How to Focus with an “Open Door” Policy (Video)

Eat Your Career

We have an open door policy, which is great for building community, but not so great for avoiding interruptions and carving out time for much beyond the necessities.” The post How to Focus with an “Open Door” Policy (Video) appeared first on Eat Your Career.

How To Choose The Right Apartment Insurance Policy

Dumb Little Man

If you don’t have this policy then you risk losing your belongings should something go wrong with no kind of compensation. This is what makes choosing the right renters insurance policy quite tricky. If you know someone who is happy with their current policy, ask them for a recommendation. Just like with other kinds of insurance policies, you will find that renters insurance can cover a variety of things.

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Americans Policy Priorities Highly Polarized

Small Business Labs

Pew Research's As Economic Concerns Recede, Environmental Protection Rises on the Public’s Policy Agenda covers a recent survey asking Americans about their policy priorities. The top 3 policy priorities for Democrats are the environment, healthcare costs, and education.   The biggest policy priority differences are around the environment and climate change.    Government Policy trends

Catch the Glimpse of the Steps Involved in the Canada Immigration Process

Dumb Little Man

The immigrant-friendly rules and the loosened policies have made the maple country the cream of the crop. Canada, the land of maple leaves is the most favourable destination.

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Can AI Be the Solution to the Much-Debated Climate Change Issue

Dumb Little Man

But, it’s not just strict policies that can cause an impact and save our only home. Once we have the ideas at hand, both the government and the private sector can deploy cutting-edge technology and policies to drive the battle against climate change.

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An Easy-To-Understand Guide To Car Insurance Coverage Options

Dumb Little Man

You can go above and beyond these requirements and buy an insurance policy that offers higher liability coverage maximum caps. You can contact an agent or log into your account and look at your policy.

2020 179

Report: Tech in 2020: Standing On The Shoulders Of Giants

Small Business Labs

Benedict Evans , who is a well-known VC and tech industry pundit, recently released Tech in 2020: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants.  Instead, he focuses on regulation and government policy likely being at least one of the next big things in tech.

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12 Clever Ways You Can Earn Money From Your Computer Today

Dumb Little Man

As a representative , you’ll help customers navigate their insurance policies. In today’s digital world, working from home has never been more accessible. At-home jobs are the perfect opportunity for those who have kids or those who have trouble finding employment locally.

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5 Retirement Planning Myths Busted (To Help You Plan Your Finances Better)

Dumb Little Man

Most retirement plans work in a way that, if your spouse only covers himself/herself in their retirement policy, it will yield better payoff. When it comes to financial myths related to retirement planning, there exists plenty. Thankfully, younger citizens are becoming more conscious by the day and are opening up to embracing less conventional financing options. However, even the most well-informed people can sometimes fall prey to some of the existing retirement planning myths.

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How To Secure Mobile Data: Tips to Protect Yourself Online

Dumb Little Man

One study found out that about 1,700 Android apps that were able to collect permanent identifying information violated Google’s privacy policy. And we will take action when [apps] do not comply with our policies.”

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5 Surprising Benefits of Bringing Dogs In The Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Thanks to the evolution of global office culture, managers and business owners have started to go against the norm and adopt non-traditional office policies. Given this situation, having a dog-friendly policy can really lighten the load on their shoulders. The policies you’ve implemented and the benefits provided are significant, but nothing can attract your prospects better than being in a fun environment filled with friendly employees and fluffy cuteness.

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How Companies Should Handle Office Romance

Dumb Little Man

Introduce a Romance Policy. A vital part of communicating when it comes to office romance is having a policy that clarifies the companies’ attitudes toward internal relationships. However, setting out a romance policy can help protect the business against potential HR issues.

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10 Ways to Encourage More Women Into Your Workforce

Dumb Little Man

If you claim to be a company that offers equal opportunities for both sexes, it should be reflected in your career development policy with a good number of female employees working in senior management positions and leadership roles.

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Working from Home Flip-Side in Covid-19 Shutdown

Tips From T. Marie

It has always been my policy to freely answer as many requests for information as possible, but these days it’s impossible to answer them all. Anyone who follows me here on the blog or on social media knows that I have been working from home for 13 years. For 10 of those, I’ve had a focus on assisting other businesses with online technology. Unlike so many of you, the current pandemic situation did not suddenly throw me into an unfamiliar work from home situation.

2020 160

The Four Most Simple Mistakes That Renters Make All Too Often

Dumb Little Man

Some personal contents insurance policies also pay-out if you happen to fall victim to burglary. Take the time to carefully review the terms and conditions of potential insurance policies to see what’s covered. There are over 100 million renters in the USA, meaning around a third of people in the country do not own the roof above their head.

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5 Ways Businesses Can Go Greener in 2020

Small Business CEO

Establishing a sustainability policy and implementing ethical practices will also boost employee morale and enhance the company brand.… … The post 5 Ways Businesses Can Go Greener in 2020 appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. According to recent research into the consumer habits of 5,000 respondents across Europe, sustainability is a top priority for the vast majority of shoppers.

