A Trinity Staffing Quick Share: 10 Success Predictors [Video]

With the New Year around the corner most of us are laying out our goals and resolutions. So if you could know BEFORE the year started if you would actually acheive them would that be helpful to you??

I've been following Brendon for about 5 years and THIS video is one of the most impactful to date. 

ENJOY!!! & Happy New Year! 

 

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Is it possible to PREDICT if you will achieve your most important goals?

Did you know there's a science to that?

BRENDON BURCHARD #1 New York Times Bestselling Author #1 Personal Development Show on YouTube Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures on Facebook Top 25 Most Influential by Success Magazine "One of the most successful online instructors in history." - Oprah.com

BRENDON BURCHARD #1 New York Times Bestselling Author
#1 Personal Development Show on YouTube
Top 100 Most Followed Public Figures on Facebook
Top 25 Most Influential by Success Magazine
"One of the most successful online instructors in history." - Oprah.com

I discovered this about 10 years ago, when I began my career as a high performance coach. It’s SO powerful.

You can even use this framework to predict if your team or loved ones will achieve their goals:

10 Factors Predict If You'll Attain Your Goals 

 

Sleepy at Work?

How a Good Night’s Sleep Can Help with Problem Solving

Sometimes at work we are confronted with problems that seem intractable. The more we concentrate on trying to solve them, the more confounding they seem to become. We seem to get mired in place, and as a result, we get tired, frustrated and stressed.

If you find yourself in this position, there is a potential way out, one that does not require a lot of effort. When making a decision, people often say, “Let me sleep on it.” As it turns out, there is good reason for getting some sleep when you are facing an important decision. Scientific research has found that it really does help.

 
If you regularly get less than 7 hours of sleep, you’re not at your best. The less sleep you get, the worse you do.
— Thomas Balkin, PhD, director of behavioral biology at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, Md
 

What Sleep Research Shows

Research has shown that people are better at solving problems after they have gotten some sleep. The reason for this may be what is known as the Incubation Effect. This theory states that the mind works better if it has time to rest. You may have experienced this if an idea comes to you suddenly during the night.

Psychologists are not really sure why this happens. They speculate that it could be because the mind is less distracted or that the subconscious is working on the problem.

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This location for a Powernap is not reccommeded by Trinity! 

But sleep is essential in problem solving for other reasons as well. Research has shown that during sleep, your mind is processing the information and experiences you gained during the day. Moreover, during sleep, your brain is working to store newly acquired information into your long-term memory.

When you enter the REM (rapid eye movement) phase of sleep, your brain is also making connections between thoughts and ideas that you are not aware of when you are conscious, which can help in the problem-solving process.

Focused and Diffused States

When you have had sleep problems, how would your workmates/family/friends describe you?

When you have had sleep problems, how would your workmates/family/friends describe you?

There is actually a lot going on when you are sleeping, even though it may not appear to be that way. Our mind has two gears – a focused state and a diffused state. The focused state is self explanatory – in this condition, you are actively concentrating on something. But what happens in this state is that you tend to get into a rut, to think along well traveled lines.

In the diffused state, however, when you are sleeping, your mind is more unfocused. It is in a more relaxed condition, a state more conducive to creativity and making new connections and associations, all of which helps in problem solving.

So, when you feel like you are spinning your wheels and the frustration is mounting, it may be time to take a break, to sleep on it, and to give your mind a chance to use its full potential for problem solving.

If you are trying to solve the problem of finding a job, Trinity Staffing can help. Trinity will work closely with you, giving you the personal attention you deserve to find the job that is right for you. Give Trinity a call today.

     

Is it Slower than Usual?

Molly's Quick Share:

5 Tips to Keep Your Staff Busy During the Slow Season - ENTREPRENEUR

Jason Lucash • Guest Writer

If you need help with special projects or covering your employee’s well-earned breaks over the holidays, please call us!

If you need help with special projects or covering your employee’s well-earned breaks over the holidays, please call us!

It is that time of year when many businesses tends to get a little slow. You and your staff were working at a high efficiency due to the busy season but now that sales have tapered off, everyone finds themselves with more free time than they are used to. So is now the time to take a load off and party? Definitely not. Now is the time to get everything you have been putting off done and to start planning for the busy season again.

Here are a few things to keep you and your staff busy during these quiet times.

1. Organize.

When business is slower than usual, this is the perfect time to get organized. To operate more efficiently and effectively, organization in the workplace and in your personal space is key. Cleaning up your computer files, organizing projects and emails and re-configuring your computer desktop can really make life easier when business picks up again. In addition to your personal space, organization of the office and making sure there is plenty of office supplies in stock can make the stressful times easier to endure.

2. Follow up with clients.

Following up with clients and pending/potential projects is the perfect thing to do when you have free time at work. Reaching out to your clients about quotes you had discussed previously, or getting in touch with your top clients not only makes them feel like they are a priority, but it can also dredge up some business as well.

3. Look at your marketing strategy. 

Even though marketing should be a priority all year round, sometimes the planning and implementation gets put on the back burner during busy times. So, during slow periods is the perfect time to fit your companies marketing strategies in. Creating catalogs, sell sheets, email blasts, updating social media, the website and planning for the next year are all good things to do while it is slow.

4. Take an inventory of products.

Now that business is quiet, it is the perfect time to get accurate inventory counts on all your products. This will allow the warehouse to get organized and will enable the company to accurately see how well they did in the busy season. This will also give an accurate count of what is currently in stock and will allow the company to order more based on the time of year.

5. Have group meetings and discussions.

 After the busy season has finally come to an end, this allows you and your team time to meet and talk about what went well and what could be improved for next year. During these discussions, ideas for company culture, dealing with the stress of the busy season, marketing planning and product ideas can all be good things to discuss.

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Just because it is slow does not mean that it is the perfect time to sit back and relax. When it is slow, it allows you and your staff to take a step back and look at how to improve for next year and to get prepared for it early.

 

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If you need help with special projects or covering your employee’s well-earned breaks over the holidays, please call us!

Illegal Interview Questions — What They Are and How to Respond

"WAIT!!...... WHAT DID YOU JUST ASK ME???"

As anyone who has gone through the hiring process knows, interviewers throw all kinds of questions at you. Some are the more conventional and expected, while others may be a little off the wall so the interviewer can see how you will react.

While interviewers have a fairly wide latitude in the kinds of questions they can ask, there are a few types of questions that are off limits, meaning that they are illegal to ask a job applicant. And, from time to time they pop up during an interview. It may be that the interviewer is pursuing a line of questioning and doesn’t even realize that he or she has strayed into forbidden territory, or that the interviewer himself really doesn’t know what is illegal.

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In either case, if you are a job applicant, you need to be aware of your rights, to know what is allowable or not, and how to respond if you encounter an illegal question. Questions related to age, race, and religion are all off limits. The reason for this is to prevent discrimination based on any one of these attributes. What the law says is that an employer should not be able to disqualify you from consideration for a job just because of your gender, age, race or religion.

The only time it may be acceptable to ask a question about any one these things is if they would directly impact on a person’s ability to do a job.

So, for example, while it is legal to ask a person if they are over the age of 18 because the employer can only hire adults, it is not legal to ask person when they were born or how old they are. It is also illegal to ask a person if they are married or single, whether they own a home, where they go to church, if they have children or are pregnant, because none to these things impacts how a person will do their job.

What the employer can ask, however, would be something like, “Do you have any responsibilities that would interfere with regular attendance at this job or that would impair your ability to travel?”

An employer can ask you if you have ever been convicted of a crime, but they may not ask you if you have ever been arrested. Moreover, the conviction should be considered only from the perspective of how it would impact your ability to do the job

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If the employer should ask you a question that is clearly out of bounds, the best course of action would be to move the conversation toward an area that is more job related. Usually, a polite reminder about the nature of the question is enough to get things back on track.

  At Trinity Staffing we do our best to always show respect to all applicants in a professional way. 

If you are seeking employment contact one of our experienced account managers today!

What is Holding You Back?

Everyone naturally wants to perform their best at work. But sometimes we are our own worst enemy when it comes to performance. We do things that are counterproductive. We get in our own way. It could be because we have picked up some bad habits, or because we haven’t learned the best way to do things. Here are some things to keep in mind to improve your performance.

1. Going back to basics.
Sometimes we forget the basics of our field we may have learned a while ago. We have gotten away from the solid fundamentals that are necessary for top performance. That may be why you are struggling more than necessary. Don’t feel embarrassed to go back and review things you learned earlier in your career.

A sports metaphor might help to put the situation in perspective. After a loss, a professional football coach said his team needed to get back to basics, because they were not executing the fundamentals of the game, blocking and tackling, as they should. So, even the best must from time to time refresh their knowledge of fundamentals.

2. Slowing down.
Many times when someone is assigned a new project, they jump right into it and bulldoze their way as quickly as possible, trying to maintain good time management. If this is something you are prone to, you need to slow down a little. Take some time at the start to determine exactly what is required, and what is the best way to approach your task.

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3. Focusing
Everyone loses time during the day because of distractions. It is important to learn good time management, and there is plenty of information available to help you improve your time management.

To learn how to focus better, however, it is necessary to practice. That means clearing your schedule and your mind so that you can concentrate solely on your work. It means thinking about where you are at on your projects so you are thinking also about what comes next.

4. Controlling your emotions.
From time to time, you are going to get frustrated. Things don’t go as planned, the work is more complicated than expected; people are not cooperative. There are plenty of causes for frustration. We get angry, and without an outlet, it continues to build.

For this reason, it is important to learn to control your emotions, to remain calm and poised under pressure. There are also things you can do to relieve the stress, such as taking a quick walk, deep breathing, chewing gum, even drinking tea.

Trinity Staffing is among the most respected recruiting firms in the San Antonio area. If you are looking for work, Trinity Staffing has the resources and network to find the right job for you. Give Trinity Staffing a call today.

How to Improve Employee Performance

You have an employee who is not performing up to expectations. It could be a relatively newer employee who never seemed to hit his stride, or even someone who has been with the company for a number of years and whose performance has declined. Whatever the case, he or she needs to improve.

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The first impulse here might be to do some type of performance review, outlining the person’s failures and emphasizing the need to improve, attached to a warning that his job is at stake. It is a process that could ultimately end in termination. Before taking this route, however, a better course of action would be to help the employee turn his or her performance around. Here are a few steps to take to do just that.

1. Examine the person’s motivation.
We all have different factors that drive us in our work, and they can be as varied as we are. These drivers may depend on a person’s background, personality, or age. Different people are motivated by different things. It could be that the person is not receiving the right type of motivation.

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2. Show the person’s contribution
Often, a person’s motivation flags because they don’t see how their particular job contributes of the overall goals and mission of the company. The person does not see the importance of his or her job. If the person is able to see how and why his job matters to the mission of the company, it may give them the impetus to perform better.

3. Have expectations that are unambiguous.
The employee needs to know exactly what is expected of him or her, so he knows what kind of standards he must meet. The expectations must be clear. And the employee should also receive abundant feedback on his performance.

Moreover, the supervisor needs to help the employee with steps he can take to improve his performance.

4. Give the person what he needs
An assessment of the problem should include an evaluation of whether the person has the proper training and skills needed to meet performance expectations, as well as any other necessary resources. If he or she does not, the employer should provide them.

5. Reassess company incentives
How does the company encourage good performance? Does it routinely give bonuses to people who underperform? Do managers show their appreciation to employees who do a good job? These are all things to look at to encourage employees to give their best.

If your company is looking for qualified and reliable employees in the San Antonio area, Trinity Staffing is the place to go. Trinity has the experience and expertise to find the people your company needs. Trinity is one of the best in the area. Give Trinity a call today.