Industry News 1/2/2014

Malakye Picks: A New Year, A New You!

   
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How to Make the Most of 2014 (read it on businessinsider.com)

Why Read It? Review these tips to maximize your professional impact this year!

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  • 2014 will be the year of the startup: Whether you've been in business for 10 years or 10 days, it pays to act like a startup. The economic environment is replete with innovation and change, and the importance of being nimble and adaptable is heightened.
  • Customer service is crucial to success: Customers are tired of being treated like numbers. Quick, professional responses to real problems will go a long way in further building customer loyalty and raving fans.
  • Part-time hires and testing employees before they start will save companies millions: With an increasing portion of the workforce becoming freelance (predicted to grow to 70 million by 2020) and the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, more workers will become accustomed to working part time than being bound to one employer.
  • Always Come to the Table with a Solution: Offering a solution or idea is only half of the equation. The more you present any issues with recommended solutions and then implement those solutions in a timely and effective manner, the more the leadership team will rely on you and think about you for future projects and new responsibilities.

"Channeling the ethos of the late Steve Jobs, we only get to do so many things in life, so the things you choose to do, make them great, and always have a sense of urgency about getting them done."


This Year, Do Better at Work (read it on forbes.com)

Why Read It? Approach work with an 'out with the old and in with the new' mentality to be better at your job in 2014!

  • Assume Success: Imagine that everything you contribute helps the bottom line. "Be confident in your work. You're uniquely qualified to do exactly what you do."
  • Study Your Industry: Your industry is constantly changing and you need to keep up with what's happening now. "Most industries have trade magazines or websites that have the latest news in that industry."
  • Always Come to the Table with a Solution: Offering a solution or idea is only half of the equation. The more you present any issues with recommended solutions and then implement those solutions in a timely and effective manner, the more the leadership team will rely on you and think about you for future projects and new responsibilities.

"Most people aspire to be better at their jobs because it results in increased happiness and personal satisfaction."

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There's an opportunity in your area!


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Cheers to 2013!
(read it on The Guardian)

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Looking Ahead to 2014
(read it on CNBC.com)

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