A new journal wants to publish your research ideas

first_imgDo you have a great idea for a study that you want to share with the world? A new journal will gladly publish it. Research Ideas and Outcomes (RIO) will also publish papers on your methods, workflows, data, reports, and software—in short, “all outputs of the research cycle.” RIO, an open-access (OA) journal, was officially launched today and will start accepting submissions in November.“We’re interested in making the full process of science open,” says RIO founding editor Ross Mounce, a researcher at the Natural History Museum in London. Many good research proposals fall by the wayside because funding agencies have limited budgets, Mounce says; RIO is a way to give them another chance. Mounce hopes that funders will use the journal to spot interesting new projects.Publishing proposals can also help create links between research teams, Mounce says. “Let’s say you’re going to Madagascar for 6 months to sample turtle DNA,” he suggests. ”If you can let other researchers know ahead of time, you can agree to do things together.”Sign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)RIO’s idea to publish research proposals is “exactly what we need if we really want to have open science,” says Iryna Kuchma, the OA program manager at the nonprofit organization Electronic Information for Libraries in Rome. Pensoft, the publishing company behind RIO, is a “strong open-access publishing venue” that has proven its worth with more than a dozen journals in the biodiversity field, Kuchma says.The big question is, of course: Will researchers want to share promising ideas, at the risk that rivals run with them? Jeffrey Beall, a scholarly communications librarian at the University of Colorado, Denver, doesn’t think so. “I don’t see people sharing their research proposals,” Beall says. “Research is competitive and you want to keep your secrets close to your chest.” Mounce says scientists shouldn’t be too concerned about that—on the contrary, by putting out an idea early, scientists can get credit for it, as well as valuable feedback from colleagues, he says.Others are more worried about RIO’s optional peer-review model. The journal will publish papers “almost straight away” after “basic technical checks to make sure the paper is not deeply unethical or a spoof,” Mounce says. For some output types, RIO also asks authors to get a presubmission review of their manuscript “from an appropriate colleague.” But “formal peer review” will be optional, at the author’s request—and for an extra fee. That makes the journal a “mishmash … neither an unrefereed proposal platform nor a refereed journal,” says OA advocate Stevan Harnad, a cognitive scientist at the University of Quebec, Montreal, in Canada.Harnad is not a fan of OA journals that charge publishing fees in general. Authors don’t need to pay a platform or a journal to host their papers or ideas, he says: “All they need do is post it on the Web or deposit it in their institutional repository.” “Firms like this favor people and ideas with money behind them,” Beall adds. “If you have money you can get your idea published and get a [digital object identifier] that makes it look more legitimate.”Mounce says that RIO is a for-profit operation, but not a profiteering one. Article submission fees will be affordable, ranging between 50 and a few hundred euros depending on the article type, size, and submission format, according to the journal. They will be waived for those who can’t afford them, such as scientists in developing countries.last_img read more

Manchester United complete Memphis Depay signing

first_imgManchester United have completed the signing of PSV Eindhoven forward Memphis Depay on a four-year contract, the Premier League club said on Friday.United announced last month they had reached a deal to sign the 21-year-old Netherlands international for a fee reported to be around 30 million euros ($33.67 million). Depay, who has spent his entire career with PSV, making 124 senior appearances, finished as the Dutch league’s top scorer last season with 22 goals in 30 games as Phillip Cocu’s side wrapped up their first title in seven seasons. “This is a dream come true for me; to play for the biggest club in the world and also to have the chance to work with someone who I believe is the best manager in the world, Louis van Gaal,” Depay told the club’s website (www.manutd.com). Depay, who can play on the left of a front three or as a central striker, scored two goals at last year’s World Cup as the Netherlands finished third under the guidance of United manager Louis van Gaal.”I know Memphis well from our time working together in the Netherlands national team,” Van Gaal said.”He is a young versatile player who has the ability to play in a number of different positions. It will take time for Memphis to get used to the rhythm of the Premier League but I have no doubt that he has the potential to become a great footballer for this club and he is at the right club to continue the good work he has done so far,” he added.advertisementlast_img read more

N’Golo Kante is staying at Chelsea till 2023!

first_imgAdvertisementEverybody’s favourite N’Golo Kante has put pen to paper for Chelsea F.C. which extends his contract to 2023 and this new contract makes him the highest paid player at Chelsea.The France international signed for Chelsea in the summer of 2016 after winning the Premier League with Leicester City. His 2016-17 saw him win another Premier League making him the first ever player to win two back to back Premier League titles with two different clubs.“I’m happy to extend my time with Chelsea, it has been two beautiful years and I wish for more to come,” Kante told Chelsea’s official webiste.“Since I came, I completely improved as a player, challenged myself and got some awards I never thought about. I like the city, I like the club and I am happy to be here for more time.”Following the conclusion of the 2016-17 campaign, Kante was named Player of the Year by both the PFA and FWA.The Chelsea number 7 also won the World Cup in Russia this summer and has fended off interest from Paris SG who have wanted to secure the services of Kante with a lucrative deal.With Kante signing on till 2023 , two things are meant for certain : N’Golo Kante wont stop smiling and N’Golo Kante wont stop running! Advertisementlast_img read more

Liverpool fan who was caught in the Barcelona fountain controversy now seen pulling down…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Liverpool EchoAdvertisementThe Liverpool fan, who’s video of him pushing Barcelona fans into a fountain became viral and made its rounds throughout the social media. Now the same person is seen to be involved in yet another controversy.Image Courtesy: Liverpool EchoLiverpool fan identified as Martin Mullen was suspected on the eve of Champions League semi final first leg at Barcelona for pushing two fans into the fountain. Now the same person is seen to be involved in yet another incident.After Liverpool’s convincing win over Wolves that saw them finish 2nd in the Premier League, a new video started to trend on social media. It was Martin once again, this time wearing a Barcelona baseball cap, pulling down a matchday Steward’s trousers after passing his drink to a cameraman.Video Playerhttps://www.sportsindiashow.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/1024x576_MP4_623394878995938932.mp400:0000:0000:16Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Currently both these incidents are being investigated by Liverpool FC in order to take an appropriate decision against Martin’s actions. Also it is to be noted that Martin is a lifelong Liverpool fan who follows them both home and away.The first incident took place at Placa Reial, a famous tourist spot at Barcelona where Martin wearing a blue dress was seen pushing both an elderly man as well as a young chap into the fountain.Several Liverpool fans including the club’s CEO condemned the actions of the suspect then. It looks to be seen what actions will be taken for the incident involving the steward.Also Read:Manchester United fan abuses Pogba after the side’s loss to Cardiff at home Advertisementlast_img read more

