Posts Tagged: staffing agencies in Anchorage

How to Use Pomodoro for Productivity

If you are having difficulty getting things done, if procrastination has become a problem, you may want to try a technique developed by Francisco Cirillo, called the Pomodoro Technique. The technique uses frequent breaks to help keep the mind focused. Using this method, you work about 25 minutes, and then take a break of three… Read More »

How to Prevent Burnout

We all want advance our careers as quickly as possible. We want to impress our supervisors, show them that we are willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get to the top. But there is a difference between working hard and working smart. There is a point when working hard runs… Read More »

On Keeping a Daily Journal

Keeping a daily journal or diary is not ordinarily the first thing that comes to mind when we thing about strategies to improve our work performance. But recording the daily events at work, along with your thoughts and feelings about those events, can be an excellent way of showing how your work life is progressing.… Read More »

How to Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions

People are always making resolutions to accomplish new goals. But, as everyone knows, the resolution is the easy part, carrying through is the hard part. This time of year, many are making their New Year’s resolutions, but studies have shown that only about half of those will actually achieve their goals. So, what can you… Read More »

Some Stress is Actually Good

It’s no secret that employees are feeling more stress at work. There are various reasons for this. The downturn in the economy that resulted in many layoffs added to stress. On top of that, those who still had jobs were asked to do more, again resulting in increased stress. People are constantly struggling to maintain… Read More »

Roadblocks We Put in Our Way

As we move through our lives and our careers, we encounter obstacles that we need to overcome. Not all of these roadblocks are external, however. Some we create ourselves, because of our patterns of incorrect thinking. And because of this faulty thinking, we end up putting obstacles in our way that don’t really exist. We create… Read More »

Taking a Philosophical Approach to Leadership

For training in leadership development, some business experts are focusing on taking a philosophical approach. It is an attempt to get business leaders to examine their values and beliefs as a precursor to the ultimate goal of making a behavior change. Although mindfulness has gained increased attention recently, the kind of introspection required to assess… Read More »

Is Your Hiring Process Taking Too Long?

When companies go to hire, they obviously are looking for the best candidate they can find. But sometimes, their expectations rise a little too high, the hiring process takes too long, and as a result, these firms end up doing themselves more harm than good. They lose good candidates because they are taking too long.… Read More »

Some Ideas on Beating Procrastination

Procrastination afflicts most of us at one time or another. Many are able to muster the motivation to pull themselves out of it. But, for others, the battle is a little harder. Here are some things to do to help you overcome procrastination. 1. Understand your purpose. You need to understand why you are doing… Read More »

Sometimes, Promises Don’t Match Reality

In the fight for talent, hiring managers naturally attempt to show job candidates why they should want to work at a particular company. The managers extol the perks and working conditions at their firm. But in their zeal to best the competition, sometimes they can exaggerate a little too much. There are three areas in… Read More »