Zoom gloom? Teams troubles? Skype snags? Video conferencing can be more frustrating than it is productive. Businesses hold more than 11 million video conferences each day in the U.S. It’s critical HR leaders and managers get them right because poorly executed video conferences cost companies $34 billion in lost time and wasted technology, according to […]
The dust has barely settled after the move from office to home. And the complaints are already piling up! Welcome to the new challenges of managing a remote workforce. Some issues are related to HR policy and procedure. Many are an extension of the personal conflicts and office dynamics that already existed. But all of […]
Hybrid work might be the best recruiting and retention tool these days, but it comes with snags. From efficiency to security – and lots of details in between – hybrid work has drawbacks HR pros and front-line managers must face. Yet, it’s here to stay. About half of American workers say their job can be […]
A lot has changed since the pandemic started, but perhaps nothing was more impacted than work locations. Many workers who worked a traditional 9-5 were used to the usual commute and problems that office life had. Suddenly, they were opened up to a new possibility – working from home. Now, almost three years in, many […]
We keep hearing about all the advantages of remote workers — people who stay in touch via the myriad communications options now available. But the arrangement carries some serious dangers for managers.
With remote teams, a strong company culture attracts quality, passionate people and increases employee engagement and productivity.
Many employees thought working from home would be the greatest thing ever. Now remote employees are burned out. Almost 70% of remote employees experienced burnout symptoms while working from home during COVID-19, a recent Monster.com survey found. That’s a 35% increase since early May! Working from home was once thought to be the ultimate perk. Now it’s a pain for […]
Every HR pro knows an employee’s mental health is just as important as their physical health. And when employees aren’t getting what they need, their work suffers.
Best-selling author and entrepreneur Malcolm Gladwell recently came under fire for criticizing work-from-home positions … despite working from home himself for decades. Gladwell, who authored books such as Blink and Outlier, was recently on the podcast “Diary of a CEO” where he shared his thoughts about working from home, and people are not happy. Let’s […]
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