30 06, 2022

Are You a Good Coworker?

2022-05-18T15:30:23-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5'|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

What type of coworker are you? Are you the Dwight, the Kelly, or the Pam?  Either way, you play a role in your office culture which can directly affect your fellow coworkers in either a positive or negative way. It is easy to fall into habits like participating in office gossip or maybe overstepping boundaries ultimately making your coworker feel less than. On the other hand, you may be an excellent coworker and you may be able to help someone else be their best! We are here to help with strategies to become the best coworker you can be! [...]

23 06, 2022

Why You Shouldn’t No Call No Show

2022-05-13T11:03:50-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Behind the Scenes, General News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Honestly one of the worst things you can do in your work life is a “No Call, No Show (NCNS).” This could apply to an interview, a phone call, or a scheduled shift, and it essentially means that you do not show up without notice or a reason given. This is not a good habit to get into so if you have found yourself committing this act, stop. It’s a slippery slope and like we’ve said before you never know where life will take you. You may think simply not showing up to the interview is no big deal and [...]

14 06, 2022

Are You Prepared?

2022-05-13T10:26:47-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice, How To, Motivation|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The word “prepared” is defined as – making ready beforehand for some purpose, use, or activity. Being prepared is necessary for almost all tasks related to your job (and life). The act of being prepared is something that should be continuously practiced and put forth in every given situation. I’m not just talking about coming prepared with a pen or pencil. Being prepared goes as far as when you task someone with something and preparing them the best you can to get the task done. If you’re thinking back to that email you sent to Jim this morning with unclear [...]

2 06, 2022

Is Your Productivity Lacking?

2022-05-09T14:41:48-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Job Efficiency, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

If you feel like your productivity has been slowly dwindling, you may not be alone. The COVID-19 pandemic caused a 4.5% increase in productivity, including 2.6% in the US which Is the largest recorded increase since the 1970s. One of the few silver linings brought on by a seemingly endless year. Unfortunately for us, what goes up, must come down. Productivity flatlined in 2021 and is projected to actually revert by 0.2% in 2022. The question is, why? Is it due to increased hours of work as the economy reopens? Perhaps due to the effects of The Great Resignation? Or [...]

26 05, 2022

Are You Skimping on Employee Check Ins?

2022-04-29T10:46:54-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

When was the last time you checked on your employees? Do you offer weekly touch bases? Quarterly reviews? With The Great Resignation afloat it is highly recommended to check in on your employees to hopefully avoid losing them. Some people have a hard time approaching their higher-ups with concerns while some, as you know, may have no problem voicing their opinions on what seems like a daily basis. You have to be able to differentiate who is just complaining to complain (we all know a few people) vs. who may actually be struggling with something that could ultimately lead to [...]

17 05, 2022

Common Management Mistakes You May Be Making

2022-04-29T09:55:15-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

This may come as a shock, but a recent study showed that over 80% of people would consider quitting their job due to bad management. If you haven’t lately, it may be time to take a long look in the mirror. The recent events of the world have piled on the stress in every which way and though you may hold a higher role, you are not exempt from feeling it. However, you need to remember that you are the one who employees look to for security and motivation and if you’re not up for the challenge you may be [...]

10 05, 2022

Don’t Slack on Meeting Etiquette

2022-04-27T13:57:18-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News, How To|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Studies show that in the United States, there are over 50 million meetings held each week. That totals about 11 million meetings per day and over 1 billion per year. With the amount of time we spend in meetings, it seemed fit to brush up on meeting etiquette. It can be easy to forget how to properly conduct yourself in meetings (especially if you’ve adopted a remote schedule). We’ve compiled a list of do’s and don’ts that apply whether you are attending a virtual or in-person meeting. […]

3 05, 2022

How to Overcome First Day Jitters

2022-04-27T13:34:05-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How To, I Am I Can, Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Picture this, you spend 1+ hours doing your hair and/or makeup, pick out the perfect outfit, and rehearse talking points in the mirror to prepare yourself. In this case, we’re not talking about your first school dance, we’re referencing your first day at a new job. You’re likely mentally and physically prepared, but once you step on the scene you may fold in the pressure. Or you may thrive in a new environment in which case you likely won’t benefit from this read. We’re here to help put your mind at ease with a few tips and tricks to make [...]

21 04, 2022

Are You (Unintentionally) Hindering Your Job Search?

2022-04-07T13:42:48-04:00Categories: Acing the Interview, Behind the Scenes, General Job Search Advice|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

If you’ve found yourself in a job search receiving what feels like endless rejection, there might be a culprit. There are factors that may be hindering your job search that (luckily) are in your control, and you may just be overlooking them. We’ve compiled a list of 6 common reasons why you may not make it past the 1st round of interviews or even be considered for an interview in the first place. […]

14 04, 2022

Got (Remote) Distractions?

2022-04-14T14:22:44-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, How to Survive the '9-5', Motivation|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

If you read our previous blog, you know how many distractions can pose a threat in the workplace. If you work remotely, you may not relate to many of the common “in-office” distractions, but to nobody’s surprise working remotely has brought a world of other distractions. So many that we had to make a whole different blog about it. Here are some common remote work distractions and ways to avoid them moving forward. […]

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