How To Identify An Unethical Employer

It is very difficult for a job applicant to judge a prospective employer for adhering to ethical standards and providing a positive working environment. Especially, since, an interview, most questions are being asked by the future employer.This article lists the two extremes types, at opposite ends of the psychological scale, with most superiors and bosses placed somewhere between. Like in most facets of life, nobody is entirely bad or good – most are somewhere between.THE BENEVOLENT EMPLOYER.There is a group of bosses who resume a fatherly and benevolent position towards those who work for them. Work is fairly distributed and the boss himself does not mind pitching-in and helping out. The tempo of work is guided by his own good example, as is quality, and the general prevalent mood in the workplace.Should there be a sudden over-demand or a surge of workload, this employer will recognise this and take steps that nobody overworks and that the workload is evenly and fairly distributed with the boss himself sharing an extra duty. His temper is very even, with a reassuring calmness that uplifts everybody working around him. He has no sanctuary that is off-limits to employees and his own office or workplace would not be distinguishable from that of his co-workers.He is genuinely concerned for his staff and workers and, should some body be ill, the pay cheque gets delivered home punctually and regardless of the length of illness. In one case I know of personally, an employee had a heart-bypass operation with a lengthy stay in hospital and the boss himself called on the wife regularly with the pay and enquired whether she would need anything else done around her house.For the duration of this employee’s sick-leave, this boss worked on the shop floor in person, mingling with the other employees and being practically indistinguishable in work and manners from anybody else.All this is done with the before-mentioned even temper and an air of teamwork. When this employee finally returned from his long sick leave, he resumed his position with ease, whilst the boss returned into his office to resume his task of running his business. Little weaknesses and transgressions are overlooked or, at it’s worst, the person is reprimanded a day later in a fatherly fashion.They do not seem to have the misfortune of employing a bad worker as they either instinctively select the right person or simply lead with positivism and good example. There is a noticeable absence of fear or working-anxiety as each employee knows that he or she is a member of a smooth-running team!THE IMTIMIDATORThis type of person is basing the smooth-running of his business on fear. His demeanour is reserved to the point of haughtiness, his appearance is impeccable, his voice is artificially low andstentoric. He has an on-stage personality, geared to impress. His common phrases are peppered with ‘however’, ‘furthermore’, ‘if you only knew what we know!’ ‘I thought of that!’ is the common reply to a valuable suggestions put forward by a willing employee. Reports by an employees are interrupted with: ‘I know exactly what you want to say!’ or a ‘We know all about that!’ are uttered with a reprimanding stare.When real problems arise, he would give the harbinger of bad news a penetrating look and bark: ‘I thought that has been taken care of!’ When in a difficult situation, he has the habit of staring straight ahead, at a spot on the opposite wall as if in deep concentration and utters words like: ‘that is not on!’ ‘No, we don’t do that!’ instilling fear and intimidation in his workers.Without the presence of the fear factor, he believes, an organisation has no incentive to work efficiently and to achieve things for him. He feels, he must constantly instil this anxiety by destabilising people around him!For example, when conversing with people who speak fast and have a quick mind, he slows down in his speech to the point of unnerving the other person. This is done with the help of slowly uttered phrases like: ‘What I said was…’ when, in fact, he had said nothing before on this particular subject. Therefore, this sentence is invariable followed-up by the biggest lie possible, putting the other person hopelessly in a depressed mood and increasing his fear of working for him.Alternatively, with people who are taciturn in their speaking manner, he rattles-off his question fast and furiously. By the time this good worker answered one question, he has already asked him two more, throwing that person out of his concentration and ending with stammering and stutter. Upon which this employer leaves with an attitude of total satisfaction of having fear and the feeling of inadequacy re-enforced in a worker.Should such an employer meet with an employee who is not afraid of him or at least an honest worker with a clean conscience, this is unacceptable to him. A situation will then have to be created where this decent worker becomes afraid of something……In one case, such a worker received the constant warning: ‘If you make us the slightest trouble……’ Often this tactic is then perpetuated by the top boss’ immediate underlings who then continue to talk to this person in a manner of ‘If you think you can get away with……’ There are other repercussions for honest persons. When it is found out that an employee, for example, studies evenings, he is then considered an open threat. ‘You are wasting your time….’ He is then told often.Alternatively, high achievements are being downgraded with disparaging remarks till such a person feels totally inadequate despite his achievements whilst the instilled fear keeps him in excellent performance. We have now dealt with two diametrically opposite type of employers and in subsequent articles more and different bosses and their operations will be illuminated.By researching the company we are trying to join, a lot of shortcomings are being identified and frustration, hardship and overwork can be avoided.Peter Frederick

