Maurizio Sarri unhappy with Andreas Christensen’s lack of professionalism

first_imgAdvertisement AdvertisementMaurizio Sarri is not seeming to be pleased with the unprofessional attitude of Andreas Christensen during the match against Arsenal. Andreas Christensen was in the bench for the Blues against the Gunners at the Emirates on Sunday in an important game of Premier League. Chelsea were behind in the first half of the match with a margin of 2-0.Maurizio Sarri used all his three substitutions within 75 minutes of the match. All the changes were attacking ones as the Blues were trying to make a comeback in the match. Andreas Christensen went to the tunnel at the 75th minute mark of the match for a toilet break. However, the player did not come back in the field till the end of the match.Maurizio Sarri is reportedly unhappy with the unprofessional attitude of Andreas Christensen during the match. Andreas Christensen is not getting regular chances for the Blues in this season. Maurizio Sarri is preferring to have the central defensive pair of Antonio Rudiger and David Luiz in most of the Premier League matches.On the other hand, Andreas Christensen has been given chance only in the League Cup and Europa League so far in this season. This might be the reason of the frustration of Christensen for which he left the field earlier.Chelsea eyeing a January move for Gonzalo Higuainlast_img read more

EPL: Leicester to play first match at home since Vichai’s crash

first_imgLeicester return to action at the King Power Stadium today with football a mere afterthought as fans prepare to pay heartfelt tribute to the man who turned their dreams into astonishing reality. Manager Claude Puel’s pre-match preparations for the game against Burnley were disrupted after he and a number of players, including Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel, travelled to Thailand to pay respects to the late Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Leicester owner Vichai was killed in a helicopter crash just outside the ground along with four other people after his club’s 1-1 draw at their King Power Stadium on October 27. His shocking death — moments after taking off from the pitch — sent shockwaves through Leicester, where the charismatic Vichai had become a beloved figure in the club and the city.last_img

How To Not Burn A Bridge When You Quit A Job

first_imgBe flexible on timing and work to be done. Your new company wants you yesterday and your current company wants you to finish up a few things for the next month.  If you can find a way to be more flexible to your current employer than your new company, then you will win points in the future with your current boss and team.  Remember, you will likely need them for references in the future. Don’t leave your peers unprepared. Nothing is worse than someone leaving a company shortly after having taken on a new project or assignment, independently approving something that others now need to follow through with, or recruiting in new people on the team with them thinking that you are going to be with the company for a long time. Three months ahead of when you think you might be leaving the company, or even further out if that is when you make up your mind it is time for a move, is the time to start working much more collaboratively and bringing in others on any decision, any hire, any major spending or investing decisions, etc. You have a pretty good idea who will be picking up the slack once you are gone. Those are the people who you need to start including without them overtly knowing it – preparing them to take over when you are gone.This might mean giving up some authority and independence now, but think beyond that and do what is right for the team and lay the groundwork early.  Whether they ever tell you are not, they will appreciate the consideration. Don’t entertain a counter-offer. Unless you are waffling or using the threat of leaving as a way to get something you wanted but couldn’t, then don’t allow your boss to go and put together a counter-offer for you to stay.  Counter-offers always upset the apple cart with internal pay equity, etc. and if they don’t work to retain you then everyone feels like they wasted time and energy and worse yet, the company may have to unnaturally make some other changes just because they brought up the potential changes for you.Be clear there is nothing they can do to keep you there and that you are not running away from your company but running towards something new, exciting, challenging and different.  It’s even better if you are going to another company or another role that is impossible for you to get within your current company because that job is already taken or not available. However this is not always the case so you have to make your expectations clear from the first conversation that you don’t want and won’t entertain a counter-offer. The trick is to find the middle ground so that you can have enough conversations about what you want to do next with your career so that when the day comes to resign your boss can’t say that you didn’t tell him or her what was in your head. By opening up these discussions about your ambitions, dreams and performance at least three months ahead of time it gives the company enough time to respond and listen.  These early-on discussions are not a hard and fast conversation that you are leaving the company, but are about helping your boss to understand what you are looking for in the future so that if your employer’s career promises for you are not fulfilled, they will at least understand, and more importantly be able to tell upper management that this was not something new that just came up.  This protects them from having to say that they were totally blindsided, which would make them look like they were not managing you well. I was recently on the phone with a reporter who was working on a story about how to gracefully leave a job and company.  I gave her my advice and then thought that since we are starting to see a bit of good news on the job creation front and our most recent Glassdoor.com Employment Survey says that 21% of us will look to leave our current company when the economy rebounds, it is a good time to explore how to not burn a bridge when you leave a job.Ensure there is no shock and awe. There is nothing wrong with a little surprise and a hefty amount of disappointment when you leave a job, but there is no reason for your boss to be shocked.  It’s a fine balance between being open and being too open about the fact that you are thinking about leaving a company. Work as hard the last week on the job as you did your first week. I am always impressed with the person who is still in their office late on their last day of work.  There is something good about this story versus the story of the person who just hung around and did nothing.  Of course there will be meetings that you won’t be invited to and decisions made without you, but there is plenty to be done and being the person who turns off the lights on your last day in the office is a good emotional and professional closure.last_img read more

