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4 Ways to Support Employees During a Crisis


Over the last few weeks the environment has changed dramatically when it comes to work and life. As an HR leader, I can remember other times of crisis in the past, such as when our employees had their homes destroyed by tornadoes. We have to deal with the logistics of this from a work perspective, because HR is often the hub of policies around working remotely or being flexible for those that have personal needs that limit their availability for work during emergencies.

New To Remote Work? You’ve Got This!


If you are new to working from home or newly managing a remote team, it may feel like a big transition. In an already stressful and uncertain time with coronavirus and social distancing, adjusting to a new mode of work can feel like the sour cherry on top.


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Best tech tools for the virtual workplace


There are tools for every business purpose out there and we’ve pulled together the best tech tools for the virtual workplace so you can avoid any breakdown in business processes as you move forward with your digital transformation. NOTE: Those tools marked with an asterisk (*) are seamlessly integrated with our recruitment solution. CONTENTS: Tools for the recruitment process. Tools for HR. Tools for overall communication. Tools for projects involving multiple people. Tools for organization.

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Emergency management fundamentals for employers


It’s safe to say the world wasn’t fully prepared for the spread of the coronavirus. The virus, SARS-CoV-2 – and the disease it causes, COVID-19 , which originated in China’s Wuhan province at the end of 2019, was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization after impacting over 100 countries and killing thousands. As the virus continues to spread throughout the U.S,

CFO’s Guide to Building an HR Team with Limited Time, Budget and Resources

Building the ideal HR team doesn’t happen overnight—especially when CFOs have limited time, budget and resources. But our new guide can give you advice on where to start and key focus areas you need to know. Download our guide today!

Everything comes to you at the right time. Be patient. Your time will come.

Brigette Hyacinth

Last week a door finally opened that I had been trying to open for so long. I was heading into unknown territory. The odds were totally stacked against me. There seemed to be nothing working in my favour, yet I kept pressing on. The days leading up to my breakthrough were indeed the toughest. As the famous saying goes, “the darkest hour is just before dawn.” ” Well, the storm unleashed its full fury.

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Why Companies Should Hire Introverts

HR Payroll Systems

Many people believe that extroverts make better employees. Extroverts are outgoing and often display more outward signs of leadership than introverts, leading their employers to believe that they have more drive to succeed. However, introverts also bring a lot to the table that extroverts don’t. Hiring all extroverts may mean that companies miss out on a lot of excellent employees and the special skills that they can bring to the table.

Employer COVID-19 Questions & Answers

Tandem HR

We are aware of the bill that passed through the House providing paid sick time and extending FMLA protections to employees and family members impacted by COVID-19. However, the bill must be passed in the Senate before it becomes a law, and there are indications that revisions will be made before it is finalized. We realize the answers below may be impacted if and when a new act is passed.

Your complete guide to employee time off

Zoho People

Time off is an inevitable aspect of an organization, and it takes up a lot of time for the HR department. Employees have personal commitments, and taking time off is one method of balancing their professional and personal lives. The HR department must ensure that their organization provides leave and that their policy complies with federal and local regulations.

Recognising employees efforts through COVID-19

Fanclub Recognition

We know you’ve probably got a lot going on right now and recognition might not be high on the priority list. We wanted to let you know that we are here if we can support you in any way. We remain open and service levels are uninterrupted.

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

10 Tricks at Your Fingertips For More Happiness And Success

Thrive Global

“Nothing has changed but my attitude; everything has changed.”—Anthony Anthony DeMello. Years ago, I spent several weeks in Asia, where I immersed myself in. Eastern cultural practices. When I returned to my post as a professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, I had a meeting with the dean in her office. I glanced at a book on her sofa and saw part of the title, “Tea-Ching.”. Still basking in the afterglow of my trip, I exclaimed, “Oh, I see. you have an interest in Asia, too.”

6 Benefits of Time Tracking for Nonprofit Organizations

Astron Solutions

This guest post was written by the team at ClickTime , a provider of online timesheet software and productivity tools for organizations of all sizes. Are you a nonprofit professional looking to boost productivity within your workplace? Are you a growing organization seeking efficient tools to bring your team to the next level? If you’re looking for a new time-saving strategy , perhaps internal time tracking is the answer you’ve been looking for.

The Path to Becoming the Most Important Member of the Executive Team

Business2Community Leadership

Let’s start by acknowledging that Customer Success teams always have the coolest people in the company. They are kind, optimistic, helpful, and they take really good care of customers. Want to have a beer with someone after work? Definitely invite someone from CS. Success leaders usually manage more revenue than anyone else at the company. At later stage companies, Success can own more than 80% of the company’s annual revenue. Success has frequent, meaningful interactions with customers.

IT Remote Support: Keep calm and carry on


I’ve supported companies going remote for the first time and teams already pros at it. Here are the things that sometimes slipped through the crack that I wish I’d never forgotten. You got the call: you’re working from home. You’ve mashed the Amazon buy button to stock up on hardware, snacks, and hand sanitizer. Now you’re building a support plan to enable your illustrious coworkers in working remotely.

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Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

How Generation Z Is Changing The Corporate Game


When this blog first launched, we dedicated quite a few column inches to what businesses should do to integrate Generation Y, the cohort of folks born between 1984 and 1996 that were dusting off their degrees and rapidly entering the workforce. When we wrote these posts, we focused on how tech savvy this generation, which are also known as Millennials, were and how their ability to quickly grasp technology could be a real boon to your business.

