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Have You Asked Your Employees to Do More with Less?

If you have asked your employee to do more with less, you are not alone. As organizations laid off and furloughed workers, they also struggled to keep revenue streams open. That meant doing as much work as possible with as few resources as possible. Recent research shows that the effect on employees has been stacking […]

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Avoiding Distractions While Working from Home

Working from home isn’t necessarily for everyone. While some people thrive in the flexibility and independence working from home can offer, others crave greater human interaction and may struggle to stay focused amid all the potential home distractions. In this post, we provide some strategies for avoiding those distractions.

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Cybersecurity Training: ‘Hacking’ Your Own Employees

Cybersecurity threats aren’t just concerns for national governments. They can and do impact countries of all sizes. Whether they are intended to steal sensitive corporate secrets, steal payment information, or disrupt service and take down websites, cyber-risks can pose significant financial, regulatory, and logistical challenges for businesses of all sizes.

Pandemic Create New Threats and Exacerbate Old Ones

The workplace has never been immune from human problems, including disagreements among employees, arguments, physical threats, drug abuse, and violence. Safety and HR professionals work hard to minimize and mitigate such threats. Whenever the landscape of humanity changes, such as during a pandemic, novel threats arise that require, above all else, novel awareness.

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COVID-19 Has Changed Work Forever—But What Does This Really Mean for Our Workforce?

When shelter-in-place and social distancing orders were first made in March, remote working became a reality for over 80% of U.S. organizations. Millions of workers were forced to work from home for the first time, transforming their personal spaces into offices overnight. Our way of working will never return to what it was before COVID-19, […]

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We Should Have Been More Prepared for the Remote Work Era

What will the future of work look like in the wake of the pandemic? That’s the question on a lot of people’s minds. Cheryl Cran, founder of NextMapping, is a future-of-work expert who spent years getting organizations future-ready. We discussed the sudden move to remote work and the likely future of work here in the […]

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Could Remote Life Become Permanent? How to Adapt and Keep Up

COVID-19 has forced many businesses and organizations to enter a new way of working that may be unfamiliar to some. Yes, I’m talking about remote work. According to a recent Robert Half survey, a majority of office workers have already transitioned to remote work, with just 2% planning to do so soon.