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2016 Reflection: What worked, what didn’t and what is worth trying again in 2017


Here we are at the end of 2016.  Wow, how fast it traveled.  Now, it is time to self-reflect about the year.

What transpired in your life this year?

What changes did you make?

What did you accomplished?

What positive actions did you make?

Did you achieve your goals?

What worked?

What didn’t?

Was it a good year?

What happened to make it a good or a bad year for you?

What will you change in 2017?

What is worth trying again?

What would you like to accomplish in 2017?

Life is sometimes full of challenges, obstacles and unknowns, however if we have something to strive for everyday, it gives us purpose.  With a purpose, we have something to look forward to, even when those challenges become overwhelming. It is worth every moment when we know our life purpose.  What is yours? ~ Patti

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Business Goals for 2017


The New Year is almost here and it is now time to think about business goals for 2017.  Business goals describe the expectations of what a company wants to accomplish throughout the year.  If you want your business to be successful, it is important to define your business goals.  Let’s review how to start the process.

Getting Started on Business Goals:

  • Be honest.
  • They are tied with the company’s mission.
  • They are positive outcomes.
  • Keep them clear and simple
  • They are realistic, specific and measurable.
  • Commit to them.
  • Have the ability to measure and track them.
  • Measure them weekly, monthly, quarterly and/or yearly.
  • They should be outlined in the company’s business plan.
  • Set a date to achieve them.

Business goals reflect where the business wants to go and what they want to achieve.

  • What exactly does the business want to achieve?
  • How many clients or customers do you want?
  • How many products or services do you want to sell?
  • What impression does the business want to make?
  • How will the business accomplish these goals?

Periodically review the company’s progress throughout the year.  Is the business on track with the goals?  If not, why?  Planning and tracking progress is the key to making a  business succeed.  Once the business goals are achieved, it is time to celebrate!

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How to Facilitate a Killer Job Interview as the Interviewer


When a position comes open as a supervisor you want to pick the best candidate.  Someone who will work well with your team members and be a great asset for the company.  It may be tedious looking through all the resumes received, however this is a very important step to find the right person for the job.  Take your time reading, reviewing and knowing what qualities you want in a candidate.  After you have reviewed the resumes, it is time to start preparing to interview.

The Preparation Before the Interview:

  • Prepare your interview questions and have them reviewed by the Human Resources Department.
  • Choose a date, times and location for the interviews.
  • Choose a good location to conduct the interviews where there is no interruptions.
  • Call or email candidates to set up the interview times.
  • Ensure to give yourself enough time between each interview.

How to Conduct the Interview:

  • Have a friendly approach when introducing yourself to the candidates.  Smile.
  • Have an introduction and description prepared about the job position.
  • Have the candidates resume in front of you.
  • Maintain good eye contact and watch your body language.
  • Ask opened questions.
  • Listen to the candidates. Don’t interrupt them in mid-sentence.
  • Take notes during the interview to remember key points.
  • Allow the candidates time to ask you questions.  You can learn a lot about the candidates from the questions they ask.

Once you have interviewed all the candidates it is time to pick the top two candidates for consideration.  Make sure you get references from the candidates and call them.  This is a very important part of the hiring process.  Have some questions drafted to ask the candidates references.  Invite the top candidate back for a second casual interview.  This is more relaxed and you can get another perspective of the candidate as well as have the team meet the potential employee.  Get feedback from your team, they have to work with this person and you want to make sure this person is the right fit for your team and the company.

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