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Keeping Staff Engaged While Work-from-Home Drags On

Just a few weeks ago, we, along with businesses and HR observers around the country, were discussing the logistics of bringing staff back to the office as the COVID-19 pandemic wanes and fades away. What a difference a few weeks can make! With COVID resurging in the form of the Delta variant, businesses that had […]

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Setting Up No-Meeting, Interruption-Free Time Blocks

Many have experienced the frustration of having a solid game plan to attack the day and check off some high-priority to-do list items only for that plan to unravel in the face of constant distractions. Whether those distractions come from pop-up meetings, friendly colleagues, demanding colleagues, or needy subordinates, the result is the same: distraction […]

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Digital Body Language

Many people are fully aware of how their body language can communicate their feelings and emotions to the outside world, whether intentionally or not. For instance, crossed arms might signal defensiveness or hostility, consistent eye contact can relay a sense of confidence, and leaning forward can suggest engagement and interest.

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Surge in Online Learning Seen During COVID Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic dramatically upended everyday life for people around the world. For millions of Americans, the inability to attend traditional social events coupled with the ability to work from home meant significant amounts of additional free time, above and beyond pre-pandemic levels. For those who lost jobs, that free time increased even more. Managing […]

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What Does a Hybrid Work Model Look Like?

One of the bright spots of the COVID-19 pandemic is how it allowed—really, forced—many companies to reconsider their attitudes toward and policies around remote work. While many trailblazing companies had for years offered the ability to work remotely as a much-sought-after perk for their employees, the majority were wary of giving employees that kind of […]

Working from Home Proving to Be More Productive Than We Used to Think!

Despite, or perhaps because of, months of time spent in a new hybrid work environment in which many employees are continuing to work from home, perspectives on work/life balance have shifted significantly. Some who may have previously longed for more time at home now wish they could return to the office. Others who said remote […]

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5 Tips for HR Professionals Managing Remote Workers

In early 2020, more companies than ever had switched to remote work to prioritize the health of their employees and community. We are still seeing the effects of that, as many businesses decided not to return to pre-pandemic work strategies. The swift transition to telework without knowing how long it would last forced everyone to […]

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New Employer Benefits for the Post-COVID World

The pandemic’s sweeping impacts shifted how, when, and where millions of people work. Firms that previously did not allow remote working under any circumstances changed their tune and offered flexible working options. As part of this broader change, companies also altered the benefits they offered to new hires and existing workers. As the pandemic fades […]

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Creative Virtual Meeting Ideas

After more than 12 months of staring at computer screens that look like the opening credits of The Brady Bunch, employees and their managers are becoming understandably weary of the online meeting experience. Recognizing this, many meeting planners are finding creative and engaging ways to make these meetings more meaningful and less fraught with anxiety. […]

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How Companies Can Help Graduates Adapt to Remote Work Cultures

The transition to remote work amid COVID-19 was a daunting challenge for many companies, but the advantages of moving beyond the traditional office environment—from flexibility to cost-effectiveness—have become more and more obvious over the past year. Employees have been surprisingly productive from home, and companies have made it clear they’ll continue to rely on remote […]