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CIS mentoring for local minority undergraduates

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article The Co-operative Insurance Society is mentoring local black and ethnicminority undergraduates in Manchester to make its workforce in the area morerepresentative of the local community. The company has released figures showing that of its 10,000 staff, 3.6 percent are from an ethnic minority. This is an increase of 0.7 per cent fromNovember 2001. Of its new starters, 7.4 per cent now come from ethnic minorities – anincrease of 2.6 per cent from last November. CIS staff members meet Manchester University students and mentor theundergraduates on career aspirations and decisions. Furthermore, the company allows ethnic minority undergraduates to use itsassessment centre to familiarise themselves with the recruitment process. It also sponsors ethnic minority recruitment fairs, and work experienceplacements in the firm can also be arranged for students. Pat Ashworth, HR manager at CIS, said the measures have helped promote thecompany as an employer of choice among local students. “Currently the organisation does not fully represent ethnically thecommunity that it operates in and the aim is to achieve this by mentoring localtalent.” CIS mentoring for local minority undergraduatesOn 19 Feb 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

New targets for Army as staff numbers fall short

first_img Previous Article Next Article The Army has revamped its recruitment advertising in an effort to meettargets. Commander of the recruiting unit, Brigadier Simon Young, said the Army needs15,000 new recruits each year but for the past two years has only managed13,500. “We are trying to recruit a huge volume of people. Very feworganisations require the numbers we do,” he said. Brigadier Young said it was decided to separate jobs into nine categoriesand market them as groups, because it is proving difficult to market the 143trades and 1,400 career paths on offer. Four different TV advertisements will be screened on both terrestrial andSky television, and recruiting videos and DVDs will be sent to people whoexpress an interest. “We need to talk to young people in a language they understand. Webelieve this far more effective. Young people today are more sophisticated,more discerning. They ask ‘What’s in it for me?’.” Brigadier Young said the adverts needed to show that there is more to theArmy than being a soldier. “We need to show the Army can give transferable skills and personabledevelopment.” He said recruiting is more difficult now due to low unemployment and moreyoung people going into higher education. The Army needs 106,000 people. Currently it has 100,000 staff, but BrigadierYoung believes it can be at full strength by 2005. Retention is difficult as people are lured away by higher paying jobs in theprivate sector, but as living conditions improve, retention gets easier, hesaid. The Army has been meeting its ethnic minority recruits targets – 5 per centa year – but, he said more work is needed to make it representative of society.By Quentin Readewww.armyjobs.co.uk Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. New targets for Army as staff numbers fall shortOn 24 Sep 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

NHS launches involvement pack to raise standards of healthcare

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article NHS launches involvement pack to raise standards of healthcareOn 7 Oct 2003 in Personnel Today The NHS is launching a ‘staff involvement resource pack’ after studiesproved that employee input into decision-making improves patient care. The pack, developed by the NHS HR directorate in partnership with NHSstakeholders, outlines the benefits of employee involvement, along with methodsof developing staff participation. Andrew Foster, director of HR at the NHS, said research shows there is asignificant relationship between staff who have a part to play in workplacedecisions, and lower standards of patient mortality. “Staff who feel their voice is heard deliver improved standards of careas they become more emotionally engaged and committed to their role,” saidFoster. “The best NHS organisations have the confidence to devolve powerto those on the ground and truly involve their staff. “The releasing of talent leads to the development of effective teams,from all sections of the workforce, that can contribute to the redesign ofpatient services and the improvement of patient care.” Foster said the NHS is changing and improving, but he would now like to seea partnership culture develop that involves employees to ensure the patientcomes first. The pack will be distributed to all chief executives and HR managers acrossthe UK, and is also available on the web. www.doh.gov.uklast_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 8/10/19

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) —  Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events:INTERLEAGUEMilwaukee   3  Texas   2AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto         5  N-Y Yankees   4L-A Angels     12  Boston        4Kansas City     7  Detroit       0Houston        23  Baltimore     2Minnesota       4  Cleveland     1Chi White Sox   3  Oakland       2Tampa Bay       5  Seattle       4NATIONAL LEAGUESan Francisco   3  Philadelphia   1Miami           7  Atlanta        6, 10 InningsCincinnati     10  Chi Cubs       1N-Y Mets        4  Washington     3St. Louis       3  Pittsburgh     1San Diego       8  Colorado       5L-A Dodgers     4  Arizona        0 WOMEN’S NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION PLAYOFFSIndiana   87  Atlanta   82Dallas    80  Phoenix   77   MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCERFinal  New England    3  Seattle    3Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. August 11, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 8/10/19center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

