Category: Productivity Improvement Techniques

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Employee Retention with Millennials Calls for Different Motivators

Fifty years ago career building was a very different journey than the one the majority of our workforce experiences today. Presently, Generation Y, also referred to as “millennials”, makes up roughly 45% of the workforce according to a study by PayScale. Though millennials constitute a larger percentage of business overall, they aren’t staying with companies […]

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The Ripe, Old Age of Great Employees

Since  the economic downturn, most of us know at least one person who lost their job and is hunting for their next position. One of the hardest transitions is for our aged 50+ workforces who are thrown back into interview sweats after being an extended spectator to the game. Newcomers take the field, equipped with […]

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Interviews – Why First Impressions May Not Be Your Best Impression

We’ve all talked about how well someone interviews, gets selected for the position, yet didn’t perform as they had claimed in the interview process. As a hiring manager, how can you ensure the interview process will identify the right candidate?  You have done your due diligence to narrow down your list of top recruits. They’re […]

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Understanding Your Corporate Culture Is Key In Staffing

How many times have you heard how the corporate employees at Apple are secretive? Or the Google personnel can bring their dogs to work and Microsoft employees are laid back? These well-known companies have labored to create corporate cultures in their organization and management. Often the words “corporate culture” are used so frequently that we’ve […]

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Software Resources Team Building Paint Nite

Our team at Software Resources unleashes their inner creativity at our Team Building “Paint Nite.”  What a great way to think outside the box!

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What Makes a Great IT Leader?

Many articles have been written on characteristics of IT Professionals, some positive and some well, not so positive.  I have come to the conclusion that the expectations of what is needed to be a strong IT leader in an organization doesn’t always match up with what generates a positive, realistic outcome to the organization.  I […]

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The Happy Commuter

We recently posted a very interesting Wall Street Journal article, “Secrets of the Happiest Commuters” by Sue Shellenbarger, simply because the title was so unique.  When have you ever seen the words happy and commute in the same sentence?  Usually we associate the word commute with aggravation, inconvenience and stress, not happiness.   Is it really […]

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A Simple Rule to Eliminate Useless Meetings

Source: Jeff Weiner Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and their meeting schedules. I’ll tackle the former in a future post. For now, I’d like to focus on increasing the value of meetings by sharing a practice […]

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