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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    How To Decorate A Room With White Carpet & White Couches

    If you are moving into a furnished apartment that has white carpets and white couches, you may feel that the place is uninviting and cold. Although white is a flexible decoration color in terms of walls and furniture, too much white in a room can make the room feel cold...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Exotic Decorating Styles

    Exotic decor incorporates elements of world cultures as accessories or the main theme of interior design. Often, but not exclusively, exotic style is borrowed from equatorial cultures. But it can be European, Asian or tropical. Exotic is really defined by the designer, and it may reflect a larger-than-life personality or...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    How To Identify Types Of Screws For Building Wood Furniture

    Building wood furniture requires not only the proper tools but also the appropriate fasteners. Wood screws are designed specifically for the builder working with wood or wood products and may be differentiated according to drive type, head shape, the material used to produce the fasteners and the actual dimensions of...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Easy Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas

    Hanging a festive wreath on your front door is one of the easiest and most eye-catching ways to decorate for fall. You can also use a wreath to jazz up a front gate. Buy a pre-made wreath for convenience, or make your own using basic craft items. Make a simple...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Ceiling Molding Styles

    Molding is an age-old way to decorate walls and ceilings, and was first seen in Greece in the Phanteon. The style of molding you use in your house should accentuate the interior and add to the general style of the house. The more detailed and elaborate the moldings, the more...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    How To Be A Successful Interior Decorator

    Creative individuals can enjoy rewarding and flexible careers by becoming interior decorators. Interior decorators work as consultants and are in charge of selecting items and colors to decorate certain areas of a building or home. It takes more than just talent to be a successful interior decorator. Basic training, experience...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    How To Design An Interior Modern Office

    Modern offices provide a streamlined look that contributes an uncluttered atmosphere to the work area. Many offices are replacing cubicles with airy desks that connect employees to each other and reinforce the company's desire for exchanging innovative ideas. This also gives supervisors the ability to watch employees' work habits, as...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Use Business SWOT Analysis

    Business SWOT analysis is a key element of strategic planning that business leaders use to evaluate important decisions that they make for their company. If your company is not using business SWOT analysis to evaluate decisions, you are putting the future of your business at risk. SWOT is an acronym...

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    How To Apply A SWOT Analysis In An Audit

    Applying a SWOT analysis to any part of business management is largely based on intellectual, honest and critical thinking. To apply a SWOT analysis to an audit, you must analyze all expenditures and assets without emotion. A SWOT analysis requires identifying the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the company's...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Is Receivable Factoring?

    Factoring receivables is a process by which companies that do not want to manage or collect their account receivable balances can sell their balances at a discount for cash. Accounts Receivable (A/R) factoring is a tool used by businesses to gain quick access to cash without obtaining a loan or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Is A Factoring Company Account?

    A factoring account is a business's agreement between a company and a factoring agency. Accounts receivable factoring is a form of financing where a business sells its accounts receivable to another company for a percentage of the accounts' value. The company that purchases the accounts is the factoring company, or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Creating A Balance Sheet For A Small Business

    A balance sheet is a basic financial report that is used by every business. The balance sheet is more or less a snap shot of the current financial state of a company. It lists assets on one portion of the report and liabilities and equity on another portion. While the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Make A Business Balance Sheet

    A business balance sheet is one of the two critical financial statements of every company. While the income statement displays how successful the company is at making a profit, the balance sheet shows the real value and stability of a company. Set up the balance sheet with your assets on...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Termination Of Employment Process

    A manager's first step is to identify the employee who needs to be terminated. Usually, a pattern of tardiness, mistakes or inappropriate behavior on the part of the worker leads to this decision. Sometimes, an employee may be well liked but simply unable to adequately perform the job for which...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Write An Employee Termination Letter

    In business, it's inevitable that at some point you'll be faced with firing an employee. Drafting a letter of termination for the employee to sign that outlines the reason(s) for the termination can be critical. An employee who fights a termination can cost a business thousands of dollars. To protect...

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    After Terminating An Employee, When Do You Have To Issue The Last Check?

