Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Multinationalemployers have begun using “virtual” assignments, with managers using newtechnology to handle overseas projects, a study of multinational companies hasfound.One-fifthof respondents to a survey of global firms by HR consultancy ECA Internationalhave managers running a project without being based in the country.Video-conferencing is used in 60 per cent of these cases, though frequentvisits are also employed.Thedevelopment reflects difficulties in persuading people to take up expatriateplacements, particularly in unattractive locations and where the spouse has acareer.So-calledcommuter assignments, with the employee working abroad on a Monday-to-Fridaybasis, are also on the rise. They can involve huge distances, involvingEuropeans working in China or Japan, and can last for years, said Barry Rodinchief economist at ECA. “The air fares must be very high but nevertheless theydo it,” he told a London conference last week.Nearlythree-quarters of failures of expatriate placements are due to personalreasons, and less than a third because of pay, a PwC survey in 2000 found. Cable& Wireless has calculated that if a senior management expatriate placementgoes wrong, it costs the company £1m, David Appleby, international employmentpolicy manager at the telecoms firm, told the conference.www.eca-international.comBy Philip Whiteley Comments are closed. Expats a thing of the pastOn 27 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today
A new species of eutardigrade, Hebesuncus mollispinus, sp.nov.is described from Charcot Island, maritime Antarctica. The three knowm species of Hebesuncus are either widespread with questionable reports from the Antarctic (H. conjungens) to endemic to maritime and continental Antarctica (H. ryani and H. schusteri). Hebesuncus mollispinus ap. nov. differs from its congeners in terms of egg morphology and is further differentiated from H. ryani via a loner bucco-pharyngeal tube, claw shape and length; and from H. schusteri via a marrower buco-pharyngeal tube and shorter claws.
Dawn Foods has expanded its frozen doughnut range with six premium flavours.Part of its premium finished frozen donuts range, the six new flavours comprise White Drizzle Donut, Cappuccino Donut, Party Donut, Wild Fruits Donut, Caramel Donut and Marshmallow Donut.Made with Dawn’s American style recipe, the doughnuts are fully finished and ready to serve once thawed. They offer less wastage and enhanced profit margins, said the firm.Four doughnuts feature an ‘end to end’ filling while the other two are fully covered, it added.White Drizzle Donut is a soft doughnut covered in white glaze and decorated with cocoa drizzle.Cappuccino Donut features a cappuccino-flavoured glaze and filling, cocoa drizzle topping and cocoa-covered biscuit pieces.Party Donut contains eggnog-flavoured custard, a cocoa glaze topping and colourful sprinkles.Wild Fruits Donut has a forest fruits filling and fruit flavoured sprinkles.Caramel Donut has a caramel filling, white chocolate flavoured glaze and a topping of caramel pieces.Marshmallow Donut comprises a soft doughnut with pink strawberry-flavoured glaze decorated with white and pink, vanilla-flavoured marshmallows.The new flavours will join eight doughnuts in the range including Strawberry Sprinkle, Chocca-Nut, Lovely Lemon and Caramel-Lace.