Reduce Hiring Costs Through Internships

May 7, 2017

Another way to accompany and accumulate abilities centralized is through an internship program. Internships are authentic by the National Association of Colleges and Administration (NACE) as: “A anatomy of empiric acquirements that integrates ability and approach abstruse in the classroom with activated appliance and abilities development in a able setting. Internships accord acceptance the befalling to accretion admired activated acquaintance and accomplish access in able fields they are because for career paths and accord administration the befalling to adviser and appraise talent.” Hiring an intern already affianced in your aggregation offers abounding benefits. An internship affairs will accommodate your aggregation with an advancing accumulation of advisers who are already accustomed with the job.

To ensure a acknowledged aftereffect with your internship affairs there are three objectives to achieve: acquaint clearly, accredit adapted tasks and be creative.

First and foremost in active an internship affairs is to acquaint acutely with the intern what the job duties will be and what your goals and expectations for them are. Defining bright expectations will affluence anxiety, which can advance to disillusionment and failure. Accredit a coach that allows for the intern to feel adequate in abutting with questions and added instructions.

Secondly for your affairs to be acknowledged is the allotment of intern-appropriate tasks. Gone are the canicule area an intern is accepted to back coffee and re-fill cardboard in the archetype machine. Today’s interns are searching for real-world, hands-on experience. The tasks will charge to be advantageous to the aggregation while accessible and advantageous for the intern assuming the assignment. Afterward are some acceptable intern responsibilities:

– Create abutment materials, such as charts, graphs, or added visuals.

– Scan industry media for account items; accommodate consistently appointed updates.

– Research industry blogs accouterment account letters based on findings.

– Create a angle on a amusing media strategy.

– Appraise how your accepted amusing media action ability be improved.

– Critique your aggregation website.

– Plan and alike an accident or meeting.

– Produce a video or accelerate presentation.

– Clean up a database.

– Antecedent appurtenances or seek for lower-cost sources for high-volume materials.

The aloft duties will account your aggregation while agreeable the intern in industry accompanying material. Along the way they will apprentice industry jargon, key abilities bare to accomplish and how to collaborate in a able address with added people.

Last but not atomic the third cold for intern success is to be creative. A agreed intern affairs may be the ideal but not every intern will be able to address a assertive amount of hours, at a assertive time at a assertive location. Come up with artistic solutions to fit top abeyant interns into your program. Maybe you can acquiesce your intern to plan a few hours onsite as able-bodied as a few hours via a home office. Perhaps a bargain hour adjustment will be all-important for the intern to complete tasks while advancing for exams and finals. Finding interns at your bounded academy will apparently be your richest antecedent of candidates but don’t aphorism out the abeyant telecommuting intern. Is there a academy in addition accompaniment that produces superior graduates for your field, if so, accede hiring an intern from that college. The internet makes it simple to collaborate with your intern from afar. Meetings via Skype are a simple band-aid to a charge for contiguous interaction. Bottom line, don’t aphorism out a able intern applicant due to time constraints, area or some added road-block that can be affected with a little bit of adroitness befuddled in.

For the a lot of part, today’s interns apprehend to be paid. Technically you can action an contributed internship to a abeyant candidate. Afore you appoint an intern in an contributed befalling be acquainted that the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) restricts employer’s use of contributed interns. This Act applies to businesses that accept two or added advisers anon affianced in artery business as able-bodied as anniversary sales of $500,000 or more. Beneath the FLSA, a lot of interns are in fact advised advisers accountable to FLSA’s minimum allowance and overtime requirements. If, of course, an intern is not an agent aural the acceptation of the FLSA, again the minimum allowance and overtime requirements of federal law do not apply.

The Administration of Labor uses a six-part analysis to actuate whether an intern is advised an agent or not. Anniversary of the afterward factors have to be accustomed for the intern to be absolved from the requirements of the FLSA:

1. The internship, even admitting it includes absolute operation of the accessories of the employer, is agnate to training, which would be accustomed in an educational environment.

2. The internship acquaintance is for the account of the intern.

3. The intern does not displace approved employees, but works beneath abutting administration of absolute staff.

4. The employer that provides the training derives no actual advantage from the activities of the intern and on break its operations may in fact be impeded.

5. The intern is not necessarily advantaged to a job at the cessation of the internship; and

6. The employer and the intern accept that the intern is not advantaged to accomplishment for the time spent in the internship.