Glassdoor Launches Gender Pay Data Analysis Pilot Program for Employers

first_imgIn conjunction with the United State of Women, a summit convened by the White House covering key gender equality issues, Glassdoor has released analysis of its compensation data by gender.The analysis takes a granular look at the salary information for our approximately 600 employees, including breakdowns of its engineering and senior leadership teams. We found that when controlling for factors such as age, job title, performance, level and department, we have no statistically significant adjusted gender pay gap.A recent study conducted by our Chief Economist, Dr. Andrew Chamberlin, Demystifying the Gender Pay Gap, revealed that the unadjusted gender pay gap is 24.1 percent in the U.S. The equates to women earning, on average, $0.76 for every $1 men earn. When adjusting for factors such as age, education, location, job title and company, the adjusted gender pay gap shrinks to 5.4 percent. Although the adjusted gender pay gap is smaller than the unadjusted, it is still real and reveals a gender equality issue that needs to be addressed.What employers can doEmployers are in a powerful position to initiate change and move the U.S. and the further global community, toward eradicating the gender pay gap. Not only is pay equality important as a civic and global issue, but it also significantly affects your company’s ability to recruit top talent. To quote Tracy Sturdivant at Glassdoor’s Pay Equality Roundtable on April 21, 2016, “When 60 percent of employees say they wouldn’t apply to a company if they knew a pay gap existed, it’s important for companies to analyze their own data to understand where any problems lie and take action.”Recognizing the value gender pay gap analysis has to other companies, we’ve launched a pay equality pilot program. Developed to help other companies examine their own pay practices through anonymized and confidential economic analysis, employers interested in being considered may submit their companies for consideration: http://resources.glassdoor.com/glassdoor-pay-data-pilot-program.html.If you want to further drive home that pay equality is part of your company’s employer brand, take the Pay Equality Pledge. More than 2,000 employers already have.last_img read more

TaskRabbit CPO John Vars: “To Be Successful in Product, You Must…”

first_imgWorkers of days long past often stayed at the same company for decades, ascending up the corporate ladder and retiring with a gold watch. But the “gig economy” is the new normal – thanks in part to the 2008 recession and a new generation of workers seeking more flexible schedules – with more workers are acting as independent contractors at companies like Uber and Handy.In fact, 40 percent of American workers will be independent contractors by 2020, according to a recent study. So how can today’s workers take advantage? Glassdoor spoke to John Vars, the Chief Product Officer of TaskRabbit. The company, founded in 2008, allows customers to hire “Taskers” to perform all kinds of duties from delivering flowers for a significant other to fixing a stopped toilet.Here, Vars shares how workers can hone their skills to focus on the hottest niches in the gig economy – or become a product chief like him.The three “languages” a product chief must speak: “To be successful in a career in product, I think it’s great to have an engineering, design or business background. But you have to be fluent in all three languages,” says Vars, a former startup co-founder and Travelocity software engineer who has more than 15 years of experience in product development.“Being [a CPO] is interesting because you really don’t have a ton of authority. You’re usually working with engineers who don’t report directly to you. So you need to get people bought into your vision, and be willing to share ownership. And you have to know how to have awkward conversations and healthy debate, because you have a lot of business stakeholders in totally different organizations who you need to work with.But your most important stakeholder is always your customer. In product you have to really want to enjoy talking to consumers, figure out the problems they’re struggling with, and be solving that.”The one question he asks all interviewees:“‘What is your favorite app, and what would you change about it?’ I ask everyone I interview, whether it’s for accounting or customer service or anything, but I especially want to know when the job is in product, engineering or design.I want to know that they understand this space and have an opinion. There are a lot of boring answers in terms of which apps they use, but the interesting part is what they would change. The worst answer is, ‘I can’t think of which apps I use the most.’ Because I want someone with a strong affinity toward an app. They can show me that they have a passion and that they have thoughts about how to make something better—about how to think like a consumer and a product person at the same time.”[Related: 10 Interview Questions for Software Engineers]Why is the gig economy is so hot?“[TaskRabbit was founded] in 2008, during this Great Recession. That was a trigger event, a tangible point where things changed, but I think this is was a shift that was happening anyway. Millennials are at the forefront of this trend. They care about the quality of their lives, and they want flexibility, control and meaning in their work. If you look at our Taskers, 60% of them are millennials.So the workforce changed — a lot of people dropped out of the full-time workforce and went to more flexible jobs. But on the consumer side, you also had the first iPhone [in 2007]. That began the shift to mobile, and eventually, you have people starting to think of the smartphone as a remote control for their world. They’re used to getting thing immediately, on demand, right away. TaskRabbit built a platform that expressly builds on both of these trends. We are mostly on-demand, aimed at people valuing flexibility and control [on both the customer and Tasker sides].[Related: How To Balance Your Full-Time Job & Part-Time Side Gig]Top tips for would-be gig-ers:“For whichever gig-economy platform you choose to get involved in, you should understand how to thrive in that situation. Maybe an Uber driver keeps bottled water in the car. Or an Airbnb host makes sure to have flowers and a bottle of wine for guests when they arrive. What does the customer want?For [TaskRabbit], if you’re going to be a Tasker you should be aware of our four key categories: cleaning, moving help, delivery, and handyman. That kind of [market] knowledge will help someone succeed. [For example,] I have a Tasker I use fairly often. She was a homemaker and a mom who left the workforce for a little while. As her kids get older, she had more time and wanted make some money to save for the kids’ college. So she decided to work in several different task categories that are big for us, and she worked hard at getting feedback from clients. Like some want her to use organic cleaning products, some don’t care. She learned very quickly what her customers wanted in order to do her job really well.[Related: Search Open Jobs Now!]Another person is one of our best handymen, who lives near our office in the Bay Area and has come in a few times. He’s one of about 10% of our Taskers who do this full-time, and he’s a top earner who makes more than $150,000. He has a sailboat and loves to sail, and he’s a middle-aged guy who kind of left a full-time job and found TaskRabbit. So now he can work when he wants and be on his sailboat as much as he wants, and I think it’s cool that he’s able to do that.Overall, we’re really just focused on responding to consumer needs. People these days are very busy. They value their time a lot more in this scattered, crazy world, and they want help and support more and more often. TaskRabbit has tapped into that, and we’re growing a ton as a result.”DISCOVER: Read What TaskRabbit Employees Say About Their Company!last_img read more

