It seems that the rates of obesity have been on a steady raise over the past few decades. Past reports have predicted that obesity will raise to thirty percent of the population by 2013 but experts are now saying that may not necessarily be the case. While the percentage of obese people rose drastically in the 1980’s and 90’s it appears that the percentage may have reached a levelling off point. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention certainly seem to point to this being the case, it appears that the rate of obese women has not risen since 1999 and the rate of obese men hasn’t risen since 2003. This trend isn’t merely appearing in the United States but in countries throughout the world, leading experts to question why this may be and how they can get rates to descend.
There are a few hypotheses as to why this plateau may have come about. The first being that food supply has expanded, meaning healthier options for more and more people. Another popular factor to be considered is a possible energy imbalance. And yet another potential cause could be environmental factors causing changes in the hormones that regulate appetite and/or satiety. Regardless a lot more research needs to be conducted before scientists can claim any conclusive factors.Read More at Industry Articles >>
In hard economic times, even the most valuable executive can an experience a job loss through layoffs with corporate profit takes a sharp downturn. When a layoff seems inevitable, or has already hit, expert recommend taking a few steps to avoid undue stress, according to the Wall Street Journal Online.
1. Don’t overreact. Once you receive the news, keep calm and stay to negotiate your terms including a better severance package or extended benefits that meet your needs.
2. Get your personal files. Before you do anything else, remove your personal files from the office. This can be done easily by sending the files to a personal e-mail account. Also, don’t forget to send export all of your contacts from your office e-mail.
3. Apply for unemployment. Get over the stigma of being laid off, and head to the unemployment office. It’s best to get the paperwork moving before a financial crunch hits you down the road.
4. Call the professionals. Contact and set up interviews with Reach Search International, the premier executive job search firm, handling international placements in the top industries.
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When people hear the word “demotion” there usually is a negative connotation that goes along with it. Despite what many people may think, a demotion is not always a bad thing for several reasons. Demoting an employee can be used when an employee has been promoted too quickly and they do not have the skill set to perform their new tasks, as an alternative to a layoff, and it can also be used as a form of disciplinary action. Even though demotions are not a regular occurrence, as a manager it is always a good idea to have a demotion policy in your employee handbook. This way the actions that may result in a demotion are clearly defined for both the employees and the managers.
The first and most common use for a demotion is to relieve an employee of jobs or tasks that they do not have the ability to properly handle. This form of a demotion can be the key to helping somebody who has been promoted beyond their capabilities. For example, a lot of companies like to promote their employees from within the organization so that they can have a better understanding of how the organization operates. Although it probably does not occur too often, there is always the possibility that an employee will be promoted beyond his/her capabilities. This occurs most commonly with individuals who are promoted into their first position in management, where they are not only responsible for themselves, but also responsible for managing the performance of their direct reports.
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Executive Search Firm Reaction Search International has placed Jeffrey Grayson as Intrawests CIO. The search was conducted by Robert Boroff, a Managing Director at Reaction Search International.Read More RSI Press Releases >>
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