Leading The Way In Leadership Coaching

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As the President of The Commonwealth of Independent States Speakers Association (CISSA), there is much to be expected from someone as exceptional as Radislav Gandapas. Yet, he lives up to all expectations, delivering work that has earned him the title of Most Outstanding Leadership Coach 2021 – Russia in this month’s issue of Corporate Vision Magazine. We take a closer look at what Mr Gandapas has to offer his clients, as well as his role as President of CISSA, to unearth what makes him such a worthy winner of this title.

From an early age, Mr Radislav Gandapas decided that, when he grew up, he wanted to become a pilot like his father before him. Delighted and thrilled by the prospect of a future in the aviation industry, his father encouraged him all the way and pushed Mr Gandapas to spend countless hours spent hanging upside down from monkey bars, jumping over fire, and spinning around on all kinds of flight simulators. Slowly but surely, with experience and time, Mr Gandapas eventually become more and more fearless about the prospect of a life as a pilot like his father. At least, that was what he thought. As he learned the trade and the skills necessary, his parents then asked him to stand up and share a few words in front of a group of their friends. Fear returned, and Mr Gandapas found himself struck by paralysing anxiety. Muted by this fear, Mr Gandapas could hardly move his mouth, let alone form words.

How then, to overcome this fear? Well, the answer presented itself in the form of the same way that Mr Gandapas strived to become a pilot: practice and training. Since then, Mr Gandapas has invested a great many hours in and around the subject of public speaking. Having devoted so much time to it, he was able to learn tips, tricks, techniques, and methods of making public speaking into a skill and a strength that would never get the better of him again. So great was the level of dedication that Mr Gandapas gave to public speaking, that it has now become a centrepiece of his life’s work. Building on the platform of learning that he generated about public speaking, Mr Gandapas has delved very deeply indeed into the parallel sphere of leadership.

Both public speaking and leadership share many similar traits, and the two often go hand-in-hand for leaders around the world. Whether it be delivering a company meeting, or speaking to thousands at a major conference, the necessity for leaders to be good public speakers is evident every single day. For Mr Gandapas, he noticed this connection and has dedicated himself to the publication of books, audiobooks, and video all around the topics of both leadership and public speaking. More than that, Mr Gandapas has also created workshops and training spaces for those that wish to develop their personal skill base. Fortunately, his work on these matters has not gone unnoticed in the world today. Mr Gandapas has been voted the Best Coach in Russia on three separate occasions, with one of his books also achieving the coveted accolade of being declared the best Russian business book of 2013.

Since taking on the role of President of CISSA and becoming a motivated and outstanding leadership coach, Radislav Gandapas has achieved a great many things in his professional career. As a speaker, author, and coach, Mr Gandapas continually seeks to provide both his clients and colleagues with a space for them to grow, collaborate, and flourish in whatever industry or sector they so choose. At the core of the service that Mr Gandapas provides is the desire to always be professional, add value to his clients’ lives, and help others succeed in their chosen field. What makes him so successful in this pursuit to better others’ lives is the fact that he has access to a wide network of clients through his role as President of CISSA. The association functions well due to the ongoing excellence of its members, of which Mr Gandapas is a key part. With genuine service provided and offered by every member, the clients that benefit from the services are made to feel like they have worked with the very best. In essence, the CISSA is a place where the best of the best come together, and are led by the very best.

Mr Gandapas has risen throughout his professional career to become the number one personal growth guru in the CISSA. Now, he is in a place where he is able to influence the lives of so many other professionals and their clients, both directly and indirectly. Directly, Mr Gandapas works with speakers, coaches, industry professionals, and anyone who wants to learn more about how to lead. As a direct result of those interactions, the indirect influences are then made on clients and customers of those whom Mr Gandapas has spent time coaching and investing in. Everything that Mr Gandapas does is based on a culture that is centred on a commitment to constant growth, and to delivering excellence. Ensuring that everyone has a chance to become the leader they want to be is imperative, and that is what this outstanding coach and leader has dedicated his life to.

Honoured with what he has been blessed to achieve to date, Mr Gandapas is fully dedicated to achieving more and doing even more for his clients, and their customers, despite the fact that the speaker industry has been hit hard by the shutting down of live events. Online growth has massively increased in market size, but there is room for improvement everywhere. Both directly and indirectly, this outstanding leader is changing lives for the better through the power of leadership and public speaking. By giving more leaders the skills necessary to make the most out of their platform, the world is now a stage where more people than ever before can have an opinion and share it. Brilliant individuals exists everywhere around the world, and CISSA is a place in Russia that tries to bring together some of those under the guidance and wisdom of Mr Gandapas. His success is very much deserved, and his future remains brighter than ever before.

For more information, please contact Radislav Ganadapas at www.radislavgandapas.com/eng

4 Important Benefits for Your Remote Employees

4 Important Benefits for Your Remote Employees

Remote work is no longer a trend or a fad considering that many businesses and industries have fully or partially embraced it. With massive advancements in technology, employees can now work from almost anywhere. However, remote work is different from working in an office and this is why remote workers are often left behind in a few areas, one of them being the benefits they get. Fringe benefits have always been offered to remote employees but as more remote employees start demanding better benefits, businesses have to rethink what they offer. Here are some benefits companies can offer remote employees, whether they work from home or elsewhere.

Insurance Plans

Many businesses have insurance plans for their employees. The problem is that, in many cases, these benefits do not extend to remote employees. Life and health insurance are expensive and expecting employees to cater for one or both of these themselves can put a huge burden on them.