The Secret To Success at Clorox Is…

first_img 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h Available Jobs at Clorox 4.2★ 23 hours ago 23h Product Supply Intern-Technical Track The Clorox Company Kennesaw, GA 4.2★ See more jobs at Clorox Resource Planner The Clorox Company Alpharetta, GA 4.2★ 4.2★ Product Supply Chain Intern – Business Track The Clorox Company Alpharetta, GA 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 4.2★ 4.2★ PPD Region Sales Manager The Clorox Company Kansas City, KS 4.2★ 4.2★ Maintenance Manager The Clorox Company Springfield, MO 4.2★ Sr Manager, Risk Mgmt The Clorox Company Oakland, CA The Clorox Company seems to have no problem with diversity. They have a diverse range of products- from bleach, to chapstick, to cat litter. And this diversity carries over into their core values.So what does Benno Dorer want his employees to bring to work every day?“Their best self —whoever they are.” –Benno Dorer, CEO of The Clorox CompanyAll the 2017 Highest Rated CEO wants you to bring to work is your best, unique self. He doesn’t want you to be cookie-cutter. “We want people to add to us as a company versus just blend in,” says Dorer.According to Dorer, The Clorox Company knows that because their customer base is diverse, their employee base has to be too.Glassdoor’s Highest Rated CEO 2017 Shares Who Succeeds at Clorox from Glassdoor on Vimeo.Dorer says reading his company’s reviews on Glassdoor helps his leadership team to foster the working-environment and company culture that employees take pride in. Glassdoor reviews on The Clorox Company say that employees feel “Like Clorox is a family,” “That the leaders are inspiring,” and as though “They are constantly challenged.”Dorer says he loves to hear such positive reviews. “We always look at ourselves as a people company. And if that matters than people feel important, empowered, and accountable… that’s exactly the type of environment that we want to create.”Employees at The Clorox Company rave about the great work-life balance that is inherent to the company’s culture. Dorer says people at Clorox take great pride in their work and results, but follows up with “if that means people can leave the office earlier, all the better.”If a widely-approved CEO, great company culture, and a challenging, yet rewarding work environment sounds like you, look for open positions at The Clorox Company,  Packaging Department Manager The Clorox Company Belle, MO Molding floater The Clorox Company Fairfield, CA Accounts Manager Clorox London, England 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h 23 hours ago 23h R&D Burts Bees Product Development Intern – The Clorox Company Durham, NClast_img read more

Swansea chairman Jenkins: Everton target Sigurdsson is ‘priceless’ for us

first_imgSwansea chairman Huw Jenkins believes Gylfi Sigurdsson is ‘priceless’.The Iceland international is being pursued by Everton, who have had the midfielder listed as a target since last summer.The 28-year old played a pivotal role in helping the Swans avoid relegation last season and Jenkins believes it’s hard to put a price on his value.”We’ve not had any firm bids and if we ever get any firm bids then we will deal with them in the proper way,” Jenkins told Sky Sports.”Our aim is to try and keep Gylfi and Fernando, keep our better players and to make sure we can add to Paul’s [Clement] squad.”It’s hard to suggest what sort of value Gylfi has in today’s market, but to us he is priceless and we’ve got to make sure we do everything in our power to make sure he stays with us.”last_img

Besiktas striker Cenk Tosun offered to Arsenal in Giroud swap

first_imgBesiktas striker Cenk Tosun is being offered to Arsenal.Milliyet says Arsenal are to be offered Tosun in exchange for Olivier Giroud.Tosun, who fired Besiktas to the title last season, is said to have caught manager Arsene Wenger’s eye.The 26-year-old has bagged 50 goals in 118 games after joining Gunes’ side from Gaziantepspor in 2014.And, aside from drawing admiring glances, that form has earned him further international recognition with Turkey, racking up 18 senior caps to date.last_img

Building Community Capacity for Maternal Health Promotion: An Important Complement to Investments in Health Systems Strengthening

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on October 23, 2014November 2, 2016By: Ellen Brazier, Senior Technical Advisor for Community Engagement, EngenderHealth; Moustapha Diallo, Country Director, EngenderHealth GuineaClick 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)EngenderHealth’s Fistula Care Plus project recently published the results of two studies in Guinea, one examining factors associated with institutional delivery and another investigating the effect of an intervention to build the capacity of community-level volunteers to promote maternal health care-seeking.Community empowerment and participation has long been recognized as a fundamental component of good health programming and as a critical strategy for improving access to and use of health services. However, as Susan B. Rifkin notes in a 2014 review of the literature, evidence directly linking community participation to improved health outcomes remains weak.For maternal health, the evidence gap is particularly acute. A 2014 World Health Organization (WHO) report reviewed a community mobilization approach that involves training and supporting women’s groups to carry out an ongoing process of problem exploration, priority-setting and action planning. The report concluded that, while such participatory approaches appeared to have a strong effect on neonatal mortality, there was no evidence of effects on maternal mortality or on other critical maternal health indicators, such as institutional delivery, delivery with a skilled attendant, or receiving the recommended number of antenatal care visits.While important questions remain about what types of interventions are effective in improving maternal health, our recent research in Guinea found that women’s use of maternal health services was associated with the existence of strong support systems for maternal health within communities. Our study focused on villages where community volunteers had been trained to raise awareness about obstetric risks, including fistula, to monitor pregnancies, and to promote women’s routine use of maternal heath services. We assessed the extent to which community members were aware of and relied on community-level cadres as a main source of maternal health information and advice.We also found that women living in communities with a high score on our community capacity index were much more likely to use maternal health services than those living in communities with weak support systems. In fact, women living in villages with a high score on our community capacity index were more than twice as likely to attend at least four antenatal care visits during their pregnancies, to deliver in a health facility, and to seek care for perceived obstetric complications.Building the capacity of community cadres and volunteers to promote maternal heath and monitor maternal health care-seeking is challenging, and it does not occur overnight. However, our findings suggest that such capacity-building investments are worth it since community-level cadres can be important catalysts for changes in maternal health care-seeking when they have the training, support, and recongiztion they need to serve as a resource in their communities. Such investments are an important complement to ongoing efforts to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of the continuum of maternal health services.Share this:last_img read more

