Police, Policy, and Politics

Daily Writing Tips

Are police and policy related? Originally, police , like policy, referred to civil administration (both come from the intermediate Latin noun politia ), but by the early 1700s, it came to apply specifically to law enforcement, and within about a century that was its only sense. Later, policier came to describe a novel, film, or television program dealing with the solving of crimes.). The two meanings of policy apparently come from different sources.

How Simple Policies Can Change Your Business

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While this makes sense, it doesn’t mean you should ignore behind-the-scenes business administration tasks, such as setting policies. Policies that outline how you run various elements of your business, and why you do it that way, set boundaries and create a foundation for the business. Having policies like this can often be the difference between a good business and a great business. Telephone Policies - What phone numbers will you share with your clients?

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Sealing the Deal with Clients – It’s An Art Form All Its Own

Step It Up VA Coaching

Let them know the kinds of clients you work with, how you work, and your ‘policies’ even, in an indirect way. Like any art form, it takes practice to hone your skills, but you’ll end up with a real masterpiece—a successful business, designed by you, and filled with wonderful clients! by Donna Toothaker. One thing I hear a lot from VAs and other entrepreneurs is how they want to increase their “closing the sale” percentage because it’s so low.

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Sealing the Deal with Clients – It’s An Art Form All Its Own

Step It Up VA Coaching

Let them know the kinds of clients you work with, how you work, and your ‘policies’ even, in an indirect way. Like any art form, it takes practice to hone your skills, but you’ll end up with a real masterpiece—a successful business, designed by you, and filled with wonderful clients! by Donna Toothaker. One thing I hear a lot from VAs and other entrepreneurs is how they want to increase their “closing the sale” percentage because it’s so low.

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Sealing the Deal with Clients – It’s An Art Form All Its Own

Step It Up VA Coaching

Let them know the kinds of clients you work with, how you work, and your ‘policies’ even, in an indirect way. Like any art form, it takes practice to hone your skills, but you’ll end up with a real masterpiece—a successful business, designed by you, and filled with wonderful clients! One thing I hear a lot from VAs and other entrepreneurs is how they want to increase their “closing the sale” percentage because it’s so low. Let’s face it; that’s what we all want, isn’t it?

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Top 10 Small Business Trends for 2014

Small Business Labs

The Convergence of Mobile, Cloud, Data and Analytics:  Individually each of these technology trends has been on our annual top 10 lists in some form for years.    They’re also leading to new forms of technology-based competition as more small firms use capabilities developed through the convergence of these technologies to out maneuver competitors.   Government Policy trends Web/Tech Below is our 7th annual Top 10 Small Business Trends list.

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Uber's Safety Report

Small Business Labs

Similar national data does not exist for the taxi industry nor for most other forms of transportation.  So we don't know how this data compares with other forms of transportation.   gig economy Government Policy

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Improve Communication

Ian's Messy Desk

Users see it as a form of instant communication and therefore, doesn’t require the same care and attention that a letter might. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Improve Communication Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 28, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

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A Telephone Etiquette Test

Ian's Messy Desk

While forms of technology are making inroads into the communication process, the telephone is still an important source of contact with people. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap A Telephone Etiquette Test Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 28, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

More on Social Shopping - Groupon

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.   Social shopping is a form of social networking where consumers and/or retailers aggregate and share information about products, prices and deals.

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Five Tips for Great Speeches

Ian's Messy Desk

Organize a simple outline – Some variation on the following three points will always form a coherent presentation: This is where I was. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap Five Tips for Great Speeches Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on May 21, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting!

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2 Measures of effective productivity systems…

Ian's Messy Desk

There are people that make getting ready to get things done an art form. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day. Home About Contact Me Links Sitemap 2 Measures of effective productivity systems… Posted by Ian McKenzie Written on June 30, 2010 If youre new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Or, if you prefer, you can subscribe to my blog posts by e-mail. Thanks for visiting! I learned from my mother.

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The E-tiquette of E-mail

Professional Assistant Blog

E-mail is no longer just for personal use, with all our accepted short forms: LOL, U, GB and a co-workers favourite, OMG! Your company may have a policy on how they want you to address people in external business e-mail. 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.

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Encouraging U.S. Commerce Report on "Digital Matching Firms"

Small Business Labs

Better use of idle assets and new forms of business.   I was also recently on a panel with a senior policy person from the Department of Labor.   1099 Economy Contingent Workforce Freelance gig economy Government Policy on-demand economyThe U.S.

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Digital Detox

The Office Professionals Place

I was online completing a form that required a phone number and I didn’t have the phone number handy, while I was conducting a search on the internet, my friend got a regular phonebook and found the phone number before my page could load to show me the results of my search. The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development.

