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  • How to Manage Employee Appearance and Behavior Without Breaking the Law - Consultants 2 Go
    Everything A common issue that many employers face in today s modern culture is whether to allow tattoos and body piercings Under the law employees have no legal right to show body art in the workplace because it isn t considered a religious or racial expression When creating or updating your company s dress code policy take into account your organization s culture Is it a laid back work environment or is it a large company that leans toward a corporate structure A reasonable approach would be to base your policy on the nature of your workplace and set the grooming standards accordingly Workplace Anti Discrimination Laws While it s generally standard for an employer to prohibit visible body art and or piercings as part of facially neutral policies they may run afoul of anti discrimination laws In August 2012 a former hostess at a Disneyland restaurant filed a lawsuit claiming she was subjected to anti Muslim and anti Arab slurs and was fired for wearing a Muslim headscarf The lawsuit alleges harassment and religious discrimination from her former co workers because she is a North African Arab and a Muslim Most employers are required to accommodate religious beliefs An employer may be required to accommodate a tattoo piercing or other such as head coverings if it relates to an employee s religion Remain Practical and Consistent with Dress Code Policy While it s certainly understandable to enforce a dress code for employees that meet customers and clients on the company s behalf is it fair to have the same policy for employees that remain within the office Discrimination claims can arise out of inconsistent application Never assume one size fits all consider a multi tiered approach that will balance a professional but relaxed working space for all employees As

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  • Getting New Employees Off to a Good Start - Consultants 2 Go
    is critical to their success and yours Below are a few key items that should be provided and reviewed A company handbook which outlines the company s objectives Their job description and goals An organizational chart which outlines how their position fits in among the company hierarchy An introduction to the other team members if you are a virtual team schedule an introductory call and send an email with the new team member s contact information Scheduled orientation on general office information procedures benefits sign off on any critical documentation ID and office keys if necessary Making yourself available to the new employee is also important It can be easy for a new employee to get flustered and a little overwhelmed when starting Ensure that someone is available to answer their questions This small gesture will go a long way in helping to ease the adjustment period Lastly spend time with the new hire to discuss management styles and their preferred way of working Determine how they foresee their daily schedule and find out how you can best help them As the new employee continues to get adjusted to your company schedule regular updates to ensure they have settled in to answer questions and clarify policies or procedures Early and consistent communication is guaranteed to help everyone on your team in the long run This week s blog was written by Caroline Ryder Caroline is a Marketing Analyst with C2G Resourcing a subsidiary of Consultants 2 Go LLC Caroline Ryder Employees job training marketing new employees new hire small business Share this Story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Digg Delicious Google E Mail About the Author Related Posts Cold Calling 101 February 23 2014 Finding Great Candidates on Social Media February 9 2014 Landing Face Time with a Tough Client January

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  • Five Tips for Smarter Social Networking - Consultants 2 Go
    a more rounded view of who you are both professionally and personally 3 Poke the bear Provocation can be negative or it can be decidedly positive We re often far too eager to win friends and influence people by agreeing to the opinions of others even if we don t actually feel that way Don t be afraid to play Devil s Advocate occasionally and stand up for your own opinions whether they re business or personal and provoke a bit of debate 4 Give a shout out to others It s not all about you you you Social networking is about a network of people all interacting with each other If someone you know in that network has achieved something give them a shout out Has a friend developed a new piece of business software that will make everyone s life easier Why not give them a bit of free advertising by telling your friends online about it It s also a great way to strengthen relationships and avoid being unfriended or unfollowed 5 Seed feed and weed Don t be fooled into thinking that once you sign up for Twitter or Facebook then your account will basically look after itself Social networks are not self organizing nor do they simply take care of themselves Like any network they require a bit of effort to maintain and just like a gardener it s your job to seed feed and weed your accounts Seed with interesting ideas and topics that get people talking Feed by being an active part of the conversation and rewarding those who respond with further interaction And finally weed by getting rid of those who are not contributing anything positive to the discourse or are too focused on self promotion One final piece of advice always

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  • Consultants 2 Go - Carlo Pandian
    Consultants 2 Go Articles posted by Carlo Pandian Five Tips for Smarter Social Networking Do you Tweet Spend time on Facebook Make connections with LinkedIn We re all starting to realize just how important social networking has become and it s worth taking the time to read more February 24 2013 Carlo Pandian Guest Blogger Marketing Categories Analytics Corporate Economy Guest Blogger Health HR Marketing Newsletters Pharma Recruitment Sales Small Business Uncategorized Videos Archives April 2016 March 2016 February 2016 January 2016 December 2015 November 2015 October 2015 September 2015 August 2015 July 2015 June 2015 May 2015 April 2015 March 2015 February 2015 January 2015 December 2014 November 2014 October 2014 September 2014 August 2014 July 2014 June 2014 May 2014 April 2014 March 2014 February 2014 January 2014 December 2013 November 2013 October 2013 September 2013 August 2013 July 2013 June 2013 May 2013 April 2013 March 2013 February 2013 January 2013 October 2012 January 2012 Contact University Science Park 105 Lock Street Suite 309 Newark NJ 07103 Email protected email Phone 973 645 0098 Toll Free 1 800 768 0494 Fax 314 248 5056 Accreditation Recent News Apr 24 A Quick Guide To Healthy Negotiations Read More

