4 Tips for Beating Procrastination

b loehr - procrastinationThe “simple” definition for procrastinate, according to Merriman-Webster.com is:

“To be slow or late about doing something that should be done: to delay doing something until a later time because you do not want to do it, because you are lazy, etc.”

Ouch, lazy? That cuts pretty deep. I mean everyone procrastinates from time-to-time, right? It’s part of being human, right?

Webster’s “full” definition leaves out that ugly four-letter word.

  1. To put off intentionally and habitually
  2. To put off intentionally the doing of something that should be done

Still not a pretty picture.

Did you know there is a science to why people procrastinate? According to the UPMC Healthbeat, there’s a chemical reason we prefer relaxing activities versus those “have to” things that we find so easy to put off. The intense urge to avoid work by focusing on more pleasant or satisfying activities is an actual  battle between the limbic system and the prefrontal cortex. The prefrontal cortex is less developed and thus weaker, so often the limbic system wins out, leading to procrastination.”

Before you get all kicked-back and in the so-it’s-not-my-fault-at-all zone, consider the very real pitfalls of procrastination. For instance, putting things off can cause stress later when you have to double or triple-time it. And we all know how stress wreaks havoc on your overall health – your immune system in particular – not to mention how relationships between stressed out people suffer.

Factor in the bad rap your reputation will get. Also, how repeatedly succumbing to procrastination will squash both your drive to succeed and the likelihood of realizing your dreams. And those are but a few of the myriad ways procrastination can lead to trouble.

Understanding the science behind procrastination is all well and good, but what most of us need are practical tips for beating procrastination.

  1. Dismiss the notion of perfection

 If you’re waiting for everything to line up perfectly before diving into whatever it may be, just don’t. Not only will you accomplish next to nothing, but you’re giving procrastination a foothold in your life. Get your ducks in a row as best you can – then dive in.

  1. Change things up

 Realize that different environments have a huge impact on your productivity. A writer friend of mine finds one distraction after another at home, but can buckle down at the corner coffee shop where laundry, dishes, and a million other chores are not front and center.

  1. Remember how to eat an elephant?

 Big tasks or projects often saddle you with a crippling sense of being overwhelmed before you even get started. Which makes it ten times harder to get started. So, break the assignment into bite-sized pieces . . . Err, smaller tasks. And make it a priority to bask in the sense of accomplishment, for just a wee bit, after each step.

  1. Create the adult equivalent to a sticker chart

Remember the sticker chart that worked wonders to get your preschooler to behave? That same reward principle can work for adults too. Establish little reward incentives along the way then treat yourself to something special when the task is finished, on time in a quality manner.

Get a grip on procrastination before it becomes the middle name that even the dog knows you by.

Now here’s a biggie. Don’t procrastinate about contacting B Loehr Staffing. You are our priority at B. Loehr Staffing. That’s why both our Client and Candidate Toolboxes are chalk full of resources to assist you. Check them out today.

4 Tips for “Giving Back” to Your Community

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For many non-profit organizations, the donations they receive in money, time and various other resources are more than merely a “want”. Without the support of large and small businesses alike, these organizations that meet the crucial needs of multitudes of people, would not be able to operate. But thanks to the generous support of community-minded companies, these life-impacting organizations can continue to meet benefit humanity.

No gift of money, time, talents or services is too small to have a lasting impact. And as companies across the country have discovered, they receive as much goodwill as the not-for-profit they serve.

“For me, giving back means finding ways to benefit the community that may also benefit my business — after all, without the community’s support, small businesses wouldn’t exist,” notes Dwight Lieb, commercial real estate developer. He further cites research by Ernst & Young and the Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund that demonstrates the correlation between philanthropy and business success.

  •  89 percent of entrepreneurs donate money, both personally and through their companies
  • 62 percent of those who donated reported that giving back makes their companies more successful

Check out these tips for ways to get onboard with “giving back.”

Focus your Efforts

Want to really make an impact? Choose one cause/organization to commit your entire company’s efforts and resources to. If the sheer number of worthy causes has your head spinning, initiate a sit down with your employees. Choosing from among causes your staff is familiar with is a great place to start. Appoint a willing volunteer already associated with the organization to spearhead the company’s involvement. This will get things moving faster.

Consider sponsoring local sporting teams.

