In custody, Pune builder complains of ‘uneasiness’

first_imgA day after his arrest, fraud-accused builder Deepak S. Kulkarni checked into Sassoon General Hospital after complaining of breathing problems.Hospital sources monitoring his health said that while the blood supply to his brain had been temporarily affected, the builder was now in stable condition.Mr. Kulkarni, and his wife, Hemanti, were detained by a team of the Economic Offences Wing of the Pune Police in Delhi on Saturday. They were brought to Pune the same evening. S pecial judge J.T. Utpat sentenced them to seven days’ police custody.But in his first night in custody, around 12.30 a.m. Mr. Kulkarni started complaining of uneasiness. According to police sources, the developer, known as ‘DSK’, was speaking to one of the officers when he felt giddy and was about to fall. “This was averted and he was admitted to Sassoon General Hospital in the early hours of Sunday,” said a police officer.Mr. Kulkarni’s counsel said the builder suffers from high blood pressure after a near-fatal accident on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway in May 2016.According to Special Public Prosecutor Pravin Chavan, the developer had borrowed ₹2,892 crore from various banks. He had also incurred debts of hundreds of crores in the form of unsecured loans, and allegedly duped over 3,000 investors of an ₹300 crore through investments in fixed deposits.last_img read more

India Offers Increased Export Opportunity to UK After Brexit: Study

first_imgBritain’s “increased export opportunity” to India, if it is outside the European Union, will be $3.2 billion, according to the Standard Chartered Trade Performance Index, which was released on March 13.The United Kingdom’s current exports to India are worth $5.5 billion. The predicted figure for exports if Britain remains in the European Union is $9.1 billion, while it stands at $12.3 billion if the country is outside the EU, giving rise to an “increased export opportunity” of $3.2 billion, according to the analysis of Notional Post-Brexit UK Exports.The United Kingdom’s current export to China is worth $24 billion, and its increased export opportunity if it is outside the EU is $10.1 billion. The report said that like all G7 countries, the United Kingdom would significantly benefit from focusing on China, but it also faces a sizeable opportunity to capitalize on its current relations with India. According to the report, UK businesses missed projections by $4.6 billion with China and $3.6 billion with India.The Group of Seven (G7) is an informal bloc of industrialized democracies, consisting of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.The Standard Chartered Trade Performance Index reveals the size of G7 goods export opportunities in seven emerging markets — Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan and Vietnam — termed the E7, representing a total of 49 exporting relationships.The E7 countries offer significant potential to become key G7 trading partners, the report said. Receiving about 10 per cent of all G7 private sector exports, “the E7 countries represent fast lanes to growth for G7 businesses seeking to drive export growth,” it added.“With membership of the G7 no longer being a passport to growth, the index reveals real growth opportunities. Every G7 nation has much to gain from accelerating their export performance in the seven economies we have identified as the Emerging Seven (E7),” Michael Vrontamitis, head of Trade for Europe and Americas, Standard Chartered, said in a statement.If the G7 economies reorient their trade strategy towards the E7, the size of the prize is an additional $162 billion annually, with an immediate 30 per cent gain, Vrontamitis added. “It is clear the E7 represent multi-billion dollar trading opportunities for G7 governments and businesses searching for export diversification and growth,” he said.The report showed that UK exports to the E7 could potentially increase by $16.9 billion to $64.9 billion when the country leaves the EU. “While the EU remains a critical trading partner, UK businesses could capitalize on export opportunities with all E7 countries,” said the report.In terms of total imports from the G7, India is second to China, representing 12 per cent of the total potential E7 imports from the G7. However, in actual performance, India is behind in meeting its predicted imports from every G7 country except Germany, said the report. Related ItemsBrexitExportUnited Kingdomlast_img read more

FIR filed against Srinagar Deputy Mayor

first_imgThe Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), constituted by the Jammu and Kashmir Governor’s administration, on Saturday registered an FIR against Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran, officers of the J&K Bank and State government officials for “misappropriating subsidies worth crores of rupees to benefit Imran’s firm, the Kehwa Group”.A spokesman for the ACB said the FIR was lodged under the Prevention of Corruption Act for “illegal appropriation of subsidy with inflated project cost for establishment of a cold storage at Lassipora, Pulwama.”“An enquiry revealed that to usurp the subsidy component under the garb of promoting horticulture, with the connivance of the Horticulture Department officers and bank officials, the proprietor and his partners declared the facility as a non-performing asset without paying even a single instalment towards the bank. The cost of the project assessed was found much lower than the projected cost,” said the ACB. The project was submitted by Mr. Imran, also the director of Kehwa Square Private. The FIR said the company “inflated the project cost in connivance with the officers to misappropriate government subsidy of ₹16.50 crore”.The ACB said the group got its loan of ₹138 crore from the J&K Bank restructured to ₹78 crore. After a one-time settlement, surreptitiously approved by bank officials, the group’s second instalment of ₹55 crore was further reduced to ₹27 crore, the Bureau added. “The involved bank officers and a joint inspection team of government officials misused their position to confer undue monetary advantage to Kehwa group and help it illegally appropriate crores from the State exchequer,” ACB officials said.last_img read more

Thunder plan to keep Billy Donovan despite playoff struggles

first_imgTrending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss APOKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma City Thunder plan to keep coach Billy Donovan for a fifth year.Thunder general manager Sam Presti said Monday that he doesn’t expect change despite Oklahoma City’s third consecutive first-round playoff exit.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles LATEST STORIES DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated MOST READ Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid View comments Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The Thunder have reached the playoffs each of Donovan’s four years with the team, but they haven’t won a playoff series since Kevin Durant left for Golden State in free agency after the 2015-16 season. Donovan has a 199-129 regular-season record, but he is 15-19 in the playoffs. Portland rolled past the Thunder 4-1 in their playoff series this season.Presti said he plans to sit down with Donovan and discuss why the team went through a 6-13 stretch from late February to the end of March after a promising first two-thirds of the season. He called the last part of the season “disappointing” after a start that created whispers that the Thunder might challenge Golden State at the top of the Western Conference.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gregg Popovich negotiating new deal with San Antonio Spurslast_img read more

