Work Smarter, Not Harder

Though many people’s initial solution to getting ahead in their career is to work longer, harder hours, advancing you career does not necessarily mean having to suck up to your boss or putting in over 60 hours of work a week. Instead of working longer and harder, you can work smarter to maximize the efficiency and quality of your work without having to spend any extra time doing so. A few simple mental tricks can help you manage your time more efficiently and get a higher quality of work done in a shorter amount of time. Keeping a progress bar … Read more at eBay Auction Selling

Bucking Employment Trends With SaleSpider

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The employment trends since 2008 have not been good. The unemployment rate has dropped a little after reaching more than nine percent at the height of the recession. However, things are still terribly trying in the job market.

Trying to get back into the job market is not as simple as it once was. In the past, if you had been laid off from a good job, you might take a part-time job until you found another one in the field of your specialty. Eventually, you went and got another job in your line of work.

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The New 360 Employee Survey

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While the old system of business evaluations of employees worked in the last century, this new 20th century needs a new system that can keep pace with the hectic rush of business and technology that we are experiencing – and the 360 survey is it. The 360 employee survey is an approach to employee evaluation from every angle – from the angle of their managers, supervisors, or employers; from the angle of self evaluation and reflection; and from the angle of everyone they come in contact with during their day to day work (co-workers, clients, assistants, etc). A 360 employee … Read more at eBay Auction Selling

3 Performance Appraisal Methods That Work

There are three principal performance appraisal methods that work well and are easy to use. In this post, I’ll show you what these are and the pros and cons of each of the different methods.

The first approach to use is applying a rating scale during the appraisals. Many companies choose to use this by establishing a grading system for evaluating employees based on communication skills, technical ability, leadership, motivation, etc. There are also many standardized grading systems that can also be applied or modified read this approach gives you a very egalitarian way of assessing all of your employees. … Read more at eBay Auction Selling

New Career Ideas For Working At Home

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Do you need a job where you can work from home a lot more? There are plenty of new career ideas in services and web-based opportunities which allow you the flexibility to stay at home and work the hours that you choose.

Some of the more traditional types of careers you could pursue do require some training however. Working as a child-care assistant or driving instructor can be enjoyable roles especially if you enjoy working with people. If you’re more into fitness then perhaps becoming a personal trainer or yoga teacher suit you more. You do however require a certain … Read more at eBay Auction Selling

An Essential Customer Service Skills List For Customer Facing Employees

Working through a customer service skills list is often advisable when doing annual reviews, evaluating staff performance and also interviewing candidates for customer facing roles. In essence, this list consists of six key traits, techniques and characteristics that all employees should have adequate training in.

  • Professionalism: Employees who communicate with customers in a professional, courteous and businesslike manner project a better perception of your company. This improves customer retention and increases sales in the long-term. Supervisors should foster this level of professionalism through effective reviews and peer reviews of all customer facing employees.
  • Time management: You should instigate
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