From 2005 to 2017, remote work increased by 159 percent. Now in 2020, companies across the country have transitioned to remote workforces due to COVID-19, forcing more people to work from home than ever before. On top of that, the pandemic has also skyrocketed the unemployment rate in the U.S. In fact, according to Pew Research Center, 14 million people became unemployed between this past February and May alone.
Humans are instinctive creatures. These instincts are powerful, and, in many instances, they serve us well, protecting us from danger.
However, when it comes to larger, more complex decisions—such as recruitment—relying too much on gut instinct allows unconscious bias to come to the fore. If recruiters let their heart rule their head, they are likely to make choices driven by their own preconceptions and very often this will prove to be the wrong one.
LinkedIn is more than just a professional networking platform; it’s also a breeding ground for headhunters and recruiters. Since LinkedIn allows employers to search through candidates based on their skillset and past experiences, the platform is a strategic place to attract and hire talent. In fact, every single minute, a candidate’s profile gets vetted and shortlisted for desired roles, while every three minutes, a job offer gets rolled out to a candidate.
From simplifying the application process to making interviews as comfortable as possible, HR professionals spend endless hours trying to perfect the candidate experience. But what happens after new hires sign their offer letters? Ironically, most companies put all of their effort into recruitment and forget to invest in the most important step of the hiring process: employee onboarding.
As companies continue to work remotely, many employees are struggling to adjust to their new daily routines. Between juggling work and the demands of their personal lives, it can be a big challenge for employees to stay on top of mental and physical health, while also prioritizing work.
If you begin to notice that your star employees are struggling, you may want to take a step back and reflect on what your company is or is not doing to adjust to the new normal.
As companies around the world transition to remote work, employers are re-evaluating every step of the employee experience. One challenge that is top of mind for many? Maintaining employee morale.
Even with all this change and uncertainty, it’s critical to maintain a certain level of normalcy—and celebrate the small wins and employee milestones along the way. One event, in particular, that’s important to celebrate is employee birthdays. And being apart doesn’t mean you and your team can’t do something special to brighten up your colleague’s day.
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As states across the country force non-essential businesses to shut down due to the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many Americans have been furloughed or laid off. Even companies that are still operating have had to significantly reduce employee hours or let go of some workers to adjust to the pandemic’s impact on the economy.
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