Are You a Procrastinator? 6 Ways to Get Work Done!


There will come a time where we realize we have the tools to do a job at work, just not the willpower to get it done!

You have now come face to face with procrastination.

Ban Procrastination from workIf left unchecked, procrastination at work  can be a career-killer!  When it takes hold of you, you could find yourself completely unprepared to handle it.

In an infographic about procrastination from  www.thegappartnership.com, there are two interesting statistics:

  • People who procrastinate tend to drink more
  • 46 percent of respondents say procrastination has a negative influence on their lives

Here are six tips to keep procrastination out of work and your life:

Visualize success.

Have an idea of the work you need to do—visualize addressing the assignment. One of the biggest barriers of performance is losing track of what you are doing. When a job is not top-of-mind, you usually forget how significant it can be.

Decide to move.

Human Resources: Free live ovation demoMake the conscious decision to act. By concentrating on the work you need to do, you will arrive at a point where you just can’t wait another minute. When you finally decide to get started, you break through the sub-conscious wall that holds you back.

Break it down.

Every job is easier when divided into smaller, more manageable fragments. As the saying goes, every great journey begins with a single step. Divide the work into small steps, soon you will find yourself accomplishing all you need.

Timing is everything.

Start with a manageable chunk of time to work on the task—you can begin with as little as 15 minutes to get you started. Work on the project for that set period, taking credit for getting at least that much accomplished. It will be your first step to banishing procrastination. You will find that once the ball is rolling, everything else will come.

One day at a time.

As the Nike ads say—just do it! Every day is a win if you use the time to work toward a goal. Do something—anything—each day! This will expand your imagination and stimulate you to move forward. Success is a daily habit.

One last thing—don’t forget to have fun! Find pleasure in everything you do—anything from daily chores to your work, occupation or career. The more pleasure you get in doing a task, the less likely you will procrastinate.

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CEO Salary in Perspective: PayScale


It is easy to agree that CEOs have a tough job, but does a huge CEO salary really accurately reflect the job they do?

By Aubrey Bach, PayScale.com

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Nobody thinks being the CEO of a huge company is an easy job, so it makes sense that these bigwigs get big salary paychecks for their hard work.

But when you compare the salary of some CEOs to what their average workers earn, the difference can be a little mind-boggling. PayScale just published a newly updated comparison of the salaries of CEOs at the largest companies in the United States to those of their workers.

The difference in ratios is pretty epic. Wal-Mart tops the list, with CEO Mike Duke earning 1,034 times what the average Wal-Mart employee makes.

CEO Salary in PerspectiveCompare that to Warren Buffet, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, who takes home a paltry $490,000 a year, only nine times the salary of one of his average employees, or Google CEO Larry Page, who only takes a salary of $1 per year. (It should be noted that stock compensation wasn’t figured into our CEO salary data.) These two companies also have employees that report higher job satisfaction.

So take a look at this infographic to see which Big Corporate Kahunas are riding high on the highest salary ratios, and who reports earnings more in tune with their employees. And keep your eyes peeled for future posts about this subject. In the next week or so, we’ll dig into the nuances of how we define CEO Salary and highlight CEOs with the best and worst reputations throughout history.

Infographic after the jump…

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HR Karma: The Do’s (and Don’ts) of Human Resources


Good human resources practices, like the workplace itself, are always changing.

Human resources pros need to learn what they can do better to improve employees, the company and themselves.

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there is no doubt the rise in technological advances and increased access has provided more opportunity for interaction than ever before.

That is why the time is now for human resource personnel to start making themselves a more valuable part of the organization.

They should do it not simply for their benefit, but for the company as well.

Granted, this move will take more than a little bit of subtlety and finesse.

Building a top recruiting brand is one thing, but if your company ignores qualified job candidates for long enough, the word will get out. Few people will be left who want to work for you.