    By law, any employee who provides services to an employer is entitled to receive payment for those services rendered. When an employee is fired, as long as she is due payment for hours worked, the employer must pay the final wages as his state law dictates. The time frame for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Appeal A Termination Of Employment

    Termination of employment can be devastating, especially if you didn't see it coming. All states are employment-at-will - except Montana, which only upholds employment-at-will during a probationary period - -which means that in theory you can be terminated for anything, at any time, unless you have an employment contract. However,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Approach An Employee Termination

    One of the toughest situations for a Human Resources professional is to approach the termination of an employee. In terminating an employee the goal should be to do it as quickly and diplomatically as possible. Careful preparation can assist you during this awkward and delicate situation. Of course, these suggestions...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Reasons To Terminate An Employee

    When terminating an employee, the employer needs to make sure that the reason is a sound one and that everything is properly documented. Failure to take these precautions can open you and your company up to a lawsuit. There are three main legal reasons to terminate an employee and two...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Issues In Employee Termination

    Terminating an employee is never pleasant. Managers and business owners routinely postpone the conversation to avoid an uncomfortable situation or potential confrontation or simply because they feel sorry for the person. Delay and avoidance do not help anyone if the employee is not meeting expectations and the organization is hurt.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Employee Rights In Wrongful Termination

    An employee who feels he/she has been wrongfully terminated or laid off from her job has the right to file a wrongful-termination claim against her employer. Employees who win the wrongful-termination suit are eligible to receive money damages, severance packages or other benefits. The employee has the right to request...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Protect Employees From Unfair Termination

    In most U.S. states, employment is considered "At will." This means that a person can quit his job at any time, but he can also be let go at any time. However, there are some rules and regulations designed to protect employees from unfair termination, and companies can also go...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Labor Laws On Termination

    Companies inevitably terminate employees, within parameters set by federal and state regulation. Both employer and employee should be educate themselves so they are aware of each other's rights. Federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit an employer from terminating an employee based on his age, color, religion, national origin, sex or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate At Work

    Time is one of the only things in life that you can't create. When you are a leader or a manager, it is necessary to learn to delegate. If you do everything yourself you cease to be a leader. Delegating tasks to those who support you can be difficult, but...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Cut Business Budget Expenses

    Business proposals take a lot of thought, analysis, time and effort to produce. Regardless of what you're proposing, chances are it's an investment that involves financial expense. Presenting a proposal with no consideration for your company or client's budget is a grave mistake. Always write a budget for a business...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Write A Business Budget

    Unfortunately, many small business owners neglect the crucial step of creating a clearly defined budget before spending money on behalf of the business. Without a budget the business is in danger of either overspending or spending on the wrong things because there are no limitations. A good budget will give...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Make A Company Budget Plan

    Creating a set budget for a company should not be intimidating. It should, however, be planned in depth in order to achieve the maximum financial outcome. Whether you are starting a company budget or planning an existing company budget, the same rule applies - develop a strategic plan for a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Build A Budget For Your Small Business

    A budget becomes more realistic when it is based on as much objective, factual information as possible. By taking what you know and what you can find out and using that information as building blocks, you can develop a budget that will be a useful tool in assessing your performance...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Create An Operating Budget

    An operating budget is a required component of a business plan used by an entrepreneur prior to opening the business. Once the business is open, the operating budget is analyzed and updated at least once a year to reflect realistic costs and revenues. An operating budget covers every aspect of...

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    How To Start A Small Business Budget

    A small business is a big step for any individual. There are many expenses, and it can be very stressful at times. Your budget is a very large part of your success. The budget helps you calculate how much your business is profiting over time. Many small businesses do not...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Are The Effects Of Subprime Mortgages On GAAP?

    GAAP is an abbreviation for generally accepted accounting principles. They are rules that govern the way accountants analyze and format their forms and numbers and that guide the decisions of financial decision-makers in business. The subprime mortgage crisis that began in 2007 caused a stir in all financial markets and...

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    Why Is The Accrual Basis Of Accounting Accepted By GAAP?

    Accrual-based accounting recognizes economic transactions as they occur in the normal operations of business. This accounting method follows Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) matching principle, matching revenues earned with the money expensed to earn that revenue. GAAP requires the use of accrual accounting because it presents a true picture of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Develop Your Organization's Mission Statement

    When changing your organizational or group structure or setting up the structure for a new organization or group you need to define its scope and meaning and tells others its reason for existing. This is where your mission statement comes into play. The parameters of your mission statement should be...

