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Changing Your Office Design Can Change the Feel of Your Business

Posted by Guest Post on Feb 1, 2021 10:29:00 AM

It is undeniable that our surroundings can significantly affect the way we feel. That is precisely why it is of the utmost importance that businesses start investing more effort into making their offices more pleasant to spend time in. While it is true that modern-day office designs are miles away from the once-popular cubicles, there still is a lot of room for improvement.

That being said, here are some of the ways you can change your office design, and thus improve the overall atmosphere and mood of your employees.

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Topics: Workforce Management, HR, Culture

How to Develop a Training Program For Teams in Different Locations

Posted by Guest Post on Dec 21, 2020 2:01:36 PM

Working remotely used to be an option for companies that wanted to onboard diverse talent. Now, the practice is mainstream, and nearly everyone is familiar with logging into their company’s system via a virtual private network.

This new virtual work environment has impacted training. Currently, all team members must be trained online regardless of whether they are down the street or across the country.

Developing a training program that satisfies your company’s productivity goals helps employees to grow professionally and maintains organizational culture is a challenge.

Here are four key points to consider when developing effective training programs for teams that are in different locations.

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Topics: Workforce Management, HR

Is the Grass Really Greener?

Posted by Guest Post on Oct 6, 2020 11:15:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Now Trending, Workforce Management

The Costly Employee Classification Conundrum: Exempt or Non-Exempt?

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 22, 2020 1:06:56 PM

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many employers across the U.S. to implement work-from-home policies as a way to help stop the spread of the virus and resume daily business operations. Work-from-home policies might include a 14-day quarantine for individuals that have recently traveled to hotspots, flexible work shift schedules, or even the strict direction to work-from-home until further notice.

With so many employees working remote, it’s essential that employee time is being accurately recorded and that employees are compensated in compliance with local, state, and federal wage and hour laws. However, properly classifying employees is one of the most challenging aspects of HR compliance.

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Topics: Employee Law, Workforce Management, HR

Workforce Management Impacts from COVID-19

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Sep 9, 2020 11:46:18 AM

While what we care most about during a crisis are very human issues such as emotions, safety, and family, it’s technology that is going to be the first and best way to stay connected with your people.

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Topics: HCM, Technology, Disaster Plan, Workforce Management

4 Tips for Implementing a Remote Work Policy Post Covid-19

Posted by Guest Post on Jul 28, 2020 10:43:50 AM

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.

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Topics: Technology, Disaster Plan, Workforce Management, HR, Culture

PeopleGuru HCM and Verify Every Applicant Integration Streamlines Recruiting Processes

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Jun 29, 2020 2:07:11 PM

PeopleGuru HCM, a cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solution, is pleased to announce that it is now fully integrated with Verify Every Applicant (VEA!®), Capital Associated Industries’ background check technology.

This integration will help mid-market organizations streamline their recruiting processes, eliminate duplicate data entry, and mitigate the risks associated with a bad hire.

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Topics: Now Trending, Technology, Workforce Management

How Technology Can Aid Talent Acquisition

Posted by Guest Post on Jun 3, 2020 1:22:19 PM

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?

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Topics: Recruiting, Workforce Management, HR

How HR Should Handle Coronavirus Concerns

Posted by Guest Post on May 21, 2020 10:26:14 AM

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.

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Topics: Employee Rights, Disaster Plan, Workforce Management, HR

How to Rehire Furloughed Employees

Posted by Allyson Edwards on May 7, 2020 10:55:20 AM

In times of economic downturn, employers may choose to furlough employees vs. laying off employees, but what does it mean to be furloughed?

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Topics: Leadership, Staffing, Workforce Management, HR

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