Tight market forces firms to halt graduate job plans

first_imgA quarter of employers have reduced the number of graduates they are lookingto recruit because of the deteriorating economic climate, research reveals. The study for the Association of Graduate Recruiters shows that one in fivefirms have deferred up to 60 graduate job offers. Carl Gilleard, chief executive of the Association of Graduate Recruiters,said the findings reveal that “these are uncertain times” forgraduate recruiters. “The reduction in graduate jobs suggests that we are in for a muchtighter graduate market. Recruiters are still active, but are unsure about andunwilling to quote numbers,” he said. According to the survey of 166 employers, eight out of 10 companies havedeferred graduate jobs for 12 months. One in 10 firms have withdrawn joboffers. Graduate Recruitment in an Uncertain Labour Market finds that although 13per cent of organisations are increasing graduate intake, there has been anoverall 5.5 per cent decrease in the number of graduate vacancies. Gilleard urges employers to defer rather than withdraw job offers wheneverpossible. He said, “Not withdrawing the offer still gives them theopportunity to get back some return on their investment, as graduaterecruitment is an expensive business. “When I entered the labour market over 30 years ago, I had a job offerwithdrawn and I have never forgotten it, although I’m sure that companies onlywithdraw an offer when they have no alternative.” Gilleard warns recruiters to keep a high profile in the graduate recruitmentmarket so they are ready to attract the best talent when the economy recovers. www.agr.org.uk By Paul Nelson Tight market forces firms to halt graduate job plansOn 23 Oct 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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Keenan to sponsor mud volleyball tournament

first_imgWhite Field will turn brown Sunday when Keenan Hall hosts the 12th annual Muddy Sunday mud volleyball event to end AnTostal Week.Sophomore Greg Brainard, one of the event commissioners, said Muddy Sunday serves as a fun opportunity to relax with friends before finals week.“It’s always right after the AnTostal Week, so it’s kind of part of AnTostal and it kind of closes out the week,” Brainard said. “It’s an awesome chance to unwind and have some fun with some friends before finals and before the end of the semester as everyone goes into summer, all, of course, while giving back to a good cause, and that’s kind of the main point behind the whole thing.”The event costs $10 per person with all funds benefitting Habitat for Humanity, which Brainard said attracted him and his co-commissioner, sophomore Jack Higham, to organizing the event.“I think a big reason me and Jack wanted to do it was because we saw that it was a good thing for Keenan to put on to give back to Habitat for Humanity,” he said. “I know that a big part of our promotional goal is letting people know that it is for charity and, you know, it is first of all about giving back and it is a fun event, so it’s kind of a two-fold advertisement.”Higham said he and Brainard want to make sure the charity aspect of the event doesn’t get lost among the fun on Sunday.“I think that while everyone’s having fun, they already paid their money so they might forget what the event is for, and that’s what we’re going to still emphasize, with the tent and a sign that says this is for this organization and we’re really happy you guys played and paid,” Higham said. “It’s a win-win. You pay money for a great cause and you also get to have a lot of fun while you’re doing it.”Muddy Sunday is not only fun to participate in, Higham said, but also fun to watch with plenty of games to be played and more structure than in previous years.“The event itself is just so much fun to participate [in], and it’s fun to watch, too,” he said. “We extended the time a little bit, the length of the event itself, and also, it’ll look more like an event. … In previous years, there was just a guy at a table, you’d go register and you’d go play volleyball, which is fine, but it was our event, we wanted to do it our way and make sure everyone could see that it is a Keenan Hall event and it’s for a good cause.”Brainard said he and Higham came up with new ideas to improve the atmosphere of the event.“Something new that Jack put in this year is that when you register your team you actually sign up with a song choice,” Brainard said. “So we’ll have music playing as everyone’s coming in and you kind of just have it be a fun atmosphere and maybe you’ll get to hear the song you requested while you’re playing, ideally. Just little things like that, just making it a fun atmosphere and a fun event, you know, is really what we tried to bring to it this year.”Brainard suggested Muddy Sunday could be used to promote dorm community by RAs organizing and signing up a section team to participate.“Muddy Sunday is a great opportunity to have a section event,” he said. “In that way we’re kind of envisioning it as really fostering Notre Dame community, and even within that, dorm community too. This is all just a chance for friends to come together, and I think it’s a great chance for an RA to bring their section out and as a bonding event for the section. … Why not bring your section out here and give back?”Tags: Antostal, Keenan Hall, Muddy Sundaylast_img read more

