Adopt a dot drug testing program

The working environment should always be safety; under no circumstance, the employees are to be surrounded by prohibited and harmful substances like drugs. For the insurance of a clean workplace, it should be adopted a dot drug testing consortium. It is highly known that the consumption of drugs leads to a violent and inadequate behavior that can put innocent people in danger. As the company shouldn’t deal with delicate situations of this type, it is high time for a good dot drug testing program. This measure can decrease substantially the chances of dealing with people addicted to drugs.

We are all aware of the effect drugs have on people. Besides the fact that one’s health deteriorates quickly, he can become a bad influence for the others. If the company the individual works for doesn’t notice the problem and doesn’t have a reliable dot drug testing program, that particular employee might cause a real disaster. One single negligence and the firm might deal with considerable losses and unending trials. Furthermore, in the absence of a dot drug testing consortium, the people doing drugs will definitely ruin the image of the company. Who would like to work with people who are suspected to consume such harmful substances?

In a dot drug testing program, samples of blood, saliva, hair are taken to a laboratory for analyze. Now, these tests must be very precise because, if there are some guilty persons, they must be kept away from the others before becoming a real danger for them. When the shareholders decide on a dot drug testing consortium, they wish to benefit from some fast results that will clarify the situation before something bad happens. Persons who are controlled by alcohol and drugs will definitely do something wrong and provoke some accidents that cannot be repaired.

A dot drug testing consortium establishes when the tests are going to take place. These specialists offer the guarantee of some precise analysis that will be sent to the authorities. In this way, everything will be kept under control and the suspicions will be removed. Everything is going to take place in a sterile environment and with experienced staff. From this point of view, there is no point in making further concerns. These procedures don’t represent big expenses, so the company in discussion won’t have any problems in covering them.

A dot drug testing program is a must have if we take into account the increasing number of drugs consumers and accidents recorded in the recent years. Something must be done to prevent this happening in your company. Therefore, if you haven’t adopted such procedures yet, it is high time to start searching for some. It is very important to find services that can offer you the warranty of accurate results because you don’t wish to put your employees in difficult situations. Take action if you don’t want to deal with losses you may not be able to recover. Make sure everyone is safe in your company.…

Your Business Success is not Guaranteed

How many of you have been trading between 5 and 10 years?

Well your business is at a high level of risk – let me tell you why

Most business owners think that business failure only happens within the first 2-3 years of trading and if you survive past 3 years and start to become established your survival rate will increase. Statistics produced by the DTI show that over the past ten years on average 9.5% of businesses close in the first year and by year 3 that figure rises considerably to 30.7% of businesses closing.

So do the figures change after three years? Yes

Do businesses that last beyond 3 years increase their chances of survival? No

The same figures from the DTI show that within 5 years of start up 52.5% of businesses do not survive. By year ten of start up the figures get worse as a massive 68% of businesses end up closing.

New business start up is currently at a record high, with 125,000 new businesses starting in 2005, the highest since records began. If the statistics produced by the DTI continue their trend, by 2015 only 40,000 of those 125,000 will still be in operation.

So what can you do to make sure your business doesn’t become one of these DTI statistics?

Entrepreneur Magazine and Yahoo Business recently did some research into the number one reason why businesses fail. The result was a simple one – Businesses fail at the high rate they do because they fail to plan.

These businesses that fail do so because they only create a business plan at their inception to raise funds and investment, they then fail to incorporate strategies and plans for their marketing, staff development, sales, lead generation, cash flow, business development, and on the list goes.

At Your Business Growth Coach we don’t just show you how to create plans, we work with you to implement them and most importantly develop them to truly grow your business and achieve success. Visit our website and in particular our page on getting results www.yourbusinessgrowthcoach.com/getresults.htm

Now is the time to stop thinking your business is going to be ok because you have been trading for more than 3 years. Now is the time to start planning for business growth and business success. …

The Important Aspects Of Business Finance

Business finance is one of the most important aspects of running and maintaining a business. Finances dictate the success or failure of a business. If a business owner does not properly maintain their business finances then they will soon see problems arise. Business finance is something that every business owner must deal with and understand.

Part of business finance is setting up proper cash flow. A business owner needs to clearly define their accounts receivable and accounts payable. They need to maintain a steady and balanced cash flow at all times. This means they must never let your accounts payable exceed their accounts receivable in any given month.

A business owner must also carefully manage their debt. They should never let their debt get too high or out of control. They should maintain regular payment schedules to ensure they do not fall behind on repaying any debt.

Keeping clear and concise records is extremely important to keeping business finance under control. A business owner should either hire a professional or use some type of bookkeeping computer software to maintain accounting records.

It is important for a business owner to maintain a business budget, much like they would for their household. This will help them ensure they are keeping track of all the money coming in and going out of the business. This is a good method to avoid getting too much debt.