Responsible employers are taking note and are starting to offer insurance plans as part of their employee benefits plans. Companies that cannot do this can make arrangements with insurance companies to provide subsidised health and life insurance rates for their remote employees.

Health and Wellness Benefits

An employee benefits programme that does not include some aspect of health and wellness feels incomplete. Remote workers’ health needs are a lot different from those of in-office workers and this is why health and wellness benefits are a lot more important for them. Since many of them work in isolation, ensuring their physical and mental health is in top shape is important for any business that hires remote employees considering that these businesses would not be successful without them.

Offering health and wellness benefits is also a great way to attract and retain some of the best remote talent. However, managing all these benefits can become complicated very quickly. This is why businesses and their HR departments are turning to employee benefits software. To implement such a solution for your business, try Zest’s flexible benefits platform.  This is an employee benefits software that makes it easy for employees to engage with their benefits anywhere they may be in the world. A platform likes Zest’s also makes it easy for businesses to inform their employees about new additions to their benefits schemes by allowing them to communicate through the platform.

Workstation and Equipment Support

Although remote employees require proper equipment to do their jobs, ensuring they have adequate setups and proper equipment can be quite expensive for many of them. Employers can achieve a few things by extending workstation and equipment support.

First, doing so can make their employees feel valued, which can increase motivation and productivity. Second, they can save their employees any time they would waste tinkering with their current workstations to ensure it works as it is supposed to. Third, by providing the best equipment, employers can ensure the work their employees produce is of the highest quality due to the new workstations and because they will be more focused on work instead of the tools that they use to complete it.

Learning Opportunities

As the world changes, employees are required to keep learning so they can keep up. When employers allow employees to continue learning while working, the employees might feel obliged to do better work or remain loyal to the company.

With the availability of online courses, there is no reason why employers cannot make the necessary arrangements for their remote employees to take the courses they would like to or learn new skills even as they continue working.

One of the things employers might have noticed is that the benefits afforded to remote employees are different from those extended to other employees. This is because their needs are different. However, offering these benefits makes for better remote employees which can massively benefit all businesses that offer them.

Inspiring the Next Engineers: Building Beneath the Waves

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One of the most difficult questions we are ever asked is what career we would like to pursue. Where do we see ourselves in five years’ time? For those of us who do have an answer, there are a whole spectrum of routes available to us. For example, you may dream of becoming an engineer, but in what speciality?

There may even be routes you hadn’t thought of before. So, whether you have your mind set on becoming an engineer and want to know what options are available, or you are about to make some key academic decisions for your future employment, we’re here to help. Here, we’ve teamed up with SMD, the world’s largest independent designer and manufacturer of work class and specialist subsea remotely operated vehicles. We caught up with some of their engineers to find out how they built their careers, and what advice they would give those who are just setting out.

 

Graduating into a career

Austin Phillips is a graduate mechanical engineer at SMD. He notes that the graduate path is a great place to start as an engineer, as you get a feel for various areas of the business, from customer interaction to design. For example, while Austin is currently working in the services department on an upgrade job, he recently worked on a repair job for a part that broke down in the field. He was tasked with redesigning the part to strengthen it up.

So, how did Austin achieve this, and what advice would he give to people looking to set a good foundation for a career upon graduating?

“I personally didn’t know too much about the industry when I graduated,” Austin admits. “I had a few jobs after graduating before I came to SMD. So, for anyone looking at getting into subsea engineering, I’d definitely recommend reading up on it as much as you can to get an idea of the products and clients in this sector.”

It’s certainly been worth the work too, as Austin describes the sense of achievement and pride he gets when seeing something he designs “come to life” on the shop floor.

 

Motivation for a future as a principal engineer

For those that decide to get into engineering as a career, like Austin has, what’s waiting at the top?

As a principal engineer at SMD, Richard Purdy is required to manage a team of draftsmen and engineers to make sure their workloads are balanced correctly. He also deals with any issues around people management during any given project, as well as checking and approving engineering designs and drawings. Richard also deals with technical reviews throughout the day — so it’s certainly a lot of responsibility.

Plus, Richard also helps new starters and graduates find their feet as engineers and push them on to the next level of their careers. With so much going on in his role, we asked Richard what the most exciting part of working on subsea components and devices is.

“The best part for me is having the ability to take something from a blank piece of paper and see it through to the end, putting it on the back of a ship and then down to work underwater,” Richard explains. “There are not very many jobs still out there that you can do that in terms of the timescales, to see it from the very start at concept to actually seeing it working. A lot of engineering roles you just see the design, you don’t get to see the manufacturing of it. So, for me, that’s the best bit.”

And what about advice for aspiring engineers, especially those looking at a career in subsea components?

“I actually studied agricultural engineering,” Richard continues. “So, I got an interview based around my background in agricultural engineering. Engineering is engineering. It’s the application that changes, the fundamental principles of mechanical engineering stay the same whether it’s subsea vehicles or combine harvesters!”

 

Aspiring engineers take note — whatever your current field of study within engineering, there is certainly a unique scope to diversify into other sectors within the field of engineering! If you like the idea of not only designing parts and components, but seeing them be built, tested, and put to work in real-time, subsea engineering could be the hidden gem of a career path that you’ve been looking for.

Top 5 Best Teaching Tools

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Teachers, students, and businesses need teaching tools to broaden their knowledge, present ideas, collaborate with team members, and conduct meetings. Teaching tools come in traditional and modern methods, and the right combination can take learning to a higher level. But, what are the best teaching tools people can take advantage of nowadays? 

