Monthly Archives: October 2017

Imperative Concerns In The Hair Salon Industry

Vital issues in the hair salon industry contain a number of factors such as the types of services that a beauty salon may offer to its clientele. Beauty services can include everything from cuts, to styling, to coloring, to extensions, just to name a few. The more services a salon is able to offer, the more marketable it will make itself to the public.

In order to be able to bring in as many customers as possible and to be able to connect with as many members of the community as possible it is recommended to hire a staff that can cater to the needs of people of all different ethnic backgrounds. Different ethnic groups have different needs when it comes to beauty services, and this should always be considered when new staff members are being interviewed and hired.

Suburban and urban locations are generally much better places to promote a beauty shop, and this also makes it much easier to stay aware of the latest trends in the business. It is also important to remember that the business itself should be easily found within the local area. Many clients may shy away from visiting a business that is difficult for them to find.

An additional way to stay informed of the latest and best products is to make sure that at least a couple of staff members are able to attend promotional events or conventions at least every other month or so. These conventions give people in the industry an opportunity to sample and learn about the newest products on the market.

It is also important to make sure that the prices that clients are being charged for a different beauty services fall within a reasonable price range for the industry. Even though it is everyone’s goal to make money and turn a profit, it is still important to remember that customers may feel tempted to seek services at a different business if they feel that they are being overcharged. A simple way to prevent this may be to research the prices of beauty shops located around the local area.

All employees that are hired to work in the hair world should be qualified with the latest credentials. It is a matter of safety and quality to make sure that all employees are highly qualified to perform the services that they claim to be able to perform.

One of the latest, easiest, and most cost-efficient ways to promote a business in this industry is through the use of social media and social networking sites. It usually costs nothing to establish these sites, and they can be updated multiple times per hour if someone would choose to do so. No business in this industry should also be operating without a well organized web page on the Internet.

Vital issues in the hair salon industry also include making sure to offer services using hypoallergenic products for customers who may need them. In today’s age of allergies and allergic reactions this is an easy way to maximize the potential for one’s business. Advertising the use of hypoallergenic products is an easy way to draw in extra customers that may otherwise not feel inclined to make use of someone’s business.

Convergent Charging- An Important Feature of the Telecom Industry

The telecommunication industries have made a significant progress in the recent days. Now, communicating with anyone at any part of the world has become a matter of second. It has been possible with the introduction of different new technologies in the telecommunication network. Many little technological advances in this field have made the revolution possible. If you are someone, who is interested in learning about the important technicalities of this field, you will at first have to note about the BSS OSS. While OSS deals with the networking system and its internal issues, BSS deals with the support division for the customers. Without these two, it will not be possible to run the network successfully and make it even better day by day. The other important technical term that comes to mind in this regard is the convergent charging system. The advent of this technology has also helped the communications sector to some great extent. Also referred as convergent billing and converged charging, it is solution that has been devised for common management of every users as well as their operators services. The system includes several things under its purview, viz. the postpaid and prepaid payment methods. It also includes TV, broadband, mobile telephony as well as fixed telephony with prepaid or postpaid connections. If the basic rules of the system are followed in the best way, it will not be a difficult task to make the best of it and process the work in a simpler way. Whatever be the technologies that are being used or introduced in the recent days, almost all of them is related to the OSS or the operation support systems, as it deals with the systems network. No other system can perform without the network connectivity. So, it is always important to give utmost importance to this factor.

Impact Of Health Care Legislation Hr 3962 On The Outsourcing Industry

President Barack Obama had a hard won victory on Saturday night (the 7-8th day of November 2009) when the landmark health care reform legislation (HR 3962) was passed with 220-215 votes. Now if everything goes the Obama way, then by the end of the year 09 Affordable Health Care for America Act would apply as a law impacting almost fifty million US lives. But what does this Act actually imply? How does it stand to impact an average US life? How does the Act affect the outsourcing industry at large? Through my article below I endeavor to answer these and many more questions.
Ab-initio we will refresh the fundamentals of federalism, stating the Roles, Duties, Nature, Scope and Restrictions on the government in a written federal constitution. Next we proceed to see whether the above attempt by the federal government to accede healthcare legislation is ultra-vires the powers granted by the US Constitution.

What is Federalism?

According to the traditional classification followed by the political scientists, constitutions are either unitary or federal. In a unitary constitution, the powers of the government are centralized in one government viz., the Central Government. In the federal constitution, on the contrary, there is a division of power between the federal and the state governments in a way that they are both inter-dependent and independent at the same time.
As we all know that Constitutions are organic documents which operate as fundamental law. The governments and their organs owe their origin to the constitution, derive their authority from the constitution and discharge their responsibilities within the framework of the constitution. The judiciary has the power to declare a law unconstitutional if the law is found to have contravened any provision of the constitution. The American Constitution is the oldest and a well praised example of federalism.

