Bridge Firm Recovery October 2019

Recovery Reader The October 2019

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FROM THE DESK OF Dan Larson

As a variance of Trick-or-Treat, let’s play: TRUTH OR DELUSION

1. There are no up-front costs in the collection process whenworkingwith Bridge FirmRecovery. (Truth) We work on contingency which means we only get paid if we get you paid. We also front all court costs and attorney fees when we recommend legal action on an account. 2. I didn’t get a money judgement so I can’t send it to collections. (Delusion) We review options and often obtain judgments for unpaid rents and damages.1212 3. A balance under $500 is not worth sending to a collection agency. (Delusion) Many of our clients find it successful to turn over balances as low as $100. misleading information, so there is no reason for me to run Background Checks. (Delusion) Actually 36% of applicants give false or misleading information. Is who you are hiring or renting to trustworthy? Did they lie on their application? 5. It’s worth it to obtain a Money Judgment on a Landlord Eviction. (Truth) A Money Judgement allows you real recovery options after eviction for rent and damages. Our Process Servers focus on obtaining personal service to assist in securing the money judgment. Our focus is on Background Screening, Money Recovery, and Service of Process — Let us bring you Treats, and provide solutions to those Tricks. 4. Only 10% of applicants provide false or

5 MONSTERS DESTROYING YOUR COMPANY CULTURE How to Dodge the Business Boogeymen This Halloween When Halloween rolls around, it’s easy to become so preoccupied with the monsters stalking the sidewalks and TV screens that you forget about the everyday boogeymen plaguing your office year-round. While the pillagers of workplace culture don’t wear fake fur, excessive makeup, or rubber masks, they can be just as terrifying as their fictional counterparts. Here’s a list of monsters to watch for, just in time for collecting candy.

BOREDOM: THE MUMMY

Though it often creeps up quietly, few monsters are more damaging to workplace culture than the boredom mummy. If excessive routine has made your office yawn-inducing or has mummified your employees at their desks, a crisis is likely nearby. One CNN article postulated that boredom is “the new stress,” and bored employees are more likely to be unhappy and seek new positions, even if they’re still effective. To keep boredom levels in check, try to automate repetitive tasks, offer new challenges, and encourage communication.

GOSSIP: THE WEREWOLF

Gossip is like a werewolf. It doesn’t show up every day, but, when it does, it wreaks havoc. Rumors quickly destroy morale, erode relationships, and ramp up workplace tension. Worse, they can cause even the most dedicated employees to quit due to what’s often labeled as a “toxic” office culture. Inc. Magazine claims that zero-tolerance policies, regular meetings to air

- Dan Larson

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