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Will Online HR Systems Replace Human HR Professionals?

We are always talking about the importance of being tech savvy and increasing its use to benefit our businesses, but does that also mean that technology will make many jobs obsolete, particularly in the Human Resource side of things?
Businesses are becoming more aware of the benefits of payroll software and the likelihood of replacing and reducing the number of Human Resource professionals that conduct a lot of Human Resource functions. Due to this, in more progressive organizations, human resource managers shift their efforts and time to higher value activities, such as succession planning, work force analytics, and leadership development. Professionals who resist using automated processes are usually put under pressure to either adapt or risk being made redundant.
However, the truth is that this massive shift is not something that is being witnessed in the Human Resource department alone; it is also in other areas of a business as well. Professionals face the “automation challenge” …

An Organisation’s Guide to Effective Health and Safety Compliance!

Health and Safety Compliance has become a growing concern for organisations. As organisations incessantly continue to seek expansion and growth, mobilising their workforce and optimising work processes to enhance efficiency is critical. This has brought about a significant change in operational designs, and while it has certainly boosted productivity, it has brought with it a fair share of associated occupational health and safety hazards.
Occupational Health and Safety Hazards are the risk factors that might threaten, damage, or inflict any sort of harm to an employee’s health and wellbeing. It is the responsibility of the employer and the management to ensure the health and safety of the employee. In order to preserve and ensure the employee’s right to a safe and risk-free working environment, the Australian government has mandated organisations to comply with the Workplace Health and Safety Act and Regulations. WHS RegulationsAs per WHS Regulations, all organisations are legally obl…

What Influences Gold Price Movements

Currencies all over the globe use this metal as their standard of value. The currency value stated usually in US dollars is the price of gold. This price can easily fluctuate as market conditions change. In the current market environment, there are plenty of factors that contribute to gold price movements. Global Crisis Prices of gold tend to increase when people lack confidence in financial markets and governments. Since gold is considered a safe haven in economic crisis, this is also the time when gold equates more interest from investors. This is one of the reasons why it is called ‘crisis commodity’. History validates this too. When the Russians moved into Ukraine the price of gold skyrocketed because people became unsure of the geopolitical stability in the region. In many cases military action increases the reassurance in geopolitical situations. Interest Rates Gold may not be paying out an interest rate like having bonds and savings accounts do. But gold prices are a result …

Have A Work Uniform Or Not?

It still remains a topic of debate; whether work uniforms should be needed or not. Ever since their existence, they have helped distinguish employees of different designations and offices from one another. Another myth that is prevalent is that uniforms are always boring and unflattering. They hold back individuals to showcase their own personality and choice. On the contrary, the second school of thought believes that they are an excellent means of advertisement for the company or the brand they are affiliated with, and promotes professionalism in the company. So, how can companies decide if they should go for one or shouldn’t when faced with the dilemma?
It isn’t going to be as easy as flipping a coin and deciding. It becomes a big investment decision when you have a workforce of more than a 100 people working under you, calling for an in-depth study of its pros and cons. In this article, we are going to do just that. Starting With Their Positive AspectThey advertise your company: Whe…

Helping Your Child Make a Career Decision

Doctor. Lawyer. Teacher. Veterinarian.
Chances are, you have a lot of dreams for your child's future. Maybe you hope he'll become an astronaut like he wanted to as a small child. Maybe you want him to take over the family business and be like you. Maybe you even hope your child will simply find a career path that he loves.
No matter how old your child is, it's natural for you to feel concerned over his future job. Whether he asked you for advice or not, there are a few ways you, as a parent, can help him make a career decision he'll love.
Never Undermine Your Child’s Skills
First off, never undermine your child's skills.
If he tells you that he wants to be a baseball player, for example, consider helping him find a way to make it a reality. Could you sign him up for lessons? Maybe you could arrange for him to practice one-on-one with a baseball coach. Additionally, you could help your child look at colleges with strong baseball teams.
Even if you think your child'…

Get Hired: How To Land Your Dream Job in 2017

The difference between a practical bill-paying job and a fulfilling dream career is like two distinct planets. On the one planet, you have misery and despair at every minute you're clocked into work. On the second planet, you have a blast every time you show up to work, and your life quality reflects this because of your job. While the world has been revolutionized hundreds of times through technology, our hiring process has stayed the same since the early 1970s. Whether it's posting, applying or interviewing for a job, not much has changed.
Step 1: Rewrite the Rules of EngagementOur first step to create an extraordinary life means rewriting how we engage in meaningful employment. When the company Fishbowl abolished meetings, managers and performance reviews, numerous critics questioned what they did throughout their day without it. The short answer was work. While the company employees still make mistakes on the job, they love it more, and as a result, the focus has been aime…

