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December 6th, 2013 by admin
While over eighty per cent of employers in the United Kingdom have a stated policy on bullying and harassment in the work place, costly damage cases involving work place bullying continue to appear in the courts. Clearly there is a deeper attitude here that needs taking care of. That is where equality and diversity training is able to save money for employers all over the country.
Bullying is not the only form of harassment or discrimination that regularly crops up in work places throughout the United Kingdom. It is also not the only form of harassment or discrimination that employers in the United Kingdom have created policies to prevent. Unfortunately, just as bullying has remained headline news for a large percentage of the working population in the United Kingdom, so have other forms of discriminatory behaviour. It is because of this that equality and diversity training modules have been developed to target specific areas of inequality in the work place.
A training module can last for half a day or a day, according to the requirements of the company booking the course. In addition to normal training modules, companies are also able to purchase bespoke customised learning programmes, which aim to deliver individual specific or company specific equality and diversity information.
Many of the modules and programmes on the equality and diversity training course lists are workshop based. The workshop format allows the trainers to address causes and misconceptions about discriminatory behaviours like bullying. In a workshop environment every delegate is “in it together” – that is, no one person is singled out or put under the spot light.
Equality and diversity training, aims to start by defining the area of discriminatory behaviour under discussion. Without a clear definition of bullying and harassment, for example, it is difficult to lead a group of delegates into considering how their own styles of management may be construed by the people who work under them.
Once the types of bullying and harassment behaviour have been defined and outlined, the training module is able to move into a discussion of strategies for tackling it. Strategies are discussed in two parts: the first part directly assesses possible ways of dealing with bullying and harassment and the second part attempts to define ways to address cultural issues that may underlie it.
Equality and diversity training also develops an understanding of the legal obligations that a company and the people who work for it have to curb and prevent bullying and harassment. It is this part of the course that concretely defines the financial ramifications for companies that do not implement useful anti bullying strategies. In effect, the first portion of the course explores the bullying behaviour, and the ways in which companies can react to prevent them: while the second part of the course shows what could happen if such prevention does not occur.
Equality and diversity training, aims to finish by allowing delegates to construct a thorough plan of action with direct relevance to their own place of work. By leading delegates through the course in a structured manner, the hope is that a final plan of action will evolve naturally.
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Equality and diversity training offered by experts at Righttrack Consultancy, reputed training provider offering management and leadership training, sales training and customer service training to business organisations in the UK.
December 5th, 2013 by admin
“My basic principle is that you don’t make decisions because they are cheap; you make them because they’re right.” – Theodore Hesburgh
Now, more than ever, business owners and leaders are trying to stretch their dollars as they await a reversal in this economic downturn. Weathering these challenging times is causing some businesses to make desperate decisions that are not in the best interest of their business or company.
When you make desperate decisions you create desperate results. What do I mean by this? It’s like putting a band aid on a gunshot wound. It’s a short term and ill advised solution. When you make decisions out of desperation, you are reacting as opposed to responding to the situation, which in some cases can do more harm than good.
These desperate decisions can show up as massive layoffs, taking on clients you wouldn’t normally do business with, drastically cutting your fees just to get business in the door, or even worse, laying low and not doing anything hoping that things will eventually settle down.
What is the best thing to do in these situations? Before you make a decision that may do more harm than good, take a step back, take a breath, and give yourself some time to get out of desperation mode and into a more positive place. Once you do that, you can think clearer and you can create more positive, long term, sustainable outcomes.
Here are some questions to ask yourself that will produce more value based decisions.
1. What is the breakdown you are addressing? What is the initial cause of your concern? Monetary issues? A weakened economy? Take time to identify what is causing the most headaches for you and your team.
2. What is the desired outcome? Is it simply dollars you want to deposit into your bank account? Or would you rather begin now to forge lasting client relationships based on trust? The perfect time to create strong bonds between you, your clients, and team, is during an economic slowdown. This gives you the time to concentrate on building solid relationships that will continue to grow once the economy shifts.
