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  • Waratah Bay House / Hayne Wadley Architecture

    first_imgArchDaily Waratah Bay House / Hayne Wadley ArchitectureSave this projectSaveWaratah Bay House / Hayne Wadley Architecture Photographs:  Rhiannon SlatterSave this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesRodecaRound Facade at Omnisport Arena ApeldoornEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesIsland Exterior FabricatorsCurtain Wall Facade SystemsText description provided by the architects. Located high above the township of Waratah Bay this house replaces a 1980s project home.Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterThe long low silhouette of the northern elevation greets visitors after the drive up from Waratah Avenue. A take on the modernist box with a strong roof line, highlight windows and relatively solid facade this elevation deliberately shields you from the dramatic view, leaving the reveal until you enter. In its wall of glazed bricks two tones have been used and a pattern created. An interpretation of M.C. Escher’s ‘Metamorphosis III’ triangles move from west to east beginning to transform as they reach the end. As you follow the building around the east and south these triangles transform into birds, flying up towards the living/dining. A metaphor for escape that is in keeping with the home’s purpose as a weekender.Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterSave this picture!Floor PlanSave this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterIn contrast to this the living/dining pavilion is clad in black Silvertop Ash and sweeps up to the south, both leading you towards the view and creating a volume to match the grandness of the outlook. Viewed from the south it creates a house in two halves, living vs sleeping.Deliberately dark, to hide amongst the vegetation, this is a place to escape.Save this picture!© Rhiannon SlatterProject gallerySee allShow lessKado Karim Apartment Complex / SZK UN PARTNERISelected ProjectsSketchfab CEO Discusses the Impending Revolution of VR in 2016Misc Share 2015 Projects Year:  Australia “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Waratah Bay House / Hayne Wadley Architecture Photographs CopyAbout this officeHayne Wadley ArchitectureOfficeFollowProductsWoodBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationWaratah BayAustraliaPublished on February 22, 2016Cite: “Waratah Bay House / Hayne Wadley Architecture” 21 Feb 2016. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Alloy: Nordic BrassGlassMitrexSolar GreenhouseLouvers / ShuttersTechnowoodSunshade SystemsFaucetsDornbrachtKitchen Fittings – EnoWoodSculptformTimber Tongue and Groove CladdingMembranesEffisusFaçade Fire Weatherproofing Solutions in Design District Project LondonHanging LampsLouis PoulsenPendant Lights – KeglenBlinds / Mosquito Nets / CurtainsBANDALUXPleated ShadesEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAWoodBlumer LehmannCNC Production for Wood ProjectsMaterials / Construction SystemsCaneplex DesignPoles – Tonkin BambooFibre Cement / ConcreteTegralFibre Cement Slate Roofing – Thrutone Endurance SmoothMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Save this picture!© Rhiannon Slatter+ 21 Share Area:  210 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: Hayne Wadley Architecture Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses, Renovation•Waratah Bay, Australia “COPY”last_img read more