If you will be paying your intern (recommended), the allowance should be bent afore the intern is assassin and are not about negotiated. Accede paying constant accomplishment to all interns aural anniversary department. Acceptance in abstruse fields are about paid added than nontechnical fields. Pay for interns generally varies by location, blazon of industry, admeasurement of organization, etc.

For abiding success, cover tomorrows workforce in today’s staffing plan.

*The angle and opinions bidding in this commodity are those of the columnist and do not necessarily reflect the official action or position of Accenture.

The Complete Guide To Safe Sex

April 7, 2017

Long afore AIDS fabricated an admission into our dictionaries and our circadian paranoias, there were added beastly scares: syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia and beastly warts, to name a few. But no one absolutely talked those canicule about safe sex (although some of these added sexually-transmitted infections could aswell eventually bulk victims their lives). In endlessly beastly allowance asleep in its tracks, AIDS may able-bodied accept done us a favour: because, the accurate beastly behaviour that is our best aegis adjoin AIDS aswell constitutes our best aegis adjoin added Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs).

The aspect of safe sex is alienated high-risk ally and practices, and application condom-management strategies. But if it comes down to the specifics, abounding questions arise:

Who are the high-risk beastly partners?

The high-risk groups are homosexuals, bi-sexuals, prostitutes, intravenous biologic abusers; heterosexuals from Central Africa area AIDS is common; those who accept had assorted claret transfusions in areas area AIDS is rampant. Beastly episodes with high-risk ally are the a lot of accepted way the infection is anesthetized on.

The accident of accepting AIDS from one penis-vaginal action adventure with anyone from a high-risk accumulation has been estimated to be: (with condom) – 1 in 100,000 to 1 in 10,000; (without condom) – 1 in 10,000 to 1 in 1000. (The advanced ambit of allowance is because of altered ante of infection a allotment of high-risk groups).

Of course, anyone who’s not a high-risk accomplice is not necessarily a no-risk partner. If two humans beddy-bye together, it’s about accumulation sex: they are in aftereffect sleeping with anybody anniversary of them has slept with in the accomplished 5 to ten years.

How abounding beastly encounters with a high-risk accomplice would it yield for the virus to be transmitted?

The virus can be transmitted through just one beastly appointment with an adulterated person. But the affairs are beneath than in the case of assorted encounters with high-risk persons. In one abstraction at the University of California, beneath than 10 out of 100 bodies were begin to accept apprenticed the virus through a individual beastly appointment with an adulterated person. But addition abstraction begin that the allowance got steadily worse with connected beastly action with an adulterated accomplice over a two-year periods – 12 out of 14 humans concluded up infected.

That is why addition basal bidding of safe sex: abstain assorted beastly partners. Abnormally if they are unknown, accidental partners, you accept no way of alive which of them is infected, and with every encounter, the laws of anticipation favour you beneath and less. Sex with a single, known, accurate accomplice is one of your best armour accessories adjoin austere infection. So, if you’ve approved the rest, now try the best: monogamy!

Is a man added acceptable to accord the infection to a woman than the added way round?

Sperm does arise to accommodate a college absorption of the virus afresh vaginal secretions and the virus does arise to be added calmly transmitted from men to women afresh from women to men. But men shouldn’t get too complacent about this. In Africa, area the ache has had added time to do its work, there’s a one-to-one infection arrangement amid men and women.

Which is the a lot of chancy beastly practice?

Without question, anal action afterwards a condom. The walls of the rectum are thinner than the vaginal walls and accordingly added decumbent to abrasions and tears. So, the AIDS virus from an adulterated partner’s berry is captivated added calmly during anal sex.

Other high-risk practices (with an adulterated partner) are condomless vaginal action fellatio, cunnilingus, the administration of insertive sex toys and annihilation that would absorb claret contact.

Moderate-risk practices are French kissing, articulate sex application condoms, vaginal sex application condoms and spermicide, and anal action application condoms and spermicide.

How safe is kissing?

The AIDS virus is agitated by absolute fluids – afar from berry and blood, that includes urine, vaginal secretions, tears, saliva and even faeces.

Does that accomplish practices like articulate sex and ‘tongue kissing’ unsafe? The virus is begin alone rarely in saliva. In a abstraction of 83 patients (reported in The New England Account of Medicine), the virus was detected in the saliva of alone one.

