While delegation comes naturally for some of us, others may struggle with it. Delegation is assigning responsibility to others and can consist of breaking up a large project into smaller tasks. If you manage a team or are a leader in your area, it is likely that you already delegate tasks. Some tasks may be large and some may be small, but delegating tasks of all sizes takes practice. (more…)
It’s Saturday evening and you’re sorting through work emails. Just ten minutes turns into just a half hour…or longer. What you’re really supposed to be doing is enjoying time with your family, spending the night with your friends, or just relaxing at home – but you still haven’t unplugged. (more…)
Being able to leave your work at work is one thing when you physically leave the office and travel back home. Working remotely adds challenges as the lines between work and home can become blurred. Knowing that there is no right or wrong way to do this, there are a few things you can try to get you on the right path. It’s important to find the way that works for you! (more…)
Once you have settled into a new workspace, it’s only natural to want to personalize it and make it your own. Use these starting points to create a personalized workspace that also doubles as one that will inspire you to be productive and successful. (more…)
LinkedIn recognizes that resumes are still the primary way to apply for a job – that’s why they offer an option to convert your profile to a resume and an option to attach your resume to your LinkedIn profile. Still, we often hear that having a well-developed LinkedIn profile is important for professionals. This is true. Your resume and LinkedIn profile should not be the same and are viewed differently by employers and recruiters.
How is LinkedIn actually being used by employers and recruiters? (more…)
Starting a new job gives you the chance to start fresh with the organization you are joining. It’s important to build a good reputation during your first weeks of work. Follow these tips to make a good first impression on your new coworkers. (more…)
Starting a new job can be nerve-wracking for anyone, whether it’s your first job or your twentieth job. You will be stepping outside of your comfort zone and entering a new world, and that can be really intimidating.
The first thing you can do to help ease the process of entering a new position is to be positive. You’re opening a new, exciting chapter to your life, full of opportunities and new beginnings. Express your excitement for being given this opportunity to begin this new position and let your coworkers know that you are a joy to be around. (more…)
Why is it a good idea to have an internship program in place for your company? For starters, internships allow your business to build a talent pipeline while promoting your brand. Students gain experience in their chosen field of study and are excellent candidates to complete projects that may otherwise be left undone due to time constraints. Interns also bring fresh, new perspectives that can be impactful to your business, but an internship program takes time and attention to develop into a success.
At Society, we’re always on the lookout for fresh talent to bring aboard our expert team and take an active role in supporting aspiring insurance professionals. Along the way, we have learned some important lessons in developing an effective internship program for both the student and your business: (more…)
About twenty years ago I was presented with a career crossroads decision. I was with a fine company, working with people I respected and liked and had a fair understanding where my career was going. But this comfortable existence was interrupted by the opportunity to lead the entrance of a company into the state where I had lived and worked for the past twelve years. I was to be given a huge amount of latitude to do this the way I saw fit and it involved leading many disciplines in our business that I had not directly been involved with to that point and perhaps never would be with my current employer.
This required me to do some deep introspection about what made me tick. (more…)