4 Simple Ways To Be Focused and More Productive At Work

Being in an IT sector my job requires me to spend a lot of time on a computer at the office. I know I am not alone in this. So many of us spend hours upon hours with our eyes focused on the backlight of our computer screens during work. We have heard we should keep blinking so our eyes so that they don’t get too dry. With the growth of the Internet, we also often struggle to remain focused on the task at hand. We get bored with our assignment, or we tend to linger on our momentary accomplishments. It may sound irrational, but I bet a lot of you avoid doing any work at work—but not on purpose. You might be simply struggling with motivation, or you might just be overdosing on the caffeine. Whatever the issue, getting focused takes lots of time and effort.

We can help you out with that, By incorporating a few of these mind hacks into your daily work routine. This will help you to find yourself getting things done more easily, not to mention better and faster than before and with less stress overall.

Have A One-Track Mind:

Stay focused at office

There is an illusion that doing many things at once is productive. Instead, it leaves you half-focused, and perpetually shift gears. you will have a way that nothing ever very gets complete this manner. Set a timer, and add 90-minute increments. specialize in that one task either for ninety minutes or till it’s complete. Then, take an occasion, and travel.

Music Can Help You A lot:

Music

“It calms me down”, “eases my stress”
“It improves my ability to focus on what I am working on”

Music can aid your concentration by suppressing distractions around the office. Some people experience these effects when they do simpler tasks, but it could also help when doing more complex work. You can control your soundscape in the office and replace external interruptions with sounds of your selection.

Preparing a To Do List:

To do listGet a head-start on tomorrow by preparing before you leave the office today. The simple task of writing a to-do list is one of the most efficient ways of keeping track of your daily work requirements. By writing out a list for tomorrow before you leave the office at night, you will have an instantaneous head-start on your next day and be prepared for your new priorities.

Clear the Desk That Speaks About You:Clear Desk at work

There’s no one right way to organize a desk. But your physical work space can have a big effect on productivity. It can either energize you or deplete your energy. Every paper on your desk has a task associated with it, and that task is going to take time.
Ask yourself: Are the piles on your desk the same ones that were there three weeks ago, or are they moving? If they’re not stagnant, you’re probably doing O.K. with some clutter
In most cases, keep your desk clear apart from the project you are tackling at the moment, along with the equipment you need to complete it.

When you are “working”, when you are actually on the job WORKING, make sure that your time is designed to move through your tasks – FAST. Don’t get bogged down with internet searches, phone calls, emails, tweets, social networks, family, friends. I’m not talking about ignoring, I’m talking about allowing things or people in your life to bog you down to the point that you are off task/track and not working. This takes practice and purposeful training. It’s like training for a marathon. It takes time, but once you’ve been at it for a while you’ll notice that you can accomplish much more in a day than you thought you could.

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HR Trends For Challenging 2017

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2017 is a year of shake up amongst the big players in HR, and understandably, it can be somewhat challenging to make sense of it all and decide where to invest your time and energy. Here are some of the main topics we undergo each day that I encourage you to embrace to keep ahead of the curve in the coming year.

Recruiting

Are you an HR? Do you spend way too much time recruiting for positions that should have been filled last month? Relax, you’re not alone.

Like it or not, you are recruiting in the world of Google. Just as easily as you can go to the Internet to look things up, so can your employees and your potential new recruits. That potential candidate is most likely looking at you before they even respond to your email, job posting, or call – and when they do, what do they see?

How different the world is today! A quick search for relevant jobs and many possibilities pop up for consideration in just the first three results.

Are you treating your employees well?

Today, employee engagement is also impacting your ability to recruit because your employees have the opportunity to leave their thoughts about you and your organization on Glassdoor, Indeed, Facebook, Twitter and more.

What do your reviews say? Would you join your organization?

And what about your own profiles and those of your hiring managers; do you look approachable? Are you sharing great insights into what you’re doing as a company? Can future recruits hear the excitement from their future boss and colleagues? In 2017, your management is going to need to get social.

Employee Branding

Now I know this is a turnaround. Not that long ago we were banning our employees from using social media, thinking gagging them was the best way to avoid negativity, but now people have access to social media in their pockets and employees can use it freely. So embrace it!

Why shouldn’t your happy employees share photos of their working lives? You trust your employees to use the phone and email, so why not trust them to share about your organization on social media?

“Trust your employee advocates to use the networks they’re comfortable with to share information,” she said. “It’s most likely where your future recruits are anyway.”

Being human

Call it profersonal or using hyper-personalisation; in 2017 you’re going to need to be more, ah, well more human to succeed. Sure, you are seeing a rise in robotics, I am sure they’ll find their place, but recruitment is fundamentally a person-to-person interaction.

People will also expect you to make an effort and look beyond a LinkedIn profile. Personalized messages from caring recruiters will win in 2017. Good recruiters have always created relationships with candidates. Previously, it was done with the phone. Now, it is being done with email and content marketing; just as marketing tracks open rates and click-through rates, so does recruitment marketing

But also remember, no matter how much you see about a person online, there will always be things they don’t share that will stop them taking your job. Be human, talk to them.

Keep Your Employees Motivated

Organizations don’t change people do these days rapidly. So if you want to keep your employees to stay with you stay connected. Great things get done, when energy and motivation meet each other. If you can figure out what motivates others, the tasks will get accomplished faster, and the results will be better too.  While motivation is like personal hygiene, wherein the individual is responsible, as a manager, you have a role to play to keep your colleagues and team members brimming with it.

These are the general problems and solutions We HR’s in a certain organization face each day yet we love our job. ITS FUN TO BE AN HR.

NOTHING SURPRISES ME

I WORK IN HR

Trip to Chhatbir Zoo

A trip or outing from your busy and stressful work schedule gives you a break and relax your mind for some time. I was facing the same situation from last two months when I get to know my company has planned a short distance trip for Team Building Exercise on 26 November 2016.

The location set was a very famous and very close to nature and surrounding habitat. We were going to The Chhatbir Zoo!!!!!! I was thrilled with my first experience. Although it is nearby the Chandigarh area, but over the years, I had never got a chance to visit, and since ages, I have not been to the zoo, I was feeling like a kid to go inside and relish my childhood memories.

It was short, yet it was a very successful and fun trip! Looking forward to more Team Building Exercises …

Happy Teacher’s Day