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4 Time Management New Year’s Resolutions for a More Productive 2019

January 9, 2019 | 2,173 views

4 Time Management New Year’s Resolutions for a More Productive 2019
4 Time Management New Year’s Resolutions for a More Productive 2019

Is becoming more productive one of your New Year’s resolutions? If so, you have a good mindset going into 2019. Still, that kind of broad-brush resolution isn’t concrete enough to lend you real results. You must get more specific and concrete with what that increased productivity will look like for you.


If you want to be a better manager of your time in 2019, here are four New Year’s resolutions you can make now to help you reach your goals in the year ahead.

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Should You Make Asking for Help Your New Year’s Resolution?

December 26, 2018 | 1,013 views

Should You Make Asking for Help Your New Year’s Resolution?

Should You Make Asking for Help Your New Year’s Resolution?

Perhaps one of the hardest, and most necessary, things to do is ask for help. For some reason, it makes people cringe to have to lean on others to get things done. That’s probably why one in five highly-engaged employees are at risk of burnout, according to the Harvard Business Review. Yet, when you’re in business, you have no other choice than to lean on others if you want to reach your goals.

 

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How to Create a Culture of Loyalty in Your Business

December 19, 2018 | 994 views

How to Create a Culture of Loyalty in Your Business

How to Create a Culture of Loyalty in Your Business

Gone are the days when people worked hard to climb the corporate ladder. Today, Millennials and other generations are job-hopping more than ever before, according to LinkedIn. The only way to keep people on board is to create a culture of loyalty.

 

As enticing as loyalty might be, many companies don’t know where to start when it comes to getting talented people to stay on board. If you’re worried about how to keep your team you have throughout 2019, here are a few tips for how to build loyalty into your company culture.

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

December 12, 2018 | 2,587 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 | 893 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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4 Benefits to Offer Your Employees in 2019

November 21, 2018 | 837 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 | 828 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 | 870 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 | 974 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 | 2,348 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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