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It is Summer!!!! You have been counting down the days, it is finally here….. your vacation!

How can you spend a week relaxing with family and friends while staying on top of your work connections?

The answer is, creating an out of office message! Every email platform allows for an automatic message to be created and to automatically be sent out in response to those reaching out to you in your designated time out of office.

While this is a common practice, you can make your message creative, informative, or even funny. In doing so you may generate more leads and business!

Consider adding a survey to your OOO, a GIF, or a random fact. You could also add a bit of personal information such as; I will be back to my hometown in Florida for the next week.

However you choose to craft your out of office reply, be sure to include your date of return and enjoy your time away!

Here are some examples of unique messages that are sure to get a smile from your contacts…

Harry Hedwig wrote; “Hey there! Right now I am camping in the woods, with the family, far from any cell tower or WIFI spot. This blessing/curse means I have not seen this email right now and probably won’t until I return to the 21st century. As that is probably not the reply to your urgent and important missive you had wished for, I have put a few contingences in place. For sales contact……”


Sam Mallikarjunan wrote; “I am on vacation until 8/23/2016. If you need to reach me, travel to my homeland of Florida. On the highest peak, of the tallest mountain, you will find a flower. When you understand that flower, you will know how to reach me. Trust me, you’ll know. If your message requires a response faster than that, but can’t wait until I return, please email my manager at……”

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Precision Staffing by Angela Stevens - 4M ago

Happy National Women’s Day

Times are changing in terms of gender roles and equality is the greatest goal. With this year’s theme being #balanceforbetter, it is an international statement of total fairness; not just for women. The theme concentrates on a future where both men and women can be equal in professional status, media perception, and more. While there are many women that have shaped our country and made great impacts on our history; today I want to acknowledge the women that are changing our future.

Here are just a few of the women in our country, creating a path for women to continue to be intelligent, strong, and a force of change………

Marillyn Hewson:
Chairmen, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin

Hewson is a leader in supplying military needs from fighter jets to the space force!

Mary Barra
Chairman and CEO of General Motors

Mary is an innovator that thinks outside the box. Within the year GM will have its first self-driving cars for ride-sharing deployed.

Sheryl Sandberg
COO Facebook

Facebook is a giant to control. With privacy issues and overall controversy as the regular for Sheryl, she handles everything with intention and business savvy.

Ann-Marie Campbell
EVP Home Depot

Campbell started as a Home Depot cashier and now oversees 2,000 stores and 90% of the company’s revenue! Campbell has a vision for Home Depot and is in the works of creating a reinvigorated store.

Hoping that women all over the world continue to challenge stereotypes and the status quo….

“She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts, bit because she continued on despite them.”

― Beau Taplin

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The variation of these margins from one company to the next holds no consistency, so I think it is safe to say it depends on how the company is run, where they hold priorities and how they handle financials. Let us explore these variations and discover the true difference in pay.

The Numbers:

Based on the 2017 fiscal year…

Weight Watchers:

CEO Mindy Grossman: $33,372,283/ Employee: $6,013

Wayfair:
CEO Niraj Shah: $83,200/ Employee: $36,645

Mattel:
CEO Margaret H. Geogiadis: $31,275,289/ Employee: $6,271

Abercrombie and Fitch: CEO Fran Horowitz: $10,262,749/ Employee: $2,991

 

Gaia:
CEO Jirka Rysavy: $955,093/ Employee: $63,130

McDonalds:
CEO Stephen Easterbrook: $21,761,052/ Employee: $7,017

Tiffany and Company:

CEO Alessandro Bogliolo: $13,976,418/ Employee: $32,055

Urban Outfitters:
CEO Richard A. Hayne: $41,480/ Employee: $8,884

Trip Advisor:
CEO Stephen Kaufer: $47,933,462/ Employee: $99,643

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Precision Staffing by Angela Stevens - 5M ago

Envision being a robot…….

You do not know what you can do, how you look, or who you are; you have no self-concept. You are created to accomplish a specific task and that is it.

Robots are trained within a process of “narrow AI”. While engineers dream of a robot with “general AI”, this has yet to be truly obtainable. What is the difference between these two approaches to robotic training?

“Narrow AI” is specialized training. They are programmed to do a task without an understanding of that task. This means that if the robot is damaged, they will not change their movement to accommodate, they in general cannot accommodate for any alteration.

Whereas, with “General AI”, a robot is adaptable to their surroundings.

Recently, a group of Columbia engineers took a huge leap forward in robotic technology. They created a robotic arm that they allowed to explore; learning its own abilities and movements. At one point, the engineers even created a deformed piece using a 3D printer and replaced it within the robot’s hand. The robot knew itself well enough to adapt and change its movement to accommodate the new piece.

Self- thinking robots seemed to be so far into the future, yet, here we are!

Given this development, it will be very interesting to see the rate at which robotic technology will ascent.

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Precision Staffing by Angela Stevens - 5M ago

What started as a day celebrating President George Washington in 1885 has evolved to be a holiday celebrating all presidents, past, and present.

This change was a part of the 1971 Uniform Holiday Act, which was an attempt to give the nation’s workers more three-day weekends by scheduling holidays to fall on Mondays, unifying Lincoln and Washington’s celebrations.  