Below, learn the best teachings tools that can help you achieve your learning goals in this day and age.  

1. Online Whiteboard

Online whiteboard applications are used in online classes, which start with an infinite canvas without borders. Using an online whiteboard is an interactive way to collaborate with students for virtual teaching and work purposes. 

Whiteboard collaboration software programs are used in remote teaching, remote meetings, virtual study sessions, workflows, brainstorming, leaderboards, sales presentations, mind maps, and project management. 

Here are the good-to-know things about online whiteboards: 

  • Pen Tools: Paint programs are commonly used pen tools for freehand drawing. Online whiteboard software can recognize shapes and straighten lines.  
  • Widgets: They are standard tools used for online whiteboards. Some examples include arrows, post-it notes, sticky notes, stickers, and highlights.  
  • Notes: This whiteboard feature allows team members to communicate properly with each other.  
  • Media: Online whiteboard users can add media, such as photos, videos, and even audio tracks. You can also upload documents inside the whiteboard. 
  • Integrations: Online whiteboard platforms use plugins and integrations for added functionality, allowing the publishing of whiteboards to WordPress and video chatting apps, such as Skype. 

 

2. Google Docs 

Google Docs makes for a versatile digital tool for teachers. It helps teachers build and maintain a collaborative classroom. The best features that make Google Docs useful for teaching include a spreadsheet, presentation editor, and online word processor. Teachers and students can use Google Docs to collaborate on projects, blogs, assignments, and newsletters, as well as promote teamwork in workplaces. 

Check the following advantages of using Google Docs: 

  • Free 
  • Very accessible 
  • Generous storage  

 

3. Online Video Teaching Tools  

Educational technology is rapidly growing, which makes video teaching tools more helpful than ever. Video learning tools help students think creatively and express their insights and opinions verbally. These tools can help students overcome the fear and anxiety associated with public speaking. 

The different types of online video editing tools include the following: 

  • Live Lecture Videos: Teachers can send recorded lectures to students using online live lecture videos, allowing students to pause and watch the videos again for better understanding. Recorded lectures are shareable, allowing students to take the lesson based on their learning needs and pace. 
  • Mini Screen Recording Videos: It’s a popular way to create videos that involve screen recording, recording with or without audio, and anything that appears on the screen. Teachers can create mini-lectures via over-the-screen narration using browser-based video tools. This way, teachers can create screen recordings for hard-to-grasp topics that they can share with students instantly. 
  • Video Presentations: Increase engagement with students through video presentations, promoting effective communication and presentation skills. Students can take these skills as they eventually work when they become adults. Teachers can ask students to create a video presentation to gauge learning instead of traditional quizzes or exams.  
  • Video Assignments: Students can do their assignments through videos, immersing themselves naturally and deeply in a particular concept. Teachers can ask students to create video versions, like spoken essays, of the things they learned.

 

4. Electronic Learning 

Electronic learning (eLearning) provides learners with a rich learning experience. This learning tool uses software that makes digital learning possible, which is an important aspect of corporate training. eLearning is rapidly becoming increasingly popular both in education and business settings.

Take a look at the benefits of eLearning:  

  • Speeds Up Employee Training: Embracing eLearning can reduce employee training time. Learning is faster and easier because employees can access the material anytime and anywhere. In addition, learners can set their own training pace whenever they have free time. 
  • Reduces Costs: Many companies are switching to eLearning because in-house training can be very expensive. On the other hand, the use of eLearning training software is not cost-effective. Also, it enables employees to comfortably train at home, translating to lower travel and training costs.  
  • Maximizes Knowledge Retention: With eLearning, it increases knowledge retention rate because it’s more engaging than traditional classroom learning. Employees can create interactive content and learning multimedia to improve employee skills and performance. Teachers and students can also use eLearning and have fun answering interactive quizzes and other activities for an effective learning environment.  
  • Increases Productivity: Employees can use eLearning to learn at home while focusing on work tasks in the office. It promotes better workplace performance and greater efficiency because learners can revisit the information whenever they need it. 
  • Better Collaboration: It provides useful collaboration and communication tools, essential for building a collaborative workforce. Real-time collaboration can help identify a learner’s strengths and weaknesses in order to fill in skill gaps.

 

5. Communication Apps 

Now more than ever, learning becomes more challenging because of the current pandemic the world is facing at the moment. It’s a good thing that digital technology offers different teaching tools to make home learning possible, such as communication apps.  

Communication apps aren’t just used for reaching loved ones in faraway cities and abroad. They can be used for learning purposes, too. Popularly downloaded communication apps play a vital role in learning. These apps usually have screen sharing capabilities, as well as video conferencing, chat messaging, and file sharing features. Communications apps are most sought because of the following reasons: 

  • Free 
  • Easy to download and use 
  • Mobile-friendly

 

Conclusion 

The best teaching tools teachers and workers can use nowadays include an online whiteboard, including features and benefits for the positive digital learning experience.

For one, Google Docs is a free teaching tool that teachers and students can use to present topics and concepts.  Online video teaching tools are also available, which are great for creating interactive and immersive learning environments. On the other hand, electronic learning or eLearning software programs enable digital learning to be more comprehensive and fast-paced by using special graphics, images, audio, and other helpful features. Communication apps also play an essential role in digital learning. 

