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Whistleblowing In The Workplace

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Whistleblowing In The Workplace.

In some workplaces, things go on that the higher-ups would rather the general public don’t see. These wrongdoings may include abuse of patients or human rights violations. When things like these are going on behind closed doors, it’s hard to get them into the public eye. That’s where whistleblowing come in. Whistleblowing is the practise of people going to the authorities or into the public with the miscarriage of justice taking place behind closed doors.

Whilst there tends to be a lot of focus on the whistleblower, some people find themselves asking how to deal with a whistleblowing situation if you were the head of the company. Whilst looking for more information on this subject, I found this blog from HCHR. HCHR are a HR company based in Swansea and have used their expertise to write a blog explaining how to deal with whistleblowers. This blog also gives a better description of what exactly whistleblowing is and why people become whistleblowers.

Spies, Lies, and Whistleblowing

I went to a very thought provoking event at the Barbican Centre in London last weekend – The Logan Symposium, Building an Alliance against Secrecy, Surveillance and Censorship. The event was organised by the Centre for Investigative Journalism and funded by the David and Reva Logan Foundation. There were a broad range of extremely engaging presentations over three days including input from some high profile whistle-blowers including Eileen Chubb, on abuse in care homes for the elderly and Annie Machon, an ex- M15 agent who helped blow the whistle on crimes and the incompetency of the British spy agencies in the 1990’s. With inputs from the likes of John Pilger, the author and war correspondent and a keynote interview with Julian Assange (video link – of course) it was an impressive affair.

You may well be thinking why might matters discussed at an event of this nature to be of interest to me as an employer or manager. But what would you do with a potential whistleblowing situation within your organisation?

If an employers becomes a whistleblower, handling the situation can be very awkward. You need to be able to defend your business and yourself whilst respecting the rights of the employer. After all, they wouldn’t whistleblow without any reason. If you’re in control of a business or now someone who has their own business, then this blog can be very important in handling in whistleblowing situation.

Keeping A Balanced Diet

Keeping a balanced diet.

Keeping a balanced diet.

Christmas is a time where everyone gets together to celebrate. And during these celebrations, many people will consume an unhealthy amount of alcohol and fatty foods. This leads to people promising themselves that they’ll start a diet in the New Year.

There are many different types of diets to choose from, it all depends on what goal your setting your mind on. One goal for example could be to lose weight. What people don’t realise is, that one of the best ways to lose weight is to keep a balanced diet.

A balanced diet is all about eating the right amount of the different food groups. For someone who’s not a nutritionist, it can be quite difficult getting the balance right. I was looking for information on balanced diets recently when I came across this blog. The blog was on the website of a diet supplement retailer called Drop Away. Drop Away are based in South Wales and supply diet drops. In their blog I have found, they talk in detail about different areas of balanced diets. If you’re a novice when it comes to nutrition, then you will enjoy this blog as they explain exactly what a balanced diet is and what is involved. They also discuss different ideas of what to eat to maintain a balanced diet and also show you the different food groups and what foods are part of the groups…

Advice For Maintaining Balanced Diet

There are so many different ‘diets’ and healthy lifestyle programmes available these days that each claim to give you the best advice and guidance on how to eat a balanced diet, lose weight, and help you to be healthier than ever before. Some of these programmes may work, but often you will find that they are not realistically sustainable over a long period of time, so you will only see short term results.

We have written about this before, but the key to losing weight and living a healthy lifestyle is in fact just that – it requires a lifestyle change, not just simply going on diet for a few months. This is always easier said than done, but in order to successfully lose weight, you need to maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle, rather than losing weight and going back to your old eating habits.

Hopefully, this blog will help you if you’re looking to start a diet for the New Year. A balanced diet is very good for you, so at least give it a try before you try and other of the popular diets as there is not guarantee that they will work for you.

Need Help When Looking For A Dress?

Helping with dress shopping.

Helping with dress shopping.

Dress shopping can be quite daunting if you’re not really sure what you should be looking for, or where to be looking for dresses. It’s all well and good saying that you’re going out to buy a dress, but do you actually know what style or make you want? Many different shops offer different types of dresses. Some will offer casual dresses, whilst others may offer ball gown type dresses. Then there’s the realisation that some shops cater for different age women and some shops for different shaped women.

If this all sounds a bit daunting for you, I have found a blog that may be able to help you when it comes to dress shopping. This blog was found on the page of a women’s fashion retailer called Goose Island who are based in South Wales. In their blog, they talk about different helpful tips to consider when out dress shopping. Whether you’re looking for something to wear for a works party, or to a black-tie event, this blog should be of assistance to you when it comes to picking out a dress when dress shopping

Tips for Successful Dress Shopping

Approaching numerous Christmas parties, gatherings, and nights out also means that most people will be approaching a brand new party dress.

