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Driven by the desire for more work-life flexibility, more and more of us now consider gig work our full-time jobs. In fact, just before the pandemic hit, the workplace saw a 43 percent increase in on-demand workers. And gig workers … 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
How will AI transform talent management? How will it impact talent acquisition?
One of the biggest challenges in talent management today? Enabling our employees to develop within our organizations — helping them grow and learn new skills so they don’t … Read more
How do you define strategic learning? How does your organization upskill, reskill, and retrain employees?
Did you know? Only 57% of the 350 HR pros we surveyed report they use their payroll or HCM systems to store data on training … Read more
What is the correlation between the employee benefits offered and employee experience?
Your organization probably invests a lot of time, energy and also money to retain your top employees. And yet, at least occasionally, you still wind up losing them … Read more
Love it or hate it, the job description is a fact of business life…
The problem with many job descriptions? Too often, they are written to benefit the hiring company and not the person looking for a job. They also … 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
Now more than ever, employers feel a mandate to take good care of their people. And that responsibility is bigger than how best to empower a remote workforce. It is more complex than deciding the right time to bring them … Read more
An ill-suited conversation. A moment of innuendo. Or a comment targeted at our gender, wardrobe choices, and even our hairstyles. Each, depending on context, are considered sexually harassing messages. And yet, especially in a remote working environment, identifying harassment often … Read more
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Meghan invited both Chris Russell, the founder of HR Lancers, and Jim Stroud, VP of Marketing at Proactive Talent, to talk about the new trend in HR: hiring freelancers and consultants to fill in the gaps.
COVID-19’s uncertainties are leaving … Read more
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The big question: Can managers effectively integrate new hires into a company work culture when everyone is working from home? The answer is a resounding yes. But how?
To explore this question further, Meghan invited John Baldino to share strategies … Read more
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WorkTrends has been focusing on diversity and inclusion not as buzzwords, but as actions. Meghan invited Elena Joy Thurston to the podcast to share her story. Elena is the founder and speaker of the PRIDE and Joy Foundation and has … Read more
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No question: businesses and employees are going through a lot. The pivot to remote. Changing laws and regulations (sometimes overnight). Safety — and not just physical, but emotional as well. How should we best deal with the pressures of working … Read more
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We may be at a tricky point in the economy, but hiring is on many company’s minds — along with what tools can help. So Meghan brought in Doug Coull, founder and CEO of APS, Inc.— the makers of SmartSearch … Read more
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Remote work has gone from a luxury to a form of everyday survival, with technical, practical and cultural challenges. It has also shifted the hiring process further into the digital sphere — whether we like it or not. Sean O’Brien, … Read more
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Newsflash: We may be unintentionally undermining our working relationships. Remote working has brought with it some vexing challenges, including distractions, Zoom fatigue, and even incivility. Taken out of physical context, we tend to misread and misinterpret each other. And that … Read more