Ask the Admin: Using a Travel Agency

Administrative Arts

I will need a step by step guide or a travel agency that will assist me. Will any of the travel agencies assist me in making travel arrangements. First of all, yes, most travel agencies and agents charge fees. Once upon a time travel agents were paid by the airlines and hotels, but that stopped quite some time ago, so you need to understand your company’s policy about their use. Similar Posts: Ask the Admin: Using a Travel Agency.

COVID-19's Huge Financial Impact on Cities

Small Business Labs

  Examples include advertising agencies and marketing firms, professional services providers and cities, which rely in part on sales tax and consumer use fees for much of their budgets. Government Policy

2020 77

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

Small Business Labs

  Instead, they're hiring remote contractors, moving the work to other states or outsourcing the work to agencies of various kinds.    Freelance gig economy Government Policy

2020 62

Brookings 2019 Trends to Watch

Small Business Labs

The Brookings Institute is a large and influential DC public policy think tank. The report is targeted at government policy makers and lists the issues Brookings experts "expect will shape the world this year and the solutions to address them." " Although targeted at policy makers, many of the trends are on technology, trade and other issues related to business. The trend is listed first in the Biggest Policy Trends in 2019 section of the report.

2019 53

The Empire Strikes Back at the Sharing Economy

Small Business Labs

Industry incumbents and government agencies often respond to innovative newcomers by using regulatory processes to constrain the new entrants.   Government Policy trends Sharing economy poster child Airbnb is under attack in New York and other cities for potentially breaking local laws related to the renting of properties.

2013 138

The Stimulus Programs Gig Workers and Freelancers Qualify For

Small Business Labs

  However, the final rules and details on how the various programs will work are still being worked out by the state and federal agencies tasked with administering them.    Government PolicyCongress passed and the president signed the massive Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) economic stimulus package last week. 

2020 55

The Need for More and Better Future of Work Data

Small Business Labs

There's long been a need for our government agencies to collect more timely and better data on the the forces impacting jobs and work.   We're glad that government agencies are catching up.   Government agencies and regulatory bodies at all levels aren't moving nearly as fast as changes in the economy are happening.   gig economy Government Policy

2017 51

How to Write Concise, Active Sentences

Daily Writing Tips

There is a tendency for companies to hew too closely to the baseline scenarios provided by the agency. One of the most valuable results of revising one’s writing (or inviting another person to do so) is leaner, more active prose.

2020 113

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

Dumb Little Man

You can contact your local insurance agency to see what your particular state requires you to have. You can go above and beyond these requirements and buy an insurance policy that offers higher liability coverage maximum caps.

2020 199

Tips For Employers to Reduce Motor Vehicle Crashes

Dumb Little Man

Tip 2 – Written Policies and Procedures. Consult the agencies below to familiarize yourself with the laws and compliance regulations that you need to be aware of: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). If you are a company that requires employees to drive as part of their job, you need to establish a fleet safety program. Automobile accidents occur every five seconds with death and injuries as part of the mix.

2019 192

10 Positive Ways How Recruit CRM Has Been Changing The Recruiting World

Recruit CRM

Today, Recruit CRM has customers in more than 60 countries in every continent across the world, and we don't even remotely recognise the value we have generated for most of these staffing agencies. Recruitment agencies are no exception when it comes to working with data.

2021 52

Top Careers In Chemistry After Graduation You Need To Know

Dumb Little Man

Chemists work in several state agencies such as Law, Defense, Public Health, Policy, and the Environment. They provide suggestions on how to update a policy for the environment or agriculture based on the latest scientific developments. Chemistry, just like other natural sciences, is the backbone of how the world is shaping up at present. It says a lot about the structure of things, how they react with and to each other, and the way they change.

2018 153

Can Recruiters Avoid Gender Bias In Workplace With These 4 Steps?

Recruit CRM

Always stay away from discriminatory questions that may ruin or spread negative word-of-mouth about your recruitment agency or company. The World Health Organization (WHO) clearly states that about 1/3rd of a person's life is spent at work.

2021 56

Why "Total Talent Management" is Important to Freelancers

Small Business Labs

  A relatively new HR buzzword - " Total Talent Management " - is being used to describe systems and policies that  integrate all aspects of workforce management, from temporary agency workers and traditionally hired permanent employees to independent contractors and some types of outsourced services.  One of key trends we follow is the growing awareness of the importance of contingent talent by corporate HR departments. 

2015 148

5 Wordy Sentences Examples and Corrections

Daily Writing Tips

There are seventy-seven industry-specific codified standards, launched in November 2018 at the London Stock Exchange, that are available on the agency’s website. The reference to the 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.”.

2019 75

10 Signs That Your Company Is In Urgent Need Of An ATS Right Now!

Recruit CRM

For instance, there are recruitment agency softwares in the market that help recruiters in really great ways like-managing and visualizing the candidates, has a powerful resume parser, lets you hotlist candidates in order to save time and for future reference, help in job management and so much more.

