Every year, companies invest billions in branding and marketing strategies to attract more external attention to their companies. Every business needs a robust external branding campaign to ensure that their business and products resonate with customers.
For the roughly 44 million Americans rocking a side hustle outside of their standard office hours, banking a few extra dollars every month isn’t just a nicety—sometimes it’s a necessity for getting by. But if you’ve got skills you’ve been dying to put to good use—everything from writing and editing to data entry or tutoring—freelancing can be among the most lucrative side job success stories. It might even just be fun to daydream about the perks of being a full-time freelancer instead of punching in and out five days a week at your “real” job. Giving up the commute, working in your pajamas, setting your own schedule, and being your own boss are just a few of the commonly touted benefits of taking what might start out as a side gig and become a primary source of income. But is the grass truly greener on the other side? To uncover the truth behind some of the most common myths and perceptions of full-time freelance work compared to office life, we surveyed 955 people—485 working freelance jobs and 470 working in a more traditional office environment. Thinking about making the switch for yourself? Read on to discover who’s happier, who’s making more money, and how many of your co-workers might take the plunge next.
Employee wellness is your top priority when it comes to creating a healthy workplace. It is also important to consider that health doesn’t just involve the physical aspect, but also keeping your employees’ mental wellness in shape.
Maybe you have taken a positive stride in protecting your employees’ wellness by allowing them to take an extended leave for drug or alcohol addiction rehab. That’s a great thing--but have you considered your employees who will take on the responsibility of those on rehab or extended leave?
Long before anyone had heard of Covid-19, the demand for remote work was already growing.
Both business leaders and their employees discovered that remote work had many benefits and very few disadvantages. For instance, working remotely reduces the overheads that business owners need to pay for electricity and desk space.
Remote work also means that your employees can spend less time on their commute, and more time getting things done. It’s no wonder that 50% of the workforce is set to be operating remotely by the end of this year.
Now that a global pandemic has pushed countless companies to experiment with remote work, it seems certain that more flexible working policies will begin to appear. The question for today’s employers is how they can create a remote work policy that supports their team.
The COVID-19 lockdowns have changed the face of small businesses and corporate America. Businesses have gone from the thought of their workers working remotely as “something we’ll implement someday” to “we have to do it now.” COVID-19 didn’t give them a choice. It was “do or die” for many if they wanted to remain in business.
One of the biggest obstacles for military veterans is finding meaningful employment after service. These highly trained individuals are required to make a dramatic shift in their terminology, practices, habits and expectations when entering the civilian workforce. Despite this, however, veterans can bring numerous benefits to your organization, including proven leadership and problem-solving skills, integrity, loyalty and a strong work ethic.
Today’s workplace, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, is an increasingly digitally-dependent one. With a younger, more tech-savvy generation entering the workforce, companies are being pushed into digitizing the employee experience: starting first and foremost with how they recruit talent. The days of using cold calls, classifieds, and sifting through piles of resumes to acquire talent are long past — today, technology is changing the talent acquisition landscape. So what does technology-driven talent acquisition look like?
The novel Coronavirus pandemic has everyone on edge.
Millions of small, medium, and large scale organizations around the world are partially or completely closed. Many are recording 100% revenue loss.
Amidst this unprecedented situation, it is important that HR leaders rise to the occasion and respond to prevailing Coronavirus concerns.
Here in this post, we will shed light on how HR should handle Coronavirus concerns.
Did you realize that the economic impact from the COVID-19 crisis is predicted to reduce the gross domestic product by nearly 3% in the United States? The negative impact this global pandemic has caused will take years to repair. If you are currently laid off or out of work as a result of this pandemic, your main goal should be preparing for life after COVID-19.
Putting together a resume isn't always easy. There are a lot of factors to consider: modern trends, showcasing your skills in the best light, including everything that needs to be included, and so on. These factors spark a significant amount of debate about best practices.