Developing Management System Documentation, Revenue in the Field, Compensation Management in the Recovering Economy

'Think Lean' When Developing Management System Documentation, Free TUV Rheinland White Paper

For a variety of reasons, organizations choose to develop, implement and maintain a management system that conforms to the requirements of one or more management system standards. Typically the ISO9001:2008 standard. Once an organization has made the decision to implement a management system, the question of how best to develop and implement the system must be addressed to ensure it does not place an undue burden on an organization.

The purpose of this white paper is to describe an efficient and effective process for either preparing the required documentation or revising the existing documentation, to better meet the needs of the organization. Quite simply, an overly documented system places a greater administrative burden on the organization. This can lead to:
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"Compensation Management in the Recovering Economy"

Adopt compensation practices that will improve retention, productivity and growth during the economic recovery.

Many businesses took extraordinary measures to ensure their survival during the recession. Now, there may end up being unintended consequences as the economy pulls out of its tailspin, including losses in the area of growth and productivity, and a difficult time retaining valuable employees. As a result, it is now imperative for organizations to adopt compensation practices that will improve all three of these trouble spots. Among those practices:

* Linking strategic business goals to employees' day-to-day efforts
* Using incentive pay to drive retention and innovation
* Tying compensation practices to performance, succession and learning

Additional compensation and bonuses are two of the top three reasons employees stay with or leave their organizations. Download Plateau's white paper, Compensation Management in the Recovering Economy, and understand why businesses that want to be prepared for growth during the recovery must take proactive steps now to build effective compensation solutions that encourage retention, productivity and growth.

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    The Top 10 Online Brand Protection Strategies for 2011, Free MarkMonitor® Guide

    One thing you can count on in 2011: online scammers will continue to hijack well-known brands for their own profit. From stealing web traffic and selling counterfeit goods to hijacking business-critical domains, brandjackers are sure to up the ante in 2011.

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    • And, many more key tips for 2011

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    By selecting the right tools for your company's particular product, brand or campaign, your organization can fulfill the desire and expectations that customers now have for interaction.
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    You have found this page by searching for DAVID HOWER, HR MANAGER, VILLACOM LIMITEDWELORIS STAFFING, DAVID HOWER AND THOMAS some junk, am I correct? 

    Because you applied for a job and he was the person who responded, am I correct?  Well, it's messed up.  People just don't know when to stop the nonsense and be good.  Many people need jobs, and sometime, some of those many people use sites like Craigslist to job hunt.  People like me.  You see, I was on Craigslist and was very excited to see
    a job paying $16 - $20 bucks per hour.

    Who wouldn't apply, right?

    I was very surprised to have actually run into A SCAM while searching for part-time work.

    In short, I replied,  I sent my resume and a cover letter.  I received an email acknowledging my submission which also stated some interesting reading material.  I have copy and pasted it here:



    Thank you for sending your resume to me. So the job responsibilities are clear, you will be answering the phone, scheduling meetings, and running company errands such as buying office supplies and making bank deposits in a company car. When running errands you will be provided with a company credit card to make supply purchases, etc.

    We have had some bad experiences with prior employees taking advantage of having access to a company credit card in the past, so before we can schedule an interview, we need you to get a credit check. We prefer you use to obtain this information as they currently have a free trial. We have also found their reports most accurate. When you submit your information they will send you your credit score.

    When you email me your credit score, we can schedule for an interview. Please do not email me your credit report, as this may have private information in it. If you have a low credit score, that will not prevent you from having an interview with us, but it does show us that you are trustworthy and responsible. Please send me your schedule with availability for an interview along with your credit score. I am looking forward to your response.


    David Hower
    HR Manager
    Villacom Limited

    Now, please Excuse my way of saying this, but that's bull!  


    I'm pissed but I feel bad for the people who do fall for these kinds of scams and consequently have their identities stolen....

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    Thanks to Facebook

    compassion practice it
    So one of my friends posted a quote from the Dalai Lama : "We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."  

    And so that prompted me to Google some Dalai Lama quotes.  Then I ran into the wonderful word COMPASSION.  A virtue I am so desperately trying to possess.  What I can't' understand is how one can so easily feel anger and not be able to submit that to compassion.  Why can't I wrap my head around that thought?  

    Anyway, here are a few other Dalai Lama quotes I ran into that I'd like to share.

    ---Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
    --If you can, help others; if you cannot do that, at least do not harm them.

    ---If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

    ----Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

    ---If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.  (This is my favorite because it's basically saying DONT WORRY BE HAPPY)

    ----Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.

    --- We must recognize that the suffering of one person or one nation is the suffering of humanity. That the happiness of one person or nation is the happiness of humanity.

    ---Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.

    ---A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.

     ----In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.

