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30 ноября, 19:13

Tell us about the state of UK probation services

Whether you work as a tribunal officer, criminal solicitor or in safeguarding we’d like to hear from youLast year 8,600 probation staff were outsourced as part of the privatisation of more than half of the probation service in England and Wales.In 2014, seven-year-long contracts for rehabilitation services worth £3.7bn were awarded to companies such as Staffline, Sodexo and MTCnovo to supervise low and medium-risk offenders. Those who are deemed high-risk are still supervised by the National Probation Service. Continue reading...

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07 ноября, 10:57

How does big data impact education?

Marc Fuster Rabella ,  OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation. Today’s post is also being published by OECD Better Life Initiative partner Sodexo. Big data refers to the high volume of varied information that our societies produce today. The amount of data generated is so vast that it is even difficult to capture, manage […]

13 октября, 15:00

The Attributes of an Effective Global Leader

Since early 2015, when he began working with Sodexo’s executive committee as the global services firm’s chief transformation officer, Sunil Nayak has undergone his own leadership transformation. The new role required the former CEO of Sodexo India On-Site Services to work with a team of 15 executives from different nationalities and cultures, demanding a shift to a more inclusive leadership style. “In today’s world, success for any leader is about being a good influencer,” says Nayak, who has since been promoted to CEO of Sodexo’s Corporate Services Asia-Pacific. “If you impose your method, if you’re not sensitive or aware of the other person’s method, either you won’t come to a decision or you won’t get buy-in.” Insight Center Developing Tomorrow’s Leaders Sponsored by Korn Ferry How talent management is changing. Nayak is describing a set of competencies that employees must master if they are to become leaders on the global stage. As organizations grow and become more global, it’s crucial that they develop these skills in their local talent so that they can work effectively across cultures. Based on Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) research, we’ve identified four competencies that rising talent needs to master to become global leaders. Project Credibility According to a recent CTI study, global leaders must master a pivot to project credibility, demonstrating authority in a form familiar to senior executives in the West (the vertical pivot) while prioritizing emotional intelligence with stakeholders in local global markets (the horizontal pivot). CTI’s 11-market study (of Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey, the U.S., and the UK) finds that 62% of senior leaders in the U.S. and the UK say that demonstrating authority projects credibility but only 47% of respondents in Asia think it does. Emotional intelligence (versus demonstrating authority) is more important in the growth-hub markets: 57% of respondents in Brazil, China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, and Turkey say that demonstrating emotional intelligence wins the trust and respect of teams in local markets. Leaders who pivot well horizontally, earning the trust and respect of their team, are 21% more likely to be satisfied with their career progression than team leaders who haven’t. That trend holds with leaders who pivot well vertically and have won the attention and support of senior leaders: They’re 15% more likely to be satisfied with their advancement. Be Inclusive As Nayak discovered, driving value by unleashing ideas, spurring collaboration, and solving problems across distance and difference requires shifting management methods from command-and-control to behaving inclusively. The way to do this is by asking questions and listening carefully, giving actionable feedback, facilitating constructive arguments, taking advice and implementing feedback, maintaining regular contact with team members, and sharing credit for team success. Global team members with inclusive leaders are four times as likely as global team members with noninclusive leaders to say their teams embrace the input of members whose background or experience differs from their own. Additionally, inclusive leaders are more likely to encourage risk taking and disruptive thinking: Their team members are three times as likely to say they’re not afraid to fail and four-and-a-half times as likely to report that nobody on their team is afraid to challenge the status quo. This has critical implications for companies whose growth in new markets is predicated on breakthrough products and services, as a growing body of research (including our own) suggests that leaders who don’t merely tolerate failure but avidly celebrate it unlock game-changing innovation. Communicate Effectively (Even Virtually) Global leaders need to know how to communicate — not just with their teams but with global headquarters as well. “Communication skills need to be refined to a higher level of sophistication,” observes Paul Abbot, EVP for American Express’s Global Commercial Payments business. “If you don’t set the tone right from the top, nothing will ever happen.” Across all markets, leaders need to speak well, deliver a compelling message, and command a room. What differs from market to market, though, is how leaders demonstrate those skills. In many markets, men are expected to deliver a compelling message by stating their conclusions directly, while women are expected to guide listeners to their conclusion. In Hong Kong, China, India, and Singapore, men are expected to command a room in a forceful manner, but in Japan, Brazil, and Russia, women are expected to command a room by facilitating others’ dialogue. Win Sponsorship Navigating global complexities can be nearly impossible for rising leaders without the support and guidance of a sponsor, a senior-level advocate who will support their protégé’s authority and empower them to make decisions. They also make protégés visible to leaders regionally and at headquarters. To attract sponsorship at the highest levels, emerging leaders need to be sponsors themselves. Seeding high-potential talent, selecting top performers for development and stretch assignments, and securing a future for them at the company beyond their own borders signals to those at headquarters that you are thinking and acting like a global leader. Indeed, no one is better positioned to sponsor emerging talent than someone who has succeeded in vaulting those same barriers. These four competencies are the basis for global leadership. As multinational corporations expand into different markets, they must take steps to ensure their rising local talent learns these skills. Formal training programs can teach high-potential leaders the competencies they need to think globally and manage cross-culturally. For example, American Express created its Accelerated Leadership Development program, in 2011. Over the course of the six-month program, 25 participants from American Express offices around the world tackle real-time business challenges to hone their strategic skill set, practice cross-functional collaboration, and learn what it takes to be a transformational leader in today’s ever-changing environment. Sodexo created its Global Agility program, which includes a series of initiatives and training modules that are designed to promote cross-cultural competence and connect business units and leaders in its 32,700 sites worldwide. These sessions help leaders identify the cultures in which they would function best and understand how to shift their approach to connect meaningfully with others when operating in less-familiar environments. Other modules focus on leading virtual global teams, building trust across cultures, and giving feedback and providing recognition — all critical skills for building high-performing global teams. As organizations increasingly recognize that diversity is the key to innovation and market growth, it’s more important than ever to develop local talent and nurture the skills to enable them to succeed on the global stage.

