Flexible Work Schedule: Pros & Cons

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 4/2/20 10:00 AM

 

How cool is it we are fortunate enough to live in world where we are no longer limited to accomplishing all of our work from the confines of an office? Working from home is a blessing, but it is not for everyone. There are many factors management must consider before giving their employees this liberty.

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Topics: AICPA, APA, ASAE, career guidance, Flexible Work, HRCI, SHRM, technology, Time Management, Work Schedules

Without Good Customer Service, Your Product is Moot

Posted by Erica Bass on 3/12/20 9:00 AM

 

I’ve worked hard to provide good customer service for a very long time. I started out at VTR (then VLC) as an intern in the support department.

Even waiting tables in high school, my focus was on “supporting” people through their meals, making sure everything was as it should be, and that my tables had all the tools they needed (refills, ranch, napkins, etc.) to best enjoy the food, the restaurant’s actual product.

The longer I work directly with clients (whether they be businesses or individuals), and especially since I have more recently worked to coordinate our other departments, the more I am convinced that service and support is one of the most important things we do. 

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Topics: career guidance, Ethics

Storytelling: Embedded in everything you see

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/20/20 9:00 AM

Story-Based Learning

The Exposition
Rising Action
Climax or Turning Point
Falling Action
Resolution

Referenced above are the standard five key components to a story plot. Pretty simple when you think about it. This is the framework for virtually every movie or book you've seen or read.

One could argue that stories are the greatest gift to mankind.  

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Topics: career guidance, CE, continuing education, continuing education online, courses, learning, online education, story, story based learning

Getting that Promotion

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 2/13/20 9:00 AM

At one point or another, we've all wanted to know how to get promoted. Let's lay out a plan that will help put you at the front of the pack for the next promotion that you know you deserve. This is a simple 3-step process that will help ensure that your superiors know who you are and what you can do for the company.

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Topics: career guidance, continuing education, leadership, success

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

Lost in Conversation

Posted by Vaughn Pourchot on 6/11/18 8:00 AM

Finding Your Passion

Let's face it - we've all been there before, enjoying our time hanging out with a group of well-respected peers and then the conversation goes off on a tangent about a topic we know nothing about. In just a matter of seconds you go from being a vital part of the dialogue to a wallflower because the new topic is foreign. You hope the conversation will circle back to what got you off topic, so you can continue to be a part of it. Unfortunately, the new topic has everyone completely and utterly absorbed.

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Topics: career guidance, continuing education, continuing education online, conversations, courses, mobile-friendly, online education

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