Mitti Street House / James Russell Architect

first_img Photographs Australia Year:  2016 Save this picture!© Toby Scott+ 12 Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877087/mitti-street-house-james-russell-architect Clipboard Houses “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/877087/mitti-street-house-james-russell-architect Clipboard Engineer:Adrian Dine, AD StructureIllustrations:Laura PattersonDesign Team:James Russell, John Ellway, Ash BrownCity:Noosa HeadsCountry:AustraliaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Toby ScottRecommended ProductsDoorsSolarluxBi-Folding Doors – EcolineDoorsLibartVertical Retracting Doors – Panora ViewDoorspanoramah!®ah! PivotDoorsJansenDoors – Folding and SlidingText description provided by the architects. Mitti Street House is situated in a low-lying area at the eastern edge of Little Cove bordering Noosa National Park. The house and courtyards are elevated slightly above natural ground to deal with flash flooding, which occurs with the monsoonal rains. It is lovely to experience the rain but mosquitoes can be fierce!Save this picture!Lower Floor PlanAt its essence, the house is a large screened verandah in the rainforest making a place for Nigel to work or friends and family to stay. A home that is socially interactive within the family and to the broader community, a home that will cope with sun, rain, and flood for 50 to 100 years with little maintenance, a home that is comfortable all year without mechanical heating or cooling.Save this picture!© Toby ScottLiving and entertaining spaces are on the ground, a series of modest pavilions or ‘fibro shacks’ of a sort, make camp around the edges of the central gathering space and pool. Cooking and bathing to an open sky.Save this picture!© Toby ScottThe external face of the pavilions, courtyard, and verandah, both walls, and roof, are covered by shade cloth providing protection from sun, insects and neighboring houses creating a screened garden within the rainforest so one can strip off and enjoy balmy evenings in the forest.Save this picture!Upper Floor PlanHolidays for Nigel are shared with extended family and friends. The house is a place for multiple families to gather, share meals and sleep. Upstairs, two parents bedrooms sit at opposite ends with three bed or bunk rooms for kids and visitors sitting in between along the edge of the central verandah. Parents can borrow the rooms between as required; almost like shop fronts opening out to the central ground.Save this picture!© Toby ScottMitti Street House was originally designed as a tensioned structure to wrap and protect the site. This was expensive and required more steel than we were comfortable using so close to the beach. Working with the engineer, and so as to manage cost and maintenance, the design evolved using concrete to make a ground plane for living and bathing, with modest hardwood timber and fibro shacks around and above.Save this picture!© Toby ScottProject gallerySee allShow lessEast Sydney Early Learning Centre / Andrew Burges ArchitectsSelected ProjectsInstagram Is Changing How We Design Spaces (And Creating Incredibly Lucrative Busine…Architecture News Share Manufacturers: AllKind Joinery & Glass, Fisher & Paykel, Ampelite, Netpro Canopies ArchDaily Mitti Street House / James Russell ArchitectSave this projectSaveMitti Street House / James Russell Architect CopyAbout this officeJames Russell ArchitectOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesNoosa HeadsAustraliaPublished on August 07, 2017Cite: “Mitti Street House / James Russell Architect” 06 Aug 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. 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Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream CopyHouses•Noosa Heads, Australia Mitti Street House / James Russell Architect Photographs:  Toby Scott Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Projects MDS Constructions, Mat Saggers Architects: James Russell Architect Area Area of this architecture project Area:  370 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project “COPY” Builder: last_img read more