    Great words of wisdom, right?
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    Ugly hand stitched ragdolls: Baby Big Head Dude

    Ugly hand stitched ragdolls: Baby Big Head Dude: "Ugly hand stitched ragdolls, Baby Big Head Collection. This is Dude! He's pretty cool as you can see."
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    Reality TV Junkie

    Ok, So I have been plagud with the reality tv junk.  I will be back soon with the wonderful updates of my son, his milestones and our fun together.  After, Jersey Shore of course..
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    Family Disaster Plan Supplies KiT

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    Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit

    You may need to survive on your own after a disaster. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days.
    Basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer. Or, you may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You probably will not have the opportunity to shop or search for the supplies you need.
    A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items that members of a household may need in the event of a disaster.

    Kit Locations

    Since you do not know where you will be when an emergency occurs, prepare supplies for home, work, and vehicles.
    Home Work Car
    Your disaster supplies kit should contain essential food, water, and supplies for at least three days.

    Keep this kit in a desig­nated place and have it ready in case you have to leave your home quickly. Make sure all family members know where the kit is kept.

    Additionally, you may want to consider having supplies for sheltering for up to two weeks.
    This kit should be in one container, and ready to "grab and go" in case you are evacuated from your workplace.

    Make sure you have food and water in the kit. Also, be sure to have com­fortable walking shoes at your workplace in case an evacuation requires walking long distances.
    In case you are strand­ed, keep a kit of emer­gency supplies in your car.

    This kit should contain food, water, first aid supplies, flares, jumper cables, and seasonal supplies.


    How Much Water do I Need?
    You should store at least one gallon of water per person per day. A normally active person needs at least one-half gallon of water daily just for drinking.
    Additionally, in determining adequate quantities, take the following into account:
    • Individual needs vary, depending on age, physical condition, activity, diet, and climate.
    • Children, nursing mothers, and ill people need more water.
    • Very hot temperatures can double the amount of water needed.
    • A medical emergency might require additional water.
    How Should I Store Water?
    To prepare safest and most reliable emergency supply of water, it is recommended you purchase commercially bottled water. Keep bottled water in its original container and do not open it until you need to use it.
    Observe the expiration or “use by” date.
    If you are preparing your own containers of water
    It is recommended you purchase food-grade water storage containers from surplus or camping supplies stores to use for water storage. Before filling with water, thoroughly clean the containers with dishwashing soap and water, and rinse completely so there is no residual soap. Follow directions below on filling the container with water.
    If you choose to use your own storage containers, choose two-liter plastic soft drink bottles – not plastic jugs or cardboard containers that have had milk or fruit juice in them. Milk protein and fruit sugars cannot be adequately removed from these containers and provide an environment for bacterial growth when water is stored in them. Cardboard containers also leak easily and are not designed for long-term storage of liquids. Also, do not use glass containers, because they can break and are heavy.
    If storing water in plastic soda bottles, follow these steps
    Thoroughly clean the bottles with dishwashing soap and water, and rinse completely so there is no residual soap.Sanitize the bottles by adding a solution of 1 teaspoon of non-scented liquid household chlorine bleach to a quart of water. Swish the sanitizing solution in the bottle so that it touches all surfaces. After sanitizing the bottle, thoroughly rinse out the sanitizing solution with clean water.
    Filling water containers
    Fill the bottle to the top with regular tap water. If the tap water has been commercially treated from a water utility with chlorine, you do not need to add anything else to the water to keep it clean. If the water you are using comes from a well or water source that is not treated with chlorine, add two drops of non-scented liquid household chlorine bleach to the water.Tightly close the container using the original cap. Be careful not to contaminate the cap by touching the inside of it with your finger. Place a date on the outside of the container so that you know when you filled it. Store in a cool, dark place.Replace the water every six months if not using commercially bottled water.


    The following are things to consider when putting together your food supplies:
    • Avoid foods that will make you thirsty. Choose salt-free crackers, whole grain cereals, and canned foods with high liquid content.
    • Stock canned foods, dry mixes, and other staples that do not require refrigeration, cooking, water, or special preparation. You may already have many of these on hand. (Note: Be sure to include a manual can opener.)
    • Include special dietary needs.
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    Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

    The following items are recommended for inclusion in your basic disaster supplies kit:
    • Three-day supply of non-perishable food.
    • Three-day supply of water - one gallon of water per person, per day.
    • Portable, battery-powered radio or television and extra batteries.
    • Flashlight and extra batteries.
    • First aid kit and manual.
    • Sanitation and hygiene items (moist towelettes and toilet paper).
    • Matches and waterproof container.
    • Whistle.
    • Extra clothing.
    • Kitchen accessories and cooking utensils, including a can opener.
    • Photocopies of credit and identification cards.
    • Cash and coins.
    • Special needs items, such as prescription medications, eye glasses, contact lens solutions, and hearing aid batteries.
    • Items for infants, such as formula, diapers, bottles, and pacifiers.
    • Other items to meet your unique family needs.
    If you live in a cold climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that you will not have heat. Think about your clothing and bedding supplies. Be sure to include one complete change of clothing and shoes per person, including:
    • Jacket or coat.
    • Long pants.
    • Long sleeve shirt.
    • Sturdy shoes.
    • Hat, mittens, and scarf.
    • Sleeping bag or warm blanket (per person).
    Be sure to account for growing children and other family changes. See Appendix B for a detailed checklist of disaster supplies. You may want to add some of the items listed to your basic disaster supplies kit depending on the specific needs of your family.

