October 26, 2020 – The #NumberOfTheDay is 2.1.
According to a 2018 research study by The Uncommon League, U.S. employees spend 2.1 hours per week dealing with conflict in the workplace; this equates to over $359 billion in lost productivity.
Additionally, there are numerous hidden costs of employee conflict, including disengaged employees, increased absenteeism, increased employee turnover, workplace violence, and a higher risk of lawsuits.
What are some of your most effective conflict resolution strategies?
October 27, 2020 – The #NumberOfTheDay is 306.4 billion.
According to the business data analytics firm Statista, there are roughly 306.4 billion emails sent daily. If you are a job seeker, what can you do to ensure your emails are seen and read?
✅ Brevity – Keep in short and concise. Recruiters are busy and aren’t going to take the time to read a 500-word email.
✅ Subject Line – Capture the reader’s interest by using a subject line that will entice them to want to read your email. You can be interesting without being unprofessional or cheesy.
✅ Use a direct email address – Often, people find it easier to send an InMail when following up on a résumé. Use a free online tool such as https://cultivatedculture.com/mailscoop/ to find the direct email addresses of decision-makers. Taking that extra step shows initiative and could make the difference.
October 28, 2020 – The #NumberOfTheDay is 70.
In a recent survey of more than 2,800 senior managers by global staffing firm Robert Half, 70% of respondents expected candidates to negotiate salary, yet only 39% of candidates do.
Consider this: let’s say you accept an offer of $50,000 for a new role and are given annual pay increases of 3%. After five years, you’ll be making $56,275, and you will have earned $265,456 during that time. On the other hand, if you negotiate a starting pay of $55,000 (a 10% increase), after five years, your salary will be $61,902, and will have made $292,000, a difference of $26,544!
Don’t accept the first offer given to you. Research your market value and negotiate a higher starting salary; you will receive more 75% of the time. The worst that can happen is someone tells you no, but the payoff can be huge
October 29, 2020 – The #NumberOfTheDay is 79.
According to the global staffing firm Robert Half, 79% of working parents want to work remotely more often even after stay-at-home orders are lifted. As a leader, what can you do to help support and encourage working parents?
Here are four quick tips for managers to help.
✅ Empathized with the challenges working parents face
✅ Offer flexible scheduling options
✅ Establish social/support groups
✅ Acknowledge and reward success.
October 30, 2020 – The #NumberOfTheDay is 29.
According to a recent survey conducted by ScottRasmussen.com, only 29% of American adults would feel safe riding in a self-driving car. Many adults, myself included, like to be behind the wheel where I can navigate my car the way I want without giving up control to someone else.
In many ways, your career is very similar to driving an automobile. Do you want to navigate your career the way you see fit? Or would you rather have someone else take control? Sadly, many adults want to control their destiny but let others steer the ship.
I suggest to my clients to spend some time in self-reflection to define what is important to them, what are they trying to accomplish, and identify the actions needs to achieve their goals. We often get to bogged down with merely trying to make it past the week that we forget what we are working for.
Take control of your actions. You’re in charge.