3. How will it serve you, the company, or business? Making a hasty decision will always create havoc within your company. For example, before laying off members of your team, look at other unexplored avenues of generating income, or get creative in your advertising efforts. Carefully examine the long term effects of any drastic decisions you make in order to simply save money. How will cost-cutting measures affect your levels of customer service? If you lose valuable people through layoffs, will you be able to hire them back at a later point?
4. Is the decision in keeping with company’s core values and visions? When making decisions that will affect others, pay close attention to what your core values are telling you. “Gut instinct” is seldom wrong. You know when you’re going against everything you and your company has stood for for many years, because there will be a little voice telling you, “Hang on a second. This decision doesn’t feel right.” Listen carefully and act wisely.
5. Will it produce long term sustainable results for the business? What will be the impact of the decision you make today in one year, two years or five years down the road? Will today’s clients still be doing business with you in the future or will they have gone the route of the dinosaur and disappeared? Or will implementing a change in the method of how you do business bring you continued client growth well into the days of tomorrow? Every action has long term implications, so be sure to gauge the potential future outcomes before you make your decision and act upon it.
6. Can you stand in your integrity if you make this decision? This is the kicker. Can your heart and conscience live with the decisions your head has made? That’s what decision making boils down to. If the decisions and actions you take affect your whole sense of well-being, something is off, and that means your integrity has been compromised. If you are unable to make a decision, implement the action, and stand by the results with quiet dignity, don’t do it. Look for another solution to your problem.
After asking yourself these 5 questions, you should have a good idea of whether the decision you’re about to make is a valid one that won’t keep you up at nights filled with dread about the outcome. And frankly, who wants to live the life of a terminal insomniac? I don’t.
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Cookie Tuminello, ‘THE Team Builder of the South,’ has been empowering CEO’s, managers, business owners, and team members and igniting productivity since 1999. To find out more about this savvy and successful coach, get her FREE Report “50 Ways To Go From Overwhelmed To Empowered” and receive FREE monthly success tips, visit www.cookietuminello.com
December 4th, 2013 by admin
An adolescent’s life is often misunderstood and things can get a little rough when it comes to teenagers coping in a world where one is treated indifferently or in a toddler-like fashion. A teen can be impulsive, rebellious; even independent once they reach their late teens, but relationship problems in children before they hit their teenagers are similar to adults – we are no one to judge them or rebuke their natures. Adults often make dating a big no-no situation for a teenager, but we also have to understand that they are human too – it is inevitable for them to fall in love; have a crush on the boy next door; wish that girl would look their way and most definitely, obsesses about that first kiss. What about those who have a different take on relationships besides the usual face-to-face relationship? Like say long distance! Then what? What if you still want to date a boy/girl that was once in town and now isn’t; or what if they were elsewhere and it sparked from a distance? How do you cope with keeping it intact and how do you know when to call it quits? We will delve into relationship advice for teenagers to answer those doubtful queries.
For those experiencing a relationship that is close to home, that is in the same vicinity as you are, here is a way of keeping things fresh.
Relationship Advice for Teenagers
Relationship Key Points
Every once in a while we hit that road block in a relationship, going a little berserk, ultimately losing one’s grip on the situation. High school is a time when one is constantly busy with co-curricular activities, exams and project submissions. So how do you balance out your agenda to meet the needs of the one you’re seeing?
Work out a system at school where the two of you can spare a quick hello between classes. This way you can make small talk and plan on meeting later for lunch break. If you happen to be in different schools, then try working out a way to meet at a place and walk home together. This way you save on making a long phone call during your study time, eliminating the stories of each other’s days.
Know when to draw the line, especially during project and exam time. These crucial moments need your avid attention without being distracted by him/her. Plan out a time in the day when the two of you can take a breather and talk about how it’s going. Keep it short and simple, without compromising on school work.
