Best Swimming Pool Filter For Your Needs

In order for you to choose the best type of swimming pool filter for your needs, you will firstly have to know what types of pool filters are available. The three most common types of swimming pool filters are Cartridge, Sand and Diatomaceous Earth Filters (DE filters).

Cartridge Filters

Cartridge pool filters operate using paper to filter debris out of the water. As the name suggests, paper cartridges are installed inside the filter housing. Cartridge filters are easy to maintain and can be cleaned by simply removing the filter medium spraying the filter paltes using a hosepipe. Properly cared for cartridge filters could last for three to five years. To insure you get maximum use out of your filter, make sure you follow a strict maintenance routine. Occasionally the paper cartridge filter plates will require replacement. The filter cartridge prices can range from moderate to expensive.
Sand Filters
Sand Pool Filters are the most commonly used in residential pools. They work by filtering the water though silica sand which captures the debris from the swimming pool water. Sand filters are considered to be the least efficient at cleaning the water and require more maintenance than cartridge filters. Although the sand in the filter only needs to be replaced every two to six years, maintaining sand filters can be time consuming. Backwashes are an essential part of sand filter pool maintenance as the force of the outgoing water helps to flush out the filtration sand.
Diatomaceous Earth Filters (DE Filters)

Diatomaceous Earth Pool Filters are also known as DE Filters. DE filters use diatomaceous earth to clean the swimming pool water. The diatomaceous earth is purchased in a powder form and then added to the filter or directly into the pool when required. Diatomaceous earth powder is a pre-mixed compound and should be used by mixing it with water and slowly add the mixture into the pool. Most DE filter owners add the mixture to the pool by pouring it through the skimmer. This helps the mixture to be evenly delivered throughout the pool as the currents from the skimmer transport the mixture. Make sure the filter is on so the mixture can circulate around the entire pool. The filter grids act as the filter medium and they are the basis of the DE filter. This type of pool filtering method is actually using biological filtration to clean the pools water. DE filter grids can be cleaned by pressure cleaner or by soaking them in water. DE Filters are an efficient and natural method of filtering swimming pool water shock swimming pool.

The type of pool filtration system that you require will depend on the type of swimming pool and the size of your pool. The most common type of swimming pool filter is cartridge filters as they are efficient and cost effective when compared to DE and sand filters. If you are looking for a natural method then a diatomaceous earth filter will be suit your needs.  Other matters that could influence your filter choice will be the pools location and the amount of dirt that actually falls into the pool. Purchasing a pool filter is the first step, but to ensure that the filter operates at optimal level it will require occasional filter/pump maintenance. Owning and enjoying the benefits of a swimming pool can be fun and rewarding. Take the time to purchase the right swimming pool filter for your needs as it will pay off in the long run.


Responding to Employee Blogs

Today, about 70,000 new Web logs — or blogs — are created every day, according to blog search-engine and measurement firm Technorati. In addition, a 2005 Pew Internet and American Life Project report indicated there are more than 32 million blog readers.

HR leaders may be stunned to read what some former employees, current employees, and even potential hires are saying on blogs about various companies. And depending on the size of their companies, such leaders may also be surprised at how many competitors and customers are blogging about their products or services.

The question then becomes what to do when unflattering or damaging comments are discovered, such as when:

* A health-care worker blogged about being able to surf the Web for three hours since the company’s server went down;

* An employee criticized his boss for not permitting the employee to go home sick one day;

* A flight attendant posted a provocative photograph of herself in uniform without a visible company name or logo; or

* A computer worker posted a photograph of his company’s loading dock receiving a rival’s shipment of computers.

In all of those cases, the employers opted to fire their workers.

Negative comments can affect competitive advantage, reputation, retention and recruitment. This is an evolving area that requires HR to step up and protect their companies. HR leaders need to assess the situation in their companies and create a business plan to respond to this complex, emerging arena in risk management.

Employee Blogs

A survey of corporate marketing and communication professionals released at BlogOn2005 — a conference produced by Guidewire Group, a San Francisco-based global research firm focused exclusively on emerging technology markets — revealed that 55 percent of corporations are blogging, mostly for internal communication. Many companies also permit external bloggers, ranging from CEOs to line workers, in an effort to reach new customers.

