Couple holding hands
Online dating sites overloaded this valentine

Valentine week is like a nightmare for many singles, who are turning to online dating sites for finding love. Dating sites are rising rapidly due to the sudden high demand this week. Websites like dating.com & okcupid.com have reported a 50% rise in registrations.

Effect of valentines week on online dating platforms

  1. Rise in registrations & server load – Many platforms have seen a sudden rise in traffic which has caused problems for some and become the cause of celebration for others. Well equipped sites were able to handle the sudden peak in traffic and profited from it, but others were already running low on resources and this sudden peak caused them to crash.
  2. Niche/Localized Dating site’s popularized – People are looking for finding love near their locality & this has brought localized dating site’s into the picture. One such website NigerianDatingHub.com which caters to people in Nigeria reported a massive increase in registrations during valentine’s week.
  3. Return visitors – This peak in registrations and traffic will surely end after valentine’s week but it will leave the dating website’s with a lot of new users and return visitors.

How has this affected the regular users of matchmaking sites?

The regular users of online dating platforms have suffered a lot due to this surge in traffic and the incoming new registrations. Some websites have slowed down and crashed due to this surge which has also left old users in a bad position. People are also complaining there has been an increased amount of people in chat rooms which have made it difficult for them to stand out or reach to the one’s they like. Most of these platforms have a competitive atmosphere in which people compete to get the favor of the ones they like. As per reports, this competition has only increased has made it difficult for all users.

Other effects of Valentines week

Valentines week affects business in a lot of other ways, some of them are as follows-

  • Major increase in Shopping trends – People are trying to impress their loved one’s and they buy cards, gifts & clothes for the same. Due to this buying trend e-commerce platforms are also profiting.
  • Tourism & travel is at its peak – People love going on a trip with their loved ones on valentines week, this is not only a great way to express love but is also an exciting thing to do. Due to this trend, cities like France get a lot of travelers this week.

Enjoy valentines!

Speaker runs out of topics to talk about - Scottsdale high school
Girl runs out of topics while giving a motivational speech | #Stuck – Scottsdale

A girl was giving a motivational speech to the students of high school in Scottsdale. She got stuck while giving the speech and totally forgot what to say! This was not only embarrassing but also gave us an insight on the quality of speakers the school invites. She was no doubt a poor speaker who should research and read a blog like topicstotalkabout.com because she clearly ran out of topics to talk about. Such a writer should have never been invited was invited to a prestigious institution. An institution like a school should especially care about the kind of people they are inviting because students are really affected by what is being said.

What really happened?

The high school hosted a function for students to help them choose their career & motivate them for future. In this event, the career counselor guided the students about their career options for future and helped them understand the scope of each profession. After this, the motivational speaker stepped in to motivate the students for their career & studies. She started with a good introduction & then started experiences. This was followed by some motivational stories. As she was telling a story she suddenly paused for no reason. Students assumed it was a technical problem with the mic, but in a matter of seconds, it was clear that she had no topics to talk about.

Is this acceptable?

Some people might say that things like these happen once in a while or the speaker may have had some unknown problems. But, whatever the case is, the school should have done proper research on the speaker before inviting her to such a big platform!

I can only imagine what kind of an impression that would have left on the students. It was an unfortunate incident and we can only hope that it does not happen again.

What to do when we run out of topics to talk about while speaking on stage?

Even if a speaker forgets what to talk about on stage, he/she can make something up just to fill in the gap. What makes it worse is if the person panics in such a situation and creates a block in his mind. If he just keeps his calm and says whatever best he can remember, it will be much better!

Best places to work in phoenix
Best places to work in phoenix

There are many options to choose from when it comes to best work place in phoenix. But few of them are considered as Top companies and best places to work in phoenix. Medias have done survey and recognized few companies as best employers. These companies have received highest marks when it comes to employee engagement and they have commendable workplace practices.

Let’s look at some top companies in phoenix.

Protiviti:

This company is into business consulting. It is located in phoenix. Their website is protiviti.com. This company empowers employees in all levels. When there is a new joinee in the company he will be assigned a mentor. Mentor will help the new hires in advocate promotion and guide them in building their career. Mentors are responsible for new hires employment meetings as well. Retention and growth of women are encouraged by a women’s networking group called iGrow. Veterans are recruited by company’s Networking group of recruiters called U. S veterans group and then they are integrated into workforce of protiviti’s. There is bonus program in the company which recognizes individual contributors and they are rewarded accordingly. Employees will work in flexible time. This will help in supporting the local community and to take care of their personal business.

 McCarthy Building Companies Inc.:

This company is into construction. It is located in phoenix. Their website is mccarthy.com. This was initially founded as a family business. But today this company is 100% owned by employees. From CEO to the receptionist salaried employees are not capped bonuses. There will be medal premiums which can be redeemed by individuals. This can be done through the wellness portal and Vitality online health portals. Along with all these in a year there will be a premium free month. There will be programs for career development as well. Field groups are regularly trained by McCarthy. This will be supported by BuildU portal and office staff. This portal is always open and employees can use the career development programs. Employees can vacation around the country in condos owned by companies.

Laser Spine Institute:

This company is into healthcare providing. It is located in Scottdale. Their website is laserspineinstitute.com. One of their main choices when it comes to values is Have Fun. This is also supported by values like Excellence and commitment, integrity, one team, and care. In these company employees favorites can be listed like appreciation events like free ice cream, summer fun series, holiday parties, and team lunches. Importance of healthy life style is reinforced by annual weight loss challenges. Low cost and healthy foods through company vending machines and Cigna wellness programs are arranged for employees. If they participate in these programs, employees will get cash back. There will be awards luncheons to honor employees who are exampled CHOICE values quarterly.

Best places to work in phoenix

Navy Federal Credit Union:

This company is into banking sector. It is located in many locations like MCAS Yuma, Yuma uptown, Mesa, Luke AFB, and Fort Huachuca. Their website is navyfederal.org. This company keeps separate fund for employee recognition which will be received by team leaders every year. They will also arrange family events, branch outings, and team buildings activities. For service, leadership qualities, and by their innovative ideas employees are rewarded. Company considered these employees as pip or partners in performance and they will be given performance bonus yearly. Mortgage loans, equity, credit card, and discounts are given based on employee’s experience. During their six month president’s wellness challenge if one meets personal wellness goals then that employee will receive a prize.