Rupert McNeil announced as new civil service chief people officer

first_img Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Rupert McNeil announced as new civil service chief people officerBy Rob Moss on 16 Oct 2015 in Personnel Today Rupert McNeil will oversee around 3,000 Civil Service HR professionals/Joe Pepler/REX Shutterstock Rupert McNeil, the former group HR director at Lloyds Banking Group, has been appointed chief people officer for the civil service.Rupert is currently group HR Director at Lloyds Banking Group, prior to which he held HR director positions at insurance group Aviva and Barclays Global Retail and Commercial Banking.Rupert McNeil CVFrom 2016 Chief people officer, civil service2012-2015 Group HR director, Lloyds Banking Group2010-2012 UK HR director, Aviva2007-2009 HR director, Global Retail and Commercial Banking, Barclays2005-2007 Executive management director, Group HR, BarclaysHe will take up his new post in January 2016. The chief people officer post is a new role at the Cabinet Office, building on the head of civil service HR post previously filled by Chris Last.McNeil said: “I am excited and privileged to join the civil service and to contribute to its transformation. I look forward to meeting and working with my new colleagues across all the civil service departments.”Minister for the Cabinet Office Matt Hancock said of the appointment: “Rupert has a hugely important job, to make government the best it can possibly be by attracting and retaining the most talented people from across the UK. He will be crucial in creating a truly one nation civil service.”Browse HR director roles on Personnel Today JobsThis appointment comes during a period of great change for the civil service, which has undergone considerable cuts to its resources.The Cabinet Office said selection for the post followed a “full and open competition”.John Manzoni, chief executive of the civil service, added: “I’m delighted that Rupert will be joining us. He faced a field of strong candidates from across the public and private sectors, but his record of driving transformational change in large and complex organisations made him the ideal candidate to help lead the civil service at this crucial time.”McNeil will report directly to the chief executive, leading all aspects of workforce strategy and reform, talent strategy, learning and development, and diversity and inclusion. He will oversee around 3,000 HR professionals. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 2/22

