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Female property professionals lag behind on pay

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first_imgHome » News » Agencies & People » Female property professionals lag behind on pay Female property professionals lag behind on pay24th February 20160908 Views There can be no doubting the advances that women have made in recent years when it comes to professional development within the property sector, but when it comes pay, it is hard to get away from the fact that they earn less.The largest and most comprehensive salary survey of 7,466 UK surveying professionals, conducted online between December 2015 and January 2016 by the RICS and Macdonald & Company, has revealed that women starting out in property are hardest hit by the gender pay gap.Salaries of UK surveying professionals are now at their highest in nine years following an average year-on-year rise of 7.1 per cent in 2016, but the gender pay gap for new entrants now stands at an astonishing 28.7 per cent.Overall, the gender pay gap continues with male property professionals earning £57,509 pa, which is £7,000 more than on average than female counterparts at £45,689. While this gap has closed slightly, from 27 per cent last year to 25.9 per cent in 2016, the discrepancy is evident across all age groups and is most acute for those aged between 18 and 22.Those working in Greater London continue to earn, on average, the most at an average of £65,050 and command a premium of 20.8 per cent over the South East. The majority of the rest of the UK have indicated only a slight growth in average annual salaries, with the greatest growth seen in Scotland, up 2 per cent and the Midlands, up 1 per cent.RICS qualifications continue to show their merit with a FRICS earning £69,885 in comparison to a non RICS counterpart at an average of £43,905 while those with a RICS part qualification secured the highest average salary increase up £5,198, or 13.7 per cent, from £37,837 to £43,035.RICS Equalities Manager, Justine Wallis-Leggett, commented, “The fact that 64 per cent of respondents reported a rise in salary will offer cold comfort to the many women in the sector, especially those at entry level, who are once again confronted with a significant gender pay gap. The industry must urgently take action to create a more balanced workforce that attracts the best talent if it wants to remain competitive.“We can achieve this by introducing inclusive working practices such as flexible working. These are key to employee engagement, and in an increasingly competitive market, employers cannot afford to create working environments that only serve the needs of a small majority of the workforce.”The research also revealed that the average salary increase awarded to respondents who moved employer in the last 12 months reached 16.2 per cent, while the average increase received by respondents under the age of 30 rose by 12 per cent.There was a 79 per cent hike in bonuses awarded to entry level candidates this year and employees at this level are also most likely to move job – of those who indicated they are likely to look to change roles this year 35 per cent are relatively inexperienced, compared to 19 per cent last year.If you are thinking of moving job, check out The Negotiator magazine’s job board – www.thenegotiatorjobs.co.uk – which is specifically aimed at estate and letting agents and the residential property market. It is the first and only dedicated job board of its kind serving UK agency and already has over 300 top residential agency jobs on it for you to browse.Grant Leonard, Publisher at The Negotiator Jobs, said, “Being sector-focused, this is the site for quality jobs in agency and we’re delighted it has had such a warm welcome from the industry. It’s backed and promoted by the strongest brand in residential property media – The Negotiator – which has always been the traditional home for recruitment advertising in estate agency.”gender pay gap gender pay inequality female property professionals women earn less 2016-02-24The Negotiator Related articles Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent28th April 2021 Your Move parent group posts extraordinary profits surge28th April 2021 TPFG boss: Why we’ve joined rival LSL’s mortgage network27th April 2021What’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.last_img read more

LMH flirts with the famous

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first_imgLady Margaret Hall has welcomed 11 new visiting fellows including actors Emma Watson and Benedict Cumberbatch and Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant.The appointments were announced in an online statement by Alan Rusbridger, Principal of LMH. Rusbridger wrote, “Today we welcome 11 new visiting fellows to Lady Margaret Hall. They are people drawn from a variety of backgrounds, callings and professions and we want them to form a bridge between our own academic community and the worlds they inhabit and represent.”Other appointments include the author and former children’s laureate Malorie Blackman; Beeban Kidron, known for her role as director of Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason; the chief constable of Thames Valley police, Francis Habgood; High Court judge Rabinder Singh and clarinetist and winner of the BBC Young Musician of the Year award in 2006, Mark Simpson.A provisional list of visiting fellows was constructed by Lady Margaret Hall’s governing body, and was then narrowed down by a smaller committee. Only one of the appointments that the College proposed turned the position down. The visiting fellows are appointed for a term of three years.Rusbridger, himself a former editor of The Guardian who took up his post at LMH in September 2015, stated, “We hope they will occasionally come and eat at College as well as tutors, alumni, students and support staff . One or two have already come up with other ideas for how they might use their relationship with LMH to develop other projects and thinking.”Rusbridger, in a post on his blog, mentioned that the appointment of non-academic visiting fellows in Oxford was originally the idea of Lord Nuffield, who invited people from a variety of backgrounds to his college. Rusbridger commented, “Alongside the students and tutors [visiting Nuffield] there would be bishops, bankers, spies, journalists and economists. Lord Nuffield, it seemed to me, was on to something: this was a way of enriching the life of a college and its students, and of blowing oxygen through the corridors.”This is not the first time celebrities have walked the corridors of Oxford colleges: the Cameron Mackintosh visiting professorship at St Catz has been filled by personalities such as Stephen Fry, Patrick Stewart and Diana Rigg. Rusbridger, indeed, celebrated the non-academic nature of the appointments, stating, “The obvious thing to note is that – deliberately – only one is an academic. “The College already has many very distinguished honorary fellows, most of whom have had notable careers of scholarship.”“Our visiting fellows bring a different kind of experience. They have all, in their different ways, achieved great distinction in their chosen fields, professions or calling. LMH is already a deeply interesting place. “It just got even more interesting.”last_img read more

