By Chris Petty, Franchise Manager of Express Employment Professionals of Central Oregon.
With the remaining weeks left in 2022, we’re officially in the final stretch of the year. Before the calendar switches to 2023, now is the best time to buckle down, tie up loose ends, and review the final needs of you or your organization. So before closing the books on 2022, check out these four things to do to end the year right for new year success.
Close Outstanding Projects
For many organizations, this has been an extremely busy year. With new production demands and larger accounts, there are bound to be some outstanding projects that aren’t completed. Now is the perfect time to see what needs to be finished to close out these projects.
Sometimes, it can simply be signing off on an item or getting an invoice paid, but either way, it’s best not to have loose ends carry into the new year.
Plan for Employee Vacation
During the holidays, you can expect a good amount of your team needing to take time away from the office. Whether it’s to travel to see loved ones or stay home with the kids during their holiday break, your workforce may look a lot different over the next few weeks.
Make sure to plan for their absence and possibly hire temporary help through a staffing agency to maintain production levels.
Choose Your Word for 2023
A recent trend that has become popular is not just making resolutions, but to come up with a single word that will represent you during the new year.
Whether it will represent a personal goal (e.g., focus), how you treat others (e.g. kindness), or a characteristic to define you (e.g. determination or grit), choosing a word is a great way to help boil down all resolutions into a memorable, more manageable way.
Evaluate 2022 and Make New Year Goals
Goalsetting is one of the most important items to cross off during December. Without clear goals, you and your organization may struggle to focus on a direction. However, before you know where you want to go, it’s imperative to look back at where you’ve been.
Take time to evaluate this past year. Determine what went right, what went wrong, and what you’d like to change. Then, mold new goals to further enhance your drive and success in the new year.
The Central Oregon Express office is located at 61379 S. Hwy 97, Bend, Oregon and serves the tri-county region. Local businesses and applicants are encouraged to stop by, visit www.expresspros.com/bendor or call 541-389-1505.