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Old Mutual Limited (OMU.mw) Q12021 Interim Report


first_imgOld Mutual Limited (OMU.mw) listed on the Malawi Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2021 interim results for the first quarter.For more information about Old Mutual Limited reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations visit the Old Mutual Limited company page on AfricanFinancials.Indicative Share Trading Liquidity The total indicative share trading liquidity for Old Mutual Limited (OMU.mw) in the past 12 months, as of 5th May 2021, is US$999.87K (MWK746.64M). An average of US$83.32K (MWK62.22M) per month.Old Mutual Limited Interim Results for the First Quarter DocumentCompany ProfileOld Mutual Limited Malawi is a premium African financial services group that offers a broad spectrum of financial solutions to retail and corporate customers across key markets segments in 17 countries. Old Mutual’s primary operations are in South Africa and the rest of Africa, and it has niche businesses in Latin America and Asia. With over 170 years of heritage across sub Saharan Africa, we are a crucial part of the communities we serve and broader society on the continent. Old Mutual Limited is listed on the Malawi Stock Exchangelast_img read more


‘Blue Book’ reports posted on General Convention’s website


first_img‘Blue Book’ reports posted on General Convention’s website Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Youth Minister Lorton, VA General Convention 2012 Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Submit an Event Listing Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Shreveport, LA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Tags Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Submit a Press Release Rector Pittsburgh, PA Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Albany, NY Press Release Service Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Featured Events Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Rector Knoxville, TN [Episcopal News Service] The Blue Book, the collection of reports to the Episcopal Church’s 77th General Convention of the work completed by its committees, commissions, agencies and boards (CCABs), during the 2010-2012 triennium, is now available to download here.The book, at more than 750 pages, also contains more than 150 “A” resolutions that the CCABs have proposed to the General Convention, which meets July 5-12 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the Diocese of Indianapolis. (Legislative committee hearings and some other convention activities begin July 4.)Most, but not all, “A” resolutions are contained in the Blue Book. For example, the church’s Executive Council agreed April 20 to submit three A resolutions to convention. Those three resolutions can be found in a list of all council action here.Resolutions may also be submitted to convention by three other groups: bishops (B resolutions); dioceses (C resolutions); and deputies (D resolutions). Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori and House of Deputies President Bonnie Anderson assign each resolution as it is received to one of the convention’s legislative committees. Once those assignments are made, resolutions are posted here. The deadline for filing any type of resolution is 5 p.m. EDT July 6, the second official day of convention.The 5.15MB Blue Book file in PDF form includes a table of contents page with jump links to each CCAB report. And this edition of the Blue Book is salmon (Pantone 169 M).People wishing to purchase a print copy of the Blue Book can pre-order it from Church Publishing Inc. here for $35. Cokesbury, distributor of Church Publishing’s materials, is currently offering a 20 percent discount, making the price $28. Purchasers must pay shipping costs based on their location.For the first time, the Blue Book will be available in e-book formats, also from Church Publishing. Both versions will be available the week of April 30, according to a press release from the church’s Office of Public Affairs.A PDF of the Blue Book in Spanish, El Libro Azul, will also be available the week of April 30.For questions about The Blue Book, contact Christopher Barajas in the General Convention office at [email protected] Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Director of Music Morristown, NJ Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY center_img Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI By ENS staffPosted Apr 23, 2012 Rector Belleville, IL Featured Jobs & Calls Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Rector Tampa, FL This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Washington, DC Rector Bath, NC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Rector Martinsville, VA Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Rector Smithfield, NC Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Associate Rector Columbus, GA Curate Diocese of Nebraska Submit a Job Listing The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR General Convention, Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJlast_img read more


