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Property platform buys rival but abandons crowdfunding effort

first_imgA housing market social media platform has abandoned its crowdfunding effort and turned to City investors instead to fund its next stage of development.PropertyHeads.com says the change of direction is not related to the Coronavirus crisis after raised just £48,000 of the £150,000 it was seeking.Davis instead says the Coronavirus lock-down may give his business an opportunity as the whole nation hunkers down with their laptops and smartphones indoors, giving all online social platforms a huge boost.Founder Ben Davis says he was spending too much time fielding hundreds of enquiries from individual investors rather than focusing on the business and has instead turned to contacts from his time working in the City.Davis says he is about to announce an acquisition funded by his City cash that will see his business grow from 20,000 registered users to over 700,000 overnight.Registered users“This means we can now speak with estate agents and, rather than asking them to list their properties with us in the hope of getting an instruction lead from us in the future, we will now have 300 registered users in every postcode,” he says.PropertyHeads offers users both listings from estate agents and also local home improvement services which, Davis claims, makes it different to Rightmove, Zoopla and OnTheMarket.“We are different because our business model isn’t wholly dependent on property transactions and instead we’re creating a local community of engaged home owners, buyers and sellers who keep using us to gain tradespeople recommendations,” he says.Read more about PropertyHeads.com PropertyHeads Ben Davis March 26, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Hong Kong remains most expensive city to rent with London in 4th place30th April 2021 Home » News » Property platform buys rival but abandons crowdfunding effort previous nextProducts & ServicesProperty platform buys rival but abandons crowdfunding effortPropertyHeads says it is now funding next stage of development via founder’s City investor contacts.Nigel Lewis26th March 20200444 Viewslast_img read more

Certified Nurse Midwife -81011

first_imgWest Virginia University School of Medicine and the Department ofObstetrics & Gynecology seeks a Certified Nurse Midwife (ranksavailable: Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor).The successful candidate will be expected to practice inBuckhannon, WV.Successful candidate may also be assigned to provide services atother worksites, including but not necessarily limited to, WestVirginia University Hospitals, Inc., West Virginia UniversityMedical Corporation doing business as “University HealthAssociates,” [etc.] located in West Virginia, Maryland, andPennsylvania and, as such, travel is anticipated and expected tofulfill said duties at these other worksitesDuties: The successful candidate will practice as a Certified NurseMidwife. In addition to providing excellent patient care, thesuccessful candidate will also be actively involved in teachingmedical students, residents, and fellows. For appointment at theAssociate Professor or Professor rank, it is expected thatcandidates sustain an outstanding, extramurally supported researchprogram.Qualifications: Candidate must be a Certified Nurse Midwife andeligible to obtain an Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)West Virginia license. For appointment at the Associate Professoror Professor ranks, a demonstrated track-record of leadership,excellent communication skills, and publications in high-impactjournals are required. All qualifications must be met by the timeof appointment.St. Joseph’s Hospital offers a full range of healthcare services.From our PromptCare and Emergency Room, to our Women’s HealthServices, to Home Health and Hospice, we care for our communitywith compassion and respect. At St. Joseph’s Hospital, you willhave the opportunity to grow personally and professionally. Youwill value your teamwork with other healthcare professionals in thearea as you work closely with them to ensure quality patient care.You will have the setting to practice broad-spectrum medicine,fully use your skills and expand your experience.WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated healthsystem, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a nationalleader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System iscomprised of eleven member hospitals and five hospitals undermanagement agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W RubyMemorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical centerthat offers tertiary and quaternary care. WVU Medicine has morethan 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees whoserve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across thestate of West Virginia and the nation.Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a differencefrom day one. To learn more, http://medicine.hsc.wvu.edu/obgyn/ andapply online at http://wvumedicine.org/careers.For additional questions, please contact Megan Core, SeniorPhysician Recruiter, at [email protected] .West Virginia University & University Health Associates are anAA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU isthe recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.Notes To Applicants Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals withDisabilities.Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided byOFCCP here .The contractor will not discharge or in any other mannerdiscriminate against employees or applicants because they haveinquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay ofanother employee or applicant. However, employees who have accessto the compensation information of other employees or applicants asa part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay ofother employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwisehave access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is(a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtheranceof an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including aninvestigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with thecontractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR60-1.35(c)last_img read more

