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January 24, 2013
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  • Labor board backs workers who talk shop on social media
    The National Labor Relations Board, in a series of rulings and public statements, has defended the right of employees to discuss work on social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. The U.S. agency says employer policy restricting social media use is illegal if it bars workers from communicating with one another for the purpose of getting better wages, benefits or working conditions. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/21) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • How to lead without making decisions
    It's often best for bosses to avoid making some decisions, says Kon Leong, co-founder and CEO of ZL Technologies. Answer your workers' questions with questions, and encourage them to find the answers for themselves. "It can be very frustrating to my employees, but I'm trying to get others to scale up and learn," Leong explains. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Why older workers often are smart hires
    Older workers can be better hires than younger ones because they are more dependable, have lower benefit costs and are more flexible with their schedules, writes Eric Holtzclaw, CEO of Laddering Works. "With no small children at home, mature employees are not rushing out at the end of the day to prepare dinner by 6 p.m. or take their kids to soccer practice twice a week," Holtzclaw writes. Inc. online (free registration) (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • 2013 employment trends that will affect your business
    Companies may pick up their recruiting efforts this year, which means that small businesses will have plenty of competition as they search for talent, notes Rieva Lesonsky. Companies will also leverage social networks to train their staff and find new employees, and businesses may have to deal with additional employment regulations. (1/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Don't miss out on what's to come
    Did your BSCAI membership lapse? That's OK, as there's still time to renew and be a part of what's to come. This year, the BSCAI membership will become even more valuable. In addition to our popular face-to-face educational and networking events, we will be expanding our Certified Building Service Executive and Registered Building Service Manager  certification programs. This expansion includes updated materials, additional regional workshops, testing, study groups, online testing, and online materials. Renew your membership today. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

  • Spend less without compromising quality
    There's a saying, "you get what you pay for," and in many instances this is true, but BSCAI members get so much more. BSCAI members can purchase the same trusted name-brand products but at a discounted price. As a member of BSCAI, you receive the Purchase Advantage Program free with your membership. Learn more about the Purchase Advantage Program and start spending less without compromising quality. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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