But what about employees who are blogging anonymously — or at least, unofficially. HR leaders should assign someone to monitor Internet chatter about their organizations, and sourcing agencies, such as eWatch, or IBM’s Public Image Monitoring Solution software, can help with that effort. Another way to find these comments is to visit Google’s home page, click on the “More” button, then click on “Blog Search” to plug in your corporate name.

Depending on the state, employees have a duty of loyalty to the employer, as an agent of the company. That duty extends to keeping proprietary material a secret, and refraining from defaming and even criticizing the company. Absent a worker’s viable claim under discrimination or whistle-blower statutes, the fired employee usually has little recourse against the employer.

The matter becomes more complicated when the blogger is anonymous. The law is still evolving over whether a company can compel an Internet Service Provider, such as Yahoo, to produce the name of the anonymous poster. In general, the First Amendment protects anonymous speech on the Web. However, the court will balance these rights against harmful or untruthful speech, in determining whether to allow a company to subpoena the ISP to produce the name of the poster. If the revealed person turns out to be an employee, the company can then determine its course of action.

Allowing employees to blog is a decision largely based on a company’s culture and its willingness to give up some control of its corporate message, in an effort to create Internet buzz. Blogs can inspire loyal readers if a company insider blogs candidly about the place of work, its culture, and products or services. This activity connects the customer to the company in a way that traditional advertising means fall short. On the other hand, there is an understandable trepidation of having employees writing about the company and its officers.

The core question becomes whether to restrict blogging activities both on and off company time, or to permit such activity with limits. The latter course of action may be risky, but the company could experience increased profits with a forward-thinking approach to the Web as a vehicle to promote the company’s visibility.

HR’s Strategic Map

For the purposes of this strategic map, assume that the company has an employee who writes a personal journal off company time about her daily adventures at work and has no written corporate blogging policy.

HR then needs to:

* Assess the employee’s blog content: Does it reveal trade secrets or contain defamatory information? If so, contact in-house or outside counsel immediately. If it is merely a personal diary, read it carefully to determine if there is any damaging or disrespectful content, and whether other employees are posting comments.

* Conduct research: Go on the Web and look at some existing blogging policies. For example, Yahoo’s Personal Blog Guidelines were “developed for Yahoos who maintain personal blogs that contain postings about Yahoo!’s business, products, or fellow Yahoos and the work they do.” [See SIDEBAR – CREATING A BLOGGING POLICY below]

* Innovate: Understand your corporate culture and craft an outline of a blogging policy tailored to your company’s unique needs. The good news is that many blogging policies exist on the Web, so the company will not need to re-invent the wheel.

* Create a business plan to juggle and redirect limited resources: Be prepared to answer difficult business questions about the allocation of money and personnel to implement and sustain this endeavor. Will it be cost effective to justify this diversion of resources? Take off your HR hat and place yourself in the role of those who make these difficult corporate decisions.

* Recruit allies: An effective blogging policy requires input from risk managers, the IT department, and counsel. Ask yourself how you will assemble these people to consider your proposed policy.

* Promote ethical conduct: Initiating a dialogue about blogging is another opportunity to discuss ethical conduct in the workplace, such as the importance of guarding trade secrets and other proprietary information, and promoting respect among co-workers.

* Sell HR’s continual value as point people: Be prepared to implement a blogging policy, educate employees, monitor blog activity, gauge employee morale and enforce the policy.

No matter the company, reputation risk management has become increasingly vital with the advent of the Internet. In the past few years, blogs have both enhanced and damaged company reputations. In a dual effort to minimize reputation risk and exploit the vast business potential of blogging, HR can step up and take a lead role in examining policies relating to employee blogs, in partnership with other key company personnel.
first published in HR Executive, may 2006)

Sidebar: Creating a Blogging Policy
HR leaders need to play a strategic role in developing a blogging policy. Here are some guidelines.

Yahoo’s Personal Blog Guidelines permit employees to blog about the company within parameters: Employees understand up-front that they are personally liable for their inaccurate or defamatory statements, and that proprietary information is off limits.

Its policy promotes respect for colleagues, and encourages blogging employees to notify their managers that they blog. However, Yahoo clearly states that employees are not required to inform managers of blogging posts.

