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LinkedIn policy changes – Good, Bad or Ugly?

first_imgRead full article LinkedIn policy changes – Good, Bad or Ugly?Shared from missc on 20 Jan 2015 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. So as most already know, this year Linkedin changed their InMail policy. Instead of getting back all the InMails that didn’t get a response, Linkedin now only credit back InMails that are replied to. They also implemented their new policy around a commercial search limit in which in any given month you can only run a limited amount of searches as beyond a certain number they deem that it is being used for commercial purposes. I’ve seen a number of posts for and against the changes and for what it’s worth, I say bring it on!Here’s why…Sometimes, just sometimes, I shudder when I see some of the activities that are being passed off as “recruiting”. In the last month I have received a number of batch messages that not only are not personalised to me, but have zero relevance to me at all. E.g. I’m an IT/software development sourcing specialist/recruiter and therefore, I have a few technologies listed on my profile. In the greater context of my profile, this is clearly in reference to positions I regularly find myself recruiting and not related to my personal IT experience, YET – I still get messages asking about my interest levels in an exciting and fantabulous open position as a Developer. I’m all for looking at ways to find efficiencies but sending a batch message to anyone with a specific technology(ies) listed on their profile (due to a standard keyword search) is just plain lazy and is certainly not what the vast majority of the recruitment world would identify as effective, solid recruitment/sourcing practice. To date, given the limited InMails available per month on different subscriptions, recruiters were almost incentivised to not be engaging in their InMails and just throw buzzwords in the hope of either a) Quickly engaging a professional who might be actively on the market; or b) being completely ignored, as opposed to opening up conversations with candidates who are not “active” but may be open to discussing other opportunities. If by LinkedIn changing its policies it encourages the careful  and more considered use of InMails as a tool of value and as the medium that could be used to open doors to new networks/candidates/business partners/leads, then I’m all for it and can only see it having a positive effect on the industry.Link to info on new InMail policy: commercial search limits. I believe that the impact on this will be minimal to any recruiter who considers themselves to be somewhat social media savvy as most will be well versed in other online sourcing techniques and know e.g. know how to run x-ray searches via search engines, should they reach their search threshold. The knock-on effect of this is that recruiter who is perhaps not quite as used to other online search methods will have to begin to increase their knowledge of online sourcing methods which surely can only positively affect the recruitment industry?.Link to info on new “commercial use limit”: Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.last_img read more

Model sensitivity of the Weddell and Ross seas, Antarctica, to vertical mixing and freshwater forcing

first_imgWe examine the sensitivity of the Weddell and Ross seas to vertical mixing and surface freshwater forcing using an ocean–sea ice model. The high latitude Southern Ocean is very weakly stratified, with a winter salinity difference across the pycnocline of only ∼0.2 PSU. We find that insufficient vertical mixing, freshwater supply from the Antarctic Ice Sheet, or initial sea ice causes a high salinity bias in the mixed layer which erodes the stratification and causes excessive deep convection. This leads to vertical homogenisation of the Weddell and Ross seas, opening of polynyas in the sea ice and unrealistic spin-up of the subpolar gyres and Antarctic Circumpolar Current. The model freshwater budget shows that a ∼30% error in any component can destratify the ocean in about a decade. We find that freshwater forcing in the model should be sufficient along the Antarctic coastline to balance a salinity bias caused by dense coastal water that is unable to sink to the deep ocean. We also show that a low initial sea ice area introduces a salinity bias in the marginal ice zone. We demonstrate that vertical mixing, freshwater forcing and initial sea ice conditions need to be constrained simultaneously to reproduce the Southern Ocean hydrography, circulation and sea ice in a model. As an example, insufficient vertical mixing will cause excessive convection in the Weddell and Ross seas even in the presence of large surface freshwater forcing and initial sea ice cover.last_img read more