Who doesn’t appreciate the long-term benefits youth gain from team endeavors? Yet, these worthwhile activities often suffer from both a lack of funds and volunteers. Not only is this a fantastic way to dip your toes into the world of giving back, but also offers varying levels of involvement. These community-backed activities also provide a great opportunity for exposure.

 Serve on a Community Board

 Commit your company to fill one or more spots on a local community board. These positions are crucial to the long-term success of these organizations yet can be difficult to fill over the long haul. If possible, find an interest that suits what your business is all about. If you’re in a medically related business, participation with the Red Cross will make sense. If manufacturing is your area, then supporting the vocational arts programs at the local high school would be a good fit. Connecting with your industry in this way will likely provide a plethora of networking opportunities as well.

Plan and Host a Community Event

 Pitching in wherever needed is a great way to show community spirit. But why not go a step further and volunteer to plan and host a segment of the local festival or the big parade – some significant community event. Get all troops on deck, utilizing the natural abilities of your workforce. Set the organizers to strategizing, the sales department to soliciting financial donations, the ad team to creating a marketing campaign, and so on.

As the largest independent, locally owned and operated staffing company in the St. Louis metropolitan area,  B. Loehr Staffing name has been synonymous with giving back to the community with employment and training program for not-for-profit organizations since 1898. We have always been and will always be committed to providing top quality service and innovative solutions to the businesses of this fine community. Contact us today for assistance will of your staffing needs.

 

Why Should My Company Be Involved in My Community?

b loehr - community 1It’s not likely that any business owner or leadership teams are looking for more things to fill their day. Even with the economy’s rebound in recent year, staying afloat in today’s business world is a full-time job in itself. Still businesses across the country are stepping up to volunteer, to donate services, to give back to their communities.

The last few years have seen philanthropy grow in a profound way, to the tune of 64 percent of companies reporting an increase in giving back between 2010 and 2013, with participation up by more than 10 percent for 52 percent of these companies.

While many large corporations are generous with financial support across a wide array of charitable organizations, companies without the means to contribute money need not feel left out when it comes to impacting their community. Opportunities involving the gift of time, services, or non-financial resources abound.

Large and small businesses alike have recognized why giving back matters and why getting involved is worth the effort. Here’s but a sampling of those reasons.

  1. Giving Back Feels Good: The Satisfaction Factor

If that sounds like a backhanded, “what’s in it for me?” reason, stop for just a second. It’s a fact that giving of yourself – time, money, talents, whatever – has a “feel good” effect. That’s just how it works. And that’s secretly why Mom and Dad never tired of repeating the adage, ’tis better to give than to receive. They knew that once you got bit by the “giving bug,” giving would become a habit.

You’re right; you shouldn’t get involved in community efforts so that you can pat yourself on the back. But honestly, in the bad-news-at-every-turn world we live in, who couldn’t use the satisfaction boost of knowing you did something that will ultimately help another human being? Which leads right into “why” #2.

  1. Improved Employee Morale

Everyone knows the positive impact employee morale can have on productivity. Likewise, the negative impact a plummeting morale can have is probably even more familiar. Well, imagine an entire workforce, amped up on “feel good” vibes from the company’s participation in the food pantry’s holiday drive or the Children’s hospital benefit or Habitat for Humanity’s latest project. Those good vibes will translate into a geyser of team unity back at the job site. And what management staff wouldn’t be all about that?

Remember, too, that Millennials place a high importance on the “giving back” factor when job hunting. They look for companies who align themselves with and are committed to a cause.

Companies who choose to be involved in their community discover the benefits far outweigh the inconvenience or sacrifice. Those who feared time and attention pulled from monitoring the bottom line would endanger said bottom line soon realize just the opposite is true. Why? Because customers pay attention to which companies are community-minded.

Community involvement provides avenues to:

  • make connections and form relationships with potential customers
  • build respect throughout the community
  • enhance the company’s reputation
  • network within your industry
  • increase visibility and build loyalty
  • develop affiliations with city, community, area, regional leaders

Both you and the community will reap the benefits of your ongoing involvement in whichever philanthropic opportunities you choose to align your company.

  1. Loehr Staffing has faithfully served the greater St. Louis metropolitan area since 1898. We take seriously our pledge to provide excellence in employment services throughout this great community. Contact us today about a partnership that will exceed your expectations.

 

 The Best Summer Ever

b loehr - summerA couple of months ago over lunch, a friend and I made plans to get together this summer to brainstorm this idea that had mulled around in my brain for years. “I think you’re on to something here,” he’d said, encouraging the tiny spark to flicker brightly once again.

