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Women professionals still face absurd queries than men at job interviews and appraisals: TimesJobs survey

Women professionals still face more absurd queries about their marriage and family plans at job interviews and appraisals as compared to their male peers, taking their interest away from the job, found a recent TimesJobs survey. While India Inc. celebrated the International Women’s Day with much zest earlier, the ground reality for most working women hasn’t changed on many counts. TimesJobs surveyed 1,564 women professionals, aged 28-40, employed in different sectors to understand how their work life changed in the last decade.

 In the survey, most women professionals said that work-life imbalance was their biggest challenge (voted by 48% respondents), followed by gender pay gap and a bias because of life events as motherhood or caregiving (voted equally afterwards). This finding cements the long due rue that working women juggle between many chores, switch roles endlessly and hence the challenge.

 Company policy/culture and no transparency around salary increase gender pay gap:

Many workplaces – in India and abroad – have been harping the ‘same work, same pay’ slogan for long but that hasn’t changed many ground realities. When the survey investigated the reasons for prevalent gender pay gap, most respondents said that company policies/culture (that promote pay gap) and no transparency around pay were the two big culprits (each voted by 34% respondents). An unconscious gender bias was named as the third prevalent factor, as voted by 32% respondents.

Most absurd queries for women professionals:
The TimesJobs survey asked if women professionals face unnecessary probing about family at job interviews and appraisal meetings, and the unanimous answer was a ‘yes’. About 66% respondents said that they faced absurd questions about marriage or plans on having children more than their male counterparts.

Lockdown fatigue for women professionals, more women lost jobs too:

The TimesJobs survey asked the female respondents if the COVID-19 induced lockdown was tougher for them v/s their male colleagues. Most (74%) respondents said yes, hinting at a latent exhaustion from managing work and home non-stop during the pandemic. The survey also probed if any women they knew lost job during the pandemic. The answer here too was a ‘yes’, voted by 70% respondents.

Women leaders preferred for the perspectives they bring to the board
The TimesJobs survey uncovered some progressive trends too. When asked if women leaders were taken as seriously as their male counterparts, most (52%) said yes. The biggest reason for preferring a competent female leader was a different perspective (voted by 36%). The second most voted reason was their focus on team work, as voted by 29% respondents.

Women professionals made most progress in the IT domain:

The TimesJobs survey asked the domains where women professionals made most progress and impact. Most respondents named IT/ITeS sector as the top domain where women professionals progressed most, as voted by 35% respondents. This was followed by the Hospitality sector, as voted by 16% respondents. The least voted went to Automobiles sector (just 3% votes) and the Pharmaceutical sector (voted by 6% respondents).

Commenting on the findings of this survey, Sanjay Goyal, Business head, TimesJobs and TechGig said, “For years, corporate house have been talking about introducing radical changes to make workplaces more gender inclusive. However, as our survey shows, there’s still a lot of ground to be covered. I urge corporate houses to take this survey like a lighthouse and work on areas that need immediate improvement. The first focus should be helping workforce reinstate work-life balance, especially in the work from home scenario where professional are toiling to keep their office and home running simultaneously.”



About TimesJobs:

TimesJobs is a platform to help competent professionals enhance their career growth. With over 25 million registered job seekers across the board and more than 60 million page views every month, it is the most preferred career portal among ambitious and talented professionals who want to make smarter career decisions that accelerate their career progression.

A Year After Launch, SwagCycle Has Kept 60,000 Promo Products Out of Landfills and Raised $168K for Charity

In August 2019, Grossman Marketing Group launched its SwagCycle program, which let companies repurpose their unwanted or unused branded items, like T-shirts, hats, business cards, mugs, writing instruments, bags and more. A lot of these items would be “obsolete,” meaning they featured an old logo, referenced a canceled event, etc.

The goal was to ensure that the products didn’t up in a landfill, something that has been a concern for critics of the promotional products industry, as evidenced by articles about “trinkets and trash.”

A little more than a year later, Grossman Marketing Group has the results of its SwagCycle program.

As of December 31, 2020, the program engaged with 21 different companies across 13 states and two continents, kept 60,418 items out of landfills and yielded $168,922.18 in charitable donations.

Specific examples of repurposed products include a travel company that donated 1,000 BPA-free aluminum sports bottles to the United Way Massachusetts Bay and Merrimack Valley, which then distributed the bottles at a community event supporting families experiencing homelessness and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston.

A pharmaceutical company donated individually wrapped toothbrushes to Project Stretch, which was founded by dental professionals looking to provide dental services to children in need.

