Finn Russell: “As long as I’ve got a smile on my face…”

first_imgIt should be another tough season of rugby for Russell, but nothing worth loving was ever easy. Then again, just because things don’t always go your way, it doesn’t mean you should ever stop smiling, either. Just look at his wee face.This feature first appeared in the September 2017 issue of Rugby World. Smiles ahead: Finn Russell after scoring against the Wallabies Thick as thieves: With half-back partner Ali PriceThere is a popular gif of the stand-off performing the ‘running man’ dance on the touchline at Murrayfield, with Scotland 34-10 up against Argentina. During a Test match against one of the world’s best, Russell is mucking about.It is that impish quality that makes him so popular with fans. He takes it into his play, too. He is a much braver defender than many realise, but it can be hard to credit anything other than his temerity in attack. Sometimes it fails to come off – one of his overcooked chips against England in this year’s Six Nations epitomises this very trait – but often enough he judges his dinks and line-probing runs just right. No matter the stage or who is in front of him.“I just enjoy it,” he says of his lack of Test nerves. “The bigger the occasion, the more fun I have. No matter who it is, it is just another game of rugby. You just go out and play. In Tests you’ve got to be sharper but in games things just happen.”Some players talk about conditioning, others assume instinct. Russell cannot pretend the whole game goes in slow motion, but sometimes he just gives something a go. So while many chip kicks are pre-planned, it is the moments of pure attack he loves. Against Australia there was one sticky memory, a pass to John Barclay when he spotted the flanker’s run and gave himself up to the moment. Who cares if the pass was forward? He relishes hitting the line, drawing flak and risking late hits so he releases big ball-carriers. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS Finn Russell is exactly what the Lions have been missing!— Graham Love (@GLove39) June 16, 2017He describes the past season as “good fun”. Ask him about his ambitions for next season and it’s more of the same stuff. “I just want to play the best rugby I can. If I don’t play well in a game I can get a bit down for a few days and that can knock on to everything else. I just want Glasgow to keep progressing and to enjoy it.“Rugby is just a small part of your life but it takes up the majority of your time. So I want to have fun. I don’t have too many hobbies, so I want to play the best I can. As long as I’ve got a smile on my face…”He tails off but the implication is there. As long as he is smiling, everything is alright with the rugby world. And he is likely to be smiling broadly if Scotland can build on their last Six Nations and Glasgow can improve on their first-ever Champions Cup quarter-final and get back in the play-offs in the league competition.Mind you, if you believed some, Russell almost didn’t hang around to see. Rumours had it that the fly-half would be skipping out to join former Scotland boss Vern Cotter at Montpellier. He shuts this down, though, saying: “I don’t know where that came from. We will have to wait and see about the Top 14, because I’ve still got a year left at Glasgow and we have to wait and see what it’s like with Dave Rennie.”FOR THE LATEST SUBSCRIPTION OFFERS, CLICK HEREIt is an exciting time for Scottish rugby with three big personalities now in charge of the flagship sides: Townsend with the Scottish national team, Richard Cockerill in charge of Edinburgh and, as soon as Super Rugby concludes, Chiefs boss Rennie with the Warriors. So as a high-profile boss comes in to a settled team, will there be a drop into the unknown?“Me and Tommy Seymour went to see him (Rennie) when we were out in New Zealand. I think he will change up what we do, day to day. Gregor was great for five years but I think it will refresh the boys almost, to have him in. We’ve done so well but Rennie will give us a different routine.“He’s made a few signings too. We also caught up with a couple of them, Callum Gibbins at the Hurricanes and Lelia Masaga at the Chiefs. We should get a different view on rugby with their Super Rugby (backgrounds). Rennie should be similar to Gregor, with some different traits. I’m certain there will be high offloading and playing with speed. Nothing major, just little things.”New boss: Dave Rennie with Aaron Cruden, at the ChiefsFor Scotland’s most creative attacker, success in any sporting sphere is dictated by whether or not you or your team can adapt. He will certainly have to. Whatever the terrain, whoever is in charge, his kin will look to him for a bit of creativity and a lot of action. Forget picturesque Beauly, it’s almost time to pack the bags and head back out on the road again. Finn Russell: “As long as I’ve got a smile on my face…”WITH THE sun shining on Beauly, a Highland hideout west