Purplebricks launches in New York three months ahead of schedule

first_imgPurplebricks has launched its platform in New York three months ahead of schedule to catch the city’s Spring market, its US CEO Eric Eckardt has revealed.The company had been due to launch there in June but the pressing need to catch the busiest months of the year meant the operation has been launched just ten weeks after indicating it had the most high-profile and largest city in the US within its sights, and seven months after entering the US market.In January the company set up offices in Midtown Manhattan, its first foray into the crowded jungle that is America’s East Coast property market.Today’s news means Purplebricks is now operating within the world’s largest urban landmass both by area and population.The hybrid agent now has access to a market covering 31 counties, 7.4 million households and 20 million people.“With higher-than-average rates of commission and transaction volumes, New York was the natural first move on the East Coast for Purplebricks,” Chief Executive Michael Bruce (left) said recently.It’s referred to locally as the Tri-State Area, which includes the city of New York, Long Island and the Mid and Lower Hudson Valley but also taking in five nearby cities and seven conurbations within neighbouring Connecticut.“I’m very proud of everyone’s commitment and passion to execute our US strategy ahead of plan,” says Eric Eckardt (below, right).He also told a local news website that the company had launched early because he “wanted to be in front of peak selling season”.“We’re in a position to launch now and it’s advantageous to build brand awareness and consideration in advance of [this season].”The move also coincides with last week’s £125 million investment in Purplebricks by German publisher Axel Springer, which was partly heralded as new cash to help it move into ‘new markets’.Purplericks New York US Eric Eckardt April 4, 2018Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Purplebricks launches in New York three months ahead of schedule previous nextAgencies & PeoplePurplebricks launches in New York three months ahead of scheduleHybrid agent’s earlier-than-expected launch in the Big Apple is to catch city’s peak selling season, it is claimed.Nigel Lewis4th April 201801,184 Viewslast_img read more

Suicide Prevention Month: “Every Sailor, Every Day”

first_img August 29, 2014 Suicide Prevention Month: “Every Sailor, Every Day” View post tag: Every Day Starting in September the Navy will be promoting the message “Every Sailor, Every Day,” to encourage all Sailors, leaders, families and members of the Navy community to strengthen their connections with those around them in accordance with Suicide Prevention Month. View post tag: Prevention View post tag: Suicide Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Suicide Prevention Month: “Every Sailor, Every Day” View post tag: News by topiccenter_img View post tag: Every Sailor View post tag: Naval Unfortunately, suicide is currently one of the top causes of death in the Navy, claiming the lives of approximately 44 Sailors in 2013 alone and, according to Navy Personnel Command, 39 lives so far in 2014.While these statistics suggest a decrease in frequency of total suicide fatalities from previous years, the numbers show that some Sailors are still finding themselves with nowhere to go and no other option.In an organization that requires the cooperation and unity of every Sailor to accomplish its mission, one suicide is one too many.According to Lt. David Broderick, a psychologist at Makalapa Mental Health Clinic Pearl Harbor, in addition to the web of resources that target raising awareness, reduction and response to suicide, it is also increasingly important to “get ahead of the problem” and address the social challenges and stigmas that may lay at the crux of the issue.Lt. James Ragain, a chaplain attached to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, echoed Broderick’s sentiments, saying there are a lot of social challenges and stigmas that come with suicide.As Ragain described, the programs that are available work effectively to equip individuals with the know-how and insight to identify external indications and red flags, as well as providing help to those who need it, but, “oftentimes the tools can be like giving cough syrup to someone who needs an antibody. We need to get below the surface.”Lt. Cmdr. Kaarin Coe, a social worker and the Suicide Prevention Coordinator at Military and Family Support Center Pearl Harbor, said: “The Navy’s greatest asset is their people.“When we take care of each other, we ensure our Navy stays not only ‘Fit to Fight,’ but focused on the mission.”From September 1-30, “I Pledge to ACT,” a web-based effort, will take place to encourage all Sailors, families and members of the Navy community to take steps in building personal resilience, supporting their shipmates and intervening if they notice signs of distress.[mappress]Press Release, August 29, 2014; Image: US Navy View post tag: month View post tag: americas View post tag: Navy Share this articlelast_img read more

