Archive for March, 2015

03.6
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Key Elements Of Contract Management Tools

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Contract management tools can go a long way toward simplifying the entire process of writing, negotiating and finalizing contracts with your business. It can be important for you to know the features and tools available in this type of software. These behind-the-scenes management tools can help ease your workload of managing contracts, particularly if you are overseeing different types within specific jobs.

Contract software can create a centralized location for you to quickly find and review your documents. This can help avoid duplication on the same job, which, in turn, could save you time and money in avoiding unnecessary expenditures. You also may be able to convert older contract management programs into a new one, or convert paper contracts to electronic versions, including signatures.

You can share the documents in real time with your clients so that all of you can make revisions on the spot in negotiations for everyone to see. Also, the software can keep track of issues specific to your legal requirements, such as Sarbanes-Oxley concerns or HIPAA rules that you must follow. This can help prevent legal details from being overlooked.

The reporting mode contained in the software can be detailed and tailored to fit your needs. You can handle multiple currencies through some of these programs, which is an option if you have contracts overseas. Other programs can be customized to note workflow and payments, further aiding in streamlining the entire process.

This type of software generally offers features to send automatic billing and notifications to everyone involved under the contract’s terms. These notifications can include automatic alerts covering deadlines and payments to keep everyone up to date on the process and workflow. This amount of detailed monitoring can be handy when you have many contracts to oversee at once.

Different contracts can be drawn up based on the software’s templates. The software’s capability may expand beyond the needs of a small business. Different programs can work for larger financial offices or telecommunication firms or utility companies. The programs also can be focused to deal with asset management or even sales contracts.

You do not need to feel isolated or helpless if you run into software problems as you draw up legal documents. Many of the programs offer instant support online to work with you through the process. Other programs offer a guide to help you find an answer if your problem is one that has been encountered by other users. There also may be guides supplied in the software to help broaden your understanding of contract management issues you may encounter, or you may find a glossary of legal terms.

Contract management tools can offer some time-saving options for you as they monitor the paperwork and payments to keep those details up to date and accurate. This can help save you time and money and allow you the time to manage the other project details, such as deadlines and work completion. Talking with a consultant or researching your choices online may lead you to a program that can work for you.

03.5
15

Employment Equity

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It would seem as though some South African companies and industries might still be finding it difficult complying with new employment equity laws, a need for other companies is necessary for expert understanding in subjects and other legal terms of labour relations. There are many different companies available offering different levels of services to South African companies, training Human Resource departments in everything from Conditions of Employment, Discipline and Dismissal, Recruitment, Occupational injuries and diseases in the workplace, Retrenchment, OHS Act and Regulations courses and many, many other aspects relevant to the employment within the South African sector.

Your companys future in South Africa depends on your ability to successfully develop an Employment Equity action plan, and strategies to ensure that these targets are met, continuously monitored and evaluated. Labour Guide brings together people that will address key issues to help you develop and refine your plans and strategies to ensure your organisation retains its competitive advantage in the procurement process. The company aims for you to learn through effective planning how to initiate and plan EE programs to meet future personnel dynamic, build an EE strategy in line with your organizational goals and to examine and manage personnel change management issues amongst other things.

Labour Guide has all types of workshops designed to help you set up and self-administer equity plans. It is therefore incentive enough for companies to invest in the relevant courses and training for their staff responsible for working with EE compliance and other relevant industry compliance. There are also various different benefits for companies compliant with the Department of Labours various programs and requirements.

Labour Guide offers workshops and training related to different areas of employment law in South African including on how to comply with employment equity. Visit their user friendly website to explore what solutions Labour Guide offers your company.

03.4
15

Branded Intimate Apparel Industry France Market Overview

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In the perspective of lingerie’s, men are only left to wonder, ‘boxers or briefs’ whereas; a woman’s physique being sculpted and adorned in a unique way of its own, offer a wide assortment of choices. The market for women’s wear lingerie is being manipulated by the advent of modern technologies and fabrics that make new designs, and innovative intimate wears. These products have a higher profit margin than any other regular apparel. New trends in lingerie and fabric emerge exclusively from Europe and predominantly from France and Italy. France is at the forefront of fashion lingerie’s. Designers in France give more focus on rich looking fabrics, vibrant hues, laces, and embroideries. Just as their fashion, French lingerie’s also exhibit richness and elaborate embellishments that are preferred worldwide.

French Lingerie Industry Overview

France contributes to the origin of the word ‘lingerie’ which in French means ‘washables’. French lingerie’s come in sophisticated different lines; basic, sexy, and flirty, fitting every season. The designs are akin to both classical and modern look, and make a woman fit in line with the trend, while rendering her to ‘stand out’. They are available in a wide range of materials, tailored efficiently in different cuts and types, styles and colors. Their lingerie making techniques are based on centuries of expertise.