Dresses are the go-to party outfit of the Christmas season, and there are so many options available, it can sometimes be hard to know what to go for. The major high-street dress shops draw your eye with a range of dresses that range from fun and sparkly, to elegant and glamorous, and everything in between, and suddenly you’re now not at all sure what to wear your Christmas party. Maybe you would usually stay clear of anything covered in sequins, but the Christmas adverts and window displays make you think otherwise? Or maybe you are usually quite a casual dresser, but the festive party atmosphere has you considering sweeping ball gowns?

This article could come in particular handy if you’re also looking to buy yourself or someone else a gift for Christmas. You may even want to use this guide to help someone who is planning on buying you a dress. Dress shopping shouldn’t be difficult, so make it easier for yourself and read this handy guide. There’s also a load more information available on the Goose Island website.

Adding Lace To Your Fashion

Adding lace to your fashion.

Adding lace to your fashion.

It’s easy to look for something to wear to a dress up event, or even a casual event. The problems start to arise when you need to dress up for a smart casual event. At a casual dress event, you can get away with wearing a pair of jeans and a top, and a smart dress event you can get away with wearing a dress. But how do you combine both?

One way you can add a smart look to casual clothing is jewellery. Jewellery can go with any look to give that look a smarter edge. Another way, and a way that’s becoming evermore popular is lace. Lace clothing can be worn in many different ways such as as an insert or an overlay. If you’re not a wearer of lace, or unsure how it can help a look,then I have just the blog for you. I have pulled up a blog from Goose Island who are a women’s fashion retailer based in Swansea. They put together many different blogs to help women when it comes to making fashion decisions. In this particular blog, they talk about how lace fashion can help create a smart look to casual clothing, and how and what type of lace could suit you…

Add a Touch of Lace to Your Look

When it comes to casual dressing, most people will turn to a stylish top and a pair of jeans, and when it comes to dressing for more formal occasion, a lot of women will have a dress in their wardrobe that instantly comes to mind. But what about occasions or situations that call for smart-casual dress? Or what if you simply want to add a bit more elegance or sophistication to your everyday style?

There are a few ways that you could change up your regular style. You could try adding new and different accessories to your wardrobe, such as statement or pendant necklaces, as well as unusual bracelets and rings. However, another way to add something to your regular style would be to look out for little touches of lace.

Hopefully, you found this blog as interesting as I did. I never really thought about using adding lace to my fashion but now I know the benefits, it’s something I’ll be doing. With a load of parties coming up around Christmas and the New Year, a smart casual look could come in very handy.

Easy Tips For Weight Loss

Easy tips for weight loss.

Easy tips for weight loss.

There are many ways in which you can lose weight. However, most of these ways require you to take out a gym membership or buy some expensive exercise equipment that you’ll only use a couple of times. To help you lose weight in a way that doesn’t require you to change your lifestyle drastically, I have found this blog from Drop Away.

Drop Away are based in South Wales and assist people with weight loss. They specialise in weight loss drops which are drops you take with your food to help you control what you eat. They do also help people when it comes to dieting. Whether it’s them helping you with diet plans or just tips to help you. In this blog I have found, they have talked about 20 different tips to help you lose weight. The best thing about these tips, is that they don’t require you to change your lifestyle too much. Simply tips such as adding breakfast to your diet can be done by yourself at home. There tips are great and I found some of them interesting as I didn’t realise that such trivial things like sleep can have an impact on weight loss. The blog can be found below…

Top 20 Tips for Losing Weight

When it comes to losing weight, everyone is looking for that magic formula that will help them lose weight more easily or more quickly. Unfortunately however, there is not miracle product. The healthiest way to lose weight is through following a healthy diet and exercise regime, and then making use of additional products or supplements that will help your body work more efficiently.

There is no miracle solution, however, there are a few tips and tricks you can follow in order to help you on your journey, and minimise the risk of losing your motivation.

If you’re planning on starting a diet to help lose a bit of weight once the Christmas holidays are over, then I would recommend reading this. You can even start adding some of the tips into your daily routine over the Christmas holiday. Tips such as getting a proper 8 hours sleep and adding breakfast to your diet can help kick-start a dieting routine that you can go into properly once the Christmas holidays are over. The summer holidays will be here before you know once the New Year has been seen in, so why not get a head start on that beach body now?

Reviewing Laser Acne Treatment

Laser acne treatment reviews.

Laser acne treatment reviews.

