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How to Encourage Employees to Stay on Top of Their Health During COVID-19

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.

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6 Creative Ways to Celebrate Employee Birthdays Virtually

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. 

5 Ways to Revamp Your Job Search During COVID-19

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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5 Surprising Reasons to Use Games in Leadership Training

2020 may be the year of compliance, but this doesn’t mean you should forget about investing in employees’ professional growth and leadership development. Ditch the boring team-building activities your employees despise, and achieve better results with technology and games!

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What Should HR Do When a Manager is Dating a Direct Report?

Let’s face it, most of us spend more time with our coworkers than at home. It’s no surprise then that romantic relationships can form beyond 9-5 small talk. While common—41% of respondents in our Love @ Work survey indicated that they have engaged in an intimate relationship with a coworker— these relationships can quickly enter murky territory. Things get particularly sticky when romantic relationships form between a manager and a direct report—which can have an impact on employee morale and put the company at compliance risk.

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An HR professional shares best practices for laying off employees and handling employee terminations

7 HR Tips for Handling Employee Layoffs

HR is all too familiar with the hazards and consequences of company downsizing. Delivering news of layoffs, paycuts, and furloughs is never easy, but unfortunately, it's a responsibility that falls on many HR professionals. 

While delivering difficult news never gets easier, HR can help make the process as painless as possible. While letting employees go is always going to be a difficult conversation, we spoke to seven HR professionals about how to layoff an employee with compassion and grace. Here are some best practices for laying off employees they had to share: 

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The 6 Best Practices That Top-Rated Managers Swear By

Managing a team is no cakewalk. Constantly checking in with your team members to ensure they are engaged and satisfied is a huge responsibility. So what is the key to being a strong team leader? Here are six tips to help you enhance your leadership skills and manage your team effectively: