Volunteering: The Top Five Benefits

Volunteering is not just good for the people and communities that volunteers help, it is good for the depths of the soul. When an individual volunteers, they experience a significant amount of personal benefits that will have a positive impact on the rest of their life. They get to meet new people, will begin to feel better overall, and experience a personal growth that they will not find anywhere else.

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Meet new people

When a person volunteers, they are often in a group of other volunteers. This may seem awkward at first, but in the long run, many volunteers can become lifelong friends. Volunteers that work abroad may share a room and be thrust into a new world, giving them an instant connection with each other. Individuals that volunteer with a CRO (contract research organization) may have the same illness and wind up with a great support system. Wherever a

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A Shift in Perspective on “Persuasion”

Nobody wants to be judged.

Nobody wants to be around those who make him/her feel “wrong.”

When you make people feel like crap, you may convince them to adopt your point-of-view (POV) temporarily. Buy your product, once. Join your program, once.

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But you know full well that it’s not going to last.

When your POV is not in alignment with their values or beliefs, your recommended course of action is not going to resonate nor yield sustainable or meaningful results for them.

Most of us have bought products or programs because some sales copy made us feel inadequate, guilty or “wrong” and gave us the impression that we need to buy that whatever cantaloupe widget to fix the problem or even ourselves.

Yet more often than not we let the program/training/cantaloupe widget sit on our hard drive and couldn’t bring ourselves to implement, let alone get results.

It’s not that

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Tips for a Successful Enterprise Mobility Strategy

Increased adoption of mobile devices has brought increased productivity, reduced costs, and a collaborative workplace for employees, ultimately leading to a better customer experience. However, enabling mobility not only covers allowing employees’ access corporate network and data from mobile devices, but also creates a business transformation.

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Transformations don’t occur in a day, and need long-term planning and development. To develop a successful Enterprise mobility Management key considerations, discussed here, can help you take advantage of your mobile workforce.

Plan for Long-term: A strategy, planned for the future, ensures you that everything happens as per the plan, wherein you should devise realistic regulations and policies, and avoid any unreasonable and lofty expectations and hype. Define your targets clearly, and create scalable policies, keeping in mind where your organization will be, in the near future.

Define Access Controls: In an organization, every user has access to a different level of network and

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Uninterruptible Power Supply Guide

An uninterruptible power source (UPS for short) or uninterruptible power supply is a type of electrical apparatus that provides a load with emergency power whenever the mains power or input power source fails. It is in contrast to a standby generator or emergency or auxiliary power system, in that it provides nearly instantaneous protection against input power interruption, through supplying energy that is stored in flywheels, supercapacitors, or batteries. A majority of uninterruptible power sources have fairly short (just a couple of minutes) of on-battery run-time. However, it is enough to get a standby power source started or to shut down protected equipment properly. It is a kind of continuous power system.

Typically a UPS is used for protecting hardware like telecommunication equipment, data centres, computers, and other types of electrical equipment where unexpected power disruptions can potentially cause data loss, serious business disruption, fatalities, or injuries. UPS units vary … Read the rest

Employee Training and Incentives: How It Improve Quality

In this article, we will delve into the benefits of cross-functional integration and the value of transparency when dealing with external partners such as your suppliers. Organisations that offer good training for their suppliers will typically reap greater financial benefits from their efforts. Training is useful because it helps to build a common language for suppliers and their customers, and helps to communicate the impact that delays or defects might have on the customer. Since the customer and the supplier have a mutual understanding they are more likely to work towards delivering the service that the customer needs, resulting in financial benefits for both of them.

The ideas of transparency, a common language, and an understanding of the impact that each individual role can have on quality is something that should also be built for an organisation’s employees. Here we will look at what does a DPO do and how … Read the rest

How Brands Can Play a Driving Role in the Evolving Influencer Marketing Sector

Influencer marketing has grown in popularity in a field where social media is at the core of the industry. In previous years, influencer marketing was characterised by a less structured approach lacking what would be considered a ‘stitched-up’ strategy. After this, larger brands started dabbling in the industry using the counsel and advice of third-party influencer marketing experts, to bring methodology to the strategic processes. The overall result was an increase in positive brand sentiment that has been consistently seen and proven via campaign performance and industry surveys.

Fuelled by a growing ability to gauge performance across different media platforms, the influencer marketing industry has become one of the most measurable areas in the overall media mix. Companies have developed a degree of confidence in the influencer marketing scene which was lacking in previous years. Furthermore, the use of influencers (also known as digital creators) is becoming a more accepted … Read the rest

Defining an Uninterruptible Power Supply

In some situations, the main power source can fail and in such cases, it’s important to have some type of back up option. This is where the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) acts as an electrical power source in emergency scenarios. It’s important to note that this is different to a regular standby generator or emergency power system, because it works immediately during those short input power interruptions with the help of flywheels, batteries, and supercapacitors. However, this also means the on-time is shorter and works in small bursts (2-3 minutes) compared to a regular standby power source. It is simply a way to keep your equipment safe once the power goes down.