A big Anglican welcome planned for Lambeth Conference delegates


first_img Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Rector Tampa, FL Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY The Big Hello will connect attendees to their companion link diocese or provide the opportunity for new ones to be started. Photo: Lambeth Conference Company[Anglican Communion News Service] Anglican parishes and dioceses across England, Wales and Scotland are gearing up to welcome more than 1,000 Anglican bishops and spouses from across the globe in July 2020.The delegates, who will be attending the 15th Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, hosted by the archbishop of Canterbury, will travel from over 165 countries from across the Communion.The event provides an opportunity to build relationships and create new ones, not just between bishops and spouses, but among churches, dioceses, communities and countries across the world. And the Lambeth Conference Company is helping coordinate the special welcome called ‘The Big Hello’ that will be rolled out from churches.Read the full article here. A big Anglican welcome planned for Lambeth Conference delegates Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Press Release Service Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Rector Knoxville, TN Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Featured Events Rector Collierville, TN This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Submit a Press Release Tags Rector Belleville, IL By Rachel FarmerPosted Dec 13, 2019 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector Shreveport, LA Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Featured Jobs & Calls The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Rector Martinsville, VA Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET center_img TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Rector Pittsburgh, PA Youth Minister Lorton, VA Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Rector Washington, DC An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Submit an Event Listing Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Rector Smithfield, NC Anglican Communion, Rector Albany, NY Rector Hopkinsville, KY Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Lambeth Conference Submit a Job Listing AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Curate Diocese of Nebraska last_img read more


Sergio Parisse ‘rucking’ technique will make the ball appear every time


first_imgWednesday Nov 29, 2017 Sergio Parisse ‘rucking’ technique will make the ball appear every time South Africa overturned last year’s shock loss to Italy with a convincing 35-6 win in Padova on Saturday. They turned to their traditional power up front, which paid dividends. Italy skipper Sergio Parisse never gave up though, getting stuck in at the breakdown, as can be seen here.As giant second rower Lood de Jager lay over the ball after making a tackle, Parisse was not satisfied with the speed in which he was rolling away. So took things into his own hands.In years gone by he would have had to use the boot to get the player to move, but he came up with something new, yet highly effective.All it took was two slaps to the back, along with one that looked a bit like a closed fist.Needless to say, the ball emerged pretty quickly after that. Who needs rucking.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Experts explain what actually happens… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Leigh Halfpenny makes yet another… 26 WEEKS AGO Parisse alley-oop magic sets up brilliant… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe 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 InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more


Workforce Hub receives funding


first_img Tagged with: Recruitment / people About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Howard Lake | 12 July 2005 | News Workforce Hub receives funding AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThiscenter_img The Workforce Hub, one of six national hubs of expertise that form part of the Government’s ChangeUp programme, has received funding to carry out its business plan and work to develop the skills and good employment practice of the voluntary and community sector.The Hub, which will build on the work of the former Voluntary Sector National Training Organisation (VSNTO), will begin recruiting additional staff this week. The Hub’s objectives will be to: Advertisement help voluntary and community organisations to have easy access to information and resources support a culture of learning and development promote good management, leadership and employment practice throughout the sectorraise the profile of the sector as a place to workThe Home Office’s Active Communities Directorate has offered a grant to fund the Hub’s activities for two years.Mark Freeman, Workforce Development Manager for COVER – The Community and Voluntary Forum Eastern Region said: “The Workforce Hub represents a fantastic opportunity for the voluntary and community sector to develop all the issues around skills, employment and recruitment that are vital for its continued growth and improvement. Its ability to link the work being carried out regionally and locally will help to spread good practice, and enable us to gather much needed intelligence to highlight the sectors needs and quantify its impact on the economy and the communities in which it works.”  33 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more


Chocolate-filled knitted Easter Chicks raise funds for Trinity Hospice


first_imgFor several months many of Clapham-based Trinity Hospice’s volunteers have been knitting their fingers off and have produced well over 1500 egg cosies in the shape of Easter Chicks. Filled with Cadbury’s Creme eggs, kindly donated by Cadbury Schweppes Ltd, these little Chicks have been supplied to many of the local schools where they will be sold at around £1 each. www.trinityhospice.org.uk Tagged with: corporate The Easter Chicks (as well as Easter Bonnets and Easter Bunnies at £2 each) are also available from the reception area at Trinity Hospice. Now in its fifth year, the Easter fundraising campaign is expected to raise over £3000. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Chocolate-filled knitted Easter Chicks raise funds for Trinity Hospice Howard Lake | 22 March 2007 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1 Advertisement Tadpoles Nursery School, in Park Walk, Chelsea, London SW10, is one of the schools taking part. Claire Dimpfl, the owner/head of Tadpoles said: “We became involved with Trinity several years ago and are delighted that supporting the Easter Chicks campaign can help the Hospice to continue its important and incredible work.”  25 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis1last_img read more


