How to Identify the Best Moving Services in New York?

According to the survey held by Census Bureau’s American Community:

 In 2006, 341,000 people left New York and 230,000 moved in, whereas in 2010 the number of people moving to New York stood at 252,000 while 220,000 left the city. So, more people are moving to New York – the city of dreams. It’s a city where opportunities are in abundance. People work hard, and they party even harder.

In order to make your move to New York a memorable one you need a right moving agency. Here’s a rundown on how to choose a right moving agency in New York-

· Ask for referrals from friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. Also, do some research online? You check different review sites like yelp, craigslist etc. You can also search on major search engines like Google, Yahoo with key phrases like ‘Movers in New York’, Moving Agencies in New York’, ‘Moving New York’ etc. Also, check the moving company’s rating on Better Business Bureau.

· Before selecting a mover it’s better to examine your requirements – whether you want the mover to do the packing as well, or do you want to rent storage facilities in case your new home is not ready.

· Don’t be influenced by the appearance of the moving company’s website. Looks can be deceiving. Also, don’t fall for an impressive talk over the phone.

· Do not finalize the online quoted price or the price that has been promised over the phone. It is customary for a licensed mover to send a representative to your house to assess your belongings to be moved and then quote the price. Also, give the representative the exact address of your new residence. Tell him/her in advance about obstacles like narrow streets, stairs etc that will require special navigation.  It’s advisable to provide more details to get an accurate estimate.

· Before finalizing the deal with a moving agency check other options as well. Acquaint yourself with the current price that the movers charge. Some movers may tempt you by quoting a lower price, but there may be hidden charges involved.

· Ensure that the mover is providing you a written or printed receipt of the deal, that mentions the price paid as well as the due amount with a complete break-up of the moving charges including –

1. charges for packing material
2. fuel surcharges
3. driver’s fee
4. charges for loading and unloading luggage
5. Taxes etc.

Never trust on promises or claims that have no written proof.

· Before selecting a moving agency make sure that you visit their office and check the trucks. Many agencies don’t own a truck and send you a rental one. It’s advisable to avoid those moving agencies that provide rented trucks.

· Check whether the company’s website has license and insurance details.

· If the mover is claiming any amount of money before moving then consider it as a warning sign.

· If you are moving outside the state, ask for a booklet Your Rights and Responsibilities When You Move.

Top 5 Common Mistakes Made by Managers

This article takes a light-hearted look at the common mistakes made by managers that often undermine their ability to do their job effectively.

Bad Management?

While some of our assessments of various management failings target the behaviour of leaders as individuals, it must be appreciated that on some occasion’s managers fail simply due to a lack of training or guidance given to them. At the same time, it would be fair to say that a lot of management failings come down to conduct rather than their competence to do the job, and we took the chance to look at both.

1. Being “One of Them”

Whether it is going for the nauseating “we are like one big family” spiel or having your personal life shared with your team, warts and all, on social media websites, being “one of the team” is often the quickest way for a manager to shoot themselves in the foot. Yes, having a connection with the team is important, them seeing photos of you with friends after a few drinks on Friday evening is unnecessary though.

2. Looking Too Far Ahead
As a manager it is a definite strength to be able to look to the future, however it is a common failing of managers who look too far ahead. Many look to the end result, the finished article, without being able to countenance the different steps that need to be taken along the way before getting there.

3. Passing the Buck

A very wise man once said to me that before you go pointing fingers at people you should consider the three that are pointing to yourself. Now, while that is unquestionably one of the biggest clich├ęs and pieces of management speak you will ever encounter, it does have a meaning. Many managers lose respect and standing through a simple failure to take responsibility

4. Empty Threats

Managers who are new, whether it be to a retail store, office environment or another workplace, often like to make their presence felt early. However, managers often undermine themselves by saying things such as “I will not accept X happening,” but then doing just that and not taking any action. Empty threats and not following up on statements will leave a manager in a precarious place.

5. Lack of Planning and Communication

It is not so much a lack of planning that undermines managers, but the failure to communicate plans to people that matter. It is a common mistake of managers to keep things to themselves rather than sharing information and ideas that would make people’s lives a lot easier, including their own!

The author of this article discusses common managerial mistakes. With free point of sale, effective management is not that hard to achieve.