Boparan enjoys positive Q2 results

first_imgBoparan Holdings, the company behind 2 Sisters Food Group, has reported a rise in underlying sales and improved profitability for its second quarter.The Fox’s biscuits owner booked sales of £792m for the 13 weeks to 30 January, down 0.6% on the corresponding period a year earlier.But the group did report an increase in like-for-like (LFL) sales, which were up 0.4% to £800.1m. This came as good news, as there was a 2.3% fall in LFL sales in the first quarter of the same financial year.Boparan said its branded division, which includes Fox’s and Holland’s pies, saw LFL sales rise 4% in the quarter. The group’s chilled business saw its LFL sales grow 0.8%.The business posted operating profit of £22.1m for the quarter, compared to an operating loss of £4.3m a year ago. Boparan added that its operating profit was calculated before exceptional items, and included profits or losses on the group’s share of joint ventures.Profit after exceptional items, before interest and tax was £20.3m, which compared to a loss of £7.6m a year earlier.Retained profit after exceptional items, interest and tax stood at £3.1m, against £16.7m in the second quarter of the previous financial year.last_img read more

Calling All Microsoft SQL Server Professionals

first_imgAre you planning to attend Microsoft Ignite or SQL PASS Summit in early November? Dell Technologies will be out in full force, in both Orlando and Seattle, talking to attendees about the benefits of Dell EMC Storage for their existing Microsoft SQL Server versions and looking ahead to the release of Microsoft SQL Server 2019.Microsoft SQL Server 2019 has exciting new data virtualization capabilities that come along with its highly anticipated release. Big Data Clusters take advantage of numerous PolyBase connectors to bring insights on data, where it sits, without complicated and costly ETL processes. These new features will unlock great insights from your company’s data… and even more so when data is stored in the right place, at the right time, with the right SLA.SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters leverages Kubernetes as a whole new deployment platform. For those coming from prior versions of SQL Server on Windows, implementing this can be a daunting challenge. There are many factors to consider when planning your deployment and we will have all the experts on hand to guide you through best practices on data placement whether structured or unstructured.Can’t wait to learn more? Join Dell Technologies for an hour of data training this Wednesday, October 30th, to hear about the containerization of Microsoft SQL Server and Big Data Clusters, including availability and protection strategies.The reality for most companies is that SQL Server 2019 is unlikely to happen a greenfield scenario and there are probably many other Microsoft SQL Server versions already deployed. Consolidation onto a modern all-flash platform with consistent data services can elevate the capabilities of an environment and maximize efficiency and agility.Join us at Microsoft Ignite 2019Dell Technologies is a Diamond Sponsor and will be on-site in the Partner Solution Zone at Booth #1547. Come visit us and speak with our technical experts about how we help our customers make IT and Digital Transformation Real – from the edge to the core to the cloud.Expo Theater Session Wednesday November 6, 10:55AM – 11:15AMTitle: It’s all about the data: Abstraction beyond virtualizationAbstract: In the data-driven age, information is as valuable as currency. Only when you can harness data from multiple sources and formats can you accelerate business innovation. Containerization enables agility at hyperscale and is a critical step towards achieving true data abstraction beyond just virtualization. Join us to learn how Dell EMC delivers foundational solutions to support Microsoft SQL Server 2019, including big data clusters, enabling businesses to take advantage of next-generation analytics, and go behind their data to draw valuable insights.Sponsored Session: Thursday, November 7, 10:15AM – 11:00AMTitle: There is a new era in data management – Dell Technologies makes data innovation a realityAbstract: There are many paths towards modernizing the Microsoft Data Estate. Designing the right solution that meets today’s needs while laying the foundation for where your business will need to be tomorrow is a critical step in becoming an innovation leader. Join us as we outline the modernization strategies organizations need to consider in this new era of data abstraction and how Dell Technologies can guide you on this journey.Join us at SQL PASS Summit 2019Dell Technologies is a Gold Sponsor of the event and will be on-site at Booth #216. Join us in the booth for happy hour on Wednesday night, grab a souvenir cup with a complimentary beverage. Meet with our experts to get educated and pick up your pass for a free massage and unwind at the VMware Lounge.Sponsored Session: Wednesday, November 6th, 7AMTitle: SQL Server 2019 and Big Data Clusters on Dell EMC StorageAbstract: Dell EMC Storage and SQL Server 2019 are changing the game for big data and data analytics. In this breakfast session come learn how Dell EMC Storage is enabling SQL Server 2019 Big Data Cluster. We’ll also discuss some architecture options for deployments and talk about the latest integrations from Dell EMC.Technical Session: Thursday, November 5th, 10:15AMTitle: Deploying SQL Server 2019 and Big Data Clusters on VMwareAbstract: SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters introduce Kubernetes as a whole new deployment platform. For those coming from prior versions of Microsoft SQL Server on Windows, this can be daunting to deploy and manage. This session will walk through how to do the deployment step-by-step so you can understand how it is done, the components involved, and what you might need to learn more about as you take the journey to SQL Server 2019 Big Data Clusters.Following SQL PASS Summit & Microsoft Ignite 2019, look for our follow-up blog containing the Dell Technologies and perspective of all the announcements from a very active week!last_img read more

