Archive | April, 2018

Need More Time? Something Needs to Go.

April 26, 2018

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We all are dealt the same cards: 24 hours in a day. So how do some people seem to use them so much better than others? If you feel that you never have enough time to do what you want, you need to realistically look at your day.

More than likely, you’re dedicating too much of your time to something mundane like too much tv watching, too much internet browsing, or too much emailing. Here are a few things you can cut out of your life that can help you find more time in the day.

  • Delete social media apps from your phone.
    Delete Facebook or Instagram from your phone and you’re less likely to browse it while you’re at home, commuting, or killing time waiting at the doctor’s office. Instead, put the Kindle app on your phone and get some reading done.
  • Remove the TV from your bedroom.
    Do this and you’ll find that you get more sleep, more quality time with your spouse, and more reading done. You also might be less stressed–the news isn’t necessarily the best way to start or end your day. Find something that brings you more joy.
  • Donate the clothing and items you don’t use or love. 
    Imagine a life with less clutter in which you have to make less decisions on what to wear each morning. Sounds pretty nice, right? The fewer things you own, the less you have to stress about. You may not realize how much time our “things” require. Get rid of some of them and find out!

Image via Kārlis Dambrāns/Flickr.

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How to Stay Healthy at Work

April 24, 2018

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When it comes to health, you have to consider both your physical and mental state. And at work it’s easy to become beaten down due to stress, so much so that you could become physically ill. What can you do prevent that feeling of burn out? How do you stay on top of your game both physically and mentally? These tips can help.

  1. Sleep more.
    Prioritize your sleep. That might mean watching less TV at night so you can get a solid night of rest, or having to get behind a little bit at work so that you can catch up on your zzz’s. If you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not going to be productive at work or at home.
  2. Cut back on caffeine.
    Caffeine is dehydrating, which isn’t good for anyone’s immune system. And it’s a crutch for sleepless nights. You know that if you stay up late, you can get a quick pick-me-up in the morning regardless of how you feel. Try switching to tea or decaf coffee as you make the transition, and follow each cup of caffeine with an even bigger cup of water.
  3. Eat a healthier breakfast and lunch.
    Start with a filling breakfast like oatmeal with fruit on top as opposed to cereal, which often only fills you up for an hour or two. Re-think your lunches too: a bigger, protein-packed meal mid-day can power you through the afternoon easily. Take a few extra minutes to pursue the healthier choice instead of the fast food, grab-and-go meals.

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Now Hiring: Join our Sales and Marketing Team!

April 19, 2018

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Whatever your marketing flavor – brand, product, channel, trade, e-comm – we have an incredible team and diverse product portfolio to keep you challenged. High powered sales teams focus on distribution channels or specific retailers, specializing in a Spectrum Brands division but cross-selling too.

Here are the kind of opportunities you might find in our sales and marketing departments:

  • Digital Marketing Analytics Manager
  • Seasonal Merchandiser
  • Category Manager
  • Videographer
  • Sales and Marketing Leader
  • National Account Manager
  • Product Marketing Intern

Interested in learning more? Browse our current job openings today. Or set up a job alert so you can stay on top of anything that opens in the future.

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1, 2, 3… Career Success

April 17, 2018

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Sometimes finding success seems like an impossible journey. But a few baby steps are all you need to take to get on the right track. This round-up of quick-hit tips can help set you on a path toward a more successful life at work and at home.

3 Simple Habits That Will Make You More Successful
These habits are free, simple, and fairly quick–why not give them a try?

3 Ways to Tip the Work-Life Balance In Your Favor
These simple tips help create rigid frameworks that tip your balance away from work and toward life.

3 Ways to Fit More Free Time Into Your Life
These mantras will keep you guilty from enjoying “me time.”

3 Hobbies That Will Help You Excel at Work
Hobbies are good for you and some can help you in life and at work.

3 Bad Habits You Need to Break Right Now
Small changes can make a big difference–it’s the truth!

3 Ways to Humble Brag Like a Pro
Talking up your accomplishments is a necessary part of career success.

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Hear It Directly From Our Interns!

April 12, 2018

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Name: Ben
Department: Engineering
Division: Global Batteries and Appliances
Favorite part of your internship: The freedom I was given.
“I was given all the same resources as all of the full-time engineers. I was given my own project and it allowed me to develop practical engineering skills.” 

Name: Danielle
Department: Marketing
Division: Pet, Home & Garden
Favorite part of your internship: The exposure I got to consumer goods marketing.
“My manager did a great job of finding me opportunities to get my feet wet in different aspects of marketing. I was able to see the retail side, the trade side, and the brand side.” 

Name: Jessie
Department: Digital Marketing
Division: Global Batteries and Appliances
Favorite part of your internship: Experiencing social media from the business side and writing content for the George Foreman brand.
“It’s a really employee friendly company. I just loved how much of the industry I was exposed to so quickly as an intern.” 

Watch a video featuring our interns and then browse our latest internship opportunities!

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Go, Dragons!

April 6, 2018

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Our Global Auto Care facility in Ohio is partnering with the Dayton Dragons Professional Baseball Team for their 2018 baseball season! We kicked off the partnership with an exciting visit from the Dayton Dragon’s mascot, Heater.

This partnership allows us to recognize our employees for their hard work and dedication. Employees will be awarded tickets to attend a baseball game throughout the 2018 season. Go, Dragons!!!

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We’re Hiring in Edgerton, Kansas!

April 4, 2018

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“Congratulations to the Central Fulfillment Center (CFC) Edgerton team for great progress in the past quarter with absorbing the volume from our legacy Charlotte DC and significant improvements in on-time delivery and customer service. We’re so proud of our new associates who have joined the Spectrum Brands HHI team and are working collaboratively and safely to make this happen. We greatly appreciate your hard work and results in Edgerton.”

– Phil Szuba, David Booher, and the entire HHI leadership team

The Edgerton team is still growing and now hiring! Visit www.spectrumbrands.com/careers to learn more about our company, products, and culture, and to apply.

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