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Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
This seminar, which received tremendous response from branch HR and SHE personnel, started at 10.00 a.m. and ended at 3.00 p.m.
Friday, December 18, 2009
15 October 2009
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite efforts by the Social Security Organisation (Socso) to weed out middlemen, many people are still seeking their services, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr S. Subramaniam said.
Contributors, he said, should deal directly with Socso counsellors, who have been placed at the Socso head office and branches in Petaling Jaya, Ipoh, Penang, Seremban and Johor Baru.
Dr Subramaniam said in a statement that the counsellors would assist contributors to apply for social protection via Socso’s Employment Injury Insurance and Invalidity Pension Schemes.
A Socso official said they had previously detected about 500 fraudulent claims by contributors and third parties using false identity cards.
In some cases, workers and employers colluded to make the claims, he said.
He said middlemen or agents would charge up to 30% commission when making claims on behalf of contributors, mostly those from the lower income group who are not well versed with the procedures.
There have also been complaints that they had filed false claims for Socso members and used fake medical reports to get invalidity pensions approved, he added
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Source : Selvanathan
Johor Branch received a visit from Human Resouces Ministry (Industrial Relation Dept) officer named En.Abdul Kadir bin Muhamad - Assistant Director of IR Dept, Johor on 2 November 2009 at 10.00 a.m.
Group HR Dept supported Johor Branch personnel during this visit, which was to ensure our Company complies with all requirements articulated in the IR Act in terms of administering a good and cordial employer-employee relationship and to study if there is a current need for workers union establishment at the moment in Johor branch.
Group HR/Admin Dept responded that there is no such requirement for workers union at the moment, as all employment related issues are currently solved amicably via good and cordial discussion between the workers and the Management. Below are the current practices highlighted to Mr. Kadir on methods of addressing and solving employment related issues practiced by Johor Branch:
1. Daily Tool Box Meeting; which also caters matters raised concerning workers employment, benefit and other HR related issues.
2. Complaint/Suggestion Form ; which is currently placed at the notice board to allow any employee to write in their grievance to the Management
3. Close relationship with unofficial employee representative (local and foreigners); to ensure any employment related grievances are heard and solved immediately, due to language barrier and work nature.
4. Acting as a caring employer; by subsiding accommodation, PPE, transportation and other HR related expenses, which most of other companies will charge back to their employee’s salary.
As the result of our explanation, Mr. Kadir was very happy with our commitment in terms of IR management at Johor Branch and even invited us to have closer relationship with them for any IR related support in near future.
Group HR/Admin Dept also requested Mr. Kadir to include Johor Branch Management employees for any future training conducted by the HR Ministry concerning IR matters, an idea which was very much welcomed by him.
Group HR/Admin Dept hereby wishes to thank Johor Branch for the support rendered during the visit.
Monday, November 30, 2009
Still no to Bangladeshi workers
Cordial meeting: Najib meeting Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on the sidelines of CHOGM in Port of Spain on Saturday.
PORT OF SPAIN (Trinidad and Tobago): The freeze on the intake of Bangladeshi workers will stay despite a request from their government for a review of the decision, said Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.
Najib conveyed this to his counterpart Sheikh Hasina Wajed during their talks on the sidelines of the Common wealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) 2009 here on Saturday.
Speaking to Malaysian journalists at the end of Day Two of the conference, he said: “I explained to her that we decided on the freeze to prevent unscru pulous agents from exploiting the workers.”
He said many Bangladeshi workers had been duped by these agents into believing that they would get well-paying jobs in Malaysia.
Some of them, he said, had even sold their belongings including livestock to fund their journeys to Malaysia.
“This is the kind of deception that we want to prevent,” he noted.
According to Najib, the Bangladeshi side understood that in the current econo mic climate, it would be difficult for Malaysia to increase the number of workers from Bangladesh.
The Cabinet decided to freeze the intake of Bangladeshi workers in October 2007, the second time such a decision was made after the first in 1999.
In March this year, the Cabinet also cancelled visas for Bangladeshi nationals who obtained their work permits in 2007 but have yet to enter the country.
