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5 Ways to Protect Trade Secrets During, After Pandemic

As we hopefully head toward widespread COVID-19 vaccinations and back to some sort of new normal, employers should remember business information is often valuable because it’s secret, and it’s secret and protectable only when you use reasonable efforts to preserve its confidentiality. Almost every business relies on trade secrets that, if properly preserved, can be […]

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Determining Whom to Bring Back to the Office

With multiple vaccines widely available and millions already vaccinated across the United States, the country is looking forward to returning to a world that, even if not exactly pre-pandemic “normal,” at least allows for the resumption of many in-person, group activities. This, of course, includes in-office work. Despite their worst fears, many companies have found […]

The Distraction Cycle

Distraction is one of the most significant and constant enemies of productivity. Some estimates say it can take as much as 23 minutes to get refocused on a task after a distraction. Obviously, in certain workplaces prone to frequent distractions, that can eat up the bulk of a day if not controlled.

Questions HR Needs to Ask When Buying HR Software

When you hit the market for HR software, it can be an overwhelming process. There are at least hundreds of solutions, many that specialize in one or two specific aspects of HR but then tag on all kinds of additional functionality. Wouldn’t it be nice to know what to ask a salesperson when you are […]

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Preparing for a Return to the Office

How prepared is your company for the post-COVID-19 world? We don’t want to convey false optimism, but we argue in this feature that it’s time to start thinking about a return to “normal” for your business. For a year now, the nation and the world have been in the throes of a global pandemic that […]

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How HR Teams Can Leverage Data to Prepare for the Hybrid Workforce

It’s hard to believe we’re almost a year into the pandemic, which also means a year of working from home. Working from home has taught us many lessons about productivity, efficiency, employee resilience, and company culture. It’s also taught us that supporting employees in a hybrid setting comes with new challenges and complexities. As we […]

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How Does Gen Z See Remote Work?

As the COVID-19 pandemic spread across the world, national, state, and local governments put in place measures to limit the extent to which people come into close contact with others in an effort to slow the spread.