As the summer months come to a close, we welcome the cooler autumn temperatures and the fresh energy of kids and college students starting back at school. But other than not wearing white anymore, how do we make the most of the ninth month of 2013? Check out these five things to do during September!
September is just two months away from one of the busiest times of the year. And with the holidays looming, many companies are expecting an increase in demand in which their current staff may not be able to handle the load. Get a head start on the competition and start evaluating your seasonal workforce needs now. Make sure to account for how many workers you added last season, plus the increase you expect this season. You may need more than you’ve had in past years as the economy continues to grow stronger.
Fight Procrastination Day – Sept. 6
Procrastination is a dangerous and seemingly contagious leech on your company’s productivity. It has developed a whole new style of work, diverting the problem with the phrase “I work better under pressure.” Instead of waiting until the last minute to complete projects or get in business requests with your team, use this week to be more organized and develop plans with specific goals and deadlines. If you have a presentation next month, write out what must be done each week leading up to it to ensure you’re on top of your game. You will see a difference and so will your employees.
Swap Ideas Day – Sept. 10
Many ideas are inspired by others, so on Sept. 10, take a chance to encourage your teammates to voice any ideas or concepts they would like to see for your company. Whether it’s as simple as an organizational plan for completing or a marketing strategy the intern is learning about in college, having open communication between all levels of an organization is key to being competitive in your market and on the cutting edge of innovation.
National Staffing Employee Week – Sept. 16-22
The third week of September marks the American Staffing Association (ASA) National Staffing Employee Week, which was designed to honor millions of Americans who are employed by staffing firms. Temporary and contract workers are the lifeblood of the American economy and directly affect the nation’s economic situation. Take time this week to offer gratitude to any contingent workers who are helping your company stay productive. And if there are any vacancies at your firm, consider contacting a staffing agency like Express Employment Professionals to meet your staffing needs.
Autumnal Equinox – Sept. 22
The final day of National Staffing Employee Week also marks the autumnal equinox, as in the first day of the fall season. It means the start of a new season and a chance to enjoy outdoor activities without the threat of heat exhaustion. Consider doing team building exercises outside or outdoor employee events like at the zoo or a park. It will help build employee morale and get your team ready for the busy fall season!
What are some things you like to do during September? Let us know in the comments section below!