How frustrated are you as an office manager running a department? If you are, there may be a number of different problems that must be dealt with. Before you start doing so, you are urged to take a close look at the office equipment that you and your staff are using. Unfortunately, many business owners and office managers do not realize the importance of updated office management equipment.
One of the first pieces of equipment that you will want to examine is that of office furniture. Many office workers spend hours upon hours each day sitting in their office chairs, at their office desks. From your own standpoint, do you feel that these office chairs are comfortable to sit in or are the office desks convenient to use? If not, this may be the source of your problem. Office workers need to feel comfortable and professional when working. Cheap, old, or outdated office desks and office chairs may actually hinder their ability to be productive and produce good results.
It is also important to examine the computer systems used. Office workers are most often known for their use of desktop computers. Desktop computers are nice, but you may want to examine the size of them. Small, compact desktop computers may be able to help your office run more smoothly. This is because less computer space can often significantly reduce desktop clutter. It is also important to examine laptop computers. If you or your office workers are known for their travels, laptop computers, namely those with wireless internet cards, are ideal for productivity. They enable all office staff members to work from a number of locations, including in hotel rooms or at home.
It is also important to examine your office’s use of word processing. Many office managers are required to type up important company memos and forms. If you are doing so the old-fashioned way, which typically involves doing everything by hand, you may want to take the time to examine office management software. Office management software combines a number of computer programs all into one. In addition to providing you with important form and memo templates, many office management software programs enable you to customize those forms and do so much more. Office management software programs often have task lists, with important deadlines and other dates highlighted, and easy to use communication systems, including message boards or emails.
The above mentioned points are just a few of the many that you will want to take into consideration, when examining the current office equipment and supplies used by your company and your department. For additional ways that you can update your office to improve performance levels and productivity, you will want to attend office management seminars. Office management seminars are popular among office managers, as they are designed to share techniques that have been proven successful in the field of office management. Office management training seminars are often highlighted online or in business magazines or journals.
As a reminder, the office equipment used in your department can have a significant impact on your performance and productivity, as well as the performance and productivity of those you supervise. It is your job to make sure the office equipment can stand up to the workload it needs to sustain so keep an eye on its performance so it does not breakdown at an inconvenient time.
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Identity theft information is easily found online. The trouble isn’t finding the information, it’s sorting through it to know what is good advice and what isn’t. This article will provide you with some basics on how to protect your identity and your financial future.
Identity theft is the fastest growing crime today. Millions of people are affected every year and billions of dollars are lost to fraudulent activity. It’s more important than ever for all of us to be diligent. If your identity is stolen it doesn’t just affect you, it affects all of us since the companies pass on those lost dollars to all of us in the form of higher fees.
Take this identity theft information and use it to protect yourself as well as help keep costs down for all of us:
1. Don’t give out your personal information. It’s easy to get caught off guard when some quick talking person calls you on the phone and says there is a problem with your account, could you please verify your information?
But stop and think, if the bank, credit card company or utility company is calling you, than why would they need your information? They are calling you, don’t they already have your information? Yes, they do. It’s most likely a scam, hang up and call the company yourself.
2. Shred your documents. It only takes a minute and you may be surprised to learn how much damage can be done with some simple information. Better to be safe than sorry.
3. Don’t carry your social security card with you. Also don’t put your drivers license number on your checks. With your birth date and your drivers license number a thief can do a lot of damage. Don’t make it easy for them, keep your information to yourself.
4. You get to check each of the three credit bureaus every year, for free. Do it. Take full advantage and if you see something that looks wrong, contact the credit bureau right away.
5. It’s a hassle, I know, but look over your credit card and bank statements thoroughly every month. Finding a mistake can be a sign that someone is using your identity.
6. Keep your computer protected. Keep all your anti virus and anti spyware up to date and run scans frequently. Keep firewalls active all the time. Good way to prevent identity theft.
7. Don’t ever make the mistake of thinking that you can click on a link in an email and that you will be at the site of your bank, or credit card company and start filling in personal information. There are ways of masking the website address and making it appear you are on a different site to avoid being a target of identity theft.
So you may be thinking that you are on the site for your bank when in actuality you are on the site of scammers and they are gathering all your personal information. Don’t click links, instead type the address in yourself.
Use this identity theft information as a starting point. You can always ask your bank and credit card company for more help, after all, if you can protect your identity you can help them from losing a lot of money.
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Identity theft and fraud are always a concern but during the holiday season it is even more so. Identity thieves absolutely love this time of year. They can steal identities almost at will because people become so complacent and do not try to protect themselves the way they should. Many people suffer from the ‘It can’t happen to me’ syndrome. That is, until it does happen to them.
Then they cannot enjoy the holidays because they have had their identity stolen and have to deal with calling credit card companies and credit bureaus and lawyers and goodness only knows who else to try to fix the problem. It can take years to unravel an identity theft problem. Save yourself a lot of BS and protect yourself right from the get go.