2020 74

What Does the New U.S. Administration Mean for the Tech Industry?

Small Business CEO

With a new President-elect already shaking up the political sphere with Cabinet and agency picks, many are wondering what the new U.S. Markets have swung in both directions since the election, and calling a close forecast of what to expect from the new administration’s financial or policy positions has been deemed an impossible endeavor from many major publications.

2016 78

Shift Syntax to Strengthen Sentences

Daily Writing Tips

America should rely on the entrepreneurship and goodness of its citizens to be a great society, not on the well-intentioned but ineffective policies of government agencies.”. If the second element of the contrast were omitted, the sentence would read, “The United States should rely not on the well-intentioned but ineffective policies of government agencies to be a great society” — an incomplete statement.

2013 76

Government Surveillance May Be Privacy Game Changer

Small Business Labs

The big news last week was that the National Security Agency (NSA) is collecting the communications records of millions of US citizens indiscriminately and in bulk – regardless of whether they are suspected of any wrongdoing. Companies will increasingly need to develop comprehensive and clearly communicated privacy policies and practices.

2013 179

3 Sentences That Cause Confusion

Daily Writing Tips

The agency found that contrary to its claims, World Wide Wickets failed to employ reasonable and appropriate measures to protect data. This sentence has an unclear antecedent: The pronoun its appears to refer to “the agency,” because no other entity has yet been identified, but it is a reference to the company subsequently mentioned. Jones faces criticism of others who oppose his policy positions, as does opponent John Smith and many others.

2016 50

Presidential Environmental Track Record and Positions 2012

Eco-Office Gals

Obama also formed the Partnership for Sustainable Communities to bring together federal agencies to help communities nationwide improve access to affordable housing and increase low cost transportation options while protecting the environment. Greens also worry about Obama’s enthusiasm for an “all-of-the-above” energy policy that includes the practice of hydraulic fracturing (“fracking”) to access natural gas in shale beds under wide swaths of the northeast and western U.S.

2012 143

Obamacare, Job Lock and Freelancers

Small Business Labs

General Accounting Agency reviewed the research on job lock and reported: Empirical research generally indicates that certain types of workers are more likely to remain in jobs they would otherwise leave in order to keep their employer sponsored health care coverage, although research does not allow for a definitive answer on the prevalence or implications of this phenomenon for the overall labor market. This means young freelancers can piggy back on their parental policies.

2013 132

5 Steps to Increasing Your Cash Flow

Office Organization Success

Have clear payment policies in place. Talking of declines and other ‘uncomfortable’ payment issues, make sure you have a clear policy in place for how you’re going to collect on non-payers. Are you willing to go as far as handing things over to a collections agency? You’ve done it! You’re generating consistent cash flow month after month — you can predict exactly what’s coming in and exactly what’s going out.

2015 179

Recruiters Must Avoid These 7 Hiring Mistakes At All Costs

Recruit CRM

A recruitment agency's talent acquisition strategies have time and again pointed out how not to take a swift call when hiring someone. Making An Unconscious Bias A recruitment agency's talent acquisition strategies rely mostly upon a recruiter's decision-making abilities.

2020 52

5 Skills & Strategies Required By A Recruiter In The Post COVID-19 Market

Recruit CRM

So before you sell your agency’s service make sure that your negotiation skills are up to the mark. As a recruiter you should know how to be confident enough with your agency’s services. If yes, then you need to think of new policies towards it.

2020 52

8 Easy Contract Changes to Make for More Sustainable Events

Practically Perfect PA

Ask your venue what its policy is on towel and bedding washing. Ask your venue what their policy is on work experience and graduates and if they don’t have something in place bring in your own! The University of Greenwich run a great placement programme for corporates and agencies looking for interns and event students.

2016 136

Paperless Office: Myths, Benefits, and Tips for Going Paperless

Dumb Little Man

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, going paperless can save a company about $80 for each of your staff members per year. They have different amounts of available space and privacy policy rules, so be careful. Operating in an eco-friendly manner has been the new black for some time now. However, being trendy is not the main benefit of going paperless in the office. It actually offers tons of advantages. Top myths about paperless office.

2018 159

Understanding The Basics Of Cold Emails

Recruit CRM

Recruiting agencies are working more in terms of not just quality but quantity too. If approached in the right way, Cold Emails are precious tools for a recruitment agency or the recruiter. Be honest: Honesty is indeed the best policy.

2020 67

The Take Over of Green Marketing

Eco-Office Gals

Environmental conservation has played a major role in reshaping the corporate landscape of America since the late 1960’s onward as environmental policy reform began gaining popularity. In the wake of BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico along with increasing social awareness about environmental problems, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) started the environmental Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program. Consumers love products that in one way or another help the environment.

