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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Top jobOn 18 Feb 2003 in Personnel Today Daniel Kasmir, HR director for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA),ManpowerDaniel Kasmir has been promoted to HR director, EMEA, at recruitment agencyManpower. He joined the company in March 2000 with a brief to deliver a changeprogramme that would evolve the performance and culture of the business. He hasa BSc in economics and international relations from the London School ofEconomics. Which aspects are you most looking forward to? Travelling and working with people from a diverse range of cultures. What is the strangest situation you have been in at work? Being several thousand feet up a Colorado mountain in the freezing cold, allin the name of leadership development. How do you think the role of HR will change over the next five years? Business will continue to become more people centric, at the same time as itbecomes totally global. HR needs to continue its journey from the back of theorganisation to the forefront. We’ll see even more HR people in leadershipslots. What is your essential viewing? The West Wing – it’s fantastic and I’m addicted. What’s the best thing about HR? People – because the challenges they throw at you are just amazing. It’s awhite-knuckle ride. And the worst? Bureaucrats. How do you fill your spare time? Family, movies and watching my son’s under-8 football team play (very prouddad). What is the greatest risk you have ever taken? Proposing to my wife after just two weeks. Her greatest risk was saying‘yes’. What’s the most overrated HR tool? Video conferencing. It avoids travel but it’s just not the same as seeingpeople in the flesh. What advice would you give to people starting out in HR? Get experience. Start at the bottom and understand every element so you’llbe able to make better decisions. Also, spend lots of time understandingcustomers. Speak to the vast network of HR people working in other places. If you could do any job in the world, what would it be? Philanthropist, focusing on children’s education Who would play you in the film of your life and why? Robert De Niro. He’s versatile and plays lots of roles very well – a dailychallenge for any HR director. What’s the worst/best office party you’ve ever attended? I lived and worked in the Netherlands for a couple of years and, on oneoccasion, the party involved the team going laser questing. It was aninternational team and it felt a little like the Olympics. I fared about aswell as England during the Ashes, but it was a great party. Kasmir’s cv2003 HR director EMEA, Manpower2000 HR director UK, Manpower UK1998 HR director, Phones4U, Caudwell Communications1997 HR manager, Shell UK Oil Products1996 HR strategist, Shell InternationalOn the move– Social investment, housing and regeneration group Prime Focus hasappointed Sue MacDonald (pictured) as its new head of organisationaldevelopment. Prior to this, she spent 18 months heading up the changemanagement team at the group and before that was its training and developmentmanager. In her new role, MacDonald will lead a team of 15 people, managing theHR and training activity within the business. MacDonald has more than 12 yearsexperience of training and development in housing and healthcare. – Francesca Okosi has left her job as HR director at Brent Council to takeup a post at the Department for Environment and Rural Affairs (Defra). She isnow director of change for Defra, and remains president of local government HRbody the Society of Chief Personnel Officers (Socpo). – Social enterprise company the Eaga Partnership has appointed a new HRteam, following a period of growth. Dave Routledge is the new HR director whileLinda Ord and Faith Oren have joined as HR advisers. Routledge has been centralin developing the company’s strategic business plan and has HR responsibilityfor 600 employees. – Dow Jones & Company has promoted Mark Davies to regional HR directorwith responsibility for more than 500 employees. Davies was originally HRmanager for Dow Jones Newswires, a position he held since joining Dow Jones inSeptember 2001. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

NBA: Golden State Warriors shift base to Chase Center for new season

first_imgLast Updated: 22nd October, 2019 10:52 IST NBA: Golden State Warriors Shift Base To Chase Center For New Season The 2019-20 season of the NBA is all set to kick off on October 23. Golden State Warriors have finally moved into the Chase Center after 47 seasons in Oakland. 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Houston Rockets profile, roster and season schedule 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: All about the Eastern Conference sides this season Written By First Published: 22nd October, 2019 10:52 IST LIVE TV 10 months ago NBA 2019-20: Golden State Warriors’ profile and season preview 10 months ago NBA: Things to look forward to ahead of the upcoming 2019-20 season WE RECOMMEND WATCH US LIVEcenter_img NBA: Warriors’ Chase Center set to be the envy of rivalsStephen Curry may have mastered the art of the audacious three-pointer but the Warriors’ new stadium also promises to master the art of being the model for future development. In an era where major NBA cities are wrestling with the task of new arena projects, the Warriors have raced ahead to build a facility that will no doubt be the envy of their rivals. While the Warriors have played 47 seasons in Oakland’s Oracle Arena, the arena and its fans have arguably been more impressive than the Warriors themselves. Also Read | NBA 2019-20: All About The Eastern Conference Sides This Season The much-awaited 2019-20 season of the NBA season is slated to kick off this week. A number of players have been traded and a number of pre-season games have been played. However, it’s not just the players donning new colours that fans will be looking forward to. Also Read | NBA: A Look At What To Expect From The Western Conference This SeasonThe Golden State Warriors have moved into the Chase Center this season, and their new waterfront arena in San Francisco promises to be the benchmark for new arena construction in North America. Having played all of their home games at the Oracle Arena since way back in 1971, the Warriors are set to throw open their doors to their new state-of-the-art arena for the 2019-20 season. The Chase Center features a design that includes a main bowl for basketball and concerts, and even a theatre design for smaller events.Also Read | NBA: Things To Look Forward To Ahead Of The Upcoming 2019-20 Season FOLLOW US Colin DCunha SUBSCRIBE TO US Interestingly, the Chase Center is the first privately financed modern sports arena. The makers of the billion-dollar arena, however, have opted for a more intimate fan experience, rather than maximizing the seating for the venue. The opening of the Chase Center is also set to be a boost for San Francisco, as the Warriors plan on adding a sizeable number of employees to keep a hold on every aspect of the business. However, the Warriors weren’t the ones opening their new state-of-the-art arena. The heavy metal band Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony played at the inauguration of the sports and entertainment centre during a supersized concert on September 6, earlier this year. In other arena news, the Cleveland Cavaliers renamed their home arena, previously known as the Quicken Loans Arena to the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in April, earlier this year.  Also Read | Lakers, Clippers Set To Star In Wide-open NBA Season COMMENT 10 months ago NBA: A look at what to expect from the Western Conference this seasonlast_img read more