of Inverness, Finn Russell surveys a day with nothing more strenuous than a trip to the beach planned. This Scottish fly-half’s life is one spent darting in and out of beautiful places, not ever really seeing too much of them. On a summer escape with the rest of the Russell family, a week before pre-season starts, here he can take his sweet time.He had enjoyed a trip to Ibiza with some mates from home, as well as national and club team-mates Ali Price and Rory Hughes. However, it’s up in the green expanses of Scotland’s gorgeous North that the fly-half can really allow himself to kick back. You see, while many would have expected him to enjoy some similarly handsome terrain out in New Zealand in late June and early July, it was neither a totally easy-going affair for him, nor did he ever get to see too much of the country.Back in June, after defeating Italy in Singapore, Scotland arrived in Sydney. Before the big game against the Wallabies, head coach Gregor Townsend informed Russell and loosehead Allan Dell that there were discussions about the pair joining up with the British & Irish Lions tour over the Tasman Sea. But nothing was finalised, so the pair should keep focusing on performing against Australia.Bright and breezy: Russell in that Test in SydneyThe Scotland bus leaving the Allianz Stadium after that memorable 24-19 win, in which Scotland led for huge swathes of the game, was noisy. There was a lot of singing at the front of the wagon, but eventually coach Townsend got on the mic and informed the entourage that there were two new Lions amongst them. The cheers went up. There was little time to get his life in a bag, as Russell prepared to leave for life with the Lions the very next day.From his Highland haven, the Glasgow ten reflects on it all.“Looking back now, you can’t say it was a waste of time,” he says, talking of his five solitary minutes of Lions action as a replacement against the Hurricanes while Dan Biggar received a Head Injury Assessment.“Conditions could have been different – someone could have got an injury and you could be playing. It’s not all set up perfectly and that’s part and parcel of professional sport. But it was disappointing to get a call-up and then not get a game.“Even to get on a tour is special. In four years’ time you might not be playing well, you might have an injury. No one would turn it down. Everyone wants to play and for a Scotland player it is the pinnacle of an international career.”That last answer is in response to those rumours that a Scotland player had turned down the chance to travel to New Zealand – a notion anathema to the ambitious Scottish players, Russell suggests.There was, and still is, a disconnect between many fans north of the border and the Lions brand. This discontent loudly evidenced itself in the aftermath of the initial tour squad announcement. The issue flared again when the mid-tour call-ups happened.Mellow yellow: Finn Russell jokes with Robbie HenshawThe players brought in from nearby – Kristian Dacey, Gareth Davies, Tomas Francis and Cory Hill of Wales, plus Dell and Russell of Scotland – were quickly dubbed ‘The Geography Six’. While there was acknowledgment that Davies and Russell would have originally been considered for the tour by Warren Gatland and his coaches, it was mooted that the whole group of recruits devalued the jersey.Considering afresh the unique challenges of being parachuted in, Russell says: “There were a few wee things for me and the other guys to deal with. We didn’t really know the coaches and it was Test week. We had to come in and try to fit in with the group.“I did quite a bit of work with Greig Laidlaw, and I also spoke a bit with Tommy (Seymour). I had to try to pick up a new, full game plan in a few days. It was tough. I also tried to pick up little things while I was there, a lot of it was with the backs. There were a few wee things you would get from seeing how individuals work overall – nothing specific, but looking at how individuals work differently.”Russell, clearly, loves the idea of the Lions tour. He fell foul of initial selection and saw next to no action, but he is confident about future tours. “I definitely think there will be more Scots in four years.“If we keep progressing as we are doing now and there are no injuries, then yeah, I think so. There could have been more this time but Gatland picked what he saw as the best squad to take on New Zealand and he got a draw, so fair play.”That was a chance to take a swipe that many Scotland fans would want Russell to take, but clearly life is too short and he is just too happy a character. You imagine that if Armageddon erupted and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse stormed through Glasgow’s West End, Russell would ask them if they liked showjumping. It will take more than a stint as an unused Lion to get Finn Russell down. This feature first appeared in the September 2017 issue of Rugby World.last_img read more

