People on the move

first_img Previous Article Next Article • Alex Wilson has joined ICI as senior vice-president of HR. He moves fromGuinness where he was HR director for three-and-a-half years. Prior to joiningGuinness he spent 12 years at Grand Metropolitan, where his last post was seniorvice-president of HR for North and South America. Wilson started his careerwith the Ford Motor Company in 1974 as a trainee personnel officer.• Carmel Maguire, previously assistant chief executive for personnel andtraining at Nottingham City Council, took up the post of HR director at theBritish Library on January 4. She held the Nottingham job for eight years andwas in post when the council became a unitary authority on April 1 1998,growing to three times its size. She previously worked for Hereford andWorcester County Council where she specialised in employee relations andemployment law.• Peter Armitage has been appointed head of HR at Minit UK, owners ofSketchley, Supersnaps and MR Minit shoe bars and key cutters. Armitage has beenrunning his own consultancy since December 1997. Before that he was HR directorfor Pret a Manger for a year, a job he took after leaving Superdrug where hespent four years as personnel controller. He starts on February 7.• West Bromwich building society has promoted Paul Turner to general managerof people development. Turner has risen through the ranks after starting withthe company as a management trainee in 1975. He held posts as branch manager,regional manager, operations controller and assistant general manager ofcustomer services before becoming assistant general manager of peopledevelopment in 1998.• Tracy Newton-Blows has joined Dell Financial Services as European HRexecutive with responsibility for HSB European business operations. She startedon January 5 after moving from Macmillan Davies Hodes where she was arecruitment consultant.• Salisbury District Council has appointed Karen Gard as personnel andtraining manager. It is her first move out of education after spending 19 yearsas personnel officer at Yeovil College and three years as personnel manager atStroud College, Gloucester.• IT recruitment consultancy Certes has promoted former HR manager WendyMerry to the new position of HR and customer services director. Merry joinedthe company in 1998. She was previously head of HR at Sears Financial Services. Comments are closed. People on the moveOn 18 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Big companies delay returning to offices — again

first_img Commercial Real Estateoffice market Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedinShare via Email Share via Shortlink Tags Share via Shortlinkcenter_img Elizabeth Mygatt at McKinsey & Co. said that she’s seeing an increased hesitancy among companies to announce return dates.“Everyone’s in the moment of limbo,” she told the publication. “They want certainty, but they know they can’t have it.”A survey of 2,200 U.S workers found that 44 percent of respondents didn’t know what their companies’ plans to return to the office were, up from 37 percent in September.With the rollout of the vaccine progressing more slowly than expected, new strains of the virus emerging and schools remaining remote, companies and employees are tempering their expectations of returning to normal this year.In October, only about 10 percent of office workers in Manhattan returned to their desks, though some companies reported occupancy as high as 20 percent. But the number of employees reporting to their offices dropped again in the holiday season as infection rates began to rise.[WSJ] — Erin Hudson (iStock)What’s the point of setting a deadline you’ll know you’ll miss? That seems to be the prevailing attitude in some C-suites when it comes to getting employees back in offices.Some major companies, such as Alphabet and Grant Thornton LLP, have said employees will return to the office on Labor Day or at the end of the summer, but other firms have simply stopped making plans, according to the Wall Street Journal.Among the companies that have recently announced that work-from-home is here to stay forever are Salesforce, whose president recently declared that the “9-to-5 workday is dead,” and Spotify, which will implement a “work from anywhere” policy for its employees. Other major employers — including Zillow, Twitter and Dropbox — had already enacted similar policies.Read moreMajor tenants refuse to return to the office during the holidaysReturn to the office? Manhattan workers say no thanksThe 10 biggest new project filings in NYClast_img read more