first_img2-A Girls Semifinals @ Weber State RICHFIELD, Utah-Kaylie Jenson amassed 11 points and 11 rebounds and Mackenzie Jones added 11 points and 6 boards as the South Sevier Rams overpowered Carbon 45-36 Friday at the Sevier Valley Center in the 3-A girls consolation bracket. Makenna Blanc had 9 points in the loss for the Dinos. The Rams are next in action Saturday at 10:00 am against Judge Memorial as the Rams and Bulldogs will play for 5th-6th place in the girls’ 3-A bracket. Tags: Carbon/Kaylie Jenson/Mackenzie Jones/Makenna Blanc/South Sevier RICHFIELD, Utah-Trey Miles amassed 21 points on 10-17 shooting and had a key layup to put the game away as the Morgan Trojans overpowered Manti 48-41 Friday in the 3-A semifinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Adam Huff had 16 points and 6 rebounds in the loss for the Templars. Manti will play for third-fourth place at 3:00 pm Saturday at the Sevier Valley Center. Morgan advances to the 3-A state championship game Saturday at 7:00 pm against Richfield. RICHFIELD, Utah-Joshua Thalman posted 21 points and 6 rebounds on 8-10 shooting and the Richfield Wildcats routed Emery 81-57 at the Sevier Valley Center Friday in the 3-A semifinals. Emmitt Hafen posted 17 points on 7-11 shooting for the torrid-shooting Wiildcats, who shot 61.9 percent for the game and 50 percent behind the arc. In the first half, Richfield shot 75 percent (15-20) from the field and 70 percent from range. In defeat, Brax Jensen had 12 points and 8 assists for the Spartans. Emery and Manti will play for third and fourth place Saturday at 3:00 pm. OGDEN, Utah-Brinley Cornell amassed 13 points and 9 rebounds and Sidney McDonald also posted 14 points as Kanab stunned North Summit 58-49 in overtime Friday in the 2-A girls semifinals at the Dee Events Center on the campus of Weber State University. Kennady McQueen netted 20 points and 8 rebounds in the loss for the Braves. Kanab next plays Beaver for a 2-A state title Saturday at 5:00 pm. RICHFIELD, Utah-South Sevier went on a 22-7 run in the 4th Quarter to rout Providence Hall 55-41 Friday in the 3-A boys consolation bracket at the Sevier Valley Center. Tyson Chisholm posted 14 points and 8 rebounds and Peydon Wood had 17 points on 6-9 shooting for the Rams. In defeat, Marcus Sherwood had 13 points and 9 rebounds on 5-10 shooting for the Patriots. South Sevier will play for 5th-6th place Saturday at 11:40 am in the consolation bracket. 2-A Semifinals @ Weber State 2-A Girls Consolation @ Weber State OGDEN, Utah-Sydnee Gillins led the way with 23 points and the Beaver Beavers smacked Enterprise 62-44 in the 2-A girls semifinals Friday at the Dee Events Center. Ronnie Robinson posted yet another double-double, netting 18 points and 11 rebounds in the loss for the Wolves. RICHFIELD, Utah-Ashlee Edwards made a layup in the closing seconds and Grantsville came up with the key defensive stop on the other end to down Richfield 40-39 Friday in the 3-A girls state semifinals at the Sevier Valley Center. Hannah Butler’s 13 points and 7 rebounds led Grantsville in the win. Alexa Lord posted 11 points and 6 rebounds in the loss for the Wildcats. Richfield will play for third and fourth place Saturday at 1:20 pm against Juab. Grantsville plays for a state title at 5:00 pm Saturday against Emery. RICHFIELD, Utah-Kacelyn Toomer posted 13 points and 6 rebounds and the Emery Spartans downed Juab 59-30 Friday to advance to the 3-A state girls championship game at the Sevier Valley Center Saturday. Tatum Hyatt had 7 points in defeat for the Wasps. 3-A State Semifinals @ SVC OGDEN, Utah-Porter Wood amassed 19 points and 14 rebounds as the Parowan Rams routed Kanab 51-27 at the Dee Events Center at Weber State University. Derek Houston had 8 points in the loss for the Cowboys. Parowan next meets Layton Christian Saturday at 7:00 pm for the 2-A championship game. Kanab will face Rowland Hall for third-fourth place at 3:00 pm. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBoys Basketball Brad James 3-A Consolation Bracket @ SVC 2-A Consolation Bracket @ Weber State 3-A Semifinals @ SVC OGDEN, Utah-Ryan Holt posted 29 points and 9 rebounds and Enterprise downed Beaver 49-47 Friday in the 2-A boys consolation bracket at the Dee Events Center. Ky Brown had 19 points and 12 rebounds in the loss for the Beavers. February 22, 2019 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 2/22 OGDEN, Utah-Megan Wade posted 21 points and 10 rebounds as the Millard Eagles routed Wasatch Academy 66-46 Friday in the 2-A girls consolation bracket at Dee Events Center. Duda Raimundo had 21 points in the loss for the Tigers. Millard plays Duchesne Saturday at 10:00 am for 5th-6th place in a battle of the Eagles. Girls Basketball Written by 3-A Consolation Bracket @ SVClast_img read more

Architecture Adjunct Assistant Professor

first_imgHow and where to apply Work YearN/A Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful clearancefrom a criminal background check, freedom from tuberculosis, andproof of identity and eligibility to work in the United Statesprior to the first day of work. The District may select additionalqualified candidates should unexpected vacancies or needs occurduring this recruitment/selection process. When education is arequirement for the position, official academic transcripts fromthe accredited college/university must be submitted within 60 daysof hire. Supplemental QuestionsRequired fields are indicated with an asterisk (*). Department Location Quicklink Minimum Qualifications Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions for completeinformation on how to apply online with our District. If you needassistance with any phase of the application process, please call(916) 568-3112 during regular business hours Monday through Friday8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.After hours inquiries should be emailed to [email protected] of applications are by 11:59 p.m. of the posting closingdate. Physical Demands Determined by the needs of the college/department. The adjunct faculty member shall be responsible for the following:counseling services and/or teaching assigned classes under thesupervision of the area dean; helping students fulfill theirmaximum potential in mastering course content; maintaining thoroughand up-to-date knowledge in his/her regular teaching field;maintaining standards of professional conduct and ethicsappropriate to the professional position.Non-Instructional assignment may include day, evening, weekend,and/or off campus work and/or hours. Application Instructions * Please indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications forthis position. Select the appropriate answer.I possess the minimum qualifications for this discipline aslisted on the job announcement. (Attach unofficial transcripts froman accredited college/university and/or evidence of jobexperience.)I possess a valid California Community College Credential forthis discipline. (Attach a copy of appropriate credential withapplication.)I possess qualifications equivalent to those listed and haveattached evidence. (To review Equivalency Process.)I have previously been granted equivalency to teach thisdiscipline by the Los Rios Community College District. (Attach theEquivalency Determination Form P-38 and transcripts.) Posting NumberF00011P * Considering this specific position that you are applying to –where/how did you learn about this position?College DepartmentCareerBuilderChronicle of Higher Ed ( College Registry Job Fair: OaklandCommunity College Registry Job Fair: Los AngelesCommunity College Registry Online Job BoardCommunity Outreach (ex. Festivals, etc.)CommunityCollegeJobsComunidadCraigslistDiverse: Issues in Higher EducationD’Primeramano MagazineEdJoinFacebook (Campaign)Facebook (Los Rios Page)GlassdoorGreater Sacramento Urban LeagueHandshake (CSU, UC Job Boards)HigheredJobsIndeedInstagramJob SitesJob JournalLatina Leadership Network of the California CommunityCollegesLinkedInLos Rios Community College District EmployeeLos Rios Community College District Human Resources EmailLos Rios Community College District WebsiteLRCCD Resource Group – API (Asian Pacific Islander Legacy)LRCCD Resource Group – Black Faculty & Staff Association(BFSA)LRCCD Resource Group Native American Collaborative (NAC)LRCCD Resource Group – Spectrum (LGBTQIA+)Professional NetworksSacramento Black Chamber of CommerceSacramento Asian Chamber of CommerceSacramento Builders ExchangeSacramento Hispanic Chamber of CommerceSacramento Rainbow Chamber of CommerceSacramentoWorksThe HUBTwitterYouTubeZipRecruiter Closing Date LocationLos Rios Community College District (District Office) 1. Have a bachelor’s degree AND two years of occupational and/orprofessional experience directly related to the assignment beingtaught; OR have an associate’s degree AND six years of occupationaland/or professional experience directly related to the assignmentbeing taught; OR, hold a California Community College Instructor’sCredential in the discipline area; OR, the equivalent.* All degreesmust be from an accredited institution.2. Have an equity-minded focus, responsiveness, and sensitivity toand understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural,disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnicbackgrounds of community college students, including those withphysical or learning disabilities as it relates to differences inlearning styles; and successfully foster and support an inclusiveeducational and employment environment.*NOTES:● Applicants applying under the “equivalent” provision must attachdetails and explain how their academic preparation and/orprofessional experience is the equivalent of the degrees listedabove.● If your degree title differs from the minimum qualificationslisted above, you are requested to submit this equivalencystatement. The Los Rios Community College District is seeking a pool ofqualified applicants for possible temporary part-time teachingassignments. These positions are filled on an as needed basis andare on-going recruitment efforts.Adjunct pools are open continuously and applicants arecontacted/hired year-round for assignments based on collegeneeds.Teaching assignments may include day, evening, on-line, hybrid,weekend, and/or off campus classes.Position Salary Information:Initial maximum salary placement is based on academic degree,upper/graduate level units earned, and/or related professionaloccupational experience per the Los Rios College Federation ofTeachers ( LRCFT ) contract Article 2 (The initialmaximum placement is Class V, Step 8). Posting Details SalaryPlease See LRCCD Salary