RNKGJ http://www.rnkgj.com Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:30:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 How social media can help employees and employers in workplaces http://www.rnkgj.com/how-social-media-can-help-employees-and-employers-in-workplaces/ http://www.rnkgj.com/how-social-media-can-help-employees-and-employers-in-workplaces/#respond Sun, 10 Dec 2017 08:30:12 +0000 http://www.rnkgj.com/?p=553 Investing in an Enterprise social network has enormous benefits both for the employee and for the management of the company. Increasingly, we are seeing social media tools for company use incorporate features and functionality, which are commonly found in the consumer social network tools like Facebook and Twitter. This invariably, helps in increasing the adoption and usage rates of social networks in companies.

Enterprise social networks bring collaborative technologies where employees can share information, have a sense of community, and involve in collaborative problem solving. The senior management of the company can involve in thought leadership blogs and invite comments and suggestions from employees. They can even set up an idea hub, where employees can contribute their ideas. The CEO can also record a webinar or a podcast and this can delivered to the rest of the organization. Enterprise social network benefits both the management and employees alike. It is the ‘attitude’ and adopting the best practices that suits the operational model and the vision of any organization that wins the game for adopting and using social media in organizations.

Organizational perspective

According to a research survey from SHRM (Society for human resource management), Employers are now aware of the social media use by employees and 80 % of the companies now have social media policies. More and more organizations are using social media at work for training and development, new hire recruitment and for influencing organization change. Increased usage of social media has boosted employee morale, reduced training development costs, and resulted in continuous skill enhancement for employees.

Employee perspective

From an employee perspective, employees feel more engaged when they see that their suggestions and comments are now being valued. They can freely express themselves within a safe and trusted community space within organizational norms. Usage of social media tools within the company builds social capital among employees. Social capital is the bond that binds employees to work together freely and willingly to achieve difficult tasks and social capital cannot be forced. Social media usage in organizations encourages employees to work together to build these bonds.

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An important thing is the context surrounding the information. Traditional knowledge management tools may not be able to give the context around the information, even though they are good at eliciting and capturing information. There is a lot of tacit information that lies untapped within the minds of employees. Social media usage in the company helps to convert tacit information to documented information with the context surrounding it. Context builds the human element into the conversations and the knowledge gained becomes immediately applicable for problem solving.

Further, the successive iteration of ideas can be possible through collaborative technologies and social media usage fosters a collaborative environment. When employees share their problems with a context around it within their project or human resource related areas, other employees who have faced similar challenges can share their perspectives. When such perspectives and ideas in a collaborative environment builds one over the other, it leads to insight and it is incorporated into to the innovation process for the development of new products.

Social media usage in companies is enormously beneficial. Realizing the benefits depends on the execution and implementation of the social media tools as well. To be successful in social media usage, companies need to understand from the employees’ perspective as well.

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How To Set Up Your Villa In Alibaug http://www.rnkgj.com/how-to-set-up-your-villa-in-alibaug/ Fri, 08 Dec 2017 10:22:10 +0000 http://www.rnkgj.com/?p=550 Buying a villa in Alibaug is simple enough if you transact with a reputed developer, and take care to have the paperwork in order before you sign up. We explain the steps you need to follow when setting up home in Alibaug.

It is spoken of as Mumbai’s nearest playground, and what a playground Alibaug is! Beautiful, quiet and full of gorgeous beaches, it is a good second home option for most harried Mumbaikars.

Located just a ferry ride away from Mumbai, and conveniently close to the Mumbai SEZ, Alibaug has prospered in recent years with high interest from famous personalities and business houses looking to invest here. Apart from premium ready villas in Alibaug, you can also buy commercial properties and farmhouses here. Its proximity to the mainland and services like Internet connectivity and inner-city transport have developed the beach town into a viable second home alternative for most Mumbaikars.

How to buy a villa in Alibaug

* Go for ready villas instead of trying to build your own. It is always easier to buy a ready villa in Alibaug than trying to build one yourself. The former is a more affordable option, and leading names in realty have developed superb villas in Alibaug. These 3- and 4-bedroom villas offer a high standard of living, with private access and several on-site amenities. Transacting with a reputed developer also minimises the chance of landing a bad deal!

* Study the property thoroughly. Take a visit of the villa and spend a few minutes in each room, studying its finishes, use of space, whether enough storage has been provided, potential to create an office/study space, Internet signal strength in the area, proximity to shops and public transport, etc. All these factors will contribute to a pleasant stay in Alibaug, especially if you intend to work from there for long periods of time.

