The office party is so last year! In 2020, we need new ways to celebrate holidays with remote employees. Socially distanced. Remote. Virtual. Masked. Separated. Whatever your work circumstances are, HR leaders and front-line managers will need to rethink and redo holiday celebrations this year. And it could be more important than ever: More than […]
You want to do more than manage your remote work team. You want them to thrive. It’ll be nearly impossible to replicate the on-site work experience. But you can come close by making employees feel cared about, engaged and successful. For Facebook, which has moved to a mostly remote workforce since the beginning of COVID-19, […]
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.
Hiring looks a lot different now than it did a year ago, and the characteristics of ideal candidates are shifting. With so many companies still operating remotely, employers specifically want candidates who will be able to get the job done from home. Remote hiring tips Jessica Mah, CEO of inDinero, found herself needing to adjust […]
What’s the best way to ensure a better remote work experience and maintain a positive company culture? Survey remote employees. Early. Often. Consistently. Then respond to what they say, feel and request. “Getting the voice of the employee is not just a check in on them,” says Jeff Cates, CEO of Achievers. “It needs to […]
When employees moved home to work, everything changed. But now some remote practices belong in the office, too. Most adjustments to our work habits were necessary. Some were more practical. And others were genius! While the year of remote work was challenging for many reasons, it gave employees and companies opportunities to evolve. So we […]
Nine months in – and we still need better ways to work from home. Most companies and HR leaders thought working from home would be temporary – a few weeks, a month or two. Now we’re closing in on a year and many people accept that work from home (WFH) as the new normal. Leaders […]
Remote work put a dent in employee morale and camaraderie. In fact, 56% of employees look forward to returning to work because they miss the things that motivated them and made them feel connected. According to a recent Office Depot study employees miss: seeing co-workers (55%) personal workspace (43%) work/life balance (37%) a regular work […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
More than half the people who work from home now want to keep it that way. But really – can we work from home forever? Despite employees’ desire to stay put some or all of the time, the hard truth is it can’t be the reality forever. HR professionals will need to continue to navigate […]
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 […]
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