Addicted to Books? Know more about the process

Old booksIf you prefer a good book to the internet or television, I am sure this article would be interesting for you. . Let’s put a little introduction to the Book first. So what is exactly a book? Instead of a combination of a hundred printed pages, book is an ideal thing that help you to live thousands of lives. Only imagine the whole process that stays beyond the reading.  First, you go to the lovely, cozy place calls bookstore,  where you step in an adventure by walking from one  bookshelf to another, smell…touch…watch…think, you take first book,  read from 1 to 5 pages… all in this lovely place make you feel that everything that you ever dream off really could become true…and after that, already feeling the happiest person ever, you go back home, sit in a tenderest sofa and drink the delicious cup of Brazilian coffee, open your book, trying not to damage the inside of the story by the problems of yours that occurred to you suddenly, in such inappropriate moment, and then you start…and life, as a card house boomed by a small pieces… and you deep down in a fantasy.

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Hope you are still interested, because next I will show your the machine, that is printing BOOKS. The Printing Press Machine or Continuous Forms Printing Press Machines and SMC is a company that will provide you with this equipment.

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We are offering our clients an assortment of Printing Press Machine(Continuous Forms Printing Press Machines ) in compliance with industry standards. These machines are well appreciated by our clients for high performance and smooth working. The machine has the functions of multi color ,full color and security printing, collating, slitting, sheet cutting, rewinding, perforating and folding on one machine. Its’ special functions are helping printers produce the popular paper products.

Shanghai Metal Corporation has a different kind of machines. For the more detailed information you could check our website or send us an inquiry, our English-speaking stuff will help you to find more about products. Don’t forget to follow us on social media and download an application by scanning QR code below.

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Maria Z.//SMC Editor

Credits: shanghaimetal.com

Scaffolding: An Essential in Consturction

Looking around nearly any construction site you will almost always see scaffolding erected as an essential part of the sites day to day operations. Scaffolding serves many purposes; firstly, to protect workers from falls or provide a rail so that they can work at height with ease. Secondly scaffolding, when in a modular fashion or along the side of a building can act as a walkway or internal ladder so that other parts of the site can be accessed.

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Scaffolding has been used ever since humans have been building constructions of significant height, given its necessity. In fact cave paintings that date back to over 17,000 years ago in Northern France suggest that scaffolding was used to reach the ceiling. The Ancient Egyptians and early Chinese used it to build many of their taller structures.

Just as changes have been made in our buildings, advances have occurred in terms of the materials used in Scaffolding, with wood and rope being the norm in days gone by, to now having metal scaffolding and fasteners being the most commonplace. However Bamboo is frequently seen in less developed parts of Asia and even the heavily developed city state of Hong Kong, as pictured below.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation, being a worldwide leader in the supply and manufacture of Galvanized Steel are proud to be a part of the formation of tubing that is essential in making scaffolding structures, with a particular emphasis on galvanized steel for use in outdoor applications. This product offers a rust resistance and extreme strength allowing its safe use on a construction site. To find out more about these products or to discuss customization and individual requirements please visit our website Here. For more updates on this and other exciting developments follow us on FacebookTwitter & Linkedin. By scanning the QR code below with your Smart Phone you can connect to our app.

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Dominick F.//SMC Editor

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What most of the newly built houses might have in common?


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SMC’s Helpful Tips: Nailing Your First Interview

An increasing number of people are attempting to get employment in foreign countries. As globalism takes a hold on the world’s workforce, an increasing number of employers utilize phone  or video interviews to screen potential candidates for a specific role. Phone or video conference interviews may seem less personal than interviews conducted in person. However, for employers, phone or video call interviews are helpful in screening candidates and building a pool of well qualified individuals for in person interviews. Also, phone and video interviews can save employers money and time. On the other hand, for potential candidates, getting interviewed via phone or video call can either be a great advantage or a great disadvantage.

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How can you make a lasting impression through the phone or through video conference? Are you able to distinguish yourself enough amongst the other well qualified candidates? Should you dress up for video interviews? Let us ease your tension with some helpful advice.

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There are some ways you may improve your chances. The first suggestion is to prepare for the interview. You may ask yourself, “What is there to prepare? Do I even need to prepare?” Regardless of how confident you are, it is always a lot safer to prepare yourself. Study the company that you are applying for. What are their goals or missions? What makes that specific company unique? Also, make sure that you understand the requirements of the position. Before going in for any type of interview, you should always know why you want to be a part of the company and why you want that specific role within the company.

