On the Workstation Assessments

Posted on January 20, 2016 By

What is a workstation assessment?

If you’re the owner of a business and want to make sure that your employee’s work stations confirm to the latest ergonomic standards you should consider a professional work station assessment.

workstation desk assessmentA workstation assessment is a professional inspection of workstations that helps you to find weaknesses in ergonomics of workstations (ie. desks) and workplaces.

There are two types of workstation assessments available, depending on the size of your business.

If your business is small to medium sized, ergonomics experts will come to your company to inspect the work stations person. This is a solution for businesses that have a low number of employees and workstations.

For large businesses, and online workstation assessment is likely the better solution. This type of assessment is performed by the employees themselves by using a particular online assessment system. There, the employees are guided through a series of questions to find the where ergonomics can be improved.

Several firms in the United Kingdom offer professional work station assessments. I recommend that you get in touch with specialists that are local in your area.


Survey Finds That Parents Think Universities Offer Poor Value for Money

Posted on July 29, 2015 By

Is higher education really worth the often staggering costs?

In the United Kingdom as well as in several other of the world’s top nations, parents are now realizing that not all is rosy when it comes to their children’s education.

These days and in this very competitive job market it is quite common to see that a standard undergraduate degree is not sufficient enough any longer. Compared to their parents, young folks today need to do a lot more when they want a great career. Setting themselves apart from others and get noticed by employers has become very challenging.

Obviously, the more people need to put into their education in order to land a good job later on in life, the higher the costs. This  is on the background of already increased tuition fees.

A new study by HSBC surveyed more than 5000 parents from 16 countries in terms of their view on the effectiveness of university education.

The survey focused around one key question: whether universities  today do in fact offer a good return on investment.

Surprisingly, the study found that many parents think that university education offers a rather poor value for money.

However, parents asked in the United Kingdom about their opinion in regards to today’s education value are not alone. They are joined by more concerned parents in the US, Canada and France who also think that higher education today offers a very poor value compared to its often staggering costs.

Almost 50% of all parents asked in the study stated that they believe that universities do not teach the right skills that are needed in the real world.  45% said that educational institutions to not do enough to help increase their children’s chances for a good career later on.

The study concludes that universities in the world’s top nations today are risking to fail to meet the demand of the modern world.

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Electronic Invoicing and Why a Love It

Posted on April 27, 2015 By

e-invoiceFor a business owner, nothing can be better than knowing about the ways how to save on unnecessary costs and how to work more efficiently and proficiently.

My opinion, electronic invoicing should be all the way on top of the list of what you should look into when you want to improve your business.

The reason is simply that for many businesses, especially those with limited staff, the invoicing process can often take up a whole lot of time and unnecessary expenses.

With e-invoicing you can basically shortcut your entire invoicing process. Rather then printing out your invoices and then mailing them to your recipients, electronic invoicing means that you will send the invoices over Internet, pretty much comparable to email.

Not only goes the sending off your invoices a lot quicker like that, your recipient that is all using electronic invoicing will receive process your invoices instantly as-well! Gone are the times where it took several business days just for your invoices to arrive, let alone problems with lost mail or lengthy delays waiting until your recipient processed what you sent to them.

Electronic invoicing moreover has the benefit that switching over to it from your traditional invoicing is rather simple and straightforward. You won’t have to train your employees nor needs to acquire any special equipment to do this.

In my opinion, the switch to electronic invoicing is smaller than worth it. It’s a step that you should definitely consider as a business owner!


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How Not To Avoid Financial Disaster When You Start A Business

Posted on April 27, 2015 By

In an economy as tough as today, a lot of folks are toying with the idea to start their own business. Some even want to become entrepreneurs and dream about being their own boss, maybe hitting it big an Internet with an idea.

While some may just be fortunate with such an endeavour, but the majority of us starting a business source isn’t always easy.

To help you avoid often made mistakes I have a great resource for you that I recommend you look at. Take those tips I found over at The Entrepreneur. They list some of the most commonly made financial mistakes and more importantly, how to avoid them! So check the list out if you play with the idea to become a business owner or entrepreneur!

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The Advantages Of Modern, Wireless Fire Alarms

Posted on January 14, 2015 By

wireless-fire-alarmToday’s wireless fire alarm systems have several advantages compared to those which were available  previously.

Amongst their main advantage is that wireless fire alarms do not require any type of structural work in a building to install them.

The older more complex fire alarm systems and detectors that where connected via wires required either laying of cabling throughout a building and in some cases even to open up walls.

In short, connecting those systems was anything but a quick and easy task.

This had always been a concern especially amongst business owners where something that seemed as trivial as installing a new fire alarm system could easily have led to a complete halt of business operations until this work was completed.

With a new wireless fire alarm system, all those problems are gone.

Their installation doesn’t require any major work. Any number of smoke detectors and fire alarms can now be placed anywhere inside a building without having to consider and worry about how to connect them. This makes those systems extraordinarily flexible and of course a lot cheaper,  especially in those cases where someone would want to update their old, existing fire alarm safety systems.

Setting up and operating those wireless fire alarms can be as simple and straightforward setting up a  wireless network for your personal computers at home.

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Education Options in the UK – What To Look For

Posted on January 6, 2015 By

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If you are a parent you will know that selecting a good school for your children can be extremely important, seeing that it is your children’s school that will play the biggest part when it comes to your children’s education.

A poor school with poor education standards can be a major obstacle for your children’s future career.

Not only could  a poor school affect your children’s grades negatively. Increasingly more employers today are looking at people’s education history and the types of school attended can make all the difference in the hiring decision.

It is no secret that public schools in the United Kingdom are not always the best choice. Those schools can suffer from various issues that can range from overcrowded classrooms to teachers that are less than motivated.

It is for that reason that more people today are looking towards private schools for the children. Private schools by and large don’t suffer from the problems mentioned above. Smaller sized classes make it much easier for anyone, pupils and teachers. Teachers are more motivated and dedicated in those types of schools this can benefit children who require more attention due to learning difficulties.

If I got you interested now about private schools in the United Kingdom, here are some lists of private and independent schools nomination that can help you find the right school for your children:



If you happen to live in the Hertfordshire area you can also check out the Kingshottschool if you are looking for good private schools in Hertfordshire. This is the one I personally recommend since my own children are attending it.