What’s a Twitter Chat? by Mary Kaylor, Joe Jones, Ashley Miller and Lindsay Northon Three Tools for Twitter Chats The role of the HR professional continues to change, but one thing stays the same: Human capital management remains the key differentiator for organizational growth and success. One of the keys to effective human capital management is organizational design. Organizational design (OD) focuses on identifying and creating the right human structure within the organization and identifying the right competencies, knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics required in each part of that design. Although it can be difficult to find and hire talent, it can be an even greater challenge to build an organizational structure that will ensure that people with the right skills and competencies are working in the right jobs and teams now and in the future.HR’s Role in OD and the Challenges Many challenges exist regarding HR’s role in organizational design. Owning a significant organizational design effort from creation to implementation takes a lot of time, and most HR departments don’t have the resources to commit to this. Additionally, many HR departments lack the expertise necessary to build an organizational design plan. In the SHRM Online article Research: It’s Not a Four-Letter Word, SHRM Director of HR Competencies Joe Jones points out, “HR is no longer a simple art form. It is more science than art, rooted in well-planned, well-executed and actionable HR research that results in an improved organization, not a dusty report on a shelf that no one reads.”An Ongoing EffortConducting a critical evaluation of how your organization is structured is not something that should be undertaken every five years. Organizational design must become an ongoing initiative and a core HR function. In the blog post Data Driven Organization Design—Q&A, Concentra CEO Rupert Morrison says that “The modern day organization is under increasing pressure to adapt quickly to changing markets and disruptive organizational events such as mergers and restructures as well as changes in working habits with digitally engaged, mobile workforces. This means people need to shift their perspective from seeing OD as a one-off activity to a continuous process required to hone and improve performance over time.”OD TechnologyOrganizational design no longer means a list of names on a spreadsheet or the creation of a simple hierarchical chart. New HR technology can deliver powerful modeling tools and data that allow HR leaders to better visualize the people, skills and competencies in their organization. It has also become more precise. Instead of doing major restructuring, many companies are opting to focus on smaller slices within the organization—or micro-design—by looking at more agile clusters of jobs and functions that allow for easier monitoring and faster transformation when challenges or opportunities arise.Regardless of the challenges they face or their level of involvement in this process, HR professionals can strengthen their proficiency in the HR competencies necessary to make greater contributions toward organizational design efforts.How are you handling organizational design at your organization? Please join @shrmnextchat at 3pm ET on August 17 for #Nextchat with special guests SHRM Specialist, HR Competencies, Lindsay Northon (@HRCompetencies); SHRM Senior Specialist, HR Competencies, Ashley Miller (@Miller843); and SHRM Director, HR Competencies, Joe Jones (@josephajonesphd). We’ll chat about HR’s role in organizational design and how human capital management strategies can be more cohesive with organizational design efforts. Q1. How does your organization approach organizational design, and how is HR involved? Q2. How involved should senior leaders outside of HR be in organizational design planning? Which ones should be involved and why?Q3. In what areas are organizations most likely to make errors with organizational design planning?Q4. How or in what areas can HR use micro-design to make their organizations more agile? Q5. What specific data or analytics are most important to an organizational design plan? Q6. What HR competencies should HR professionals strengthen to be more effective in organizational design? Q7. How can HR ensure that talent management strategies are aligned with their organizational design efforts? Q8. What role do competency models play in organizational design?
