Even as the country begins to reopen from coronavirus-related shutdowns, organizations are finding it may make sense to have many employees continue to work from home. For this shift to remote work to be successful long term, however, there are necessary components to help teams work well together with fewer in-person interactions.
As more of us are working from home—and more of the working-from-home crew will continue to do so in the future—it’s important to get the basics right. We can all use some tips for best utilizing the software that enables communication among remote employees.
As organizations adjust to our ever-changing reality when it comes to social distancing and finding new ways of doing business, many of us have moved to having a high percentage of our workforce working from home. As a result, many employees have ended up working a lot more hours from home than they normally would.
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 […]
It’s hard to get a clear read on your organization’s culture in the best of times. It’s much harder now, as just about everyone is working from home.
Often, what makes leaders and workplace cultures great is that they are warm and demanding. The best organizations function when their leaders, HR team, internal brand, and culture all match their external brand. Getting that balance right, however, can be challenging. I recently discussed the issue with an expert with many years in the field […]
In the new reality we’re working in, more and more employees are working from home. This comes with many advantages in the form of reduced costs for everyone.
Most of us have heard of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which came with an over $2 trillion price tag and included provisions for economic impact payments (aka stimulus checks) for individuals, assistance for state and local governments, and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan options for small businesses. What not everyone […]
Technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), and sophisticated analytics are offering training and development professionals new opportunities for delivering personalized training that continues to incorporate methods known to improve the learner experience, according to CompTIA’s “Workforce and Learning Trends 2020” report.
Being in the midst of a pandemic can bring on anxiety and fear, even among people who are not normally prone to feeling anxious or overwhelmed. It’s easy to see how the situation we’ve all been dealing with can make us particularly susceptible to believing falsehoods—especially when everything about this is new for most of […]