Robert Harvie

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5 Tips for Crafting a Professional Out-Of-Office Message

Posted by Robert Harvie on Jun 16, 2022 10:30:00 AM

As emails have become and will continue to be a priority of choice when it comes to communicating with client organizations, having a clear and succinct out-of-office (OOO) message is imperative in keeping activity and interactions fluid throughout a business engagement. An out-of-office message is an automated response notifying the sender that you will be away from your desk and will not be reading or responding to emails in a normal timely fashion. 


2021 Commercial Real Estate Outlook: 5 Trends That Will Have a Substantial Impact Post–Pandemic

Posted by Robert Harvie on Jun 17, 2021 12:08:36 PM

As we approach the midway point of 2021, it is still a bit unclear as to how the pandemic will fully impact commercial real estate in the long run. Through the course of the early part of this year, downtown Boston occupancy rates have been reported in the 8%- 12% range. A recent report shows a significant increase of available sublease space right now. Many organizations will be dramatically decreasing their "in office" footprint due to work from home capabilities. Obvious factors are contributing toward this mindset such as company shutdowns, quarantines, and of course social distancing. Many organizations do not want to pay rent for empty office space, so some may adopt a more permanent work from home policy. For example, many larger organizations made recent announcements that they will only need half of their space as they go to a full remote or hybrid model.


5 Reasons Why Establishing a Workplace Wellness Program is Important

Posted by Robert Harvie on Jun 16, 2020 11:00:00 AM

More so now than ever, organizations are making workplace wellness programs a top priority. Establishing and maintaining these programs offers a work environment that promotes healthier habits, and develops a positive office culture where people genuinely want to be. More and more employers are concerned about the health and well-being of their employees, so it comes with no surprise that having a structured wellness program in place has become increasingly popular.


5 Critical Tips for Crushing a Phone Interview

Posted by Robert Harvie on Mar 14, 2019 11:00:00 AM

In this difficult employment market, recruiters and key decision makers are putting much more of an emphasis on phone interviews in determining who moves forward in a more in-depth interview process. These days, phone interviews are unavoidable as it saves decision maker's time in identifying true, top candidates.


5 Workplace Trends that Have Taken Shape in 2018

Posted by Robert Harvie on May 24, 2018 10:07:38 AM

As the workplace continues to evolve, the following trends have taken shape and will be a priority in the ever-changing, competitive hiring market. Organizations that advance and start to implement these trends will reap the benefits and continue to attract the best talent this year and beyond.


Creative Ways to Add More Structure to Your Work Day

Posted by Robert Harvie on Nov 7, 2017 9:59:50 AM

How many of us in the business world just follow the status quo on a daily basis? We come in with the mindset of accomplishing more than less, but leave at the end of the day feeling defeated and exhausted. It happens to the best of us, but there are ways we can try to eliminate those frenzied days where things just pile up.


5 Workplace Trends That Today's Leaders Can't Avoid

Posted by Robert Harvie on Mar 22, 2016 9:38:13 AM

As the global economy continues to fluctuate, organizations will start seeing more drastic game-changing trends that will determine the success or failure of strategic planning in today's workplace.  Obstacles such as the increased war for talent, work-life balance, and preparation for a new generation of candidates are just some of the hurdles that leaders can no longer afford to ignore. That being said, there are also great opportunities for organizations to flourish and modernize as 2016 quickly takes shape. The following trends are already evolving in the workplace and can’t be avoided.


4 Ways to Stay Motivated & Achieve Ultimate Success

Posted by Robert Harvie on Oct 2, 2014 7:56:00 AM

There are many great articles and blogs out there that focus on how to stay motivated. These motivational pumping stories are certainly beneficial, but I'd like to take it to another level and discuss what most successful professionals "don't do" that keep them focused both at work and in life.Sometimes not doing something is just as important as being proactive.

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