5 ways to deal with troublesome colleagues in the workplace

If we were to go by what Hollywood films tell us, bad work colleagues would be incredibly easy to spot all the time. Sabotaging your presentations, stealing your food, or in some cases, just upright badmouthing you in front of your face. But, for better or worse, the real workplace will never be that black and white. Bad work colleagues come in all shapes and sizes, and work and act in many ways. It’s inevitable that at some time in your career you’ll encounter people you won’t  get along or agree with, and how you react to them will, in some way or another, affect how people will eventually view you and how professional you are. It’s a tough balancing act to get right – you don’t want to be seen as a pushover or gossip, but you also don’t want to have to dread going into work every day (well, at least not because of someone you don’t like).

Here GearHungry’s Resident Career Advisor Charlotte Moore breaks down 5 ways to deal with a co-worker you just never seem to see eye to eye with. ‘How is it possible to work with someone who no matter what you do seems to take everything the wrong way, or worse, outright pushes your buttons? The first thing I always suggest to people is to remember that no one’s perfect, and that we all have our faults when working. Before attempting to resolve the issue, always ask yourself first ‘is it them or me?’ or sit down with someone you trust at work and go over the situation, asking for their honest opinion. Try to see it from their point of view. Are they nagging you about your work rate, or have you repeatedly been late with your projects over the last few months?’

‘In most cases, it is usefully a mix of two people with crossed wires, rubbing each other up the wrong way. It is possible in these situations to avoid each other and let things settle down. Unfortunately, sometimes the tension never seems to resolve itself, and in these circumstances, it is best to take positive action. Below are 5 tips to help you conquer those troublesome colleagues.’

Identify the issue

We all dislike someone in our lives, from people we have close contact with, to famous people on the television. But for many, it is hard to pinpoint the exact moment you started to find a person annoying. ‘Humans are petty, and when we work in a place, we’re not happy in that pettiness can increase to a point that there’s no logic behind it. Because of this, the smallest irritations can send us off into a rage. Try to pinpoint exactly the moment you started to clash with someone at work, and determine if it really is a big deal, or something that has mutated over time. If it is something small, like breaking your favourite mug or criticizing a project of yours, then the likelihood is that relationship can be repaired. I’m not suggesting you’ll become the best of friends but finding the cause of the issue and resolving it can give closure to you and your grievances.’

‘Another thing to do is determine if the person you don’t get along with actually knows that there’s an issue. Do you have a problem, and they seemingly have no idea? Do you like them and for no reason they have a problem with you? Or do you both outright dislike each other? In all of these cases, dealing with the issue is normally the same, but it’s vital to work out where the issue lies before trying to fix it’.

Put the gossiping on hold

Gossiping to a friend at work can seem harmless, but as Charlotte explains, it can quickly turn nasty. ‘We all gossip, it’s a fact of life, and gentle complaining has been proven to be good for moral in the workplace. But there’s such a thing as ‘blowing off too much steam’ with a colleague. Ranting about work is an important and natural part of life but it should be kept in check, and it’s necessary to know if there’s a line that’s been crossed. If not kept under control, complaining at work can turn an already negative and toxic workplace into a hostile one, leaving you focused on the bad qualities and blind to the good ones. If you feel a conversation is becoming negative put a stop to it by walking away, or changing the subject, and ask yourself after ‘do I feel positive or negative right now’ Most gossip sessions leave you in a negative mood, and you’ll carry that around for the rest of the day. Gossiping about a work colleague will also strengthen the divide between the two of you, as it helps build up the image of them you’ve created in your mind. If someone is late everyday it can be annoying, but if you complain about it 5 times to people, you’re convincing yourself that it’s a bigger issue than it actually is. Gossiping in the long run only hurts one person’s reputation – yours’.

Honesty is the best course of action

‘For many people the idea of confrontation can freak them out. Instead, they’ll either ignore the problem, make it worse by reacting to it, or fake smile their way through the tension. If your co-worker is doing something that upsets you, and you know specifically what that problem is, you should approach them and have a civil conversation about it. Cutting to the root of the problem as soon as possible before it reaches boiling point is best as the longer you leave it the harder it’ll be to correct. Be precise, reasonable and open to discussion. Remember, it’s a relationship, so be ready to hear feedback in return. Listen and talk over the issues you’ve both presented and work out how to resolve them in the future. You should also be able to gauge from this conversation if it’s actually a work issue or a personal issue – either way, agree to follow through with the outcome suggested.’

Surround yourself with goodness

‘Even after talking, resolving and problem solving, tricky co-workers can always rear their heads. Sometimes it’s inevitable that you just won’t get along with certain people you work with. Whether it’s a mild disliking, or outright hate from their side, one of the best things a worker can do is surround themselves with positive and happy people. Hopefully you’ve made a bond with at least one person you work with, and if not try to work on the relationships with people you consider good. Focusing on the positives is not only good for moral and relationships, it’s also good for your mental health. Remember, you’re spending at least 8 hours here a day, so you want to be comfortable in that environment’.

Asking them for help

‘Admittedly this can seem a bit weird to people, but it’s a proven technique that I’ve seen show many positive results over the years. Think of it a ridiculously cheap, and slightly weird, teambuilding exercise. Asking a colleague for help can kick start the relationship into action, showing both of you that you value the others opinion, and can work together. Approach them and ask their advice, or work with them on something that involves communication. Even if the results are not the ones you were looking for, focusing on work and not personal issues is the first step in moving on from your problems. In most cases, sticking to your work and reducing the time you both see each other is an effective way to overcome the fractured relationship, and hopefully after asking for help they’ll see that you’re just like everyone else there’.

