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How to Become Your Best Advocate

How to Become Your Best Advocate

When it comes to elevating your career, self-advocacy is integral for success. When you focus on speaking up for yourself, reaching out when you need help, and becoming an active champion of your own needs, you help shape your career into what you always envisioned. Here is a list of some ways to speak up…

Wellness While You Work

Wellness While You Work

Whether your employees are remote or in the office, incorporating wellness programs whether virtual or in person is key for keeping yourself and your colleagues engaged, healthy, and motivated. Here are some ideas for ways to implement health and wellness into your own organization. Start a Health Hub A great way to inspire employees and…

Benefits of Businesses Partnering with Charities

Benefits of Businesses Partnering with Charities

Partnering with a charity can help build brand awareness, target a new set of customers, and help make a difference in your community. Here are a few reasons why partnering with a charity can help your business succeed. Build Brand Awareness When a business partners with a charity, it boosts the awareness of both organizations.…

Music to Listen to While Working

Music to Listen to While Working

When it comes to boosting your productivity, listening to music might just be the answer for you. No matter where you’re working, music can help give you the boost you need to stay focused and efficient throughout the day. Here are some tips on how to create a playlist for work. Avoid Vocal Music Studies…

How to Welcome New Employees to Your Team

How to Welcome New Employees to Your Team

Hiring someone new can be very exciting, but ensuring they experience a warm welcome is paramount to their future success within the company. Whether in person or remote, here are a few ways to welcome a new employee aboard. Host Company-Wide Calls One of the best ways to ensure new employees feel welcome is to…

Poll Results: How New Year’s Eve was Celebrated

Poll Results: How New Year’s Eve was Celebrated

In January through a poll, we asked how you celebrated the New Year. The majority of responses were practical where people chose to stay home and go to bed by 10, the second most popular answer was keeping it sensible celebrating at home, while the smallest majority chose to go out and countdown to midnight!…

Give Back By Donating Blood

Give Back By Donating Blood

The holiday season may be behind us, but giving back to those in need never goes out of style. In honor of January being National Blood Donor Month we compiled a list of some of the ways blood donations can make a critical impact on your community and even offer helpful insight into your own…

How to Eat Healthy While Working From Home

How to Eat Healthy While Working From Home

It’s a new year and a goal for many people is to maintain a healthy lifestyle. However, for the many people continuing to work from home, keeping your nutrition in check can prove to be a difficult challenge. Here are some strategies to ensure you sustain healthy eating habits throughout the workday. Make a Plan…

Bring in the New Year with New Customers

Bring in the New Year with New Customers

Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to attract more customers? If the answer is yes, then you’re in luck. Here are a few tips to bring in new customers to help your business prosper throughout 2021 and beyond. Discounts and Promotions New customers can be attracted to your company with a good deal. Offering…

Creating Growth in the New Year

Creating Growth in the New Year

The new year is a great time to reflect on the past while simultaneously looking ahead to the future of your business. Here are some ways to jump start growth and prosperity for 2021. Learn from the Past Last year was a difficult year for many organizations. Keep this in mind when reviewing the successes…

Your Guide to Asking for More Responsibility at Work

Your Guide to Asking for More Responsibility at Work

No matter what phase of your career you’re in, there is always an opportunity to grow and take on more responsibility. If you found yourself mastering all of your tasks and feeling comfortable in your position, it may mean it’s time for you to ask how you can best grow within the company and take…

The Benefits of Shopping Local

The Benefits of Shopping Local

Supporting local businesses is important, especially now as the world recovers from COVID-19. There are many ways shopping locally can improve your community and your own life. Check out these reasons why supporting small businesses is a great decision. Improve Your Local Economy and Create Jobs When you choose to shop locally, you’re actively putting…

How to Write Effective Emails and Why It Matters

How to Write Effective Emails and Why It Matters

The ability to communicate effectively over email has continued to remain an essential business skill since its creation. In fact, 86% of professionals are said to prefer email over other forms of communication. Here are some ways to write an effective email and why it matters. Keep it to the Point In today’s world of…

Best Practices for Data Backup

Best Practices for Data Backup

As some people continue working from home, securing the data on your computer is as important as ever. Here are some data backup strategies to adopt to help keep company information safe and secure. Start a New Routine Although backing up your data regularly would typically be enough, you still run the risk of data…

How to Prove Your Value at Work

How to Prove Your Value at Work

When it comes to proving your value in the workplace, it’s integral to show your colleagues and boss that you are dedicated, hardworking, and care about the business’ success. Consider these stepping stones to show your worth and help climb the corporate ladder. Support Company-Wide Goals One of the best ways to show that you…

