Feb 21, 2012
The internet has made it much more convenient to find call centre jobs. The internet allows employers to post their personnel needs online. This also can make it easier if a person wishes to relocate to another location but is unable to travel there. Unfortunately, there are people out there who are not so honest. The internet has become littered with scam artists trying to steal people’s identities. When searching for a call centre job online, there are some things one can do in order to protect their identity while they use these online resources.
Be suspicious of any invitations that you may receive via email. Often these are sent by scammers. These are mass emails sent to a lot of people. These emails may be invitations to apply for jobs and come in for an interview. The scammers try to send these emails so you will provide them with important information. They often preface the emails by saying that they saw your resume and want to contact you. However, stop and ask yourself, did you actually send them your resume.
Also, you may receive requests from employers for personal information via email. Often these requests are from scammers who want to steal your personal information. Reputable companies interested in you for employment will rarely ask you to submit personal information through email.
When you do submit information online, it is a good idea to make sure that the site you use is encrypted. This will ensure that your information cannot be intercepted by hackers online. To know if a site is encrypted, you will notice that the URL will begin with https. The S at the end indicates it is a secure site. If a site you are going to submit your information to doesn’t have a secure connection, it is not a good idea to upload any information.
Feb 20, 2012
The franchise is an agreement in which a successful business gives an individual or a group of individuals the right to commercialize the company’s products or services within a given location in exchange for a fee. People generally associate franchising with companies from the fast-food industry. However, there are approximately 120 types of franchises in a variety of fields, ranging from financial services to health and fitness and so on.
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How Does It Work?
The individual or group of individuals who purchases the franchise is known as franchisee. The company that sells the franchise is known as the franchisor. The franchisor sets guidelines and rules that must be followed. Once you sign the agreement, you become a part of the company’s success by incorporating in your business its brand, operating methods and other standards. In exchange, you are required to pay a franchise entry-fee and a royalty fee.
Benefits of Having a Franchise Business
Franchising has become a popular way of starting a business. The benefits are:
- The brand’s image. Nowadays, people tend to buy products or services from popular brands because they are associated with high standards and great customer support services.
- Excellent training and support. In order to maintain the franchisor’s standards, you will benefit from training courses and support from the company on how to start and manage your business.
- Future savings. Your business relies on a successful working model. Moreover, you do not have to invest in a strong advertising campaign since the franchisor is nationally renowned.
- Exclusive rights in a given territory. The franchisor will not sell more than a franchise on the same territory.
- More financing options. You will be able to borrow money from the banks more easily when you have a franchise with a great reputation on the market.
Before deciding to start a franchise business, it is important to be well-informed about the company, dedicated to make your business work and also to discuss to a franchise expert before you sign the agreement. If you are looking for business franchise opportunities then do please visit Workingmums.co.uk for more information.
Dec 20, 2011
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No one wants to suffer an accident while they are working as, aside from the physical pain and psychological trauma an injury can cause, there is also the fact that it may prevent you from working for an indefinite period, which few people can afford. Luckily, if you are unfortunate enough to be injured while at your place of work, there are compensation claims that you can make to help you to cope with anything from medical bills to lost income. These are the main types of work accident compensation claims that can be made in this situation.
This means previous costs that you may have suffered as a result of the injury you received at work, and will require you to offer proof of the amounts you are claiming for through receipts. This can refer to everything from the loss of income you have experienced due to being unable to work, travelling costs incurred in the course of visits to hospitals and personal GPs, medical costs for the treatment you receive and expenses caused by having to cancel an engagement, such as a holiday, due to injuries received.
This refers to areas such as the pain and suffering or post-traumatic stress experienced due to injuries received in a workplace accident. The value of these types of damages is often set by the solicitor. Furthermore, interest can be claimed on both general and special damages, with the level varying depending on which of these it is.
If you win your compensation claim, then in addition to the damages you are awarded, your employer will generally be required to meet the costs of your legal action. This, together with the damages should be covered by the employer’s employee liability insurance, assuming they have secured the appropriate cover.
Nov 17, 2011
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Bored of your standalone desk or cubicle at work? Tired of relentless problems popping up over and over again because you’re trapped in an inefficient workspace in your workplace? If so, you don’t have to settle for the status quo. With a few intelligent and creatively applied upgrades to your desk or cubicle, you can give yourself the gift of a smarter workspace environment. Sure, it may just be a space designed to help you get your job done, but with every greater ease of burdens, you’re bound to be one step closer to ending your workday on a more positive note.
Start by figuring out the lighting. Poor lighting can be a detriment to your work performance in multiple ways. Using fluorescent lights may be efficient, but fluorescent tubes produce harsh, uninviting light that can be distracting. Incandescent bulbs aren’t much better, though in a different way. Though the light they produce is warm and gentle, if you have to sit under a collection of them, chances are the heat they radiate will make you uncomfortable (plus, they’re not very efficient lighting sources). Instead, if you switch to LED lights, your lighting situation will improve dramatically. Compared with fluorescents, LED lights are similarly efficient but less grating to look at. Compared with incandescent bulbs, LEDs waste less energy and produce similarly pleasant light.
Once you’ve got your lighting figured out, optimize the rest of your workspace. Throw away that uncomfortable office chair and replace it with a cushioned swivel chair. Just be sure the chair isn’t too comfortable, as you don’t want to spend half of your workday lounging around. Also, get rid of as much paper waste as possible. The more you can computerize, the easier it will be to juggle everything, and the less mess you’ll have to deal with as your desk will be far less cluttered. And of crucial importance, don’t forget to keep both a sweatshirt and a miniature fan around. That way, you can optimize your workspace temperature no matter whether it’s too hot or too cold to function.
Nov 2, 2011
Home learning is the ideal option for those that wish to advance their skills, yet simply don’t have the time to attend an actual University course.
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Despite learning from home the student will still be able to achieve an official degree. At Kaplan this degree is from an affiliate college of the University of Essex and allows the student to enjoy all of the benefits an actual land-based University course.
Home learning provides the student with a very flexible option when it comes to advancing further in their studies. Just because it offers an extremely flexible approach to learning this doesn’t, however, mean the student goes without help. There is still advice and answers available to those that take part in home learning in the form of online tutors, fellow students and course administrators. All of these options are readily available and will help you receive the most from your online home learning degree.
The courses available also have multiple start dates, which allow the students to begin at a time that is convenient to them.
Another benefit comes in the form of being able to suspend the course at any one time. You may experience a heavier workload than usual or personal circumstances may come into play; either one of the above could dramatically affect your learning. If you were instead studying at an actual land-based University, you would most likely have to re-take the year due to falling behind.
Just because students taking part in a home learning course do so from the home environment, this by no means that they are alone. Home learning degrees instead use a platform that allows for the latest Internet technology. Such a technology provides the student with an exceptional classroom learning experience, which offers the perfect alternative to a traditional learning environment yet still houses many of the same benefits and options as a land-based University degree.