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Employee motivation: Smartphones could boost performance says T-Mobile
Smartphones can help to boost employee motivation as they allow for more flexible working practices, according to T-Mobile.
The mobile phone company has suggested that small businesses could benefit from smartphones and other mobile technologies as they boost staff performance wherever they are.
“Mobile technology is becoming increasingly important in all walks of life. Workers expect the same technology at work as in their personal lives,” said Martin Lyne, director of SME marketing at T-Mobile.
“Small businesses need to be flexible and available at all times, regardless of whether in the office or on the road. Smartphones especially help small business workers to remain responsive to queries through calls, texts and emails at any time and any place,” he added.
And he also mentioned that access to Google Maps, addresses and contracts could also be easier with smartphones, when usually they would require staff to be at the office.
Another way to boost performances and productivity in the workplace is by playing music, according to Francis McGinty from the International Stress Management Association UK, who said it improves the wellbeing of staff.
Posted by Elizabeth Mewes
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VINELAND — Police arrested a 24-year-old Best Buy employee who allegedly stole at least $3,500 after months of making fraudulent returns and pocketing the cash, authorities said.
Tiffany S. Holmes, of the first block of South Ladow Avenue in Millville, told police she created duplicate receipts of mobile phones and entered them as customer returns starting in August 2010, according to police reports made available Friday.
She kept the cash refunds — some of which she used to help her mother with a surgery — from those returns, police said.
On Tuesday, police charged Holmes with theft by deception and two counts of forgery. Vineland Municipal Court issued her a warrant with bail set at $5,000. She was released on recognizance.
A store manager discovered the incidents Feb. 9 after a standard product count revealed several mobile phones were missing, police said.
That manager couldn’t tell police how much Holmes had pocketed since August because he could only provide documentation showing she took $3,509.26 since Dec. 12. He told police he would provide more documentation as he compiled it.
When the store manager noticed the phones were missing, he checked the store’s computer database, police said, and found the missing phones were listed as returned items, but couldn’t find them in the store.
The manager found Holmes’ employee number and the employee numbers of two other women accounted for several more phones labeled as returned, but not in stock.
Holmes later admitted she used the other employees when she was unable to make returns in her own department and told those employees it was for a customer.
“I only went to them when I couldn’t make the returns in my department and asked them to do it because I knew they wouldn’t question me if I told them it was for a customer,” she told police.
A store manager wouldn’t say Friday if Holmes was still an employee at the Vineland store.