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Employee Spotlight of the Week!
Shout Out of the Week:
Facebook Friday| 06.11.21
Kat Boogard, ziprecruiter.com. View the original article here.
You hustle all week to get things done. So, by the time 6 PM on Friday hits, you’re totally fried and are looking forward to having some time to relax and recharge over the weekend. But, here’s the problem—you never actually take adequate time to unwind from the week.
That’s right, when you spend all of your downtime constantly checking in on your work email, you’re never totally disconnecting from the office and decompressing from the week. And, you don’t need me to tell you that having that time is important.
Luckily, there are a few things you can work into your weekend routine that will have you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle the following Monday. Spoiler alert: you need to stop compulsively refreshing your work inbox.
You knew that this was going to appear somewhere on the list, so it might as well be first! As I’m sure you’re already aware, it’s crucial that you step away from the screen and literally disconnect from “work mode”.
Sure, you physically leave the office every Friday afternoon. But, you need to ask yourself if you’re actually ever leaving—or, are you just changing location? If you find yourself constantly reading and responding to work emails during off hours, you’re never really giving your brain the break it deserves.
So, reserve your weekend as time when you disengage from all of those work tasks and stresses. Put down your phone, walk away from your computer, and take the time you need to unwind—you’ve earned it!
2. Do Something You Enjoy
Life can get crazy. So crazy, in fact, that many of us no longer make time for hobbies, passions, and the things we enjoy. But, these activities are important for maintaining a positive outlook and a healthy work/life balance.
Maybe you’d like to meet up with friends for a fun night out. Perhaps you want to relax and read a book. Or, maybe you’re eager to take your dog for a long walk. Whatever your interests are, making the time to actually pursue them is crucial.
Doing this will allow you to enjoy your weekend more—rather than having it feel like just an extension of your work week. So, you’ll be able to return to the office feeling ready to conquer your Monday to-do list.
This one is somewhat obvious, but it’s still not something you see suggested in a lot of relevant advice. During the workweek, your days start early and they end late—meaning you undoubtedly miss out on precious sleep.
Oftentimes, our sour moods and lack of motivation are direct results of our sleep schedules. When your schedule is a little less demanding on the weekends, use that extra time to sleep in and catch up on some much-needed snoozing.
Think of it as preparation and training for Monday morning. After all, there’s nothing better than strolling into the office feeling well-rested!
Think about it: If you work a standard desk job, you’re spending at least 40 hours per week sitting in your workspace. And, that sedentary lifestyle can definitely cause you to feel sluggish and melancholy—even if you don’t realize it.
The weekend is the perfect time to get up, get moving, and work some movement into your schedule! Staying active is not only crucial for living a healthier, more well-rounded lifestyle, but also for boosting your mood. Hey, endorphins are a powerful thing.
5. Plan Ahead
There’s nothing more stressful than that Monday morning rush to get out the door. The pants you want to wear are incredibly wrinkled, you can’t find your keys, and the contents of your work bag are strewn all over your house. By the time you finally make it into the office, you feel frazzled, stressed, and crabby. It’s hardly the refreshed Monday feeling you were aiming for.
To avoid that crazy Monday dash, put your weekend to work for you. Take some time on Sunday night to do whatever you need to in order to take a little bit of stress out of the rest of your week.
Create lists to keep you organized through the next few days. Prepare a few meals or ingredients ahead of time. And, set out your outfit and make sure your work bag is packed up and ready to go. It only takes a little bit of time, but it’ll make a huge difference on Monday morning!
Monday morning can have a huge impact on your attitude and approach to the rest of the workweek. So, you definitely want to enter the office with a bit of a spring in your step and a completely refreshed attitude. But, that simply won’t happen if you don’t pay attention to how you’re spending your time on the weekends. Work these tips into your downtime routine, and you’ll be recharged and ready to tackle Monday morning!
The final Leadership Live of Quarter 2 is just around the corner. If you need to catch up (and want to earn a pin), watch the first two sessions below!
