Ryanair charity calendar ‘hottest yet’ Tagged with: calendar christmas corporate Ireland Law / policy Howard Lake | 17 November 2009 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis 33 total views, 1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ryanair’s annual charity calendar has again received criticism for its content which the company has described ‘as the hottest yet.’The 2010 calendar – which includes two Irish Ryanair employees – features scantily clad women.The National Women’s Council of Ireland has hit out at the Ryanair calendar and said the company had a “serious lack of imagination.” Advertisement However, Ryanair is accusing the council of being clueless about how young women empower themselves.A children’s charity is set to receive €110,000 (£99,000) after being selected as the beneficiary of the 2010 calender. Kids, which helps disabled children, was chosen from 200 charity applicants. It is the first UK charity to be selected by the no-frills airline.The charity, whose income for 2008/09 was £7.1m, will use the money to provide more short breaks for disabled children and their carers.Kevin Williams, chief executive of Kids, said the charity was satisfied that both the calendar and Ryanair were reputable. He said that, contrary to some reports last year, Ryanair staff were not forced to take part.“It’s great when a bit of fun can serve such a serious purpose,” said Williams.Eight hundred of Ryanair’s 4,000 cabin crew applied to pose for the 2010 calendar. AHomelessness organisation Dublin Simon Community and respite care charity Angels Quest have previously benefited from sales of the calendar.www.kids.org.uk About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving.
Telecomsfirms are poor at recruiting and retaining high standard employees, accordingto a report.Thestudy by HR consultancy Watson Wyatt reveals that most telecoms companies havehuman resources practices that provide good value to shareholders, but are notgood at attracting and keeping the best employees.DougRoss, Watson Wyatt partner and co-author of the firm’s European Human CapitalIndex, said, “It shows that many telecoms companies do not have clear policiesfor retaining their better performing employees. “Theytend to have HR policies which encourage the retention of both good and lessgood performers within the organisation. Our research suggests that this willhave a negative impact on their financial performance.”VirginMobile’s HR director agreed. Lily Lu said, “The telecoms industry has been poorin the past in keeping good employees happy, but I do believe that the industryis improving.”Thestudy also shows that a significant improvement in key HR practices hascontributed to an increase of more than a quarter in telecoms companies’ stockmarket values.Lusaid, “Staff incentives and reward schemes are now commonplace within theindustry. At Virgin we have a bonus system that every employee is part of.Individual bonuses depend on the companies performance as well as theindividuals.”Mobilephone giant Orange dismissed the report’s findings and claims that it does notsuffer from the retention and promotional problems highlighted by the survey.Aspokesperson said, “We employ a number of strategies designed to attract andretain good staff. The company has a commitment to providing careerdevelopment, exciting and varied opportunities and good rewards. This hasensured that Orange has not experienced problems in retaining staff.”TheHR policies in telecoms companies that help recruit and retain good staffinclude sharing information, well-integrated leadership practices andconsistent pan-European HR practices, claims the report.TheWatson Wyatt European Human Capital Index is based on a study of 200 companiesacross Europe. www.watsonwyatt.comByPaul Nelson Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Telecoms firms let best staff slip through fingersOn 20 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today