4 tips when dealing with underperforming employees

first_imgMake sure they know it’s a big dealSometimes performance is just an effort problem. Make it clear that it takes an effort to guarantee a strong performance. Hopefully this will be the push they need to excel.Provide motivationWhen you’re making a plan of attack, set goals and reward your employees for their excellent work. If you give employees a reason to over perform, they’ll often keep up the good work. If they feel undervalued or stuck, their performance will stall and you’ll have a problem on your hands.Stay in touchKeep a pulse on things. After you make a plan, make sure you don’t lose touch of what’s going on. Keep an eye on things and advise when necessary. You can monitor and still provide your team the opportunity to create and innovate.Do what you’ve got to doAt the end of the day, business is about results, and underperforming doesn’t often provide favorable ones. If it’s time to fire an underperforming employee, then it has to be done. It’s never pleasant to let someone go, but it’s going to be for the best. 15SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,John Pettit John Pettit is the Managing Editor for CUInsight.com. John manages the content on the site, including current news, editorial, press releases, jobs and events. He keeps the credit union … Web: www.cuinsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Astra donates 30 ventilators to three hospitals

first_imgIn total, Astra has donated three aid packages worth around Rp 106 billion since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to Boy.The company’s previous aid packages included 100 vans and 10 trucks that were given to the Indonesian Red Cross (PMI).RSPAD’s deputy head Brig. Gen. dr. Albertus Budi Sulistya, who also joined the press conference to receive the aid package, said the hospital had seen a slight decrease in COVID-19 patient admittance, even though the number of cases was still rising.“We have seen a slight decrease recently, as our [COVID-19] dedicated bed occupancy ratio (BOR) has dropped to 62.5 percent from 66 percent previously,” he said. Diversified conglomerate PT Astra International Tbk donated 30 ventilators worth Rp 13 billion (US$836,000) to three hospitals treating COVID-19 patients in Jakarta on Monday.Fifteen ventilators were donated to the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD), while 10 were given to the COVID-19 hospital at the Kemayoran athletes village complex in Central Jakarta and five were given to the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital, the company’s spokesman Boy Kelana Soebroto told journalists in a virtual press conference. “Astra through its CSR program Nurani Astra [Astra’s conscience] donated the third aid package today to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the form of 30 ventilators,” he said. He added that the number of patients under surveillance (PDP) who were in the late stage of pregnancy was also increasing, which required the hospital to follow additional precautions.“We have to follow special precautions for cases who are about to give birth,” he said.Indonesia recorded 275 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Sunday, which brought the total number of confirmed cases to 8,882, according to Achmad Yurianto, the spokesman for the government’s COVID-19 task force.Speaking at a press conference on Sunday, Yurianto said that 23 more people had died due to the disease, bringing the death toll to 743 people.center_img Topics :last_img read more

Governor Tom Wolf Announces Disaster Assistance Approved for Victims of Severe Storms in Fayette County

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Governor Tom Wolf Announces Disaster Assistance Approved for Victims of Severe Storms in Fayette County September 20, 2016center_img Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg – Governor Tom Wolf today announced that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) approved his request to declare Fayette County a disaster area after severe storms and flooding caused significant damage to homes and businesses on Aug. 28.“After visiting Fayette County in the week after storm, I know first-hand how devastating this storm was for many residents,” Governor Tom Wolf said. “In addition to the state resources provided by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency and other state agencies, this federal assistance should provide the help needed for these communities to rebuild and residents to recover.”Citizens in Fayette County, as well as neighboring Pennsylvania counties Greene, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland may be eligible for low-interest disaster loans through the SBA Disaster Loan Programs.After the storms, staff from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, along with local and SBA officials, conducted damage assessments within Fayette County. The governor used the damage assessment results to support his assistance request to the SBA.Low-interest loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate. SBA regulations permit loans up to $40,000 to repair or replace personal property. Businesses and nonprofits can borrow up to $2 million to restore damaged or destroyed buildings, inventory, equipment and assets. Loan amounts and terms are set by the SBA and are based on each applicant’s financial qualifications.The SBA has established a Disaster Loan Outreach Center (DLOC) at Fayette EMS, 301 S. Arch St., Connellsville, PA 15425. The center will be open the following dates and times:Opening:  Thursday, Sept. 22 at 10 a.m.Hours:     Weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.Closed:     Sunday, Sept. 25Closing:    Thursday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m.SBA customer service representatives will be on hand at the disaster loan outreach center to issue loan applications, answer questions about the disaster loan program, explain the application process and help individuals to complete their applications.Individuals and businesses unable to visit the center in person may obtain information and loan applications by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (1-800-877-8339 for the hearing impaired), or by e-mailing [email protected] applications can also be downloaded at www.sba.gov/disaster. Applicants may apply online using the Electronic Loan Application (ELA) via the SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Completed applications should be returned to the center or mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is Nov. 21, 2016. The deadline to return economic injury applications is June 20, 2017.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolflast_img read more

