The Bank of America Merrill Lynch has expanded its return-to-work programme.After seeing almost 200 participants take part in its Returning Talent programme in London, the scheme is now open to applicants in Chester.The scheme aims to help those who have been out of the workplace, such as former stay-at-home parents, carers or those who have taken a career break to support a partner serving in the Armed Forces, to re-enter the workforce.The programme, provided in partnership with the Executive Coaching Consultancy, is targeted at people who have been out of work for a year or more and who have interests in finance, technology, banking operations or other professional services.The Chester-based programme will see 25 successful applicants attend a two-day conference in September, which will explore the changing workplace and the role of the returner in today’s office environment.The programme will also feature talks from guest speakers, workshops, practical guidance, interview skills sessions, executive coaching, networking opportunities and insight into how to balance work and home lives.Steve Miller, head of the Chester site, global head of FX operations and Returning Talent Chester executive sponsor at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said: “I am very excited to see the expansion of the Returning Talent programme to Chester. This builds on its great success in London and is a fantastic opportunity for anyone looking to re-enter the workplace.“We know there is enormous untapped talent in the returner population, and we think this matches very well with the expanding opportunities at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Chester.”
Homeserve, GSK, NHS Business Services Authority, NIIT Technologies and the Post Office are among the organisations recognised at the 2017 UK and European Employee Engagement Awards.The Employee Engagement Awards aim to recognise and celebrate organisations that put employee engagement at the centre of its business strategy.The winners were announced during a ceremony at Wembley Stadium, London, on Thursday 25 January 2018.Computer support and services organisation NIIT Technologies won the Reward and recognition award, demonstrating how it linked its reward and recognition strategy to business objectives, and worked to engage employees beyond transaction benefits, such as salary.NHS Business Service Authority was awarded for its approach to wellbeing, in recognition of how it uses wellness initiatives to better engage employees with business goals and to improve productivity. Meanwhile, Post Office was awarded for its approach to Inclusion and diversity award.Homeserve and Southamption Football Club were jointly awarded the Employee Engagement company of the year award, Involvement Packaging took home the Internal communications award and pharmaceutical organisation GSK won the Social responsibility award.The full list of winners is:Employee engagement company of the year award: Homeserve, Southampton Football Club. Highly commended: IG Design Group.People Insight enterprise award: The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.Highly commended: Marks and Spencer, Boehringer Ingelheim.Employee engagement SMB [Small and medium-sized business] company of the year award: Lawn Tennis Association.Highly commended: Involvement Packaging.Wellbeing award: NHS Business Services Authority.Highly commended: The Royal Bank of Scotland Group.Reward and recognition award: NIIT Technologies.Highly commended: Plusnet, Tata Consultancy Services.Inclusion and diversity award: Post Office.Highly commended: FanDuel.Unsung hero award: Mike Boyle, First Bus.Highly commended: Shona Sullivan, Capita.Employer brand award: Arrow Business Communications.Highly commended: Southampton Football Club.Internal communications award: Involvement Packaging.Highly commended: Centrica, Inspired Thinking Group.Social responsibility award: GSK.Highly commended: RB.Leadership award: Time.Highly commended: PPL.Employee engagement non-profit/charity company of the year award: Livin.Highly commended: Cancer Research UK.Employee engagement public sector organisation of the year award: University of Lincoln. Highly commended: Ministry of Justice.Customer engagement award: Fitness First.Highly commended: PPL.Best use of technology award: Nissan.Highly commended: Marks and Spencer.Consultancy of the year award: H&H.Highly commended: Dragonfish, Instinctif Partners.Vendor of the year award: Benefex.Highly commended: Peakon, LifeWorks.Amber Kelly, engagement, talent and learning director at Post Office (pictured), said: “Diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of our business. We are committed to promoting a working environment where everyone feels comfortable to bring their true selves to work and it’s wonderful that this commitment has been recognised through this award.“2017 was a wonderful year for diversity and inclusion at the Post Office. We were recognised as a disability confident leader and a Times’ Top 50 employer for women. And this award is a great start to what promises to be another exciting year for diversity and inclusion at the Post Office.”Matt Manners, founder and chief executive office at The Employee Engagement Awards, added: “This year, the entries really have proven the transformational value that focusing on the employee experience can deliver. Not only do engaged employees help develop a clear competitive advantage but [they] will also help their organisation to navigate a world facing continuous change.”