Renowned Stage and Screen Actor Eli Wallach Dies at 98

first_img Wallach appeared on the Broadway stage in a total of 26 productions; he starred opposite his wife in half of those, Anne Jackson. The two met in 1946 while working on a production of This Property is Condemned at the Equity Library Theater. They went on to become part of the first group of artists to study at The Actors Studio and were wed in 1948. Among their many costarring credits on stage are The Flowering Peach, Promenade, All! Rhinoceros, Major Barbara and, most recently, King Henry VIII. Prolific stage and screen actor Eli Wallach died on Tuesday, June 24. The Tony and Honorary Academy Award winner was 98. His death was confirmed to The New York Times by his daughter, Katherine. In addition to Jackson and his daughter Katherine, Wallach is survived by his daughter Roberta and son Peter. Wallach also had a successful career on screen, though he always credited the stage as his true home. In an interview with The New York Times in 1973, the actor said, “Movies are a means to an end. I go and get on a horse in Spain for ten weeks, and I have enough cushion to come back and do a play.” While he is perhaps most known for his performance in The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and The Godfather: Part III, he also starred in numerous films alongside Jackson, including The Typists, The Tiger Makes Out and The Angel Levine. View Comments Born on December 7, 1915 in Red Hook, Brooklyn, Wallach studied acting at the Neighborhood Playhouse following receiving a master’s degree in education at City College, until enlisting in the army during World War II. He served for five years, rising to captain. Even while serving, his theatrical talent was noticed—a senior officer asked him to create a show for hospital patients based on Irving Berlin’s This Is the Army, titled Is This the Army?. Wallach received a Tony Award in 1951 for his performance in The Rose Tattoo. While he was never nominated for an Oscar, he was the recipient of an Honorary Academy Award in 2011 for “a lifetime’s worth of indelible screen characters.” He also took home an Emmy Award in 1967 for Poppies Are Also Flowers, and received four nominations thereafter.last_img read more

Need a Valentine? Out Says These B’way Boys are Ready to Mingle!

first_imgHonestly, we do more at the headquarters than just look at slideshows of hot guys, but just stay with us for a second. has released their 2015 selection of 100 Most Eligible Bachelors, and there’s a whole lot of Broadway love amongst all those steamy pics. Click through (you won’t regret it) to catch the likes of Andrew Rannells (who is dating Mike Doyle and therefore decidedly not eligible), Jonathan Groff, Brooklynite’s Matt Doyle, Adam Perry, Tony winner Billy Porter, Ryan Steele and Gideon Glick. This list has us feeling as gay as a daisy in May! Congrats, boys! View Commentslast_img read more