Experts Discuss Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health

first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on November 9, 2017January 2, 2018By: Kayla McGowan, Project Coordinator, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Sarah Hodin, Project Coordinator II, Women and Health Initiative, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public HealthClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)On 2 November, the Maternal Health Task Force (MHTF) hosted a panel discussion at the Harvard T.H. Chan Leadership Studio to mark the launch of the fifth MHTF-PLOS Collection, “Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe.” The conversation was moderated by Katja Iversen, President/CEO of Women Deliver, and featured several speakers, including Lindsay Jaacks, Assistant Professor in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard Chan School; Astrid Kamperman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Adya Misra, Associate Editor at PLOS One; and Otilia Perichart-Perera, researcher and Chief of the Department of Nutrition and Bioprogramming at the Instituto Nacional de Perinatología in Mexico City.Adya Misra began by introducing the newest MHTF-PLOS collection of open access papers, which focuses on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) and maternal health. As of 2 November, PLOS One received over 35 submissions to the collection, and nine papers have been published. Additional articles will be added to the collection in the coming months.The intersection of NCDs and maternal healthOtilia Perichart-Perera and Astrid Kamperman, contributing authors to the collection, discussed their research and its implications for global maternal health. Perichart-Perera’s paper, “Metabolic markers during pregnancy and their association with maternal and newborn weight status,” examined obesity in pregnancy among women in Mexico City. As of 2016, three-quarters of women of reproductive age in Mexico are considered to be overweight or obese. Obesity in pregnancy is associated with several poor maternal and newborn health outcomes, including gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia, miscarriage and hemorrhage.Kamperman’s systematic review and meta-analysis assessed interventions to treat mental disorders during pregnancy. “Approximately one out of every 10 pregnant women suffers from some kind of serious mental illness during pregnancy,” Kamperman stated. The review revealed that the majority of studies evaluating interventions for treating mental disorders during pregnancy focused solely on major depression. The evidence on other perinatal mental health issues such as anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder is extremely limited.Iversen challenged the panelists to explore the intersection of maternal health and NCDs as well as key challenges and opportunities. Jaacks spoke about nutrition and maternal health, noting that poor dietary quality is a critical risk factor for negative maternal and child health outcomes, and women are generally the ones making food choices in the household. The farm-to-hospital model, which can improve pregnant women’s access to healthy food, is one example of an approach that can help prevent NCDs and address maternal health simultaneously. Misra highlighted the need for more open access research on NCDs and maternal health, particularly in low-resource settings, where the burden of NCDs is rising.Another opportunity at the intersection of maternal health and NCDs is diabetes in pregnancy, which, as Iversen explained, is an example of bridging gaps between the NCD and maternal health communities. “If we do not address NCDs in the maternal health continuum of care, we will be short-changing the progress we have seen,” she remarked.Lifestyle and social norms exemplify other issues at the intersection of maternal health and NCDs. Since women tend to be more motivated to make lifestyle changes during pregnancy compared to other stages of life, pregnancy presents a unique opportunity to encourage healthy behaviors. As such, Perichart-Perera called for preventative strategies targeting pregnant women and women planning to become pregnant to promote healthy nutrition and other behaviors.Kamperman emphasized the persistent stigma associated with perinatal mental illness. “We’re still living in this myth of the ‘happy pregnancy,’” she said, and the lack of evidence on effective prevention and treatment strategies for women with mental health disorders during pregnancy is a missed opportunity.NCDs on the global maternal health agendaFinally, Iversen asked the panelists, “How can health systems leverage their existing maternity care infrastructure to address the rising burden of NCDs among women?” Kamperman commented that health providers should be aware of the burden of mental illness and trained to ask the right questions. Health providers can pose simple questions such as “How are you feeling?” during an antenatal or postpartum visit to open the dialogue.Perichart-Perera called for more comprehensive, lifestyle-oriented antenatal assessments that include measuring gestational weight gain and reviewing diet and physical activity guidelines, which requires establishing competencies for health care providers and policies that support healthy environments and behaviors. “It takes more than the usual suspects. It’s not just an individual problem—it’s a systemic issue that needs to be addressed as such,” Iversen summarized.Jaacks referenced Perichart-Perera’s points about gestational weight gain and added that many women do not know how much weight they should gain during pregnancy and do not meet gestational weight gain guidelines. Misra commented, “Health systems have the tools to empower women—to educate them about the risks that they face, and the risks that they can pass on to their child.”Following questions from the in-person and online audiences, Iversen concluded the event with a plea from the NCD and maternal health communities to “integrate, collaborate and communicate” to save women’s lives around the globe.Watch the video of this panel discussion>>—Learn more about the MHTF-PLOS Collection on Maternal Health.Browse open access papers from the MHTF-PLOS Collection, “Non-Communicable Diseases and Maternal Health Around the Globe.”Are you working on a project related to NCDs and maternal health? We want to hear from you!Share this:last_img read more

Americans for the Arts focuses on California recovery

first_imgA bit of news for the many Freelancers Union members who work in the arts: Americans for the Arts, a nonprofit that provides resources and promotion for arts organizations and education, has a relief fund for the areas affected by the California wildfires. If you live in Southern California and have connections to an organization that might be eligible for assistance, get in touch with Americans for the Arts. And anyone can donate to the relief fund on their website.last_img

