The government of Ghana should ensure adequate funding for mental health services in Ghana, as a crucial step to eliminating the widespread practice of shackling and other abuses against people with psychosocial disabilities, a coalition of nongovernmental groups said today. On the eve of World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2017, the coalition said that the finance minister should set a levy to support mental health services, as required by Ghana’s 2012 Mental Health Act.
The coalition includes MindFreedom Ghana, Mental Health Society of Ghana, BasicNeeds Ghana, Law and Development Associates, Human Rights Advocacy Center, Christian Health Association of Ghana, Human Rights Watch, CBM, Disability Rights Advocacy Fund, Anti-Torture Initiative, and former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture Juan Mendez. “People in Ghana resort to shackling people with psychosocial disabilities because they see no alternatives,” said Peter Yaro, executive director of BasicNeeds Ghana. “It’s now been five years since the passage of the Mental Health Act and it is high time for the government to invest in community-based mental health services so people with psychosocial disabilities can get the support they want, instead of ending up in shackles.”
The Mental Health Act of 2012 lays out the legislative framework for a levy, and says the finance minister should set up this resource to fund mental health services through parliament. The levy has yet to be established. Ghana has made progress in safeguarding the rights of people with disabilities following reports by Human Rights Watch and the former UN special rapporteur on torture, Juan Mendez. In July, the Mental Health Authority oversaw the release of more than a dozen people with disabilities who were chained in Nyakumasi Prayer Camp in the Central Region. With pressure from local and international groups, the Mental Health Authority has taken steps to enforce a ban on shackling, but much more needs to be done.
“The government of Ghana has a real opportunity to lead by example, sending a message to other countries in the region and globally that it will not tolerate the inhumane treatment of people with psychosocial disabilities,” said Julian Eaton, senior mental health advisor at CBM. “They represent some of the most marginalized and invisible in society and deserve the same dignity and respect as anyone else.” People with mental health conditions in Ghana should no longer be subjected to inhumane treatment. Instead, the government needs to ensure that people with psychosocial disabilities are treated with dignity and can live full and independent lives.
Adequate funds should be allocated to develop voluntary mental health services, support for housing and independent living, as well as job training. More also needs to be done to combat the stigma associated with mental health, including in the workplace, the central theme of this year’s World Mental Health Day. In Ghana and many other countries, people with real or perceived psychosocial disabilities – that is, mental health conditions – are sometimes seen as being possessed by evil spirits or demons.
Due to these beliefs and the lack of local mental health services, some families and communities resort to chaining the person during a mental health crisis, either in their homes or in spiritual health centers, known as prayer camps. In some prayer camps, Human Rights Watch found that people were chained to trees, frequently in the baking sun, where they would bathe, defecate, urinate, eat, and sleep, some for years.
Today the coalition launched a social media campaign, #BreakTheChains, to combat the stigma associated with mental health, and push for the government of Ghana to fulfill its commitments under the Mental Health Act and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. “It’s not enough to tell people not to shackle – enforcing the ban on shackling is the key,” said Dan Taylor, director of MindFreedom Ghana. “This will involve more than a verbal and legal commitment, but a financial commitment as well. We call on you, honorable minister of finance, to set up the levy as a matter of priority.
Flashback: Woes of a Jabulani Ball
I am Ghana
I never let Africa down
Forget the scores. Fry FIFA. Freeze history. All because it is the first Friday in July 2010. The lesson of the day? History has two versions- the one which happened and the one which should have. And on the night Ghana lost to Uruguay in the 2010 World Cup, Africa at the threshold of the semi-finals is the living history.
The Jabulani flew up, grazed the post and went up, up and out with our dreams. A nation’s heart was cracked. No need for pretence. If you are reading this with hurt feelings I was writing with teary eyes. For once, during the tournament, Sultry Shakira’s ‘’Waka waka’’ did not sound sweet. As for K’naan’s ‘‘Waving Flag’’ chorus, nothing could be more jarring.