11 октября, 19:53

Grisly Undercover Video Shows Chickens Being Starved To Produce More Eggs

An animal protection group has released graphic undercover footage of an industrial chicken farm in Mexico, where hens spend their lives trapped in minuscule cages and are intentionally starved to induce egg production. The video, produced by Animal Equality, kicks off a broad new effort to end some of the cruelest practices of modern animal agriculture in countries outside the United States. It is funded in large part by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna through the Open Philanthropy Project. In the undercover video, egg-laying hens are held in wire cages so small they cannot stretch their limbs, let alone perform basic instinctual behavior. Many of the hens are filthy, covered in other birds’ droppings, and confined with other chickens that are dead or dying. They are also subjected to “forced molting,” a practice to induce stress in hens by depriving them of light and starving them for days on end. The stress causes birds to shed and regrow their feathers. They temporarily stop laying eggs, providing their reproductive systems time to recuperate, and subsequently they produce better quality eggs. WARNING: The video below shows graphic content including injured and deceased chickens. It may be disturbing to some viewers.  Roughly five billion egg-laying chickens are raised globally each year, and the vast majority spend their lives confined in these small enclosures, called battery cages.  Recent campaigns to end the use of battery cages in the U.S. have been the most successful in the history of farm animal welfare, advocates say. In the last two years alone, every major grocery and fast-food chain in the country has committed to selling only cage-free eggs. Aiming to replicate this success abroad, the Open Philanthropy Project last week announced nearly $4 million in grants to animal groups to pursue international cage-free campaigns. “A lot of the factory farming practices that cause so much suffering to animals in the U.S. have now been exported around the globe,” said Lewis Bollard, who oversees the project’s farm animal welfare grants. “We don’t want to make progress in the U.S. only to see it undermined by a continuation and expansion of the practices abroad.” Latin America is a major focus. Mexico and Brazil are two of the world’s leading egg-producing countries and conditions for hens there are even worse than in the United States. Forced molting remains standard practice in Latin America (it is uncommon in the U.S. and illegal in Europe), and egg-laying chickens are packed about 30 percent more tightly than in U.S. factory farms. A typical hen raised in Mexico will live out its one- or two-year existence within the space of 48 square inches. Sharon Nunez, executive director of Animal Equality, said the undercover video was the Mexican public’s first glimpse inside their country’s factory farms.  Animal Equality is not identifying food companies that purchase eggs from the facility shown in the video. Rather, Nunez said, the footage would first be used to privately pressure companies to voluntarily adopt new welfare policies. Beyond Latin America, the Open Philanthropy Project is funding new advocacy work in India, Japan and Germany, as well as campaigns targeting multinational food companies headquartered in Europe. The project targets high-impact causes that aren’t getting sufficient funding from other charitable donors. The largest grants were awarded to Humane Society International, the Humane League and Mercy for Animals, and they’ve already built some early momentum. The world’s largest and second-largest food services corporations ― Compass Group and Sodexo ― each recently announced timelines for converting their entire global operations to cage-free eggs. And two weeks ago, Burger King became the first major fast-food brand to commit to using only cage-free eggs in its Latin America supply chain. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=577304f6e4b0352fed3e5b16,57f4414be4b0325452623771,575b0adde4b00f97fba8406f,57ec4405e4b082aad9b921e8 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

