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3 Ways to Keep Morale Up in the Summer

There might not be a cure for the summertime blues, but there are ways to help stave off slacking and low morale among employees in those potentially lazy, hazy crazy days of summer. 

It’s the time of year most people dream about — long days, warm temperatures, patios and picnics and picturesque times of leisure. But when you have to work, how do you maintain momentum and ambition? How do you keep your team focused when you’d all rather be somewhere else? 

It’s not impossible. Here are a few things to keep in mind: 

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How to Excel as a Legal Secretary

Whether you’re just starting out in your career or you’ve decided to become a legal secretary after a few years spent in other jobs, there will be plenty of responsibilities on your shoulders in this position.

How will you set yourself apart from other legal secretaries — especially if you’re looking to make a strong first impression in a new firm? 

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The Benefits of Hiring Temporary Workers

Often a go-to for seasonal businesses or retailers who need extra help around the holidays, temporary workers could be a perfect solution during uncertain times. 

When a company needs extra hands to finish a project, fill a backlog of orders, prepare for a new product launch or to help meet a deadline, temporary workers are just the ticket: People who are available, eager to work, ready to join your team for a short time and then move on to the next job. 

Temporary work benefits the employees as it’s an avenue for income for a set length of time, plus it gives them new work experiences that can help point them in the direction of a new career (if they so choose). But there are plenty of advantages to managers and companies as well! 

Consider these benefits of hiring temporary workers: 

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How to Set Your Remote Workforce Up for Success

If your team has not worked remotely before, it can be a big and unsettling change from the routine of working in an office environment. Suddenly there are more distractions and temptations within arm’s reach, to say nothing of pets or kids or noisy neighbors. 

As a manager, your team will look up to you and follow the direction and example you set. It’s possible to work successfully from home, after making some adjustments in expectations and priorities. 

Here’s how to establish realistic goals for success while working remotely: 

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Experiencing Hiring Issues? This is How Staffing Firms Help

Whether due to record-breaking success, explosive growth, or turnover, every office needs a little help adding good, high-quality employees to their ranks from time to time.

Hiring can be a time-consuming and stressful process, one that managers and team leaders probably don’t have time to do while they’re trying to keep the office running smoothly. 

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The Administrative Assistant Skills That Add Value

If you think an administrative assistant as someone who fetches coffee, sorts the mail, and spends all day just answering phones and taking messages, it’s time for a reassessment. 

An administrative assistant is a manager’s right and left hand. They keep the office running at top speed, with everything in its place and all deadlines kept top of mind. 

Administrative assistants are of the utmost importance in busy offices and need to do a little bit of everything each day to be their most successful. 

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6 Signs You’re Not Delegating Enough

There are only so many hours in a day and so many days in a week. As a leader, one of the most important skills you can cultivate is knowing when you take a task on yourself and when to delegate it to someone else. 

Delegating responsibilities is not a symptom of laziness or ineffectiveness. It’s a way to prioritize your time while allowing others on your team to rise to the challenge and expand their skills. It’s also a way to show you trust your team to contribute, in an important way, on a big project.

If you’ve ever wondered whether you’re delegating enough, that’s usually an indication you’re not. 

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Creating a Positive Company Culture

At a minimum, people spend 40 hours of their lives every week at work. Sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less, but that’s still a significant portion of their waking hours. 

If employees feel like work is a place of stress, drudgery, or ruthless competition and pressure, they’re not going to enjoy coming to work. They’ll be more inclined to look for a way out or excuses for missing work, and that can hurt your overall productivity in addition to your bottom line. 

The solution is to change your company’s culture and make it a more positive, reaffirming, and productive place to work. 

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Finding the Perfect Mentor at Work

As you go through life and your career, there will come times when you need a little advice. Everyone needs some help or some perspective from time to time, and knowing you’ve got someone in your corner to help steer you in the right direction can make all the difference. 

It’s important to find a good mentor, someone who knows where you’ve been and where you want to go and can help you achieve all your goals. 

But how do you find a mentor — more importantly, how can you find the right mentor for you? 

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3 Reasons Your Career May Have Stalled

Have you found that the job you used to love has become more tedious? Do you feel stuck? Has your rise to the top of your respective ladder slowed to a crawl? 

Your career might be stalling. But that’s no reason to panic. Recognizing the slowdown is a big step toward fixing the issue before it becomes a much bigger problem. 

But first, it’s important to recognize the factors that might have contributed to this situation. 

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