For us in Ghana, ‘’disappointment’’ is no longer an abstract noun but a physical pain that we have nursed since the dying seconds of a 120 minute-drama that saw a series of quick events drown our dreams. After the match, Coach Milovan’s theoretical ‘‘this is football’’ explanation would not heal a nation. We have to complete the therapy.
So let us let it out, folks. I need to throw a few things at who, I don’t care. Oh, yes, Africa. What a sorry place. Once again, an entire continent was looking for a hero in Ghana. Ghana must beat Uruguay. Ghana must go to the semifinals. Ghana must wipe Africa’s shame. Ghana must this, Ghana must that.
Why should it always be Ghana? Quick flashback: in the last World Cup, Ghana was also the only African country to have gone beyond the group stage. There are 53 countries. There were six of us at the tournament, including the host nation. What did South Africa do? Where was La Cote d’Ivoire? Which manner of men played for Nigeria? Who sent Algeria there? How could Cameroun stoop so low?
Why should it always be Ghana bailing out this continent? Well, I have got news for Africa. Kwame Nkrumah’s Ghana need not reach the 2010 World Cup semifinals to become the hero. We have always been champions. It is ingrained in our genes. So don’t cry for me, Africa.
What a continent! When others lump us up we complain. We blame them for their ignorance and assert our respective sovereignties. Yet we are quick to cower together behind a single country when a whiff of glory is in the air. OK, so everyone knows Ghana pioneered Pan-Africanism. (‘‘I still know there is hope in the Black Stars’’ said a text message I received after the match from a friend in Barbados). But that does not excuse this African paradox.
What happened to our twinkle, twinkle little stars was that, on the field, they had to carry the burden of an entire continent on their young shoulders. How cruel. Suddenly, all sorts of bored and recycled African organisations found it opportunistic to tag into a Black Stars semifinal berth.
When they were playing Ghana, Uruguay was not doing it in the name of South America. Against Paraguay, Japan was not fighting for Asia. And when the Germany ‘’machine’’ was blitzkrieging Argentina 4-0 they were doing it for the sake of their Vaterland.
I suspect the ghosts of Kwame Nkrumah and Marcus Garvey would be hovering above me with reprimand. But even these two would understand that on this continent we are not the only stars. In fact, foxes, lions, eagles, and elephants have all paraded and trumpeted their virtues, n’est ce pas?
Can I break it down? If this continent must up its game and earn global respect, each country must up its individual game. Simple.
For all those who predicted that Ghana was going to win the World Cup, I doff my hat. You are prophets in your own right. After Uruguay, the Netherlands would have been our easiest conquest. Then at the finals even FIFA, would have their hearts pounding for us (if for nothing at all, for the ‘good of the game’). Something really happened on the way to Heaven, that Friday.
The Jabulani flew up, grazed the post and went up, up and out with our dreams. But it didn’t end there because this epic tragedy keeps coming back. It is the kind of scene that replays in your mental video.
It was the last kick of extra time. But leading to that so much had happened. The imminence of penalty kicks, a missed goal, a hand ball, a red card… All in the spate of a few seconds. Players and fans alike did not have time to take it all in. The Jabulani ball was shot up, at an angle meant for the roof of the net. It was all so familiar. The kicker, Asamoah Gyan had done it same way, successfully, before.
As the ball continued its trajectory, the goalkeeper was clearly beaten. In the background, a partisan crowd bleated, practically to shoo the ball in. We widen our eyes. The world stood still. At crunch time the ball refused to take the critical dip under the post. Wickedly, the Jabulani hit the bar and went up, 90 degrees. Before one could say ‘’vuvuzela’’, it was over.
Has anyone seen Asamoah Gyan lately? I saw him on TV dancing, though less energetically. When Gyan told the BBC, ‘‘I don’t think I am worried’’, many doubted it. Now, he appears to be handling it well. Still, let us keep him in our prayers. That boy is probably scarred for life.
Again, Africa is part of the reason. Had one or two other teams been in the reckoning the pressure would have been much less. In our eagerness to ’’rescue Mother Africa’’ we the Ghanaian people also played along. If we feel so much hurt it is because we were all caught up in that save-the- continent agenda. Now we are experiencing twice the pain.
