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LX HR Solutions presents The Diaspora Drive

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Following the Diaspora Homecoming Summit in July 2017, LX HR Solutions presents the first recruitment networking event dedicated to Diasporas around the world. This December join us for the opportunity to meet recruiters, network with likeminded individuals and the best part; it’s free. Human resource solutions can offer a plethora of functions and features, which makes sure an employee is well taken care of in terms of management and reporting.

LX HR Solutions is a well-established, innovative and solution focused HR Consultancy. We thrive on delivering results, ensuring the smooth running of your organisation and managing relationships between leaders and their employees. We provide efficient bespoke services and long term support for businesses globally. Our team of consultants and trainers are certified with years of experience working with corporate organisations, leaders and business owners giving you the confidence to work with LX HR Solutions. Our Managing Director, Lexy Owusu-Boahene holds a postgraduate in HR Development and Consultancy from Birkbeck University, University of London.

Lexy has a passion for development, leadership, diversity and inclusion. LX HR Solutions has over 1,000 candidates with a vast range of experience and has offices situated in London, Accra and Kumasi. In 2015 LX HR Solutions won the Aries Emerging West African Business Award in Recruitment and Networking in Lagos, Nigeria and in 2016 won the West African Regional Achiever for Outstanding HR Company of the year in Ghana.

Lexy has been nominated for awards such as the Women4Africa Awards (Young Entrepreneur), the GUBA Awards (Charitable Work), and has been featured in The Voice Newspaper, on BEN TV, TNBT Magazine, OnInLondon online magazine and many other publications. Lexy and her team have hosted events such as Careers in the UK (2011), Emerging West Africa (2013), Diverse Women (2014) and most recently Careers in Ghana (2015).

This year we present to you ‘The Diaspora Drive’. Diasporans are a group of people who migrate from their ancestral homeland to another land but maintain active communications between them. More than 3% of the world’s populations are migrants and although they are scattered globally, the technological boom has provided affordable transport and communication binding them more closely together than ever before. Over 180 million Diasporans across the globe come from Africa, and 12.9% are from Ghana alone. The diaspora communities contributes more money to the continent through remittance than money received through Western Aid. Therefore it is vital that we continue to think about how Ghana can tap into the diaspora and allow them to contribute back home.

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What better way to support those coming back home, than to provide them with jobs and networking opportunities?  The Diaspora Drive will provide a platform for both international and local employers to network with potential employees. There will be over 20 companies from various industries that are actively looking for talent with international education and/or work experience. Industries that will be represented include Banking and Finance, Investment, Hospitality, Medical, Agriculture, Food processing, Automobile, Telecommunication, Oil and Gas, Education, Logistics, Construction, NGO’s, Government and Insurance. Additionally, there will be representatives who will provide support on how to set up a businesses in Ghana, how to seek accommodation, how to create a bank account, how to leverage on their network, immigration laws/options and how to seek investors for those who want funding towards their initiatives.

On Friday 22nd December 2017 we will host The Diaspora Drive at Level 8, One Airport Square, Accra Ghana from 1pm – 6pm. We will hear experiences from Catherine E, the MD for Platinum corporate solutions. Catherine is an entrepreneur who has relocated from the UK and is now a successful business woman in Ghana. Our second speaker is Christabel Dadzie an employee of The World Bank and founder of Ahaspora. She will also share her experiences as a returnee from the U.S.A. The infamous Lucy Quist, CEO of Airtel will also join our list of distinguished speaker. She will share her experiences abroad, working with Airtel and moving back home. Lastly, we will hear from Mr Akwasi Ababio, the Director for Diaspora Affairs Office.

He will share with us his own personal experience of moving back and also inform us of how the Diaspora Affairs Office will facilitate others looking to do the same. We will also hear from a few of our sponsors and partners who have relocated and participate in a speed networking task so make sure you bring along your CV’s you never know you might get a job! There will be a breakout session for both candidates and employers to register with LX HR Solutions. You’ll also have the chance to enter our grand raffle with three amazing mystery prices, all proceeds go to charity. We thank you for your endless support and look forward seeing you there!

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Open letter to customers from Sir Tim Clark, President Emirates Airline

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To all our valued customers,

This week has been one of the toughest for Emirates operationally, as record storms hit the United Arab Emirates.

I would like to offer our most sincere apologies to every customer who has had their travel plans disrupted during this time.

On Tuesday 16 April, the UAE experienced its highest rainfall in 75 years. Lashing storm winds and rain disrupted activity across the cities. Our 24/7 hub in Dubai remained open, with flight movements reduced for safety, but flooded roads impeded the ability of our customers, pilots, cabin crew, and airport employees to reach the airport, and also the movement of essential supplies like meals and other flight amenities.

We diverted dozens of flights to avoid the worst of the weather on Tuesday, and over the next 3 days we had to cancel nearly 400 flights and delay many more, as our hub operations remained challenged by staffing and supply shortages.

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We were clear on our 2 priorities: Look after our customers who have been impacted by the disruption and get our operations back on schedule.

To free up resources and capacity to manage impacted customers as a priority, we had to suspend check-in for passengers departing Dubai, implement an embargo on ticket sales, and temporarily halt connecting passenger traffic from points across our network coming into Dubai.

We deployed additional resources to aid our airport and contact centre teams with rebooking and put on additional flights to destinations where we identified large numbers of displaced customers.

We sent over 100 employee volunteers to look after disrupted customers at Dubai Airport departures and in the transit area, prioritising medical cases, the elderly and other vulnerable travellers. To date, over 12,000 hotel rooms were secured to accommodate disrupted customers in Dubai, 250,000 meal vouchers have been issued, and more quantities of drinking water, blankets, and other amenities.

