Connie Wong, founder and managing director of CWS Associates, will present on Dec. 15 “Inclusive Leadership: Managing Successful Teams,” on leading diverse teams and how to build a culture of inclusiveness. Wong’s talk is part of Diversity Dialogues, an ongoing series sponsored by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. The event will be held in the Radcliffe Gym, 10 Garden St.All workshops are 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and are free and open to the Harvard community. Register.
“But it’s across the whole NRL, I think we are probably the hardest hit but I think the amount of players lost in the whole NRL this year is unprecedented.”They do hurt the team, I think everyone here is pretty over talking about injuries but they just keep happening and happening.”It’s not changing, we can’t click our fingers and get blokes back, so whoever is named in the 17 next week will have a job to do and we will be confident they can do it.”Despite going down early against the Warriors, the Gold Coast had looked the superior team through the opening stanza and held a commanding 22-12 lead at the break thanks to tries from Copley, Daniel Vidot and a double to Kane Elgey.Speaking post-match on Sunday, coach Neil Henry said the injuries had been a contributing factor in his side’s second-half collapse, which saw them fail to score a single point while conceding 16.”We made our last interchange I think with 20 [minutes] to go. We got a HIA (free interchange for a concussion test) when Joe Greenwood came off, which got Chris Grevsmuhl back on… so with 19 to go we were out of interchanges,” Henry said.”It put a bit of pressure on the guys that were out there, particularly in the middle.”Particularly with Koni [Hurrell] not playing, we had already moved a back-rower out to the centres.”They are all reasons for things happening but they are not really excuses.”The Titans will now sweat on the fitness of a handful of players ahead of hosting the Raiders on Saturday night, with Roberts their most serious injury concern to come out of Round 5. The 14th-placed Titans lost fullback Tyrone Roberts (knee), back-rower Joe Greenwood (concussion) and prop Nathaniel Peteru (foot) to match-ending injuries at Mount Smart Stadium, while hooker Ryan Simpkins was taken off but eventually played on through back spasms.It adds to an already heaving casualty ward at the club, with the trio joining Nathan Peats, Pat Politoni, John Olive, Jarryd Hayne, William Zillman, Dan Sarginson, Agnatius Paasi and Konrad Hurrell as injured Titans ahead of Round 6.Centre Dale Copley told NRL.com the attrition rate was the worst he had witnessed in his nine-year career.”No I haven’t seen anything this bad, I can’t remember ever seeing an injury toll like this,” Copley said. read more
Housebuilding organisation Redrow has extended its ‘my life’ health and wellbeing programme to all subcontractor partners and their families.The programme provides confidential advice via a free 24/7 helpline, and offers additional emotional support through telephone counselling sessions for both personal and work-related problems, such as financial issues, anxiety, stress and bereavement.The initiative followed a health and wellbeing review by the organisation, which included an assessment of the health risks for its employees and subcontractors through the introduction of 15 ‘health kiosks’ across each of its regional divisions as well as selected developments.Working in collaboration with HR consultant Mercer, Redrow opened the kiosks to provide workers with personal health metrics such as heart age, blood pressure, BMI and body fat.In addition, the organisation launched a wellbeing survey focusing on physical and emotional wellness, sleep, smoking, nutrition, alcohol consumption and chronic health conditions. An online wellbeing survey was also distributed online to all subcontractors, receiving 460 responses. As a result, Redrow made the decision to roll out its assistance programme to all subcontractors and their families.Karen Jones, HR director at Redrow, said: “Valuing people and partners is at the heart of our [organisation] so it was extremely important to us that we fully understand the health risks of both our employees and our subcontractors.“Research shows that the construction industry typically suffers from high rates of mental health issues, and so anything that we can do to provide further support is an essential step in changing this.”She added: “Our subcontractors play a vital role in the development of our homes and communities, and following their overwhelming involvement in our health and wellbeing review, we felt it necessary to extend our assistant programme to our subcontractors and their families.”Redrow has rolled out a wellbeing calendar, which will include healthy eating campaigns, healthy promotions within canteen spaces on site, smoking cessation support and general education and awareness raising on site. The organisation also has a dedicated wellbeing advisor within its engagement team and wellbeing champions at each division, who offer help and advice during working hours.Next year, the organisation is planning to launch a campaign to support and improve mental health within the construction industry. read more