Something for the weekend: Seasoned HR professionals are being given the opportunity to become reward royalty with the latest job posting from St James’s Palace.The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are on the hunt for a senior HR adviser to join their household on a fixed term contract as maternity cover. The next in line to the throne is looking for an HR expert with a passion for management coaching and staff development, who also has strong experience in employee relations and communications.The chosen candidate will be responsible for the entire employment lifecycle of palace staff, taking on benefits provision, recruitment processes and HR reporting; expertise in HR systems will be required.HR professionals wishing to apply need to hold a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) qualification or equivalent, and will need to be confident communicators who can easily build relationships and engage with palace employees.The Prince of Wales also requests that the new senior HR advisor is proactive, self-motivated, organised, a keen multi-tasker and can use initiative to complete tasks. Crucially, the appointed staff member must also be the soul of discretion to handle confidential situations and information.HR experts have until 15 August 2019 to send in their CV for this exciting interim position.Here at Employee Benefits, we think this could be a fantastic role for a monarchy-loving HR generalist who is ready to throw themselves into life at the palace. We wonder if the chosen candidate will even have the opportunity to talk employee benefits and reward with the Queen…
DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) – Vote-by-mail ballots are already being mailed out in South Florida.The Miami-Dade elections department in Doral began sending out more than 200,000 ballots, Tuesday, to absentee voters ahead of the primary election on Aug. 30.“It’s never been easier,” said Supervisor of Elections for Miami-Dade County Christine White. “There is no reason to get in your car and wait in line for early voting or election day, you can vote from the comfort of you own home, so as people become aware of how easy it is, I’m sure the number will continue to grow and be around 300,000 for the presidential.”Still want your ballet, but forgot to request one?Don’t worry, the department said they will continue to send them to any voter who makes a request by the deadline, Wednesday, Aug. 24.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
PLANTATION, FLA. (WSVN) – Students at American Heritage School collected food to help families in need, Tuesday, just in time for Thanksgiving.Students in each grade collected food to distribute to The Pantry of Broward.“It’s really good to help our community and have a good time,” Jessi Kaplan, a student, said.The organization will pass out the food to seniors with low incomes and grandparents raising children in Broward County.“They filled up the school bus that you see behind us with all of the food,” said Maureen Luna, the CEO of Pantry of Broward. “They come and formed an amazing assembly line bringing all the food inside, so we can get it to our clients in time for Thanksgiving.”Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
ORLANDO, FLA. (WSVN) – A new ‘rainbow’ crosswalk in Orlando is dedicated to the victims of the Pulse Nightclub massacre.DOT crews finished the crosswalk early Wednesday, right outside of Pulse, where 49 people were killed in June 2016.Thousands of people signed a petition asking the city of Orlando to approve the memorial.It’s unclear what will happen to the building itself. Pulse’s owner has been collecting suggestions online.“I want what the community wants. I want what the victims’ families want, what the survivors want,” Barbara Poma said.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
SOUTH MIAMI, FLA. (WSVN) – Some South Florida students were rewarded for leading the charge in voter registration.AMC Theatres, Team 305 and South Florida Cares treated students from Northwestern Senior High School to a private movie screening at AMC Sunset Place 24 in South Miami for their efforts.The students have an ambitious goal: to ensure 100 percent of eligible voters in their community are registered to vote.Northwestern Senior High student Brianna Latimore highlighted the importance of letting voters’ voices be heard.“We’re losing a lot this year. We have lost a lot of teens to gun violence, and it’s kind of tragic, so it needs to stop,” she said. “Stop getting guns more easily and make it harder for us to get guns.”The wave of activism comes in the wake of the Feb. 14 mass shooting at Parkland’s Marjory Stoneman High School, as well as several others across the nation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