A UPS is often seen alongside telecommunications equipment, computers, and data storage solutions to make sure power disruptions don’t cause issues with the underlying systems.

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Six Million Pounds Awarded to the 1st Successful Coastal Projects in the 1st Wave of Funding

16 of the successful “Fast Track” projects are receiving their share of £6 million Coastal Communities Fund to assist them in delivering sustainable growth along with jobs all over the Great British Coast.

As a portion of the 5th round of the Coastal Communities Fund, 16 of the “ready to go” projects were chosen to begin work in transforming their own coastal communities during 2018 and 2019 before the primary funding round will become available in the month of April 2019.

The Selected Projects

The projects range from community arts projects based in South Shields to the heritage boat-tours in the Falmouth’s historic docks, which have been collectively forecasted to bring about 1,100 jobs as well as to attract private and public sector co-funding of around £2.4 million.

On one visit to 1 of the “fast track” winners known as Disability First “Access Fylde Coast”, Jake Berry MP, the Coastal … Read the rest

How Brands Are Able to Play a Driving Role in the Evolving Influencer Marketing Arena

Influencer marketing has become increasingly popular in an industry where social media is now, more than ever, at the very epicentre. Earlier days involved marketing characterised by an approach that was less structured and was lacking what is typically considered as the stitched-up strategy. This was followed by the larger brands who started to dabble in these spaces under the counsel and advice of 3rd-party influencer marketing experts, who managed to bring about methodology to these processes. This resulted in an increase in brand sentiments that were positive which have gone onto be proven repeatedly through the performance of campaigns and by the industry surveys.

Fuelled in a part by expanding abilities to monitor performance across all the different media platforms, influencer marketing managed to become the more measurable out of the whole media mix. Brands have gone onto develop confidence which was once lacking in previous years. This has … Read the rest

Small Business Security – Physical Security Measures Against Intruders

Often we see on the news how cybercrimes are on the rise and ways to protect yourself against them. However, even though this is the case, burglaries are still occurring. As a matter of fact, they are on the rise, especially during festive seasons. Homes and business premises are the leading targets. As such, Ultra Security Centre showcases security systems for serviced offices that will help keep intruders away.

Even though digital protection is important, do not belittle the importance of protecting your small business against physical crimes. According to a government survey named ‘Crime Against Businesses’ show that in 2013, almost half of UK’s business premises were victims of crimes. The report mentions that out of those crimes reported, 80% were victims of burglary. As a matter of facts, the report shows that small businesses are three times more likely to be a target compared to domestic homes.

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Identifying Prime Locations for the Most Profitable Franchises in South Africa

 

When you’re busy researching the top franchises to own, you also need to keep location in mind. Finding a prime location for your new, exciting franchise opportunity could be the defining factor in making one of the most profitable franchises in South Africa even more of a guaranteed success. So, why is location an important key to the success of your business? And, how can you go about searching for the ideal site? This article will explore the answers to these questions in order to ensure the success of new franchisees.

What to Consider when Scouting Potential Locations

There are a few factors to take into consideration when choosing the location of your new franchise, these include:

The Proximity to your Market – you need to analyse your market based on your choice of franchise, with this information you can find out which area will host potential clients.

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Using a Staffing Agency to Attract Loyal Employee

When you’re a temp you have an understanding that your job is not permanent. You could be there for months, weeks, or even a day or two. In a lot of cases after the project is over, you will be reassigned. Once a temp employee is offered to be a part of the company it can be a morale boost. The offer shows that the company sees value in the employee. Managers must keep in mind that a temp doesn’t mean this is someone to get over on. Temps can be just as capable if not more skilled than your direct hires. No employee wants to feel disregarded and you will still have to sell them on joining the company if you wish to get their loyalty in return. If you want to use a staffing agency to attract loyal employees you should offer a great benefits package, offer a … Read the rest

Types of Signage for Your Business

Every retailer wants his business to be recognized and attract more customers. This will drive sales, and the retailer is bound to make a profit. However, this does not just come by easily. Your business must be noticed, and sometimes having signage would help a lot. If you can have quality signage, it is an effective way of letting the customers know of your business existence. Signage is as important as the website design and should not be an afterthought.

Why Is Signage So Important?

Signage becomes the silent but the highest way of marketing your business. Customers can single out your shop without asking some basic question from sales staff. The color, messaging, visibility, and quality of your signage must be considered during development. When it comes to any Retail Motion signage, you have to:

  • Specify
  • Keep it simple
  • Write in headline text
  • Include a call to action

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