6 Ways to Get Over Impostor Syndrome And Get the Job You Want

first_imgIf you’re honest, you’ll admit you have had this feeling too. It’s the feeling that we just don’t stack up to our coworkers and job competitors, that we sneaked into our position on pure luck, and that we just don’t belong. It’s career impostor syndrome, and “it is a sickening, debilitating feeling like the ground was just ripped out from underneath you,” describes Dawn Rasmussen, certified resume writer and president of Pathfinder Writing Career Services. Sustained over time, career impostor syndrome is nothing to brush off. “Some people become paralyzed or crippled by this fear of not being as awesome as they led others to believe,” Rasmussen says. It can impact your performance on the clock, Rasmussen warns, and stall your job search if you’re looking for new employment. But, “the only person you are hurting is yourself and your ability to move forward,”  she points out. So here are six strategies to help you get over impostor syndrome, and gain the confidence to crush your career and get the job you want. 1. Remember: You’re not alone. As Karen Elizaga, executive coach and author of Find Your Sweet Spot, points out, “everyone thinks they’re an impostor.” Wrapping your mind around that idea can be very comforting. “Virtually everyone around you thinks they will be caught out,” she says. “But look at them—do you think every single one of them is punching above their weight? Chances are not.” 2. Tally your talents. You may feel like you’re bringing enough to the proverbial career table, but the fact is that everyone has a variety of valuable skills—and the only difference between people is whether they’re aware of their own talents. So, Elizaga recommends that you keep track of your own assets, “and really embrace the positive feedback that you get from others.” It’s called a Kudos Folder, and it’s useful for your current job and for when you apply to the next one.3. Go back to basics. Of course, a job description can come with an intimidatingly long list of required and desired skills, and it’s only human nature to focus on the one skill you think you don’t possess. The fact is, however, checking  most of those boxes — even if you miss one or two — totally puts you in the running. “Don’t allow a dose of doubt to erase all of your confidence,” advises Rasmussen. “You have to run your race and your race alone. And if you are qualified, then you have to go for it.”6 Ways to Make Your Individuality Shine In A Job Application4. Check in with a mentor. If you’re feeling like you can’t compare to other coworkers or potential job candidates, turn to your career mentor for an honest evaluation. “Most of the time, he or she will tell you [that] you are fine, you are qualified, and you need to go for it,” Rasmussen says. “An external observer can put your fears to rest.” 5. Take a class. If you feel your skill set is really lacking—and a friend or mentor has backed you up—then consider taking a class or even volunteering to beef up your resume, Rasmussen suggests. “With knowledge come skills, and with skills come confidence,” she points out. Another thing to remember? “No one is born an instant expert,” says Rasmussen. “Everyone has had to put their time in, and during that learning curve, mistakes are made while they acquire knowledge. It happens.”6. Hold onto a mantra.Mantras aren’t just for motivating yourself to get to the gym. A mantra said to yourself in times of career doubt can give you the boost of confidence you need to go for the job you really want. Elizaga suggests something simple, such as, “I belong.” It’s a mantra many of her clients use with great success. “The human brain can only handle one conscious thought at a time,” Elizaga says, “so if a positive, productive mantra occupies your brain space, you will push out any impostor syndrome thoughts.” Also on Glassdoor: The 50 Best Jobs In America For 2019center_img Know Your Worthlast_img read more