To summarize, a policy which permits blogging must:

* Prohibit the dissemination of trade secrets;

* Restrict the posting libelous material; and

* Inform employees about the legal parameters of their actions.

From my perspective, HR leaders need to have a dialogue with company executives to consider whether a policy that permits blogging would be beneficial. The positives of such a policy include:

* The potential to drive business to the company;

* The need for employee guidance on permissible and impermissible activities in an Internet medium that blends personal and work activities;

* The decreasing likelihood that critical comments about the company will be posted anonymously; and

* The increase in employee morale, as workers perceive extra freedom in their work lives (conversely, overall morale may decrease if employees are fired or disciplined for blogging, in the absence of specific policy guidelines).

For the company that decides to prohibit any blogging about the company, it is equally important to delineate permissible and impermissible activities for employees. A caveat for companies which permit no blogging about the company: If you discover a current employee posting critical commentary to a blog, consider the ramifications of terminating the once dissatisfied employee, as he or she morphs into a highly motivated disgruntled ex-employee, with many more things to blog about.


Adventure Tourist Destinations of India

The topographical expansion of north India gifted it with diverse landscapes of mountains valley, desert, grueling rivers, wildlife reserves and plains. This region of India is not only famous for its culture and heritage but also for its thrilling adventure activities which heightens the joy of tourists during their India travel. Because of diverse topography tourists can enjoy array of Adventure Opportunities in North India.Trekking, mountaineering, white-water rafting and jungle safari are some of the exciting adventure activities of this region. Some of the popular destinations of the Adventure Destination in North India are:

Adventure in Uttaranchal

Uttranchal is famous round the world for the vast Himalayan snow capped mountain ranges, free-flowing rivers, long stretches of forests, vast plains and rolling grassland. The Adventure Sports in Uttaranchal has gained immense popularity throughout the world which summons scores of tourists round the year. Some of the popular adventure sports activities which can be enjoyed by tourists are Skiing, River Rafting, Jungle safari and Trekking Scott Ryan.

Adventure in Himachal Pradesh

The geographical location amidst Himalayan Mountain ranges makes Himachal Pradesh a celestial destination where tourists can enjoy nature beauty as well as adventure sports activities. The lofty mountains of this region is adorned with snow, beautiful rivers, dense forests, treacherous passes, enchanting valleys and romantic lakes which call on scores of nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts from across the globe. The mountain terrain of this place is the most thrilling and challenging for mountaineering and trekking. Some of the popular adventure sports of this state are trekking, rock climbing, mountaineering, river-rafting, skiing, camping, golf, ice-skating, paragliding, hang gliding, wildlife safaris and fishing.

Adventure in Jammu and Kashmir

With the scenic beauty of nature Jammu and Kashmir is also famous round the globe for its adventure sports activities. The geographical location amidst Himalayan Mountains gifted this place with an array of magnificent landscapes. Some of the popular adventure sports activities of this place are snow skiing, water-skiing, camping, surfing, rock climbing, hiking, white-water rafting, snow boarding trans-Himalayan jeep safaris and paragliding.


Internet News – Best Way to Get Updates From World Over

News is something that we listen to, watch or read daily to gain the knowledge of the activities and current situation of our area, city and country. News is an abbreviation for North, East, West and south i.e. news is something that covers every direction and each part of the world. I do not think that it is needed to explain the importance of news in our daily life. They are like food for our knowledge and help us in being in touch with all the current knowledge.

Sources of News: There are many sources of news. I would say anything that tells us about any information or latest activity is a news source. We get news from daily newspapers, from television, radio, the internet, even from other people by talking to each other. When there is an activity in our local area, it is spread through conversations among people and we usually get it before we read it in the newspaper or watch it on the television. This is the flow of information and all these are sources of news. The most common news sources are newspaper, television, radio and the internet. Though newspaper is a very traditional way of getting news, but it is still the same effective and trusted way of broadcasting news. Radio is also a good mean of communication, old, but a really good and fast way. After that comes the television. There are many news channels that keep broadcasting news daily 24 by 7 so there is a strong probability that we will know about something as soon as it happens. Another method for news broadcasting is the internet. Internet is the most advanced way of getting knowledge. The best thing about the internet is that most of the things on the internet are free to access. The internet is a hub of information and that information is regularly updated.

