Archive for November 2011
So many jobs are available in the construction industry that are of major importance, and the contractor often must turn to recruiters or staffing companies to fill the work team. If the employers have not prepared themselves with a full crew, the potential for a work delay is a possibility. No builder wants to be burdened with delays, but sometimes they are inevitable. If your contracts were done correctly the stipulation regarding delays cover and protect the builder against delays caused by a short staff, weather or material delivery delays.
Depending on the part of the country you are located; weather is often one of the most difficult factors to predict when it comes to planning. Jobs available in the construction industry often follow severe weather. These gypsies follow the hail and severe weather that is often a cause of delays to other parts of the construction industry. No part of construction industry is immune from problems that cause delays. In some parts of the nation the unions, will from time to time be responsible for delays. These delays are always part of the paper work.
Every legal department in any large construction company has the protocol information in place to work through work stoppages brought on by unions. Every delay is costly but work stoppage by grievance is always a possibility that has a multiplier that in the end is the responsibility of the entity that is having the construction done. Many states are “”right to work states”"; many workers choose to work in one of these states. This assures this part of the work force that labor issues won’t be a reason for delays. Jobs in the construction industry are stable if the delay factor can be marginalized to keep men working.
So many times supply chain logistics go awry due to miss-manufactured or shipments that are incomplete. This delay is the responsibility of the parts provider. And as with all delays, they are penalized by contract. But the delay is still a problem that increases the time to completion. The effect on labor, if not dealt with early, can cost the employer in more ways than one. Workers won’t stay around long if the delay results in a loss on the pay check. After all, they aren’t responsible for company Y not delivering parts on time to company Z. If a delay is imminent, the work force may go else where to seek reliable work not dealt a bad hand by delays.
Jobs in the construction industry are good paying jobs to be proud of. Many Americans give their all in skill and talent to build our country. Delays that involve nature are over looked or at least tolerated, but jobs in the construction industry that are dealt blows of a political or labor issue, unions, send the workers to “”right to work”" states and this delay can be more than catastrophic when it comes to the overall subject of delay.
Research and development is critical in all industries. And, when it comes to the pharmaceutical industry R & D not only generates income for the companies involved in the research but it often results in lives being saved, or at least in the quality of patient’s lives being improved.
It can take many years, as well as millions of pounds to perfect and test a pharmaceutical product. In 2006 alone almost £4billion was spent on pharmaceutical research and development. Once developed, years of testing follow to ensure that any new drug or medicine adheres to the appropriate government guidelines before being released to the general public. During that period of development it can be a perplexing time for research scientists as they strive to find the perfect solution, for example to a life-threatening illness or a debilitating disease.
Indeed, it is that period of intense research, development and ultimately testing that makes branded drugs so initially expensive. For a number of years they are under patent to the pharmaceutical company that developed them and that exclusive reward for innovation is one of the reasons that drugs are developed in the first place. So, production of a ground-breaking drug not only helps humanity but can be extremely lucrative for the company responsible for developing it; either exclusive distribution or production under licence allows pharmaceutical companies to recoup their R &D costs, as well as add to their bottom line.
Because of the potential rewards available, anyone involved in the medical or pharmaceutical fields of research at the top level will have worked hard to get there. Research scientists are often enrolled on extensive post-graduate courses in order to expand their knowledge and learning by companies anxious to attract the best recruits.
But getting into the industry doesn’t have to be through the research scientist route. There are many pharmaceutical jobs that aren’t involved in front-line research such as marketing, accounting, engineering and IT. In recent times, according to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI), the pharmaceutical industry in the UK employs over 68,000 people and many are not directly involved in research.
However, despite the promise of potentially vast financial rewards many of those involved in the industry chose to go into pharmaceutical research for altruistic reasons, whether directly involved in research or not. Such noble reasons for entering the industry include the opportunity to help develop vaccines, medicines and cures in order to reduce the number of life-threatening and debilitating illnesses in both humans and animals. Indeed, for the many employees in the pharmaceutical industry, the best reward for their years of hard work and dedication is the chance to improve people’s lives.
There are many different reasons people fail in the home based business industry. However, most people fail due to one of three reasons. Lack of knowledge on what to do, lack of dedication to put forth any effort, and trying to reinvent the wheel of the industry.