Take turns spending time on the weekends with each other’s friends, so that both do not feel out of place when one isn’t familiar with the friend circle. Make him/her feel comfortable by keeping them involved in the group and not forgetting that he/she is taking time to know your side of the world.
When one is in need of space it is important to give them breathing room. A teenager’s life can be muddled up from time to time. Discuss the issue/problem when he/she wants to open up after having that thinking space. Do not pry or intrude if they need that time alone. It shows you are understanding and that you care.
Arguments are a factor in a relationship that you cannot dodge. Confronting them on the spot and solving them can make both of you part on peaceful terms. Apologize if it is genuinely your fault – do not let your ego overtake your sense of reason.
Be supportive in what the other needs and wants out of you. Attend that play, soccer practice session, recital, competition or event that he/she is a part of. Encourage them to pursue what they’re passionate about and do not let criticism bubble to the surface – if it is constructive, then word out your sentences with a good intention. Don’t make it look like they chose to do the wrong thing or that they wouldn’t do better if they tried again. Remember that it is imperative that you support them during their highs and lows.
Love Tips For Teens
Make a note of his/her birthday in your calendar and keep a reminder pending to alert you when the big day arrives or even the day you two started dating. It allows both of you to bond in a way that grows as you two get older. Learning to appreciate the little things in a relationship goes a long way.
Keep a tab on the things he/she says they like – keeping a mental note of these things will give you a good chance of buying what they will most definitely love and gush over about. Be thoughtful – putting a lot into a gift is a big way of letting the other know that you went through the trouble to get what they would love as opposed to what they could have liked.
Surprise him/her on weekends, by doing things the other likes. Don’t always restrict it to what you like to do. Give him/her a chance to suggest what to plan over the weekend, so that both are equally happy to spend quality time together. Keep the excitement going – it is what propels a relationship to not always be serious and one sided, but also adds an an element of enjoyment.
The big question that every teen is bound to ponder upon – losing one’s virginity. Take time out to discuss this big leap in the relationship. Make sure both are mutually comfortable about going all the way. If she wants to wait, respect her wishes. If a guy wants to wait (yes there are some gentlemen out there), then take that well, because let’s face it – you are worth the wait. Don’t rush each other because he/she is testing the waters before making that big decision. If either of you is persistent in spite of the other wanting to wait it out, you will come off as desperate. Deciding when both are ready is when things get a little tense. Remember, this is your first – stay protected and use the necessary precautions (scroll through – Sex education), to avoid any accidents.
Long Distance Relationship Advice for Teenagers
Debating on Whether a Long Distance Relationship is What You Need
When a relationship comes into play we look into how it started and where it took root. Maybe he/she was from the same area/town or maybe one of the two was in another state/country. How are you when dealing with priorities of junior high/high school? Are you responsible and sensible with time management when things need to be done regarding family, friends and school? A long distance relationship can be confusing at first; difficult to handle; an absolute pain and possibly the one thing you wish you could crush underfoot. That may be the opinions of some, but there are ways around it. Ask yourself – is this what I want? Is this guy/girl worth the trouble? If you can sort out these nagging questions; you can then worry about how to make it work, ignoring negativity that tends to permeate from all around.
We live in a century where communication is one’s survival kit. The Internet, telephone, cellphone, pager and so on are major communication portals that enable one to virtually reach someone at a distance on a less proximate level but nonetheless somehow bridging the gap to keep the connection going. In a LDR (Long Distance Relationship), it is easy to reach out across the distance and form a bond that is both meaningful and real. To eliminate the possibility of drifting, staying in touch is of great importance. Proximity in a relationship is easier done but when far apart it calls for more attention to keep that contact basis going. The best ways to keep in touch are:
Call often; if not everyday at least make it a point to do so once every week. Allow the other person to not only read what you have to say, but also to hear it out loud causing the distance to seem less wide.
SMS/text message on an average of 7-8 times a day to keep a back and forth details swapping session, to know what the other is up to. That way you also know where he/she is and accordingly can plan out when to keep in touch when both are conveniently free.
