Mississippi Workplaces Are Changing. Use These Tips to Keep Up.

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COVID-19 seriously impacted the business world. Many companies struggled to maintain operations, and some had little choice but to shut down, at least for a period. As time passed, a degree of homeostasis was achieved by many companies. Those that were able to adapt –  by embracing remote work arrangements or adjusting their workplaces to… Read more »

This Is Every Manager’s Biggest Responsibility for the New Year

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Due to the pandemic, job seekers have new views on employers. Their priorities have shifted, putting a stronger emphasis on company culture, values, and mission and how the employer supports their staff during difficult times. Ultimately, every manager’s biggest responsibility for the new year is to answer the critical questions on job seekers’ minds. As… Read more »

The Biggest Workplace Lessons From 2020

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Saying that 2020 was a unique year feels like a massive understatement. COVID-19 shook the world, fundamentally altering the day-to-day lives – both personal and professional – of nearly everyone. As the pandemic unfolded, companies learned a variety of workplace lessons. Here’s a look at what businesses discovered during 2020. Sick Leave Doesn’t Just Benefit… Read more »

What Major Workplace Change Has the Pandemic Made for 2021?

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COVID-19 had a dramatic impact on the lives of nearly everyone. Hundreds of thousands of employees were suddenly working from home. Plus, many saw their personal lives get incredibly complex, particularly those impacted by school closures or who found themselves having to directly care for family members in high-risk groups. While telecommuting traditional came with… Read more »

There Are Many Available Candidates. How Do You Choose the Best One?

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As the pandemic heightened, millions of professionals were laid off. Widespread unemployment meant that many companies were seeing unprecedented interest in their open positions. Choosing a candidate suddenly became challenging, partially because some hiring managers were inundated with viable options. In some cases, this has led hiring managers to become more stringent about their requirements…. Read more »

Use These Tips to Measure Remote Employees’ Productivity

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One of the biggest reasons that remote work wasn’t more widely embraced prior to the pandemic was concerns over employee productivity. It wasn’t uncommon for managers to worry that workers wouldn’t accomplish as much or remain focused throughout the workday. Now that remote work is part of the post-COVID-19 new normal, managers are searching for… Read more »

Find the Best People in Mississippi: Here’s What You Need to Know Before You Hire Anyone New

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Hiring is typically fraught with challenges. After all, it isn’t easy to find highly skilled professionals who are also a strong culture fit. Often, it feels like trying to find a needle in a haystack, and that can make the whole process frustrating. It’s that frustration that leads some hiring managers to make poor decisions…. Read more »

What We’ve Learned from Managing and Motivating Remote Employees

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Many companies had to embrace telecommuting with little notice. While the approach was necessary – for employee health and to comply with state and local mandates – it was also very new to most businesses. Work-from-home arrangements weren’t something every employer offered before the pandemic, so they had to learn how to manage a remote… Read more »

Your Employees Are Still Working from Home – Here’s How to Make Sure They’re Healthy, Too!

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Even as states continue to advance through the reopening phases, many professionals are still working from home full-time. Many companies discovered that remote work arrangements provide several benefits. Plus, the COVID-19 situation is still highly fluid, and a resurgence may be on the horizon. As a result, not all employers rushed to bring their teams… Read more »

What Will Mississippi Offices Look Like with Employees Returning?

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For many professionals, working from home now feels like the norm. However, offices are starting to reopen, causing your team to have to adapt once again. There’s a strong chance that the transition won’t be entirely smooth. Additionally, the COVID-19 situation remains relatively fluid, and it may not stabilize for some time. If you are… Read more »