* Assess your finances. Now that you have found a suitable villa in Alibaug, it is time to look at your finances for buying it. The developer may have pre-approved housing finance on the project – this is ideal, since the evaluation time is dramatically reduced. If not, you can apply for housing finance and pay the developer the booking amount to lock the deal.

* Study the paperwork and property documents. Meanwhile, go to the Collector/Tehsildar’s office in Alibaug and study the property’s credentials. Land records at the office will show the plot dimensions, the reservation on it (whether residential or commercial), civic access roads and private roads, etc. These records prove the project’s authenticity. Next, have your lawyer study the proposed sale agreement between you and the developer. Do proceed only if all the paperwork is above board.

* Complete the purchase. Now all that remains is to pay for the villa in full. In return, the developer initiates the transfer of deed process, handover of original documents and house keys, and the stamp duty and registration proces.

Once these steps are complete, you can move into your wonderful villa in Alibaug for a happy stay.

Four Things to Expect When Replacing Your Roof http://www.rnkgj.com/four-things-to-expect-when-replacing-your-roof/ Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:18:12 +0000 http://www.rnkgj.com/?p=547 The task of roof replacement is not an easy one. It demands both your time and attention without which the entire thing can go hay way. When you undertake the task of roof replacement, you need to understand that you have sign-up for something serious and therefore, you cannot take it for granted. After all, you wouldn’t want your newly replaced roof to collapse, now would you? In case you are on your way to replace your roof, you need to know about certain things about it.

Things to Expect

 Before you make your move, it’s better for you to know what are the things to expect while undertaking such a grand task so, that it doesn’t come to you as a shock later on.

  1. Planning: As we already know that the task of replacing a roof is not an easy one, therefore, it will require a lot of planning from your side to ensure that the job is carried out smoothly. Don’t expect that you will plan the entire thing in a day and start the process the very next day. Doing so will only mess up things for you, badly.
  2. Budget: Replacing an entire roof is obviously no joke and requires a heavy investment. Therefore, you should plan your budget from the very beginning according to which you should carry out your plan. In order to get an estimate, you should check out the roofing cost Dearborn Michigan and plan accordingly.
  3. Protection: Just because you have replaced your roof recently that doesn’t mean that your work is done there. In fact, the main task starts from then, that is to protect your roof. If you don’t want your newly replaced roof to wear out fast then, you should take every measure to protect it.
  4. Clean-up: Well, clean-up is the most hectic task after you have recently replaced your roof. It is pretty obvious that your entire house will be a mess for the days that work of replacement goes on. Therefore, after it’s done, you need to undertake a thorough clean-up process in order to rid your house of all the dust and debris.

Now that you know about the things to expect when undertaking the task of roof replacement hopefully, you will not panic during the process. Just plan the entire thing out from the beginning, and everything will be just fine.

Top 3 Causes of Traumatic Burn Injuries http://www.rnkgj.com/top-3-causes-of-traumatic-burn-injuries/ Sat, 02 Dec 2017 08:31:51 +0000 http://www.rnkgj.com/?p=543 Did you know that in the United States alone, there are more than 500 burn injuries that are treated every year? This high number of injuries means it is evident that some are going to be very severe, if not fatal. This list consists the top 3 causes of traumatic burn injuries, and the likelihood of the specific type of burn happening to you.

Open Contact with Flame (46% of all burns) – House Fire

One of the worst kinds of injuries relating to burns is having one’s whole body set aflame, an unfortunate fate for some that are caught in house fires. While house fires do not account for 46% of all burns, exposure to open flames do. Luckily, most of them are small burns, but house fires are technically in this category. Those who are fortunate enough to make it out of house fires alive after being burned often experience very severe burns that may very well affect them for the rest of their lives.

Electrical Burns (4% of all burns)

Some of the worst types of burns are those of electrical burns. This may mean a simple shock from a low voltage electrical outlet, or being struck by lightning. Contact with higher voltage electricity can often lead to extreme burns, if not death. This is a much different type of burn than one with an open flame, though it has the potential to be just as bad, if not worse.

Chemical Burns (3% of all burns)

These burns are very rare, but they do happen. Usually resulting from spilled chemicals that burn the skin, they can leave victims in high amounts of pain, and can be fatal if too much body is exposed to the chemical.

If you have experienced a traumatic burn, or know a loved one that has, it is important to seek out a qualified attorney right away. Time is of the essence. Depositions will need to be taken.

