From the President’s Desk

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Jinal Shah is a Software Developer. She has been a loyal AlphaKORian and an integral team member in the design department for the past 3 years. Born in India, Jinal immigrated to Canada where she has been exploring new cultures with her husband. Jinal is a proud Canadian and hopes to inspire other's looking for careers in the programming field. She is grateful to have been given the opportunity to work for AlphaKOR, which has helped her gain confidence as a...

All organizations are facing the challenge of the transition to returning to work. The Status Quo Essential businesses have remained open during the initial part of this pandemic.   Most had smaller teams in their offices while the rest of their teams worked remotely from home or were temporally laid off.   With the government assistance, businesses were encouraged to keep all employees on payroll. Our team started with only six in the office and after a couple of months we were eight.   When we...

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How many of your outgoing e-mails are responded to?  Imagine the reader having a microphone and answering your e-mail with their answers or interest in knowing more! Top 5 things I do to increase response: 1. Timing 2. Subject Line 3. Focused business matter 4. Request a response 5. Include the personal touch It's All In The Timing The earlier in the morning the better chance of receiving a response. The tasks of the day have not taken the person away from focusing on their inbox just yet. ...

Leaders set priorities on both the important and the difficult stuff instead of avoiding it or being excuses to deal with it.  Setting priorities is a constant to ensure what is important gets done. What is important stuff? Some will say everything is important while others will say nothing is that important.   My answer:  on the personal side, health and loved ones and on the professional side it's the AlphaKORians and the clients. Who decides what is important? There are many who influence you...

Claudia Kretschmann is our Customer Relations Specialists. She has been with AlphaKOR for almost a year now and I can confidently say, she is an asset to the AlphaKOR team. Fresh out of university, she started at AlphaKOR with great enthusiasm and a lot of personality to offer. Claudia is a resource of information for students who will or have recently graduated from college or university. She hopes to inspire new graduates looking for a career in the technology industry. What...

This week I would like to once again share how WindsorEssex County is going to stand together and make a miracle happen on June 27th. June 27th Miracle On June 27th, at 12:00 pm, as many residents as possible, in all communities in WindsorEssex to place a non-perishable on their doorstep and it will be picked up. These donations will be given to those who need it. With the current economic situation facing us, many more people have been pushed to rely...

This week I would like to share how WindsorEssex County is going to stand together and make a miracle happen on June 27th. June 27th Miracle On June 27th, at 12:00 pm, as many residents as possible, in all communities in WindsorEssex to place a non-perishable on their doorstep and it will be picked up. These donations will be given to those who need it. With the current economic situation facing us, many more people have been pushed to rely on food...

The top three traits of great decision makers are: Know Yourself, Always asking the Right Questions and Trust Your Instinct. 1. Know Yourself From time to time great decision makers perform a self-evaluation to determine what their strengths, weaknesses and biases are.  To be make great decisions, you need to know yourself first to be certain you are confident in making the correct choices. When you do not know yourself well enough, you tend to make more incorrect decisions. Invest some time in understanding...

There are many ways you can appreciate your employees and I would like to share 3 of them with you. 1. Say Thank You More Often This may seem obvious and yet many employees have shared with their employers and others they wished they would hear more thank you's more often. Companies can feel their employees are paid for doing their  job. Saying a genuine thank you and recognizing an employee for doing their job shows your appreciation. I have always felt I was...

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Do you ever catch yourself asking someone their name right after you meet them?  Were you really focused and listening? Enhancing Your Listening Skills Here are some tips on enhancing your listening skills.  Feel free to share your good and not so good experiences. Don't think about your response while the other person is talking.  Do you ever notice as soon as the speaker is finished talking, the other person automatically has a response?  Often, this automatic response has nothing to do with...