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Here’s How to Manipulate Your Brain Out of Procrastination

January 10, 2018 | 591 views

Here’s How to Manipulate Your Brain Out of Procrastination

Here’s How to Manipulate Your Brain Out of Procrastination

Happy New Year! If you’re like many people on this planet, you’re using the ringing in of 2018 to start fresh, revitalize what isn’t working, and push aside what’s been holding you back. But with all great ambitions comes a need for a strategic approach because, after all, old habits die hard.

 

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A Look Back: Innovations in the HR Industry in 2017

December 27, 2017 | 530 views

A Look Back: Innovations in the HR Industry in 2017

A Look Back: Innovations in the HR Industry in 2017

In July, we did a mid-year analysis of the biggest changes taking place in the HR industry. And as 2017 comes to a close, it’s time to do another look back to see how the biggest innovations in the HR industry have panned out throughout the year.

 

What will this mean for the coming New Year? What will these changes mean for your business? Let’s dive in.  

 

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Feeling Overwhelmed? How to Stay Productive and Profitable During the Holidays

December 20, 2017 | 516 views

Feeling Overwhelmed? How to Stay Productive and Profitable During the Holidays

Feeling Overwhelmed? How to Stay Productive and Profitable During the Holidays

Black Friday. Cyber Monday. This is the time of the year when many businesses move out of the red and into the black. But that focus on profitability requires you to be productive. The two go hand in hand.

 

So, Overwhelmed Here are four tips to help.

 

Nix the Networking Events

There are holiday parties galore this time of year and an abundance of events where you can push your final sales of the year. Should you attend all of them? Not even close.

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

December 13, 2017 | 670 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 | 555 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 | 728 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 | 914 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 | 774 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 | 780 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 | 734 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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