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Considerations For Social Media Use In The Workplace

Small Business CEO

This practice can create liability for a company absent a policy or set of guidelines for such professionals to reference, allowing them to make sure their behavior does not violate applicable law or expose the company to legal action. It’s important for company leaders to familiarize themselves with traditional employment laws, as well as laws that affect social media policy. Provide a social media policy. Provide a written policy that is clearly communicated to employees.

How Companies Should Handle Office Romance

Dumb Little Man

Throughout our careers, we come across many new faces and form strong connections with those we work with. 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.

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

Recruit CRM

Avoid Any Form Of Pay, Benefits and Promotions On The Basis Of Sex Any time an employee receives unequal pay, fewer benefits and promotions on the basis of gender, it's highly likely that he/she will drop out in a few months time.

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Upholding a Culture of Confidentiality

Small Business CEO

You can start by drafting a confidentiality policy. A confidentiality policy should serve as a written agreement, a contract if you will, between you and your employees that is tailor-fit to safeguard your company’s intellectual property. CEO Leadership Entrepreneurs data protection policy trustAccording to a recent Trend Micro Global Survey , data loss is one of the biggest concerns for small businesses.

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What Factors Affect Auto Insurance Givebacks?

Dumb Little Man

Because of this, insurance companies provided givebacks in the form of: deferred cancellation due to missed payments, no penalties for late payments, waived deductibles for those medical frontliners who commute, as well as financial aid and light-on-the-pocket payment schemes.

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Creating Effective Team Communication Systems

BioTeams

Project and enterprise teams across all organisation types are perpetually exposed to a stream of information flows that ebb the natural tempo of processes, policies, system mechanics, codes of conduct and collaboration protocols. We do this by looking at how Nature has employed the oldest and most evolved form of biological signalling, using chemicals to communicate through smell and taste, but appropriating it for the organisational context.

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Overwhelmed by GDPR & those notices? What do they mean for you?

Tips From T. Marie

The past few days my inbox has been filled to overflowing with privacy policy and opt in notices. For websites and blogs that means drafting a detailed privacy policy about what information is collected from visitors, commenters and those using contact forms as well as information regarding the cookies that are used on the website to track visitor activity. I’d be willing to bet yours is too. It’s all because on Friday, May 25 th the new GDPR regulation takes effect.

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Staying Unbiased in These Partisan Times

Small Business Labs

We've also put in place policies and procedures to minimize the impact of bias on our work.  and global politics has us looking deeper at another bias - partisan political bias (which is a form of confirmation bias).    Views on government policy at the national, state and local levels also vary substantially by party affiliation.    So we will continue to evaluate the impact of government policies on small businesses and independent workers.

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5 Types of Insurance You May Need But Haven’t Heard Of

Dumb Little Man

These are the most talked-about forms of liability protection. The solution is cyber liability and privacy policies. Cyber liability insurance policies can cover these businesses in the event of emergencies. With a policy against unfortunate accidents, you can enjoy as many adrenaline-fueled escapades as you want. Pet liability insurance is sometimes included in home insurance policies. Forget ‘5 tips for cheaper auto insurance.’

2017 163

How to Write Concise, Active Sentences

Daily Writing Tips

One of the most common culprits in verbose sentences is the expletive, an imposter subject consisting of some variation of there and a form of the verb “to be” ( is , are , was , were , “has been” or “have been,” and so on) that masks the sentence’s true subject.

2020 113

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

Recruit CRM

10 Signs That Your Company Needs An ATS Eliminate the need for paper forms, spreadsheets and save your time. Your hiring can’t be still reliant on email updates or any form of voice mails between you and other recruiters, hiring managers or interviewers in the company.

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Productive Communication: You Don't Have to Yell To Be Heard - Part 2

Stephanie LH Calahan

are all fantastic forms of communication, but they are not always effective in getting the points across that are necessary for decisions or to move a project forward.    If you are delivering a new policy for your company or department - you probably need a meeting. When small businesses begin to go through process improvement activities, often the business owner will decide on new policies or procedures during off-hours. 

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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. All you can do is check your eligibility by filling a free online assessment form online. Canada, the land of maple leaves is the most favourable destination.

2020 183

How to Look for the Best Legal Representatives for your Company

Small Business CEO

This can help them set up company policies and management of said policies to minimize the potential for lawsuits when disputes arise. Legal counsel can guide you in crafting enforceable intellectual property agreements, product warranties and non-disclosure forms. Every company requires legal counsel at some point. This is why chief legal officers or CLO are often in the C-suite of large companies. Small and mid-sized businesses need legal counsel, as well.

