The Art of the “I Have a New Job” Announcement
Jan20

The Art of the “I Have a New Job” Announcement

One huge trend that I’ve completely missed out on over the last 12 years is the whole “I have a new cool job!” job announcement thing on social media. I started as an independent social media consultant 12 years ago, so I haven’t had a new job in the social media era. I never got to say “Hey, I have a new job!” I feel so robbed! 🙂 However, all jokes aside, this has become a relatively serious topic and one many people put a LOT of thought and time into. In fact, the trend now seems to be TWO posts. The first announcing that you’re leaving your current employer and thanking all the people you have worked with during your time with that company. And the second announcing your new job. I’m getting tired just thinking about all the work people put into this now! Again, in all seriousness, this social media job announcement thing has become a big part of our professional lives now. So, I thought I’d spend some time today talking about how I would suggest tackling this if I were changing jobs in 2022 (because I’m sure a lot of people WILL be changing jobs in the year ahead!). Here are 5 questions to ask yourself as you develop your announcement. Question: Is this really worth it? Should I really announce my new job on social media? Will anyone care? I say, resoundingly, YES to this! People definitely care about you getting a new job–and […]

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5 Causes of Burnout in Employees
Jan20

5 Causes of Burnout in Employees

The professional world has done a rapid U-turn when it comes to burnout. Just a couple decades ago, it was regarded as trivial, probably a sign of weakness – arguably nonexistent. As studies began showing the massive economic costs of employee burnout, burnout became accepted as a not only real but serious phenomenon. Very quickly, the thinking around burnout shifted in a huge way. Today, burnout is seen as more of an institutional problem than an individual one – and is even recognized by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a medical condition. So what causes burnout in employees, and how do you prevent it? Let’s touch on what burnout is, some of the main factors that can lead to burned-out workers, and how to mitigate them. What Does Burnout Look Like? Burnout is a complex condition that’s often the result of several overlapping factors. Many experts think depression or anxiety can be an underlying factor, as well as individual personality traits and events in a worker’s personal life. It can strike high-earning executives or entry-level interns. Most importantly, burnout is often a product of the environment – in this case, the workplace. High intensity professions like caregivers, firefighters, and other first responders, or even commission-based professions (like salespeople or realtors) with few financial guarantees all experience burnout at extremely high rates. However, while experts may not all agree on what causes burnout, they do agree on what it looks like. The primary symptoms of a burned-out employee are: Lack […]

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10 Annuity Tips That Will Save You Thousands (An Unbiased Annuity Guide)
Jan20

10 Annuity Tips That Will Save You Thousands (An Unbiased Annuity Guide)

In what ways does an annuity benefit you? This is an important question that needs to be answered before you buy one. Besides offering a steady and guaranteed stream of income, accumulate tax-deferred over time and don’t have contribution limits like 401(k)s and IRAs. Additionally, annuities offer riders that allow money to be transferred to beneficiaries at death. But, did you also know that annuities can save you money. Like I’m talking about thousands of bucks here. How? Well, it’s possible if you make the most of these 10 annuity tips. 1. Don’t get talked into a variable annuity contract. The commissions on most annuity products are huge. And, this is most true with variable annuities. Because of this, they may push you into purchasing a variable annuity. While there are some benefits to variable annuities, like tax-deferred growth and guaranteed lifetime income, these are often outweighed by the disadvantages. To begin with, they are susceptible to market fluctuations. Furthermore, they can cost by 50% to 100% more if they are surrendered. And, they can cost you an arm and a leg with astronomical fees, such as; Mortality and expense (M&E). Generally, the annual insurance cost ranges between 0.50% and 1.50%. Administrative expenses. These fees, between 0.10% and 0.30% per year, go toward ongoing service, account charges, and general administrative costs. Underlying investment expenses. Compare these to the expense ratios of mutual funds. Costs associated with each investment in the contract can range from 0.25% to 2.00%. Costs of annuity […]

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The Difference Between UX and UI
Jan20

The Difference Between UX and UI

The Difference Between UX and UI No matter what you’re doing at any given moment, you’re witnessing a product or service’s user experience (UX) and user interface design (UI). Think of UI as the road you’re traveling on the way to vacation and UX as the feeling you have when you arrive. It’s easy to excel at user experience but fail at user interface design, and vice versa. We’re here to explain the difference between UX and UI and how you can succeed using them in tandem. What is User Experience (UX) Design? Simply put, user experience design is a human-first approach to product design. It’s how a consumer interacts with your product or service, and it is directly related to how consumers perceive your brand. Broken links, non-clickable images, bad navigation and unhelpful customer service agents can all impact a consumer’s user experience and their opinion of your brand. UX follows a customer along their entire user journey and should be considered at each phase. The goal is to delight the customer with a product or service that is intuitive and easy to use. It’s safe to say that bad UX will lead to fewer conversions and more bad word-of-mouth marketing. What is User Interface (UI) Design? User interface design focuses on the visual and interactive aspects of a product or service. This could mean typography, buttons, colors, images and more. UI goes beyond making a product or website look pretty — it takes into account the logical flow […]

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What Could Halt Cryptocurrency Momentum?
Jan19

What Could Halt Cryptocurrency Momentum?

Millions of investors, speculators, and crypto hobbyists have bought and sold cryptocurrency in the past decade or so, hoping that crypto would be both a powerful investment and a currency of the future. As a result, the cryptocurrency market is booming. Bitcoin, the most recognizable crypto name, has increased from a low point of around $5,000 in March of 2020 to a price of more than $51,000 as of the time of this article’s writing. Rival currencies, including Ethereum and Litecoin, have emerged as realistic competitors – and even meme currencies like Dogecoin are still floating around. On top of that, a growing number of merchants are accepting cryptocurrency as a form of payment. Nearly a third of all U.S. small businesses currently accept crypto as payment – and that number is consistently growing. Crypto optimists suggest that this is the natural momentum and that it’s only a matter of time before crypto becomes truly mainstream. There’s a lot of momentum pushing the crypto movement forward. So what, if anything, could halt that momentum? Watching the Signals First, what do we mean by “momentum,” and what could really bring it to a halt? Most investors will tell you that price is the most crucial variable, and they definitely have a point. The price of an asset is typically a good signal of both trading volume and consumer confidence; the more faith people have in a given asset, the further its price will rise. The prices of Bitcoin and other prominent […]

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11 Habits of Successful People You Can Take Over
Jan19

11 Habits of Successful People You Can Take Over

Exactly like team collaboration tools can do wonders to your employees’ productivity and business efficiency; your daily habits have the power to improve your life. The habits, like most things in life, necessitate effort and determination. To realize your full potential, you must direct your path through daily habits that prepare you for success. A recent study found that it takes 18+ days to acquire a new habit. Are you ready to take on this journey with full force? We’ve interviewed 11 successful people and asked them about daily habits that help them to succeed in business and life. Improve your team communication with Chanty Give our collaboration tool a try Please, enter a valid email Heavy usage of calendar and scheduling According to Dmytro Okunyev, the Founder of Chanty: “There might be days when you are worked up and still feel like you have achieved nothing on the important tasks. This may happen due to last-minute tasks, sudden meetings, a lot of interruptions, etc. Therefore, it is crucial that you understand the art of proper scheduling. When done right, it can help you manage your time and align everything including your personal and professional life accordingly. This habit helped me prioritize the important tasks and manage them efficiently”. Do what you love Sandeep Kashyap, the Founder of ProofHub shared his best habit with us: “When heading a business it is of paramount importance to value productivity and help your employees understand the same. In my opinion, there are countless […]

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