Impossible Things

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When it comes to choosing a fiduciary services company that offers help across borders, it’s important to find one that is keen to say yes, instead of no. Achieving the impossible is key. At Fiduciana Trust (Cyprus) Limited, this belief stands at the heart of the team’s work, and has proven an excellent guiding force in all matters. With the team recognised in 2020’s Corporate Excellence Awards as Most Influential Leader in Fiduciary Services 2020 – Cyprus, we look to the company to find out more.

Based in Cyprus, the team at Fiduciana have built a reputation on being personal, friendly and able to solve any problem. A boutique in every respect, clients are sure to experience the benefit of the team’s considerable experience and enviable customer service. With trust at the core of any relationship, Fiduciana has ensured that each of its staff is trained to ensure that all matters remain strictly confidential and are handled in a professional way, particular to each case.

At Fiduciana, the art of Fiduciary services has been perfected to such a high degree that the team do not believe in impossible solutions. They have perfected the art, meaning that the small but skilled team is more than capable of tackling a range of different challenges. Made from a mix of chartered accountants, lawyers and paralegal administrators, the team at Fiduciana haven proven their dedication time and time again. They are available around the clock to ensure that each client receives the best service possible.

As with any boutique agency, client expectations are high indeed, but the team at Fiduciana always aim to exceed these. All clients are known on a first name basis, treated as an individual with individual concerns as opposed to a number with a simple, transferable solution. Even the most challenging of circumstances can easily be matched by the Fiduciana team, which is why so many high-profile clients continue to trust the business to perform their fiduciary services.

The benefits of turning to Fiduciana to receive the best possible assistance in terms of fiduciary services are numerous. As the international environment grows increasingly complex, specialists are required to deliver services of the highest standard. Through the firm’s impressive combination of legal, fiduciary and business experience, clients can rest safe in the knowledge that the Fiduciana team has their best interests at heart.

The range of services that Fiduciana is able to provide is a credit to the team’s tireless work-ethic. Through a heady combination of services such as corporate & services, banking services, accounting & financial management, tax & vat planning, substance solutions, domiciliation and representation services as well as a Cyprus investment program, there is very little that is not part of Fiduciana’s reach.

In an area such as corporate & services, Fiduciana’s considerable ability is what has granted the business the necessary expertise to work through the various jurisdictions, legislation and local corporate environments in which the firm operates. Businesses that are considering working alongside this organisation will be able to take advantage of Fiduciana’s ability to establish, maintain and support multinational structures, provide directorship, secretarial and registered office address and handle day to day corporate administration. This is not all that is on offer, with more sophisticated services including assistance in the establishment of internal compliance procedures, the ability to compile and submit KYC file and to ensure that corporate statutory is compliant with the local registries. Often, this work is applied to the formation of Cyprus International Trusts, with the Fiduciana team taking the time to truly understand the objectives and intentions behind its creation.

In terms of banking services, the team at Fiduciana are fully capable of handling any number of different challenges relating to the opening of personal and corporate bank accounts. With members of the team who have close connections with all major banks in Cyprus, as well as some of the biggest international banks, it’s possible for clients to benefit from the expertise that Fiduciana brings. The ability to hand off day-to-day operations of this sort to another organisation is just one the ways in which the firm is able to assist.

Looking ahead, the team at Fiduciana are already looking for new ways in which they can bring added value to their clients. Substance solutions are one of the key changing areas for the business at the moment, with the evolving concept of economic substance in tax planning. With the law constantly moving forward on the subject, and an international approach being taken to minimise the avoidance of tax that can arise in this area, it’s through firms like Fiduciana that companies and individuals can be totally sure that their paperwork is up to scratch.

Cyprus is the ideal location for this, with substance meaning that companies that are based there – meaning that substantive business operations are genuinely carried out in the country – are able to benefit from access to the Cyprus tax framework and to tax benefits arising from the Cyprus double tax treaty network. Ensuring this is the case is straightforward, with books and records kept in the Cyprus office, all financial and other transactions of the company prepared and kept in Cyprus and board meetings conducted in the country that discuss substantive issues relating to the management and control of the company.

Other ways in which Fiduciana is preparing for the future is in actively looking for new members of its team, including at associate level. Always looking to develop the international business network that has already been established, Fiduciana’s team has opened its doors to many different firms and individuals who believe in the way they operate. Working co-operatively as opposed to aggressively, this exciting way of working is typical to the firm’s forward-thinking approach.

The impossible is never impossible with the right team to work with, and few teams are finer than that at Fiduciana. Combining years of experience and some of the best minds in the profession, it’s no surprise that they have not only achieved incredible things for their clients, but that they have managed to make it into a fine art.

Determine Your Weaknesses and Strengths with Practice Tests to Pass Microsoft AZ-400 Exam and Become an Azure Expert

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Among broad choices of the Microsoft certification tests, passing the AZ-400 exam is what you need if you want to become an accredited Microsoft DevOps engineer. This test evaluates your general knowledge of various technical DevOps aspects, ExamTopics AZ-900 VCE such as steering communication and collaboration as well as implementing strategies for continuous integration and delivery. These also include your ability in delivering the appropriate security plans to build site reliability, especially in Azure DevOps solutions.

Microsoft AZ-400: exam details

Microsoft AZ-400 is a prerequisite exam required for the Microsoft Certified: DevOps Engineer Expert certification. Author: Sebastian Z It is developed for the DevOps professionals with theMicrosoft Certified: Azure Administrator Associate or Microsoft Certified: Azure Developer Associate badges.