Threat to confidentiality of journalists’ sources in Ukraine

first_img News March 26, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Ukraine UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting sources WomenCorruptionJudicial harassmentCouncil of Europe Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority Sedletska is the host of “Skhemy,” a weekly programme specializing in coverage of high-level corruption that Ukrainian public television has been broadcasting with support from RFE/RL since 2014. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Kiev court’s decision giving the Ukrainian prosecutor-general’s office access to a reporter’s mobile phone data in order to pursue its investigation of a leak. The ruling, which sets a very disturbing precedent, was revealed yesterday by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL). Help by sharing this information News The prosecutor-general’s office has pointed out that it has not, however, obtained access to the content of her calls. Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media February 26, 2021 Find out more Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV “This decision seriously compromises the protection of journalistic sources, which is essential to investigative journalism and which is guaranteed by Ukrainian and European law,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. UkraineEurope – Central Asia Condemning abusesProtecting sources WomenCorruptionJudicial harassmentCouncil of Europe center_img RSF_en Organisation News News Ukraine is ranked 101st out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. to go further September 5, 2018 Threat to confidentiality of journalists’ sources in Ukraine Credit: Radio Svoboda – RFE/RL “This shocking precedent sends a powerful intimidatory message to investigative reporters in the run-up to Ukraine’s general elections. We call on the authorities to reconsider the proportionality of this decision and to restrict, with more precision, the exceptions to the confidentiality of journalists’ sources that are allowed by the law.” Receive email alerts The broadcaster said well-known investigative reporter Natalia Sedletska’s mobile phone service provider has been forced to surrender the records of all of her calls and texts between July 2016 and November 2017, along with associated data including the records of her location. The prosecutor-general’s office requested access to her phone records as part of its investigation into an alleged leak of “classified information” by the head of the National Anti-Corruption Bureau (NABU). Sedletska was interrogated as a witness for several hours in December 2017 but, in accordance with the law, refused to reveal anything about her contacts with sources. September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena

first_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  HerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Gorgeous Looks That Have Been Classic Go-tos For DecadesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyRobert Irwin Recreates His Father’s Iconic PhotosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty top box 5 What To Do This Weekend in Pasadena Published on Friday, February 7, 2020 | 11:35 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday 3 recommendedShareShareTweetSharePin it Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. First Heatwave Expected Next Week faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimescenter_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Business News Community News Here are our carefully culled top picks from dozens of Pasadena events the very best things to taste, watch, listen to, and experience, all presented weekly in our e!Pasadena email newsletter: Top of the News More Cool Stuff Community News Make a comment Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

