Month: February 2021

Updates When There Are No Updates

Most teams have some kind of standing, recurring meeting to touch base with staff and provide updates. These meetings are great venues for group managers to pass along information from the top of the company down. They allow staff, in small groups, to ask questions and discuss the information with their managers, who can provide

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5 Tips for Maximizing Remote Workers’ Productivity

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many businesses to offer, if not require, work-from-home options for employees. With people working remotely, employers face many challenges with maintaining the same level of productivity as before the pandemic. Here are five guidelines to help ensure your employees are maximizing their time outside of the office and inside their

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Work/Life Balance for Remote Employees

As organizations adjust to our ever-changing reality when it comes to social distancing and finding new ways of doing business, many of us have moved to having a high percentage of our workforce working from home. As a result, many employees have ended up working a lot more hours from home than they normally would.

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Managing Impact of Stay-at-Home Orders and Remote Work on Paid Leave Benefits

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought unprecedented changes to all facets of our lives, especially our work. Employers have faced incredible challenges of rushed remote work arrangements, meeting new workplace safety requirements, staying abreast of legal and regulatory requirements, and returning employees to work in the safest way possible. Most HR professionals and managers must be

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Should You Let Your Employees Work from Home?

The coronavirus pandemic brought the concept of remote work to the forefront in a big way, and it did so quickly. A lot of companies were on the fence about remote work until the outbreak forced them to jump right in.  As nonessential workers were required to telecommute whenever possible, it showed some of the

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HR and IT Can Lead the Charge to Make Remote Work More Secure

The shift to remote work spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic has been perhaps the biggest change in business operations we’ve ever seen. When remote work transformed from something a few people did on occasion to a mandate for nearly all employees, companies around the world scrambled to scale up their resources to enable it. Many fell

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Remote Storytelling: Real-Time Persuasion in a Virtual Setting

Storytelling is a cornerstone of human communication. This is true across all aspects of life, in both interpersonal and business relationships. Working from home adds a level of complexity to the traditional forms of storytelling we are accustomed to. While facts and figures are important for any pitch, you also want your audience to emotionally connect

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