Bring your family closer together, act like a team.

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON NEWS BREAK As early as Kindergarten, we are taught that families vary in size, shape, and dynamic. As society evolves, this is becoming even more of a reality. What was once thought to be the traditional family, almost no longer exists. For some, family gatherings are becoming a thing of the past. Screens are replacing intimate moments with our loved ones, and we can’t even spare a few moments to call for a chat. Families aren’t always shared by blood. In fact, most people today will find that they are closer to non-relatives than strangers they have known their whole lives. Your best friend becomes your sister, your neighbor your cousin — and, there’s nothing wrong with that. Families are the core of our existence, and while none of them are perfect, we should cherish what we have. Not everyone has a family. Not every family has our backs. Whether big or small, near or far, if you do have a family, you should realize just how lucky you are, and you should allow that blessing to drive you. Don’t make the mistake of taking your loved ones for granted. Don’t let misunderstandings cut the tithes that were so […]

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Stop thinking the worst, analyze your relationship the right way

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Previously Published to News Break So many of us enter into a relationship thinking that “this might just be the one.” Everything’s going great. You guys are in sync. You share a number of common interests. But, then you comfortable. The first time something seems out of place, we start questioning everything …and to the point of overanalyzing it. An analysis is great, but it’s only great if you do it correctly. Stop thinking the worst about your relationship, and analyze your relationship the right way. What’s love got to do with it? For those of you, who are familiar with DISC assessments, you know that there are three natural states of our being. One is our perceived self. One is our private self. Another is our public self. How we act towards someone new isn’t always based on how we actually feel about them. Sometimes it’s how we are feeling about ourselves going into that new situation and the environment in which we are spending our time getting to know them. When we are new in a relationship, we might be nervous. So, we tend to act in the same way that we may deal with under stress. We […]

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Developing An Employee Retention Strategy That Works

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO NEWS BREAK One of the most important elements in every business isn’t necessarily, based on demand, the products, or even the services sold. In fact, it’s not always about the customer experience (although this is a biggie). It’s almost always the people within the company that help make it “tick.” It’s the relationship the business has with its employees that makes it successful. Once upon a time, businesses truly believed that if they had a solid product, they would always succeed. But, this just wasn’t the case. Eventually, they caught on. It’s the people that sell the product. It’s how they sell the product. And, it’s how they keep customers constantly coming back for more. A Few Things to Consider: ● If you keep your workforce happy, your bottom line will also be happy. ● Don’t just assume your workforce is happy. Listen. ● Your people are one of your most valuable assets. Protect them. ● Unify your teams under a collective vision. Make them part of the story. ● Help them to see that they are the most valuable part of your business. Grow together. The Facts. In search of something better, more than three-million Americans […]

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What are the advantages of a temp-to-hire employee?

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO NEWS BREAK On average, there are more than three million temporary and contract employees placed by staffing agencies a week. A good majority of these workers prefer flexible work environments and openly choose to work in temporary positions due to the flexibility they provide a busy or demanding lifestyle. Temp-to-hire positions, however, are perfect for those looking for a more long-term opportunity, whether they need to find immediate placement or are actively auditioning for a future employer. One-third of all temp workers are offered a permanent position by the end of their employ, while only two-thirds actually accept those offers, as they move into a salaried role with benefits, added responsibility, and a home they can enjoy. The Facts. A temp-to-hire employee is usually recruited for a three-to-six-month period or longer, depending on role, project, budget, and/or industry. They often pose as a stand-in when our more long-term employees need to take some time away, whether on leave, out for a long vacation, absent due to illness or they have transitioned away from our company. Temp-to-hire workers pose as a valuable asset to most companies that they serve. For obvious reasons, many strive to work harder and […]

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Staying Productive During the Holiday Season

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Previously Published on News Break Relaxing in front of a toasty fireplace, we sip on hot chocolate and sing with our eight-year-old daughter. She has just discovered Karaoke for the first time and seems to be the next rock superstar, ready to make her big break. The holidays are for reconnecting with loved ones, spending time with family and rekindling the friendships we almost lost to the turbulence last year. It’s a time of great joy, warmth and spirit — but also a time of great stress and distraction. We must find time to relax for the first quarter. Yet, we must also stay productive in preparation for the upcoming new year. With the power to ultimately make or break first-quarter results, we should not reflect on our achievements, tally up our successes or equate our long, hard days we spent in the office to the growth of the business. Instead, we should begin planning for the future, set new objectives and give ourselves a head start. We can dwell on what went wrong, or we can point out what we did right. Reflecting will get us nowhere, it’s the action that changes lives. Whether we’re still in the office or out […]

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Improving the Corporate Culture | How to optimize your workforce from a distance

