Tag: work from home

The New Role of HR in a Remote World

In the past, HR had the role of seeking candidates, being there for employees, developing company culture, and building a comprehensive onboarding program and employee guidelines. But how has that job evolved in the last few years, and what has impacted the changes? From COVID to increasing attention about bias, inequity, lack of diversity, and […]

The Continuing Zoom Experience

The widespread shift to remote work has been a blessing for millions of wardrobe-conscious workers. Instead of worrying whether colleagues will notice an outfit worn twice in the same week, most virtual meeting attendees can get by as long as they have a not-too-wrinkled dress shirt laying nearby. But even though virtual meetings don’t require […]

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Key Employee Concerns Post-Pandemic

For over 2 years, employees, employers, and just about everyone else across the globe have been eagerly awaiting the end of the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic caused widespread disruption in work, community, and family life and created tremendous stress among workers. As the pandemic recedes in many parts of the world, however, new challenges and […]

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Why Remote Work May Still Be a Perk

One of the silver linings of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the widespread shift to working remotely. Companies around the world were initially forced to shift millions of workers to remote work, and many have since decided to make that setup permanent or at least provide that option. This recent trend is so prevalent that […]

The Challenge of Super Commuting

In a previous post, we discussed the rise of super-commuting in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Because many workers used their newfound ability to work remotely to relocate farther from their home offices, they accepted the possibility that they will eventually have to commute from their new place of residence. But just because an […]

Large Organizations vs. Start-Ups: Top Tips for Leading People Operations

People operations and HR programs can look dramatically different from company to company, particularly if you compare larger, established companies with small start-ups. And for leaders, this can mean very different challenges and objectives. This is something I know all too well; over the years, I’ve overseen the rollout of these programs at large entities […]

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The Great Resignation as an Opportunity for Staff to Shine

The Great Resignation has created historic labor market headaches for companies across a broad spectrum of industries and organizations. Although a historic worker shortage is a challenge for employers, it’s always possible to find silver linings in even the most daunting of circumstances. For labor-strapped employers, one of those silver linings is the ability to […]

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Conferences: Is it Time to Get Back on the Road?

One of the many impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic has been the widespread abandonment of professional conferences and work-related networking and learning events. Such events have understandably been seen as unnecessary large, in-person gatherings that could further spread the COVID-19 virus. The health and safety risks of such events did not justify the risks for […]

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The Rise of Super Commuting

Amid the widespread shift to remote work triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees chose to relocate themselves farther from the offices they worked in pre-pandemic. For some, their moves were based on a prediction that remote work would become permanent, while others’ decisions were without regard to the possibility of a return to the […]