Sports Wrap: Vijender happy after making it horror show for Soldra, Raina to miss first IPL game and more

first_imgVijender Singh looking forward to title fight at homeIndian boxing sensation Vijender Singh, who has registered his sixth consecutive win in the professional arena, said he is thrilled with yet another dominant performances after knocking out Poland’s Andrzej Soldra. “Soldra was a good opponent but my punches replied to him. I think this fight was a horror show for him,” Vijender said.John Terry mulling over ‘different role’ at ChelseaChelsea captain John Terry says he will ponder his future carefully before deciding whether to accept the club’s offer of a new one-year deal and what he describes as “a different role”.Rohit slams Mumbai batsmen after crushing defeat vs KXIPMumbai Indians’ meek surrender at the hands of Kings XI Punjab on Friday was particularly disheartening for skipper Rohit Sharma, who blamed the poor execution of shots from the batsmen for the defeat.Raina to miss first IPL gameGujarat Lions skipper Suresh Raina will miss his first match in the tournament history to be with his pregnant wife.Pune look to spoil KKR’s partyTwo-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders would look to get one foot into the play-offs when they host a struggling Rising Pune Supergiants in an Indian Premier League contest at the Eden Gardens here on Saturdaylast_img read more

9 Interview Questions All Interns Should Be Prepared to Answer

first_imgFrom retail to finance to medicine, every industry needs interns to provide additional support and assistance. However, the trick is to land the perfect gig that will provide you with excellent experience. First things first: an interview. For an internship role, interview questions will vary greatly depending on the industry and role you are looking for. Expect to answer questions about how you work on teams and provide examples of any relevant work experience. To ace your interview, make sure to research the particular position you are applying for.From brainteasers to analytical questions, background to expectations questions, we’ve gathered together the most popular interview questions that any college student should be prepared to ask as they seek an awesome internship.A software engineer intern at Goldman Sachs was asked…“Suppose you had eight identical balls. One of them is slightly heavier and you are given a balance scale. What’s the fewest number of times you have to use the scale to find the heavier ball?”Check out how 43 interns answered the question.An intern at Target was asked…“Describe when you led a team or group and what worked well.”Check out how 2 interns answered the question.A trading intern at Susquehanna International Group, LLP was asked…“I have 10 cards face-down numbered 1 through 10. We play a game in which you choose a card and I give you the corresponding dollar amount. a) What is the fair price of this game? b) Now, after picking a card you can either take the dollar value on the card or $3.50. Also, cards worth less than 5 are now valued at $0. What is the maximum price you are now willing to pay for the game?”Check out how 9 interns answered the question.An hourly intern at EY was asked…“Have you ever experienced conflict with a coworker and how did you resolve it?”Check out how 1 intern answered the question.An intern at the US International Trade Administration was asked…“What are your strengths? Why do you want this internship? What are some of your hobbies?”Check out how 1 intern answered the question.An intern at Jane Street was asked…“If you had only 5 and 11 cent stamps. What’s the smallest number that would be impossible to make with those stamps.”Check out how 12 interns answered the question.An intern at AIG was asked…“Can you describe a time when you faced a challenge that was hard to overcome?”Check out how 6 interns answered the question.A management intern at Enterprise was asked…“Would you be okay hearing ‘No’ from seven out of ten customers?”Check out how 4 interns answered the question.A marketing intern at Diageo was asked…“If you walk into a liquor store to count the bottles unsold, but the clerk is screaming at you to leave, what do you do?”Check out how 4 interns answered the question. DISCOVER: Browse The Most Popular Interview Questions Asked to Interns!last_img read more

