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  • Common Myths About Project Management

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on August 16, 2018

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    The Process of Project Management is one that many employees don't see the value of and often dread. Here are some common myths about project management and why they aren't true: Leaders Never Help Employees often believe that project managers are just there to be your boss while your boss is busy, but that’s not the case; project managers are there because they have previously been in projects as a follower and they have proven that they have what it takes to lead.  Project…

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  • 4 Key Attributes to Look for When Recruiting Staff

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on July 31, 2018

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    Knowing who to hire is difficult enough but knowing what to look for in prospective employees doesn't have to be.  Here are four key attributes to look for when hiring new employees: 1.   Ambition You want to find employees that are not only going to show up to work on time, but that are also going to go out of their way to get things accomplished.  Ambitious employees can also encourage their coworkers to become more ambitious, which can tremendously improve company mo…

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  • How to Effectively Use Social Media for Business

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on July 24, 2018

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    Social media is everywhere; it is no revelation that any successful company in today’s society has to have a good social media presence. Technology is changing our world and how we find our information. It used to be word of mouth that would determine reputations and we trusted our neighbors to lead us to companies that were trustworthy. Now we have the internet; with the ease of writing and sharing reviews, it is particularly important to use social media to preserve your reputation. Here…

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  • Asking the Right Interview Questions

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on July 18, 2018

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    There are many jokes about the “right” interview question. The right ones will reveal what motivates the person, who is it, what do they enjoy, why do they want to work, what they reason do they want to work for you. The purpose of an interview is to find out what you do not already know from a candidate’s resume. Okay, they led a team for a marketing campaign that increased revenue %5 over the last two years. What does this tell you? Did they meet deadlines on time? Was the te…

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  • The 4 Best Ways to Reduce Stress at Work

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on June 13, 2018

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    Stress is on the rise in today’s society, with work being one of the leading causes.  However, there are many ways to reduce stress in the workplace and thus reduce individuals overall stress.  Here are four of the best ways to reduce stress in the workplace:   1.   Move More Standing up and walking around for a few minutes every couple of hours can both increase productivity and reduce stress.  Walking, working out, and other forms of exercise increase blo…

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  • The 3 Ways to Maximize the Value of Breaks

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on May 25, 2018

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    Taking breaks throughout the work day actually increases productivity in the workplace by helping employees refocus their attention on the tasks at hand. Here are three ways to maximize the value of breaks to ensure increased productivity:   1.   Get Moving Sitting at a desk can get redundant, which allows you to lose focus of what you should be working, so just take a quick walk around the office if you need to. Walking away from a task, especially one you have been working on…

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  • Top Three Ways to Improve Productivity at Work

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on May 16, 2018

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    It goes without saying that productivity is one of the most important objectives that every company has. Employees need to be motivated and focused when they are at work so they can be efficient in completing their tasks. That being said, what are the best ways to improve productivity at work? Here are our top three ways to do it! Define objectives and let the workers figure out how to meet them- An objective is something of actual value to the end customer (the people paying). If it doesn&rs…

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  • How to Dress for Success in Job Interviews

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on April 10, 2018

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                Job interviews are the first date of the business world, so it is important to dress smart in order to impress the interviewer with both appearance and knowledge. A good guideline to follow is when interviewing for a white collar or office job wear a suit and for those applying for a blue-collar type job then dress business casual; it is never acceptable to wear casual clothing to an interview.      &nbs…

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  • Five Tips for Organizing Meetings That Get the Job Done

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on April 05, 2018

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    We have all been there: the meeting is scheduled to last thirty minutes, but the executive shows up late and the team will not start until they arrive, forty-five minutes later everything but the actual topic for the meeting has been discussed, and half the room is comprised of people who have no say in the matter and are just “silently observing”. This is the reason that everyone dreads face-to-face meetings and has led to the rise of the email and phone team discussions. Here are s…

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  • Four Keys to Improving Employee Engagement

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on March 20, 2018

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    Your company is running and you have hired your team of employees now comes the next step: how do you keep you employees engaged and happy? First thing to know is what does it mean to be engaged? Engaged refers to employees who are active participants in the company and they are interested in doing more than just the basic amount of work expected. This is important because a company is only as good as its weakest link, so happy workers make for a better and more productive company. Only 15% of e…

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  • Five Mistakes Young Businesses Make When Hiring Sales Staff

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on March 06, 2018

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    Newly developed businesses have unique and exciting opportunities as they begin to establish their systems and hire their members. This is a time when risks should be taken, but make sure to avoid these mistakes when hiring a sales staff. Avoid unrealistic expectations- This is imperative especially in situations where relationships must be established prior to significant sales. It takes time to earn trust either in your staff or your company, so make sure your expectations account for the t…

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  • 5 Things that Increase Employee Satisfaction

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on February 13, 2018

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    A successful business does not only prioritize their customers, but also their employees’ satisfaction and happiness. Employees who are happy with their jobs tend to be passionate and will deliver their very best. Passionate employees do not just work for the sake of their paychecks, but their desire to see their company grow and improve to a whole new level and stay even in its toughest times. They will give their best to keep the company on its feet. Employee satisfaction actually goes …

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    When someone mentions diversity, what comes into mind are different factors concerning gender, age, race, and cultural background. In the workforce, it does not only mean to hire people of different races, age, and gender. Most businesses are now acknowledging the importance of having a diverse company culture. We may share a common interest, but at the end of the day, we are unique individuals with different outlooks and experiences. Diversity within the company is vital especially businesses …

