Agents around the UK sign up to join social media initiative #AgentsHereToHelp

first_imgHome » COVID-19 support » Agents around the UK sign up to join social media initiative #AgentsHereToHelp previous nextAgencies & PeopleAgents around the UK sign up to join social media initiative #AgentsHereToHelpKristjan Byfield says he’s gathering social media savvy estate agents together to help the public during the crisis and change public attitudes.Nigel Lewis1st April 20202 Comments1,927 Views Leading industry figure Kristjan Byfield has invited estate agents from around the UK to join him in a new initiative to launch a support campaign for the public around the social media hashtag #AgentsHereToHelp.This, he says, is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for estate agents to improve how they are perceived.Byfield, who runs London estate agency Base Property Specialists, is in the process of establishing a Facebook page where agents can host live Q&A style events.During these, consumers can ask questions about the property market and agents can share their knowledge and experience.He has already persuaded 20 estate agencies to sign up to the project and commit to hosting one live event a month.These include agencies such as David Lee, Keller Williams, Roseberry Newhouse, Danelaw Real Estate, Maurice Kilbride, NestledIn, Normie & Co, Jackie Oliver & Co, McDowalls, Mr Green, Ferndown, Robinson Michael & Jackson, Logic Estates, GoView, Dreamview, Stones and franchisees of both Fine & Country and Belvoir, as well as his own company.“In these uncertain times, people are desperate for help and information – especially when it comes to their home,” he says.“Trapped indoors, trawling social media and the news- but rarely finding the answers they want or need.“I feel passionately, therefore, that there is currently a unique opportunity for agents to come together and engage with the public like never before on social media.“That is why I am calling for agents and suppliers to back our #AgentsHereToHelp initiative.”Register your details here: more about Kristjan Byfield. Roseberry Newhouse Danelaw Real Estate NestledIn Normie & Co Jackie Oliver & Co McDowalls Mr Green Ferndown Logic Estates GoView Dreamview Stones maurice kilbride Kristjan Byfield Keller Williams Robinson Michael & Jackson David Lee April 1, 2020Nigel Lewis2 commentsAndrew Stanton, CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist CEO Proptech-PR Real Estate Influencer & Journalist 2nd April 2020 at 8:15 amA really good initiative, as a real estate and proptech analyst and consultant I deal with hundreds of agents and tech companies, and giving good advice and sharing ideas is my main driver.It is good that some agents realise that they need a forum to ‘talk’ to their customer base, as I have always advised clients for years that they need an ever evolving inclusive social media voice – and a social media pair of ears to listen to the valuable data customers provide.Obviously, the current situation is making some agents realise that consumers are always on social media, and the odd Facebook post, is not going to cut it. There is a need to position your business as an industry leader.Many will know that I am an avid fan of LinkedIn, why? It is a forum that allows direct access to everyone in the proptech and real estate industry globally. By posting thoughtful, intelligent content, I showcase my skill set, which in turn advertises my company Proptech-PR, which in turn brings me business.Typically I get eight to ten thousand people reading my posts, that sounds a small number, but the quality of the readership is world class, literally hundreds of industry leaders. I am not saying they all like me or agree with me, but they know I exist. Also they comment and collaborations and business follows.Like anything, social media takes time, when I started it took maybe four months of a daily routine posting and contacting people before I saw any return, now 95% of my business comes directly from doing this. And it costs me less than £50 a month. So the return on investment is off the page.My advice, Q’s & A’s in a forum as Kristjan suggests is a start, but any good agency should have a fully integrated social media programme in place, and one of the newest and best is – Niven Chinasamy & Nick Borjlind, a great solution.Log in to Replyben davis, PropertyHeads PropertyHeads 1st April 2020 at 2:38 pmGreat initiative! PropertyHeads would love to support this. We can put the videos directly on the feeds of our 700,000 users. Please get in touch if interested – we have completed your form.Log in to ReplyWhat’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. 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US Navy to Open All Positions Previously Closed to Assignment of Women

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today US Navy to Open All Positions Previously Closed to Assignment of Women View post tag: Navy View post tag: all View post tag: open February 1, 2013 View post tag: Previously View post tag: Positions View post tag: Defence As a result of the Department of Defense’s rescission of 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the Navy is developing plans to move forward in opening all positions previously closed to the assignment of women.Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey announced Jan. 24 the rescission the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule for women and that the Department of Defense plans to remove gender-based barriers to service.“What this means for the Navy is that although no new billets will open immediately, we will now develop a plan that evaluates how we will open all positions previously closed to women,” said Rear Adm. Tony Kurta, Director, Military Personnel Plans and Policy. “The plan will include continued assessment of ship classes to determine the feasibility of retrofit for gender neutral assignment, as well as development and evaluation of gender neutral occupational standards.”Positions will be opened to women following the Navy’s service review and the congressional notification procedures established by law. All of Navy’s formerly closed positions will be opened, unless an exception to policy is granted by the Secretary of Defense.As part of the service review planning process, the Navy will undertake an evaluation of all occupational performance standards to ensure they are up to current, relevant, and gender-neutral. The results of this evaluation are to be submitted to the defense secretary as part of the Navy’s overall implementation plan due May 15. The secretary’s direction is for this process to be complete by Jan. 1, 2016.“Eighty eight percent of all Navy billets are currently open to women and we recently opened the nuclear submarine officer designator,” said Kurta. “We will continue to expand opportunities, and the first step in doing so is the creation of our implementation plan. This will not be an overnight change, but a careful, thoughtful process. “The elimination of the policy will potentially open over 5,000 enlisted United States Marine Corps (USMC) Ground Combat Element positions, and 150 USMC Ground Combat Element officer positions.“Gender-neutral occupational standards, which are under development by Marine Corps, will be used to assess and assign Sailors to USMC Ground Combat Element positions,” said Kurta.As part of the Navy’s required implementation plan, guidance for the assignment of women to Coastal Riverine Forces and USMC Air and Naval Gunfire Liaison Company (ANGLICO) positions will also be developed. As detailed in NAVADMIN 015/13, Navy will work with Navy Special Warfare Command and US Special Operations Command to develop and evaluate a way ahead for the assignment of women to Naval Special Warfare-designated billets.“Women have shown great courage and sacrifice on and off the battlefield, contributed in unprecedented ways to the military’s mission and proven their ability to serve in an expanding number of roles,” Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta said. “The Department’s goal in rescinding the rule is to ensure that the mission is met with the best-qualified and most capable people, regardless of gender.”[mappress]Naval Today Staff, February 1, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: to View post tag: Navalcenter_img View post tag: Defense US Navy to Open All Positions Previously Closed to Assignment of Women View post tag: Closed View post tag: Women View post tag: Assignment View post tag: News by topic Authorities View post tag: US Share this articlelast_img read more