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Updates When There Are No Updates

Thu, 05/28/2020 - 04:00

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 […] The post...

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How a Crisis Unleashes the Human Power to Do the Extraordinary

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 04:01

The pandemic has changed the world of work as we know it—from interactions to decision-making to getting through our day to day. Organizations have had to nurture adaptability and resilience rapidly among their workforces to help maintain business while supporting their employees and maintaining trust. Organizations have responded to these...

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One Way to Save on Hiring Costs Once You Start Hiring Again

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 04:00

The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have hit recruiters and Human Resources departments hard. Companies still hiring, or those seeking to hire when the economy reopens, should look to employee referral programs to save on the time and cost of recruiting employees. And this seems to be one of the most popular methods already […] The...

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Change Works When We Appeal to People’s Hearts, Not Just Their Heads

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 04:00

When someone orders us to do something, it’s human nature to want to resist. It’s as true for kids being told to eat their broccoli or a smoker being told to quit as it is for employees being ordered to change the way they perform their work. For business leaders, this resistance presents a challenge. […] The post Change Works When We...

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When Dealing With Sick Leave, It’s a Whole New World

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 04:00

The COVID-19 pandemic has had two key impacts on the American workplace: First, there is a very real risk of employees getting sick and spreading an infectious, debilitating, and potentially deadly disease to their coworkers. Second, huge numbers of Americans are now working remotely. According to a recent MIT survey conducted between April 1 and...

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Upskilling Workers for the AI and Automation Age

Wed, 05/27/2020 - 04:00

In a knowledge-based economy, companies upgrade their “capital” not by overhauling outdated machinery but by upskilling their workforce. That’s because human capital is increasingly the most important asset companies possess. And while humans aren’t as static as machinery, they still need to be retooled and upgraded. Training Employees in...

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Flexibility Can Help Employees with Mental Health Issues

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 04:00

May is Mental Health Month and a recent FlexJobs survey suggests that flexible work options can help workers manage mental illness and keep them on the job during the difficult life events they may be experiencing. As we’re all aware, COVID-19 has changed life as we know it and remote work has become a viable […] The post Flexibility Can...

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Training for New Executives

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 04:00

Often, training and development is thought of as a process focused on new employees—as part of orientation, perhaps, or as part of a multiyear training process for junior staff. But we’ve said many times that employees should get training throughout their careers. And that includes when they are at the pinnacles of their careers, as...

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5 Employment Policies to Draft or Redraft with Coronavirus Hindsight

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 04:00

If you’re like most businesses, you’re eager to reopen or return to “normal” operations as soon as possible. But before you reopen your offices and businesses—and perhaps while you have some extra time on your hands—it’s a good idea to dust off and update your employment policies to account for the new coronavirus world we...

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New Staffing Demands Mean New Opportunities for Jobseekers

Tue, 05/26/2020 - 03:59

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive upheaval in the way we work, and that goes for recruiters. Remote work and video platforms reign supreme in this new working environment, and the same can be said about the unique types of staffing demands that have popped up. Certain industries are experiencing increased workforce needs, according to...

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Avoiding Massive Employee Burnout

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 04:01

There are so many ways the coronavirus has impacted the workforce in the United States, whether it’s pay reductions, the challenges of working from home with a child, an increase in mental health issues, difficulty getting certain foods or medicines, or one of a thousand other things. If organizations do not handle this crisis as […] The...

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Legal Risks to Weigh Before Making Telework Permanent

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 04:00

For employers that offered telework as a temporary option in the earlier phases of the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the time to evaluate whether a formal remote working policy is a good fit going forward. While offering telecommuting options may have business advantages such as being a recruiting tool, lowering facility and travel expenses, and...

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Recruitment Best Practices During COVID-19

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 04:00

As the “new normal” of lockdowns, stay-at-home orders, and social distancing has swept the nation, recruiters are finding they need to tweak the methods they have used for years. Although some sections of our economy have been hit hard by the coronavirus, many companies are still hiring, including those in the retail, customer service, and...

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3 Solutions to Help HR Adjust to New Challenges

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 04:00

Every role in every vertical in every industry is facing massive changes to the way it typically operates. As the need for contactless and rapid transactions becomes more urgent, essential businesses (and those that have become essential during the pandemic) have to ramp up their processes and change their reliance on manual processes. The same...

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Are Soft Skills AI-Proof?

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 04:00

Technological improvements have long been a source of concern for laborers in an increasingly advanced economy. As automation improves, there is an understandable fear that machines, computers, and improved processes can render certain categories of human labor obsolete. These concerns aren’t without merit, though. Even as we adapt to new...

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Incentive Pay Allowed Under Fluctuating Workweek Method of Overtime Pay

Fri, 05/22/2020 - 04:00

The federal Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule on May 20, 2020 addressing whether employers may pay bonuses, commissions, and other types of incentive payments to employees paid under the fluctuating workweek (FWW) method of paying overtime. The rule states that employers may pay various types of incentive payments to employees working...

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A Shift from Competition to Collaboration: How to Get People Back into the Workforce and What It Will Look Like

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 04:00

The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading like wildfire, and with every passing minute, we receive the latest updates. With the evolution of the situation, most small business owners doubt the steps and plans to survive, mitigate risk, support customers, and protect employees. As the IMF has forecasted a 6.1% decline in advanced economy gross domestic...

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We Should Have Been More Prepared for the Remote Work Era

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 04:00

What will the future of work look like in the wake of the pandemic? That’s the question on a lot of people’s minds. Cheryl Cran, founder of NextMapping, is a future-of-work expert who spent years getting organizations future-ready. We discussed the sudden move to remote work and the likely future of work here in the […] The post We Should...

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An HR Professional’s Guide to Welcoming Back and Supporting Veterans In the Workplace

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 04:00

Editor’s Note: May is Mental Health Awareness month, throughout the month we will feature insights and best practices to help HR professionals accommodate workers with mental health issues. With Memorial Day right around the corner, today’s focus is on supporting veterans in the workplace.  As our country approaches the 20th anniversary of...

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Pros and Cons of Posting All Jobs

Thu, 05/21/2020 - 04:00

As soon as our teams are ready to transition back to a closer-to-normal routine, many organizations will be considering how to start recruiting again. The primary method of recruiting is posting a job on various online locations. But this isn’t the only option. Let’s take a look at other methods and review some pros and […] The post Pros...

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