  • Bata Mews Housing / LOM architecture and design

    first_imgShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyHouses•East Tilbury, United Kingdom Houses Projects Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard United Kingdom Year:  “COPY” Bata Mews Housing / LOM architecture and designSave this projectSaveBata Mews Housing / LOM architecture and design Save this picture!© Simon Kennedy+ 19Curated by Paula Pintos Share Neil Tully Associates Bata Mews Housing / LOM architecture and design Area:  2970 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs:  Simon Kennedy Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project “COPY” Manufacturers: AutoDesk, Kingspan Insulated Panels, Alumasc, IKO, K Rend, Marshalls, Taylor Maxwell, Catnic, Eurocell, Trimble Delivery Architect (Riba Stages 3 7):LOM architecture and designConcept Architect (Riba Stages 1 2):Raw ArchitectureClients:Hexa HomesEngineering:PeregaConsultants:SilverDCC, Waterstone DesignCity:East TilburyCountry:United KingdomMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Simon KennedyRecommended ProductsEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesWoodParklex International S.L.Wood cladding – FacadeWoodLunawoodThermowood FacadesText description provided by the architects. UK practice LOM architecture and design has delivered fifty new homes on the site of the former Bata shoe factory in East Tilbury, Essex, for developer Hexa Homes. Situated next to the historic 1930s building, the scheme references the factory’s Bauhaus-influenced design by delivering a modernist housing vision of distinct, simple forms with carefully-considered public and private spaces, unifying details and shared surfaces.Save this picture!© Simon KennedyThe design was taken to planning level by RAW Architecture, and was developed and realised on site by LOM. The scheme sits adjacent to the landmark shoe factory, originally opened in 1933 by Czech industrialist Thomas Bata. The historic site includes four listed factory buildings and required a contextually sensitive housing scheme that would sit comfortably within the wider East Tilbury (Bata) Conservation Area.Save this picture!MasterplanInspired by the original workers’ housing, LOM has delivered a range of 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom houses, whose ‘cubic rectilinear’ form references the simplicity of the Modernist movement. The houses are arranged in a distinctive ‘conjoined detached’ format, whereby dwellings only share one wall – the first floor bedroom wall – as part of a new hybrid scheme of detached and terraced housing for the area.Save this picture!© Simon KennedyThe use of dark grey and metallic materials recall the site’s industrial heritage, including the balconies, window frames and steelwork of the entrance gates. The exterior of the houses alternate between a white render and a contrasting brick finish to provide richness, texture and a reference to the well-known Bata houses in Zlin, Czech Republic. Photovoltaic panels are fitted to the shallow pitched roofs, and planting used to break up the hard landscape materials and built forms.Save this picture!© Simon KennedyLOM adopted a standardised design approach in order to achieve a simplicity of form throughout Bata Mews, while simultaneously delivering a cost-efficient build for the developer. Given the historic nature of the site, English Heritage were involved throughout the design and planning process. Bata’s arrival in the area in the early 1930s, along with the associated housing and community infrastructure development, sparked the area’s growth from small rural settlements into a thriving industrial community.Save this picture!© Simon KennedyAlthough Bata ceased operating on the site in 2007, LOM’s scheme aims to revitalise this post-industrial landscape by providing new, family-friendly homes which seek to foster a revitalised sense of community. Simon Bird, Director, LOM architecture and design, says: “Our goal was to deliver attractively-priced modernist houses. Re-assessing the design principles set out by RAW, we maximised standardisation, retained the simplicity of form and developed an achievable level of quality across all details to enable a cost-efficient solution to the project’s various technical constraints, while respecting the Bauhaus intent and philosophy.”Save this picture!© Simon KennedyProject gallerySee allShow lessCUN Panda Office / PANDA DesignSelected ProjectsPetra Coffeebar / GEO_IDSelected Projects Share Landscape: Architects: LOM architecture and design Area Area of this architecture project ArchDaily 2019 CopyAbout this officeLOM architecture and designOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesEnglandOn FacebookEast TilburyUnited KingdomPublished on December 05, 2019Cite: “Bata Mews Housing / LOM architecture and design” 04 Dec 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogPanels / Prefabricated AssembliesTechnowoodSiding Façade SystemWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialMetal PanelsDri-DesignMetal Panels – CopperIn architectureSikaBuilding Envelope SystemsExterior DeckingLunawoodThermowood DeckingMembranesEffisusFaçade Protection – Breather+Metal PanelsPure + FreeFormCustom Metal Cladding – Legacy Fund 1 BuildingWood Boards / HPL PanelsInvestwoodWood Fiber Partition Walls – ValchromatDoorsLinvisibileLinvisibile FILO 10 Vertical Pivot Door | BrezzaSkylightsFAKROEnergy-efficient roof window FTT ThermoToilets / BidetsBritexToilets – Accessible Centurion PanMore products »Save世界上最受欢迎的建筑网站现已推出你的母语版本!想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! 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  • Moonshine Retrofit House / Invisible Studio

