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Resource Management

Business, Implementation
Whether tackling a new project or simply performing a routine practice, it is best to always assess if you have the proper resources to complete the task. Evaluating what you have at your deposal and how you can use these resources is key to be successfully in your goal.  The first step to complete while beginning a new project is to assess the resources you have at hand. This can be anything from materials and supplies you can use or any documentation and instructions at the ready. Once you have a realistic idea of what resources you have at your deposal, you can begin. It is best to...

Why to Choose Outsourcing Core-Competencies

Business, Sales
As a business grows, so do the requirements of a business and its employees. Outsourcing these needs are beneficial as it allows a business to set focus on future growth, development, and goals. Some may be hesitant to outsource what would typically be considered “in-house” responsibilities but the first step when choosing to outsource these needs is to find a quality provider. Research any potential partners, look for how long they have been in their practice and whether they are willing to give client references. Both of these methods are great ways to find out if a potential partner is knowledgeable, open, and professional. Once an organization has...

Updating Client Information

Business, Implementation
The day-to-day processes of your business can be disrupted when client information is not kept up to date. It is best to have regular reviews of such materials as it only takes one miscommunication to a client to cause confusion. To maintain a professional and reliable relationship with your company’s patron, the process of updating client information should start internally. The first step to updating client information is to look at your past communication logs with your client. These logs might include phone calls, emails, or physical documents. There may be conflicting communications that you have received from different client contacts, so it is best to make notes...

Increasing Employee Engagement

Business, Human Resources
A core part of human resources management is being on top of employee engagement. Disengagement is a common risk, which is why it is important for leaders to identify signs of engagement versus disengagement and how to improve the latter. Individuals engaged in their work may be optimistic, selfless and solution-oriented. They may go above and beyond what is expected of them and show a consistent passion for learning. When credited with praise, they pass that credit along to other team members. When they are in the wrong, they are accountable and accept constructive criticism.   Disengaged individuals tend to be pessimistic, self-centered, negative and egocentric. They may...

Effective Email Tips

Business, Personal Advice
The very first email was sent in 1971, and since then the world has grown to use email as an effective means of communication in the workplace. Over 300 billion emails are sent daily, with the average worker receiving 121 emails per day. With so many emails going back and forth, its important that the message you are sending stands out from the rest so it can be noticed, read, and actioned as needed. Tailor you email to your audience – Before sitting down to write out your email, spend some time thinking about the recipient and what kind of communication they would expect. You might need a...