One of the biggest anxieties for managers suddenly forced into the role of managing remote workers in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic is keeping track of the day-to-day activities of staff they aren’t seeing every day in person.
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How critical is employee engagement? About 71% of executives understand the role it plays in the success of their companies, which is why Deloitte estimates that organizations pour $720 million annually into measuring engagement.
Organizations today face many cybersecurity concerns across the board. With most businesses currently supporting remote workers due to the COVID-19 pandemic, attackers have been doing their best to capitalize on the current situation.
Could you imagine 66% of the workforce being remote last year? At the start of 2020, having a vast majority of employees working remotely would have been laughable, but here we are. And how quickly we’ve all adapted to keep up in this short time frame.
Among the many legacies of COVID-19 will be the test of our endurance for spending time in front of screens. Remote workers are spending 29% more time in team meetings and 24% more time in one-on-one meetings than they were before the pandemic, according to a study from the calendar-assistant company Clockwise.
Were you one of the many employers that brought workers back in late spring, only to furlough or lay them off in early summer due to rising rates of the coronavirus? If so, you’re not alone, but now that your workers have been furloughed again the next question becomes: when can we really bring them […]
COVID-19 has disrupted seemingly every aspect of our personal and business lives. One prominent change for many businesses is the sheer volume of employees who are now working remotely. For any role applicable, businesses shifted to remote work out of necessity when the virus hit. This has shifted hiring practices in many ways, from video […]
Currently, huge numbers of American workers are working remotely as a way to promote social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers’ mind-set has been that the current situation is a necessary temporary measure as we ride out the worst of the pandemic. However, as the virus is rebounding in many states where social […]
Effective communication is essential to any team, which is especially true in the business world. Poor communication among team members or different layers of management can lead to a host of problems, including incorrect deliverables, lost productivity, decreased morale, and poor customer service. Communication challenges can arise in any business setting, even within teams that […]
With spring in full bloom, recruiters are gearing up for one of their busiest seasons of the year. While career fairs, on-campus events, and in-person interviews are typically common practices, COVID-19 is reshaping how employers go about recruiting.