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Editing skill for scientific writers

For many professionals, writing skills are learned while they are on the job. In many cases, they would go by a preferred style or other documents or style guides that help to put a certain style in place. Editing, however, is rarely taught. Worse, the perception most people have of editing is that it is revising or rewriting a work. But the truth is different. Editing gives shape to a document. It helps to perfect and sculpt it. The big question most editors face…

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Posted by Roger Steven on November 29, 2016 at 6:10am

Making financial institution’s payment franchise stronger

Financial institutions have long been the most important source of payments for their customers. Of late, though, with an increase in competition and the advent of new non-bank entries into the marketplace, financial institutions have come under a lot more strain than they used to be.

Financial institutions need to reinvent themselves in a number of ways. They need to adapt novel strategies to…

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Posted by Adam Fleaming on November 25, 2016 at 5:03am

Regulating Nanotechnology in food

Nanotechnology, a part of Quantum Physics (QP), is growing fast and has myriad uses. Nanotechnology is all about size and self-assembly. While QP deals with subatomic particles and waves; Nano relates to the atomic and molecular level. Atomic behavior and properties get dramatically changed at the Nano level. Of note are properties such as color change due to refraction of light. Gold, packaging and chemistry are some of the well-known areas into which…

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Posted by Roger Steven on November 25, 2016 at 4:50am

Managing virtual teams is a different ballgame

Organizations in the present world have to reckon with the fact that the virtual team is the reality of the workplace. Among the most important reasons that have contributed to the evolution and growth of this trend, we can point to increasing competition in the marketplace, decentralization and globalization of work processes and advances in information and communication technologies.

If companies have to remain competitive, they need to bring about greater flexibility and agility in…

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Posted by kate smith on November 23, 2016 at 11:56pm

What goes into exceptional customer service?

The most important ingredient of any business is the customer. Mahatma Gandhi nailed it when he said way back in 1890 in South Africa: “A customer is the most important visitor on our premises. He is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption of our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider of our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favour by serving him. He is doing us a favour by giving…

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Posted by kate smith on November 23, 2016 at 12:46am

The importance of “Management Responsibility” for medical device companies

Compared to bigger actions, Recalls, 483s, Warning Letters and consent decrees are only some of the milder parts of punishments that the FDA could impose on a medical device company that fails to meet regulatory requirements. The bigger actions can include seizure, injunction, and civil money penalties. The Park Doctrine allows executives to even be sentenced to prison.

In the…

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Posted by Adam Fleaming on November 22, 2016 at 4:50am

Effective communication is necessary in order to be able to lead

A talented communicator is not the same as an effective communicator. While a talented communicator can bring in only style and not much substance; the effective communicator goes beyond. Her communication is loaded with trust, respect, understanding, empathy and resolution. 

The ability to communicate cannot be hidden. Effective communication goes beyond style and charisma, or possessing a strong vocabulary, or being able to speak in public or even being a good listener. The…

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Posted by kate smith on November 22, 2016 at 1:19am

Nothing is more important for organizations than building a workplace that ensures mental wellbeing of employees

Consider this stunning fact: The annual cost of treating mood disorders is around an unimaginable 50 billion USD in the US. Depression alone out beats heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes in terms of days lost. Untreated mental health and stress conditions cost American employers these huge amounts of money every year because such employees indulge in absenteeism, which results in reduced productivity and compensation claims. It is also equally disturbing to note…

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Posted by kate smith on November 21, 2016 at 12:26am

Construction site essentials: anemometers

Keeping an eye on weather conditions is, of course, a pretty crucial task on most work sites. Potential injuries from worker slips or falls, along with the risk of damage caused by improperly secured loads or machinery, are among the most pressing health and safety concerns on busy sites –…

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Posted by Alex on November 18, 2016 at 9:07am

Understanding the D.I.S.C. Personality Assessment

Lack of effective communication is at the core of the problems that most organizations face. Over two thirds of small to mid-size businesses admit that communication is their primary problem. A business with around 100 employees spends an average downtime of 17 hours a week on just clarifying communications, losing over half a million dollars annually on this exercise.    

Miscommunication can cost an organization anywhere between a fourth and two fifths of its annual budget,…

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Posted by kate smith on November 18, 2016 at 1:14am

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Editing skill for scientific writers

For many professionals, writing skills are learned while they are on the job. In many cases, they would go by a preferred style or other documents or style guides that help to put a certain style in place. Editing, however, is rarely taught. Worse, the perception most people have of editing is that it is revising or rewriting a work. But the truth is different. Editing gives shape to a document. It helps to perfect and sculpt it. The big question most editors face is: Where does one stop…See More
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What the FDA FSMA Transportation Rules Mean for U.S. Food Importers and Foreign Suppliers - By AtoZ Compliance at Online Training

January 11, 2017 from 1pm to 2pm
Key Take Away:This FSMA webinar is intended for all transportation operations personnel involved in the transportation of human and animal foods into the U.S. and from foreign food suppliers. It will cover the basic rules, the impact of cross and contact contamination, allergen controls, hazards, theft, food fraud, mandatory training, security, spills, accidents and preventive concepts.Overview :Over 84,000 food shippers, carriers and receivers are impacted by this new FDA FSMA sanitary…See More
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Fall protection for WAVE lift?

Can anyone provide some clarity on whether fall protection harnesses should be used with a "WAVE" lift/picker? It has several automatic fall prevention safety features built in, but it's not totally…Continue

Tags: lift, wave, protection, fall

Started by J.P. Sankpill Oct 24.

Advice for fire resistant vent covers during hot work?

I'm currently searching for fire resistant material of some sort to be used to cover vent/duct openings during hot work. In the past I have mainly seen cardboard being used (which is definitely not…Continue

Started by Nancy lewallen Oct 11.

International Advisor Club

International advisor club is a platform for brilliant minds to come together and share their experiences, innovation on global scale.The mission of Northstar Group of Companies is to be a leading…Continue

Tags: advisor, international, services, management, risk

Started by Arpan Aggarwal Sep 27.

What's your favorite motivational/safety quote? 93 Replies

Favorite Motivational Quote: If you want something, you'll find a way - If not, you'll find an excuse.Favorite Safety Quote: Don't learn safety by accident!Continue

Started by Michelle Sears. Last reply by David Collins Aug 16.

Ways Effective Business Communication Can Help You Grow YourCompany 1 Reply

Every company should understand the importance of effective business communication if they want to compete in the market. Here are few tips to increase them.1. Strengthen employees’ relations and…Continue

Started by Chris John. Last reply by Tara safe Jul 22.

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