Schedules AboutThe Los Rios Community College District is the second largest,two-year public college district in California, servingapproximately 75,000 students in the greater Sacramento region. Thedistrict’s 2,400 square mile service area includes Sacramento andEl Dorado counties and parts of Yolo, Placer, and Solano countiesand is comprised of four uniquely diverse colleges – AmericanRiver, Cosumnes River, Folsom Lake and Sacramento City colleges. Inaddition to each college’s main campus, the district offerseducational centers in Placerville, Davis, West Sacramento, ElkGrove, Natomas and Rancho Cordova.The Los Rios district office is centrally located in the heart ofthe Sacramento valley. The growing Capital Region has strongcommunities and emergent arts and dining scenes, and is nearby someof the most celebrated tourist destinations in the country – LakeTahoe, Napa Valley and San Francisco. The Sacramento area is agreat place to live and work!StrengthsThe district has approximately 6,000 employees throughout our fourcolleges and district office complex. The District office iscentrally located between all four colleges and provides welcoming,inclusive, and equitable environments for Los Rios students,employees and our community partners. Our departments strive forthe highest quality in all programs, services, and activities, andare focused on advancing the learning of our diverse studentpopulation through improved academic and social outcomes.Our VisionOur colleges offer equity-minded, academically rigorous, studentsuccess centered education. Our objective is to help our studentssuccessfully achieve their academic goals, whether they want totransfer to a four-year college or university, earn an associatesdegree, or obtain one of more than 100 certificates in high demandcareer fields.The Los Rios Community College District’s Human ResourcesDepartment is committed to diversity, equity, and to ensuring aninclusive, thriving environment for all of its employees, students,and surrounding communities. To that end, the Human ResourcesDepartment is intentional in recruiting, hiring, and retainingdiverse employees, to reflect the diversity of our colleges’student populations. Additional Salary InformationNo additional salary information to note Open ContinuouslyYes Job Posting TitleArchitecture Adjunct Assistant Professor Conditions Total Hrs per Week/Day Part-time, Assistant Professor Position. Adjunct pools are opencontinuously and applicants are contacted/hired year-round forassignments based on college needs. Applicants applying to this Los Rios Community College Districtadjunct faculty posting are required to complete fully andsubmit:1. Los Rios Community College District Faculty Application2. Unofficial transcripts of college/university work (indicatingcompleted or conferred date)3. Resume or Curriculum Vitae4. Two letters of recommendation (if using Interfolio, please sendattachments to [email protected])5. Letter of InterestNOTES :● Applications submitted without all required documents listedabove will be disqualified. Applicants indicating “see resume” onthe online application will be disqualified.● Graduate advising documents and grade reports will not beaccepted as unofficial transcripts.● Los Rios employees are also required to submit unofficial copiesof transcripts.● Individuals who have completed college or university course workat an institution in a country other than the United States mustobtain a complete evaluation of foreign transcripts, degrees andother relevant documents.● A foreign transcript evaluation is required any time foreigncourse work is used to meet minimum qualifications and/or salaryplacement even if the foreign transcript has been accepted by acollege or university in the United States.● Foreign transcript evaluations are ONLY accepted from AICE(Association of International Credential Evaluations, Inc.) orNACES (The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services)agencies or evaluators.Foreign Degree Transcript Evaluations click hereDo not submit additional materials that are not requested. Posting Date12/12/2016 Special Requirements Assignment Responsibilities The Institution * Criminal History Verification and Release: I acknowledge andagree that I understand that by answering the question below, Icertify that the information provided by me is true, correct andcomplete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I authorizeinvestigation of all statements contained herein, and on the P-881(if applicable and submitted), and I release from liability allpersons and organizations furnishing such information. I understandthat any misstatements, omissions or misrepresentation of facts onthis form, my application, and, if applicable, the P-881 orattachment(s) may be cause for disqualification or dismissal. Ifyou have ever been convicted of an offense other than a minortraffic violation you are required to complete the form ‘ArrestsWhich Led to Convictions for Crime’, P-881 (you must discloseconvictions that have been dismissed pursuant to Penal Code Section1203.4; Ed. Code 87008). Please copy and paste the provided URL forthe form - – andattach the completed form to your application.Yes, I acknowledge and agreeNo, I do not acknowledge or agree Beginning and/or Ending Dates * Can you perform the essential functions of this position?YesNo Work Schedule Position Summary Applicant DocumentsRequired DocumentsUnofficial Transcript 1Optional DocumentsResume/Curriculum VitaeLetter of InterestLetter of Recommendation 1Equivalency Determination Letter (P-38 or Equivalency RequestStatement)P-881 Report of Arrests Which Led To Convictions For CrimeDocumentLetter of Recommendation 2Unofficial Transcript 2Unofficial Transcript 3Unofficial Transcript 4Unofficial Transcript 5Foreign Transcript Evaluationlast_img read more