    first_img Moonshine Retrofit House / Invisible Studio “COPY” ArchDaily Houses CopyHouses, Renovation, House Interiors•United Kingdom Manufacturers: Bentley, Smart Systems, Accord SteelSave this picture!© Jim StephensonRecommended ProductsWoodLunawoodThermo Timber and Industrial ThermowoodWoodBlumer LehmannFree Form Structures for Wood ProjectsWindowsOTTOSTUMM | MOGSWindow Systems – BronzoFinestra B40WindowsLibartVertical Retracting Doors & WindowsText description provided by the architects. Moonshine is a house built in 1786 near Bath, UK, that was originally a schoolhouse for a large country house nearby, and extended originally in 2002 by Invisible Studio as one of the practice’s first buildings. Practice principal Piers Taylor has lived in the house with his family since 2002, and in the intervening period built various other projects including the practice’s studio in the 100 acre woodland that surrounds the house and which Taylor manages alongside practice.Save this picture!© Jim StephensonTaylor self built the original extension having to carry everything 600 metres along a steep woodland track before the house had vehicular access. The original house won the AJ Small Projects award soon after it was completed. Other than Taylor desired to banish the demons of his youth, and move on from the house he had designed as a young architect, in the intervening years, much has changed in terms of knowledge insulation and airtightness, and with a desire to future proof the house and make it as low energy as possible, Taylor has recently retrofitted the house to achieve exceptional levels of insulation, airtightness and autonomy.Save this picture!© Jim StephensonSave this picture!PlansSave this picture!© Jim StephensonThis involved leaving the structural timber frame but removing and replacing floors, walls, roof and glazing. The house was extensively thermally modelled, and glazing reduced to avoid heat loss. A biomass boiler fed from waste timber from the surrounding woodland provides heat and hot water when needed, and there is electric infloor heating linked to off-grid photovoltaics on the roof with a battery back up.Save this picture!© Jim StephensonProject gallerySee allShow lessGusto 501 Restaurant / PartisansSelected ProjectsBroissin Toreo Offices / BROISSINSelected Projects Share “COPY” ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs:  Jim Stephenson Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project United Kingdom Projectscenter_img Area:  600 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project Photographs Save this picture!© Jim Stephenson+ 32Curated by María Francisca González Share Architects: Invisible Studio Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Moonshine Retrofit House / Invisible StudioSave this projectSaveMoonshine Retrofit House / Invisible Studio 2002 Year:  CopyAbout this officeInvisible StudioOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesRefurbishmentRenovationInterior DesignResidential InteriorsHouse InteriorsUnited KingdomPublished on October 27, 2020Cite: “Moonshine Retrofit House / Invisible Studio” 27 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogSinkshansgroheBathroom Mixers – LogisVinyl Walls3MExterior Vinyl Finish – DI-NOC™ StonePartitionsSkyfoldWhere to Increase Flexibility in SchoolsTiles / Mosaic / GresiteCupa PizarrasVentilated Facade – CUPACLAD UprightGlassLAMILUXGlass Roof PR60ConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMSkylightsVELUX CommercialAtrium Longlight Skylights in ExperimentariumMetal PanelsLorin IndustriesAnodized Aluminum – Copper FinishesStonesFranken-SchotterWall Covering & CladdingWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusSwingsStudio StirlingHanging Chair – BasketWallcovering / CladdingArrigoni WoodsWood Cladding – AcousticMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?Moonshine 小木屋扩建 / Invisible Studio是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my streamlast_img read more

  • SPAR raises

    first_img Howard Lake | 22 April 2013 | News AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis SPAR stores around the UK have raised £567,000 for ChildLine over the past year, beating the group’s fundraising target of £500,000.SPAR retailers, staff and customers took part in numerous fundraising activities including fancy dress, car washes, raffles, cake sales and 5k runs.Patricia Wheway, SPAR UK Charity Controller, said: “SPAR retailers have put in a phenomenal amount of hard work to achieve this amazing result, and helped thousands of children in the process.” Advertisement  16 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis She pointed out that it costs £4 for a child to speak to a trained ChildLine counsellor, which means that SPAR’s fundraising total will have helped nearly 150,000 children receive the advice and support they need from ChildLine in the past year.Previous SPAR charity partners include NSPCC, British Heart Foundation, and Macmillan Cancer Support. SPAR raises 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 Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

  • Arson attack on home of journalist who covers corruption

    first_img Ukrainian media group harassed by broadcasting authority News UkraineEurope – Central Asia March 26, 2021 Find out more RSF_en News News UkraineEurope – Central Asia Follow the news on Ukraine Receive email alerts Organisation center_img February 26, 2021 Find out more Crimean journalist “confesses” to spying for Ukraine on Russian TV to go further Help by sharing this information News Reporters Without Borders voiced dismay today at an arson attack on the home of Sergei Yanovski of the national daily Kievskie Vedomosti and the regional weekly Nasha Ukraina on the night 5 June. Petrol was fed with a hose through a window into the kitchen of his apartment in the southern city of Kherson and was set ablaze while the front door was jammed shut. Yanovski, his wife and their child all escaped unhurt.“We are very shocked by the methods used in this attack,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is clear the aim was to kill Yanovski and not just scare him, and the motive was very probably related to his work as a journalist We call on the interior ministry official responsible for the Kherson region to identify those who ordered this attack and bring them to justice, so that this kind of violence does not recur.”Yanovski recently wrote articles criticising two influential local businessmen, Vladlen Girin and Dimitri Bolbot. After Girin announced he was a candidate to be mayor of Kherson, Yanovski wrote about his alleged involvement in construction material fraud . Bolbot is a former Kherson municipal councillor who tried to seize 120 hectares of land on the Black Sea coast with the aim of building private cottages and selling them illegally. He was forced to abandon this project after many protests and newspaper articles, some of them by Yanovski.Yanovksi told Reporters Without Borders he had never been threatened in the past. He also said the police reacted quickly and seemed to be taking the case seriously.The interior ministry official in charge of the Kherson region, Mikhailo Yasselski, has ordered an investigation. The judicial authorities have also registered the attack as a case of “premeditated property damage by means for fire” under article 194-2 of the criminal code. June 8, 2006 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Arson attack on home of journalist who covers corruption Ukraine escalates “information war” by banning three pro-Kremlin media September 7, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

