Working From Home Version 2.0: 5 Things to Consider

When COVID-19 started making headlines and employees were working from home, the idea was that this was all temporary. In a few weeks (or months), life would return to normal and we’d all be back in the workplace. That hasn’t exactly happened. In fact, many organizations are telling employees they can stay home for the…

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HR Representative Posts Racist Comments – Ask #HR Bartender

I’ve written a couple of articles recently about the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. Regardless of your personal opinion on the subject, I think it’s important to understand what BLM means in the business world. As human resources professionals, there could be a moment where we have to discuss current events – like Black Lives…

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Organizations: Maximize Productivity with Effective Scheduling

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos has introduced  employee contact-tracing capabilities  for their customers at no additional charge. Check out their  COVID-19 Resource Center for details. Enjoy the article!)  As organizations begin to plan for bringing employees…

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Workplace Power: The 7 Types and Why You Need Them

Leadership and management are not the same thing to me. I define leadership as the ability to influence others. The functions of management include planning, organizing, directing, and controlling. Because the definition of leadership includes influence, I believe it’s important to understand workplace power. Dictionary.com defines power as “a person or thing that possesses or…

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7 Things to Include In Your Welcome Back To the Office Letter

Whether employees are returning to the workplace now, after Labor Day, or even later in the year, it’s important to spend some time thinking about their re-entry to the workplace. For some employees, they’ve been away from the office for three months or longer. Not only has the employee had to develop some new habits…

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Contact Tracing for #COVID19: What HR Needs to Know

(Editor’s Note: Today’s article is brought to you by our friends at Kronos, a leading provider of workforce management and human capital management cloud solutions. Kronos and Ultimate Software have announced the formation of the Equity at Work Council (EWC), a group of innovators and practitioners working together to understand diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. You…

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