Work Smarter (March 11, 2015)

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When you endeavor to work smarter, you can finish what you start, perhaps faster than you expect. But don’t believe everything you read, and beware of false assumptions and public dangers. Trust your friends, though, and be friendly toward others.

Protect Your Company From Resume Fraud

“Sadly, statistics reveal that up to 50 percent of resumes contain one or more major misrepresentations. When reviewing resumes, don’t proceed with blinders on. You must protect you company from unscrupulous people who falsify their accomplishments.”

Survey Reveals the Truth Behind Restroom Cleaning

“Most cleaning professionals believe that restroom handles harbor the most illness-causing germs and bacteria, particularly restroom door handles, faucet handles, and toilet or urinal handles. However, secondary research shows that this is false and that door handles pose the least risk for germs.”

The 10-Minute Rule: It Seems Crazy, But it Will Revolutionize Your Productivity

“Every task on your to-do list should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. If it takes longer than 10 minutes, then you should have broken it down into smaller tasks or delegated it to someone else.”

Why You Need to Have Friends at Work

“Having friends at work is beneficial both for the employer and you, the employee. Many of you work at least 8 hours a day and see the same people every day. Therefore, having friends at work gives you an incentive to come to work every morning.”

13 Habits of Exceptionally Likable People

“In a study conducted at UCLA, subjects rated over 500 adjectives based on their perceived significance to likeability. The top-rated adjectives had nothing to do with being gregarious, intelligent, or attractive (innate characteristics). Instead, the top adjectives were sincerity, transparency, and capacity for understanding (another person).”


“Community-acquired infections — such as Ebola, Enterovirus D68, colds, and flu — are increasing every day. This spike in public health concerns means it’s more important than ever to educate your customers and decision-makers about the critical role cleaning plays in keeping building occupants safe and healthy.”

Quote of the Day

“A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.” — David Brinkley