Mon.May 18, 2020

Learning Corner With Jeffrey Pfeffer: To Build Trust, Cut Down on Surveillance—Even for Employees Working at Home

Cornerstone On Demand

According to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal , at least one type of business is flourishing in our COVID-19-induced world of remote work : companies selling tools that permit employers to monitor how employees spend their time.

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New: Reflektive Report Highlights Key Employee Insights During Times of Uncertainty


The past few months have brought unprecedented changes to workplaces around the world. In addition to restructurings, one of the biggest shifts has been the transition to remote work. And this trend isn’t going away anytime soon.

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Webinar Recap: How Organizations Can Adapt and Thrive in the “Next Normal”

Cornerstone On Demand

2020 will be remembered as a year of dramatic shifts and unprecedented disruption. For HR leaders, the COVID-19 pandemic put an unexpected spotlight on the digital workplace and remote work , on crisis management and adaptive culture and on redefining the workforce experience.

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Pro Baseball's Return to Work: A Plan HR & Youth Baseball Moms Can Love.

The HR Capitalist

And now comes Major League Baseball with a 67-page Return to Work (RTW) plan, which includes details about how pro baseball will handle their workplace in a RTW, including testing, travel, workplace details (on the field, in the dugouts), protocol for the road and contact with nuclear family as well as friends.

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

7 Industries That Will Rely Heavily on AI in 2020


Harnessing the power of artificial intelligence is fast becoming a top concern for businesses. While initially the realm of tech companies, in 2020, AI adoption is spreading quickly to other industries.

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benefitexpress Launches New Benefits Marketplace


benefitexpress launches new Benefits Marketplace. Schaumburg, Ill.

These Are the Best Jobs and Careers for Remote Work

The Muse

Read our career advice article, These Are the Best Jobs and Careers for Remote Work. Exploring Careers


These Morning Rituals Will Help Set You Up for a Great Day Ahead

Thrive Global

Our new normal has prompted a drastic change to our daily routines. Without our typical morning commute, or even a need to get dressed and out the door, it’s easy to lose any sense of structure in the morning.

10 Productive Things to Do to Take Advantage of Home Quarantine

Take It Personel-ly

The world is in the midst of a major health crisis. With the number of COVID-19 cases constantly on the rise, it may seem like things are bound to get worse.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

How we approached (video) interviews


One of the best commercial digital products I’ve always admired is Google Maps. Spoiler: it’s not because I am a Google fanboy.)

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How to Make Your Business Tech-Friendly During the Coronavirus

Take It Personel-ly

With a record number of offices closed and employees working remotely, many businesses are struggling to keep up with ever-evolving, unprecedented needs.

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4 Interview Questions to Ask as a Candidate


Imagine that you’ve just finished an interview. It’s gone pretty well and you’ve answered all of the questions to the best of your ability. Now comes the part for your own questions. What should you ask?

will interviewers ask what you achieved during the pandemic?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’ve been seeing people online say that in the future, job interviewers will ask candidates questions like, “What did you do to continue developing your skills during the pandemic?” and “What did you achieve during the shutdown, even if you weren’t working?”.

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How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

Oakland Adopts Emergency COVID-19-Related Paid Sick Leave Ordinance


Oakland’s emergency paid sick leave ordinance imposes some additional requirements on employers already covered by the FFCRA.

our boss pushes us to share how we’re doing emotionally at team meetings

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: In our weekly team meetings, my supervisor has started having everyone answer the question, “How are you doing emotionally and mentally?”. On one hand, he seems to mean well and be genuine in his concern.

Combining Virtual and Face-to-Face Work

Conversation Matters

The following is a blog post I wrote that was published in HBR July 01, 2015. As we are trying to emerge from being totally remote, it seemed appropriate to revisit it. Many companies feel they face a conundrum when it comes to determining remote work policies.

my employees don’t like the way I coach them

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a fairly new manager of a small team and recently received some feedback from an employee that I don’t know what to do about. A previous employee had also given me the same feedback so I’m starting to see a pattern. When team members come to me with questions, I tend not to give the answer right away, but ask them questions back to stimulate their thinking.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Survey Monkey: Employee satisfaction is up – a smidge

HR Morning

CNBC and SurveyMonkey together polled over 9,000 workers in the U.S. to measure the impacts of COVID-19 on employee satisfaction. Nearly half of all respondents (48%) noted they are currently doing their jobs remotely.

sending work emails late at night, coworker read my notebook, and more

Ask a Manager

It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. Taking long bereavement leave during a busy time. A few years ago, I had a manager tragically lose her sister in an unexpected accident.

Bot busting! How to spot an ATS


There are a lot of nuances to modern job searching. If you’ve filled out an online application recently, you’ve probably noticed things look and feel a lot different than they did even just five years ago.

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Back to Work After COVID-19

Tandem HR

An employer’s guide to preparing the business, the workplace and employees for the transition. businesses are entering a new phase of the pandemic and employees are headed back to work after COVID-19 shelter in place orders expire.

Building the Business Case for TA Transformation

Speaker: Jerome Ternynck, CEO & Founder of SmartRecruiters

With the wheels of talent acquisition slowing down globally, this crisis presents new challenges along with new opportunities for TA leaders. The time is now for them to not only demonstrate the value of Talent Acquisition but also to build a solid business case for a modernized TA function. Learn how to build a business case for TA transformation to present to the C-level with the advice of CEO Jerome Ternynck.

If You Can’t Trust Your Employees to Work Flexibly, Why Hire Them in the First Place?

Thrive Global

Trust is the foundation of any successful relationship, whether professionally or personally and when it’s broken, it is extremely hard to repair. I once had a supervisor I couldn’t even send an email without her approving it first. She was so inflexible that it was overbearing.

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COVID-19: Return-to-work Checklist and Key Considerations for HR and Finance Leaders


Many employers and workers have had to adapt to the global health crisis whether that included essential work, working remotely, or not working at all

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The CDC now has flowcharts to help businesses reopen. Want to see?

The Employer Handbook

Image by mohamed Hassan from Pixabay. About a week ago, there were reports that the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention was about to release this interim guidance to help businesses reopen. But, it never saw the light of day.

COVID-19 Special Report: The State of Human Resources

HRIS Payroll Software

There’s no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has left a mark on every individual and every organization around the world. During this time, heroes have emerged and taken on the extraordinary duties to keep things running as close to normal as possible. .

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.