Political societies take EU stances

first_imgOxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) and Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) have this week taken up their positions as student political societies ahead of the coming referendum on the UK’s continued membership of the European Union.In a public statement released on Monday, OUCA President Jan Nedvídek and Political Officer George Walker announced, “In light of the forthcoming referendum on Britain’s membership of the European Union, [OUCA] has thought it right to clarify what role we intend to play in the debate.“Considering the variety of views which our members have on the question of EU membership, OUCA has decided not to support either the ‘In’ or the ‘Out’ campaigns. This stance is in accordance with the Conservative Party’s own position of allowing members to make up their own minds about the issue.”OUCA’s stance means the society will not be campaigning for either side unless a future GM motion in favour of changing the society’s position were to be proposed and passed.Meanwhile, OULC passed a motion on Monday night, with only five votes against, to “endorse UK membership of the European Union” and “to actively campaign in favour of the UK’s continued membership of the European Union in the coming referendum campaign.”Noni Csogor, Co-Chair-Elect of OULC, who contributed to the motion debate, told Cherwell, “The EU has worked tirelessly and often unseen for the promotion of workers’ rights and international cooperation. It’s not perfect, but we need to have a voice in the EU to be able to push for its democratisation, which is why I’m really pleased that OULC voted by such a large margin to support the ‘Yes’ campaign. The labour movement is an international movement.”Nedvídek added in a separate statement to Cherwell, “‘The issue of Britain’s place in the European Union is a divisive one in all parties except UKIP. I think it’s so important that we try to accommodate this diversity in the Conservative Party by not taking an official stance on the issue.”“‘The Party, and OUCA, have always been broad churches, incorporating all types of different views. Rather than pointing at people who disagree with us and telling them to go elsewhere, I’m delighted that OUCA has made it clear that everyone is welcome.”David Parton, who is at St Hilda’s and who proposed the motion to OULC, told Cherwell, “This [position] is in line with UK Labour Party policy…Labour’s values of internationalism, solidarity and cooperation shine through in our policy stance, and we find it indicative of how increasingly feral the eurosceptic Tory right is becoming that OUCA was unable to commit to anything.”These developments follow NUS President Megan Dunn having taken up a position on the board of the national ‘In’ campaign ‘Britain Stronger in Europe’ last month.OUSU also endorses Britain’s continued membership of the EU. In its Seventh Week meeting of Trinity 2015, a motion was passed, stating, “This council believes that Britain should remain a member state of the European Union.”While no date has yet been set, the EU referendum must take place before the end of 2017, although it is speculated that it could be as soon as Autumn 2016.last_img read more

Ivy Tech giving away free computers to students registering for fall classes

first_imgIndianaLocalNews Ivy Tech giving away free computers to students registering for fall classes By Jon Zimney – August 1, 2020 0 512 Pinterest Facebook Google+ Twitter Google+ Twitter (Photo supplied/Ivy Tech Community College) Ivy Tech Community College, South Bend-Elkhart has begun an incentive program for students registering for fall classes.Until August 14, Ivy Tech South Bend-Elkhart will be giving away two laptops every day; one to a first-time student and one to a continuing student. They must be registered for 6 credit hours or more starting Aug. 24.The drawings take place every day at 5 p.m. on the Ivy Tech Community College South Bend – Elkhart Facebook page. The winners from Friday-Sunday will all be announced every Monday.“We know many of our students struggle with access to technology,” said Vice Chancellor of Student Success, Ethan Zagore. “We wanted to reinforce the fact that we are here to support our students through this unprecedented time and are excited to start this fall semester.”For questions, individuals may email [email protected] Facebook WhatsApp Pinterest WhatsApp Previous articleMan shot at Nick’s Patio restaurant in South BendNext articleFood Bank mobile distribution schedule for the week Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.last_img read more