In a sense, we are like the English. At each soccer tournament the Merry England folks gear themselves up big time. Fuelled by a pub culture and roared on by a loud press, they declare their own version of ‘‘Ke naako.’’ It is time for the Brits to show the world who invented the game. But too often, they have had to fold up the Union Jack too soon. Their lesson: it is one thing hosting a prestigious soccer league and another presenting an unbeatable national side.
For Ghana, the lesson to learn may be a bit more complicated. Self knowledge. In this very important international enterprise, self knowledge precedes all. It comes even before team strategy.
As a people, the ability to focus is part of our bane. This has been a weak point for our soccer players. Many of the factors that affect our team’s concentration during a tournament happen off the field. The point being made here is that managing the physical and psychological environment of our ‘’boys at war’’ is serious business. It involves understanding each player as well as assessing how emerging issues would impact the entire team.
We may have to re-examine the management of the environment of the team in camp. For instance, morale boosting is good. However, psychologist would tell you that when the stakes to perform become too high all the human body does is recoil naturally to its, neutral, ‘‘I am only human’’ mode.
Just for an example, our Venerable Nelson Mandela is larger than life. Could the Madiba’s invitation to party have been kept from the boys (as a pleasant surprise) until after the game? I cite this for a personal, if not shallow reason. If I, an eager writer, am informed just before writing an exam that I will be meeting Mandela, chances remain that I may, be bowled over with over-excitement.
Then there is the issue of how our boys psyche up before matches. Are we sure that the active drumming and the shi’ing of jama by players who have 90 minutes of physical engagement ahead of them is the best? It is on record that after Brazil had beaten Ghana 3-0 at the last World Cup, our opponents expressed shock at the fact that prior to the match our Black Stars spent excessive energy singing and praying.
By all standards the 2010 World Cup has been an unusual one with an unusual ball. The Jabulani seems to be the most talked about ball in World Cup history. The first time I heard the word, I couldn’t help but notice that it rhymed with ‘’Fulani.’’ However, more was yet to come. In terms of movement, the Jabulani is just like the Fulani cattle herd, unpredictable.
The ball has caught many a player off guard. In the game against Australia, Asamoah Gyan’s own kinsman, Kingson was dealt a treacherous blow, so was Keeper Rob Green of England and Faouzi Chaouchi of Algeria.
To coach Capello of Team England, the Jabulani is the worst ever to be used at a World Cup.
‘’I’ve seen that the ball arrives really fast and the players are having problems controlling it.’’
But not every player bears the Jabulani a grudge. Czech goalkeeper Petr Cech had some positive comments. He said the ball has good visibility due to the colour design plus it feels good to handle. English midfielder Frank Lampard also happens to be among the few players who are Jabulani-friendly.
In fairness, if the Big J was horrible it was horrible for all players. The Jabulani flew up, grazed the post and went up, up and out with our dreams…
July 7, 2010
TAABEA Group President Honoured As The Man Of The Year
Dr. Christian Kwasi Agyeman President of Taabea Group of Companies has been adjudged the man of the year at the maiden edition of Home Builders Africa Awards which was held over the weekend at the UPSA Auditorium in Accra.
Aside his contributions to the economic development of Ghana through the creation of his numerous companies, Dr. Agyeman has been engaging in a lot of philanthropic works such as offering of scholarships to his staff and other needed but brilliant people to upgrade themselves in education, supporting orphanage homes and KATH Children’s Ward, Schools and other social responsibilities within and outside his environs.
Dr. Agyeman believes the best way to be happy is to make others happy in your own small way hence the passion to support the less privileged and the vulnerable.
Taabea Company Limited which was founded by him in 2008 and producing one of the best herbal medicines for malaria, loss of appetite and general body pains won the best herbal manufacturing company of the year.
The company also produces Taabea Zanecare which is for general well-being and also boost the immune system and help fight infections within the body. Taabea Taacum which enhances men with low sex desires due to old age or other factors.
