Keen on diversity management job

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Keen on diversity management jobOn 6 Aug 2002 in Personnel Today I am currently in a two-year traineeship in HR. I am very keen on the areaof diversity management and would like to pursue this as a career. Do you thinkit is a ‘career of tomorrow’? Any ideas as to how I should approach achievingmy goal? Peter Sell, joint managing director, DMS consultancy Your opportunities for working as a specialist in diversity are more limitedthan in other HR specialisms, but don’t let that put you off. Many of thelarger organisations, particularly public sector bodies, have specialistdiversity roles, and some have their own departments. You need to watch for job opportunities in the HR press and research theorganisations that interest you. Other ports of call are the professionalbodies, such as the CBI and CIPD, which undertake research and give advice ondiversity issues. Finally, look out for specialist consultancies that may have consultantroles providing support to organisations on diversity issues. Whether it is a ‘career for tomorrow’ is difficult to answer, but ifdiversity interests you then follow up on the possible opportunities. Victoria Wall, managing director, Victoria Wall Associates You are right; diversity management is a key issue at the moment, and couldpotentially become a fundamental specialist area within HR. I would recommendstudying for your CIPD qualification if you seriously want to pursue a careeras an expert in this area. ‘Diversity’ involves so many legal practices that an up-to-date knowledge ofchanging employment legislation will increase your credibility and credentials whenit comes to achieving your goal. Suzanne Taylor, consultant, Macmillan Davies Hodes l I would certainly agree this is a ‘career of tomorrow’, although notcurrently a specialism in vogue. While many organisations currently have nospecialist roles in this field, it is already an important area. It has beengiven a high profile in the public sector and large blue-chip employers arekeen for their workforce to fully reflect society, and this trend is likely tocontinue. Diversity is a core value of many companies, and they will have relatedtargets which HR or diversity specialists focus on. These will touch on allaspects of HR, from policy setting and development, to resourcing and branding.To fully contribute, you would be best developing a broad generalistbackground with a good understanding of employment law and equality issues. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

China’s pork prices drop for the first time in more than a year

first_imgBruce Pang, head of macro and strategy research at China Renaissance, said Tuesday that the decline in prices was due to an increase in the supply of live pigs, and that he expects further year-on-year declines in pork prices in the current quarter.Overall inflation in China as measured by the consumer price index is likely to decline, Pang said.The consumer price index rose 0.5% in October from a year ago, the statistics bureau said. Overall food prices climbed 2.2%, with fresh vegetable prices rising 16.7%. Beef and lamb prices also rose, up 7% and 3.6%, respectively. Breeders feed piglets at a pig farm on May 12, 2020 in Bijie, Guizhou Province of China.Deng Gang | Visual China Group | Getty Images Looking ahead, China’s pork supply is set to recover further from the recent shortage.Zhao Guangyu, agriculture goods analyst at Nanhua Futures, said the stock of reproductive sows has entered a period of “accelerated recovery,” according to CNBC’s translation of a Chinese-language statement.Zhao expects imports of pork and central government auctions of meat from its frozen reserves to continue their increase through the end of this year, adding to supply while consumption demand remains steady.For the first three quarters of the year, China’s imports of pork more than doubled from a year ago, the national customs agency said last month.However, that growth is set to fade.In China’s plans for the next five years, the central Chinese government has specifically stated that ensuring national food security will be a priority. That would reduce China’s reliance on agriculture imports from countries such as the U.S. and Australia, with whom Beijing’s relations have become tense“After a torrid pace in 2020, China pork imports are forecast down 6 percent (in 2021) due to the rebound in domestic production,” the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service said in a quarterly report dated Oct. 9. The agency predicts a 9% increase in Chinese pork production, but notes it will still be nearly 25% lower than prior to the disease outbreak.Imports will account for only about 11% of Chinese pork consumption this year, according to data from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service.The report said U.S. pork exports next year will likely remain about the same, at 3.3 million tons as growth in Mexico, Japan and other markets offset weaker demand from China. – Advertisement – BEIJING — Prices of pork in China fell for the first time in more than a year, after months of surging prices for the country’s most popular meat.Pork prices fell 2.8% in October from a year ago, China’s National Bureau of Statistics said Tuesday. The drop was the first since February 2019, or more than a year-and-a-half ago.Prices doubled last fall and continued their rapid rise into this spring as African swine fever killed swaths of pig herds in China. The pace of increase began to slow in the last few months.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – – Advertisement –last_img read more