Week 12 Fantasy FLEX rankings

first_imgLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 12 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 12 Fantasy Football Rankings: FLEXThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.RankPlayer1Christian McCaffrey, RB, Panthers @ Saints2Alvin Kamara, RB, Saints vs. Panthers3Nick Chubb, RB, Browns vs. Dolphins4Saquon Barkley, RB, Giants @ Bears5Josh Jacobs, RB, Raiders @ Jets6Julio Jones, WR, Falcons vs. Buccaneers7Michael Thomas, WR, Saints vs. Panthers8Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers @ Falcons9Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers @ Falcons10Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks @ Eagles11Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns vs. Dolphins12DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans vs. Colts13Derrick Henry, RB, Titans vs. Jaguars14Le’Veon Bell, RB, Jets vs. Raiders15Ezekiel Elliott, RB, Cowboys @ Patriots16Leonard Fournette, RB, Jaguars @ Titans17Todd Gurley, RB, Rams vs. Ravens18George Kittle, TE, 49ers vs. Packers19D.J. Moore WR, Panthers @ Saints20Tyrell Williams, WR, Raiders @ Jets21DJ Chark, WR, Jaguars @ Titans22Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns vs. Dolphins23Cooper Kupp, WR, Rams vs. Ravens24Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions @ Redskins25Davante Adams, WR, Packers @ 49ers26Tevin Coleman, RB, 49ers vs. Packers27David Montgomery, RB, Bears vs. Giants28Chris Carson, RB, Seahawks @ Eagles29Jaylen Samuels, RB, Steelers @ Bengals30Joe Mixon, RB, Bengals vs. Steelers31DK Metcalf, WR, Eagles vs. Seahawks32Amari Cooper, WR, Cowboys @ Patriots33Phillip Lindsay, RB, Broncos @ Bills34Devin Singletary, RB, Bills vs. Broncos35Aaron Jones, RB, Packers @ 49ers36Jamison Crowder, WR, Jets vs. Raiders37Terry McLaurin, WR, Redskins vs. Lions38Darren Waller, TE, Raiders @ Jets39Mark Ingram, RB, Ravens @ Rams40Allen Robinson, WR, Bears vs. Giants41Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots vs. Cowboys42Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons vs. Buccaneers43Carlos Hyde, RB, Texans vs. Colts44Mark Andrews, TE, Ravens @ Rams45Zach Ertz, TE, Eagles vs. Seahawks46Courtland Sutton, WR, Broncos @ Bills47DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins @ Browns48Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers @ Saints49Golden Tate, WR, Giants @ Bears50Jonathan Williams, RB, Colts @ Texans51Bo Scarbrough, RB, Lions @ Redskins52Derrius Guice, RB, Redskins vs. Lions53Miles Sanders, RB, Eagles vs. Seahawks54Kareem Hunt, RB, Browns vs. Dolphins55John Brown, WR, Bills vs. Broncos56Ronald Jones, RB, Buccaneers @ Falcons57Emmanuel Sanders, WR, 49ers vs. Packers58Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles vs. Seahawks59James White, RB, Patriots vs. Cowboys60Robert Woods, WR, Rams vs. Ravens61Marvin Jones, WR, Lions @ Redskins62Will Fuller V, WR, Texans vs. Colts63Brandin Cooks, WR, Rams vs. Ravens64Latavius Murray, RB, Saints vs. Panthers65Sony Michel, RB, Patriots vs. Cowboys66Zach Pascal, WR, Colts @ Texans67Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals vs. Steelers68James Washington, WR, Steelers @ Bengals69Deebo Samuel, WR, 49ers vs. Packers70Marquise Brown, WR, Ravens @ Rams71Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys @ Patriots72N’Keal Harry, WR, Patriots vs. Cowboys73Royce Freeman, RB, Broncos @ Bills74Brian Hill, RB, Falcons vs. Buccaneers75Adrian Peterson, RB, Redskins vs. Lions76Benny Snell Jr., RB, Steelers @ Bengals77Jamaal Williams, RB, Packers @ 49ers78Kalen Ballage, RB, Dolphins @ Browns79Cole Beasley, WR, Bills vs. Broncos80Robby Anderson, WR, Jets vs. Raiders81Demaryius Thomas, WR, Jets vs. Raiders82Darius Slayton, WR, Giants @ Bears83Gerald Everett, TE, Rams vs. Ravens84Jared Cook, TE, Saints vs. Panthers85Taylor Gabriel, WR, Bears vs. Giants86A.J. Brown, WR, Titans vs. Jaguars87Hunter Renfrow, WR, Raiders @ Jets88Russell Gage, WR, Falcons vs. Buccaneers89Raheem Mostert, RB, 49ers vs. Packers90Greg Olsen, TE, Panthers @ Saints91Ryan Griffin, TE, Jets vs. Raiders92Jacob Hollister, TE, Seahawks @ Eagles93Danny Amendola, WR, Lions @ Redskins94Diontae Johnson, WR, Steelers @ Bengals95Alex Erickson, WR, Bengals vs. Steelers96Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars @ Titans97Ted Ginn Jr., WR, Saints vs. Panthers98Jakobi Meyers, WR, Patriots vs. Cowboys99Josh Gordon, WR, Seahawks @ Eagles100Marcus Johnson, WR, Colts @ Texans101Chris Conley, WR, Jaguars @ Titans102Darren Fells, TE, Texans vs. Colts103Randall Cobb, WR, COwboys @ Patriots104Peyton Barber, RB, Buccaneers @ Falcons105Tarik Cohen, RB, Bears vs. Giants106Duke Johnson Jr., RB, Texans vs. Colts107Nelson Agholor, WR, Eagles vs. Seahawks108Corey Davis, WR, Titans vs. Jaguars109Kelvin Harmon, WR, Redskins vs. Lions110Scotty Miller, WR, Buccaneers @ Falcons111Tyler Eifert, TE, Bengals vs. Steelers112Trey Quinn, WR, Redskins vs. Lions113Benjamin Watson, TE, Patriots vs. Cowboys114Zay Jones, WR, Raiders @ Jets115Eric Ebron, TE, Colts @ Texans116Josh Reynolds, WR, Rams vs. Ravens117Allen Hurns, WR, Dolphins @ Browns118Vance McDonald, TE, Steelers @ Bengals119Frank Gore, RB, Bills vs. Broncos120Nyheim Hines, RB, Colts @ Texans Our Week 12 FLEX rankings are here to help save your Sunday morning start ’em, sit ’em blues. We’ll be the first to admit it gets kind of ugly in the bottom half of this list. There aren’t a ton of sleepers; there are just players we’d like to avoid more than others — the busts and the not-quite-busts, if you will. Think about it this way — there’s some poor soul out there who has to decide between Raheem Mostert, Russell Gage and Darren Fells for their FLEX spot. That’s not fun, but with the fantasy playoffs creeping up on us, it’s also a vitally important decision. When Gage catches eight passes or Mostert breaks a 70-yard run or Fells catches two scores, you’ll want to have played the right one. WEEK 12 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerOr it could be even uglier, say Duke Johnson Jr., Scotty Miller or Tyler Eifert. That would probably only be a decision in a deeper league, but it’s still the type of decision someone may have. As with any other combo you could think of with the top 120 RB/WR/TEs, we have them ranked below.WEEK 12 DFS LINEUPS: FD cash | FD GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPSo, I’ll stop bogging you down with more hypotheticals. Just scroll on down and find how to finish off your lineup.WEEK 12 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIf you have any specific Sunday morning questions, be sure to hit us up on Twitter @SN_Fantasy.MORE WEEK 12 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup Builderlast_img read more

