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Get Your Team Physically Active Virtually

Of all the impacts a massive shift to remote work has had on employees and workplace culture, physical activity probably doesn’t top the list in most people’s minds; but there can be noticeable changes in an employee’s productivity, engagement and overall mental state based on changes in their level of activity, and while reducing the […]

Pros and Cons of Increasing Your Starting Pay

Employers are finding it’s more difficult than expected to recruit top talent. Even as the economy begins to rebound and more people can go out (as more get COVID-19 vaccinations), there still isn’t a high number of applicants for vacancies.

Asynchronous Communication Solves Global Workforce Woes

If you haven’t heard of asynchronous communication within a workforce, it’s the practice of not bringing everyone together into regular large meetings. It means not requiring an immediate answer when sending an e-mail or another communication. Basically, it means employees have control over when they communicate with their teammates, and it’s perfectly designed for truly […]

How Organizations Can Recover from the Pandemic’s Impact on Pay Equity and Transparency

The gender pay gap has taken a hit during the pandemic, with economists predicting it may take nearly 20 years to recover to pre-pandemic levels of equality. At the same time, the workplace has been completely transformed, likely for good, with changes resulting from an overnight switch to remote work and fluctuating economic uncertainty.

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Pre- and Postshift Work Ignites Fire for Sprinkler Company

When employees work on client jobsites or at remote locations, it may be tempting to pay them based on their scheduled hours instead of tracking their specific hours worked. But if they perform work before or after their scheduled shifts, which includes tasks such as loading and unloading tools, then they need to be paid […]

Protecting Employee Psychological Safety Amid Online Harassment

Employee psychological safety, a vital factor in any organization’s productivity, is increasingly under threat. With a recent Boston University study showing that cases of depression and anxiety went up by 300% last year, employees have never been at greater risk of burnout. However, while much of this recent wave of adverse mental health is due […]

Distributed Workforces Can Create a Strategic Advantage or Compliance Nightmare

It might seem counterintuitive to think your employees have become more mobile in a time when most of us have been stuck at home for days on end. But in reality, the number and types of employees potentially crossing borders, both local and international, have increased exponentially. The shift to remote work brought on by […]

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Unable to Find Qualified Applicants?

Employers are facing an interesting recruiting conundrum: Despite high unemployment rates, there still aren’t enough applicants for a given job post.

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A Simple Strategy for Tackling Recurring Time Crunches

Feeling rushed at work—or with any obligation—is often considered expected, but while it would be impossible to eliminate all stress from one’s work life, most people are probably dealing with more time-related stress than they need to be. Often, people end up feeling rushed over the same commitments time and again. In this post, we’ll […]