Edme to distribute malt extract through joint venture

first_imgEssex-based grain and bakery ingredients supplier Edme has joined forces with Dutch brand CereX in a deal that will enhance its product range, with the addition of malt extract ingredients.The joint venture aims to combine the production, packaging and distribution capabilities of both partners. As part of the agreement, Edme has developed a £350,000 packaging facility, designed to turn out tonnes-worth of stock alongside small-scale orders, of 10, 12.5 and 15 kilograms.CereX extracts are produced at its plant in Leishout, working with sister organisation Holland Malt. Edme said it hoped the joint venture would create a one-stop-shop for customers across the baking, cereal and food industries.“Malt extract was our staple product when we started trading more than 100 years ago, and it feels good to be back,” said James Smith, sales director at Edme. “There has been a shift for producers, large and small, who are seeking out functional, natural products to comply with regulations, meet cost requirements and satisfy end-user expectations.“With our new packaging facility, we can service both ends of the market, satisfying our existing customer base and building our offer for producers across the continent.”Dutch brand CereX is part of the Bavaria brewery group.last_img read more

South Bend man, 28, sentenced for weapons charge during drug trafficking

first_img WhatsApp IndianaLocalNews (“Court Gavel – Judge’s Gavel – Courtroom” by wp paarz, CC BY-SA 2.0) A South Bend man has been sentenced in federal court for possessing a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.Bradley O’Donnell, 28, of South Bend, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge Damon R. Leichty upon his plea of guilty to possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.O’Donnell will also serve 3 years of supervised release.According to court documents, on the night of March 28 into the morning of March 29, 2020, O’Donnell was distributing methamphetamine and had a loaded handgun with him while doing so.Police later found O’Donnell with 120 grams of methamphetamine and the handgun.O’Donnell has previously been convicted of three felony offenses. By Jon Zimney – September 22, 2020 0 278 Facebook Previous articleMan discovers old grenade in home, prompts bomb squad responseNext articleIOSHA receiving scores of coronavirus-related workplace complaints Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest South Bend man, 28, sentenced for weapons charge during drug trafficking Twitter Pinterest Google+ Twitter Google+ Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

PREMIERE: Midtown Social Releases Funky California Soul Single “Socialite Boogie”

first_imgSan Francisco soul, funk, and rock ensemble Midtown Social is freshly squeezed and downright irresistible. The band’s nine members (Aaron Joseph – keys and vocals, Kisura Nyoto – vocals, Richard Julia – drums, Rory Matthews – guitar, Sarah Rice – bass, Adam Rubinger – percussion, Lydia Eysellenne – violin, Teddy Raven – saxophone and flute, and Whitney Moses – vocals) form a collaborative community of writers, arrangers and artists. On April 14th, the California good-timers will release their self-titled full-length debut album. Today, Live For Live Music is proud to premiere the fruits of Midtown Social’s artistic brain trust–their soulfully sunny new single “Socialite Boogie”:Says keyboardist/vocalist Aaron Joseph, “This track in many ways personifies the heart and soul of Midtown Social because it’s about, and was written for, our community. It imagines that one moment of a day when you’re allowed to forget the problems and worries of the world and just be yourself. We’d like to dedicate this track to all our ‘socialites’ out there who know how to be themselves and aren’t afraid to bring the party.”Following the release of their debut EP Down On Sixth, as rates of eviction and homelessness soared due to technology-driven corporate gentrification in the Bay Area, Midtown Social began hosting charitable fundraisers, including one for the Homeless Youth Alliance. With San Francisco flush with tech money but wracked by police violence and deepening social tensions, the band decided their next release should stand as a voice for the people. Midtown Social documents the struggle to make art in a city and a society divided against itself. Recorded at John Vanderslice’s magical, all-analog Tiny Telephone studio in San Francisco with engineer Jamie Riotto, the new album captures Midtown Social’s raw live sound without any unnecessary ornamentation.The band will hold a record release party at THE MEZZANINE in San Francisco on Saturday, April 5th with help from Antonio Guedes & The Chilaqueles and Down North. For tickets to the album release, head here. For more information on the Midtown Social and their upcoming album, head to the band’s website.last_img read more