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    How To Write Mission Statements

    A mission statement is a concise written document that uses positive language to communicate a company's values, goals and ideologies to its clients, employees or both. As a marketing tool, the mission statement is often posted in highly visible areas around the office building, such as at the reception desk,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    About Employee Training Methods

    There are several types of employee training methods. While some work better than others in certain professions, at times it is merely a matter of the personal preference of the employer. Organizations may test new employee training methods to evaluate their effectiveness before making a particular method a standard part...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Include Supervisors In Training

    Staff training programs can vary widely between industries, business entities and position groups. Many trainers seek to include staff supervisors in the training program as a means of introducing potential staff to their direct business leaders and offer opportunities for the early development of working relationships. Unfortunately, many efforts to...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Tasks

    Delegation is an important part of an effective manager. If you want something done right then you must delegate according to what each person can handle. There are some basic steps that you must learn to delegate properly. If you are a new manager it is easy to be intimidated...

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    How To Delegate Tasks To Employees To Get Ownership

    A critical factor for executing operational plans effectively is to have employees take ownership of assigned tasks. The conversations that take place between managers and subordinates during the assignment process provide the foundation for employees performing well. If you want employees to take ownership of tasks, it's important to have...

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    How To Delegate To Others

    If you are struggling with a decision to delegate a key task, ask yourself one question. What is the point of having a team to assist you, if you cannot count on them to share in the workload? At some point you have to trust them. Will they always do...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Delegate Tasks At Work

    Delegating work to a subordinate is one of the most effective ways to increase the productivity of your team. If you are the boss, make certain that you coordinate the activities of your team rather than producing most of the team's output personally. In the ideal setting, each member of...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Design An Interior Office Lobby

    The lobby in your office is the first place that your customers or clients will see. The design of the lobby will create a lasting impression on these visitors that can set the tone for how your business is viewed. A well-appointed lobby can encourage your customers to feel comfortable...

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    How To Design A Home Office Interior

    A home office can be a personal space used for the day-to-day running of your home and a place for your computer. It can also be a base of operations for a business if you telecommute. Whatever the purpose of this space, the interior design of your home office should...

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  • White Papers // Jun 2010

    How To Design An Interior Modern Office

    Modern offices provide a streamlined look that contributes an uncluttered atmosphere to the work area. Many offices are replacing cubicles with airy desks that connect employees to each other and reinforce the company's desire for exchanging innovative ideas. This also gives supervisors the ability to watch employees' work habits, as...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Contemporary Office Interior Design Ideas

    When you're thinking about the color scheme for your home office, remember that most contemporary spaces stick to just one or two colors. Perhaps the most classic color scheme for a contemporary space is black and white. This works very well in an office, because almost any piece of office...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Interior Design Ideas For An Office

    Working from home is an advantage for those who can. This does, however, require a functional and organized home office with all the amenities you would find in a business office. Creating a workspace that promotes productivity is achieved by considering a few design ideas including lighting, paint and d?cor....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Interior Design Ideas For A Pediatric Medical Office

    Designate one waiting room for well baby visits and another for visits by sick kids. A newborn will typically visit the doctor's office several times during his or her first year of life. Well baby visits are used to check that the baby has gained adequate weight. Pediatricians give lifesaving...

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  • White Papers // Oct 2010

    How To Be A Successful Interior Decorator

    Creative individuals can enjoy rewarding and flexible careers by becoming interior decorators. Interior decorators work as consultants and are in charge of selecting items and colors to decorate certain areas of a building or home. It takes more than just talent to be a successful interior decorator. Basic training, experience...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    How To Identify Types Of Screws For Building Wood Furniture

    Building wood furniture requires not only the proper tools but also the appropriate fasteners. Wood screws are designed specifically for the builder working with wood or wood products and may be differentiated according to drive type, head shape, the material used to produce the fasteners and the actual dimensions of...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    How To Decorate A Room With White Carpet & White Couches