  • Ribbon Cutting for Newly Renovated Pavilion at the Rose Bowl

    first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Top of the News More Cool Stuff Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  25 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Subscribecenter_img Business News Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes HerbeautyHere Are Indian Women’s Best Formulas For Eternal BeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat To Do When You’re Not Able To Choose Between Two GuysHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty12 Most Breathtaking Trends In Fashion HistoryHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyBohemian Summer: How To Wear The Boho Trend RightHerbeautyHerbeauty Mayor Bill Bogaard, members of the City Council and the Rose Bowl Operating Company Board of Directors hosted an open house on Saturday, June 8, giving the public full access to the newly finished renovations to the Pavilion at the Rose Bowl stadium.Hotdogs and soda celebrated “America’s Stadium,” in the all American way at the official ribbon cutting for the Pavilion.The Pavilion features 185,000 square feet of premium space. The renovated space includes 1,200 Club seats, 48 four-person Loge Boxes, and 54 Luxury Suites as well as private lounges and working press boxes.Although portions of the structure were open in time for the 2012 UCLA football season and the Jan. 1, 2013 Rose Bowl Game, the open house marked the first public viewing of the Pavilion since its substantial completion this spring.“I’m just grateful for how many people are here, people who take this community very seriously and recognize how important the Rose Bowl has been,” Mayor Bill Bogaard said. “The Rose Bowl has played such an important role in the development of the city, in putting the city on the map.”This three-year project marks a historic occasion as the 8th renovation. While the project is substantially complete additional improvements will be made over the next couple of years to keep the Rose Bowl comfortable for the fans, a place that is truly memorable for all who visit here and a suitable venue for the important events that occur here.“It’s hard to separate the progression and growth of the stadium from that of the city. When you look at our history in Pasadena they are intertwined,” President of the board of directors and city council representative Victor Gordo said, who first came to the stadium as a 13-year-old selling footballs for the super bowl.Gordo continued, “Imagine that this place started out as a park. Then a generation of Pasadenans nurtured it into a small stadium. A subsequent generation of Pasadenans enclosed it and made it Pasadena’s stadium. Generations after that have nurtured this place to become America’s stadium. What’s really special is that 100 years from now, people will look back and recognize that this generation of Pasadenans did its part.”Gerald Dunn had an idea three years ago to renovate this city’s historic landmark in a manner that would be worthy of this stadium and of this city. He reached out to Pasadena heritage, residents, tournament of roses, UCLA, and the leaders and stakeholders of the city, fighting hard to make this day happen, just in time for the 100th game at the Rose Bowl.“This was also an economic development tool and I’d like to report that we were very successful, we set a goal to match what the local hire accomplishments were at City Hall and I’m happy to report, not only did we best the efforts at the city hall construction, but we did better than the convention center and city hall combined,” Gordo proudly announced.The project hired 234 Pasadena residents, $2,333,000 was paid to those residents. $3,939,000 was paid to local subcontractors, and $6, 183,000 was paid to local vendors and consultants for a grand total of $12, 453,000 into the local economy.The open house held true to its name, even allowing the public into the operating command post to see the behind the scenes action of police at work. With 32 large screens watching the innumerable cameras installed with the new system, it would be hard to escape the ever-watchful eye of Corporeal Julie Finney.“I am proud that we’ve reached a milestone and new investment in the Rose Bowl to put it in good shape for decades in the future,” Bogaard said.The renovations bring the Rose Bowl stadium into the modern era of ball fields. Level G has rooms for live broad casting and an innovative press box.In addition to the Pavilion, the $181 million renovation includes improved access into and out of the Stadium, a state-of-the-art video board, reconstruction of the Rose Bowl’s 1940s vintage scoreboard and needed improvements to the 90-year-old building’s infrastructure.Premium Sales Manager Mike Forrester said he was very pleased with the sales so far, already selling between 50-75 percent of the new seating. With the addition of a full kitchen on site on level B, full service catering will be available in the suites.The Rose Bowl Stadium was designed by famed architect Myron Hunt and completed in 1922. The Stadium hosts the annual Rose Bowl Game – the “Granddaddy of Them All” – as well as UCLA home football games. Over the years, it has also hosted five Super Bowls, men’s and women’s World Cup finals, and Olympic events,.The Rose Bowl is offering guided tours of the stadium featuring the original 1922 locker rooms and other exclusive behind the scenes access. The tours will be on June 22 and 23 at 10a.m., 12p.m., 2p.m., and 4p.m. Visit for tickets or call (626) 275-2714.“So as you look around and think about the milestone that Pasadena is reaching today, lets also use it as a challenge to future generations to ensure that this sacred ground not just to college football, not just to the city of Pasadena, but to the entire country because this is America’s stadium. Let’s challenge future generations to do their part when the time comes,” Gordo said. Government Ribbon Cutting for Newly Renovated Pavilion at the Rose Bowl By RACHEL YOUNG Published on Monday, June 10, 2013 | 1:08 pm Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

  • Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday November 13th

    first_img By News Highland – November 13, 2018 FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 WhatsApp Twitter Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday November 13th:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Google+ Harps come back to win in Waterford DL Debate – 24/05/21 AudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday November 13th Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img Pinterest Previous articleEU and UK negotiators agree text dealing with Irish borderNext articleOngoing incident causing delays on Letterkenny to Lifford Rd News Highland WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Google+ Facebook Twitter Journey home will be easier – Paul Hegarty News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24thlast_img read more

  • Hire on the wire

    first_imgHire on the wireOn 2 May 2000 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article On-line recruitment sites look as though they could be the answer to makinglife easier for the HR manager, but a site without proper management andtechnological infrastructure behind it may only cause more problems when tryingto find the right candidateWhat makes a good site?1 At their simplest, on-line recruitment sites are electronic jobboards which look and act like on-line models of recruitment pages in anewspaper or magazine. An HR manager posts a job on them and people respond,only the CVs usually arrive by email, not in the post. It may well be that asimple site like one of these answers your needs but they are unlikely todeliver a long-term, cost-effective recruitment solution for the HRprofessional. If you’re expecting an on-line recruitment site to make your lifeeasier, lower costs, speed up recruitment times and, most importantly, find youthe right employee every time, you need to look for a site which has the propermanagement and technological infrastructure behind it.Sites such as Monster (, TotalJobs (www.totaljobs .com),Peoplebank (www.peoplebank. com), Stepstone ( and Wideyes( are typical of the new breed of more well-rounded recruitmentsites, which claim to offer these features. In design terms, such sites oftenlook more like an on-line magazine, carrying articles and other content, suchas expert advice, career healthchecks and psychometric testing. Rather thancalling themselves job sites, some refer to themselves as “careermanagement” companies and the emphasis is on servicing an individualthroughout their career or an organisation throughout its corporatedevelopment.It’s all a far cry from the early job boards which did little more thanbombard the poor HR manager with untargeted CVs and earned on-line recruitmenta bad reputation. “Every job is only a click away now and the HR managercould easily find themselves being emailed 500 CVs which they then had to printand look at,” says Bill Shipton, managing director of Peoplebank.Unfortunately, residuals of this practice still exist and even the inclusionof an email address in a press ad is sometimes enough to encourage a lack ofthought before a job seeker applies. “One week we had a candidate send thesame e-CV for every job we advertised: head of IT, logistics director andbanker,” says Joelle Warren, managing director of recruitment specialistWalton Churchill Search and Selection. “We are seriously consideringremoving our email address from job adverts to make candidates think before theyreply.”What should HR managers look for?2 In the light of the comments above, what clearly sets a goodrecruitment site apart from a bad or indifferent one is the ability to targetCVs precisely. This means that one of the major concerns for an HR manager isthe accuracy of the site’s candidate matching and the quality of its peopleassessment tools (this is dealt with in more detail later). Aside from this youshould also be asking questions like how often they clean their database ofcandidates (if it boasts several hundred thousand names but hasn’t been cleanedfor three months, it’s meaningless) and how much traffic the site is getting.”Numbers are important because they make it all possible, but you’ve gotto have the tools on top to do the job and the right CVs,” says SimonParker, UK marketing director of, the current worldwide marketleader in on-line recruitment.It’s easy to get overwhelmed by figures but ask about site traffic, numberof jobs posted and the size of CV databases because it starts to build apicture of the major players in the market. Monster, the US company which cameto the UK in 1996, has hubs in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Singapore andthroughout Europe. Its, as opposed to site, is visitedby 9 million people a month, lists over 450,000 jobs and has a database of over2.7 million CVs. The site receives around 100,000 visits a month and theaverage user session is up to 10 minutes. Over 7,000 CVs sit in its database.Reed Business Information, publisher of Personnel Today, has 27,000 jobs on itsTotalJobs site. It claims to have 3 million page impressions a month and over200,000 users, which is impressive for a Web site that went live just sixmonths ago. PlanetRecruit, launched in February, claims to offer 50,000 jobson-line and has a CV database of 28,000, going up by 400 a day. It puts pageviews at 1 million a month.All sites should be able to give you such figures and while you shouldn’tnecessarily believe everything you