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How to Fund your New Business through Playing Online Poker

How to Fund your New Business through Playing Online Poker

Something you may have never considered as a fantastic opportunity for generating a very handsome level of capital is through the playing of online poker. Whether you plan on playing in the professional leagues, or will just be applying your talents in the casual sectors, […]

Do You Have A Tech Idea? Here Are Three Reasons to Incubate Them in Hong Kong

Do You Have A Tech Idea? Here Are Three Reasons to Incubate Them in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has for many years won praise globally for supporting startups. As an Independent Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong works very hard to support businesses and stay ahead of other nations. The developments of the last decade have demonstrated that the world is […]

5 Ways to Improve Communication in a Healthcare Organization

5 Ways to Improve Communication in a Healthcare Organization

When it comes to communication in your healthcare organization, do you believe there is room for improvement? In most organizations this is the case, so it’s essential to keep finding ways to address this important aspect of your healthcare organization. Some simple changes to your organization, could make all of the difference and below are some of the ways you can do this.

  1. Invest in Secure, Integrated Communication Devices and Systems

Time is of the essence in many healthcare facilities, such as hospitals and clinics. These healthcare organizations usually have large numbers of staff members, so it’s essential that they can talk to each other, process information and much more, in a fast, efficient and secure way.

To achieve this goal, the decision makers in a healthcare organization need to find out what the most appropriate technologies are to help improve communication in healthcare. Examples include encrypted paging systems, secure smartphone systems and reliable and secure systems that store and allow you to easily access patient information.

  1. Provide the Appropriate Training for Your Staff Members

Without the proper training, your healthcare staff members may be performing well below their potential. Every new employee should be given extensive training as soon as they join your organization, so that they can get up and running as quickly as possible and become productive members of staff. Current employees should not be neglected either and should be sent on regular training courses to enhance their current work skills and interpersonal skills.

  1. Continually Review Communication in Your Organization

Improving communication in a healthcare-related organization is an ongoing activity. You may have set down solid foundations to improve this area of your organization, but if you don’t continually review its effectiveness, all of your hard work can be in vain.

To avoid this wasted effort, there are many tools and methods that can help you. Ideally, you want to find out what your employees think. You can do this through employee surveys, questionnaires and different types of tests.

  1. Be More Transparent with Your Employees

Employees communicate better with people they trust. If this is not the case in your organization, your employees will be less willing to engage with you and fellow members of staff and this can hold back your healthcare organization. However, if you and your management team are more transparent and treat your employees with respect, they will be more willing to cooperate and go the extra mile to help you succeed.

  1. Encourage Teamwork

If you’re one of the leading figures in your organization, you have to lead by example and introduce ways to encourage teamwork. Holding regular, productive meetings and brainstorming sessions, providing the right facilities for these activities and asking everyone to contribute to meetings and brainstorming sessions, are all effective ways to do this.

Improving communication in a healthcare organization is achievable. However, there has to be a willingness of the people in charge of an organization to introduce these changes. Above are some of the most effective ways you can do this.

How Ladbrokes Has Survived In a Competitive Marketplace

How Ladbrokes Has Survived In a Competitive Marketplace

Following its merger with the Gala Coral Group to form Ladbroke Coral, in July 2015 Ladbrokes was the biggest bookmakers in the UK. It has been operating for over a century, with its founding in 1886, and in that time, the company has had to […]

Ways to help your business bounce back on its feet

Ways to help your business bounce back on its feet

Occasionally companies find themselves experiencing issues that can come from incompetent management, imperfect strategy, or a couple of other small issues that negatively impact the entire enterprise. Some businesses need someone to come in and assist with establishing good corporate governance practices to change the […]

Defrost Your Chest Freezer in 3 Quick and Easy Steps

Defrost Your Chest Freezer in 3 Quick and Easy Steps

How long has it been since you defrosted your chest freezer?

If you’re like most people, it may be hard to remember the last time you completed this task.

However, regular maintenance of all your commercial kitchen equipment – including your chest freezer – is essential to keeping your equipment in good working order.

3 Quick and Easy Tips for Defrosting Your Commercial Chest Freezer

To keep you on the path of proper commercial kitchen equipment maintenance, here are just a few quick and easy tips for defrosting your chest freezer.