Don’t think that it is only credit cards and numbers that can be stolen either. Identity thieves can get your sensitive information by hacking into your computer. Don’t think it can’t be done. If you can think it up, it probably already has been done. Identity thieves are always looking for new ways to get at sensitive information whether it is going through your trash, your pocketbook, your mail or your computer, no area of your life is untouchable and you should very well keep that in mind.
Everything you do is traceable and subject to identity theft and fraud. There is someone out there who knows you better than you do and frankly if you do not protect yourself from identity theft, yours will be stolen someday, I can guarantee it.
I can hear it now, “Yeah, but my credit is in the dumps. No one in their right mind would want to steal my identity, they could never get anywhere with it.” Well, that very well may be but, would it surprise you to know that your identity may have already been stolen? Illegal aliens come into this country and buy ‘new identities’ and then are able to get a driver’s license, a new social security card and credit cards. Where do you think they get these ‘new identities’? Someone stole yours!
As long as these illegals continue to live under the radar, pay their bills on time and don’t get greedy you will probably never know your identity is being used by someone else. Don’t kid yourself, nothing is private anymore.
There are all kinds of scams out there. Never respond to an email that asks for your sensitive information. Any company out there worth their salt will not ask for your sensitive information in an email. The only people who will ask for your sensitive information in an email are the ones who are up to no good and will send your credit rating straight down the tubes.
So when you are shopping online and you have to enter your credit card information make sure the sites you are on are secure and don’t give out your information or make it easy for identity theft and fraud to take place.
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For those that have been suffering due to exposure to asbestos, it can be a long road to recovery. If you have developed cancerous tumors from it you may never recover due to the amount of damage done to your lungs. You have a right to seek financial and medical compensation due to it. This is especially true if the fact that asbestos was in the area was known but never disclosed.
These types of cases can be very long and drawn out in a court of law. It can take years to get the case resolved. To help speed things along you should secure the assistance of an attorney that specializes in asbestos related cases. They can help you get the compensation you deserve. In most cases they will be willing to settle for a percentage of what you get. Therefore if you don’t win the case you won’t be out thousands of dollars that you had to pay to the attorney.
Depending on the facts of the case, it may be possible to get an out of court settlement. For example if the asbestos was found at a place of employment they may be willing to settle to keep the media attention away from it. With so much information today about the link with asbestos and health issues, most of these businesses also know they will lose in a court of law.
Take your time to find the very best representation for your case. An attorney that specializes in this area will be able to help you get through the process. They will know what medical information you need and what you can expect. This way you can understand what the entire process is going to entail. You don’t want a basic attorney that will be learning right along side of you.
Always take advantage of free consultations that are offered out there. This way you can take some time to talk to an asbestos attorney. You want to find out if they think you have a case, fees, and how well they communicate with you. If you aren’t sold on what they have to offer then keep looking for better representation.
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Identity Theft unbelievably frustrating, here you are going about your business, being a productive member of society, caring for your family and some lazy thief is trying hard to steal your identity and all you’ve worked so hard for. The good news is that there are identity theft solutions so you can work to stop the thieves in their tracks.
1. Many people used to think it was a sign of pride that their wallet was brimming over with credit cards, the more gold or platinum cards the better. Today, though, we know that more isn’t merrier. It’s a real risk to carry your cards with you so you will be doing yourself a favor by only carrying what you absolutely need.
I don’t even carry my cards on a day to day basis, I only put one in my wallet when I know I’m going shopping, that’s good identity theft solutions.
2. Keep careful tabs on your credit report. By law you are entitled to one free report from each of the credit bureaus every year. If you divide that up to one a quarter you can keep a good eye on your credit report.
Of course, if you find anything that looks off, make sure to call the credit bureau right away. I have a friend who just got a bill from a company he has never dealt with before. He contacted the company right away since he suspected someone had used his identity.
3. More and more people are realizing that it’s foolish to sign the back of a credit card. Sure, it says that we should but think about it for a minute: if a thief wants to forge your signature, aren’t you making it easier for them by writing it out.
Instead of signing your cards write “See photo ID” or something similar on the back of the card. That is much better protection for you than signing your name. Possibly the best tip in preventing identity theft.
4. Only use one card for purchases made online. Even better, use an online payment source like Paypal. Instead of having several of your credit card numbers floating around in cyber space you can greatly limit your exposure to identity theft by using only one card or relying on Paypal.
5. Make sure you get your mail as soon after it’s delivered as possible. Leaving mail in your mail box can be an invitation to thieves to steal it and use that information to steal your identity.
6. Make sure that you also look over your bank statements and credit card statements every month. This is the best way to spot a problem quickly. If you see anything that looks off contact the bank or credit card company right away.
These are just a few of the possible identity theft solutions. It’s important that we all do as much as we can to protect our identity, not just for ourselves but for each other as well. Whenever someone makes a fraudulent purchase we all pay, don’t think for a minute that the banks and credit card companies are going to absorb those loses, they will just pass them on to us in higher fees.
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