Month: May 2020

81: Rethinking Work, Productivity, and Engagement in the Modern Workplace

“People don’t want flexibility. they want complete control over their time.” Today, we keep hearing that flexible work is the way to go. People want it. They crave it. Yet in today’s episode of We’re Only Human, Ben talks with Jody Thompson, creator of the ROWE movement. ROWE stands for “results only work environment,” and

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How to Get Your Employees Used to Working Remotely in a Time of Quarantine

At least one aspect of the current COVID-19 pandemic may be viewed as a silver lining: Many people who could not previously work from home now can. For years now, remote work options have been something of a key perk for workers across industries and age groups. In fact, according to a 2019 Zapier poll, more than a quarter of employees have

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Virtual Onboarding (in the Era of COVID-19)

I recently got to experience virtual onboarding due to the Coronavirus pandemic and wanted to share my experience as well as best practices since many companies are onboarding virtually right now. Beginning a new job is a stressful venture for the employee even under the best of circumstances. Onboarding a remote employee could feel daunting to a

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Bookmark This! Working From Home Edition

Given what’s currently happening with COVID-19, many employers suggest mandating that their employees work from home (if able). It only makes sense. Employers are trying to help employees minimize their social interactions with others. But if your organization doesn’t have a work from home policy in place, it can be a big deal. And many

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Humanizing Employee Onboarding for your Remote Workforce

Remote work is one of the biggest transformations in the workforce in recent years. Regular work-at-home has grown by 140% since 2005, nearly 10 times faster than the rest of the workforce or the self-employed. Organizations are seeing many benefits to allowing remote work, including access to a larger talent pool, increased employee productivity, and higher employee

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