Reading the president’s mind

first_imgJon Favreau has been called the president’s mind reader, by none other than Barack Obama himself. But during a visit to Harvard Kennedy School on Wednesday, the former director of speechwriting at the White House — a veteran of both of Obama’s presidential campaigns — stressed that there’s nothing supernatural about the day-to-day grind of putting words in the mouth of the commander in chief.“Your only goals are to clearly explain simple policies in as little words as possible, and then spend as much time as you can … inspiring people,” Favreau said.Favreau sat down in the packed John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum for a conversation with David Gergen, director of the Center for Public Leadership and himself a onetime presidential speechwriter — for Richard Nixon. (Gergen was also an adviser for Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, and Bill Clinton.)It was a fitting venue, given that Favreau’s relationship with Obama closely parallels that of John F. Kennedy and his famous speechwriter, Ted Sorensen, Gergen said. Indeed, just as Sorensen helped Kennedy develop his distinctive voice while working closely with him during his Senate career, Favreau crossed paths with Obama at a similar turning point.The two met when Favreau was only 22, the day Obama was set to give the keynote address at the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, a speech that would catapult him to national prominence. Favreau’s role in that moment was less than illustrious, he said.His job, as a staffer for presidential nominee John Kerry, was to ask Obama to remove a line from his speech so that Kerry could use it instead.“He’s like, who the hell is this kid?” Favreau recalled of Obama’s reaction. “I thought that was the last I’d ever hear from Barack Obama.” But after Kerry lost in November: “I had no job, and I got an email from [Obama adviser Robert] Gibbs that said, ‘It turns out Barack Obama needs a speechwriter.’”Favreau became the Illinois senator’s only speechwriter. Before a speech they would sit in Obama’s office “and he would talk for 20 or 30 minutes and I would type as fast as I could,” Favreau said. (“I’m a horrible note taker,” he explained. “My penmanship’s like a second grader’s.”)“He’d been a lecturer at the University of Chicago, and [Obama’s speeches] were a little more professorial,” Favreau said. “He did learn over time the campaign cadence … but he never let go of the authenticity and the logic of how he wanted to structure a speech. The lawyer in him very much comes out when he’s writing a speech, because not only will he give me a nice line or great rhetoric, he will say, ‘I want the speech structured. Here’s 1. Here’s 1A. Here’s 1B.’”Other voices were often in the mix, Favreau said. When President Obama took office in January 2009, his speechwriting staff faced the task of explaining to the public a financial crash and looming economic downturn they themselves barely understood.“I hadn’t even taken an economics class,” Favreau said. “I learned economics from Tim Geithner and Larry Summers and the State Department in the middle of the economic crisis — which was good. I was like, we can teach the American people at the same time.”Favreau rejected the common criticism that Obama can often be cold and aloof.“He’s the least remote person I could imagine,” Favreau said. “He’s warm, he’s friendly, he’s patient. He’s never — in all the stress he’s been under, in all the situations he’s been in — yelled at me, raised his voice, walked out of a room really angry.”Though it’s true, he said, that the president sometimes struggles to project the typical politician’s charm.“He doesn’t do artifice well; he doesn’t do shtick well,” Favreau said. “He knows who he is, he believes who he is, and he’s not going to put on some façade just because he’s supposed to glad-hand with someone.”Favreau left the White House on March 1 intending to pursue screenwriting. It was a big leap for the 31-year-old, who started working for Obama just two years after he had graduated from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester.After eight years of speechwriting, he said, focusing purely on creative projects will be a challenge.“I have totally lost my own voice,” said Favreau, who studied Obama’s writings so intensely that he took to carrying a copy of “Dreams From My Father,” the president’s memoir, at all times. “To some extent the way I write will always be a sort of shadow of how he writes.????last_img read more