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Archive for February, 2020

Management Tips

To Telecommute or Not to Telecommute—That is the Question!

by Ann Connor

Working from home is trending in the workforce today. And it’s a tempting trend, no less; one you’ve undoubtedly already toyed with. But it’s easy to see why—the benefits of working from home have been touted far and wide for both employer and employee alike (No commutes! Save money! Higher productivity!). And while these are all very well and good, it might be best to weigh these pros with their often-forgotten cons to see if telecommuting really is best for you or your company.

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Don’t Just Organize—Organize Your Mind: A Review of Daniel J. Levitin’s The Organized Mind

by Ann Connor

You lost your keys. Again. You can’t remember if you’re credit card payment is past due or early, or if that medication should be taken with or without food (you’d double check, but you forgot where you put your glasses). Sound all too familiar?

Managing the day-to-day can feel more stressful than it seems when you stack up all the almost-everyday obstacles you have to face. It can be exhausting. In fact, scientifically speaking, it is. Often times, we’re actually working against our brains, instead of with them, which results not only in all this perpetual chaos but also that feeling of “is it bedtime yet?”

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Why Your Company Needs Employment Branding

by Ann Connor

In a world where over-sharing has become the norm, it can be hard to decide what companies should or shouldn’t share with the public. An article,  published on LinkedIn by J. T. O’Donnell, discusses the five things companies aren’t afraid to share and how that sharing is actually wickedly beneficial for their success. Essentially, what she is discussing at large is employment branding—a way for businesses to share the personality of their company, how they treat employees, and how they represent their brand. As, Bob Kelleher notes, it is atrifecta of success when companies utilize effective employment branding. Here are the three things employment branding could do for your company and why you need it.

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