Why Your Office Needs a Green Workplace Policy

Eco-Office Gals

If you have an office without a green workspace policy, it’s about time to put one in place! There are a variety of reasons to implement such a green policy, and if you’re looking to do so, ways to do it simply and without great cost. Green policies make a big difference.

Applying One Box filing to Warranties

Simple Productivity Blog

--> Home Get Updates Ebooks Free Stuff Donate About Contact Me Get Free Updates: Via RSS | Via Email | Productivity Simplification Balance Life Design Organization Clutter Applying One Box filing to Warranties Posted on September 2, 2010 by LJ Earnest Welcome to Simple Productivity Blog!

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Eight Ways to Keep Your Office Clutter-Free

Ian's Messy Desk

Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday. Keeping your desk and files clutter–free in a paper–filled environment isn’t easy, but a little planning and a little technology can help. Once you’ve completed these items, the paper should be filed, re-routed to someone else or discarded. File it in a Reminder file or in your file cabinet.

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The Filing Poem by Lynn Crosbie

Laughing all the Way to Work

I hope Lynn's poem on filing will motivate you to do this necessary but boring task. Tags: filing Enjoy! Someone's Gotta do it.

2008 153

What's the story on your file?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Think of a file as a story about what has happened from beginning to end on a matter. It is very important if you get phone calls and make decisions on a file to document that by writing a note and putting it on the file by date. When someone new looks through the file they will see a chronological record of incidents. You want to file letters, faxes and e-mails received and sent chronologically. Your file should be neat.

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Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Adhering to the "Open Door" Policy By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, February 19, 2008 Filed Under: Meetings , Prioritize I n my last job, I had my own office. We strive for an “open door” policy, but of course, there are times when the managers hold meetings or make phone calls and have their door closed. Just remember, if your company has an “open door” policy, please adhere to it.

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The New Tax Law: Freelancers Win on Taxes, Lose on Healthcare

Small Business Labs

This deduction also phases out starting at $157,500 of individual income and $315,000 of income for couples filing jointly. 1099 Economy Freelance Government PolicyThe new tax law contains a major benefit for many freelancers.

2018 206

Hamilton, Jefferson and Trumpcare's Impact on the Self-Employed

Small Business Labs

If you make between roughly $50,000 and $150,000 you fit into this category  (varies by location and filing status).   gig economy Government Policy on-demand economy self-employment

2017 141

Uber and Lyft Lawsuits & the On-Demand Economy

Small Business Labs

The separate suits - one filed by Uber drivers and other by Lyft drivers - allege they are misclassified as independent contractors.   Freelance Government Policy Independent workers on-demand economy Uber and Lyft were both dealt legal setbacks in two different lawsuits last week. The drivers are claiming they are employees.

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Miscommunication, Misfiled, and Misplaced = Misrepresentation

The Office Professionals Place

Sunday, August 22, 2010 Miscommunication, Misfiled, and Misplaced = Misrepresentation A work day consists of filing, answering phones, greeting visitors, and a host of communication efforts with coworkers, supervisors, and customers, plus other duties and responsibilities that can get overwhelming.

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7 Tips for Decluttering Your Desk

Ian's Messy Desk

If your desk harbours mounds of papers, books, files and personal accessories, you may be adding unnecessary stress to your day. Set up a good filing system. Colour–coded files are especially helpful — they show you at a glance where something should go.

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Tax Tip for the Office Professional

The Office Professionals Place

This is the time of year that most people stress over because we are waiting for documents like W2’s, mortgage statements, 1099’s, and other information in order to file taxes. Log Files As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files.

2010 130

Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Employment Lawsuits

The Small Business Blog

Make certain that you have strong, unconfusing policies on employment. Consider Employment Practices Liability Insurance (EPLI) to cover you against claims or lawsuits filed against you by employees. A good recordkeeping policy is essential. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Budget 2010 – The Saviour for Small Businesses?

The Small Business Blog

A lot of policies were focused was on helping small businesses with a “£2.5 However, these headline grabbing, unsubstantial and inflated promises hide many policies that will place a huge strain on SME’s. Not policy. E-Mail me or follow me.

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Food Delivery Continues to Boom

Small Business Labs

  Controversy swirled around grocery delivery company Instacart and their policy on tipping, witch many called wage theft. Postmates has filed to go public. It's been an interesting couple of weeks in the food delivery industry. 

