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  • Hypercritical of Yourself? How to Be More Accepting

    09/7/17 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Job Seekers | Leave a Comment
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    “She’s so intelligent; I’ll never be as smart as her.”

    “He’s so creative; why can’t I think that way?”

    “She’s so disciplined; I wish I could exhibit that kind of control and perseverance.”

    Are you great at finding amazing qualities in your colleagues, family and friends – but incredibly tough on yourself?

    It’s human nature. According to The Happiness Trapp by Dr. Russ Harris, our minds have evolved to think negatively, and research shows that up to 80% of our thoughts contain some negative content.

    Negative thinking may be human nature, but that doesn’t mean it’s inevitable – especially when it comes to how you view yourself. If you’re one of the millions of professionals who struggle with self-doubt and negative self-talk, here’s how to effectively manage those hypercritical thoughts and be more accepting of yourself:

    Monitor Your Thoughts and Feelings

    For one week, keep a journal of the negative thoughts that pop into your head. Recognizing mental sabotage is the first step to stopping it.

    Interrupt the Cycle

    When you have a critical thought or feeling about yourself, immediately ask: “Am I being reasonable?” Often, you’ll find that the answer is: “No.” Break your mental cycle of negativity by recalling your strengths and accomplishments.

    Leave Failures Where They Belong

    In the past! When you dwell on mistakes you’ve made, you prevent yourself from moving forward. Rather than repeating a phrase like: “I’m an idiot for leaving that important detail out of my presentation,” try one that allows you to learn and move on: “Everyone makes mistakes. I will improve my review process, to ensure I don’t make the same error again.”

    Strive for Progress, not Perfection

    You are a work in progress, so you shouldn’t expect to achieve instant success, 100% of the time. Setting unrealistic expectations only breeds negative thoughts! A better option? Strive for small, incremental, sustainable improvements. Praise yourself for taking baby steps toward your goals, and enjoy the journey (not just the destination).

    Adopt the Habits of Happy People

    Happiness isn’t automatic; it must be cultivated and actively pursued. In this earlier post, we share simple ways to make your life (and your perception of yourself) more positive – by modeling the behaviors of happy people.

    Related Post: Prevent Negativity from Creeping Into Your Workplace

    Promote Positive Self-Talk by Accomplishing More, Every Day

    Checking off more “to dos” each day will put you in a more positive frame of mind. As a national employment agency, Exact Staff provides the support and solutions you need to:

    • Offload repetitive and low-level work that distracts you and your staff;
    • Improve focus, productivity and effectiveness;
    • Confidently tackle new or pressing projects.

    Ready to accomplish more? Contact your local Exact Staff office today.

     

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3 Business Ideas and Opportunities That Will Inspire You

07/10/15 3:26 PM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : News, Uncategorized | Leave a Comment
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A pen that writes in over 16 million colors?

Plastic bags that are “upcycled” into student backpacks with solar-powered lamps?

Ambulance drones?

These are just a few of the amazing new innovations from businesses around the world. How are they doing it? By creating corporate cultures that supports the development of great ideas, and by hiring people who:

  • collaborate well;
  • think outside the box; and
  • work in environments that foster creativity and innovation.

Let’s take a look at what some of these amazing companies and people have created.

The 16 Million Color Pen

Scribble is a pen with two very special ends – one is a drawing nib with refillable ink cartridges; the other is a scanner. What makes it so amazing? In just a few seconds, Scribble scans the color of any object and converts it to an RGB value (which is stored in Scribble’s internal memory and can be synced to many digital devices).

Then, the pen custom-mixes ink, which enables it to immediately begin drawing with that exact color. And if that wasn’t cool enough, Scribble comes in two forms – the Ink Pen described above to draw on paper, and a Digital Stylus to draw on iPads, Android tablets and Microsoft Surface.

Superhero Student Backpacks

Repurpose School Bags were created with a noble mission in mind – providing students in poverty-stricken communities with the tools they need to realize their academic potential.

Made from recycled plastic bags, Repurpose backpacks feature small solar panels that harness the sun’s energy (during students’ walk to and from school). When students return home, the panels power high-efficiency lamps that allow them to complete their studies at night.

Flying First-Aid Kits

Emergencies can strike anywhere, anytime – but ambulances can get caught in traffic, or be unable to reach victims in remote areas. The Ambulance Drone overcomes these obstacles by delivering emergency supplies (via drone) to any location within minutes. Equipped with an automated defibrillator and other essential medical equipment, the drone allows any lay-person to deliver nontechnical lifesaving procedures.

Need exceptional people to fuel innovation in your company?

Exact Staff delivers talented people – thinkers, doers, leaders – to meet your local or national hiring needs. Contact our recruiters today to discuss your requirements.

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3 New Trends That Will Change HR Technology

04/22/14 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : Employers | Leave a Comment
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HR technology is becoming increasingly popular and extremely beneficial to organizations. As we have discussed in our recent HR related blog articles, there are already so many apps out there for the HR professional.

It’s important to understand what drives these technologies, so our team at Exact Staff has created this post to help your organization understand the new trends influencing HR technology.

Talent is everywhere.
Although your office may be in one market, the talent you need might be in another. Real talent is everywhere and your company should have the best of the best, no matter where the potential candidate lives. Make sure your company increases its global presence by being on networks with a worldwide reach. You don’t want to miss out on top talent because you are only searching locally.

Real-time talent assessments.
Gone are the days of the traditional, annual reviews. Thanks to technology, talent can be assessed in real-time. Organizations who utilize real-time performance analysis help their employees understand their weaknesses and allow them to work on them immediately. These assessments make for a stronger workforce as employees are constantly improving. Plus, organizations can provide employees with the tools necessary to succeed.

Having access at your fingertips.
Everything we do these days is on the go. How often are you checking your phone while you’re out of the office? Think of all the job seekers who are doing the same. Your organization should make applying while on the go as easy as possible. If you want to reach top talent, you need to be everywhere they are.

Additional benefits.
Employees are looking for a strong work-life balance, so offer them additional benefits. These benefits could be childcare, flexible work schedules, gym memberships, and other office perks like free lunch. Your employees want to feel like they are cared about and not just another number. Offering these additional benefits promotes higher employee morale.

Utilizing HR technology will help contribute to the success of your organization’s recruiting efforts. It’s crucial to stay on top of these trends, and we can help you do so. Contact our team of expert recruiters today for more information.

 

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