Pasty company launched consumer competition

first_imgThe West Cornwall Pasty Co is giving an individual the chance to design their own innovative pasty.The competition, launched by the pasty specialist, will run until 15 October. The winner will be chosen by an expert pasty panel and the winning pasty recipe will be refined and developed by the West Cornwall Pasty Co development team.The pasty and its chosen name will be entered by West Cornwall Pasty Co in the ’Open Savoury’ company category of the World Pasty Championships 2016. It will also appear in 33 of the West Cornwall Pasty Co shops as a guest pasty.Heidi Langford West Cornwall Pasty Co’s head of product said: “We’re looking for an outstanding pasty recipe that will not only wow the judges at the World Pasty Championships but will also delight our daily customers around the UK.“We’re looking for innovation matched with a great story about why ingredients have been chosen and we’re particularly interested in stories linking the entry back to Cornwall and the reasons why.”In addition, the winner and their guest will be invited to join West Cornwall Pasty Co to attend the World Pasty Championships at The Eden Project, Cornwall on the 5 March 2016. A profile of the competition winner alongside their pasty will also feature on the West Cornwall Pasty Co website and social media.West Cornwall pasty Co is the World Pasty Champion for 2014 and 2015 in the Traditional Cornish Pasty category.Go to to apply.last_img read more

The Path to Democracy in Venezuela

first_imgBy ShareAmerica September 03, 2020 What is the best way for Venezuela to restore democracy?Venezuela is at a crossroads. The country has been on the path to authoritarianism since Nicolás Maduro took power in 2013.Since then, he has led Venezuela down a road of economic and democratic destitution.Interim President Juan Guaidó is offering Venezuela a new path, one that leads the country back to democracy and prosperity. Most of Venezuela’s neighbors support Guaidó as he begins to forge this new path.In March, Guaidó called for an emergency government to help move Venezuela past the current political crisis. Soon after, the U.S. government proposed a plan — the Democratic Transition Framework for Venezuela — that calls for both Maduro and Guaidó to cede authority to an emergency governing council, called the Council of State.This five-person governing council would be a temporary executive branch that oversees the democratic transition and ensures that all levels of the Venezuelan government are following the steps of the framework.These representatives would be from both sides of the current divide and would be agreed upon by both parties to oversee a free and fair democratic electoral process.As the framework details, both Maduro and Guaidó would step aside during this transition period while a new electoral system is established. This would allow them to be legitimate candidates for the presidency during the next election cycle, should they choose so.The framework culminates when Venezuelans can participate in free and fair elections.Once this happens, the U.S. will review and possibly lift sanctions on individuals linked to the Maduro regime.This is only a suggested proposal. The true path forward must be agreed upon by all Venezuelans through free, fair, and credible elections.“Democracy will not be intimidated,” U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on July 3. “We remain committed to supporting Venezuela’s peaceful, democratic transition and free and fair presidential and parliamentary elections.”last_img read more

Standing in the middle of nowhere

first_imgFive ways out of the regulatory James CollinsTake this word: Progress.According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, progress is the “movement forward or toward a place.”But according to my recollection of the past few years, we’ve only moved toward the middle of a map titled “nowhere.”Regulators continue to implement solutions to imaginary problems. This, while Congress continues to do its best imitation of the movie “Frozen.”But I am also an optimist—which is why I still watch the Seattle Mariners each year.But there are big questions: Can something actually get done in this environment? What proposals exist that have the support of everyone? continue reading » 5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Going green saves trees … and saves green in the budget