June Hot Jobs: Browse 360i’s Latest Openings

first_imgIt’s officially Summer and the weather isn’t the only thing heating up at 360i. Earlier this month, we welcomed Andrea Terrassa as our Chief Operating Officer, Raig Adolfo as our Chief Strategy Officer, and opened our doors to 44 Summer interns and Junior Associates. Plus, our endless iced coffee supply and 1PM Summer Fridays are making us the hottest destination in town.Want to join the team? Check out some of our new job openings below or visit our careers page to view more opportunities. Junior Associate – Presentation Designer (New York, NY) – We are looking for a junior associate to join the marketing and new business team as a presentation designer. This role will enjoy exposure to all aspects of the agency working across capabilities as well as present the opportunity to learn about various industry verticals. It is an excellent way to gain a deeper understanding of the marketing landscape. The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker who understands business and marketing communication and has an interest in and aptitude for design. He or she will enjoy distilling complex concepts into clear and compelling visual narratives and will value clarity and consistent formatting. He or she will also have an eye for detail, an eagerness to learn, and the ability to stay calm under tight deadlines. Applicants should have at least 1 to 2 years of experience. Group Account Director (Chicago, IL) – The Group Account Director assumes responsibility for an account portfolio, senior/executive client relationships and contributes as an agency leader. This person will make key business decisions, considering the impact on respective accounts and the broader agency. The ideal candidate for this role has experience in managing a team of experts of various backgrounds and skill sets and has a working knowledge of brand strategy and creative, digital marketing, social marketing, performance media, and analytics – specifically Paid Search, SEO, Display, and Attribution. The Group Account Director should not be afraid of rolling up her/his sleeves while staying attuned to their role within the team and delivering as an advisor to their client and leadership teams.Supervisor, Integrated Planning (Los Angeles, CA) – The Media Supervisor will lead all aspects of the buying, negotiation, implementation and tracking for key client’s media campaigns-primarily digital media. This person will lead important media plan recommendation presentations and post campaign reporting. The Media Supervisor partners with the Associate Director and Director of the Integrated Planning and the Integrated Account Planning, Strategy, Creative, Analytics, and Digital Ad Operations teams. In addition to core account and team management, the Media Supervisor will take part in larger areas of agency development – aiding with new business pitches, committees and task forces. This role is a step toward greater leadership within the media group and the agency overall. Media Manger – SEM / PPC (Atlanta, GA) – We are looking for a seasoned Media Manager to join an established team. This role requires expertise in paid search marketing to assist in the development and implementation of media strategies, ability to craft recommendations based on performance insights, and a proven track record with bidding and budget management. This person must be detail-oriented, capable of multitasking, and have the ability to solve challenges. The Media Manager is a large contributor to the overall success of the business as they will own the day-to-day management of the account and help train, develop and lead the team towards success. The Media Manager position requires collaboration with other Media teams as well as with Account, Analytics and Technology groups. The ideal candidate is a motivated team player that thrives in fast paced, entrepreneurial environment, and has 1 to 1.5 years of related experience. Senior Analyst, Digital Analytics (New York, NY) – The Senior Analyst, Digital Analytics will lead all efforts to transform data and reporting into insights, recommendations, and results. The ideal candidate will go beyond reporting, peel away the layers of data, and suggest constructive marketing test and competitive opportunities to improve business performance on a regular basis. Collaboration is at the core of our business success and the Senior Analyst, Digital Analytics will need to create a tightknit and dynamic relationship with our Media and Strategy teams. First, to assist Strategy in compiling audience profiles, campaign goals, brief insights and measurement plans. Then, to relay channel and tactic specific optimization opportunities, in real time, directly to the Media team. The ideal candidate must have 2 to 4 years of relevant Digital Media experience.View more job openings on our careers page or connect with us for general consideration.last_img read more

The Mint.com Money Boo Boos Sweepstakes Wrap-Up: Week 2

first_imgSo you have debt. As you probably know, you’re suffering in good company. According to the Federal Reserve, total household debt is at a staggering $13.86 trillion — and has been steadily climbing. While you might be one of millions… Full Story,We’ve all heard the expression “less is more,” and the concept of minimalism embraces that fully. While it is not a new concept, the minimalism trend has gained popularity in recent years,  especially amongst Millennials in the United States. From… Full Story,Saving more money is one of those big goals that a lot of people have, but get stuck. I know this because we use to be right there too. The year would fly by and we were nowhere near our goal…. Full Story,Have you ever heard of “discretionary income” but felt unsure about exactly what it means? You’re not alone. Many people are aware of what they spend, but not the financial lingo behind it. Discretionary income refers to the remaining funds… Full Story,Mastering the personal finance basics feels pretty good. Getting a firm grasp on your expenses and budgeting like a pro is a reason to celebrate—you’re building the foundation for a solid financial future! This, of course, goes hand in hand… Full Story,While the traditional definition of financial freedom is that you have enough in investments, savings, and passive income that you don’t have to ever work for money again, it can also mean that you reach a point where you don’t… Full Story,Do you ever feel on edge because you’re not sure if you have enough in your bank account to cover your bills and put food on the table? If so, you’re far from alone. A recent study by the United… Full Story,Starting your journey toward financial fitness can be overwhelming. If you take a gander at the Center for Financial Services and Innovation (CFSI)’s eight key indicators of financial health, which include spending less than your income, having sufficient living expenses… Full Story,This Independence Day, as with each 4th of July, I’m reminded of the great leap of faith my parents took more than 37 years ago when they bought one-way tickets to the United States. Their move from their embattled Iran… Full Story,Earlier this month I had a major #fangirl moment. It was a full #fangirl evening, in fact, when I teamed up with New York Times bestselling author and Girlboss founder Sophia Amoroso to share in a very special money event…. Full Storylast_img read more

