Camden provides refugees with first step on job ladder

first_imgCamden provides refugees with first step on job ladderOn 9 May 2001 in Personnel Today CamdenBorough Council is running an innovative work placement scheme to give refugeesthe chance to get relevant experience in the UK. The council, in partnership with London-based charity City ParochialFoundation, has offered refugees three six-month placements in financial andaccounting roles in its social services and chief executive departments. Jennifer Muhammad, Camden’s employment project officer and a member of theHR team, explained that the council’s involvement in the work placement schemesprang from its commitment to valuing diversity. She said, “This is an employment initiative which reflects thecommunity in which we live.” Statistics from the London Research centre back this up. Currently, an estimated240,000 to 280,000 refugees and asylum-seekers live in Greater London boroughs.However, Muhammad stresses that there is no guarantee of employment at theend of the placements. During the placements, the council provides training in telephone skills andgives careers advice to the refugees. Their travel and subsistence is paid and,due to their unemployed status, the refugees are still available for other workduring the scheme. Once the pilot scheme is completed, the HR team will present a report toCamden’s equalities committee to evaluate the success of the project. Muhammad said, “We will discuss the viability of the scheme and whetherwe can run it on a regular basis as part of our existing work experienceprogramme.” Camden looked at the refugees’ expectations before placing them on thescheme. “The feedback from the refugees indicates that they wanted to improvetheir communication skills and find out how an office runs in the UK comparedwith their home countries,” said Muhammad. An Industrial Society report, Turning Refugees into Employees, found thatone of the main employment obstacles facing refugees is gaining UK workexperience. www.camden.gov.ukBy Karen Higginbottom Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

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Already sold! Buyers backing new trend in auction room

first_imgHome » News » Auctions news » Already sold! Buyers backing new trend in auction room previous nextAuctions newsAlready sold! Buyers backing new trend in auction roomSheila Manchester10th June 20192 Comments958 Views The way residential property is sold has changed over the last five years, with online agency, hybrid agency, hubs and even sell-by–owner. However, it is probably the auction process that has been modernised more than any other route to sale.Now a new buying tactic has been reported by Network Auctions. The results of its sale on 6th June show that buyers are buying before auction. Of the auction lots offered in their latest sale, 52% sold prior to auction.“Buyers are keen to make good property purchases and we see this increasing, with strong offers being made before auction. The uncertainty surrounding Brexit has lifted a little and we’ve been much busier in terms of viewings and response – and that converted to positive sales,” says Toby Limbrick, Director, Network Auctions.“Sellers are also more responsive to pre-auction offers – especially when they are above reserve and show the buyer understands the market. Auctions create a momentum to the sales process which is lacking in private treaty, plus you have the certainty of sale – something which every buyer and seller wants more and more.”Sales online, pre sale and ‘in the room’The ballroom sale still attracted keen bidding in the room with highlights including a two-bedroom cottage in Bedfordshire selling for £164,000 (guide of £110,000+), a residential investment of six flats in Wembley selling for £725,000, and a two-bedroom maisonette in Aylesbury achieving 30% more than guide selling at £123,000 against a guide of £95,000.Toby added, “Today we sold a property which had been on the market and had a sale progressing at £139,000. The buyer was procrastinating and so the seller decided to enter it to auction to get closure. We guided it at £110,000+ and after 50 viewings and 29 legal packs downloaded, we sold it for £164,000 after a bidding war including the previous buyer. That’s the result of auction – auction forces people into action.’Network Auctions raised a total of £8,616,500 and achieved a 78% sales success rate.Network Auctions Sheila Manchester Toby Limbrick June 10, 2019The Negotiator2 commentsGuy Charrison, Mr Mr 11th June 2019 at 12:29 pmPaulIn general I agree with your comments; but in the current market we have experienced that we have obtained prices well beyond what we would have expected in the room by doing deals prior; sometimes we have had limited interest and from that by selling prior were able to deliver prices well ahead of the reserve for the seller, and in some cases £60,000 or £70,000 above on lot values of £300,000.I hope you are keeping well and keep knocking the lots down!Best wishesGuyLog in to ReplyPaul Fosh, Paul Fosh Auctions Paul Fosh Auctions 10th June 2019 at 10:48 amIf a property is listed for auction, sellers and auctioneers should have the courage to let the property run to the room. Buyers will always want to purchase outside of the room but it’s up to us as property professionals to muster that pre auction interest and take the property to the room rather than rush into doing deals prior.Log in to ReplyWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021last_img read more

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#62: Dell EMC Customer Corner with Ashley Furniture

first_imgVMworld 2016 provided the perfect opportunity to extend the Dell EMC Customer Corner. For the second installment, I was able to catch up with Jason Molitor, IT Infrastructure Architect for Ashley Furniture.Jason leveraged Dell EMC Converged Infrastructure to address growth and stability challenges while supporting new applications and providing high availability all while moving data centers. Learn more this week on Dell EMC The Source Podcast live from VMworld 2016.Top of FormDon’t miss “Dell EMC The Source” app in the App Store.  Be sure to subscribe to Dell EMC The Source Podcast on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or Google Play and visit the official blog at thesourceblog.emc.comEMC: The Source Podcast is hosted by Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)The Source Podcast: Episode #62: Dell EMC Customer Corner with Ashley Furniture Audio Playerhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/thesource/EMC_The_Source_Episode_62_audio.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.EMC: The Source Podcast is hosted By Sam Marraccini (@SamMarraccini)last_img read more

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