3 Considerations to Recruit Better Candidates

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, September 3, 2020

Some issues in human resources arise because we are…human. Other issues may arise because our recruiting process isn’t up to par. Perhaps it’s been a while since it was updated. When not enough attention is paid to the recruiting process, the humans in the positions may not be well qualified for the job. The good…

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Time-Based vs. Task-Based Models of Productivity

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, August 27, 2020

The one thing that we are all very concerned with, when it comes to work, is productivity. We all want to do more in less time; we want to achieve more with less effort; we want to work what one author calls “the 4-hour workweek” and become millionaires. But when we are handed the opportunity…

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Challenges of Building a Post-COVID Company Culture

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, August 20, 2020

COVID-19 is creating permanent change in workforce policies and corporate culture. Leadership teams face numerous challenges as they manage employees in a post-COVID environment. At this point, only one thing is certain: the workplace will never operate the same way it did before COVID. Here are some of the issues that organizations will need to…

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How to Develop Levels of Trust and Stop Micromanaging Employees

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Wednesday, August 5, 2020

What does it mean to trust your employees? Many business owners might think that trusting employees refers to trusting them with financial information or sensitive documents. This is a certain type of trust. And obviously, you need to hire employees whom you can trust in this way. But there are also other types of trust…

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How to Keep Your Cool in an Overheating World

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, July 30, 2020

Times are tough. No one will argue that, but guess who is tougher? You are. All you need is a little boost in the right direction and some tools to keep your cool when others may not be. Take a look at these three steps that can change the way you look at your day…

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3 Management Tips to Help You Deal with Employees During Challenging Times

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, July 23, 2020

Given that the world is in the throes of a pandemic, a lot of people are very scared to do the things which they normally do, such as going to work, going to the grocery store and even going for a walk. As a business owner, you may find that many of your employees are…

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Thinking, Overthinking and Processing Your Fears

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, July 17, 2020

Most of us don’t like it when people tell us, “You’re thinking too much” or “You’re overthinking.” What exactly do these phrases mean? What is it to think too much? And why is it bad? Hasn’t anyone who has achieved anything in life done so by thinking things through? Haven’t most scientific and creative breakthroughs…

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4 Job-Related Equations Which Show the Importance of Communication

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, July 9, 2020

Research shows that doctors who don’t have a good bedside manner get sued more often than doctors who do. It’s not the efficiency of the doctor which matters in this case; it’s the way they communicate with patients. Doctors who take the time to understand what their patients are going through, emotionally and physically, get…

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Avoiding Perfectionism and Looking at the Big Picture in Your Business

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Thursday, July 2, 2020

Many of us believe that it’s good to be a perfectionist. After all, the very word “perfection” has a positive ring to it. It sounds like something that’s better than anything else. But it’s also very easy to get bogged down in perfectionism. When you keep trying to get all the details right, you forget…

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How to Motivate Your Employees During Challenging Times

Posted by Mitzi Branvold | Friday, June 26, 2020

When you’re going through challenging times, it’s easy for people to become demotivated. We’re all used to going to our offices during the day and socializing with people in the evenings. So it’s hard to accept that we’re going to have to miss out on the things we take for granted such as going to…

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