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Police commissioner must address growing epidemic in GPF

first_imgDear Editor,I was elated when our Commissioner of Police (ag), Mr David Ramnarine, announced that his detectives have solved 77% of the murders, or 88 cases out of 116. He further stated that there was an 11% decrease in serious crimes, such as robbery-under-arms and murder.However, he admitted there was a 25% increase in robbery-with-violence and robbery-with-aggravation. There was also a marked increase in carjackings, which he categorised as ‘alarming’.This increase in robbery must have prompted the US Government to issue an advisory, on January 10th, 2018, to its citizens travelling to Guyana to exercise caution. The advisory further stated that “local police lack the resources to effectively respond to serious criminal incidents”. Unfortunately, we have been classified in the same category as Jamaica.My point of contention is: While Mr Ramnarine congratulated his detectives, he failed to acknowledge the vital inputs from civil society, and in some cases from relatives of the victims themselves.For instance, in the Marcus Bisram case, it was a member of civil society who insisted that the death of the carpenter was murder, after being given information by the relatives of the murdered man. The matter was initially treated as an accident after millions were allegedly thrown at some ranks of the Police Force.This case is similar to the case of the man who allegedly murdered his wife and buried her under some bora beds. And yet another similar case is that of the young man who was murdered, and his body burnt in a hole behind the suspects’ house. The mother and brother of the deceased man had to do their own digging and unearthing of the evidence that the body was that of their loved one, and that he was murdered. The police did not investigate this, even though the relatives of the murdered man had initially given this information to the Police.In many cases, the Police actually ‘slept’ on the information fed to them, or were paid to turn a blind eye. It is my fact-based opinion that many more murders would have been solved if the Police had the ‘will’ to solve them, and were not so ready to accept bribes. They do have the capacity. This is what you should investigate, Mr Commissioner.This obvious lethargy and inertia seems to be getting worse, since the Police stations are now given free Wi-Fi service.When one enters the police station, regardless of time, many ranks can be seen with their heads buried in their cellphones, rudely hesitant to even look at the complainant. Many times, the public has to wait until the ranks have mustered enough will power to move away from the chats engaged in, or the movies they were watching.Why should the Police have their cell phones on when they are on duty in the station? They have the landlines and the radio handsets which should be used for communication purposes. I am calling on the Commissioner to address this growing epidemic, which is marring the efficiency and effectiveness of the GPF.Currently, there are two serious issues in Region 6 which need to be addressed, and despite numerous letters to the media, the Commissioner of Police has chosen not to intervene. These have to do with vehicles ‘parked’ on both sides of the Corentyne Highway, and the ever-growing noise nuisance from the mobile vendors and advertisers. I do feel that the Commissioner, Mr Ramnarine, does have the ability to drastically change the current inefficient and ineffective modus operandi of the GPF, since he has shown that capacity; but he needs to delve deeper into the ‘white-washed’ reports from the heads of the various regions, and make some impromptu visits to these regions.Yours sincerely,Muhammad Mustaphalast_img read more

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Stricter monitoring of students needed – Region 10 officials

