Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Personnel Today supports Best Places to work in ConstructionOn 17 Jan 2006 in Personnel Today Personnel Today has teamed up with its sister magazine, Contract Journal, to support the launch of their second annual Best Places to Work in Construction Awards.These prestigious and highly successful awards – in association with Hays Construction and CITB-ConstructionSkills – will set out to find the best employer in the construction industry. Entry is open to any company working in or supplying the construction industry. Contract Journal’s deputy editor James Atkinson said, “Everyone knows that construction is all about people. But if the industry wants to compete with other industries and services it has got to work doubly hard to attract and retain the best people. “We know that many companies are doing a lot to become better employers and to make the careers of their employees safe, interesting and rewarding.”The awards give construction companies the perfect opportunity to prove that they are great employers based on the opinions of the people who count – the employees – by measuring levels of staff satisfaction.In addition to the prestige, the awards also present companies with a tremendous opportunity to find out what their employees really think about them as an employer. Summaries of the confidential results of Contract Journal’s survey will be supplied to employers on request. And if you enter the awards annually, it gives you a chance to keep track of your efforts to improve staff satisfaction levels.Says Atkinson: “Winning an award can really boost you company’s status as an attractive place to work. Award winners will be entitled to use the Best Places logo in advertising or in promotional material.”Applications to be included in the awards must be received by 3 February 2006.For more information, visit ContractJournal.com
16SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Brian Timson Brian has held senior management positions in the financial services industry for more than 20 years. Focused on leveraging technology to improve the way that companies do business, he has … Web: www.alliedsolutions.net Details Year-to-year, community financial institutions have become more conservative about consumer lending. So as to not open themselves up to additional risks, many of these institutions tend to only service consumers with prime and super prime credit. However, consumers with non-prime credit make up a solid portion of the consumer lending market, so this desire to stick with “safer” loans leaves quite a few loan opportunities on the table. And when many community financial institutions are dropping their rates to as low as 0% in order to compete with large national lenders for prime and super prime consumers, missing additional revenue opportunities for your loan portfolio is not a small matter.To compound the challenge, Millennials – who present a massive lending opportunity for financial institutions – are often considered non-prime (due to having little-to-no established credit or having outstanding student loan debt.). So while fear of unwarranted risks keeps community financial institutions from supplying loans to these “risky” consumers, new non-traditional lenders are stepping in to swoop up these untapped loan opportunities. Market disruptors like retail lenders (i.e. Costco), mobile lenders (i.e. AutoGravity), and peer-to-peer lenders (i.e. Lending Club) are finding ways to bypass the existing banking system, credit bureaus and financing requirements to lend to this highly sought after demographic.If your community financial institution is avoiding non-prime consumers you are likely creating three major problems for your business:You are missing out on an opportunity to vastly expand your loan portfolioYou are isolating some of your key demographicsYou are losing out on new streams of revenueThe best way to drive loan yield is to expand and diversify your loan portfolio, so you are not missing out on any major opportunities. A whole host of solutions have surfaced in the consumer lending marketplace over the past decade that offer to help community financial institutions adjust their lending policies and criteria so they may begin servicing a greater portion of the borrowing population. These offerings primarily consist of collateral risk protection programs, expanded loan channels, add-on consumer offerings and digital engagement tools.Once you’ve adopted a number of these solutions, you can begin to experiment with various packaging and marketing strategies to differentiate you from your competition, attract new borrowers and generate much sought after non-interest income. The options to take advantage of are ever-evolving, and the opportunities offered through these solutions are endless. If you want to attract new loan customers, you have to set yourself apart from a growing list of competitors. The only way to do that is to offer the entire marketplace something other competitors cannot: end-to- end service, at the low cost only a community financial institution can offer.Contact Brian Timson to learn more about how you can expand and protect your consumer lending portfolio: [email protected] in learning more strategies for competing with traditional and non-traditional lenders? Read our white paper on “Stop Handing Over Auto Loans to Your Competitors”.Interested in learning more about effective marketing strategies? Read our white paper on “Consumer Engagement Channels: How and Where to Get the Most Out of Your Communications”.
Mrs. Dorothy M. (Watkins) Jacobs, age 90, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on July 8, 1926 in Morris, Illinois, the daughter of the late, Benjamin and Olive (Stevens) Watkins. She was united in marriage on November 3, 1974 in Canaan, Indiana, to the late, Estall L. Jacobs. Dorothy and Estall shared 21 years of marriage together until his death on January 2, 1996. Dorothy was a wonderful homemaker and was employed for a nursing home in Chicago, Illinois. She attended the Ebenezer Wesleyan Church near Moorefield, Indiana and was a member of the Peru Baptist Church in Peru, Illinois. Dorothy passed away at 1:50 pm, Saturday, June 24, 2017, at the Norton Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky.Dorothy will be missed by her sisters: Louise Sminesvik of Fargo, North Dakota and Evelyn Brough of Minneapolis, Minnesota and her several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents: Benjamin and Olive (Stevens) Watkins; her husband: Estall L. Jacobs, died January 2, 1996; her twin brother: Clarence Watkins; her brothers: Edward, Ernest, Robert and John Watkins and her infant sister.Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Pastor David Dicken at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Interment will follow in the Grandview Memorial Gardens, Madison, Indiana.Friends may call 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Tuesday, June 27, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043. Memorial contributions may be made to Ebenezer Wesleyan Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.
Joseph E Sohmer, 36, of Dillsboro, Indiana, passed away Friday February 15, 2019 in Florence, Kentucky.He was born December 12, 1982 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana son of Paul Sohmer and Donna (Langen) Plageman.He worked as a Blender for Valvoline, with over 15 years of service.Joe was a 2001 South Dearborn High School graduate, and was on the wrestling team.Joe was an avid Reds Baseball fan, a low rider car enthusiast and he was a Simpsons fan. Joe loved being a wonderful father, son and husband. He had a heart of gold and was a friend to everyone.Joseph is survived by his parents, Paul (Cathy Kelly) Sohmer of Aurora, IN., and Donna (Paul) Plageman of Western Hills, OH., loving fiance, Kelli Herlinger of Lawrenceburg, IN.; daughter, Coraline Von Sohmer; maternal grandmother, Lucille Langen of Deer Park, OH; brothers, Robert (Niki) Sohmer of Dillsboro, IN, Thomas (Michele) Sohmer of Moores Hill, IN, and Michael (Liana) Sohmer of Dillsboro, IN; nieces and nephews, Jace & Sean Sohmer, Garrett, Abbigale & Nathan Sohmer and Evan Sohmer.He was preceded in death by grandparents, John & Rita Sohmer, grandfather, Donald Langen.Friends will be received Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, 219 Mechanic Street, Aurora, Indiana.Mass of Christian burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 203 Fourth Street, Thursday February 21, 2019 at 11:00 am with Father Stephen Donahue officiating.Interment will be in the Oakdale, Cemetery in Dillsboro, Indiana.Contributions may be made to the Coraline Education Fun. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.