Behind the scenes, it was all hands-on deck for thousands more employees across the organisation to get our operations back on track.

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As of this morning, Saturday 20 April, our regular flight schedules have been restored. Passengers previously stranded in the airport transit area have been rebooked and are enroute to their destinations. We have put together a taskforce to sort, reconcile, and deliver some 30,000 pieces of left-behind baggage to their owners.

It will take us some more days to clear the backlog of rebooked passengers and bags, and we ask for our customers’ patience and understanding.

We know our response has been far from perfect. We acknowledge and understand the frustration of our customers due to the congestion, lack of information, and confusion in the terminals. We acknowledge that the long queues and wait times have been unacceptable.

We take our commitment to our customers very seriously, and we have taken learnings from the last few days to make things right and improve our processes.

I’d like to also acknowledge and thank our teams across the airline, and our many suppliers and partners for their tireless efforts around the clock this week, despite the challenging conditions, to support customers, recover our network, and bring our operating schedule back to normal.

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Finally, and once again, I want to offer, on behalf of myself, and all the teams across Emirates, our apologies to each and every customer affected by this disruption.

We will continue to work hard to live up to your expectations, and to our Fly Better brand promise.

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Payroll Outsourcing Strategies for Success

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Managing payroll efficiently is crucial for the success of any organisation. However, handling payroll in-house can be complex, time-consuming, and prone to errors. That’s where payroll outsourcing services in UK come in. Payroll outsourcing involves hiring a third-party provider to handle all aspects of payroll processing, from calculating wages to disbursing payments and filing taxes. This article will explore some effective strategies for successful payroll outsourcing.

Define Your Needs

Before outsourcing your payroll, it’s essential to define your organisation’s payroll requirements clearly. Consider factors such as the number of employees, pay frequency, benefits administration, and compliance requirements. Understanding your needs will help you choose the right outsourcing provider and ensure they can meet your specific requirements.

Research Potential Providers

Not all payroll outsourcing providers are created equal. Take the time to research potential providers thoroughly. Look for companies with experience in your industry, a track record of reliability, and positive client testimonials. Don’t hesitate to ask for references or case studies to gauge their level of expertise.

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Evaluate Technology Solutions

Technology plays a crucial role in payroll outsourcing. Look for providers offering user-friendly payroll software with automated calculations, direct deposit options, and secure data storage. Additionally, consider whether the provider offers mobile access, which can benefit remote employees and managers.

Consider Compliance and Security

Compliance with tax laws and regulations regarding payroll processing is non-negotiable. Ensure that your chosen outsourcing provider stays up-to-date with changes in legislation and has robust security measures in place to protect sensitive employee data. A reputable provider should comply with industry standards such as SOC 1 and SOC 2 certifications.

Communicate Effectively

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Clear communication is essential for successful payroll outsourcing. Establish a communication plan with your provider, including regular check-ins, reporting requirements, and protocols for addressing any issues or concerns. Ensure all stakeholders are informed about the outsourcing arrangement and understand their roles and responsibilities.

Monitor Performance Metrics

Track key performance indicators (KPIs) to evaluate the effectiveness of your payroll outsourcing arrangement. Some relevant metrics to monitor include accuracy rates, timeliness of payroll processing, compliance with deadlines, and customer satisfaction levels. Use this data to identify areas for improvement and make informed decisions about your outsourcing strategy.

Stay Flexible and Adapt

As your business evolves, your payroll needs may also change. Stay flexible and be prepared to adapt your outsourcing strategy accordingly. Whether it’s scaling up to accommodate growth or adjusting processes to address new regulatory requirements, choose a provider that can grow and evolve with your organisation.

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Invest in Employee Training

While outsourcing payroll can streamline processes and reduce administrative burdens, it is essential that your internal team understands how to work effectively with the outsourcing provider. Invest in training programs to familiarise employees with the new payroll system, address concerns, and promote collaboration between internal staff and the outsourcing team.

Review Contracts Carefully 

Before finalising any agreements with a payroll agency, review the contract carefully to ensure that all terms and conditions are clearly defined and aligned with your expectations. Pay close attention to pricing structures, service level agreements, termination clauses, and data security provisions. Seek legal advice if necessary to ensure that your interests are protected.

Seek Feedback and Continuous Improvement

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Finally, don’t overlook the importance of soliciting feedback from employees, managers, and other stakeholders regarding payroll outsourcing. Use this feedback to identify areas of strength and areas for improvement, and strive for continuous improvement in your payroll operations.

In conclusion, successful payroll outsourcing requires careful planning, effective communication, and ongoing collaboration between your organisation and the outsourcing provider. By following these strategies and choosing the right partner, you can streamline your payroll processes, improve accuracy and compliance, and focus on driving the success of your business.

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How Live Dealer Games Are Transforming Hugewin Casino

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Live dealer games are reshaping the landscape of online casinos, offering a blend of traditional gambling excitement and the convenience of digital play. At the forefront of this evolution is Hugewin Casino, a prominent online gambling platform known for its innovative approach and diverse gaming offerings.

This article delves into how Hugewin Casino is transforming through the integration of live dealer games, providing players with an immersive, real-time gaming experience that mirrors the atmosphere of physical casinos. By examining the technological advancements that make these games possible, their impact on player engagement and retention, and the future prospects of live dealer offerings, we’ll explore how Hugewin Casino is setting new standards in the online gambling industry. Through this lens, readers will gain insight into the growing appeal of live dealer games and how they are becoming a pivotal part of the modern casino experience.