What To Look For When Choosing A First Aid Course

Posted by Dorothy Robinson On October - 25 - 2016Comments Off on What To Look For When Choosing A First Aid Course

Think of a situation where a loved one is having a medical emergency in your presence, and you have no idea how to help them. Well, you can be certain that nothing feels worse than that. Research shows that over 60 percent of people with medical related emergencies can be saved when First Aid is administered. The few minutes after an accident or trauma has happened will determine whether they live or die and how well they survive the accident. 

People that should think about getting First Aid training include:


  • Parents 
  • Nannies and caregivers in general
  • Teachers in charge of little children
  • Anyone working in accident prone environment

When looking for an appropriate First Aid training program, there are certain important considerations to make.

1. The skills you want to lea
First Aid provision is a broad field. It is the reason why there are paramedics. While it is recommended that a person learns how to respond to as many medical emergencies as possible, you can choose what you think is most critical. For instance, skills like learning how to do CPR or Fluid Learning Brisbane will literary help you restart a heart that is stopping and breathing that is no longer happening, hence saving a life. Before enrolling, ask the trainer about the skills that they teach.

2. The level of expertise of the provider
Another important consideration to make is how experienced the service provider is. Experience begins with learning the right skills. A trained provider should have a certificate from a recognized institution. In addition, they should have continuing and refresher education in dealing with First Aid and emergency related cases. 

3. The availability of the trainer
The other important consideration to make is how available the trainer is to give the skills. Not many people have a 24 hour day free to choose what they want to do with. If you are operating a busy schedule, you will need a trainer that gives classes during odd hours like the evening and weekends and even holidays. This will give you an opportunity to fix a class where it is most appropriate for you.

4. The quality of the training provided
The fact that someone is excellent at offering First Aid does not automatically mean that they will know how to adequately pass along these skills. The best way to figure out if a provider is working as they should is looking at reviews from people that have received training from them before. Positive reviews of the course mean that the person is passing along the skills that are necessary to keep a person alive in times of an emergency.
If there is a skill that you will never regret picking up, it is that of providing First Aid. Get your training from people who understand what it takes to resuscitate a person who has stopped breathing, or whose pulse is slow or absent. When the right skills are being taught, you will not even have to worry the cost at which you get trained.

How To Boost Employee Morale In Your Business

Posted by Dorothy Robinson On October - 23 - 2016Comments Off on How To Boost Employee Morale In Your Business

If the morale of your employees has gone down, definitely their productivity has dwindled as well. It is the time you embraced measures that can boost their morale and make them regain their lost energy. Most companies don’t get it when it comes to encouraging their employees and this leads to a lot of spending that never brings any change. 

The more dissatisfied or stressed your employees are, the more productivity will dwindle. These are interdependent forces that cannot work without each other, so if you want to retain productivity or even increase it you should look for ways to keep your employees motivated. It does not matter how much you have lost but these techniques are a perfect way to improve the morale of your employees. 


Organize daily huddles
When people are not satisfied and would like to express their grievances, silence is the last thing they would expect from those supposed to help them out. This is why you need to have frequent huddles that are open so employees can air their grievances and express their feelings on different matters. Mini-meetings, where employees are consulted on important matters, will send a message that they are an important part of the company, something that should motivate them further. 


Thorough and regular office cleaning 
Most people don’t appreciate the fact that cleaning offers a rejuvenating effect that leaves everyone happy. Nobody would love to work in a messy office and this is why you need to contract Brisbane office cleaning services that will ensure your employees work in a neat environment. You can also invest a small amount to furnishing and replace some old components to make the office feel and look young and modern. 


Creatively celebrate accomplishments
It’s natural that most people focus on what lay ahead and forget their past achievements. Employees inject a lot of effort to the company and any achievements made are as a result of their dedication to their work. Therefore, creating some time to appreciate their effort would go a long way into motivating them to offer even better services. 


Offer employees time from their offices
Employees also need to unwind and spend some social moments away from the offices It does not have to be work every day, but you can organize some fun days like yours to several destinations. Doing so convinces employees you are concerned about their welfare and offers them a chance to refresh their minds as they enjoy a new experience. Working continuously is boring and monotonous if no breaks are offered and this would definitely affect productivity. 