HOLLYWOOD, FLA. (WSVN) – The Archdiocese of Miami celebrated their 60th anniversary with a family-friendly event in Hollywood.Nativity Catholic Church and School, located at 5220 Johnson St., marked the archdiocese’s diamond anniversary with the Parish Life Mass and Picnic, Sunday afternoon.The picnic was full of free activities with food, face painting, games and balloon artists. The festivities also included rides, rock climbing and a “Battle of the Worship Bands” competition.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – A Miami neighborhood not so far, far away celebrated May the Fourth with ice-cold brews and a trip down memory lane.J. Wakefield Brewing in Wynwood held Saturday’s event especially geared at Star Wars fans.Owner and brewmaster Johnathan Wakefield is known for his devotion to the popular franchise. He has a taproom full of memorabilia and a Star Wars mural at the brewery.Festivities included a live lightsaber battle, a food truck, a live DJ and the entire “Star Wars” movie saga playing on rotation on a large screen.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
MIAMI (WSVN) – Police are searching for two thieves caught on camera breaking into a home in Miami.The burglary occurred in the area of Southwest 27th Avenue and Second Street on Nov. 8.Surveillance cameras captured two men walking back and forth outside of the home. They both wore their shirts over their heads.The homeowner said he was sleeping when the crooks took off with his wallet.If you have any information on this home burglary, call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a $1,000 reward.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
More than six months after Reed Elsevier announced it was putting Reed Business Information on the block, BusinessWeek parent McGraw-Hill has emerged as one of more than 20 companies that are interested in purchasing the London-based media company’s b-to-b publishing arm.UBS, the bank that’s organizing the sale, sent information to prospective bidders last week, according to a report in the London Telegraph. Private equity groups Cinven, Permira, Providence Equity Partners and Bain also were reported as interested parties. First round bids are said to be due by mid-August.In an e-mail to FOLIO:, a McGraw-Hill spokesperson declined to comment. McGraw-Hill, owner of credit rating firm Standard & Poors, publishes several construction and aviation magazines, including Aviation Week and several titles under its McGraw-Hill Construction division. A number of its titles overlap with RBI titles, which also publishes Variety.It was not immediately clear if McGraw-Hill is interested in purchasing individual titles or RBI as a whole. Reed Elsevier last month, in an effort to make sure RBI is sold in one piece, put together a group of banks to lend nearly $1.5 billion to the eventual buyer. Early estimates put an RBI sale at about $2 billion.
The regional titles all published six times annually and carried an average circulation of about 11,000. As a result of the closings, Real Estate Forum will increase frequency from eight times annually to 10 and will expand its circ. to 42,000, beginning with its January issue.In September, ALM was split from its former parent Incisive Media by its private equity owner, Apax Partners, and a group of banks. As a result, Apax’s stake in ALM dropped from 71 percent to 51 percent while Royal Bank of Scotland was to acquire the remaining 49 percent in a debt-for-equity swap. The deal effectively cut ALM’s debt from $450 million to $300 million.More on this topic Incisive Media Eliminates 9 Jobs ALM Changes Name to Incisive Media Wasserstein Explores “Strategic Alternatives” for ALM (posted 3/21) Shaky Times at ALM ALM Debuts New Site Using Forbes Platform ALM Relaunches Better Buildings Brand with a National SupplementJust In Shanker Out, Litterick In as CEO of EnsembleIQ Editor & Publisher Magazine Sold to Digital Media Consultant PE Firm Acquires Majority Stake in Industry Dive TIME Names New Sales, Marketing Leads | People on the Move The Atlantic Names New Global Marketing Head | People on the Move Bonnier Corp. Terminates Editor-in-Chief for Ethics BreachPowered by American Lawyer Media’s Real Estate Media Group has folded its four regional magazines: Real Estate Florida, Real Estate New Jersey, Real Estate New York and Real Estate Southern California. The December issues will be their last.Instead, ALM will roll the editorial content from those magazines into two new sections of Real Estate Forum, the Real Estate group’s flagship title. The new sections will be called NewsFront and ForumLocal.ALM said it attributed the closings to poor economic conditions, reader feedback and market constraints. Twelve staffers were laid off as a result of the closings, representing more than a third of the overall Real Estate Media Group (which employed 35 workers before the cuts). ALM employs more than 800 people company-wide.
