Thanks to the massive COVID-induced shift to remote work, employee monitoring has never been more important. Believe it or not, most people who aren’t used to remote work find it pretty hard to stay organized when working from home, and this can affect productivity.
We’ve all been bombarded with the news that more people than ever began working from home due to the global pandemic. Even now as the pandemic is starting to recede, more and more employees are hoping they can continue working from home, even if only part time.
On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. It’s hard to fathom that the world is now over a year into this once-in-a-lifetime global disaster, but the calendar doesn’t lie. This is a grim milestone, to say the least, with well over 100 million confirmed cases and over 2.5 million […]
There are numerous tools we rely on every day to do our jobs—e-mail, LinkedIn to stay in touch with friends and colleagues, Slack to communicate with coworkers and clients, and Zoom for virtual meetings, just to name a few.
One of the biggest concerns during the large-scale shift to remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the productivity of companies’ remote staff. For many, their work fears around lost productivity have not materialized. In fact, they’ve found productivity has stayed the same or even increased on average across their organizations.
It may seem hard to believe, but it’s been nearly a year since millions of Americans swiftly transitioned from in-office work to remote work. Between the logistical challenges of setting up multiple remote offices for individual teams, the difficulty of providing close supervision, and the lack of opportunities for traditional team meetings, a huge concern […]
As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and looks to continue well into 2021, employers and employees are getting used to remote work arrangements, at least in workplaces and industries where they’re feasible.
Managers generally assume their team members have a clear understanding of the expectations set for them; however, there is often a surprising gap between those expectations and employees’ understanding of them.
Many experts and HR practitioners lauded the value of flexible and remote work situations for their employees, based on years of research. The primary argument against implementing these measures from leadership was “but what about their productivity?” Now the largest remote work experiment has been forced upon us, and the results are in. Take a […]
Anyone who has dealt with payroll can probably attest to how easy it is to end up with similar employees who are paid different amounts. It can happen for lots of reasons.