    Maintaining Your Disaster Supplies Kit

    Just as important as putting your supplies together is maintaining them so they are safe to use when needed. Here are some tips to keep your supplies ready and in good condition:
    • Keep canned foods in a dry place where the temperature is cool.
    • Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers to protect from pests and to extend its shelf life.
    • Throw out any canned good that becomes swollen, dented, or corroded.
    • Use foods before they go bad, and replace them with fresh supplies.
    • Place new items at the back of the storage area and older ones in the front.
    • Change stored food and water supplies every six months. Be sure to write the date you store it on all containers.
    • Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family needs change.
    • Keep items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers, such as an unused trashcan, camping backpack, or duffel bag.
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    Rosca de Reyes - Kings Cake

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    Once upon a time, not long ago, I dated someone of Mexican descent.  My point in mentioning this is to write about one of the traditions I learned while we were together.  See, I am an American, born in New Jersey who follows typical American traditions with a little Puerto Rican twist. This was due to the fact that my parents were both part of the same generation of Puerto Ricans, raised in America.

    So for example, Thanksgiving dinner typically consists of not just turkey but also a pernil, not just mashed potatoes but also arroz con gandules and that's to name a few.  I was also taught that Christmas came on Dec 25th and its polite to leave milk and cookies for Santa as visits via the chimney to leave gifts to to good and put coal in the socks of the bad (this is why I felt like I had to create at least a FAUX FIREPLACE for Christmas 2010). Then there was the Three Kings Day, a day in January that my Grandmother seemed very adamant about giving us (kids) gifts.  She would bring us to a Catholic Spanish mass but a a child with English being my primary language, I couldn't keep up with or understand the Lector, and so I barely understood what it meant, but the after party was a fun and unforgettable event where three men dressed as the Three Kings would give out gifts to the children.  As far as in school, all I remembered is that we were taught about the arrival of the Three Kings, something about the Star in the East and that they came bearing gifts of frankincense and myrrh.  

    Well, the tradition that I learned, is a Spanish tradition which is associated with the Three Kings Day and it's how I experienced the ROSCA de REYES.  I am glad that I had the opportunity to learn about that piece of Spanish tradition so that one day, hopefully, I can incorporate it into the traditions that I teach and enjoy with all of my family.  It's a lot of fun and a great way to host family get-togethers that are kid friendly, have meaning and aren't only about someones birthday, graduation or marriage etc.  [Wow! I have a reason almost all year round to have some kind of celebration.  Starting with my son's birthday in September, Halloween in October, Thanksgiving in November, Christmas in December, Three Kings in January and Early February, My Birthday in February, My Partners birthday and Easter in March, Memorial Day in May and the 4th of July.  That's without counting everyone Else's birthday!!]

    In a nutshell on January 6th, the family and friends get together and celebrate the Three Kings Dday by giving gifts to the children and eating cake with some hot chocolate.  This cake, "the rosca" has a little figurine of a child baked inside.  When the cake is presented the people in the party they take turns cutting off a slice of the cake.  The person who receives the figurine is supposed to host the next get together on Feb 2nd and also visit the church to bring the figurine there.

    According to the WIKIPEDIA ::

    ""Rosca de reyes or roscón de reyes (kings' ring) is a Spanish and Spanish American king's cake pastry traditionally eaten to celebrate Epiphany.
    Although the name indicates that it should be round, the “rosca de reyes” generally has an oval shape due to the need to make cakes larger than 30cm across for larger parties. Recipes vary from country to country. For decoration, fig fruit, quinces, cherries or dried and candied fruits are used.
    It is traditionally eaten on January 6, during the celebration of the "Día de Reyes" (literally "Kings' Day"), which commemorates the arrival of the three Magi or Wise Men. In most of Spain, Spanish America, and sometimes, Hispanic communities in the United States, this is the day when children traditionally get presents, which are attributed to the Three Wise Men (and not Santa Claus or Father Christmas). In Mexico before children go to bed, they leave their shoes outside filled with hay or dried grass for the animals the Wise Men ride, along with a note.
    The tradition of placing a trinket (figurine of the Christ Child) in the cake is very old. The baby Jesus, when hidden in the bread, represents the flight of Jesus, fleeing from King Herod's evil plan to kill all babies that could be the prophesied messiah. Whoever finds the baby Jesus figurine is blessed and must take the figurine to the nearest church on February 2, Candlemas Day (Día de la Candelaria). In the Mexican culture, this person also has to throw a party and provide tamales and atole to the guests.
    In Spain, due to commercial interests, roscones bought in cake shops hide in their interior a figure - either of Jesus or others like little toys for kids and a dry faba bean. Whoever finds the figure is crowned and becomes the "king" or "queen" of the banquet, whereas whoever finds the bean has to pay next year's roscón. ""
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