With parties of undeniable differences occupying presidency within our country throughout history, there will always be those who agree and disagree with political decisions. But today, let us take a moment to reflect on those fearless leaders of our great country who have changed the course of our history, allowing our society to be what it is today.

Happy Presidents Day

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Precision Staffing by Angela Stevens - 5M ago

February 14th…… as the day comes closer, stores begin to fill with an abundance of roses, chocolates, and teddy bears. Jewelers prepare for massive sales and restaurants plan extravagant menus.

It is often thought that Valentine’s Day was an invention of a brilliant group of marketers wishing to have another day to sell greeting cards and flowers, but this is not true. Valentine’s Day does have historical significance from its beginnings.

There are many reasons that Valentines has come to be. The smallest of which being that in England and France, during the middle ages, it was thought that February 14th was the start of birds mating season.

Another reason Valentine’s day has come to be is the Feast of Lupercalia. In the Roman Empire, people observed Juno; the Queen of the Roman Gods and Goddesses, love and marriage. On February 15th they celebrated in the Festival of Lupercalia. This festival was celebrated by having young boys and girls write their names on slips and drawing them out to be paired together either until the end of the festival or until the next year. Often, this festival resulted in marriage.

Now, for the story we have briefly heard of and may have had the largest significance on this holiday. The festival had been celebrated for a long time in Rome, until it was thought to be unholy and no longer existed. Following this, under the ruling of Claudius II, marriage and engagements were cancelled indefinitely. Claudius did this to create a larger army, as many people did not want to join the risky ranks with wives and families at home.
Saint Valentine, being a strong believer of love, secretly held ceremonies. He created marriages, going against the Roman Empire. It is said that he was in jail and signed his notes to his love “From Your Valentine”. It is also said that Valentine was discovered and killed on February 14th, 270 AD. for his disregard to Roman law. He was declared a Saint following his death. In 489 AD., Pope Gelasius declared the 14th as St. Valentines Day to honor a man who defied all,

For Love

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Precision Staffing by Angela Stevens - 5M ago

The Chinese New Year does not fall on the same day every year. It is marked by the new moon that appears between January 21st and February 20th. This holiday is also known as the start of spring; or the spring festival due to the coldest days of winter being behind us.

2019 is the Year of the Pig. According to myth, the Jade Emperor declared that the zodiac animals would be created in order of their arrival at his party. The pig was the twelfth to arrive due to oversleeping.

On this day, traditionally the most fireworks on earth are set off, as they are believed to scare away bad vibes and bring luck.

Your own Zodiac animal is known to be your unluckiest year!

1/6th of the world celebrates the Chinese New Year! 

Traditionally, the festival ends by releasing lanterns into the sky.

Happy Chinese New Year!

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With news of the government shutting down over disputes among the parties, it was naturally thought that our upwards streak of economy would decline. However, this is not the case…..

Even with the shutdown lasting longer than any other account in history, our job serge continues!

Over 300,000 new payrolls were claimed in January, continuing to show continuous strength within our economy.

Although our job surge continues, the unemployment rate showed an increase of .1%. This is due in large part to the closure, with 800,000 employees being labeled furloughed.

January, however, is the 100th straight month of United States growth in the job market. This is the longest in history!

Hoping the following months continue to create new records of excellence in the United States economy….

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The term Emotional Intelligence was created in the 1990s and has grown to be a hot talking point in business. Throughout history, the thought behind intelligence and emotion have always been that they are not only separate but opposite one another. This new coined skill is a masterful combination of the two that can open the door to many successes; both personally and professionally. Hiring candidates with great emotional intelligence is important to creating a harmonious work environment and obtaining EQ within a managerial role creates a more cohesive workplace.

What is Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence, or EQ, is the ability to recognize and understand emotions in oneself and others. EQ is in other words; a person’s ability to recognize, understand, manage, and reason with emotions.
In a recent survey, 75% of hiring managers stated that they valued emotional intelligence over intelligence quotient.

Why is EQ vital to workplace success?

• It creates a more positive interaction between colleagues
• It changes how employees manage stress and conflict; in addition to overall performance
• Allows for greater measures of interpersonal functioning
• Creates more prosperous leaders
• Reduces stress in the workplace
• Leads to better business decisions
• Resolves conflicts
• Criticism will be given in a more constructive manner and taken with more open acceptance

What is involved in EQ?
Self – awareness: A person understands their emotions, strengths, and weaknesses
Self – regulation: Emotionally Intelligent individuals maturely communicate emotion
Social Skills: A person can get along with others while avoiding drama and power struggles by obtaining respect
Empathy: Allows for those with a high Emotional Intelligence to understand others and relate to them with compassion
Motivation: Those of high EQ work hard for the intrinsic reward

 

For Maximum Effectiveness in business practice, hire those who display emotional intelligence and practice it from a managerial role and success will ensue.

Although often it is found that the skill is achieved due to upbringing and personality, there are ways to gain greater emotional intelligence….

To Gain Greater Emotional Intelligence:

  • Always be aware of your emotions and behaviors towards those you interact with
  • Always consider the big picture in situations and take time making decisions
  • Keep others motivated and appreciated
  • Listen to your colleagues, even if you disagree it is important that they feel heard

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