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Today is the Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday

Today is the Tomorrow You Worried about Yesterday.

Most of us have heard this expression before, but do you understand what it means. Think about it for a moment.

So you worried about yesterday and you made it through. You are worrying about today and you have made it this far today. You are also worrying about tomorrow, but you can’t do anything about tomorrow today. Or can you?  What do you need to do to prepare for tomorrow?

Your future is in your hands, so what do you see for yourself?

Need to empower yourself to live the life you want?

Take a step of faith, step out of your comfort zone and see what happens. I Did and I Am So Glad I Did!

YPI Consultants, LLC started as with a vision. Visit my web site, http://www.ypiconsultants.com, and see what happened when I stepped out of my comfort zone.

Joann Venezia – Founder and President

 

 

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Your Mission Statement

Do you have your own personal mission statement?defining-it-project-success[1]

I do! If you don’t , you need one. Why? For the same reason a business has one. A personal mission statement is your reminder of your ethics (standards or code), morals (personal character) and the reason behind your purpose. Creating your personal mission statement will give you clarity for your goals and define your mission.

As a business owner or leader, a personal mission statement will hold you accountable and keep you focused. It will give you insights to the challenges you face and open your mind to new possibilities. How? If you are honest with yourself, you can start to see yourself change and move your life in the direction of your focus and your goals. You will see your accomplishments differently, note your success and see a pattern start to form. Your confidence will boost and your demeanor will change.

If you don’t believe me, try it and see what happens.

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Temperament – Mix – Don’t Stir

Your temperament defines you. How? Dictionary.com defines Temperament as the combination of mental, physical and emotional traits of a person, natural predisposition.2014-07-19 14.49.56-39

Have you noticed that you get along well with certain people and you keep your distance from others because they rub you the wrong way? How many people in your work place do you avoid because they rub you the wrong way? Have you noticed a difference in the environment when certain people are not there? This can be good or bad. Certain temperaments can add to the energy of the team and others are like adding a lit match to a gasoline can. But if you know and understand your own temperament, you can gain insight as to how to best communicate with others and avoid any dismay within your work environment.

As a Manager or Leader of an organization, understanding your teams temperaments is vital to your success and the success of the business. Having just one person in a position where temperaments clash can be detrimental to your success.

You can learn how to work with the different temperaments of your teamIf you want to learn how to work with a team and best way to motivate them to work at full capacity,

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Best Hiring Practice

In this every changing world of technology and business, I find it interesting that so many companies are still hiring for key positions from a resume. I understand that you need to review their background and gather information before you actually have a face to face interview. What surprises me, is the process after the interview and the money that is spent to find the right fit.

According to a study completed by Robert Half (a staffing specialist firm), 36 percent of 1,400 executives surveyed said that the leading factor of a failed hire , besides from performance problems, is poor skills matching.

Skill matching is a key competency that should be and needs to be matched or you are just throwing your money out the window.  According to a Career Builders survey 68% of hiring managers spend two minutes or less reviewing resumes. The interview question process can be only 15 – 30  minutes with an additional 10 minutes on small talk. So now at this point you think you know the person, their experience and possibly their 5 year plan and so on. So how does that information make them a great fit for the Managers position in your department? Building-Strong-Foundations

Your organization is likely to consider its people as the most valuable asset. You realize that your employees create a competitive advantage and determine how successful the organization is and will be in the future. As a result, you want information to clearly understand what employee behaviors lead to success or failure.  You also want to understand why you are losing valuable employees – in some cases to your competitors.

If you want to make better strategic and tactical decisions, and to improve your financial results, you need the information The YPI E.D.G.E. Program provides.

  • More effective leadership
  • Better communication
  • More effective teamwork
  • Increased motivation
  • Higher morale
  • Uncover roadblocks to success
  • Reduce expensive employee turnover
  • Develop the performance of employees
  • Understand and develop organizational culture

If you are looking to make better use of your budgets and increase productivity within your organization, let’s have a conversation and see if we can stream line your hiring process and reduce your expenses.

Joann Venezia

President

YPI Consultants, LLC

631-320-0217

http://www.ypiconsultants.com

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YPI Consultants, LLC Launches The YPI E.D.G.E. Program

YPI Consultants, LLC Launches the YPI E.D.G.E. Program for Human Resources Professionals, assisting them to assess new job candidates and existing staff for fully optimized job performance & placement.

Human Resource Professionals can now assess new job candidates and existing staff for optimized job performance and placement with a powerful new tool that goes beyond basic personality testing.

Friday 11:00AM August 22, 2014 – The YPI E.D.G.E. launches at http://www.ypiconsultants.com

The YPI E.D.G.E. Program is a cost effective way to assess new candidates and existing staff for optimized job placement. The program empowers Management and Human Resource professionals by enabling them to reduce costs while identifying the right new employees to fill specific key positions.

The YPI E.D.G.E. Program Assessments will inform Human Resource professionals how to determine how to optimize staffing positions based on the characteristics of the employees filling those positions, resulting in a more effective and efficient workforce.

To learn more about how companies can benefit from The YPI E.D.G.E. Program, please visit us online at: www.ypiconsultants.com

About YPI Consultants, LLC

YPI Consultants, LLC is a human resources consulting company specializing in personal and professional development.  We provide a suite of solutions that address the needs of human resources professionals.  Our programs, seminars, and courses also support workplace preparation for employees seeking career advancement, competitive job seekers and independent business professionals.

