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Connecting Employees to Your Mission

By Best Practices, Corporate culture, Employee Engagement, Employee Retention

In its 2021 Global Human Capital Trends report, global consultancy Deloitte says that while the pandemic strained and tested the worker-employer relationship, “Thriving in an uncertain future depends on having a compelling vision for where that relationship should go.” Defining purpose for your business When articulating your business’s purpose, it may be helpful to think about your company’s mission, vision and values. According to SHRM, a mission statement is a concise explanation of an organization’s…

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What Will Woo Employees Back to the Workplace?

By Corporate culture, Employee Retention, Recruiting

Working from home sounds great to many employees, and the pandemic has taught us that being physically present in an office isn’t always necessary. A recent Pew Research Center survey found that among those who are currently working from home all or most of the time, 78% say they’d like to continue to do so after pandemic precautions end. Some employees are finding, however, that they miss the camaraderie of their colleagues and the structure…

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Is Your Business at Risk from COVID Fatigue?

By Corporate culture

After 18 months of living through a pandemic, COVID Fatigue has become a real and serious concern for businesses everywhere. When the experts and news media first alerted us to COVID-19 and explained that through fastidious social-distancing, mask wearing and washing of hands was key to controlling the spread, people were willing to participate in something they thought would be required for a brief period of time. Eighteen months later individuals everywhere are beginning to…

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A Free Tesla is One Way to Get Employees Back to the Office

By Corporate culture

With vaccination rates on the rise and infections rates thankfully falling in most parts of the country, business owners are starting to rethink their 100% work from home (WFH) strategy and encourage employees to come back to the office. Whether it is for increased productivity, more opportunities for collaboration, enhanced security or even training, employers faced with a multitude of reasons why they want to get the band back together again are wrestling with the…

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Define Your Work From Home (WFH) Program to Improve Productivity

By Corporate culture, Policies and Procedures

Whether your business is like Facebook – and considering instituting a permanent work from home program for all staff – or you’re faced with on-going requests for temporary work from home assignments to accommodate real life issues employees have balancing work, health and families, instituting a formal Work From Home Program will help assure accountability and impartiality when implementing your program. A strong Work From Home Program should include policies for employee participation but will…

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What’s Involved in Allowing Your Employees to Work from Home Forever?

By Corporate culture, Withholding Taxes, Workers' Compensation

When Facebook, Twitter and others made the announcement that they were going to allow their employees to work from home forever, there was much interest from workers and employers across the country as to whether or not they could practically adopt the same approach. With the extension of Stay-at-Home orders inching through the summer, some employees are already making the hop to more comfortable digs in adjoining cities and towns. But before you allow your…

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When Body Temperature Is Not the Best Indicator of Health

By Corporate culture, News

It has been a rough spring and although the weather is warming, the promise of a better summer has yet to be made. Whether your business closed briefly, adopted a temporary work from home (WFH) model or maintained business as usual (BAU) throughout the epidemic – the health crisis, the economy and the protests are taking a mental toll on your workers. Now might be a good time to gauge the temperature and disposition of…

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When Employees Quit Unexpectedly, Do You Know Why?

By Best Practices, Corporate culture, Employee Retention, Hiring, Recruiting

Per a recent article in the Harvard Business Review, more employees are voluntarily leaving their jobs than at almost any other time this millennium. When an employee quits – especially if the individual was a valued contributor – or the person “ghosts” the firm (stops showing up with no notice), employers can feel confused and betrayed. If the organization has invested resources in the employee, such as training, the loss can be financial, as well….

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Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Are You Leading the Way?

By Best Practices, Corporate culture, Policies and Procedures

It’s been 55 years since the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and 13 years since the #MeToo movement started. Companies from Sephora to Starbucks are making assertive efforts to expand their support for “workplace diversity” — not only through training, policies and procedures but also by ingraining it into corporate cultures. Increasingly, companies are embracing the concept that everyone has the potential to contribute regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic…

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Cannabis in the Workplace – It’s Decision-Making Time

By Best Practices, Corporate culture, Driving Safety, Drugs in the Workplace, Employment Law, Worker Disability, Workplace Injuries

With cannabis (“pot”) having been decriminalized or legalized in more than 30 states—in many cases for recreational, personal use—employers are struggling with how to approach the issue. Cannabis has been touted as a medicinal aid for many conditions, from PTSD to Crohn’s disease, nausea, cancer, multiple sclerosis and more. Yet, cannabis can alter worker reaction times and cause other physical changes that could put the worker, the firm, and its customers at risk. In certain…

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