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Previously Published on News Break 2020 led to a surprising shift in how businesses would operate going forward. Many of these businesses have learned that they could actually cut costs by removing overhead. Others are downsizing and/or relocating to more tax-friendly areas of the United States. While some have let go of their workforce, others are growing at an unprecedented pace. With employees spread far and wide, companies are doubling down on the corporate culture and how teams operate. Productivity was a major concern for businesses with no existing infrastructure and with employees unaccustomed to working from home. Performance was another issue. Uncertainty in the market had led to uncertainty in business, forcing those businesses to think outside the box and tighten up their strategies to ensure continued success. Challenges are illuminating unique opportunities for companies to not just strengthen the workforce but to strengthen the corporate culture. By improving employee retention ratios, we begin to eliminate high rates of employee turnover, which often equate to higher rates of unnecessary spending, associated with the recruitment, training, and onboarding of temporary new hires. When employees don’t feel appreciated when they feel underpaid or as if there is no room left for […]

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Digital Advertising, Trends & Revenue | What to expect in 2021

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON NEWS BREAK “The shift to online spending and the massive increase in audiences for media during the pandemic has driven a new reality for advertisers,” addresses Nev Hasan, Executive Director of Agency Sales at Foxtel. According to Nev, three out of four Australians (76%) report that they are willing to be interrupted by ads in exchange for free options when streaming movies and television shows.” In fact, the total average view time on streaming services such as Tubi and Crackle have shown an increase of 242% on average year-over-year (YoY). He continues by saying that from August of this year, “IAS Research in Australia shows 85% of consumers have access to a connected TV device, with 78% of consumers increasing their consumption of streaming content and 49% signing up for new services.” This comes from a newly-released study conducted by SpotX just last week. SpotX is considered to be the leading video advertising platform for multi-screen monetization and is thought to be shaping the future of TV, on behalf of well-known content and media owners across the globe. “As we move further into the connected decade, incumbents and new entrants alike will invest in the future of […]

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Welcoming A New Baby – And A New You …Based on your Personality Type!

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO NEWS BREAK When expecting to have a newborn, we may soon find that our emotions are all over the place. We’re happy. We’re scared. We may have become stressed, or we simply can’t wait — and, ultimately, we know that our lives are surely about to change in ways that we could never have expected. Even if this isn’t our first rodeo, there’s no debating that a newborn affects one’s personality and may even affect the family dynamic in a major way. Not only are we bringing a new life into this world — one we will have to care for, love, teach, feed and clothe — but we are also getting a great opportunity to assess our current state of being and to find personal growth in our own lives, as well. Some of the negative obstacles that may be triggered by the weaknesses of each personality type: Bad Time Management Resistance to the New Environment Distractions & the Inability to Concentrate Detail Overload Intolerance, Rage & Aggression Fear, Stress & Insecurity Overpromising Responsibilities Taking Things Too Seriously Not Taking Things Serious Enough Exhaustion & Depression Wearing One’s Self Too Thin Overanalyzing Situations Worrying Too Much […]

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Could this Smart Mask be a game-changer, as children return to the classroom?

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED ON NEWSBREAK Slated to be the “World’s First Nex-Gen Technology Mask,” NFL Hall-of-Famer, Champ Bailey, has teamed up with Modern Radio, Inc. to launch an Indiegogo campaign for the scaled production of a new wearable that could have our kids back in the classroom much sooner than later. Using next-generation technologies, this smart mask would do more than stop airborne particles from infecting the student body. Once adopted, it would monitor the personal air quality and temperature of each student, tracking daily use and compliance across the greater K12 environment. Such data would aid teachers in maintaining a healthy space for our children to learn, as they return to brick-and-mortar classrooms across the country. Winning the 2020 Global Innovation Award at the ATP Cyber Health Tech Conference in August, Modern Radio has been actively working to test and develop the smart mask for optimal integration. The first concern was with safety. They wanted to be sure that the mask would work effectively with no adverse reactions that would otherwise contradict the purpose of being worn. We have heard so many horror stories about how masks worsened — and even created — long-term health conditions for people, who were […]

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3 Inexpensive Tools to Monitor Students, Encourage Productivity at Home

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Previously Published to News Break Already challenged to remain productive, remote workers now face an added responsibility. While most schools have re-opened, parents are still hesitant to send children back. Some schools have already re-closed. Through online learning and enrichment programs, we collaborate with teachers to make the most of each experience. And still, we need to stay active to keep our children on daily target. Engagement isn’t generally the issue but focus almost always is. To stay on target, even the brightest children constantly need nudged. With frequent reminders, even the most difficult child can be pushed to excel. And if you have a child like mine (this girl has a 142 IQ at age 9) — you need to stay on them, to keep them off YouTube and to just get their work done. In fact, while at home, how many times a day are they told to get back to their seats — to stop visiting other sites and to finish mandatory schoolwork? How many times have you caught them playing a game — or worse yet — using the fact that their teacher has them play “educational” games — as a means to get out of […]

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