To date 36 of the planned 45 volumes have been published, with volumes 15 to 36 being published by JNCC directly, and available for sale through the Natural History Book Service, Totnes.
Kontras Mgt is too laid back which causes them to manage in a reactive style than proactive management style. Recent acquisitions could potentially make this company attractive as they continue to grow.
Closeout team members are required to tell management how each employees plan to develop them self rather than GCR offering ways to develop its employees. Teams form a tight bond and are willing to work long hard hours to get the job done.
C-Level has the right thoughts in mind in regards to heading in the right direction, but there are a few bad apples in leadership that doesn't fit well with building a great organization.
Pros Starting salary is quite competitive when compared to similar size consulting companies; People who work here are genuinely nice and professional, and it is a lot of fun to work around them; The projects are meaningful and challenging at the same time, so you can expect to learn a lot of stuff; Work life balance is very good; Kontras The career path can be unclear because that's not the primary concern of the management; The leadership of the CEO and directors sometimes can feel weak; The technology used here is not evolving along with the industry most of the time; The culture of the company is vague and the employees are not bound together; Kontras Total lack of respect for employees as assets.
Stifle innovation and personal growth All continuous improvement work must be done on own time or one must make up time with (unpaid) overtime. With a few individual changes in upper management employees are now treated as if they are disposable cogs in a machine.
The Geological Conservation Review (GCR) is produced by the UK's Joint Nature Conservation Committee and is designed to identify those sites of national and international importance needed to show all the key scientific elements of the geological and geomorphological features of Britain.
These sites display sediments, rocks, minerals, fossils, and features of the landscape that make a special contribution to an understanding and appreciation of Earth science and the geological history of Britain, which stretches back more than three billion years.
The intention of the project, which was devised in 1974 by George Black and William Wimbledon working for the Governmental advisory agency, the Nature Conservancy Council (NCC), was activated in 1977.
It aimed to provide the scientific rationale and information base for the conservation of geological SSSIs (Sites of Special Scientific Interest, protected under British law (latterly the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended 1995).
The NCC and country conservation agencies were established in 1990 when JNCC became established (Environmental Protection Act 1990) and took over responsibility for managing the GCR site assessment process, and publishing accounts of accepted sites.
By the year 2000, over 3000 localities had been identified as qualifying for GCR standard (SSSI standard).