1. Reduce and/or Relocate the Food

The first thing you want to do before defrosting your commercial chest freezer is to reduce the amount of food in it. You can do this by transferring the contents to another freezer. Or, you can choose to schedule a defrost during some restaurant down time. Let your food stash dwindle a bit. When re-ordering food, make sure it won’t arrive until after the defrosting process is complete.

2. Defrost the Freezer

Once you’ve removed all the food, you’ll start the defrosting process. Make sure to first check your chest freezer owner’s manual for any instructions specific to the model of freezer that you own.

Figure out how you’re going to drain the melted ice water. Some units have a hose for easy draining. Those that don’t have a hose will need to be placed outside to avoid water damage to your property.

Next, turn off the freezer and open the door. You can add some pots of boiling water or place a fan in front of the freezer to speed up the process if you like.

3. Chill the Freezer Again Before Adding Food

After all the ice is melted, turn on the freezer and close the door. Allow the freezer to chill for 6-8 hours before re-filling it with food.

Keep Your Kitchen in Good Working Order with Regular Commercial Kitchen Equipment Maintenance

Commercial kitchen equipment is a big investment for your business. Make sure to keep it running properly with regular maintenance, like periodically defrosting your chest freezer. Doing so will help you save money on costly repairs and replacements.

How Long Does Carpet Cleaning Take?

How Long Does Carpet Cleaning Take?

People who want to use professionals to perform carpet cleaning can often be deterred by not knowing how much it will cost and how long the job will take. The first question can usually be answered easily enough, as most companies that carry out carpet […]

The Advantages of Using Freestanding Jib Cranes

The Advantages of Using Freestanding Jib Cranes

Free standing jib cranes are a popular choice in many industrial areas, and for good reason. Lifting equipment is an important part of warehouses and factories, as it prevents injury that can be caused by manual labour as well as enabling larger loads to be […]

Are You Involved in Food Catering? What You Should Know about the Proper Gas Engineer

Are You Involved in Food Catering? What You Should Know about the Proper Gas Engineer

If you are involved in the food catering industry, then you know full well that it’s a lot of work – but the results often make up for all the time and effort you put into it. You do, however, need to make sure that you follow the rules and regulations of the government to the letter. This involves relying on professionals such as gas engineers in order to ensure that your catering business is above board. So, what are your responsibilities as a catering business when it comes to gas safety? More importantly, how can you make sure that you employ the proper gas engineer to take care of your gas safety requirements?

What you should know about laws and regulations

Under UK law, you are required to have your gas installations done by an engineer who is Gas Safe Registered. Additionally, the gas engineer you choose should be qualified and registered in the particular field as well as product they will be working on. One example of this is hiring a gas engineer for a range cooker that uses LPG. The gas engineer should be precisely qualified in and registered for ‘Commercial catering: range cookers, LPG’. If a gas engineer is only qualified for range cookers running on natural gas in commercial kitchens, then their qualification will be specified as ‘Commercial catering: range cookers, NG’. You will be able to find these specific designations on the back of their identification card.

As the owner or manager of a food catering enterprise, you are responsible for making sure that your gas appliances are checked and serviced once a year (at least). You should also have a gas certificate which proves that your appliances have been checked and serviced. Keep in mind, though, that some gas engineers will only give you a certificate for a span of 6 months if they think that your gas appliances are high-risk due to constant use. If you are a mobile catering business, for instance, your equipment may be classified as high-risk due to having to connect and disconnect it regularly.

The qualifications of a gas engineer you should look for

Apart from the above-mentioned particularities, the gas engineer you choose should exhibit a range of qualifications suitable to your appliances and the type of business you have. The gas engineer you select should be qualified in commercial catering, specifically ‘Commercial catering: fat and pressure fryers, LPG or NG’ for instance, or ‘Commercial catering: fish and chip ranges, LPG or NG’. If you have draught burners, then the gas engineer should have this qualification (e.g. ‘Commercial catering: forced draught burners, LPG or NG’) on their card. The same is true if you have pressure or expansion boilers. Your gas engineer should be qualified for ‘Commercial catering: pressure and/or expansion boilers, LPG or NG’ just like the commercial catering engineers from Milgas.

5 Restaurant Tips For Opening A Successful Business

5 Restaurant Tips For Opening A Successful Business

Planning to have your own business is something almost everyone dreams of. People who love food or have some experience in the catering field, have worked in a Hotel or a food industry, are more likely to be dreaming of opening their restaurant. However, if […]