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YPI Consultants, LLC

631-320-0217

Joann Venezia

President

172 North Ocean Ave

Patchogue, NY 11772

www.ypiconsultants.com

joann@ypiconsultants.com

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Basic Etiquette

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Today on “Image Talk Tuesday”, my blog talk radio show (http://www.blogtalkradio.com/ypiconsultants/2013/03/26/image-talk), we discussed Basic Etiquette.

Dictionary.com defines etiquette as:

1.conventional requirements as to social behavior; proprieties of conduct as established in any class or community or for any occasion.
2.a prescribed or accepted code of usage in matters of ceremony,as at a court or in official or other formal observances.
3.the code of ethical behavior regarding professional practice or action among the members of a profession in their dealings with each other: medical etiquette.

Too often we take basic etiquette for granted or think it is not required. How wrong is that way of thinking? . Very wrong. Basic etiquette shows that you respect yourself and have respect for others. That is a big statement to make without speaking a word and can separate you from your competition when looking for a job, a promotion or closing a sale. Basic etiquette is simply having respect and using the words “Please”, “Thank you:, “Your welcome”, “May I be excused:, “Excuse me” and alike, you get my point. Seems so simple yet not considered essential. Etiquette is essential in today’s business environment and can make or break a deal. Understanding Professionalism and using your etiquette skills properly makes a big difference. Your language, tone, body language, attire and etiquette shows others Your level of Professionalism.

Do not let your lack of etiquette or professionalism keep you from reaching your goals.

Uncomfortable or unsure of your etiquette skills or your level of professionalism, contact Joann, Founder and President of YPI Consultants at joann@ypiconsultants or call 631-320-0217.

Need etiquette or professional developing training for your team, call YPI Consultants, we have several programs to fit your needs. View our web site at http://www.ypiconsultants.com

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Professionalism….Is It Required?

As the Founder and President of YPI Consultants, LLC business owners and professionals have a level of expectation regarding my level of professionalism. Recently during several conversations with business owners and professionals it has been brought to my attention that our nation has been considered rude and unethical at (many) times. When I heard this I was immediately saddened, but I stopped to reflect where this impression may be derived. A flash of the many reality shows came to mind, the subtle  manners of the housewives of…, Survivor and the backstabbing methods of surviving the games and challenges, Jersey Shores and their cut throat hospitality along with their rude fun and antics and let’s not forget those looking for love and their mission to stir the pot of love with venomous cocktails on the beach.

If this is the impression we are sending across the globe, I think it is time to revisit the term Professionalism.

Professionalism…What is it?

This is the definition according to Merriam-Webster online dictionary(as a noun)

:1.  the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterize or mark a profession or a professional person(see 1professional).2. the following of a profession (as athletics) for gain or livelihood.

This is the definition from bing:Vlado Photo 34167yz22srweyd

pro·fes·sion·al·ism

 [ prō féshən’l ìzzəm ] 1.professional standards: the skill, competence, or character expected of a member of a highly trained profession 2. use of professionals: the use of professionals instead of amateurs.

Definition of PROFESSIONAL (as an adjective)

a : of, relating to, or characteristic of a profession

b : engaged in one of the learned professions

c (1) : characterized by or conforming to the technical or ethical standards of a profession (2) : exhibiting a courteous, conscientious, and generally businesslike manner in the workplace

We all, including myself, at some time have been less professional than expected, but we know the difference and therefore make better decision because of that knowledge and experience. Not to mention we are no longer the amateurs behaving in an unprofessional manner. I ask the next time you are about to loss your respect for another or act in an unprofessional manner, that you take a deep breath and ask yourself if you are the amateur or the professional.
Be the change you want to see in the world.
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Will a Professional Appearance really help me get a job?

Will a professional appearance really help me get a job?

I was asked this question recently and I was surprised. The job market is so competitive you need to stay one, if not two sets ahead of your competition. One way to do that is to be Professional, consistently online and off.  We know that most positions are filled through networking and you have only one chance to make a positive first impression online or off. First Impressions Count and last for a very long time. How many times have you heard someone state “I was impressed with that individual the moment I met her/him”?

What impact does my facebook, twitter or other online site have to do with my job performance?

Remember the internet is open to everyone, all day, everyday! No Exceptions. You can block, but they will find you. It has happened. Be smart and keep the things that will keep you from getting or keeping a job off the internet. If you have to ask me if it is appropriate or not, chances are it’s NOT!  Did you google yourself today?

So what do I need to do or change to be considered professional?

It is not always a matter of your attire, it is a matter of neatness, etiquette and respect.

There is power in the eyes and eye contact during a conversation is very important.

Keep your breath fresh, if you are a smoker be careful not to smell like an ashtray. The mixture of your fragrance or cologne with cigarette smoke is not a favorable scent for anyone. I suggest you avoid smoking in your car and other closed areas before your appointment because the smoke smell sticks to your clothes.

A firm handshake along with a smile works well, but not a flirty smile, and shows confidence.

Keeping up with your personal hygiene is critical, clean hands and nails are also recommended. During cold months, use light lotion to keep skin looking healthy on your hands and face.

Keep your shoes clean and polished. Carry a polishing cloth or quick swipe with you for tough up as needed.

Keep your clothes neat and pressed. Not everyone is expected to wear a suit at all times, but your attire should always be clean and neat. Who knows you may find a job while standing on line at the deli or car wash.

If you are running late, let your appointment know that you will be late. Respect the time of all parties at the meeting/interview.

DO NOT TAKE A CALL OR KEEP YOUR CELL PHONE ON (Shut it off) DURING YOUR INTERVIEW.

I hope these tips help you but your best foot forward at all times.

Because Image Matters!

For additional information, visit our web site at http://www.ypiconsultants.com or

contact us at info@ypiconsultants.com or call 631-320-0217

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