NatWest promote e-mail payment system with Centrepoint

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Centrepoint is the latest charity to benefit from a tie-in with an online micropayment system company.Micropayment companies are clearly keen to work with charities to launch or promote their products. launched with Sense, the deafblind charity. BT Click and Give launched with Tommy’s the baby charity and ChildLine. Now NatWest is promoting its FastPay service with Centrepoint.NatWest describes FastPay as “an electronic wallet [which] you can use to send and receive money via an e-mail address or mobile phone.” The bank has teamed up with London free paper Metro to run a prize competition promoting FastPay and the fact that it is helping to raise funds for Centrepoint. For every £20 FastPay CASH gift sent from 1 November to 25 December, FastPay will donate £2 to Centrepoint up to a maximum of £30,000. Advertisement NatWest promote e-mail payment system with Centrepoint Howard Lake | 2 December 2002 | News You can find the competition, which closes at midnight on 2 December 2002, at Metro.  12 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Support for Spanish criminal proceedings against three US soldiers in cameraman’s death

first_img Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Iraq : Wave of arrests of journalists covering protests in Iraqi Kurdistan News IraqMiddle East – North Africa December 16, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Iraq November 14, 2003 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Support for Spanish criminal proceedings against three US soldiers in cameraman’s death Three jailed reporters charged with “undermining national security” to go furthercenter_img News News RSF_en February 15, 2021 Find out more IraqMiddle East – North Africa Reporters Without Borders yesterday officially associated itself with the criminal proceedings launched in Spain against the three US soldiers responsible for shelling the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad on 8 April, killing Spanish cameraman José Couso.”By associating ourselves with these proceedings, we hope to give them more weight,” Reporters Without Borders president Fernando Castello said. “The public prosecutor seems reluctant to pursue this case but the jurisdiction of the Spanish courts has been clearly established,” he added.Couso’s widow and one of his sisters have also associated themselves with the complaint which his brother, David Couso, filed on 27 May claiming that the shelling constituted a “war crime” and “murder.” A judge with Spain’s main criminal court ruled on 21 October that the case could be heard.The complaint names three soldiers with the 64th armoured regiment of the US army’s third infantry division: Sgt Gibson, who fired the shot, Capt. Philip Wolford, the unit’s commander, and Lt. Col. Philip de Camp, the regiment’s commander, who gave the order to fire.Couso worked for the Spanish commercial TV station Telecinco. Taras Protsyuk, a Ukrainian cameraman working for the news agency Reuters, was also killed in the same incident, while two other journalists and a technician were wounded. At the time of the shelling, the Palestine Hotel was housing several hundred journalists who had come to cover the war in Iraq.A US army enquiry concluded on 12 August that the tank’s crew had followed rules and acted in self-defence. But Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Robert Ménard said at the time: “All in the information in our possession indicates the exact opposite of the self-defence theory and to maintain that is a lie.” RSF’s 2020 Round-up: 50 journalists killed, two-thirds in countries “at peace” Organisation December 28, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Winner of Fannie Mae’s Non-Performing Loan Pool Takes It All

first_img Share Save Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago in Daily Dose, Featured, News Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Fannie Mae non-performing loan sale The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribe Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago September 26, 2016 1,708 Views Kendall Baer is a Baylor University graduate with a degree in news editorial journalism and a minor in marketing. She is fluent in both English and Italian, and studied abroad in Florence, Italy. Apart from her work as a journalist, she has also managed professional associations such as Association of Corporate Counsel, Commercial Real Estate Women, American Immigration Lawyers Association, and Project Management Institute for Association Management Consultants in Houston, Texas. Born and raised in Texas, Baer now works as the online editor for DS News. Related Articles The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days agocenter_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Fannie Mae non-performing loan sale 2016-09-26 Kendall Baer Winner of Fannie Mae’s Non-Performing Loan Pool Takes It All Home / Daily Dose / Winner of Fannie Mae’s Non-Performing Loan Pool Takes It All The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago About Author: Kendall Baer Fannie Mae announced on Monday that The Community Loan Fund of New Jersey, Inc., an affiliate of New Jersey Community Capital, a non-profit community development financial institution, is the winning bidder on the GSE’s fifth Community Impact Pool of non-performing loans.Fannie Mae anticipates this transaction to close on November 22, 2016, and it is set to include 120 loans secured by properties located in the Miami, Florida area with an unpaid principal balance of approximately $20.3 million.Fannie Mae began marketing this Community Impact Pool to potential bidders on August 10, 2016 in collaboration with Wells Fargo Securities, LLC and The Williams Capital Group, L.P.The loan pool awarded in this most recent transaction includes 120 loans with an aggregate unpaid principal balance of $20,280,326.61. It also includes an average loan size of $169,003 and a weighted average note rate of 5.23 percent. Additionally, the transaction entails a weighted average delinquency of 42 months as well as a weighted average broker’s price opinion loan-to-value ratio of 111 percent.Fannie Mae reports that the cover bid price for this Community Impact Pool is 56.6 percent of unpaid principal balance – 52.4 percent of Broker Price Opinion.On April 14, 2016, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced additional enhancements to its requirements for sales of non-performing loans by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that build on requirements originally announced in March 2015.The additional requirements, which apply to this Fannie Mae non-performing loan sale, encourage sustainable modifications that have the potential to give more borrowers the opportunity for home retention by requiring evaluation of borrowers with underwater loans for modifications that may include principal and/or arrearage forgiveness; forbidding “walking away” from vacant homes; and establishing more specific proprietary loan modification standards.Fannie Mae notes that potential buyers can register for ongoing announcements or training, and find more information on Fannie Mae’s sales of non-performing loans and on the Federal Housing Finance Agency’s guidelines for these sales on their site. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Previous: State Spotlight: Florida Court Decision May Bring Difficulties for Servicers Next: Canidates Remain Silent on Housing Policy Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days agolast_img read more