On a television, we can access only some limited channels, but with the internet, we have access to worldwide news sites. Even if you are living in USA and you want to know about latest news in Mayo Ireland, you can visit any Irish news website that covers Mayo and you will get the news. Even if you are not able to find such a website, you can make a search on Google for the term Mayo News and you will get several news sites for that. I think the internet is the most trustworthy and wide source of the news worldwide.


How to Choose Entertainment for a Corporate Event

Corporate entertainment can contribute a great deal to the success of a product launch, open day, office party, company celebration or awards ceremony. There are many different types of corporate entertainment and this article will highlight what sort of entertainment is best for your Corporate Event.

Entertainment for Product Launches

The type of entertainment needed for a product launch is heavily dependent on the outcome your company requires. Do you want a corporate entertainer hovering in the background entertaining people creating an atmosphere or do you want them to actually launch the product? Do you want background music, use of a PA system and a host and compare? A good events company can advise and organise any type of entertainer for your corporate event. If you want the product to be the star of the show, as in a new car launch, my suggestion would be to perhaps have guests welcomed by stilt walkers outside, giving away brochures. Inside the showroom could be close up magicians going around entertaining people and maybe have a good DJ with background music and a PA system that you can use to talk to people. I have found that employing good quality corporate entertainers rather than the cheapest option, is the best policy. The entertainers should be used as ambassadors for your company and product. You should select the right ones that reflect the image you want to portray. Product launches can be fun or serious, and again you should choose the corporate entertainment package that best suits what you want to accomplish. With almost 30 years of experience in this business I tend to instinctively know what the client wants to achieve and can advise on the best overall package.

Corporate Entertainment for Open Days

Open days are great opportunities for a company to show their clients, families of employees, prospective clients and local communities what and who they are. A good corporate entertainment organiser will have a range of entertainers at their disposal to ensure whatever the outcome of the day you want will be achieved. You should be able to specify clowns, close up magicians, DJs, circus schools, bouncy castles, candy floss and popcorn stalls, stilt walkers, ‘It’s A Knockout’ inflatable circuits, balloon modellers, quiz & game show hosts and face painters, in fact virtually anything that you could imagine can be sourced and supplied.

Award Ceremonies

Some of the best regarded corporate entertainment we have supplied for award ceremonies, has ranged from circus schools, DJs and musical bands through to close up magicians and clowns. Once again we work with the client and what they wish the outcome to be and supply appropriate entertainment for the pre-determined outcome. If you choose a corporate entertainer organiser, rather than an agency, you can cut the cost and increase the quality of the entertainment. This arrangement should allow the hiring of acts without paying a commission for each, whilst paying just a flat fee to the corporate entertainment organiser, a much more cost effective arrangement which allows you to get the highest quality service.


Cool Yet Affordable Gadgets for Men

It is very hard to find a man who does not love to possess different kinds of funky gadgets. He may not even use them half the time, but he still likes to flaunt them! If you are looking for a gift to give to any man in your life, be it your father, brother or husband, then you can never go wrong with gadgets. It is a common misconception that all gadgets are extremely expensive and it is true that there are some which can burn a rather big hole in your pocket. But that does not mean that there are no affordable gadgets that you can gift your man with. You can choose from a wide range of gadgets that are available in the market today, and they are easy to use as well. Here are some ideas that you can use.

Electrical Cork Openers: This is for the man who, like everyone else, loves to entertain his guests with the finest wine, but just like everyone else has had some embarrassing moments trying to get the cork off in style. This rechargeable, electrical opener will do just that. Put it on the cork and just press the switch. No pulling and tugging and no spilling. And it comes for less than forty dollars. When he gets it, he will always keep you by his side in the next party!

Funky Car Accessories: Everyone loves his car and the more he can do for it, the better. And this is one place where you can keep on getting new gadgets to change the look or feel. And there are a wide range of choices as well. If you are low on budget, you can get a car key ring with doubles up as a key ring, a corkscrew and a pen knife. If you can go higher, you can choose interesting car lights to light up the interiors, which come on and off automatically with opening or shutting the door or have in built motion sensors. If you can go still higher, you can buy car stereos with woofers and Wi Fi. Each one will only add to the glamour of the car.