How to Help a Struggling Coworker

How to Help a Struggling Coworker

As the world continues to shift and adapt with the times, productivity and priorities can become an increasingly difficult challenge for some people. If you noticed a coworker struggling with their deadlines and workload then check out these steps to help them get back on their feet. Enter with Empathy When you first notice a…

The Gift of Giving

The Gift of Giving

‘Tis the season for giving, and while the world may still be adjusting to its new “normal” there are still countless ways to give back to those in need this time of year. Here are some creative and socially distanced ways to make a difference this holiday season. Give the Gift of Knowledge One of…

How Randomly Assigned Conversation Can Boost Productivity

How Randomly Assigned Conversation Can Boost Productivity

As many people continue working remotely, opportunities to have organic conversations with your coworkers have slowed significantly. Enter the latest trend in productivity: randomly assigned conversation. This concept is when two people within a company have a random conversation over video conference call or by phone for a specific amount of time. While the concept…

How to Network During A Pandemic

How to Network During a Pandemic

Since the start of COVID-19, the art of networking has changed tremendously. Lunch meetings and networking events have been replaced by phone calls and virtual meetings, forcing professionals to reconsider their approach to making connections in their industry. Luckily, it’s still possible to build authentic relationships while maintaining a social distance. Follow these steps to…

Innovative Ways to Give Back

Innovative Ways to Give Back

In today’s world giving back has never been more important. Here are some innovative ideas on how your organization can make a difference in your community. Host an Auction Hosting an auction is a great way to give back, even if it’s a virtual event. From teaming up with local artists or auctioning off some…

How to Show Your Coworkers You Care

How to Show Your Coworkers You Care

While working 40 hours a week, it’s inevitable that coworkers become a big part of your life which is why it’s so important to value those relationships and create solid bonds with them. Here are some simple, but meaningful ways to show your colleagues you care. Be There to Help One of the best ways…

The Art of Cell Phone Etiquette

The Art of Cell Phone Etiquette

Whether you’re working from home or in the office, when and where you use your cell phone can directly impact your performance at work. Here are a few rules to follow when it comes to cell phone etiquette. Out of Sight, Out of Mind Using your cell phone while at work can significantly impact your…

Virtual Team Building

Virtual Team Building

In the age of social distancing, many in-person meetings have been replaced by virtual conference calls, but that doesn’t mean that team building has to be put on the backburner. Here are some of the best ways to bond as a team while continuing to social distance. Meet For Coffee Maybe the breakroom won’t be…

How to Remain Productive During Virtual Meetings

How to Remain Productive During Virtual Meetings

Virtual meetings have become the new normal for many people, but ensuring that the meeting remains productive can be a challenge. Follow these tips to ensure you and your team are getting the most out of your virtual calls and achieving maximum productivity. Plan Ahead Make sure that before the meeting starts you’ve gathered all…

How to Master Video Conferencing From Home

How to Master Video Conferencing From Home

In today’s world, virtual meetings have replaced most in-person meetings and conference rooms, regardless if you work from home or at the office. Mastering the techniques surrounding this newer model of communication can be tricky, but have no fear! We’ve compiled some of the best ways to look like a professional while video conferencing. Plan…

Creating Strong Relationships in the Office

Creating Strong Relationships in the Office

Office culture is unique to each company, with some being more rigid and others being more laid back. Regardless of the style of office culture your organization follows, building meaningful relationships with your colleagues is integral to team building and employee happiness. Here are steps we suggest to create strong relationships in your office culture.…

New Spins on Classic Productivity Hacks

New Spins on Classic Productivity Hacks

When it comes to productivity, there is no shortage of tips to get you working efficiently. Depending on the person, certain ideas may work while others may fall short. The good news is that there are a plethora of options available. Here are some of the lesser known ways to boost productivity. Find Your Golden…

The Importance of Small Businesses to Local Economies

The Importance of Small Businesses to Local Economies

Small businesses embody the spirit of entrepreneurship, but what some people don’t know is just how much they help their local economies function. Here are a few ways small businesses make your community great. Contributions Small businesses comprise a total of 99.7% of all employer firms, a significant number when considering that small businesses operate…

Building an Employee Recognition Plan

Building an Employee Recognition Plan

Employee Recognition Programs give organizations an opportunity to reward and congratulate employees on their hard work and success. But how do you get the plan in place? Check out these steps to help integrate a recognition plan into your company. Gather Input Conduct conversations with your colleagues around their preferences and ideas for the program.…

Ditching Digital Clutter

Ditching Digital Clutter

Work documents have a way of introducing a new kind of clutter into your life: digital clutter. It can be hard to manage all of your notes, documents, PDFs, and more, while they all reside on your desktop. That’s why we created a list of how to ditch the digital clutter and keep your tech…

Career Advice: What You Need to Know

Career Advice: What You Need to Know

No matter what phase of your professional life you’re currently in, advice can help propel your career, whether it’s your first job out of college or your own company. Check out these expert tips and consider implementing them into your own professional career. Find Your Own Personal Board of Directors Finding your own personal board…

Tips for Cleaning Your Workspace

Tips for Cleaning Your Workspace

Whether you work at home or in the office, your workspace collects bacteria, which means cleaning it properly is essential. Follow these tips to ensure your work area is as germ-free as possible. Clean High to Low Start by cleaning anything on the walls, like paintings, pictures, shelves, and more. Remove dust and debris with…

Could the Secret to Happiness Be Helping Others?

