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The Evolution of Leadership Training

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 04:00

The leadership development and coaching industries are undergoing a major transformation due to the dramatic shifts in remote workforce policies in response to COVID-19. With many companies canceling events and tech employers like Shopify, Twitter, Square, and Facebook enacting permanent work-from-home policies, it appears that technology and...

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Why Employee Care Is the Key to Post-COVID HR Success

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 04:00

At the risk of stating the obvious, COVID-19 is changing everything. It is the black swan event, exposing the inherent flaws in our system and forcing leaders everywhere to reevaluate whether the way we manage our teams is the best way or merely the way it’s always been. If this sounds bleak, consider that COVID […] The post Why Employee...

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5 Tips for Bringing Back the Furloughed Workforce … The Right Way

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 04:00

An overwhelming 38.6 million people have filed jobless claims to date, and this number continues to climb. Thankfully, a majority of companies do intend to bring their employees back, with 77% of furloughed employees expecting to be rehired once stay-at-home mandates are lifted in their area. However, this will be no easy feat for companies...

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‘Burnt Out, Hopeless, Drained’—Mental Health Concerns Are Prevalent During COVID-19

Mon, 06/08/2020 - 04:00

We recently shared new research that reveals the negative impacts the COVID-19 pandemic is having on workers’ mental health abroad, but how is it impacting workers right here in the United States? New research from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) offers a warning to U.S. companies about the psychological costs of COVID-19. While...

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New Law Addresses PPP Shortcomings, But Complexities Remain

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 11:57

The revamped Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is expected to benefit many employers, but it also adds complexity and requires considerable analysis to avoid pitfalls, according to attorneys who focus on employment matters. Both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act in an effort to address what...

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The Brain Rewards Assumptions

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 04:00

To be a better leader, you need to uncover and challenge hidden assumptions. But identifying them is not easy. That’s because the more you know about your business, industry, function, spouse, family, and friends, the more assumptions you make. These assumptions create blind spots that prevent you from seeing what is really going on. In...

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Fixing the Broken System of Academic Transcript Data

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 04:00

Students, or anyone who has been a student, have a data problem, and it’s one they may not even know exists. The massive data set of student transcript information in the United States is largely inaccessible to the individuals it is designed to benefit. While one would assume students have knowledge of by whom, when, […] The post...

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5 Ways to Prevent Relapsing into Another Crisis

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 04:00

After companies and organizations have navigated through a disaster, scandal, or other emergency, they should not assume they’ll never go through a similar experience again. In reality, it is as important to guard against a relapse as it is to prevent and prepare for a crisis in the first place. I call this the Crisis […] The post 5 Ways to...

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Infusing Creativity into the New Workplace—It’s Easier than You Think

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 04:00

In the early 2000s, a fast-growing e-commerce company created a centralized compute and storage capability so its new business units would not have to build their own. It was designed for internal use, but the company realized that the extra capacity could be sold to outsiders. The result was a $10 billion business called Amazon […] The post...

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Pennsylvania Employer Faces Lawsuit in State’s First COVID-19 Death Case

Fri, 06/05/2020 - 04:00

The world’s largest beef processing company is facing Pennsylvania’s first wrongful death and survival action for the coronavirus-related fatality of an employee who worked in a 1,400-worker plant in Souderton. The case, recently filed in the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, alleges unsafe conditions—such as working in tight quarters...

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Adapting to the New Normal: Best Practices for Reopening Your Business

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 04:01

As stay-at-home restrictions ease in the coming months across the United States, businesses will begin to reopen, and many employees will return to their workplaces. While the health and safety of employees and customers will be the top priority, how employees are transitioned back will also be vital to successfully resume operations. This is not...

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Keep State, Federal Law in Mind as National Guard Responds to Disruption

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 04:01

As of Monday, June 1, 2020, more than 17,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen were activated in 23 states and the District of Columbia in response to civil disturbances. According to Chief of the National Guard Bureau General Joseph L. Lengyel, that brought the number of National Guard troops engaged in domestic operations at the […] The...

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Reinventing Yourself: Who Will You Be Post-COVID-19?

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 04:00

There is no shortage of lessons to be learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to the economic and health adjustments we are all scrambling to make, a deluge of new challenges that have yet to be considered still looms around the corner. As we navigate our way through these rough waters of financial hardships, […] The post Reinventing...

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COVID-19 Has Changed Work Forever—But What Does This Really Mean for Our Workforce?

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 04:00

When shelter-in-place and social distancing orders were first made in March, remote working became a reality for over 80% of U.S. organizations. Millions of workers were forced to work from home for the first time, transforming their personal spaces into offices overnight. Our way of working will never return to what it was before COVID-19,...

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5 Tips for Better Background Screening

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 04:00

Choosing a new service provider for your business requires decision-makers to take a variety of factors into account. When looking for a new background screening provider, for example, companies consider the cost, the provider’s history of compliance, its accuracy rates, and its turnaround times. But after the contract is signed, it can be...

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Dropping the Ball on Employee Wellness Now Will Cost You Big Later

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 04:00

The focus for many organizations has been adjusting to the changing economic climate and either struggling to stay afloat or, for essential organizations, cranking out as much work as possible. It’s at this delicate time that things like increased anxiety, postponed medical care, lack of access to vital prescriptions, increased legal and illegal...

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This Time, It’s Different—Here’s How to Recruit Top Talent in a Remote-First World

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 04:00

These are exceptional times. According to a  Gartner online poll of Asian HR leaders in March 2020, “among 805 organizations responding, 88% now encourage or require employees to work from home.” As COVID-19 continues its onslaught around the world, governments have turned to measures such as social distancing to disrupt the contagion. Doing...

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Can Your Organization Survive Another Round of COVID-19?

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 04:00

The summer months are a time to hit the beach, take a break, and enjoy the warm weather but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 summer will be anything but relaxing. As employers welcome back workers and stay-at-home orders continue to lift, many are questioning whether there will be a second wave of the […] The post Can Your...

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Want Some Good News? Avoid the Backlash with Appropriate Messaging

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 04:00

You knew it was coming. The backlash always does. In the beginning, it was all roses and butterflies. When John Krasinski debuted his Some Good News series (also referred to as SGN) on YouTube during the pandemic, it was a welcome respite from the doom and gloom otherwise reported on the news. Personally, as a […] The post Want <i>Some...

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Is Resilience an Inherent Trait, or Can It Be Developed?

Wed, 06/03/2020 - 04:00

As a result of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, resilience has become a topic of intense interest for organizations around the world. When the crisis hit in spring, many leaders saw firsthand that their employees’ responses to adversity varied dramatically. Some faced challenge after challenge with energy and resolve, while others nearly shut down...

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