Emailing is an option when one isn’t free to log on to the web for a chat session; it is a detailed way of letting the other know what happened throughout the day, in order to fill him/her in about things you didn’t have a chance to chat/SMS about. Limit it to times when either of you are unavailable due to reasons like low credit on your cell phone or being too busy to make it for the chat session due to personal reasons whatever they may be.
Web cam conferencing is a great way to see each other on a virtual platform – try having a microphone enabled headset, where you can converse with him/her, and pretend like you two are meeting and speaking to each other face-to-face. It builds a comforting link to be able to see the other, when distance is a major factor.
Take time out to plan holidays at each other’s hometowns; ask your parents if they are willing to send you off to visit him or maybe he can come visit when it’s spring break/festive holiday. Remember; being open and honest about a guy/girl in your life makes things less complicated. Seeking their help can be calming when pressure arises in a long distance relationship.
Pressure from Others
You may feel the burdening pressure of either your parents/faculty, members/friends about how you aren’t focused – how you have no time to spend with them – your grades are faltering – you’re constantly late to school because you’re up at night either managing the time difference or glued to your laptop because he/she needs your time – you’re projects wouldn’t cut it for an A or B – you miss out on social outings with your friends because you’re too busy to give anyone time. If this is the case, you need to compartmentalize your schedule in order to make it work with those around you as well as for that distant love. Listen to what others have to say. It is valuable that you let those comments stick – work on how to better the situation and come up with a routine with him/her that doesn’t make you compromise on what needs to be attended to first. Don’t let pressure get the best of you. It only shows that people care and want to help out. Do not be afraid to ask/seek relationship advice from others in similar situations especially advice from an elder brother or sister who knows better. Bottom line is to not let the pressure beat you to a pulp.
Dealing with Arguments and Misunderstandings
You are bound to have constant squabbles with him/her, the best way is to talk it out rationally either on the phone or through the Internet. Make time to sort out what is needed from each other and work at issues like faltering communication or a widening gap between the two of you. Ask yourself, what is it that the other person lacks, and approach the subject with an understanding first – do not put forward assumptions that will cause the other to lash out at you. Hear each other out and come to terms with what is wrong and needs attention. Listening is a key factor – do not abruptly end the conversation without settling matters for it only worsens causing an ugly rift.
Relationship issues are a common ground for anyone involved with someone. It needs work, especially when the other is not in the same place as you are. Remember that you have a choice at the end of the day to either make it work or walk away. Common problems that arise are, depression, anxiety and a hampering of one’s ability to find order within the chaos in one’s life. You are still young and have all the time in the world to get serious and committed. Focus on important things like family and friends. If you happen to be in a long distance relationship; be prepared on making it work. All this relationship advice for teenagers can be unnerving and stressful; nothing to be alarmed of – just make sure you’re doing the right thing and that he/she is worth all the trouble you put yourself through.
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December 3rd, 2013 by admin
Recently I have been talking to number of companies who have decided to take their customer engagement strategies to the next level. Whether it is the hospitality industry, the retail or any other sector for that matter, everyone is looking to engage customers to shore up their web reputation.
When discussing the decision to engage in social media I like to dig a little deeper. The questions I ask will come as no surprise as they are quite straight forward.
o Where are you going to engage your customers?
o What are you going to learn?
o How are you going to demonstrate value?
Commonly, the answers to the questions above can be distilled down to:
o Well, Facebook and Twitter, isn’t that where everyone is?
o I will have better analytics.
o And, of course, I have plenty of value to offer, just let me at them!
And then the most probing of all questions is posed. Do you have a strategy?
Like any business tool, launching into the world of social networking should not be done without adequate planning and strategy. Why? For the simple reason that social media is a commitment; one who’s history is written in permanent ink.