How to Negotiate Lower Rent with a Potential Landlord

first_imgHow much do you pay for heating? Depending on where you live, it’s a good chunk of money during the wintertime. Even though we live in the South (in lovely Raleigh!), we’re not immune to getting some cold weather.   With winter coming… Full Story,Tips to help turn those homebuying dreams into reality. From outstanding credit card debt to massive student loans, financial difficulties are barring more and more millennials from becoming homeowners. While the vision of buying a first home may seem hopelessly… Full Story,When most people imagine buying a house, they think about how many bedrooms they need or what kind of porch they want. When they think about homebuying costs, they decide how much to put down and what their maximum home… Full Story,One of my favorite shows is Sex and the City. Those women lived glamorous lives I could only dream about. And, Carrie, a writer, was living my dream life as a famous writer in Manhattan. One of the storylines that… Full Story,Last year, my husband and I were packing up our Denver apartment to prepare for our move back to his home state of Indiana. We’d put an offer in on a house and had only given ourselves a couple of… Full Story,A few years ago Dave Munson and his family decided to move from their 5,600-square-feet, 8-bedroom house in the city of San Antonio, Texas, to a smaller, unique living situation: tents. Well, fancy, upscale tents that total 2,000 square feet… Full Story,It’s a well-known fact that your personal environment affects your mental health. If you live in a beautifully decorated home with plenty of plants and green space nearby, your risk for anxiety and depression is lower. If you spend your… Full Story,My husband and I were so excited to buy our house. We’d been renting since college and were eager to have our own place. Finally, no one could tell us how many dogs we could have or how many posters… Full Story,Last summer, I was forced to relocate out of my cozy, bungalow-style apartment in West L.A. Living in one of the most unaffordable rental markets in the U.S., I was resigned to the fact that, to enjoy my ideal setup… Full Story,When you buy a home, you’re making an investment in yourself and your future. You’re building  financial stability, equity, and experience. You have a place to call your own and you can customize the space just how you want. As… Full Storylast_img read more

Broke? It Might Not Be Your Fault — A Visual Guide to Your Rung on the Economic Ladder

first_imgMy birthday is on Halloween, so every year I get super excited. I plan what my costume will be, decide how I want to celebrate and text all my friends to let them know. Last year, I was finally able… Full Story,Technology has transformed the way we dine out in groups. Gone are the days when friends take turns treating each other to nights on the town. Now that apps make money accessible everywhere, tabs are paid down to the cent… Full Story,Occupation: Copywriter Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 29 Location: Indianapolis, IN Paycheck (BiWeekly): $2,100/mo after HSA and 401(k) removed Monthly Expenses: Rent: $462.50 Car lease: $300 Insurances: $85 All other expenses Utilities: $200/mo Pet supplies: $30/mo Phone: $50/mo Streaming services: $15/mo… Full Story,Occupation: Digital advertising Age: 30 Location: San Francisco Bay Area Income: $5,200 month net post 401K, health insurance / HSA, and taxes Total Debt: $0 Monthly Expenses: Rent and utilities: $1,800 Auto: $275 including car insurance Internet/mobile: $120 10:00 am:… Full Story,The holidays are time for family. Here are some fun ideas from our friends at Quotacy on how to make the most of this holiday season with your loved ones, with a bit of humor. ?   With the rise… Full Story,Occupation: Social Media Manager Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 26 Location: Indianapolis, IN Paycheck: $2,500/month after health/vision insurance deductions Monthly Expenses Rent: $700 Car Insurance: $65 Renters Insurance: $16 Utilities: $75 (Internet, Electric, Gas) Dental Insurance (not through work): $15 Hulu:… Full Story,On November 30th, The Financial Diet is kicking off their nationwide book tour for The Financial Diet: A Total Beginner’s Guide To Getting Good With Money in New York.  Join us when the tour hits your city and don’t forget… Full Story,Occupation: Data Analyst Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 31 Location: Menlo Park, CA Paycheck (BiWeekly): $1,700 after auto-savings, 401k, ESPP purchase, renters & auto insurance and health care removed I have everything removed automatically as I have trouble with in-the-moment spending…. Full Story,Occupation: Account Services & Freelance Writer Industry: Digital Marketing Age: 39 Location: Longmont, CO Paycheck (3): $4,700/mo includes salary and three freelance clients (side hustles) Monthly Expenses Rent: $900 Car loan: $275 Credit card payment: $450 All other expenses… Full Story,If you’re still in college or a recent grad working with a limited budget, the idea of implementing a healthy lifestyle can seem overwhelming and very expensive. If you aren’t careful, you might find yourself shelling out lots of cash… Full Storylast_img read more

The IMF and Climate Change: Three Things Christine Lagarde Can Do to Cement Her Legacy on Climate

