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 »

How to Tap into Mississippi’s Overflowing Pool of Passive Job Candidates

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Even today, companies may struggle to access the top talent they need, particularly in in-demand niches. That makes tapping into passive job candidate pools so critical, as it allows companies to skilled pros who may not be perusing job boards or actively searching for opportunities. While connecting with passive job candidates is more challenging than… Read more »

A Better Way to Handle Employee Layoffs

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies seemingly have no other choice but to layoff portions of their workforces. While layoffs are never easy, the grave and fast-moving nature of the coronavirus situation led many businesses to handle the process hastily. In some cases, notice was given through an unexpected group video call or generic… Read more »

Leading in Turbulent Times

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Leading in Turbulent Times This is a guest post by Richard Fagerlin, founder and president of Peak Solutions and author of Trustology: The Art and Science of Leading High-Trust Teams. To learn more about trust in the workplace, please join us on Tuesday July 28th, for a live webinar with Richard called Leading in Turbulent… Read more »

Don’t Let Employees Burnout in the Summer Heat!

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Burnout is detrimental to productivity. When an employee isn’t engaged, the quality of their work typically diminishes. As job satisfaction falls, workers are also more likely to feel disconnected from their duties and may begin looking elsewhere for more fulfilling work. Managing employee burnout can be a challenge. But, by using the right approach, it… Read more »

“Temp” Job vs. “Temp-to-Hire”: What Does Your Office Really Need?

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When you need to ramp up productivity in your office, you may decide that bringing on an additional employee is a smart move. However, which hiring arrangement is ideal isn’t always abundantly clear. In some cases, a temp position might be perfect. In others, a temp-to-hire approach might be the better choice. If you aren’t… Read more »