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first_img== Dalesman extends ==Seasonings manufacturer The Dalesman Group has recently completed an extension at its head office in West Yorkshire. The 7,000sq ft of additional warehouse space, fitted out with push-back racking, gives the firm an extra 650 pallet spaces, and takes the total size of the factory and office suite to 40,000sq ft. The firm produces bespoke blends of sausage, burger, pie, pasty, gravy and sauce mixes and its Country Fayre range of sausage mixes.== Starbucks closures? ==It has been reported that Starbucks plans to close 31 UK stores. A spokesperson for the coffee chain said its current priority is to prepare for the continued uncertainty in the economy and ensure it has a strong business for the future. “We are discussing options with landlords for a small number of our UK stores,” she said. “But we do not have any specific announcements at this time.”== Greencore growth ==Greencore said its food-to-go sandwiches and quiche bakery business has delivered a “good sales performance” in its interim management statement. Good weather in early summer helped drive sales of sandwiches, salads and sushi, it said. Within its UK portfolio, cakes and desserts saw a fall in sales.== Raisins on the rise ==California Raisin imports into the UK fell by 14% in the 2008-09 season, with tonnage down to 22,655 from 26,456. However, the market has grown for California by 68% since the 2006-07 season when 13,518 tonnes was imported, due to crop losses in other countries. Peter Meadows, marketing director for the California Raisin Adminis-trative Committee in the UK, said: “Despite the economic conditions, the final result, at 22,655 tonnes, is a very strong performance in this market.”last_img read more

Surfing on a super-Earth

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first_imgFor life as we know it to develop on other planets, those planets would need liquid water, or oceans. Geologic evidence suggests that Earth’s oceans have existed for nearly the entire history of our world. But would that be true of other planets, particularly super-Earths? New research suggests that the answer is yes, and that, once established, oceans on super-Earths can last for billions of years.“When people consider whether a planet is in the habitable zone, they think about its distance from the star and its temperature. However, they should also think about oceans, and look at super-Earths to find a good sailing or surfing destination,” says lead author Laura Schaefer of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).Schaefer presented her findings Monday in a press conference at a meeting of the American Astronomical Society.Even though water covers 70 percent of Earth’s surface, it makes up a very small fraction of the planet’s overall bulk. Earth is mostly rock and iron; only about a tenth of a percent is water.“Earth’s oceans are a very thin film, like fog on a bathroom mirror,” explains study co-author Dimitar Sasselov of the CfA.However, Earth’s water isn’t just on the surface. Studies have shown that the planet’s mantle holds several oceans’ worth of water that was dragged underground by plate tectonics and subduction of the ocean seafloor. Earth’s oceans would disappear due to this process, if it weren’t for water returning to the surface via volcanism (mainly at mid-ocean ridges). Earth maintains its oceans through this planet-wide recycling.Schaefer used computer simulations to see if this recycling process would take place on super-Earths, which are planets up to five times the mass, or 1.5 times the size, of our Earth. She also examined the question of how long it would take oceans to form after the planet cooled enough for its crust to solidify.She found that planets two to four times the mass of Earth are even better at establishing and maintaining oceans than our Earth. The oceans of super-Earths would persist for at least 10 billion years (unless boiled away by an evolving red giant star).Interestingly, the largest planet that was studied, five times the mass of Earth, took a while to get going. Its oceans didn’t develop for about a billion years, due to a thicker crust and lithosphere that delayed the start of volcanic outgassing.“This suggests that if you want to look for life, you should look at older super-Earths,” Schaefer said.Sasselov agreed. “It takes time to develop the chemical processes for life on a global scale, and time for life to change a planet’s atmosphere. So, it takes time for life to become detectable.”This also suggests that, assuming evolution takes place at a similar rate to Earth’s, you want to search for complex life on planets that are about five and a half billion years old, a billion years older than Earth.last_img read more

Dentistry behind bars: Harvard dental students provide care to the incarcerated

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first_img Read Full Story Of the more than two million incarcerated Americans, many suffer from chronic health conditions, disease, and substance-use disorders, however some of their most urgent health concerns can be a throbbing tooth, or aching oral abscess.Harvard School of Dental Medicine (HSDM) students are learning this firsthand by providing care to patients incarcerated at Suffolk County’s Nashua Street Jail. Several HSDM students and faculty operate a weekly clinic at the 640-bed facility in downtown Boston as part of the Crimson Care Collaborative (CCC)—a team of medical, dental, and mental health professionals from Harvard and other institutions.“The waitlist for dental care is constantly over­whelmed, and many patients must wait in order to receive palliative treatment for highly progressed dental disease that can cause pain, sleep loss, or difficulty eating,” Mindy Truong, D.M.D. ’19, director of educa­tion for CCC at the jail said.Jails like Nashua Street traditionally offer limited short-term palliative dental care. The Suffolk County Sheriff ’s department welcomed the partnership with CCC to provide expanded health care options to inmates, along with the opportunity to train future health care providers in a correctional setting.“To our knowledge, this is the first collaboration of its kind involving student-delivered medical, dental and, mental health care in the correctional setting,” Lisa Simon, D.M.D. ’14, P.D. ’15, attending dentist for CCC said. “This benefits patients, who have expanded access to care, dental students, who learn about the unique correctional setting, and medical trainees, who can learn more about oral health.” Dr. Simon and colleagues recently wrote about the innovative model in an article for the American Journal of Public Health.The collaboration, spearheaded by Simon, began in October 2015 and has become a popular volunteer opportunity for DMD students. A student leadership board and faculty mentors run the clinic. Before entering the correctional setting, all volunteers attend mandatory training sessions, receive an overview of the U.S. justice system, and are screened for security clearance. Students’ roles range from conducting patient interviews and providing educational programs, to assisting or performing clinical treatment. To date, more than 15 D.M.D. students have participated in the program, and several alumni plan to work in a correc­tional setting or with formerly incarcerated people in the future.“I honestly wasn’t entirely sure what to expect when I signed up to volunteer at Nashua Street Jail. This is my first experience working with a population in a correc­tional setting,” Truong said. “I’m constantly reminded of the importance of considering the patient as an individual human being with unique experiences and perspectives, while remembering that we are all linked by a common humanity,” she said.Working with the incarcerated population, students gain awareness of the complex social determinants of health. They also work closely within interdisciplinary teams to collaborate on patient care and overall health.“People in jail face various health disparities that predispose them to increased morbidity and mortality. Many of our dental patients have complex medical conditions and/or mental health issues.” Zhen Shen, D.M.D. ’19, dental integrated clinician for CCC said.last_img read more

Randy Newman’s Faust to Play Encores!

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first_imgEncores! Off-Center has made our jaws drop, in the best possible way, yet again. Randy Newman’s Faust is to appear for one-night-only as part of its 2014 season on July 1. Grammy, Oscar and Emmy award winner Newman will play the Devil in the concert at the New York City Center’s Mainstage. A darkly comic modern-day take on the Faust story, Randy Newman’s Faust was first seen in 1993. In Newman’s retelling, God and the Devil fight for the soul of Henry Faust, a student at the University of Notre Dame. The musical played at both San Diego’s La Jolia Playhouse and Chicago’s Goodman Theatre, as well as being released as an album. No word yet on who will be joining Newman onstage, but along with the singer-songwriter as the Devil, the record featured James Taylor as Lord, Don Henley as Henry Faust, Elton John as Angel Rick, Linda Ronstadt as Margaret and Bonnie Raitt as Martha. What sort of pact would we have to make to see them all at the concert, because we’d consider it!?! View Commentslast_img read more

