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The Benefits of Investing in Technology During a Recession

Though the exact number is debated by some economists, the United States has persisted through nearly 50 recessions, marking again and again the cycles of industry, agriculture, production, and consumption that define the national, and now global economy. While our current situation is a little bit different (to say the least), responding to the 2020 recession is going to be something of a memory exercise for established businesses and a history lesson for the new ones.

Employee Engagement in a Remote World

Managing a remote workforce is a daunting task. When teams are fragmented, employees can feel disconnected from their teammates. This lack of face-to-face interaction can often lead to feelings of isolation and anxiety.

Until last year, remote employees only made up 10-20% of most organizations’ workforces. Even though a larger section of the workforce was expected to become remote in 2020, the current scenario was completely unforeseen. 

How to Manage Employees with Children Empathetically During COVID-19

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has thrown businesses around the world for a loop. But the everyday workplace isn’t the only environment that has changed drastically. Employers and employees have also had to adjust to a new kind of lifestyle at home.

From helping their children with virtual learning to working remotely alongside their spouses and pets, some of your employees are facing significant changes within their households. 

[Survey] How is Your Company Preparing to Return to the Office in the Wake of COVID-19?

 

As states begin to loosen their Coronavirus social distancing restrictions and stay-at-home-orders, workplaces are beginning to discuss what going back to work will look like. 

How is your company preparing? We want to hear from you: what kind of return-to-work plans have you created? Will your company remain remote, even as cities open? Will you still offer shareable snacks? 

17 Ways to Boost Employee Morale During COVID-19 That Aren’t Happy Hours

It’s been close to two months since the World Health Organization declared the spread of the novel coronavirus an official pandemic. As we reflect on two months (or more) of mandated virtual work, HR and people teams around the world are looking back on their most successful morale-boosting activities—and searching for new ideas to keep their teams happy, healthy, and engaged.

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The Tools and Strategies You Need to Run a Remote Team During COVID-19

Is the future of work remote? 

This was a question that HR leaders were pondering long before COVID-19 shook up the global economy and changed the very way we do business. Now, those same leaders have pivoted to create policies, build procedures, and implement new technology to transition their companies to full-remote work in the wake of the pandemic.

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How to Host a Virtual Team Happy Hour

As companies across the country transition to fully remote workforces due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, employers are struggling to find ways to keep employees’ spirits up. In fact, according to Namely’s recent survey, HR professionals across the country said that their top concern at the moment is employee morale

So what can you do to keep your team connected and maintain a sense of company culture during this pandemic? Maybe it’s time to boost employee morale by throwing a happy hour—no pun intended. 

5 Tips from Software Developers for Companies Transitioning to Remote Product Development

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to spread across the world, public health and government officials are mandating or strongly suggesting that individuals practice social distancing.

Millions of people are now working from home, many for the first time. While software might seem like an industry ripe for ‘work-from-home,’ some companies have made the transition to remote product development more smoothly than others.

A media agency employee works from home during the COVID-19 pandemic

4 Tips for Transitioning Your Media Agency to Remote Work

As a media agency, odds are you were fairly prepared to move to remote work. 

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, your company likely had employees scattered around the country, possibly even the world, so you’re familiar with leveraging technology to stay in touch. And even if your team typically does sit in the same office, you’re probably used to staying in contact with your clients virtually. 

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How to Use Webinars and Video Conferencing to Connect Your Remote Team 

84 percent of today’s workers rank workplace flexibility as the most important factor when evaluating a job prospect. Flexible hours and the option to work from home were two highly sought-after perks, even before the onset of COVID-19.