Tag: covid-19 pandemic

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Dynamism in the Age of COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic that has plagued the world for roughly 2 years has left companies scrambling to find the “new normal,” the rules of the road or a playbook that will define how they should operate moving forward. The Problem with Seeking the “New Normal” The big mistake companies make in their search for the […]

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Overcoming the Great Transition: What’s Next for HR in 2022

The last two years have been tough for HR departments, from navigating the pandemic to this year’s great transition. The stress from last year still lingers for many teams and continues to impact work today. Even as HR professionals face one of the biggest hiring and retention crises of their career, they still need to […]

3 Holiday-Themed Ways to Connect With Your Hybrid Team

Hybrid work is officially the new normal. The majority of us hopefully see this as a huge step forward, considering the many benefits it’s bringing to employers and employees alike. From increased flexibility and greater hiring opportunities to better work/life balance, remote work is the gift that keeps on giving. However, as we adapt to […]

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People and Purpose: One Chief People Officer’s Three Predictions for 2022

Over the course of 2020 and 2021, we’ve collectively experienced incredible shifts in the way we live, learn, and work. As we look ahead to 2022, several interesting trends are emerging that will have a major impact on all industries. I’d like to share some of my observations from the fast-moving world of ed tech […]

Remote Work and Moonlighting

One of the top concerns for managers with respect to widespread remote work was that employee productivity would suffer, in part due to the related concern that the ability of managers to oversee subordinates would be diminished if they weren’t physically in the same location. By and large, however, companies have found that productivity hasn’t […]

4 Ways to Boost Employee Productivity

There’s been a lot of debate about the impact on employee productivity with the shift to remote work. Some say productivity has gone way up, and employees themselves say they’re getting more work done without the typical office distractions. Still others say productivity has tanked, with employees spending less than half their time on work-related […]

Tips for Employee Onboarding in the Remote Era

The last two years have changed the workforce like never before. Back in 2019, remote work wasn’t considered an obtainable benefit across the board. Fast forward to 2021, many expect it to be part of their work experience, and a sustainable part of the future of work moving forward. The decision to implement a remote […]

How Creative Companies Are Using Corporate Wellness as a Recruiting Tool

It’s no secret: Today’s employers are struggling to recruit top talent and fill essential positions. Current government statistics indicate the U.S. employment rate was 4.8 percent in September 2021. That’s down significantly from the pandemic peak of 14.8 percent and about half the 10 percent unemployment rate during the 2009 recession. And, as we all know, […]

7 Ways to Identify and Combat Employee Burnout

As the end of the year approaches and we’re continuing to battle the changing realities of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in all sectors are working hard to finish on a high note. But this year, many of the skilled hourly workers that restaurants, retail, and warehouses are depending on for the busy holiday seasons are […]

Does Remote Work Mean the Death of Office Perks?

In the Information Age, companies’ most valuable asset is their human capital. Organizations compete aggressively to hire the best and brightest employees because those employees help their company outperform competitors through their ability to innovate and strategize. Therefore, it’s not surprising that companies try to get as much value as they can from these employees, […]