TAGS: Sale Sharks MC on the evening will be Sharks’ Head of Media Dave Swanton. Don’t miss your chance to rub shoulders with Mark Cueto at the Sale Sharks supporters’ forum on Tuesday 18 January.Sale Sharks, in conjunction with the Supporters Club, will be holding a forum on Tuesday 18th January in the Insider Suite at Edgeley Park, starting at 7pm.The top table guests will be Chief Executive Mick Hogan, Head Coach Pete Anglesea, Club Captain Mark Cueto and Community & Marketing Director Adam Jude. Admission is free but we will be holding a raffle on the evening. The Bar will be open throughout the evening.Click here for tickets LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS
Get networking to get aheadOn 25 Jun 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Networkingis an essential skill for people who are serious about progressing, writesStephanie SparrowMostof the HR profession is unnecessarily reluctant to network. So says David Butcher,director of the general management programmes group at Cranfield School ofManagement and author of the newlypublished Smart management – using politics in organisations.Butcher’sbook refers to networking as “the motor of political fluency” whichhelps generate support and identify key issues but he is worried that HRprofessionals are being left behind.Hetells PersonnelToday.com: “HR professionals don’t seem to understand thesubject very well – either for their careers or for achieving what they need toget done within their jobs.”Addedto this lack of knowledge is a self-defeating prophecy. Many HR people thinkthat the rest of their organisation doesn’t see them as important, and so don’tproject themselves as someone worth networking with. This means they denythemselves access to people of influence or become excluded from theinformation loop.Butcheradvises “getting into the airspace of the right people,” but as anexpert on the cut and thrust of corporate life, stresses the distinctionbetween cosying up to the boss and good networking. The latter happens when youare the purveyor or holder of valuable information.Beuseful, agrees Network UK member Brigit Egan who believes that networking –whether it be at the annual company conference or by the coffee vending machine– should be grounded in good behaviour. Eganis director for the north for Coutts Consulting Group which works withindividuals and organisations in change and is winner of the Woman ofAchievement Award 2000. “Begenuine, be yourself and always offer something in return,” she says.”There may be some way you can help the other party and ensure that it isa win/win situation.”Eganagrees that HR professionals need to network within their own organisations toensure that they have the ear of other decision makers, and share ideas withtheir peer group outside four corporate walls but she also values an even widernetworking circle. Monthly meetings of Network UK, which is a women’s businessassociation of professionals from different environments has helped her here. “Networkingis a vital part of managing one’s career,” she says, “and HR peopleneed to build a networking database not only of senior managers within theirorganisations but also from outside, such as informal mentors who may be fromother professions, or neighbouring firms in a business park.”Thismay take time, but it is well-spent. No one should feel selfish doing this andshould remember that it can bring benefits to the business she says. Networkingis a way of finding out what’s new and topical and this can be helpful to youremployer.Andin return she says, “Be someone who others want to keep up with and wantto hear from.”Eventhough the current concept of networking came into its own in the jittery 1970swhen a wave of job-searches and job losses demonstrated the value of contactswho could help with a career move, Americans are traditionally seen as itsoriginators of networking, so PersonnelToday.com sought the views ofPennsylvania-based HR specialist and business author Peter R Garber.Garberis manager of affirmative action (known in UK as equal opportunities) forutilities giant PPG Industries in Pittsburgh and author of books such as Every working person’s survival guide.Garberreminds us that most of the best jobs are not on the open market but foundthrough networking. “Itis an inverse ratio relationship,” he tells PersonnelToday.com.”Approximately 90 per cent of job seekers use the open job market such asnewspaper ads or internet sites but only 10-20 per cent of the jobs are to befound there. Conversely, through networking, 90 per cent of the total number ofjobs available are to found by only about 10-20 per cent of job seekers usingthis means.” AsGarber sees it, by networking you are not just promoting your profile, butsafeguarding your future and as portfolio careers have become the by-word forthe new millennium, networking is definitely a key skill.TOPFIVE NETWORKING TIPS1 Do it regularly and keep a database of thosewith whom you have networked. 2 Keep in touch with those on your databaseand always seek to expand it3 Use it to research other peoples’ expertiseand to promote your own4 Use it to be genuinely helpful – you reapwhat you sow5 Network outside your organisation as well aswithin it. Peer groups and social contacts offer many valuable perspectives. Comments are closed.
More information is available by calling 563 889-2826. TIPTON, Iowa – IMCA Modifieds provide the blue ribbon fair entertainment in a $2,000 to win event Thursday, July 11 at Cedar County Raceway. A non-qualifier feature pays $300 to win and $75 to start; the winner of that event has the option of taking the $300 or starting in the back of the main event field. Pit passes are $30. Spectator admission is free with purchase of admission to the grounds, $8 before 4 p.m. and $12 after 4 p.m. Parking at the fairgrounds is free. The grandstand at Tipton will be open all day. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier pays a minimum of $130 to start; there is no entry fee for the draw/redraw show and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Side Biter Chassis North Central Region and E3 Spark Plugs State points will be awarded.
It was all Katie Johnson for the Trojans on Sunday as the team took down Oregon State 3-1, finishing off a victorious weekend in Oregon.The Trojans took control of the game from the get-go, with redshirt senior forward Johnson finishing off a cross from redshirt junior forward Alex Anthony in the eighth minute. The offense found its rhythm quickly, and three minutes later senior midfielder and defender Savannah Levin fed a ball to senior midfielder Morgan Andrews, who found Johnson on the far post for her second goal.The offensive pace didn’t slow from there. Johnson had two more shots on goal in the next 10 minutes alone, and at the end of the first half the Trojans had already taken 10 shots and forced Oregon State to make three saves. The attacking pressure allowed for the defense to push up, and redshirt senior goalkeeper Sammy Jo Prudhomme didn’t need to make a single save in the first half.Heading into the second, the Trojans just needed to keep the offensive momentum built in the first half. Johnson did just that by earning a hat trick with a turn-around goal in the box, snatching a loose pass from a defender and finishing into an open net.Sunday’s hat trick doubled the goals that Johnson has scored so far this season. The senior was forced to redshirt last season after an injury, but before that she was a scoring leader for the team. Alongside Anthony, Andrews and junior midfielder Nicole Molen, Johnson is part of the high-intensity offense that head coach Keidane McAlpine believes will give the team increased success this season.As time wound down, the Trojans allowed a goal after a shot rebounded off the post and was cleaned up by the Oregon State attacking line. But the win marked the team’s ninth-straight win, leaving them undefeated in conference play. It was also the second career hat trick for Johnson, who now leads the team with six goals on the season.This weekend’s wins will be crucial for the Trojans as they return home and prepare for next week’s matchups against Stanford and the Cal. Stanford is the top-ranked team in the nation, with highly touted players such as Jane Campbell and Andi Sullivan. Although the Trojans have been successful so far this season, back-to-back contests with Top 25 programs will test if the team is truly ready to compete with the best.