Reaching A Good Work-Life Balance

Image Being dedicated to your profession is never a bad thing. Having drive and passion for what you do is always good and will get you far in your professional career. Difficulty arises in these situations when work-life entirely consumes and takes over your personal life. Working non-stop with no downtime to recuperate will ultimately result in burnout. The key to living a successful life in both your career and your personal life is to strike a balance between the two. If you are a driven entrepreneur, this can be difficult to do, but it is essential in ensuring long-term success and maintaining your mental health. We will explore some ways in which you can create and maintain a healthy work-life balance.  Discipline A fundamental concept in sticking to your work-life balance is having discipline over yourself.  Establish times for yourself that you are completely away from work -related tasks, so you have time to relax and be fresh for the day ahead of you at wor

Surrounding Yourself With Your Dream Team

Image Becoming successful in any business requires you to have a team of professionals that you can rely on. The people working with you to achieve any goal are going to be fundamental in your overall success. Choosing the right people to work with can be a lot trickier. If you are looking for your dream team, you need to be very particular about who you let into work with you. This article will talk about how you can find professionals that will contribute just as much effort and passion towards success as you do.  Start Small Driven and successful people could be all around you. It is your job to seek them out and establish a good working relationship with.  Start by looking at your established connections in and around your community.  See if there are any close friends or even family members that you could work well with and are driven to success. If you do find local professionals that you are interested in recruiting for your team, the next step is to gather yo

Establishing Solid Relationships with A Remote Team

Image Having a remote team of workers for your company has a lot of benefits. Remote workers have been shown to be more productive. It’s less expensive for companies to have remote workers instead of housing them in an office. However, there are many benefits to having a team that knows how to work well together. That has built relationships between them. Close working teams also have increased productivity. Workers who feel socially connected to their jobs are more likely to stay loyal to a company and change jobs less often. So the question is, how to reap the benefits of remote workers, while also creating a close team? It’s up to the manager of a team to lay the groundwork for team success. Luckily, there are many things you can do once you set the goal in mind to  build relationships with remote workers . Be Accessible And Encourage Your Team To Do the Same This doesn’t mean you need to answer every message immediately 24 hours a day. What this means is th

The Rise of The Gig Economy

Image There are estimates that 50% of workers will be   engaged in freelance work by 2020 . The gig economy made up only 10.5% of the workforce in 2005, and it has only grown from there. In this article, we will explore some aspects of the gig economy such as, why the gig economy has been growing since 2005 and who exactly makes up the gig economy. Why Has the Gig Economy Grown? Simply stated, advancements in   technology has allowed for the rise of the gig economy . There is now the ability to connect companies with people who will do work remotely with a few keystrokes. There are now apps that allow for real-time services like Uber and Lyft that have contributed to the rise of the gig economy. The demand for services like Uber fluctuates. The way Uber and other gig-like companies are set up is that someone who has been approved by Uber can choose when to participate in this business model at any point in time.  The gig economy can also be a way to save money for

Negotiating When Offered The Job

Image Many people who are seeking professional careers at first may not even consider the possibility of negotiating a price with a company. Unfortunately, through this, you may be leaving money on the table and undervaluing yourself as a professional. Fortunately, there are ways you can prepare yourself to negotiate your salary if, in fact, you are offered the job you desire. Here we will talk about some ways in which you can negotiate when you are offered the job.  Preparation When negotiating your salary for a position,  preparation will make or break the negotiation . If you walk into a negotiation and are not properly prepared to lay out reasons why you deserve the salary you are asking for, then you will almost definitely not get it. Come prepared to the meeting or when writing a response email with solid examples of your work and what it did to help your career and company that you worked for. Ask yourself questions like what have I offered to the company thro

How Virtual Assessment Centers are Making Recruitment Better

As a Human Resources professional, assessments of job candidates is a major part of your role within a company. Filing through mounds of assessments given to each candidate can be a daunting task and eat up a lot of your time throughout the day. Now, more and more companies are adopting a better, more efficient way of assessing their job candidates. Virtual assessment centers are becoming the recruitment norm for many companies and their uses and capabilities are expanding every year. In this article, we will discuss what are some of the capabilities of a virtual assessment center as well as what benefits they offer to HR professionals are.  What is A Virtual Assessment Center? A virtual assessment center is a place where prospective employees can go and take virtual tests that  evaluate their competency and skills towards a certain job . General knowledge of the job duties are assessed as well as the candidates personality traits to ensure a more accurate fit for the job that the

How To Run A Business From Your Home

Image Nearly 70 percent of entrepreneurs in the United States  start their businesses from home , according to Small Business Trends. This eliminates the extra overhead of getting an office, paying another phone bill and traveling to and from work. If you are thinking about starting a business from the comfort of your house, here are some things to keep in mind. Establish a Work Area Create an area in your house, preferably with some privacy, where you can focus on your work. This can be a spare bedroom, den or anywhere you can eliminate distractions. Avoid setting up in your kitchen or anywhere there’s a lot of foot traffic. Set Business Hours While working at home gives you flexibility, you need to have set hours of operation. That way your clients know when to call you. You also want to designate hours when your clients are working so you can better service them. Moreover — and this is crucial — apprise your family of your business hours. Let them know you’re