20 Jobs That Pay Over $100k With The Least Competition

first_img20. Engagement ManagerMedian Base Salary: $116,500Number of Open Jobs: 277,860Details: Engagement managers are expected to coordinate tasks across a broad set of stakeholders. They must leverage their management and leadership capabilities to successfully deliver to their team(s) plan, proactively identify and manage risks, resolve issues and escalate where appropriate to successfully complete projects, while exceeding customer/client expectations.See Open Jobs 19. Technical Program ManagerMedian Base Salary: $129,500Number of Open Jobs: 183,254Details: Technical Program Managers, or TPMs as some job descriptions call them, manage the development and implementation process of a specific company product(s) involving departmental or cross-functional teams. Excellent multitasking, communication and organizational skills are a must.See Open Jobs 16. Security ArchitectMedian Base Salary: $128,000Number of Open Jobs: 38,945Details: Also in the fight against cyber hacking, security architects oversee and drive the overarching vision and implementation of the security architecture of a company’s technology and information systems.See Open Jobs 15. Pharmacy ManagerMedian Base Salary: $131,000Number of Open Jobs: 69,484Details: The demand for pharmacy research and knowledgeable pharmacists is projected to grow by 3% between now and 2024. As a manager, not only are candidates expected to be knowledgable pharmacists, they’re also responsible for the financial performance of the pharmacy and act as pharmacist in charge. With so many pharmacies like CVS and Safeway adding additional healthcare services, these role abound nationwide.See Open Jobs 7. Physician AssistantMedian Base Salary: $100,000Number of Open Jobs: 174,279Details: If you’ve got a passion for medicine, healthcare, and helping others, but don’t want to spend the next four years of your life waiting to jump into the workforce, Physician Assistant is the perfect position for you. And you’ll have no trouble finding a position once you graduate — the Bureau of Labor Statistics expects this hot job to grow by 30 percent between 2014 and 2024. The cherry on top? Physician Assistant made our list of the top 25 Highest-Paying Jobs in America.See Open Jobs 6. PediatricianMedian Base Salary: $160,000Number of Open Jobs: 43.411Details: As children are born in America every day, the need for pediatricians increases. Hospitals and clinics from Maine to California are hiring these kid specialists to handle everything from annual check-ups to booster shots and more.See Open Jobs 5. Physician HospitalistMedian Base Salary: $210,000Number of Open Jobs: 36, 557Details: Hospitalists are physicians whose primary focus is the general care of hospitalized patients. Their activities include patient medicine, teaching, research, and leadership related to hospital medicine.See Open Jobs 8. Medical ManagerMedian Base Salary: $200,000Number of Open Jobs: 217,216Details: A Medical Manager is responsible for developing a local medical plan, providing medical expertise in the creation and implementation of the plan as well as inputs to development of key message development, publication planning, and becomes the reference for all scientific and medical aspects of the products.See Open Jobs 9. Systems ManagerMedian Base Salary: $103,000Number of Open Jobs: 390,843Details: These techies implement information technology in an organization, overseeing a team of IT professionals. The role includes information systems planning, installation, and maintenance of hardware and software.See Open Jobs 12. PhysicianMedian Base Salary: $200,000Number of Open Jobs: 259,128Details: According to the latest snapshot into the U.S. healthcare workforce, the family doctor was the most highly recruited doctor, followed by psychiatrists amid a nationwide shortage of behavioral specialists. And experts predict that demand for primary care physicians will rise at a steady pace as the U.S. population expands and grows older.See Open Jobs 11. Technical ArchitectMedian Base Salary: $115,000Number of Open Jobs: 49,477Details: Technical Architects ensure that system architectures are functional, robust, and scalable within the context of a customer enterprise.See Open Jobs 14. RadiologistMedian Base Salary: $365,000Number of Open Jobs: 45,691Details: Industry experts agree that Radiology is one of the fields with the most opportunity for physicians because of two main factors: aging Baby Boomer population with increasing radiology needs; and senior radiologists retiring without enough younger radiologists to take over.See Open Jobs Methodology: For a job to be considered for “20 Jobs That Pay Over $100k With The Least Competition” report, job titles must receive at least 1,000 searches over the past 30 days and have at least 1,000 active job openings per job title as of 6/13/17. A job must have also received at least 25 salary reports shared by U.S.-based employees over the past two years (6/1/15-5/31/17). The number of job openings per job title represents active job listings on Glassdoor as of 6/13/17. This list reveals just a sample of jobs in which U.S. employees report a total median annual compensation of $100,000 or more. Glassdoor data scientists define “least competition” for this report as there is at least one job for every job seeker on Glassdoor, per job title. This report takes into account job title normalization that groups similar job titles. Intern level jobs were excluded from this report. 13. Security EngineerMedian Base Salary: $102,200Number of Open Jobs: 125,479Details: With the growing concern around cyber attacks,  there are increasing numbers of openings for security engineers, whose main responsibility is working around the clock to ensure a company’s systems remain operational, safe and secure.See Open Jobs 17. OptometristMedian Base Salary: $112,000Number of Open Jobs: 4,348Details: While many of us think that optometrists only conduct eye exams, these specialists can also detect more serious issues like hypertension, glaucoma and diabetes, and even an array of autoimmune disorders.See Open Jobs Also on Glassdoor: 3. Software Development EngineerMedian Base Salary: $113,000Number of Open Jobs: 170,151Details: The difference between software engineering and software development can be summed up by the following: a software engineer may be involved with software development, but few software developers are engineers. Software developers must have excellent analytical skills and are required to continually compare needs with software capabilities. There are far more jobs available for this cross-functional role than people searching for it.See Open Jobs 2. PsychiatristMedian Base Salary: $200,000Number of Open Jobs: 44,453Details: According to U.S. News & World Report, the population of psychiatrists has dwindled in recent years despite an increase in demand thanks to the Affordable Care Act. “Medical students choosing the field of psychiatry are fewer in number than in decades past. Also, a 2010 survey of doctors demonstrated that 59 percent of psychiatrists are 55 or older [and are] entering the zone of retirement age.”See Open Jobs 10. Information Security EngineerMedian Base Salary: $100,000Number of Open Jobs: 84,248Details: As specialists in their industry, Information Security Engineers provide hands-on support for a broad spectrum of technologies, including security software running on Windows and UNIX systems, network devices, virtual machines, as well as any organization-specific products.See Open Jobs Company ratings, benefits, and perks, plus salary are all factors that come to mind for the average job seeker. However, one factor that the savvy seeker should also consider is the popularity or competitiveness of a job title. Hot jobs abound in the tech, healthcare, and business sectors, so it’s important to take into consideration how many other candidates are vying for your dream role.When competition is low, says Glassdoor senior data analyst Jyotsna Jayaraman, there is at least one job for every job seeker, per job title. This is the sweet spot that will give you a great chance at scoring a hot job. To help you in your search, we’re highlighting 20 jobs that pay over six figures and won’t require you to fight the masses for a job you love.1. Investment Banking AssociateMedian Base Salary: $132,500Number of Open Jobs: 107,818Details: Investment Bankers are vital to the financial services industry as they build financial models to sell companies, buy companies, IPO companies, and make other business decisions. They also craft and create the analytical sales documents or pitch decks that help banks secure new clients and deals.See Open Jobs Ask a Resume Writer: Where Do I Start? 4. Systems ArchitectMedian Base Salary: $120,000Number of Open Jobs: 308,950Details: System Architects create the blueprints for a computer system and oversees the building of the system based on a customer or company’s specific needs. Because of the extensive experience required for this, the Systems Architect is typically a very senior technician with substantial experience and know-how.See Open Jobs 18. Front End EngineerMedian Base Salary: $105,000Number of Open Jobs: 40,673Details: Companies are posting jobs for front end engineers like crazy.  The reason they are in high demand is that they are keeping on top of the incredibly quickly changing and innovating front-end environment.  Customization and machine learning only make this job more vital, and every industry needs them.See Open Jobslast_img read more