25 Amazing Companies Hiring in All 50 States

first_img1. The Home Depot Company Rating: 3.3Number of Open Roles: 40,176Popular Roles Hiring For: Cashier, Customer Service Sales, StockerWhat Employees Say: “The Home Depot has a solid moral compass. They aren’t about sacrificing their ethics for the sake of a sale, which I love. They also hire a diverse group of people and give a lot back to the community. They offer a lot of benefits and little treats for their employees. Although they push their associates to meet quota, they’re realistic about what can and can’t be accomplished.”—Current Merchandising Execution AssociateSee Open Jobs2. The National Guard Company Rating: 4.2Number of Open Roles: 28,104Popular Roles Hiring For: Service Specialist, Signal Support Systems, Truck DriverWhat Employees Say: “Excellent long term pay. Professional growth opportunities and education benefits.”—Current Senior RecruiterSee Open Jobs3. Bank of America Company Rating: 3.4Number of Open Roles: 22,711Popular Roles Hiring For: Finance Analyst, Internal Wholesaler, Relationship ManagerWhat Employees Say: “Great benefits, amazing vacation time and the truly do value the employees, very helpful co-workers and you will get a 401k with a 5 percent match after 1 year.”—Current Relationship ManagerSee Open Jobs4. AflacCompany Rating: 3.4Number of Open Roles: 2,572Popular Roles Hiring For: Sales, Sales Associate, Sales RepresentativeWhat Employees Say: “Freedom to be your own boss, trips, bonuses, renewable income (instead of one time commission), career instead of just a job. FORTUNE 500 and a World’s most Ethical Company. Great training (at least here in Wyoming) and a family mentality. Great family/work balance.” —Current Administrator/Licensed AgentSee Open Jobs5. Foot Locker Company Rating: 3.3Number of Open Roles: 6,845Popular Roles Hiring For: Manager, Sales, Sales AssociateWhat Employees Say: “Depending on your location and availability you can move up within the company within 6 months to a year. Discount on selected sneakers, laid back environment.”—Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs6. AT&T Company Rating: 3.5Number of Open Roles: 9,195Popular Roles Hiring For: Installer, Retail Sales Consultant, Sales Support RepresentativeWhat Employees Say: “This was one of the most satisfying jobs I have ever had. It provided challenges and rewards unlike any other. There was a balance between work, community and family that allowed for location, remote and virtual workspace give a sense of accomplishment and truly made me feel as if I was making a difference. The culture and values of the company made me more socially aware and active. To this day I still involve myself is community affairs and helping people in need.” —Former ManagerSee Open Jobs7. 3M Company Rating: 3.8Number of Open Roles: 2,440Popular Roles Hiring For: Manufacturing Engineer, Production Manager, Supply Chain AnalystWhat Employees Say: “Lots of opportunity for growth due to the fact that 3M is 5 businesses under one umbrella. The atmosphere is very supportive for people to grow and experience new areas.” —Current Senior Business AnalystSee Open Jobs8. Enterprise Company Rating: 3.4Number of Open Roles: 13,425Popular Roles Hiring For: Accountant, Manager, Sales ManagerWhat Employees Say: “I have been with Enterprise Holdings for 7+ years now. I can’t say enough about how great of a company Enterprise is to be a part of. I am currently an Area Manager and just like everybody else in the company started my career as a Management Trainee. The MT program is an all-inclusive program that gives you the tools needed every step of the way to learn the business. The company truly promotes on success. The company truly has an employees first mindset. Our mission statement states that if we take care of our employees and customers then profits will follow and we see that with every action throughout my career. Once you become a manager you have a fantastic ability to increase your own paycheck by being successful. I recently was able to achieve a promotion where the company paid on their own expense to move me and my family across the country.” —Current Area Rental ManagerSee Open Jobs9. Kelly Services Company Rating: 3.3Number of Open Roles: 6,381Popular Roles Hiring For: Administrative Assistant, Customer Service Representative, Technical SupportWhat Employees Say: “There is great communication from Kelly Services office and scheduling team, and I always receive prompt responses when I do have questions. Not reporting to the office at all for my job as a sub, communication has been excellent.” —Current Substitute TeacherSee Open Jobs10. US Department of DefenseCompany Rating: 3.8Number of Open Roles: 2,074Popular Roles Hiring For: Aircraft mechanic, HR Assistant, IT SpecialistWhat Employees Say: “Great organization. See the world. Defending freedom for the American people. Learned very valuable skills to set me up for success in the civilian sector.”—Current Director of OperationsSee Open Jobs11. Cynet Systems Company Rating: 4.0Number of Open Roles: 25,478Popular Roles Hiring For: Helpdesk Technician, Network Engineer, Registered NurseWhat Employees Say: “Great working with Cynet. Great team with great communication skills, they ensure you get paid on time and I appreciate the weekly timesheet follow ups. I would love to extend my contract based on client needs if needed.” —Current Technical RecruiterSee Open Jobs12. Centra Healthcare Solutions Company Rating: 4.7Number of Open Roles: 2,185Popular Roles Hiring For: Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Registered NurseWhat Employees Say: “I have been working at Centra for 8 months now and it has been the best job I ever had. I have been able to use the tools I’ve learned in management, customer service and time management to bring it to this recruiting position. Centra fosters growth within their employees. There is constant communication between employees and their manager to improve systems and the overall experience of our clients and the candidates we work with!” —Current Healthcare RecruiterSee Open Jobs13. American Mobile HealthcareCompany Rating: 3.3Number of Open Roles: 3,610Popular Roles Hiring For: Medical Coder, Nursing Manager, Registered NurseWhat Employees Say: “Very Professional, service driven, RN STAFFING TRAVEL AGENCY. Very Good Company to work for, support employees, good benefits. I enjoyed working with American Mobile Health Care Services. Very efficient Pay Roll Staff, all hiring, contact, business related forms, all done electronically. Office personnel very polite, Professional, knowledgeable of services, resources, 24hr management or on-call Supervisor Staff members to aide with issues, emergency, or just support. Educational resources for job-related issues, . My Recruiter was a perfect match for my work goal re later needs, assisted me with my preferences on all my work assignments, never felt pressured or desperate to take an assignment, always had my choice to work or not work assignment and start date. My Recruiter Amana Solar, she is #1 in my book, THE BEST.” —Former Dialysis RNSee Open Jobs14. H&R Block Company Rating: 3.5Number of Open Roles: 20,071Popular Roles Hiring For: Office Manager, Receptionist, Tax ProfessionalWhat Employees Say: “Very little stress, job demands were reasonable, and easy for me to manage. I was given plenty of instructions on how to do what was expected of me before I came into work, and co-workers never hesitated to help me understand things when I asked.” —Current Client Service ProfessionalSee Open Jobs15. GE Company Rating: 3.8Number of Open Roles: 3,418Popular Roles Hiring For: Field Service Technician, QA Engineer, Software EngineerWhat Employees Say: “GE is focused on employee growth at its core, make sure every employee gains constant feedback, works towards tangible goals and has a path to get there.” —Current Financial Management Program EmployeeSee Open Jobs16. AllstateCompany Rating: 3.4Number of Open Roles: 3,033Popular Roles Hiring For: Financial Analyst, Financial Representative, Sales RepresentativeWhat Employees Say:  “There are so many opportunities for developing your career: rotational programs, talent shares, leadership development programs, employee resource groups, Q&A with leaders…”—Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs17. US Customs and Border Protection Company Rating: 3.7Number of Open Roles: 32,020Popular Roles Hiring For: Security SpecialistWhat Employees Say: “We secure the Homeland, period. The job is very satisfying.” —Current Border Patrol AgentSee Open Jobs18. Edward Jones Company Rating: 3.7Number of Open Roles: 10,895Popular Roles Hiring For: Financial Advisor, Financial Consultant, Financial plannerWhat Employees Say: “The autonomy to build my practice focusing on my strengths and having the support of a large company to help in areas that are not the best use of my time to serving clients’ needs is unparalleled. The opportunity to earn ownership in the partnership is open to everyone at the firm not just the financial advisors.” —Current Financial AdvisorSee Open Jobs19. Sunbelt Staffing Company Rating: 4.6Number of Open Roles: 31,790Popular Roles Hiring For: Registered Nurse, School Psychologist, Speech Language PathologistWhat Employees Say: “Such a supportive company. My experience has been nothing but positive. The people are wonderful, management cares, they invest in their employees and there are people all around that are willing to help during the starting process.” —National Healthcare ConsultantSee Open Jobs20. Regis Corporation Company Rating: 3.4Number of Open Roles: 7,879Popular Roles Hiring For: Hair Stylist, Salon Manager, StylistWhat Employees Say: “If you follow the hair values and the coaching given. You can grow your paycheck. I love the team I work with. Everyone is encouraging and cheers each other to grow and build.” —Current Hair StylistSee Open Jobs21. Stanley Black & DeckerCompany Rating: 3.4Number of Open Roles: 5,332Popular Roles Hiring For: Installer, Service Technician, Truck DriverWhat Employees Say: “They actually care about your development professionally and personally. The team I’m working with follows through with what they say they will do and they listen to all of my input. I feel like I’m a valued team member and not just another number in the corporation. I’m also given the freedom to pursue points of interest and am encouraged to expand my professional network. With the big company, we also have a lot of resources at our disposal.” —Current EmployeeSee Open Jobs22. UPSCompany Rating: 3.5Number of Open Roles: 11,603Popular Roles Hiring For: Delivery Driver, Dock Worker, Package HandlerWhat Employees Say: “The pay is excellent. Health care is 100 % paid with 100 %coverage…with exception to eye and dental which is about 70%..coverage…pension is outstanding..full package with wages and benefits is worth 130,000 yearly..without a college education I am grateful for the standard of living UPS HAS AFFORDED ME AND MY FAMILY!…and with 27 years of service I now get 6 weeks vacation with 8 sick days..and 9 paid holidays…we work hard like many people in the workforce but we are well compensated!.” —Current DriverSee Open Jobs23. AmeriCorps Company Rating: 3.7Number of Open Roles: 1,922Popular Roles Hiring For: IT Specialist, Resident, Systems AdministratorWhat Employees Say: “The experience is so uplifting and having the opportunity to serve in my community while meeting and connecting with community leaders made me feel like my service time was worthwhile.” —Former Business Education TeacherSee Open Jobs24. Ryder System Company Rating: 3.3 Number of Open Roles: 7,837 Popular Roles Hiring For: Mechanic, Supply Chain Engineer, Truck Driver What Employees Say: “Great company, management really does care, great safety incentives. I’ve retired from Ryder with 26 yrs. I recommend this company to anyone who wants a rewarding career.” —Former Shop ManagerSee Open Jobs25. Johnson Controls Company Rating: 3.4 Number of Open Roles: 3,911 Popular Roles Hiring For: Account Executive, Service Sales Representative, Service Technician What Employees Say: “Good pay, management listens for the most part, great people to work with, huge line card of products and services, company is always changing so there is always something new to work on, upward mobility potential.” —Account ExecutiveSee Open Jobs Methodology:  This article features a selection, in no particular order, of companies hiring in each of the 50 United States with at least one job listing in every state on Glassdoor as of 3/17/2017. To be considered, a company must have at least a 3.3 company rating and have at least 100 open jobs on Glassdoor as of 3/17/2017. Company ratings on Glassdoor based on a 5.0 scale: 1.0=very dissatisfied, 3.0=OK, 5.0=very satisfied. The number of open roles, the popular roles listed, and the employee reviews are all as of 3/17/2017. Also on Glassdoor: America is hiring. In all 50 states and most of the territories, companies are looking for job seekers to fill thousands and thousands of jobs. We were blown away when we scrolled through all of the open roles on Glassdoor, and a bit overwhelmed — after all, there are millions of jobs on the site.So we made it easy for you. We’ve selected 25 companies hiring in each of the 50 states in the U.S. Plus, we dug deep to find the most popular roles that they are hiring for and how many jobs they have open right now. Then, because we didn’t want to show you just a bunch of jobs, we made sure that each of the companies has at least a 3.3 out of 5 company rating (that’s the average on Glassdoor) and we included reviews from actual employees who can attest to the values, work environments and perks of the companies.If you resolved that 2017 was going to be your year, then apply for that new job and go get it!center_img 7 Companies With Incredible New Offices The 50 Best Jobs In America For 2019last_img read more

