Submit Your Expense Receipts Via Dropbox Right from Your Lockscreen

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Get Shift Done: Tips and Tricks

The Dropbox app for iOS devices (iPhone/iPad) has this neat little trick to help you keep up-to-date with your expense receipts. The great thing about this approach is that, once you’ve set it up, there’s no need to go any further than your lockscreen to snap a receipt when say, taking a client to dinner.

Getting Set Up

1. On your iOS device, Download Dropbox from the App Store.


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Close Deals Faster Using Evernote to Manage Sales Process Steps

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Get Shift Done: Tips and Tricks

One under-used feature of Evernote is templates. Here’s a way you can use a template, complete with checkboxes, to make sure your sales team uses the correct workflow when ‘closing’ a customer. By assuring nothing is missed, you’ll avoid both the time and frustration of having to go back for items that slipped through the cracks.

First, let’s get set up:

1. Create a new notebook in Evernote. Call it Templates.

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How to Productively Stalk your Co-Workers using Dropbox Paper

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Get Shift Done: Tips and Tricks

Photo by Bernard Goldbach

Did you know that you can use Dropbox Paper to ‘productively stalk’ your colleagues? This goes way beyond the simple ‘read receipts’ in email that you might be used to seeing in your inbox.

Instead of attaching a document to an email, you just use Dropbox Paper to send a link to it instead. You can give people edit-level or comment-level permissions and you can also control whether to share your document with:

  • specific people
  • everyone at your organization (if your org is setup on Dropbox), or
  • anyone who has the link
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Why Do We Hire Based on ‘Experience’? HR, Automattic, and Open Badges

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Get Shift Done: Management

It’s 2016. Nobody can reasonably expect to have a ‘job for life’, or even work within the same organization for more than a few years. As a result, you’re likely to dip into the jobs marketplace more often than your parents and grandparents did. That means it’s increasingly important to be able to prove:

  • who you are
  • what you know
  • who you know
  • what you can do

Unfortunately, hiring is still largely based on submitting a statement of skills and experience we call a ‘Curriculum Vitae’ (or résumé) along with a covering letter. This may lead to an interview and, if you like each other, the job is yours. We have safeguards in place at every step to ensure people don’t discriminate on age, gender, or postal code. Despite this, almost every part of the current process is woefully out-of-date. I’ve plenty to say about all of this, but will save most of it for another time.

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