New technologies used in facilities management, including sensors, require IT departments and facilities staff to collaborate to manage data and rethink maintenance strategy, says an Aramark report. Companies will "migrate away from traditional time-based preventive maintenance measures toward real-time, data-driven actions that predict when maintenance is needed," the report says.
The National Labor Relations Board is changing its recusal rules after the Office of Government Ethics expressed concerns. Emory Rounds, head of the ethics office, asked the NLRB to clarify that his office does not referee conflicts of interest.
The US Labor Department has adopted a rule for determining whether a company is a "joint employer," replacing policy adopted during the Obama administration. The rule creates a four-part test for making the determination.
Leaders build trust by keeping commitments, being consistent in their behavior, not revealing sensitive information and providing important data to their team, among nine qualities cited by John Stoker. "Look to offer support and address others' needs and concerns to increase the success of those that rely on you in some way," he writes.
Brand new companies can struggle to qualify for loans from banks or the Small Business Administration, so business writer Andrew DePietro offers alternative finance options such as credit cards and invoice financing. He notes what businesses should consider regarding those methods, as well as merchant cash advances and invoice factoring.
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