Give Yourself Permission to Take These Types of Work Breaks During the Holiday Madness

December 13, 2017 | 72 views

Give Yourself Permission to Take These Types of Work Breaks During the Holiday Madness

Give Yourself Permission to Take These Types of Work Breaks During the Holiday Madness

Whether you’re dealing with frantic shoppers trying to cross people off their giving list, you’re nose-to-nose with travelers who are trying to reach their family to get their celebrations started, or anything in between, one thing is certain: The holidays are a hectic time of year.

 

This season isn’t all about silver bells and Jolly ‘Ole St. Nick. This season is about becoming a workhorse to get your business out of the red and into the black for the close of the year.

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How to Become a Jolly Leader in Your Non-Profit This Holiday Season

December 6, 2017 | 103 views

How to Become a Jolly Leader in Your Non-Profit This Holiday Season

How to Become a Jolly Leader in Your Non-Profit This Holiday Season

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. There are holiday parties, cheerful events to attend, and a lot of work on your plate. That last part might not sound fun, and it’s not. That’s why many leaders this time of year struggle to put on a happy face and know where to focus their efforts.

 

We’re here to help. Here are five ways you can improve your jolly demeanor and become a stronger leader this holiday season.

 

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What If Managing Your Schedule Wasn’t About Managing Your Schedule At All?

November 29, 2017 | 174 views

What If Managing Your Schedule Wasn't About Managing Your Schedule At All?

What If Managing Your Schedule Wasn’t About Managing Your Schedule At All?

When you think of schedule management, you probably think you’re balancing time. You’re juggling your assets (your people) with the responsibilities that need to be fulfilled. To an extent that’s true, but what if managing your schedule isn’t really about managing your schedule at all? What if it’s about more than that?

 

In essence, it is. Time management has more to do with what you schedule rather than when you schedule it.

 

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Should You Really Unplug During the Holidays?

November 15, 2017 | 368 views

Should You Really Unplug During the Holidays?

Should You Really Unplug During the Holidays?

It’s tempting isn’t it? To turn your phone to airplane mode during your holiday feast and keep it that way while you clean up, unwind, and relax with the people you love? Absolutely it is. And if you look to a few experts, this time away from work is also healthy.

 

But there’s a different point of view that might not be considered. In fact, it might make you more stressed out and overwhelmed the more you unplug from your work during the holidays.

 

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How to Avoid Burn Out in Your Nonprofit This Holiday Season

November 8, 2017 | 345 views

How to Avoid Burn Out in Your Nonprofit This Holiday Season

How to Avoid Burn Out in Your Nonprofit This Holiday Season

‘Tis the season to feel blessed, thankful, and downright stressed out. Unfortunately, the message of gratitude we’re hearing so loud and clear this time of year falls on deaf ears when our schedules fill up. Add in fewer volunteer hours and more vacation time taken by your team, and you have a recipe for fatigue worse than the tryptophan hangover you’re sure to experience during Thanksgiving.

 

If you feel like you’re on the edge of burning out, here are some tips that can help.

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How Long Should a Lunch Break Be?

November 1, 2017 | 393 views

How Long Should a Lunch Break Be?

How Long Should a Lunch Break Be?

Does this surprise you? A recent survey by Right Management found that less than 20 percent of Americans regularly leave their desk for a midday meal. That means only one in every five workers are actually getting a break during their workday, despite what labor laws require.

 

Does that sound similar to what you’re doing in your company? If so, it might be time to consider how long your lunch breaks really should be and what you’re doing to encourage your employees to get the mental breaks they need throughout the day.

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It’s Time to Prepare Your Retail Business for the Holiday Season

October 25, 2017 | 342 views

It's Time to Prepare Your Retail Business for the Holiday Season

It’s Time to Prepare Your Retail Business for the Holiday Season

It’s hard to believe but pumpkin spice and candy canes galore are about to descend upon us as we welcome the 2017 holiday season. Is your retail business prepared? If not, now’s the time to get moving on your plans for how you’ll meet and beat the high expectations from the wave of buyers excited to spend money with you. Here are a few tips to get you started.

 

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Is the Gig Economy Hurting Your Retail Business?

October 18, 2017 | 353 views

Is the Gig Economy Hurting Your Retail Business?

Is the Gig Economy Hurting Your Retail Business?

Have you ever heard of the gig economy? It’s the newest way businesses in all industries are trying to save money – by hiring contractors to help with projects instead of bringing part – or full-time team members on board. This is all done in the name of flexibility. The idea is, you only spend what you need to spend and not a penny more. No lost productivity. No wasted man hours that don’t result in revenue. None of it.

 

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Handling the Influx of Time Off Requests During the Holidays

October 11, 2017 | 374 views

Handling the Influx of Time Off Requests During the Holidays

Handling the Influx of Time Off Requests During the Holidays

It’s October, which means football, the flu, and family obligations are in full swing. Although you might have thought the summer months were overwhelming in terms of time off requests, the Fall is the start of the season when more people call in sick (many times, even when they aren’t physically ill).

 

As an employer, the influx of time off requests during the holidays can leave you short handed. And this can happen at a moment’s notice, forcing you to face unexpected holes in your schedule with limited time to fill them. Here are a few tips to help you cope.

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Don’t Spook Your Volunteers Away This Holiday Season

October 4, 2017 | 508 views

Don't Spook Your Volunteers Away This Holiday Season

Don’t Spook Your Volunteers Away This Holiday Season

If the smell of pumpkin in the air hasn’t made it feel enough like Fall yet, the sight of ghosts and ghouls roaming the streets soon will. This is Halloween season and with it comes promise of fright as night descends. For children, zombies and witches are the big scare this time of year, but for adults, it’s the looming hustle and bustle of the holiday season, which has now officially kicked off.

 

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