Thistest basically measures your ability to successfully design a DevOps strategy and implement the DevOps development processes, application infrastructure, dependency management, as well as continuous delivery, integration, and feedback. The main responsibilities of the DevOps pros include streamlining delivery by ensuring that the practices are optimized in order to improve collaboration and communication, Get Discount from ExamSnap as well as creating automation. These specialists also implement and design the strategies for the infrastructure and application code that lead to continuous integration, monitoring, testing, feedback, and delivery.

Microsoft AZ-400: exam outline and format

There are certain domains that are covered in the content and that will be presented in the exam questions. You need to learn them and prepare well for each of the sections. You can use books, courses, practice tests, exam dumps, and instructor-led training for this. Please note that Microsoft AZ-400 generally has the following topics:

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  • Managing source control;

  • Implementing continuous integration;

  • Developing SRE strategies;

  • Implementing a release management strategy and continuous delivery;

  • Designing an instrumentation strategy;

  • Developing a compliance plan;

  • Implementing continuous integration.

The exam has between 40 and 60 questions and its duration is 150 minutes. It has the passing score of 700 points, which you should try to beat to be sure that you get the badge. The fee is $165 and the test can be taken in the Simplified Chinese, English, Korean, and Japanese languages.

 

Microsoft AZ-400: potential candidates

The candidates appearing for the Microsoft AZ-400 test are the DevOps specialists who combine people, technologies, and processes to continuously deliver valuable services and products that meet the business objectives and end user needs. Those applicants who are taking this exam must be proficient with Agile practices. Author: Zoey Z They have to be familiar not only with Azure administration but also with Azure development and the experts in any of these areas. They must also have the ability to implement and design DevOps practices for version control, build release, infrastructures as code, compliance, configuration management, and testing by the use of the Azure technologies.

Conclusion

To succeed in the Microsoft AZ-400 certification exam, you need to have expertise in Azure development and administration. While preparing for it, start by going through the blueprints so as to get a clear idea of its sections, Author: Dylan C find online courses that will help you understand things, and take several practice tests to determine your weakness and strengths.

Why Virtual Classroom is the Way to Go When Planning to Attend an Online Course

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Online courses have slowly yet steadily made their way into the lives of many. From students to working professionals, everyone today is in search of gaining more knowledge or upskilling themselves. For some, upskilling would help them get a higher paying job while for some it’ll help them understand the core of their choice of interest. 

While it is true that online courses have faced their own list of challenges, it is also true that such courses are a lot more beneficial than offline colleges in many ways. 

Not only does it allow learners to attend the classes at their own convenience but also let them choose the location. However, staying motivated to actually complete the course or getting answers to their doubts then and there can often get difficult. 

Not anymore. Today, there are virtual classrooms that have been designed especially to offer a similar experience as that of the traditional ones. A virtual classroom software ensures that the students or learners are getting a remarkable experience for their online courses. It helps them stay productive and often finish the course on time. 

In this article, you can read about how virtual classrooms are much more beneficial and better than the traditional classes. 

 

Offers freedom and structure both 

Every learner belongs to a different category of age group, professional life, or educational qualifications. One of the major concerns that working professionals or university students have is managing their schedules. 

Online classrooms make that a cakewalk. 

With online classrooms, it is true that learners are required to give tests, submit homework, participate in online events, or attend a particular session. But the best part is that they have the freedom to choose when they wish to do that. All learners need to do is set up their calendar and inform about their preferred slot of the online classroom. The best part is that they don’t even need to travel to their college!

 

Diversified classrooms

Often traditional colleges are also a mix of people from different races, sexes, and countries, however, the ratio is much less. With online classrooms, non-natives are not required to travel all the way to a particular destination just so that they could attend college. 

With humongous diversity of people joining the virtual classrooms brings with it a fresh and different perspective on various things. It helps in expanding the knowledge, ideas, minds, and thoughts of the learner. Natives can collaborate with international students to work on projects which helps then gain new insights into their culture. 

 

Easy access 

With online courses, one benefit that makes it appealing for many is the lack of a rigid location. Online courses do not have any need of a particular location. Whether you are traveling from one destination to another or simply wish to attend the class while sitting on your bed, a virtual classroom is a lot more easy to access. 

The only two things that you require are your laptop and a great internet connection. With this, you can easily use the course material, post homework, take your assessments, and more in just a few clicks. 

 

Immediate feedback on assessments 

When you publish or submit your assessment, it feels like ages before the results are announced. The anxiety and anticipation of how well or bad you performed on the test truly stresses out an individual. 

A virtual classroom is here to take some of that stress away. 

With online courses, learners take an online test and get the result right after they present the submit button. This helps them immediately learn about their areas of improvement and ask for the help of their educators. 

 

Conclusion 

While it is true that the experiences that virtual classrooms offer are completely different from the traditional ones. However, if executed well, a virtual classroom can easily become the most favorite one for many.

Scalable, Flexible, and Secure Cloud Computing Platform — Get Expert-Level Knowledge of Azure with the Microsoft AZ-303 Exam and Practice Tests

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IT experts describe Microsoft Azure as a unique platform with endless opportunities and infinite potential. But, as it is constantly developing, the professionals working with it should pay much attention to their continuous education in the field. So, how can you improve your knowledge to the expert level and where to start if you already have some valuable experience?

