Paul Davidson USA TODAY Published 4:05 AM EDT Jul 17, 2019 A few years ago, Amy Balliett, CEO of a Seattle-based design and marketing firm, noticed that as the work week slogged on, her employees’ energy and productivity wilted. “That would slump to such an extent that the same task on Monday would take double the time by Friday,” says Balliet, CEO of Killer Visual Strategies. So she decided to squeeze the work week into four 10-hour days, with her 30 employees taking off either Friday or Monday. Now, she says, “Our team has more energy throughout the week since they have three days to recharge instead of just two.” And with less time to complete tasks, “They’re far more efficient and focused,” producing 25% more with the same-size staff. The perk also has bolstered recruitment, cutting in half the time it takes to fill vacancies despite a 3.7% unemployment rate that has spawned the tightest labor market in half a century. A small … [Read more...] about Jobs: Is 4-day work week the next bif thing?
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The Stamford Striders 'Begin Running' course starts on Tuesday May 7.Week One will start with a mile run to suit all paces, and the course will finish 10 weeks later with a five-mile run.Each hour-long session is free for the full 10 weeks and runners will be supported by a team of qualified coaches and fitness leaders.Course leader this year is Clare Morley.Stamford Striders' aim is to encourage more people to enjoy running as a way to get fit and meet people.Those coming along must be 18 or over and should wear trainers and comfortable clothing, and bring a drink.The sessions start at 7pm on Tuesdays from May 7 at Borderville Sports Centre, Ryhall Road, Stamford. The car park can be busy, so people should consider walking, jogging or car-sharing to get there.Click here to read about Stamford Striders' call for all weather track to be built at Stamford's new leisure centre development. … [Read more...] about Stamford Striders Begin Running course starts on Tuesday May 7
Senior ministers issued stark warnings to colleagues about the impact the landmark legislation would have on businesses and schools ahead of a private Cabinet meeting last week. Minister for Education Joe McHugh warned that his department would not be able to cover the financial costs arising from the introduction of seven weeks' paid parental leave which will be available to all parents, including same-sex couples and people who adopt children. The Department of Education and other public sector employers will pay employees their full weekly salary when they are on parental leave - but private employers will not be obliged to top up their employees' salaries beyond the €240 they will receive in parental benefits. Mr McHugh also said the new legislation would place a significant administrative burden on school principals who will be forced to find cover for teachers who avail of the paid leave. Yesterday, a senior Department of Health source said paid parental leave would pose … [Read more...] about Alarm at cost of 7-week paid parental leave
PUBLISHED: 07:48 17 April 2019 | UPDATED: 07:48 17 April 2019 A study by the Universities of Cambridge and East Anglia has found that an additional routine ultrasound at 36 weeks could have benefits for mothers and babies. Picture: PA/Danny Lawson Archant An extra ultrasound in the final stages of pregnancy could benefit mothers and babies as well as saving money for health services, according to researchers at the University of East Anglia (UEA). A new study shows an additional routine ultrasound at 36 weeks could be particularly helpful in identifying breech babies – when the baby's feet or buttocks emerge first at birth – to then develop plans with the mother for delivery, including an elective caesarian section.The study, led by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with UEA, found that by routinely using ultrasound scanning undiagnosed breech presentations in labour could be avoided, lowering the risk of complications – including death – for both … [Read more...] about Extra routine ultrasound could have benefits for mother and baby, Norwich researchers say
IF River Willis had been born four days earlier he may not have received any medical attention - and his mum could have legally received an abortion. But as it was the youngster, from Tredeger, South Wales, survived - despite arriving shockingly early at 24 weeks and four days. He was so small at little more than 1lb he fit in the palm of mum Cara Willis' hand and his skin was translucent. Doctors are only legally required to intervene in babies born at 24 weeks, as at 23 weeks many babies are not considered 'viable - although often medics do assist anyway. Mum-of-four Cara suffered a placental abruption, when the placenta pulls away from the baby in July 2018 - months before his due date of November. It is incredibly dangerous and occurs in around one per cent of babies. As a result Cara, 24, needed an emergency c-section. She bled so much afterwards she "turned the bed red", she told Wales Online. After seven hours Cara and River's dad Luke were allowed to see their boy. She said: … [Read more...] about Baby born four days after abortion cut-off limit at 24 weeks weighed just 1lb and had translucent skin – but is now thriving