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Krause basketball camp at Selkirk CANCELLED

first_img“We just received news that (Director of Men’s Basketball at Gonzaga University) Jerry Krause will not be able to attend the upcoming camp at Selkirk College,” Kingdon said.Krause, who instructed last season during a camp at L.V. Rogers in Nelson and has been a professional basketball scout and general manager for such franchises as the Baltimore Bullets and the Chicago Bulls, was the head instructor for the two-day camp set for later this month at the Castlegar campus gymnasium.Kingdom hopes to have Krause reschedule for prior to the high school and elementary basketball seasons.For more information on Kootenay Basketball contact Vivian Kingdon at [email protected] Kootenay Basketball skipper Viv Kingdon has some bad news for youth hoopsters.last_img read more

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Annual General Meeting a chance for fans to help plot course of Good Ship Leafs

first_imgDooley has maintained close contact with Mario DiBella’s coaching staff as the coaches pound the pavement on an aggressive off-season recruiting plan.“Re-building will take time,” Dooley said. “ . . . the upcoming season will still be a work in progress (but) I am impressed by the off season work by Mario DiBella and Sean Dooley.”“They are making sure they invite the type of players that fit.”Dooley said it would be no easy task returning the Leafs to the top of the hotly competitive Neil Murdoch Division after a disastrous 2014-15 campaign that saw the executive release head coach Dave McLellan and his staff.Beaver Valley, under the guidance of cagey Terry Jones, puts a competitive team on the ice every season.Castlegar is always near the top of the division while Grand Forks made great strides during the past season, not only qualifying for post season but also posting the lone major upset, knocking off second-place Castlegar Rebels in six games during the opening round of the Murdoch Division playoffs.“If we learned one thing about our coaching staff and our team in the second half of last season is they were prepared and they competed,” Dooley said.Topics on the agenda include election of officers, a report from the treasurer on the team’s financial status and discussion from the coaching staff regarding the recent the recruiting program. While the coaching staff continues to log more kilometers than Greyhound in their search for skilled players to fill out the roster for the upcoming Kootenay International Junior Hockey League, the movers and shakers behind the scenes of the Good Ship Leaf open up the books to the public at the Annual General Meeting of the Nelson Leafs Hockey Society Tuesday, May 24.The meeting for the Heritage City franchise begins at 7 p.m. in the meeting room at the Nelson and District Community Complex.“I feel very confident we are now on a solid foundation we have a strong core on the board to help lead the organization forward,” said Leaf president John Dooley, entering his second half of his two year term on the team executive.“Our on-ice team manager, coaches and support staff are building on structure that supports the boards goals of player development, which includes commitment to team, community, and education.”last_img read more

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The Diaspora Project and Kickstarter: The Power of (Micro)Funding a Good Idea

first_imgaudrey watters Related Posts Since we broke the story about the Diaspora Project last week, the plans for an open source, distributed alternative to Facebook has seen widespread press. But just as importantly, funding for the undertaking has skyrocketed.The Diaspora Project is the brainchild of four NYU computer students, and as Sarah Perez noted in her article, while the concepts of “open source” and “distributed network” might not normally have mass appeal, the latest round of privacy concerns with Facebook have helped to generate a lot of attention for the project and the concepts behind it.The project is currently being hosted on Kickstarter, a site that lets entrepreneurs crowdsource funding. Kickstarter allows entrepreneurs to set a funding goal and deadline, as well as offer an optional set of rewards to their backers. Projects that don’t reach that goal have their pledges returned. In Kickstarter’s words, the service demonstrates that “good idea, communicated well, can spread fast and wide” and that “a large group of people can be a tremendous source of money and encouragement.”Last week, Diaspora was $2000 short of their $10,000 goal with under a month left to go until reaching their deadline. Yesterday, when Techcrunch wrote about the project, funding stood at around $60,000. As of this morning, they have raised over $90,000 from over 2100 backers, including some fairly big names in the tech industry, and still have 19 days of fundraising to go.Kickstarter offers a sliding scale, of sorts, for donations, and most of the funding for the Diaspora Project has come in small amounts. While 4 backers have pledged over $2000, most backers have opted to donate $5, $10, or $25. The latter has been the most popular donation amount, with almost 900 individuals committing $25. That $25 will get you a CD, some stickers, and a t-shirt – and the satisfaction of helping support a Facebook alternative.While certainly the Diaspora Project is well-timed, their use of the Kickstarter platform also points to the power of crowdsourced microfunding – particularly for a project that many people outside typical investment circles are finding compelling and important. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#Analysis#start A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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NAB 2019: First Looks at the Sharp 8K Micro Four Thirds Camera