Grossman Marketing Group even got involved, donating more than 6,000 cotton masks to the Greater Boston Food Bank, which in turn distributed them to its team members in distribution and warehouse roles, and in its network of shelters, kitchens and pantries.

“It was a pleasure working with SwagCycle,” said Christian Pfrommer, founder of Wunderspoke Marketing, which donated 1,500 T-shirts that were no longer brand-compliant to be turned into painters’ rags. “They were able to provide a textile recycling solution that left the smallest footprint possible, which my client was thrilled about. In addition, their recycling solution was in my home market, creating the smallest amount of transit-related emissions possible. Overall, the experience was fantastic, and I would highly recommend their service to others.”

Of course, like most other businesses, the SwagCycle program was greatly impacted by the pandemic. But, the cancellation of events and other forced pivots as a result of the pandemic actually created opportunities for SwagCycle to do its work.

“Over the summer, however, demand for our services exploded” said Ben Grossman, co-president of Grossman Marketing Group. “Major drivers were rebrands, cancelled conferences, and companies consolidating offices and wanting to find a home for their swag.”

Grossman is optimistic that the momentum will carry into 2021, as companies see the opportunity to decrease their carbon footprint and use existing products to benefit others.

Eco-friendly initiatives like using recycled textiles or minimizing water usage in the manufacturing process are becoming commonplace in the promotional products industry. As customer bases skew younger, this will be increasingly important.

“Our first-in-the-industry offering has been very well received by companies, charities and even promotional products competitors,” Grossman said. “And we feel like we have a tailwind as we continue in 2021.” 

Benefits of Raspberry pi rgb P5 Mount | LED Panel

P5 panels are a good way to get into the world of LED and Pixels. They are easy to set up and instantly rewarding, you can display anything on them including text, animations, and video. A P5 panel has a multi-color LED arranged in a grid on a rectangular base.

Raspberry pi rgb p5 Mount

There are three LEDs per pixel, the color mixing to form a single color light. The 5 in P5 means that the pixel is spaced 5mm apart. When selecting a panel make sure that it is P5 and supports a 1/16 can rate. The panel is controlled with a Raspberry Pi Zero, a minimal effort microcomputer. A Raspberry Pi Zero can handle up to four P5 boards, however this task just uses one panel.

The Raspberry Pi project inclined towards the advertising of teaching basic computer science in schools and developed countries. Later, the original form became more popular than expected, advertising outside its target market for uses such as robotics. It is now broadly utilized in many fields, such as for weather monitoring, because of its low price, modularity, and open design.

Features of Raspberry pi rgb P5 mount

    Convenient Size Full color, high resolution LED display Great for a tabletop display for trade shows, displaying eye-catching information, and anywhere that benefits from a bright, colorful display Wifi controllable from your smartphone or laptop Battery-powered using an internal rechargeable battery Displays static text and graphics, moving text, and animations Animations and graphics created on your laptop/computer with xLights then uploaded wirelessly to the display Self-contained It is easy to assemble

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When you choosing the Raspberry pi rgb p5 mount ensure that it is p5 and supports a 1/16 scan rate. If you buy them from someone else, ensure that they have six screw holes on the back. This way the incorporated 3D printed plans will fit your panel.

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Rejuvel OTC Markets (NUUU) Comments on SEC Compliance For OTC Markets Pink Sheet Companies

Rejuvel Bio-Sciences, Inc. (OTC Markets NUUU). Rejuvel stated in their last press release and they continue to urge the public to ignore rumors, postings or unauthorized news that does not originate directly from the company. This includes old items that may appear to some as new information.
Rejuvel is pursuing compliance with SEC regulations for Pink Sheet companies listed on OTC Markets, when accomplished, press releases will be released on a regular basis covering company developments.

Correspondence with Rejuvel should be directed to not their product manufacturing and marketing company.

Notice Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This news release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, including statements that include the words “believes,” “expects,” “anticipates” or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In addition, description of anyone’s past success, either financial or strategic, is no guarantee of success. This news release speaks as of the date first set forth above and the Company assumes no responsibility to update the information included herein for events occurring after the date hereof.

DMA – A Leading Branding Agency in Singapore Assists Local Businesses to Secure EDG Grant for Marketing and Branding

D’Marketing Agency Pte Ltd (DMA) – a Singaporean branding service provider offers SMEs vital support to secure the EDG grant for marketing and branding so that their clients could reap the maximum benefit of the state-funded subsidy. The Singaporean government will sponsor up to 80% of the project expenses depending on the circumstances and project type.

