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Power to Your People

Power to Your People

One of the biggest costs for a business can be the recruitment and training of staff. At CBS we’ve been extremely successful in retaining our people – but across the country it’s estimated that three quarters of the working population moves jobs at least once every five years.

One of the reasons we’ve succeeded in retaining staff is through keeping them challenged and motivated.  One way we have achieved this is through our community engagement programme. This provides opportunities for our team to shift a gear, taking them out of their normal environments – and potentially out of their comfort zones.  For example, we work with local organisation, Connect Reading, to relocate unwanted business furniture and fit out offices for charities. This gives staff a chance to practice their project management and space planning skills, as well as meeting a real need. It also allows staff to bond and have fun outside the office environment.  Charity work can literally be life changing, while increased confidence makes people better ambassadors for the business.

What about the company’s needs?

While loyalty and support is a two way street – and employees have to recognise they also need to be flexible – it is important to ask staff what they feel they need to do their job.  At CBS we’ve always tried to support our staff in developing their role and increasing their personal skills.  Sometimes this means moving staff between different roles until the right fit is achieved for both parties.

Also important is addressing the skills gap.  In recognition of this, we’ve recently signed up to the Government’s Skills Pledge Programme, which aims to encourage organisations to invest in raising the skills of their workforce. As well as supporting employees to strengthen basic literacy, numeracy and technical skills, it can also mean helping them to work towards further qualifications.

What do you do to encourage employees to stay put? Have you any unusual ways of helping staff and company to bond or build teams? Let us know what you do.

Wiring plan

Wiring plan

Consider wiring so that two systems can be used simultaneously, including backup. Previously it was a DV system, but this time it can be connected directly with the Bacam component. Also, since there is input from the camera, it has become quite complicated. For high-definition, the only way to view the camera’s playback image directly on the monitor is taken.
Since there is only SD finish for a while, once you put it in the PC, you can preview only SD. Although the rendering result can be set to HD resolution, it cannot be returned to the camera, so it cannot be viewed in high definition. If HD production comes in, you have to think about how to do this.

Wiring Maintenance

We decided to improve the wiring relationship.
I couldn’t test the HVX200 because I didn’t receive the P2 card, but I connected the camera’s through image to a 50-inch plasma and looked at it.
Quality beyond expectations.
The operability of the camera is also good. The texture is not bad. I tested it on the tripod that I used for the VX-1000, but I still wanted a good tripod because the cheap tripod is not stable.
The wiring was able to test Avid while keeping the current flow. Although it is considered that it is not necessary to rewire each time, the wiring becomes simpler when the new system gets on track.

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Vernon Philander fined for ball-tampering

South Africa v Sri Lanka: Vernon Philander fined for ball-tampering

South African bowler Vernon Philander has been fined 75% of his match fee by the International Cricket Council for ball tampering during the Test match in Sri Lanka.

The 29-year-old was deemed to have scratched the surface of the ball with his finger and thumb during Friday’s third-day’s play in Galle.

The punishment was accepted by the player without contest.

Philander is the second South African to be found guilty of ball tampering.

Last October, Faf du Plessis was fined 50% of his match fee after he was caught by television cameras rubbing the ball close to the zip on his trouser pocket during a Test match against Pakistan in the UAE.

Philander’s offence was not captured live on air but was picked up after the day’s play had finished when on-field umpires Billy Bowden and Richard Kettleborough, along with third umpire Nigel Llong, reviewed the day’s footage.

Altering the condition of the ball is a level two offence under the ICC’s Code of Conduct, which carries a penalty of 50-100% of the match fee and/or suspension from one Test or two one-day internationals for a first offence.

A five-wicket haul from Dale Steyn on Friday afternoon put South Africa in charge of the first Test in Galle, where they hold a 172-run lead after scoring 455 for nine declared and then reducing the home side to 283 for nine.