A New APR in 2018
By: Linda Stone
With the holidays right around the corner, I like to take a step back and reflect over the previous year – obstacles that were overcome, lessons learned, and moments that will never be forgotten.
In 2016, we launched the WeCare program with the sole purpose of supporting our contract workforce. In 2017, we evaluated our program and took the feedback of our contractors and made some significant improvements. In 2018, here are a few things we have planned:
- Quarterly Giveaways
- Contractor of the Month
- New Digital Newsletter
- Discounts to Local Area Attractions
- Streamlined Email Communication
We also made major updates to our website including easier navigation, an employee hub for our contract workers, and completely refreshed the content and color scheme.
APR also began supporting new Fortune 500 clients in a variety of different locations, which means new opportunities for your career. Make sure to check-in with us at the end of your assignment so we can get you connected with your next opportunity.
I hope this holiday season brings you joy and wonder. I challenge you to reflect on 2017 and to look forward at the new season 2018 will bring. I hope you will utilize APR to help make it your best year yet.
“May your walls know joy, may every room hold laughter, and every window open to great possibility.” – Mary Anne Radmacher
We have a saying around here at APR that is consistently echoed and repeated by our Executive team: The best is yet to come. At almost every meeting, employee outing or even an occasional email, you’ll see or hear those words.
So what is your “best” for 2017? What goals or resolutions do you have? And most importantly, how do you keep them? Here are 3 easy tips to help make 2017 your best one yet.
1. Establish S.M.A.R.T goals for your resolution
S – Specific, M – Measurable, A – Agreed Upon, R – Realistic, T – Time-Based. By establishing “S.M.A.R.T” goals to your resolution, you are helping set yourself up for success. So your goal is to lose 24 lbs. in 2017. That means you need to lose 2 lbs. a month. Is that realistic? Okay, so how are you going to lose that 2 lbs. a month? Are you going to walk an extra 5,000 steps a day? The more you establish and follow the S.M.A.R.T goals, the easier it will be to follow and attain your resolution.
2. Find an accountability partner
What person in your life will help you succeed at attaining your goal? Find somebody who will not only hold you accountable but also keep you encouraged! Ask that person to send you encouraging words from time to time. Talk with this person weekly or monthly and let them know how your resolution is coming along.
3. Establish Monthly Reviews / Check-Ins
Set aside some time on your calendar every month to check in with your S.M.A.R.T goals. Did you fall behind a couple weeks? Why and what are you going to do differently to make sure that doesn’t happen again?
Let’s make 2017 the best yet. Share your goals and resolutions with us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! We’d love to hear from you.