By now, you may have heard of a process called laser acne treatment. Laser acne treatment is a new way of fighting acne instead of using the conventional methods such as medication prescribed by doctors. Laser treatment has only been around for a couple of years, but it is slowly growing in popularity.

One of the reasons for this growth is the increase in laser acne treatment reviews. The more people are having this treatment, the more they feel the need to share with people their experiences to help give people a better idea of what to expect.

In South Wales, this treatment is being offered by Laserase Wales. Laserase Wales have great experience in laser acne treatment as they have been treating people using this method since it first came around. They have seen the popularity raise and seen the need for people to leave reviews to other potential clients. With this in mind, they have written a blog to describe how laser acne treatment reviews can help you, but also what to look out for when reading a review about laser acne treatment.

Laser Acne Treatment Reviews

Acne is something that at one point another affects most of us and requires treatment. Cases of acne can lead to some confidence issues, especially in more severe cases, and finding an effective form of treatment is important in order to regain lost confidence. The most effective form of treatment is laser acne treatment, but some people still have some concerns about the treatment. For example, people have doubts about the value of this  treatment due to concerns about whether laser acne treatment actually works.

One of the best ways in which customers can ease these concerns is by looking at some laser acne treatment reviews. This allows customers to gain a better understanding on the effectiveness of laser acne treatment, as well as finding out about the reliability of a particular laser acne treatment clinic. Most reliable clinics that offer laser acne treatment will provide some laser acne treatment reviews that they have received on their website to demonstrate their reliability and effectiveness of their treatment. It is important that anybody who is thinking about undergoing laser acne treatment, first looks at some laser acne treatment reviews on that particular clinic to ensure that the treatment they receive is an effective, and more importantly safe one…

Reading a review about something you have limited knowledge about can be quite confusing and sometimes risky. Reading what to look out when reading or even knowing what to write when a leaving a laser acne treatment review can be important. The blog is a useful blog and full of information which I would recommend anyone check out if you’re thinking about laser acne treatment.

Know The Different Types Of Brake Pads

There are many different types of brake pads.

There are many different types of brake pads.

If you’re a car owner, the chances are you know the importance of brake pads and why you should always do your best to maintain them. Replacing or repairing brake pads can easily be done in a garage, but some people decide to replace them on their own. What some people don’t realise though, is that there are many different types of brake pads available. For those who don’t know about these different types of brake pads, it could endanger their lives if they were to drive with brake pads not attached properly, let alone the cost in repairing any further damage.

To help you with understanding the different types of brake pads, I have found this blog from FMP motor factors in South Wales. In their blog, FMP talk about the different types of brake pads and which brake pads are designed for what car. It’s important that you get to know this information, otherwise a botched job could cost you a lot more than it would have going to a garage in the first place…

Different Types Of Brake Pads

Brake padsare one of the main components in a normal vehicle’s braking system and are very important in terms of a vehicle’s safety. This is because without them, the wheels would wear down, the braking power would be reduced and the actual braking system itself would suffer from damage. This makes deciding on the correct type of brake pads very important as the different types of brake pads each have certain characteristics. So each type is suitable for certain types of vehicles and fitting the incorrect type could lead to serious problems with your braking system.

There are a number of different types of brake pads and for some people, deciding on the most suitable brake pad type can be difficult. Each different type of brake pad is made of different materials and varies in a number of factors such as performance and longevity. Also, due to the different specifications of a vehicle, there is a direct correlation to the type of brake pad that will be required depending on the weight and speed of the vehicle.

Many people take pride in their cars so want them to run as efficiently as possible. Due to this, many people are resorting to making changes and repairs to their cars themselves. Whilst this saves the car owner a lot of money, it can also be risky if jobs aren’t completed properly. Reading the above blog can give you a better understanding about the different type of brake pads which could be vital in stopping you from buying the wrong ones for your car!

What Is Soda Blasting?

Soda blasting.

Soda blasting.

Some of you may have, but most of you may not have heard of a process called soda blasting. Soda blasting is used to clean buildings and different architectures to help restore them to their previous appearances. Soda blasting can be used to remove dirt and grime as well as other nuisances such as graffiti. Soda blasting can also be applied to different modes of transports such as trains and ships.

If you are the owner of a commercial building, then you may appreciate how hard it can be to maintain the exterior of the building. Over the years, dirt and grime will build up as well as graffiti being dotted over the building. These factors together can make your building look old and scruffy and could put people off from visiting your establishment.

