After COVID: Benefits of a Remote Workforce [Infographic]

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When I worked at the community college from 2008 to 2013, flexible work options like working from home weren’t a benefit readily available to employees.

I knew two people in our information technology department who had very flexible work schedules, but the majority of staff kept a schedule of starting work at 7am or 8am and ending at 4pm or 5pm.

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Why I Didn’t Accept Your LinkedIn Connection Request

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Every day I receive anywhere from five to 10 LinkedIn invitations to connect.

Almost 90 percent of the time, the invitation includes the default invitation message subject line:

Deborah, please add me to your LinkedIn network

And my immediate response is:

Hey, Who are you? Where did we meet? Are you active in the communities I’m in?

From talking with my friends and colleagues, I’m not alone with that response. Continue reading Why I Didn’t Accept Your LinkedIn Connection Request

How to Ask Your Clients for a Google Review (Use my Template)

List of positive business reviews for Lireo Designs.

When you’re a small business, online reviews can make a big difference to someone looking for your services.

If your business doesn’t have any online reviews, or only has a couple reviews, your potential customer may look elsewhere.

And when it comes to reviews, Google is one of the first places people look. Continue reading How to Ask Your Clients for a Google Review (Use my Template)