New partnership for OneDome and Yomdel

first_imgHome » News » New partnership for OneDome and Yomdel previous nextProptechNew partnership for OneDome and YomdelThe Negotiator27th February 20180557 Views Proptech specialist OneDome and online live-chat service pioneer Yomdel have announced a strategic partnership to provide online solutions for estate agency websites.Yomdel provides 24/7 managed live chat services on their website to engage with web visitors and convert them to high quality leads, while OneDome provides digital tools to improve the property transaction process. The solution begins with their OneLead autoresponder product, which intercepts email enquiries from portals and provides the customer with an immediate reply, which drives them to the agent’s site, increasing web traffic. From there, agents who have OneBook can benefit from 24/7 valuation and viewing bookings directly into their calendar. All leads can be verified using OneCheck, which provides a comprehensive report on all public information on the client, providing lead validation, but also saving agents’ time.OneDome also offers complete turnkey hybrid technology that allows agents to operate a fixed-fee business model, alongside their traditional high street offering. This can be in parallel with their existing brand, or under a separate sub brand.Tim Bredon, Yomdel Managing Director, said, “We are delighted to be joining forces with OneDome in this strategic partnership. Given both companies have a common commitment to providing the highest quality leads, a streamlined service and a demonstrative ROI, it’s a natural alliance.”Babek Ismayil said, “This partnership is in line with our vision that the collaboration is the way forward in the property space. We believe in collaboration rather than disruption as the approach that needs to be taken. Our B2B strategy is to offer property servicing companies technology that will help them to grow their business, improve the quality of their leads, streamline the sales process as well as have the ability to offer a ‘self-service’ option for customers if they chose to do so.” OneDome online web solutions live-chat service pioneer Yomdel February 27, 2018The NegotiatorWhat’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 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021last_img read more

Oxford Police to wear cameras in helmets

first_imgPolice across Oxfordshire are to be issued with cameras which fit into their cycle helmets or can be worn on their shoulders.After a successful pilot in East Oxford, it is expected that the entire county’s police should be fitted with the Body Worn Video Recording Cameras (BWVCs) by the summer. According to a report by Thames Valley Police, the cameras are necessary to capture evidence of antisocial behaviour and should therefore lead to increased detections of street crime. It is also possible that the video cameras will lead to more guilty pleas in court and fewer complaints and assaults against officers.PC Mike Ellis, anti-social behaviour co-ordinator for Thames Valley Police, said “Once they have been delivered to us, we will spend time training officers in their use. We hope to finish this process by summer.”70 cameras will be bought at a cost of more than £1,000 each, 25 of which will be used in Oxfordshire. The total cost of the new equipment will run to £90,000.last_img read more

Phil Lesh, Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, & More To Play Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas

first_imgThe music never stops! Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas has just announced three dates with Phil Lesh and Friends from January 20 – 22. With two evening performances and a matinee, the Grateful Dead bassist shows no signs of slowing down in 2017.On the first two nights, the Lesh-led supergroup will include Chris Robinson, Neal Casal, Tony Leone, Adam MacDougall, and Ross James. With virtually every member of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood on stage, the jams might resemble those of Sunday’s Lockn’ set. And that’s a good thing! Relive this “Fire On The Mountain” in the pro-shot video below:On January 22, The Terrapin Family Band will back Lesh for an afternoon performance, with son Grahame Lesh, Ross James, Alex Koford, and special guests Neal Casal and Adam MacDougall.Tickets for all three shows go on sale this Friday, September 23 at 10AM PT.last_img read more