While the debate over “Google: Friend or Foe” continues with magazine and online content publishers, a new service from MashLogic offers publishers a way to keep readers at their sites without having to look up related topics on Google or Bing. MashLogic has developed two semantic tools, “2Stay” and “2Go,” that identify and link to related topics and terms. “If you’re interested in a certain topic like sports or music, this would automatically identify links to those topics like players and teams or performers,” said CEO Ranjit Padmanabhan.” The service is customizable for the host site. On Goal.com, a soccer-dedicated site and early MashLogic client, a series of red dots are visible under linkable terms which take the reader to other contextually relevant articles at the site. MashLogic is currently on 14 of Goal’s international language sites and in front of approximately 10 million monthly uniques. “This offers the ability to expose the reader to additional content,” said vice president of business development John Bryan. “There is a great degree of positive churn with stories and we’re making older content relevant by bringing it in front of the user. This also reinforces the relevance of your brand to the user and can increasing page clickthrough and time on site, which leads to higher CPMs and advertiser satisfaction.” Bryan said the tool has particular appeal for publishers in three areas: fast-moving news, celebrity stories and sports. Past articles can be presented in a vertical timeline or horizontally across different categories. In a demo for the NewYorkTimes.com, the term “Meryl Streep” on the home page generated 10 related stories in the past seven days that had been on the site across blogs, movie reviews, fashion, finance and celebrity. The minimum requirement for a publisher is to have an RSS feed which they can turn over to MashLogic for indexing, as well as implementation of a few lines of java script. Publishers can also restrict certain terms (such as the name of a competitive site). “We have found MashLogic to be a valuable tool in both retaining users on Goal.com and encouraging them to return to the site for access to related content,” said Ron Elwell, president and COO of Goal.com. “We generate upwards of 60,000 articles each month, and MashLogic encourages our visitors to read and engage more with them. It also diverts users back towards Goal.com in coordination with our content, and the tool is in line with our aim of equipping each user with the functionality to seek out information.”Free To Publishers (With an Eye on Revenue Sharing) MashLogic is currently free to publishers and is looking at developing a revenue share model on product links to sites such as iTunes and Amazon, as well as product sales (such as a soccer jersey) on sites like Goal.com.
It’s been about a year since Vibe magazine was relaunched by Uptown Media and private equity firm InterMedia Partners, which acquired the ailing music title in June 2009 after it was shut down by its former owner, the Wicks Group. Today, as the October/November issue hits newsstands this week, the magazine is striking a balance between returning to its roots while expanding the brand across platforms.“When we assumed control of Vibe last year, one of our first priorities was to let everyone know that the brand is still strong and just as urgent to its consumers as ever,” Uptown Media co-CEO Len Burnett, who helped launch Vibe in the early 1990s, tells FOLIO:. “We knew we needed to bring back the luster the book had lost over the years—not just the look and style but the edit content as well. Vibe became very hip-hop centered. It didn’t differentiate itself from a lot of the competition.”Before Vibe shut down in June 2009, the magazine saw its first quarter advertising pages plummet 42 percent, and it planned to cut its guaranteed rate base by 25 percent that July to 600,000 copies and to drop frequency to 10 times per year. When Burnett and his team at Uptown took over, they immediately got to work reconfiguring the print model. They brought in a new design director who gave the magazine a new look, one that Burnett says is more cohesive with the Web site. Initially, the plan was to publish quarterly, but not long after relaunching, Vibe went bi-monthly and currently carries a 300,000 rate base—about half what it had pre-acquisition. The magazine increased its trim size to 9” x 10-3/4” (the same size as sister title Uptown) and upped its paper stock to 45-pound matte. “The paper is heavier and absorbs ink nicely,” says Burnett. “That’s one of the first things consumers notice now. Color really pops off