Rising costs prompt Pladis to shrink McVitie’s pack size

first_imgPladis will reduce its McVitie’s Digestives pack sizes from 500g to 400g following a review of its portfolio.The smaller pack sizes will hit shelves from the end of this month and will be the first change to McVitie’s Digestives in many years, according to the manufacturer.Pladis will be making select changes to a proportion of its packs over the coming months and introduce new larger packs and a reduction in some pack sizes.“The rising cost of ingredients and changes in the exchange rates means it has become more expensive to bake our products,” said Pladis UK’s managing director Nick Bunker.“We work hard to drive efficiencies throughout our business to absorb cost increases, but occasionally, like many other businesses in these challenging times, we do need to make some adjustments.”It is common practice, particularly in the confectionery market, to mitigate the effect of rising costs by reducing product sizes – although this often happens without the manufacturer announcing it.Ingredients cost hikes have hit the baking industry hard in the past 18 months, with many suppliers increasing prices.Pladis said it would continue to listen to consumers and work closely with retail and wholesale partners to shape the future of its product portfolio.last_img read more

St Pierre debuts consumer-facing Christmas campaign

first_imgSource: St Pierre GroupeSt Pierre is launching its first multichannel consumer Christmas campaign inspiring home cooks to ‘make every day magnifique’.The push signals a move away from individual product launch communications and will instead present the brand as key to the festive dining occasion via traditional and digital PR, advertising, shopper marketing and social media.St Pierre has grown 30% year on year, it said, and has listings in Tesco, Ocado, Sainsbury’s, Spar and WH Smiths.Earlier this year it unveiled a new look to ‘celebrate its French heritage’ and reflect ‘the high quality’ of its bakery range.“The St Pierre brand is going from strength-to-strength both in the UK and in the US, where it is the country’s number one brioche brand,” said St Pierre Groupe’s head of marketing Jen Danby, who recently joined the company from The Happy Egg Co alongside David Wagstaff.“Our St Pierre products lend themselves so well to so many meal occasions and we really want to add a splash of magic and inspire our nation of home cooks to ‘make every day magnifique’, with simple recipes, tips and tricks to elevate their everyday meals.”As part of the activity, Christmas recipes showcasing the versatility of its brioche products will be posted on a dedicated hub on its website. In-store activation, an influencer campaign and consumer-facing advertising will also take place.The brand will also conduct research to understand how festive menus across the nation have been impacted by the turmoil of the coronavirus pandemic.The insight will then be used to help anticipate trends in the market for product development in 2021.The latest activity comes after several new appointments were made to the brand’s in-house marketing team.“We’ve invested heavily this year in building our skillset in-house to be able to elevate our brands,” Paul Baker, founder of St Pierre Groupe, added.“There is a fantastic opportunity for St Pierre to carve out a place in the hearts and minds of consumers, because good food is more than just a meal on your plate. It’s a get-together, it’s sharing, it’s family – and this is never more true than at Christmas.”last_img read more