Choral director honors tradition

first_imgChristmas on the CommonThe
Radcliffe Choral Society and the Harvard Glee Club perform at First Church Congregational in Cambridge, 11 Garden St.Andrew Clark and Kevin Leong, conductorsDec. 10, 8 p.m. Admission is $20 (general)/$10 (students & senior citizens), and tickets are available through the Harvard Box Office. Haydn’s “Maria Theresa Mass”The Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus performs “Theresienmesse” with the
 Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston at Sanders Theatre.Kevin Leong, conductorDec. 4, 
8 p.m. Admission is $20 (general)/$10 (students & senior citizens), and tickets are available through the Harvard Box Office. Ask the members of Harvard’s Holden Choirs — the Harvard Glee Club, The Radcliffe Choral Society, and the Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum — to describe their new director, Andrew Clark, and their answers usually include the same word: energy.“Andy brings an energy and freshness,” said Jason Varnell ’12, a glee club member. “We just had a retreat when we rehearsed for three days straight. We were tired on the second day, but Andy was directing us. He was dancing around, talking to us, anything to get a chuckle out of the choir. He gives so much, and we use that energy for singing.”Clark’s enthusiasm may come in part from his youth. Barely 34, he was named director of choral activities last May. The move came after Clark spent seven years at Tufts University, where he presided over a quadrupling of choir membership, led students on international tours, and engaged in creative collaborations with other universities and ensembles. Clark has also served as chorus master and assistant conductor of Opera Boston, associate conductor of the Boston Pops Esplanade Chorus, and assistant conductor of the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh (the chorus of the Pittsburgh Symphony), to name just a few of his posts.Clark hopes to bring fresh energy and vision to choral music at Harvard. One of his top priorities is to leverage digital technology to bring the Holden Choirs to the world.“We have a treasure trove of recordings on vinyl, tape, even eight-track that I would like to digitize,” he said. “It can be a challenge to fill Sanders five to six times a year for a performance, but there are over 30 million amateur choir members in the U.S. Many of them have iPods and laptops. Our groups are too talented not to figure out how to disseminate our performances around the world.”Clark also hopes to bring new programming to Harvard’s choirs, often by looking to the past.“I’m interested in the rediscovery of neglected American pieces,” he explained. “I recently found a piece by the 20th century composer Ross Lee Finney at Harvard’s Loeb Music Library, one of the few places in the world that has a copy. Finney took 14 hymns from the Ainsworth Psalter [that was] brought to America by the pilgrims in the 17th century and wrote arrangements for them so they sound fresh and familiar at the same time. The glee club will perform them in our March 5, 2011, show, and we hope to be the first to record this composition in studio.”The choirs’ most-challenging program will come at the end of the year. “On the Transmigration of Souls” is John Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning composition for chorus and orchestra, written as a tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Modern and emotionally intense, Adams’ piece includes prerecorded sounds and spoken word, as well as a children’s choir, which sings fragments from missing-persons signs posted at ground zero in the days after the attack. Clark said he chose “On the Transmigration of Souls” because it shows students how art can respond to violence and human tragedy.“I struggled with the decision to program the piece because it’s so difficult,” he said. “It brings back a terrible experience. But art serves not only as a balm, but also as a way to confront the world we live in.”Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, a complex composition that Clark describes as “the antidote” to Adams’ piece and “an incomparable expression of the joy and connectivity of human experience,” will follow “On the Transmigration of Souls.”A bit of a production spectacular, the spring show will include close to 300 student singers, the Harvard Radcliffe Orchestra, and the Boston Children’s Choir.Clark hopes that students and audiences are excited by the new programming. At the same time, he hopes to honor the choirs’ 150-year history of excellence. “Every tradition — including the annual retreats — has proven itself to be extremely effective,” he said.Above all, Clark wants to honor the legacy of his predecessor, Jameson Marvin, who was choral director at Harvard for more than 30 years, and under whom Clark served as an assistant conductor from 2001 to 2003.“The spirit, the sense of purpose, and the expectations of students for excellence speaks volumes about Jim Marvin and his legacy,” Clark said. “Jim viewed his career as an investment. It’s my job to make sure that investment continues to flourish.”Upcoming holiday concertslast_img read more

