All can go well in business with a criminal record check

The people’s need to obtain more information about their future employees is driven by the lack of certainty and safety in a society with an increasing number of criminal offences. The criminal records search, however unethical it may sound, is a necessity for today’s employers. The big risk of hiring the wrong person for one’s business has turned this issue into an important one for any company. Employers have to make a criminal record check of future employees otherwise they can get sued in case the person they hire breaks the law affecting their business. On the other hand a very important issue is whether persons with criminal records can be turned down on job applications because of their criminal background. The criminal record check may seem quite difficult to conduct and might even rise up problems of immorality, but one has to balance well the decisions regarding the future of his company.

Criminal offence has grown a lot over the years. This has led to a very big uncertainty when it comes to meeting new people and choosing who you’ll be working with. Employers (all over the world) have confronted with this problem when hiring someone. They have to verify this person’s background, but the criminal record check can be quite limited. When pursuing a criminal record check, employers don’t have access to governmental information. The first step of the process is to view that person’s job application. The criminal records offer information regarding the applicant’s past problems with the law. Then, they can consult the credit bureau’s registers from which they can find out addresses and social security numbers and check the past jobs as well. This way the employer finds out what the future employees have done before and whether there are any intentionally left out details in the applications. Many companies resort to hiring special services to conduct the criminal records search, but only if the applicant has given his written consent. If there are criminal records to be found, the employees should be given the chance to elucidate their case. The job applicants must be informed upon their legal rights before any decision to reject the job applications is made.

In the Internet era, the most accurate help you can find consists of the online services. Most companies offer their help in criminal record check, but their efforts are made using the Internet as well. These companies can give detailed information on how a criminal record check can be conducted. They know how a person can pursue a criminal record check by obtaining the information they need from the local courthouse and which criminal records can be granted by the specialized web sites in the criminal record check. Even so, this doesn’t mean it is the easiest or cheapest way to obtain the information you want. The problem is that criminal record check can’t be 100% accurate, because criminal records may suffer corrections along the years. There are also some limitations on how much information an employer can obtain about an applicant’s criminal background. Nationwide, the criminal database has a lot of lacks. But this doesn’t mean the employer’s strive to obtain a criminal background is useless, because most of the companies specialized in criminal records search have been book keeping all the changes conducted in one’s criminal records.

Another important issue may be whether the applicant with criminal records has a chance in being hired or not. An employer can not reject a job application due to criminal records search because it would be considered a discrimination against this category of persons. Nevertheless, the employer can check whether that person’s criminal background could interfere with the future job, whether they are related and how the applicant’s behavior has been ever since. This remains a very controversial matter because it is very difficult to prove that a person has been rejected for employment due to his criminal record check, which is in fact illegal.

In spite of all these issues, criminal record check is a very important step in hiring someone because of the problems that may occur in the future. Hiring someone can influence how your business will develop, so risks are involved. The employer should be able to conduct a criminal records search to minimize the risks, but he should not make a decision basing it only on the criminal records. There are web sites or companies specialized in criminal records search, which can offer you the most accurate information you need in the shortest period of time. Qualified personnel can simplify finding an applicant’s criminal background and the information obtained will help you make a balanced decision regarding your future employees.

Getting Word of Mouth Started: New Book PR Method

Authors and business people often go to extremes to publicize their book or product launch. Sometimes, the most successful method can appear in front of them. Take for example, book publicity. It is the one of the toughest cases to crack. Each year, at least 50,000 authors are published in the United States. Tens of thousands of authors publish electronic books. Most fail to get noticed. Very few achieve any of their goals as authors – to build up readership.

Here’s a way to get the word out and polish off your book before it hits the stores: sampling. Major corporations utilize focus groups, pollsters and other marketing experts to build up their brand name. This is similar to planting seeds to get a garden or orchard to grow. The more seeds you plant, the better your chances to grow vegetables or apple trees. As an author, you can use sampling or “seeding,” to build up awareness of your book. During the publishing process, we discovered a clever way to attract readers, and at the same time, we can upgrade our book.

