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Have you thought about getting an Intern?

8 Apr

Intern: A student or a recent graduate undergoing supervised practical training.

This summer Busy Lizzie has an American student called Laura working with the team in the Galway office.  The benefits to both parties are huge. We get a recent business graduate looking to up-skill, assisting us with a wide range of projects that tend to get put on the long finger.

In return Laura will get working experience of working not only in industry, but also overseas in Europe and getting to implement the skills and knowledge she has amassed over the last 4 years at college.

There are many agencies around Ireland that provide an intern service, don’t delay google today and get your company an intern this summer, you won’t regret it.

Busy Lizzie provides advice on all types of back office outsourcing solutions, including quality social media services.

Tel: 00.353.(0)1 514 3401|Skype: busylizzielifestylemanagement

Email: info@busylizzie.ie | Web: www.busylizzie.ie

Let’s Get Efficient

2 Apr

Efficiency is something a lot of companies say that they are really good, but in reality they have a long way to go.

If we look to the East, we see examples that really blow us away. A prime example of this is from the repairs in Japan to a stretch of motorway torn apart after their recent earthquake. Work began on March 17 and six days later the cratered section of the Great Kanto Highway in Naka was as good as new. Read the full article here in the Daily Mail.

There are many ways to become more efficient, here are some that Busy Lizzie work to:

Answering a phone call before 3 rings

Reply to an email within an hour of receiving it (9-5.30 Monday to Friday) otherwise reply first thing the next day

Plan, plan and plan, we all work from a default diary for all chore tasks, and then schedule in other work around that.

Utilise IT as much as possible: Skype, webinars, remote PC access, MS Project and CMS solutions are all there to help you a) reduce overheads and b) increase productivity and decrease down time

Create a business that is fully systemised and process driven. All Busy Lizzie staff have processes for their own job profiles. This does take time, but if they leave, on vacation or out sick someone is able to take on their job seamlessly.

Busy Lizzie provides advice on all types of back office outsourcing solutions, including quality social media services.

Tel: 00.353.(0)1 514 3401|Skype: busylizzielifestylemanagement

Email: info@busylizzie.ie | Web: www.busylizzie.ie

Tara Dalrymple interview with Near FM

30 Mar

Tara Dalrymple MD of Busy Lizzie is interviewed by Near FM, talking about Busy Lizzie services provided and Tara’s business background .

To listen to the full interview why not PLAY NOW.

TAKE BACK YOUR DESK!

23 Mar

If you’re in a panic because January 1 has already passed, but you’re still digging under fast food containers, folders that contain who knows what, and miles of wires to find the one pen that actually works, calm down. It’s never too late to rid yourself of clutter, organise what’s left, and smile when you walk to your desk every morning. Of course, there are multitudes of how-to’s, hints, and organising websites, books, and articles in magazines. The key, however, is to set up a system that works for you!

An organiseed work space means you’ll be more productive and will spend more time pursuing success.

First, a couple little tasks to get you inspired.

1.       What DON’T you need? You can’t organise clutter and clutter must go. Put a recycling container and a rubbish bag next to your desk and toss (check with your boss first if necessary). You’ll be amazed how little time this will actually take.

2.       Decide what you need on your desk and what can get filed away or given to a colleague.

Now, there are a few simple questions to ask yourself to get your desk and satisfaction back.

1.       What boosts your spirit and catches your eye?

Is it colour, shape, space? Think about paintings or artwork that moves you. Was it the brilliance or subtlety of colour, did you want to reach out and touch a piece, or jump into a scene? Consider these when choosing colour folders, cubes, or hideaway spaces to store essentials.

2.       What is your work flow?

Do you like to tackle piles and move on, carry your files with you, or keep everything on your computer with nothing else around?

3.       Do you like to keep copies of everything (not including the clutter you threw out before!) or once conquered, out of your life it goes?

Do you need a lot of storage space or can you do with just a flat surface?

4.       Once your work is organised, what will make you keep it that way?

A special photo, plant, or child’s artwork? This is not the time to overcrowd your desk with sentimentality, just a token or two.

If nothing else, remember you can’t organise clutter and your workspace must work for you!

Need assistance with ideas and getting started? About Busy Lizzie

Busy Lizzie is a lifestyle management and personal assistant service that exists for the sole purpose of helping our clients to lead more fulfilling lives. Through our services, we enable our clients to enjoy newfound freedom by reducing the amount of time spent performing time-consuming tasks. We strive to ensure our clients have the opportunity to spend more time with their family, friends and on their hobbies and passions.

Tel: 00.353.(0)1 514 3401|Skype: busylizzielifestylemanagement | Email: info@busylizzie.ie | Web: www.busylizzie.ie

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