Phish Plays 18-Minute ‘Moma Dance,’ Busts Out ‘Show Of Life’ In SPAC Finale

first_imgFor the third night in a row, Phish hit the glorious Saratoga Performing Arts Center in Saratoga Springs, NY, wrapping up the run with a great celebration over Fourth of July weekend. The band has been on fire all summer long, bringing out an insane “Chalk Dust Torture” on night one and some serious heat on night two! How would fans fare for the Sunday finale?The show started with a slow funky “The Wedge,” letting Trey Anastasio warm up with some tight grooves. The lighthearted set continued with “Heavy Things,” but it was “Tube” that really kicked the band into high gear. They took the song for an extended jam, really bringing the energy to another level. Next up was “Sugar Shack,” the first Mike Gordon penned song of the night. Anastasio fumbled the song’s melody, but tightened things up for the finale. Page McConnell then took the stage with “Lawn Boy,” playfully singing lead and letting Gordo solo. The fun “Sparkle” made its first appearance, before rocking hard into “Sample in a Jar.”From there, the first set only got more intense, with Phish bringing out “It’s Ice” to raise the bar of excitement. They kept it up by dusting off “Guelah Papyrus,” and they really locked in on the instrumental section. A loose and nicely jammed “Ocelot” came next, keeping things playful before rocking into the classic “Scent of a Mule.” It was Jon Fishman who would be the MVP of the jam, finally taking a turn playing his marimba lumina for a true solo – the rest of the band, and crowd, watched Fish as he worked. The clear improvisational highlight of the set, Phish brought the song to a powerful conclusion. A truly raging “Possum” ended the set, inciting an uproar of crowd frenzy with its own energy.With a short break, Phish picked up set two with a bust out cover of Bob Marley’s “Soul Shakedown Party,” getting the crowd excited and ready for the party ahead. Next up was “The Moma Dance,” played in the 2nd set for the first time since 2009. The second set “Moma” took the song into totally unexpected waters. No particular band member ever took the lead, but the music was greater than its parts, moving through different ease with brilliant playing. The standout moment was followed by a smooth segue into a fiery “Twist,” bringing some funk to the SPAC crowds. They jammed out the song nicely, with Anastasio taking the reins. A heartfelt “Joy” followed before the third offering of 2016 debut, “Breath and Burning.” The band let loose, before erupting in the rock and roller, “Axilla.”With the energy up high, the band broke into “Theme From The Bottom.” Anastasio did mess up part of the song instrumental section, but the energetic jam captured the crowd with its dramatic finale. From there, it was a feel-good “Harry Hood” that came to take over the set. Phish let the jam flow gradually, starting off with a mellow pace and picking up speed steadily into the triumphant ending. It was “Show of Life” that ended the set on a emotional high note, played for the first time since NYE 2013 (84 shows). What a set!With lots of time left, Phish returned for one final song: “Rock and Roll.” The Velvet Underground cover put smiles on faces, wrapping up three great shows with a passion. Phish gave SPAC their money’s worth, playing a Sunday show full of surprises. With bust outs and jams in unexpected places – whoever called a “Tweezer” clearly didn’t know “Moma” could, and would, jam that hard – this was a true standout show. Never ones to brag, Phish closed the run by humbly singing “it was all right.” It sure was. Check out the full video below from DrFunkenstein2k.You can see the full setlist from Phish.net, below!Setlist: Phish at Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY – 7/3/16Set 1: The Wedge, Heavy Things, Tube, Sugar Shack, Lawn Boy, Sparkle > Sample in a Jar, It’s Ice > Guelah Papyrus, Ocelot > Scent of a Mule[1], PossumSet 2: Soul Shakedown Party, The Moma Dance[2] > Twist > Joy > Breath and Burning, Axilla > Theme From the Bottom > Harry Hood > Show of LifeEncore: Rock and RollNotes: This show was webcast via Live Phish. Scent of a Mule featured Fish on Marimba Luminalast_img read more

Odds & Ends: Brian d’Arcy James’ Movie Wins Toronto Spot & More

first_img View Comments Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. Brian d’Arcy James’ Movie Wins Toronto SpotGood news for Something Rotten headliner Brian d’Arcy James. The three-time Tony nominee’s previously reported new movie Spotlight will be screened at the 40th Toronto International Film Festival. Directed by Tom McCarthy and also starring Mark Ruffalo and Rachel McAdams, the project follows the story of a Boston pedophile priest. Other stage and screen faves’ projects to make the lineup include Helen Mirren’s Eye in the Sky, Eddie Redmayne’s The Danish Girl, Jake Gyllenhaal’s Demolition, Bryan Cranston’s Trumbo, Christopher Plummer’s Victoria and the screen adaptation of Alan Bennett’s The Lady in the Van, led by Maggie Smith. The festival will run September 10 through September 20.Wicked’s Stephen Schwartz Will Be Celebrated UptownA tribute to Wicked and Pippin composer Stephen Schwartz and a Patti LuPone concert are just some of the events that will take place at Symphony Space’s upcoming season, under the artistic direction of Andrew Byrne for the first time. The New York venue, which is situated at Broadway and 95th Street, was built in 1915 and a number of presentations will include centenary inspired celebrations, such as concerts celebrating Édith Piaf and Frank Sinatra, who were both born that year.Kinky Boots’ Cyndi Lauper Will Pen Another B’way ShowCyndi Lauper, who won a Tony for her infectious pop-rock score of Broadway’s Kinky Boots, stopped by The Today Show on July 28 and chatted about the recent world domination of the tuner. Lauper is especially excited that the musical is heading to London as “it’s really an English story.” She also confirmed that she will do another project on the Great White Way, which made us all “say yeah!” Check out the interview below and then Kinky Boots at Al Hirschfeld Theatre.last_img read more

BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF VERMONT ANNOUNCES DISTINGUISHED EMPLOYEE FOR NOVEMBER 2006

first_imgBLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD OF VERMONT ANNOUNCES DISTINGUISHED EMPLOYEE FOR NOVEMBER 2006Berlin, VT Mike McAdams, a resident of Orange, VT, has been chosen as Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermonts distinguished employee for the month of November 2006.Mr. McAdams is a maintenance crew member in the facilities department and has been with Blue Cross and Blue Shield for nearly thirteen years. He is cited for his can-do attitude, his willingness to help in any situation, and his dedication to his co-workers and the facility. A co-worker stated, With all of his hard work in the past and his continued contributions, Mike is a very suitable candidate for Employee of the Month.Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont employs about 350 Vermonters at its headquarters in Berlin and its branch office in Williston. A committee of employees recognizes an employee each month in honor of Carol L. Goodrich, the winner of the first-ever Employee of the Year award in 1992. This program awards individuals who demonstrate extraordinary effort above and beyond the scope of their current responsibilities. More information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is available on the Internet at www.bcbsvt.com(link is external). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont is an independent corporation operating under a license with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, an association of independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans.(End)last_img read more

Global Financial System Weak in Fight against Organized Crime

first_imgBy Gustavo Arias Retana/Diálogo January 25, 2019 Drug-related money laundering is one of Latin America’s main problems. Criminals engaging in money laundering take advantage of the fragile financial system and the complicity of some international banks. Deutsche Bank is alleged to have been involved in these practices. In late November 2018, the German Federal Police raided several of its branches for their alleged participation in a money laundering scheme linked to the Panama Papers, a scandal that broke out in 2016, after leaked documents showed that Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca had helped clients worldwide evade tax and launder money with companies set up in tax havens. The German financial giant’s involvement shows how weak the international financial system is when trying to counter money laundering. It’s also a warning sign as to the help Latin American organized crime receives from banks to conduct illicit business. According to the German investigation, Deutsche Bank helped open offshore corporations (companies that are registered in a particular country, but do not carry out any economic activity there) in Panama to evade taxes. In addition, it may have received money from companies set up in tax havens suspected of money laundering. German authorities suspect that in 2016 alone a Deutsche Bank subsidiary in the Virgin Islands helped 900 clients divert funds. The German bank never reported any possible illegal money movements. Crime conducive Sara Hsu, associate professor of Economics at the State University of New York, sees the Panama Papers case as an example of the serious problem that offshore operations pose in Latin America. Some financial institutions are willing to facilitate cash movements, taking advantage of regional countries’ weak anti-money laundering regulations, a perfect opportunity for organized crime. “Many banks are involved in offshore operations, not only Deutsche Bank. Once the money is sent abroad, it’s difficult to track. Our top suspicion is that offshore transfers are linked to money laundering, although we don’t have much information about that,” Hsu told Diálogo. “Banks can get away with it, because many countries in Latin America lack proper regulations to counter money laundering, or they don’t enforce them.” Complicit financial system Cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin, also facilitated organized crime’s businesses with their lack of official bank reserves to back the digital currency. This creates anonymity for their owners and facilitates instant money transfers to any country, without leaving a trace. In addition to Deutsche Bank, other banks are also under investigation for suspected money laundering: Experta Corporate and Trust Services, HSBC Holdings, Banque J. Safra Sarasin, Credit Suisse Channel Islands Limited, UBS Group AG, Coutts and Co. Trustees Limited, Société Generale Bank & Trust, Rothschild Trust, and Nordea. Gonzalo Villa, head of the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists, based in Miami, Florida, told Diálogo that some institutions seek to prevent criminal use of the international financial system for money laundering. “But the system is as weak as its weakest link, and there are really weak links,” said Villa. “The international financial system is subject to the rules and law enforcement of each country, but there are grey areas, because laws are not the same, and these gaps can be easily exploited. When the goal is to break the law, all the system’s flaws are used for this purpose.” Hsu and Villa believe that often times these flaws turn the international financial system into an accomplice of Latin American organized crime groups. “Criminals who need to launder their proceeds are no longer simple criminals who make cash deposits in a bank. Rather, they use sophisticated financial tools, the same as those used by companies that carry out legal operations—for example, the use of several jurisdictions and commercial registers in many countries, etc. Organized crime uses methods that allow them to create more fronts to hide the illicit origin of their proceeds,” Villa said. Complex solutions Solutions to counter the problem aren’t easy, because criminals adapt quickly, even more so with advice from specialists such as what Deutsche Bank employees presumably gave their clients. Villa and Hsu consider it necessary for countries within the system to be committed to keep their legislation updated and establish better universal tools to prevent the international financial system from becoming an accomplice to crime. These measures depend on the political will to confront serious issues, such as those exposed by the Panama Papers case. Celina Realuyo, professor of practice at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric and Defense Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., thinks another important measure is for Latin American countries to increase financial intelligence work. Investigating the route by which crime money circulates helps governments detect, disrupt, and counter transnational threat networks. “Financial intelligence is helpful not only to understand how illicit networks operate, but also identify key financial leaders in these criminal networks, who are difficult to replace,” Realuyo told Diálogo. Latin America should take the role banking institutions play seriously. The global financial system must be another link in the fight against regional organized crime, not an accomplice of criminals.last_img read more