Dr. Christian Kwasi Agyeman in his speech thanked God for such an honour and expressed his gratitude to the organizers, his family and most especially his hardworking staff for all the successes they have chalked.
The following is a list of the top eight most effective D2R overpowered runewords as determined by their effectiveness
Runewords can be found throughout Diablo 2 Resurrected, regardless of whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a complete newcomer. It is extremely valuable in the game to find items that can be upgraded with the help of runewords, and they can be found in a variety of locations throughout the game. As a means of assisting you in achieving your goal of selecting the best Runewords for each character while simultaneously increasing the power of each character, this guide introduces you to the eight most powerful Runewords to use in Diablo 2 to help you achieve your goal of increasing the power of each character.
It’s been resurrected and updated to reflect the most recent revisions to the Beginner’s Guide to Runewords in Diablo 2, which can be found at the link above.
According to the game’s statistics, the Spirit Runewords are among the top eight most overpowered available in Diablo 2 Resurrection.
In particular, this runeword is beneficial to caster classes, particularly the sorceress, due to the fact that it grants a +2 bonus to all skills level 35 and higher, as well as a significant increase in mana and vitality. The addition of this item will make your hat collection that much more complete. In light of the low requirements of the crystal sword, it would appear that this rumored device within a four-socket weapon would be the most likely candidate for construction, as previously stated. If you are not a Paladin, you can still create a shield, though you will only be able to use the monarch shield because it is the most powerful. Absent a slight advantage in terms of resistances over the weapon variant, the shield variant performs nearly identically to the weapon variant in every other respect. Many players will re-roll this rune word multiple times in order to achieve the 35% Faster Cast Rate, which is a very common occurrence in the game world. Caster classes that must meet the Faster Cast Rate break points, in particular, will find this to be extremely advantageous.
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In Diablo 2, it can be placed into a four-socket rune word and given to a mercenary to aid him during his mission. In addition to providing a nice bonus to the enhanced damage of your mercenary’s weapon, this rune word grants you a Meditation Aura of levels 13 to 17, which can be extremely useful in a variety of situations. Because of the Meditation Aura he has equipped, he has the ability to regenerate mana at an extremely fast rate, which means that once you have a mercenary equipped with this Meditation Aura, all of your mana concerns are essentially resolved at that point as well.
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Additionally, as with the previous item, it is a fantastic mercenary enhancement to have on hand. This results in a significant bonus to enhanced defense while also providing a significant bonus to enhanced damage, resulting in it being a rare modification to find on armor as a result of its dual benefits. In addition to significantly increasing the output damage of your mercenary, you will also receive a life bonus, which will be extremely beneficial to your mercenary, as well as a nice bonus to all resistances of 30, which will be received as a result of this. Once all factors are taken into account, this runeword represents an excellent value for your mercenary while also being exceptionally effective.
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This item is a favorite of high level end game sorceresses because it has the ability to cause immune monsters to no longer be immune to spells and abilities when used. It also has the ability to break enemy resistance in difficulty, which makes it a favorite of high level end game sorceresses. This is not true of all hell difficulty monsters, despite the fact that there are a significant number of them that fit this description. In order to account for this, monsters in hell difficulty will typically have resistance values of 110 or 120, depending on the level of difficulty selected. Damage resistance of any item that has a resistance of 110 immunity to the effect will be reduced by half as a result of this effect. However, the fire slayer will eventually become more vulnerable to the conviction aura; however, the lasher will have a higher resistance to cold than the conviction aura at some point in the game. As a result of this action, his immunity is not jeopardized. Your mercenaries will also benefit from the infinity rune word’s significant damage enhancement bonus, as well as a pleasant faster run walk and a significant increase in vitality.
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A melee weapon equipped with the D2R items word is the most powerful spell in the game, according to the game’s developers. As well as providing a significant bonus to attack speed and damage, this skill also provides a flat bonus to damage and a 15 percent increase to enhanced damage, among other benefits. As an added bonus, it increases damage by a significant amount. When used against demons, it completely disregards target defense and provides a significant bonus to damage, as opposed to other abilities, which provide an increase in damage based on character level. Additionally, the use of the runes ether, low mal, and ral in conjunction with one another results in a 20% lethal strike in addition. It is less difficult to obtain than other runic words, such as the zod rune word, for example.
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It has now been made possible for characters of any race or ethnicity to use battle orders and battle commands, something that was previously impossible for them to do. In addition to increasing your mana and health by 74%, the use of battle orders also improves your skill by a similar amount. Typically, this is used as a secondary weapon, which means that you have your primary weapon and then use call to arms to increase your health and stamina as if you were in combat.
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The result will be a significant +3 to all skills as well as a 40% increase in Cast Rate, a pleasant Replenish life bonus, and a pleasant 15% increase in maximum matter, which can result in a significant amount of additional mana depending on your total mana pool. As a result, all resistances receive a significant boost of 40, which is applied to all of them simultaneously. Aside from being beneficial for elemental druids, it is also beneficial for hammer hemorrhages and even functional for sore sources, among a variety of other applications.
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When the item is used, all skills receive a +2 bonus, and run/walk speed increases by an incredible 45% as a result of the item’s effect. According to the character’s level, it also provides a significant bonus to defense and a significant bonus to strength, among other benefits. The use of a monarch shield, for example, will reduce the amount of time characters must spend investing points in their strength, allowing them to devote those points to more advantageous traits. In addition, it has a significant impact on the overall performance of Magic Find, as previously stated. Due to the fact that it allows any character to teleport simply by equipping the appropriate skill, this item is the most frequently used item in D2R.
What Are Altcoins And Should You Invest In Them?
Cryptocurrency is a hot topic right now, with Bitcoin and Ethereum stealing headlines. You may have heard the term “altcoins,” but what are they? Altcoins are alternative cryptocurrencies to Bitcoin—the most popular ones are Litecoin and Dogecoin.
With so many different cryptocurrencies available, it can be hard to understand what makes them all unique – especially when you’re new to the world of altcoins. It can also be hard to know where to start when scanning through the countless exchanges that buy and sell these digital assets.
What Are Altcoins?
Altcoins or alternative coins are categories of cryptocurrencies that are not Bitcoin, the first and most well-known cryptocurrency. Altcoins, like Bitcoin, are a digital or virtual currency that can be stored in a virtual wallet. Altcoins offer an alternative to traditional currencies. You might have heard of Bitcoin, but there are plenty of other options beyond this popular crypto coin. Each altcoin has its own unique features, including its own set of risks and rewards.
Altcoins are similar to companies traded on the stock market in that they can rise or fall in value based on how popular they become. If you’ve ever bought stock in a company, you’re familiar with the concept of how even small shifts in consumer demand can cause large shifts in stock prices. Some altcoins may go up or down tenfold or more over the course of a month or even day.
APTUSDT are two altcoins that have some significant differences and similarities. Both have the same basic goal of acting as a stable currency, but they go about it in different ways.Since the end of 2014, APT has been more stable than the US dollar, while USDT has been more stable than Bitcoin—which makes sense seeing as how Bitcoin’s value can experience wild fluctuations within a single year.
Types Of Altcoins
Stablecoins are a relatively new kind of virtual currency that attempts to address the main problem with altcoins: their volatility. In short, stablecoins are designed to maintain a specific price point against fiat currencies like the US dollar or the euro. Some very well-known stablecoins include Tether and USD Coin, but there are many others including TrueUSD and Gemini Dollar.
Meme coins are a form of currency that is often given out as part of internet culture. A meme coin is simply a coin with a clever phrase on the front. Meme coins range from little 1p and 2p coins to 5p and 10p coins, but they can also be found in other denominations, such as 20p and 50p. Because they are so small, it’s easy to slip them into the pockets or wallets of other people without them ever noticing, making them fun to give out during a gathering where you know people will be doing some mingling.
The terms “utility coin” and “app token” are used interchangeably to describe a type of cryptocurrency whose primary function is not as a store of value, but rather as a means for transacting on a blockchain-based platform.
These platforms have become popular in recent years as people have come to understand that blockchains can be more than just an alternative to the current financial system (although, it’s always been that, too). For example, Ethereum has spawned an ecosystem of projects where developers can release tokens built on top of the platform to fund their projects.
Governance tokens are used by blockchain consensus protocols to incentivize users to behave in a certain way and make decisions in the best interest of the protocol.
Governance tokens are not intended to be used as an investment opportunity. There is no expectation that governance tokens will appreciate or depreciate in value.
Governance tokens are a new way for organizations to self-govern, by allowing community members to vote on decisions and initiatives, and token holders to share in the profits. It’s a new type of crypto-economic model that is still in its conceptual phase, but has the potential to change the way we do business.
A fork is when someone takes the existing open-source code for a project like Bitcoin and creates their own version of it by making some changes. This simulates how open-source software is developed in other fields like programming or web development.
When you make a change to an existing piece of software and distribute it under a different name, that’s usually called a “fork.” That’s why you may hear people talking about Bitcoin forks—they’re talking about alternative versions of the original Bitcoin source code that run on different computers.
Should You Invest In Altcoins?
If you want to invest in altcoins, and you’re looking for a base currency to use, you can use the XRPUSDT Tether trading pair.. Tether is a cryptocurrency asset issued on the Bitcoin blockchain, and is backed by the United States dollar at a 1:1 ratio.
It allows you to store other cryptocurrencies—including any altcoins—and convert them into USDT. This way, if the price of whatever coin you’re using drops too steeply or skyrockets too quickly, you can still buy from and sell to USDT at any time.
Regardless of why you’re interested in investing in altcoins, it’s important that you do your research before making any decisions. Find out why merchants are accepting those coins as payment, and what sets them apart from other cryptocurrencies.
Locate a trustworthy forum or subreddit for your preferred coin; read through posts by fellow enthusiasts, and don’t be afraid to ask questions when you need help. And always keep in mind—never invest money that you can’t afford to lose
Title: How To Run a Successful Recruitment Business
Description: Are you planning on starting a recruitment business? Then follow these tips and increase your chances of success!
4 Tips To Help You Run a Successful Recruitment Business!
The recruitment industry is very competitive. Thousands of new agencies are launched every year, and many fail because they make the same mistakes. In this article, we are going to share 4 tips to help you launch your successful recruitment business!
1. Find a Good Niche
Too many recruitment agencies try to become generalists as they are worried about missing out on certain businesses. However, the problem with this strategy is it is very hard to compete with agencies who focus on one niche as they understand the niche and have great contacts within the specific industry.
Niche recruitment agencies are able to charge a premium for their services. This allows them to achieve a much higher profit margin which can fund expansion, advertising campaigns, and technology which further cements their competitive advantage.
By tailoring your recruitment agency to a nice, particularly small niche, you can quickly build relationships with the top employers and become an expert in the industry. Within a few months, everyone in the industry will know about your agency, and you will be front of mind the next time they need recruitment services.
Another advantage niche recruitment agencies have is that they rank better on search engines, particularly Google. This is because niche recruiting keywords have less competition, making them easier to rank for. Also, Google tends to favor websites that focus on specific topics as Google considers them experts and more knowledgeable.
Building a niche recruitment agency helps you stand out from the crowd. There are countless generalists out there, and it can be very hard to differentiate yourself from these other agencies if you are just getting started. By focusing on a specific niche, companies within that niche are automatically going to be more trusting of you and more willing to work with you.
2. You Need a Great Website
If you want your recruitment agency to thrive, you need a sleek modern website that is fully mobile-optimized. Your website needs to be fast and easy to navigate, but what should you include on your website?
Your website should include all of the jobs you have available. It should also include case studies that show how you have helped clients and candidates. Candidate testimonials are also a must.
Where many recruitment agency websites fail is their lack of ability to capture client and candidate contact information. Many recruitment agencies naively believe that a candidate or client is going to stumble upon their website for the first time and immediately contact them. However, in reality, most of the time, you will need to directly market to your website visitors to spur them into action.