Beetles Strike

first_imgThousands of small Georgia trees are sprouting spikes this spring. The thorny turn of events is a clear sign of trouble, say University of Georgia experts. It’s the attack of Asian ambrosia beetles. “The classic signal that the plant has been attacked by Asian ambrosia beetles is an inch-long toothpick emerging from the trunk,” said Walter Reeves, a horticulture educator with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. The female Asian ambrosia beetle emerges in spring and travels to a nearby shrub or tree. She prefers a small plant or limb 1 to 2 inches thick, boring into it at up to 1 inch per day. “As the female bores, she pushes her sawdust out of the limb,” Reeves said. “The particles, bound with webbing, may stick straight out of the bark for 1 inch or more, like a toothpick. Occasionally the toothpick collapses and the particles dangle four inches from the hole, swinging in the breeze.” The female lines her tunnel with a fungus, which grows in the moist environment. When her eggs hatch, they feed on the fungus “ambrosia.” Almost the entire life cycle is spent inside the plant, making the beetles hard to control with insecticides.Many Trees Susceptible “The beetle can invade many species of otherwise healthy trees and shrubs,” said Will Hudson, a UGA Extension Service entomologist. “So far, we have seen them on ornamental cherry, crape myrtle, goldenrain tree, redbud, hickory and Japanese maple.” Elm, oak, Bradford pear, apple and others can be affected, too. “It will attack almost any broadleaf tree or shrub of the right size,” Hudson said. Asian ambrosia beetles must be controlled. When and how is the question. Few Treatments for Infested Trees “In most landscape situations, there is little to do except keep your plants as healthy as possible,” Hudson said. “Nurseries, however, may need to spray during the green-up period, but not other times.” Infestation in Trees “There is no good way to determine if it’s better to remove the entire plant or treat it with insecticides,” Reeves said. center_img Once a tree is attacked, insecticides won’t help unless it’s squirted into the tunnel. “Even then,” Hudson said, “the fungus is the problem, not the beetle. The unknown here is whether the beetle introduces a pathogen incidental to the tunneling. (The ambrosia fungus is not a pathogen.)”Reeves offers these control recommendations: If the trunk or limb has 25 to 100 holes, remove it completely. It probably won’t survive so many attacks. If the plant has only one to 15 widely scattered holes, keep a close watch on the plant this year. Make sure you water it properly, especially this summer. If a tree or limb has completely wilted, remove it. It won’t come back. It isn’t clear whether spraying nearby trees is helpful. Borer sprays such as chlorpyrifos (Dursban) and benzene hexachloride (Lindane) don’t seem to protect them. “TOOTHPICKS” SHOW BEETLES HAVE MOVED IN As Asian ambrosia beetles bore into tree limbs, they push the sawdust out. It stays put with help from ‘webbing’ from the beetle. If you see these, it’s a sure sign the beetles have infested your tree. last_img read more

Michelob Ultra: Think Pink

first_imgDid you Know?About 1 in 8 U.S. women (about 12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2017, an estimated 252,710 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 63,410 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer.Michelob Ultra and Virginia Eagle have decided that October will be our month to help make a difference. For every purchase of Michelob Ultra draft beer in the month of October, VED will make a local donation to the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation.last_img read more

Like Father, Like Son, Except When It Comes To Sailing

first_imgBy Dialogo July 22, 2011 Uruguayan Navy Captain Hugo M. de Barros, who serves as a liaison officer in the U.S. Southern Command since July 2009, is crucial to strengthening military ties between the two countries. His eldest son, Lieutenant Hugo de Barros, intends to follow in his father’s footsteps, but with one difference. He plans to excel at the sport his father never did quite well in – sailing – an event for which he his competing in at the 5th Military World Games in Rio de Janeiro. “My father never pushed me into a military career, but just growing up as a son of a Naval officer, I learned from him and that became an incentive. He is a great man, an example to be followed. Now, with regard to sailing, I think there’s a lot I can teach him,” joked Lt. de Barros. The Uruguayan team only trained for three weeks before coming to Rio de Janeiro and all participants must compete in boats provided by the organization, which makes the trials more difficult. “For the amount of training time we had, I think we’ve done very well, winning two of the nine races in which we’re competing. We raced against countries with Olympic athletes who dedicate almost 100% to this sport,” said de Barros shortly after the end of a trial on Wednesday (July 20), held in the waters of Guanabara Bay, in front of the Naval Academy. For the younger Hugo, the words that define what he feels for his father are respect and admiration. “I also hope one day get to serve in the U.S. Southern Command as my father and, if possible, keep raising the name of the Uruguayan Navy internationally,” he said.last_img read more

Digital marketing: Make mobile your priority

first_img 14SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr Consumers use social media today more than ever before. With Facebook exceeding 1.86 billion users monthly, it’s hard to ignore the power of social media.People are busier than ever, so it’s crucial to interact with consumers through the channels they prefer. Not only is it important to be active on these social media platforms, it’s imperative to know how to market to this audience.Maybe you aren’t sure where to start. Check-out these top tips for social media marketing.Mobile is everythingRemember that statistic about how many people are active on Facebook each month? In December 2016, 1.74 billion were mobile users (up 21% from the previous year).Smartphone users in the U.S. spend more than 87 hours per month on their phones—that’s nearly three hours each day. continue reading »last_img read more