first_imgRegional Officials of Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice) are calling for the stricter monitoring of school-aged children, while they attend out-of-school events, such as sports and Mashramani-related activities. It has been reported that some students in the region who attend such events, engage in the consumption of alcohol and other unsavoury activities. As such, Councillors within the Regional Democratic Council have made calls for the re-implementation of stricter policies to curb the delinquent behaviour.It is believed that the relaxing of some older policies, such as dress codes associated with attending these events and the failure to report to school prior to the activities, may be contributing factors associated with students’ delinquent behaviour. Loitering after such events has also been highlighted as a main concern by Councillors. These issues formed part of the discourse during the most recent statutory meeting of the Council. Councillor Sandra Adams reminded that according to the law, persons are prohibited from selling alcohol and cigarettes to a child 18 years, she therefore called for some of the older policies to be re-established in schools.“Looking back at the years of what had a smooth flow of activities, Councillor Callender would have alluded to the school taking you to sports, the school taking you back to the school’s location and they would have arranged for transportation to pick you up from there in your uniforms. The only thing you could have wear out of the ordinary was a white ribbon and a white socks and a white boots… These are things we have been trying to implement back in the system. The day the schools would have been able to come to sports without the uniform is where the chaos began,” she noted, as she pointed out that today’s students are allowed to attend events in formal clothing.“There is no law that prevents us from saying to the schools, ‘let the children wear their uniform’, and if we want to bring back some form of order, we got to go back to what worked – uniform worked, because they know they could be identified on the road,” Adams continued.She added that while some students may still behave disorderly while in uniform, the return of the school uniform dress code may eliminate the majority of such issues. She also pointed to the fact that students are attending such events with “cutup jeans” and revealing clothing, which are considered unfit for school-related events. Adams added that the reinforcement of certain policies would be a joint effort between the Education and Welfare Departments coupled with Parent Teachers Association bodies. She called on the Council to have the Police involved, following school events, as well as to have them included in anti- drug talks in schools, as well as the return of the Guidance period, noting that this may also assist with decreasing the level of pornography in schools.Meanwhile, Education Committee Chairman Denise Belgrave noted that it is policy, that for any school-related activity, students are supposed to attend school at the regular time and have their names marked before proceeding to the activity.last_img read more

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Western Force win right to appeal Super Rugby axing

first_img0Shares0000Australian billionaire miner Andrew Forrest is a heavyweight backer of Perth-based rugby team Western Force © AFP/File / WILLIAM WESTSYDNEY, Australia, Aug 23 – Western Force on Wednesday won the right to appeal their axing from Super Rugby, as the Australian Rugby Union rejected a major cash injection from a mining magnate to keep the club in the competition.The Perth club’s parent body, Rugby WA, lodged the appeal request with the New South Wales Supreme Court in last week after the ARU announced Force’s removal from the southern hemisphere competition in early August. Australia had to cut one of its five Super Rugby teams as the sprawling trans-continental competition slims down from 18 sides to 15 next year.The Sydney court was set to hear the appeal on Wednesday after the hearing request was granted, although it was not clear if a ruling would be made this week.The decision came after board representatives from the ARU met with billionaire miner Andrew Forrest, a heavyweight backer of Rugby WA, on Tuesday.It is understood Forrest offered up to Aus$50 million (US$39 million) to support Australian rugby if Western Force was retained in the Super Rugby competition.The ARU did not give details about the offer, but did not accept it.“We were genuinely appreciative of Andrew’s generous offer to back the Western Force and Australian Rugby, however, given the position we are in we are unable to work towards retaining five teams in Super Rugby,” ARU chairman Cameron Clyne said in a statement late Tuesday.“We are at the final stages of this process and Australian Rugby’s constituents have voted to reduce Australia’s Super Rugby representation to four teams and we have made commitments to SANZAAR.”Forrest said in a statement via his Minderoo Foundation that he was “very surprised that there appeared to be no flexibility whatsoever to find a solution for the future of the sport”.But he added that the ARU had committed to working with the Western Force and the foundation to “develop a new international competition” that was based in Western Australia state and focused on the Indo-Pacific region.“This commitment was made regardless of the outcome of the appeal hearings in the Supreme Court,” the statement added.ARU chief executive Bill Pulver announced his resignation in the immediate fall-out from the contentious decision to cull the Force, while the body’s director Geoff Stooke, from Western Australia, stepped down in protest.Western Force joined Super Rugby in 2006, but have never made the competition’s finals series.Their best finish was in 2014, when they only narrowly missed the finals. This season, the Force finished second in the Australian conference behind the ACT Brumbies.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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‘It means a lot,’ – record-breaking Rooney