To effectively capture client and candidate contact information, you need multiple calls of action on your website and multiple forms which allow visitors to leave their name and number. Other effective strategies are chatbots that automatically message people when they visit your website. You also need to establish remarketing code in your website so you can track visitors based on cookies and then show ads for your agency to them when they are browsing the web or social media. If you follow the above methods, you will be inundated with leads and have no problems quickly growing your number of candidates and clients.
3. Outsource as Much as Possible
A major mistake recruitment agencies make is trying to do everything themselves. The problem with this strategy is you will be competing against specialists in their field. For example, if you don’t know anything about SEO, how can you outperform a rival recruitment agency that has hired a professional SEO agency?
To improve your chances of success, you should focus on your core competencies and then outsource other functions of the business. Your key roles should be hiring and training amazing recruiters. If you can quickly build a team of top performers, your business will take off, and you will easily be able to pay for the increased expenses from outsourcing.
Outsourcing also helps you save lots of time. Instead of teaching yourself how to build a website, you can hire someone and spend those precious hours prospecting and talking to candidates and clients. Outsourcing does require capital expenditure, but it allows you to grow much faster and ensures you don’t get bogged down performing tasks outside of your expertise.
Functions of your recruitment agency that you should outsource include accounting, payroll, SEO, some types of marketing, and finance. Basically, you should consider outsourcing anything that isn’t directly related to recruiting. When your recruitment agency grows, you can consider converting some of the functions to in-house and hiring specialists. However, at the start of your journey, it is simpler to just outsource.
4. Technology is Your Friend
Technology can save you time and help you more effectively find clients and candidates and deliver amazing results for them. There is now a whole suite of different technologies built specifically for the recruitment industry.
One of the best prospecting tools for recruitment is SignalHire. This amazing tool lets you pull prospects’ contact information from company websites and LinkedIn profiles. With SignalHire’s free email finder Chrome extension, simply open anyone’s LinkedIn profile and tap the extension to instantly reveal the prospect’s email, direct number, and social media profiles.
SignalHire also has an amazing 650 million-strong B2B database. Search by company, region, name, or email and find prospects’ direct emails and phone numbers. If you are having trouble building your leads list or keep getting blocked by gatekeepers, then SignalHire is an incredible tool.
If you are going to run a successful recruitment agency, you need an applicant tracking system. One of the best applicant tracking systems is Zoho Recruit. Zoho Recruit can screen resumes and automate job board postings and interview scheduling. With this applicant tracking system, you can see every candidate in your recruiting pipeline and see what stage of the process they are at. Thanks to Zoho Recruit, you will never forget to reach out to a candidate again and always know the health of your pipeline!
There are so many different recruitment tools out there now. In the beginning, you should start with a prospecting tool and an applicant tracking system, as these will have the most beneficial impact on your agency, and then you can slowly add other tools as you need them!
Starting a recruitment agency can be a highly profitable business venture, but that doesn’t mean it is easy. To ensure you can stand out from your competition, remember to:
- Specialize in a specific niche
- Optimize your website
- Use the power of outsourcing
- Invest in technology
Comment below what strategies you have used to make your recruitment agency a success and what tips you have for agency founders just starting their journey.
Central Music Awards 2022 – Full List Of Winners
Heritage Event Promotions, the organizers of the annual Central Music Awards made history again last Saturday, November 26, 2022 as they held it’s 11th edition of the most prestigious regional award scheme in Ghana.
The 11th edition of the Central Music Awards took place at Glitz City Hotel in Cape Coast with a Classy Black Carpet hosted by Effua Nkoso.
The event begun with a magnificent Brass Music opening challenge between Adom Mysterious Band and Cape Vibes Band.
The main event night which had about 2000 attendees was hosted by MC Deefio with support from Effua Nkoso as Co-MC.
