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  • Getting the Most Out of Your Summer Intern - Consultants 2 Go
    your intern every day plus have a more formal sit down meeting about once a week to keep them informed about upcoming projects and make sure they have clear direction on existing ones Having an open and communicative relationship with your intern will help them grow and will keep you up to date on their progress It will also help you gauge if they are a good fit for your company as a potential future hire Additionally it is important that your intern feel like part of the team When the internship is over you want them leaving with a positive impression Worthwhile projects While many interns expect to be doing everyday administrative tasks use this opportunity to allow them to dive into a tangible meaningful project Give your intern the opportunity to take the first stab at a project you have been contemplating The results are likely to be very telling for all involved You will also be able to see how they handle themselves in real world situations and how they fit in among your company s dynamic The intern may also discover something about their interests and abilities of which they were not aware Share the big picture Keep your intern up to date on how the company is doing and how they are contributing By sharing some information on the bigger picture and how their work relates to the company as a whole can bridge a knowledge gap and motivate them to continue to deliver great results So as you start to begin your search and onboarding of a new summer intern take a look at your company s goals both short and long term and determine what you are looking for in an intern Look for students who demonstrate an interest in your industry and

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  • Happy Father's Day - Consultants 2 Go
    a frequent traveler 2 Golf lessons All golfers welcome the opportunity to refine and improve their skills Giving dad a gift certificate for a few golf lessons is a terrific way for him to disconnect from the craziness of the real world get some fresh air and improve in a sport he loves 3 Dance lessons Does your man like to dance Maybe he could use a few lessons Dance lessons are a great way to spend time together share a few laughs and exercise all at the same time Check out your local dance studio they often offer special packages and discount rates 4 Master of the grill If your dad loves to be by the grill during the summer maybe some new BBQ tools is the way to go But don t stop there Now it is your turn to serve dad his favorite food while he relaxes enjoys your company together while creating new memories 5 Take him out to the ball game What a great way to spend the day enjoying his company He might have taken you to your first game as a kid this time you treat Load him up with all essentials that go along with a ball game peanuts hot dogs a cold drink and hopefully a winning team However you decide to spend your day with all of the special men in your life be sure to thank them for the influence they have had on you over the years and all they continue to do for you Gifts are just a small way to show how much you appreciate them Enjoy this day with your families This week s blog was written by Caroline Ryder Caroline is a Marketing Analyst with C2G Resourcing a subsidiary of Consultants 2 Go LLC

    Original URL path: http://www.consultants2go.com/happy-fathers-day/ (2016-04-26)
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  • How to Recruit a Recent College Graduate - Consultants 2 Go
    also looking for those who are willing to contribute to your company and have the desire to be there 3 Do a trial run If you are hesitant about hiring someone right out of college you can always offer an internship or part time opportunity This will give you the chance to observe the candidates skills personality and how well they interact with your other employees Internships are a great way to understand if someone is the right fit for your company 4 Attend college job fairs A great way to meet and network with many of the brightest students in the country is to attend job fairs where you can collect resumes and even conduct mini interviews with students At the job fair you want to promote your company s culture and core values so the students know what to expect in terms of advancement and work environment if they were to join your team 5 Look beyond the resume Since college grads are inexperienced in the working world you may need to incorporate other evaluation tools while assessing them Behavioral interviewing techniques are helpful to see what motivates a candidate and allows you to gauge skills that can be transferable to the role you are seeking to fill You can also use assessment tools to validate findings ensuring the right fit for your company Finally you can have potential peers at your company meet with the candidate to clearly lay out the job specs in order to measure sincere interest in the role and your company It can be a difficult task finding the perfect match for your company With such a large pool of candidates graduating every year it is important to figure out exactly what you are looking for and where you want to begin your

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  • Winning in Today's Social Media Obsessed World - Consultants 2 Go
    YOU are the competitive market differentiator Now let s talk about transparency What does it mean to be transparent It means being honest in everything and every way that you can imagine and more It means caring and caring deeply about your message your product your service your customers and don t forget your family and friends It all matters and it all determines your success and the success of your business People a k a customers clients employees are amazing when it comes to being able to identify a fake from a mile away The old adage of Fake it until you make it no longer wins the day Have you noticed how many companies have ditched their professional spokespersons Now be truthful when was the last time you really believed what was coming from the mouth of some paid actor or spokesperson Customers are much more likely to pay attention to what is said by the CEO and real employees who work at the company If the owner of a business is afraid to show his her face to the public and hides behind a spokesperson what else is he she hiding Whenever I am researching a company and looking at their web site if I can t quickly find a list of the leadership team and their email addresses bells and whistles start going off in my head I no longer care or believe anything I just learned about the company s mission to serve its customers deliver the best product or service or whatever their web site says Transparency requires that you engage everyday with your customers and clients That means you the CEO and all your employees not just your customer facing employees should be leveraging use of social media tools Facebook Twitter and YouTube are just the beginning Search out other media sites that are specific to your industry and start commenting linking and posting videos Encourage your employees to talk about your company both the good and the bad Why wait for exit interviews to find out what your staff really thinks You will quickly start making necessary changes and even discover a few new ideas along the way Empower your people to communicate You only weaken your brand from inside if you limit access to information Don t let anyone tell you that loyalty is dead or a thing of the past Customer and employee loyalty is alive and doing fantastic Ask any business owner who saw his her sales take a nose dive following negative reviews and comments on Yelp Twitter Facebook or YouTube Today s customers are more demanding than ever before When customers and potential employees visit your web site they come to learn about your company to research and compare your product and service and to discover who you are and your business philosophy If you have done your very best to provide them with rich informative content on your web site and you maintain an excellent reputation