first_img0Shares0000Striker Wayne Rooney (C) celebrates scoring the equalising goal and his 250th goal for Manchester United on January 21, 2017 © AFP / Lindsey PARNABYSTOKE-ON-TRENT, United Kingdom, Jan 21 – Wayne Rooney became Manchester United’s record scorer when he netted his 250th goal for the English giants in a 1-1 draw at Stoke on Saturday, saying the landmark meant “a hell of a lot.”Rooney equalised in the fourth minute of stoppage time to break fellow England great Bobby Charlton’s United record of 249 goals The 31-year-old forward, making his 546th United appearance, surpassed 1966 World Cup-winner Charlton’s record in style when he bent a free-kick past Stoke goalkeeper Lee Grant into the top corner of the net at the Britannia Stadium.His latest United goal came a fortnight after Rooney, who succeeded Charlton as England’s record goal-scorer in 2015, equalled the former attacking-midfielder’s United mark during an FA Cup tie against second-tier Reading.“It means a hell of a lot,” Rooney, who joined United from Everton in 2004, said afterwards.“It is a great honour and I am very proud,” added the Liverpool-born Rooney, who made his name as an out-and-out striker but has been deployed lately as an attacking midfielder.“The players who have played for this club have been world class. I am proud to play for this club. To be all-time goalscorer is a huge honour.”– ‘Legend’ –United manager Jose Mourinho said: “The record is the record. It is the record of the biggest club in England and one of the biggest in the world. Before him the record belonged to a legend of English football. Now Wayne becomes a legend of Manchester United.”Manchester United’s English striker Wayne Rooney (L) on January 7, 2017 and Manchester United’s English striker Bobby Charlton (R) in Mexico City on May 25, 1970 Wayne Rooney equalled Bobby Charlton’s Manchester United scoring record of 249 goals in all competitions as his side crushed ex-United defender Jaap Stam’s Reading 4-0 in the FA Cup third round on January 7, 2017. © AFP/File / Oli SCARFFCharlton, while disappointed to lose a record that had stood for more than four decades, said he was “delighted” it was Rooney who had deprived him of the landmark.“It’s over 40 years since I scored the last of my 249 goals for Manchester United, so I must admit that I have become used to the honour of being the club’s all-time top goalscorer!,” Charlton told the club’s website.“I would be lying to say that I’m not disappointed to have lost the record.“However, I can honestly say that I’m delighted for Wayne. He deserves his place in the history books,” added Charlton, who saw Rooney surpass him as England’s record goal-scorer in 2015.“He is a true great for club and country, and it is fitting that he is now the highest goalscorer for both United and England.”Alex Ferguson, the United manager who signed Rooney from Liverpool, said: “I would like to say huge congratulations to Wayne on reaching this milestone.“It is no mean feat to score so many goals and he breaks a record that has stood for over 40 years. Wayne thoroughly deserves his place in the history books of this great club and I am sure that he will go on to score many more goals.”– ‘Not done yet’ –It was a view endorsed by Charlton, who said Rooney was young enough to build goal tally that would last as long as his own United record.“I was 35 when I retired,” said Charlton. “Wayne is only 31 and still going strong, so I don’t think he’s done by a long stretch yet…Now he’s the man to beat, and I can’t see anybody doing that for a long, long time.”Rooney’s goal could yet prove important in the context of United’s season, with the Red Devils battling to break into the top four and bring Champions League football back to Old Trafford next season.“It is not nice to lose and it looked like being the case,” said Rooney of a draw against a Stoke side managed by former United striker Mark Hughes. “But we got a point that could be vital.”Rooney’s late leveller came after United’s Juan Mata turned the ball past his own ‘keeper to give Stoke a 1-0 lead in the 19th minute.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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National Energy Board bringing modernization expert panels to Fort St. John

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The National Energy Board will be making a stop in Fort St. John at the beginning of March.The first date, March 1, will be the Open House with the NEB Modernization Panel.The Open House will take place from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and will hear 5-minute presentations from the public. The event is being held at the Pomeroy Hotel.- Advertisement -Space is limited for that event, so you must register. You can register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/open-house-with-the-neb-modernization-expert-panel-fort-st-john-bc-registration-31114592584.On March 2, The NEB Mondernization Panel will be engaging with Indigenous people.“The Panel will engage with Indigenous peoples to share dialogue on the needs and interests of the local peoples being engaged. The focus of this session will be for the Panel to listen and learn directly from communities, Indigenous leadership and any other groups or people that have an interest in Indigenous issues.”Advertisement This event is also limited in space and you are asked to register. You can register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/indigenous-engagement-with-neb-modernization-expert-panel-fort-st-john-bc-registration-31114712944.This event is scheduled to take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.last_img read more