Having been through the publishing process for many decades, we experimented with what every author secretly fears: a peer review. But, we did it with a twist. Instead of waiting until the book is published to read the reviews, we posted the book on our website to accept all criticism in advance. We called this a “Public and Peer Review” of our book, entitled “Investing in the Great Uranium Bull Market: A Practical Investor’s Guide to Uranium Stocks.”

Before posting the first eight chapters of the electronic version of this book, we notified subscribers, several days earlier, that the book would be available on June 18th at 11:59 P.M for Open Review. In the email notification, we included a reminder to “tell a friend” about the book’s pre-publication.

By the time this book was ready to be electronically published, our large number of subscribers had jumped by nearly 10 percent! In less than one week, we had gained more new subscribers than we had in the previous few months. Our Alexa rating, for the week had also jumped ahead of nearly 1 million other websites. The one-week draw from the email notification had also increased the 3-month average by 267 percent!

This marketing opportunity provided us with greater readership. It might now offer us a broader range of opinions, helping us improve the book. Hopefully, there will be those annoying copy editor types, who will help point out grammar, spelling and punctuation errors. Previous tests, similar to this, have also drawn experts from the industry we have written about. This adds more texture to our research, and ultimately creates a better product for our readers.

Stay tuned for our next publicity surprise, after we review the success of our public and peer review. The key is to plan out a series of teasers to keep drawing visitors to your website and intelligently persuade them that your book is something they absolutely have to read.

The Cyprus Real Estate Market

On the 12/1/08 Saturday Mr Antonis Loizou has given an address at Ayia Napa in the interest of the U.K. Alzheimer’s Society, which was gone to by 120 fundamentally remote inhabitants in Cyprus. The subject was the Real Estate Market in Cyprus. We give an abbreviated form of the talk.

Land Investment, be it a house, arrive salary creating property or advancement, has been so far a “protected” interest regarding security of capital. Since 1974 costs have been moving upwards at different rates p.a. Upto the year 2001, costs moved upwards by and large 7% – 10% p.a., yet since the Cyprus Stock trade crash, financial specialists intrigue turned towards land. Cyprus’ incorporation to the E.Union, combined with the most good assessment framework in the E.U. also, the Russia-Cyprus twofold tax collection settlement, has made Cyprus pull in an expanding inundation of European and Russian premium, which has helped land interest in Cyprus.

The lifting of confinements with respect to property buys by E.U. organizations and subjects, has augmented the extent of land speculation and now, it is assessed that remote purchasers in Cyprus land contribute around CP700 mil. This is barely shy of the greatest outside trade worker, the Tourist Industry and its CP1.200 charge. p.a. what’s more, a long ways ahead from the third greatest remote money worker i.e. the seaward organizations commitment of around CP350 mil. p.a.

This sharp outside request, combined with the nearby enthusiasm and in addition the additional tax assessment on land, for example, V.A.T. of 15%, has made costs move at a rate between the years 2002 – 2004 of around 15%p.a., while the extremely late years costs have shot up by just about 20% p.a.

This is especially so with respect to building plots and land and all the more as of late towards farming area. With costs of improvement arrive being so costly and with the arranging laws permitting the advancement of a solitary house pretty much all around, general society’s advantage has been occupied with an expanding volume towards agrarian land, where costs have indicated increments in abundance of 30% – half finished the most recent year alone.

This circumstance of high improvement arrive cost, changes over now to around 40% of the aggregate advancement cost of any house/flat, though two or three years prior, the land cost on a building deals value added up to 20% – 22% as it were. This undesirable situation will deteriorate with the presentation of VAT on building land from first August, 2008.

Things being what they are, the point at which it will end and all the more essentially would we say we are setting out toward a land crash? I question it. Since so far these considerable increments in property costs, have been consumed by general society, be it, it has influenced the rate of offer essentially for the less focused activities making to some degree, the market, rather unusual and fairly questionable.