The World Wide Web is quite literally littered with remnants of the best of intentions. There are reams and reams of:
o websites that are still advertising expired promotions;
o status updates that haven’t been touched in days, weeks or worse years;
o blogs that come to an abrupt stop, and;
o the worst offence of all, companies who daily share information that is dated all the while, trying to give the impression of currency and being at the top of their game.
Any social media expert/guru will tell you that social media engagement takes time (months, if not years). Please do not underestimate the weight of that statement. Ever wonder what happened to all those kids who peaked in high school? Their shining moments of glory translated into nothing more than a “flash in the pan” of your history. Is that the legacy you are looking for where your company’s web reputation is concerned?
From a business perspective, Facebook fans and Twitter followers are important, only if their existence can be translated into sales. Without a plan to engage and more importantly show the worth and value of your company, the return on your investment will quickly diminish.
While social media on the surface seems like a cost effective solution to the overbearing costs of traditional marketing, keep in mind that once you get on the social media bandwagon, falling off has a significant cost.
Unless your company is prepared to commit the necessary resources to navigate the social media minefield and has a plan in place to shore up your web reputation then you may discover that Sir John Havey-Jones was right. He once said that “Planning is an unnatural process; it is much more fun to do something. The nicest thing about not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise…”
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Michelle is the owner of Eye2Eye Consulting, based out of Toronto, Canada. She is an expert in the field of conflict management and public relations. For more information about the company and their services, please visit their site: http://www.eye2eyeconsulting.com.
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December 3rd, 2013 by admin
The system failure analysis is a complicated and sophisticated approach to finding the root cause of failures in complex system that is malfunctioning or it may be a product that has unsuccessful in service. The failure analysis starts by identifying the failure symptoms. The next step is to evaluate the failure causes by using a fault tree analysis method. This is simply a method of semantically formative all the potential causes of the failure and depicting them graphically when the fault tree has been compiled it is likely to see how the possible causes relate to each other and how they can add to the system failure.
The next step is to study each possible failure form to examine the like hood that it may have contributed to the problem. This is done by compiling a failure mode evaluation and assignment matrix. Project team members are then assigned to investigate each possible cause more than assigned to investigate each possible cause more closely. There are various techniques that can be used to failure analysis – A what’s different analysis identifies the factors that have been distorted and may have contributed to the system failure.
A pedigree analysis examines the documents (including sample data, test data, inspection data, vendor material information) related to the mechanism and assemblies identified in the fault tree. Theoretical failure modes can be investigated by making particular test on components to inducer failures. Various analytic tests can be done on hardware components as the failed equipment is stripped down for inspection.
The beauty of the failure mode analysis is that it offers a logical method of determining all the possible modes of system failure and investigating them to determine the most likely causes. I hope in this article you will get some information about system failure analysis and prevention.
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December 2nd, 2013 by admin
Developing Your business By Using Restaurant Forms
Restaurant forms are especially useful for anyone starting out a restaurant business. These forms are designed to minimize complexities involved when you’re starting out; saving you time with research and prevent costly mistakes. Opening a restaurant involves working on a lot of different details which are important to the success, growth, and longevity of the business. Adding in pre-designed forms and templates will not only help you determine which tasks you need to work on, but it also helps you identify how to do them, through organized paperwork that keeps you on the right direction.
Day to day activities in operations, management, and marketing may prove to be challenging tasks for a new entrepreneur in so far as managing long-term expectations are concerned. Effective and efficient processes in developing, acquiring new information, and maintaining your business as you continue to make your business generate consistent influx of profit are the keys to any successful organization. These are achieved through organized procedures, smart decision making and management skills, accurate and detailed reporting, and of course, a well-trained and equipped workforce.
Organizing Procedures By Using Restaurant Forms
Preparing for and expecting future business priorities like inventory, employee documents, payroll forms, tax forms, training manuals, instruction materials, process guidelines and procedures, company policies, code of conduct, and many others are very essential tasks when you’re starting a business. This is mainly achieved through organization at the very onset. Organizing these priorities offers a lot of benefits, to both the new and experienced restaurant business owners; from conceptualization of the business, to the pre-opening, to the day to day operations and long-term planning.