first_imgTop image via No Film School.Looking for more from NAB 2019? Check out these articles.NAB 2019: Blackmagic Design Announces New Battery Grip for the BMPCC4KNAB 2019: SmallHD Announces Their Camera-Controlled 7″ MonitorNAB 2019: Sony Announces the Latest 4K Broadcast BeastNAB 2019: AVID Announces Stellar New Media ComposerNAB 2019: DaVinci Resolve 16 Sharp announced their 8K micro four thirds camera last year, and this week at NAB, we finally get to see what the hype is all about.In the past year, we’ve seen some pretty surprising camera announcements from some unlikely companies. Blackmagic Design’s Pocket Cinema Camera 4K was a big moment for low-budget (and high-budget) filmmakers due to the range the camera offers at such a low price. Cut to last fall, and Sharp (yes, Sharp) dropped an announcement about a forthcoming 8K micro four thirds camera release. I was definitely skeptical — as I’m sure you were, too. But with production underway on the camera, we’re starting to see some actual evidence this might be a decent piece of equipment.The camera is currently on display at NAB, and people are finally getting their hands on it. Let’s take a look at what they’re saying about the little 8K engine that could.Cinema 5DWhen asked about micro four thirds over mirrorless in low-light shooting, Kaino-san says it has to do with focus. Sharp’s goal was to keep usability in mind when designing the camera. As for the sensor, they’re using their very own 33 megapixel micro four thirds sensor for the camera.Cinema5D also got to take the camera out for a few test shots. They could only shoot for a brief period of time in one location, but the footage is interesting, to say the least.Johnnie Behiri wrote the following for PetaPixel:The camera I shot with was locked on 8K/30p 200Mbps, but Sharp is planning to allow Full HD recording, 2K, 4K (up to 60p) and 8K/30, all in H264 and H265, Long GOP, 8 Bit, 4:2:0, 200Mbps wrapped in an mp4 container. Future HDR recording will be in 10Bit as this is part of the HDR standard). Sharp is considering replacing the existing mini 2.1 HDMI connector with a full-size one.No Film SchoolNo Film School also got in on the action. Speaking with Steve Brauner from Sharp, one of the biggest standouts that emerged from the 8K camera is the swivel display screen on the back. So, not only is the camera an 8K micro four thirds compact, it’s also perfect for vlogging and YouTubers. The price tag right now is $4,000, but who knows where it will actually end up upon release at the end of this year.So for now, all we can really do is wait to see how the final product ends up. I know I’ll certainly be interested to see what creators think once the first few models head out for full review.Here are the official specs for the Sharp 8K micro four thirds camera:33 megapixel sensor (Sharp Exclusive)Up to 10,000 ISOFull HD, 2k, 4k and 6k in H.264 / H.265Powered with Canon LP-E6 batteries2.1 HDMI connectorUSB-C interface5.5 inch touchscreen displayHeadphone Jack3.5mm Audio inputUSB-C interfaceREC 709 and BT.2020 picture profiles (no LOG gamma)Mini XLR inputlast_img read more

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10 months agoArsenal, Juventus alerted as Avdijaj rejects Willem II offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal, Juventus alerted as Avdijaj rejects Willem II offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDonis Avdijaj plans to leave Willem II at the end of the season.Off contract in June, Avdijaj has refused to consider talks about a new deal with Willem, says Soccernews.nl.Instead, the attacker is ready to leave in June – a decision which has attracted the interest of two of Europe’s biggest clubs.Arsenal and Juventus are both eyeing Avdijaj for a Bosman transfer.Avdijaj, 22, joined Willem II in the summer from Schalke, signing a 12 month deal. last_img

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Saradha case SC rejects Rajeev Kumars plea

first_imgNew Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday turned down former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar’s plea seeking setting up of a special bench to hear extension of his interim protection from arrest in the Saradha scam. The Supreme Court registry informed Kumar’s counsel that the matter cannot be listed this week. Kumar was recently removed by the Election Commission (EC) from the post of Additional Director General – Criminal Investigation Department (CID) West Bengal and attached to the Home Ministry. Also Read – Personal life needs to be respected: Cong on reports of Rahul’s visit abroad The former Bengal officer moved the top court on Monday, after it last week withdrew protection granted to him from arrest earlier on February 5 in the Saradha case, but gave him a week to approach other courts for relief. His protection from arrest ends on Friday. Kumar’s counsel told a vacation bench, comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna, that the matter required urgent listing as a week of protection from arrest was not enough and he needed more time to approach a court in Kolkata, where the lawyers were on strike. Also Read – Firms staying closed 10 days a month due to recession, govt doing nothing: Priyanka Gandhi The court, however, told Kumar’s counsel that since the earlier order was passed by a three-judge bench, it would be appropriate to approach the Registrar General of the apex court for setting up of a bench. The court told the counsel that CJI was the master of the roster. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has accused Kumar of tampering with evidence in the Saradha case chit fund scam case to shield powerful politicians. Vacating its February 5 order, the top court on Saturday expressed concern over the manner in which the case had panned out.last_img read more

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Bucks earn tournament berth after sweeping through conference rivals

