Tech Leaders Make a Bold Statement, Predicts These Companies Will Undoubtedly Fail in Three Years or Less

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Previously Published to News Break One year into the pandemic and our world is becoming the ultimate ghost town. We’re seeing a massive exodus from the West Coast, businesses closing doors, and workers being laid off in numbers from those that had never been laid off before. Tech says there’s an app for that but so many fail to listen! In an annual Kong survey, more than 400 senior technology decision-makers were polled across a broad range of US and European industries, the general consensus was that if businesses refused to modernize, they’d be next to be featured in the Smithsonian. According to the 2021 Digital Innovation Benchmark report, 51% of tech leaders expect a majority of businesses to go under, or be acquired, by 2024. These leaders went so far as to state that companies lagging in digital innovation may live only three years — and, that’s if they rush to do something now. In fact, nearly 89% of respondents went on to explain that by creating new digital experiences, businesses could easily combat the challenges faced by the pandemic and that these interests should serve as critical to their organization going forward. In 2020, only 75% of respondents […]

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Who relocates during a pandemic? | Robert Half reveals new trends in the Jobs Industry

Jobs Industry, Technology, Career Development, Talent Acquisition, Remote Workforce, Hiring Cycles, Hiring Managers, Robert Half Agency, Workers, Work from Home, WAH, Pandemic, Hiring Trends, Coronavirus, Covid-19, Anywhere Workforce, Allied Movers, Paul McDonald, Salary, Negotiations,

Previously Published on News Break In case you haven’t noticed, our economy has been re-opening since the introduction of vaccines. People are traveling again. Others are looking for work. And, hiring managers are back on the scene, recruiting for their latest openings — yet, so much of our regular hiring processes have changed. Last month, one company reported that more than 29% of working professionals would quit their job if not allowed to continue working remotely and that 62% of long-term employees preferred employers that offered work from home opportunities in the future. Most have reported that working from home made them more productive, allowed them to focus on quality and that they were less stressed due to a more meaningful work-life balance, despite a deadly pandemic knocking at their front doors. Robert Half, the World’s first and leading staffing agency, was also busy conducting their own studies, surveying more than 1000 workers, aged 18 and over, on the topic of relocation. More than 1,000 human resources managers were also polled, selected from companies in 28 major cities across the US. The study showed that 51% of employees surveyed would strongly consider relocation should their company offer more long-term opportunities […]

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What to Look for When Hiring a Production Worker

Production Worker, Manufacturing, Skilled Trades, Technical Skills, Interpersonal Skills, Talent Acquisition, Management, Hiring Managers, Recruitment, Hiring Cycles, Production Cycles, Business, Workforce Optimization,

Previously Published to News Break When we think about “production,” we should also be thinking about the “product.” Depending on the market, production will be different, as will the requirements for the worker that we choose to work behind the scenes, making sure everything happens as it’s supposed to — with great quality and optimal fortitude. For the most part, the requirements of a production worker will always be the same. However, because we find ourselves working amongst a variety of niche markets, the actual specifications will vary quite a bit. They also vary, based on department, role, and area of expertise. To better understand what we are looking for in a production worker, we must think about: Quality, Turnaround & Output Popularity & Product Demand Equipment & Technologies Budget & Inventory Health & Safety Management Shipping, Packaging & Warehousing Order Processing & Logistics Team & Project Management While these are all concerns we have within the production environment, they can be carried out rather seamlessly with the help of a skilled workforce and solid leadership teams. Of course, nothing would be made possible without excellent communication and the ability to delineate. Production workers should carry a toolbox of soft skills within […]

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Developing An Employee Retention Strategy That Works

Employee Relations, Employee Retention, Business, Hiring, Human Resources, Recruitment, Team Building, Workforce Optimization,

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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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

Workforce Optimization, Work from Home, remote workforce, Unified COmmunications, Web RTC, Employee Retention, Corporate Culture,

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

Personality Change, Personality Development, Personal Development, New Mom, New Dad, New Baby, Families, Family, Child, Parenting, Parents, Children, Kids, Relationships, Coaching, Parent Coaching,

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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Why aren’t you getting any calls back?

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PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TO NEWS BREAK The Covid-19 pandemic has taken a serious toll on our economy. And for so many, it has also taken away the jobs that they’ve relied on for more than twenty years. Many of these people were so secure in their positions that they never would have imagined seeking new employment — especially so late in their careers. But, the truth is, the world will never be the same. And unfortunately, the unimaginable has become imaginable. So, what do they do? They apply for one position after another to regrettably never get a word back. In some cases, they might receive a batched email, or an email stating that they were no longer being considered for that position and that someone else was a better match. No additional details are available, and the sender is unavailable for response. Hold tight to your confidence, because the reality is — it’s not always you, it could also be them. The job industry has changed so drastically in the past decade, and each year it shifts even further to the left. Hiring managers are less hands-on than they used to be, and automated filters are pulling the most qualified […]

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Should You List Your GPA on Your Resume? Here’s Everything to Consider

Career Development, Professional Development, GPA, ATS, Applicant Tracking Sytems, Resumes, Jobs, Now Hiring, Talent Acquisition, Hiring Cycles, Human Resources, Education, College, Hack the System,

READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE MUSE. To add or not to add your grade point average to your resume? It might not seem like an important question, but did you know that there are times including or not including your GPA could literally help land you the job or nudge you into the rejection pile? Adding your GPA to your resume when you don’t need to may detract from your actual qualifications. For example, if you went through a rough patch in college, your overall grade point average may have no bearing on the actual knowledge you’ve absorbed or your accomplishments outside of coursework or even in specific classes. On the other hand, not adding your GPA in certain situations could prevent someone from taking you seriously as a candidate when they otherwise would have. Maybe you have no professional experience in this field whatsoever, but you totally aced your classes in a related major, for instance. READ THE FULL ARTICLE ON THE MUSE.

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5 Ways to Build a Great Team

team building, leadership, organization, common goals, remote workforce, drive, personality type

PUBLISHED ON MEDIUM As they say, “teamwork makes the dream work.” And we, as entrepreneurs, know just how hard it is to create a team that we can love, trust, and learn to grow with. In the beginning, we may start out wearing more than one hat. But, with success comes demand, and eventually, we have no choice but to build out. At first, it may be a little harder to let others take full control of the reins. After all, this is your baby, and your success didn’t come overnight. You’re not ready to share. You’re not ready to risk it all. And, you sure as hell aren’t ready for anyone else to think that they can step in and do whatever it is that they want to do! The reality is, you really don’t have to. There’s simply not enough time in one day to do everything you need to do. You’re going to need help, and you do need to make a few concessions if you want to see your business really succeed. They don’t need to be you, but they can help you get your job done. A “jack of all trades is a master of […]

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