While I would have loved to get him on board and make some headway in turning this idea into something tangible, I filed the “get together this summer” comment in the same faraway place where all the other this-summer-let’s-do conversations ended up—never to be heard from again.

So I was totally blown away when in mid-May he called and announced, “Let’s get those brainstorming sessions on the calendar. You mentioned Wednesdays are good for a long lunch, right?” I mumbled something unintelligible, too stunned to form a coherent sentence. Undaunted, he continued. “Sorry I didn’t call sooner, but I saved every other Wednesday. I figure by the end of summer, we’ll be ready to make a presentation.”

Now words really failed me. But somehow the conversation had continued. The proof now stared back at me from my calendar in two-hour lunch blocks on half the Wednesdays through June, July, and August that bore the notation “lunch w/Brian”.

That first Wednesday, I not only picked up the lunch tab but thanked him profusely for making time for me in what had to be an incredibly busy summer schedule. After all, whose summer schedule wasn’t busy?

“Yeah, we have a lot going on. But this project is important to me.”

“Aren’t you coaching Little League, too? I don’t know how you fit everything into your schedule. Summers fly by so fast that it seems like I blink and it’s over.”

And then he shared his secret to making every summer the best summer ever: get it on the calendar.

“Used to be like that for us too. All these hopeful plans that never came to fruition. Then a couple of years ago we got serious about planning our summers. Now in early May—actually started in April this year—we grab the calendar and begin plotting out all the stuff we want to do. The fun things like outings to the zoo and the kids’ games as well as the not-so-fun stuff like painting the deck. We try to knock out all the major chores around the house by the end of May, so we have more time to enjoy summer.”

I’m sure my mouth hung open in a most unflattering pose as he detailed how the calendar had become their secret weapon for making the most of the summer. And thankfully, he shared some awesome time-saving tips that help them squeeze every spare minute out their summers.

  • His wife does a huge grocery stock-up the first week of June to cut back on all those annoying emergency runs to the store.
  • He hires a couple of teens from the neighborhood to help with the major lawn care.
  • They established a family chore time that has incentivized the kids to pitch in because when the job’s done, they take a family bike ride to get ice cream.
  • They offer double allowances to any child willing to take on additional, age-appropriate household responsibilities that free up some time for mom and dad.
  • Each family member gets to suggest an outing for the family to enjoy together.

On the way home, I swung by the office supply store and purchased a calendar with huge blocks for writing in summer activities. Then after dinner, I called our first “best summer ever” calendar planning session.

At B. Loehr Staffing we understand the importance of life-work balance. We can offer you a position with the freedom and flexibility your lifestyle demands. Contact us today.

 

 

Preparing for Generation Z – Part II

b loehr - gen zGeneration Z has been dubbed “the reality-check generation,” a title they earned as a result of expectations and aspirations tempered by uncertain economic conditions during their formative years. By the year 2020, they’ll make up 20% of the workforce.

Like their predecessors the Millennials, they value creativity and innovation, but they place greater importance on stability and are seen as more pragmatic than Generation Y. They will arrive in the job market looking to build their careers on a solid foundation, and they’ll need managers who understand them to help them get off to the right start.

What should companies expect from Generation Z?

• While many businesses boast of friendly workplace cultures, flexible schedules, and transparent salaries to pique the interest of potential candidates, it appears more career focused perks will get the nod from Gen Z.

Today’s college students ranked opportunity for career growth as the most important aspect of their first job (36%) followed by fulfilling work (19%) and stability (19%). Friendly work environments (10%), flexible schedules (7%), and the highest salary (6%) rank lower in priority.

To attract the top talent in Generation Z, companies will have to demonstrate an interest in and ability to assist their employees in reaching their most important career goals.

• While it’s expected the job-hopping tendencies of Millennials will carry over to the next generation, Gen Zers’ yearning for stability and the establishment of a firm career foundation will provide employers with some ammunition in the retention war.

Companies who make effective and frequent training a priority and who strive to offer a variety of professional development opportunities will realize the greatest opportunity for maintaining a steady, qualified workforce.

It might come as a surprise that this i-everything generation places a high value on key relationships. Being fluent in a world of social media, text messages and email hasn’t usurped their desire for genuine conversations and connections, especially with those in places of authority over them.