Bespoke Festival is “the wheel deal” for Limerick cyclists


first_imgNo vaccines in Limerick yet Advertisement Email First Irish death from Coronavirus Linkedin Surgeries and clinic cancellations extended NewsCommunityOtherCyclingLifestyleLife & LeisureLocal NewsBespoke Festival is “the wheel deal” for Limerick cyclistsBy Staff Reporter – June 17, 2014 1575 by Claire O’Brien | [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE 2014 Bespoke Cycling festival launched in Limerick last Saturday with a Summer Solstice cycle from Limerick City to Lough Gur and back among the highlights of this week-long festival.Events held so far include the European Mountain biking Championships in Ballyhoura, and numerous bike fixing workshops to help get people on their bikes for the first time or rediscover their love of cycling.On Thursday (June 19th) at 11 am the Adare GAA Field will hold the Country Limerick Cycling Pursuit Challenge where students can work on their cycling skills.On Sunday at 3pm participants will be taken on a cycling tour of the city’s waterfront beginning and finishing at Howley’s Quay,followed by entertainment and refreshments.On Friday,Limerick Smarter Travel will host an event where participants can bring their bike for free minor repairs in advance of Sunday’s Bespoke Bike Parade.Saturday allows the public to experience the Summer Solstice in Lough Gur.Participants will depart Limerick at 5.00am and will cycle to Lough Gur and back.Limerick Smarter Travel Project Manager,Pat O’Neill stated that the festival is one of a number of measures introduced to encourage people to get on their bikes and use a more sustainable mode of transport.Phelim Macken,Coordinator,Limerick Sports Partnership added that the festival promotes the cycling facilities available throughout Limerick. Facebook RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORcenter_img Previous articleTaylor: So far so good for Limerick FCNext articleLimerick photographer is recognised internationally Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Twitter Print Shannondoc operating but only by appointment Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April TAGSBespoke Cycling FestivalCountry Limerick Cycling Pursuit ChallengefeaturedSummer Solstice cycle Proceedures and appointments cancelled again at UHL WhatsApplast_img read more


#BREAKING Man saved in early morning Limerick river rescue


first_img#BREAKING Man saved from River in early morning rescue Golfer suffered broken leg when hit by quad bike at Rathbane Golf Club Print Fireswift, The Limerick City Fire and Rescue boatA MAN is recovering in hospital this Thursday morning after rescue swimmers pulled him from the River Shannon during the early hours of the morning in a dramatic Limerick rescue.At 5.31am on Thursday morning, the alarm was raised at that a man was seen entering the River Shannon at Sarsfield Bridge.Emergency services, including three units from Limerick City Fire and Rescue, and members of the Limerick Marine Search and Rescue responded to the call.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up At the same time, Limerick City Fire and Rescue launched the rescue boat FireSwift down river from its Steamboat Quay pontoon and the man, understood to be aged in his 30s, was spotted.About to go under, rescue swimmers managed to pull the man to safety and he was brought to St Michael’s slipway on O’Callaghan’s Strand where awaiting emergency paramedics treated the man.The man was then brought to University Hospital Limerick for further treatment. Previous articleDolores O’Riordan: Limerick has lost her fearless voiceNext articleArmed robbery and Limerick pensioner hit with crutch Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie NewsBreaking news#BREAKING Man saved in early morning Limerick river rescueBy Staff Reporter – January 18, 2018 2517 Twitter Steve makes magical return to Electric Picnic Facebook The Thomond Swim proves a blazing success center_img WhatsApp Advertisement TAGSLimerick City Fire and RescueRiver Shannon Limerick centre needed to tackle environmental issues Scrap metal fire poses serious health risks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Linkedin Emaillast_img read more