The big night had trilling and electrifying performances from the Smelling Good Geng, Kojo Vypa, Quarmy Zaggy, Mr. Fantastic, Yaw Black, Emogy, Loyce, AmWan, Goddy Wan, Bassaw, and other great live band performances from Emintzimadze Band and Cape Vibes Band.
Heritage Promotions saw to the presentation of 42 Awards to Musicians, Industry players and Stakeholders for their Hard work and immense contribution to the creative industry in the region.
“Fine Boy” hitmaker, Orkortor Perry was crowned the Artitse of the Year for the 2022 edition of the Central Music Awards.
Legendary Ambassadar Da Sada received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his unflinching support to the Industry and paving way for the current musicians in the region.
Other renowned personalities and stakeholders who were honored during the big night include Hon. Kingsley Kofi Karikari Bondzie, Deputy CEO for Coastal Development Authority, Nana Obokese Ampah, the Apagyahene of Asebu Traditional Area, Uncle Ato Trustworthy, Sammy Flex, Dr. Pounds and Nhyiraba Kojo.
From the glitz and glams on the Black Carpet to the electrifying performances on the Kanin stage, the event saw in attendance top Government officials, Traditional Rulers, Corporate Business personalities, Media Personalities, Industry players, Nominees and music Lovers.
Below are the full list of winners at the Central Music Awards 2022
HERITAGE OUTSTANDING CHIEF PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Nana Obokese
HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MUSIC PERSONALITY – Nyhiraba Kojo
HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Uncle Ato Trustworthy
HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – Dr Pounds
HERITAGE OUTSTANDING MEDIA PERSONALITY OF THE YEAR – SammyFlex
HERITAGE OUTSTANDING PERSONALITY – Kingsley Kofi Karikari Bondzie
FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Ama Nova
NEW ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Blark Tana
EMERGING ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Denzel White
GOSPEL SONG OF THE YEAR – Maa Fausty – Nkwagye Nyankopong
GOSPEL ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Adjoa Praiz
BEST RAPPER OF THE YEAR – 2 Feet
BEST COLLABORATION OF THE YEAR – How Far Bru – 2 Feet Ft. Taboo x Size Zero
RAGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR – Mr. Fantastik
FEMALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR – Loyce
BEST SOND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR – King Odyssey
BEST PRODUCER OF THE YEAR – Liugee Beatz
MUSIC OF THE YEAR – Boabis – Soul Mate
DANCEHALL SONG OF THE YEAR – Mr. Fantastik – Good Loven
GHANA POPULAR SONG OF THE YEAR – Kofi Kinaata – Wo Pri
BEST PROMOTER – PRESENTER OF THE YEAR – DJ Track – Hope
BEST PROMOTER – DJ OF THE YEAR – DJ Kobby – Hope FM
BEST PROMOTER – ONLINE OF THE YEAR – Nana Antobam Jnr
HIPLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR – Fine Boy – Orkortor Perry
HIGHLIFE SONG OF THE YEAR – Only Yo – C Burn
HIP HOP SONG OF THE YEAR – Erny – North Face Gucci
BEST GROUP OF THE YEAR – Smelling Good Geng
BEST MANAGEMENT OF THE YEAR – Jams Aty Records
BEST PUB/NIGHT CLUB OF THE YEAR – Truth Pub
BEST MASQUERADE GROUP OF THE YEAR – Adzepa Masquerade
BRASS BAND OF THE YEAR – Adom Mysterious Band
LIVE BAND OF THE YEAR – Emintsimadze Band
BEST CAMPUS MC OF THE YEAR – MC Fareeda
BEST CAMPUS ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Miss A Jay
BEST FANBASE OF THE YEAR – Cat Nation – Tallybo
BEST EP/ALBUM OF THE YEAR – Mr. Lova EP – Quarme Zaggy
SONG OF THE YEAR – Moe – Kojo Vypa
SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR – JAY BABA
AFROPOP SONG OF THE YEAR – Joemexx Ft Dube Ari – Struggle
INTERNATIONAL ACT OF THE YEAR – New Vision 244
ARTISTE OF THE YEAR – Orkortor Perry
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD – Ambassadar Da Sada
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