Choosing a Reliable Moving Company

The summer is the busiest time for moving companies. Moving can be a stressful time for everyone from the kids to the family pet.  If you are thinking about a move in the near future, it is very important to plan as far enough ahead as you can.  Choosing a trustworthy moving company is one of the most important decisions that you will make during your moving process. There are many things to keep in mind when choosing the right moving company for your needs. The following are a few tips that can help you with finding the most reliable moving company.

1. Plan ahead. As mentioned above, it is very important to start to plan your move as soon as possible. It is a good idea to start contacting moving companies at least 6-8 weeks before your actual move date. If you are moving during the summer months…

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How Do I Adjust To A New City Far From Home?

Great ideas!

The HireAHelper Blog

lady libertyIf you’re a bit anxious about picking up shop and relocating to a completely different city or area of the country (or globe), don’t feel bad. You’re totally normal! While transition is never easy, attitude and perspective are the two things that will “make” your transition. View this new move as an adventure! How often do we get the opportunity to make a whole new life for ourselves? Relocating allows us to start fresh, create new networks, develop new hobbies and much more! Enter your new life with excitement and hope. The following five tips will help you have a positive attitude and perspective when acclimating to your new city!

1.  Be Where You Are

This may seem elementary but it’s a real challenge not to hold tightly to friends and family back home. You may want to fly/drive home every weekend or month because you’re homesick or simply because…

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Green Guide to the Utah Arts Festival

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It’s that time of year again! The 2013 Utah Arts Festival kicks off today, Thursday, June 20th and runs through Sunday, June 24th.

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We love this annual gathering in the heart of Salt Lake City that celebrates art in its many forms – from paintings to pottery, music to performance art, delicious food and drink and much much more!

The Utah Arts Festival places a priority on reducing its impact on the environment, with their eARTh Team spearheading this effort.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Last year the Festival recycled more than 18 tons of plastic and cardboard and 2 tons of glass! When you visit the Festival this weekend, be sure to look for the Waste Wise Stations located throughout the venue and dispose of your waste accordingly.

Getting There

We recommend leaving your car at home, or at the very least carpooling, to this wonderful event. Skip…

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Employers: Do not underestimate the value of quality human capital

Helpful Office Management Tips

Human CapitalIn these tumultuous economic times, everyone is clinging onto and fighting for every single dollar.  It is less likely for people to part with money now, than during times of economic fruition and stability.  However, there is a time and place for everything.  Sometimes it is difficult to see a larger gain, a bigger picture, when one is deciding whether or not to part with a substantial amount of money.  This is true when it comes to hiring employees and oftentimes even more important than the purchase of property, a vehicle, or other considerable tangible items.

With less older people having the opportunity and blessing to retire, and many young people just beginning to join the workforce, the job market pool is overflowing.  A tough economy, coupled with an overpopulated candidate pool, drives salaries downward and unemployment upward, creating a devastating career marketplace trend.

It’s natural for employers to tighten…

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From Scout to Manager: The Manager’s Oath

The Human Balance

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Attention Managers! Here at e-VentExe, we are “rounding up the troops” and initiating our very own set of guidelines to becoming a Superstar Manager! Ever wondered what makes a great leader? Sure, anyone can manage, but not everyone can be a great manager. Do your mind, body, and company good — challenge yourself, commit whole heartedly to the responsibility of being the best manager for your company, for your employees, for yourself. Take the exclusive Manager’s Oath.

The Manager’s Oath has three components: The Manager’s Code, The Manager’s Promise, and the Manager’s Law.

THE MANAGER’S OATH

By committing to the Manager’s Oath, you are entering into an exclusive circle of committed members to uphold the below oath without question and with full purpose and vigor. Please raise your dominant hand and repeat the below bullet points;

As a Manager I will do my best to:

Be clear and concise.
I…

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When the HR Manager isn’t THE HR Manager anymore

The Armchair HR Manager - Advice from an "HR Fan"

To borrow a line from one of my favourite bloggers, Jay Kuhns, one of the things that “gets me fired up” is when other managers in your organization start thinking and acting like HR Managers. It is especially beautiful when they do this and don’t even realize they are doing it! It truly is a mark of success for my team when I see operations managers engaging with their staff and each other the way true HR professionals engage with them. I have always held the belief that the HR dept. can be rated as being effective when line managers, directors, etc. have become their own de facto “HR Manager.” In essence, they are doing the day to day, in the trenches work that many of us as HR Pros get sucked into doing (for them). It truly is a sweet moment when they start thinking and acting as strategic…

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Would Steve Jobs Pass Your Interview?

Data Science Musings

People are the most important resource a tech company has. It is the employees who come up with brilliant new products, develop them efficiently and find customers to use them. The best employees can be far more valuable than the average employee, and there is no better example than Steve Jobs – the man who transformed Apple into the largest company in the world.

It is very hard to assess the impact an employee has on an organization. We cannot perform an A/B test to compare the outcomes of a company with or without the same employee. But in the cases of some CEOs, sometimes, it is very hard to argue with their success. In 1997, when Jobs returned to Apple, the company he co-founded and was fired from 12 years earlier, it was worth a bit more than $3B. Just before his death, Apple’s worth reached an all time…

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