What are the powers granted by the US Constitution to the State Government?

Powers reserved for State Governments are:
Establishing local governments
Issuing licenses (driver, hunting, marriage, etc.)
Regulating intrastate commerce
Conducting elections
Ratifying amendments to the U.S. Constitution
Providing for public health and safety
Exercising powers which are neither delegated to the Federal Government nor were prohibited from the States by the Federal Constitution (residuary powers)
Framing other domestic law (for example, setting legal drinking and smoking ages etc.)

What are the powers granted by the US Constitution to the Federal Government?

Under the Constitution, powers reserved for the Federal Government are:
Printing of money
Declaration of war
Establishing the armed forces
Entering into treaties with foreign governments
Regulating commerce domestically and internationally
Establishing post offices and issuing postage
Making laws necessary to enforce the Constitution

What are the powers shared by Federal and State Government?

Under the Constitution, the shared, or “concurrent” powers are:
Setting up courts
Creating and collecting taxes
Building highways
Borrowing money
Making and enforcing laws
Chartering banks and corporations
Spending money for the betterment of the general welfare
Acquiring private property with appropriate compensation

What is the HR 3962 Act ?

The HR 3962 Act conceptualizes a new, voluntary, public, long-term care insurance program to help purchase services and support for people who have functional limitations. The Act endeavors to form a new national program to provide affordable coverage for those who cant get health insurance today because of pre-existing conditions. Under this, the insurance companies must spend 85 cents out of every premium dollar on medical services, thereby fostering the expansion of Medicaid and improving the Medicare. Under this, the young adults, till the age 26, are covered within their parents policies.

The Obama administration intends to attain this by creating mandates. As a self-sustaining public insurance option (that is financed not by tax dollars but by insurance premiums), this provides an alternative to and competes with private health insurance companies, on a level playing field. Additionally, the Act intends to eliminate the antitrust exemption for health insurers and medical malpractice insurers thereby fostering competition thus targeting the existing monopolies in the health insurance market. It aims to establish a new mandatory essential benefits package that shall become the minimum quality standard for employer plans, with the passage of time. The package places a cap for annual out-of-pocket spending, at a maximum of $5,000 per individual and $10,000 per family to prevent bankruptcies from medical expenses.

This Act requires the employers to either provide insurance to their employees or contribute to the cost of their coverage through the public plan/exchange, though the small businesses are exempted from this requirement.

Arguments regarding Constitutionality of HR 3962

The legal fraternity is divided between two schools of thought about the constitutionality of the Act. First school believes that the Act is unconstitutional and places reliance on Articles I 8 and V of the US constitution and on Tenth Amendment. They claim that their argument is supported by the celebrated case of MARBURY v. MADISON, 5 U.S. 137 (1803) and some federalist opinions. The second school of thought places reliance on Article I 8 and the celebrated case of McCulloh v. Maryland, 4 Wheaton 316 (1819); Steward Machine Co. v. Davis, 301 U.S. 548 (1937); United States v. Butler, 297 U.S. 1 (1936) and some federalist opinions. An in-toto analysis of these school of thoughts would conclude that the true interpretation of the word general welfare in Article I 8 of the U.S. Constitution can only determine the constitutionality of an Act like HR 3962. Till date the court opinions have been more inclined towards Hamilton (Federalist 33, 83 etc.) and Story rather than Madison (Federalist 41, 45 etc.).
Simply put, when the government mandates welfare as a quid-pro-quo for premiums collected, such welfare translates to nothing but a tax liability for the country men. Such an attempt by the government to regulate insurance sector by masquerading as an industry player is inspired from socialism. I personally feel that socialism is a Marxian concept and may not go well in an economy with capitalist foundations. The good thing is that people all over the world should buy insurance; this however turns bad when the government forces people to do so.

What are the implications of HR 3962 on the Outsourcing industry?

The object clause to the Act states that it is meant to provide affordable, quality health care for all Americans and reduce the growth in health care spending.

In reality, the act is a victim of haste. Ideally if the intention of the Obama administration and the object clause of the Act were actually in-sync then the administration should have awaited a confirmed indication of the end-of-recession. The administration should have first looked at strengthening the fundamentals of the economy, by:
better regulating the existing insurance sector,
improving the US agrarian culture and making the country self sufficient regards its food requirements,
checking the cost-of-living index and
creating more jobs in the private sector.
But if the intention is to make more and more Americans dependant on Federal Government for basic requirements, then the attempt is bang on.

