Great companies find opportunities in chaos, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has created nearly 2 years of chaos in the United States and around the world, there are some notable silver linings. One of the most impactful—in terms of the sheer number of people affected—is the shift to widespread remote work. Millions of employees across […]
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During ‘The Great Resignation,’ 4.4 million people left jobs in September and another 4.2 million left in October, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Most of these employees are quitting because they are finding better work environments and higher pay. Therefore, every manager and HR professional is focused right now on employee retention – especially […]
When people set off for Christmas and New Year vacations, many will bring along something risky: no, not just the Omicron variant but also their work.
With an estimated 36.2 million Americans working remotely by 2025, working from home has become the new norm. Although remote work has its benefits, it also diminishes open lines of communication between employers and employees, leading to issues in the workplace that go unacknowledged as a consequence of a dispersed workforce. Cyberbullying, harassment, and discrimination […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]