Change Your Tone

The world of PR is benefiting from dramatic changes in the way media coverage is being delivered electronically to your computer desktop or PDA of choice. Perhaps the nuisance of ink on your fingers is being replaced by a bad case of “BlackBerry thumb” — but nevertheless getting your media coverage electronically has never been easier or more mobile.

These changes now drive the development of new tools from content providers, and new software programs to help better manage and analyze media coverage. The automation occurring at the database level and through the real-time delivery of organizational news, to internal and external stakeholders, is now almost taken for granted. And the holy grail of PR — to automate media analysis and measurement — is already under way; but where should software stop to make way for human analysis?.

Media analysis programs can save countless hours quantifying and sorting media coverage in an unlimited number of ways, including by circulation, region, ad equivalency, company programs and services, and competitive brands. However, do you really want a computer program qualifying how each story affects your organization? It’s a gamble with little upside.

Just Say No
The automation of tone and sentiment has already been incorporated into some software programs, but how accurate can it be? Every story, across every medium, will have a dramatically different meaning or impact for various organizations and their stakeholders. Behind the news emerge both winner and losers.

For instance, if a negative story breaks about a strike at one bottling plant it will be a boon for its competitors. The ability to determine which companies are negatively affected by the news is very limited. Furthermore, understanding the actual tone or possible ongoing bias of the reporter on an issue is impossible to automate. News is as much about delivering the facts, as it is provoking a reaction or emotion from the reader. Media analysis solutions can certainly help decipher the facts, but the rest should be left to a team of communications professionals.

Too Subjective?
The argument against toning media coverage has often been it is too subjective — if the news can be interpreted differently by each individual, won’t this skew the results in the end? True enough — but this can easily be solved with the introduction of a tone standardized ‘scorecard’ that is consistently applied to each story.

These scorecards can really vary, depending on the type of analysis you want to deliver in the end. Many organizations will chose to tone stories by ranking them as positive, neutral or negative.

The use of these 3 words alone is where subjectivity problems can creep in. Along with team brainstorming and training sessions on how tone can be applied, one quick fix is to use the C.B.S. Scorecard instead:

Use Critical (in place of Negative.)
Use Balanced (in place of Neutral)
Use Supportive (in place Positive)

After reading an article, it is much easier to answer the question “Was that story critical, balanced, or supportive of our organization?” Instead of: “Was that story negative, neutral or positive?”

When it comes to tone it won’t always be black or white, but I’d rather leave the grey zones to a trained communications professional rather than to the guesswork of a software application.

When it comes to tone it won’t always be black or white, but I’d rather leave the grey zones to a trained communications professional rather than to the guesswork of a software application.

Beyond the ranking of articles by tone using the C.B.S. Scorecard, other metrics and meanings can be used in tandem to create and even stronger analysis. The following scorecard uses a scorecard range, from – 5 to + 5, to provide a more in depth analysis.

Rating Criteria
+5 Supportive Mention + four of the following: Key Message; Interview; Photo; Call To Action
+4 Supportive Mention + three of the following: Key Message; Interview; Photo; Call To Action
+3 Supportive Mention + two of the following: Key Message; Interview; Photo; Call To Action
+2 Supportive Mention + one of the following: Key Message; Interview; Photo; Call To Action
+1 Supportive
0 Balanced
-1 Critical
-2 Critical Mention + one of the following: Negative Executive Mention, Positive Competitor Mention; Consumer Direct Complaint; Ongoing Issue
-3 Critical Mention + two of the following: Negative Executive Mention, Positive Competitor Mention; Consumer Direct Complaint; Ongoing Issue
-4 Critical Mention + three of the following: Negative Executive Mention, Positive Competitor Mention; Consumer Direct Complaint; Ongoing Issue
-5 Critical Mention + four of the following: Negative Executive Mention, Positive Competitor Mention; Consumer Direct Complaint; Ongoing Issue

Once each story is toned, the rest of analysis can be automated by your software solution. The tone can be used independently to determine the success of the campaign by percentage of C.B.S. stories, but the tone can also be used alongside the rest of the analysis to identify possible media bias or problem areas by region or publication. The media is always analyzing your organization…why not return the favour?