What Every Employee Needs to Know About the Future of Background Screening

first_img Cybersecurity Program Associate Noblis Washington, DC Sales Director Federal SUSE Washington, DC Executive Assistant Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board Washington, DC Police Officer Metropolitan Police Department of Washington DC Washington, DC 23 hours ago 23h 4.0★ 2.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.1★ Front waiter – Clyde’s of Georgetown Clyde’s Restaurant Group Washington, DC N/A Whether you are interviewing for full-time jobs or workers from the gig economy, there is a good chance background checks are going to figure into your professional future. Background screening—both as a pre-employment due diligence measure and a post-employment monitoring technique—is evolving fast.Being cognizant of the trends and changes in background screening will help you prepare for your next job interview and understand what your current employees are thinking. Here are four background check trends that every employee and prospective employee needs to know.1. Background checks for on-demand workers are becoming more commonFor a long time, businesses used nontraditional methods to screen and vet nontraditional workers. Detailed background checks were essential for full-time workers, a little less common for part-timers, and virtually unheard of for contract employees. As the gig economy grows, this habit is dying out. Businesses are increasingly coming to terms with the importance of having freelancers on their teams. They are also starting to recognize that freelancers are still representatives and ambassadors for their brand—even if they are a little more removed from the business than full-time workers.According to Intuit, gig workers are expected to make up 43 percent of the workforce by 2020. As the freelancing trend continues to spike, more and more employers are running full-fledged background checks on contract workers.Bottom line, if you are part of the gig economy, you should expect to submit to background screenings to land freelance jobs. These screenings could include anything from criminal history checks to educational verifications. They will likely get more detailed as the gig economy continues to grow.7 Side Gigs You Can Do While Waiting to Get Hired2. Questions about criminal history on job applications are going to disappearDepending on where you live, you may have already noticed this trend: more and more employers are removing questions about criminal history from job applications. Some companies are doing it voluntarily, but most have been spurred by a legislative movement called “ban the box.” Ban the box policies are intended to reduce employment discrimination against ex-criminal offenders. By removing the criminal history question from job applications and delaying the background check until after a conditional offer has been made, these policies seek to help ex-offenders get a fair chance at employment.According to the National Employment Law Project, 29 states and more than 150 cities and counties have adopted ban the box policies. Some of these laws and ordinances only apply to public (i.e., government) jobs. Others, like a policy on the books in Los Angeles, apply to public and private employers alike.You can click here to find out whether your city, state, or county has a ban the box policy. Even if it doesn’t, it will only be a matter of time before ban the box is the rule rather than the exception.Strategies for Successful Job Searching with a Criminal Record3. Continuous background checks and ongoing criminal monitoring will become the normVirtually all employers have adopted pre-employment background check policies. Companies are split when it comes to screening current personnel. Some require existing employees to update their background checks every five years or so. Others use continuous screening to get real-time alerts when a current employee is convicted of a crime.Over the next few years, it’s likely that employers are going to come to a consensus on how to screen existing employees. What that consensus will be remains to be seen: it could be an every-five-years policy, an annual background check policy, a semi-annual policy, or a continuous real-time monitoring policy. In any case, job seekers and employees should know that what they do after they get hired is going to matter just as much as what they do before they get hired.10 Qualities Recruiters Never Want to See in Candidates4. Employers are going to continue using social media for pre-employment screening“Social media background checks” are sketchy from an administrative standpoint. Employers like to look at Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks to learn more about what their candidates are like in real life. However, findings on these fronts are often misleading, out of context, and based on assumptions. Worse, social accounts can reveal personal, potentially bias-creating information—such as sexual orientation, gender identification, race, religion, nationality, and political affiliation—that employers cannot use in employment decisions.CareerBuilder statistics show that social media background checks are 500% more common than they were a decade ago. As there is still no law or EEOC/FCRA guideline that prohibits or restricts social media screenings, they are likely to remain common for the foreseeable future.Some employers are changing how they use social media screenings. Some use third-party businesses to do the social media search, requesting reports that exclude information that might create unintentional bias or discrimination. In other cases, a hiring manager might ask an employee or HR rep not involved with the hiring decision to do the social media check.Employees and job searchers should be aware that companies are looking at what they do online. Ramping up your privacy settings and thinking more critically about the things you post will help you avoid trouble. You may also want to go back through older posts and photographs and delete anything potential employers or current bosses might find objectionable.Preparing for Your Background CheckAs you get ready to start your job search, know that employers aren’t changing their practices because of you. While three of the four trends listed above emphasize employers’ desire to learn more about their workers and candidates, those policy shifts aren’t personal. Instead, businesses are ramping up their employee screening strategies to safeguard their brands, their reputations, their existing employees, and their customer base.As a job seeker or employee, the best strategy is to be honest, forthright, and amenable to all employer requests. Many employers are willing to overlook past mistakes, but almost none will overlook dishonesty. 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Browse More Jobs 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h N/A Innovative Outpatient Family Medicine Opportunity Near FedEx Field Steele Healthcare Solutions Capitol Heights, MD 3.0★ Michael Klazema has been developing products for criminal background check and improving online customer experiences in the background screening industry since 2009. He is the lead author and editor for He lives in Dallas, TX with his family and enjoys the rich culinary histories of various old and new world countries.Browse Open Jobs 2.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h LPN Washington Fertility Center Annandale, VA CDL-A Dedicated Truck Driver USA Truck Washington, DC 3.1★ Director of Rehabilitation Kindred Healthcare Washington, DC Marketing Communications Specialist Allied Telecom Group Arlington, VA 3.9★last_img read more