The fastest and most convenient way of achieving this is offered by Microsoft. It provides several certifications and tests, and in this post, we will discuss AZ-303 exam. We will show you its main details, the necessity of picking the right preparation materials, a summary of the Azure architect technologies, basic exam facts, and your prospects as an Azure Solutions Architect Expert certified by Microsoft.

 

Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies

Well, in its most basic concept, Azure refers to a public cloud computing platform that was developed by Microsoft to enable organizations to deploy and manage services and applications anywhere. It has a variety of solutions including Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS).

Microsoft Azure Architect Technologies, also known as AZ-303 assessment, is meant for students who design and implement solutions on Azure. These skills include security, storage, networking, to name a few. While working in modern IT departments, these professionals can take multiple roles including advising sponsors on business requirements and transforming the same ideas into reliable and scalable cloud solutions.

 

Knowledge Needed to Take AZ-303 Exam

Candidates who get enrolled in the Microsoft AZ-303 training and are aiming for the credential must have the following skills:

  • Advanced experience in managing IT operations

  • Advanced knowledge of the relevant domains including security, business continuity, budgeting, data platform, disaster recovery, governance, networking, virtualization, and identity

Should have expert-level knowledge of Azure administration with a specific interest in DevOps and Azure development processes.

 

Microsoft AZ-303 Exam Format

AZ-303 is a 3-hour long test with different question formats varying from multiple-choice and mark review to drag-and-drops, among the rest. To pass the assessment, you must record a score of 700 points and above. Such a challenge requires good preparation, so you should allocate enough time for studies and use reliable materials. Apart from available courses and books, check yourself with practice tests before the main exam. This will help you understand your real level of readiness and identify knowledge gaps.

Speaking of the cost, you’ll need to pay a registration fee of $165. This amount includes the taxes which in some cases, may differ depending on your country. Remember that it won’t be the only expense since you also have to pass AZ-304 exam to obtain your Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert badge.

 

Career Options and Salary

Microsoft Azure Solutions Architects have a strong background in providing application migrations and developing on Azure platforms. They work with clients to offer reliable solutions while also guiding the technical team on the most efficient business strategies. However, such significant responsibilities are also paid well. According to the information at PayScale.com, an expert-level Microsoft Azure Solutions Architect with the right training can expect up to $153k every year.

 

Final Thoughts

Going by the details of this post, indeed Microsoft Azure gives limitless opportunities to learners who are willing to enhance their skills and make a name for themselves in an insanely competitive IT world. With the right study materials like books and practice tests, you’ll easily ace AZ-303 and AZ-304, earn the certification, and get ahead in your career!

Tips for Going Away to College

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One of the biggest events in a young student’s life is leaving for college. You’ll be taking a massive step by finally living on your own. You’ll be meeting new people and experiencing new things in a different city or state. Living in a dorm can be a fantastic way to practice your independence while getting ready for the real world when you graduate. So, how do you prepare to be away from home for the first time? Let’s take a look.

 

Living Arrangements

Going away to college means you’ll need somewhere to live, whether it’s short term housing or in a dorm. You’ll need to figure this out before you get to college so that, when you go, you know where you’ll be sleeping. A lot of people choose dorm living for reasons that include being on campus, socializing, and finances. However, if you’re more of the quiet type, you might want to check into short term housing or an apartment off-campus. 

 

Wake Up In High School

One of the most common issues freshmen tend to have is waking up in time for class… not really an issue for many enrolled in an online college, but quite prevalent in a traditional college. When you’re in high school, your parents probably wake you up every morning. You can make things a lot easier for yourself if you begin getting into the habit of waking yourself up while you’re still in high school. Just set the alarm on your phone and get up when it goes off. It’s really not rocket science.

 

Cooking and Laundry

Most kids have chores to do when they live at home. While you might not enjoy these things, they’re actually things you need to know how to do once you get to college and beyond. If you opt to go away to college, you’re essentially making a commitment to start the transition to becoming a grown person. This means knowing how to do such basic things as cooking for yourself and doing your own laundry. Not having food to eat or clean clothes can add stress that you just don’t need. Make sure you know the basics of these things before school starts.

 

Where are You Going?

As you know, even the top colleges can mean a massive transition in your life. Even if you’re well-prepared, you can become overwhelmed when faced with all of the adjustments. Once you’ve signed up for classes, it’s critical to know where they are and how you’ll get to them. If you’re in a dorm, you might walk or ride your bike to them. If you live off-campus, you’ll need some form of transportation. The thing is, you never want to be late for a class. Some professors might even bar you from entering if you show up late. This also means that you’ll need to know exactly how long it will take to get to each class from wherever you may be. By making sure you plan your day and know when you need to be where you reduce the amount of stress you’re under and increase your chances of success.

Living away from home while you’re in college can be an amazing journey. It can provide you with new connections and you’ll have the experiences you need in order to grow as both a person and a student. Many college graduates remain in contact with their college friends for decades after they graduate. This experience isn’t one that should be faced with apprehension, but you do need to take it seriously and prepare for the changes that are in store.

Surprising Study Materials to Help You Pass the Cisco 300-410 Exam

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What you use for your exam preparation plays a big part in the grades you get. Every test has prep tools designed by professionals and other experts in the respective field. In this article, we’re covering various study materials for the Cisco 300-410 exam that you cannot avoid. Before covering them, we’ll be considering the main aspects of this Find More on Exam-Labs URL Click Here .

