Mental Fatigue in the Workplace

Posted by Erica Bass on 12/5/19 9:00 AM

 

We all experience mental fatigue in one way or another, whether we realize it or not. Have you ever had a brain lapse and experienced a scenario similar to the one below?

I take a seat back at my desk and glance down at my to-do list; I open my browser back up and navigate to Analytics… oh, wait.

I look down at the to-do list again… expense reports, right! Expense reports… I toggle through the files and open last month’s to use as a template. Ooo, nuts.com! I haven’t put in our snack order for next month yet, and it’s already… *clicks to open calendar* Oh yes, the 28th… *starts shopping online for office snacks*

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

How to Write a Blog

Posted by Erica Bass on 11/28/19 9:00 AM

 

As Switchfoot once sang, “If we’re adding to the noise, turn off this song.” If you don’t have a topic and an angle for blog writing, you are noise. Go brainstorm! 

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Topics: Tips + Tricks

Why Business Automation is Worth Your Time

Posted by Erica Bass on 11/21/19 9:00 AM

Could Your Job Be Automated?

Chances are, even as far as technology has come, your job couldn't be automated... BUT something you do on a regular basis probably could be. According to a 2017 McKinsey Global Institute study , less than 5% of all occupations are candidates for complete business automation using current technologies. However, the same study estimates that nearly 50% of all current tasks humans are paid to perform could be automated using already-existing technologies. Okay, so... what does that mean for us, the people whose tasks could be automated?! The answer is... a few things.
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Topics: career guidance, In the News, technology, Tips + Tricks, efficiency

The Stress of Meeting CE Requirements

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 11/14/19 9:00 AM

I remember my first run-in with the beast known as continuing education requirements. It still feels like yesterday, albeit the experience lasted several years. I wasn’t too far into my career before I realized that, if I was going to compete in the job market, I was going to need something to help set me apart from my peers. 

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Topics: continuing education

Top 5 Benefits of Continuing Education

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 11/7/19 9:00 AM

As a professional in any field, maintaining and enhancing your knowledge and skills are both benefits of continuing education. Of the countless gains, here are what VTR believes are the top five:

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Topics: continuing education, education, learning

Top 3 Options for Earning CE

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 10/31/19 9:00 AM

These days, there are many ways out there to obtain continuing education credits. Obviously, some are good and others are not so good. Let’s go over the options that are predominantly available to you and see how we can work them into your daily schedule:

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Topics: continuing education

5 Slack Integrations to Elevate Your HR Team

Posted by Bryana Wall on 8/14/19 12:03 PM

How would you like to be the hero of your office? Well, pull up a chair. Technology is such a vital part of the modern HR department. Larger companies often have custom designed solutions for a lot of their processes, but smaller and medium-sized companies have to work a little harder to automate processes and work efficiently.

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Topics: HR

How VTR is Empowering All People to do Good Business

Posted by Haley Likens on 8/5/19 11:59 AM

VTR is proud to announce that all our courses and their content are now free!

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E-Marketing: Paid Search

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 7/2/19 1:02 PM

Is E-Marketing Necessary?

The short answer is...Absolutely. The real beauty of online marketing lies in the precision targeting of your key demographics. Alternative marketing mediums such as television, radio, and print are largely inefficient relative to

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Topics: marketing, online marketing

E-Marketing: Clicks vs. Close

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 6/18/19 10:00 AM

Most companies don’t have to venture very far into the e-commerce world before they come face-to-face with data overload. It’s a slow progression deeper and deeper into rabbit holes of data. For every question you manage to answer, you create ten more in the process. With so many pieces of data to gather, where do you even begin? This is where marketing metrics come in. If you are new to the game, a good place to start is looking at your overall business goals, and breaking them down into manageable metrics.

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Topics: marketing, online education, online marketing

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