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Aquos Pools Crossword Flyer

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A fun flyer we put together for Aquos Pool Services, with a crossword puzzle to tell customers about the services they provide.

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Keep Remote Workers Engaged

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Nearly 40% of the world’s employees now work remotely, studies show, and experts believe that number will only grow over time. “This is not a trend that’s going away,” says Kevin Sheridan, author of The Virtual Manager. “This is the trend of the future, and as long as it’s set up appropriately, this is going to be successful.”

What’s more, a recent Gallup survey suggested most remote employees are actually more productive than on-site workers. “Of the people that have worked remotely, 81% of them said, ‘Yes, I am more productive.’ And pollsters asked them, ‘Why are you more productive in your pajamas?’ They said, ‘Well, I wasn’t being interrupted like I was in a corporate environment,’” Sheridan says.

Data shows the average American worker is interrupted as many as 60 times each day in the office. “That’s what I call a thief of productivity,” Sheridan says. “But probably the more telling statistic is that, of the 60 times each day that person is interrupted, only 40% of the time they get back to the task at hand.”

What’s the key to successfully integrating remote employees and making sure they’re engaged with the home office? Regardless of experience level and employee traits, Terrence Gargiulo says outlining company rules and procedures with remote workers – and discussing them on a regular basis – is crucial to off-site success. “Set strong expectations, a written standard operating procedure, and then work collaboratively,” says Gargiulo, organizational development consultant and president of makingstories.net. “Don’t just have it as a first conversation. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, but it needs to have a life.”

Gargiulo suggests that employers should be open to input from remote workers as to how those procedures and expectations are established. “You don’t want it to work one way,” he says. “You want them to have some say in how they structure the work arrangement and any expectations they have and needs they have of you.”

Sheridan agrees that clear instructions and regular updates from off-site people are important. “Make sure they have specific goals for each week, and then tell them that you expect an update with progress on those goals,” he says. “That regular checking in is so important. It shouldn’t be from a co-worker, but from the manager that eventually is going to do the performance evaluation.”

Staying Power of Promotional Products

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Global Advertising Specialty Impressions Study, V. 4
By Larry Basinait

In addition to identifying the logoed items they had kept, respondents were asked how long they kept the most recently-obtained item of each product type. On average, ad specialty items are kept for nearly seven months in the U.S. Overall, calendars are typically held the longest – about nine months on average. Writing instruments are held the shortest amount of time at just over five months.

Iconic Bag

Recipients will dial into your business when you hand them this classic giveaway! Part of our iconic collection, this 5.75″ x 14.5″ x 9.75″ bag features a white imprint of an old-school antenna TV. This black polycanvas case features a zippered main compartment with an adjustable shoulder strap and a supportive bottom board. Have your company name and logo imprinted on this unique business bag for instant brand recognition!

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