Tag: covid-19 pandemic

The New Role of HR in a Remote World

In the past, HR had the role of seeking candidates, being there for employees, developing company culture, and building a comprehensive onboarding program and employee guidelines. But how has that job evolved in the last few years, and what has impacted the changes? From COVID to increasing attention about bias, inequity, lack of diversity, and […]

Rituals: The Missing Link in the Hybrid Workplace

Remote. Hybrid. No matter how your team is working, there’s something missing: connection. As humans, we thrive on interactions. At work, even more so. COVID forced us apart, and now, workers are craving connection, meaning, and purpose more than ever. Without those, staff become disengaged, unmotivated, and ultimately leave to find them elsewhere.  Given that […]

Faces of HR: Candace Smith on Reimagining HR, Strategic Partnerships & More

Candace Smith has been involved in the field of human resources (HR) for more than a decade. For our latest Faces of HR profile, we sat down with Candace to discuss how she got her start in the industry, her biggest influences, as well as what it takes to cultivate a successful employee experience. “I […]

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Key Employee Concerns Post-Pandemic

For over 2 years, employees, employers, and just about everyone else across the globe have been eagerly awaiting the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic caused widespread disruption in work, community, and family life and created tremendous stress among workers. As the pandemic recedes in many parts of the world, however, new challenges and […]

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Why Remote Work May Still Be a Perk

One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the widespread shift to working remotely. Companies around the world were initially forced to shift millions of workers to remote work, and many have since decided to make that setup permanent or at least provide that option. This recent trend is so prevalent that […]

The Anti-Work Movement

There’s been very little good labor market news for employers over the last couple of years. Some observers’ prognosis is that there’s a growing movement that’s decidedly anti-work. That’s right: There is increasing support for the idea that even if someone is available to work and competent for available roles, it’s not necessarily worth their […]

The Challenge of Super Commuting

In a previous post, we discussed the rise of super-commuting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because many workers used their newfound ability to work remotely to relocate farther from their home offices, they accepted the possibility that they will eventually have to commute from their new place of residence. But just because an […]

Getting Ghosted by Candidates? Here’s What to Do

There was a recent Instagram reels trend in which salespeople showed text that said “When you say you’re all in but won’t put down your credit card to buy” while a song played that said If you’re wondering if I hate you, I do. HR representatives likely feel the same way about candidates who “ghost” […]

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Conferences: Is it Time to Get Back on the Road?

One of the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the widespread abandonment of professional conferences and work-related networking and learning events. Such events have understandably been seen as unnecessary large, in-person gatherings that could further spread the COVID-19 virus. The health and safety risks of such events did not justify the risks for […]

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The Rise of Super Commuting

Amid the widespread shift to remote work triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees chose to relocate themselves farther from the offices they worked in pre-pandemic. For some, their moves were based on a prediction that remote work would become permanent, while others’ decisions were without regard to the possibility of a return to the […]