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Why HR Needs a Global Mind-Set Post-COVID

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 04:01

Where in the world are your employees located? Do you know where they have been or where they need to be? The COVID-19 pandemic has made painfully clear the problems with the way many companies have been operating. One area for improvement: global talent management. Put simply, how equipped are companies to handle the health […] The post Why...

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4 Ways to Improve Your Return-to-Work Training Plan

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 04:01

Businesses are beginning to reopen, and I’m sure many folks are excited to get back into the swing of things. Working remotely is part of our DNA at Articulate, so our employees were better prepared than most for the shelter-in-place orders prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But even we struggled to find a new normal […] The post 4 Ways to...

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Impact of Zoomers on Technology Adoption

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 04:00

Zoomers, otherwise known as Generation Z—are in their 20s and just starting to enter the workforce—might be at the bottom of the totem pole when it comes to workplace decision-making. However, recent data suggest that this generation may have a disproportionate influence when it comes to technology. Sources of Workplace Authority There are many...

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Top Background Screening Trends in 2020

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 04:00

In 2020, employment background checks are trending toward increasing complexity, added controversy about screening social media behavior, and the need to ensure corporate compliance with important new laws that vary by state and sometimes even by city. Stay abreast of these changes to ensure your Human Resources policies are current and in the...

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Prioritizing Employee Mental Health Should Be a Top Business Necessity

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 04:00

COVID-19 has forced millions of employees to not only shift from office work to full-time remote work but also change their entire approach to work. This change has inevitably caused a lot of fear, confusion, panic, and stress among employees. For some, it’s the fear of job stability at a time when layoffs and furloughs […] The post...

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Should You Promote Meditation for Employees?

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 04:00

It’s no secret that work is stressful. Employers, however, have the ability to proactively try to help manage stress levels for employees. One option employers have been turning to in recent years is promoting and encouraging mindfulness and meditation as a form of stress relief and a way to improve employee well-being. If this is […] The...

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5 Tips for Themed Mentoring

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 04:00

In light of recent events, businesses have transitioned to operating in a virtual space and have been looking for flexible ways to support employees now working from home. One need companies are looking to address is how to help their employees stay connected and socially engaged, especially while they are physically distant. For many companies,...

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5 Things to Do Before Welcoming Employees Back into the Office

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 04:00

Many companies are welcoming employees back into the office, but there’s much to do before anyone steps foot back into the workplace. As a leader or an HR manager, it’s important to have a comprehensive plan in place before welcoming your team back. As you develop your company’s plan, communicate goals and initiatives with transparency...

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New Norm Hiring: 3 Tips for Hiring Managers in the COVID Era

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 04:00

Whether you like it or not, it’s safe to say the “new normal” may be here to stay, and because of that, your HR and talent acquisition practices are going to have to change in order to keep up. To get a pulse on the current state of hiring and the trends shaping the new […] The post New Norm Hiring: 3 Tips for Hiring Managers in the...

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Trending Now: New Jersey Employees Filing COVID-19 Complaints

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 04:00

The pandemic brought pandemonium to many New Jersey workplaces. With the second-largest outbreak in the country (behind only New York) and being the most densely populated state, New Jersey was hit particularly hard by the pandemic, giving rise to a number of employee lawsuits. Unlike New York City courts, the New Jersey courts never restricted...

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An HR Perspective on Going Back to Work

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 04:01

What does it mean to go back to work? Can we even do so safely? These are the questions we’ve been tackling over the past few weeks as states open up, as well as organizations’ doors. I recently spoke with an HR expert about what it would take to get people back in the office […] The post An HR Perspective on Going Back to Work appeared...

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Resetting Workplace Goals Amid Pandemic, Layoffs, Unrest

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 04:00

Remember 7 months ago, when people were still traveling? I was speaking at the HRComply event in Nashville, Tennessee, giving a presentation on job wellness and its evil twin, burnout. At the time, with low unemployment and surging business, the concern was how to keep a workforce happy, stable, and productive without being brought down...

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Avoiding Distractions While Working from Home

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 04:00

Working from home isn’t necessarily for everyone. While some people thrive in the flexibility and independence working from home can offer, others crave greater human interaction and may struggle to stay focused amid all the potential home distractions. In this post, we provide some strategies for avoiding those distractions. Eliminate Obvious...

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Outside Sales Exemption 101

Fri, 06/26/2020 - 04:00

If your organization is growing right now as the economy comes back to life, you may be considering expanding your sales force. Some organizations are looking to hire more sales people and may not already be familiar with the outside sales exemption that is part of the suite of exemptions to overtime pay regulations within […] The post...

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5 Ways to Keep Morale High as Offices Start to Reopen

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 04:00

Change can be difficult to manage, even when it’s carefully planned out. There are so many stakeholders in both large and small organizations that it can be difficult for HR departments to keep incentives aligned while making major changes to the business. Prepare for Change America is at an inflection point, and it’s requiring all...

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Hot Jobs in 2020 Take on a New Form Due to COVID-19

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 04:00

COVID-19 has shaken up a lot of things over the last few months, including the job market. We went from record-low unemployment to record-high unemployment in a matter of weeks, and the demand for workers has shifted to areas that are being directly impacted by COVID-19. Obviously, the healthcare and retail industries are in the […] The post...

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Helping Remote Employees Manage Stress

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 04:00

The pandemic has created a situation in which almost all employees who were able to work from home have started to do so. Many companies are now saying they are going to find ways to keep this transition after the virus is less of a risk in the future. After all, remote work means less […] The post Helping Remote Employees Manage Stress...

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Serious IT Considerations for a Post-COVID-19 World

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 04:00

The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to close their offices and direct their employees to work from home. As businesses slowly reopen, many employers will continue to sustain flexible, remote options for their full workforce, while others will offer a dual structure allowing for limited on-site staff. Managing the required...

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The Art of ‘Taking It Back Internally’

Thu, 06/25/2020 - 04:00

Many have felt the terrifying feeling of being asked a question during a meeting and not having the answer. Nobody likes being put on the spot. Not having a good response when this happens can make people feel unprepared and embarrassed. This can be especially true when facing external clients and customers. But the truth […] The post The Art...

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Option to Return to Work Amplifies Inequity for Vulnerable Groups Like Single Mothers of Color

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 04:01

As people start going back to work, what will happen to working mothers who don’t have a place for their children to go because their child care is still closed? What about those who can’t commute or can’t afford to? This conversation needs to start before your doors open. The concern, according to Maria Colacurcio, […] The post Option...

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