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Monthly Archives: August 2014

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Cycling for Blood Cancer Research #Bikeathon

By | August 13th, 2014|Categories: Charity, Social Media|

Every year in September Leukaemia & Lymphoma research have a sponsored charity bike race called Bikeathon covering over 28 miles. This event is to raise essential funds for the other race of our lives which is to beat blood cancers Shockingly even though 30,000 people are diagnosed every year with a blood cancer - Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity that is solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.   They do many many other events up and down the country with various different types of sports and challenges, if you want to get involved please do look at the website, they can use all the help they can get. From the website Whether it’s an Olympic Triathlon or a charity bike ride around a local town, climbing Kilimanjaro or a walk in the park - whatever interests you, we’d love you to do it as part of our team to raise money for our life-saving research. Organise your own sports event, join our team. Be unstoppable. I blogged about blood cancer before when a friend [...]

The Power of Optimism

By | August 7th, 2014|Categories: Business|Tags: , , , |

What is the power of optimism ?  Is your glass half full or half empty?  Are you optimistic about your business, your outlook or your opportunities?  Would you like to find out?  I'm going to show you how you can get a score reflecting the potential for optimism in your workplace with access to insights from experts including Shawn Achor (a top TEDx speaker and author) and Anne Rhoades (co-founder of JetBlue). The Power of Optimism Xerox have been looking into the Return on Optimism and have created a questionnaire with just 10 questions to see how you score on your optimism chart, and how this affects your business. You can actually calculate your return on optimism With 10 Questions such as What percentage of your work would you define as meaningful? and How would you describe your workspace? What is your Return on Optimism You are then scored out of 100 to see how you score Looks like my score is pretty high, I am very optimistic about my work, I love what I do and where I do it, [...]

Keep connected on the move with CIPHR Mobile #HR

By | August 4th, 2014|Categories: Mobile apps|Tags: , , |

You, your HR team and employees can keep connected on the move with CIPHR Mobile, the free app is available on the iPhone, the iPad and the iPod Touch, as a HR self service application.  A brilliant app for small businesses, or businesses that often require staff to often be out of the office or on the move.  We all love to save time and keep up to date as simply as possible. Who are CIPHR Ciphr stands for computers in personnel HR and they supply HR software, payroll, SaaS, managed services plus much more.  They have actually been supplying these sorts of services for 32 years, but last year they launched a mobile application which allows employees, managers and HR to perform tasks while out of the office simply and easily on their mobile device. How to keep connected on the move with CIPHR Mobile Features: Access to employee records Employee searches Call or email employee right from the app See immediately the "who's off" chart Ability to approve/reject absence requests instantly Benefits: Easy to setup Simple to use [...]

When Facebook was down #facebookdown

By | August 2nd, 2014|Categories: Social Media|

When Facebook was down yesterday, it was funny to see all of the comments on Twitter, and even the hashtag #facebookdown was trending. This was the second time in two months that Facebook has been down.  It seemed to be worldwide but Facebook said it wasn't  - it started about 4pm UK time on friday the 1st of August and it was only really working properly again 2 hours later, although some could get back on earlier, and some were reporting that they could get on Facebook but it was very slow.   Apparently it wasn't a hack or anything dangerous just a technical issue but Facebook hasn't confirmed. Is Facebook Down When you tried to open Facebook you were confronted with an error message which said The requested URL could not be retrieved The following error was encountered while trying to retrive the URL http://facebook.com Other users saw the message.... Sorry something went wrong. We're working on getting this fixed as soon as we can. People were tweeting @facebook asking what was going on with regard to the crash [...]