Land Rover tees up staff morale booster

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Land Rover tees up staff morale boosterOn 20 Jan 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Land Rover’s UK workers are being given the opportunity to hone theirgolfing skills after huge interest in the game was shown during a pilot schemerun at the company’s manufacturing site in the West Midlands. Golf lessons were highlighted as being high on many employees’ wish lists bythe company’s Associate Development Scheme (ADS), which aims to boostproductivity and staff morale by enabling staff to take up non-work-relatedstudies or hobbies. Land Rover is now offering one-to-one coaching sessions withlocal professionals from the Professional Golfers’ Association. More than 500 employees each year are expected to take advantage of tailoredlesson packages, all funded by the ADS. The ADS is an independent organisation within Land Rover formed by a jointinitiative between unions and Land Rover management in November 2001. Sian Hewkin, ADS co-ordinator, said the development scheme enabled employeesto undertake non-work related education, training and development of their ownchoice they would otherwise not get the opportunity to pursue. “It provides employees with the initiative to learn new skills and canlead to a qualification,” she said. Each of Land Rover’s 11,500 employees receives £160 to spend on a variety ofcourses. last_img read more

Work on the Point Michel Sea Defense Project said to be progressing and is only one week behind schedule

first_img Share LocalNews Work on the Point Michel Sea Defense Project said to be progressing and is only one week behind schedule by: – September 26, 2011 Tweet Hon. Rayburn Blackmoore. (file photo)Contractor on the Point Michel Sea Defense Project have remained true to their promise and have redoubled their efforts to ensure the timely completion of that project.The contractor, C. O Williams and Construction Limited, applied for an extension of time a few months ago because the project was two months behind schedule-a request that was declined by the government.Public Works Minister Rayburn Blackmoore told a site visit today, that progress has been made and that the project is now one week behind schedule.“We have been given the commitment by the contractors that they were going to redouble their efforts and what we are seeing here today is a manifestation of that. Some progress has been made in terms of catching up. This is a remarkable improvement to what obtained before. We have seen the actual construction of 200 meters of retaining wall with a height averaging 4 and a half meters above sea level. The project is starting to take shape,” he said.Meantime Blackmoore says government is currently seeking additional funding from the Caribbean Development Bank to construct an additional 290 meter wall in Point Michel.“When we spoke about this project during the election campaign many doubted that but we are seeing that the project is unfolding in an impressive manner. The contract stipulates a 720 meters wall but we have spoken about providing a protective shield for the entire village leading up to the boat house,” he explained.He said that would require an additional 290 meters and the ministry is currently trying to source the funding.“As we speak the ministry is doing the detail and analysis work to have a submission to the CDB which I have been so advised will be done in December to ensure that the entire village is protected. We believe that human beings are indeed the greatest player in any environment,” he explained.Dominica Vibes News Sharing is caring!center_img Share Share 7 Views   no discussionslast_img read more