the page.” Burnett says advertising dollars out of the gate were slimmer than anticipated. “A lot of advertisers had already planned their budgets, or were excited about the relaunch but wanted to take a ‘wait and see’ approach,” he says. “We fought hard. Since then, many advertisers have carved out a few dollars for us.” Burnett declined to disclose specific sales figures but says the magazine has won back old advertisers as well as signed a few new ones, including Lexus, BMW and Mini Cooper. He says the magazine now is meeting its goal of about 40 ads per issue.Digital at the ForefrontWhen Uptown and InterMedia acquired Vibe, the groups said Vibe.com would be the “centerpiece of the new venture.” Since its relaunch, the site averages about 450,000 uniques per month. And the Vibe Lifestyle Network—which comprises partnerships with 12 to 15 publishers including AllHipHop.com, DJBooth.net as well as the recently relaunched Vibe Vixen site, to promote their sites under the Vibe banner and to leverage content and distribution—averages roughly 10 million uniques per month, or about double from the first quarter this year.Again, without disclosing specific figures, Burnett says Vibe.com and the Vibe Lifestyle Network has “played out well” and has benefitted nicely from integrated sales programs. The Vibe brand also is expanding with the launch of a magazine app with digital vendor Zinio later this fall, Burnett says, and an iPad app during the first quarter of 2011.In addition, Vibe is launching a DJ-mixer app next month that allows users to become their own DJ. “When you do these apps, you have to consider what’s going to make consumers come back to them on a regular basis,” says Burnett. “It should be cool, but not just cool for the moment. You need to come up with apps that have a purpose beyond just reading the magazine.”Into 2011, Vibe is looking at a digital radio business called Vibe Live as well as forays into TV and brand licensing. “It was heart-wrenching watching Vibe sputter like it did,” Burnett says. “It was a dream for me, for our investors, to expand the brand. Through its ups and downs, this is the brand that our consumer is still attached to, and finds important across any platform.”
The city of Vallejo, Calif., and the Mare Island Historic Park Foundation have rekindled their bid to add the 161-year-old Mare Island Naval Shipyard to the national park system.Incorporation into the National Park Service would prevent the shipyard’s historic structures from falling into disrepair and keep shipyard artifacts from being scattered across the country, according to the foundation.The effort to integrate the historic sections of the shipyard, located in the northeastern portion of the San Francisco Bay area, into the park system began after the site was designated for closure in 1993, according to Dennis Kelly, a project manager for the foundation. In 2011, the National Park Service turned down such a request over concerns about the cost of repairs needed by the site’s historic resources and the ongoing cleanup, rather than its lack of suitability.A park service study of the proposal concluded that there are “no other sites that tell the story of the development of naval facilities on the West Coast over the period of history covered by Mare Island Naval Shipyard.”The park service previously had said preserving the shipyard’s historic resources should be one of the highest priorities in planning for the site’s reuse, Kelly said.Mare Island was established in 1854 as the first naval base on the West Coast. Its primary mission was to build, maintain, and repair Navy ships and submarines. More than 500 ships were built there before its closure in 1996.Incorporating Mare Island into the park system would support Vallejo’s effort to boost tourism by promoting its naval heritage. The foundation has preserved and maintained historical buildings at the shipyard, but the group is looking for the National Park Service to step in to provide additional resources, Kelly said.Lennar continues to redevelop Mare Island, a National Historic Landmark, according to a plan calling for 1,400 homes, 7 million square feet of commercial and industrial space, and recreational areas. Dan Cohen AUTHOR
Voters in Burlington, Vt., on Tuesday approved a non-binding ballot referendum calling for the city council to ask the Air Force to cancel its plan to bring 18 F-35 fighter jets to the Vermont Air National Guard base at Burlington International Airport. Opponents of the Air Force’s basing decision — whose efforts to block the move previously failed in both state and federal courts — say the fifth-generation combat aircraft would be too loud and could pose a safety threat in a densely populated area. Burlington Mayor Miro Weinberger said he would revisit the issue but added the city is “a long way” from making a request to the Air Force to change its plans, reports VTDigger.VTDigger photo by Bob LoCicero Dan Cohen AUTHOR