Yes, you might be setting a good (and smart) example when recruiting, hiring and promoting women and other protected groups. On the other hand, if you refuse to pay women the same rates as other workers doing the same job, you’re will be sure to run into problems.

It’s a little like karma; after a while, human resources weaknesses will catch up to you.

An infographic put out by TribeHR highlights a few of the major things to do (and to avoid) in HR management. it is filled with interesting statistics, such as:

  • Only 6 percent of recruiters rate themselves as “excellent” in analytics.
  • Sixty percent think they are ineffective or behind the curve when analyzing the employment “landscape.”
  • Fifty-six percent of HR professionals think that annual reviews are accurate measures of an employee performance.

These numbers demonstrate a (nearly) willful ignorance of the realities in today’s human resources management.

Human Resources: Free live ovation demoThe primary goal of human resources managers is to strengthen the relationship between employers and employees.

To support this goal, there is a variety of functions that HR must show proficiency, both within the human resources department and throughout the organization.

Human resource departments have a great degree of latitude, especially in smaller businesses. However, they can always do more to recognize, for example, contributions of women (and other protected groups) within the organization.

What’s more is that HR needs to devote more time for interaction with individual employees. This face-to-face experience provides the consistent feedback necessary for good morale and development.

These are only some of the key elements of an effective human resources leader. They must perform a number of functions to accomplish this goal.

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They’re Coming After You! Ways to Keep Your Job


The current economic climate has been volatile, and many workers have lost (or will lose) their jobs.

The problem is, you could be next!

Obviously, every job situation is different—an assortment of your industry, your organization, your performance and the circumstances of your job.However, in the right set of conditions, a layoff could be in the cards.

Instead of hoping potential threats to your job and career fade away, take action!

Ways to recognize the warning signs that your job may at risk:

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Are Paper Resumes Dead?


A few employers are signaling the paper resume is dead! They look at social media, Facebook and Klout scores. Some even go as far as asking for resumes through Twitter.

Klout instead of Resume?
Klout, Kred, Twitter and others may be the death of the paper resume.

Get ready for the moment you see a job post saying, “no paper resumes.” Companies will identify qualified candidates by social media influence on Klout and Twitter, using hashtags for job seekers to apply for jobs.

The paper resume is dying.

In the (very) near future, recruiters, human resources departments and hiring managers will use the Web for a candidate’s record of qualifications and social networks will be mass references.

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Job Driving You Crazy? Ways To De-Stress The Job!


Is your job driving you crazy?

Do you calculate the minutes on the job until the weekend and when Sunday approaches, you start dreading the arrival of Monday morning?

Does your job drive you crazy?

For most people, a job is a source of significant stress. Some people go as far as taking medical leave because the pressure on the job affects their work.

Odds are that you have to work, and have to work at your job for a long time. You might be lucky enough to enjoy your job, but most likely, you cannot wait until you have to work no more. No matter what feelings you have about your job, there are steps you can choose to be more productive, less stressed and have more time for yourself. These things will keep you mentally alert, focused and calmer.

What contributes to a nerve-racking job, and how can you make it better? Continue reading “Job Driving You Crazy? Ways To De-Stress The Job!”

Smart Interview Answers: “Why You Left Your Last Job?”


For job seekers, the interview is an indication of how well you carry yourself.

Preparation is essential, to anticipate some of what will be asked in the interview by an employer or hiring manager.

Interview tips from www.HRNewsDaily.comOne fastest ways to wreck an otherwise smooth-running interview is being unnecessarily hung up on a simple question.

This is not to recommend a candidate should appear so rehearsed that answers sound canned, hollow and lack sincerity. It is just that there always should be a reasonably clear response to the most frequently asked interviewer questions.

The single interview question that seems to mix people up is, “Why did you leave (or are looking to leave) your previous employer?”

Seven tips to help you avoid tripping over yourself, so you can give the interviewer a complete, reasonable answer: Continue reading “Smart Interview Answers: “Why You Left Your Last Job?””