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Marissa Brassfield

4 Revolutionary Company Email Policies

I'll preface this post with an acknowledgement that email is here to stay. That said, we don't have to treat our stream of outgoing messages like a firehose. The following companies have adopted compelling approaches to slow the flow of email. Consider these when crafting your company email policies. [rebel]...

Marissa Brassfield

The Follow Up Email: Love It or Loathe It?

Ah, the follow-up email. I get at least five a day from well-meaning bloggers looking to place a guest post or companies pitching a product, news item or service. Should the follow-up email be forgotten for good or remain a mainstay in modern communication? I'm in the "forgotten for good"...

Marissa Brassfield

Weekend Reading: Guest Posts 7/30 - 8/3

This week's guest posts focus on the risks of eating at your desk, just how much time you spend checking email and a full breakdown of the most thankless jobs. * Yikes! This one is not for the squeamish. Eating at your desk has health risks other than the obvious reason...

Marissa Brassfield

Brazil Approves Overtime Pay for After-Hours Email

Work email answered after employees' shifts can qualify for overtime pay, according to a law passed in Brazil last month. The legislation asserts that company emails are akin to direct orders; accordingly, employees should be compensated for following these orders. Brazil's new attitude towards after-hours email is especially compelling in...

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