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Apply for the Atlas Corps Fellowship in the United States

About Atlas Corps

Calling all young leaders in the Non profit field to check out the Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month Fellowship in the United States for the world’s top social change leaders. Atlas Service Corps, Inc. (Atlas Corps), started in 2006, is an international network of social sector leaders and organisations that promotes innovation, cooperation and solutions to address the world’s 21-century challenges. Their mission is to address critical issues by developing leaders, strengthening organisations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 months, professional fellowships at organisations to learn best practices, build organisational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers.

Their mission is to address critical issues by developing leaders, strengthening organisations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals. Atlas Corps engages leaders committed to the nonprofit sector in 12 to 18 months, professional fellowships at organisations to learn best practices, build organisational capacity, and return home to create a network of global changemakers.

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The Fellowship

Atlas Corps is recruiting social change leaders from around the world for a 12-month professional fellowship in the United States. They are seeking applications from global leaders aged between 22 and 35 years old with English proficiency, a college degree, and a passion for a life-changing personal and professional experience.

Participants in this prestigious fellowship receive health insurance, flight and visa costs, and a living stipend to cover basic expenses (food, local transportation, and shared housing).

Find out more information and apply here: https://atlascorps.org/apply-united-states/.

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Applications close on 28th February.

Dear Employment Angel: A Reason To Keep A Diary Of Your Problems At Work

‘Dear Employment Angel’ is The GlowingColours.com new feed for issues arising at your work place.  Write to our employment expert, Dawn Oliver, about your experience at your work place for advice and best practices.
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Dear readers,
I want to share an important message with you to kick start our adventure as your employment advisor: A Reason To Keep A Diary Of Your Problems At Work

This may seem like common knowledge to some but “it is a must” that many take for granted.  A client came to see me extremely distraught explaining that he was employed for over 20 years in the same company.  He explained how he saved the company when the company was on the verge of going into liquidation, even to the point of “lending” the boss his personal savings to prevent the company from “going under”.  In addition to this, he told me how he worked continuously for 5 years without taking any holidays.  There were days when he would work until 11 pm just to ensure the efficient running of the company. Despite these hours he would make sure that he was at work to open the office for 8.30am sharp! This made the boss very happy!  He continued like this for years.  

 

As a consequence of my clients good nature, dedication and loyalty to his boss, the company grew from 2 – 30 employees.  During the last five years of employment  however, things began to change. My client was slowly pushed to the back offices until he was eventually sacked for incompetence. An allegation  he totally denied. He came to see me.  Counsel was instructed and tribunal papers issued.  

My client was a gentleman of integrity and therefore relied on memory and the little documentation that he had collated over the final years of his employment.  He did not see the necessity “to keep records”.  He did not keep a diary of dates, time, events or details of any  witnesses  that could have supported his version of events.  20 years is a long time and his memory was not as it was then.  

 

Throughout the proceedings, my client was devastated when his boss stood in the court, swearing on oath that my client did not have any outstanding holiday leave and he had taken all holidays due to him.!   Who do you think the court believed? 

It was denied that my client loaned personal savings to the company.  Who do you think the court believed? 

The case took 2 years to come to conclude.  Thousands was paid out in legal fees! Our client wanted “his day in court”!

 

Who do you think the Court believed?

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Email Dawn: eas@employmentadvocacyservices.co.uk

I would love to hear about your experience.

 

Mrs Dawn Oliver LLB (Hons)
Employment Lawyer
Employment Advocacy Services Ltd

Clarence Centre for Enterprise and Innovation
Saint George’s Circus,103 Borough Road, SE1 OAA

Tel: 020 8405 4306 Mob: 07944163982

 

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