    If you are moving into a furnished apartment that has white carpets and white couches, you may feel that the place is uninviting and cold. Although white is a flexible decoration color in terms of walls and furniture, too much white in a room can make the room feel cold...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Exotic Decorating Styles

    Exotic decor incorporates elements of world cultures as accessories or the main theme of interior design. Often, but not exclusively, exotic style is borrowed from equatorial cultures. But it can be European, Asian or tropical. Exotic is really defined by the designer, and it may reflect a larger-than-life personality or...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Ceiling Molding Styles

    Molding is an age-old way to decorate walls and ceilings, and was first seen in Greece in the Phanteon. The style of molding you use in your house should accentuate the interior and add to the general style of the house. The more detailed and elaborate the moldings, the more...

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  • White Papers // Nov 2010

    Easy Fall Outdoor Decorating Ideas

    Hanging a festive wreath on your front door is one of the easiest and most eye-catching ways to decorate for fall. You can also use a wreath to jazz up a front gate. Buy a pre-made wreath for convenience, or make your own using basic craft items. Make a simple...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design Interior Office Space

    Interior office space is becoming more important as people integrate computers into everyday life and often telecommute from home to save expenses. But the office space in a home isn't the same as the space in an office. The needs of a homeowner are different, and the space must be...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design A Unique Interior Office

    It can be hard to keep your individuality in an office setting with row after row of look-alike cubicles or cookie-cutter offices furnished with the same modular furniture. It can be especially depressing if your office space is also an interior office that does not have an outdoors facing window....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Design The Interior Of A Medical Office

    Oftentimes patients visit a doctor's office worried and anxious. Create a comfortable medical office that reinforces your bedside manner and establishes trust with the patient. Whether it is a remodeling or sprucing up of the existing office, you will be surprised with the level of confidence it raises in patients....

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Handle An Interview At Lunch

    In some ways easier, in some ways a little trickier, a successful lunch interview will depend on your best table manners combined with your professional expertise. Follow general interview rules. Appear on time, wear proper clothes and be ready to talk experience - but don't do it with your mouth...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Have A Successful Job Interview: Techniques For Getting Hired

    While it's a great achievement toward advancing your career, landing the job interview is only the first step. To have a successful job interview, you're more likely to impress an employer and have a successful job interview if you can speak like an insider about the organization. This paper gives...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    How To Detect Illegal Job Interview Questions

    When you go to a job interview, you should be prepared in more than one sense. It is common knowledge to go dressed to impress and answer the interviewer questions with confidence; but you should also be prepared to know what "Illegal" questions are and how to handle them. The...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2008

    How To Develop Effective Job Search Techniques

    You've been working the same job now for several years. You're looking for a change. Maybe you just graduated college and are looking to score your "Real" job. Searching for a job can be time consuming and frustrating. Creating positive job search techniques will ease that frustration and turn your...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Creating A Balance Sheet For A Small Business

    A balance sheet is a basic financial report that is used by every business. The balance sheet is more or less a snap shot of the current financial state of a company. It lists assets on one portion of the report and liabilities and equity on another portion. While the...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Make A Business Balance Sheet

    A business balance sheet is one of the two critical financial statements of every company. While the income statement displays how successful the company is at making a profit, the balance sheet shows the real value and stability of a company. Set up the balance sheet with your assets on...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Is Receivable Factoring?

    Factoring receivables is a process by which companies that do not want to manage or collect their account receivable balances can sell their balances at a discount for cash. Accounts Receivable (A/R) factoring is a tool used by businesses to gain quick access to cash without obtaining a loan or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    What Is A Factoring Company Account?