Why Apple, Bain and Google Have Always Been Best Places to Work

first_imgMaking it to Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list even once is a huge accomplishment in and of itself — but making it ten times in a row? That’s downright extraordinary.2018 marked a full decade of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work. And in that time, an elite few employers have made the list each year: Apple, Bain & Company and Google.You might be wondering: What’s their secret? What do employees love about working there, and how do they maintain a consistently excellent company culture year after year? We dug in a little deeper to find out.Apple2018 BPTW Rating: 4.32018 BPTW Ranking: #84With its cutting-edge tech, breathtaking stores and iconic brand, employees can’t help but take pride in working at Apple. “Working at apple means you are working at one of the best companies in the world,” said one former employee. Employees also praise Apple’s culture of innovation. “We create innovative products that thrill our customers and create new product categories – who else can say that?” a current employee pointed out. And with over a billion active Apple devices in use, it’s easy for employees to feel the impact of their contributions. And of course, the people creating those devices have to be pretty brilliant. “We work with geniuses – in every department,” the current employee added. Add to that an incredible benefits package that includes 401(k) matching, comprehensive medical, dental and vision insurance, an employee stock purchase plan and paid parental leave, and it’s no wonder that Apple has made Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work list for all ten years. 23 hours ago 23h 4.0★ Software Engineer Apple Cupertino, CA Civic Outreach Manager, Civics Google Washington, DC 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Available Jobs at Google 4.0★ Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Public Sector Google Washington, DC 23 hours ago 23h See more jobs at Bain & Company 4.4★ See more jobs at Apple 23 hours ago 23h Engineering Project Manager – SoftGoods Apple Cupertino, CA Program Lead, (Partnership Program), Business Development Bain & Company Boston, MA 4.4★ See more jobs at Google 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img Software Engineer Google Washington, DC 4.7★ Google2018 BPTW Rating: 4.62018 BPTW Ranking: 5There are few companies that have as much impact on our day-to-day lives as Google. “You feel like you’re at a company that is actively shaping what the world will be like in the future,” says a current Sales Manager. There’s also a wide variety of projects for employees to work on, and often mobility to transfer between teams and offices. “Inside google, it very very easy to change projects for whatever reason as long as you have been in the current team for more than one year and got no performance ratings of ‘need improvement,’” says a current employee. Not to mention, you get to work with some of the best and the brightest people. “Working with some very smart, driven and effective colleagues is very engaging,” says a former employee. And, of course, the perks are legendary. Besides the standard 401(k) plans and comprehensive healthcare, Google offers free meals, cooking classes, a shuttle service, gyms and great company parties and offsites, to name just a few. 4.0★ See More Jobs at Google Program Manager, Bain Media Lab Bain & Company New York, NY 4.7★ 4.4★ Available Jobs at Apple 4.7★ Available Jobs at Bain & Company See More Jobs at Apple 23 hours ago 23h See More Jobs at Bain & Company Motion Sensing Hardware Engineer: Pressure Sensors Apple Cupertino, CA 23 hours ago 23h Bain & Company2018 BPTW Rating: 4.62018 BPTW Ranking: 2The bar is set high for employees at consulting firm Bain & Company, but that doesn’t mean they don’t place an emphasis on company culture. “The company values are practiced and seen everyday,” says a current Manager Assistant. Employees enjoy the opportunity to solve interesting and challenge problems — “we work with change oriented executives to drive transformational change throughout organizations in the toughest areas. We work collaboratively with our clients and enable the organization from top to bottom to own and drive change,” says a current Manager. And at Bain, you’ll be able to grow your skills as well as your career. “Amazing culture of professional development. Everyone focuses on real time coaching and truly wants to see everyone succeed and get better,” says another current Manager. And perhaps most importantly, there’s an incredible culture of collaboration and support from your colleagues — they take the saying “a Bainie never lets another Bainie fail” seriously. “For me, it’s the people that make Bain such a special place to work. Every day, I come into the office and I learn from people above, below, and at the same level as me,” a third current Manager says. Program Lead (Partnership Pipeline), Business Development Bain & Company Boston, MA With a consistently excellent employee experiences, interesting work and plenty of opportunities, you really can’t go wrong with any of the three companies that have made Best Places to Work for all 10 years. Think you have what it takes to join them? Apply to one of their open roles today!Didn’t see the job that’s right for you? Create a job alert to get updates on the latest jobs in your area.Create Job Alertlast_img read more

