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Although working from home has been increasingly more common in recent years, COVID-19 suddenly made remote work the default, rather than the exception. Even if your team has telecommuted occasionally, full-time remote work with little preparation is a challenge. Here are five ways to effectively manage your remote workers during COVID-19:  1. Establish Clear Expectations … Read more »

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Even if you’re looking forward to getting back to work due to financial or personal reasons, you may be a bit wary about the potential for contracting the COVID-19 virus. The most effective way to protect yourself is by empowering yourself with information and being intentional with your actions. Learn more about how to stay… Read more »

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The COVID-19 pandemic caused many companies to dramatically change the way they do business, such as with immediate transitions to remote work or significantly altered workplace processes. As your company starts to adapt to the “new normal,” your employees are likely to be concerned about their safety, understandably. Learn more about what safety measures you… Read more »

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Retention is generally a top organizational priority, as replacing employees, especially high performers, is costly. Not only does it negatively affect productivity if you’re understaffed or while a new hire is becoming acclimated, but there are also expenses for advertising the opening and training replacements. Turnover may be able to be prevented if you’re able… Read more »

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Company culture consists of the core values that set the foundation for the organizational mission. To truly put these values into practice, culture fit should be prioritized when evaluating candidates. Otherwise, it will not be a successful long term hire and will be mutually unsatisfying. Make hiring decisions with your company culture in mind with… Read more »

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Recruiters often opt for having the first point of contact with candidates be a phone screening, as a way to save time as they evaluate baseline qualifications before proceeding to formal in-person interviews. However, if you land a phone interview, you should still put forth the same level of preparation as a face-to-face meeting. Answer… Read more »

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Right now times are very uncertain, very stressful and even a bit frightening. The COVID-19 outbreak has not only caused a health crisis but an economic crisis, as well. In a matter of days, millions of people found themselves suddenly out of work. Millions more are weeks or even days away from losing their jobs, and millions more still are… Read more »

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When you’ve reached the point at your job where you’ve gained enough experience that you’re no longer being challenged, it’s a sign that you could be ready to take the next step in your career. However, in order to be qualified to move up professionally, you need to gain more higher-level experience. Ask for and… Read more »

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Hiring new employees can be time-consuming and challenging, as recruitment must be done in addition to the already staggering workload of managers and may be outside of their areas of expertise. Fortunately, hiring candidates can be delegated, like any other work task, by using a staffing agency. Learn more about how working with a staffing… Read more »

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Communicating with your candidates is always important, but maintaining strong communication with them during a crisis can set you apart from your competitors. Thanks to COVID-19, our economy came to a grinding halt in March, and businesses are facing unique challenges. On one hand, millions of businesses were deemed “non-essential” and were forced to close their doors, putting them in… Read more »