How Organizations Can Address Email Fatigue

HR Bartender

I ran across this article from CNBC on how many hours Americans spend on email each day. It’s an interesting read. The article says that we spend 209 minutes a day checking work email and 143 on personal messages for a total of 352 minutes. That translates to roughly 5 hours and 52 minutes each day (almost 6 hours a day). I have a couple of takeaways from this. If employees only answer work emails at work, then they’re spending a little over 3 hours a day on work email.

10 Questions You Should Ask Your Remote Employees To Keep Them Engaged


Building and maintaining a strong company culture can be difficult when you only see your team for several minutes each week and can be especially challenging if these moments aren’t optimized to be high-impact conversations. One of the easiest ways to combat this common challenge with your remote employees is by asking the right questions. . Questions are how people form deeper bonds and build mutual trust.

How to Work from Home with Kids: The Ultimate List of Tips and Resources

Ultimate Software

Remote work has been increasing in popularity for years , with more than 43% of U.S. employees working remotely at least some or all of the time according to Gallup. And with social distancing playing a crucial role in suppressing the spread of the coronavirus , working from home is more than a privilege—it’s become a necessity for many organizations where remote work is possible.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

Webinar: COVID-19 – Listening to your employees


Date: Thursday, March 19, 2020 Time: 3:00 pm Eastern / 12:00pm Pacific Presenters: Tracy Maylett, CEO; Matt Wride, President; and Christian Nielson, VP of Consulting Services Cost: Free. Should COVID-19 change the way we survey or listen to our employees? The answer is yes. During times of uncertainty and challenge, it is critical to understand what your employees are experiencing—perhaps even more important than ever before.

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It’s Not About Selling Software

ExactHire HR Trends

The COVID-19 pandemic has required that ExactHire, like many other companies, move to a mandatory work-from-home model. ExactHire has always offered remote work as an option to our employees, so this change has minimally affected our operations. Obviously, the same cannot be said for the pandemic’s impact on our business. Our software is designed to create efficiencies for HR professionals and allow them to focus on their people.

Podcast Recap: How Belonging At Work Improves Your Team’s Performance


Research indicates that trauma can show up in our systems even if we haven’t personally experienced it, because it can be passed along through our genes! Business leaders and culture architects can benefit from incorporating an awareness of past traumas along with an understanding of neuroscience as it impacts our sense of belonging at work. Few people understand this better than today’s guest.

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#COVID-19: The Truth About Video Calls and Your Career.

The HR Capitalist

Time for some tough love. If you're a white collar worker and you've been moved to WFH (work from home), odds are your team/company is experimenting with video meetings/calls to keep you connected with your team. They providers are many - Zoom, Go To Meeting, WebEx, Skype, Microsoft Teams, etc. The provider really doesn't matter. Here's a piece of advice on team video calls from your friend, aka KD : Don't get comfortable.

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The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

7 Employee Listening Strategies for a World Turned Upside Down by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)


Our clients are worried. Their employees are worried. Our friends, families, and neighbors are worried. It’s frightening, and it’s tough. In fact, I just noticed that “Coronavirus” is now a recognized word in my spell-check dictionary. Will life ever be normal again? Of course, things will improve, and a good slogan to follow comes from some English WWII propaganda. [i]. Keep calm and carry on!”.

COVID-19: An Update From Our President, Chad Lane

Allegis Global Solutions

The past few weeks have brought unprecedented change to the world around us, prompting companies to act quickly to take care of their people first, then figure out how to operate in a rapidly changing work environment. And things are indeed changing every day. Uncertainty abounds. But one thing is certain: As a talent leader, AGS is in a position to lead through uncertainty. So, what have we done? Our initial crisis response focused on the safety and well-being of our people first.

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Breakthrough Cultures: How Weave Focuses on ‘People, Not Employees’


Creating and scaling a good culture that nourishes employees is critical to the long-term success of an organization. Yet, clarifying what exactly a good culture embodies is difficult to articulate. We recently found ample opportunity to better understand what good culture is beyond our own ideas at 15Five. . Ahead of the new year, Glassdoor released its Best Places to Work 2020 awards.

Recognizing Your Changing Workforce During the COVID-19 Pandemic


It looks like COVID-19, aka the novel coronavirus, will be with us for the next few months. Many companies have rolled out mandatory work from home policies in response to the World Health Organization announcement of the pandemic. This has created a new way of working for many employees that are normally accustomed to corporate office life. Recognition

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Podcast: COVID-19 – Listening to Your Employees Through the Coronavirus


Should COVID-19 change the way we survey or listen to our employees? The answer is yes. During times of uncertainty and challenge, it is critical to understand what your employees are experiencing—perhaps even more important than ever before. However, this doesn’t always mean surveying in the “traditional sense;” instead, listen, then act to help them succeed. Find out how to listen to your employees during challenging times.

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myCorona: Let's Leave the #COVID19 Messages to the Experts.

The HR Capitalist

You know what I'm talking about, my friends. COVID-19 messages from the companies you have some type of relationship with. There's a set of organizations where messages on COVID-19 are either mission-critical or welcomed. Included in that group are hospitals and health care organizations, companies communicating with workforces, government entities, schools, places for food and a few others. Gotta hear from those mission critical folks, and for the most part, they are doing an outstanding job.

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[BREAKING!] Working from Home: How Your Business Can Survive the Coronavirus (Covid-19) Onslaught


The coronavirus outbreak has taken us by surprise — shutting down manufacturing facilities, causing widespread panic, and hammering financial markets. As the virus continues to spread, unchecked, around the world, businesses — big and small — are scrambling to keep their organizations afloat. In a statement released by Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, the company will be closing all its stores outside China to protect its employees and customers from the deadly virus.