2018 100

Academic Studies Show Gig Economy Larger Than Government Data Suggests

Small Business Labs

  But despite a preponderance of studies showing that the gig economy is large and growing, this has not been accepted as true by many in the academic and policy making communities. The very good news is this issue is (finally) being recognized by the academic community - and, hopefully, the BLS and other government agencies responsible for collecting labor data.

2019 70

5 Steps to Increasing Your Cash Flow

Office Organization Success

Have clear payment policies in place. Talking of declines and other ‘uncomfortable’ payment issues, make sure you have a clear policy in place for how you’re going to collect on non-payers. Are you willing to go as far as handing things over to a collections agency? One critical element of running a successful business is that you need consistent and regular cash flow coming into our business so that you can pay your bills and, more importantly, pay yourself!

2011 164

Making Travel Arrangements

Laughing all the Way to Work

If your company policy allows it, I have found it more convenient and time saving to use a travel agency to make travel arrangements. The advantages I have found in using a travel agency are: the cost for the service is minimal; it is time saving: all you need to do is send them an email with details and they do all the work; cost effective: the travel agent will do the work to get you the best deals possible; they ask the right questions to get you where you want to go.

2007 109

How to make your event more environmentally friendly

Practically Perfect PA

Also ask the hotel you are staying in what is there water bottle policy? We are an independent venue finding agency and do not represent any one venue. Sustainability is slowly creeping back on everyone’s radars. Over the last few years ‘going green’ has not been at the top of many company’s list of priorities.

2014 183

How to Refer to Governmental Administrative Bodies

Daily Writing Tips

Here are some guidelines about how to style names of administrative jurisdictions, departments, and agencies: Name Versions. Also, the designation US often precedes a department or agency name to distinguish it from a state-level entity of the same name or a similar foreign entity, whether such an entity is mentioned in the same piece of content or not. Nomenclature for US government entities can be complicated.

2011 60

Episode 298: Connect First with Dr. Melanie Katzman


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.

2020 52

Linking Coworking and Innovation

Small Business Labs

Defining Small Business Innovation 2010 Top 10 Small Business Trends Intuit Future of Small Business Resources The Changing Face of Entrepreneurs The Connected World of Entrepreneurs Disclosure Policy Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients.   Their Idea Engineering Agency has created a process to make innovation leaner, faster, and effective for its members."

2010 150

Eco-Friendly Business Promotion Techniques for 2013

Eco-Office Gals

If part of your promotional package includes giving discounts that reward loyal customers or encourage new business, then you can easily go green (and likely save some money in the process) by enacting a paperless policy where your coupons are concerned. Suppose, for example, that part of your agency platform is to replace any items that customers have concerns about.

2013 130

The Federal Reserve Recognizes the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

Recognition by the Fed that he gig economy is real and growing will push other agencies and policy makers to also see this. The Federal Reserve Board's Survey of Enterprising and Informal Work Activities (EIWA) provides a detailed look at those working in the online and offline gig economy. Like other recently released gig economy studies , the Fed's EIWA shows the gig economy is large. Key data from the study includes: more than a third--36 percent--U.S.

2016 47

Dog Whistles, Whistle-Blowers, and Whistle-Stop Tours

Daily Writing Tips

For example, in certain contexts, the invocation of the phrase “states’ rights” in assertions of the right of states in the United States to determine their own laws and policies without interference from the federal government is said to mask tacit advocacy of the perpetuation of racism. Several idioms based on the word whistle are associated with politics. This post discusses the origins and meaning of “dog whistle,” whistle-blower, and “whistle-stop tours.”.

2017 46

At the End of the Day

Daily Writing Tips

Unlike idioms that are used conversationally among friends, newly fashionable clichés find their way into print, in everything from speeches on foreign policy to product reviews. Here are examples of the literal use of “at the end of the day”: In emergency situations, call your local law enforcement agency at the end of the day if the Division of Child and Family Services has not responded to your report.

2014 86

25 Russian Words Used in English (and 25 More That Should Be)

Daily Writing Tips

Glasnost : a policy of political openness and transparency, from the Russian word for “publicity”. Politburo : the Soviet-era primary source of government policy decisions, a truncation of the Russian forms of the words political and bureau. Glavlit : the Soviet-era government censorship agency. Narkompros : a Soviet-era agency responsible for education and culture, later called the Ministry of Enlightening.

2012 87

A Quiz About Tactical Syntactical Revision

Daily Writing Tips

But the sentence means that the stated policy is the reason the person does not support them. America should rely on the entrepreneurship and goodness of its citizens to be a great society, not on the well-intentioned but ineffective policies of government agencies.”.

2012 65

How to Create Lead Magnets That Convert

The Solopreneur Life

Impact Branding and Design, an inbound-marketing agency, has faith in the power of lead magnets. It’s your insurance policy.”. Impact Branding and Design, an agency that specializes in inbound marketing, has gone “all in” with lead magnets. E very online-marketing pro talks about the importance of growing your list. They’re right, of course.

2015 169