4 Ways To Keep Your Team Productive Throughout The Day

Keeping your entire team productive is one of the biggest challenges you’ll have, particularly in the age of streaming music on Spotify and stories on Snapchat. Not only does it require bringing together people with different work habits and personalities, it also requires setting up a workspace that is conducive to productivity.

Here are 4 ways to keep your team productive throughout the day:

  1. Keep Meetings To A Minimum

Unnecessary meetings cost the US an estimated $37 billion every year. Furthermore, even if 47% of employees say excessive meetings diminish their productivity, 37% of total employee hours are spent attending meetings. Talk about counterproductive.

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Five Career Tips for College Freshman

If you are a college freshman, time is on your side. How, you may ask. Well for one, hopefully the job market will be better in four years. And for another, you have 4 years to do all of the things you really need to do to set yourself apart from your classmates and the millions of other people that are competing for jobs. I know some college grads that are working in liquor stores or as cashiers in clothing stores. I don’t think this is where you want to work when you graduate (not that there is anything wrong with that). You need to position yourself now to be in the best bargaining position 3 and 4 years from now. Now is your chance to get ahead of the game rather than wishing you had been more diligent. So where to start? Take a read.

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Top Jobs That Carry the Risk of Hearing Loss

Ever worried about noise at work? The CDC reports that hearing loss is one of most common occupational health problem in the US, and some jobs are far worse than others. Regular exposure to loud noises above 85 decibels can increase your risk of hearing loss. Permanent loss can occur with 15 minutes or more of continuous exposure to noise above 100 decibels. Here is a guide to the top-risk jobs for hearing loss, along with advice and information to counteract the hazards.

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6 Alternatives to Job Search Boards

Without a doubt, job search boards are the number one tool that people use for their job search. Which is exactly why you should be looking at some of the other job search alternatives that are available to you. Let’s face it, crowds of job searchers means more competition (which is not what you want when conducting a job search). Besides the competition, most job boards do not update their listings on a real time basis which means you may be applying for a job that has already been filled. Another reason to use alternatives is that some jobs posted on job search boards are not real jobs. They are jobs that are posted so that recruiters can build their list of candidates with a specific skill set (sad, but very true).

That being said, where else can you look for a job (and why)? The 6 alternatives listed in this post are just the tip of the iceberg. There are many job search alternatives you can leverage. And, as discussed in The Four Legs of Job Search, the time you spend on your search should be spread across many alternatives.

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10 Cover Letter Tips

Cover letter writing may seem like a necessary evil when you are looking for work, but it is no less important than preparing your resume. Taking the time to craft your cover letter well will increase your chances of getting that all-important interview – and a job offer. Here are some short, sweet, and to the point cover letter writing tips to chew on to help you reach your goal.

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