Five Greatest Myths About Food, Health And Fitness Busted

There have been countless suggestions and theories regarding health and fitness over the centuries. In fact health and fitness is the only topic where so many contradictions exist at the same time. Every few years, a new diet system or exercise regime is introduced to the world and it quickly becomes the fad only to be thwarted by experts after sometime. But during their short-lived glory these fitness fads give birth to lots of false beliefs and information. This article will try to clear up some of the confusions and myths so that people around the globe can develop healthy eating and living habits and stop repeating ineffective or dangerous fitness routines.1) Packaged Fruit Juices Are Good For HealthWhen bottled or packaged fruit juices were first introduced to the commercial market, people immediately became big fans of these beverages. Eating fruit is a healthy habit but people become impatient very quickly when they have to buy, wash, peel and juice each fruit before getting the nutrients inside their body. The bottled juice was the perfect solution for them. Now-a-days, people believe that gulping down a bottle of Real Grape juice is the quickest and best way to make up for their otherwise unhealthy lifestyles. Unfortunately, this is not entirely true. Yes, there is no harm in drinking these juices but there are hardly any benefits either.The manufacturers extract a large volume of juice from the fruits and store them in tanks. This stored juice is then packed and sold throughout the year. This is the reason you can easily find orange juice during summer and Pineapple juice during fall. All the Oxygen from the stored juice is taken out to keep it fresh for months. But as the Oxygen is sucked out, almost all nutrients, vitamins and minerals of the juice are lost as well. So next time you feel like grabbing a bottle of juice, buy some fresh fruits instead. That will give you a lot more benefits at a fraction of the cost.2) Crash Diet Is Great For Losing Weight QuicklyNo matter how much the fitness experts try to preach otherwise, there are still a lot of people who believe that the best way to shed off extra pounds is to go on random diets. Yes these crash diets can help in shorter term but cause much more damage to the digestive system and the body in the longer run. When people eat very less for a month or two, they lose some weight pretty quickly but their body becomes increasingly weak from the lack of electrolytes, vitamins and other nutrients. A month or so in the crash diet, most people often feel tired, dizzy and weak.A greater danger of crash diet is weight gain instead of weight loss. Our body has several defense mechanisms that trigger under different circumstances. When you are eating very less each day, your body can mistake it for famine. It then stores almost all the calorie from the ingested food and spends very less for daily activities. Once this cycle sets in, you will be gaining weight instead of losing. A well planned diet with lots of vegetables and fruits is still the best way to lose fat.3) Certain Fruits Can Give You A Cold If Ingested At NightSome people believe that certain fruits are cold in nature and they can give a person cold or flu if eaten during night. Banana, Sweet Lime, Pineapple and Apple are considered the main culprits behind this phenomena. This theory, however, is absolutely wrong. Cold and flu are caused by viruses and the viruses can spread from anywhere. Coldness of these fruits have nothing do with you catching cold. So next time you feel like grabbing an apple after dinner, do so happily.4) Gluten Free Foods Give More EnergyYes, they do. But only to the people who are Gluten intolerant or suffering from Celiac disease. These people can feel fatigued, tired and sick after eating food that contains Gluten. Once they start ingesting Gluten free food, they feel more energetic and vivacious in all aspects of life. The best example of this phenomenon is tennis star Novac Djokovic. After he started his Gluten free diet, his game improved manifolds and today he is one of the top four tennis players of the world.But for regular people, Gluten free food offers no incentives at all. They might feel more energy after eating Gluten free food but the reason for that is more mental than physical. Also these special diets cost much more than regular food. So before you go munch on Gluten free food, get yourself checked for Gluten intolerance. If you are not Gluten intolerant, stick to your regular diet.5) You Can Eat As Much As You Want As Long As You Exercise RegularlyThis is true to a very small extent. If you are eating a cheese sandwich and expecting your workouts will cancel out the extra calories, it probably would. But if you are ingesting too much carbohydrate and fat, then your exercise routine may not be enough to shed off the calories unless you exercise like professional athletes. Getting calorie inside the body is much easier than driving it off. So do not set any wrong expectations.I sincerely hope that these tips will help bust some long-lasting myths about food and diets. There are tons more that can be written on this topic but that is for another article.

Corporate Video Production Advantages

Using high-quality video production can prove to be advantageous to a corporation. To do this, you will need to hire a professional and experienced video production company. There are several reasons that a company will need some sort of video production. These types of video include training videos, service promotion, product promotion and also informational videos that are intended for a certain audience. The target audience is usually employees, the newly hired and other businesses.

The more specific videos are staff safety, training, promotional and financial results. Most everyone that has viewed one of these videos agree that they can get really boring and thus not be effective. If you want to ensure that you have a creative and professional video, you must hire a professional video production company. They will have the knowledge and the tools available to provide you with an effective video. A corporation benefits from quality videos versus one that has no video production at all.

There are various advantages to having corporate videos. They are an exceptionally valuable training device. You can even train employees that live across the country. It is easy for a company to upload a video for specific audiences; this includes providing employees with a log-in or password. They can also be used to deliver important safety training or offer further education in the company. By making these videos available to your employees is important because in the end, you will save time and money. This is because a corporation won’t have to fly out its company’s leader to various places just to be able to provide a training seminar or hold an informative meeting. This can dramatically reduce a company’s bottom line as well as being able to access their employees.

Another advantage to hiring a professional video production company is the fact that you can also use it to expand your business online. When someone is searching online for information related to your field, you can draw attention by using your corporate video. Studies have shown that using a web video on your website will get a visitor to spend ten more minutes on your page versus a page that did not contain a video. Also you have a better rate of conversion. Conversion occurs when a visitor to your site decides that they are going to purchase the product or service that you are offering them.

These sort of videos are affordable and can be optimized for search engine purposes. This is a collection of key terms that are related to your video in order for it to properly show up when someone is searching for a specific topic. These videos can help a company sell a product in a creative and informative manner so that you can pique your audience’s interest. Videos are an opportunity to market across the internet and around the world but also stays within a reasonable price range.

Videos are essential to any successful corporation by providing training and information to employees and also to market a company on the internet. These videos need to be produced by an experienced and professional production company in order to have the maximum effect.