Quality Advice on How to Communicate During Stressful Times

first_img Diesel Mechanic – Experienced Clarke Power Services, Inc. Jackson, MS CNA – Certified Nursing Assistant Interim HealthCare Ogden, UT Masters Level Outpatient Therapist Kaleidoscope Family Solutions Inc Millsboro, DE Speech/Language Pathologist CCC/CF Community Rehab Associates Lake Worth, FL 3.6★ Maintenance Worker- Relief/Temp Clinical Support Options Northampton, MA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.1★ 3.4★ Line Cooks Red Robin Spokane, WA Therapist – Mental Health Christian Children’s Home of Ohio Ashland, OH 23 hours ago 23h 3.2★ 2.6★ RN – Grandview Medical Center – 5 West – Full Time – Nights – **$12,500 Sign-On Bonus Kettering Health Network Dayton, OH 3.6★center_img See More Jobs 3.6★ 2.2★ 4.5★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Line Cooks – Start at $11+ per hour! O’Charley’s Bloomington, IN Automotive Technician Belle Tire Lawrence, IN 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Even on a good day, communicating well is one of life’s toughest daily challenges, and it’s especially difficult to do under pressure. Thankfully, by applying a few practical tips, you can significantly improve how you talk with friends, family, coworkers, and others.Focus on Your GoalFor instance, facing more than one challenge at a time can be overwhelming. Instead of trying to tackle everything at once, focus on one or two important objectives per conversation. Successful exchanges will encourage others to approach you, and over time you will have increasingly productive dialogues. But it’s not only other topics that can be distracting. Anger, frustration and apathy can divert you from your main purpose if you let them.QUIZ: What’s Your Communication Style?Take a Deep BreathYou’ve probably heard this advice a dozen times, but it works. After studying a group of nerves in the brain, biochemistry professor Mark Krasnow concluded that breathing affects overall brain activity. He explained, “This liaison to the rest of the brain means that if we can slow breathing down, as we can do by deep breathing or slow controlled breaths, the idea would be that these neurons then don’t signal the arousal center, and don’t hyperactivate the brain. So you can calm your breathing and also calm your mind.”Laugh First and HardestResearch indicates that laughter reduces the amounts of stress hormones in your body and increases levels of endorphins — chemicals that make you feel good. According to Stress Management with Intelligence, the effects of laughter are more than chemical: “Laughter connects people, and social support is good for stress relief.”Talk to Someone (Else)Yes, it sounds counterintuitive, but discussing your issues with an unbiased outsider is helpful for two reasons. First, venting your frustrations may relieve tension and allow you to talk more calmly the next time you confront the situation. Also, your listener may have some relevant advice.However, choose your confidant with care. Avoid anyone with a reputation for gossip. If you can’t think of anyone in your immediate social circle, search for an online support group.Set a Realistic ObjectiveIf you or the person you are talking to is stressed, adjust your expectations. Stress isn’t always a bad thing. If you’re excited about something, your body releases adrenaline and chemicals that heighten senses and help the brain focus, according to However, the website says that the positive effects are short-lived: “As you spend more and more time under stress, your ability to concentrate lessens.” Therefore, if you’re on a tight deadline, it may boost you to accomplish more in one sitting. On the other hand, if you’re in an ongoing feud with a colleague, your discussion may end in a compromise.ListenDon’t be so focused on trying to get your point across that you forget to listen. It’s a life skill, according to “Listening is key to all effective communication. Without the ability to listen effectively, messages are easily misunderstood. As a result, communication breaks down and the sender of the message can easily become frustrated or irritated.” How can you show the speaker you are paying attention?9 Tips to Listen Like a True LeaderPractice Positive Body LanguageIf your body is sending negative signals, you may be inadvertently sabotaging the conversation. Leaning away from someone or crossing your arms while they speak may convey that you’re not open to conversation.You can change your posture with a few easy adjustments. For example, lean slightly towards the other participant. Let your arms hang by your sides or bring them together in your lap. Make brief eye contact throughout the interchange. These minor alterations send the message that you are actively listening, a factor which will make your conversational partner feel valued and more open to what you have to say.Know When to Keep SilentA stressful moment may not be the ideal time to bring up sensitive issues. You may decide to let a matter drop altogether or wait until a more opportune time. If the issue is unavoidable, take a few minutes to organize your thoughts in writing.Listening, breathing and taking time to respond are just a few strategies to help you keep your cool. Even if you’re not facing a stressful situation now, keep these tips on hand to help you communicate in everyday life.Related Links:How to Avoid the Mistakes That Undermine You at WorkWhy Writing with Confidence Really Matters and How You Can Do It6 Soft Skills That Will Help You Succeed In The Workplace (And How To Learn Them)This article was originally published on Grammarly. It is reprinted with permission.Browse Open Jobslast_img read more