New restaurant business owners can use these forms to create a solid foundation for their business that can help them in carrying out their strategies.
These forms that include different successful operating procedures and data collection tools can help you produce and maintain accurate and efficient systems with your reporting, and thus increase productivity, save time and reduce costs.
Experienced restaurant business owners employ these tools side by side with their business strategies in managing costs, improving the organization processes, managing time, and creating a solid foundation.
Restaurant Forms – In conclusion
Generally, managing time and money are key factors in the success of a restaurant business. Having a detailed and accurate report ensures you of being able to foresee the different needs of your business and prepare for those needs.
Effectively and efficiently managing your business requires detailed and accurate reports, organized structure of the procedures and processes, time management, and a skilled workforce. Having pre-designed forms and templates and incorporating them into your business, can help you efficiently identify all the important details necessary to keep your business be organized, profitable, and remain in the right direction.
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December 1st, 2013 by admin
If you are a business that has security officers working at your premises it’s important to ensure that the staff is making rounds while on duty. Security guard patrols are important for many reasons.
First of all, they help the officers stay awake. Sitting down in one spot for long periods or even standing in one spot can get awfully tiring. By moving, the blood gets flowing and energizes most guards.
Even more importantly, officers who conduct patrols put staff, visitors, and employees on notice that they may be watches thereby deterring theft. It also boosts morale as most people will feel good that a security presence is there.
While conducing a patrol, officers should check for any safety hazards like lights that are out, wet floors, sharp objects etc.
They should also check for building violations, and make respectful eye contact with people. All patrols should be cited in an officer’s post log. Patrols are typically done every hour or so, but it makes sense to stagger them to avoid any obvious pattern. There is a machine called a detex system which essentially proves that patrols are being done. The way it works is that key pads are set up and a wand is used to strike the key pads. An electrical reading is made (sort of like a stamp of time and place) and, later, that wand can be downloaded, revealing important information about patrols such as time and place. In a new book Security Los Angeles there are reviews of different kinds of detex systems.
Patrolling should be done with proper lighting and footwear as well. One must be careful to not get in the way of business, of course, when conducting patrols. The more one cites in their log about the patrol, generally the better as it usually boils down to accountability.
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Evan Blumb is a security professional with over twenty years of experience. He has written a new book called Security Guards Los Angeles which contains information about the security industry in the greater Los Angeles region.
December 1st, 2013 by admin
Spain is a very beautiful country and it had one of the biggest real estate booms ever seen. I get asked about it all the time by investors who like the idea of purchasing a great value property there.
I tell them all the exact same thing – if you want a pure holiday home there are some acceptable deals, but if you want to make any money continue waiting because prices have not fallen enough and rental yields are still way too low and unpredictable.
Nobody in Spain (including the Central Bank) trusts official goverment estimates of an 11% decline in property prices over the past two years. The ministry of housing also refuses to release data on actual sales prices rather than the asking prices, which, as you can imagine, would be quite useful to people considering an investment there.
In contrast to the deluded government numbers, privately held property portals like idealista.com publish much more reliable estimates of a peak to trough decline in the real estate market of 24%.
My problem with Spain is that it should be a 60% decline considering the rampant speculation and house building that went on, not 24% and certainly not 11%.
Most importantly, the Spanish banks are still not telling us how many bad loans they have. The Bank of Spain estimates that there are potentially €181 billion in “problematic” real estate loans. In other words, loans worth 10% of GDP could be bad but this isn´t reflected in their accounts and they´d rather not talk about it.
It´s a recipe for disaster and huge amounts of bank owned property may get dumped on the market in the next two years. It isn´t going to be pretty, but I´ll be keeping a very close look out for bargains when it happens.