first_imgGoing Green Saves Trees … And Saves Green in the BudgetSpring is here! Birds are singing, snow is melting … and postage rates are rising. As has been true for the past nine years, spring grows more than flowers. But rather than grumble about the growth in postage costs, why not go green instead? With spring in the air, it’s time to make the digital shift at your credit union. Honor the season and the planet by switching to an electronic communications approach. Your members will appreciate having less paper to chase, as well as saving a few trees. Today’s technology makes it easy, and members’ acceptance of digital apps has never been higher.Looking good in green Whether you go green for the cost-savings, the environment or both, digital communication strategies bring many rewards. For your members, convenience and speed likely top the list. A March 2015 study by the Natural Marketing Institute shows that U.S. consumer attitudes toward companies that consider the environment has reached an all-time high over the last five years. When given a choice, they favor companies with green technologies and sustainable practices:54% are more likely to try your products or services53% are more likely to buy your products repeatedly45% are more likely to tell friends and family about you30% are less concerned with priceTo help your credit union get started, consider the benefits of these “green” offerings:Electronic brochures – Reduce marketing costs and track members’ reactions to product and service offers by switching to e-brochures, such as DigitalMailer’s Leeflet. Marketing materials usually include agreement terms, rates and conditions, so traditional print brochures and tri-folds are often obsolete long before supplies run out. With e-brochures, you can easily update information and get it to members on request. A pilot program by the Filene Research Institute on the Leeflet service found that, on average, credit unions saved 65 percent of their costs by using electronic versus mailed brochures (after cutting the number of print brochures and adding Leeflet costs). Marketing campaigns – Keep members engaged by offering customized promotions, targeted specifically to their needs. Sure, generic cash-back promos, mobile payment apps and reward cards entice some recipients, but to truly grab members’ attention, offer them what they want in any channel they want – text, voice, email, online. Working with firms like DigitalMailer, you can be both high tech and high tough, making use of your CRM and core data to create promotional offers that get to the heart of individual interests. 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Jesse Boyer Web: Details eStatements – They’ve been around for awhile (DigitalMailer began its service in 2000), but it’s never too late to make eStatements the default option for members’ reports. With April’s jump in postage costs – and its inevitable hit to the budget – increasing your eStatement adoption rate deserves serious attention. Consider: If you mail 100,000 statements a month, the rise in postage could drain some $40,000 of your credit union’s capital every 12 months. Your members want options that are easy to use, convenient and fast. With eStatements, you can provide all three.center_img Digital member notifications – Increase member retention and attract more prospects by digitally optimizing your website to fit smaller screens, such as smartphones and tablets. Then, integrate remote delivery for member alerts, offers and other communications to address members’ growing demand for simplicity and the desire to connect with your credit union on their own terms. Today’s tools and technologies are designed to work with existing systems and synchronize with your members’ mobile devices. Online forms and applications – To grow your membership or make more loans, make it easy to complete the paperwork through online, interactive forms. PDFs are “so last year.” Today, consumers appreciate access to automated forms that can be completed – and signed – online. And here’s a bonus: Programs such as DigitalMailer’s Secure Forms allow your credit union to monitor member activity with features like lending-response tools that track a form’s progress or follow up on abandoned applications.Going for the greenThese days, members expect more from their PFI by way of green initiatives … and the right technology with the right business partner can help get you there. By integrating both mobile and environmental efforts into your e-communications strategies, you’ll create maximum impact. Whether it’s informational alerts, eStatements, promotional offers or loan applications, going digital means going green. And that means more green to the bottom line.last_img read more

Kelly has best interest of Saratoga at heart

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion Meg is interested in a long-term solution to homelessness, and not at the expense of ignoring the needs that exist in our city today. I have heard her Meg say, “I support Code Blue, its extensive volunteer base, and every effort to stop homeless deaths on our streets.” This is the kind of dedicated public servant and proven leader we need.Meg is committed to “an intensively developed urban core and an economically vibrant central business district, with well-defined urban edges and an outlying area comprised of open lands, a landscape or rural character and low-density residential development.”She understands the uniqueness of Broadway. She also has a plan for affordable housing so that our workers and our children can live here.I believe the best candidate to lead our great city forward as mayor is Meg Kelly.Daniel ShieldsSaratoga SpringsMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusSchenectady, Saratoga casinos say reopening has gone well; revenue down 30%Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes I believe the best candidate to lead our great city forward as mayor is Meg Kelly. Meg grew up and raised her family in Saratoga Springs. She was an LPGA professional golfer for 25 years and has helped to improve many golf swings (including mine). She worked tirelessly to start and grow the Saratoga Children’s Theatre, benefiting the lives of thousands of children (including mine) and our community.In 2016, Meg was appointed deputy mayor, where she has put her results-driven, hard-working and honest business ethic to work. Saratoga needs this type of leadership, regardless of the form of city government voters choose.last_img read more