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  • Building Your LinkedIn Network - Consultants 2 Go
    value by contributing frequently and acknowledging others In addition to being an active group member bring your expertise to the Questions and Answers section on the site Step 3 Connect with Others Identify members you would like to know why you wish to connect and if you are already connected in another way If you are members of the same group or have observed or responded to one of their questions let them know Give them a compelling reason to connect and let them know that you will value the relationship Investing the time to craft and personalize your initial communication will demonstrate this When someone accepts your invitation send them a thank you message this simple act separates you from other LinkedIn members Step 4 Ask for Introductions If you or your business is in a niche industry don t be afraid to ask for an introduction It s absolutely possible that one of your other connections is already connected to the individual you are interested in knowing Simply send a note to your current connection to see if they will do the honors of introducing you to the third party Creating an expansive and powerful network has never been easier with the advent of LinkedIn Even for the amateur networker these tips can help you to truly stand out This week s blog was written by Kymberly Sheckleford Kymberly is an Analyst with C2G Resourcing a subsidiary of Consultants 2 Go LLC LinkedIn marketing networking small business social media Share this Story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Digg Delicious Google E Mail About the Author Related Posts Ongoing Tips for Networking Events December 6 2015 Tool s For Lead Generation Lists February 22 2015 Finding Great Candidates on Social Media February 9 2014 Comments are closed Prev Post Next

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  • Use Your Website and Social Networks to Generate Easy-to-Close Referral Sales - Consultants 2 Go
    can be a great way to share on your company s social media networks Additionally don t forget to encourage your advocates to spread the word by posting their testimonials on their Facebook pages with a link to your website Review sites such as Yelp Google Places and Amazon or even your Facebook and Twitter pages are also great places for your best customers to leave their own reviews Customer reviews make your product or service more attractive to new customers because potential clients are more influenced by the opinions of their peers than your advertising or marketing Ninety seven percent of consumers search for local businesses online and it can be in your best interest to create an account on one of these review sites Once your network of advocates is in full referral mode you can also get them to share your special offers with friends and colleagues Make your offers easy to share and create a way to give your advocates a heads up that the offers are available Although sharable offers are just as effective when customers don t receive any compensation for sharing them don t hesitate to reward them It s not always about money consider other gifting options Getting your customers to sell for you can be a great tactic for your business to employ one for which your sales team will be grateful This week s blog was written by Kymberly Sheckleford Kymberly is an Analyst with C2G Resourcing a subsidiary of Consultants 2 Go LLC advertising advocates Amazon customer Facebook Google Places marketing sales sales referrals satisfied customer small business small business reviews social networks testimonials Twitter website Yelp Share this Story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Digg Delicious Google E Mail About the Author Related Posts Making the Transition from Marketing

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  • The Art of Networking to Your Advantage - Consultants 2 Go
    to have your elevator pitch ready so you can confidently explain you and your business in a precise manner Keep notes As you gather business cards make a few notes on the back of them about the individual Include anything that catches your attention about the person or will help you to remember them in the future When you reach out to them later these notes will help you establish a more personal relationship with them Utilize your LinkedIn network Take a few minutes out of your day once or twice a month to expand your LinkedIn network LinkedIn shows the degrees of separation between you and other users and allows you to connect with them Look through your mutual connections and request to connect with those who you would like to know Once connected send them a brief message about who you are and what your company does Always carry your business cards Make sure you always have a handful of business cards with you You never know when you re going to run into someone A business card is a simple marketing tool to make a quick connection Networking can be tricky but it is crucial to your overall career success As the business world gets increasingly competitive maintaining and expanding your professional network is a key to success This week s blog was written by Caroline Ryder Caroline is a Marketing Analyst with C2G Resourcing a subsidiary of Consultants 2 Go LLC LinkedIn network networking Share this Story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Digg Delicious Google E Mail About the Author Related Posts Ongoing Tips for Networking Events December 6 2015 Tool s For Lead Generation Lists February 22 2015 Finding Great Candidates on Social Media February 9 2014 Comments are closed Prev Post Next Post Categories Analytics

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  • Generate Buzz for Your Business Using Social Media - Consultants 2 Go
    in which you are interested Expand your community with interaction Find the correct balance of self promotion and sharing intriguing content that is beneficial to your audience Research topics that are relevant to your industry and target audience before diving into marketing your services But before you join the conversation you should also be monitoring what people are saying about your company by setting up an account with Google Alerts Develop a comfortable consistency It s imperative that you develop a marketing strategy that will allow you to commit to utilizing a platform on a regular basis that clearly represents your brand Whether it s your company s blog or Facebook page it s important to update regularly and predictably Set a standard for posts per week for your blog and social media sites and link to them on your other social media presences Engage with multimedia Multimedia such as mobile marketing livecasting and podcasting photo video and file sharing can spread the word about your company and help build brand awareness in a very unique and powerful way Multimedia has a tendency to be much more sharable as well as appealing and most importantly it shows that you care about your customers Inc Magazine has a list of resources on using multimedia for business marketing Measure your marketing efforts With any online marketing strategy it s imperative to have some type of analytics tool in place that will help you set goals and measure the success of your actions Tools such as Google Analytics and most recently Facebook s Insights measure the quality of your traffic With this information you can analyze the effectiveness of your content and tailor your messages accordingly A social media marketing strategy pays off in actual business not just buzz The more time you

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