New Chip Card Security Flaw FoundA new flaw has turned up in the chip-based cards on offer in the US. According to new data released by researchers at NCR, credit card thieves can apparently rewrite the magstripe such that the card looks to be chipless when run through a card reader machine — even though such machines should kick back the swipe and tell the user to insert the chip. This means fraudsters can continue to clone magstriped EMV cards and find them useful.The hole is made possible, according to reports, because retailers are not encrypting their transactions as part of their EMV upgrade. “There’s a common misperception EMV solves everything. It doesn’t,” noted Patrick Watson, one of the researchers. The new flaw adds another line to retail’s ongoing list of complaints about EMV. The NRF has complained that the expensive upgrade ($25 billion) has done little to make retailers safer since unencrypted transactions are essentially just as hackable as they’ve ever been. [Source: PYMTS.com] Shoplifting Case Helps Identify Possible Child AbuseWhat started as a shoplifting investigation ended with a mother being arrested for investigation of child abuse and her two daughters taken into state custody. About 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, an officer was called to a convenience store on a report of a possible shoplifting, said Salt Lake police detective Cody Lougy. The officer found a 10-year-old girl who had taken something, and noticed that the girl “had a swollen face from her ear to the bottom of her jaw and was bleeding from the ear,” according to a Salt Lake County Jail report. The girl told the officer her mother, Lucinda Escobar, 30, had beaten her with a belt that had “large circles” on it, and used a second belt to wrap around her neck and “repeatedly punched and slapped the victim in the face while pulling the belt,” the report states. The girl also said she had been beaten with a phone cord on another occasion, according to police. The girl was taken to a local hospital to be checked out for “multiple injuries,” Lougy said.- Sponsor – As investigators questioned the girl, they learned her 5-year-old sister, who was still at home, had been beaten with a belt that same day. Officers found the 5-year-old who repeated what her sister had told detectives, according to the report. Escobar was arrested for investigation of intentional child abuse and reckless child abuse, in addition to child endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. A methamphetamine pipe was found in the apartment in an area where the children’s clothes are kept, police say. [Source: DesertNews.com]Ex-Officer Should Serve 2 1/2 Years for ManslaughterA jury recommended 2 1/2 years in prison for a white former police officer convicted of voluntary manslaughter on Thursday in the shooting death of an unarmed black man who had been accused of shoplifting. The ex-officer, Stephen Rankin, shot 18-year-old William Chapman in the face and chest outside a Walmart store last year after a security guard called police to go after the young man. No video recorded the actual killing, and testimony conflicted on the details of what happened. But most witnesses said Chapman had his hands up, and prosecutor Stephanie Morales said the officer could have used non-deadly force.The officer “brought a gun into what is at worst a fist fight,” Morales told the jury, which deliberated for nearly two days before returning its verdict. Rankin, 36, faced one to 10 years on the manslaughter conviction. Morales asked jurors to give him the maximum, while defense attorney James Broccoletti argued that no amount of jail time would bring Chapman back to life. A judge will formally sentence Rankin on Oct. 12. The judge doesn’t have to follow the jury’s recommendation, but can’t increase the penalty.Rankin, who was fired from the Portsmouth police force after being indicted, had already killed another unarmed suspect, four years earlier, and many in the mostly black city of 100,000 saw his trial as a chance for accountability as police shootings continue around the country. [Source: NewsOn6.com]Four Men Face Racketeering Charges for Selling Counterfeit Denver Broncos MerchandiseFour men face racketeering charges after they allegedly sold counterfeit Denver Broncos football merchandise at the Mile High Flea Market in Commerce City for nine years, officials say.The defendants all surrendered to law enforcement officers and were released on $20,000 bail each. The four allegedly sold the NFL gear between Nov. 14, 2006, and Nov. 10, 2015, according to a news release by Sue Lindsay, Young’s spokeswoman. David A. Thompson, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Denver, said the investigation uncovered an international counterfeit network. “This investigation uncovered hundreds of thousands of dollars in money wired to China to finance these counterfeit products and more than 20 shell companies furthering this illegal activity,” Thompson said in a news release. “Not only do these counterfeiting organizations produce inferior merchandise, which is sometimes dangerous, these counterfeits also hurt legitimate businesses in the United States, which can hinder job growth and support criminal organizations around the world.DHS agents seized $68,000 in counterfeit NFL merchandise from the Miskos’ booth at the flea market on Jan. 10, 2015. The charges allege that the operation purchased more than $868,000 in counterfeit merchandise from China beginning in 2006 until late 2014 for sale in the Denver area, Lindsay’s news release says. All four defendants are charged with operating a criminal enterprise of trademark counterfeiting in violation of the Colorado Organized Crime Control Act. [Source: DenverPost.com]Winona Ryder: “Shoplifting Conviction was a Blessing in Disguise”Actress Winona Ryder insists her 2001 shoplifting arrest was not “the crime of the century” some media outlets suggested it was. The Beetlejuice star was convicted of attempting to steal items amounting to $5,500 from Beverly Hills department store Saks Fifth Avenue, and now almost 15 years on, Winona can reflect on what she was going through at that time, and believes her criminal record was a blessing in disguise.“Psychologically, I must have been at a place where I just wanted to stop,” she told Porter magazine. “I won’t get into what happened, but it wasn’t what people think. And it wasn’t like the crime of the century! But it allowed me time that I really needed, where I went back to San Francisco and got back into things that… I just had other interests, frankly.” After taking a few years off following her conviction, Winona returned to acting with a new sense of passion and purpose. [Source: Belfast Telegraph] Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now
If honey bees were publicity hounds, this one might have stars in its eyes. But the winning entry in this year’s Nikon Small World photography competition has an eye full of pollen instead. Photographer and former beekeeper Ralph Grimm captured this extreme close-up after 4 hours of a painstakingly careful setup. Grimm, a high school fine arts teacher, says he hopes to call attention to the honey bees’ continued struggle to regain a stable population. Honey bees are a crucial facilitator in food diversity and stability—contributing more than $15 billion to crop value annually in the United States. But over the last decade or so, the bees have fallen victim to a number of problems like parasites, pesticides, and disease, causing their numbers to dwindle 30% each year since 2006. Grimm tells Nikon that his image, though beautiful, comes with a word of caution—we need to stay connected to our planet by listening to little creatures, like bees.