Roofing Materials and its types for Longevity http://www.rnkgj.com/roofing-materials-and-its-types-for-longevity/ Sat, 02 Dec 2017 07:48:23 +0000 http://www.rnkgj.com/?p=540 Roof makes the important part of any building. It not only determines your protection from the sun and the wind, but it also determines the look of your house. Now there are various factors that determine the roofing style such as purpose, location, architecture, and obtainability of roofing materials, etc. If you think that it’s time to give your house a makeover with a new roof then, here is the list of different roofing materials that you could choose from.

Different Roofing Materials

Before you start with the task of replacing your roof, it is important that you should know about the different types of roofing materials available out there:

  1. Metal Roofing: If you are looking for a durable roofing material for your house then, metal roofing is perhaps the most durable one you can find. Apart from being superbly durable, it is also tough to termites and other insects and can also withstand wing and water. However, metal roofing is a bit heavy in your pockets, but it is worth your investment.
  2. Asphalt Shingles: Asphalt shingles which are also popularly called composite shingles are the greatest common roofing material that you can find. These are easy to install and is also budget friendly. The best thing about asphalt roofing is that it’s durable enough to last for 20 to 30 years.
  3. Clay Tiles: As stylish as they look they are also quite long-lasting and are resistant to rain, fire, mold, and decay. However, clay roofing comes with a heavy installation price and can be hard to maintain thereafter. Therefore, you should be aware if you are going to this type of roofing material.
  4. Wood Shakes: This type of roofing material is mainly obtained from naturally renewable resources and is eco-friendly. However, wood shake shingles may not be that durable as the rest of the roofing material mentioned on the list, and also they are not resistant to fire and water.
  5. Slate Shingles: Slate shingles are mainly made of real stones that are split into thin sheets which makes them a perfect material for roofing. This type of roofing is quite popular nowadays but, proper care should be taken while installing them.

Metal roofing or clay tiles no matter what you choose, just call the roofing contractors Ann Arbor and get your roof replaced with the best of service.

Improving Software Quality by Embracing Devops Failure http://www.rnkgj.com/improving-software-quality-by-embracing-devops-failure/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 13:30:08 +0000 http://www.rnkgj.com/?p=536 It is good to fail, right? Whenever we are conducting software development workshops, I pose this question and guess what? The common answer, probably yours too, is no. We have a culture that glorifies success and condemns failure. According to Thomas Edison and many others, this culture misses the point. After trying over 100 ways to make a light bulb that failed, he opined that he had not failed 100 times but had found 100 ways that did not work. Therein lays the goodness of failure.

Failure is only bad or even wrong when we don’t learn from it. Unfortunately, many organizations engage in corporate blame-apportionment games to date. In our training, we teach DevOps teams to encourage failure. Madness, you might say, but there is a system to it and lots of supporting evidence.

Mainly, it is based on the fact that the cost of system failure increases as you progress further into system development and deployment lifecycle. The cost of the recall of a product or issuing patches of deployed system is very high both in actual expenditure and brand reputation. Web search results will reveal numerous software companies whose demise was caused by shipping faulty software. On the other hand, the cost of an additional two-hour meeting during requirements gathering or system design is negligible.

When corporate culture is not conducive to reporting failure or potential failures, staff members tend to pass the buck in an attempt to make it someone else’s problem. In the end, system issues will be noticed and reported by the customer, which is not an ideal situation.

Tips for constructive DevOps failure

The first step towards constructive failure is the paradigm shift alluded to above. You need to shift from looking for someone to blame when systems fail, to how to improve. The goal should not be who made the mistake, but how it happened. People are prone to errors just as they are prone to genius. Replacing one person with another does not make the mistake(s) more unlikely, it lowers morale and initiative instead. On the other hand, an investigation that reveals process errors results in process improvements that lead to fewer incidents.

Tips on conducting constructive failures

  1. Postmortem every incident:It does not matter how small you regard the incident. The fact that it happened shows there is a problem and by resolving it you avoid future escalation.
  2. Publish and index every postmortem:Since information is power, then limiting the circulation of a postmortem report is reducing the power available to your team.
  3. Establish criteria for bug and issue team appointment:Having a regularly changing team increases the chances of novel and important findings due to different perspectives.
  4. Regularly follow up on postmortem recommendations:Having reports is not enough. So, you need to ensure they are followed up on.
  5. Automate incident reporting:This makes it easier to spot trends and ensure each incident is followed up on.Conclusions

Complex systems are bound to fail. As such, failure should not be avoided. Instead, it should be accepted and taken as an opportunity to improve. Each failure should result in a postmortem with reports that can be an essential tool in building better systems and products.