The Singaporean government has made a significant allotment through the 2021 budget to uplift the local businesses that have the potential to grow and transform. The state grant period has been extended from 30 September 2021 to 31 March 2022 and the maximum grant limit has been capped at 80%. The EDG grant for marketing and branding supports projects under three categories – core capabilities, innovation and productivity and market access. Singaporean branding service provider DMA will assist its clients to obtain the subsidy under the core capabilities category and strategic brand and marketing development sub-category to help businesses transform and secure a stronger position in the competitive digital world.

Expert brand consultants of DMA, which is one of the leading branding agency in Singapore has the capability of utilizing the EDG grant for marketing and branding to construct a robust digital marketing strategy, conceptualize it and successfully execute it providing an unparallel service to its distinguished clientele. Their services include but are not limited to conducting a fully-fledged brand audit, conducting a deep market research and competitor analysis to identify strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to the business, designing effective communication materials, optimizing the website for search engines and target audience, and designing the marketing and advertising campaigns for the company. The above-said services ensure that each business is visible to a quality audience in the digital world, which will undeniably increase the conversion rates and sales eventually.

About D’Marketing Agency Pte Ltd (DMA)

D’Marketing Agency Pte Ltd (DMA) is an innovative, reliable and highly affordable branding agency in Singapore. The key focus of DMA is on boosting the online presence, and brand recognition of their clients through cutting-edge marketing and branding solutions. This mechanism has helped DMA’s clients to thrive in their respective fields with minimum effort. This holistic Singaporean branding service provider ensures that its customized solutions and strategies exceed all client expectations and marketing objectives.

To learn more details about the EDG grant for marketing and branding and DMA branding agency in Singapore, visit DMA Grant Support.


BTI Expands Laboratory Relocation Division

Brookline Transportation, Inc. (BTI), a Mayflower Van Lines agent specializing in commercial and residential moves, recently expanded its laboratory relocation division. The new division features enhanced packing, storing and transport services available for laboratory moves originating in the continental United States.

“Lab relocation is a specialty for many reasons that go far beyond moving expensive equipment and sometime sensitive and perishable items,” said George Rohlfing, owner of the family-owned and operated Brookline Transportation, Inc. “A large part of that is that there are so many different types of labs, particularly in the northeast where we are based.”

BTI is based just south of Boston in the town of Hanover, Mass.

Among the types of labs that BTI has or can relocate include: research; life science; food service; water testing; coating; butterfly lab; ocean research labs; planetary sciences; virology labs; hearing labs; shock compression lab; coatings/wet and dry labs; fermentation; labs; magnet labs; chemical labs; pharmaceutical labs; and petroleum R&D labs.

“Just as these labs do different things, the needs in relocating these facilities are equally diverse,” said Rohlfing. “We have recently expanded our lab relocation team to better serve the variety of labs needing our moving services.”

BTI offers a number of services to address the specific intricacies of lab moves. That includes customized containers to match the size and delicacy of a particular piece of equipment. That customization can also take into consideration the temperature requirements of the equipment being shipped.

“Many lab managers require a certain temperature be sustained during the move. This is true for a lot of the expensive equipment that must be transported as well as moves that include lab samples and frozen specimens and cell lines,” said Rohlfing. “Through prior planning with our lab relocation specialists, we can determine all these types of details from the size and dimensions of the shipping containers, temperature of the moving trucks, air freight, trucking requirements and storage facilities should we need more than a few days to complete the move.”

Said Rohlfing, “Part of that moving plan includes the development of a contingency plan should something go awry—e.g., back-up power source for the trucks should there be an issue to ensure desired temperatures.”

In addition to the planning and actual move, BTI lab relocation services include coordination with facilities and IT staff at both origin and destination to ensure a smooth transition for the lab to reopen ASAP at the new location. Additionally, BTI’s lab relocation division can offer storage options on both ends of a move should the facility need time to assimilate the new lab into the building.

For complete information on BTI’s lab relocation services, please visit or call 800-766-7724.

About Brookline Transportation, Inc. (BTI):
Since its founding in 1943, BTI has coordinated and executed thousands of commercial and residential moves throughout the greater Boston area to Cape Cod. A Mayflower franchise, BTI has the capability to conduct international and cross country relocations.

BTI’s services include: Professional Packing; Special Crating; Storage, Loading & Unloading Services, Workplace services, and Automobile Moves. For more information on Brookline Transportation services, visit or call (781) 561-1033 1-800-766-7724.