You Might Need A New Perspective – Not A New Job!

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Interviewer: “ So what do you do at work?”

Person 1: “I just take out the trash, wherever there is trash I take care of it”.

Interviewer: “So you’re a lab technician . . . a Scientist?”

Person 1: “No, I just take out the trash”.

Interviewer: “Well, excuse me for not having clarity in my reference to the lab technician and  Scientist – but truly you are when it comes to taking out the trash, especially nowadays. It’s not just throwing it in one spot and that’s it, it’s performing an analyst of the trash to see what you will drop off by the categorized piles of trash, you’re brain is thinking in a logistical and strategical pattern to where you will be bringing the trash all while you are using efficiency with your time and labor to get from one end of your workplace to another. So, you see you’re not just taking out the trash”.

Person 1: “I never looked at my job in that way before”.

Interviewer: “You’re Welcome!”

The above is from a conversation I had with an employee years ago at Mohegan Sun – the employee is still there, has moved on to being a manager all because he changes his mindset about his job.

I worked in a factory in Florida at the height when all these small electronic companies were popping up. I assembled and soldered PC Boards for various computer operators at my employments. There was a time when I was working in Tampa Florida at this mid-size factory – the PC work side had slowed down because of the delay in our Field Technician Training. When this happened you went to perform your side task jobs – these tedious jobs that needed to get done, but nobody liked doing them.

One of these jobs was to punch holes in the plastic covers that protected the PC boards out in the fields. It required a one 1” hole in the top center. This job was on my side task list when there was downtime. I hated this freakin’ job – I hated the sound of the machine (it got in the way of hearing the music) – I hated sitting there doing the same extra thing every minute of my shift – I hated picking up all the plastic discs and saving them (we used them in the field as spacers) this little factory was way ahead of the times.

After work on that Friday, we all meet at a local bar for Happy Hour to gather and bitch about our jobs, not me, I loved my job I just hated doing this side task. Someone yells to me from across the bar  “Hey Cheryl, we’re going to need 500 of those covers next week”, I said to him “oh my God, 500? it takes me 2 days to get 50 done. My friend sitting next to me says “you know sometimes it’s the way you look at a situation that makes you unhappy about it, change the way you look at it”. I thought, WOW she gets very psychological after a few glasses of wine! But, something to ponder. . . . . 

The following Monday, I went to work with a new perspective of that shitty job. I asked my manager if he knew what was the most covers done in an 8-hour shift, he gave me a number I wrote it on a piece of notebook paper taped it to my machine – asked my department lead if I could turn the music up a little louder, she said absolutely. I sat at the machine and expressed that I did not hate her today! I had all my amenities within reach and I began to punch holes. I surpassed 50 in that 8-hour shift. I was 20 years old at the time and have carried that lesson of Mindset with me throughout my career(s) and in my life. The number on the paper was 44!

Peace Harmony & Looking at it differently!

 

XO Cheryl

Concierge Services Grow As A Popular Employee Benefit

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Employee Concierge

In the struggle to find and keep your workplace talent, we’ve seen an increasing number of office amenities offered to attract and retain employees. These range from Free Beer Fridays from the local pub to mid-day hair and nail appointments. While benefits can vary, consider offering amenities that are truly valuable to your employees. Office amenities actually make employees’ lives easier, reduce stress and increase productivity: 

Guess what the number one amenity that is needed not only wanted?

#1.CONCIERGE SERVICES

Employees are busier than ever and this leaves little time for personal errands. As a result, innovative employers are looking at ways to address this by investing in concierge services. These services include everything from taking in your dry-cleaning to booking airline tickets to making sure the Summer Rental is stocked. 

Employee satisfaction is essential to a company’s overall success, which is why it’s crucial to offer incentives that excite and inspire staff as well as attract top talent to the recruiting process. While every employee loves a salary increase, there are other ways to reward workers besides offering a monetary reward. 

Workplace Amenities can be a game-changer for small businesses looking to keep highly engaged employees who love their jobs.  Be creative, If employees get hungry, offer snacks. If they have difficulty juggling work-life balance, offer dry cleaning pick-up and drop-off or better yet offer them Concierge Services.

Attract – Engage – Retain

Attract top talent, engage your employees, and retain star performers with a unique employee benefit available.