As a reminder, if you did not attend the live webinars, please answer the three questions at the end of each video. After completing the questions, email your answers to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive credit!
April Session - Personal Finance: Budgeting, Saving, Investing, and Credit Repair
May Session - Wellness: Nutrition, Self-Care, Mental Health, Overcoming Burnout, and More
ProTalk: Word of the Month
Hey, team! If you haven't heard, our company podcast, ProTalk with Scott Medeiros, is live on Spotify.
To help promote engagement, we included a segment called Word of the Month.
Here's how it works:
At a random point in each episode, the guest will pick a word, any word, to be the Word of the Month.
For the following month, until the release of the next episode, there will be a survey in the ProDaily where you can submit the Word of the Month. But, be quick! Because the first 3 listeners to submit the Word of the Month will win one ProVantage swag item.
Good luck & enjoy the podcast!
**NOTE: If you submitted the survey before Monday, June 7, please resubmit your answers and write "#2" next to your name (we experienced some technical difficulties). Sorry for the inconvenience.**
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If you know someone who would be a great fit for ProVantage, have them apply today. We believe that the people in the best position to recommend a new employee are those already a part of our team!
Here's everything you need to know:
Referral Bonus Payout:
$50 for EACH Field Representative You Refer
$100 for EACH Skilled Applicant You Refer (LIT, ASST Lead, Carpenter Assistant)
$150 for EACH Management Level Employee You Refer (Lead, Carpenter, Manager)
Average grades of 3.0 or higher are required and the reward is granted after the new employee works 200 hours.
Don't Forget to Bring Your Own Tools!
Tools are an essential aspect of your job at ProVantage, so don't forget to come prepared! Please show up to work every day with all of the following equipment (listed below & pictured above), and remember: it's your responsibility to buy tools.
What to bring: Tape Measure, Box Cutter, Rubber Mallet, Screwdrivers, Basic Socket Set, Slip Joint & Angle Cut Pliers, Cordless Power Drill, Level, and Steel Toe Boots.
*If you need to borrow a tool from a coworker, please ask beforehand and remember to return it*
Don't know where to buy tools at an affordable price? Let us know! Email email@example.com, and we'll point you toward vendors with affordable equipment.
Check out this terrific deal on lodging from Wyndham Hotels & Resorts!
Attached you'll find a flyer offering a 10% discount for ProVantage employees. To receive the discount, visit WyndhamHotels.com and use the Corporate Code 1000054787 or call (877) 999-3223 and ask for the discount associated with ProVantage Corporate Solutions.
Here's an exciting new offer from Red Roof Inn!
Attached you will find an updated flyer showing the 20% discount Red Roof is now offering our employees for both personal and business travel. Feel free to reach out to Denice Fleshman to secure even lower rates. Her contact information is listed below.
Also, Red Roof is raffling off a $50 AMAZON gift card to TWO lucky ProVantage Merchandisers that stay at any Red Roof location (Red Roof Inn, Red Roof PLUS+, The Red Collection, or HomeTowne Studios by Red Roof) between 4/1/21 and 6/30/21.
Once ProVantage Merchandisers collectively use 300 rooms at Red Roof during the dates listed above, Red Roof will award a THIRD $50 AMAZON gift card.
Let’s continue to be financially savvy when booking hotel stays during your assignments!
Attention Simi Valley Employees:
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Thousand Oaks--Newbury Park is now offering ProVantage employees a rate of $84.00 for the duration of this project! It also includes Wake Up on the Brightside Breakfast, complimentary parking, and complimentary internet access.
This rate can be obtained by booking online using our corporate code or calling the reservation line @ (800) 407-9832.
Please feel free to reach out to us if there are any additional questions or concerns.
Happy Workiversary to these team members!
Happy Birthday to:
Do you have a coworker in mind that you want to thank or give a shout-out to? Someone who has a Spirit of Excellence and goes above and beyond? Submit their name and describe what they did and you will give them a chance to shine just as they make our company shine! Each month we will draw one shout-out for a prize and feature on Facebook.