They long to be taken seriously, to have their energy and enthusiasm encouraged rather than stamped down. They fear that older generations won’t give them a chance as they actively seek to be part of a team that will embrace their knowledge and skills. They want the opportunity to present their ideas and to join forces with employers who share their passions.

Generation Zers will find their niche within companies who value employee development, who encourage and appreciate their drive to climb the ladder, and who take employee engagement seriously. Companies who aren’t too afraid to embrace this promising generation will benefit from this generation’s technological savvy as well as their focus on continual learning.

B. Loehr Staffing is already striving to attract top-notch talent from among the brightest and best of Generation Z. Allow our staffing experts to match these rising young stars with your company’s open positions. Contact us today.

Preparing for Generation Z – Part I

If you’ve yet to meet the newest crop of kids on the block, it’s time to get acquainted with them.  Meet Generation Z, born in the mid-1990s through approximately 2010. Though the bulk of this generation are still in high school – or younger, a full 15% are pursuing bachelor’s degrees, almost 10% are in some stage of vocational education, 3% are pursuing master’s degrees, and 3% have already joined the workforce.  These Gen Zers will burst upon the global workforce in the coming years, bringing with them a mighty wave of change.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Gen Z currently makes up 25% of the population. They outnumber their older siblings, the Millennials, by nearly one million.

Generational studies are considered more art than science, as proven by the differing opinions for what birth years make up this newest segment of the population. Still, valuable insights can be gleaned from a look at the national and worldwide landscape around which this generation matured.

Many experts label Millennials as the “innocence lost” generation, having grown up during the boom times and relative peace of the 1990s, only to see their sunny world dashed by the September 11 attacks and the economic crashes of 2000 and 2008. Generation Zers, however, don’t remember a time before September 11, the war on terror and the recession-ridden 2000’s. Therefore, they tend to be more cautious and less entitled than the dissected-to-death Millennials.

To say this segment of the workforce is internet savvy doesn’t quite cut it. Sure, their predecessors, Generation Y, also grew up in an online/cellular phones world. They were considered “digital natives,” but most Generation Zers have always had a computer in their pocket next to their smartphone—which has always been “smart.”

“We are the first true digital natives,” said Hannah Payne, an 18-year-old U.C.L.A. student and lifestyle blogger. “I can almost simultaneously create a document, edit it, post a photo on Instagram and talk on the phone, all from the user-friendly interface of my iPhone.”

Maybe your head is spinning while trying to imagine that scenario, and it could be you admit to no one but yourself that you’ve yet to figure out half the features on your smartphone.

So, what can you expect from this new generation as they join the workforce? Stay tuned for next week’s post as we explore what lies ahead for the workplace in Part 2 of Preparing for Generation Z.

At B. Loehr Staffing we understand how challenging it is to have the right people in the right places.  Through our specially designed Staffing Systems and Management Programs, you can be sure of finding the staffing solution that suits your organization’s specific needs. Contact us today for assistance with all of your hiring needs.

Interview Tips for Recent College Grads – Part 2

It’s projected that throughout the 2015–16 school year, colleges and universities will award 952,000 associate’s degrees; 1.8 million bachelor’s degrees; 802,000 master’s degrees; and 179,000 doctor’s degrees. These numbers reflect increases in three of the four categories with a slight decrease noted in bachelor degrees.

That’s a whole lot of grads searching for a job. If this scenario is playing out in your life, don’t let these statistics cause you to despair.  According to a new survey from CareerBuilder, two-thirds of employers plan to hire from this year’s crop of college graduates, up two percentage points from 2015, making this the rosiest outlook in a decade.

So check out these key interview do’s (last week we delved into key don’ts) and prepare for success in your future job interviews.

Do:

  • Make yourself stand out

How can you be memorable amongst a sea of qualified candidates? Consider a short video to introduce yourself, your experiences and passions. Put together a portfolio or other visual compilation of past achievements that relate specifically to this job.  Be sure to inject a bit of your personality.

  • Do your homework

Leave no stone unturned while uncovering what this company needs most right now. Talk with anyone you know on the inside. Check out the entire job opportunities listing within the company. Read through every word on their website and peruse recent news articles or press releases for morsels of information. Determine how you can be a solution to an issue they’re facing and highlight during the interview why you’re a great fit to help the company achieve its goals.

