Control Your Day! The Key to Blocking Time on Your Schedule to Increase Productivity


Blocking Time to Increase Workplace Productivity

From the time you wake up to the time you go to sleep, you spend your days going to meetings, putting out fires, answering voicemails and emails and talking with employees. If you aren’t intentional in scheduling your time, you won’t be able to get much done or have time for your personal life. Since… Read more »

Is Your Work-Life Balance, Well… Out of Balance?


Work Life Balance Improvements | Alliance Resource Group

In many cases, your work can take priority over everything else in your life. Your desire for career success can cause you to forget about the other significant areas that matter. For this reason, you need to find a balance between work and your personal life. Having a healthy work-life balance minimizes stress and burnout… Read more »

Common Consequences of a Toxic Workplace Culture…And How to Fix It!


Workplace Frustration | Alliance Resource Group

Signs of toxic workplace culture may be seen throughout the office. For instance, the lack of communication between managers and teams means employees receive no feedback or recognition for their work. High levels of stress lead to a greater incidence of fatigue, illness, and burnout. Turnover increases because employees don’t want to work for your… Read more »

How to Open Up to Your Boss to Discuss Workplace Stress and Challenges…So You Don’t Have to Quit!


Feeling stress in your job is a normal part of your finance career. Regularly feeling overwhelmed and anxious isn’t. If you feel unreasonably stressed at work, you need to talk with someone. Learn how to open up to your boss to discuss workplace stress by following these guidelines. When it comes time to find a new finance job, contact Alliance Resource… Read more »

The Key to Showing Your Manager You’re Ready for More Responsibility When Working on a Contract Assignment


he Key to Showing Your Manager You're Ready for More Responsibility

As a leading finance professional working in contract positions, you know that employees who do more work get ahead. When you accept greater responsibility and get higher profile assignments, you’re the first to be noticed when higher positions or salary increases become available. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to ask for the duties and… Read more »

Struggling to Focus? Take a 20-Minute Walk to Refocus Before Your Afternoon at Work


Taking a Walk During Your Workday

Like most people, you probably experience a mid-afternoon slump during work. Feeling tired can increase frustration, induce stress, and make it hard to focus. To combat these issues, schedule a 20-minute walk during work each afternoon. In addition to improving your health, you will elevate your mood, feel more creative, and be able to focus on your work. When thinking about a… Read more »

Why You Should Always Take an Interview…Even If You’re Not Actively Looking for Work


The best employees always are on the lookout for job opportunities. They like keeping their options open, sharpening their skills, and learning to interact with different personalities. Even if top talent is not looking to change employers, they appreciate seeing what is out there and how their jobs compare. When you are in the market… Read more »

Stop Skipping Lunch! Even If You’re Busy…Everyone Needs a 30-Minute Break to Refuel and Recharge


As a busy leader, you may be constantly finishing tasks and completing projects. You also may believe that you have no time for breaks. Although you might think that working through lunch will help you remain productive, the opposite is true. You are more efficient and effective when you take regular breaks, including a lunch break. For help… Read more »

Is Your Work-Life Balance Tipping Out of Control?


Like most people, work may be invading your personal life. You may be racking up hours in an attempt to get promoted. Or, you could have more work than one person can handle and be trying to get everything done on time. However, poor work-life balance mean you probably feel fatigued and unable to think clearly or work productively. Family and friends probably feel… Read more »

How to Mentally Prepare for a Workplace Presentation When You’re Typically More Introverted


As an introvert, you probably are more comfortable alone or in a small group than with a crowd of people. However, there will be times at work when you need to deliver a presentation to a potentially large audience. Because you already have the knowledge and skills needed to deliver, your focus should be on preparing your… Read more »