11 октября, 19:53

Grisly Undercover Video Shows Chickens Being Starved To Produce More Eggs

An animal protection group has released graphic undercover footage of an industrial chicken farm in Mexico, where hens spend their lives trapped in minuscule cages and are intentionally starved to induce egg production. The video, produced by Animal Equality, kicks off a broad new effort to end some of the cruelest practices of modern animal agriculture in countries outside the United States. It is funded in large part by Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz and his wife Cari Tuna through the Open Philanthropy Project. In the undercover video, egg-laying hens are held in wire cages so small they cannot stretch their limbs, let alone perform basic instinctual behavior. Many of the hens are filthy, covered in other birds’ droppings, and confined with other chickens that are dead or dying. They are also subjected to “forced molting,” a practice to induce stress in hens by depriving them of light and starving them for days on end. The stress causes birds to shed and regrow their feathers. They temporarily stop laying eggs, providing their reproductive systems time to recuperate, and subsequently they produce better quality eggs. WARNING: The video below shows graphic content including injured and deceased chickens. It may be disturbing to some viewers.  Roughly five billion egg-laying chickens are raised globally each year, and the vast majority spend their lives confined in these small enclosures, called battery cages.  Recent campaigns to end the use of battery cages in the U.S. have been the most successful in the history of farm animal welfare, advocates say. In the last two years alone, every major grocery and fast-food chain in the country has committed to selling only cage-free eggs. Aiming to replicate this success abroad, the Open Philanthropy Project last week announced nearly $4 million in grants to animal groups to pursue international cage-free campaigns. “A lot of the factory farming practices that cause so much suffering to animals in the U.S. have now been exported around the globe,” said Lewis Bollard, who oversees the project’s farm animal welfare grants. “We don’t want to make progress in the U.S. only to see it undermined by a continuation and expansion of the practices abroad.” Latin America is a major focus. Mexico and Brazil are two of the world’s leading egg-producing countries and conditions for hens there are even worse than in the United States. Forced molting remains standard practice in Latin America (it is uncommon in the U.S. and illegal in Europe), and egg-laying chickens are packed about 30 percent more tightly than in U.S. factory farms. A typical hen raised in Mexico will live out its one- or two-year existence within the space of 48 square inches. Sharon Nunez, executive director of Animal Equality, said the undercover video was the Mexican public’s first glimpse inside their country’s factory farms.  Animal Equality is not identifying food companies that purchase eggs from the facility shown in the video. Rather, Nunez said, the footage would first be used to privately pressure companies to voluntarily adopt new welfare policies. Beyond Latin America, the Open Philanthropy Project is funding new advocacy work in India, Japan and Germany, as well as campaigns targeting multinational food companies headquartered in Europe. The project targets high-impact causes that aren’t getting sufficient funding from other charitable donors. The largest grants were awarded to Humane Society International, the Humane League and Mercy for Animals, and they’ve already built some early momentum. The world’s largest and second-largest food services corporations ― Compass Group and Sodexo ― each recently announced timelines for converting their entire global operations to cage-free eggs. And two weeks ago, Burger King became the first major fast-food brand to commit to using only cage-free eggs in its Latin America supply chain. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=577304f6e4b0352fed3e5b16,57f4414be4b0325452623771,575b0adde4b00f97fba8406f,57ec4405e4b082aad9b921e8 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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26 сентября, 15:21

Известный шеф-повар взялся за питание американских военных

Первый военный ресторан Ирвина открылся совсем недавно в Пентагоне, он называется "Свежая кухня от Роберта Ирвина". За первую неделю работы в нём не было свободных мест, так как, по словам военных, они устали от фаст-фуда, которым обычно кормят американских служащих. Теперь Ирвин собирается сотрудничать с компанией Sodexo, которая ежедневно обслуживает более 125 тысяч человек на военных базах США и в правительственных зданиях. По его словам, он надеется накормить военных и приобщить их к здоровому образу жизни. Сам Ирвин — бывший кок в британском королевском флоте. Он уже получил американское гражданство и руководит фондом имени себя (Robert Irvine Foundation) который выделяет средства ветеранским организациям по всем Соединённым Штатам. В его планах более серьёзное вмешательство в рацион американских военных по всему миру, который он намеревается коренным образом пересмотреть.    Лайф напоминает, что недавно было обнародовано исследование, согласно которому каждый 13-й служащий армии США испытывает проблемы с весом. Среди причин в том числе неправильное и избыточное питание. 