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  • How to Avoid Major Tech Bloopers - Consultants 2 Go
    And several free AV programs do a good job of managing memory allocations Can one virus really destroy your business Yes especially if you infect customer files and someone sues you Failing to Backup Company Data Unfortunately many businesses neglect to backup company data a crucial step that can come back to bite them Remember having a physical hard drive or a cloud based storage account won t help you if you fail to keep your data backed up and your technology relevant Here at C2G we schedule backing up our company database and website on a monthly basis Depending on the type of company you have and the data you manage you might need daily backup It is best that you backup your data to a different physical drive than the one where the original data is stored Otherwise a catastrophe that kills the original data will almost certainly wipe out the backup data as well For that same reason the backup data should be stored on an external drive or system like a portable USB drive Leaving Employee Mobile Devices Unprotected Sarah Jacobsson Purewal of PC World advises protecting your employees phones Because smartphones carry so much sensitive data it s crucial to do what you can to prevent both your own and your employees phones from getting lost or stolen Huge business secrets have leaked out because thoughtless employees have gotten a little tipsy says Purewal Technology is supposed to help not hurt your business Examine your technology practices and ensure that you are avoiding potentially serious crises down the road your business will reap the benefits This week s blog was written by Kymberly Sheckleford Kymberly is an Analyst with C2G Resourcing a subsidiary of Consultants 2 Go LLC anti virus protection C2G cloud based storage

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  • Five Essential Apps for Your Small Business - Consultants 2 Go
    save time and money It allows you to collaborate with customers or colleagues across town across the country or around the world Through the WebEx app you can deliver and share presentations conduct online training participate in conference calls and meetings and at the same time improve productivity and reduce costs 3 SlideShark Giving a PowerPoint presentation The SlideShark app lets you play view and share PowerPoint presentations with animations fonts colors and graphics completely intact While many apps do not transfer files over exactly how you would like SlideShark gives you the opportunity to share a presentation exactly as it would look on your laptop 4 Dropbox Dropbox is a cloud storage service that lets you access and sync files across all your devices Rather than having a file take space on your tablet or laptop having it emailed to you or carrying around a thumb drive upload the file to your Dropbox account Then when you need to view a document while on the road the Dropbox app allows you to download the files only when you need them instead of storing the files on your tablet 5 Sign n Send Have you ever received a document that requires your signature while on the go Sign n Send allows you to sign any PDF and Microsoft Office document and send it back via email You do not need to worry about printing it and scanning the document to send back but rather you can take care of it all in one easy step There are hundreds of different apps to pick from all of which can be beneficial to your business These are just a few that may help you grow your business be more productive and run an effective virtual office This week s blog was written

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  • The World of Multiple Cell Phones - Consultants 2 Go
    it was expensive Now that the world has caught up with fixed prices I m contemplating getting another cell phone Why I work with telecom companies In order to effectively work in this industry I have to be able to understand how applications work among phones and carriers and the best way to do that is to have multiple phones Features I love the slide feature on the iPhone but need the keyboard feature on the Blackberry is the best I do a lot of emails and frankly it s faster and more accurate to type on a real keyboard Also if you have big fingers you hit two keys at the same time on the screen Not good Internet access is easier on the iPhone Carriers No single carrier has complete coverage In some areas where the number of cell towers is low you get cut off all the time Having different carriers gives me 24 hour access Different phone numbers I asked someone why they have two different phones and they told me they want to keep their old phone number that everyone has when she lived in a different part of the country however she wanted a local phone number that people can recognize when she calls in her current area of the country She forwards one phone to the next so that she only has to carry one phone Interesting tact to take At what point does this become too much How many phones is the right number Hopefully all these features will be consolidated into one device Soon Blackberry cell phones iPhone marketing sandi webster small business telecom Share this Story Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Reddit Digg Delicious Google E Mail About the Author Related Posts Comments are closed Prev Post Next Post Categories Analytics Corporate

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  • How We Run a Virtual Workforce - Consultants 2 Go
    to the office We don t know the answer but my company has a virtual workforce and there are times that we discuss how to make everyone feel a part of the team So here are my top three things we do to run a virtual workforce 1 Measure productivity CRM applications allow you to track your sales team to see how productive they are as well as to capture information in case they are not available when you need it These applications have a reporting mechanism that you can customize Create similar measures for non sales jobs number of new hires number of interviews in recruiting etc You have to decide the best way for your company to understand the productivity of your team 2 Give them the tools of the job a The use of document storage technology has given us the ability to access the most updated documents Infrastructures such as Dropbox and Google Docs allow our virtual team to work freely from mobile devices as well as their computers b We have regular meetings using teleconferencing and video capabilities with our team across the country Even if we have never met in person we feel like we have because we know what they look like and we see them on a regular basis 3 Have in person events several times per year For us it s our quarterly meetings Whoever can make it into the office will do so Others are on video conferencing For my company virtual is a way of doing business across the world But I do understand why Ms Mayer would want to bring her team in to get to know them and see how they work Who knows Perhaps the pendulum will swing in the other direction for her again Consultants

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