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Chelsea predicted line-up vs Stoke: Mourinho to prioritise Liverpool clash

first_imgIf you are to believe the back pages of all the major national newspapers, then Jose Mourinho is a dead man walking at Chelsea.He faces Jurgen Klopp and Liverpool on Saturday in the Premier League, where defeat could signal the end of his second reign as Blues boss.But before that he has to negotiate his way past a tricky tie away to Mark Hughes’ Stoke City n the League Cup.Will Mourinho play his strongest XI or will he save his big guns for Liverpool’s trip to Stamford Bridge?Click the arrow above, right, to see who is likely to feature in the starting XI this evening. 11 9. Radamel Falcao – Is there a footballer shorter on confidence in the Premier League right now? Falcao is likely to be handed a start with Loic Remy injured and Diego Costa unlikely to be risked. However, it is a gamble for Mourinho to turn to a man who has only managed the solitary goal in a Blues shirt to relieve the pressure on him. 14. Bertrand Traore – Traore has not been given much of a chance this season but given the enormity of Saturday’s clash with a Jurgen Klopp inspired Liverpool, Mourinho could opt to start the 20-year-old and save the likes of Willian and Hazard. Having scored 17 goals in 36 appearances last season for Vitesse Arnhem, he certainly has the ability to provide the goals needed to send the Blues through to the next round. 5. Kurt Zouma – Mourinho is still yet to establish his first-choice back four this season and is set to mix it up again as he continues to give Zouma experience in the Chelsea defence as he prepares for the exit of John Terry. His pace will also be more suited to the mobile Stoke attack. 8. Oscar – Oscar has struggled to find his feet this season and will be given the opportunity to do so in the League Cup. The Brazilian needs to rediscover the form that meant Mourinho decided to let Juan Mata leave for Manchester United, particularly as Chelsea look creatively barren at the moment. 36. Ruben Loftus-Cheek – Like Baba Rahman, Loftus-Cheek will be pushing for a start as he continues his development at the Blues. Cesc Fabregas, despite his poor form, will be saved for the Premier League showdown with Liverpool on the weekend. 11 12. Jon-Obi Mikel – The Nigerian seems like the main profiteer from Nemanja Matic’s red card at West Ham, but would have probably started the game regardless, having played in the previous round when Chelsea beat Walsall. 28. Cesar Azpilicueta – The Spaniard is one of the most reliable full-backs in the league and with the disappointing Branislav Ivanovic still on the mend after a hamstring injury, it is likely Azpilicueta will switch to the right flank. Mourinho opted to play Kurt Zouma there during the 2-1 defeat to West Ham on the weekend but a more natural right back will be the better option against Stoke. 11 11 11 11 1. Asmir Begovic – take a look at the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above! Agree with our prediction? Let us know by leaving a comment below – The former Stoke goalkeeper will be expected to be kept between the sticks on his return to the Britannia, mainly out of the lack of competition while first-choice Thibaut Courtois is injured. Mourinho won’t risk Jamal Blackman in goal just to rest his goalkeeper; something Arsene Wenger came under-fire for in the Champions League this season. 11 11 11 11 6. Baba Rahman – Baba Rahman has been far from impressive during his Chelsea career so far and would not find himself in this XI if this were another Premier League game. However, despite the overwhelming pressure on Mourinho, there is still room for rotation in the League Cup and given the current plight of the Chelsea defence, the Ghanaian’s inclusion could hardly make matters any worse. 7. Ramires – The hard-working Ramires will be looking to start against a tough Stoke side. Like the Chelsea defence, Mourinho has yet to settle on his preferred three behind the striker but with the Brazilian’s work rate, he offers something the others do not and that is clearly an attribute his boss rates highly, following his criticism of Eden Hazard. 26. John Terry – The captain was restored to the starting XI for Saturday’s loss and his leadership will be needed to try and pull Chelsea out of this miserable run of results they currently find themselves in. Is there a better player to help you battle Stoke on a cold, wet Tuesday night? 11last_img read more

