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How to Get The Most out of Interns Print E-mail
Thursday, 09 August 2012 08:39

For the past few months we have had two interns helping us in the office. Richard Forrester is a student at Wytheville Community College and he is studying business management. Richard assisted us with updating websites and our Facebook pages, as well as many other tasks. Ryan Surratt joined us through People, Inc. and is learning how to work in an office environment. He has been helping with marketing and other various tasks around the office. He plans to go to Radford University for his Bachelor's Degree in a Computer Science related field.

Through trial and error over the years, businesses have found that the easiest way to ensure interns are productive is to limit each full-time employee to having only one intern at a time. It can be very tempting to interview that last applicant when their resume looks too good to be true, and it's even harder resisting to bring them on board, but it typically ends up not being worth it. Small businesses don't have the HR departments needed to support a big class of interns. It's better for individual employees to form partnerships with individual interns and have them work together as a team.

Along those lines, think of how and intern can further your goals and responsibilities. Make them work WITH you, not against you. Lastly, set expectations. At the start and end of each business day, sit down with your intern and tell them exactly what you expect from them during their hours in the office for that day. Mandate that they check with you before they leave for the day. That accountability will make a huge difference in their productivity.

Don't bring on more interns than you can handle, train and mentor. One last thing, try not to see them any differently. Even the paid interns are mostly being compensated with the mentorship and the exposure that they get from being there. Expecting less from an unpaid intern is the best way to RECEIVE less from them. Good interns, paid or unpaid, will rise to the hard work.

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Is Your Network Profitable or an Expense?? Print E-mail
Tuesday, 07 August 2012 14:53

Let PRONETS help you decide.

Often times, business owners think their network is working well with no apparent issues, when in reality, their employees are experiencing slowness, crashes, and other problems that are affecting their productivity and the organization's profitability.

How do you really know if you are getting the most out of your technology? You let PRONETS conduct a complimentary diagnostic process that provides you with a thorough report and recommended action plan.

This diagnostic report is ABSOLUTELY FREE with NO OBLIGATION to purchase anything.

What type of information will the diagnostic reports reveal?

• Complete Inventory of your network hardware.

• Computer functions like CPU usage, disk space, memory usage, warranty and more.

• Server reports like CPU usage, memory usage and more

• Whether or not your backups are functioning properly

Not only will we report on these items, but we'll actually interpret the data so you can understand it!! – No Geek Talk!

We will provide recommendations about how to improve your network in order to increase your bottom line and help your employees become more efficient.

So, what are you waiting for? Call Mandy at 276-236-8226 ext. 1006 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to request your complimentary diagnostic report today.

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