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The Difference Between Goals, Objectives and Outcomes

The terms “goals”, “objectives”, and “outcomes” are often used interchangeably, but they are not actually synonymous. An objective is a specific result to be achieved within a specific time frame. A goal is a measurable end result. A goal is broader in scope, generally including one or more objectives. For example, a goal might be “increase profits”. An objective might be a specific promotion designed to increase sales, and thereby increase profits. An outcome is the assessment of the actual results achieved by an activity against the intended results.

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Employee Benefits: 6 Steps for Successful Implementation

According to the Society for Human Reaources Management, a fifth of HR professionals have modified their benefits practices in response to the very low 4 percent unemployment rate, and the resulting competition for workers. In this kind of situation, creating or modifying written policy can help makes things clearer for everybody. Always make sure that all stakeholders — including Legal! — are on the same page and supportive of the decision, and that it is in alignment with other organizational policies.

Read more: https://www.hrbartender.com/2018/recruiting/employee-benefits-implementation/





The Secret About Resumes No Recruiter Will Tell You

Despite what we’ve all been told about the importance of our resumes, the true fact about them nowadays is that they are virtually useless as a job hunting tool because nobody takes the time to read them. Big data has stepped in to replace the resume as the primary feature in the job search. Sites like LinkedIn are important, but only a small piece of the puzzle. Rather it is your overall online presence that influences recruiters. It is in you best interest to curate your online presence to project an image that coincides with potential positions you would be interested in pursuing.

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Find Time to Focus on Accuracy – Friday Distraction

Accuracy matters with a lot of tasks just as much as making deadlines, and some tasks need a lot more attention, time and focus than others in order to do them well. This can mean that sometimes multitasking is a bad idea, and that procrastination can create problems even if the overall deadline is met. You should set aside time to really focus intently on unusually complex or demanding tasks so that we don’t cross the line between being busy and being overwhelmed, with our attention pulled in too many directions.

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Keep Your Day Job but Everyone Needs a Side Project

Silicon Valley giants like Apple, Google and Oculus all got their starts as the side projects of people who had day jobs already. Working on a side project can be a great way to develop your skills and learn from experience. Contrary to fears that working on a side project will divert focus, energy or motivation from one’s “real” job, a good side project should leave you feeling more motivated and energetic, not less. Side projects are also great for earning some extra money.

Read more: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/315209