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Nottingham Forest owner Fawaz Al Hasawi writes off £17.7million in loans

first_img1 The Championship club still owes over £138million to the Kuwaiti businessman and other creditors Nottingham Forest owner and chairman Fawaz Al Hasawi has written off £17.7million in loans, according to the club’s latest accounts.The figures for the 2015/16 season show a loss of just £2.2million, despite an operating loss of £23.7million. That represents a 90 per cent fall from the previous campaign and puts Forest in line with the Football League’s rules on Financial Fair Play.However, the Championship club still owes Al Hasawi £55.6million, down from £67million, and its creditors £82.8million, while wages increased from £26.2million to £26.9million.Revenue also increased slightly from £18.1million to £18.4million, despite average attendances at the City Ground dropping from 23,492 to 19,676. Season ticket sales also fell to 14,079 compared to 15,482 in 2014/15.Worryingly for Forest fans, the accounts state: “After having taken into account a range of possible outcomes arising from on-pitch performance, the forecasts and predictions adopted as a basis for going concern show a further funding requirement in excess of the current level of funding facilities immediately available to the Director.“Therefore the Director acknowledges a material uncertainty in the event the company’s ultimate beneficial owner becomes unwilling at any time to continue to provide funding support to the business to the general level that it previously provided.“It should be noted that there are management initiatives that can be pursued to mitigate any potential funding shortfall including the sale of players and other business assets.”A protracted takeover of the club by an American consortium headed by John Jay Moores collapsed in January. Kuwaiti businessman Al Hasawi bought Forest from the estate of former owner Nigel Doughty in 2012.last_img read more

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Barcelona v Slavia Prague live stream: How to watch Champions League clash for free

first_img Lionel Messi’s Barcelona take on Slavia Prague tonight Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 2:08Loaded: 7.70%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -2:08 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen 2 A victory over the Czech champions tonight will see Ernesto Valverde’s men take a major step towards the knockout stages of Europe’s elite competition.Depending on the result of Borussia Dortmund’s meeting with Inter Milan in Germany, a win at the Nou Camp could be sufficient to all but guarantee Barca a place in the last 16. Barcelona vs Slavia Prague: How to watchThe fourth game in Group F will be held on Tuesday, November 5 and will kick-off at 5:55pm GMT.Every Champions League game is being shown live on BT Sport this season and you can catch this game on BT Sport 1 with coverage starting at 5:30pm.If you’re an EE phone customer, you can watch this game completely free.EE customers can sign up for a three-month free trial to BT Sport – simply text SPORT to 150.This will allow you to watch on your phone, with casting available to your TV though the service. Barcelona vs Slavia Prague: Line-upsBarcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Lenglet, Alba, Vidal, Busquets, De Jong, Dembele, Griezmann, Messi.Subs: Rakitic, Neto, Alena, Roberto, Umtiti, Perez, Fati.Slavia Prague: Kolar, Coufal, Kudela, Frydrych, Boril, Traore, Soucek, Sevcik, Stanciu, Olayinka, Masopust.Subs: Husbauer, Tecl, Provod, Skoda, Takacs, Helal, Kovar.Referee: Michael Oliver Barcelona know nothing but a win will do in their Champions League clash at home to Slavia Prague this evening.Barca saw their seven-game winning run come to a shuddering end over the weekend as they lost 3-1 at Levante and they must bounce back. Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman getty Aiming high on target Ernesto Valverde’s Barcelona are top of Group F in the Champions League LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS Gary Lineker on his love for Lionel MessiBarcelona vs Slavia Prague: What has been said?Barca boss Ernesto Valverde: “We know that the points [tonight] are very important because they’ll give us 10 points, leave Slavia way behind and, depending on what Inter and Dortmund do, I’m sure that we’ll be in a very strong position.“They are a team that likes to take the initiative. In their own league, they are winning by quite a large margin, they like to attack with a lot of players, that makes them very dangerous.“They have got nothing to lose, they will try to get a result against us tomorrow.”Slavia head coach Jindrich Trpisovsky: “We want to stick to the game we are used to. It will be baptism by fire for us and we are determined to do maximum to play as we have played at home.“Barcelona will try to redeem the loss at Levante. It’s the Champions league game and no big club can afford to lose twice in a row.“They will be careful after the defeat and they will try to do their best in front of their home crowd.” Getty Images – Getty 2 BOOST Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton ready? last_img read more

