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Posted by on Jun 29, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

5 Midyear Reviews Everyone Should Conduct to Succeed

5 Midyear Reviews Everyone Should Conduct to Succeed

June can be a tough month for most professionals. Your children are either done with school or nearing an end. Summer vacation planning can be quite distracting (though fun as well). All the while you’re amazed at how fast half the year has gone by! But more than all that, June provides a great opportunity to reflect on your goals and targets. You’ve most likely set annual goals and targets for yourself at the start of the year. As you’re approaching the end of this month, take some time to review your midyear accomplishments, whether or not you’re on track and evaluate how successful you’ve been so far. Here’s a quick checklist you can use as a midyear review guide: 1. How Accomplished Are You In Terms Of Your Goals? Probably the first and fundamental aspect of your job to check upon should be your annual goals. There’s a good chance at the start of the year you’ve agreed upon certain interesting and challenging goals for yourself with your...

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Posted by on Jun 27, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

5 Vital Things To Reflect On During the Holidays

5 Vital Things To Reflect On During the Holidays

Every now and then we’re fortunate to have a holiday season that provides us an opportunity to wind down from our daily routine. Most of our time is obviously spent with our families and loved ones or we use this occasion to go on vacation. That’s great, but what’s equally important is to find some time for yourself. A time when you can reflect on your life and your career. A great way to spend your time off is to reflect on what you’ve accomplished so far, where your journey is taking you and get your head back in the game. It’s important to do this so you’re getting perspective on your career and personal life. Also it helps to reflect upon the lighter side of life just so you’re able to extract the most from your time and efforts. During this holiday season – which luckily is coming midyear – here are a few things you should reflect on: 1. What have you spent most of your time...

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Posted by on Jun 15, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources | 0 comments

7 Effective Ways How Your Office Should Be Organized

7 Effective Ways How Your Office Should Be Organized

There’s a good chance that part of the stresses you deal with on a daily basis is linked to how organized (or disorganized) your office space is. According to New York City based professional organizer, Lisa Zaslow, “surveys show the average person loses an hour a day to disorganization.” That’s an hour you could have used much more productively. And let’s not forget the stress you experience when you’re frantically trying to find something you need urgently. While the digital age has enabled us to be reduce much paperwork and remain on our computers for most of the day, we still can’t avoid “all” paperwork. We’ll still work with physical documents that are requirements of our job. And that’s alright as long as you’re able to sensibly stay organized. Working in a well-organized office environment can massively benefit your productivity. It allows you to remain in control of your environment, feel competent, remain focused as you’re less distracted and gives you an opportunity to be much more welcoming to...

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Posted by on May 4, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

4 In-Flight Habits of Successful People

4 In-Flight Habits of Successful People

If you’re like me there’s a good chance you travel a lot thanks to work. Each flight you take eats into your time. Whether it’s the commute to the airport, waiting at the lounge or the long flight itself, you’re wasting away time that could very easily be productively utilized. In all my years of traveling, I’ve never let this time truly go to waste. In fact, like any successful person, I’ve used my in-flight time to be very productive. The best part of using your in-flight time productively is that it passes by quicker and you feel a lot more accomplished. It truly does give you that peace of mind that you so deserve. So what are these habits you should be picking up? Here are a few: 1. Read There’s nothing better than using your in-flight time to catch up on much needed reading. Let’s be honest, with all the daily running around it’s hard to make time to read and that’s ok, for the most part....

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Posted by on Apr 27, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

5 Things Companies Do To Establish A Great Corporate Culture

5 Things Companies Do To Establish A Great Corporate Culture

Having an awesome product that enjoys a sizeable market alone isn’t going to ensure success. Hiring top talent from the market also isn’t going to help you achieve that. Today’s workforce demands a great corporate culture. And it’s no longer optional for companies to establish a cultural brand that’s unique, innovative and conducive to its talent. For the workforce today it’s as important as salary and benefits. You could say a company’s success is directly proportionate to its vibrant and great corporate culture. Your culture is and should be unique to your company, its core ideology and philosophy and its purpose. What your company aspires for is what your corporate culture should reflect and foster. Hence, why a specific corporate culture may work well for one company, but it might not for another. Regardless though, there’s much to be learned from great companies who’ve managed to establish awesome and great corporate cultures. Here are a few of my picks. 1. Southwest Airlines When you think about great corporate cultures...

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Posted by on Apr 20, 2017 in HR Tips, Tools & Resources |

4 Effective Strategies to Make Your Onboarding Process Robust

4 Effective Strategies to Make Your Onboarding Process Robust

One of the biggest concerns of any growing organization is the constant need for talent. Talent is harder to find and attract. Even more challenging is retaining talent. Sure you may have the culture, benefits, environment and growth that could support your cause, however, to get there and actually sell your company as an employer of choice you need to take a closer look at the first process of engagement with your new recruit – onboarding. How do you develop an effective onboarding process that will encourage and retain your new recruits? Here are a few strategies you can apply to get you started. 1. Preemptive Engagement So you’ve made your offer and hired a new talent. That’s great but is it the right choice, for either of you? Once the new recruit is on board it’ll be quite a loss if things didn’t work out, both in terms of time and money. A technique to avoid this is starting the onboarding process early. Get all the necessary paperwork...

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