New media monitoring and analysis technologies are certainly changing the face of media relations activities and provide immense return on investment, but determining the impact of a news story on your organization should be kept in human hands for the time being.

The Mediterranean Choice for Real Estate Investors

The Greek land advertise is at present a standout amongst the most energizing in the Mediterranean locale since it offers land financial specialists the opportunity to assemble a whole and very much differentiated property portfolio inside one nation.

The abundance of chances accessible in Greece for the universal property financial specialist truly wound up noticeably known after the Athens Olympics in 2004. The advancement of Athens and terrain Greece to the more extensive world not just advanced the interest of the nation for financial specialists, it brought about a gigantic convergence of voyagers especially to the territory all through 2004 and 2005.

Presently add these developing tourism numbers to the extensive volume of guests who every year occasion on the Greek islands and the aggregate level of enthusiasm for this Mediterranean nation has surged which has made more interest for rental and resale convenience.

As far as the quick open doors accessible to land financial specialists they incorporate business and retail speculation property in the primary urban communities of Greece – the greater part of interest and the most elevated yielding resources are accessible in Athens – tourism convenience to let out along the Greek coastline and in each resort on each Greek island, retirement and second home request in the principle Greek resorts and obviously private settlement to lease crosswise over Greece especially in the fundamental work hotspots. Also, for the individuals who look for developing business sector openings there’s the Peloponnese locale of Greece where property venture is quite recently starting to return appealing profits.

Another basic factor supporting the interest of Greece as of now is the way that extensive swathes of the land part are profoundly intensely valued – particularly when you contrast the nation with another Mediterranean top choice, to be specific Spain – this implies a financial specialist can get much more for their cash in Greece than somewhere else on the Med and are consequently conceivably becoming tied up with a market with solid space for development.

As there are not very many limitations put on the remote freehold responsibility for in Greece and the property purchasing process is extremely clear, an ever increasing number of speculators searching for portfolio expansion openings are looking at the abundance of chance in Greece right now and hence Greece is rising as the Mediterranean decision for land financial specialists in 2006.

Amorgos Island Real Estate in Amorgos Greece

Amorgos island land in Amorgos Greece. Houses manors lodgings available to be purchased in Amorgos island. Inside this article one can discover what to consider, and the means one needs to take when obtaining a property on Amorgos island.

1. Discover initial a property that is of your loving through the web or far and away superior after a few visits to Amorgos island. Keep a record of the considerable number of properties you went by in Amorgos Greece. Costs of Amorgos island land will shift enormously. One will likewise take note of a major crevice in the city assessment, and the market esteem normally the city assessment being lower up to five times, however for some situation the city assessment will be more noteworthy than the market esteem, so don’t get shown a good time.

2. Give careful consideration when obtaining land, on Amorgos island in Greece.

On the off chance that one chooses to buy land and needs to assemble, the building laws in Greece change much of the time in this way you will likewise need to procure a designer or a topographer who will illuminate you about the particular bit of land in Amorgos Greece. A legal advisor and a public accountant can’t enable you to out in this progression. On the off chance that they do you will be getting incorrectly input, and may wind up with some Amorgos island land which is not usable.

3. The costs when buying Amorgos island land are as per the following. Ascertained on the city assessment or the value put on the deed of offer, which ever is more prominent, the public accountant will charge you around 2% the legal counselor from 1.5% to 2%, and the administration exchange imposes today are around 13%, however the administration impose rates concerning land in Amorgos Greece change every now and then. Specialist costs for arrive obtaining may differ from 300 to 1000 euros. Likewise if a land specialist in included the concurred charges must be paid or else move might be made against you down the line.

4. After the employment is done from the legal advisor and legal official ask from the Amorgos island land registry the 4 declarations concerning your land in Amorgos Greece. These ought to be an endorsement of proprietorship, one that states there are no current credits or inclines, a declaration that there are no cases private or government against your Amorgos island land, and an authentication of interpretation or in basic words that your deed is really enlisted at the Amorgos island land registry.

