Working Remotely: Do You Trust Your Employees To Do So?

Working Remotely: Do You Trust Your Employees To Do So?

Working remotely… it’s all a matter of trust. Allowing employees to work at home is becoming a more popular workplace option these days. There are many ways to make a remote workplace office work.

Managers must first maintain to employees working remotely is a privilege. Managers can (and should) test the efficiency of their remote office workers.

They can monitor employees by seeing how available they are during office hours. They can test to see if their employees are actually working remotely by monitoring email response time, participation in Instant Messaging and attendance at virtual meetings.

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Working Remotely: Do You Trust Your Employees To Do So?

How to Spot a Social Media ‘Guru’ [COMIC]

How to Spot a Social Media ‘Guru’ [COMIC]

This comic strip pokes fun at those who consider themselves above the cut when it comes to social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter.

Some people spend some much time on social media websites that they think they are above everybody else on these websites.  They then try to dispense advice to others and think they are better than others.

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How to Spot a Social Media ‘Guru’ [COMIC]

77% Of Mobile Searches Happen At Home Or Work

77% Of Mobile Searches Happen At Home Or Work

A recent study conducted by Google and Nielsen conducted a study which surveyed 426 consumers via a smartphone app.  This app was used to track their web search activity over a two week period.

One statistic included in the study was the locations where searches were made and how search activity was affected by the location of the participants.

It was found that 77% of mobile searches happen at home or at work.  What percent of conversions do you think happen within an hour of the mobile search being made?  Did it have any effect on B2B searches?

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77% of Mobile Searches Happen at Home or Work [Study] – Search Engine Watch (#SEW)

10 Rules Of Mobile Etiquette For Small Businesses

10 Rules Of Mobile Etiquette For Small Businesses

Judi Hembrough from the Plantronics Corporation has created a list of “10 Rules of Mobile Etiquette for Small Businesses”.  These are very important practices for all business owners to implement.

Do you follow her first three rules?

1.  Move 10 feet away if you must take a call.

2.  Avoid checking that smart phone in meetings?

3.  Return calls within 24 hours.

You won’t want to miss the next seven, which are listed in the article below.

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10 Rules of Mobile Etiquette for Small Businesses

10 Reasons Your Business Still Doesn’t Use Pinterest

10 Reasons Your Business Still Doesn’t Use Pinterest

Pinterest has become a very popular website for social media, yet for some reason small businesses have not been using Pinterest as much as they have been using other websites, such as Facebook and Twitter.

Ten comical reasons are explored in this article about why more small businesses are not adopting Pinterest.  If Monetization Just Isn’t Your Thing” or if “You Don’t Need Better Sales or SEO”… then stop reading!  Otherwise… you will want to check out the rest of this article and think about how YOU are using Pinterest for YOUR business.

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10 Reasons Your Business Still Doesn’t Use Pinterest