Proper record keeping can also help out should the business owner need to get a loan. Lenders prefer to have records to refer to when making a decision on a loan, especially for a business. Businesses are seen as risky because they can easily fail. Lenders like to see proof that they business is doing well or at least a forecast that shows significant proof the business will do well. This is what good record keeping does.

Business finance is something many people do not think too much about when starting a business. This is why so many businesses fail. When a business is just starting up lenders like to see a good business plan in place, including a financial plan. This shows the business owner is really understanding all that is involved with taking a business successful.

Every business owner should have their business finances in mind at all times. Money is the biggest indicator of success in business, so it makes sense for that to be one of the top priorities of a business owner. For proper business finance a business owner should maintain records for all of the money going in and coming out of the business. They should track all debts and money owed to the business, as well. By practicing good business finance, a business owner is going to be one step closer to ensuring their business succeeds.…

5 Strategies For Career Building

In this article I am presenting five proven strategies for career building which most of the really successful people are applying. You might find that it is just common sense, but I assure you that applying these strategies skyrocket your chances of developing successfully your career. These are the five strategies:

1. Define a Career Target.

The first step in the career building process is defining a concrete career target. What do you like to change in your career? Where do you want to be in two and in five years? Defining a career target can mean for some people trying to get to the next step on the career ladder, for other people it might signify doing something completely different. In any case, you should make a decision in order to actively develop your career instead of leaving your career development just to luck or the humor of your boss or other circumstances. By deciding first what you want, you can actively take part in this process and you will more rapidly and easily find opportunities that take you to the subsequent career level and a higher life quality.

2. Build up your Personal Network.

It is a reality that most of the job vacancies are never posted in journals, newspapers or on-line and you only find them using your personal or business contacts – your “Network”. This also sometimes is called the “hidden job market”. Building your personal network is a long-term process, so start as soon as possible with people within your own organization which are the most easy to reach and meet. Building up a network is not making hundreds of contacts in a record time but to concentrate on developing relationships. Find ways to build on your connections by setting up an informational interview, inviting them to another event you are attending or talking to them in a more personal atmosphere (e.g. during lunch time or coffee break). If you are following these advises you will open the most precious resource you have in finding the job you want.

3. Use new Online Social Network Tool

When you’re seeking employment, Facebook, Linkedin or Twitter are some of the most used social networks that you can use to build up your personal network. Many people for instance are using with success Twitter as networking tool. Used in conjunction with LinkedIn, job search engines, and other job sites, Twitter can help you make connections, find job listings, and build a personal brand that will help boost your career and speed up your job search. I recommend also using Facebook to build up your network. The fact that Facebook has more than 300 million active users is a good enough reason to use it as a job search and networking tool.  For active job searchers this network is probably beside Linkedin the most important communication platform as many recruiters are constantly scouring these two social networking sites to reach out to potential candidates. 

4. Maintain yourself Up-to-Date

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California Permanent Disability – Part 1

Workers’ compensation systems were created in the United States in the early 20th century to provide a system of compensation for work place injury. These systems were social engineering arrangements which were meant to serve the broader purpose of providing prompt medical treatment and cash payments to prevent the worker and their family from becoming homeless and thus a charge on the public as a whole. The idea was to spread the costs of work related injuries through the greater society as part of the costs of production. In exchange, employers were given protection from civil law suit and the employee was limited to workers’ compensation benefits. This arrangement is called the exclusive remedy. Today, employers and insurance companies only care about the exclusive remedy and are in the process of gutting what remains of the workers’ compensation system.
The most contentious element of the system has always been the method upon which permanent disability was determined. There is no easy way to determine what a blow knee, a bad back or carpal tunnel is worth. In a civil tort (personal injury) action, the damages are medical expenses, past, present, and future lost earnings, pain and suffering and in some cases punitive damages. The goal of a tort case is to fully compensate the injured person for all of his or her losses.
Since workers’ compensation is an alternative to tort law, the method of determining how to compensate an injured worker for permanent damage is also different. Workers’ compensation systems were never designed to fully compensate the injured worker for all losses. The reason given for giving less than full compensation is that the injured worker would “linger” (stay on benefits) and have no incentive to return to work.
Still, there was no set method on how to determine the value of permanent injuries when workers’ compensation systems were formed in the early part of the 20th century. In the early part of the 20th century until the 1970’s, most state systems utilized very different methods of calculating permanent disability. California chose a system that was used in Tsarist Russia.The stated goal was to compensate the injured worker for the injured worker’s diminished ability to compete in the labor market.
The permanent disability law percentage was based on the greater of the objective and subjective factors of permanent disability or the work restriction caused by the injury. Through the years the disability evaluation raters at the Industrial Accident Commission, and its successor, the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, formulated the percentages through custom and practice. There was no science to this system. In the early years of the worker’s compensation system, most permanent disability was based on a combination of objective and subjective factors with objective factors being the most important. In later years, work restrictions became the dominant factor in permanent disability ratings. The insurers and employers grew to despise the rating system because they viewed the subjective nature of the work restriction system and the wide variation in …