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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60 Companies Hiring to Address COVID-19

The Coronavirus has increased demand for products and services. This surge has, in turn, created a need for more workers causing companies nationwide to ramp up hiring and even speed up the application processes. 3M, which makes the coveted N95 respirator masks, is hiring additional workers and adding shirts to meet demand. Walmart is looking to hire

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How One HR Professional Approaches Coronavirus Worries and Challenges

We recently spoke with one professional who has deployed her usual positivity to meet the rising challenge. Meet Sarah Hamilton, the Senior Director of Human Resources at Workhuman, a social recognition and continuous performance management platform. First of all, just to learn a little bit more about you, how did you get into HR? I’ve been

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Why ‘Take Your Child To Work Day’ Is Not Bizarre Amid Covid-19

When I first realized April 23 is Take Your Child to Work Day, I nearly laughed. Surely that’s pointless this year, right? Is it even worth it to recognize Take Your Child to Work Day now, when every day is, “Work with your family at work day?” Every day. But the more I thought about it, the

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Employer Community Sees Downsides to Coronavirus Order Limiting Immigration

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he would suspend immigration to the United States as part of the government’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic sparked anger among businesses reliant on foreign workers. Perhaps bowing to that pressure, the final version of the president’s executive order (EO) doesn’t affect temporary foreign workers, but employers may still worry

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