  • Prepare a Reverse Interview

Rather than wait for the interviewer to ask for your questions at the conclusion of the interview, ask probing questions throughout the meeting. Why? Because such questions will demonstrate your interest in the position, your knowledge of the industry, and the potential enthusiasm you would bring to the job. So, prepare a set of specific questions you can ask of the interviewer, making them unique to this job opportunity.

  • Expect the unexpected

 Because many interviewers have changed things up when it comes to the how, when and where of interviews, a go-with-the-flow attitude will serve you well. That way, a “Let’s grab lunch while we chat,” request won’t ruffle your feathers. And when you enter the office to find not one, not two, not three but FOUR people waiting for your arrival, you’ll not faint dead away. Your response to an out-of-the-ordinary approach will be on display so make a positive impression backed by a genuine smile.

B. Loehr Staffing is eager to offer recent college graduates a job that aligns with their career goals and fits their lifestyle. We offer a competitive pay package as well as opportunities to increase your skills and experience. We’ve given you a heads up on interviews – now the ball is in your court. Contact us today.

 

Interview Tips for Recent College Grads – Part 1

??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????You’ve aced interviews in the past. That one for the cafeteria job your freshman year and just last winter you nabbed a spot on the groundskeeper’s crew after a very successful interview. When you think back, though, those interviews were pretty much a formality. Your roommate recommended you for kitchen prep – actually, she begged the manager to hire you so she’d have a friend on the work team. And with the early, snowy winter, the grounds keeping crew were short-handed, big time, so the interview lasted maybe four minutes before the supervisor pronounced you hired.

But now that your college days are behind you, and you’re officially on the prowl for a “real” job, the game has changed. This is the big leagues. The real deal. The realization that those past interviews did nothing to prepare you for landing a real-world, honest-to-goodness, 40-hour-per-week job causes your stomach to knot.

Don’t let the prospect of a job interview send you into a tailspin. With some preparation and attention to detail, you can successfully navigate a “real world” interview. This week we’ll delve into several key “don’ts” and continue with the “dos” in next week’s post.

Don’t:

  • Focus too heavily on college accolades

In the “real world” grades, extracurriculars, and such matter less than they did in your pre-graduation days. Of course, you’ve every reason to be proud of your accomplishments and will want to note them on your resume. But this potential employer will be most interested in how your knowledge and skills will translate into on-the-job know-how. Focus on the experiences that have prepared you for this position.

  • Focus on everything but the job itself

 It’s fine if the company “perks” have you psyched. The culture and benefits and the location – surrounded by awesome eateries – not to mention that cool coffee shop on the first floor. But none of these topics should dominate the interview conversation. You’ll make a much better impression if you focus on how you’ll give 110% to the job rather than drool over the vending machines. 

  • Forget about non-verbal communication

While interviews are mostly about talking, it’s crucial to be aware of the impression your body language makes. You want to come across as confident so don’t fidget or allow your eyes to dart around the room. Sit up straight and sit back rather than hover on the edge of your seat. You want to project enthusiasm so smile sincerely and focus on the conversation. Speak with “a smile in your voice.” 

  • Expect perfection

Even the best interview has its low points. The one question you dreaded the most, whose answer you stumbled over. The awkward silence when nary a coherent thought could find its way from your brain to your mouth. It happens to everyone at some point. So cut yourself some slack. If you go in accepting that something will probably not go exactly as you’d hoped or planned, you’re likely to be calmer and make fewer bloopers.

Stop by for next week’s post on key “do’s” for navigating successful job interviews.

At B. Loehr Staffing we are continually searching for the highest caliber candidates to become our employees. An interview with us might be that all-important first step in your new career.  Don’t waste another minute.  Contact us today.

The Many Benefits of Positive Thinking

b loehr - positiveWhether your attitude reflects a glass-half-full or glass-half-empty outlook, it will impact every aspect of your life. The benefits of positive thinking are particularly impactful on your health and overall well-being. In fact, a sunny disposition can increase lifespan, reduce the risk of death from cardiovascular disease, lower cholesterol and increase resistance to the common cold. Positive thinking lowers rates of depression, lessens stress, slows aging and improves coping mechanisms for dealing with the inevitable bumps in the road of life.

All of these benefits should be reason enough to strive for an optimistic outlook. But according to Barbara Fredrickson, a positive psychology researcher at the University of North Carolina, there’s even more to gain. An optimistic outlook can impact your job skills and create lasting, impactful value in your work life as well.