Could the Secret to Happiness Be Helping Others?

From a young age we are all taught that it’s better to give than to receive, and that advice still holds true in adulthood — but could giving back also be the key to happiness? Scientific research says it is. Here are some tips on how you can effectively give back, and be happier as…

Key Components of a Digital Workplace

Key Components of a Digital Workplace

The past 20 years have seen workplaces transform alongside technology, and as the world continues to recover from COVID-19, there has been a significant spark in digital workspaces. Whether you work from home or at the office, consider implementing these tips to create an efficient, supportive, and productive digital work culture. Prioritize Mental Wellbeing A…

How To Tackle Your Biggest Projects

How To Tackle Your Biggest Projects

What are Big Rocks? They are your main priorities, from tasks and projects to large scale goals you hope to accomplish. However, Big Rocks can sometimes feel daunting. Here are the common issues that come up with Big Rocks and how to tackle them like a pro. How Can You Balance Your Priorities? It’s easy…

The Power of Change and How it Benefits Company Culture

The Power of Change and How it Benefits Company Culture

It’s no secret that change is an integral part of company development, but at times, change can come with slight resistance from others. Here’s how you can help encourage and guide your colleagues through times of change and help transform company culture. Make Sure to Involve Everyone When it comes to change, including employees of…

Presentation Skills for Workplace Success

Presentation Skills for Workplace Success

No matter what position you have in a company, developing your presentation skills is an evolving task that can play an integral role in climbing the corporate ladder. Follow these tips to help ensure your next presentation is your best yet. Preparation When preparing for a presentation, you can start by conducting research related to…

Small But Mighty Ways to Give Back

Small But Mighty Ways to Give Back

As the world continues to adapt to a new normal from the Covid-19 pandemic, companies around the world have been finding new ways to give back to their communities. Here are some small, but mighty ways to give back to your community and do your part, whether by yourself or on a larger scale. Contact…

How to Give Effective Feedback

How to Give Effective Feedback

Employees make mistakes, but what happens after that can be what determines if they can learn from it and grow professionally. That’s where corrective action can be applied. Corrective action has the potential to influence, change, and oftentimes improve employee performance through giving effective feedback. Consider following this model of corrective action when confronted with…

Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Food has the power to transform your life, from enhancing your mood, helping you sleep better at night, and even boosting your energy and productivity levels. That being said, in the hustle and bustle of everyday life it can become difficult to make conscious and intentional choices when it comes to food. Remove the research…

The Importance of Cybersecurity

The Importance of Cybersecurity

Whether you’re an employee, manager, or CEO, cybersecurity has never been more important in business, which is why we’ve compiled a list of ways to protect your company’s sensitive data. Consider implementing or speaking to your leadership team about implementing these strategies to keep the company safe, even while some employees work from home. Implement…

Completing Projects Effectively

Completing Projects Effectively

No matter what the subject, every project goes through a series of phases from initiation to completion. Consider using these steps as a framework for tackling your projects to make them more approachable and your work more efficient. Initiation Project initiation allows you to lay the groundwork for all the future stages of your project.…

Improve Productivity for Remote Teams

Improve Productivity for Remote Teams

Since COVID-19, traditional office spaces have evolved. While some workers have returned to the office, others are still working remotely, and some may be working remote permanently. Many companies are now wondering how productivity will be affected as a result. Here are a few suggestions to help master remote team productivity. Integrate Communication and Management…

Workplace Tech: Where to Begin?

Workplace Tech: Where to Begin?

