Category Archives: working with interns

Email Etiquette in 2016 – how to get your interns to reply quicker

By | Millennials, working with interns | No Comments

Don’t you hate it when people take FOREVER to reply to your emails?

Why do people do that?  

I mean, c’mon…how hard is it to reply back with a simple “yes/no” or at least a “got it, working on it now?”

We’ve heard this is a huge, huge problem amongst #eventprofs these days, especially those that work with Millennials on their team.

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So, we’ve come up with 3 tips on how to solve this email dilemma, once and for all…

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30-day snapchat challenge – join me? (June 1-30, 2016)

By | meet the team, mentor POV | No Comments

Hello everyone, Mary here!

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And so it begins…I’m doing a 30-day ‪#‎snapchat‬ challenge in the month of June, which basically means if you’ve been curious what my life in England looks like (as a CEO, mum, mentor, friend, laundry specialist, you name it) here’s your chance.

It’s time to jump onto snapchat.


WHAT IT IS:

a behind-the-scenes glimpse at what it takes to be a Simplifier. I’ll sprinkle in a ‘thought of the day’ or two, sharing tips that have helped me juggle it all. Plus, secrets on saving time, how I wrangle my stress/anxiety/fears (most times) and push forward towards greatness.

Try something new.


WHAT I PROMISE:

to keep it real, no funny filters on videos or perfectly crafted magazine-worthy staged photos (like what most ‪#‎eventprofs‬ get BOMBARDED with on a daily basis). Just me, a insider glimpse of my office and team, a slice of my city, Nottingham and what it like to be an event professional and (shhh!) an undercover superhero. 

Life is messy. But that’s okay…we are exactly right where we are supposed to be, in order to help each other.

This, I know is true.

Learn new things, peek behind-the-scenes.


Will you join me? https://www.snapchat.com/add/thesimplifiers

 

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your undercover superhero,

Mary

set your interns up for success…in two words.

By | empower them, mentoring, working with interns | One Comment

Worried about hiring interns and having to babysit them?

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Ever had to keep correcting an intern’s work because they just didn’t know how you do things in your firm?

We have the solution.

Two words. SET EXPECTATIONS.

Either on an intern’s first day or an introductory visit before they officially start, you need to sit down with them and explain what you expect from them.  There’s a few key questions you need to ask and answer in the beginning…

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how to create a great company culture

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On average, people spend at least 1/3 of their lives at the office and on the job.  In the event industry, you’re probably spending more.

And with new technology and social media blurring the lines between “home” and “work”, quality of life wherever you are is the end goal.

Because let’s face it…why would you want to work somewhere you dread going to?

Your interns and employees are thinking this, too.

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So, it’s vital to cultivate a great company culture, no matter if you’re a 2-person event planning firm or a team of 200 at an event rental warehouse.

How do you do that?

Focus on your company’s mission and vision statement, core values and overall vibe in the workplace.

Having a great culture will help your company achieve more; employees will be more willing to put in extra hours, the working environment will be more positive and most importantly, job satisfaction will go up.

Want your firm to reap these benefits? We’ve broken down 5 great ways to create a great company culture…

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