It’s not hard to imagine how challenging things were for those that didn’t have a plan in place. Either way, HR had a lot of evolving and problem-solving to do. I recently spoke to one HR individual whose organization actually had a specific pandemic crisis plan in place.
Tag: Remote Work
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned everyday life upside down in so many ways. From school and child care to socializing and work life, dramatic change has been forced on many individuals and businesses over the last several months.
Employee engagement was a major conversation before the coronavirus, and it’s still important. I recently spoke with an HR professional who has done everything she can to help maintain a healthy workplace culture and keep employee engagement high while we all work from home.
Instead of beautiful beaches, outdoor adventures, or exotic locales, we are facing the realities of travel restrictions, social distancing requirements, and continued health fears. While we grapple with these issues, it’s starting to occur to managers that many employees have likely not taken vacation or other paid leave (unrelated to COVID-19) because they haven’t needed to do so.
These days I find myself missing my old office chair. Sure, it was heavy, stained, and perhaps even falling apart. But it was far better than this low-budget IKEA monstrosity that I sit in every day now that I am working from home. I am hardly alone. Many employees are now working from whatever chair […]
Just because your team is not operating in a single, centralized location does not mean you can’t develop strong bonds between collaborators. In fact, a distributed setup offers an array of possibilities to root team spirit in your company through processes, traditions, and events.
Did you know that the number of remote workers has grown by 140% since 2005? That’s what data from Global Workplace Analytics indicate. Now consider this: 80% of employees reported they’d be more loyal if they had more flexible work options, such as working from home. These numbers prove my point: Remote work has tremendous […]
The need for flexible working arrangements is no longer limited to working parents. Today’s workforce, while multigenerational in nature, is feeling the pressure to adapt to the needs of its Millennial and Gen Z cohorts. Living in a world where digital makes everything possible, it is no secret that these younger workers are itching to […]
How do you gather the reins when managing culture in an organization, particularly one that is mostly remote? I recently spoke with a culture-building expert who is currently tackling this issue head-on.
Meet Sharon Edmondson, VP of HR at IWG, an organization that provides work spaces around the world for flexible remote work. She is responsible for the America’s Division of HR and has 16 direct HR reports across the globe. She leverages her 19 years of HR experience by managing an organization filled with remote workers […]