The Most Important Item in Your Digital Toolkit

first_img Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago  Print This Post How many articles have you seen over the past year about the benefits of digital mortgages? At the time of this writing, Google News turned up 130 stories about digital mortgages in a single month. Those are just stories captured by Google—there are certainly countless more, not to mention a plethora of white papers, webinars, and eBooks all focused on the topic. Who has time to digest them all?There are many ways to go about adopting a digital mortgage strategy, and certainly reading up on the subject is a good place to start. But to be successful, there is no more important piece to the digital mortgage puzzle than having an experienced and trusted fintech partner at your side—a partner with the right blend of technology, resources, experience, and skills to fit your company’s needs and goals, and one that will take all those stories and synthesize them so they make sense to you.What Makes a Good Partner?A solid fintech partner is one that understands the intricacies of the digital mortgage process from all angles, from origination to pre-closing, closing, and post-closing. They also understand not only the technologies and services you need to achieve your goals, but also the needs and goals of your business partners and other relationships, so everybody is working toward the same plan.The right partner will work with you to determine which digital processes are right for your company. For example, do they have experience in the areas of your business, whether that is conforming and nonconforming loans, or both? Will they develop a relationship with you and create a timeline for adopting a digital strategy? During the relationship, will they act as your advocate throughout the entire project, not just through the implementation stage but during the production stage and beyond?Perhaps the most important question to ask a prospective partner is how much practical, digital experience they have. Do they have experts on staff who have developed and implemented fintech solutions for companies like yours? Do they understand digital processes and their impacts from the perspective of all life-of-loan participants? And will they educate and train your team and your partners on an ongoing basis?Truly effective partners are constantly innovating to incorporate new technologies, as well as staying abreast of new data interchange standards, best practices, and innovations.The Importance of SMART DocsPerhaps the most critical attribute a digital partner must possess is a deep understanding of the impact of eNotes on all parties, throughout the life of a loan. That includes your trading partners and their trading partners, too.A capable partner will be able to deliver documents in a standard data format, which requires access to a doc engine built entirely on SMART Docs. This is an important point, as many outsourcing providers use PDFs instead of SMART Docs, and PDFs are not nearly as efficient or accurate.Before a borrower can electronically sign a PDF file, for example, someone must manually ‘tag’ the file to accept the borrower’s signature. PDFs can’t be read by machines with 100% accuracy, either, which means they are reviewed by humans for errors. These extra steps are inefficient and introduce opportunities for error.A good partner will provide a complete library of SMART Docs that encompass all types of loan documents. Because SMART Docs can also be rendered in PDF, they allow you to choose XML or PDF for each doc type. They also allow you to change that mix to meet borrower and trading partner demands. While many providers concentrate on just having the note be a SMART Doc, having access to an entire library of SMART Docs enables truly digital versions of every document so they can be electronically reviewed for due diligence after they are executed.The ideal partner will offer a wide range of mortgage services beyond eClosings. By being able to take on loan application, underwriting, and due diligence services through closing, delivery, custody, and secondary stages, a capable partner can help you better manage staffing levels, especially when there is a rapid increase or decrease in volume. If your partner offers these types of services, they should have digital capabilities imbedded into them.Where to Start Your SearchSo, where to find capable partners? Two of the best sources are the eMortgage vendor lists that are maintained by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.The GSEs have conducted actual tests with the eNote delivery systems. If a vendor is on the list, that means the GSE has worked with them to ensure their technologies were developed to meet the GSEs’ requirements. While neither Fannie Mae nor Freddie Mac will endorse any vendor—they encourage companies to conduct their own due diligence when selecting a vendor—the GSEs are a great place to start.Identifying the fintech partner that fits your needs takes time and effort. But, as Mary Poppins would say, “Well begun is half done.” Of course, learning how to “begin well” can be confusing. That’s why it’s best to choose a partner that will educate you on the concepts and possibilities. Let them keep up with the articles and white papers, customize all that information to your needs, and put all the pieces together for you. Once you do, you’ll be “well begun” and well on your way to success. Share Save March 19, 2020 9,225 Views Previous: REITs Aren’t Dead Next: Single-Family Homes are Shrinking About Author: Katie Paolangeli Home / Commentary / The Most Important Item in Your Digital Toolkit Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago FinTech 2020-03-19 Seth Welborn in Commentary, Daily Dose, Featured, News, Print Features, Technology Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Katie Paolangeli is the SVP, Product Management of eMortgage Technology for Evolve Mortgage Services. A former VP of eCommerce for MERSCORP, Paolangeli has more than 30 years’ experience in mortgage technology and has participated in dozens of panels, webinars, presentations, and training sessions on the topic of electronic mortgages. She can be reached at [email protected] The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Most Important Item in Your Digital Toolkit The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago Related Articles Tagged with: FinTech Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more

Deputy Doherty’s insurance bill criticised by Government

first_img Google+ Facebook Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic Donegal Deputy Thomas Pringle in supporting Deputy Doherty’s bill says dual pricing is something that affects people in Donegal particularly:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/pringleinsurance1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Previous articleNational St. Patrick’s Festival programme unveiledNext article€125k boost to Donegal swimming pool operators News Highland AudioHomepage BannerNews Pinterest Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows A bill to ban the use of differential pricing and profiling in the insurance industry has been criticised by Government.Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty brought the legislation before the Dail today which would outlaw the practice of offering new customers better rates to those who always renew.An initial Central Bank report last year found dual pricing to be more prevalent than insurers were admitting.However, the Government has delayed the bill until a final report from the Central Bank is published later this year.Speaking in the Dail, Deputy Doherty hit out at the Government’s inaction on the ban of dual pricing:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/pearsenew1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.The government says it is not opposing Sinn Féin’s insurance bill but it has concerns about its contents.Minister for Finance, Paschal Donohoe, says there are issues that need to be looked at:Audio Playerhttps://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/donohoe1pm.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter Deputy Doherty’s insurance bill criticised by Government Twitter WhatsApp Google+ DL Debate – 24/05/21 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 By News Highland – February 17, 2021 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Pinterest Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