 

Main Exam 300-410 Details

This accreditation is for those who implement Cisco advanced routing as well as services designed for the enterprise. Another name for 300-410 is ENARSI and it’s meant for securing the CCNP Enterprise badge if you combine it with 350-401 assessment. However, once you meet 300-410 threshold only, you receive a certification called the Cisco Certified Specialist-Enterprise Advanced Infrastructure Implementation. This ensures that your efforts are recognized with this single step. When it comes to the details of this assessment, the Cisco 300-410 exam lasts 90 minutes. The most probable question types in the main exam may involve multiple choice, multiple correct, drag-and-drops, and exhibit. The testing price is $300 and this assessment is available in two languages, namely, English and Japanese. Now that you know the facts about Cisco DEVASC 200-901 Exam Dumps Questions , let’s now cover the exam study materials to work with.

 

Study Materials for Assessment 300-410

The same way you plan your work before you start something, exam prep also requires acquiring test materials that assist you in practicing and obtaining the necessary skills and information. Here are study materials for Exam-Labs Cisco Certification CCNA Exam Dumps:

Training courses

Courses for this accreditation can include the official ones from Cisco and as well tutorials available on sites like YouTube. For the Cisco official courses, you’ll obtain access to experimental labs so that you come into possession of practical skills. If you visit the vendor’s assessment page, you can find such course options:

 

Practice tests

Practicing the knowledge you just acquired is key in taking care of the most important issues touching 300-410. Practice tests proffer benefits such as discovering how the exam is styled, knowledge retention, identification of knowledge gaps, and improving knowledge transfer. The more a candidate uses 300-410 practice tests during his/her studies, the more s/he becomes ready and more confident to appear for the real assessment.

 

Study guides

Study guides help in capturing information as you refer and study the set topics for 300-410. You can review each topic unlimited times until you feel you have retained the required concepts. Check out the following guides for the Click Here to Find More on Exam-Labs Website on Amazon:

  • Official Exam 300-410 Study Guide by Raymond Lacoste & Bradley Edgeworth,

  • ENCOR (350-401) and ENARSI (300-410) Study Guide by Scott Empson & Patrick Gargano.

 

Cisco Learning Library

This subscription learning service connects you with online courses for networking. They include product, certification, and technology training. Learners get support through interactive courses, training labs, and vital reference materials.

 

These study materials for the Exam-Labs Cisco CCNP 300-425 ENWLSD Certification Exam Dumps assessment can only bring meaning if you purpose to use them correctly. With this list, you have no excuse for not being ready as the exam comes nearer. Take your time through the above-mentioned materials and pick out the ones that address your learning needs. What is more, remember that you’d better combine some prep materials, for instance, training courses and practice tests. And as you study, ensure to always focus on the goal you wish to achieve.

The Real Value of a University Education Revealed

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  • Average university graduate earns £582,532 over their lifetime which is 23% more than those without a degree
  • An engineering degree increases a graduate’s lifetime earnings by £140,000 on average
  • Women with degrees earn 51% more than those without, across their lifetime

Ever increasing university fees and fear of student debt might put many people off higher education, but investing in your education significantly increases your lifetime earning potential, according to new data from Money.co.uk.

A study of 2,042 UK adults commissioned by the personal finance experts at Money.co.uk, reveals that as many as 62% believe that gaining a university degree will not increase an individual’s lifetime financial value.

However, Money.co.uk has launched a new Degree Valuation Calculator, combining its survey data with salary data from the Institute of Fiscal Studies, to reveal the true value of higher education.

The data proves that for the vast majority of graduates, a degree has a significant impact on lifetime earnings. The average graduate will earn 23% more over their lifetime than those who do not study at university.

According to the calculator, the average university graduate earns £582,532 over their lifetime, which is £107,532 more than those with a minimum of five A-C grade GCSEs.

On average, by the age of 29, men with a degree will be earning a salary of approximately £35,500 – this is a 19% wage increase compared to men of the same age who left education having achieved a minimum of five A-C grade GCSE’s.

For women however, this difference is even more prominent, as women aged 29 who left education at this earlier stage typically earn approximately £20,800 per year, meanwhile female graduates can hope to be earning as much as £31,500 per year on average at this age –  a difference of 51%.

The research reveals the largest increases in lifetime earnings for women can be seen in female graduates with a degree in economics, who earn an average of £671,000 over their lifetime, 122% more than women without a degree in any subject.

Moreover, women with a medicine degree will on average earn 113% more over their lifetimes than the average woman without a degree, whilst female maths graduates can expect an increase in lifetime earnings of 95%.

Graduates of Oxbridge and Russell Group universities are likely to see the biggest increase in lifetime earnings amongst those who have a degree. The average graduate of these universities can expect lifetime earnings of £651,000, which is an increase of £176,500 compared to the average UK non-graduate, with a minimum of 5 A-C GCSEs, who will earn £475,000 across their lifetime.

Recent findings from the Chartered Association of Business School suggest that the UK’s most popular degree subject is currently business. According to money.co.uk’s calculator, business graduates can expect to earn an impressive £659,000 over their lifetimes, which is £184,000 more than individuals without a University education.

Salman Haqqi, personal finance expert at money.co.uk comments: “Despite the financial burden of tuition fees, it is clear that university degrees are still a key factor in boosting potential earnings for the vast majority of graduates.

“Our new calculator is a unique tool that allows individuals to compare just how much they can benefit financially from attending different universities and studying different subjects. This is particularly useful to anyone who may be in the process of deliberating their future academic and professional endeavours.

“University is a worthwhile, long-term investment for many, both financially and personally. Going to university is definitely something to consider saving up for and opening up a dedicated savings account for this is a great way to do so.”