12 Companies Hiring Now That’ll Pay You To Travel the World

first_img Senior Manager, Software Engineering – DevOps Relativity Chicago, IL 3.4★ Graphic Designer: up to $140,000 + Remote GovTech Startup San Francisco, CA 23 hours ago 23h 3. WeWorkWhat They Do: “WeWork transforms buildings into beautiful, collaborative workspaces.”Where Hiring: Austin, TX; Buenos Aires, Argentina; London, England; Mexico City, Mexico; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Shanghai, China; Tel Aviv, Israel and many moreWhat Employees Say: “The Digital Dept is very well organized and has plenty of smart people to learn from. Leadership in this department is robust and heavily anchored in strong tech and startup backgrounds that I am continually impressed with. I am a huge fan of the culture in this team and felt like I was able to be included and make a ton of new friends with the same career passions as me right away. The teams are very open about employees learning new skills they are interested in, or switching around projects and products to keep the people here interested and happy with their work.” —Current Senior Designer 4. ACI WorldwideWhat They Do: “ACI Worldwide delivers electronic banking and payment solutions for more than 5000 financial institutions, merchants, billers and processors around the world.”Where Hiring: Auburn, AL; Bogotá, Colombia; Elkhorn, NE; Limerick, Ireland; Midrand, South Africa; Munich, Germany; Naples, FL; India; Timişoara, Romania; Watford, England and moreWhat Employees Say: “Great opportunities to develop your career if you are proactive about it. Good team spirit. People are generally very helpful. Very experienced executive team; understands the electronic payments business well.” —Former Employee 23 hours ago 23h Data Cabling Technician ACI Worldwide Corp. Norcross, GA See more jobs at N/A 23 hours ago 23h multiple IT positions Lehi, UT Receptionist Creative Designers New Franklin, Stark, OH See more jobs at HubSpot 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Available Jobs at DocuSign 23 hours ago 23h Junior Software Developer (m/w/d) ab April 2020 ThoughtWorks Cologne N/A 23 hours ago 23h Senior Account Manager (m/w/d) ThoughtWorks Berlin 23 hours ago 23h 3.3★ 6. GettWhat They Do: “[Enables] consumers and businesses to instantly book on-demand transportation, delivery and logistics.”Where Hiring: London, England; New York, NY; Tel Aviv, IsraelWhat Employees Say: “Company gives opportunity for those who want to learn. The informal environment and culture allows anyone to contribute to any work, regardless of their department. This is interesting if you want to learn a lot. There are lots of exciting projects. You can see the return of your work quite quickly. You really feel like contributing to the business.” —Current Manager 4.0★ 3.3★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Scientist, Bioinformatics – Cancer Biology Kronos Bio Cambridge, MA 23 hours ago 23h Sales Operations, Senior Manager, EMEA DocuSign Dublin See more jobs at GovTech Startup 3.8★ Software Engineer, Offsite Ads Etsy Brooklyn, NY 23 hours ago 23h Do you suffer from wanderlust? Is your travel bucket list five feet long? Do you dream of noshing on baguettes in Paris, or taking in the hustle and bustle of Tokyo? Then we’ve got good news for you — you don’t have to give up your U.S.-based career to make this happen. There are plenty of companies hiring all over the world that are actively searching for tons of candidates to help them fill their open positions.Whether you choose a permanent outpost abroad or just make a few annual “business trips,”  working at one of these 12 companies will help you make your globetrotting dreams come true. Apply now before these openings get snapped up by another wannabe jet-setter!1. RelativityWhat They Do: “Develops e-discovery software Relativity for managing large volumes of electronic evidence during litigation or investigations.”Where Hiring: Chicago, IL; Kraków, Poland; London, EnglandWhat Employees Say: “Great culture and pretty transparent as a company. Very respected in the field of e-discovery as the product is market leading. The people I work with are great, the benefits are pretty standard for tech companies. The hardware provided is top notch. I work with smart people and things are always changing, it’s very fast paced. Free monthly lunches and huge company-wide happy hours every quarter makes [it] fun to socialize with coworkers.” —Current Employee Build/Release Engineer Tenable San Jose, CA 3.9★ 9. ThoughtWorksWhat They Do: “A global technology consultancy [that helps] you invent what’s next, and bring it to life with technology.”Where Hiring: Barcelona, Spain; Beijing, China; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; Chicago, IL; Cologne, Germany; Denver, CO; Hyderabad, India; London, England; San Francisco, CA; Singapore and moreWhat Employees Say: “[ThoughtWorks] is all about people! We are a software company and a community of passionate, purpose-led individuals. We think disruptively to deliver technology to address our clients’ toughest challenges, all while seeking to revolutionize the IT industry and create positive social change.” —Current Employee 3.3★ 4.6★ 3.9★ Available Jobs at GovTech Startup 4.0★ Counsel, Litigation WeWork Broadway, VA Data Scientist: up to $250,000 + Remote GovTech Startup San Francisco, CA Available Jobs at Kronos Bio Available Jobs at See more jobs at WeWork 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ 10. AncestryWhat They Do: “Helps everyone, everywhere discover the story of what led to them.”Where Hiring: Dublin, Ireland; Helena, MT; Lehi, UT; London, England; San Francisco, CAWhat Employees Say: “It was really exciting to work for a company on the cutting edge of DNA testing in relation to Genealogy. It was a fast paced environment, with new things coming all the time. The people who work there were great and most were really easy to work with. The pay and benefits were both fantastic.” —Former Communications/PR Team Member 2. HubspotWhat They Do: “HubSpot is an inbound marketing and sales platform that helps companies attract visitors, convert leads, and close customers.”Where Hiring: Berlin, Germany; Boston, MA; Dublin, Ireland; Portsmouth, NH; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo, JapanWhat Employees Say: “Great people to work with. Fantastic offices and amenities. Autonomy to work on projects I think will positively impact the company. Amazing parties and yearly conference. Top of the line tech. Truly believes in unlimited vacation (if one gets their work done). In the 2016 year, I took 20 days vacation with less than 2 years service. Given time to explore different solutions, trusted to find the best. Everyone is pleasant, which is a first for me after 10 years in Boston tech industry. C-level executives available to talk.” —Current Senior Software Engineer Available Jobs at Relativity See more jobs at Kronos Bio 4.0★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Associate Security Engineer – Executive Briefing Center Tenable Columbia, MD 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 12. KronosWhat They Do: “Offers the industry’s most powerful suite of tools and services to manage and engage your entire workforce.”Where Hiring: Bracknell, England; Chelmsford, MA; Hong Kong; Lake Mary, FL; Melbourne, Australia; Mexico City, Mexico; Montreal, Canada; Noida, India; Port-au-Prince, Haiti; Zellik, BelgiumWhat Employees Say: “Great people with lots of tenure, strong technology with lots of people to help you learn and serve your clients. A TRUE work/life balance philosophy. This is NOT something that they simply say, it is something that the entire organization starting with management believe and live everyday.” —Current Sales Executive SALESFORCE ANALYST Gett Tel Aviv-Yafo HR ADMIN Gett Tel Aviv-Yafo 5. GovTechWhat They Do: “Transform the delivery of Government digital services by taking an ‘outside-in’ view.”Where Hiring: SingaporeWhat Employees Say: “Encourages skunkworks projects, empowers employees with autonomy to change things. Minimal office politics; people are more interested in getting work done. Very healthy culture and values. Fantastic and cosy physical work environment (Located at the Sandcrawler). Enthusiastic in trying out new technology and processes. Constantly stays current and up-to-date with the industry. Citizen-centric from the get-go, bottom line is impacting and improving the lives of citizens. Competitive remuneration in the public sector.” —Current Associate Consultant Available Jobs at Tenable N/A Manager, Sales – DACH (m/w) HubSpot Berlin 3.3★ See more jobs at Gett N/A 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img SALESFORCE SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER Gett Tel Aviv-Yafo Business Development Representative – Benelux HubSpot Dublin See more jobs at Relativity See more jobs at Creative Designers Senior Android Developer HubSpot Dublin 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Service Desk Analyst WeWork Salt Lake City, UT 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ Principal Research Scientist / Team Lead, Medicinal Chemistry – PROTACs Kronos Bio Cambridge, MA Available Jobs at ThoughtWorks N/A N/A Available Jobs at ACI Worldwide Corp. Commercial Sales Manager – State & Local Government Tenable Columbia, MD Available Jobs at HubSpot Available Jobs at Creative Designers See more jobs at ACI Worldwide Corp. Sr Full Stack Engineer: up to $250,000 + Remote GovTech Startup San Francisco, CA 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.8★ Senior Trust Business Enablement Manager DocuSign Dublin 4.6★ Available Jobs at Gett Quality Assurance Analyst ThoughtWorks Beijing 23 hours ago 23h 3.9★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 8. EtsyWhat They Do: “Marketplace of individual sellers/creators of handmade or vintage items, art, and supplies.”Where Hiring: Berlin, Germany; Brooklyn, NY; Dublin, Ireland; Hudson, NY; London, England; Paris, France; San Francisco, CA; Toronto, Canada What Employees Say: “Etsy really does care about their core missions and beliefs. They are very flexible and understanding with needing to work from home, or when things come up in life. Etsy has a very social culture. They work hard to listen to employee feedback, adjust, and adapt to things happening in society. They are 100% supportive of employee’s outside interests and passions.” —Current Employee 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h See more jobs at ThoughtWorks Storage Architect ACI Worldwide Corp. Norcross, GA 4.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.8★ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.8★ Available Jobs at WeWork 23 hours ago 23h Senior Software Developer Funnel Optimization Team Ancestry Lehi, UT 3.9★ 3.3★ 11. TenableWhat They Do: “Transform your security program with continuous visibility and critical context, enabling decisive action.”Where Hiring: Columbia, MD; Dublin, Ireland; New York, NY; San Francisco, CA; Paris, France; Singapore; Stockholm, Sweden; Sydney, Australia; Toronto, Canada; Uxbridge, England and moreWhat Employees Say: “Tenable is the best place I have worked at in my career. The culture is amazing – not too corporate, not too ‘hey we’re a startup let’s bounce around on yoga balls all day’, everyone is super relaxed and yet professional at the same time… Upper management seems very involved and active in the future of the company, and constantly communicate the plan to the rest of the company. There is always lots to do and many new challenges lie ahead, so coming to work is exciting every day!” —Current Software Engineer 4.6★ 23 hours ago 23h Senior Customer Success Manager DocuSign Sydney 23 hours ago 23h 3.4★ 4.1★ Account Executive, Medium-Large Business WeWork Dallas, TX Salesforce Administrator ACI Worldwide Corp. Omaha, NE 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Director, Revenue Operations Relativity Chicago, IL 4.1★ See more jobs at DocuSign Technical Support Specialist Relativity Chicago, IL Software Developer #JS323 and Senior QA Engineer #JS Lehi, UT See more jobs at Tenable 3.9★ 4.1★ Hair Stylist Creative Designers New Franklin, Stark, OH 3.3★ Research Scientist / Senior Research Scientist, Drug Discovery – Cancer Biology Kronos Bio Cambridge, MA 23 hours ago 23h 7. DocuSignWhat They Do: “[Empowers] more than 250,000 companies and 100 million users in 188 countries to sign, send and manage documents anytime, anywhere, on any device, with confidence.”Where Hiring: Dublin, Ireland; London, UK; Paris, France; San Francisco, CA; Seattle, WA; Tel Aviv, Israel; Tokyo, Japan; Warrenville, IL, Sydney, Australia and more.What Employees Say: “DocuSign tops the lists of best places to work for a reason. Management and the team here are made up of great people who together create a very welcoming and fun atmosphere to work in. The interview process focuses on personality as much as it focuses on skill and it shows in the people that are hired here. All of the benefits that are available are excellent. PTO is flexible. The product itself adds real value to customers and is a fun sell.” —Current Market Development Representativelast_img read more

