Forgetting an item that you need for your first day of work is easy to do, but if you are starting your first remote job, forgetting something critical for first-day success is even easier. We have put together a checklist of the commonly overlooked aspects of preparing for your first day of working … [Read more...] about Starting a New Remote Job? Check out This Checklist!
2020 has put the workforce through quite the ringer. Many companies have faced many changes that no one could have predicted. Although some changes have been positive, the new normal of working from home or working in an office/home hybrid role has made it more difficult for employers to spot the … [Read more...] about Three Red Flags of Low Remote Employee Morale and Their Solutions
The year 2020 was a year of many challenges. It abruptly created a new normal that everyone had to quickly adapt to. There is no question the year wore people down, physically, mentally, and emotionally. For as much as we want (and desperately need) to view the future through rose-colored glasses, … [Read more...] about The Power of the Pause
After months of working from home, and a COVID vaccine in production, we can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. While we are not out of the woods yet, for many remote workers, this means that our time working from home (most likely) will be ending sometime in 2021. It’s time to start … [Read more...] about Returning to the Office? These 6 Tips Can Help You Prepare
In 2021, not only will business leaders need to be mindful of economic recovery, but they also need to be mindful of the psychological recovery of their team members. 2020 was an incredibly stressful year for various reasons, and leaders who are looking to strengthen their company culture need to be … [Read more...] about 2021, Company Culture, and You
A new job is equal parts exciting and nerve-wracking. New jobs can be both challenging and rewarding. There’s a lot to learn, and it can feel overwhelming at times. You want to do your best and be successful, but it’s not always clear the best way to show your commitment and determination when you … [Read more...] about 10 Ways to Stand Out Professionally During Your First 30 Days of a New Job
The end of the year is reserved for reflecting on the past 365 days and setting goals for the year ahead. As we near the end of 2020, the tradition of setting resolutions can feel a bit overwhelming --especially considering that this past year threw us all a curveball. (Well, if I’m being honest, it … [Read more...] about 6 New Year’s Resolutions All Team Leaders Should Make in 2021
What can we say about 2020 that hasn’t already been said? In fact, I think some of us might be tempted to not speak of it at all. As much as we may want to put the box labeled 2020 in the darkest corner on the highest shelf in our brains, that decision may be ill-advised. The impact from the events … [Read more...] about What’s in Store for 2021: Job Market and Staffing Trends
When you’re working remotely, sometimes the scenery of your home office doesn’t quite cut it. It can be tempting to take your home office on the road. After all, working from anywhere while working from home can be a great way to reclaim some work-life balance while keeping PTO to a … [Read more...] about Can You Work Away From Home While Working From Home? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions!
At this point, it’s safe to assume that the companies that were able to pivot to remote operations have done so and have adjusted to remote life. For those teams, modifying routines, creating a new personal workspace and workflow were just a few hurdles that they had to overcome. For the most part, … [Read more...] about 6 Strategies for Building Effective Communication Among Your Remote Team
Does Social Distance Create Emotional Distance? Techniques to Boost Camaraderie Among Your Remote Workers
With so many professionals now working in a remote format or seeking remote work, face-to-face communication has seen a substantial decline, and technology is being used to bridge that gap. For as much of a saving grace video conferencing software and instant messenger programs have been in 2020, … [Read more...] about Does Social Distance Create Emotional Distance? Techniques to Boost Camaraderie Among Your Remote Workers
Virtual interviews are becoming a popular tool in the hiring world. During a virtual interview, the candidate and employer meet face-to-face via computer (technically speaking, webcam to webcam) rather than in person. This is a relatively new occurrence and if you’re not familiar with all aspects of … [Read more...] about 10 Simple Technology Tips That Will Take Your Virtual Interview to the Next Level
If you are someone who has worked mostly (or exclusively) in face-to-face customer service roles, it is easy to psych yourself out when you are looking for a job in today’s world. Many roles in today’s employment landscape are at all or --at least partially-- remote. But not to fear! There are … [Read more...] about How Does Your Face-to-Face Customer Service Experience Translate to Remote Roles?
Whether it’s through grip or greeting, you can learn a lot about someone from their handshake. It only takes a few seconds to do, but your handshake communicates confidence, respect, friendliness, etc. And, if you’re (un)lucky enough, you might just learn about the health of the person on the … [Read more...] about Waving Goodbye to the Handshake: Creative Alternatives You Can Try on Your Next Interview
2020 has changed a lot of things about…a lot of things; millions of Americans have found themselves laid off or furloughed for (possibly) the first time in their lives. If you found yourself in that position, it can be comforting to know you’re not alone, but even still, something that shocking can … [Read more...] about Formatting Your Resume When Furloughed and Other Resume Writing Tips
In recent months, remote work has become more popular and, arguably, necessary to keep professionals safe during the current pandemic. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, many companies already had work from home (WFH) programs available, but for every company that had a robust remote work program in … [Read more...] about 5 Must-Ask Interview Questions to Assess a Company’s Remote Work Structure
If it hasn’t become clear already, COVID-19 has shaken up the corporate landscape –not only in operations and communication but what “professionalism” looks like, too. And, unlike the abrupt start to this new normal, the transition back to a 2019 working environment is going to be a slow uphill … [Read more...] about Creative Team Building Activities to Try with Your Remote Team
Working in the same office space with your colleagues is a breeding ground for collaboration, camaraderie, and shared energy. If you are one of the millions of working professionals who work remotely, you know these effects from working in-office can be hard to achieve at home. The good news is with … [Read more...] about 5 Tips to Keeping Remote Teams Socially Supported