Great Neck Man Accused of Extorting Nude Photos

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Adam Savader, right, with U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee (Facebook).A Great Neck man has been accused of trying to extort nude photos of 14 women by threatening to send to the victims’ families compromising images he allegedly hacked from their email.FBI agents arrested Adam Savader on Tuesday at his family’s Hutchinson Court home and charged him with Internet extortion and cyber stalking. He remains in custody pending his arraignment in federal court.“Remember what’s at stake,” the 21-year-old, who described himself on Facebook as a staffer for Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaigns, allegedly told one of the victims in a text message, according to court documents. “Do you want your family and everyone in DC to see your tits? Just agree to send me a pic of you in a bra.”Authorities said Savader texted the victims—three of whom are from Long Island—from five different Google Voice Numbers using the name “John Smith,” in some cases sending the victims links to hacked nude photos he allegedly posted online.One of the victims told investigators she knew Savader from their time at Great Neck North High School. Three knew him from his studies at George Washington University. Most of the victims have yet to be identified.The investigation began after the first victim, a student at a university in Michigan, reported the alleged extortion to local police, who alerted the FBI, the records show.Some of the victims reported that before the texts started they were prompted by their email accounts to change their passwords, indicating that they had been hacked.Federal investigators eventually traced the source of the texts back to Savader’s home, many of the incidents occurring September through November. In one case he threatened to send the victims’ nude photos to the Republican National Committee.No attorney information was listed for Savader. He faces up to five years in federal prison.last_img read more

