Since time immemorial, the one question that has dogged management gurus is: What is the main purpose of business? Is it to make profits? To generate returns for shareholders? Or serve the community? While the jury is still out on … Read more
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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, one question has been on everyone’s minds: When can we go back to normal? Of course, many areas are seeing cases and hospitalizations drop. And more of us are getting vaccinated. So that question has … Read more
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Hiring during the prolonged COVID-19 crisis hasn’t gotten any easier. This is especially true for smaller companies struggling to be recruiting contenders without necessarily having access to all the latest and greatest HR technology.
As many small business leaders have … Read more
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Should business leaders be worried about the new COVID strains originating in the UK, South Africa, Brazil, and elsewhere — and recently identified in the US?
The authorities have focused on downplaying concerns about vaccine effectiveness against these new variants. … Read more
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Once the pandemic is behind us, and in what will be a blended work environment, what will be the best way to onboard new staff?
Due to the broad repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic, employment went through fundamental upheaval in … Read more
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Talent managers, human resources practitioners, and executive coaches continue to perfect work-from-home and make it the new norm. As they do, they find a hidden pitfall in their work becoming more evident each day. We’re talking about executive onboarding – … Read more
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In our now normal, company culture seems to have taken a back seat to… well, everything else. So how do we retain our best talent?
Statistics tell us that 2020 was “the year of productivity.” As the world of business … Read more
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It’s that time of year again. Time to look back on TalentCulture’s Top 5 posts of 2020!
Not surprisingly, many of our most-read posts of 2020 were influenced by the pandemic that dominated the world of work. Also not surprising: … Read more
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Are your remote work policies sustainable? Is your company culture still viable? Are your employees really ok?
Over the past few months, many experts (hundreds!) have written articles about COVID-19 workplace policies—especially the work-from-home versus onsite work dilemma we face … Read more
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The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our work. The pandemic has changed how we relate with our families. It has also impacted our sense of safety, security, and health. This crisis, coupled with recent burgeoning social unrest, presents unique challenges to … Read more
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Those responsible for human resources management have always found themselves in a precarious position. After all, HR pros often deal with a trust deficit on either side of the bridge they span. From one side, senior management feels HR practitioners … Read more
Among remote work teams, how common is misalignment with company culture? And what is the cost?
All over the United States, cases of COVID-10 are once again spiking. We’re setting records again — and not the good kind. Daily, it … Read more
Figuratively speaking, the number of articles dedicated to discussing the COVID-caused childcare crisis could fill a school library. But little has been written regarding the other side of the generational spectrum: Elder care.
When it became evident the remote learning … Read more
The global health crisis sparked by the pandemic has shown people, no matter their job status, need effective and reliable healthcare benefits. Employees often have an HR team to help them with healthcare education and to sort through their options. … Read more
Working from home. Schooling from home. Social distancing. New workplace norms. New consumerism rules. Mask mandates. It’s difficult to identify one aspect of personal life or society left untouched by the novel coronavirus pandemic. Not surprisingly, the global workforce — … Read more
2020 has changed the workplace – possibly forever. Which makes it even more important to look at the 2021 HR landscape now.
Over the last year, HR professionals have been challenged with the responsibilities of managing a remote workforce. Soon, … Read more
In the past six months, we’ve seen the rise of what I can best describe as ‘emergency culture’. Employees are in a constant state of high alert. “Solving the unsolvable is the new normal,” says Flóra Bondici, chief people officer … Read more
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. So goes the saying. For American professionals, however, the work week — and work itself — tends to be all-consuming. We tend to be running from meeting to meeting. So … Read more
Is the nine-to-five workday still feasible? For some companies and some people, sure.
But at an accelerated pace, COVID-19 has altered how, where and when we work. It has also proven why the end of the nine-to-five workday may work … Read more
How do we best show workplace gratitude? How do we help employees and coworkers feel valued and appreciated?
There’s no doubt: In 2020, the world seems pretty serious. All around me here in Oregon, and up and down the west … Read more
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Remote work isn’t new. In fact, working from home been on the rise since 2010. But this new decade brought with it COVID-19, triggering a complete paradigm shift for remote work, school and life — worldwide. As a result, how … Read more