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Diploma Mills???
6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress
Massachusetts Background Check Regulations Changing

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We are proud to announce that is now certified through WBENC as a Woman Owned Business.  

We have automated the ordering process on our new website as well as allowed for credit card ordering.


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Announcement: can now be used to not only verify Income but as a way to also verify Employment.  Using this program will allow one to verify sensitive information through our secure site. It is fast and easy!

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April 2012  

Message from Our President, Sandra James   

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Spring is the start of growth, renewal, and of new life. A look around outside the window and you can see the beauty grow all around right before your eyes. People start spending more time outside gardening, playing, and relaxing. As it is time for the Earth to grow, so are the opportunities to continue to grow as a dependable and loyal company with superior customer service. Here at Private Eyes, Inc. we are constantly testing ourselves to continue to ensure outstanding customer service to all of our clients, old and new.


Diploma Mills???

Diploma Mills, the easy way around attending school. A diploma mill is described as an "unregulated institution of higher education granting degrees with few or no academic requirement".

Diploma Mills schools hand out diploma's to "students" who may not even attend school. The "few or no academic requirement" can be as little as life experiences. These schools are not authorized by any of the state licensing agencies and do not have the an accrediting body.

When checking the validity of a school and diploma, be aware that there are fraudulent one's lurking around. A few of these schools have become smart enough to even create fake registrars. When the number is called to verify a school's existence and past attendance, a person will answer and confirm the information given.

This has created an increased difficulty in obtaining correct information. The use of background screening has helped with the ability of deciphering fake diplomas and institutions from the real.

6 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress  

Workplace stress is not inevitable. Here are some simple techniques to lower your own levels.

Stress sucks.  According to the American Psychological Association, stress can result in headache, muscle tension, muscle pain, chest pain, fatigue, upset stomach, insomnia, anxiety, restlessness, lack of motivation, lack of focus, irritability, depression, eating problems, addiction ... and social withdrawal. Yow!


Fortunately, stress isn't inevitable, even in today's hyper-connected, highly competitive world.  Here are six techniques that I've picked up over the years and now use on a daily basis.

1. Create an Oasis

In the past, people worked 9 to 5; in today's business environments, there's pressure to work (or at least be available) 24/7. Needless to say, that pressure generates oodles of stress.


An absurdly easy way to get reduce that stress is to shut down your computer and your cell-not just while you sleep, but also an hour before and after you sleep.


This takes discipline, because you're probably in habit of checking email, texts and so forth. This also takes self-confidence, because you must believe that you need to be at the constant beck and call of your boss, colleagues and customers. Do it anyway.

2. Find the 'Sweet Spots'

Having a overlong to-do list can a huge source of stress, because it feels like you can never get them those tasks completed. Here's a thought: Why bother?


Instead, categorize each task by difficulty (e.g. easy, medium, hard) and then by potential impact (e.g. large, medium, small).  You'll probably find there are about 10 tasks that are both easy and will have a large impact. Hit those "sweet spots" first.


In most cases, you'll achieve 80 percent of your goals by only doing 20 percent of the work.  And that takes the pressure off, thereby reducing stress. As a bonus stress-reliever, ignore those tasks that are hard and won't have much of an impact anyway.

3. Renegotiate Your Workload

Unreasonable expectations of what you're capable of accomplishing are a huge source of stress-regardless of whether those expectations come from yourself, from your boss, or from your customers.


The cure for this kind of stress is a dose of reality. Look at how much time you've got to spend, assess the amount of work that needs to be done, and, based on that, be realistic about what's actually going to get done. If you're expected to accomplish A,B,C and D, and there's only time to achieve three of the four, decide-or force your boss to decide-which three will actually get done and which one will not.

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Massachusetts Background Check Regulations Changing  


Dear Valued Clients:


Please follow the link below to see valuable information about the pending Massachusetts regulations surrounding background checks.  This information is presented by Seyfath Shaw, a premier legal firm specializing in employment law.


Pending changes include, but are not limited to required training, policy requirement and strict record keeping. Please pass this information to your HR decision makers and your Legal Teams as it is imperative that your company follows this and complies!   


The changes will go into effect May 4, 2012.




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Sandra James
President, CEO
Private Eyes, Inc.