8 Essential Tips to Excel In Skype Interview

In today’s technological world, more and more employers are conducting initial job interviews over Skype, Live Messenger or other video chat services. This saves the time and money of both, the employer and the candidates. Also, it is much easier and quicker way of finding perfect candidates for an organization. But interviewing well through video requires a different type of preparation. Below given are the 8 essential tips that will help you excel in Skype interview: Test the Tools In AdvanceWhen it’s a matter of giving interview using your PC and internet connection, you should be ready for the unanticipated. You must test all equipment in advance, and make sure that your internet and Skype connection is working properly. Before giving the final interview, download Skype and become familiar with majority of its features. Then, try to Skype one of your friend and take feedback about yourself. All this is important to do beforehand; otherwise it will be difficult to have a proper discus…

7 Things NOT to Do When Starting a Business

So, one day you will decide to start your own business but you do not really know how it all works. The first thing to do it this case is to search the Internet. You can find great and inspirational success stories, tips for beginners and what do you need to start your own business. Although, when you are new to all this, I think it is really important to know what NOT to do to avoid mistakes and inconvenient situations. It is always better to learn from somebody else’s mistakes. So, let us take a look at 7 things that will help you to start successful company.

1. Do not think about the money
Do not get me wrong, I am not saying that money is not important. But one of the biggest mistakes people do when starting a company is that all they care about is money. Nothing is going to work if you make money your number one priority. Because you begin to think that when you will have your own business setup, you will earn millions, but in fact, you won’t. That will make you sad and angry, you …

Scientific Fields That Don’t Require a PhD

If you are looking to get into a science related field but don’t have your PhD yet, or don’t want to go that far with your studies, you are in luck. There are a lot of things that you can do. Let’s take a peek at a few of them.
Biological Storage You might decide that you don’t enjoy working around a lot of people and that is fine. You have many options that won’t require that. One of them is working at a biorepository. A biorepository is a biological storage facility. Someone working in a place like this would physically receive and then store biological samples and retrieve them when necessary.  You might also ship them at times.  You can get a job at a biorepository with only a bachelor's degree as well as some experience in sample management, shipping and receiving, and data entry.
Stem Cell Research This is one field that offers people career options in medical science that are lucrative. This is currently one of the most viable options for young people looking to get into a …

Lucrative Careers in Two Years or Less

It's extremely common to not have the time, the funds, or the patience to attend four or more years of school to land a dream job. The good news is that if you cannot earn a bachelor's degree or even a higher degree, you're not forced to work at a dead-end, low-paying job for the rest of your life. With as little as two years of schooling, or even less in some cases, you can land a lucrative career doing something you actually enjoy while making a decent amount of money. The options for careers in two years or less are actually quite large, giving you the opportunity to find something that would make you happy.

Massage Therapist
A career in massage therapy is extremely rewarding. As a massage therapist, you'll be able to use your touch to help relieve pain, ease tension, promote relaxation, improve circulation, and help heal injuries. The education requirements to become a massage therapist vary by state, but you'll be required to attend a massage therapy school t…

Corporate training to prepare your mentees

Corporate training is the strategy to guarantee that workers improve abilities and amplify execution by concentrating on business development. Businesses or corporates use proficient training either by instructional classes or other administration tactics to connect with more workers, train current representatives or upgrade their aptitudes for the same occupation and develop them for recent innovations and abilities that are required. Training can shift for different corporates and can be general too. In this present age numerous companies have in-house training and improvement division, however, they can prepare their workers in a particular niche. Thus, it is now a basic need for corporates to employ coaches or to contact required quality mentors to develop their employees in the required aptitudes to confront the present and forthcoming advancing business sector. A few IT associations require profiting the corporate preparing in testing courses keeping in mind the end goal to open…

Career options in stem cell research

The field of stem cell research offers lucrative career options for people looking for something different in the field of medical science. 

Stem cell research is emerging as one of the most viable career options for youngsters, willing to take on a variety of challenges. Let us first understand why stem cell therapy or regenerative therapies are often dubbed as the “Future of Modern Medicine.” Stem cells are found in the body’s organs, tissues, blood, and immune system and have the ability to regenerate into additional stem cells or differentiate into specialised cells, such as nerve or blood cells. This remarkable ability makes them invaluable in medical treatment. Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicine, promotes the reparative response of diseased, dysfunctional or injured tissues using stem cells or their derivatives. It is the next chapter in organ transplantation and uses cells instead of donor organs, which are limited in supply.

Researchers grow stem cells in a…