Cairde le Cheile to appoint full time manager

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Cairde le Cheile to appoint full time manager Pinterest It’s been announced the Cairde Le Cheile group in Letterkenny is to appoint a full time manager following confirmation of more than €70,000 in funding.Cairde le Cheile provides supports for people with disabilities, for the elderly and for youth groups, as well as work with the Special Olympics and helping to provide sport, employment and social outlets for people.Donegal Minister Joe McHugh, who announced the funding, says it’s much deserved…….. WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Pinterest DL Debate – 24/05/21 Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR WhatsApp By News Highland – December 10, 2018 Twitter Previous article300 new houses to be built in LetterkennyNext articleNo-deal Brexit cannot be an option – Benn News Highland Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

Criticism as Aontú is “excluded” from TV debate

first_img Google+ WhatsApp Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction Harps come back to win in Waterford Facebook By News Highland – January 27, 2020 News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 The second leaders’ debate of the general election campaign takes place tonight.Seven party leaders will be put through their paces on RTE One  television as the second full week of campaigning begins.Most political parties believe this is the week when undecideds will make up their minds on who to vote for.However, the exclusion of Aontu leader Peadar Toibin has led to threats of legal action from the party.Donegal candidate Mary T. Sweeney says the voters of Donegal are being denied a proper leaders’ debate………Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Pinterest Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Criticism as Aontú is “excluded” from TV debate Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty Google+ Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest AudioElections 2020Homepage BannerNews FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Previous articleDublin community still rocked by childrens’ deaths – PPNext articleMc Conalogue says FF is making clear Mica redress commitments News Highland last_img read more

Twin brother charged in high school football star’s fatal shooting

first_imgcarlballou/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — A Philadelphia teenager has been charged in the fatal shooting of his twin brother, police said Wednesday.Police charged 18-year-old Fayaadh Gillard with murder in connection with the death of his twin, Suhail Gillard, an all-star football player at Philadelphia’s Mastery Charter School Lenfest Campus.Officers responded to a call about a shooting on Sunday at around 5:30 p.m. and found Suhail suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Philadelphia Police Department. He was transported to Lankenau Medical Center by police and pronounced dead hours later.Investigators have not revealed any details about the circumstances surrounding the shooting, but family members said they’re confident that no foul play was involved.“This was an accident. Fayaadh is an excellent and great kid just like his brother,” their uncle, Hasan Ford, told ABC News on Wednesday as the family prepared for the young man’s Thursday burial. “They were our greatest pride and our greatest joy. They were the ones with the most potential of our lineage.”He declined to discuss how the teens gained access to the firearm, but he said the brothers had “never dealt with guns prior to this incident.”Fayaadh has been charged with murder, possession of an instrument of crime, unsworn falsification to authorities, and obstructing justice, according to police.John Davidson, assistant principal and head football coach for Mastery Charter School Lenfest Campus, where the brothers were both seniors, said the loss had shaken the school community. He described Suhail as “a scholar athlete” who was fielding college offers from several schools.“He was a hard worker — on and off the field. He was one of the players that I would love to coach again,” Davidson told ABC News Wednesday following a school-sponsored ceremony in the teen’s honor. “We all admired his work ethic, his commitment to the game and his strive to always be better.”“As a school, we’ve rallied together to support one another as well as his family in this tragic time,” he added.Davidson said Suhail had attended the charter school since seventh grade and was a Philadelphia all-star and a three-time All-Public League player. He was also a member of the school’s track team.“Offensively, he was our go-to. He was what we built our offense around this year,” the football coach said. “He was a rock for us.”The school hosted a balloon releasing ceremony for Suhail at Penn’s Landing, the waterfront park where the school is scheduled to hold its senior graduation later this year. The school is also planning to present the teen’s mother with a trophy and jersey in the near future, according to Davidson.“He’s been in our school since the seventh grade and his mom has been a part of our fabric since he’s been here. We’re a very small school with a strong family atmosphere,” Davidson said. “We’re trying to heal, but it’s a continuing process and it’s going to go on for some time.”Classmates remembered the slain teen with a memorial near the school’s entrance featuring his football jersey number, flowers, and numerous photos of him and his friends.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Worker feedback drives HR policies at NHS trust