The move was taken in line with the government’s decision to minimise intake of foreign workers, except in certain critical sectors. — Bernama.
Source : The Star Newspaper (30 November 2009)
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Source: Mr. Krishnan
Though we completed the race at 1220 hours by crossing 4° 00.0 N, the crew struggled as the winds had died. The currents pushed us away and Leopad Dream drifted aimlessly.
With darkness arriving and one crew member down with sea sickness, Skipper Jega instructed a crew member to transmit distress signals. Hand held flares were used to attract the attention of fishing vessels.
At last at 1730, a fishing trawler responded to the ‘crew waving on board’ and Leopad Dream was towed to Pasir Bogak in Pangkor. The day offered an experience to reflect and learnings to apply.
Saturday, November 21, 2009
DATE : 12TH NOVEMBER 2009
VENUE : KELAB GOLF PERKHIDMATAN AWAM
ORGANISER : AJA EQS CERTIFICATION (M) SDN BHD
AJA Malaysia organized a Certificate Presentation in conjunction with World Quality Day last week. RM Leopad was invited to commemorate this event to not only to receive the Quality awards but also to show our endless support to promote & brand our national accreditation brand, ‘Standards Malaysia’.
The purpose of this event is to present the ISO Certificate to newly certified clients both in the public & corporate sector and to present certificate of appreciation to organizations for their continuous support. Apart from the certificate presentation AJA also took time to update the members on the latest development on the ISO and the key changes in the ISO 9001:2008.The prestigious event was braced by the Director General of Standards Malaysia, Pn. Fadilah Baharin.
RM Leopad was honored with two esteemed awards which is the Certification of Appreciation and Prestigious Quality Excellence Award Year 2009 for Organizational Excellence. RM Leopad attained the above two awards simply because we have demonstrated a significant improvement in our Quality Management System over the years. Additionally we have showed our continual support towards our accreditation body AJA EQS Malaysia & Standards Malaysia over the years. We have also been a portion of their achievements. This momentous event has marked another episode of our milestone achievement in the Quality Management System aspect of our organization. Certainly the efforts, spirit and determination of the staffs spearheaded by the dynamic leadership & guidance of the Board of Directors of Leopad Group, has contributed towards these proud achievements.
Monday, September 28, 2009
DATE : 22 AUGUST 2009
TIME : 10.00 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
PLACE : BOARD ROOM, HQ
TRAINER : MS. SHARMILA
Leopad Training Centre has successfully held its first training with a title Introduction to MS PowerPoint 2007 on 22nd August 2009 by Ms. Sharmila Devi as a trainer from Manjung Branch. There were 22 numbers of participants who have attended the training.
The participants have gain knowledge on how to use PowerPoint 2007 as a method to do a style and a wonderful with an effective common sense approach to making presentation. After two hours theory given, the participants were given a task to prepare a presentation about themselves. However, with a limited notebook they have to form a group to prepare the presentation. Even though the facilities was limited, but all of the participants enjoy themselves and they did a great presentation with a limited time. They have shown that they able to practice what they have learnt in the training with the new features of PowerPoint 2007.
In the end of training, all participants know how to use the PowerPoint with effectively. All of them hope in the future that the Management at least could change the Microsoft Office 2003 to Microsoft Office 2007. This is more advance and will enhance the RM Leopad staff to do work with more effectively and efficiently.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Leopad Group Bowling (HQ)
HQ employees has successfully organised an innagural bowling tournament, which was recently held at The Summit, Subang Jaya Bowling Centre on 15 August 2009 from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
A total of 7 teams participated with full of fun and joy during the event. Below are the result after a very close fight among the teams:
Team Event Winners:
- Zorro (Mr. Dines, Mr. Jay, Mr. Shamala, Ms. Norazlina)
- Rising Hero (Mr. Fayzul, Mr. Viswan, Ms. Jaya, Ms. Latha)
- Ultraman (Mr. Sunderaj, Mr. Selvanathan, Mr. Anand, Ms.. Menaga)
- Mr. Fayzul (Rising Hero) - Male Category
- Ms. Norazlina (Zorro) - Female Category
Each winners received prizes worth of food vouchers from our Director, Mr. Jega, who also participated in that event.