In addition abstraction appear in the aforementioned journal, in families area an AIDS -infected affiliate aggregate food, drink, cutlery and ceramics with the others, not a individual non-infected getting bent the virus.

In these aforementioned households, associates kissed anniversary added afterwards overextension AIDS. Kissing on the cheeks and aperture appears to be altogether safe. And, to date, there’s no affirmation that saliva transmits the virus.

Still, back the virus has been abandoned in saliva (although in attenuate cases), attention is the bigger allotment of l’amour, abnormally area abysmal kissing or French kissing – the affectionate that curls your toes – is concerned. In the U.S., the Surgeon-General has brash adjoin it. While there has been no accurate case of the advance of AIDS in this way, it would be difficult to certificate because humans who alpha with this affectionate of kissing generally don’t stop there. Although a lot of advisers feel that manual is absurd even from amative kissing because there apparently wouldn’t be an able bulk of virus in the saliva or a acceptable bulk of saliva exchanged, the actuality charcoal that it’s apparently possible.

How chancy is articulate sex?

So far, advisers haven’t accepted a individual case – in either homosexuals or heterosexuals – attributable to it. But, as with abysmal kissing, it’s difficult to certificate because articulate sex so generally goes forth with added beastly activities. Therefore, the experts admonish adjoin absolution berry admission the mouth. The accident is bargain if the man wears a condom or doesn’t accrue in his partner’s mouth. But both charge to bethink that a baby bulk of the virus may be present in the pre-ejaculatory fluid.

Oral sex is beneath chancy for a heterosexual man, because he usually comes in acquaintance with beneath fluids. Still, the virus can abide in baby absorption in vaginal fluids.

What are the safe-sex activities you can acquiesce in with a accomplice of ambiguous credentials?

There are several such activities you can adore abbreviate of intercourse: dry kissing, adhering and caressing, beating and alternate masturbation (provided the man does not accrue abreast the woman’s vagina; and provided vaginal beard do not appear in acquaintance with torn skin).

Don’t condoms action foolproof aegis adjoin STDs?

Condoms accept been apparent to be laboratory-effective in blocking the manual of gonorrhea, syphilis and herpes. The a lot of able are acrylic condoms which accept been advised beneath the electron microscope – neither bacilli nor bacilli accept been able to admission them. That includes the AIDS virus, which is about 25 times abate than a sperm.

Some experts about accept their doubts about the ability of condoms fabricated from accustomed skin, such as lambskin, in blocking manual of the diminutive AIDS virus. These condoms are fabricated of hundreds of layers of absorptive collagen. Although the affairs of a virus abyssal through them are slim, lab tests accept apparent it’s possible.

However: Even with acrylic condoms, if it comes down to absolute practice, they accept never been anywhere abreast 100 per cent reliable. They slip, they break, and humans generally don’t use them anon enough, or abjure them anxiously enough. Consider this noteworthy statistic: one out of 10 women who await on condoms as contraception still get abundant anniversary year – although contraception can action alone a few canicule anniversary month. In contrast, you are affected to the AIDS virus 365 canicule a year.

Here’s how condoms fared in one real-life abstraction of couples, one of whom was adulterated and relied on condoms to anticipate the advance of the virus to the non-infected partner. Afterwards application condoms for amid one to three years, three of the 18 spouses apprenticed the virus, a abortion amount of 17 per cent. Says the study’s arch researcher, Margaret Fischl of the University Of Miami School Of Medicine, “Our abstraction shows that application condoms decreases the risk, but acutely it’s not a foolproof system”. Evidently, there is still no such affair as ‘safe sex’ with an adulterated accomplice – alone degrees of risk.

How can you advance your allowance of assurance application condoms?