Current lingerie industry in France is valued to be $3.1 billion USD, and is further expected to increase by 0.8% consecutively for the next five years. French consumers spend about 13 billion euros a year on the purchase of lingerie’s. A lingerie industry survey states that French women spend 20 percent of their fashion budget on lingerie’s. Sale of lingerie’s account to 18% of total sales of women’s wear apparels in France. On an average, a French woman buys five lingerie’s in a year and one night gown every 19 months. Women in the age group of 15-34 purchase more lingerie items than women of other ages spending $92.4 annually on the purchase of intimate wears. Women in the age group 50-64 have a bigger budget and spend more than $100 a year for the purchase of lingerie. Much contribution to the lingerie industry comes from the women of this age group. Comfort is the prime consideration behind their purchase. French women are sensitive towards tones, textures, and prefer practical fabrics that are easy to care and non allergic. They like soft fabrics with micro fibers. Corsets, especially brassieres comprise the largest segment in the lingerie market.

Exquisite Brands from the Fashion Capital

Over the past decade market trends have changed offering creative products. Brands like Dolce, Gucci, Dior, and Gabana have expanded their market through these types of products. Several stores and boutiques in France specialize in unique items of French intimate apparels. Agent Provocateur is a classic and couture lingerie brand. US companies have good opportunities in this sector, and have superior brands that appeal to the preferences of the French consumers. Warnaco’s Lejaby, Calvin Klein, & Warner’s, Sara Lees’s Playtex, Dim, & Wonderbra, and VF Diffusion’s Bestform, Lou, Variance, Bolero, & Vassarette, enjoy a good market in France. US are predicted to have a promising market in France as French consumers are becoming more receptive to American fashions.

However, domestic brands do have a strong hold in the French market. The top five intimate apparel brands in France are Lejaby, Simone Perele, Chantelle, Aubade, and Barbara. Domestic brands like Lise Charmel, Ravage, Rien, have a reputed market. Brands of Swear and Audrey have a sales figure three times more than imported lingerie’s. Brands like Pour Moi and Chantelle have achieved good revenues. Sold in more than 50 countries, Chantelle is the top French brand in the world.

What is Hot in the French Lingerie Market

France offers a fashion fiesta of lingerie’s for the fashion savvy women of today. Brassieres with cut seams, molded shape and nave embroideries, transparent body suits, classic demi-cups with underwire, intimate wears in ultra simple shapes with decorated graphics, camisoles with transparency and layering are a few items that sell in the market like hot cakes. Lingerie’s made from fabrics of fine opaque knits, voile knits, organza, blended woven stretch products, and fine tulle fill the stores in France. Cotton, linen, microfibres, laces, and tiny mesh fabrics also have their share in the making of these garments. Appealing intimate apparels in shades of indigo, cobalt lavender, tone-on-tone colors with hues of pink, red, and orange, opaque & translucent white and pastel tones of parma and blue are the shades most sought after by ‘French mademoiselles’. There is a resurgence of fashion of the early 40’s and 50’s among the French designers. Sensual fabrics with subtle lines in complementing hues have made their appearance. Aubade lingerie’s exhibit the grace of the geisha in soft, feminine intimate apparels. Flower motifs supplemented by leavers lace demonstrate an intimate feel.

03.1
15

Best Careers in Banking and Finance

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Banking involves a number of areas, specializations and a wide range of roles. Careers in banking and finance can be a very exciting option but given the vast and varied industry that it is, arriving at a career path and making a choice to follow it, can sometimes be daunting. In addition, the vast number of designations and specializations in each area differ from bank to bank and sometimes there might also be overlaps in certain areas. However it is a given that the number of career opportunities within banking and finance are numerous. For example, some careers might involve client interaction, some might be operational in nature, and some would involve trading and derivatives and so on and so forth.

Large investment banks are usually divided into two main areas: corporate finance or investment banking and sales & marketing with trading. Careers in banking and finance in an investment bank usually involves capital raising, debt and equity, mergers and acquisitions, services involving financial advisories and in some areas activities concerning merchant banking. Within the sales and trading division an employee might be engaged in analysis and research, distribution and brokerage of trading securities amongst other such activities. It is important to know the difference between the numerous functionalities within an investment bank during your quest for the right career path in banking and finance.

If you are a young graduate who has just passed out from a management school or college, you might want to enroll in a specific training program or banking internship that will provide you the valuable opportunity of gaining an understanding of what a financial institution is all about and kinds of opportunities available. These specific programs in different banking departments maybe of varying nature; some programs may offer a cyclical structure in various areas while others might have a specific emphasis on a particular specialization. An internship that offers a cyclical structure can give you the chance of experiencing the various opportunities available in a particular department within the bank. Prior to entering into an internship program or graduate plan, remember to look into the duration of the program. At the end of the day, irrespective of the kind of program you enroll in, a good internship will give you valuable knowledge about the basics of banking or finance before you even start on your career path. In addition to the technical and soft skills needed to succeed in careers in banking and finance, a good training program will also offer you an inside knowledge about the institution’s vision and strategy and a broad introduction of what the company stands for.

Careers in banking and finance are usually well paying, but if you are starting out your career as an intern do not look at the salary, rather look at the reputation of the banking or financial institution you are going to be a part of and the valuable knowledge that you will gain for your future.

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