first_img Comments are closed. An Essex NHS trust has based its HR policies on feedback from staff to boostrecruitment, development and motivations and improve services to the publicAn innovative NHS trust is aiming to boost recruitment, training and patientservices by building its HR policy around what staff want. Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust has surveyed staff, and is basingrecruitment, selection, induction, training and appraisals on what they saidwas important. Nick Groves, the trust’s director of workplace development, believes it isessential to feed staff opinions into HR processes, and in turn, for this toform part of the trust’s overall strategic vision and corporate objectives. In response, it has introduced a two-day team ship and communicationprogramme – developed in partnership with a team of business psychologists –which spells out what an individual is good at and potential areas forimprovement. It has also adopted a behavioural interviewing process to picksuitable employees and an induction programme which empowers staff to managetheir own learning progress. The trust first made fundamental changes to the way it formed policy afterconducting a staffing review in 2001 and 2002 when it found many workersbelieved they weren’t respected. Groves said: “We had a lot of comments from domestics saying ‘I love myjob, but don’t like being looked at like I am a bit of dirt on someone’s shoe’.Or a healthcare assistant saying ‘I am happy to do more, and take on moreskills, but why should I when the nurses are sat on their arses at the nursingstation?’” It became clear the way staff felt about their job and the trust related tothe way people behaved on a day-to-day basis. The trust gave workers a questionnaire asking what they liked and dislikedabout working there. In all, 800 staff replied, and their answers helped createa new staff charter. “People have their own values, and it’s abouteliciting them,” said Groves. Now the trust aims to use these values when determining all HR policy.”We are trying to attract, recruit, appraise, develop, re-organise, andmanage employees based on our staff values,” added Groves. “There isno use conducting a staff review unless you are prepared to address the issuesthat are fundamentally important to them.” Groves said it wasn’t difficult to get senior management buy- in –especially as research backs up the theory. “Focusing on behaviour can beseen as one of those woolly HR things. However, it helps to have research byAston Business School which shows a clear relation between team-working and patientoutcomes [when getting senior management on board].” A copy of the staff charter is included with the trust’s recruitment pack,so people are aware of the organisation’s work culture before applying for aposition. Its application form puts emphasis on the values outlined in thestaff charter, more emphasis on teamwork, and asks what people have learned inthe last year. Groves said the new application pack asks people questions that have to befilled out in their own words, rather than using tick boxes. Groves believesthis helps the trust pick the best candidates at the shortlist stage. Mid Essex has adopted behavioural interviewing which focuses on what peoplehave done, rather than say they will do. A new induction programme includes teaching about managing your own learningand organisational values. It also asks people what they liked and dislikedabout their last job. The teamship and communication programme tests employee strengths andweaknesses. To date, 17 per cent of staff have been through the course, whichculminates with individuals being presented with a report showing what they aregood at, and potential areas for improvement. Groves said the trust is also focusing on skills escalators – getting staffinto training and moving through the ranks – to ensure individuals are able toreach their potential and to meet skills shortages. He believes one of the ways to solve recruitment problems in the NHS is notonly to make itself a great employer, but to tell people that it is. “Ifyou consider that a million people in this country work for the NHS, if ourexisting staff simply told their friends and family that it was a great placeto work, that would probably solve most of our recruitment difficulties,”he said. By Quentin Reade Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Worker feedback drives HR policies at NHS trustOn 3 Jun 2003 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more