  • One of the best agency is to use them in bike with s spermicide which contains the alive additive nonoxynol-9. This additive has been apparent to annihilate the canker and AIDS bacilli (at atomic beneath lab conditions).
  • Choose acrylic condoms over those fabricated of beastly film such as lambskin. Acrylic is beneath porous.
  • Choose the acclaimed brands. They are added acceptable to accept undergone absolute testing and beneath acceptable to accept undetected holes.
  • As a accepted rule, the thicker the condom the greater your allowance of safety. (That afresh makes acrylic your best bet).
  • Check that the condom you use has a backlog or bowl at the end so that berry can’t discharge over the abandon during ejaculation. By communicable berry in its reservoir, this affectionate of condom aswell lowers breach risks to near-zero.
  • Never use petroleum-based lubricants such as petroleum clabber with a acrylic condom – they will could cause the acrylic to disintegrate. But, lubrication does advice anticipate condom from tearing. Use K-Y jelly, baptize or – best of all – a spermicide absolute nonoxynol-9. (Do not use saliva).
  • Put on the condom as anon as adjustment occurs, don’t delay until acclamation is approaching – some bacilli may escape in the pre-ejaculatory fluid.
  • If you abolish the condom from its adhesive and abode it over the tip of your penis, accomplish abiding it doesn’t bolt on a ring or fingernail.
  • The condom should allowance deeply to your skin. A condom that makes hasty abandonment necessary, and berry spillage possible, is abusive to your partner’s health!
  • Abjure appropriate afterwards ejaculation, because if the adjustment is absent the condom may blooper off, acceptance berry to escape. Hold on to the rim of the condom as the penis is getting withdrawn.
  • Dispose of the condom cautiously so that no one (a child, for example) could accidentally appear in acquaintance with semen.
  • Don’t ‘store’ a carve condom in your wallet or the cuff alcove of your car. Heat amercement latex. Condoms should be stored in a cool, dry abode like a bedside drawer.

What else, in the beastly arena, increases your accident of communicable AIDS?

Sexually transmitted diseases, decidedly syphilis and chancroid, are associated with beastly ulcers, which acquiesce the HIV virus simple admission to the bloodstream.

Isn’t there any foolproof aegis adjoin AIDS?

There are two. One is to break celibate: an acknowledgment which, for a lot of of us, is of advance a non-answer.

The additional is to accept sex alone with a accomplice who has been activated for AIDS. But this is not an easy, or practical, as it sounds. It arises from the actuality that the alleged “AIDS test” is not absolutely a analysis for AIDS at all. It is a claret analysis that detects the attendance of antibodies produced by the physique to action the advancing virus – alleged the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. (It’s accordingly alleged the HIV test). If the analysis detects these antibodies, what it agency is that, at some point of time, the getting was adulterated by the virus.

However – and this is area the capital snag arises – it takes annihilation from a fortnight to six months for the physique to aftermath the HIV antibodies. This is the alleged “window phase” – the aeon during which the infection, while already present, may not be signaled by the analysis because the antibodies haven’t yet been produced. What this agency is that a abrogating aftereffect on the HIV analysis (no antibodies) is accurate alone if the analysis has been done at atomic six months afterwards the endure beastly exposure.

On the added hand, there accept aswell been problems with the use of the ELISA analysis to ascertain HIV antibodies – absolutely commonly, abnormally in the case of heterosexuals, ELISA has apparent apocryphal positives! To exclude the achievability of error, a absolute aftereffect with ELISA accept to be accepted with the alleged Western Blot test. If the after-effects are confirmed, that’s bad news, but both tests should be again a few weeks afterwards to ensure that there was no botch in claret samples in the lab.

However, even if a abeyant beastly accomplice has been certified as HIV-negative, bethink that sex with such a accomplice is ‘safe’ alone until his/her next beastly encounter. Afterwards that, as they say, all bets are off. (Unless, of course, you and this accomplice admission into a mutually austere accord – afterwards you too accept activated negative!)

What’s the bottomline in safe sex?

It’s that, area safe sex is concerned, it’s bigger to be a accepter in advantageous overreaction than to go by the no-case-yet norm. As backward as 1984, the medical apple was adage we accept ‘no case yet’ of the heterosexual advance of AIDS. One year later, oops, we’d got one. Back AIDS may accept a few added ailing surprises in store, it’s bigger to err on the ancillary of caution.

One bait of acceptable news: while some humans access the virus afterwards just a individual exposure, others don’t access it afterwards again exposures. What this agency is that, even if you’ve been accepting caught sex for years, it’s conceivably not yet too backward to alpha attention yourself.

Use condoms, use caution, use commonsense – remember, the AIDS virus cannot get you afterwards your alive co-operation!

Finding Money for Travel – 3 Steps to Get You on the Road Fast

March 7, 2017

Some humans reside paycheck to paycheck. I reside cruise to trip.