Library plans holiday fun for young readers

first_imgLatest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Patriot Health ZoneHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential Health32-second Stretch Ends Back Pain & Sciatica (Watch)Healthier LivingThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel “We want Christmas 2020 to be especially special for children and what better way than to read,” Lampley said. “Our library has a large selection of Christmas books and, as encouragement for children to read during the holidays, we have something special for them with each book they check out from the library, take home and read.”Beginning on Monday, December 14, children are invited to visit the library and check out a Christmas book. They will receive a bookmark to mark the pages of their chosen book as they read and also the books they will select and read throughout the week.At home, the children may post a photo of themselves and the book they are reading on Tupper’s Facebook page and share what they especially liked about the book. They may continue posting throughout the week. “On, Friday, the children that come to the library and check out a book to read will receive a movie kit that includes popcorn, a drink, candy and a Christmas movie from Tupper’s movie box.”Reading is not only fun, it is a most important skill for learning, she said. And, the Tupper Library staff is continually looking for and implementing activities and events that encourage children to read and, also, for families to read together which is especially meaningful during these unprecedented times. Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Sponsored Content The Tupper Lightfoot Library has something fun up its Santa suit sleeve for kids at Christmastime.Garneshia Lampley, children’s coordinator at the Tupper Lightfoot Memorial Library in Brundidge, has a full five days of Christmas reading and fun planned for December 14-18.COVID-19 can’t stop Christmas from coming or the fun that surrounds this special time of year, Lampley said. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration Email the author Book Nook to reopen Skip Published 10:43 pm Thursday, December 10, 2020center_img Print Article On Tuesday, the children will return the books they selected on Monday and select another book to read.“With the second book, the children will receive a kit for making a Christmas ornament,” Lampley said. “On Wednesday, they will get a sugar cookie kit and on Thursday, there will be hot chocolate to take home and enjoy. Library plans holiday fun for young readers By Jaine Treadwell Shoppers, leaders, merchants lobby for wearing continued masking Perhaps Brundidge Mayor Isabell Boyd said it best. “There’s a demon in the forest.” You can’t see it or hear… read more By The Penny Hoarder Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… You Might Like Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kitslast_img read more

Milwaukee man charged with hate crime in racist acid attack, authorities say

first_img(Milwaukee County Jail) Clifton Blackwell, 61, in a police photo, a suspect in an acid attack in Milwaukee, has been charged with a hate crime.(MILWAUKEE) — A Milwaukee man was charged with a hate crime on Wednesday for allegedly throwing battery acid on a Hispanic man in a suspected racist attack, authorities said.Clifton Blackwell, 61, was charged with first degree reckless injury, use of a dangerous weapon and a hate crime after video appeared to show him dousing a man with acid during an argument over the victim’s immigration status, according to a probable cause affidavit.Mahud Villalaz, 42, said Blackwell confronted him on Friday, complaining about how he parked his vehicle. A surveillance camera captured the scary encounter on video, showing the suspect raising his hands and pointing in Villalaz’s face right before he splashed him with the liquid.“He started arguing, saying, ‘Why you came here and invade my country? Why you came here illegally?’ [I said], ‘Sir, you don’t know my status. I’m a U.S. citizen too,’” Villalaz recalled. “He got mad when I told him ‘everybody came here from somewhere else.’”Villalaz, who was on his way to a restaurant, said he had begun to walk away when the man suddenly tossed the acid in his face.He said he tried to defend himself, “but then it started burning really bad.”Blackwell could face up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines, if convicted as charged. It’s unclear if he has retained an attorney. Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