first_imgThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) and climate change do not often appear in the same headline together. Indeed, environmental issues have been, at most, peripheral to the Fund’s core functions. But now economists inside and outside the IMF are beginning to understand that climate change has significant implications for national and regional economies, and so it’s worth reconsidering the Fund’s role in addressing the climate challenge.To her credit, Managing Director Christine Lagarde has boldly injected the IMF’s voice into the global debate on policy responses to climate change and has identified a number of roles the Fund can play.The Fund has conducted valuable work on how carbon emissions can be reduced through market prices that reflect the negative externalities of those emissions. In particular, the Fund has become a leading voice for quantifying and streamlining or eliminating fossil fuel subsidies, as well as for introducing carbon-pricing mechanisms.What is still missing, however, is a bigger role for the IMF in enabling countries to prepare and manage the potential impacts of climate change. There are three things the Fund could do, building on its current efforts, that would make a big difference:1. Deepen Research on Macroeconomic and Financial Impacts of Climate ChangeIn a climate change debate that has become heavily politicized, the Fund’s technical and nonpartisan voice is uniquely valuable. Few questions are as important as understanding the possible effects of a changing climate on the world’s economies, especially the most vulnerable ones.The Fund has recently started to make important contributions in this area. In a paper published last year, the IMF started to look into the implications of climate change on so-called “small states”. And last week, the Fund devoted for the first time a whole chapter of its flagship World Economic Outlook to the impacts of weather shocks on economic activity.Building on these foundations, the Fund should focus its research capabilities on a key question, namely whether climate change is having have a “level effect” or a “growth effect” on per capita income. If the former, then climate change will only destroy a given amount of income over time (think of damaged bridges and buildings) but not affect the capacity of the economy itself to grow. If the latter, then climate change is also harming the drivers of growth themselves, such as the productivity and availability of workers, the productivity of agriculture, and the flow of investment. The economy’s growth rate will slow as a result, and losses will compound year after year, leaving an economy significantly worse off than if only level effects applied.Getting better answers to this question is essential for policymakers making decisions about how much to spend today to avoid damage tomorrow.2. Formally Incorporate Climate Change Into Policy DialogueOne of the Fund’s core functions is macroeconomic surveillance. This function brings Fund staff into regular policy dialogues (called Article IV consultations) with financial authorities in virtually every country in the world.Financial authorities have a key role to play in preparing for climate change, as they are charged with budget planning and managing fiscal and financial risks. The Fund should bring climate risk into the dialogue as a formal part of its consultations, not just with small states, but with a much larger set of vulnerable countries as well, including systemically-significant ones.The Seychelles. Flickr/Federico Robertazzi This year, in collaboration with the World Bank, the Fund launched the first Climate Change Policy Assessment (CCPA) during the Article IV consultations for the Seychelles. The assessment focused on policy options to reduce vulnerability to climate change; the Seychelle authorities found it to be very useful. More CCPAs are planned – a small handful per year – but this is simply not fast enough given the urgency and gravity of the challenge.The Fund should formalize CCPAs as a routine part of Article IV consultations for a broad swath of vulnerable, low-income countries. This will require investing in staff capacity and training, including in the Fund’s Monetary and Capital Markets Department, which can help countries identify how climate risks and opportunities could affect their financial systems. Maximizing synergies with the World Bank on the CCPAs will also be necessary.3. Treat Expenditures on Climate Resilience as InvestmentsCountries facing a balance-of-payments crisis often draw on IMF resources and enter into a program relationship with the IMF. One of the trickiest elements when negotiating such a program is how to treat different categories of spending and where to cut to restore fiscal balance. How should the Fund treat expenditures designed to provide financial protection against extreme weather events? These include, for example, deposits into a national reserve fund, premium payments on sovereign insurance against natural disasters, or the costs of issuing catastrophe (“cat”) bonds.Protecting some of these expenditures from program-mandated cuts is fully appropriate, as they are designed to provide a measure of fiscal protection to the government in the aftermath of an extreme weather event. For instance, the Fund might treat cat bond issuance costs and insurance premiums as investments with potential upside, rather than as expenditures, thereby exempting them from cuts.Managing Director Lagarde has positioned the IMF as an important and credible voice in the debate about climate change. Now it’s time for the Fund to expand and institutionalize this new role, helping poor and vulnerable countries understand and confront the macroeconomic and financial risks of climate change.last_img read more

Be Intimate With Your Blog Readers

first_img Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Now, part of my routine includes waiting for Friday to roll around. Sure, I’m excited about the beer fridge getting stocked, and a live taping of HubSpot TV, and the weekend being just within grasp. But what really excites me about Friday is the latest post from Southwest’s Brian Lusk, as part of a series he runs called “ Flashback Fridays”. Brian’s primary role is being the Manager of Online Relationships & Special Projects, but every Friday, he dives into the vast archives of Southwest’s history, finds an interesting story, and shares it on the Southwest blog. Photo Credit: René Ehrhardt In a previous life, I used to be on the road for a few days each year. For one week each month, my routine was turned upside down, my commute took me to the airport instead of the office, and then my job was to talk with potential customers face-to-face instead of over the phone and email. I flew all over the country, on every airline, and it only took a few months of this routine for me to fall in love with Southwest Airlines. Compared to all the other airlines I flew, Southwest just seemed to fit my style. So, I did the most logical thing to do when you fall in love with a brand, I followed them wherever I could find them – their blog, their Facebook page, and their Twitter account. 1. Recount Your Best Stories- If you look around, you’ll probably notice you have some great stories to tell. Maybe its the tale of that customer or prospect that got away, and how it caused change within your company. Or maybe its the story about why you formed the company or came to work there. Or maybe, just maybe, you have a backlog of stories from your customers being successful because of you and your company. Go forth, write, and share these stories. Social Media 3. Take Your Readers into the Back Room- You don’t have to give away corporate secrets to have a great “behind the scenes” blog post. All you have to do is show your readers something that wouldn’t normally see (and something you probably take for granted). Give them the factory tour (and bonus points if you do it via video to post on YouTube) and show them how the stuff they’ve been buying from you gets made. People love learning about this transformative process. On the surface, this is easy for a manufacturer, but can be done regardless of your business. Do you sell software or provide professional services? Put together a “developer’s diary” with some of your key employees to share insights into your vision of the industry.center_img Originally published Nov 18, 2010 8:00:00 AM, updated October 18 2015 What are some of the ways that you’ve used your blog to get intimate with your customers? 2. Interview a Coworker- We’re all unique snowflakes, so why not use this opportunity to talk with one of your coworkers and learn a little more about their background and story that got them to the point where they are one of your coworkers. After a 30 minute interview, you’ll probably have enough for a story or two to put up on the blog. Bonus points if you get your coworker to share something they have a strong opinion about in the industry, and are able to chain the threads from this interview into multiple blog posts. Topics: You can be doing this very same thing with your blog, and here’s how. These posts don’t talk about new fare specials, or push their latest messaging on their baggage program. These posts show an intimate and personal side to their company. Brian is sharing stories that the average person would never hear about. He’s rewarding his readers with these nuggets of history.last_img read more