Depart from traditional routines
You can also mix up how you do things to avoid creating monotony. You don’t want your employees to spend gloomy days because they are used to the same procedures of doing things. Getting creative and introducing new methods of solving issues would help to motivate your employees to explore new things. Enhancing the ease of executing certain procedures would go a long way to improving productivity and accuracy. 

5 Tips to finding the right employees the first time

Posted by Dorothy Robinson On October - 22 - 2016Comments Off on 5 Tips to finding the right employees the first time
When you own or manage a business, you want the right employees working alongside you. It’s a waste of time for large corporations as well as local entrepreneurs to hire four or five wrong people before they get the right fit for the position. Time, money and training have been wasted in the search. You need a method of finding the great employees who slip through the cracks and weed out the ones who are simply wasting your time.

The work market in NYC differs from other cities only by its size. Every business or corporation must hire skilled or trained employees, whether you manage a fast food restaurant, an art museum or you are a private entrepreneur handling hedge funds and private equities; a competent staff that shares the same goals and results of your business. 

Finding the right employee to fit an open position is something not to take lightly. Even a waitress will cause you to 1) lose money because she does not give the best customer service, 2) creates unnecessary strife with the other employees and 3) ultimately holds your profits down. The same with a banker who has the talent for stocks and bonds. 

The goal with successful NYC recruitment is to hire the right employee from the beginning. Human resources require a method that can be used consistently to save time and money in sifting through the typically hundreds of resumes to find those who will contribute to your mission. 

The most effective way to learn an applicant’s work strategy is to contact former employers or educators. They weren’t always “former,” so they’ll provide the best overall evaluation. Remember too, that one or two in-person interviews prove to be the most revealing way to observe your recruit, and if different people can sit in on the interviews, all the better to gather more insight. This process takes more time, but it is well worth it. 

Five Phenomenal Tips in Recruiting 

1. The first and most important factor is their experience, education, and skills for the position. This step can be easily accomplished by reading resumes and applications and contacting previous employers. 

2. After selecting applicants on paper, an interview will assist in determining their attitude toward your business and their desire on taking more responsibility.

3. It is important that you believe this candidate is compatible with your existing personnel, so there will be no problems.

4. Is this team member honest, and what is their commitment level? Someone who may be moving in six months may not have the same dedication as someone in it for the long run. That may be fine with you, too.

5. Be honest with the candidate in the areas of hours needed, salary offered, 401k, and accumulating stock benefits or there could be challenges in the future. 

The recruitment process will take a few days from your projected work path, but if you take into consideration these significant tips, the time spent hiring and training will significantly be reduced.


Why You Should Purchase HPE ProLiant Hard Drives

Posted by Dorothy Robinson On September - 21 - 2016Comments Off on Why You Should Purchase HPE ProLiant Hard Drives
 Professionals estimate that more than 2.5 exabytes (1 billion gigabytes) of data are created each day. This means that applications should read and write much faster to be able to tap the increasing potential of big data. Therefore, you need a Solid State Drive that will help you to access data much faster by providing extended endurance, exceptional performance, and low latency while consuming less power.

Several consumers only confirm the actual data to acquire granular information before they purchase their drives. However, this information is not always correct, and it makes it more difficult to get a reliable drive. In a recent report, one of the biggest data storage service provider recently revealed that more than 25,000 consumer-class hard drives that it uses in its data center had failed. Some of the hard drives that the company did away with include Hitachi, Seagate, and Western Digital because they have been found to be very unreliable. It has been reported that 3.1% of drives from Hitachi failed, 5.2% drives from Western Digital died, and over 26% of Seagate drives failed.
With the recent transition from Hard Disk Drives to Solid State Drives, invest in HPE ProLiant drives to experience great performance and for competitive pricing.

Benefits of HPE Drives

Ultimate Performance

HPE drives are more suitable for use in environments with high random data that is under different write-workload applications. These drives provide better random write and read I/O operations per every second compared to other drives. Although sequential reading and writing operations have improved in HDDs, SSDs have better performance in random data applications. Their low power consumption, high-performance, and low-latency provide more system benefits for applications that over-provision HDD capacity.
High quality HP Enterprise parts are more reliable and save on power compared to traditional rotating drives. Therefore, if you have big data it is the high time you consider upgrading to SSDs.