7 tips for building a positive culture in a ‘socially distanced’ world

first_imgThe global COVID-19 pandemic is impacting all of us now, and social distancing is creating more than just operational considerations for workplaces that have transitioned to most or all of their staff working remotely.  Employees are being challenged to adapt to a new normal: new work routines while balancing dynamic life situations changing around them. At the same time, creating a positive corporate culture is something that smart leaders have invested in deeply – and for service-based brands like financial services, culture has a direct impact on how their brand is experienced. In the midst of this new reality of working remotely, there is still a lot of potential to build and enhance workplace culture and connectivity.Here are seven simple ways to support and sustain – maybe even enhance! – workplace culture amid social distancing, and the potential for increased remote work in the long run: #1 Hold daily video chatsDon’t underestimate the value of video calls! Connect with the entire team, individual departments or work groups to touch base on the business at-hand. These can be quick check-ins once or twice a day to keep project workflow moving while establishing a routine of connectivity.  This will allow everyone on the team to feel connected and “see” their co-workers while staying apprised of workflow and daily to-dos.  Video chats can be done through a number of readily available channels including Google Hangouts, Zoom, FaceTime, Skype, Chat room or other chat room apps—and many are free.For larger organizations, a Town Hall forum works especially well so that leaders can share a state of the union address.  During times of uncertainty, transparency is key to ensuring employees are kept informed and provided with an avenue for questions & answers. This, in turn, increases their sense of safety and security. #2 Set up quick communication channelsWith remote work as our new norm, we can no longer turn to the co-worker sitting beside us to ask a quick question.  That’s where tools like IM, Slack, or Google Chat can help facilitate faster and easier communication than traditional emails. In addition to work related channels, set up a Social Lounge Channel on the group chat to post ideas for dinner, not-to-miss binge worthy shows or share work-from-home playlists.#3 Encourage social “get-togethers” Host a rotating virtual coffee break, lunch hour or happy hour where the focus is not work related.  These informal chats around the “water cooler” provide an opportunity for workers to connect with one another – to talk about what they are doing in quarantine, what new projects or hobbies they’ve taken up, or what tactics they are taking to keep their kids busy.  Ready to step it up a notch?  Encourage staff to take each other on a FaceTime tour of their neighborhood, share videos or photos of their pets or the recent mess their kids made while trying to stay out of the way.  Take turns having co-workers give a virtual tour of their home or work space so that people can more easily relate on a personal level.  Put these virtual hangouts on the calendar or send invitations to participate.  Not only will it make sure that everyone is included, but making it a real “event” will encourage participation and sends the message that these types of gatherings are supported by the company.Encouraging and fostering opportunities for staff to maintain their usual work socialization will help people feel less isolated and alone.  Plus, it gives employees something to look forward to during their workday.  Social connectivity encourages inclusivity and camaraderie, despite being in different physical locations.   #4 Dial up the acknowledgements & accoladesJust because you can’t see the hard work and the long hours, doesn’t mean you’re your staff isn’t working just as hard.  Little notes of appreciation, thank-yous or team shout-outs are always appreciated.#5 Take time to share a laughWhile things are serious, there is still time for a little levity.  Share some of the videos, songs, memes, or jokes making the rounds on social media with your larger work group.Here’s one to try:  Talk about what you see others in your household doing (kids, pets, spouses, roommates), but call them your coworkers. “My coworker insists on napping whenever she finds a sunbeam – so unprofessional!”#6 Flexibility is keyMany of your staff are juggling having kids or other family members working from home so adhering to their typical work schedule can be challenging.  Making sure that a flexible work schedule and hours are supported is critical at this time.  Clear communication about expectations and use of a daily calendar to block out times that they are unavailable will make this flexibility easier for all to manage.Find ways to ensure that kids, pets and significant others are a welcome “visitor” and not an unnecessary intrusion.  Make it part of the culture to say hello and engage in a quick conversation if they walk in during a video call.  #7 Reimagine Company EventsIt’s more important than ever to continue with the company events that build camaraderie.  Here are creative ideas for hosting engaging group virtual events for teams, departments, or even the entire organization. Quarantine Bingo: The goal is to see who can black out the board first. You can find examples online, and customize them for your own organization. Trivia: The first person to respond correctly via chat wins (no Googling allowed!).Game Night: Play a popular board or card game that most people have at home: a virtual game of Uno where everyone has their own deck of Uno cards and can play along with the group.Watch Party: Check out the Google chrome extension called Netflix party, and engage your staff in selecting the title to watch together. Let’s take this time of uncertainty to embrace the changes of working remotely. This is a great time to strengthen personal relationships and foster a sense of wellbeing and genuine care for each other, which will only result in a stronger culture and more connected workplace, no matter where you are.How are you working from home and staying connected with your colleagues? How is your organization fostering corporate culture during social distancing? Please share your own tips and experiences, we are all learning together! 8SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Lisa Rauliuk Lisa has over 20 years’ experience in marketing and account management. She expertly guides banks and credit unions through naming and branding projects and integrated marketing campaigns. Lisa has worked … Web: https://www.strumagency.com Detailslast_img read more