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The New Kid on the Block: Establishing Good Working Relationships

Laughing all the Way to Work

In one interview, the person interviewing me said he needed his filing done on a daily basis as many people were using the files and it was important to have all the information up to date. This was mentioned a few times in the interview so I knew it was important and when I got the job I made sure to do my filing every day. Acquaint yourself with your boss's files. Files may need to be cleaned up and put in proper order and new file folders made.

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6 Reasons Why Your Business Should be Paperless

Eco-Office Gals

When you migrate your files into a digital environment, it: Increases your efficiency. You only need a few seconds to find an electronic file. If you’re a Mac user, just go to the Finder’s toolbar, type the file name in the Search field, and click.

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Eight Ways to Eliminate Paper and Clutter in Your Office

Ian's Messy Desk

Instead of filing the PDF on the network, the document was printed and placed in a filing cabinet , where it will sit until doomsday or at least until someone cleans out those files. Despite improvements in document handling technology, despite the convenience of PDF files, we still produce a lot of paper. Keeping your desk and files clutter–free in a paper–filled environment isn’t easy, but a little planning and a little technology can help.

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Top 5 Tips for Writing a Staff Handbook

The Small Business Blog

Include policies on issues such as discrimination & discipline so that your position is clear and in writing. Good Business: A Reputation of Integrity » « Previous Entries This entry was posted on Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 7:00 am and is filed under Business Checklists.

2010 130

What Do Insurance Brokers Do for You?

Dumb Little Man

Not only are brokers knowledgeable about policies, coverage and exceptions, but they are also much faster at pointing customers in the direction that is best suited to their needs. Brokers will obtain quotes and policy comparisons. Insurance policies can be difficult to understand.

2016 204

Don't Kid Yourself: Your Private E-mail May Be Anything But When You're at Work

On The Job

We've heard the warnings time and again: What you write in an e-mail is subject to your employer not only reviewing it -- but firing you if it is believed you violated company policy. That's at the heart of the case one man has filed against his former employer, claiming that the company got ahold of his private e-mails, which were to his lawyers discussing pending legal action against his employer.

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E-mail Etiquette

Laughing all the Way to Work

Your company may have a policy on how they want you to address people in external business email. Your company may have a strict policy on what they want you to include in the signature line and what it should look like, but generally you would include your name, title, company name and address, telephone and fax number. Tip for filing emails: If it is necessary to file a hard copy of the email. File emails chronologically by date and time.

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Data management- failing to plan is preparing for failure

The Small Business Blog

In the 1980s, the idea of protecting your company against a data loss may simply have been a policy of “back that file up on a floppy disk”. Fast-forward a quarter of a century and the reliance on digital systems is so massive it is a safe conclusion to say that the vast majority of…

2012 141

What Happens If You’re A Passenger In An Uber Accident?

Dumb Little Man

Uber’s Insurance Policy. The Uber driver must have his own personal auto insurance policy in order to drive for the company. However, Uber provides all its drivers with a policy that varies depending on the status of the driver. From the time a customer requests a ride and until he reaches his destination, the policy increases to $1,000,000 and that also extends to you as a passenger. Filing a Claim.

2018 154

5 Tips for Eco-Friendly Organization in the Office

Eco-Office Gals

But rather than allowing employees to purge periodically by dumping everything in the trash, adopt a policy of de-cluttering that involves frequent bouts of cleaning and filing, as well as encouraging employees to recycle everything they can.

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Just how much time is lost to disorganisation?

Practically Perfect PA

So, getting organised and implementing policies or a filing system to help life in the office run a little more smoothly could be very worthwhile in the long run.

2016 191

What President Trump Means for the Gig Economy

Small Business Labs

  The one area where we have details is tax policy.    This would be a major tax reduction for independent workers and small business owners with relatively high taxable income - say $75,000 or more for those filing jointly and $50,000 or more for those filing as individuals.

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How to exorcise your demons of disorganization

Ian's Messy Desk

Manage paper effectively – Barbara Hemphill, author of The Paper Tiger, offers the FAT principle for paper burden: file it, act on it, or toss it. Reference Files: store in a convenient location close to your desk. Archive Files: store in a filing cabinet or an off-site location.