SNAPPED: Rooney searched before seeing Man Utd defeat Huddersfieldby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDC United striker Wayne Rooney took in Manchester United’s win over Huddersfield Town.The forward, who played for United between 2004 and 2017, was pictured at Old Trafford before fans were allowed in, and captioned his post with a love heart.Rooney, who attended the game with the family of his wife Colleen, was a pundit for BT Sport for new caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first game in charge at Cardiff.Wayne Rooney for Manchester United: Games – 559 Goals – 253United steward be like…“Better safe than sorry.” #mufc  pic.twitter.com/ETzFlDGDcp— United Xtra (@utdxtra) December 26, 2018 About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Georgia’s men’s basketball coach Mark Fox got pretty upset with the Bulldogs’ student section Saturday afternoon. His team is facing Auburn in Athens, Ga. During the second half of the contest, Georgia’s students began chanting at Tigers’ coach Bruce Pearl. This did not please Fox, who proceeded to yell at the Georgia student section, asking them to stop. Georgia students were chanting something about Bruce Pearl, couldn’t hear what. Whatever it was, Mark Fox asked them to stop.— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) February 14, 2015It appears the Bulldogs’ students were chanting “Bruce Pearl Sucks!”Part of student section starts chanting “Bruce Pearl sucks” during Auburn free throw. Mark Fox walks over & yells at them to stop. #class— Wilson Alexander (@Alexander_taGr8) February 14, 2015That’s a pretty classy move from Fox. Student sections can be fairly mean-spirited. Georgia and Auburn are currently playing on FSN.
GLENDALE, AZ – DECEMBER 31: Head coach Dabo Swinney of the Clemson Tigers is dunked with Gatorade during the fourth quarter of the 2016 PlayStation Fiesta Bowl against the Ohio State Buckeyes at University of Phoenix Stadium on December 31, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Clemson picked up a massive win, knocking off Notre Dame at home on Saturday night, so you know head coach Dabo Swinney was ready to dance. After the game, and a very awkward post-game interview that was accidentally cut off by ESPN, Swinney got down in the locker room, swinging a towel and hitting the Whip. We cannot confirm whether or not he added in the Nae Nae as well.With the win, Clemson danced its way to sixth in both the AP and Coaches Polls this week. The Tigers look to be in very good position to make a run at an ACC Championship, with Florida State struggling in recent weeks.
New Delhi: Metro services were affected multiple times on sections of different corridors of the Delhi Metro since Wednesday morning, leaving hundred of passengers stranded at the stations. “Delay occurred due to the technical problems, but normal services have now been resumed,” said DMRC official. There was slow movement of trains between Tis Hazari and Shastri Park and later also on Pitampura-Keshav Puram section of the Red Line. On the Blue Line, delay in service took place between Dwarka and Kirti Nagar following a technical snag on the section.Commuters traveling from Yamuna Bank to Vaishali also faced problems as presence of a man on track at Kaushambi briefly disrupted the service on Wednesday morning. ” The passengers was rescued safely and the services were resumed immediately,” said DMRC official. He also added that rest of the section was running completely normal. On Green line, there was a delay in service from Ghevra to Inderlok and Kirti Nagar stations while the stretch between Ashok Park Main and Kirti Nagar developed another technical snag this morning. However, the normalcy was restored within a few minutes, DMRC tweeted. On Red line, the services between Shaheed Sthal and Rithala section also faced delays, and normal services were later resumed, DMRC tweeted. Minor delay was also reported in services between Inderlok and Brigadier Hoshiar Singh stretch of Green Line and later on Blue Line’s Dwarka Sector 21 and Noida Electronic City section. However, operations have been resumed now in both the sections. “Disruption of metro services have become a regular affair,” said Manoj Kumar, a daily commuters. He added that the train were runinng on snail pace and it was distressing moments as he was getting late for the office.
