Andrew West, Author at Redefining Progress

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How to Improve the Energy Efficiency in Your Home? 

The growing trend of building energy-efficient homes across the globe is inspiring more people to consider energy-efficient designs and eco-friendly materials for home building and renovation. Reducing the amount of energy your house consumes can lead to reduced utility bills and effective and affordable living. While achieving a completely self-sufficient and zero energy home seems far-fetched (although possible), you can still equip your house with materials and interior and exterior design that optimizes energy efficiency. Why Is It Important to Build Efficient Homes?  Having an efficient home is not just a choice anymore it is a requirement. All new homes,…

Secret Santa Office Gifts For All Personality Types

We love Secret Santas since they provide an opportunity for office bonding and an excuse to take a longer lunch break. But, unless you’re familiar with all your colleges it can be tough to find the perfect gift based on their personality type.  Identifying your coworker’s personality type will fast-track you to finding them the perfect gift. If you don’t know how to identify their personality perhaps a great gift is to get them the Myers-Briggs personality test.  Below are some great gift ideas for all personality types in the office.  Engraved Pencil Set They’re just plain cool, whether you…

Cyber Insurance in Australia today

The COVID-19 global pandemic has seen increasingly more people beginning to work remotely, with further importance and pressure being placed on digital systems than ever before. As the world continues to become more digitalised, with the world wide web always growing and changing, the risk of cyber attack or threat also continues to rise – and the potential damage for a business as a result of a cyber attack grows with it. It’s no surprise that the cyber insurance market in Australia is growing. More and more businesses are opting for a cyber insurance policy to protect them from cyber threats,…

Cost of Living in Canada For Flashpackers

There are so many advantages to living or “flashpacking” in Canada. This country is renowned for having a strong economy, a highly livable population, and the happiest citizens in the world. Vancouver is an absolute gem in British Columbia, nestled at the foothills of the Coastal Range mountains.  In addition to ranking among the top cities in Canada and the world, this glittering, ultra-modern metropolis is the most attractive in the United States.  Costs in Canada vary wildly depending on how much travelling you do and how many events you attend.  Companies like Bizzabo host several events a year as…

5 Reasons to Never Skip Tenant Screening

Do you screen your tenants before signing a lease with them? Screening tenants is the only way to uncover potential red flags that you can’t see during brief conversations. For example, a credit check can expose an applicant who doesn’t pay their bills on time and will reveal any formal evictions on their record. Not screening your tenants makes you more likely to accept the wrong tenants who happen to be smooth talkers. Here are five reasons to make tenant screening your top priority. Screening tenants is easy If you’re busy with work and your family, you might feel like…

Preceptors in Nursing: What benefits can it bring to the preceptor and why are they just as valuable as ever?

Nursing is one of the most important and rewarding careers to follow. Of course, it requires the right training and the right people to help you along the way. Mentorship is particularly vital to becoming a nurse and this is where nursing preceptors come into play. In simple terms, a preceptor in nursing is an experienced, licensed practitioner who gives guidance to trainee nurses in a clinical setting. Becoming a nursing preceptor is actually pretty easy as many top universities around the country are crying out for them. Starting as a mentor at Wilkes university faculty is certainly straightforward and sees…

What Does ADA Compliance Actually Mean? accessiBe Explains

If you asked a random number of website owners about ADA guidelines, a good number of them would draw a blank. Some may not even be able to tell you what the ADA is. But, not understanding what ADA compliance is could have serious consequences for your business. This is why you need to get familiar with those guidelines today and do everything you can to abide by them. Here are some of the things the team of experts at accessiBe had to say about what ADA compliance means, and what you can do to be compliant. Royalty-free image What is…

How to Work an Iron Fireplace Screen into Your Room Design

The fireplace is the focal point of any living room. It is the place around which friends and family naturally congregate in an evening to relax and converse, the hub that beckons us with its welcome light and warmth. Royalty free photo Whether you have a gas, wood-burning, or even a non-operational fireplace that is purely architectural, there are certain ways to dress your fireplace than with a mesh curtain or a tri-fold screen. One way you can make any fireplace look amazing is by adding an iron fireplace screen into your room. Keep reading below to find out how…

How Credit Decisioning Software Works

For many businesses, credit-based decisions are still a time-consuming, manual operation. Companies including banks, telephone providers, and healthcare institutions are often unable to make correct and timely credit decisions due to ineffective business processes and technology. Credit decisioning software is made to make fast and accurate business decisions. Credit decisioning products help you increase the accuracy and agility of your consumer decisioning processes, which helps you drive sales. Royalty free photo Decisioning Designed to improve the accuracy, speed, and agility of your decision-making processes, credit decisioning software allows you to respond to market changes quickly and cost-effectively. Gain the versatility and perspective…

Integrated Supply Chain Management: 4 Tips for Streamlining Your Supply Chain

When it comes to serving your customers well, you’re only as good as your supply chain management. When poorly conceived and just as poorly managed, the whole organization will suffer from the drag this creates. It’ll show in customer satisfaction scores and canceled orders too. So, here are four tips for streamlining your supply chain. Royalty-free image 1. Optimize the Supply Chain for Greater Efficiencies It’s critically important to optimize processes and procedures to get better results. Using integrated supply chain management is important because there are plenty of legacy systems, old CRMs, and more that may perform a part of…