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How Changing Your Menu Can Help Change the Climate

first_img– Researchers say they’ve tapped the most comprehensive estimate of greenhouse gas emissions created by U.S. consumer food purchases, and those emissions are on par with other major contributors to climate change.Rebecca Boehm, lead author of the report from the University of Connecticut, says consumers are in a position to make a big impact each time they go to a restaurant or grocery store.“The easiest way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from your diet or your food purchases is to purchase less red meat and animal products,” she points out. “They are more carbon intensive to produce. Plant based diets generate lower greenhouse gas emissions.”Researchers found that the life cycle of food purchases – from growing and harvesting crops to marketing, packaging and transportation – created 16 percent of the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2013.By comparison, commercial and residential activity accounted for 12 percent, with industrial activities adding 21 percent.The single largest contributor of CO2 continues to be coal fired power plants.Boehm says helping reduce climate pollution doesn’t have to mean giving up meat altogether. Poultry and seafood have a lower carbon footprint, and Boehm says opting more often for plant-based proteins such as beans and lentils can make a difference.She notes that because people make decisions about what to eat three times a day, those choices can really add up.“You know there are plenty of alternatives to the most carbon intensive foods,” she states. “There’s also potential health benefits to making those changes. So, it’s sort of a win-win for consumers.”Buying fruits and vegetables from local farmers also can help cut emissions created by transporting goods in refrigerated containers cross-country or across oceans.And while individuals alone can’t re-shape the nation’s food industry, Boehm says they can help support grocery stores and food vendors working to cut their own carbon footprint.last_img read more

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A Better Way to Reach the Passive Candidate: Facebook Dark Posts

first_imgOriginally posted on Blogging4jobs. If you are pushing the envelope as a sourcer or recruiter, in anyway, you are likely getting some negative responses especially if you are relying solely on LinkedIn which last year made some changes to response rates and messaging as part of their LinkedIn Recruiter product offerings. Engineers, especially, have adopted a mindset that recruiters just shotgun messages without reading their LinkedIn profiles or, somehow, understanding that they get 90~ messages a day and blah, blah, blah.USING FACEBOOK DARK POSTS TO RECRUIT: REACHING THE UNREACHABLE CANDIDATEI get it. It’s a culture that we have created. We have been so focused on candidate experience and culture that we have created a monster. What are some ways that we can use alternative means to reach passive candidates in a way that they prefer to respond to? One way, that has given me solid results, is using Facebook Dark Posts to recruit. Dark posts have been a big hit among the social media marketing crowd for a while. I recently tried using it for sourcing and it has worked really well. Right up front though, here are 5 things you need to know as you give it a try:Dial in the searches. You have to reduce your searches to the simplest terms. If you are looking for a Site Reliability Engineer or a DevOps Engineer, you only need to specifically look for Title, Location, and maybe targeted company.You will need to run several campaigns, perhaps simultaneously, to get solid targeted reach. The benefit to this is you get to A/B test what works best for future posts.Create a low barrier of entry. Do not try to get a candidate to apply. You simply want them to identify themselves. A simple email, direct message, or even a “like” is all you get. Then its up to you to strike up the conversation from there.Make sure you are posting relevant content, NOT a job post. Its okay to throw in a “PS we are looking for ______” but that is all you get. Here are 50 more things you can be doing on Facebook for Recruiting.Run at least 5 different pieces of content, against the same search over a 5 day period to the same demographic set. Sometimes it will take several posts to get the good ones to engage.Make sure you are promoting relevant content & NOT a job description.Mostly importantly, Dark Facebook Posts should not be used to drive candidates to apply to your jobs! It should be used to drive context, so that you can turn a completely cold candidate, into a warm one.Finding candidates based on your typical parameters. Most of the time, it will display results saying fewer than 1000 people. That’s okay. If you are spending $10 per post and you test 10 different variations for the same reqs, you will spend $100 for likely 3-5 solid leads per day.last_img read more

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