Trustee warns asset managers against passing on regulatory costs

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first_imgThe CIO of the pension schemes for the Daily Mail General Trust (DMGT), a UK newspaper, has warned asset managers against passing on the costs incurred with the regulatory changes coming from Europe.Mike Weston, who heads up the investments for the three defined benefit (DB) schemes, with around £2bn (€2.4bn) in assets, warned managers in a speech about the cost of regulation.Speaking at the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) Investment Conference, Weston said he would not accept any cost increase from managers due to the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR).“For existing mandates,” he said, “asset managers should not even think about passing on those costs to us. They have to absorb it into margins. “The question to ask asset managers is what benefits you are going to get from the extra costs. If they can explain how extra costs are going to benefit the scheme, then great – if not, it is just an extra cost of them doing business.”Weston was relaxed about the impact of new regulations and said additional “sensible” regulations should benefit pension schemes in the long run.This echoed comments by Chris Hitchen, a trustee at RPMI, a railways pension scheme, who in a separate conference session said regulations such as the financial transaction tax (FTT) could benefit pension schemes with long-term investment interests by discouraging high-frequency trading.“By lobbying with the NAPF, we can ensure additional regulations that are sensible,” Weston said.“If they genuinely make the financial system safer and more transparent, then they will be worth it for pension schemes. Effectively, the risk costs will come out of the market.”James Walsh, senior policy adviser on European regulations for the lobby group, conceded Hitchen and Weston’s point, but questioned the FTT’s appropriateness.“Maybe it would be good to have some regulatory solution to high-frequency trading,” he said.“There are questions as to whether the FTT is the right way to do that, but clearly there may be a case for addressing market behaviour.”This came after the chair of the NAPF, Ruston Smith, accused Brussels of only acting for the few, and not the majority, with its legislative agenda for European pension schemes.Weston also said the DMGT pension schemes were not “overly preparing” for the impact of EMIR or the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).Because the scheme has a relatively basic and simplified asset allocation, he said, regulations coming out of Brussels have not caused him too much trouble.“We will be speaking to asset managers,” he said, “not really about current mandates, but what might come down the track, and whether there will be an impact.“At a higher level, we will be speaking to our investment consultants about whether we will shift our asset allocation, and what potential impact we should be aware of.”last_img read more

Eagles 8th Grade Hoopsters Defeat Cardinals

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first_imgThe 8th grade St. Louis Cardinals basketball team opened up their season against Jac-Cen-Del.  St. Louis was defeated 29-16.The Cards played tough defense, especially in the first half, and had a combined 13 steals.  Ian Dickey led the team with 6 points and Will Harmeyer added 5.The Cardinals travel to Brookville next Tuesday for game #2.Submitted by STL Coach Jon Temple.last_img

Franklin County Losing Lawrenceburg Casino Grant For 2014

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first_imgFranklin County may soon deal with the affects of a revenue decline at local casinos.Lawrenceburg grant program officials recently informed Franklin County Council members that it will not send a $500,000 grant for 2014 that has been given annually to the county.The Franklin County Observer reports a revenue decrease at the Hollywood Casino and a new casino in Cincinnati led to the cut-off.Franklin County Council had included the half million dollars into its 2014 budget which has already been submitted to the state. The county is unable to make adjustments to next year’s budget until the review process is complete, according to the Observer.last_img

‘We are not arrogant’ Klopp replies Lampard

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first_img Promoted ContentEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid ArmageddonIs This 1921 Cartoon The First Ever Meme?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?8 Best Movies On Amazon Prime Video To Stream Right Now7 Worst Things To Do To Your PhoneWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Highest Paid Football Players In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Read Also: Premier League start date for 2020-21 season revealed“What is absolutely important is the players focus on themselves because it is in our own hands, and that is the job I’ll do because we can’t affect what is going on elsewhere,” added Lampard.“We have to try to get over the line. We have character in the group, we have quality and we have a good opponent coming and it is on us now.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “But what he has to learn is to finish it with the final whistle and he didn’t do that.” A clip of the foul-mouthed argument between the benches went viral with Lampard’s words clearly audible in an empty stadium. “I think in terms of the language I used, I do regret that, because I think these things get replayed a lot on social media,” said Lampard. “I’ve got two young daughters who are on social media, so I do regret that.” On the field, Lampard has to concentrate on getting at least a point from Sunday’s visit of Wolves to Stamford Bridge to ensure Chelsea secure a place in the Champions League next season. The visitors need a victory to guarantee a place in the Europa League next season. Chelsea will also be sure of a top-four finish if Manchester United win at Leicester. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has hit back at his Chelsea counterpart Frank Lampard by suggesting the Blues boss still has a lot to learn after branding the new English champions “arrogant.” During Liverpool’s 5-3 win between the sides on Wednesday, Lampard became embroiled in a row with Klopp’s assistant Pepijn Lijnders over a foul that led to the free-kick from which Trent Alexander-Arnold scored to make it 2-0. “Fair play to Liverpool Football Club, they’ve won the league, but also don’t get too arrogant with it,” Lampard said in a post-match interview. Klopp rejected that suggestion and said Lampard should learn to let any confrontations during the 90 minutes go at full time. “You cannot hit me and my bench with something like that because we are not arrogant,” said Klopp. “Frank was obviously in a really competitive mood and I respect that a lot. From my point of view in this sort of situation you can say pretty much what you want. For me, after the game it is completely over. “I said a lot in the past because it is pure emotion, he came here to win the game or get a point, to make Champions League qualification, and I respect that a lot.Advertisement Loading… last_img read more