Photos can be viewed at: http://tinyurl.com/ycosmdo
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Natural Prevention: Swine Flu / H1N1 Virus
In this Article:
- The HiNi Virus
- Three steps of prevention: Avoid, Strengthen and Defend
Swine Flue: H1N1 VirusEveryone is concerned with the spread of the H1N1 influenza virus known as Swine Flu. This virus is technically not the Swine Flu but a new virus that combines four strains of existing viruses. The new virus, named influenza A subtype H1N1, is made up of one strain of human influenza, one strain if avian influenza and two separate strains of swine influenza. The origins are unknown but as yet the only cases have been reported in humans. There are no reports (at this writing) of the virus in pigs.
The reason it has pandemic implications is because it passes easily from human to human and mutates quickly. When a new virus first presents itself the symptoms are usually mild and easily overcome. However with each mutation the virus gets smarter and harder for our immune system to handle. The last time a similar strain reached pandemic proportions was in 1918 and was called the Spanish Flu (again a misnomer). 20-50 million deaths are suspected to have been caused by this outbreak.
Right now there are no vaccines that fully protect against H1N1. The World Health Organization considers it essential that this virus be contained. Our actions and choices make the difference between this being possible or not.
Three Steps to PreventionFortunately there are many natural ways to reduce your susceptibility to the virus or to help you fight the flu if you get it. Don’t wait: Now is the time for prevention.
Keep in mind that these suggestions are not guaranteed. Some things work for some people but not others. Also, if you take medications or are pregnant, check with your doctor before taking any additional supplements.
AVOID: The best way to avoid the flu is not to have contact with it. We’ve all heard these suggestions, but they’re so important they bear repeating. Stay away from crowds, coughing people, and infected regions. Don’t travel to areas where the flu is present or suspected. The flu spreads by respiratory droplets that contact mucous membranes. Wash your hands often and try not to touch your eyes, nose, and mouth.If you are in an infected area surgical masks may help reduce your exposure.
If you have the flu, wearing the mask will reduce the liklihood of spreading it. Not all masks filter viruses. The best one to use is the N95. You can obtain these at the following website.
The virus can live on surfaces for several hours so be careful what you touch, especially other people’s hands and door handles. If you work in a public place use a towel to cover door handles when you open doors. If you own a public business wash your door handles on a regular basis.
Once contracted, the incubation period is 3 days during which time you have no symptoms but can still spread the virus. If you contacted someone you suspect had the flu, stay home for three days or avoid close contact with other people during this time.
STRENGTHEN: The healthier you are the better your system can fight.
• MULTI VITAMIN ----- Eat whole, real food, get plenty of sleep and exercise, drink plenty of pure water, and take a multi-vitamin daily.
• Phyto-nutrients provide important antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and immune supporting. Eat richly coloured fruits and vegetables.
• Here are some supplements to strengthen your immune system.Vitamin C – your dose will depend on your overall health and other supplements you are taking. A rule of thumb is between 2,000 and 5,000 mg.
Garlic Concentrate: Garlic is a great antimicrobial, including antiviral. You can eat garlic bulbs but its hard on the stomach and breath. A better alternative are garlic concentrates.
More immune enhancing ideas:
o Gargle with lemon water: The virus colonizes in mucus membranes. Flushing often with an astringent is a good preventive measure. Take one tablespoon of lemon and mix it with half a cup of water. Gargle liberally.
o Stress undermines your immune system. Stress is a natural response to challenge. Try stress management techniques, meditation, yoga, relaxation and other methods to reduce your stress response and handle challenge more easily.
o Hydrotherapy has long been used to stimulate the immune system. Try alternating hot and cold water in your shower. Start with hot for several minutes and then switch to cold for at least a minute. Alternate three times. Some naturopaths offer constitutional hydrotherapy treatments and I recommend them for their ability to stimulate a more powerful immune response.
o The best immune strengthener is a positive attitude. Focus on what you love, not what you fear.
DEFEND: If you’ve contracted the flu, defend yourself with strong immune activators.
The festival of light is here! May you be the happiest and may love be always with you. Happy Deepavali!