Having CC Concierge Company services allows employees to offload the pressures of their life so they can better focus on their job. Employees give CC Concierge Company their to-do lists which allows them to get more done at work and at home.

Contact me to schedule a complimentary consultation today! (860)961.6824 or  cchomeconcierge@gmail.com 

Peace Harmony & Find Time For What’s Important!

XO Cheryl

 

 

What Can A Business Concierge Do For You?

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Small Business Concierge Services

CC Home Concierge Company  provides services that take care of the tedious and time consuming portion of your evenings and weekends. CCHC is prepared to help you with everything from the every day to the extraordinary.

PROVIDING TRULY PERSONALIZED SERVICE TO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER.

With the true concept of a personal concierge, CCHC Small Business Services work with each individual to develop a plan-of-action that enables a client to feel as if they have accomplished the tasks themselves.

It’s a cost effective solution of outsourcing your business tasks, Business concierges are playing an important role in today’s business by performing many of the same services as an office-based employee, but without the associated costs of payroll taxes, health insurance, workers comp, training, office space, etc.

WE TAKE CARE OF THE THINGS YOU DON’T WANT TO DO, SO YOU CAN REGAIN CONTROL OF YOUR TIME.    

Business sometimes need extra support with the need of hiring additional employees – CCHC Small Business Concierge is your answer!

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Are you looking for a balance of home and work life? comment me @ cchomeconcierge@gmail.com. We can talk about what the next step will be for you.

 

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Sunday Blessings

There are nine days left until Christmas – okay . . .  Okay, take a breathe . . . Ahhh

I know you’re struggling with deadlines at work before the Holiday Shut-Down, maybe it’s projects, assignments, make-up work and deadlines at school, or you have aging parents not living near you and they too have lists and deadlines for you.

You can always reach out to me @ CC Home Concierge Co. to hire a Home Concierge for that Peace of Mind! experience, to know that items are getting done from your “Seems-like-never-ending” To-Do List this holiday season.

Give yourself the Gift of Harmony this Christmas . . .

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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Quick Guide: Planning The Awesome Holiday Office Party

Office-Christmas-Party8 Simple Secrets to planning an Awesome Holiday Office Party

If the thought of planning the holiday office party has you hoping that the Grinch DOES steal Christmas – Just hang on, I can help you out along with taking away all the stress of planning.

 

  1. Get Organized – Recruit a couple of Elves (your teammates) No one should do it all on own! You can create a list of tasks and then delegate to your Elves (teammates)..
  2. Get Ideas – First, you need to get ideas for the party from the employees. There are two ways I have done this, that’s by setting up an online questionnaire, I use Survey Monkey . The setup is easy, but since you are delegating task this is a good one to give to your Tech Department Elves. The other way of collecting ideas is a simple Suggestion Box (they still are the best)!
  3. Choose a Theme – After, you have collected all the ideas, now choose a theme for the party. If you usually are partying around all your daily equipment-desks, computers,xerox machine, it’s kind of hard to get into the Festive Holiday Spirit. Think of unique and different options – Here is a short list of suggestions: Art Galleries, Museums, Wineries, Country Inns, Community Barns are fun, you can create a New England Christmas in Connecticut feeling!
  4. Donation Area – Tis’ The Season For Giving. Employees love to give – set up an area for your employees to bring a non-perishable food and/or Toy. Choose 2 charities, arrange to have items picked up the night of the party by a certain time. Announce that the items need to be in the boxes by 7:30 pm for example. What a great way to spread some Holiday Spirit and Magic!
  5. Hire Music – Hire a live local band that you know does a Unique Christmas Repertoire or hire a DJ that will keep the party in a positive party vibes.
  6. Make it Night-Time – Make the party an evening event, this way the employees can invite a guest, their spouse, or family.
  7. Designated Driver – Set up with Uber night of party, if anyone needs a ride home (paid for or discount) or with your Employees, create a designated driver program, they can earn merchandise or money.
  8. Give Real Gifts – As a meeting service concierge I have cleaned up after many of company Christmas parties – I had observed my first year that employees would leave behind the box or bag with the certificate and card. You know, the one you have to go online and order your gift for a certain value. I have seen employees leave certificates worth $1000 and over. They want the Real Stuff – The gift they can take home and share with their family.The gift that when they look at it makes them feel good that their management took the time to think of them.

Enjoy!

Peace & Harmony ~ Cheryl

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