The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2013-11-07T07:36:00Z Who's the top name in Australian retail? 2013-11-07T07:36:00Z who-s-the-top-name-in-australian-retail Sarah and Daniel are the most popular names of staff working in the retail sector in Australia.A study of more than 3000 customer service positions conducted this month by people identification providers Signal Advantage, analysed the popularity of names of people working in customer-facing positions in the retail sector.Nine out of the top ten names overall were female.  According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 56% of people employed in the retail industry are female.The five most popular names for women in retail are Sarah, Jessica, Michelle, Emily and Laura.  The most popular names for men in retail are Daniel, Alex, David, Michael and Ben. Name researchers, the Kabalarian Society report most people named Sarah are easy going and refined and are successful in situations where they can use their skills of diplomacy in handling people.People named Daniel are driven with a strong inner urge to be of service.  They have high levels of empathy and make people feel at ease because of their willingness to offer constructive advice and assistance. Top 10 Female NamesTop 10 Male Names1.     Sarah2.     Jessica3.     Michelle4.     Emily5.     Laura6.     Maria7.     Rebecca8.     Stephanie9.     Emma10.  Rachel1.     Daniel2.     Alex3.     David4.     Michael5.     Ben6.     John7.     Tim8.     Luke9.     Matthew10.  ChristopherSocial psychology research has shown that your name has all kinds of effects on your life including the likelihood of obtaining employment in particular sectors.Researchers Simon Laham of the University of Melbourne, Adam Alter of New York University Stern School of Business, and Peter Koval of the University of Leuven, Belgium, found that people with easy-to-pronounce names were considered more positively.People identification expert Graham Budinger from Signal Advantage said the most important thing about names in the workplace is being able to see them and use them.“Names are important for relationship building, so it is vital for retail customers to see the name of the staff member who is helping them.“A name badge isn’t just there to differentiate a staff member from the public, it provides a passive introduction and creates a positive and professional impression of the organisation,” said Graham.The Signal Advantage name study examined 3000 of its most-recent orders for name badges from the retail industry in Australia.  The study was conducted on November 1, 2013 and analysed orders from small shops and restaurants through to department stores and national franchise operations.Top 100 names in the Australian retail sector:1.          Sarah2.          Jessica3.          Michelle4.          Emily5.          Laura6.          Daniel7.          Maria8.          Rebecca9.          Stephanie10.       Emma11.       Rachel12.       Anna13.       Alex14.       Kate15.       Samantha16.       Elizabeth17.       Louise18.       Amy19.       Andrea20.       Chris21.       Christina22.       Clare23.       Hannah24.       Jennifer25.       Katie26.       Natasha27.       Amanda28.       Angela29.       Bianca30.       Erin31.       Helen32.       Karen33.       Lauren34.       Sam35.       Carla36.       David37.       Grace38.       Jack39.       Jess40.       Lucy41.       Melissa42.       Michael43.       Natalie44.       Nicole45.       Susan46.       Belinda47.       Ben48.       Chloe49.       Christine50.       Claire51.       Danielle52.       Fiona53.       Georgia54.       John55.       Kelly56.       Kim57.       Linda58.       Lisa59.       Margaret60.       Sandra61.       Tim62.       Alexandra63.       Andrew64.       Brooke65.       Diana66.       Gabrielle67.       Liz68.       Luke69.       Matthew70.       Olivia71.       Paula72.       Tania73.       Vanessa74.       Alexander75.       Alexia76.       Amelia77.       Anastasia78.       Caitlin79.       Catherine80.       Chelsea81.       Christopher82.       Eleni83.       Jenny84.       Paul85.       Sally86.       Sophie87.       Victoria88.       Alexis89.       Alison90.       Anne91.       Ash92.       Cassandra93.       Charlie94.       Denise95.       Sophia96.       Alana97.       Cathy98.       Aaron99.       Adam100.    Adrian About Signal Advantage:Signal Advantage is Australia’s leading provider of name badges and people identification systems.  The company is 100 percent Australian owned and operated with a successful 20-year track record. Signal Advantage has a reputation for excellent customer service demonstrated in fast turnaround time (nearly all orders dispatched within two working days), personalized sales and design service and its extensive range of identification systems and products.  www.signaladvantage.com Travel deal of the week - 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The package also includes return Cook Island airport coach transfers and a resort credit of $NZD100. Bookings should be made by 31 October for travel between 6 February 2014 and 24 March 2014. The accommodation in this great value package is at the Edgewater Resort & Spa on the island of Rarotonga.  The resort is situated on the western sunset side of the island, bordering a long white sandy beach – and is just 8 minutes from the airport, and 10 minutes from town. The Edgewater Resort and Spa is the largest resort on the island and offers exceptional value for money – with a choice of hotel and villa accommodation, a free kids club, two restaurants, bar, tennis courts and a swimming pool.  It has a reputation for its hospitable service and friendly staff. For more information on this South Pacific getaway visit http://www.cheapflights.com.au/hot-travel-deals/ ENDSEditors note:  High resolution imager of Edgewater Resort & Spa is available. Mitre Wiz cuts corners and saves money on tiling jobs 2013-10-15T04:55:45Z mitre-wiz-cuts-corners-and-saves-money-on-tiling-jobs A new Australian invention is helping amateur home renovators look like professional tilers. Mitre Wiz, attaches to a grinder and creates perfect-cut 45 degree mitred-edges on tiles in a few seconds.  It has been acclaimed as an essential tool by professional tilers as well as DIY beginners. The tool, which sells for less than $20 at Bunnings stores around Australia, saves tilers time and money as they don’t need to use a wet-saw for angled edges or attach unfashionable trims to finish the corners on tiling jobs. Mitre Wiz inventor Troy Moncrieff said the Mitre Wiz has revolutionized tiling. “The Mitrewiz is so easy to use.  You just clip it on to a four-inch grinder and it works like a guide to cut all sorts of tiles in a few seconds. “It’s so much easier than using a wetsaw and there’s virtually no risk of chipping the tiles. “DIY tilers can forget the stress and mess of using a wetsaw or the expense of having the tiles pre-cut at the tile shop.  Instead they can easily create perfect mitred edges themselves,” said Troy. The tool cuts at a precise 45-degree angle and when the corner tiles are grouted together, it forms the perfect 90-degree edge for clean and modern lines for all indoor and outdoor tiling. To view the Mitre Wiz in action, check out this video.For more information please visit www.mitrewiz.com.ENDSEditors notes:For high resolution imagery of the Mitrewiz - please contact Infront Communications - Alison Cole 0411 623 425 or Susan Sullivan 0412 365 122.