hear, always bear in mind the quality overquantity adage (remember, how current is that database). You should then startto accumulate some useful benchmark figures.User profile is another important issue. As you’d expect, there is a veryhigh proportion of IT people who use the Net for recruitment which is good newsif all you want are IT professionals but not if you’re after a less technicalmember of staff. It may well be that a niche site catering for your ownindustry already exists (see 8).How much does it cost?3 As with anything, this is negotiable but can range from a one-offfee of £250 to simply place a job advert to upwards of £10,000 for a completecorporate strategy. In theory, on-line recruitment should lower the cost of recruitment becauseit streamlines the process for job seekers and employers and therefore lowersoverheads. For instance, if you place a one-off job ad at Peoplebank( for £499, it guarantees to deliver 10 well-matchedprospective candidates. Peoplebank, set up in 1995, is the most establishedon-line recruiter and if its matching is as effective as it claims, you mayfind that you make more than one appointment from that 10, which will have madefor a very economical recruit indeed.At the newly launched Wideyes (, individual job adverts arefree and clients can have a detailed corporate profile for one year at £500.TotalJobs rate card starts at £250 for a single job ad but with bulk deals thiscan be reduced to as little as £70 for 500. As it is still early days inon-line recruitment’s evolution, companies are very keen to state that costsare “negotiable” and there are nearly always bulk deals to be done. Many of them want to forge long-term relationships with clients so HRmanagers are in a strong bargaining position. Test them out with someindividual job adverts first and drive a hard bargain when it comes to the costof these. If the on-line recruiter has confidence in his or her product, you’llprobably get a good price. After all, if the site can deliver a crop ofwell-matched CVs to your desk the following morning (or even that afternoon,such is the immediacy of the Net), you will feel far more inclined to involvethem in a longer term strategy. If, however, they do no more than spam you withuntargeted CVs (the equivalent of electronic junk mail), you won’t have losttoo much money finding out that they are not for you.Candidate matching4 Any on-line recruitment site worth its salt will offer effectivecandidate matching but assessing how good that matching is before you use asite isn’t easy. If a site offers no more than basic keyword searches onelectronic CVs, the chances are it isn’t sufficiently sophisticated to make aneffective selection, says David Taylor, e-commerce consultant and president ofthe IT directors’ association Certus. He adds, “Many search engines canonly really do boolean searches on CVs and a CV isn’t necessarily anenlightening document anyway, for a start, it’s self-penned. Sites really needto use some form of structured application process and forms when puttingtogether their database.”This sort of approach, combined with psychometric testing, offers the HRmanager the best on-line solution. “The Net represents a tremendousopportunity for the HR profession,” says Roy Davis, head of communicationsfor SHL, which has been involved in candidate testing technology behind anumber of sites in the US and most recently in the UK for Wideyes.Davis cites psychometric testing as a vital stage in on-line recruitment’sevolution and one which is really going to make the difference to an HRprofessional. The Wideyes technology, called TrueFIT, incorporates test resultsthrough matching logic to ensure a better fit between candidates and employer. The candidates are taken through detailed profiling questions which aredesigned to help them find jobs best suited to their personal goals andaspirations. “With Wideyes, SHL has been exploding the myth that socialand emotional skills are of secondary importance,” says Davis. “Theyare equally important to the employer because it is increasingly recognisedthat unless the candidate has the right cultural and emotional fit, that personwill not be a success.”Similarly, the launch of, an Internet screening tool that can beported to a client’s website or bulletin board or used as a standalone product,is another potential landmark development. Developed by specialist psychometricconsultants PSL, Jobsift is designed for situations where a large volume of candidateshas to be rapidly reduced to a shortlist. A structured questionnaire helps acompany match candidates’ skills, abilities, attitudes and experience againstits own required competencies and corporate values. Jobsift claims to processsuch information instantly so it is possible to get real-time feedback on how arecruitment campaign is going. Candidates who have the right fit are informedimmediately via their PC.Do you still need a traditional recruitment arm?5 In short, the answer is yes, for the time being anyway. As with anyservice provided on the Net, it doesn’t mean you have to score out what wentbefore – it’s far better to see it as another recruitment tool. “There aresome 6,000 recruitment organisations out there with people who are too good tobe overlooked,” explains Chris Moore, marketing director of Stepstone. Hiswords are echoed by Simon Parker of arch rival Monster. “You don’t need todo away with one because you’re using the other.” Similarly, it doesn’thave to follow that you stop using