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Ethical careers service launched

first_img AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Ethical Career Services manager, Emma Farley says that traditional careers ./guidance has usually tended to overlook the ethical sector. “Indeed many careers services probably don’t even know what the ethical sector is. Research statistics show that nine out of ten graduates are making decisions on whether or not to accept a job based on how ethical the organisation is. This is a rising trend, it’s not a fad.”The service is not a recruitment agency, but aims to showcase the diversity of career options available. An ethical job could include working for companies that recycle their office waste and look after the well being of their staff or those that practise corporate social responsibility and demonstrate their commitment to putting something back into the community.The Ethical Careers Service is being run by the non-profit student campaigning network People & Planet. The service costs £15 for a one-year subscription for UK individuals, £22 for individuals living outside the UK and £50 per year for organisations such as a careers service or student’s union. Proceeds from subscriptions help to cover the costs of running the Ethical Careers Service.  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Tagged with: Recruitment / people Ethical careers service launchedcenter_img Howard Lake | 25 June 2003 | News 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 GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Entrepreneur and ethical businesswoman Anita Roddick has given her support and backing to a new Ethical Careers Service.Roddick explains: “The Ethical Careers Service has been set up to help those who have an active conscience and who have made the decision to work in a way that doesn’t compromise their fundamental beliefs.“Until now there’s been very little help and support for graduates wanting an alternative to working for what they perceive to be an unethical company. The Careers Service has been designed to inform, advise and support individuals through the process of deciding on and establishing an ethical career.” Advertisementlast_img read more

Pence’s Empty Office

first_imgPence’s Empty OfficeBy Rob Kendall of IntoretrontOn Saturday, thousands of people from across the state flocked to Downtown Danville for the Mayberry in the Midwest Festival. This was great for Governor Mike Pence. He recently opened a campaign office on the corner where the event was taking place. As a candidate, one could not ask for better free exposure.There was only one problem…no one was at his office. Even worse, there were no signs in the storefront window. There was not one worker passing out information. No promotion at all. Nothing to identify Pence, other than his name on the door. Unless passersby looked closely, the office resembled just another attorney on the Courthouse Square.At a time where polling shows the governor in a very tight race, thousands of potential voters walked right past his door. Unfortunately, there was no one to seize the opportunity. I was broadcasting the event. I watched as other campaigns had volunteers walking the streets to promote their candidate.Mistakes in May do not necessarily make or break a campaign, but a lack of discipline and organization throughout will. Pence’s campaign no-show at his office was just that. The race to elect Indiana’s next governor will be razor thin. Unforced errors will haunt both candidates. Pence has several built-in advantages. He needs to exploit them if he is to be victorious. One is volunteers and infrastructure, which failed on Saturday.The visual of Pence’s empty office was striking. Many people commented. The fact the governor, who personally attended a grand opening for the office just a week ago (complete with a bus full of people to help celebrate), left it unattended, was inexcusable. I was at that event and interviewed Pence. There were placards and signs set up all over the office. Not only did someone remove them when he left, but did not take the effort to transfer them to the window which faces one of the town’s busiest streets. It also means there has likely been no promotion (completely free mind you) for over a week.Much of politics is about impressions. Pence’s empty office left an awful one. His campaign’s lack of presence fed a narrative many hold of the governor: A guy more about fanfare and publicity than attention to detail which produces good public policy. At the office’s opening, many staffers were on hand, hours before his arrival. Nothing was out of place. Every detail perfectly attended to. After he left, the office apparently became out of sight, out of mind.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

SymQuest Acquires Business Operations of UBIQ Imaging Solutions

first_imgSymQuest Acquires Business Operations of UBIQ Imaging SolutionsSOUTH BURLINGTON, VT Larry Sudbay, President and Chief Executive Officer of SymQuest Group, Inc. has announced that the company has recently acquired the business operations of UBIQ Imaging Solutions, with offices in Portland and Bangor, Maine. In addition to serving its clients throughout Vermont, New Hampshire and New York, the acquisition of UBIQ Imaging Solution’s business operations will allow SymQuest to also service clients in the Seacoast region, as well as the immediate inland areas of both New Hampshire and Maine.Designing, installing and supporting business technologies that handle the information flow of electronic and physical communications, SymQuest currently houses its headquarters in South Burlington, Vermont and has offices in Rutland, Vermont, as well as Plattsburgh, New York, and Keene and West Lebanon, New Hampshire. SymQuest employs 130 technology professionals. The acquisition of UBIQ will add 20 additional technology professionals.SymQuest has a history of growth and acquisition as evidenced by its purchase of IniNet, Inc. in Keene, New Hampshire in 2004; its expansion into the Plattsburgh, New York region in 2006; and most recently, its acquisition of UBIQ Imaging Solutions in Maine.”We are pleased to join forces with the UBIQ staff who share our standards of delivering service above client expectations and ensuring that clients are ahead of the curve in the fast-paced world of technology. In order to continue to provide our clients with the best resources, we must constantly evolve and geographical growth is a natural part of that equation,” says Sudbay.SymQuest’s Continued Pattern of GrowthSudbay founded SymQuest with Pat Robins in 1996 – a $10 million business at that time. SymQuest furthered its expansion with the acquisition of IniNet, Inc. in 2004. SymQuest gained a well-developed presence in the Keene, New Hampshire region. Founded in 1996, IniNet provided IT services, network design and consulting.Sudbay explains, “The integration of IniNet’s business and resources of technical people provides a remarkable advantage for our clients in New Hampshire, Southern Vermont and Massachusetts. We shared similar philosophies and cultures. As a result of the acquisition, SymQuest has increased market reach, providing better levels of service.”IniNet’s former owner and current Service Director for SymQuest’s Keene office, Scott Vickery adds, “IniNet had reached a stage of growth when an investment in resources and infrastructure was required for continued success. This was just an innate progression towards success for everyone involved: the clients and both the employees of IniNet and SymQuest.”In 2006, SymQuest opened their Plattsburgh office. The branch has experienced success in the region and continues to grow, establishing a solid presence for the company in the Northern New York market.Sudbay commenced talks regarding a potential acquisition of UBIQ Imaging Solution’s business operations with its President and Founder, Jim Chamoff in early 2007. Locally owned, the Portland-based company provides digital imaging products to businesses throughout Maine and southern New Hampshire, including a complete range of hardware and software options for corporate and small businesses. UBIQs products and services include color imagers, corporate printers, small office printers, faxes, document management, secure printing and cost accounting.Chamoff has a career spanning more than two decades in the office equipment business. Throughout his career, Chamoff has excelled in delivering his extensive industry knowledge, personal enthusiasm and business experience to clients in Maine and southern New Hampshire.”We are thrilled about working together. SymQuest brings vast resources and benefits to UBIQ and its clients, such as: IT expertise, a Network Operations Center and 24/7 remote monitoring capabilities.”UBIQ was formed in late 2001 and has experienced significant growth during the past six years. We have approximately 20 employees between our Bangor and Portland offices; so, increasing from 20 employees to 150 is a positive development for both our internal operations and the clients we serve.”What Larry and his team have built at SymQuest is more than impressive. I immediately realized that my vision for the future of UBIQ is precisely what SymQuest is today, and that we are moving in the same direction,” said Chamoff.”Going forward, SymQuest will continue to expand the areas we serve with a constantly developing range of services. Currently, we are successfully transitioning from an emergency-based support approach to a comprehensive management services package – a more proactive approach,” says Sudbay.last_img read more