Married professors work together

first_imgMany members of the Notre Dame community believe there is a “ring by spring” sentiment that pervades campus and the students. But what many people might not realize is that there is something in the air for many members of the Notre Dame faculty as well. Notre Dame’s faculty features several individuals who are not only professional colleagues, but also husband and wife. Some of these Domer duos came to teach at Notre Dame together, while others spent time at separate institutions or careers before becoming the second member from their family to receive a faculty position at the University. Professors Joshua Diehl and Kristin Valentino both teach in the Department of Psychology at the University. The couple, who have been married “5 years, 1 month and 27 days” both received positions at Notre Dame last year. “During our postdoctoral fellowship at Yale, we both went job hunting as a ‘package Diehl,’” Diehl said. “Notre Dame was the best opportunity for both of us because of its fantastic psychology department, top notch students, and the mission of the University fits well with both of our programs of research.” Other professor-couples struggled with trying to find an academic position at the same university, or even in the same time zone. Professor Annie Coleman of the Department of American Studies, who is married to Professor Jon Coleman of the Department of History, said before she found a position at Notre Dame last year, balancing her own career with her husband’s was difficult. “Jon got a position here at Notre Dame in 2004 when I was coming up for tenure at IUPUI [Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis],” she said. “I drove down to Indianapolis for four or five years and was gone two nights a week to keep on the tenure track.” Jon and Annie said it was especially difficult because their children were 1 and 4 years old when the family moved to South Bend. “It strengthened our relationship in a lot of ways,” Coleman said. “But I couldn’t have kept doing it forever, but it worked out really well in the end because I love working in the Department of American Studies here.” Other professor couples have found different ways to pursue their professional academic life while remaining on campus with their spouse. Professor Kevin Vaughan of the Department of Biology was recruited to teach at the University in 1998, but his wife, fellow biologist Patricia Vaughan, took a different route within the University. “I chose not to pursue a tenure track because of our children,” she said. “I’m research faculty so I work in my husband’s research lab, but I’ve also taught since 2005.” The two remain in close proximity and see each other throughout the day. “Our offices are right next door to each other and we usually have lunch together,” she said. Other faculty couples do not see each other often due to different fields of study. Ramzi Bualuan, a professor of Computer Science and Engineering, has been at the University since 1990. His wife, professor Ghada Bualuan, whom he married in 2001, received a job in the Department of Classics in 2006. “We surprisingly don’t see each other that much,” Ramzi said. “Our schedules don’t coincide but that’s intentional so that we can better manage our children’s schedules.” Ghada said working at the same University, albeit in different fields, does have its advantages. “It does make it easier working in the same place,” she said. “We share almost similar backgrounds, talents and aspirations.” While the Bualuans may not run into any professional disagreements because of their different subjects, Diehl and Valentino have found ways to make their shared professional interests into an intellectual competition involving their students. “We have a lab rivalry,” Valentino said. “At the end of each semester our labs engage in a competition for a trophy. Currently, Professor Diehl’s FUN Lab has the hardware.” Diehl and Valentino have also found a unique way for informing unaware students that the two professors are married. “We both tend to use clips of our son to highlight examples in class,” Diehl said. “It’s always kind of funny when students realize that we must be married based on the fact that we have the same adorable child.”last_img read more

See How She Shines! Rebecca Luker Comes to the Fun Home

first_imgRebecca Luker(Photo: Laura Marie Duncan) Rebecca Luker Star Files Show Closed This production ended its run on Sept. 10, 2016 Related Showscenter_img Welcome to our house on Maple Avenue, Rebecca Luker! The Tony nominee is set to join the Broadway cast of Fun Home as Helen Bechdel from April 5 through May 22. Original cast member and Tony nominee Judy Kuhn will receive hip surgery during her scheduled leave from the Tony-winning tuner.“This hip surgery is something I’ve needed to do for a long time,” she said in a statement. “I’m so thrilled that Rebecca is stepping in for me—she’s a dear friend, and I admire her work so much. And I can’t wait to return to the show pain-free and with a new hip!” Kuhn will return to the role on May 24, along with Tony nominee Emily Skeggs, who is currently on hiatus for TV work. Lauren Patten is currently playing Medium Alison.Luker received Tony nominations for her performances in The Music Man, Mary Poppins and Show Boat. Her additional Broadway credits include Cinderella, Nine, The Sound of Music, Something Wonderful, The Phantom of the Opera and The Secret Garden.The current cast of Fun Home also features Tony winner Michael Cerveris, Tony nominee Beth Malone, Gabriella Pizzolo, Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Joel Perez and Cole Grey.Check out below our exclusive video of Luker discussing taking on the role of the Fun Home matriarch and a special performance of “Days and Days.” View Comments Fun Homelast_img read more