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08 сентября, 19:35

Sodexo приобрела Inspirus

Французская компанияSodexo приобрела американского производителя программного обеспеченияInspirus. Стоит отметить, что финансовые и прочие условия сделки пока не разглашаются. Напомним, что несколько лет назадSodexo приобрела британскую фирмуMotivcom за 41 млн фунтов стерлингов ($54,87 млн).

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08 сентября, 09:54

Sodexo приобрела Inspirus

Французская компанияSodexo приобрела американского производителя программного обеспеченияInspirus. Стоит отметить, что финансовые и прочие условия сделки пока не разглашаются. Напомним, что несколько лет назадSodexo приобрела британскую фирмуMotivcom за 41 млн фунтов стерлингов ($54,87 млн).

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07 сентября, 15:39

France's Sodexo buys U.S. software company Inspirus

PARIS, Sept 7 (Reuters) - French facilities management and vouchers group Sodexo said on Wednesday it was buying Inspirus, a U.S. company that sells software that helps employers develop programmes to reward and motivate staff.

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11 августа, 11:57

В аэропорту Лондона лишены пропусков 300 сотрудников

Действие пропусков 300 сотрудников компании Sodexo, обслуживающих лондонский аэропорт Хитроу, временно заблокировано. Как сообщает британский телеканал Sky News, речь идет, прежде всего, о тех сотрудниках, которые занимались уборкой помещений и подвозили продукты питания. Компания Sodexo назвала решение о блокировании действия пропусков «профилактической мерой». Не исключено, что часть работников подозревается в симпатиях к исламским террористам.

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11 августа, 00:32

СМИ: Около 300 сотрудников Хитроу отстранены от работы из-за мошенничества с пропусками

Компания Sodexo, специализирующаяся на организации питания, отстранила от работы 300 сотрудников, работавших в лондонском аэропорту Хитроу, из-за предполагаемого мошенничества с пропусками. Читать далее

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16 апреля, 07:01

The Fight for Cage-Free Eggs

A Massachusetts ballot initiative calling for expanded living space for chickens could affect consumers and producers across the country.

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12 апреля, 10:20

Мировые рынки: Европа - все внимание инвесторов направлено на старт сезона корпоративных отчетностей

Гладких Анастасия, аналитик отдела анализа мировых рынков (ИК "Финам") В понедельник, 11 апреля, ключевые фондовые индексы Европы продемонстрировали положительную динамику на фоне удорожания акций банков и горнодобывающих компаний. Стоит отметить, что все внимание инвесторов направлено на старт сезона корпоративных отчетностей. Так, уже на этой неделе будут опубликованы отчетности таких компаний, как Tesco и Sodexo. Аналитики прогнозируют в 2016 году снижение прибыли прибылей компаний, входящих в состав индекса Stoxx 600, тогда как ранее ожидался рост. Читать далее... В разделе "Мировые рынки" вы можете ознакомиться с новостями, обзорами и комментариями по ситуации на зарубежных рынках.

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12 апреля, 09:39

Европа: все внимание инвесторов направлено на старт сезона корпоративных отчетностей

В понедельник, 11 апреля, ключевые фондовые индексы Европы продемонстрировали положительную динамику на фоне удорожания акций банков и горнодобывающих компаний. Стоит отметить, что все внимание инвесторов направлено на старт сезона корпоративных отчетностей. Так, уже на этой неделе будут опубликованы отчетности таких компаний, как Tesco и Sodexo. Аналитики прогнозируют в 2016 году снижение прибыли прибылей компаний, входящих в состав индекса Stoxx 600, тогда как ранее ожидался рост. Читать далее... Свои мнения и замечания Вы можете оставлять в рамках чата этого раздела или присылать на наш электронный адрес .

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12 апреля, 08:35

Европа: все внимание инвесторов направлено на старт сезона корпоративных отчетностей

В понедельник, 11 апреля, ключевые фондовые индексы Европы продемонстрировали положительную динамику на фоне удорожания акций банков и горнодобывающих компаний. Стоит отметить, что все внимание инвесторов направлено на старт сезона корпоративных отчетностей. Так, уже на этой неделе будут опубликованы отчетности таких компаний, как Tesco и Sodexo. Аналитики прогнозируют в 2016 году снижение прибыли прибылей компаний, входящих в состав индекса Stoxx 600, тогда как ранее ожидался рост. Читать далее... Свои мнения и замечания Вы можете оставлять в рамках чата этого раздела или присылать на наш электронный адрес .