McConnell flexing his obstructionist muscle already. Biden needs to fight fire with fire

first_img– Advertisement – McConnell is, of course, capable of anything. Including bringing back a 60-vote threshold for all nominations. He is capable of refusing to consider any Supreme Court nominees from Biden. He’s done it before. He’ll happily do it again. So that means that Biden has to fight. Trump, bless him, showed how.That’s the way to do it. Just have acting secretaries for as long as he wants them. He can use the Vacancy Act to create a cabinet with people who will fulfill his campaign promises to fix current crises and set a better course. Starting out cowed by McConnell, or somehow thinking that appeasing him will make him more likely to bend and work with the administration, is a fool’s errand. McConnell was fine with Trump’s unitary executive? Shove that back down his throat.- Advertisement – Biden can deploy the dozens of executive actions available to him on Day One. Things that would be massively popular, like lowering drug prices and cancelling student debt. Doing those massively popular things, all of which he will have the legitimate power to do, will set McConnell and the Republicans back with the public. Biden needs to take the lesson from the Obama/Biden 2009 stimulus to heart. It wasn’t big enough. It didn’t do enough to save people’s livelihoods. It didn’t save millions from foreclosures. It left a lot of people still vulnerable and angry. He can’t do that again. That and the fact that he needs to go very, very big to save the economy in this pandemic.last_img read more

ODDS-ON FAVORITE VALE DORI CRUISES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS IN GRADE II, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES; SMITH & BAFFERT TEAM TO GET 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:44.95

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 14, 2017)–Sent from her inside post from the outset, heavily favored Vale Dori took no prisoners as she waltzed gate to wire to a 2 ½ length win under Mike Smith in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Bob Baffert, the newly turned 5-year-old Argentine-bred mare notched her third consecutive win as she negotiated a mile and one sixteenth over a main track listed as “good” in 1:44.95.With second choice Wild At Heart in close attendance down the backside, Smith called upon Vale Dori approaching the three furlong pole and opened up immediately, making the La Canada a race for the minor placings at that point.“It’s important to have her versatility,” said Smith.  “I think she’s got to the point where she’s not a one dimensional horse and I think she’d even sit off of someone now if they wanted to get crazy…I look for her to do some great things.  She’s got a long year ahead of her and hopefully she won’t run into my other big mare (Jerry Hollendorfer’s Songbird) and I get to ride them both.”Owned by Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum, Vale Dori, who was making her sixth start for Baffert in Southern California, came off an impressive three length win in the Grade II Bayakoa Handicap at Del Mar Dec. 3 and she now has four wins in combination with Baffert.Off at 1-5 in a field of five older fillies and mares, she paid $2.60, $2.10 and $2.10.  (With $632,101 out of the total show pool of $682,814 bet on her, Vale Dori created a minus show pool of $119,663).“She’s come a long way,” said Baffert.  “It was tough to get a bridle on her before.  She was tough.  She’s improving, we see it.  I’m just glad she’s doing well.  We’ll get her ready for the big guns.  I wonder if Mike will stay on her (laughing).”Trainer Art Sherman’s Show Stealer, next to last going into the far turn, picked up the pieces and ran second, some 7 ½ lengths clear of Autumn Flower.Ridden by Tyler Baze, Show Stealer was off at 13-1 and paid  $5.80 and $3.40.Autumn Flower, who was ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, was content to lag well back in last, but kept to her task through the drive, as she came up the rail to finish third by a half length.Off at 20-1, Autumn Flower paid $5.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.63, 47.58, 1:12.43 and 1:38.37.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday at Santa Anita is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.last_img read more