5. Keep in mind that after the majority of the above you will be required to submit wage charge for the following financial year. In the pay tax document you submit you will be required to demonstrate where you got the assets to buy land in Amorgos island in Greece. For more subtle elements bear in mind to ask you legal counselor, before acquiring your most loved bit of land in Amorgos island. Be cautious with this progression, you don’t need any sudden astonishments down the line. In the event that you can’t demonstrate where you got the assets, the buy an incentive on the deed of offer and in addition the public accountant charges will be computed as a salary and you will be exhausted on this sum in a raising structure, from 0% to 43% about, which is an indistinguishable scale from one needs to pay for Greek wage expense or wage impose in Greece.

Red Manhood Protection From Cold Weather

Now that cold weather is blowing through, winter is definitely here. While even warm weather aficionados can find some things about the cold they like (hot chocolate, roaring fires, an excuse to stay inside and binge watch), it’s equally true that even cold weather fans can find drawbacks. And for men, that includes getting a red manhood from freezing temperatures and bitter icy winds. Finding ways to keep the member sufficiently warm during these winter months is part of good male organ care.

Red manhood

Now, there’s usually nothing wrong with a red manhood. Men who are fair-skinned tend to get a red manhood when it becomes firm, as the blood rushing into the engorged member causes a change in coloration. But sometimes a red manhood can signal a problem, such as being far too cold.

Anyone who has ever jumped into a pool of cold water has witnessed a cold red manhood � and one that is usually shriveled. But when the male organ is exposed to extreme cold temperatures for a prolonged time, it may actually get a little swollen and can experience extreme pain.

In some severe cases, a red manhood may be an indication of frostbite (or frostnip, an early stage condition of frostbite). Frostbite is accompanied by a numbness (lack of feeling or deadened feeling), swelling, blistering and fever, although not all men may experience all of these symptoms. If a man suspects he has a frostbitten member or other body part, he should seek medical attention. Severe frostbite can destroy tissue and in extreme cases may lead to amputation.

Keeping warm

To help fight that winter cold, there are several ways to keep the manhood warm during the winter.

�Don’t go commando. First and foremost, men who habitually walk around without underwear should suspend that habit when venturing out into winter weather. The cold weather can be too dangerous to male organ health, no matter how nice the feeling of freedom may be.

�Stand in front of a fire. Spending a few minutes in front of a fireplace can help warm up a member so it withstands the cold better during its first minutes outside.

�Give the member a rub. Similarly, taking a couple of minutes to rub and massage the manhood before tackling the cold can be beneficial. This will get the blood circulating and help deflect the initial cold.

�Tuck it in. If he is only going to be outside for a few minutes, a guy can try tucking his manhood between his legs for extra warmth. However, since it will pop out relatively quickly, this is a very short term solution.

�Layer up. Doubling up on underwear is strongly advised. Just as a guy may wear a shirt, sweater and coat to combat the cold, so should he consider wearing more than one pair of underwear. The bottom layer should be tight briefs, an athletic supporter or compression shorts, each of which will fit the male organ more snugly.

�Go thermal. It can also help to wear thermal underwear, which may add an extra layer of warmth to the region.

�Investigate wind briefs. Many runners wear wind briefs, specially designed underwear with an extra layer of protection in the midsection.

�Wear a member warmer. A man can invest in an actual knitted member warmer � or simply wear a (clean) sock over the organ when temperatures get frosty.

Taking steps to prevent a red manhood due to cold weather pays off. So does taking steps to ensure overall male organ health, such as regularly applying a top drawer male organ health crme (health professionals recommend Man1 Man Oil, which is clinically proven mild and safe for skin). For best results, a guy should select a crme that is going to �cover all the bases� by including the major vitamins necessary for member health promotion � A, B5, C, D and E. In addition, the crme should include L-arginine, an amino acid which helps manhood blood vessels expand so they can accommodate a greater flow of blood.