Chelsea and Nike working together to time Lukaku deal just right

first_imgChelsea are close to having deal in place for Everton striker Romelu Lukaku, it has been revealed.The Daily Express says, however, Chelsea won’t announce the signing of Romelu Lukaku before July 1.The deal hasn’t been officially completed because Lukaku would have to pose in adidas club merchandise at the unveiling.Chelsea’s current kit deal runs out on June 30 after which they will then be in Nike’s hands.And only after then will the big Belgian be shown off as a Chelsea player.Chelsea have a £70million offer on the table for Everton striker Lukaku – though the Merseyside club are expected to demand at least £10m more.last_img

REVEALED: Erick Garcia quitting Barcelona for Man City’s ‘superior sporting project’

first_imgErick Garcia is quitting Barcelona for Manchester City because of a “superior sporting project”.Garcia is regarded as the best defensive talent to come through the La Masia system since Gerard Pique and Carles Puyol.However, Barca have lost the teen to City, with a source stating it wasn’t City’s money that tempted him away.”They consider that his chance with City is greater than in the Azulgrana club where there are many players in his position,” said the source.”The sport project offered by the English club was better than Barcelona.”Barca have also lost Jordi Mboula to AS Monaco this month and are battling to keep Lee Seung-woo away from Borussia Dortmund.last_img

Marseille president Eyraud insists deal for Crystal Palace keeper Mandanda still on

first_imgOlympique Marseille president Jacques-Henri Eyraud has confirmed they remain hopeful of signing Crystal Palace goalkeeper Steve Mandanda.OM have pulled back from negotiations over the past week, after Palace raised Mandanda’s price to €8 million.But Eyraud says they’re still in contact.”We must ask him the question. He is a very loved player. We will have this discussion. We shall see how it ends,” he said. “You have to be patient.”last_img

​Giggs: Man Utd can learn lesson from Liverpool to win Premier League

first_imgManchester United legend Ryan Giggs thinks that the Red Devils can learn a lesson or two from Liverpool’s last season.The Reds lacked a 30-goal striker last season but still managed to score a respectable total of 78 goals in the league.Giggs says that if United are serious about winning the title next season, then they should either sign a 30-goal striker or follow in the footsteps of their arch-rivals.”There was a lot of positives from last year, a lot of things that can be worked on,” Giggs said on Sky Sports.”But ultimately when you want to win the league, you have to have goals.”You have to have a 30-goal a season man or you have to be pitching in like Liverpool did. “They had everyone scoring from midfielders, to centre-forwards. So, you need that all-round package.”last_img

