Handling Pandemic Disruptions in the Workforce

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About two-thirds of companies have furloughed or laid off workers because of the pandemic, according to a recent survey. But, as the economy begins to sputter back to life, and businesses begin to reopen, they are looking to bring back employees. Some businesses may be lucky enough to pick up just where they left off,… Read more »

How to Work with Your Contingent Labor

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Contingent workers are now a significant part of the workforce at many companies. Some firms use them at certain times of the year as the need arises, while other businesses use them on a continual basis, often hiring them full time when openings occur. Because temp workers have become more important, employers need to take… Read more »

The Fight for Talent

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The top concern for CEOs in 2020 is hiring and retaining the most talented workers, according to a recent study. Hiring issues are now deemed more important than wage increases, cybersecurity and many other business matters. There are several reasons that hiring as acquired such urgency. One is the tight labor market, with an unemployment… Read more »

How to Enhance the Professional Growth of Employees

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Companies know that employee engagement is important. It plays a key role in the growth and success of any business. Keeping employees engaged is more than just about the money. Just as important is the opportunity employees have for professional growth, important for their own career and for the growth and future of the company… Read more »

How to Give Recognition to Employees

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Studies have shown how important it is for managers to give recognition to employees, to praise and reward their efforts for a job well done. Giving recognition is a key component of enhancing employee engagement, which is crucial to the efficiency of a company. Employees who are engaged are happier, more innovative, more productive, and… Read more »

Developing a Policy for Remote Workers

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With advances in technology, more employees are working remotely, a trend that appears to be gaining momentum. According to a recent study, about one-third of all workers will be working remotely within the next ten years. Currently, about two-thirds of all companies have at least some employees working remotely. Although working at home has become… Read more »

Basic Tips on Improving Employee Engagement

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Do you find that your employees are not all that engaged with their work? They are not showing much enthusiasm and not putting in their best effort. If so, you certainly need to address the situation. Employee engagement is important, having a direct effect on the bottom line. Engaged employees look forward to coming into… Read more »

How to Improve the Onboarding Process

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Onboarding processes are fairly common these days. They are very effective at improving employee productivity and retention. The question is, are companies getting the most from their onboarding efforts? Are they getting the best results possible? Here are a few tips to improve the onboarding process to ensure your company is making the most of… Read more »

How to Establish an Effective Employee Wellness Program

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There are a number of good reasons to invest in an employee wellness program. Probably the best reason is the health and wellbeing of your employees. Wellness programs can help employees stay healthy and reduce stress, which in the end makes them happier and more productive. Moreover, these days when companies are struggling to find… Read more »

Contingent Labor and Worker Engagement

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There is a lot being written these days about how to keep employees motivated and engaged. But most of this applies to full-time, permanent employees. There is little attention being given to contingent workers. But taking steps to keep the contingent workforce motivated is just as important because these workers are becoming more and more… Read more »