Job Efficiency

3 01, 2023

Out With the Old, in With the New – Habits to Leave in 2022

2022-12-28T16:11:55-05:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

What better time to reflect on past performance and set new goals than a new year? Our profession allows us insight into a vulnerable time in someone’s life where they reflect on late positions and what led them to where they are now. A ‘habit,’ by definition, is a regular tendency, often hard to give up and unfortunately, habits, though easily adaptable, are not always conducive to our goals and ambitions. Oftentimes, habits both good and bad are identified in a job search which leads you in the right direction in finding a better opportunity. We’ve compiled a list of [...]

23 12, 2022

Start the New Year Right

2022-12-22T09:16:48-05:00Categories: Job Efficiency, Motivation|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The holidays have come and gone, and you may be feeling keen on a new year and a new you. January is a wonderful time for reflection, as well as short and long-term goal setting. Naturally, this process looks different for everyone, but it’s important to put your best foot forward when walking into the new year. We’ve gathered five central ideas to help you get set for the new year. We recommend beginning the process with a yearly review. It’s a perfect way to start the year to help you learn what worked well, what pitfalls you encountered, [...]

23 11, 2022

Transferable Skills – Why You Need Them on Your Resume

2022-11-22T11:08:15-05:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, How To, Internships, Job Efficiency, Motivation, Networking, Resources for Job Seekers, Resumes & Cover Letters|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

12,000 employees and rising have been laid off by US tech companies as a result of cutbacks. It has arguably never been more important to set yourself apart from the – increasing – competition when it comes to finding new employment. Someone who may have been competing against 10 other applicants could now be competing with hundreds. Job seekers are left with the same question: What makes me more qualified? Three words – Highlight Transferable Skills. […]

1 11, 2022

Etiquette for Texting in the Workplace

2022-10-31T15:35:13-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Job Efficiency, Pop Culture Perspective|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Work Texting: Etiquette and Timeliness   These days, having a cell phone in your pocket is the norm over having a landline at home. The same is true for having a cell phone in the office as well. Knowing this, what is the best way to communicate with an employee, coworker, or client? When trying to reach someone for work-related matters, depending on the situation, we want them to see it as soon as possible. Sending a text message is quick and easy, but is it professional? Here are some tips for work-related texting and etiquette to help you [...]

27 09, 2022

Family Business: Opportunities and Obstacles

2022-09-27T10:58:34-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, General News, Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Research shows family businesses generate over 50% of the nation’s GDP and employ over 60% of the U.S. workforce, so in all likelihood, you or someone you know may be employed by a family business. On one hand, a family business offers an inclusive environment working toward a common goal. On the other hand, the combination of personal and professional life can be unpredictable. Before stepping in this direction, it is important to consider the pros and cons. […]

25 08, 2022

Are Virtual Meetings Ineffective?

2022-06-10T12:31:44-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The productivity of virtual meetings is in question, and for good reason. Pre-Covid, if your coworker Tim was not in the office on Monday for your team meeting, he missed it. It was as simple as that. Now, whether you’re working in an office, hybrid, or remote, all your meetings are likely virtual, and you are expected to take part. Aside from team meetings, studies have shown that employees now spend over 300% more time in one-on-one meetings, as well. Previously, if you had a quick question, you would pop into Sam’s office across the hall and you were in [...]

21 06, 2022

Are You Chronically Late?

2022-07-12T08:59:20-04:00Categories: General Job Search Advice, General News, Job Efficiency, Networking|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Being “fashionably late” is an excuse that people who are always late give to make themselves feel better, and it isn’t acceptable to your employer. Unfortunately snoozing your alarm 3 or 4 times and rushing out the door is an easy habit to adopt and a very hard one to break. We, humans, are creatures of habit, and we tend to lean toward the solution that gives us the most satisfaction at the moment even if it means difficulty later. It’s easy to think that extra 5-10 minutes will actually make a difference in the ease of getting out of [...]

9 06, 2022

How Do You Learn Best?

2022-05-13T10:17:31-04:00Categories: Behind the Scenes, Job Efficiency, Motivation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

How do you learn best? If you don’t know, you should find out and perfect it. You may be hands-on, needing to perform a task with your own hands to understand how and why you’re doing it. You may be a diligent note-taker because writing it down helps it to stick into your brain so you can repeat it later. You may be visual and need to watch someone perform the task at which point you can likely repeat it down to every detail. So, which of these are you? Or in what combination? Scientists claim that on any given [...]

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 [...]

19 04, 2022

Are You Cheating Your Onboarding Process?

2022-04-07T12:58:04-04:00Categories: General News, Job Efficiency|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Let’s be straight, the onboarding process does not end when the employee signs the new hire paperwork. It includes everything before and after that point, from the interview to the training process and it should be taken just as seriously for the employer as for the employee. Studies have shown that for a 100-person company with an average salary of $60,000, the turnover replacement cost could range from $750,000 to $3 million. That is not an amount to be taken lightly. Check out our suggestions for an effective onboarding process that will make for a successful future! […]

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