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6 Highly Effective Steps To Building A 6-Figure Dropshipping Store

Dumb Little Man

Therefore, it’s important to have this collection of pages on your site to melt away any objections a potential customer may have: Refund Policy. Privacy Policy. Start your 2020 the right way, and create your first store today.

2020 157

How To Improve Your Business’ Email Response Time

Dumb Little Man

You can do so by creating an email policy. Promptly responding to the emails you receive is crucial for an array of reasons. For one, it builds trust with whom you’re communicating with. If popular media has convinced you that “email is dying,” I encourage you to think again. In fact, email is doing the exact opposite. By just next year, about 126.7 trillion emails will be pushed out annually. About 90% of the people in the country reported relying on email communication in 2017 alone.

2020 148

How to Avoid Black PR: What to Expect and How to Fight?

Dumb Little Man

Optimize personnel policies. Good reputation is a very important aspect of a successful business. But sometimes slander and black PR get in the way, damaging your business. Therefore, we will tell you how to act in this situation. Fight with Black PR – Make Your Reputation Perfect Again. There is a famous expression – “first you work for a reputation, and then a reputation works for you.”

2020 125

MIT Economists on the Impact of COVID-19 on Labor Markets

Small Business Labs

The essay ends on a positive note explaining that policy interventions at the federal, state and local levels could limit the negative impacts.    Also, see the essay for specifics on the policies they believe will be needed. Government Policy industry structure Small Business Economy Web/TechThe Hamilton Project essay The Nature of Work after the COVID Crisis: Too Few Low-Wage Jobs is authored by MIT economists David Autor and Elisabeth Reynolds. 

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Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff? Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

I am involved in corporate strategy; plan, organize and participate in Board and committee meetings, handle performance appraisal, review and edit HR and Board policies, organize events and town halls, etc.

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Independent Workers Qualify for Unemployment Insurance Under the CARES Act

Small Business Labs

   Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workers self-employmentLast week Congress passed and the president signed the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus bill designed to help businesses and Americans weather the economic storm caused by the COVID 19 pandemic. Independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) qualify for a number of assistance programs contained in the bill. 

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COVID-19's Huge Financial Impact on Cities

Small Business Labs

Government PolicyAccording to the National League of Cities (NLC) , 65% of cities are being forced to delay or cancel capital spending and infrastructure projects due to COVID-19.      Unlike the federal government, most U.S. cities are required by charter to run a balanced budget. This  This means revenue shortfalls have to be met with cost-cutting.

2020 59

Uber's Third Way for Independent Contractors

Small Business Labs

gig economy Government Policy Independent workersUber's 18-page report, A First Step Toward A New Model For Independent Platform Work , outlines their proposal for improving the financial security of independent contractors, especially Uber drivers.    Uber's CEO also has an op-ed in the New York Times that provides highlights of the report and the reasons they issued it.    The report has a series of nine proposals from Uber. 

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How Many Employees Will Small Business Layoff?

Small Business Labs

   The highly regarded labor economics at the Economic Policy Institute, for example, are currently forecasting the overall unemployment rate will reach 15% in July.  Government Policy Small Business Economy trends

2020 62

How Can I Retrieve Corrupt Documents/Drawers? – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

These backups were destroyed according to our records retention policy. Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers.

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About 14 Million Freelancers, Gig Workers and Self-Employed are Getting Unemployment Insurance

Small Business Labs

The program's success - and its importance to the financial health of so many people - lead to two policy implications. Freelance gig economy Government Policy Independent workersThe Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program (PUA) is part of the federal CARES stimulus act passed in March. The PUA extends unemployment insurance to the self-employed, independent contractors, gig economy workers, and others who typically don't qualify.

2020 44

The 3 E’s of Exceptional Service

Jen Lawrence

Do you stick to policies “no matter what”? I could write you a thesis about why customer and client service should be one of your top concerns. Instead, I’m going to boil it down to one succinct line. EXCEPTIONAL SERVICE = EXCEPTIONAL RESULTS.

2020 52

U.S. Census Pulse Survey Finds Small Businesses Getting Slammed

Small Business Labs

   Government Policy Small Business EconomyThe U.S. Census has created a Small Business Pulse survey to track and measure how small businesses are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic. They released their first set of findings last week (the data was collected between April 26th and May 2nd) and, not surprisingly, they found small businesses are struggling.  

2020 52

The Intuit 2020 Report - 20 Trends for the Next Decade

Small Business Labs

Reports and Resources Intuit 2020 Research Report Todays Hobbyists are Tomorrows Hobbypreneurs Homepreneurs: A Vital Economic Force Research Brief - Small Business Credit Outlook The Economic Stimulus Package: Whats in it for Growing Businesses?