Pregnant mom, 2 young daughters vanish in Colorado; police vow to ‘not rest until we have the answers’


first_imgTown of Frederick, CO(FREDERICK, Colo.) — A pregnant Colorado mother and her two young daughters have mysteriously vanished — and local police are vowing to “not rest until we have the answers.”Shanann Watts, 34, and her two daughters — Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4 — were reported missing on Monday, according to the police department in Frederick, which is about 35 miles north of Denver.Police were notified Monday by a concerned family friend who hadn’t heard from Watts, who is 15 weeks pregnant, police said.Police are now asking for the public’s help to find the missing mother and young girls.“There is a lot at stake here and we are exploring all avenues,” Frederick Police Sgt. Ian Albert said Wednesday. “We are working around the clock on this case and will not rest until we have the answers we are looking for.”There’s no reason to believe the public is at risk, Albert added.When the mother and daughters disappeared, Watts’ phone, purse and keys were left behind at home, said her husband, Chris Watts, according to ABC affiliate KMGH-TV in Denver.“When I came home and then walked in the house, nothing. Vanished. Nothing was here,” he told KMGH-TV.“My kids are my life,” the worried husband and father told KMGH. “I mean, those smiles light up my life.”The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation are helping local police with the case.Anyone with information is urged to call the Frederick Police Department at 720-382-5700.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more