Diálogo Magazine Brings Multinational Editors Together

first_imgBy Dialogo April 01, 2012 On March 20-21, 2012, military and civilian journalists, Web gurus and social communicators from various levels and ranks across Central America, South America and the Caribbean came together at the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) for an editorial exchange of ideas and information on collaboration. SOUTHCOM’s Diálogo magazine staff hosted the first Senior Editor’s Conference at its headquarters, where 17 members of equivalent military and defense magazines from Brazil, Chile, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay and Peru met to discuss editorial topics common to all, including surviving under the current economic realities facing defense budgets the world over. Vice Admiral Joseph Kernan, military deputy commander at SOUTHCOM, highlighted the importance of the work journalists carry out as communicators. “I think there’s a lesson to be learned no matter the ups and downs of our countries: The militaries are always committed to the same thing, we are committed to our people and you [journalists] all have a big responsibility to communicate this to our people … to connect to our young people.” Some representatives, such as retired Brazilian Navy Vice Admiral Armando De Senna Bittencourt of the Revista Marítima Brasileira and Navigator magazine, discussed the importance of keeping history alive (with printed products) in the face of an all-encompassing digital approach that is pushing publications everywhere to the Web. “Our publication serves as a historical reference, not only of the Navy, but of Brazil itself as seen from the sea,” said Vice Adm. De Senna Bittencourt. On the other hand, the Chilean Military’s Joint General Staff Command representatives, journalist Javier Briones Bellet and Chilean Navy Captain Javier Sánchez Liberona, highlighted the fact that they are a digital-only media source, not only for environmental reasons and budgetary restrictions, but also because there is no limit to the audience they can reach. “This allows our public to be more interactive … and this approach generates a collaborative team effort across all levels,” Briones Bellet added. Still, he pointed out that the Joint Command is “the exception to the rule” because each individual branch of the Chilean Armed Forces continues to produce printed magazines. Others proudly boasted of the importance of the messages their publications carry to their populations in an effort to highlight the positive actions of their Armed Forces. “Peru moves forward, develops because its Armed Forces are there to provide it security,” said Army Colonel Alejandro Teobaldo Luján Castro of the Peruvian Armed Forces Joint Command magazine, Comando en Acción. Colonel Freddy Fuentes Yancor, representing the Guatemalan Army’s Joint Command military magazine, expressed that through their publication, they are “exporting peace to other countries.” Diálogo magazine’s Editorial Conference brought together partner nations in an editorial context, opening a forum where participants realized they all face similar concerns about budgetary restrictions and keeping up with modern technological advances. As a result, agreements were made to initiate a collaborative approach in which partner nations will promote information sharing among each other by cross-referencing resources, exchanging articles, photos and facts on events and exercises relevant to the entire region.last_img read more

Driver Hit Holbrook Home, Fled Scene, Cops Say

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Suffolk County police are looking for the hit-and-run driver that crashed into a house in Holbrook early Thursday morning and fled the scene, authorities said.Residents were awakened by a vehicle crashing into their house on Namrof Lane near the corner of Grundy Avenue shortly after 2 a.m., according to a police spokeswoman.The driver fled the scene. Nobody in the house was injured. An Islip town building inspector is checking the damage to the house.Sixth Precinct officers are continuing the investigation.The incident comes two hours after 19-year-old Shane McAdams flipped his Ford Mustang on the lawn of a house in his hometown of South Huntington shortly after midnight Thursday, police said.McAdams was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.Second Squad detectives charged him with driving while intoxicated. He will be arraigned at a late date.last_img read more