How To Avoid The Top 3 Reasons People Fail In The Home Based Business Industry
1. Lack of Knowledge – The majority of people in this industry seriously lack the training, guidance, and support on what to do and how to be successful with their business. Building a successful home business isn’t hard, once you know what you’re doing. When you are new and you don’t know what to do, without the proper guidance you are going to experience a lot of frustration and failure.
2. Trying to Reinvent The Wheel – There are a lot of people who have achieved high levels of success in this industry, and there are a lot of great programs out there that other people are having success with. Yet some people just want to do their own thing. It’s extremely hard to just come into the home based business industry and build success from scratch.
However, you don’t have to do that. All you have to do is find an opportunity or program that is already working for others, and plug in. If you have a home business opportunity where there are lots of people having success and earning money, don’t try and think of ways to do things differently or on your own, just plug in to whats already working.
3. Hard Work And Dedication – This is probably 95% of the reason people fail in this industry. Because they are not willing to put forth the work and effort necessary for success. The majority of people looking for a home business are just looking to make money without doing any work. They join a program and once they figure out they need to actually do some work to get results, they quit and keep searching for that magic button.
It’s the people who find a good opportunity, have a genuine desire to become financially free, and take consistent action on achieving their goals. The greatest home based business opportunity in the world won’t work for you unless you are willing to put forth the hard work and dedication needed to be successful.
Agricultural theft is on the rise according to the NFU Mutual rural crime survey.
In England agricultural theft cost farmers £42.8m during 2010. This represents a 26% increase on the previous year.
Scotland saw thefts totaling £1.4m an increase of 57% over the same period, and in Northern Ireland theft had risen by 28% to £3.8m. Theft in Wales was recorded at £1.7m a reduction of 48% over the previous year.
These figures do not include the cost of lost revenue, replacing stolen equipment, or increased insurance premiums. Often insurance companies will only offer the current market value of stolen equipment including depreciation leaving owners in the tough situation of having to make up for the shortfall to replace the machinery.
The survey found that most theft occurred from outbuildings during the night and early hours of the morning. In fact the most common time reported for theft was between midnight and 6am, although tractor theft was often reported during broad daylight hours.
The countryside is proving to be a difficult area for crime prevention agencies to police effectively and the high value of agricultural equipment together with the lack of built in security devices makes them a prime target for thieves.
Theft of tractors is on the increase in part because over the years the car industry has upped its game, with manufacturers routinely equipping vehicles with alarms, immobilisers, high tech key fobs with rolling codes, and even tracking devices.
This makes them a much less attractive target for thieves who have moved on to agricultural vehicles which have typical security levels as seen thirty years ago in the car industry.
The One key fits all policy of agricultural manufacturers for their brands has been adding fuel to the fire, with large tractors being worth more than top of the range cars and often left unattended, this is something which the industry will need to address.
In many cases a single reported theft can involve several machines at the same time. In a recent case Farmer Nigel Hicks of Wallingford had three Massey Ferguson tractors stolen in just one night, along with a loader and a bailer.
It is not always possible to lock valuable equipment away when carrying out work away from your premises for a period of time. Earlier this year a Farmer in Wormingford reported the theft of two John Deere tractors, two dumper trailers, and a barrel of red diesel to the police. The machinery was taken while they were parked up for few days while digging a lake.
In the survey 71% of NFU branches said they believed rural crime was planned and carried out in an organised fashion, this was most often by thieves from outside of the area and the growing trend is for this machinery to be stolen from fields and outbuildings, and transported to warehouses, often to be stripped down for parts and shipped overseas.
In one recent case reported in the news, a tractor which was stolen from a farm in the Cotswolds turned up 2000 miles away in Cyprus.
Thieves will often park up stolen tractors in remote areas incase they have a hidden tracker installed. If after a period of time they have not been recovered by police they can assume there is no tracker fitted and move them on. This means that machinery fitted with tracking devices benefit from a high rate of recovery without loss or damage.
Having a good tracking device fitted can also combat the theft of agricultural machinery if it is capable of actively alerting on any attempt to move the equipment, thus allowing the crime to be prevented before it happens.