReporterSunday 12 Apr 2020 11:50 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link209Sharescenter_img Kallstrom was blown away by the professionalism he witnessed at Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Kim Kallstrom has revealed that he thought his legendary Swedish teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic was the best trainer he had ever seen… until he joined Arsenal and saw Mikel Arteta up close.The former Lyon and Spartak Moscow midfielder had a brief spell on loan at the Emirates in 2014, making just four appearances for the club in all competitions – though has defended his time in north London after helping the team win the FA Cup.Kallstrom enjoyed his short stay at Arsenal despite struggling with a back injury and says he was blown away by the attitude and work rate of Arteta, who is of course now managing the Gunners. FIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirusTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 1:43FullscreenFIFA and WHO team up to give you five ways to tackle spread of coronavirushttps://metro.co.uk/video/fifa-team-five-ways-tackle-spread-coronavirus-2131812/This 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.Speaking to the club’s official website, Kallstrom recalled: ‘I was surrounded by Santi Cazorla, Mesut Ozil, these guys who were so skilful.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘It was nice to see them every day at work. People are so professional.‘I played alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic for a long time and he’s a real pro, but then I came here and I saw how professional Mikel Arteta is… wow!‘He is so committed to the game and so engaged with it as well, I learned a lot just from watching him.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing ArsenalOn his experiences at Arsenal, Kallstrom said: ‘I had signed for a few teams in my career but it was definitely a different approach going into the dressing room as a January loan signing.‘Everyone there knew I was only there as a back-up option because they were lacking bodies so to speak. Outside of football, you don’t have a permanent residence, I just treated it like an adventure.‘There were a lot of French players there and obviously the boss, lots of people around the club who could speak French too. I speak French because of my time at Lyon so that helped. Advertisementlast_img read more

Lampard could stay at City

first_img The former England and Chelsea midfielder has made a strong impact at the Etihad Stadium since joining on a short-term deal from sister club New York City. The 36-year-old’s form has led to speculation that his spell at City could be extended by at least a month to February 2015. Lampard himself says he has not given the issue much consideration but, when asked if he was tempted to stay longer, did not rule it out. Lampard said: “The temptation is to not get ahead of myself in my career. I am here until January 1, basically, so I will focus on that and see what happens then. “There has been a lot said about when the season starts, but the only thing that can decide my future is how well I am playing. They will be kicking me out in January if I don’t play very well! “I am just looking game to game and trying to play as well as I can.” Lampard signed for New York, who enter Major League Soccer in 2015, after being released by Chelsea at the end of last season. The opportunity subsequently arose for a short-term spell at City to maintain fitness ahead of the next season in the United States. He was not considered by manager Manuel Pellegrini for selection in the opening weeks of the season due to a lack of match-sharpness but he has made up for it since. Lampard has delivered a series of influential displays in the past three weeks and scored four goals, including a vital equaliser against former club Chelsea. Lampard, asked about how the fans have taken him to heart, said: “I have scored a few goals and I hope they can see my desire. I haven’t come here just to train and make up numbers in the squad. “People might have thought that was the case but it’s not. I want to perform – I have always done it throughout my career, and if people see that I am giving my all the fans will get behind me.” Frank Lampard has not dismissed the possibility of his loan at Manchester City being extended.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more