How the Coronavirus Will Affect Offices

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The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we work, changes that are likely to be long lasting. In a recent survey, three-fourths of those responding said they expect to have more flexibility in where they work. Almost all of the those responding said their supervisors trust them to work remotely. People will be returning to… Read more »

Why Leaders Fail

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Leadership has been defined as the act of motivating a group of people to achieve a common goal. Some leaders are better than others at doing this. Why do some leaders fail? Sometimes they just develop poor practices, faulty ways of doing things that hinder their effectiveness. Here are a few of those bad practices… Read more »

Electronic Monitoring of Remote Workers – Good or Bad?

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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 »

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 the Pandemic is Changing the Face of Recruiting

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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 »

Sustaining Employee Morale While Dealing with a Pandemic

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We are all living through a hard time, a period of uncertainty and volatility. It is a completely new situation for people, a total shutdown of the economy and social isolation. For companies, finding a way forward can be daunting. Maintaining employee morale during this time is crucial. Here are a few tips to help… Read more »

Bringing Remote Workers Closer Together

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More people than ever are working remotely these days, and some companies are encouraging the trend. Working remotely offers a range of benefits to companies and employees – increased productivity, better retention, greater cost effectiveness, and avoiding the hassle of the commute. But with all its positive aspects, working from home has a few drawbacks… 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 »

How to Avoid Ghosting

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The term ghosting is a relatively new one. It is a product of the digital age and how we communicate now. It refers to the act of abruptly cutting off all contact with someone permanently, not responding to any efforts by the other person to reconnect. And it’s a term that is being used to… 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 »