Impact on the outsourcing industry:

Prima-facie it may seem complex but there are clear indications for the outsourcing industry to benefit once the HR 3962 is implemented. The benefit roots from the fact that the employees will become expensive for the employers post this Acts applicability. Now given the very competitive market scenarios, thin profit margin and the inability of the employer to transfer this increased cost to the end consumer, the employer is forced to search for the less costly alternatives. It is needless to say here that the Act magnifies the already existing labor arbitrage opportunities internationally. To appreciate the existing labor arbitrage opportunities you can refer to my older blog post.

How To Get Started In The Construction Industry

The construction industry is a very appealing industry to work in right now, not only is the work varied, rewarding and well paid, you are using skills that are very valuable in the world of work. Having a trade is essential because of the high unemployment rates caused by the recession. If you can learn a trade and get one step above the other candidates going for jobs you want, then why not do it as soon as possible?

This article will discuss ways to get started in the construction industry:

Get onto a good course: just reading about construction wont just make you a very boring person to talk to at the pub, it will leave you falling far short of the standards and trade skills required to get into the industry. There are some fantastic vocational training courses out there. These courses will teach you all of the theory behind elements of the construction industry but they will also give you a chance to go out and use your skills in a real world environment. Tradesman courses are underrated, especially when all you hear is that A Levels are the only real way to educate yourself. However having a trade is so essential these days, and practical qualifications are the only way to get there.

Get your employer to sponsor you on a staff training course if you dont have the right qualifications. Everybody wins, you get a recognised qualification and your employer gets a much more diverse member of staff who will be able to enter the construction industry properly.

Get advice, do you know anyone in the construction industry? Speak to them, find out what they did to get where they are, and also find out from speaking to them if it really is the career for you. Ask them to give you an honest list of pros and cons.

Have faith in yourself, low self esteem has held many a person back from reach out to achieve their dream. You can do it if you put the work in. If the 21st Century is teaching us anything at all, its that absolutely anything is possible. You only one very short life, so dont let minor things get in your way.

Pharmacy Assistant A Successful Career in Pharmaceutical Industry

Pharmaceutical Industry is growing with the speed of population globally. So are growing the better career opportunities. Technological advancement in Pharmaceutical industry has given new dimensions to the research and development in this field and have opened many new areas of employment opportunities.

Pharmacy Assistant is a program that trains you about general health related issues and their solutions. This course will make you a reputed and responsible person your locality / community who possess special knowledge about general health issues. A trained Pharmacy Assistant (PA) can help his / her surrounding community and other people in his orbit to live healthy life by suggesting them general dos and donts.

A Certified Pharmacy Technician can prescribe necessary medication to ill community members and patients and help them recover and attain good health without suffering the illness. Students are imparted sufficient knowledge and training to look after general health issues and provide immediate first-aid treatment, whenever needed.

Another role that a Pharmacy Certified Technician plays in the society is providing health related information to curious community members. S / He becomes capable of answering general health concerns of people, provide them correct information about medical products and services and answer their questions and concerns which they might come up with.

Job Prospects for New Pharmacy Assistants:

This is a wonderful opportunity for those who want to make a career in health care industry, serve community or want to start a career in medical industry. A Certified Pharmacy Technician program is your ticket to ever changing and challenging career which never lets your excitement evaporate from work and offers excellent growth opportunities. The job will give you a better reputation, identity and recognition in your community as a health issue expert.

The scientific advancements are exploring newer humane diseases every time and new and better medicines and machines are coming up to facilitate patients and industry members both. The rapid development in Pharmaceutical and Medical industry have raised a steep demand for trained Pharmacy Assistants at various levels of excellence and experience. The trend is expected to continue this way opening newer job opportunities for certified pharmacy technician. There is a steep rise in the requirement of pharmacy professionals and their assistants globally. It is expected to grow more in coming years.

Role of Pharmacy Assistant:

A Pharmacy Assistant works between doctor and patients and his intuitions, knowledge and skills are employed when it comes to dispense drugs and medicines to the patients. The PA needs to be a detail-oriented person while administering medication or issuing prescription guidelines. All these aspects of the job role are well covered in Pharmacy Assistant training program.

Pharmacy Assistant generally works under the supervision of Pharmacist. Here is a brief account of activities that a Pharmacy Assistant may have to carry out:
-Read, explain and dispense prescriptions to patients
-Prepare medicinal compounds if needed
-Prepare Aseptic
-Control Inventory
-Purchasing
-Merchandising
-Liaisoning with government departments
-Licensing and Other Membership Compliance
-Computer Operating
-Clerical and back-office duties
-Distribution
-Establish with regional doctors and customers

Students are imparted complete information and experience about design, production, reactions and prescription so that the can confidently communicate and discuss these matters with Pharmacists, customers, patients and doctors. The courses are offered in convenient timings so that to suite schedule of working professionals, too.