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FREE GUIDE CHALLENGES EMPLOYEES' OFFICE SKILLS; ADVISES ON WRITING, SPEAKING, AND MUCH MORE

 WESTBURY, N.Y., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Do you think a comma has any real effect on the meaning of a sentence? Take a close look: "The Democrats, say the Republicans, are sure to win the next election." Or, "The Democrats say the Republicans are sure to win the next election." The use of comas change the meaning substantially.
 "Saying the right thing the wrong way can not only destroy your message, it promotes an image of carelessness," says Miriam Shubin, North American workplace literacy consultant and spokesperson for the Olsten Corporation. "There are elements of good writing no one can afford to ignore. If you can cultivate the basics, you'll have an impact on your productivity. That's a good career move!"
 To help office professionals achieve clarity and consistency, Olsten, one of North America's leading staffing services companies, has published a free, 24-page communications guide entitled "The Olsten Source Book," (1-800-225-8367).
 "According to findings of a survey of the Olsten Forum on Human Resource Issues and Trends," says Shubin, "four out of five companies (80 percent) report that employees' written communication skills are in need of enhancement, making this the skill most in demand."
 According to Shubin, this comprehensive guide is comprised of seven easy-to-read sections, offering practical rules for punctuation, spelling, word usage and number expression, proofreading, telephone etiquette, postal abbreviations, and filing. The guide will help office professionals write a better business letter, spell like a champ, punctuate like a pro, file faster, and polish all basic office skills.
 "Whether written or spoken, language and the tools used to convey specific messages are powerful," says Shubin.
 How do you measure up in grammer, punctuation or word usage? Call toll free 1-800-225-8367 and ask for a free copy of "The Olsten Source Book" or write the Olsten Corporation, One Merrick Ave., T-62, Westbury, N.Y. 11590.
 The Olsten Corporation (AMEX: OLS) under its trade names Olsten Staffing Services, Olsten Healthcare, and Olsten Professional Accounting Services, has a network of approximately 700 offices located throughout North America, employing more than 388,000 assignment employees and caregivers serving 185,000 client accounts.
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 /NOTE TO EDITORS: Interviews and brochures available./
 /CONTACT: Mary Ann Kauneckas of the Olsten Corporation, 800-225-8367 or 516-237-1681/


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