2020 161

Creative Professionals Pushing Back on California's New Gig Economy Law

Small Business Labs

  Freelance gig economy Government PolicyCalifornia's new gig economy law, AB5, is not being well received by independent creative professionals. 

2020 61

Mobile Threats – What Stays in Your Mobile Without Your Permission

Dumb Little Man

But without having a mobile security policy in place, chances are, the uninvited guest is already here! The average cost of a data breach will exceed a staggering of 150 million USD by 2020. ‘Dog is man’s best friend’, said a man who doesn’t own a smartphone. A lot has changed since the arrival of technology in the form of personal computers. People no longer associate technology to work but is by far one of the most equivocally loved forms of entertainment.

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Episode 283: Well-Presented with Mike Pacchione

Productivityist

Created specifically for small business, Bambee provides you with a dedicated HR Manager that can craft your HR policy, and maintain your compliance, all for just one low monthly fee. On this episode, I’m joined by my good friend Mike Pacchione.

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The Stimulus Programs Gig Workers and Freelancers Qualify For

Small Business Labs

   Government PolicyCongress passed and the president signed the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) economic stimulus package last week.    The legislation contains a number of provisions aimed at helping independent workers (the self-employed, freelancers, gig workers, etc.) weather the economic storm caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

2020 54

How to Write Concise, Active Sentences

Daily Writing Tips

The reference to possibility of enacting a policy is nearly redundant to the phrase indicating that the policy is being considered, so the sentence can be condensed somewhat by beginning with allowing : “Allowing users to voluntarily self-declare to designated authorities is still being considered.”.

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Episode 288: How to Be Awesome at Your Job with Pete Mockaitis

Productivityist

Created specifically for small business, Bambee provides you with a dedicated HR Manager that can craft your HR policy, and maintain your compliance, all for just one low monthly fee. Make sure you take advantage of this limited time offer as it is only valid until July 31, 2020 at 11:59 pm. On this episode I’m joined by Pete Mockaitis. Pete is, among plenty of other things, the founder of How to Be Awesome at Your Job and he hosts the popular podcast of the same name.

2020 67

Academic Study Measures the Pandemic's Impact on Small Businesses

Small Business Labs

The Effects of the Coronavirus on Hours of Work in Small Businesses , from Yale's Tobin Center for Economic Policy, shows the pandemic's dramatic and ongoing impact on small businesses.    The study uses data from Homebase , which provides scheduling and time tracking tools for small businesses, to measure the change in overall hours worked by small business employees. As the study chart below shows (click to enlarge), average hours worked in U.S.

2020 53

Understanding Why Builders Risk Insurance Is Necessary

Small Business CEO

We never know what could happen to set us back financially, but these unfortunate circumstances can be handled easily by having the right insurance policy. One of the crucial insurance policies available has to be the builders risk insurance policy.…

2020 69

Episode 324: Let’s Zoom with Phil Simon

Productivityist

Phil Simon returns to the program to talk about a service that more people have started using in 2020… some whether they wanted to or not: Zoom. Created specifically for small business, Bambee provides you with a dedicated HR Manager that can craft your HR policy, and maintain your compliance, all for just one low monthly fee. This episode is sponsored by Bambee. When running a business, Human Resources issues can kill you.

2020 40

10 Terms About the Coronavirus You Should Know

Daily Writing Tips

Quarantine: This word for a policy restricting movement of people or goods in order to prevent the spread of disease or pests derives from the Italian word quarantena , from the number quaranta (“forty”), from the custom in the Middle Ages of requiring ships arriving at Italian ports to remain at anchor for forty days to ensure that their crews would not pass on any contagious disease. (To

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Episode 320: You and The Internet of Things with Vicki McLeod

Productivityist

Created specifically for small business, Bambee provides you with a dedicated HR Manager that can craft your HR policy, and maintain your compliance, all for just one low monthly fee. Vicki is the author of several books beyond You and the Internet of Things, A practical guide to understanding and integrating the IoT into your daily life (Self-Counsel Press 2020). Vicki McLeod joins me on this episode of the program.

2020 40

Episode 320: You and The Internet of Things with Vicki McLeod

Productivityist

Created specifically for small business, Bambee provides you with a dedicated HR Manager that can craft your HR policy, and maintain your compliance, all for just one low monthly fee. Vicki is the author of several books beyond You and the Internet of Things, A practical guide to understanding and integrating the IoT into your daily life (Self-Counsel Press 2020). Vicki McLeod joins me on this episode of the program.

2020 40

Episode 320: You and The Internet of Things with Vicki McLeod

Productivityist

Created specifically for small business, Bambee provides you with a dedicated HR Manager that can craft your HR policy, and maintain your compliance, all for just one low monthly fee. Vicki is the author of several books beyond You and the Internet of Things, A practical guide to understanding and integrating the IoT into your daily life (Self-Counsel Press 2020). Vicki McLeod joins me on this episode of the program.

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