At least six hurt in shooting at California high school, suspect in custody

first_imgChiccoDodiFC/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — At least six people were taken to hospitals after a shooting at a high school in Southern California Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.A suspect has been taken into custody as students evacuate the campus and reunite with their parents.The number of injuries are fluctuating amid the chaos at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, about 35 miles north of downtown Los Angeles.While fire officials reported six people hospitalized, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at least three people, all students, were hurt, including at least one gunshot victim.Henry Mayo Hospital has received three patients in critical condition, hospital officials said.Villanueva said the suspect is in custody and being treated at a local hospital. The sheriff told ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV earlier that the suspect was believed to be part of the student body.The shooting began at 7:05 a.m. local time, during what’s called “Zero Period,” roughly an hour before the school day officially begins at 8 a.m. and is often used for extracurricular classes and was before the bulk of the students were there for the start of the school day, police told ABC News.Sophomore Brooklyn Moreno said she was in the quad when she heard what she thought was a balloon popping.“I just started running,” she told KABC. “There was girls falling in front of me and I tried to help them up, then just kept running cause I didn’t want to get hurt, either.”“I never thought this would happen at my school,” Moreno said. “I’m still kinda in shock right now. I’ve been shaking and crying a lot — I’m an emotional wreck.”One student told KABC he was headed to school when a few friends texted him to not go because they heard shots.“At first I didn’t believe it,” said the sophomore. “You would never think this would happen… I saw cops and I stopped and I called my mom and she told me to come straight home.”Students were led single file through the campus by armed officers. Multiple ambulances were spotted at the scene as worried parents jammed the streets.As the search for the suspect was unfolding, officials urged those who live in the area to lock their doors and other schools were placed on lockdown.Misty Wolf, a Saugus High School graduate whose 16-year-old daughter goes to a nearby school, said they were just arriving when her daughter’s school was placed on lockdown.“We were all getting there and parents heard shots — or what we thought were shots,” Wolf told ABC News. “The nice guy who waves us in the lot every morning started shouting at the kids walking to get out of the way get up the hill. …We were all trying to get out. People were confused.”“Having my kid, who is already dealing with things in life, being scared because I told her to duck down because they don’t know where the shooter is — is hard,” Wolf said. “There was another [school lockdown] a few years ago and she never wanted to leave her classroom after it. I’m worried that this will make her not want to be at school because she doesn’t feel safe.”Moments before news of the shooting broke, Sen. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., was on the Senate floor calling on his colleagues to bring up a universal background checks bill that was passed by the House earlier this year.He asked for unanimous consent to pass the legislation dubbed the “Bipartisan Background Checks Act of 2019” that would establish new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties. The House approved of the measure in February in a 240-90 vote.His fellow Democratic Connecticut senator, Richard Blumenthal, was in the middle of his remarks on gun violence when he was handed a note informing him of the reported shooting.Copyright © 2019, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Whitbread gets HR on board to drive agenda

first_imgWhitbread has appointed its group HR director to the board in a bid to driveits people agenda and push Whitbread into the FTSE 50 by 2010. Whitbread Group brands include David Lloyd health clubs, Marriott hotels andCosta Coffee, and the company employs 65,000 people across the UK. In an exclusive interview with Personnel Today, group HR director AngieRisley said she was delighted the function was being recognised as central tobusiness success. “I now have the opportunity to influence the place where the topdecisions are taken,” she said. “The people agenda now has to beconnected to the business.” Risley said that good leadership at Whitbread was HR’s primary concern. Thecompany has created a faculty of coaches and mentors to ensure the 85 people inthe group’s top management roles are well prepared. The organisation has also produced a ‘development library’ on its intranetsite so that leaders can access documents and advice on various leadershiptopics. Whitbread recently installed a new system from Oracle to provide HR withinformation on its people in the areas of payroll, finance, supply chain andHR. By this October, the new system will allow line managers to process theirown payroll through self-service, with HR providing a support service. “The system means HR is now a strategic business partner with the linemanagers,” said Risley. HR’s other key role in Whitbread is to ensure the company is ‘adistinctively good place to work’. It will work towards making every brand inthe group a recognised top UK employer. Risley said that Whitbread had to make sure it continued to offer value toits people through flexible working practices and a well-trained workforce. By Michael Millar Whitbread gets HR on board to drive agendaOn 4 May 2004 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. last_img read more

Talent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer Branding

first_imgTalent and Social Business: The promise and the challenges of Employer BrandingShared from missc on 15 Apr 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. “As some of you know I joined Flipkart with the designation of Director – Talent Branding. Many people after that have asked me what exactly is my role and what would I be doing.”Read full article last_img