May 3rd, 2013 by ifo
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Did you know that most of our products from MagLite can be easily engraved? That’s right, thanks to laser engraving you can now have just about any of the MagLite flashlights personalized with a sentimental message, corporate logos and other small messages. Personalized flashlights make create long lasting impressions and are perfect as small gifts, presentations, or even as a form of corporate promotions. The laser engraving process is a relatively simple process in which the natural white/silver finish of aluminum is exposed, allowing your logo to remain crisp and clear over years of use. You can bet that this gift will be remembered for years to come.
There are a wide variety of flashlights and accessories that are available for engraving. These include:
April 20th, 2013 by ifo
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Anyone who has ever been through a parking garage has probably wondered: how do security guards stop people from bolting through without paying or bring a car thief to a screeching halt? What if that was my car someone was trying to steal? Parking lots have beams they can put down, but could a car break through one of those? Is there anything else that can be used?
Parking lot safety is important, and it is also important that customers pay for the privilege of using your facility. One more way to protect your garage and customer property is to install a wedge barrier.
A wedge barrier looks like its name suggests: like a wedge of cheese or a door wedge, only much larger. Most of the time it lays flush against the cement, but it can be sprung suddenly to prevent someone from leaving your premises without stopping to pay or to stop a would-be car thief. As soon as security knows there is a problem, the guard can press a button that sends up the wedge.
The two basic types of barriers are portable and installed. Installed barriers require a certain amount of digging. You will need to hire installation professionals to put them in place and make sure they are ready to work since they run on hydraulic power. Proper drainage has been considered in their design. Certain portable barriers can be erected without technical know-how. They will work on any firm surface as a main source or secondary source of protection.
For more information on wedge barriers and all the essential protection it can provide for your property, visit Delta Scientific Corp. online today by following this LINK.
Marketing Manager, Delta Scientific Corp.
April 8th, 2013 by ifo
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We mark occasions so we can remember. Who was at Micah’s birthday party? What did Dad look like when he walked Julie down the aisle? Remember Cheryl’s baby shower? For years the details of baby showers have been marked with photos and memory books. These still life images and books of details jar memories. They enable the movie in our minds eye to play so we can see it just one more time. It is that movie we want to see. It is that video we want to share. Videos have become the method most people prefer and that is where video production companies in Toronto have been able to step up.
Recently, the demand for professional videos of baby showers has increased. The guiding force that fuels change in this area is technology. People are always searching for new and innovative ways to record and share the images that make up memory. There have been significant changes that give people a variety of ways to share memories. The advent of social media applications – Facebook, Instagram, YouTube – provides wonderful avenues for people to share memories. There have also been changes in the hardware that allows people to record videos. It’s as simple as holding up a smart phone or new camera, but who wants to do that? We want to be in front of the camera, not behind it. We want a stranger behind the camera; someone that isn’t important to the memory. That is the part professional video production companies in Toronto can play. They make us the star!
Famous mothers are examples to all who watch them. New mothers watch other mothers, especially famous mothers to see what they are buying and what they are doing? Jessica Simpson shared the occasion of her baby shower with the world recently when she posted the professional video of it on line. It showed every detail – the gifts, the guests, the food, the laughter, the joy. You can hear and in the hearing you can laugh with them. They still record the details with photos and a memory book, but the video adds imagery that would otherwise be lost. Instead of telling your child about their baby shower like some fairytale with words and pictures, a mother can share the whole experience with them. Jessica Simpson provided the catalyst and other mothers followed her example.
A mother has a baby shower for many reasons, but the most important reason is the creation of a memory. The methods available to record that memory are many, but none will play such an important part in our ability to share our memory and experience as a professional video. The tried and true methods will still be used and they are no less important, but videos have taken their place beside them.
January 22nd, 2013 by ifo
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No matter the size of your company your human resources department has to do more with less these days. That’s why coming up with HR innovative ideas can save an organizational time, money, and headaches. Whether your company has growing pains, or is in the process of contracting, innovative ideas for organizational innovation strategy could be the solution.
Research – Ask employees how to make them happy while maintaining a profit.
Salary isn’t the only way to please an employee. Sometimes an initiated improvement to the workplace at large by HR will make employees happier. And happier employees make productive employees who don’t go on strike. I’ll give you a less extreme example: I have worked at several businesses that have used old semi-broken chairs for its employees. Well, I have a bad back and sitting in a tilted computer chair not only infuriates me it makes me have to take more breaks stretching on company time. A $100 computer chair for each employee will be made up within 6-12 months of increased productivity and happiness easily. And with many management companies there’s often a lot of employee time spent sitting in a computer chair.
Innovative strategies aren’t necessarily going to cost employers anything anyway. Just giving employees some positive recognition will go a long way. Creating loyalty and team spirit where people get along and work together is about making employees feel appreciated. So when you’re trying to develop your business think about what sort of positive behaviors you want to reinforce. Then, just do it.
Organizational innovation leads to efficiency
When it comes to managing labor, think of it as a design project. It’s all about efficiency and human resources can take the charge to find the metrics worth improving to reduce waste. Hospitals have been testing redesigned buildings that have reduced the number of steps a nurse has to take in a day to treat patients for the sake of efficiency. Not only does it make the job on nurses easier (making these overworked heroes happier) but it could save upwards of 30-minutes a day for each employee to do more work. This supply chain concept can be applied to any company design really. Mailmen take specifically crafted routes to reduce gas miles and time. Manufacturers make work stations that build the product in order while considering time constraints of the previous steps involved.
Creativity leads to change
Employees have learned to keep their mouths shut, be “yes men,” and just do what they are told. The problem with this is often the best ideas come from the ground up, not the top down. HR innovative ideas is about finding creativity. To do this, HR should be focused on fostering an environment of creativity for the company. Make that suggestion box fill up by creating contests. Tell employees executives in the company are here to listen to them. And then actually listen! Product innovation, best practices, team improvements can all come from fostering this sort of environment.