• Approaches to Safety & Quality in Food Processing

    Approaches to Safety & Quality in Food Processing

    Food safety and quality are the primary aspects of food production, processing, and consumption. Decent quality and safety protocol are necessary to prevent the entire food chain from the farmers who grow it to the consumers from compromise. If food safety lapses, this can lead to the contamination of food and people would be exposed to severe health risks.Food quality has to do more with the taste color, texture and nutritional value of the food we eat, and it takes professionals to come up with a standard for the food quality. Some manufacturers use panels or people such as tea tasters to monitor food quality. Over the recent years, new... Read More

  • Sexual Harassment, Women Empowerment & Justice

    Sexual Harassment, Women Empowerment & Justice

    Offensive words on clothing, unwanted jokes, and gestures, touching, patting or grabbing, interfering with one’s movement, playing suggestive music, repeated requests for dates and unwanted flirting. These are all forms of sexual harassment that take place in the work environment. The technicalities of sexual harassment have been an issue under debate for as long as it has existed.Sexual harassment can be described as any form of sexual advances whose submission or rejection interfere with the individual’s employment, their performance or create a hostile work environment for them. Though sexual harassment affects both males and females it... Read More

  • Artificial Intelligence and Computer Applications Taking over the Construction Industry

    Artificial Intelligence and Computer Applications Taking over the Construction Industry

    The introduction of the computer and digital approach to work has brought about different reactions from workers in various sectors. Most of them were very hostile towards the idea of computers being introduced since it would mean their jobs would soon be handled by the machine. Others increased their knowledge and skills making themselves indispensable. This reaction isn’t any different from that of construction workers.Likewise, the use of computers in the construction sector has faced great hostility as some workers feel that the machine will in no time replace their usefulness. The construction industry is one of the most physically... Read More

  • Employee Negotiating Strength

    Employee Negotiating Strength

    Negotiation skills value is increasing as employers value employees with negotiating skills more. The process of forming an agreement between two more parties that is mutually acceptable is a substantial work skill. Negotiation involves some compromises between the involved parties, and sometimes one party may have more leverage than the other.The ability to negotiate requires a lot out of a worker such as a collection of interpersonal and communication skills which when used together bring the desired result. Successful negotiation requires that the two or more parties come together, make ideal arguments and come up with a solution. These... Read More

  • Assessing the Impact of Processing on Food Allergenicity

    Assessing the Impact of Processing on Food Allergenicity

    In the past decade, there has been an increase in the prevalence of food allergy, asthma and severe reaction to food. Reasons for this increase are greatly unknown, and there are no therapy and treatments available despite the potential for a lethal outcome. Many studies are being taken to find out what modern processing techniques have to do with food allergies, and if they are the cause of increased food allergies. Food processing has been known to influence allergenicity, and studies have expounded on this fact. Here are some of the impacts of processing on food allergenicity.Effect of Processing on ProteinsProcessing can cause... Read More

  • Impact of Skilled Labor Shortage in Construction

    Impact of Skilled Labor Shortage in Construction

    The construction industry has gone through a lot of rough patches since the recession (2007-2011) where a lot of workers were let go. Since then it has not been up its feet as recently more construction jobs are becoming readily available, but there is low skilled labor. This poses a significant challenge to employers since they want their projects completed but cannot find the right employees to do so. There many factors that are to be blamed for the labor shortage. But many people believe that the weakening of the union has been the significant factor that has helped weaken the numbers of construction skilled labor force. Here we will... Read More