The women’s volleyball team finished big at home this weekend, upsetting No. 12 Michigan and defeating Michigan State en route to an NCAA Tournament berth.A 3-0 sweep of Michigan earned the Buckeyes their second win over a ranked opponent this season. OSU won the three sets 25-20, 25-22 and 25-22.The Buckeyes had the edge over Michigan in hitting. They had four ace serves, two of which came from the hands of Kelli Barhorst. Several players shared match-highs against Michigan, including Katie Dull’s 16.5 points and three blocks.  The Buckeyes entered their last regular season match at St. John Arena on Saturday evening.With the momentum from blowing past Michigan and the Big Ten tournament on the horizon, the Buckeyes were on the attack.The Buckeyes took an early 17-12 lead in the first set but got stuck behind a five-point run by Michigan State. Holding a 24-20 lead, the Buckeyes took the set off a Michigan State error.  In the second set, senior Ashley Hughes began to rack up the 25 assists, five blocks, five kills and four digs she earned across the match.   Dull added to her match-highs on the weekend with 17.5 points, 13 kills, and a career-tying three solo blocks.    The Buckeyes added another 3-0 sweep to their weekend, winning all three sets against MSU, 25-21, 25-20 and 25-15.  Following two big wins to close the season, seniors Kristen Dozier, Ashley Hughes and Chelsea Noble were joined by their families on the court.  Dozier and Hughes played for the Buckeyes for four seasons, and Noble has contributed for two seasons.  Each player was recognized for her career achievements and received her own framed jersey.    In their final singing of “Carmen Ohio” in St. John Arena, the seniors joined arms with their families to remember every match played on their home court.  The Buckeyes finished the season 23-9 overall and 12-8 in Big Ten play. The Buckeyes finished tied for fourth in the Big Ten with Michigan.    OSU concluded its perfect weekend by earning an NCAA Tournament berth Sunday. The Bucks will host Cincinnati in a first-round matchup Friday at St. John Arena. If OSU beats the Bearcats, it will advance to face the winner of Lipscomb-California at home Saturday. read more

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Taco Tuesday to benefit LiFE Sports during Ohio State Michigan basketball game

Senior guard Aaron Craft holds up a Taco Tuesday T-shirt Feb. 10 during interviews at the Schottenstein Center. The shirts are $20 and are set to be sold in the southwest entrance of the Schottenstein Center as well as the team shop inside, and proceeds will benefit OSU LiFE Sports.Credit: Eric Seger / Sports editorThe fans who attend the college basketball showdown between No. 22 Ohio State and No. 15 Michigan Tuesday at the Schottenstein Center are set to have a chance to cheer on their teams with a belly full of tacos.Courtesy of senior guard Aaron Craft’s roommates — who run the Twitter account @CRAFTroomies — and OSU, students and fans are set to have a chance to participate in Taco Tuesday, complete with a taco stand and T-shirt sales.The shirts are slated to be sold at the southwest (student) entrance at the Schottenstein Center, as well as the team shop inside. The shirts cost $20 each, and patrons will be able to purchase three tacos for $5 at a taco stand in the southwest rotunda. The tacos are from the Schottenstein concessions and are not catered, according to an OSU athletic spokesman.All proceeds benefit OSU LiFE Sports, a program that allows underprivileged kids to participate in athletic camps on campus during the summer.Craft said Monday he and his roommates came up with the idea over winter break “to make it more than just about ourselves and make it more than just fun for us to have.”“We were trying to think of what shenanigans we are probably most known for, and it’s definitely the tacos,” Craft said. “It goes back a few years with some of the guys I’ve lived with. Hopefully doing tacos and making it a night, we can do it more than just at a basketball game.”Craft and his roommates hosted another Taco Tuesday Nov. 19, where 1,000 OSU students got the chance to ask the senior and his roommates questions, tour the basketball facilities at the Schottenstein Center and even sit at center court on the roommates’ couch and get their photo taken.Craft said he hopes for Taco Tuesday to become an annual event.“I have a baseball roommate and a golfer so, maybe at a baseball game sometime this spring and then beyond when I’m here … you can have an annual taco night or something just to continue hopefully helping the kids and everything,” Craft said.Craft said he got the idea to give the proceeds to an organization from former OSU walk-on Mark Titus, who started “Club Tril,” sold T-shirts and donated money to the nonprofit called A Kid Again.Titus’ goal as founder of “Club Tril” was to play in a college basketball game and record no statistical significance other than minutes played, thus having his box score have a number one in its first slot followed by eight zeros and look like the number one trillion.Titus and the organization continue selling T-shirts and donating today, and OSU coach Thad Matta said Monday he’s pleased to see his players reach out and give back.“I love that,” Matta said. “As I’ve always said to our players, take the opportunity you have here to make the most not only for yourself but for the people around you. I think that Aaron is definitely doing that in his time at Ohio State and I think it says a lot about him that he would do something like that. He’s an amazing kid.”Tipoff between the Buckeyes (19-5, 6-5) and Wolverines (17-6, 9-2) is set for 9 p.m. Tuesday. read more

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