4 Pro Tips For Your Next Big Job Interview

first_img Line Cook Alvarado Restaurant Group Albuquerque, NM Restaurant Assistant Manager Papa Gino’s Uxbridge, MA Hair Stylist – Victories Square Great Clips Petoskey, MI 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 3.6★ 23 hours ago 23h 3.3★ Once you have a couple of interviews under your belt, you usually understand the basics: make sure to present yourself professionally, maintain eye contact, play up your strengths, etc. But it can take quite a while before you really take your interviewing game to the next level — after all, there’s a big difference between making a good impression and making a great one.If you’ve hit an interview plateau and find yourself looking for some new tips to wow recruiters and hiring managers, try using the following tactics in your next interview, straight out of Glassdoor’s newly-released Ultimate Guide to Job Interviews.1. Uncover Industry SecretsSome of the things interviewers look for in candidates are nearly universal, like a strong work ethic and good attitude. But for other roles, the markers of success are a bit more industry-specific — technical recruiters looking for software engineers, for example, will likely want to make sure you have a solid understanding of data structures and algorithms. If you want to know exactly what recruiters and hiring managers in your industry are looking for, look into what books and resources are available to you. Those in technical fields, for example, swear by the book Cracking the Coding Interview, while potential consultants turn to books like Case Interview Secrets: A Former McKinsey Interviewer Reveals How to Get Multiple Job Offers in Consulting.Whatever field you’re in, a quick Google search or informational interview with a currently-employed professional can uncover some great resources for you to dig into.What You Need to Know to Ace Your Technical Interview2. Research Your InterviewersOnce you’re far enough along in the interview process, you typically meet a number of different people who you would work with if selected for the job. In most cases, a recruiter will share a list of the names and titles of those folks beforehand. This is a huge gift, so don’t take it for granted! Look these people up on social media and Google to learn more about who they are, what they would do and how you would potentially work together.Then, use that information to craft three to five thoughtful questions you can ask each of them, as well as craft some related talking points and anticipate what types of questions they might ask. The more you can demonstrate that you’ve done your homework, the more impressed they’ll be.3. Shorten the Distance With Remote InterviewersBuilding a personal connection with your interviewer is always important, but this is doubly true when you’re not there with them in person. Chatting with someone on the phone or via video chat can feel artificial and distant, so make sure to build a rapport early on. Try and unearth what you have in common: did you go to the same school? Grow up in the same state? Have a mutual LinkedIn question? Even if you can’t find any commonalities, interviewers will appreciate your interest — people usually like talking about themselves! Just make sure that the small talk doesn’t go on so long that it cuts into valuable interview time.4. Learn to Deflect the Salary QuestionIs there any question candidates dread more than “What are your salary expectations?” I think not. It’s easy for this question to throw you off guard, but flubbing the answer to this one can cost you big time (literally). Many people tend to respond to this question by stating a specific number or range, but this can lock you in. Instead, try to get the employer to share what range they have in mind first. Turn the question back around on them by asking “Well, what range do you have in mind?” or deflecting by saying something like “My top priority right now is to evaluate fit, but I’d be happy to talk about salary later in the process.”Want more interview expertise? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Job Interviews for additional words of wisdom!Browse Open Jobs 2.8★ 3.3★ RN PART-TIME – EMERGENCY ROOM SANTA FE MEDICAL CENTER Presbyterian Healthcare Services Santa Fe, NM 3.2★ Licensed Clinical Social Worker Deer Oaks Mental Health Assoc El Paso, TX 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23hcenter_img Licensed Health Insurance Agent Connexion Point Sunrise, FL 4.8★ 2.5★ 23 hours ago 23h 4.2★ 3.2★ See More Jobs Senior Worker’s Compensation Claims Representative SFM Mutual Insurance Bloomington, MN Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA/NAC) Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society Larimore, ND Line Cooks Red Robin Secaucus, NJ 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h Radiology Technologist-Full Time Johnston Health Clayton, NC 3.3★last_img read more

PSG make offer to Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas

first_imgPSG are in contact with Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas.After apparently seeing off the threat of David de Gea from Manchester United, Keylor’s position is now under pressure from AC Milan youngster Gigio Donnarumma.Don Balon, meanwhile, reports PSG have made contact with his minders about a move to Paris this summer.The offer on the table is far superior to what Keylor is earning with Real, but the Costa Rican is committed to Madrid.For the moment, the goalkeeper’s only thoughts are continuing with the European champs.last_img

Making Outpatient Abortion Services a Reality

first_imgPosted on September 2, 2010June 21, 2017By: Janna Oberdorf, Communications Manager, Women DeliverClick 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)Every year, an estimated 20 million unsafe abortions take place. And of all maternal deaths, unsafe abortion accounts for 13%. Imagine if we could change that. Imagine if we could make a serious dent in the deaths and morbidities that are caused from botched abortions, from unhygienic surgeries, and from unskilled providers. Now, imagine if we could change that with a few simple, low-cost pills. That’s what the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol are doing for women around the world.At today’s panel session on “Reducing the toll of unsafe abortion using simple medical technology” at the Global Maternal Health Conference in Delhi, panelists laid out the landscape of how introducing and expanding access to medical abortions could save lives and prevent injury:•    Beverly Winikoff, of Gynuity Health Projects, talked about misoprostol as first-line treatment of incomplete abortion, and about introducing and expanding existing services and implications for training. As she said, misoprostol is low cost, and it can increase women’s choice and reduce the burden on doctors and health facilities.•    Patricio Sanhueza Smith, from the Secretariat of Health in Mexico City, talked about lessons learned from Mexico City on the potential of misoprostol alone for transitioning services. He said, “Medical abortion with misoprostol alone is not the Gold Standard, but it is a duty to widely disseminate its use, while mifepristone becomes available.”•    Selma Hajiri, of the Center for Research and Consultancy in Reproductive Health, talked about a randomized controlled trial of medical abortion with misoprostol only versus mifepristone plus misoprostol. She said that although the combination is the gold standard, misoprostol alone should be promoted where mifepristone is not accessible.•    Kelsey Lynd, of Stanford University, spoke about making outpatient services a reality. She discussed research on administering mifepristone and misoprostol at home, and a pregnancy test that could simplify medical abortion provision.•    Hillary Bracken, of Gynuity Health Projects, spoke about expanding access late in the first trimester, and the promise of outpatient mifepristone and misoprostol after 63 days.Though I’m constantly amazed by the possibility and potential of mifepristone and misoprostol for safe abortion, I was even more amazed to hear about Kelsey Lynd’s work on making outpatient services a reality. Having an abortion is a difficult and traumatic decision, with serious health repercussions. But that decision becomes so much harder when you have to pay for a sonogram to determine gestation period; to attend a clinic to take the mifepristone; to return to the clinic two week later for a follow-up visit and second dose; and to have a second sonogram to ensure the pregnancy was terminated. It’s a time-consuming and costly decision… but every one of those steps also takes an emotional toll.Lynd presented research that showed that it is safe for women to self-administer mifepristone and misoprostol at home. Though this is great news for time and money saving reasons, it also gives women some control and choice over when to start their abortion. Lynd also presented findings on a home pregnancy test that determine their pregnancy status after abortion.This semi-quantitative pregnancy test is administered at the health facility while the woman is pregnant to achieve a baseline of her hCG blood level. Then, 1 to 2 weeks after the woman has been administered mifepristone and misoprostol, she can use the test to check if her hCG blood level has decreased, thus confirming termination of pregnancy.In her findings, 98% of women felt they could use the test on their own in the future, and the tests identified ALL ongoing pregnancies. The implications for this research are mind-boggling. I think it is obvious that cutting down clinic visits and sonograms would save time (for the woman and the provider) and save money. But it is the emotional implications that jump out at me. The ability for women to feel they have some control over their bodies and their abortions is something that is severely needed.One last note is that although these findings are encouraging in making outpatient services a reality, they must be partnered with education, information, and counseling. Home abortions are a scary thing. Bleeding for days on end is a scary thing. And women need to understand complications that need treatment, and have some emotional support. We need to guide these women with the proper education, counseling, call centers, job-aids, and more, if and when we finally make outpatient services a reality.Follow the Maternal Health Task Force and EngenderHealth on Twitter: @MHTF and @EngenderHealth. The conference hashtag is #GMHC2010. For more posts about the Global Maternal Health Conference, click here. For the live stream schedule, click here. Check back soon for the archived videos of today’s presentations.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

