CAM Mash Up: This Week (Dec 7-13, 2015)

Posted by Brianna Sturm on December 13, 2015


December's in full swing and if you haven't gotten all of your holiday shopping done, you may be tempted to spend more time at work on then furthering your CAM industry knowledge. So this week we're keeping it light with fun newsbites, quick and easy tips and straightforward advice. Learn more in this week's CAM Mashup!

As an educated member of the Community Association Management industry, you already know how crucial it is to stay informed and up-to-date on the latest news, trends and happenings within the industry. Each week, we bring together our favorite reads of the week and share them with you! Enjoy the CAM Mashup and please share it too!

Employee Perks

Wouldn’t it be nice to know what key ingredients it took to insure your employees are engaged and loyal? If you knew them, would you act on it? This nifty infographic makes it easy for you as a small business owner to recognize the areas that you may be able to improve upon that may just make the world of difference when it comes to employee satisfaction. Check it!

A College Student's Dream

Where was this genius idea when I was a student? There is a new kid in town when it comes to housing options for college students. Developers are now building complexes that provide affordable fully furnished condos for college kids. And get this…they include complimentary cleaning/housekeeping services! Sounds like an amazing setup to me!

Nosmo King

Where does your condo association stand on the issue of smoking? Have you ever considered banning smoking all together? This article highlights just a few points to keep in mind. “Any rule needs to be enforced to be effective. Associations need to be prepared to enforce a smoking ban to protect the interests of its owners. Smoking is not considered a disability under the Fair Housing Act or the Americans with Disabilities Act, for which a “reasonable accommodation” must be made. However, the power of a smoking addiction can apparently overwhelm an addict’s best efforts, even when faced with a court order.”

Post Meeting Musts

If it’s good enough for Steve Jobs, it’s good enough for us. There were two things that Steve Jobs lived by when it came to conducting meetings and the aftermath. I have to say the first one is something that we do at all of our management meetings here at TOPS Software. Have I got you curious in the least? Steve’s secret found here!

Email 101

Don’t you just hate it when you hit ‘send’ only to proofread after the fact and realize you have made a majorly embarrassing typo? Or forgotten to attach the file that was the entire reason for sending the email in the first place? I’ll admit I have been guilty of both on several occasions. This quick tutorial may help us both avoid making those same silly mistakes ever again.

Key Notes

The CAMfire Conference is right around the corner, and we were thrilled to be able to announce the keynote speakers this week. These 5 amazing people will inspire you to be a better person and help you raise your business to a higher level. Check out these 5 inspirational industry leaders you'll meet at CAMfire!


*Image credit: Pixabay user dimitrisvetsikas1969

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