Thursday, 26 January 2017

Succeeding in Talent Acquisition in The Corporate Market: Tips from Julie Zuckerberg

Julie Zuckerberg is one of the leading female recruitment and HR specialist from New York who is now serving as the Executive Talent Acquisition Lead in Deutsche Bank. She is responsible to manage all aspects of senior level recruitments and provide full cycle recruitment services to its prominent functions including but not limiting to Private, Wealth & Commercial Clients, Asset Management, and GTO. These are some of the most crucial tasks that need highly talented staff which are difficult to find and recruit. However, Julie has been quite successful in managing the team need through her innovative recruitment approach and tactics. Very recently she has shared some of her secrets that made her so successful in hiring the right person for the right position at the right time.



According to Julie, most of the recruitment specialists work in a vacuum with less or no interaction with the businesses in the first place. Hence, it becomes quite difficult for the recruiters to find out the job specific needs and staff. Hence, she always works with the line managers, business partners and management from the very beginning to find out the organization need as well as what kind of competency to look for. According to Julie, a proactive approach could be really helpful for the recruitment specialists to plan their recruitment process and develop a strong pool. Julie is also a huge advocate for technology in recruitment business. She has introduced some modern and innovative recruitment strategies for some organizations such as Citi & Hudson where she implemented social network and referral programs to find out potential candidates. Julie also suggests that all recruitment personnel should sit down with the line managers to prepare an accurate and specific job description before going for advertising and head hunting. A job description is truly a helpful tool that helps the candidate to understand the job as well as assist the recruiters to find out the suitable candidate. An accurate job description also reduces any chances of reality shock as well. Hence, according to Julie, all recruiters should sit with the management and line supervisors to prepare the job description from the very beginning.



These are some of the secrets that have made Julie one of the most successful recruiters in New York. Right now, her position in Deutsche Bank entitles her to collaborate with different business leaders and manage senior-level recruitments as well as strategy development. Before becoming the Lead, she was working in this Bank as Vice President & Executive Recruiter of Talent Acquisition since 2014. Before this, she also served in Citi Global Functions and Citi Global Consumer Bank as Executive Recruiter for almost six years. Also, she has expertise in talent acquisition in the insurance sector as she served in New York Life Insurance Company as Corporate Vice President and Experienced Hire Recruiting Lead between 2007 to 2013. Her professional career in recruitment started from 2002 when she joined Hudson, a hiring firm as its Director of Candidate Placement. She has graduated from City University of New York-Brooklyn College in Philosophy and currently based in New York.

Friday, 30 December 2016

Wessex Institute

Wessex Institute of Technology or WIT as it is often referred to, was founded in 1986 by Professor Carlos Brebbia. WIT is a major international institution that has received outstanding achievements as an independent research institution. The home of WIT is in Ashurst, England within the New Forest National Park. The campus is beautiful and creates a remarkable area for learning.

By 2016, the Institute had expanded to have more international offices such as the University of Southampton. WIT is known globally for the educational conferences that it sponsors every year. On a variety of topics, each conference lasts for two days and is held in varying locations around the world such as Italy, Spain, Ethiopia, and the U.K. Some of the subjects scheduled are Coastal Cities, Complex Systems, Water & Society, and Sustainable Development and Planning. For a complete list of the 21 conferences planned for 2017, go to and start planning to attend one of these amazing conferences.

Wessex Institute focuses on developing the student in three core methods: Conferences, Research and Publishing. WIT prefers to aim for the progress each student makes by developing a series of knowledge transfer mechanisms. These mechanisms are used in the exchange of information between academics and professional users within the industry. It is this academic conversation that WIT believes benefits the student as well as others who are involved.

There are other activities surrounding the classes and conferences. The annual BBQ is always an enjoyable afternoon on the Ashurst lawn with many members of staff and students and their friends and family. The star of the luncheon this year was a delicious roasted Hampshire lamb, and with an accompanist, the scene was set for a delightful day.

There were four graduates for 2016, all receiving Ph.D. degrees for their work. Graduation is one time among others when graduating students present and publish their thesis. The classes are typically small, but it is an exciting day at the Wessex Institute. For information on graduating students and their thesis title,s go to the Graduation Ceremonies at

Friday, 2 December 2016

Securus Technologies Provides Video Visitation Technology To Correctional Facilities

Technology has changed the way people communicate on a daily basis. With technology innovations such as the smart phone, people are able to do things today that were almost impossible a few years ago. People can communicate in a variety of ways using technology such as the smart phone. People can text, email, chat, call, or video conference to list a few.


Beyond the use of smartphones and similar devices, people can communicate with other technology. Companies such as Securus Technologies have developed technology that allows people to communicate using video. In the correctional facility environment, inmates can use the technology developed by Securus Technologies to have real time communication using voice and video to communicate with their family and friends.


The video visitation technology developed by Securus Technologies works by connecting a communication link using video. Inmates at a correctional facility can communicate with their family and friends during the Christmas season to get a first hand view of what is going on at home during Christmas. Inmates can see their children open presents. They can talk to their children and look at their children during the conversation.


Christmas is a special time of the year that family and friends come together to share moments. For individuals who are in corrections facilities, Christmas time can be very lonely. The thought of not being able to be with family and friends can be depressing. However, the video visitation technology by Securus Technologies provides a real time environment for people in corrections facilities to see the people they care about the most during Christmas.


I think that the technology provided by Securus Technologies is good technology that gives individuals in places like corrections facilities a very good way of communicating with love ones during the Christmas season. While nothing can take the place of being with family and friends on Christmas, the video visitation technology provided by Securus Technologies is a nice substitute.


Technology has changed the way people live on a daily basis. Communication has been made much easier for people who cannot get to visit or have visits from family and friends during the Christmas holidays with technology such as the video visitation technology developed by Securus Technologies.


Securus Technologies  provides an array of products and services for businesses. The focus of the products and services offered by Securus Technologies is technology related operations.