08 марта, 18:00

Why Gender Balance Can’t Wait

The World Economic Forum’s recent Global Gender Gap Report 2015 gives us a wealth of detail about the continued worldwide imbalance in gender equality and what it means for the future. In some areas the news is good. Political representation, for example, has made great strides in the 10 years covered in the study. Overall, 50% of the countries have or have had a female head of state. And it’s been shown that once women attain leadership roles, the number of women serving in senior positions starts to rise. Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon, the country’s first female head of state, has already achieved gender balance in her cabinet. Of course, progress can be made under male leadership, too: Justin Trudeau, Canada’s new prime minister, named a perfectly balanced 15 men and 15 women to his cabinet. And in African countries the overall number of parliamentary seats held by women increased, on average, by 15% from 2000 to 2014. In education, too, there has been a good deal of improvement. More women than men are pursuing higher education in 97 of the 145 countries included in the WEF report, for example. And in some places, such as the UK and U.S., this issue has been so well addressed that the gender balance scale has swung the other way. But business and the economy have been more resistant to change: there are still relatively few women in leadership roles, and a troublesome gap in pay persists. In fact, the average annual pay for women in the countries surveyed for the report is now equal to men’s average annual pay a decade ago, when the report was first released. The World Economic Forum forecasts that it may take 118 years to close the gender pay gap — a number that is just unacceptable. Even considering the growing number of women enrolling in college, women make up the majority of skilled workers in only 68 of the 145 countries. They make up the majority of top managers in only four of those countries. How can this be? It’s certainly not for lack of evidence about the economic benefits. Multiple studies have made the business case for more women in leadership roles in the workplace. On a macro level, a recent report from McKinsey Global Institute estimated that $12 trillion can be added to global growth by advancing gender equality. We can look at a country-by-country comparison and see a correlation between economic performance and gender parity. Even at the level of the individual company, we see a correlation between financial performance and female leadership. A landmark and much-quoted report from Credit Suisse Research Institute found that companies with women directors outperformed those without women directors in average growth, price/book-value multiples, and return on equity. At Sodexo, we recently completed our own company-wide study on the effects of gender-balanced management. The analysis correlated both the financial and the qualitative performance indicators that we use with the gender proportions in each unit, and we covered all levels of management (50,000 global managers) in the analysis. The results were compelling. For one, we found that the more gender-balanced units of our company have greater client retention rates and customer satisfaction. (We defined the optimal balance as being 40–60% women, and we discovered that 55% of our employees are working in a gender-balanced unit.) In terms of the bottom line, our study revealed that units of our business with gender-balanced management were 13% more likely to deliver consistent organic growth and 23% more likely to show an increase in gross profit. Encouragingly, in FY14 71% of gender-balanced groups saw positive operating profit during the last three consecutive years, versus 60% for others. Overall, we found that our teams with gender-balanced management achieve operational, organizational, and performance benefits that include employee engagement, enhanced brand image, greater client and consumer satisfaction, increased organic growth, and an increase in generating profit and cash. As a result of these findings, Sodexo has formally targeted achieving gender-balanced management teams in all its business units and in its senior management team by 2025. We are starting from a good base: currently, 43% of my direct reports and 43% of Sodexo’s board of directors are women. We are working not only to ensure that our teams meet the gender diversity standards we have set, but also to share these principles and best practices with our clients through diversity awareness programs and training. In our organization, we are developing male leaders as advocates and allies for their female counterparts, in part by sharing the strong business case for empowering women. We are building support networks for women, establishing mentoring initiatives to strengthen the pipeline, and enrolling high-potential women in leadership development initiatives and aligning sponsors with them. The case can’t be clearer — gender balance in business can’t be labeled purely a women’s issue or a matter of diversity for diversity’s sake. It’s an economic issue, and addressing it can benefit business and economic performance, thereby impacting all stakeholders. This is my strong personal conviction, and it’s a priority for the organization I lead.

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13 января, 14:34

Sodexo: knock-on effects

French outsourcer needs to be more consistent in order to justify its valuation

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10 января, 22:17

Two Entrepreneurial Chefs Share How You Can Learn From Anyone At Any Age

If progress is slow for corporate America in uniting Millennials with Gen X’ers and Boomers, perhaps we can all find intrigue and inspiration from 15 year old Chef Remmi Smith and Executive Chef Michael Morris, a nine year intrapreneur at multinational corporate conglomerate Sodexo.