Dupri clearly has an eye for talent and how to best showcase it. While most people have likely heard some version of the story that he discovered young teens Kris Kross at the mall and turned them into rap stars with their hit debut single “Jump,” the details of how all of it happened and what it took to get there are often left out.In conversation with the museum’s Artistic Director Scott Goldman, Dupri shares how much more in-depth the story really is, and that the young boys weren’t trying to be rappers when they first met, so he really had to get to know them to shape them into the stars he knew they were. This personalized process became how he worked with all future So So Def artists, and played a huge part in the label’s – and each artist’s – success. Kris Kross was So So Def’s first artist and first success story, and they paved the way for Dupri’s continued excellence.”You gotta understand people out there, Kris Kross weren’t rappers. They weren’t kids walking around with demos. They weren’t trying to be rappers. They weren’t trying to be singers. When I met them I said, ‘What do y’all do?'” Dupri explains. “‘We just cool.’ I was like, ‘Damn. Get these guys a record fast.'”The conversation with Jermaine Dupri and Friends kicked off of the opening of the GRAMMY Museum’s newest exhibit, Jermaine Dupri & So So Def: 25 Years of Elevating Culture, which will be on view until Jan. 2019.Jermaine Dupri On The Most Game-Changing Song He’s Worked On & More News Facebook Jermaine Dupri On The Real Story Behind Turning Kris Kross Into Stars Twitter NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Sep 26, 2018 – 5:26 pm Jermaine Dupri on Turning Kris Kross Into Stars Jermaine Dupri on Turning Kris Kross Into Stars jermaine-dupri-real-story-behind-turning-kris-kross-stars In an exclusive conversation at the GRAMMY Museum, the So So Def founder shares the two-year journey from meeting the teens “with swag” at the mall to developing them into breakout rap stars Ana YglesiasGRAMMYs Sep 26, 2018 – 5:27 pm Jermaine Dupri, along with a stellar crew of friends and label-mates, visited the GRAMMY Museum on Sept. 20 for an exclusive conversation looking back on and celebrating the impact of 25 years of his record label, So So Def Recordings. We learned a lot about how Dupri’s vision and focus allowed him to turn so many different artists into stars over the years, and in the case of Kris Kross, how he saw the rap stars in them before they ever did. Email
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A total of 410 congregations of holy Eid-ul-Fitr would be held in the capital this year.Of those, 230 congregations will be held in Dhaka South City Corporation (BSCC) and 180 in Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) areas.Around 228 Eid congregations will be held in 57 wards under DSCC while 180 in 36 wards under DNCC.The main Eid congregation will be held at Jatiya Eidgah Maidan, adjacent to the High Court, this year like every year.Senior pesh Imam Hafez Maulana Muhammad Mizanur Rahman of Baitul Mukarram National Mosque will conduct the Eid Jamaat at National Eidgah.Separate arrangements would be made for women at the National Eidgah as around five thousand female devotees may join the congregation. Besides, mobile toilets, medical teams and places of ablution will be arranged.The venue of the main congregation will be shifted to Baitul Mukarram national mosque at 9:00am in case of inclement weather.A total of five Eid congregations will be held at Baitul Mukarram national mosque this year.The 1st congregation will be held at 7:00am, 2nd at 8:00am, 3rd at 9:00am, 4th at 10:00am and the 5th, the last, at 10:45am, said a press release of Islamic Foundation.Eid Jamaat would be organised at North Plaza of Jatiya Sangsad Bhaban at 8am. Whips of the National Parliament, cabinet members, parliamentarians, officials and staff would take part in the jamaat.DNCC public relations officer Uttam Kumar Roy earlier said that the congregations will take place at the corporation’s own grounds, open fields, school or madrasha playgrounds or other familiar places.Stringent security measures will be taken around the National Eidgah as president Abdul Hamid, cabinet members, judges and diplomats will join the prayers there.Several congregations would be held on Dhaka University (DU) campus, including two at DU Central Mosque Masjidul Jamia at 8am and 9am.A congregation would be organised at 8am at Salimullah Muslim Hall ground adjacent to the main gate while another would be held at Shahidullah Hall lawn at the same time.Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET) would organize a congregation at 8 am at its central mosque.Two congregations would be held at Gulshan Central Mosque and Eidgah ground at 8.00am and 9.30am respectively.Two congregations would be organised at Dhalpur Narikel Bagan mosque at 8am and 9am.City Corporation’s councilors have started preparations at their own initiatives in this regard. Places of congregations have been selected in such a manner so that devotees can join prayers at their nearest distances.