Tag: HR

FLSA

Outside Sales Exemption 101

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 […]

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Helping Remote Employees Manage Stress

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 […]

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Tips for Directly Hiring Remote Employees

The coronavirus crisis has forced organizations to try out remote work arrangements whenever possible, whether they were ready to do so or not. Some organizations had been doing this for years, and the transition was pretty simple. Others had been resistant to the idea but came around because it was the best option to continue […]

reboarding

What Is Reboarding?

Reboarding is the concept of bringing individuals back who were previous employees but away for some period of time. The idea is to modify onboarding for someone who is already familiar with your company but has been away. Reboarding is a big topic right now due to the thousands of employees being brought back to […]

Companies Went Remote—Can They Go Back?

Almost everyone went home when the coronavirus swept the nation. Now that organizations are starting to re-open their doors, they want their employees back on site. The problem is, very few people feel comfortable doing so. I recently discussed this and related situations with an HR expert.

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Can You Set Too Many Goals?

Setting goals for employees is important. It helps establish clear expectations and guidelines, keeps the employer and employees on the same page, and is a major component of appropriate communication.

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What Is Windowed Work?

Have you heard the term “windowed work”? It actually refers to a potentially familiar concept: breaking down the workday into discrete windows of time for different activities.

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Infusing Creativity into the New Workplace—It’s Easier than You Think

In the early 2000s, a fast-growing e-commerce company created a centralized compute and storage capability so its new business units would not have to build their own. It was designed for internal use, but the company realized that the extra capacity could be sold to outsiders. The result was a $10 billion business called Amazon […]

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The Unemployed Are Making More Money—How Do We Recruit Them?

For organizations that are still operating or are reopening now or soon, many are facing the need to bring new employees onboard—either they are a business that is facing higher demand during the pandemic (such as grocery stores and food delivery services) or they are now able to reopen after being shut down for a […]

Teambuilding

Activities to Promote Teambuilding for Remote Employees

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.