In today’s world, technology continues to grow at a rapid rate. As soon as one new product is released, a brighter, shinier option swiftly takes its place. When it comes to technology in the workplace, understanding the best ways to implement new technology can be a tricky task. Before you make any purchases, carefully consider…

Everything You Need for an Ergonomic Workstation

Everything You Need for an Ergonomic Workstation

It’s no secret that many people suffer from aches and pains after long periods of sitting at their desk, but that doesn’t have to be the case. Using an ergonomic workstation keeps your body in a neutral position and will allow you to sit at your desk for long periods comfortably. Here are some tips…

Tips for a Successful Food Drive

Tips for a Successful Food Drive

In today’s world, hosting a food drive can be more helpful to your community than ever. Here are some good tips to follow when developing an office food drive. Plan Ahead Make sure you have a group of people in charge who can help plan the strategy, theme and length of the food drive. Then…

How to Make Decisions Faster

How to Make Decisions Faster

The average person spends their day making many decisions. From what they will have for  breakfast to important decisions throughout the workday, we are all forced to make choices in our lives, but is there a way to speed that up? The answer is yes, and it will save you precious time and energy in…

Making the Office Safe During Reopenings

Making the Office Safe During Reopenings

As offices slowly begin to reopen, many small business owners are determining the best ways to keep the office clean and safe for employees. This can be done several ways, including incorporating some of the precautions we already know and applying them to an office space. Whether you’re a CEO or employee, follow these guidelines…

How To Achieve Happiness at Work

How to Achieve Happiness at Work

For many of us, even if you love your job, there can be plenty of stressful days. So how can you feel happy at work more often? Much like working out and adopting a healthier lifestyle, happiness takes practice. Here are some simple tips to make each workday a good day. Start Your Day with…

Key to Professional Growth: Challenging Conversations

Key to Professional Growth: Challenging Conversations

Some people tend to avoid challenging conversations in the workplace out of fear they’ll conflict with the business at hand. However, studies have shown that avoiding those uncomfortable conversations can actually hinder professional growth and potentially the overall success of a company. Here’s why the tough conversations can actually be the best conversations: Feedback is…

How to Safely Dispose of Your Old Computer

How to Safely Dispose of Your Old Computer

Have an old computer you don’t know what to do with? One of the most important considerations is not to just throw it out. Computers not only have countless toxins that can negatively affect the environment, but they also contain all of your personal data. Here are some steps you can take to get rid…

Staying Productive When the Weather’s Nice

Staying Productive When the Weather’s Nice

When summer arrives, many of us can’t help but daydream about sunny beach days and warm weather, even if we will be enjoying them from the comfort of our homes. Some people may  find their productivity levels declining during this time of year. Here’s a go-to guide on staying on top of your deadlines while…

How to Start a Mentoring Program

How to Start a Mentoring Program

Having a mentoring program in your company is something that can have a great impact on your team. Not only does mentoring improve the overall happiness of employees, but it can also be a powerful tool for company-wide success. Regardless of your position in the company, you can help integrate a mentoring program into your…

Ideal Office Temperatures for Productivity

Ideal Office Temperatures for Productivity

It’s no secret that finding the right office temperature is a hot topic. Outdated research based primarily on an office full of male employees suggests that the ideal temperature is between 70 to 73 degrees Fahrenheit. Recent studies have provided more insight into the ideal temperature for the workplace. Whether you work from home or…

How To Achieve Effective Self-Motivation

How To Achieve Effective Self-Motivation

Whether it’s while we work from home or in the office, some of us are struggling to stay productive. Here are three tried and tested ways to achieve effective self-motivation, wherever you are working now. Design Goals Many of us develop lists of chore-like responsibilities we hope to achieve throughout the day. While creating lists…

The Power of Giving Back As a Business

The Power of Giving Back As a Business

Companies that give back to their communities can instantly distinguish themselves from their competitors, create a following of loyal customers and create a culture of happy employees. As  many of us work from home, use these tips to consider how your company can start prioritizing community involvement. After all, our local communities have never needed…

Summer Fun While Working

Summer Fun While Working

The warmer months are officially upon us, and while some of us may be working from home that doesn’t mean summer fun has to be delayed! Follow these tips to bring a bit of sunshine and fun to your daily routine. Put a Basket of Fruit Near Your Desk A simple and creative way to…

Keyboard Shortcuts You Probably Didn’t Know

Keyboard Shortcuts You Probably Didn’t Know

Whether you’re working from home or in the office, many of us are using this time as an opportunity to brush up on skills new and old. If you’re looking for something to keep you occupied while also keeping your digital skills sharp then look no further! Here is a list of the internet browser…

How To Give A Killer Presentation

How To Give A Killer Presentation

In these uncertain times, many of us are learning what it means to work from home. Part of that is adapting to virtual meetings and online presentations. If you want to learn how to give a killer presentation, whether it’s from the comfort of your couch or in front of your colleagues in the conference…

How To Influence Your Company Culture

How To Influence Your Company Culture

It can be a daunting challenge when considering how to go about trying to make a change in your company culture. However, whether you’re the CEO or an entry-level employee, anyone can influence their company culture by following these steps. Set an Example for Those Around You When attempting to influence those around you, one…