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As Thanksgiving approaches, we’d like to take the time to thank our amazing Green Key community! This includes all of our incredible clients, candidates, and employees whose continuous support and dedication keeps us going every single day. It has been a busy year and we would not be where we are without the relationships we’ve built.

Reflecting on the year and expressing how grateful we are is always important to us. If your company or organization has clients and candidates, as well as a reliable staff, it’s important to extend your gratitude for their business and hard work. If you’re wondering how to begin, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.

Select an appropriate format

For some companies, handwritten notes may be personal and attainable. However, for larger organizations with several connections, this can be difficult and time consuming. Consider a digital note, with graphics pertaining to your business, and a personalized message.

Express your appreciation

Know beforehand exactly what you are thanking your community of connections for. Rather than generalizing, specify exactly why you are grateful, whether it be a purchase they made, a donation, or their corporate collaboration with you throughout the year. Your recipient will immediately feel as though their presence and help was valuable to your company.

Mention the future

To round out your letter or note, always be sure to mention the future and your intention to maintain a strong relationship. This will build a sense of loyalty with your recipient that other companies may not be providing for them. Always express that you would be thrilled to continue working together or supporting each other.

Thank again and close out

Toward the end of your letter, be sure to thank them one last time. When signing your name, try using terms such as “cheers,” “all the best,” or “have a wonderful day…” to maintain sincerity. Always include your name afterwards and provide a way for your recipient to respond if they’d like. For instance, adding a return email address or inbox will give them a direct outlet to contact you.

Green Key is so grateful and appreciate of our entire community! We are wishing you all a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and look forward to celebrating the holiday season with you all soon!

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Jun 6, 2023

Laptops In Short Supply As More Of Us Work From Home

Add laptops to the list of products shoppers have been scooping up.

The Wall Street Journal says so many people are working from home that there’s been a run on computers, depleting supplies that already were limited because of the slowdown in PC sales generally. Nor is the shortage limited to laptops or major metro areas. A Birmingham, Alabama TV station did a segment on the difficulties finding monitors in stores or online.

Compounding the situation is the closure of schools and colleges across the country with classes being held online. In homes where a single computer might have sufficed before, students and their work at home parents now need access. Cell phones and tablets with their small screens and tiny keyboards aren’t adequate for extended online work.

As recently as last week Dell Technologies CEO Michael Dell told the technology site CRN.com his company was seeing strong demand for notebook computers. “That’s certainly a place where we’re seeing demand shortages because of the work from home strategy,” Dell said.

However, he said it’s not just a matter of providing a computer for every employee working at home. “There’s a lot more involved in how do you get teams to collaborative, be productive, share information and recreate the incidental communications and collaboration that occurs when people are physically together.”

Particularly in two career families where both people are working from home, and those where students are now taking classes online, having a computer for each is only the start. Old, legacy personal computers might not be up to the task of handling video and graphics effectively. If you’re going the notebook or laptop route, include a keyboard and mouse. Bluetooth ready computers and peripheral devices avoid cumbersome wires. Will you get tired of squinting at a 15″ or 17″ laptop screen? Then you’ll need a separate monitor.

How about the speed of your internet connection? What might have been adequate when only one person was online, suddenly slows to a crawl with a house full of simultaneous online users.

Shelly Palmer has a quickie guide to the issues to consider in this new, work and school from home world.

Photo by Andrew Neel on Unsplash

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