B2B Marketing Best Practices with @Mvolpe [@InboundNow #12]

first_img Social Media Isn’t a Strategy, It’s A Technology. There are looming SEO implications of social in search, where  , I am joined by Focus more of your efforts on HubSpot TV How are people going to spread your content if they aren’t following you on different social media outlets? Make sure you are highly visible in these channels and providing value. , and make sure to tune in every Friday at 4pm est to The value of social media fans and followers Business to Business (B2B) Marketing Best Practices with Mike Volpe Initially, when companies are adopting these new tools, the marketing department is a great place to start. They can be the champions to really push the change through an organization and change (for the better) how their companies operate. very own Mike Volpe. Mike is the Vice President of Marketing and an expert when it comes to B2B Marketing. We take a look into the future of what is on the horizon for B2B marketing Why customer Personas are a must have for every B2B company Who Should Own Social Media In An Organization? “There are definitely spillover effects of social media. We see that. We see when things go hot and there’s a lot of conversation around a topic, other metrics of ours improve. But there are spillover effects of almost every type of marketing. When we send a big e-mail blast, we actually see people tweeting and sharing that e-mail, right? So there are spillover effects from e-mail into social media.” Mike sees value in every department taking advantages of social media tools and technologies. The social media activities of a company should not be siloed off to one department or person. . “Marketing should use social media. Customer support should use it. Sales should use it. Finance should, everyone within the company, there are uses for social media technologies in how they do their jobs” Tailor your content around your customer personas, tailor your sales process around these personas, customer support as well.  The Evolution of the Database Inbound marketing is a strategy . Social media is a technology and a tool in the marketers overall holistic inbound marketing approach. Measuring The ROI of Social Media  that links shared through social media are starting to a direct impact on rankings. blog.hubspot.com Channel or Content Strategy? Google and Bing have publicly stated HubSpot Launches New IFrame Facebook Welcome AppThanks to Ben Smith, HubSpot now offers users the ability to  Convert Facebook Visitors Into LeadsWith HubSpot Welcome Facebook App How Small Companies are Evolving with New Technologies with Phil Simon “The biggest difference is just sort of the potentially the number of people involved in the process, the complexity of the process, and sort of the length of the process. All those things are sort of linked. Because typically for B2B, the sales cycle is longer. It’s a more complicated sales process because it might involve multiple purchasers, beyond even husband and wife or something like that. It could be four, five, six, ten people sometimes. Then, it’s typically a longer sales process and evaluation process.” Is Is Worth Investing to Grow Fan Bases? In episode #12 of Inbound Now, HubSpot’s Topics: and then work on spreading it through various channels. In a word, Yes. Most B2B marketers would agree that an additional name in a database is valuable to their company. How to Market Smarter, Faster, and Cheaper with David Siteman Garland Mike suggests that spend time building up your fan base because of the increasing value of these social channels. Inbound Marketing When measuring the ROI of social, closed looped marketing is key. Mike thinks what you have to say is far more important than where you have to say it. , Social Media and Inbound Marketing Podcast Mikevolpe.com Social CRM not quite there yet, but there are a number of players in the space poised at solving the issue. Major Differences Between B2B and B2C Are Customer Personas Necessary for a B2B Company? B2B marketing best practices Past Episodes: Connecting Digital & Traditional Marketing Channels w/ Mitch Joel When the phone was invented companies didn’t make a phone department. Mike thinks that dedicating an entire department to social media may be a little overkill. For the full transcript and audio from the show head here: HubSpot’s Spillover Effects of Social Media LinkedIn for Business with Best Practices & Tips via Lewis Howes Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack “I would say that if you take the evolution of the marketing database and it started way back when there was the Sears & Roebuck catalog or the Montgomery Ward catalogs were some of the first mail order catalogs. You had a mail database. ” that then moved on to the phone database to the email database and now we are adding in social media profiles into the mix. How to Rock Your Facebook Fan Page with John Haydon Gauging Online Influence with Jason Keath of Social Fresh To get a better grasp of ROI from your efforts you need to understand what metrics to look for from each channels. “We get a ton of ROI out of our social media efforts… we can see and measure the number of visitors coming to our site, the number of leads we’re getting from social media, and the influence that that has on the amount of sales, the number of customers we’re getting.” Connect with Mike Online Originally published Mar 17, 2011 9:45:00 AM, updated July 03 2013 In this episode we discuss: There are spillover effects in every facet of marketing. This is where hard ROI numbers can get murky.  creating useful, interesting, valuable content You can connect with Mike over on his personal blog Mike says absolutely! B2C has been using personas effectively for a while now.last_img read more

Is Google Testing A New Feature? Showing Recommendations From Friends of Friends

first_imgThis morning, I noticed Google may be testing a new feature: Social recommendations on the search results For example, see the query below for the phrase, “Google”. I received a notification below the top search result, that Douglas Breault shared the item on Twitter in the past. But I don’t follow Douglas! However, we follow a lot of the same people, and some of the people I follow also follow him back. , if an engine starts to know more about you and presents the articles it thinks you want to see, instead of a diversity of items. website to like your content, tweet your content, or share it with their friends “, and Google’s effort to make sure that you are still being exposed to new items and comments that you are interested in. The term “Filter Bubbles” has been coined to talk about how personalization in search engines could potentially reduce diversity of Don’t forget to share this post! AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to Email AppEmail AppShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to MessengerMessengerShare to SlackSlack Topics: Google Updates If this is a new Google feature, the marketing takeaway is clear: Make sure that it is easy for visitors on your it’s a good idea to show me what Doug recommends to his friends. By presenting items from people who Google thinks I would trust if I knew them, but I don’t know, they are expanding the “bubble” of my world on the internet to include new people and possibly introduce new items I may have overlooked. Have you seen examples of these new “friend of a friend” social recommendations as well? Show us your examples in the comments! search engine results page Originally published Jun 23, 2011 9:58:00 AM, updated October 20 2016 Filter Bubbles Our social circles have some pretty good overlap, and so it looks like , from friends of your friends. This is probably another battle in the conversation about ” . The social circles that are being used by Google are growing quickly and it’s not just a searcher’s friends that can influence social recommendations, but their friends. Also, if you serve a special niche audience as well, ask the thought leaders with large social networks in your niche to like or tweet your content as well. Their wide-reaching social network will help inform and recommend your content to potential customers searching in your niche. Google has decidedlast_img read more