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With many more people working remotely, how companies monitor their employees is an issue that has acquired new emphasis. There are differing points of view – some believe companies need to electronically surveil their workers, while others think this is a bad idea. The research tends to support those who oppose it, reinforcing the idea… Read more »

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Because many people are working from home during the pandemic, they are communicating by video conference, using apps like Zoom. Since this kind of interaction is very different from one that is face to face, there are certain measures you need to take to ensure that you are communicating as effectively and efficiently as possible…. Read more »

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Many more people are now working from home. It was a trend gaining momentum even before the coronavirus pandemic, which caused an even greater surge in working remotely. When working at home, you are usually sitting at a desk in front of a computer screen, as you would be at work. But at home, you… Read more »

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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 »

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COVID -19 is changing many of our normal business practices, and one of them is recruiting. Before the pandemic hit, companies were struggling to find the talent they needed. Unemployment was low. Now, almost in the blink of an eye, the dynamic has been reversed. Unemployment is at record highs, and employers now have the… Read more »

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There are many different ways we can hinder our productivity. Some of the more obvious ones are lack of sleep and exercise and procrastination. But there are other less obvious ways that we can sabotage our performance, ways that we are not always aware of. And now that many are working from home, these distractions… Read more »

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Work can be stressful enough, and when you add the heightened anxiety brought about by a viral pandemic, stress levels can really shoot up. The coronavirus has disrupted everyone’s life significantly. It has forced us to change the way we live and work. Each day brings news of more infections and more deaths. For many,… Read more »

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Because of the pandemic, many more people are working from home. This arrangement presents its own unique kinds of challenges. One of the biggest challenges is dealing with the ongoing interruptions and distractions that can occur, especially if you have small children. This in turn can have a big impact on productivity. Here are some… Read more »

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The coronavirus pandemic has caused the loss of 26 million jobs in the United States. The economy is virtually at a standstill as people isolate themselves at home. Naturally, everyone is anxious to get through this thing and back to work. After the virus abates, many will be able to return to their former jobs,… Read more »

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Talking about a job search right now may seem beyond the pale. How can anyone do a job search with the economy essentially in a deep freeze and a staggering number of people out of work? It certainly is a difficult situation, and doing a job search now will be like walking into a stiff… Read more »