Business trends come and go, but they impact our daily work lives. When it comes to HR management, evolving technology and a shift in workforce needs will continue to shape the trends we’ll see in 2018.
The COVID-19 emergency is putting unprecedented strains on the global economy and on individual businesses. Regardless of size, employers are having to adjust to a big change: going from seeing workers on site every day to having most employees working from home. Getting it right means you’ll minimize downtime, anxiety and lost productivity over the […]
More companies are seeing telecommuting as a valuable way to boost recruiting and retention. But it’s not an arrangement that should be jumped into without extensive planning.
Working from home may feel singular, but it can be a catapult for any company’s diversity and inclusion efforts. Many companies quickly shifted operations to work from home (WFH) when the pandemic hit. And they found the wheels still turned, perhaps even faster, more efficiently and with higher quality. So why not make WFH the […]
A friend recently bemoaned to me, “Quitting time doesn’t seem to exist anymore.” She’s not alone. Most newly remote employees struggle with work/life balance. People working from home log nearly an hour more each day than when they worked in an office, a study by the National Bureau of Economic Research recently found. But HR […]
Remember when team huddles and on-site Ping-pong tables kept employees engaged and connected? Enter COVID-19, and the work-from-home lifestyle created a bizarre, new landscape for HR professionals. They aren’t physically connected anymore. And they’re likely mentally disconnected, too, with all the distractions at home. Is there something HR professionals can do now to make employees […]
You’ve asked a colleague for some feedback on one of your proposals, but after a week there’s still no response. It’s not a “yes,” but it’s not a “no.” It’s just a silent abyss that queries get sent into, never to return. You’re in a ghosting limbo.
Employers are scrambling to determine what they should be doing now to prepare for the very frightening and growing threat of the coronavirus. And that massive challenge comes at the same time as this influenza season, which is well on its way to being the worst in a decade. The impact of these viral illnesses […]
Almost as important as the benefits offerings you use to drive retention and attract talent are, equally as important is how you communicate those benefits to your staff. Yet, this is an area in which it’s easy to fall short — and to help ensure that doesn’t happen to you, wellness and health management software maker Keas […]
The COVID-19 pandemic is the ultimate game-changer that has turned many things, especially business, on its head. In response, most companies are implementing work-from-home-arrangements for employees so they can keep things running. Along with all the cautions about online scams and email phishing, another pitfall awaits: It’s possible that without a legally sound remote work […]
Now is the perfect time for a review of your I-9 compliance efforts for a number of reasons.
On March 9, as the impact of the coronavirus pandemic grew clear, we made a plan to close Homes.com’s four locations. We had a week to prepare 40% of our staff to work from home full-time. That meant making sure they had all necessary equipment and access to any training they’d need on using that […]
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