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According to the National Labor Relations Board, Uber Drivers are Contractors

Small Business Labs

The major impact of this ruling is gig workers are unlikely to be able to form or join unions. gig economy Government PolicyThe U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled this week that Uber drivers are contractors. This follows a ruling by the U.S. Department of Labor finding that gig workers are independent contractors and not entitled to minimum wages and overtime pay under federal law. Neither ruling was a surprise.

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What Freelancers Want From Their Clients

Small Business Labs

As we pointed out earlier this week , firms of all sizes and types are increasing their use of freelancers and other forms of non-employee labor.    But as companies become more reliant on external talent, they increasingly need to structure their policies, procedures, and engagement practices in order to be successful in attracting, engaging, and retaining highly skilled independent professionals. 

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How to Create the “VIP Experience” for Your Clients with a Welcome Packet

Office Organization Success

Enrollment Form/Project Booking Form: depending on your profession you may have an enrollment form if you’re signing up a client to one of your coaching programs, or a project booking form if you’re a VA. On this form have space for your client to fill in all their details and a place for them to sign so that they can fax this back to you – and include all the details about your program/service that you’ve already discussed.

2014 183

Verb Mistakes #10: Dropping the Past Participle Ending

Daily Writing Tips

Some of these forms have become quite common in writing. The form use can appear in the past tense with a negative helper: Our family didn’t use to contribute to political campaigns. In this example, use is a base form and the past tense is indicated by the negative didn’t. When the statement is not negative, the past form is used: Our family used to contribute to political campaigns. INCORRECT: The policy in this store is “first come, first serve.”.

2015 82

8 Work-Life Balance Myths

Ian's Messy Desk

Some of the commonly held myths and the corresponding reality checks are as follows: Family-Friendly policies are soft HR issues, mainly for women. Policies that increase employee health and well-being, foster employee commitment and support families, positively impact everyone (employees; men and women, customers and clients, families and communities.) Different people need different forms of flexibility at different points in their lives (i.e.,

2010 179

Answers to Questions About Plurals

Daily Writing Tips

Staff can be either singular or plural, though the singular form is preferred: “The staff is encouraged by the new policy” is correct. The staff are encouraged by the new policy” is also correct but is better rendered “The staff members are encouraged by the new policy.”. Staff members are encouraged by the new policy,” however, has a slightly different connotation; when staff is preceded by the , the implication is that the opinion is one of consensus.

2013 74

10 Things That Are Essential For A Great Office Environment

Dumb Little Man

The daily activities and the various distractions in the form of other employees can take a toll on any project’s deadline. Introduce open-door policy. By simply introducing an open-door policy! This form of sitting arrangement reduces the risk of obesity, arthritis, bone deformities, sciatica, and much more. A great workplace does not happen by accident.

2019 155

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. 

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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

Win a hotel break in Berlin with Roomex

Practically Perfect PA

You don’t need the extra hassle of searching for hotels, comparing and negotiating rates, keeping within budget and policies, chasing receipts and invoices at the end of the month… We understand. contact-form]. This month we have a fantastic competition for you guys! The wonderful folks at Roomex are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a city break in Berlin. Here are Roomex to tell you a little more about the competition and what they do….

2016 109

10 Terms About the Coronavirus You Should Know

Daily Writing Tips

The term is the antonym of symptomatic , the adjectival form of symptom , which is from the Greek term for “attribute” and means “evidence” or “indication.”. One by-product of the COVID-19 pandemic is the introduction of a vocabulary pertaining to the disease.

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How To Use Life Insurance For Your Retirement Strategy

Dumb Little Man

Remember, you won’t be able to save for your retirement if you don’t have any form of income. However, before you actually commit to any program or policy, it’s important that you weigh your options carefully. There are policies that can bind you for up to 15 long years. You can also max out your 401(k) first or your health savings accounts before you consider using a life insurance as a form of investment. Retirement.

Email Isn’t Dead. Here’s Why You Should Be Using It to Market Your Business.

Tips From T. Marie

Unlike social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, your email list won’t be effected by a change of site policies, etc. A high converting opt-in form. Good email marketing services not only help you keep track of your list and easily create newsletters, campaigns and opt in forms, most also have some great educational material. The business experts agree, when it comes to marketing, the most effective avenue you can use is email.

2016 125

Grammar Quiz #9: Dangling Modifiers

Daily Writing Tips

As a key magazine for coverage of national policy issues, you are cordially invited to a special event. Back in 1913, when it was formed, cancer was a lesser threat for most Americans. Original: As a key magazine for coverage of national policy issues, you are cordially invited to a special event. Correct : As a key magazine for coverage of national policy issues, we cordially invite you to a special event.

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