Tips on Taking Classes Online http://www.rnkgj.com/tips-on-taking-classes-online/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:44:28 +0000 http://www.rnkgj.com/?p=533 Have you ever thought about taking online classes? If you are considering online classes, then there are a few things that you need to know before you get started. According to an article on American Psychological Association, e-learning courses are a trend growing in popularity. Many instructors are noticing that students think online classes are easier than classroom classes because they are easier to get to and give you flexibility. However, online classes are not for everyone. In order to be a good online student, you need to be self-motivated. Here are a few tips suggested by professional to determine if you have what it takes to be a e-learner (take online classes). First off, take have to take your learning serious. Being on Facebook is not learning. Remember that the internet is full of distractions and unless you can learn to narrow your focus and balance your learning time with fun time you are not going to make it as a e-learner. Second, have a plan B when the technology fails. Be mindful of when your tests and projects are due so that you don’t have the excuse that you lost power (even if you did lose power the instructor will not believe you). Third, know your own personal learning style. Online learning means that you are on your own hence,you have to be independent

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The great thing about taking classes online is that you can wear whatever you want or nothing at all! If you are a woman on a journey for some newapparel than there is no better place to shop than Ann Taylor. At Ann Taylor, you will find a great collection of apparel ranging from: clothing, shoes and accessories for petites, tall and work wear. From shoes in the shoe shop to plenty of selections in both tall and petites you will find what you are looking for when you shop Ann Taylor and with their partnership with Groupon Coupons you will be saving plenty of money too.

Before visiting Ann Taylor, be sure to see Groupon Coupons for money saving promo codes and coupon codes. Enjoy this Black Friday deal and get 50 percent off everything. Use this promo code and get $25 off your order. Cyber Monday 2017 deals are at Ann Taylor when you use this code. Get $25 off when you use this code. Always save more with promo codes and coupons from Groupon Coupons. Get free shipping from Ann Taylor when you use this code. Enjoy an extra 15 percent off your order today with this promo code.Get free shipping on your order of $125 or more in November when you use this code. Save on shipping with this $8.95 flat rate shipping price. From free shipping to savings with coupons and promo codes you will always save more when you use Groupon Coupons.

Look and feel your very best in what you wear when you shop stylish clothes from Ann Taylor. Be sure to always stop on by Groupon Coupons first for money saving deals.

Why should you go for an experienced Roofing Contractor: Experiences do count! http://www.rnkgj.com/why-should-you-go-for-an-experienced-roofing-contractor-experiences-do-count/ Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:04:36 +0000 http://www.rnkgj.com/?p=529

Now that you have decided to get yourself a roof that is just not meant to save you from bad weather conditions but also to give your house an exquisite look, which people notice, compliment and try to copy. So, for this, you should not do the job of installing a roof all by yourself. That will be mere stupidity, nothing else. You will need an experienced Roofing Contractor to help you get the job done. These jobs are best done with some experience, so the benefits of hiring roofing contractors Wyandotte Michigan are as such: –

  1. Professional Ethics: Not just roof installation but the roofing problems as well need professional hands. An unskilled person isn’t fit for the job. If you make an inexperienced person do the job of roof installation, then it is not done in proper order and the problems that will arise are basically unseen.
  2. Quality of Materials: There is a difference between the materials chosen by a person who has some experience of roofing than a person who has no idea what will suit best. He tends to choose materials that are cheap in price, therefore the quality is also cheap. This adds up to the problems you will face when there are harsh weather conditions leading to leakage or breakage.
  3. The stupidity of Saving Money: People have a tendency of trying to save money by hiring a company or person who charges less, but the fact is whether you try to know what kind of materials or labors the company is going to use. Generally, they use everything of cheap quality, and the companies which are charging relatively higher than the former, should be outed every time because in trying to save some money you are actually making yourself vulnerable to pay even more when the real problems arise in the near future because they won’t serve you at the need of the hour. Neither do they hold insurance policies?
  4. Proper Installation: Experienced Roofers know how to use the materials during roof installation and how to install a roof in the desired manner so that it acts as a protector against rainfall or snowfall. The sealing of the roof is most important and is generally not done properly by inexperienced workers.
  5. Warranty: Well, anything that is cheap doesn’t come with a warranty, and the price you pay for a product which to you appears costly is actually covering so many points all at once, among which warranty is the best feature. If you choose an experienced company for roof installation, their work is generally covered under a warranty policy so that one can get his damages or repairs covered.
Moving in Melbourne http://www.rnkgj.com/moving-in-melbourne/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:44:36 +0000 http://www.rnkgj.com/?p=526 Melbourne is a great place to live and has been voted the world’s most liveable city for the 7th year in a row in 2017 by the Economist Intelligence Unit’s liveability survey of 140 cities. Melbourne’s population has seen a growth spurt for several years running, dominating Australia’s population growth for the 11th year in a row as of 2013 adding 77,000 people between 2011 – 2012.