Compatible With Servers

HPE SSDs have been tested for a long time and found to be compatible with HPE Synergy, HPE proLiant, and HPE BladeSystem solutions. This has led to HPE SSDs being placed among the best compared to other products found on the open market. Keep in mind that SSDs on the market even those that have similar vendor model numbers don’t always have the same level of performance, quality and endurance compared to HPE Quality Options. For instance, the controller in the non-qualified drives can be different from HPE Qualified Options.

Lower Power Consumption

Increasing data storage poses high performance and power challenges. However, SSDs have been found to have higher performance-to-power rating compared to traditional HDDs. The absence of the motor reduces power consumption in SSDs and this in turn causes less energy consumption. The energy used in SSDs is less than 2 watts when idle and less than nine watts when used to the maximum.

High Reliability

One of the important aspects you should consider in any storage medium is its reliability. Reliability is especially essential for devices that are used in servers. HPE SSDs have been exposed to rigorous HPE ProLiant tests that lasted up to 24 million hours. There is no other storage device on the market today that can keep up with HPE standards.

10 Warning Signs That Your Computer is Malware & Virus Infected

Posted by Dorothy Robinson On August - 21 - 2016Comments Off on 10 Warning Signs That Your Computer is Malware & Virus Infected

We have stated ten types of basic malware detections by yourself, sometimes even a good antivirus can’t detect all the threats that can invade your computer. Therefore, go through the post to know about it.

We are showing you TEN types of basic malware detections by yourself, sometimes even a good antivirus can’t detect all the threats that can invade your computer or because you come across a new malware and powerful enough to bypass the antivirus defenses program. However, it is not always easy to detect its presence. A different behavior of the machine may go unnoticed or you might be confused whether the different behavior is a technical problem or infections in the visited sites, instead of being a security hole on the machine itself.


#1 Sudden Slowdown in your computer speed

Malware and viruses have the tendency to slow down your operating system. You could notice the decrease in speed while browsing the internet or transferring files from your computer. The computer will be slow to boot up.

You can follow our post in order to speed up your computer speed Top 5 Secret Tricks To Boost Up your Slow Computer

#2 Frequent Crashes

If you are infected with any kind of virus or malware then you might know the infamous BSOD (Blue screen of death) the BSOD is the clear warning that your computer is not working properly and is infected by virus or malware. Mostly BSOD appears if your system is infected by malware

#3 Applications take much time to start

If you often run a particular app and all of a sudden you notice some error reporting or taking more than average time to start than you need to scan your PC for viruses and malware. Although sometimes viruses might not be the reason for the problem but leading antivirus service providers believe that viruses or malware effects a lot on Applications

#4 Popups appearing out of nowhere

The windows jumping on the screen with false proposals for program installation, casino ads or even porn sites offers are not as common as in the 1990s or early 2000s, however, are not totally free of these inconveniences, which still exist to toast the patience of many. Act calmly when they appear and close one at a time and avoid clicking on content not to aggravate the invasion even more.

#5 Firewalls and antivirus disabled

Suppose if you perform a routine cleaning on your computer and note that your antivirus is simply not on. It is the typical characteristic of many threats that they disable security systems. The main purpose of malware is to get your machine not to realize the current virus or to make room for new invaders.

The Best Gear for Building Your Home Theater

Posted by Dorothy Robinson On July - 21 - 2016Comments Off on The Best Gear for Building Your Home Theater

Everyone loves watching a great movie on a big screen with a kickass speaker system, but few would complain about losing the sticky floors, uncomfortable seats, and kids with smartphones (unless they’re your own kids). Our A/V team spends thousands of hours each year to find the best looking and sounding home theater equipment. Whether you have a dedicated theater room planned or are thinking of upgrading your weeknight living room movie night, we have recommendations covering whatever space and budget you have.

Almost all of these recommendations (and more) are available in our Theater Audio,TV, Projector, and Theater Extras categories, but we understand that it’s not totally clear how everything fits together. This guide compiles everything you need in one place, along with some new reviews of stuff like projector ceiling mounts and TV wall mounts not covered elsewhere. You’d be surprised at how little it can cost to upgrade your at-home movie-watching setup from functional to enjoyable. For less than $1,000, our $500 TV and budget soundbar will offer a huge step up in quality from most existing setups and leave enough money in the budget for a Blu-ray player and universal remote. The same goes for the cost of a high-performance dedicated theater compared to what home theater enthusiasts would have you believe. Our best home theater projector, screen, receiver, and speaker system cost less combined than the street price of a single 4K projector (as of January 2016).

