Top job: Ben Emmens, HR services manager, People in AidOn 17 Jun 2003 in Personnel Today Ben Emmens has joined charity People In Aid, an international network ofdevelopment and humanitarian assistance agencies. He joins from Save theChildren UK, where he worked as one of two HR officers advising theorganisation’s emergency programmes. During his time there, he was theoperational HR lead for the charity’s response in Afghanistan, southern Africa,western Africa, the Occupied Palestinian Territories and Iraq. What will your new role entail? My key duties will be to co-ordinate and develop membership services andresources. This includes a code of good practice to support the aid personnel;undertaking and commissioning research, and developing workshops and trainingmaterials for members. What do you hope to achieve in your new role? My challenge is to raise the quality and standard of HR management in thehumanitarian sector, and I hope to achieve this by introducing innovativeservices that will respond to our members’ needs. Which aspects are you most looking forward to? Meeting our members and participating in the active learning networks. What is the strangest situation you have been in at work? I was leading the panel interviewing a candidate for a senior managementpost during a charity fundraising week. A male colleague from anotherdepartment dressed up as a witch on a broomstick, burst in shouting andscreaming and demanded that we put some coins in a collection box in order tobe left in peace. The poor candidate was so taken aback that they quickly puttheir hand in their pocket and duly obliged. How do you think the role of HR will change over the next five years? HR practitioners will be obliged to become ‘business partners’ and the requirementto truly understand the business will be greater than ever. I hope we will seemuch more integration between HR and the line. Also, as recent employmentlegislation starts to bite, there will be an increasing need for a deeper legalunderstanding. How do you fill your spare time? Youthwork, cycling and walking. What is the greatest risk you have ever taken? Leaving a permanent job with a good salary in the private sector for interimwork in the not-for-profit sector. What is the essential tool in your job? The telephone. And the most over-rated? Voicemail. What advice would you give to people starting out in HR? Remember every manager is a people manager – know where you can add value. If you could do any job in the world, what would it be? A travel writer. Who would play you in the film of your life and why? Ry Cooder. I saw his style in the film Buena Vista Social Club, and how hemanaged to get the best out of an eclectic mix of Cuban jazz musicians. I thinkhe would empathise with my own job. What is the worst office party you’ve ever attended? It was in the basement function room of an old office block and camecomplete with fluorescent lighting and a Christmas hits CD on continuous loop. Emmens’ CV2003 HR services manager, People inAid2002 Emergencies HR officer, Save the Children UK2001 Interim HR officer, Save the Children UK1999 Associate, Design Research Unit Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article
HARARE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) – Donald Tiripano and Sikandar Raza took a wicket each as Zimbabwe reduced Sri Lanka to 122 for two in their first innings before bad light brought a premature end to the second day of the final Test at the Harare Sports Club yesterday.Zimbabwe had posted 406 all out in their first innings and lead by 284 runs on a wicket that is offering little encouragement to the seamers, but providing turn for the spin-bowlers, which is likely to be the key factor in the remainder of the Test.Kusal Mendis (19 not out) and Angelo Mathews (four not out), who crafted an unbeaten double ton in the first Test, will resume on the third morning with Zimbabwe the happier of the two camps.The home side claimed the wickets of both Sri Lanka openers with their scores on 44. Captain Dimuth Karunaratne was trapped leg-before-wicket by off-spinner Raza before Oshada Fernando edged seamer Tiripano to wicketkeeper Regis Chakabva.Sean Williams top-scored in the Zimbabwe first innings on Monday with a superb 107 from 137 balls. With the hosts resuming day two on 352 for six, Sri Lankan left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya put a poor first day behind him as he claimed three of the final four wickets for figures of 4-182.Zimbabwe will feel well ahead in the game if they can pick up key wickets in the first session today, having made it into the final hour on the fifth day of the first Test at the same venue earlier this month, only to lose by 10 wickets.It was their return to the international arena having been briefly suspended by the International Cricket Council (ICC last year because of government interference. ZIMBABWE 1st inningsPrince Masvaure c Niroshan Dickwella b Lahiru Kumara 9Kevin Kasuza b Suranga Lakmal 38Craig Ervine c Oshada Fernando b Dhananjaya de Silva 12Brendan Taylor lbw Suranga Lakmal 62Sean Williams b Dhananjaya de Silva 107Sikandar Raza c Angelo Mathews b Lasith Embuldeniya 72Regis Chakabva c Niroshan Dickwella b Lasith Embuldeniya 31Tinotenda Mutombodzi lbw Dhananjaya de Silva 33Donald Tiripano c Suranga Lakmal b Lasith Embuldeniya 13Carl Mumba not out 11Victor Nyauchi c Dhananjaya de Silva b Lasith Embuldeniya 6Extras: (b-8, lb-3, nb-1) 12Total: (all out, 115.3 overs) 406Fall of wickets: 1-21, 2-49, 3-114, 4-133, 5-292, 6-324, 7-362, 8-386, 9-394.Bowling: Suranga Lakmal 22-9-37-2 (nb-1), Vishwa Fernando 14-1-45-0, Lahiru Kumara 20-5-60-1, Lasith Embuldeniya 42.3-8-182-4, Dhananjaya de Silva 17-1-71-3.SRI LANKA 1st inningsDimuth Karunaratne lbw Sikandar Raza 44Oshada Fernando c Regis Chakabva b Donald Tiripano 44Kusal Mendis not out 19Angelo Mathews not out 4Extras: (b-2, lb-9) 11Total: (two wkts, 54.0 overs) 122Fall of wickets: 1-94, 2-104.Bowling: Carl Mumba 9-1-23-0, Sikandar Raza 17- 4-39-1, Donald Tiripano 12-9-5-1, Victor Nyauchi 11-4-17-0, Tinotenda Mutombodzi 5-0-27-0.