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Torcana Ltd is a property investment consultancy dealing with investments in foreclosed property, distressed property, and discounted property in USA, Spain, UK, and Panama. For more information please visit: – http://www.torcana.com
November 29th, 2013 by admin
Allstate and The Allstate Foundation lead efforts to create a better way for our nation to manage catastrophes before they strike. As part of Allstate’s commitment to vigilant disaster response, The Allstate Foundation collaborated with the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute, in partnership with the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations (LANO) to explore the recovery process and the critical role of non-government organizations (NGOs) in disaster preparedness and response.
The result of the conference is a five-part plan directing local and national policymakers to integrate NGOs into emergency response and recovery policies. The research group recommends immediate action to:
define and formalize NGO roles and responsibilities
create guidance on allocation of resources and ensure priority to local nonprofits who are pre-screened and approved to respond to disasters
increase community capacity to deliver seamless services through NGO partnerships
improve information exchange among organizations, government agencies and community residents
pursue a research agenda that focuses on evidence-based implementation
“Allstate and The Allstate Foundation are leaders in catastrophe response, and we are constantly looking for ways to better serve local communities when they need us most – that’s what the Good Hands promise is all about,” said Vicky Dinges, vice president public social responsibility, Allstate. “Not only do NGOs have a responsibility to help better prepare and protect Americans, they also have the resources and local knowledge to propel recovery from the front lines should a disaster strike.”
Research from the project shows that NGO participation helps local authorities overcome common catastrophe response challenges and move from recovery to revitalization. While there are few plans that define their role, NGOs are uniquely positioned to deliver the manpower, information, direct services and financial support needed to build community resilience and weather a manmade or natural disaster.
“Our charge to policy makers is to make connections within their community, leverage the assets of NGOs and improve communication before, during and after a crisis,” said Retired Admiral Thad Allen, National Incident Commander, Deepwater Horizon Unified Command and a senior fellow at the RAND Corporation, a nonprofit research organization. “The Allstate Foundation’s work to revitalize neighborhoods in post-Katrina New Orleans and their experience with catastrophe preparedness has informed our research and helped translate this research into action.”
The Allstate Foundation works with local community organizations and consumers year-round to help reduce the emotional and physical damage of disasters, and prepare for swift recovery. Research of catastrophe management, like the evaluation of the role of NGOs, is critical to improve community resilience and restore people’s lives.
To read the rest of this release, please visit: Allstate Newsroom
This release was originally posted to the Allstate Newsroom on April 1st, 2011
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November 28th, 2013 by admin
Condos are the most favorable housing units for many people and their demand has grown increasingly over time. Condo owners may, however, find it very difficult to manage their estates as it is not that easy to maintain error-free accounting documents. Since there are software development companies who can deal with such accounting needs, there are homeowners who would rather take care of their matters this way.
Condominium accounting software has been developed to make the property management work easy for both individuals and companies who deal with condos and other types of housing units. This has made it very easy to account for everything that pertains to the property without getting too mixed up with the facts and figures regarding that particular property.
The software makes accounting work easy for the condominium owners as it allows them to come up with functions to make accounting operate smoothly. The receipts and deposit slips as well as interest calculations have been incorporated into the newer condo accounting systems. It is also possible to keep track of invoices and bank transfer among other accounting needs.
Every condominium owner knows the importance of keeping track of such critical information if the housing unit is to bring about the desired profits and account for every expenditure. The most important aspect of managing a condo is communication. This is not just between the property owner and the tenants but also among other employees that may be working on the property. The accounting management software is able to give important alerts for things to do and when to do them, ensuring that everything is run smoothly and without any hindrances.
With the system tools, it is easy to manage the condominium as everything is easy to understand. There are, however, property management companies which offer very good accounting services to condominium owners. Those who are either too busy to manage their condos or are not too familiar with the process of managing can hire the services of an experienced and up-to-date company to keep everything in order. There is absolutely no reason why a property owner should struggle with something while there are experts available to make it flow smoothly.
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