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first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article …in briefOn 31 Jul 2001 in Personnel Today This week’s news in briefTalking up IT IT workers should be selected for their communications skills rather thantheir technical prowess, according to joint research by Computer Weekly and ITrecruiters DP Connect. The report shows that 97 percent of IT professionalsbelieve that communications skills are essential, but few employers aredeveloping these skills.  www.cw360.comPensions pay speedy Efforts to ensure that employers pay pension scheme contributions on timeappear to be succeeding, a report has revealed. Figures released by theOccupational Pensions Regulatory Authority show the number of companies makinglate payments has fallen since it became a civil rather than criminal offencein April last year.  www.opra.gov.uk/publications/reportsSenior execs’ pay up British senior executives are the highest paid in Europe, a new survey bybusiness magazine Management Today reveals. The research finds that chiefexecutives in the UK now earn an average basic salary of £509,000 per year, arise of 29 per cent since 1999. UK HR directors earn over £55,000 it claims. Age equality bill A Private Members’ Bill to tackle age discrimination is being introduced byCandy Atherton MP for Falmouth and Camborne. The bill would establish an AgeEquality Commission to monitor existing and future legislation and advisebusiness and voluntary sectors on issues relating to age discrimination. Itgoes to a second reading in the House of Commons on 23 November. Answer to e-mail? Staff would be able save valuable working time if they had access to mobileInternet technology to help them deal with e-mails while they are away fromtheir desks. Research by BT Cellnet shows that nearly a third of corporateworkers spend up to an hour answering e-mail backlogs after returning to theoffice.  www.btcellnet.net Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Shell begins cost-cutting programme to gear up for energy transition

first_img Royal Dutch Shell head office in The Hague, The Netherlands. (Credit: P.L. van Till at nl.wikipedia) Royal Dutch Shell has reportedly initiated a major cost-cutting programme with an objective to bring down its oil and gas production costs by up to 40%.The cost-cutting will help the energy company to generate cash savings and enable it in revamping its business, reported Reuters citing undisclosed sources. This will allow the company to concentrate more on renewable energy and also electricity markets.Internally known as “Project Reshape”, the new cost-cutting review of Shell is likely to be wrapped up this year. The cost-cutting programme will impact three of its core business units and any savings from it will add to a $4bn target set by the company in light of the Covid-19 crisis, as per the publication.Cost-cutting is seen to be a crucial factor in helping Shell take the plunge into the power and renewables sectors where margins are comparatively low.Reuters, further reported that competition is also expected to become tougher with utilities and rival oil and gas companies such as BP and Total, vying for market share with more countries inclining towards green economies.A senior source from Shell, has been quoted by the publication, as saying: “We had a great model but is it right for the future? There will be differences, this is not just about structure but culture and about the type of company we want to be.”For this year, the energy company has allocated around $8bn on its upstream activities, half of which is for deepwater operations. The company has set aside about $1bn of its 2020 capital expenditure towards power.Shell has a reduced capital expenditure of $20bn in 2020Overall, Shell’s 2020 capital expenditure of around $20bn marks a reduction of around $5bn compared to the previous year. The reduced capital expenditure this year is due to the decline in oil and gas prices following the Covid-19 pandemic.As per the sources, the company is looking to focus its oil and gas production on a few core hubs, which include the Gulf of Mexico, the North Sea, and Nigeria.Cost-cutting measures by the company are also expected to be taken in its integrated gas business and downstream network. The initiative is expected to help Shell take the plunge into the power and renewables sectors last_img read more