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International Conference On Multidisciplinary Innovations And Technology Transfer Conference


minttThe International Conference On Multidisciplinary Innovations And Technology Transfer Conference, organized by the University of Ibadan will take place from 12th August to the 14th August 2015 at the University Of Benin in Benin City, Nigeria. The conference will cover areas like Promoting Technology Transfer & Innovation through Inter-tertiary Collaborations and Intellectual Competition.

August 13, 2015 |

Searching for Jobs in the wrong places…


In life we make the challenge of finding employment even harder by telling our children — our young people entering the workforce — to look for jobs where few jobs exist for them.
We tell them to go to school K-12th grade and graduate (great).
And then we tell them to go to college and graduate (still great).
And then we tell them to go and work for a big company or government. Neither of which are hiring. This is not a knock on big  (more…)

August 3, 2015 |

25 Common Characteristics of Successful Entrepreneurs


25commonRegardless of your definition of success, there are, oddly enough, a great number of common characteristics that are shared by successful businesspeople. You can place a check beside each characteristic that you feel that you possess. This way, you can see how you stack up. Even if you don’t have all of these characteristics, don’t fret. Most can be learned with practice and by developing a winning attitude, especially if you set goals and apply yourself, through strategic planning, to reach those goals in incremental and measurable stages.

The Home Business Musts
Like any activity you pursue, there are certain musts that are required to be successful in a chosen activity. (more…)

July 27, 2015 |

How to Be a Successful Business Owner


how21. Lots of people have the dream, but they get bogged down in the details of how to go about it. While this article isn’t meant to serve as a complete business start-up guide, it will give you an idea of some of the steps involved in starting your own business.

2. Hire Professionals
The most important professionals you’ll need at the beginning are a lawyer and an accountant. The lawyer can help you decide if you want to be a corporation, partnership, sole proprietorship, or some other type of company. A good accountant can help you make this decision based on which will be most advantageous to you from a tax angle. A lawyer can also help you register your business and get any licenses and permits you will need, and can advise you about patenting your idea (more…)

July 27, 2015 |

Facilitation and training- The role of a facilitator


rofMost people associate the word “facilitator”with the training environment. Often, that person at the front of the room leading a training sessions, is referred to as the course facilitator. While it is true that some seminar leaders do “facilitate”, the facilitation role is often important in other areas. For example, the chairperson at a meeting often takes on the responsibility for facilitating the meeting, rather than “running it”. The government employee involved in mediation of disputes between other parties is also a facilitator. Human resources staff members often facilitate discussions in various contexts. And staff that work with groups of stakeholders and members of the public may be well advised to take on a facilitating role rather than a directing one.
For those of you who already are involved in facilitating, or those of you that may do so in the future, we are going to look at what the facilitation role entails. (more…)

July 9, 2015 |

What’s The Usefulness of Training Anyway?


women working in call centerThere are good reasons to mandate training and development in your organization, and there are bad reasons for mandating training. There are ALSO good reasons for NOT training, in some circumstances, and bad reasons to refuse. Knowing what training can and cannot accomplish enables you to make the right decisions at the right time, ensuring that your limited training dollars are used effectively.

The Chaotic Work World
If our work worlds were stable, and un-changing, we might not need to worry too much about training. We might still do it to provide employee development but it would be less critical to our organization’s success. (more…)

June 16, 2015 |

3 Tips to Make Training and Development Work


How much money did your organization invest last year in training and development that failed to provide the results you sought? You are not alone if employee training classes rarely resulted in the transfer of immediately useful information to your workplace.
Real employee behavioral change, based on the training content, is even harder to demonstrate in most organizations. Discouraging? You bet. So what’s an organization to do to ensure employee training transfer to the workplace?
You can create a training and development support process that will ensure that the employees training you do works. You can make training and development more effective within your organization. These four suggestions and approaches will make your employee training more effective and transferable; their application will result in measurable differences to your bottom line performance.
• Create a context for the employee training and development.
• Provide training and development that is really relevant to the skill you want the employee to attain
• Favor employee training and development that has measurable objectives and specified outcomes

With this information in hand, the employee knows exactly what he can expect from the training session and is less likely to be disappointed. He will also have ways to apply the training to the accomplishment of real workplace objectives.

May 4, 2015 |

Google launches Western Union payments for website owners in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda


Google has announced that website owners, using Google Adsense, in Ghana, Kenya and Uganda can now receive their payments via Western Union in the local currency. Website owners use Google AdSense to display ads on their website and are paid when their users interact click an ad or an ad is displayed to them. Typically website owners using Google Adsense in Nigeria have to use other third-party methods, which add extra costs, to receive their payments.

April 29, 2015 |

US Announces Post-election Training For Police Personnel


The United States ambassador to Nigeria, James Entwistle, has disclosed that the United States government has resolved to partner with the Nigeria Police Force in the area of training.

Entwistle made the disclosure yesterday, during a visit to the Force Headquarters where he congratulated the Nigeria Police for their role in ensuring hitch-free polls during the last general elections.

In a statement on the visit, the police spokesman, CP Emmanuel Ojukwu, said the ambassador was full of praises for the police personnel deployed for election duties.

“The Nigeria Police Force has received an impressive commendation from the government of the United States of America. This commendation came from His Excellency, Ambassador James Entwistle, the US ambassador to Nigeria when he paid a courtesy call on the inspector-general of police, IGP Suleiman Abba.

“The US ambassador posited that the visit was in recognition of the superlative performance exhibited by officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force in the just-concluded 2015 general elections. He used the occasion to assure the IGP of the US government’s resolve to partner more with the Police in area of training”.

In his reaction, the police boss assured the ambassador that the commendation would motivate officers and men of the Force in ensuring the delivery of world-class security services in Nigeria.

April 28, 2015 |
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