press advertising.Reed Business Information’s (RBI) TotalJobs site is intended to workalongside its set of trade magazines whose lifeblood is recruitmentadvertising. Paul Ivory, TotalJobs’ web producer, points to the importance ofhaving the backing of RBI’s traditional recruitment experience. “That’svery important because it gives us a lot of kudos in the marketplace; peopleknow we know about recruitment and that history is pivotal.”Market share and profile6 There are huge branding exercises going on by the larger sites,which are jostling for position. Stepstone’s poster and press campaign has donemuch to raise the profile of Internet recruitment as a whole and it is about tounveil a mighty sponsorship package with a terrestrial TV channel. Press andposter campaigns from the likes of TotalJobs, Monster and Top Jobs inrecruitment sections of newspapers and trade magazines means that the jobseekeris already feeling spoilt for choice when it comes to depositories for his orher e-CV.So how will the market settle down and who will win out? Monster’s SimonParker says that it’s “myopic” to place too much importance onMonster’s position as worldwide number one. “We’re more concerned withbeing the best site for our customers,” he says. In truth, because acertain scepticism still surrounds on-line recruitment, the major players allhave an industry-wide image-building exercise as well as their own profiles toraise.Technology7 It is reasonable to expect search and assessment technology to be furtherhoned over the next 12 months. But you also need to be aware of some of thetools you can use in-house to screen and track CVs. We’ve already mentionedJobsift, screening technology which can be used on a Website, as part of anintegrated system or else as a standalone product. SHL has a similar systemcalled ApView, which is used in the US by PricewaterhouseCoopers, which onlyaccepts applications made via the Net for some jobs.Another useful tool is Halcyon’s Nemesis Intranet Search, which lets youbuild a resource of candidate information, including CVs and related documents.Nemesis indexes the data so it is fully searchable and the user sets the searchcriteria. Personic Software’s Personic Workflow suite is also designed tostreamline the collation and tracking of these vital but often very disparateelements and in turn help HR managers instantly compare candidate data.As for delivery technology, the recruitment world, like everybody else, isexcited by the prospect of WAP (Wireless Application Protocol technology),which allows access to parts of the Internet on mobile phones. The Internetconsultancy Proteus is already working with recruitment companies to implementWAP technology so applicants can view job vacancies through a mobile phone. Italso means they could send their CV from their mobile phone, which is far morediscreet that doing it from a workplace PC. “I think WAP will be reallyuseful for recruiters,” says David Taylor. “If an IT contractor is inthe US while his recruitment campaign is going on over here, he can stillmonitor how it’s going and have a CV sent to him at a keystroke.”Bill Shipton of Peoplebank is less convinced about WAP but is optimisticabout the potential of digital TV as a delivery medium. “Within three tofive years, you’ll be able to come home and look at your job offers on theTV,” he predicts.Also expect faster ways to access the Internet. Most people have heard ofISDN, which offers high speed transmission of data compared with standard phonelines, but expect to hear more about ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line),which will offer even faster delivery, when its available in July. It willoffer an ‘always-on’ high speed connection to the Net. For more information, goto BT’s web site at options8 On-line sites currently are tending to be all things to all people,with the niche emphasis coming in the shape of tailored features on the site.TotalJobs, for instance, has 28 vertical markets on its site with hyperlinks tosome of its publications.In the long-term, it looks like niche and general recruitment sites willhappily co-exist, much like general and specialist advertising in the press.David Taylor believes the market will settle down to around four or five bigplayers and maybe a couple of other “big databases” which will use aniche focus, he says, to drive traffic into those databases. Chris Moore ofStepstone is of a similar mind: “There’ll be two or three major playersand there’ll be little niche sites – such as a site that caters for theconstruction workers in the south-east, for instance, there’s room forboth.”The idea of a niche site is not new although the next few months will likelysee their real emergence. Good working examples include Recruit Media(, set up in 1989, specialising in media professionals.Its own particular niche, the media, made it a natural for the Net and founderVictoria Lubbock set out Recruit Media’s store early as an evaluator of qualityand also as a partner in long-term recruitment partnerships.A more recent specialist site launched in April is Onvocation( dedicated to the banking and financial sector. The sitefeatures updated lifestyle and career-related content each day. “Thefuture of on-line recruitment is specialisation, combined with the added valueof unique content created for that niche market,” says Dierk Mueller, oneof the company’s co-founders. “The problem with many generic sites is thatthey try to please everyone and end up pleasing