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March 18-20, 2012
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March 21, 2012

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March 28, 2012
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Top News

Welcome
This month’s issue explores a variety of topics. First, we delve into the power of social networking for business purposes and provide several useful tips to harnessing the benefits of LinkedIn. Next, we take a look at specific office-related topics like napping and dress codes, which have generated quite a bit of discussion. Finally, we wrap it up with an article that digs a little deeper beneath the surface of payroll tax cuts and the implications for the future.

A LinkedIn User Manual
Social networking is taking a firm grasp on the business world, and it’s become more important than ever to establish your presence on professional networking sites such as LinkedIn. LinkedIn gives you the ability to network with others in your industry and brand yourself as a professional. Whether you are an established LinkedIn user or a newbie to this social networking site, we’ve got some great tips to spruce up your profile and leverage the power of using LinkedIn for business purposes.
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Dress to Impress
Dress codes are employed by businesses far and wide, so it’s not surprising that a lot of talk has arisen about this topic. Recently, “Job Talk with Anita Clew” published an interesting article that explored dress codes in businesses today and asked for readers to weigh in with their opinions. Not only did the readers have different views on what’s appropriate in the work place, but they also felt differently about the importance of dress codes.
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Nap Your Way to Success!
Feeling tired, burned out, or like there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done? Maybe what you need is a nap! Research shows that Americans lose more money on loss of productivity due to fatigue then the money they would lose from allowing employees to nap on the job.
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Payroll Tax Passes. Is it Paid For?
Despite deliberation surrounding payroll tax cuts, Congress made a quick move to pass the measure ahead of schedule in a bipartisan vote. For the average family, this means an extra $1,000 in their paychecks this year, which makes a substantial difference. However, some are questioning how the tax cut is being paid for and the long-term implications it could have on Social Security.
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  Go Figure  
  150 Million
Current number of LinkedIn members in over 200 countries and territories.
 
 
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Management Matters
Many managers feel the need to create an open-door policy for their staff to ask questions and get immediate support. However, nothing is more frustrating than constant and unplanned interruptions that prevent you from getting your work done also. That’s why it’s important to establish a system for addressing this problem, without inhibiting team performance. Read more.

Safety Rules
As business owners, we all understand that workers’ compensation insurance is a necessity. Nonetheless, we all still dread the ever increasing rates and costs that come in line with have this type of coverage in place. That’s why we bring to you 7 tips to lower your rates and improve your bottom line. Read more.


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