Today, it is just as easy to speak with a person on the other side of the world as it is to have a conversation with someone on the other side of the room. Thanks to technology and the internet, the mediums through which a message can be sent are endless. Because of the wide array of options at our … [Read more...] about Phone Call, Email, or Meeting? What’s the Best Method to Send My Message?
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, society has been shifting towards globalization. For businesses, closing the gaps created by physical distance was always a priority, and emerging technology allowed them to do just that. Digital business tools were gaining traction because of the cost savings and … [Read more...] about The Rise of the Virtual Conference Room
The “work world” is changing and it’s changing fast. With the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), there has been a rapid shift from working in-office to working from home. As individuals and organizations are adjusting to remote work, they are also changing their perception of the traditional 9-5 … [Read more...] about Has COVID-19 Killed the 9-5 Work Week?
Onboarding is critical when acclimating a new hire to a company. If done well, it can boost productivity, engagement, and retention. Even though all businesses know the impact of a strong training program, according to a Gallop poll, only 12% of employees strongly agree their organization does a … [Read more...] about The Good, the Bad and the Evil of Virtual Onboarding
Dear Graduating Class of 2020, To say this year has been....unique....would be an understatement. Like every other student, you were looking forward to walking across the stage, receiving your hard-earned diploma, tossing your cap in the air, and commemorating this milestone moment with loved ones. … [Read more...] about Dear Class of 2020
I had been working for Bridge for just over three years when my family decided to move to another state. I thought that changing states would mean changing jobs as well, but I was fortunate enough to have been given the opportunity to stay with the company and work remotely. Pivoting to working 100% … [Read more...] about How My Company Helped Me Feel Included When I Started Working From Home
In light of recent events, citizens of Illinois and throughout the nation are grappling with the stress of employment uncertainty. Within these uncertain times, many professionals have found themselves without a job. As a professional, it is important to understand the difference between being laid … [Read more...] about What is the Difference Between Furlough and Layoff?
Recently, a client told me they transitioned much of their team to a remote work environment because they didn’t have the facility space to accommodate their growing team. Our client said the team was adjusting to the new work environment but, as a manager, he was personally challenged with managing … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workforce Engaged
As we adjust to a new “normal,” businesses’ needs and demands will continue to grow. In the business world, the show must go on, and for some businesses, delaying hiring efforts until after the COVID-19 pandemic is resolved is not a viable option. With nearly all of Americans impacted by a shelter … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Effectively Interview During COVID-19