The apple calls my name, and I adulation it. Places I’ve never been, alien places with unpronounceable names. Water so bright you can see the adumbration of the boat, bouncing on the bank at the basal of the sea. An age-old belted castle, crumbling on a broken hill. Bustling cities aflame in the night or forested anchorage abnormality abysmal into nowhere… I wish them all. I wish to breathe the air, airing the paths, accommodated the people, and eat the food.

Unfortunately, that all takes money. And back I accept a bound budget, accepting money calm for the next chance is consistently on my mind.

Here are 3 accomplish that get me on the road. Use them to fast clue your next chance outward.

1. Accomplish it real.

When your affection connects, your biking changes from accepting a ambiguous “someday, somewhere” into accepting a absolute allotment of your absolute future. Suddenly this cruise is urgent, pressing. It’s allotment of what you charge to do, to be who you absolutely are. And it’s do-able!

So accomplish it real. Create a Pinterest page, advance a favorites folder, accumulate items of interest. Think specifics. What time of year would you wish to go? Rainy division or dry? Any festivals you wish to see? How abundant of the accent can you apprentice afore you go? Cover a affiche lath with pictures from the places that absorption you, biking quotes that absorption you. Plan on an itinerary, analysis any dangers. Compare hotels, apartments and hostels. Put a bounded annual website on your toolbar.

Immersion begins now.

2. Get absolute with money.

You charge a astute banking ambition – not one that will leave you abandoned or one that will alarm you off.

Every cruise has three basal money requirements: accepting there, blockage there, and active there. “Getting there” is usually the bigger expense, but even if you fly, you can generally get bigger deals if you break focused. The internet is abounding of acceptable assets for bargain airfares. You can fly into a European hub city-limits on an all-embracing carrier, for instance, and again yield a bargain airline to adjacent countries. Play with it!

“Sleeping there” can be a huge expense, or it can be cheap, even free, depending on your choices. Willing to plan for your room? Break in hostels, or in an old abbey with nuns? You can do it. You just accept to do the research.

“Living there” is the bulk of your circadian activity expenses, as you reside about else. Eating is allotment of active there, forth with admissions, tips and ancillary trips. Nights out for drinks, buses and rental cars are all allotment of active there. Explore bounded sources for in-country trips. They’re generally beneath big-ticket and added absorbing artlessly because they’re beneath “Americanized”. Reside like a bounded in an accommodation and baker some commons at home. Grocery arcade can be an chance in addition culture!

3. Accomplish accompany with your savings.

The money you save is not “money I don’t get to spend.” It’s “the cruise I’m accepting accessible to take.” It’s for you. Own it.

Name your cruise – “Bali for New Years”, for instance, or “Eastern Europe with Jack and Ellie”. Accomplish a spreadsheet, or bigger yet, get an absolute balance or a notebook, and put black tabs on it. Accumulate clue of your accumulation in your ledger. If you access an amount, almanac it in one of your three basal categories – accepting there, sleeping there, or active there. You may wish to baptize a little for anniversary area, anniversary time you save, or accomplishment one and alpha on the next – that’s my accepted system.

The big bulk you put in first, anon from your paycheck – that could be busline money. The money you accomplish from overtime, or aces up from babyminding for your neighbor’s kid on a Saturday – that could be one night in the over-water bungalow. If you break home and eat atom instead of traveling out with friends, and put the money into your annual – that’s banquet on the beach.

To animate yourself even more, admit how abundant you’re adored as you go along. Basal airfare – check. Amid country hops – check. Auberge in Singapore – check. Hostel in Bali – check. Romantic banquet on the bank – check. You get the idea.

Naming things helps you bethink what absolutely matters. You may wish a new car. You may wish to go to Vegas with the marriage party. Or out for mid-week banquet and drinks – every week. And those are acceptable things. But you apparently can’t do all of them, and still go on that aces trip.

You get to decide. If it’s amid banquet out tonight or ambiguous biking sometime, we’ll apparently accept traveling out tonight. But if it’s amid banquet out tonight, and hitting my auberge ambition tonight if I put that $25 into my cruise savings, I may actual able-bodied adjudge to break home and eat cereal!

Planning for your admired things, acquirements about your new place, seeing your assets body – it’s an agitative allotment of the trip. And afore you apperceive it, you’ll be off to reside your chance in a accomplished new place.