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  • 6 Characteristics of a Strong Corporate Culture

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on November 21, 2017

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      All corporate organizations, big or small, has a culture. It is defined by it. Corporate culture gives identity to every organization. To be more precise: it is what gives a company its personality. Like an individual, a culture defines the way how your corporation interacts within itself and to the outside world, such as your trade partners, your suppliers, and especially, your clients. Culture also serves as an inspiration and a motivation for your employees; it serves as their guide …

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  • The Importance of Employee Recognition Program

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on November 07, 2017

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    In 2013, a poll conducted by Gallup found that 87 percent of workers surveyed in countries all over the world were disengaged with their jobs. Only the remaining 13 percent stated that they were satisfied with their jobs and felt deeply engaged with the companies they worked for. Higher levels of engagement have proven, time and again, higher levels of employee satisfaction, greater increase in productivity, greater company loyalty, higher profits, and better customer satisfaction. One of the be…

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  • The Fundamentals of New Management Training

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on October 31, 2017

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    Successful businesses and strong managers go hand in hand. Such managers are individuals who have been properly vetted, trained, and placed in positions where they can thrive. But getting there requires following a carefully crafted plan to ensure each manager's success. By adhering to the fundamentals of new management training, companies can avoid mistakes and the consequences of the same. 1. Appoint a mentor. Assign each manager trainee to a mentor, preferably a senior manager who can of…

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  • Screen Candidates for Cultural Fit on Company

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on October 24, 2017

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    In life, we tend to mingle with people who are quite similar to ourselves.  As an individual, a person would usually be drawn to another who expresses similarities, in language, music, and style are among the things. In a few words: we are attracted to the same culture. The same goes for the business world. Companies have a selection process where they usually look for candidates who share the same values and methods of their organization. Candidates who exhibit cultural fit have a great p…

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  • 5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Productivity at Work

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on October 06, 2017

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    You spend only a certain amount of time in the office. It would be a bad idea if your concentration is spiraling, not being able to focus on one task. You would end up missing deadlines or rushing to meet them. Are there times when you find yourself mindlessly clicking away on your office computer browser? Alright, so you start every day with a To-Do list, but you soon find yourself becoming distracted on tasks that are the least of your priorities, or just, simply, procrastinating. Keep in min…

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  • RIMS 2017 - The Winner is...

    Posted by Yemi Branaman, on May 16, 2017

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    Genesis Resources - Networking with Insurance Professionals at RIMS   We had several professionals visit our booth at the 2017 RIMS Conference in Philadelphia.  We engaged in market trends and how to stay ahead of the ever changing employment curve.  In addition, visitors entered for a chance to win an iPad mini.   And the winner is: Jeffrey Sharer of Sharer Consulting LLC   For the live drawing, click below: Video   Congratulations and than…

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  • Film Failure Friday

    Posted by Trey, on March 31, 2017

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    So, one of the greatest American Traditions (in my own mind) is sitting back and watching “B” grade movies.  There is no expectation of “awesome” or a “must wait until the critics tell me it’s good”.  It’s a “B” movie.  Who cares what the critics say.  Who cares what others say.  It’s something that can be a lot of fun, relaxing, and cost little to nothing to sit back and enjoy a little mindless entertainm…

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  • Planes, Trains & Automobiles

    Posted by Trey Hugley, on April 28, 2015

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    No, I’m not talking about the incredibly funny and somewhat uncomfortable movie involving John Candy and Steve Martin, but it does have an interesting parallel.  Just the other day, I was in Chicago and proceeded to take my own John Candy / Steve Martin day trip through the amazing “Windy City”.  As I began my day, the beautiful weather lady on the local Fox channel explained that the day would be one of the most beautiful days that Chicago had seen since last year.  To be h…

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  • ICE Day

    Posted by Trey Hugley, on February 24, 2015

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    ICE?  What is ICE?  Is it the International something another that focuses on illegal aliens?  Maybe.  But, I prefer to refer to it in the original form….  Water that has been modified to a much deadlier form of weather that tends to cause havoc in Dallas to the point that no one can find their way to work because we just don’t know how to deal with it!  Yep, that’s the real ICE!  Today, we had to deal with a rainfall from Sunday that put ICE…

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  • The Road To Success

    Posted by Trey Hugley, on September 09, 2014

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    "What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals"… Henry David Thoreau   In my experience, most people reach for that amazing new car, or that larger house, or even that top shelf-five star vacation.  But in most cases, they are doing it because our society tells you to.  The sales manager may tell you to cut out a picture of that black corvette that you are going to purchase with your first big commission check.  Or, …

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  • Donuts for Dollars!

    Posted by Trey Hugley, on July 18, 2014

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    It's an interesting thing managing and leading a sales team.  Most of the time, it's all about the dollars: How much is coming in? What's in the Pipeline? Are we on budget? How do we get to or exceed budget?   If it's not about the financials, then it's about our valued clients: Are we meeting our commitments? Are we supporting them correctly? Do they get enough attention? How do we grow our current relationships?   Lastly, but of course, it&#…

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  • Welcome

    Posted by Trey Hugley, on December 23, 2013

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    Welcome to the new & improved Genesis Resources web site!   Nothing says Happy New Year more than Bowl Games, NYE Parties and Fresh Starts!  While I'm sure most of our staff will be watching Bowl Games and attending NYE Parties, our website has received a fresh new start to kick off 2014 in style! I am very excited to unveil our new site and our new look!  Genesis Resources has always stood for three fundamental principles:  Integrity, Creativity and Partnership.&nb…

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