    A factoring account is a business's agreement between a company and a factoring agency. Accounts receivable factoring is a form of financing where a business sells its accounts receivable to another company for a percentage of the accounts' value. The company that purchases the accounts is the factoring company, or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2009

    How To Conduct A Quality Audit

    Simply put, quality audits are performed to evaluate the quality of a system. It is the job of the auditor to carry out the tasks of the audit, comply with requirements, respect confidentiality and perform due diligence by collecting evidence about system quality. These observations should then be documented and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Wrongful Termination Guidelines

    Many states have adopted an "At will" law that allows employers to terminate the employment relationship without notice. But this term has caused confusion with the employees believing that they have no rights or protection in the event of wrongful termination. This is not the case. Employees have protection under...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    About Wrongful Termination

    In a perfect world, an employer would be blind to his employee's color, sex, age and religion. However, the world is nowhere near perfect, and some employers are so drunk with power that, at times, it takes a lawsuit to sober them up. In some cases, an employer can terminate...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    CRM Selection Criteria

    CRM, or Customer Relationship Management, systems are computer software that organizes a company's communications with its customers. CRM systems provide detailed statistical and analytic information about the people who purchase a company's products. Important criteria used in selecting a CRM system include recording relevant information, simple installation and data transfer,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Termination Of Employment Process

    A manager's first step is to identify the employee who needs to be terminated. Usually, a pattern of tardiness, mistakes or inappropriate behavior on the part of the worker leads to this decision. Sometimes, an employee may be well liked but simply unable to adequately perform the job for which...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Write An Employee Termination Letter

    In business, it's inevitable that at some point you'll be faced with firing an employee. Drafting a letter of termination for the employee to sign that outlines the reason(s) for the termination can be critical. An employee who fights a termination can cost a business thousands of dollars. To protect...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    After Terminating An Employee, When Do You Have To Issue The Last Check?

    By law, any employee who provides services to an employer is entitled to receive payment for those services rendered. When an employee is fired, as long as she is due payment for hours worked, the employer must pay the final wages as his state law dictates. The time frame for...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Appeal A Termination Of Employment

    Termination of employment can be devastating, especially if you didn't see it coming. All states are employment-at-will - except Montana, which only upholds employment-at-will during a probationary period - -which means that in theory you can be terminated for anything, at any time, unless you have an employment contract. However,...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Approach An Employee Termination

    One of the toughest situations for a Human Resources professional is to approach the termination of an employee. In terminating an employee the goal should be to do it as quickly and diplomatically as possible. Careful preparation can assist you during this awkward and delicate situation. Of course, these suggestions...

    Provided By eHow

  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Reasons To Terminate An Employee

    When terminating an employee, the employer needs to make sure that the reason is a sound one and that everything is properly documented. Failure to take these precautions can open you and your company up to a lawsuit. There are three main legal reasons to terminate an employee and two...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Issues In Employee Termination

    Terminating an employee is never pleasant. Managers and business owners routinely postpone the conversation to avoid an uncomfortable situation or potential confrontation or simply because they feel sorry for the person. Delay and avoidance do not help anyone if the employee is not meeting expectations and the organization is hurt.

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Employee Rights In Wrongful Termination

    An employee who feels he/she has been wrongfully terminated or laid off from her job has the right to file a wrongful-termination claim against her employer. Employees who win the wrongful-termination suit are eligible to receive money damages, severance packages or other benefits. The employee has the right to request...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Protect Employees From Unfair Termination

    In most U.S. states, employment is considered "At will." This means that a person can quit his job at any time, but he can also be let go at any time. However, there are some rules and regulations designed to protect employees from unfair termination, and companies can also go...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    Labor Laws On Termination

    Companies inevitably terminate employees, within parameters set by federal and state regulation. Both employer and employee should be educate themselves so they are aware of each other's rights. Federal Equal Employment Opportunity laws prohibit an employer from terminating an employee based on his age, color, religion, national origin, sex or...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How Does CRM Work?

    Customer Relationship Management (CRM) is a system for managing customer relations between a company/business and clientele, including maintaining current clients and following up on prospective sales leads. The CRM system can be automated in the form of CRM computer software. CRM software stores customer information to a record on a...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Choose CRM Software

    Implementing customer relationship management software can make a significant impact on your ability to successfully communicate and interact with customers. There are plenty of CRM program choices in the market, but the right choice for your business rides heavily on several factors, including the particular needs of your business and...

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  • White Papers // Jan 2010

    How To Measure CRM Program Effectiveness

    CRM or Customer Relationship Management, is the process of creating business strategies that reduce costs, increase profitability and improve customer loyalty. Companies large and small use CRM programs to improve their bottom line. CRM program effectiveness is measured by three set of metrics - operational, productivity and result metrics. Prior...

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