Get over your bias about tweeting during office hours

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SHOW DATE: June 20, 2012 It’s so last century! Also, you’re going to lose the best talent otherwise. Twenty-
somethings are now asking about social media policies during interviews. If you
don’t allow workers to tweet on the job, they might turn down that job. If you
prohibit social media—let’s be honest—your employees will just be “going to the
bathroom” a lot. And that’s just gross. Why not have them update their Facebook
profiles at their desk, at least then they can answer the phone when it rings. Listen
to Uncle David and Auntie Evan have it out below:

Photos on LinkedIn? YES.

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SHOW DATE: May 30, 2012

It’s not about how good-looking you are (okay, maybe a little bit), it’s how well your photo is shot. So—YES—do a photo. But avoid snap-shots, pictures with baseball caps, or even professional photos with that that super slick, super produced look—you know—with white background and every hair in place. Those over-produced shots are just plain Gordon Gekko creepy. DO use a photo that is a clean shot with a neutral background. Don’t be the guy you avoid in the bar. (Or the steam room—yeah, you know what we’re talking about.) Go with the happy medium. Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan debate this below:

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To survive a background check, do one on yourself first

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SHOW DATE: September 12, 2012

If you are nervous about what people might uncover, do one on yourself first. It’ll make you rest easier. It’s cheap—they cost between 15-20 bucks. Do it. You’ll feel so much better. And if you don’t like what you find, it’ll give you time to create a new identity. Kidding. No, but really. Listen to Auntie Evan and Uncle David discuss this below:

Keep your Customers by adding a Wi-Fi hotspot

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SHOW DATE: August 8, 2012

If you don’t have that in your office you are a loser. It’s free—it doesn’t cost you anything extra, but it will keep your customers happy—and from leaving your office to go to Starbucks where the Wi-Fi is FREE. Write the password on a note, put it on the door or hang it on the wall. It’s just good business. Listen to Uncle David and Auntie Evan discuss this below:

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