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We Stand with Max

I am feeling compelled to share with you that the past week has been really rough for my family.  We are not OK but we will be if we no longer stay silent. Since I brought Max home as a baby in 2010, we have faced: Overt acts of violence that I never reported, like a woman spitting in my face after she asked to see my bundle of joy Questionable police activity when Max was stopped by a police…

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Celebrating Admin Professional’s Day

It’s said that love makes the world go-around, in my mind that equates to puppies! And in the professional world, the administrative professional makes the office go-around, making day-to-day operations run smoothly. That’s why it’s important to remember to thank yours on Admin Professional’s Day! The administrative assistant wears so many hats and has both tangible and intangible skills. The best admins are great communicators and very organized, but they must also be incredibly resourceful, persistent, discreet, loyal, and willing…

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We Can Work From Home (oh, oh, oh-oh)

I haaaaaaate working from home. Always have. I need the discipline of getting up and going somewhere else to work to actually get work done. Also, I don’t get to see my friends at Dunkin’, and they miss me when I don’t visit every day. Also, there’s– Wait, this will be easier: TOP TEN REASONS I PREFER TO WORK AT THE OFFICE The Coke Freestyle machine – Diet Dr. Pepper all day long! Contact with other humans Less talking on…

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7 Ways to Show Your Employees You Care

Showing your employees a little bit of extra love can go a long way towards increasing productivity, reducing staff turnover, and spurring innovation. In addition, employees will be happier and more likely to stay with your company long-term. Our whole mission is to make people happy, so take it from us and check out some methods to best show your employees how much you appreciate them. Go Above and Beyond Yourself According to a recent study by Office Vibe, 42%…

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Stop the Revolving Door

When I first moved to Chicago, I found an awesome apartment with two friends. We were living on our own, for the first time in the big city, and we had two floors and a garage and a killer back yard with a giant grill. It was pretty much the dream of any 22-year-old college grad. But then, the real world set in. After a few months, one of the guys missed Iowa too much and decided to move back home.…

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The C Word: Not Your Grandmother’s Concierge

Ever since I started Errand Solutions, we’ve been called a “concierge company”. And it makes me cringe! Our team is full of wonderful people whose job is to take care of our customers’ errands and help them live purpose-driven lives. But when I think of a concierge, I think of a snobby person behind a desk. They make recommendations based on who gives them kickbacks, not on what’s best for the customer. That’s not what I built. All I want…

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Work Fumbles During Fantasy Football

As the summer comes to close and pre-season games for fall sports start up, two words strike fear in the hearts of managers: Fantasy Football. In the next few days, millions of people will gather to pick their players for their Fantasy Draft. Over the course of the following 17 weeks, league participants will be researching, building and managing their teams, as well as watching every Sunday, Monday and Thursday nights. Sounds like a great way to spend free time,…

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The 5 Biggest Contributors to Job Satisfaction

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset- they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.”  – Anne M. Mulcahy From the outside looking in, your team may appear to be content . . . But are they really? According to a report from Teem earlier this year, 48% of employees are unhappy (or only somewhat happy) at work. That’s nearly half of…

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6 Ways to Keep Millennials Engaged in the Workplace

As millennials continue to take over today’s workforce, executives are charged with an increasingly difficult task. According to a study conducted by Pew Research Center in 2015, the millennial generation (or “generation Y”) is now the largest in the U.S. labor force. There’s a growing abundance of millennial workers; and while luring them to your company may require extra effort, hiring them is not the issue. Retaining them, however, is the new challenge. A survey performed by Job Application Center…

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4 Foolproof Ways to Attract Millennials to Your Company

By the year 2025, Brookings Data Now estimates that millennials will make up roughly 75% of the U.S. labor force. There’s a clear changing of the guard! If your company’s workforce isn’t already predominantly millennial, it’s only a matter of time before it is . . . And if you’re an executive who is hesitant to embrace millennials, you’re currently at a major disadvantage when it comes to acquiring the best available talent. So, how do you go about attracting…

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