Sports Gadgets: Bike Computers, GPS Tracker, Calorie- Counter- Pedometer, Aerobic Activity Pedometer etc are some gadgets that any man into sports and fitness will love. They can be used daily and will help them to keep a track of their timing and help them with their regimen or with their outdoor sports. And most of them do not cost even a hundred dollars.

While buying any gadget, the most important thing to keep in mind is the quality of the work it does. No use buying a flashy gadget that fails to do its work. It may not do much, but whatever it does should be done in style.


Explore the Country As a Traveling Nurse

Traveling nurses are registered nurses who travel around the United States filling temporary nursing positions. If you are a nurse and you love to travel, then this may be the right career move for you. Most travel nurses enjoy the experience of traveling, meeting, and working with new coworkers. They hope to gain a well-rounded work experience that will serve them if they decide to settle on working full time at a specific medical facility. Many travel nurses claim that the experience allows them to develop a better understanding of their chosen specialty. Many travel nurses also claim that their unique work experiences have helped introduce them to better patient focused nursing.

Travel nurses are registered nurses, usually hired by travel nurse companies, who take temporary positions in a variety of settings in order to fill a shortage. Generally, they will work in the hospital setting, where shortages of nursing personnel are rampant.

Travel nurses also have the option of traveling to other countries experiencing shortages and may even become independent contractors. As an independent contractor, though, you must find your own housing, negotiate for pay, and pay your own insurance to name just a few things that you will be required to negotiate for on your own. But for our purposes, we will speak generally of travel nurses hired by travel nursing companies.

Hospitals hire nursing personnel, as well as other health care professionals, for a number of reasons. The major reason for hiring temporary help is to fill a gap in the numbers of nurses required. With such a shortage of qualified nurses today, many areas of the country are experiencing the deficit. Travel nurses bring a variety of knowledge and experience and are able to seamlessly fill these vacant positions.

Other areas of the country experience large population fluctuations which are more seasonal in nature. In some areas, the population can double due to these changes. For example, Florida experiences huge population shifts during the winter as snowbirds flock to warmer climates. Other areas have become huge tourist towns and require more professional help for the seasonal changes related to tourism.

Travel nurses are needed in both kinds of situations to fill a void in healthcare left by the fewer numbers of nurses.

Another reason where a nurse may find temporary employment while traveling is the opening of a new medical facility. Rather than hiring all new nurses, these new organizations benefit from the great experience of travel nurses. Newer staff members also gain from working with more experienced members of the nursing field.

Other areas of work in which a travel nurse may find temporary employment include: acute care facilities, outpatient surgery centers, assisted living or nursing homes, or working with children in schools or camps. Still other positions may include: physicians offices, correctional facilities, clinics or laboratories. Most places require at least one year of experience in the hospital setting.

Travel nurses generally enjoy a more lucrative salary than they would receive if they worked in a single location. The salary the travel nurse earns is generally based on the location where they are working. Typically a travel nurse will not earn as much working in a hospital in a rural community as they will earn working at a larger inner-city hospital. Some nurses prefer travel nursing to nursing in a single medical facility because they enjoy the opportunity to see the world and other cultures. Working in a constantly changing location challenges a travel nurses knowledge and talents. The skills that the travel nurse develops on their journeys are skills that they will be able to utilize should they settle on a home base.

Although most travel nursing jobs average 13 to 26 weeks, some can be as short as four weeks or as long as 52 weeks. Maybe you are looking to live in another state and want to be able to experience particular areas and the employment opportunities available in those areas. Travel nursing makes this possible while continuing to earn a living.

Travel nurses, generally, will be employed through a travel nurse agency. The agency is responsible for filling positions and medical facilities with qualified and interested candidates. These agencies usually have had a long relationship with hospitals, medical facilities, and medical professionals in certain parts of the country, sometimes, countrywide at larger agencies. A recruiter at the agency will assist the nurse with obtaining the proper state licensure or hospital requirements. You will have a contract drawn up by the agency, with the hospital, for salary, length of assignment, and hours worked. The travel nurse agency generally pays for travel expenses and will also have made living arrangements for you in your area of choice. If there are any professional criteria that must be met, your agency and recruiter will assist you with that as well.