Finding a company to undertake the soda blasting for you can be easier than you think. Companies like APT soda blasting, who are based in South Wales, have been offering these services for a number of years. I use APT as an example because I came across their blog whilst I was researching soda blasting. In their blog, they explain in better detail what the soda blasting process is and how it can help your building. If you are unaware of just what exactly soda blasting is and how it can help you, then I would recommend you read through the blog which I am going to post below and give yourself a better understanding…

Soda Blasting – A Revolution in Pressure Cleaning

In this blog, we will be looking at soda-blasting, the revolutionary new method of removing built-up dirt that’s damage-free and environmentally-friendly.

APT have been in the commercial cleaning industry for a long time. We’ve cleaned all types of buildings, machinery and properties using every piece of equipment imaginable. But nothing has changed the way we look at commercial cleaning more than the method of pressure cleaning known as soda blasting.

So what is soda blasting?…

Looking through the blog and the APT site can help possibly hep save you a lot of money when maintaining your building as soda blasting may be the service you’ve been needing for a long time. Looking through the site will also give you a better idea of how the process works, as there is a load of pictures from different soda blasting jobs APT have undertaken.

Before And After Laser Acne Treatment

Laser acne treatment before and after.

Laser acne treatment before and after.

When looking for ways to treat acne, most people will tell you to try different medications. You may not be aware that there is a newer method of treating acne that involves laser treatment. Laser acne treatment hasn’t been around for too long but has been proven effective in treating acne.

Despite this, people are still worried about the potential safety consequences of using this method. For someone who has limited knowledge on laser acne treatment, finding information may be a bit of a hard task. After looking for information myself, I came across this fantastic blog article from Laserase Wales.

Laserase Wales are based in South Wales and have a lot of experience in providing clients with laser acne treatment. They’re aware of the safety concerns surrounding the use of laser treatment and have addressed these issues in their blog. So if you would like to see any laser acne treatment before and after pics or would like to learn about any potential laser acne treatment scarring, then this blog is for you…

Laser Acne Treatment Before And After

Acne is something that a lot of people suffer from at some point in their lives, especially in their adolescent years. When people suffer from acne, it is important for them that they find an effective form of treatment that can help and improve the appearance of the condition. The most effective form of treatment for acne is throughlaser acne treatment. There are certain concerns that some people have with laser acne treatment, and if this is the case you can check out the information provided below.

When you receive laser acne treatment from a reputable clinic such as Laserase Wales, the chances of your case of acne improving is very high. Laser treatments have a proven record of dramatically improving the appearance of acne and this makes it the most effective form of treatment that is currently available. But patients should ensure that any clinic that you go to is reputable and have been shown to effectively treat even the most severe cases of acne. To do this you should ask to see some of their laser acne treatment before and after cases to gain a better idea of the kind of treatment that they provide…

Dr Neil White from Laserase Wales has also recorded a video to give you information regarding the laser acne treatments

Hopefully this blog has been a good source of information to you. If you have found this informative, then feel free to share to your friends or family to try and educate as many people as possible about laser acne treatment.

Is Reputation Marketing Important?

Reputation marketing is as important as ever.

Reputation marketing is as important as ever.

As a business owner, you would appreciate how important it is to your business that people are saying good things about your services. The more nice things people are saying, the more likely potential customers are going trust you. But how thought do you give you making sure that people who have something good to say about you actually tells someone?

Reputation management can do your business the world of good as long as you take it seriously. If it’s something that you don’t pay too much attention to, then it’s time you considered reputation marketing. Reputation marketing consists of marketing all the good things people are saying about you online. It’s about taking those good reviews that people have left on sites like Google, and making sure that people are seeing them whenever they search for your business. Reputation marketing can also help you deal with the bad reviews. Every business owner would like to see the bad reviews removed from the internet, but unfortunately that cant happen, but there is a way to manage those bad reviews to really reduce any damage they may cause.

To give you some more help and information, I’m going to take a blog from Swansea Creatives. Swansea Creatives are one of the only marketing companies throughout the UK who offer businesses reputation marketing as a service. Their blog gives you a better understanding of what’s involved and how a marketing company like Swansea Creatives can help…

Reputation Marketing

“The reputation marketing field has evolved from the marriage of the fields of reputation management and brand marketing. In the socially connected world of the new millennium a brand’s reputation is vetted online nearly in real-time by consumers leaving online reviews and citing experiences on social media websites.”

In the hectic world of running a business we all forget that when we started it was our reputation that enabled us to be recommended to friends and family of existing customers.

Today, everyone shares information that much faster and reviews are part of every website where goods or services can be purchased.

Reputation marketing is still a fairly new concept in marketing, but with sites such as tripadvisor gaining popularity all of the time, it’s more important and as easy as ever to manage your businesses online reputation. I would recommend looking into reputation marketing before one of your competitors does and starts to take away your business…