Winning ways


Comments are closed. Winning waysOn 1 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Newcomers to interim management canfind it hard to adjust to the business of winning assignments, but learning howto work well with a good agency will prove invaluable from the very beginning,By Rob McLuhanInterim work can be highlyrewarding but it does involve more or less perpetual job-seeking. While thoseseeking permanent employment will thankfully put the rigmarole of CVs andinterviews behind them when they join a new company, the interim manager musttreat the business of winning assignments as a skill in itself.Much of theaggravation is taken out of this by a good agency, which will identify suitableprojects and make the first contacts. So an ability to maintain a goodrelationship with the agency is itself essential. Interim managers must notonly impress potential clients; they need to ensure that someone is activelykeeping an eye open for future opportunities.For managers who haveestablished a career in interim work all this soon becomes second nature butfor beginners the routine can seem unfamiliar. That is especially the case fortop executives who may be embarking on a new career as an interim after havingretired from a long-term post.”Quite often itis the more senior managers who need the most guidance,” comments SheilaChalker, partner at Interim Management Services. “They have had staff todo their office work so when it comes to organising their own CV andadministration it can seem quite foreign.”Writea good CVMany of the rules foran interim manager’s CV are the same as for a permanent position, and allagencies emphasise the need for clarity, conciseness and relevance. Treat it asa marketing tool for your professional expertise and achievements, they say,and be prepared to tailor it to specific assignments.Experts have alwaysbeen divided about how long a CV should be, with some urging brevity as a meansof creating impact while others prefer to err on the side of too much detail.David Bradford, managing director of Impact Executives, says, “You don’thave to restrict it to two pages, although more than four is probably too much.But stick to the key facts, rather than going on about how wonderful you are,or including irrelevant information such as hobbies or the ages of yourchildren.”The agency can be auseful source of advice but may not want to tamper too much. “If there areobvious problems we would discuss it with the manager and ask them tore-submit. But your CV normally says something about yourself so we would avoidaltering as far as possible,” Bradford says.When it comes tocontent and presentation there are a few key points to bear in mind: Includeinformation about all the key managerial roles you have held. These should bespecific about job titles, the size of organisation and budgetaryresponsibilities. Posts held as long ago as 10 years are still worth mentioningif they show evidence of relevant skills and experience.Use an electronicformat. Searches are increasingly done automatically, which means the CV willneed to be presented as a readily accessible file document. Be aware too thatpotential clients will be using key words to perform searches – phrases such as”demerger” and “organisational development” will alertclients to the qualities that meet their needs.Don’t include yoursalary requirements. The rate will most likely be subject to negotiation, withthe agency including its cut. Interim work is normally charged by the day anddoes not usually correlate to annual salaries, especially when travel andaccommodation expenses and the lack of benefits are taken into account.Leave out your nameand address. Most agencies will not want to include this when they contact theclient and their deleting it could make the front of the CV look odd.Include languageskills. Malcolm Browne, head of Penna Interim, recalls having difficultyfinding French speakers for temporary HR posts in Paris. He eventually foundtwo individuals who spoke excellent French but had forgotten to mention this ontheir CV.Winningthe assignmentThe objective is notto be a candidate but to be a winner – at the very least you want to ensure youare shortlisted for an interview. You can improve your chances by drawing theclient’s attention to key achievements and highlighting the benefits you havebought to an organisation.Nor is it necessary tohave experience of the company’s specific activity. “A client looks fortwo things,” says Penna Interim’s Browne. “Professional expertise isan absolute, so for a financial post they will be looking for someone withexperience as a finance director. However when it comes to experience in theirsector they may be more flexible.”Surprisingly, HRprofessionals are not always good at marketing their skills, even though theyspend much of their time handling other people’s CVs, according to Paul Clarke,consultancy services director at Academy (HR) Services Group. “They needto show they have a firm understanding of HR practices as well as how theirpolicies impact on the performance of the business,” he says.Many clients askcandidates to give a presentation, so check with the agency on the requiredformat. There is nothing worse than the candidate turning up with floppy diskfor a laptop when there is only an overhead projector, but it doeshappen,” Penna Interim’s Browne says. “And don’t leave it until thelast minute. We have had calls from candidates on the evening before sayingtheir printer doesn’t work and asking what they should do.”A willingness tonegotiate is a major asset when it comes to salary, hours and travel. That isnot always easy, particularly on the matter of location. Many assignments areoffered a long way from home, which means taking temporary accommodation orbeing resigned to a long daily journey. But the fewer obstacles the candidateraises the more likely they are to win the assignment.Even though theassignment may involve considerable expense in terms of accommodation andtravel it is wise not to insist that the client foots the bill. This can makethem think twice and is in any case often unnecessary, as the extra amountneeded can often be quietly factored in when you are negotiating the fee.When it comes to theweekly schedule there is increasing room for manoeuvre. “Companies arebecoming very flexible, and interims need to be as well,” commentsCaroline Battson, interim team leader for Macmillan Davies Hodes. “For newmothers going back to work, clients often allow a schedule of four days a weekor a 10am-4pm working day. But then interims need to be willing to reciprocate,perhaps working at weekends occasionally to fit in with the client’s businessneeds.”Workingwith your chosen agencyGetting on well withthe agency is the best way to ensure a regular flow of congenial, well-paidassignments, so it is important to be sensitive to its needs.”Building up arelationship based on honesty and trust is beneficial for everybody,” saysBattson. “The agency knows the person can carry out a particular rolebecause they have done it before, while the interim can go to jobs knowing theyare relevant to their previous experience.”The consultant youdeal with at the agency will write up an initial report based on an interviewand references. This forms the basis of what it passes on to clients. So it isimportant to treat them exactly as you would an employer, taking care how youpresent yourself. “Make it clear that you are looking for a proper careerand not just treating interim work as a stop gap. That means they can expect toget repeat business,” says Impact Executives’ Bradford.Good communications isa must – agencies like to keep in close touch with the managers on their booksand be able to contact them easily. That is especially important between jobs,as they may need to establish your availability for an assignment very quickly.A home phone number is not enough – have e-mail and a mobile phone as well andcheck them regularly for messages.Be sure to let theagency know when you expect to complete an assignment so it can start lookingfor the next. “It’s nice to be rung mid-term to let us know how things aregoing,” says Penna Interim’s Browne. He adds that he likesto network with candidates, so be prepared to suggest the names of people whomight be able to fill other posts – you can expect them to return the favour.Undertakingand completing the assignmentAssuming the agencyhas successfully matched your qualifications to the job, there should be nolearning curve to negotiate. In fact, senior professionals are overqualifiedfor many of the assignments they take on, and enjoy dazzling the company bycompleting it ahead of schedule and above expectations.A key to success is tomaintain excellent communications. In the initial phase the assignment briefshould be reviewed and clarifications and modifications sought if necessary. Insome cases the assignment may have arisen through some instability in thecompany, in which case tact may be necessary to ensure everything proceedssmoothly.Regular contacts withcolleagues on the client side can be helpful, especially if they are not on thesite where the assignment is being carried out. That is often the case atsenior level, where the managing director and group managing director may be indifferent locations.Keep the agencyinformed about progress. “You will get hiccups from time to time, and itis important to bring a consultant into the picture so we can help whennecessary,” says Impact Executives” Bradford. “The brief mayturn out not quite as expected and we can help in that.”And don’t get involvedin company politics. “That’s the great benefit of being on a temporaryassignment, as the regular staff should not see the interim as a threat totheir positions,” says Bradford. “You can just get on with the joband let the local politicians sort themselves out.” Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. read more