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Why are you a good match for the position? What are your professional goals and how does this position help you achieve your goals? These are only a few simple questions amongst the pool of questions that you may be asked. As a suggestion, it may benefit you to list potential questions that the HR representative may ask you. Search online or ruminate potential interview questions. Then, try to write down the answers to those questions. Last but not least, practice saying your answers. Express your points as organized and as clear as possible. Keep in mind that most companies will not hire individuals who cannot express their thoughts and who know absolutely nothing about their company. If you study and prepare yourself, you will increase your chances of being noticed by the recruiter or HR representative.

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Another important way to increase your chances is to make sure that the interview is conducted in a quiet place. Noises can be very distracting. It is important that the place you are in during the interview is in a silent room. Why is a quiet location very crucial to a phone or video call interview? So both the interviewee and the interviewer will be able to clearly hear and understand the questions and the answers. Just as the sense of hearing is important to a phone or video call interview, the sense of sight is just as significant. If you are being interviewed through a video call or conference, make sure that the background is clean and simple. The interviewer should only be able to focus on you. In addition, cleanliness is important. Make sure that the room that is being shown on the camera is clean and ordered. A messy room can indicate a disorganized and even an irresponsible individual. You want to make a good impression so prepare yourself and your surroundings ahead of time. Should you dress up for a video interview? Yes, definitely. It may seem like a hassle, but you should always make yourself look presentable and professional. Treat video interviews like as if you are being interviewed in person. Also, dressing up can help boost your confidence and calm your nerves, which can only benefit you during an interview.

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Above all, be yourself. Do not try to be anything or anyone else. Most recruiters or HR representatives notice individuals who are comfortable communicating with others and articulating their thoughts. If you are too focused on trying to be someone else, your true strengths may not be able to shine. You can make a great impression just by describing yourself and your achievements as professionally and as eloquently as you can. Remember, your unique qualities and experiences are the key to setting you apart from hundreds or thousands of candidates.

SMC's HR Department
SMC’s HR Department

Written by:

Alexis Ty // SMC Editor

International HR Consultant

Team Building Exercises – A New Spin

Have you had the chance to go to a team building exercise? They vary worldwide. In Japan one worker described one team building exercise named ‘naked relationships’:

“After showering and washing your hair in a group facility, you sit in the bath (which is a natural hot spring) together and talk and bond. The idea is that when you are naked, everyone is equal and you will feel free to discuss things and joke about things that you wouldn’t in the office setting.”

Another worker recalls  their team building experience,

“We had to go around the room and tell each other what we didn’t like about each other. We might have also had to add what we did like about each other but I honestly only remember the criticisms and the people bursting into tears. We went from simply not being able to work together to actively disliking each other in about 30 minutes. Then we ate a boxed lunch and ended the day by filling out personality tests”

Well next time you could try something a little different – and become an army tank driver. There’s an organization in England that does team building events for corporations where you pretend you’re in the army and drive tanks.

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Did you know that the reason why tanks are called “tanks” is because while the British were developing the first tank, they were hiding it underneath tarps and referred to it as a “tank” to maybe confuse the enemy about what this new contraption really was. They were hoping they’d think it was a water tank or some other innocuous device.

By face hardening steel, armies found that the harder face of steel would cause milder steel and iron projectiles to shatter when they struck it. This meant that the steel couldn’t be penetrated easily by a single round.  Even multiple rounds might still shatter, depending on their size. All because of the way the face hardened steel behaved.

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Shanghai Metal manufactures the hardened steel used in tanks. To find out more, please visit our websiteLinkedInTwitter, Facebook and Instagram. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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International Marketing

Why is international marketing important for companies? Many companies want to increase to their consumer outreach and not be limited by geography. As technology improves, international communication becomes easier to conduct. For many corporations, strong communication skills are important in creating and maintaining any type of long term business relationship.

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Many businesses understand that people in different countries have varying needs. How can companies bridge cultural gaps to reach people from all over the world? The answer is simple: international marketing. International marketers know that in order for businesses to expand, the companies must understand differences in cultures, customs, values, beliefs, languages, and needs. For example, one product may sell really well in one nation but fail to sell in another. Companies that better understand the different markets and target audiences end up saving more.