MiP2012 Day Two: Learning From Global and Regional Programs

first_imgPosted on June 29, 2012June 21, 2017Click 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)This post is part of a blog series on Malaria in Pregnancy. To view the entire series, click here. Take Away Messages from Day Two, June 27th, 2012, at Malaria in Pregnancy: A Solvable Problem—Bringing the Maternal Health and Malaria Communities Together.Day two of the meeting, Malaria in Pregnancy: A Solvable Problem–Bringing the Maternal Health and Malaria Communities Together, focused on distilling existing evidence around current interventions and exploring innovative new approaches to reaching pregnant women with prevention efforts.The first session of the day was a global and regional-level roundtable discussion with panelists from the World Health Organization, Roll Back Malaria, Centers for Disease Control, President’s Malaria Initiative, and Population Services International.Koki Agrawal, of MCHIP and Roll Back Malaria, moderated the session and opened with a description of the evolution of the concept of focused antenatal care. She also called on the global and regional panelists to consider a number of concepts in their remarks:The current state of antenatal care as a platform for the delivery of intermittent preventive treatment (IPTp) and insecticide treated nets (ITN) for pregnant women in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA)Ideas for how to fund systems, not just interventionsThoughts on how to better measure quality of care, integration of programs, and processes that facilitate the delivery of careThe concept of taking health services beyond the walls of the health facility—and creating stronger linkages between the facility and the community.Viviana Mangiaterra, of the World Health Organization and Roll Back Malaria, described a number of systematic issues relating to malaria in pregnancy. She pointed out that the Global Fund, the major funder of malaria programming in recent years, is currently undergoing organizational restructuring. As a result, numerous countries are struggling to secure the necessary funds for malaria programming and commodities. She also discussed the importance of considering different entry points as a way to improve and strengthen prevention and treatment along the continuum of care. As an example, she cited community case management (CCM) as a component that could be bolstered with this approach.Mary Hamel, of the Centers for Disease Control and the President’s Malaria Initiative, described the variations and contradictions in the WHO guidelines for dosing of IPTp. She discussed examples of how these discrepancies in guidelines translate into confusion at the country and program implementation levels. She pointed out that health workers, faced with confusion and a fear of doing harm, often opt for doing nothing. Hamel shared an experience from Kenya in which a memo, with clear and direct messages and guidelines for IPTp dosing, was shared by a senior government health official with all of the health facilities in one district. The distribution of the memo combined with an explanation of the guidelines in follow-up supervision visits resulted in significant increases in uptake of IPTp in the districts. This example made the point that innovation is not necessarily high-tech and/or complicated.Susan Youll, of the President’s Malaria Initiative, pointed to a lack of availability of data, challenges with securing commodities, and hidden user fees for ANC services as major barriers to uptake of IPTp. She also explained that SP is not tracked in the same way that other important drugs are tracked. Youll said that creative approaches to generating demand for malaria prevention services at the community level should be explored.Elena Olivi, of Population Services International, focused on ITNs and made the point loud and clear that lack of funding is the major problem when it comes to nets. Olivi explained that the delivery mechanism for nets is well established and it works. The challenge is that nets expire after three years and must be replaced. Without a new and substantial source of funding, the public health community runs the risk of losing significant ground in malaria control. She said that she believes the advocacy community has not yet recognized the severity of the funding crisis. Olivi also discussed the lack of incentives for companies to produce truly long-lasting bednets. She also shared an example from Burundi as a creative approach to addressing some of the supply chain management issues related to nets. She said that bednets were “prescribed” by a provider through the ANC platform which allowed for better tracking and forecasting of nets.More from day two on innovative approaches to reaching pregnant women with malaria prevention and treatment coming soon!Read about day one of the meeting here.Join the conversation on Twitter! Hashtag: #MiP2012Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

Standardizing Research and Practice for Fetal and Newborn Growth

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on December 19, 2013November 7, 2016By: Alison Chatfield, Project Manager, Maternal Health Task Force, Women and Health InitiativeClick 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)In 1993, the WHO undertook a comprehensive review of the references, charts and tools used to monitor and evaluate human growth across the world.  The conclusion of that review was that the biological and technical drawbacks of the growth resources available at that time were significant, and posed a huge constraint to clinical practice and research.  This led to a new and innovative approach to studying large cohorts of multiethnic populations – the Multicentre Growth Reference Study – to inform the world’s first internationally-applicable growth standards: the WHO Child Growth Standards.  These standards represent the first evidence-based definition of what normal growth and development for children is, without ethnic or sample size bias.  Unlike references of the past, these standards are as applicable in high-income countries as they are in low-income countries.  Their use in practice has provided clinicians with a methodologically-sound definition of what a child’s growth should be in order to achieve optimal health outcomes, and for researchers, has provided a common definition of child growth that has standardized investigation in this important area of health.The impact of the WHO Child Growth Standards on child health and nutrition has been substantial, leading to demands for growth standards throughout the lifecycle.  Given the small but growing body of evidence connecting fetal health to newborn, child and adult health outcomes, an international group of researchers have extended the logic of standardization into the perinatal period.  The International Fetal and Newborn Growth Consortium for the 21st Century (INTERGROWTH-21st) formed to study healthy pregnancies in multiple geographic locations in order to create evidence-based fetal growth, newborn size, and preterm growth standards for international use.The current lack of evidence-based growth standards for use during pregnancy and early infancy poses a constraint to practitioners and researchers alike.  A 2012 systematic review of methodologies that have been used to create fetal growth charts shows that while the quality of evidence on this topic has improved over time, there remains extreme heterogeneity in study methodology.  This diversity in research methods and findings has been subsequently used to inform diverse practical recommendations for fetal growth.  All the studies included in this analysis were at high risk for bias due to the lack of rigorous participant inclusion/exclusion criteria, an absence of quality control measures, and the limited evidence of adequate sample size calculations.  The authors concluded that international and evidence-based standards for fetal growth, accompanied by the right training and quality control resources, are needed to improve the current state of research and practice.The INTERGROWTH-21st studies were implemented in eight study sites to create a population-based, multiethnic cohort of 60,000+ pregnancies, with uniform entry criteria, clinical care, equipment, quality control measures, data collection, and methods for collecting anthropometric and ultrasound measurements in each site.Share this:last_img read more