The population of Victoria is expected to hit around 10 million people by the 2050s and Melbourne’s population is expected to double to 230,000 by 2031. Migration to Melbourne from is very strong, and the Bureau of Statistics in Australia projects Melbourne to overtake Sydney to become Australia’s biggest city by 2056.

With so many people on the move, we spoke to some removalists in Melbourne for tips on how to choose a removalist.

Dumbo Move has the following advice:

Before you speak to a mover, you should know what furniture and items you want to take with you to your new home, and what furniture and items you no longer want or have a need for. Before getting any quotes, compile an accurate list of the furniture you want to move so the moving companies can quote your move accurately.

Finding a Furniture Removalist in Melbourne

Here’s some great advice on what to look for in a furniture removalist when you’re considering a move in Melbourne:

Reviews – Look for positive reviews and customer testimonials on the companies’ website and around the web on Google and other review sites. The Internet is an excellent place to get the lowdown on the removalists you’re considering. You’ll find many sites on the web where customers have shared their experiences. If the removalists have been around for a while, chances are the one’s you’re considering have been reviewed on one of these sites.

Associations – In Australia, the removalists industry association is known as AFRA – The Australian Furniture Removers Association. Membership of AFRA is a strong indicator that the company adheres to strict protocols and will resolve any issues if they arise.

Deposits – Ask the removalists you are considering if they require a deposit before your move begins. If the answer to this question is yes, then you should avoid hiring the company. These days, few reputable removalists require a deposit to hold a booking.

Address – When it comes to the moving industry, most reputable removalists will list their physical address, or make it available to you upon request. Beware of fly-by-night operators who use only a post office box so they can move around more easily. If the moving company you’re considering doesn’t have a physical address on their website – ask for it – and if they still don’t provide one, then you should consider finding another removalist.

Terms and Conditions – Request a copy of the companies’ terms and conditions and make sure you read it before making a booking. Although they can be a pain to read, you should know where you stand if there are any hiccups with your move.

Detroit Bikes External Analysis with ValueMags http://www.rnkgj.com/detroit-bikes-external-analysis-with-valuemags/ Tue, 21 Nov 2017 13:57:32 +0000 http://www.rnkgj.com/?p=518 ValueMags is a marketing and distribution agency for magazines based out of Chicago, Illinois. Recently, their research team has been conducting research about start-up companies in the United States that have niche markets. That way, ValueMags can include them magazine promotions and suggest them to magazine publishers/content creators. One of those companies is Detroit Bikes. They have had many external factors affect their grown over the years.

Detroit Bikes primary threat has been the Detroit economy. Detroit is coming out of a Chapter 9 bankruptcy. The reasons for their (and Detroit’s) bankruptcy included declining population, high pension costs, lack of funds to cover city services and as a result, and the worst school system in the country. The 2007-2008 financial crisis only contributed to that build up. Bikes relied on discretionary spending, which fluctuates with economic conditions as well. Detroit has an increasing aging population unlike Chicago and other thriving cities. As for the niche cycling industry says ValueMags, Detroit Bikes is taking a hit because there is a lack of paved roads between rural areas and city areas (lack of bike paths). Also, the weather in the Northern U.S and Canada, bicycle riding is only a reliable source of transportation 6 months out of the year (not ridable during winter).

Despite their downs, ValueMags sees potential for Detroit Bikes. By 2016, an estimated 100,000 people were set to be working downtown, the majority being Millennials and the NHL’s Detroit Red Wings have brought positive attention to the city, and quadrupled bike paths. Not to mention that the company has had a significant amount of success in finding trained workers since Detroit used to be a manufacturing car city. ValueMags sees a lot of potential in the company and is looking forward to seeing them featured in a magazine in the near future.