There are some things that you need to consider before becoming a travel nurse. These are the things that can make up your mind on whether being a traveling nurse is the right choice for you. The jobs that you accept could take you away from your family for up to a year. Depending on how far away the job is could be another deciding factor. Generally it is best if you do not have pets because it is possible that the housing provided for you will not accept them. You will have to be licensed in every state that you choose to work in. These are things a good traveling nurse agency will help you work out.


Solo Travel As a Business and Lifestyle Phenomenon

“The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready.” – Henry David Thoreau

If the statistics are any indicator, many travelers agree with Thoreau. In increasing numbers, individuals are traveling alone rather than just waiting for others to join them.

Solo travelers in the recent past have totaled 21 million in just the US and UK combined. According to a New York Times article in Nov. 2012, Internet searches for “solo travel packages” were up 60% over the prior year. The US Department of Commerce’s Office of Travel & Tourism Industries (“OTTI”) reported that a staggering 42% of U.S. citizens/residents that went abroad in 2011 traveled alone. Of those individual travelers, 38% traveled for leisure or to visit friends & relatives (“VFR”) and 66% for business. Similarly, inbound solo travelers from abroad totaled 36.2%. Of those, 23.6% were on leisure trips and and 62.2% for work. This business and lifestyle phenomenon has been growing exponentially.

Who are solo travelers?

Solo travelers are a much broader group than just the single population. They may be:

• Two-career couples on business travel or “DINK’S” (Dual Income No Kids).

• Those with relatives or friends abroad.

• Family members pursuing separate sports/hobbies overseas.

Abercrombie & Kent’s Jill Fawcett has described their solo travelers as: “often… married or have partners, but the spouses don’t share the same interest… They want to travel with like-minded people and the small group gives them some interaction. Then they go back to the privacy of their own room… 25% of people who opt for our Extreme Adventure series are (also) solo travelers,” she said. “People feel a little more secure in a group if the destination is intimidating or there’s a language barrier.” Solo Travel Is Growing at a Rapid Rate | Phil Hoffman travel blog, 10/25/11.

According to Grand Circle Corp chairman Alan Lewis, “Women are a growing force in the solo travel market… where the solo market has grown from about 20% to 25% of [Grand Circle’s] overall bookings during the past five years.”

Single travelers do still continue to play an active role in solo travel. Their growth is clear in Europe and North America where people are marrying later and may be divorced, widowed or never married. According to a March 19, 2013 article entitled “The Growing Solo Travel Market”,, average single households total as follows:

• 35% of all households in developed countries

• 40% in Finland and Norway (2011)

• 37% in the Netherlands (2011)

• 27% in the US (2010), 29% in the UK (2011) and 28% in Canada (2011).

How do solos travel?

Solo travel may not necessarily mean traveling as a “group of one”. Individuals may choose

1. Escorted group tours

2. Independent tours

3. Travel alone and select their own hotels/tours

What Issues Confront Those Traveling Alone?

There are two main challenges for individual travelers.

• Attractive pricing: Lodging, tours and cruises are priced routinely on double occupancy. Most cruises and tours require a single supplement for those traveling alone. Although this is not necessarily 2X, the price differential can be substantial. This is most pronounced in tour packages, particularly cruises that have “2-for-the-price of 1” early booking promotionals. As a result, those traveling alone may pay 3-4X couples/pairs.

• Top quality access and service: In a busy holiday or tourist season, the unaccompanied traveler may be given less desirable accommodations or tables in restaurants. In fact, even 5 star hotels may be unwilling to take a dinner reservation for one even when the individual traveler is a guest of the hotel. This is particularly true on Saturday nights and holidays. The alternative may be sitting at the bar for dinner notwithstanding that the dining room has vacant tables. On cruises/river cruises or other tours with “open seating”, tables are typically set up for even numbers. The result? These travelers are faced with a “standup” buffet or engaging in sleuthing to find an available seat.

What is The Business Opportunity?