Fredrickson refers to this as the “broaden and build” theory. Positive emotions create a broadened sense of possibilities and open your mind to potential opportunities. This encourages a person to seek out, build and develop new skills and resources that can provide value across all areas of his/her life.

A sunny disposition is often accompanied by a can-do attitude, a characteristic that certainly makes an employee more desirable—not to mention more teachable/trainable and pleasant to be around. A positive thinker commonly appears on the list of most sought-after “soft skills”.

Many see positive thinking as simply a personality trait. While some folks are naturally more optimistic, those who find themselves prone to negativity don’t have to allow a pessimistic attitude to rule their lives. Choosing to shut down gloomy “self-talk”— the endless stream of unspoken thoughts that run through your head—can make a huge difference. Minimizing negative self-talk and intentionally redirecting one’s mental monolog paves the way for a more optimistic overall outlook.

While some of this ongoing internal conversation comes from logic and reason, some self-talk results from misconceptions or a lack of information. Get the facts—assuming almost always leads to a blurry picture—then refuse to allow a gloomy Gus attitude to sabotage a positive approach.

When life throws you a curb, it’s tempting—and takes little effort—to succumb to woe-is-me thinking. But fight the urge to expect the worst and focus instead on the bright side. Because expecting good things to happen actually increases the chances of a positive outcome.

So, Debbie Downer and Negative Ned, make way for Positive Patrick and Optimistic Olivia!

The caliber of B. Loehr Staffing’s Field Associates, as well our clients has earned us the reputation as a solid premier provider of quality staffing in the greater St. Louis area. Whether you are a candidate looking for a position or a company seeking talent, building a “positive” partnership with us will provide a timely solution. Contact B. Loehr Staffing today.

Be a Problem-Solving Employee

At the slightest setback in the day’s plans, Ms. K threw up her hands and backed away. “I can’t do this!” she exclaimed, her arms crossing defiantly over her chest as her head shook in firm agreement.

Cooler, calmer demeanors stepped in immediately – it was obvious this was not a first-time occurrence. The relatively minor issue was handled efficiently and effectively, with a minimum of raised eyebrows and widened eyes at their co-worker’s behavior, and the day proceeded.

This employee did not possess even the most basic of problem-solving skills. How long will she last in this position? Probably not long.

Problem solving combines logic and the knowledge of past experiences with an imaginative sense of “what if?” to dissect a situation and determine an intelligent solution. A number of important skills factor into successful problem-solving including resilience, analytical thinking and creativity, as well as a bent toward asking the kind of questions that dig below the surface and peel away the layers to get to the core issue.

Consider the IDEAL model, described by Bransford and Stein in their book Ideal Problem Solver. It breaks problem-solving into the following stages:

  • Identify the issue
  • Define the obstacles
  • Examine your options
  • Act on an agreed course of action
  • Look at how it turns out, whether any changes need to be made.

While the process sounds simple, it takes time – which is completely different, of course, from thumb twiddling to pass the time, so it looks as if you’ve invested deep thought into resolving the issue.

The best resolutions result from a purposeful, strategic process.

  • Identifying the problem must involve a thorough understanding of the situation. Minor glitches can be resolved with a brief run through of the above steps. But major issues often involve many contributing components that must be defined before they are addressed.
  • Define the obstacles – with pen and paper or a whiteboard, get a visual of every facet of the problem, listing even the most minute aspect. Make an effort to approach the situation from every angle.
  • Examine every possible option to ensure a great idea won’t be pushed aside because it appeared less than feasible. The first thought that enters your mind or comes up in the group setting discussion may not be the best solution. That’s okay. It’s this kind of thinking, reaching, and grasping that will ultimately lead to the best resolution.
  • Act – when it’s time to move, go for it. Forge ahead with confidence and resolve.
  • Look at the outcome – utilize the acronym ART that stands for Assess, Review, Tweak. Objectively assess the results, thoroughly review every part of the resolution, determine what tweaks will better the outcome.

Typically, problem solvers like to learn, can reason well, think creatively, aren’t fearful of decision making, and possess planning and organizational skills. A purposeful approach to dilemmas will make you a valued employee. So, if you lack in any of these crucial areas, choose one skill to work on and resolve to become a better problem solver.

At B. Loehr Staffing we value employees whose problem-solving skills set them apart from the crowd. It is the outstanding performance of our employees that has helped to build our reputation as a premier provider of quality staffing. Contact us today for assistance in finding a position that will utilize your unique skill set.