The dedicated theater

So you’ve got a basement, attic or spare bedroom you want to convert into a theater. That’s awesome. Your neighbors will be jealous.

In a dedicated room, we’ll assume you have control over the ambient light—light leaking in from doors or windows—and that you can make it completely dark when it’s time to press play. Additionally no one should be surprised or bothered by the sight of big speakers and subwoofers position around the space. A projector hanging from the ceiling also won’t look out of place. Dedicated home theater rooms also let you go a little wild with the decor. You may not be able to get away with a life-size Chewbacca cutout in your living room, but movie-themed accessories are great additions to a home theater.

If you have a space that fits this description, you should go big. Literally. That means a projector, screen, and surround system. Even with high-end equipment, a projector and large screen will generally give you more display for the dollar. (Well, not at the seriously high end, but we’re not recommending these for DIY theaters.) Don’t assume that any space is good enough, even if it’s dark and soundproof. Measure first to make sure you have the wall space for a screen of at least 100 inches and the throw distance to match your projector to that screen.

Best home theater projector

Most projectors, including our recommendation, will come with a chart to help you determine throw distance (the distance required between the screen and the front of the lens), but you should confirm what your room can accommodate before you tear open the projector box (and ideally before you put down your money). A typical basement rec room is about 300 square feet (20 by 15), which is large enough to easily fit a 100- to 120-inch screen and a projector, but you can find a few good apps andonline calculators out there that make the process of figuring out what’s right for your room quite easy.

If your room’s measurements fit the bill and you want the best picture quality for your home, we heartily recommend the Sony VPL-HW40ES. After testing five leading models in the same price range, our projector guru Geoff Morrison concluded that the Sony offers the best combination of performance and price, with lens features that make it easy to install, as well as very low operational noise (which is great if you have a small room and the projector is mounted above your head). “The HW40ES is one of the best projectors in its class at color accuracy,” Geoff notes in his review. In fact, at its current price, it’s even cheaper than our runner-up pick, the Epson 5030.

However, Sony has replaced the VPL-HW40ES with the VPL-HW45ES, and stock of the former model is thinning out. We’re getting a test unit of the new projector in soon, but we’re confident that it will offer similar performance. We also think you’ll enjoy theEpson 5030, our runner-up recommendation, which was a little louder and less bright (in its most accurate mode) when we tested it side by side with the Sony VPL-HW40ES. We’ll be testing the new Sony VPL-HW45ES and Epson 5040 together as soon as we can.

While 4K is catching on for TVs, it’s still too expensive—even low-end 4K projectors still cost $10,000. So we’re pretty happy with 1080p projectors. Brightness, contrast, and color accuracy are bigger components of image quality than resolution, plus today’s 4K projectors are currently priced way out of the bounds of most people. That may change in a couple years, but we’re not holding our breath.

The Best Gear for Building Your Home Theater

Australian hot dog and hamburger combination ‘hamdog’ coming to U.S.

Posted by Dorothy Robinson On May - 21 - 2016Comments Off on Australian hot dog and hamburger combination ‘hamdog’ coming to U.S.

PERTH, Australia — The “Hamdog” a combination between a hot dog and a hamburger created by an Australian man will soon come to the United States.

A post on the Hamdog Facebook page announced the food combination would come to South Australia and the U.S. and was seeking retailers in those regions.

“America’s a bloody big place, they consume around 50 billion burgers a year,” inventor Mark Murray told CNBC. “If we pick up even 1 percent of that market, then that’s still around $2.5 billion a year.”

Murray said he came up with the idea for the meat-filled combination, which includes a special bun to accommodate both the burger and the hot dog, while incredibly hungry during a trip to the U.S. in 2004.

“I had the idea on holiday when I was leaving a bar in Nashville. I grabbed a burger and a hot dog as I was really hungry,” he said. “I was sitting in the car eating them both at the same time and my wife was looking at me like I was an idiot.”

He later took the invention to Australia’s “Shark Tank” television investment show, where it was rejected by the judges.

It has since been sold at sporting events in Australia for about $6 each.


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