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HR professionals are ideally placed to lead the corporate socialresponsibility (CSR) agenda, according to one of the country’s leading experts.Ed Williams, head of CSR at Marks & Spencer, and a former HRpractitioner, told Personnel Today that the function was crucial in ensuringfirms acted responsibly. “HR is a really good starting point for working in CSR because it’sabout dealing with change and looking at the way people think,” he said.”CSR has to be embedded in the business and [needs to be] driving levelsof performance.” According to Williams, creating a workplace that engages with employees andoperates good people management practices is the cornerstone of building asuccessful CSR policy. “CSR is about people, products and places. It’s a way of thinking – amindset,” he said. The business case for it is a powerful one. You willsell more to more people. It helps to differentiate your business, it minimisesrisks, reduces costs, drives innovation, secures partners and investments, andhelps you to recruit talent.” The chairman at M&S heads CSR governance and there is a forum of 22 CSR‘champions’ that works to ensure best practice and consistency. The CSR team and HR department are strategically aligned and work closelytogether. Williams said that the most difficult task was convincing employees that CSRwas a strategy worth pursuing. Legal changes as part of the Company Law Review may soon require businessesto include details of their CSR performance and future plans in officialreporting. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. HR must take its chance to drive CSR strategiesOn 30 Mar 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.
Hybrid lettings agency No Agent is to begin reporting its tenant’s payment histories to partner credit reference agency Experian, and is claiming to be the first agent with national reach to do so.The London-based online hybrid agency says it wants to help the tenants who live in the properties it manages to improve their chances of getting on the property ladder and create a level playing credit score playing field for both tenants and home owners.No Agent will be reporting its tenants ‘one-time’ rent payment though Experian’s Rental Exchange initiative, which enables larger agents, landlords and social housing providers to record tenants’ payments in large volumes.“Rent is usually the largest regular payment in a household and should be the main indicator of creditworthiness,” says No Agent CEO Calum Brannan (pictured, left).“Yet tenants paying rent regularly don’t see this reflected on their credit scores in the same way homeowners do with their mortgage payments.“It’s making it even harder for them to get on the ladder and it’s simply not fair. So we are partnering with Experian to change things for Generation Rent.”Experian’s Rental Exchange system doesn’t require the permission of landlords to pass on their tenants’ payment records to Experian, as it is No Agent who will receiving the rent from the tenant, although it is likely that the tenants will have to give the thumbs-up for the rent payments to be passed on.“Our landlords are getting an extra assurance that their tenants pay in full and on time,” says Calum.Several other creditworthiness initiatives have been launched recently including CreditBuilder, an online service that enables agents to copy No Agent’s initiative by reporting tenants’ rental payments on an agent’s behalf. The other main operator in this field, CreditLadder, has been going two years and recently revealed it had processed £10m in rental payment payments.Read more about creditworthiness and rental payments.No Agent Calum Branan creditworthiness The Rental Exchange Experian January 18, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Hybrid letting agency claims tenant creditworthiness ‘first’ after deal with Experian previous nextAgencies & PeopleHybrid letting agency claims tenant creditworthiness ‘first’ after deal with ExperianNo Agents says it is to begin reporting tenants’ rental payment records to partner credit agency Experian later this year.Nigel Lewis18th January 201801,204 Views
The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office is reporting that investigators have located a body in the lake where “Glee” star Naya Rivera went missing.The actress disappeared on Wednesday after renting a boat to go on an excursion with her 4-year-old son.Video of the day showed Rivera and her 4-year-old son getting onto a boat and then going out onto the lake.Her 4-year-old was later found alone on the boat, while Rivera was no where to be found.After several days of searching the area authorities changed their rescue mission to a recovery mission presuming Rivera may have drowned in the lake.While authorities have not determined whether the body found on Monday is Rivera, they did report that the discovery was made in the area of search at Lake Piru.The Sheriff’s Office plans to hold a press conference about the discovery at 2 pm local time (5 pm. ET.)
Jermaine Beckford bagged his first Premier League brace as Everton moved into the top half with a routine victory over disappointing Sunderland.Kieran Richardson dragged wide for the visitors but it was Beckford who opened the scoring, his shot from a Leon Osman pass deflecting in off Titus Bramble.Sunderland’s Stephane Sessegnon hit the bar before Mikel Arteta’s fine solo run enabled Beckford to slot in for 2-0.The visitors offered little as they slipped to a fourth successive defeat.It was not how Black Cats manager Steve Bruce will have wanted to celebrate the new contract he signed at the Stadium of Light on Friday in a deal set to keep him at the Wearside club until 2014.Sunderland looked devoid of ideas and inspiration on a ground where they have not won since 1996 and they never seemed likely to get their first victory since beating Blackpool 2-1 away in January. They should have gone ahead inside the first five minutes as the Everton defence went walkabout and Richardson had the freedom of their penalty box, only for the midfielder to take his shot early and drag it hopelessly off target.From then on it was mostly one-way traffic as Everton, buoyed by their FA Cup win at Chelsea last weekend, showed their quality in every area of the pitch.They went in front when Osman played a clever reverse ball into the Sunderland box and, after Louis Saha left it, Beckford’s left-foot effort was bundled in off Bramble.Saha was enjoying his return after injury, the Frenchman making his first appearance since a four-goal salvo against Blackpool three weeks ago.He and Beckford, who were only starting a Premier League game together for the secend time, were causing havoc. Sunderland nearly struck against the run of play when £6m January signing Sessegnon fizzed a right-foot shot goalwards from 20 yards, Tim Howard producing a wonderful fingertip save to divert the ball on to the crossbar.But Everton wasted no time in capitalising on their keeper’s brilliance to double the lead.It was created by the majestic Arteta at his best. The Spaniard superbly turned away from one defender, hared past John Mensah and crossed for Beckford, who scuffed his shot a touch, to make it 2-0.Suddenly David Moyes’ men were threatening to run riot as Saha had one shot blocked and fired another wide as Sunderland failed to close him down.Beckford had a golden chance to complete a maiden Premier League hat-trick moments after the restart, but the former Leeds United player, who struck his last treble in a League One game against Yeovil in March 2009, blazed over after more fine work from Osman. Some of Everton’s free-flowing football was a delight to behold and they should have given the scoreline a more emphatic look, Osman volleying wide and Simon Mignolet saving expertly twice from Seamus Coleman and once from Saha.Everton substitute Diniyar Bilyaletdinov crashed wide after a breathtaking exchange of passes and as the clock ticked down Osman had another shot headed off the line after he had gone round Mignolet.But by then, the hosts had already done more than enough to ensure they would move back into the top 10 and climb to within four points of Sunderland in eighth place with a game in hand.Source: BBC