Business loan seminar next week

first_imgIf you’re ready to apply for a loan to expand your business, our next educational event is the one for you. In Small Business Loans II, you’ll get step-by-step help with the application process. Sign up for this seminar on the Events page. It’s the last event of 2007, but check back in January for our spring seminars and networking parties.last_img

Looking Ahead to Open Enrollment

first_imgWith fall now in full swing, the annual open enrollment period for Freelancers Insurance Company health insurance is just around the corner. Open enrollment is the only time of year that you can change health insurance plans or add family members to your plan without a qualifying event like a birth or marriage. Open enrollment is also when FIC shares plans and premium rates for the coming year. FIC is waiting for the New York State Insurance Department to approve plans and rates for 2011. You’ll get an email as soon as the new plans are approved, then open enrollment will begin. In the meantime, I wanted to reflect on how FIC fits into the larger healthcare system. When determining the plans and rates for 2011, FIC took into account a number of factors that impact health plans. The first was the new federal health care reform legislation, which will provide enrollees more favorable coverage for preventive services. FIC also had to account for the rising health care costs providers are charging across the United States, which you’ve all probably read about in the news over the past year. FIC also assessed how members are using benefits, and members’ feedback on what was and wasn’t working with the plans. This was all to ensure that you can continue to receive the best possible benefits, both this year and in the future. The reality of rising healthcare costs means that FIC’s unique structure is even more important. FIC is wholly-owned by Freelancers Union, so there are no shareholders or Board members jacking up costs and reducing benefits in order to make a profit. FIC was started with the sole purpose of providing our members with stable insurance for the long-term—sustainable coverage that can go with you wherever or however you work. We remain committed to that mission by looking for new ways to increase efficiency, improve services, and keep your out-of-pocket medical costs as low as possible. I understand that open enrollment can be stressful, so please know that we will keep you updated about the exact open enrollment dates, instructions, plans changes, and rates. We will also hold a series of webinars during open enrollment to answer all of your questions about the 2011 plans and insurance coverage in general. We had a fantastic turnout for the webinars last year, and as we prepare for this year we’d love to know what topics you’d like to learn more about in the webinars. I welcome you to leave suggestions and questions about what you’d like us to cover in the comments here on the blog or you can email me directly at sara@freelancersunion.org. In the face of rising healthcare costs and dwindling benefits, we are proud that we have been able to maintain access to quality coverage for freelancers at the lowest possible rates. We look forward to continuing to provide that, both now, and 20 years from now.last_img read more

A freelancer’s guide to surviving the holidays without going broke

first_imgThis is a post by our friends at SPENT. Book hotels at great rates plus an average of 25% cash back. Freelancers Union members get an additional $20 cash bonus for their first booking!This season, the National Retail Federation predicts the average American will spend $967 on holiday-related purchases, which is a 3.4% increase from last year. The savvy freelancer can prepare for these extra expenses by picking up extra projects ahead of time. This can be challenging with November and December being the slowest months for freelance work as companies’ year end budgets vanish.With some of these tips however, it is possible to have a fruitful end-of-year, keeping both your spirits (and your wallets) lifted.Budget carefullyUnlike other unforeseen extra expenses that can arise throughout the year, we do have ample time to prepare for the extra dough that will be leaving our pockets at the end of the year. Use this foresight to set a clear budget and stick to it. Perhaps it’s putting a $20 limit on each gift per person, or spreading out your purchases to fit into a larger weekly budget.Sticking to a strict budget is made easier through careful expense tracking. Luckily there are a number of tools out there that can help. Some people might find taking pen to paper works best for them – if so, making notes of your daily expenses within your daily calendar could be helpful.For the more digitally inclined, try an expense management app like SPENT Money, which automatically tracks credit and debit card purchases, filtering them into buckets so that you can easily visualize how much is going where and from which accounts. Using an app is also helpful in sending you notifications if you are getting close to, or going over your preset budget.Gift wiselyIt’s easy to get caught up with all the holiday advertising out there when shopping, but it’s important to remember the reason for the season. Gifts don’t necessarily have to cost a lot.Consider some fun alternatives – perhaps your friends can do a “Secret Santa” gift exchange to cut down on the number of presents everyone has to buy. Show off your creative talents by making your own wrapping paper or cards. If you’re feeling extra talented, handmade gifts can go a long way, whether you’re a knitter or baker, everyone appreciated mittens and cookies.If you must hit the shops, put in the time to find the best deals. Look for email or mobile promotions or if shopping online do a quick Google search to compare prices or find online discount codes. It’s also worth tapping into cash back deals built into your credit card or expense management apps to maximize your shopping experience, and ultimately leave more money in your pocket.Travel SmartlyIt’s more than just buying presents that cause the holidays to be so financially draining. Whether it’s by plane, train or automobile, everyone is trying to get home for the holidays, which means higher travel rates.The more flexible you can be the more you can mitigate these costs. Consider flying on Thanksgiving or Christmas Day. Pack light so you don’t have to pay for checked luggage. Volunteer to give up your seat for overbooked flights – airlines will not only put you on a later flight free of charge but they will often pay you more than the cost of your ticket to do so.Tap into your creativity yet again and consider alternative routes. Look into other airports a few hours drive from your destination – it could be cheaper to fly into a different airport and then rent a car. Last Christmas I saved a huge amount by flying into Memphis and then renting a car to head home to Little Rock.Book through a site like SPENT Travel which offers cash back on travel bookings. Not only do you get the same deals and price comparisons as other travel booking sites, you get a little money back in your wallet as well.Prepare for the new yearAt the end of the day, it’s important to focus on the joy of the holiday season and remember that come January, it’s time to get back on track. Take the week between Christmas and New Years to get your professional and financial house in order, planning new jobs and projects to get excited about in the new year. Your bank account will be back in shape in no time.Book hotels at great rates plus an average of 25% cash back. Freelancers Union members get an additional $20 cash bonus for their first booking!Mark Scherzer is a writer and communications expert with over 15 years of experience. He’s worked for Fortune 500 companies, produced content for digital startups, written for television, created curricula for education companies and developed programs for non-profits. He is also the author of “Hire Me, Hollywood” published by Adams Media, a division of Simon and Schuster.last_img read more