Comment on Being a recruiter rocks! by Rachel Fucich

first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Hi Greg,Being that my only experience in recruitment extends to sorority recruitment and several in-class sales projects, I understand that a profession in recruitment could be extremely challenging and discouraging. I have a strong passion for sales that I have obtained through several internships and sales classes, and I find that your reasons for recruiting to be an incredible form of sales to be inspiring, in both the aspects of personal fulfillment and control of the staffing cycle.“Happy client, happy candidate, happy you”, is a statement that I find most influential in your persuasion about the importance of professional recruitment. The staffing industry plays a pivotal role in all aspects of the workforce, and in return, can be the most effective in terms of the satisfaction of all parties involved in the hiring process.In the sales classes I have taken, we have studied a method called “persuade by priority”, which I find to be applicable in all aspects of sales, especially in recruitment. The meaning behind this method is to recognize the goals of the person you’re selling to as well as the person you are selling for, be empathetic towards all needs, and create a game plan to achieve the ultimate goal of satisfaction. I feel as if this method of selling is most fulfilling in recruiting, as the client, candidate, and the recruiter’s personal needs are met. In addition, creating a game plan can be an effective strategy for controlling the cycle of recruitment through designing an affective, long-lasting personal connection with both clients and candidates, which could lead to future business and give the recruiter a competitive edge.I find the aspect of measuring competition between staffing firms, colleagues, and your own progression to be very attractive. I am a very competitive person, and have learned to channel my competitive attitude into a goal setting, task-orientated, and eager to learn mind set to ultimately obtain success, which are very important characteristics of any sales person, especially recruiters.Ultimately, this article is an excellent persuasion piece that highlights the benefits of an industry that is often regarded with a negative outlook.Excellent job of inspiring your audience to deepen and rekindle their passion for recruiting.Read full article Previous Article Next Article Comment on Being a recruiter rocks! by Rachel FucichShared from missc on 18 Apr 2016 in Personnel Today Comments are closed.last_img read more

Quota for women professors announced

first_imgThe University has pledged that a minimum of 30% of professorships and senior positions are to be filled by women by the end of 2020.This is part of the United Nations’ ‘HeforShe’ campaign to increase gender equality. It is one of 10 universities and 20 world institutions to make this new commitment.Vice-Chancellor Andrew Hamilton is quoted on the official HeforShe website as saying, “Addressing gender equality and ensuring that Oxford is a safe and inclusive space for all our students have been among my main priorities. We have already agreed targets for improving the representation of women in academic roles and we will now consider under the HeForShe Campaign how we can achieve greater equality for women across all areas of our work.”When asked why 30% was chosen as the target, rather than a higher proportion, a University spokesperson told Cherwell, “We know that 30% is the threshold at which women achieve meaningful representation and it should be seen as the minimum we are seeking to achieve. Our overall aim is to create a larger pool of academic women who are able to serve in the University’s most senior leadership roles.“The 2020 target is challenging, but realistic. Currently only 26 per cent of academic staff and 21 per cent of professorial staff are female. This is not out of line with many other UK universities and compares favourably with many British and international research-intensive universities. That said, we recognise that we must achieve more.“The challenge over the next five years will be to diversify our leadership without imposing too many administrative roles on the relatively small number of senior women. 30 per cent may sound like a small target, but evidence from the 30 per cent Club, designed to increase the proportion of women on UK company boards, shows that this is the critical mass needed to achieve further positive impacts. So 30 per cent represents an important step.”OUSU Vice-President for Women, Anna Bradshaw commented, “I am pleased to see the University commit to working for gender equality in such a serious way.  I am in particular pleased that OUSU has been able to work closely with the University on these commitments so that a number of the student-facing commitments relate directly to supporting OUSU work.“Having said this, I do believe that there are a number of very serious problems with the HeForShe campaign, and I look forward to the University being able to offer constructive critique to the HeForShe campaign from their new position.”As part of the campaign, the University has also announced an intention to make Undergraduate sexual consent workshops compulsory. They were first introduced in Freshers’ Week 2014 and attendance was encouraged but optional. Cherwell understands they will operate in the same manner this upcoming year, with the addition of ‘Race 101’ workshops, which aim to combat perceived cultural appropriation and racist micro-aggressions in the University.last_img read more