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Five Reasons to Set Quantifiable Goals for 2017

The new year has officially arrived, so it’s time to start figuring out how you’re going to rock it. It doesn’t matter if 2016 was your best or worst year to-date, because whatever happened last year is in the books and only 2017 is important now.

January is the time to start setting goals for the year ahead, so you can spend the next 12 months working toward something really great. HTSS, Inc. — one of the top temp agencies in Allentown — strongly believes in making your goals quantifiable. Here’s why:

Map Your Path to Success

Goals are your recipe for career success, but if they’re not quantified, you won’t know exactly what you need to do to achieve them. Just as you can’t throw a bunch of ingredients in a bowl and hope it results in your favorite dish, goals require structure to turn into something amazing.

Create a Sense of Urgency

It’s hard to motivate yourself to complete vague goals, because they lack a sense of importance. However, simply quantifying the same objectives puts the pressure on to get started. When you know just what you need to be doing to find success, it’s much easier to get inspired.

Hold Yourself Accountable

Accountability plays a huge role in achieving your goals, and there’s a whole lot of grey area when they’re not tied to a specific numerical value. You can justify making very little progress when your goals are essentially undefined, but there’s no room for laziness when they’re quantified.

Chart Your Progress

When they’re attached to a number value, it’s easy to track your goals. The ability to see how far you’ve come is inspiring and helps you keep the momentum going strong until your ambition has been met. Knowing exactly where you’re at in your plan also makes it easy to monitor the results, allowing you to make any necessary adjustments.

Take Pride in Your Accomplishments

Achieving any type of goal is a huge accomplishment — even those that aren’t quantified. The only problem is, you can’t reflect on the sheer magnitude of your achievement, because it’s too ambiguous. When numerical values are involved, you know exactly what you’ve realized and you can shout it from the rooftops — or simply put it on your resume.

Finding the right new job is never easy, so allow HTSS, Inc. to assist with your search. We’ll find you fantastic opportunities with leading employers and even help you prepare for your interviews. Contact us today to get started!


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As a staffing and recruitment professional for over  30 years, I have seen many changes in the industry. Over that time, I’ve witnessed a transformation in the way organizations view staffing services. Today, we see more and more companies using staffing services as a strategic tool, rather than just for temporary fill-ins.

At HTSS, Inc., our focus is on helping companies create proactive workforce plans. Our goal is to help our clients use staffing strategically to increase capacity, overcome hiring freezes, access specialized talent, better manage increased workloads, and enhance overall productivity.

For our candidates, we help to uncover truly rewarding job opportunities—jobs that are a match to each candidate’s skills, and jobs that offer key experience and growth potential.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships with our current clients and candidates, as well as forming new and exciting partnerships in the future.


Pat Howells
HTSS, Inc.