With the New Year approaching and the holidays almost past us, take some time and think about your career. Are you happy? Is this where you saw yourself ten years ago? If the answers to these questions are no, well you're in luck!
To much of your surprise, the holidays are the best time to start searching for a new job. You may think to yourself, "how can this be?", but what you don't think about is that this is when the offices are very slow and quiet. The employers have more opportunity to review resumes and hold interviews. Many give up the search during the holiday season, but now you can have the upper hand. Send us your resume today and we will help you with the process!
How do you motivate employees now that bonuses are being taking away? A recent management study revealed that 88% of employees said they do not receive acknowledgment for the work they do and do not feel appreciated. I have never known anyone to complain about receiving too much positive feedback. Have you? In fact, just the opposite is true.
A recent BNET survey of employees at 200 companies revealed the things that motivate the workforce. When given a list of 10 possible things that would most motivate them, the employees always list appreciation as the number-one motivator. When asked to rank-order that same list, the managers and supervisors ranked appreciation number eight. It’s interesting to also note that the top 3 motivators from an employee’s perspective--appreciation, feeling “in” on things and an understanding attitude—do not cost anything in terms of money, just a few moments of time, respect, and understanding.
“I have yet to find a man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.” CHARLES M. SCHWAB, First president of the U.S. Steel Corporation