The Pros of Changing Jobs Frequently

Have you been stuck in the same job for more than a few years? Do you want to get a new job or field of work? Some people change jobs every few years, which can be a good thing. Here are the pros of changing jobs frequently:

Get More Experience.

Any time you start a new job, you will develop more experience because you will be handling different tasks and skills. Even if your day-to-day operations are virtually the same at your new job, you will still have to figure out how to achieve the results in a different environment, working with different people, or using different equipment. The diversity in these new workplace environments will help you gain more experience, which in turn will make you more employable and adaptable to any new situations that are thrown your way.

Learn About Your Strengths and Weaknesses.

When changing jobs, you will likely be exposed to many different tasks or skills that you previously never had to think about or deal with in any other job. This is great because you can easily find out what your strengths and weaknesses are at work and apply them directly to working environment situations. By this same method, you may find out that you don’t like doing a certain task that you’re really good at, but you like doing a certain task that you’re not necessarily good at yet. Use all this information as a barometer for where your career should go, and where you should focus your educational efforts for the future.

You’re Exposed to More Company Cultures.

Every company behaves and works differently. Whether it’s a change in the HR policy or a change in workplace communication style, you will soon see that every company has its way of working that is most conducive to achieving the results it wants. By changing jobs frequently, you’re being exposed to more company cultures on a regular basis. This is a good thing because it will allow you to compare and contrast different aspects of the various cultures that are appealing to you and not appealing to you as you figure out what your next career move should be.

If you’ve determined that it’s time to get a new job, contact Award Staffing. We will be able to help you figure out what is the best type of job to transition into and help place you in that job. We can also help you determine what’s the best step for your career, at least regarding the next job you should take.

The Importance of Sending Handwritten Thank You Notes

If you work with clients or customers on a regular basis, there are probably circumstances in which you would need to thank them for various reasons. While many people will want to send an e-mail due to quickness, you should make an effort to send a handwritten note instead if you can. Here’s why it’s important to send handwritten thank you notes:

You’ll Make an Impact.

Handwritten notes are a rarity so if you send one to a client, you’ll definitely make an impact and stand out in their mind. It’s always a good thing to stand out in a client or customer’s mind because they will be that much more likely to remember you in the future when trying to choose a business or service to interact with or recommend to a friend.

They’ll Make Your Client Feel Good.

It feels good to receive a handwritten note because it lets that other person know that you were thinking about them at one point. Also, going the extra mile to handwrite the note shows that you care about them and how they feel and perceive you and your business. You may even find that you make your client’s day by sending them a handwritten note, which is so much better than an e-mail or a phone call.

You’re Saying Thank You.

Don’t underestimate the power of saying thank you. In today’s world, a lot of favors go unappreciated, so when someone says thank you, it’s a valuable moment of self-reflection and appreciation. When you say thank you on a regular basis, your business will be known as being kind, gracious, and appreciative . . . And who doesn’t want to choose a business with those three core traits?

If you are in need of a new job, contact Award Staffing. We will be able to help you find a job that will put your skills and job experience to good use.

 

3 Types of Music to Play Employees During the Workday

As the employer, you’re in charge of deciding what type of music is played throughout the work day. While you can choose whatever music you want, there are certain types of music that are proven to reduce stress, increase productivity, and boost company morale. Here are the three different types of music to play to employees during the workday:

Classical.

Classical music is well-known for being a common study-aid, but did you know that it could inspire your employees to be more creative? Classical music has an effect on the brain in that it both calms and inspires listeners at the same time, which often can lead to some pretty amazing results. It’s always good to have creative employees because this can lead to problem-solving situations that might not have otherwise been thought of in another circumstance.

Easy Listening.

Easy listening is one of the only types of music we will recommend with words or lyrics, which can often be too distracting for employees. The reason why we’re okay with easy listening is that the songs are often so recognizable that they go into an employee’s sub-conscious mind when working. Because the songs are well-known, this provides a sense of comfort and safety for the employee while they’re working without having any lyric-associated distraction or reduction in productivity.

Jazz.

Having jazz music play throughout your workplace is a great way to encourage collaboration and boost company morale. A lot of jazz music is extremely upbeat with a modern tempo, which can slightly increase the heart rates of those who listen to it.

Playing the right type of music can help with feelings of closeness, collaboration, and camaraderie among your employees.

If you’re in need of new employees, contact Award Staffing. Whether you play music . . . Or not, and regardless of what kind you choose, Award Staffing can match you with great employees. Contact us today.

Star Tribune Names Award Staffing a 2016 Top Workplace

Award Staffing - Top Workplace 2016Bloomington, MN July 6, 2016—Award Staffing has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces special section was published in the Star Tribune on Sunday, June 26. The report can also be found at StarTribune.com/topworkplaces2016.

Produced by the same team that compiles the 25-year-old Star Tribune 100 report of the best-performing public companies in Minnesota, Top Workplaces recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. The analysis included responses from over 73,870 employees at Minnesota public, private and nonprofit organizations.

The results of the Star Tribune Top Workplaces are based on survey information collected by WorkplaceDynamics, an independent company specializing in employee engagement and retention.

Star Tribune Publisher Michael J. Klingensmith said, “The companies in the
Star Tribune Top Workplaces deserve high praise for creating the very best work environments in the state of Minnesota. My congratulations to each of these exceptional companies.”

Award Staffing is one of the largest locally owned light industrial and skilled industrial staffing companies in the Twin Cities.  For nearly 30 years, we have helped our clients hire qualified employees, improve recruitment processes and increase efficiencies through a flexible workforce.

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To qualify for the Star Tribune Top Workplaces, a company must have more than 50 employees in Minnesota. Over 1,555 companies were invited to participate. Rankings were composite scores calculated purely on the basis of employee responses.