Creating Your Schedule for Both Work and Life

May 24, 2017 | 283 views

Creating Your Schedule for Both Work and Life

Creating Your Schedule for Both Work and Life

If you’re like the bulk of working Americans, your schedule feels overwhelming and at times, out of control. It doesn’t have to be that way. Are you on the quest for work/life balance? We have a scheduling tactic that might help you make that dream a reality.

 

To start, create a schedule for your personal comprehensive calendar. On this, you’ll jot down everything you have planned in your life (and then some). This won’t only help eliminate confusion, but it’ll also help your overall well-being at work (and your employees’). Here’s how.

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Tips for Scheduling Employees Who Are Frequent Travelers

May 17, 2017 | 308 views

Tips for Scheduling Employees Who Are Frequent Travelers

Tips for Scheduling Employees Who Are Frequent Travelers

What’s a surefire way to add confusion to your schedule? Add in time zone changes for the employees who are frequent travelers in your business.

 

When you have a team that travels regularly to make sales calls, you need everyone to be aware of their whereabouts and their availability. But, tracking their meeting times and travel dates can quickly get messy without a proper plan in place. Here are a few tips for how to add frequent travelers to your schedule.

 

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How to Turn Your Customer Service Team Into a Marketing Department

May 10, 2017 | 370 views

How to Turn Your Customer Service Team Into a Marketing Department

How to Turn Your Customer Service Team Into a Marketing Department

Does your firm operate out of different silos? If so, you might miss out on a tremendous opportunity.

 

Cross-pollination of departments in your company is a tremendous way to boost sales and increase customer loyalty. One of the easiest and best ways to accomplish this is to turn your customer service team into a team of marketers. Although they don’t take on the normal marketing functions, the way they engage with and talk to your customer base has a direct impact on how consumers view your brand. In other words, whether you like it or not, your customer service agents are already marketing your business.

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How to Keep Volunteers Engaged During the Busy Summer Months

May 3, 2017 | 357 views

How to Keep Volunteers Engaged During the Busy Summer Months

How to Keep Volunteers Engaged During the Busy Summer Months

Here we go! As the temperatures rise and the flowers start to bloom again after the dark, dreary winter months, we know we’re entering the summer season. For non-profit organizations, this time of year means fewer volunteers. This combination can leave you feeling even more shorthanded than usual.

 

Here are a few of the most common roadblocks non-profit organizations most often face during the summer from a personnel and volunteer perspective, and how to overcome them.

 

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5 Signs It’s Time to Grow Your Team

April 26, 2017 | 335 views

5 Signs It's Time to Grow Your Team

5 Signs It’s Time to Grow Your Team

There’s a strange limbo stage between every new hire. You aren’t sure if you need another person quite yet, but you know your team’s time is stretched to the max. How do you know it’s the right time to grow your team? Here are five signs.

 

1. Your growth rate just skyrocketed.

Sometimes, it takes the right product or marketing campaign to propel your growth rate forward faster than anticipated. Although exciting, it might have you wondering if it’s a short-term spike or if you’re going to have to stock up on manpower for the long run.

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Is It Time to Reorganize Your Office?

April 19, 2017 | 364 views

Is It Time to Reorganize Your Office?

Is It Time to Reorganize Your Office?

How productive is your team? If you feel like you’re caught in a rut, it might be time to shake things up. But let’s face it. The idea of reorganizing your office and operations can feel daunting, so you’d rather continue where you’re at than face office growing pains.

 

Before you get too comfortable with a routine that’s not working, go through these four steps to diagnose where you’re at and how you can best improve with minimal strain on your internal dynamics.

 

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How to Recruit More Engaged Volunteers

April 12, 2017 | 382 views

How to Recruit More Engaged Volunteers

How to Recruit More Engaged Volunteers

The initial start on a project is exciting. Your volunteers are jazzed about working with your organization and excited for what’s in store. Then, as time goes on and the dirty work begins, some volunteer’s enthusiasm fizzles out. Engagement suffers and soon, you’re left with about half the number of people you need to make your cause a success.

 

It doesn’t have to be this way. By recruiting and keeping more engaged volunteers, you can see your projects through and raise the money or awareness you need. Here’s how.

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Hitting Refresh on the Way Your Team Makes Decisions

April 5, 2017 | 403 views

Hitting Refresh on the Way Your Team Makes Decisions

Hitting Refresh on the Way Your Team Makes Decisions

Do you feel like your office gets stuck in a ball of red tape whenever a decision needs to be made? If so, you are probably using an outdated decision making process that’s slowing your productivity rather than keeping you on track. It might be time for a shake up.

 

Here are a few of the departments you should consider carefully when hitting refresh on the way your team makes decisions.

 

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How to Add More Meaning to Your Volunteer’s Lives

March 29, 2017 | 399 views

How to Add More Meaning to Your Volunteer's Lives

How to Add More Meaning to Your Volunteer’s Lives

Ever notice how hard it is to get quality volunteers on board helping your organization? You’re not alone.

 

The competitive landscape is heating up as more and more nonprofits reach out to communities in search of reliable volunteers. One way to help your nonprofit stand out above the rest is to deepen the meaning of their impact. Here’s how.

 

1. Hold an Award Ceremony

It’s one thing to say thank you to your volunteers. It’s another to go the extra mile to give them the recognition they deserve.

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5 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity as a Manager

March 22, 2017 | 408 views

5 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity as a Manager

5 Tips for Overcoming Insecurity as a Manager

There’s a lot of stress that comes with a leadership role. Everyone looks to you to make the right decision. Everyone puts all of their burdens on you and expects you to solve all of the problems as they arise. You’re under a lot of pressure and oftentimes, that can make even the strongest of leaders feel a little insecure from time to time.

 

If you’re battling insecurity, there are a few things you can do to help reset your mindset and get back to operating from a place of confidence.

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