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On this week’s episode of the GRAMMY Museum’s “Required Listening” podcast, the prolific singer/songwriter shared the biggest lesson he learned from performing on the streets for complete strangers.Listen Now: “Required Listening” Episode With Andy Grammer”The number one thing [I learned from busking] is the ability to just act without any guarantee of anything happening in return,” said Grammer. “There’s no greater place to do that every day than [on] the street because there’s nobody there [to see] you. … It’s a great muscle to build.”In a wide-ranging chat with GRAMMY Museum Executive Director/host Scott Goldman, the “Fresh Eyes” singer also shared how fatherhood and collaboration sparked the songwriting process for his latest album, The Good Parts, and why albums provide for a truer snapshot of a musician’s art.”One of the biggest benefits of writing with others is that it makes you write,” said Grammer, who collaborated with songwriters Ian Kirkpatrick and Ross Golan, among others, on the new LP. “If you have a session on the books with somebody else, you’re going to write a song that day. If you have a session by yourself, you might. That’s just real.”Speaking of real, nothing can prepare you for the real emotions that hit you upon becoming a first-time parent. For Grammer, he channeled his feelings into “Always,” an angelic tribute to his newborn daughter featured on The Good Parts.”It definitely opens you up to a whole new area of life, which is fun to write about,” said Grammer. “It’s such a big thing that when you’re able to distill it down to a line, it holds. When you say to your daughter, ‘You and me will be always,’ that’s like a simple little line that means [so much].”As far as the modern debate over releasing songs versus albums? Put Grammer down as “pro-album.””With one song, you can get an idea,” said Grammer. “With 12 songs you can get a real sense of where somebody is.”As you go along creating art, you have a feeling of how you personally feel about it. And you go about the process of trying to get it out of yourself. 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News The new stage production will highlight the life and music of the “King Of Pop”Nate HertweckGRAMMYs Jun 19, 2018 – 8:56 am The Michael Jackson Estate has partnered with Columbia Stage Live to develop a new stage musical inspired by the life and music of Michael Jackson. The show is set to arrive on Broadway sometime in 2020, and the score will include some of Jackson’s most influential hits such as “Thriller,” “Smooth Criminal,” “Beat It,” and “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” the song that earned Jackson his first career GRAMMY for Best R&B Vocal Performance, Male at the 22nd GRAMMY Awards. Michael Jackson Musical To Land On Broadway In 2020 Facebook Twitter Michael Jackson Musical Coming To Broadway michael-jackson-musical-land-broadway-2020 Email NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO May 15, 2017 – 1:50 am Michael Jackson GRAMMY memories While the show’s title and the theatre that will host it were not revealed, some of the key contributors have been announced. Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage is on board to write the book and Tony Award-winning ballet superstar Christopher Wheeldon will handle choreography, according to Variety.The new show follows a slew of so-called “jukebox musicals” featuring the life and works of music artists, including “Jersey Boys” (The Four Seasons), “On Your Feet” (Gloria Estefan), “Summer: The Donna Summer Musical,” and “Beautiful: The Carol King Musical,” which won two Tony Awards in 2014.Jackson’s remarkable career, from his time in the Jackson 5 to his worldwide success as a solo artists, was cut short in 2009 by the singer’s untimely death. In 2010, he was honored with The Recording Academy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and Jackson also received the prestigious GRAMMY Legend Award in 1993. The Jackson Estate previously sanctioned two Cirque du Soleil shows, and has produced other posthumous projects including a Michael Jackson’s Thriller 3D and the albums Michael and Xscape.Catching Up On Music News Powered By The Recording Academy Just Got Easier. Have A Google Home Device? “Talk To GRAMMYs”