Keep your teeth, support your union

first_imgWhen you enroll in dental insurance through the Freelancers Union, you’re directly supporting advocacy campaigns like the landmark Freelance Isn’t Free law. The plans available on our site have been hand-selected for freelancers by our experts, and we’re always here to support you if you have questions.How does it work?Our partners pay one of Freelancers Union’s affiliates a little bit for each member who enrolls–at no extra cost to you. And the more people Freelancers Union represents, the louder the voice Freelancers Union has with each carrier. That means our experts have direct access to senior staff and can advocate for members if there is an issue.Why buy through Freelancers Union?When you buy insurance through us, you’re working with people who will have your back. But that doesn’t just mean we’ll answer your questions about your insurance. We’re working around the clock to build a better future for freelancers, through advocacy initiatives like the Freelance Isn’t Free law and organizing to demand better healthcare options for independent workers.Community at no extra cost to youSupporting Freelancers Union means supporting independent workers at large–and it doesn’t cost you any more than the price of your insurance. So get dental insurance through Freelancers Union, and the next time you go to the dentist, smile big: you’re supporting your union.last_img read more

Scotts Miracle-Gro Brings the Outside In with Fresh Digital Campaign

first_imgIn appreciation of Earth Day, 360i client Scotts Miracle-Gro is encouraging consumers to re-think their day—motivating them to take the things they would normally do inside, outside. Today, the brand unveiled a new digital campaign, called Take It Outside, in an effort to get people to appreciate what’s outside their window and experience all the wonders nature has to offer. Scotts Miracle-Gro hopes that in keeping this initiative in mind, a person is more likely to enjoy even their own little piece of the earth in the days, weeks and years to come.Leading up to the holiday, we helped Scotts Miracle-Gro develop and distribute digital content across Miracle-Gro’s Facebook and Pinterest communities as well as Scotts Lawn Care’s Facebook community. The visually aesthetic creative is intended to encourage people to share, converse and, well, encourage them to step outside, and is complete with language such as “Recharge your Batteries. Take it Outside!” Cover photos were likewise updated with similar “Take It Outside” CTA messaging.The brand also implemented a Pinterest activation with four influential social enthusiasts covering everything from outdoor home décor and fitness, to kid-friendly activities and food. They’ll be featuring meals that can be made outside, DIY nature projects, outdoor workout routines, various after-school children activities and more.Additionally, we have launched a dotcom takeover for those who can’t make it outside of the office or wherever they may happen to be on Earth Day. Scotts Miracle-Gro will be bringing the outside in by taking over the company’s and brand’s like Miracle-Gro and Scotts Lawn Care sites for a day with beautiful sights and sounds of gardens, lawns and nature.And finally, Scotts Miracle-Gro will be encouraging “office field trips,” sending a message, that will cleverly appear to come from “the outside,” to each of its email subscribers today encouraging them to take their meetings outside.last_img read more

Women Advertising Leaders Launch TIME’S UP™/ADVERTISING

first_imgA group of women advertising agency leaders announced the launch of TIME’S UP™/ADVERTISING, the first official vertical under the TIME’S UP™ movement, which was originally launched in 2017 by women across the entertainment industry. The goal is to take a critical look at organizational structure and systemic imbalances to ensure safety and equality for everyone, everywhere. 360i is proud to support the group, comprised of more than 180 senior female advertising executives including our CEO Sarah Hofstetter, CMO Abbey Klaassen, and Chief Talent Officer Tiffany Francis.TIME’S UP/ADVERTISING will drive new policies, practices, decisions and tangible actions that result in more balanced, diverse and accountable leadership; address workplace discrimination, harassment and abuse; and create equitable and safe cultures within the advertising industry. Actions outlined by signatories include: Committing to creating solutions that work, starting with examining the processes and policies that have failed us.Identifying and mentoring people who represent diversity across the board and are ready to become agency leaders.Adopting progressive agency training and education that brings this discussion and its solutions out into the open with our agencies. The group will host the first TIME’S UP/ADVERTISING community meetings on Monday, May 14th in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Women within advertising agencies are invited and encouraged to bring their voices and recommendations to these meetings to ensure a range of expertise and experiences is incorporated as the charter is built and developed. TIME’S UP/ADVERTISING is encouraging any company in the advertising industry – whether or not it is run by a woman – to join this effort by committing to the items listed on the TIME’S UP/ADVERTISING website. TIME’S UP/ADVERTISING will post goals and track progress on its site. TIME’S UP/ADVERTISING will also drive contributions and raise funds for the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund, which provides subsidized legal services for individuals subjected to workplace sexual harassment and abuse. More information, including the introductory letter of intent, a list of signatories, events and other news can be found at timesupadvertising.com. Read more about TIME’S UP/ADVERTISING in Ad Age, Glamour and CNN.last_img read more

5 Summer Jobs You Can Do in Your Spare Time

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What Does the New Fed Nominee Mean for Your Money?

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