Who doesn’t love summertime? Nice weather, picnics and patios, long days and beautiful sunsets and so many fun things to do with friends after the workday ends. But that’s the issue faced by many managers: How do you keep your focus sharply fixed on the task at hand and not lose track of projects at work when there are so many fun distractions to consider? Here are some tips on how to keep your productivity in place during those lovely summer months:
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.
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.
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.
Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs, and millions more still are left uncertain about whether their companies will last through this crisis. While the numbers are bleak and you are probably anxious, there is good news. Companies all across the country are hiring right now and many companies still have long-term plans to hire throughout the year. That means that the best thing for you to do right now is to continue your job search, despite your anxiety. Follow these tips to keep your job search on track through COVID-19.
Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close their doors, putting them in danger of shutting down permanently. On the other hand, some employers in industries deemed essential are having problems attracting candidates amid the crisis. Whatever your struggles are now, there are real benefits that come with staying in touch with candidates throughout this crisis.
Bringing on a new employee is an exciting time. There's a new team member to introduce around, a new person with insight and questions that might bring new suggestions for shaking off the old routine. But it takes time to get someone settled in and up to speed in their new position, a process that begins with onboarding.
Here are five key benefits of a good onboarding process:
It's a fact of business life: Employees aren't likely to stay in one job forever. Something might happen to prompt them to start looking for a new opportunity and, regardless of what you might to do try and retain them, they leave and the company has to find someone new. Employee retention is a challenge for all companies, and for managers in particular. Finding, hiring and keeping great employees is an ongoing process and one which deserves adequate attention and care to do correctly. It costs more than just time to replace an employee
The most crucial and forward-facing role in your office isn't the president or CEO. It isn't your best salesperson or your HR manager. It's your receptionist. This is the person who sets the tone and welcomes guests and clients. It's the person who keeps the office humming and makes sure every last detail is in place. The wrong person in this role can drive away business, but the right person can make an office feel like a home. Here's what to look for when hiring for this incredibly important position:
Whether you’re between jobs that will move your career forward or find yourself out of a job unexpectedly, temporary work can be a great way to get yourself going. But don’t just think of temporary work as something to do. Taking a temp job can offer long-term benefits to your career!