Arsenal fullback Hector Bellerin raises thousands for Grenfell Tower victims

first_imgArsenal fullback Hector Bellerin has managed to raise thousands for the victims of the Grenfell Town disaster.The Mirror says Bellerin has raised £18,000 for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.Following the heartbreaking scenes in west London, where 80 people have been confirmed dead following the devastating blaze at Grenfell Tower in Kensington, Bellerin took to Twitter to confirm he will be putting his hand in his pocket.The 22-year-old announced before the tournament that he would donate £50 for every minute he played for Spain in Poland.He eventually made four appearances, in which he played the full 90 minutes in each, before his side lost 1-0 to Germany in the final.Should Bellerin have played in all 90 minutes of all three of Spain’s group games that would mean a donation of £13,500. Should heavily-favoured Spain reach the final and Bellerin in an ever-present, then that total would rise to £22,500.last_img

Top 5 Highlights from the Women Deliver 2010 Conference

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on July 6, 2010July 14, 2014Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)On July 1st 2010, the Women Deliver team announced the top five highlights from the Women Deliver 2010 Conference. See below for a message from our friends at Women Deliver–with a great summary of what happened at the conference and useful links to learn more about each of the highlights.Thank you to everyone who contributed to the success of the second Women Deliver global conference. To put world leaders on notice that the time for action on maternal health is now, 3,400 advocates, policymakers, development leaders, health care professionals, youth, and media from 146 countries converged on Washington, DC on June 7-9 at Women Deliver 2010. More than 800 speeches and presentations were given at the six plenaries and 120 breakout sessions. The heads of five UN agencies, plus the Secretary-General of the United Nations, attended. Thirty countries, UN agencies, the World Bank, corporations, and foundations helped support Women Deliver. Please see below for highlights and recaps of the conference.1. Key Statements. Read the outcome statements from the:– The Minister’s Forum– The Parliamentarians– The First Ladies of Ghana, Sierra Leone and Zanzibar2. Webcasts. Watch the videos from our plenary sessions and our press conferences, and watch Hillary Clinton’s address to the Women Deliver 2010 attendees.3. Photos. Take a look at photos from the plenary sessions, breakout sessions and other conference events, and download them at no cost.4. Programme. Review the plenary and breakout sessions that were held at Women Deliver 2010.5. Publications and Advocacy Tools. Visit our Knowledge Center to download publications and advocacy tools, including:– Women Deliver 2010 Pocket Card for fast facts on how women deliver for the world.– Why It’s the Right Time: Moving on Reproductive Health Goals by Focusing on Adolescent Girls, the background paper on how promoting girls’ sexual and reproductive health brings us closer to achieving the MDGs.– Targeting poverty and gender inequality to improve maternal heath, the background paper on the ways in which poverty and gender inequality pose significant barriers to maternal health care access and utilization, and thereby impact maternal mortality.Stay tuned for our summary report on breakout sessions by theme.Share this:last_img read more

#MDG456Live: Staying Connected at the UN General Assembly

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on September 20, 2013August 15, 2016Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Next week, the UN General Assembly (UNGA) will meet in New York, and progress toward the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will be high on the agenda. Along with the UNGA, NGOs, governments and other leaders will assess progress and discuss the way forward for improving health outcomes, including accelerating reduction of maternal mortality. In fact, there are more than 30 official side events scheduled to take place over the course of the week. And, thanks to Women Deliver, FHI360 and Johnson & Johnson, working to support Every Woman Every Child, the in-person events are only the beginning. Together, these organizations are launching #MDG456Live, on Twitter to foster conversation online, along with daily email updates on the biggest news, best discussions and most important events for each day.From Women Deliver: This initiative will utilize the hashtag #MDG456Live to draw content from several social media outlets. In addition, the initiative will pull from other hashtags such as #EWECProgress in order to cover the best of the conversations and events taking place during the week.This campaign is designed to:Drive awareness of UNGA week messages and activities to global health and development stakeholders worldwide.Capture in one place daily conversations taking place live during UNGA Week on issues related to MDG 4, 5, and 6, with special emphasis on the impact on girls and women.Create an archive on the activities and conversations on MDGs 4, 5 and 6 that took place during UNGA week.Provide a platform for participating organizations to share news and content that are important to them.#MDG456Live will consist of two major components:The Hub – This will be the central home for all content being shared by partners and reporters, and will serve as the clearinghouse for curated coverage during the week. Click here to see The Hub from the Women Deliver 2013 Conference.The Daily Delivery – Daily recap emails covering the previous days social media conversations, news, and events from EWEC Community. This will include the best content posted on The Hub.The initiative will highlight news and announcements from key partners with updated data and reports on such issues as child survival, maternal health and HIV.SIGN UP for the Daily Deliveries.FOLLOW the campaign on Twitter To learn more about the story behind #MDG456Live, check out this blog post by strategic communications consultant and former USAID Senior Advisor Nicole Schiegg, originally published in The Huffington Post. For more about the maternal health agenda for next week, including a full schedule of side events, visit Every Woman Every ChildShare this:last_img read more

Press roundup: freelancing in the news

first_imgAt Philadelphia Will Do, Mike Benner comments on an Inquirer piece about the freelance writer’s life by Rachel Buchman.The 80-year-old freelance toy sculptor who created the original form for Mattel’s Barbie.Bhumika Ghimire offers tips on self-promotion for freelance writers.Noisy coffeehouses are interfering with freelancers’ work habits.last_img

Indie Workers Rock!

first_imgHey Chicago! You’ve got a few great things going for you: Old Style, deep dish pizza… and a thriving freelance community. We’re interested in getting to know that last one a bit better. And we’ve got a few gifts to help break the ice.From now until July 11, any new Freelancers Union member who lives in Illinois is going to get a free gift, and we’re giving away 10 VIP passes to the Pitchfork Music Festival! Yes, that’s right, the indie-est music event of the year, taking place July 15 – 17. The VIP passes are so exclusive that they aren’t even available for sale…but you can win them through us for free.Any Illinois member is eligible to win the tickets: just follow us on Twitter, and tweet this post with @freelancersu included in the tweet. (Feel free to read the fine print.) We’ll pick 5 winners at random over the next few weeks, each of whom will get 2 tickets. Spread the word throughout the Indy City!Freelancers Union is building tools to support and protect independent workers, and we can’t do it without the involvement of our members. The more members we have, the more successful we are in making positive changes that impact the lives of freelancers, consultants, temps, part-timers, contractors, and the self-employed—30% of the U.S. workforce. As a large group with shared interests, we’re stronger together than we are on our own, and we’re better able to build solutions to get our needs met.So join us in our goal to build a new social support system for the new mobile workforce…and maybe get VIP Pitchfork passes in the process.last_img read more