Here’s How to Change Your Time Management Habits in 2019

December 12, 2018 | 74 views

Here’s How to Change Your Time Management Habits in 2019

Here’s How to Change Your Time Management Habits in 2019

Are you notoriously late for meetings or missing deadlines? If so, you probably lack time management skills.

 

Time management is the ability to maximize every minute in your 24-hour day. If you’re struggling to keep up with all you have on your plate, you might want to make a 2019 New Year’s resolution to change your time management habits. Here are a few tips to get you started.

 

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3 Common Distractions That Add to Your Feelings of Overwhelm

December 5, 2018 | 255 views

3 Common Distractions That Add to Your Feelings of Overwhelm

3 Common Distractions That Add to Your Feelings of Overwhelm

Look at social media feeds and you think the concept of feeling overwhelmed is the vogue these days. That’s because everyone seems to be drowning in work, life, and play. As to-do lists stack higher and higher, so do the pressures we put on ourselves. If you’re looking to reduce feelings of overwhelm, look at these three common areas that could be sucking your energy reserves dry.

 

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What To Do When an Employee Has Jury Duty

November 28, 2018 | 360 views

What To Do When an Employee Has Jury Duty

What To Do When an Employee Has Jury Duty

It’s bound to happen. One of your employees will open her mailbox one day and see the red and white notice. She’s been called for jury duty. Although this is a civic responsibility, it’s also a headache for many employees and employers alike. The best way to make jury duty less overwhelming is to have a plan in place before the notice arrives. Here are a few helpful tips for creating those policies and staying compliant with the law.

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4 Benefits to Offer Your Employees in 2019

November 21, 2018 | 417 views

4 Benefits to Offer Your Employees in 2019

4 Benefits to Offer Your Employees in 2019

A recent Willis Towers Watson (WTW) study found that the vast majority of people are satisfied with their benefits. Of these people 78% said they would remain with their employer because the benefits they offer are so sublime.

 

The talent pool is small these days. As voluntary benefits become more in-demand and employees aim to hold on to more of their hard-earned money in 2019, you’ll need to tweak what you offer. If you’re trying to carve out a deeper notch in the talent pool by bringing on more qualified workers to your team, here are four benefits you’ll want to offer in the New Year.

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How Much Time Off Did Your Employees Take This Summer?

November 14, 2018 | 484 views

How Much Time Off Did Your Employees Take This Summer?

How Much Time Off Did Your Employees Take This Summer?

Business across a wide variety of industries are taking closer note to benefits and employee satisfaction. One standard benefit that continues to have a tremendous impact on employee happiness and productivity is paid vacation.

Why Should You Care?

According to research by non-profit, Project: Time Off, approximately three quarters of the workforce deems paid vacation as “extremely” or “very” important. Still, 662 million vacation days go unused every year. There’s a distinct disconnect here and one that must be course corrected if you want to see your employee satisfaction scores rise.

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How to Avoid Losing Talent to the Gig Economy

November 7, 2018 | 592 views

How to Avoid Losing Talent to the Gig Economy

How to Avoid Losing Talent to the Gig Economy

Over half of women with children prefer to leave their traditional jobs after having children, according to a commissioned survey by Urban Sitter, Baby Quip, and Ruby Ribbon. The reason why might not be all that surprising. These women want to spend more time with their children.

 

What is different than in past generations is that these women aren’t leaving the workforce. They’re simply leaving the demands of a traditional job. Technology has opened up new doors for women to dive head first into the gig economy and earn a living doing a side gig. Side jobs allow women the flexibility they need to achieve the illusive work/life balance so many people strive after.

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How to Run a More Intelligent Business in 2019

October 31, 2018 | 697 views

How to Run a More Intelligent Business in 2019

How to Run a More Intelligent Business in 2019

By 2020, each human will generate 1.7 megabytes of new information per second, according to the IDC. That number is large enough to cause us to gasp but still foreign enough to leave us scratching our heads wondering, what on earth will we do with that information?

 

This information and data overload has struck businesses hard in the gut. Intelligence about business operations, consumer behavior, and more, is at our disposal but the problem is, there continues to be uncertainty about how to use that information to grow.

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How to Become More Diverse in Your Nonprofit

October 24, 2018 | 1,317 views

How to Become More Diverse in Your Nonprofit

How to Become More Diverse in Your Nonprofit

The vast majority of nonprofit CEOs (82 percent) believe that racial diversity is relevant to organizational goals, according to a study by The Center for Effective Philanthropy. But, surprisingly, only a little over half (52 percent) believe that sexual orientation is relevant to organizational goals, and only a handful more (68 percent) believe finding diversity among individuals with disabilities is important.

 

These figures are staggering in an industry built around making people’s lives better. So what gives? What can nonprofits do to increase focus on overarching diversity and create a culture that’s welcoming of all people? Here are a few strategies to help.

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Is There Such Thing as Being Too Old For the Workplace?

October 17, 2018 | 773 views

Is There Such Thing as Being Too Old For the Workplace?

Is There Such Thing as Being Too Old For the Workplace?

You might not be able to teach an old dog new tricks, but how about the older generations in your workplace? Can they learn? Absolutely, and yet many employers are no longer welcoming people from older generations.

 

In a recent survey by the nonprofit, Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies (TCRS), the findings prove that there’s a disconnect between what employers think they’re doing to welcome older generations, and what older employees think. Here are a few takeaways:-

 

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Tips for Getting a Better Night of Rest

October 10, 2018 | 673 views

Tips for Getting a Better Night of Rest

Tips for Getting a Better Night of Rest

You’re probably already familiar with the benefits of sleep — a clearer mind, healthier body, and lower risk of disease are just some of the biggest reasons scientists agree it’s important to prioritize rest. Still, the Center for Disease Control found that over a third of Americans still aren’t getting the sleep they need on a regular basis. If you’re struggling to get your full seven hours of sleep every night, here are a few tips that might help you rest a little easier.

 

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