This travel phenomenon is growing exponentially and still represents an underserved niche. The opportunity for the industry is substantial, prioritized as follows:

Leisure travelers: They are the largest percentage of industry revenues. However, a smaller percentage go alone for leisure trips. The beneficiaries: airlines, hotels, tours, car and concierge services.

Business travelers: Although a small portion of revenues, a greater percentage are on business. Moreover, they may have a larger budget than an individual on vacation. The same industry segments would benefit with the exception of tours except as potential additions to an international trip.

VFR: Those visiting friends and relatives may be met at the airport and have access to local transportation. While staying in a private residence, meals may not be taken out as frequently as hotel guests. Accordingly, such travelers will continue to generate new revenue primarily for airlines but are unlikely to augment the existing market for other travel services.

This sector represents a largely untapped market. Given the sheer numbers of affluent professionals and business executives, with the right mix of well-priced, top quality offerings, both sides benefit. The travel industry will increase their existing revenues while those traveling alone will achieve more competitive pricing and access to higher quality. It is a market whose time has come.


Changes in the Dynamics of Working 9 to 5

Today’s marketplace is riddled with technology-based products that is must in order to compete. Programs and applications have evolved to more dynamic arsenal for efficiency; and smarter devices have lessened the need for a mass and rigorous employee training. The result, small and medium size companies organizational infrastructure changed from functional to more project-based. With the shift, the company dynamics and procedures also needed a makeover to adapt with the changes. The most apparent dilemma is how to create project managers or administrators of current to dynamically engage with the company’s shift of organizational structure and, thus producing more successful project-based operation. Developing project managers requires training in project management in order to facilitate a better procedure, maximize efficiency, enhance procedure as well as improve in overall performance.

Identify the problem:
The critical issue is to develop existing functional managers into project managers in order to tackle initiatives or projects successfully which is now becoming the normal operational procedure for the company. How the company operated from years ago of different functional departments working on specific task of operations have changed into more project-based initiatives, with work tackled by a group of employees from multiple departments. This changed created an issue to where there are no procedures in place to follow, any form of scalable process or any success measurements for any projects initiated. There are numerous times that projects and initiatives have been completed but there’s no formal indicators of successful or failed process or documentation of scalable measures. So, operationally – it’ll seem to be running well but there are missed opportunities that can be beneficial for the organization.

Analyze the tasks and conditions of the job:
The first task is to assess what the current procedures in place to create a baseline for measurement. Documenting how the projects or initiatives are received and delegated is a good place to start. This should serve as the first task of analysis in the process. This involves documenting current manager’s success ratio in terms of how many project have they successfully completed as well as how many projects are they handling at any given point. Assessing manager’s experience and skill sets in administering projects is detrimental to the project’s success or failure. This will also help in documenting a matrix of knowledge to fit different roles in a project management team. With the current conditions such as an influx of multiple projects there is an obvious constraint such as time to finish the deliverable as well as managing their current working hours. As the project takes in life cycle in the company, continuous assessment is also needed to manage different aspects of changes.


Mobile Oil Change Company

If you have been involved in the auto sector all of your life, you may have considered starting some type of automotive business yourself. Indeed, I know that many people have been laid off from the automobile industry, and things have been quite tough in 2009. Auto sales are way down, and a huge number of car dealerships have laid-off people or have gone out of business because they have lost their franchises with General Motors and Chrysler.

This means a tremendous number of people are out of work and the industry has been slow, so there are not currently jobs for all these people. Before the global economic crisis and meltdown, there was a shortage of 135,000 auto mechanics. Today, many of them can’t get a job. Now, I imagine all that will change sometime around the end of the second quarter in 2010.

However, if you have been laid off from the auto industry and you would like to start your own business, then maybe you should consider a mobile oil change company. I would not recommend starting such a company and until about the end of the first quarter in 2010. But if you are interested in doing something like this you need to start doing your homework now and learning about all the equipment, and getting your finances in order so you can borrow the money to get everything you need to start your business.

It also makes sense to talk to some local oil companies, or jobbers and create alliances with them so that you can bring them your used waste oil. Perhaps, they are willing to give you a loan based on your promise to buy their brand and their product. You may also find that they have fleet accounts that they are willing to give you as long as you use their oil brand when servicing those accounts.