2010 198

9 Things You Can Do To Make Changing Devices A Breeze

Dumb Little Man

Organizations generally have policies about when their employees need to get a new laptop. Find out what your company’s policy is and add the date to your calendar. If you work remotely for a corporation, you will be required to get a new computer and phone almost every year.

2016 240

Tor vs VPN – What is Your Preference?

Dumb Little Man

Still, the majority of the VPN services ensure privacy and anonymity with a zero logging privacy policy. No one can expect to be 100% secure online where internet freedom is becoming scarce, and cyber attacks are lurking in every direction.

2019 216

5 Top Cyber Security Training Tips For Employees

Dumb Little Man

Your antivirus doesn’t clear the file. Have a policy in place regarding what software employees can and cannot install on company computers. Most people believe that the most sophisticated cyber attacks are the biggest threats to any organization.

2019 170

8 Steps to Effective Records Management

Ian's Messy Desk

Business transactions and processes result to reports, documents , files, and contracts. If you don’t have a structured records-management policy or plan in place, there will be some cost is getting one established. Eventually, you will see a payoff from eliminating unnecessary files. An effective records-management program begins with an audit of every piece of paper and electronic file in your organization.

2012 134

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

Dumb Little Man

On average, it takes workers about 5 minutes to come to a filing cabinet, find the needed document, and then work on it. Also, the mere absence of paper and filing cabinets makes your workers more organized overall. They have different amounts of available space and privacy policy rules, so be careful. That’s why we suggest you to make a daily transfer plan and then process at least one filing cabinet a day.

2018 158

10 Moments When Being a Freelance Writer Sucks

Dumb Little Man

As a writer, your PC is one of your biggest assets containing all your files and documents including client jobs at various stages of completion. You wrote a lovely post, sourced images randomly and forgot to attribute the owners or even check their copyright policy.

2016 267

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Car Insurance

Dumb Little Man

Say you caused an accident on your way to work or school and the other driver filed a claim. This includes if you file a claim in the event of an accident as well, and it applies whether or not the accident was your fault. Car insurance can be very confusing for anyone.

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Pandora's Office May Have Been Worse than Her Box

The Office Professionals Place

File According to Sara Caputo, OfficeArrow’s Productivity Guru, 80% of what is filed is never looked at again. If possible, “Go Green,&# eliminate the paper clutter and file documents electronically. Make time, at least weekly, to file papers away.

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Make the Most of Your Business Downtime This Summer

Step It Up VA Coaching

Catch up on your filing. Create (or update) your policies and procedures manual. But don’t forget your PC – go through and eliminate unused files. by Donna Toothaker. It is not uncommon for the summer season to be a slow period for many Virtual Assistants and business owners.

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Podcast 114: Organizing systems for growth

Clutter Coach

Filing systems can be fairly eccentric when only a few people need to use them. New people don’t understand the filing system and there are no written guidelines to help them. That means decisions and policies have to be set up for how a space is organized and maintained. Ideally, we’ll be able to come up with a clutter level policy that everyone is happy with, so they’re more likely to comply. by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?.

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Why Your Organization Should Invest In An HR Management System

Dumb Little Man

An automated HR management software can automate most tasks related to tax filing and payroll management. You can store and share policies in an accurate and transparent manner through the company employee portal. When your team grows, managing them turns into a major task.

2018 202

Commercial Building Owners Should Hire a Public Insurance Adjuster to Negotiate Their Property Claim

Small Business CEO

Commercial property damage claims can be daunting to file and negotiate. The adjusters are professionals hired by a homeowner or business owner to assess and manage damages/losses that should be covered by an insurance policy.

Trying to Keep Your Delivery Vehicles Safe? Check Out These Essential Maintenance Tips

Small Business CEO

Rather than waiting until a lawsuit is filed against your company to change your fleet management policies, you need to take a good hard look at them now. The damage caused by car crashes cost American businesses nearly $230 billion a year.

2018 58

Digital Detox

The Office Professionals Place

If my files were lost, how could I do my job effectively? Backup electronic files. Most businesses have an IT department that may take care ensuring that your files can be accessible if your computer crashed. But what if the IT department couldn’t access those files either?

2010 130

Manage Your Paper With a RAFT

Ian's Messy Desk

Files can be kept in open piles on a desk or in folders, according to your style. Use the RAFT template: refer it, act on it, file it or toss it. File it, if necessary. Eighty percent of filed papers are never looked at again.

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