Consequential mistake made by Govt

first_imgDear Editor,As a true patriot of Guyana and an ardent supporter of the Government, I feel compelled to inform the Coalition Government of a grave and consequential mistake it has made since assuming office in 2015.The mistake I refer to was the appointment of the Public Relations Officer of the Mayor and City Council, Royston King, to the position of Town Clerk in the municipality of Georgetown back in 2015, not long after coming into office.In the first instance, the minister who issued a letter of appointment to King, which commenced on July 14, 2015, should have been aware that King did not have the requisite qualifications for the job, which necessitate that the candidate be legally trained. He is neither qualified nor experienced in public administration. His qualifications are strictly in the realm of communications, which was required for his job as Public Relations Officer.Secondly, it was public knowledge that the foregoing mayor had taken pains to write copiously, and to voice — every opportunity he had — about the unsuitability of the gentlemen to continue working as the Public Relations Officer of the Council, let alone to ever be promoted to the position of Town Clerk. The archives of the Ministry of Communities and the Georgetown Municipality must be overflowing with such letters, in which the former Mayor described the current Town Clerk as being indolent, incompetent, and lacking in moral standards.So why were these copious missives not taken into consideration when the appointment was being considered?Thirdly, one would have to ask why corrective actions or disciplinary measures were not taken since July 2015, when the current Town Clerk went over the edge. Why was there no insistence that audits be conducted at the Georgetown Municipality each year? Why, when contracts were consistently being awarded without a bidding process being undertaken, did no one ensure that Tender Board rules were adhered to? Why — when grand luxury trips were being undertaken around the world at significant costs to the citizenry and without the Council’s prior knowledge or permission — were checks and balances not put in place?Now that everything is falling apart, there seems to be some concerns being expressed. Workers are being paid late each month, and their statutory deductions are being withheld, No problem! The animals at the Abattoir are being slaughtered inhumanely, No problem! The Constabulary ranks are committing statutory rape on juveniles and the Town Clerk takes his own sweet time to report it to the Police and Child Protection Agency. No Problem! Contracts worth more than $100 million are awarded to clean the Cemetery without being tendered. No problem!Should we wait to close the stable door after the horse has bolted?Sincerely,Nadine Jerricklast_img read more