no-one. Job seekers know thatwhen they go on to Onvocation there will be banking and financial jobsavailable – and plenty of them; while recruiters can be confident that theywill be reaching quality candidates who are interested in what they have tooffer.” Employers can post four job adverts on the site for four weeks for£500.Other options include sites dedicated to temporary workers. Claiming to bethe world’s first on-line temp agency, recently went live,incorporating everything on-line from registration, skills-testing andtimesheets to invoicing and BACS payments.Personnel behind the sites9 Expect a mixture of backgrounds, with a good crop of e-commerce entrepreneursand movers and shakers involved. It’s been impossible to miss the dotcomentrepreneurs who have become multi-millionaires over the past few months. Someof these have migrated into the jobs sector because they know the potentialscale of the market. And there has been defections of key personnel to rivalagencies., which isn’t an on-line recruitment company in the puresense of the word, but rather an on-line skills marketplace which allows arecruiter to source everything they need to get an on-line job done, hasfanfared the appointment of former Monster senior producer Denis Gaynor asproduct development manager. Its management team also includes’s andSportal’s former head of marketing, Yehuda Shapiro. Wideyes boasts a mix ofe-commerce and traditional expertise with the UK manager Keith MacKenzie, aformer consultant for international recruitment company Michael Page and JonasGranstrom, who founded Sweden’s first on-line recruitment company calledJobline.As an HR professional you would be unlikely to appoint a traditionalrecruitment company without knowing who was behind it so adopt the samephilosophy with an on-line recruiter. All sites should have an “about us” button or contact detailswhich will enable you to find out more about who’s behind the site.Security and codes of conduct10 The entire world of e-commerce is dogged by these two issues.Everybody should be familiar with the fear of using a credit card on-line eventhough good e-commerce sites have secure servers that enable these transactionsto take place safely. The job seeker’s equivalent of this is “how safe isit to put my CV on-line?” Although figures prove that plenty of peoplehave overcome this fear (there are an estimated 4.5million CVs on-line), horrorstories of a candidates CV ending up on their employer’s desktop aren’tentirely without foundation. As in the world of e-commerce transactions, any reputable site will havesecurity mechanisms, such as security ID numbers attached to a CV, put in placeto track and control precisely where that CV goes.Unscrupulous activity such as unauthorised duplication of CVs fromcompetitor sites, the creation of fictitious vacancies to attract traffic andexaggerated pay and packages will also hopefully be on the way out thanks to astrict code of conduct that is being enforced after a working party was set upby the Government. External relations director for the Recruitment andEmployment Confederation (REC), Christine Little, says, “We plan to createa code or standard relating specifically to on-line recruitment agencies. Wewant to involve people who use the industry, as well as people who work init.” She adds: “The code will go beyond the minimum standards imposedby regulations. They will be higher than the standards proposed in theEmployment Agencies Act. The code should be published by the summer.• Sue Weekes is deputy editor of the net magazineWhat’s next? The Net could become HR professionals most powerful toolFigures from Forrester Research say that 96 per cent of all companies willuse the Internet for recruiting by 2001. In Europe, the on-line recruitmentmarket was worth £46.5m last year, double what it was in 1998. A survey by theIPD in May 1999 found that a third of employers were using the Net for jobadverts, compared with only 14 per cent two years ago.Nobody can ignore these figures and as long as codes of conduct are inplace, the Net will become the HR professionals most powerful tool ever. Themost exciting aspect is that as well as speeding things up and saving money, itwill let you integrate and implement a more tailored approach to recruitment.Mini job boards or job sections are already appear on corporate sites whichwill be powered by some of the bigger player – Peoplebank has just done thisfor Pret a Manger. Also the database of profiles and psychometric analysis thatmanagers can build up for prospective candidates and existing staff isimmeasurably powerful.Computer-assessed psychometric testing can’t replace human assessmententirely but one day when your department profile of core competencies is helddigitally, it will be possible to pinpoint precisely the kind of person neededto complete the fit of the team. And because it is much easier to shareinformation across networks, it will be simple for line managers to getinvolved in the recruitment process earlier. “Line managers can share inthe assessment process and, for instance, generate questions they want the HRmanager to ask,” says SHL’s Roy Davis. “This will mean we’ll getbetter selection because stakeholders in the recruitment process are being morewidely involved.”But Davis warns, that to take advantage of the new technologies, HR must bereceptive in order to capitalise on it. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

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