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Chinese Trade and Marketing Specialists: Winnie, Miko, Bobby, Ryan, Doris

As a result, conducting market research is important and can be very cost-effective for international corporations. Most international marketers gain knowledge of the specific marketing environment and make marketing decisions based on the size of the market, competitors, potential barriers, etc. Here at Shanghai Metal Corporation, we value the hard work of all of our marketers. Without our local and international marketers, we would have been unable to tap into markets from all over the world.

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International Trade and Marketing Specialists: Tuomas, Henry, Nishant, Egor, Siobhan, Alexis, and Camilla

Are you interested in marketing? Apply to Shanghai Metal Corporation’s Internship Program. Send a copy of your Resume or CV to hr@shanghaimetal.com.

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Written by:

Alexis Ty // SMC Editor

International HR Consultant

Shanghai Metal Corporation: Building Value Across the Globe

“The customer is always right” is a famous business slogan. The underlying truth behind this statement is recognizing that customers are the life blood for any business. Understanding the importance of good customer service is essential for a healthy business in creating new clients, keeping loyal patrons, and developing referrals for future customers.

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A key component of customer service is establishing a trusting relationship. This is done by engaging in dialogue with customers and listening to them. According to Forbes, customers are likely to have specific questions, concerns or complaints about a product or service. Companies that take the time to be responsive to their customers benefit by receiving referrals and positive reviews. Hence having open and honest conversations with your customer is a proven way to grow a business into a trusted brand.

It can be said that customer service is what makes or breaks a company. At Shanghai Metal Corporation, our vision is simple: Best Service, Effective Management, Rigorous Craftsmanship, and Taking Steps to World-Class Standard. As you can see, we put customer service above all else.

4When the Marketing Department sat down with our CEO Mr. Bryan Wang, we asked him what the secret behind the success at SMC was. His response was just as simple as the corporate image; Openness. Again and again employees hear Mr. Wang express his beliefs of “putting everything out on the table”. This implies that internally, a team effort is put into practice on a daily basis and managers work to help all individuals reach their own success. Externally, this means being available to customers whenever they need support. For example, SMC added an online service pop-up on the company website where users can conveniently type messages directly to the Sales Department whenever issues arise.

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Being available to serve customers is what the company is committed to doing. Clients travel thousands of miles to come visit the infamous city of Shanghai which is known today as a global financial center and tour our headquarters in Pudong, where all the business takes place. We believe that successful business interactions take place when they are deeper than emails and more about face-to-face relations.  SMC strives to provide the best customer service from production to after-sales to ensure our clients can get all the supports they need. By doing so, we are continuously working to be a trusted and responsible contributor to society.

Shanghai Metal manufactures value added steel products to the highest standard, and with a commitment to customer service. To find out more, please visit our websiteLinkedInTwitter, and Facebook. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

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Kristie K & Siobhan R. // SMC Editors

Multiculturalism in the Workplace

Shanghai Metal Corporation employs people from all over the world in order to provide our clients with the best customer service and experience. Why is it important to have people of all sorts of nationalities and cultures working in the same environment?

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As globalism becomes more and more prominent, multiculturalism in the workplace is increasingly becoming the norm. Employees have a great chance to gain exposure to new ideas and different points of view. This can help individuals think outside of the box and become more innovative when faced with problems.

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After all, the more perspectives and ideas are used to solve problems, the more new and ground-breaking solutions that can be generated. For companies and employers, this can be very advantageous. If employees can see and understand beliefs of someone whose beliefs, ideas, and trains of thoughts are different from theirs, then they can open up their world view and gain the ability to solve problems based on their multicultural knowledge. Also, this can lead to greater understanding between colleagues and businesses.

1Another benefit of multiculturalism in the workplace is the ability to create a larger, broader network. Companies are able to build professional networks with people from all over the world. Corporations are able to conduct business in multiple languages and understand the differences between different and sometimes contrasting cultures.

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Shanghai Metal Corporation is one of the leading supporters and pioneers of multiculturalism in the workplace. We encourage all of our employees and interns to continuously pursue cultural awareness and global knowledge. Our teams are made up of professionals and specialists from different cultures. All of us work together and bring something unique to the table.

Written by:

Alexis Ty // SMC Editor

International HR Consultant