2020 has been an unprecedented time for the US and the world at large. The employment world is no different. Adjusting to the new normal brought about by COVID-19 comes with its own unique challenges. From job seeking and virtual interview tips to social distancing considerations and effective … [Read more...] about Building Your Return to Work Strategy: Navigating the New Normal
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
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
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
In the US presently, it is estimated that at least 316 million Americans are under some type of shelter in place order, encouraging them to stay home. Additionally, it is estimated that up to 50 million jobs are at risk from the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19. In the wake of the pandemic, … [Read more...] about Social Distancing in the Workplace: Protecting Your Essential Employees
“You can feel the divide between temporary and permanent employees.” Unfortunately, that is a sentiment shared by too many professionals. As recruiters for both contingent and temporary opportunities, we work diligently to eradicate statements like this. Temporary does not mean … [Read more...] about Why it Pays to Value your Temporary Staff
With the number of COIVD-19 cases on the rise, many businesses have stepped up to do what they can to mitigate the fallout from the spread of the virus. For many businesses, part of their COVID-19 battle plan includes shifting much of their workforce to remote workspaces. In a very short amount of … [Read more...] about The 7 Things I’ve Learned Since I Started Working From Home
A positive company culture is a hard thing to quantify. Even if a business does all the right things on paper, that doesn’t mean free lunches, Casual Fridays and unlimited time off equate to a positive place to work. So, if you’re on your job search looking for authentic insight on a prospective … [Read more...] about What do Reviews Tell us About a Company’s Culture?
The US unemployment rate hit a 50-year low in late 2019. The record low unemployment rates and the nature of today’s employee-driven hiring landscape have made it difficult for employers to fill open positions. To stay viable in today’s talent market, your business and its employment opportunities … [Read more...] about Are Low Unemployment Rates Costing Your Company Its Culture?
January 1, 2020 is right around the corner. And for those of us in Illinois, some of us may be looking forward to lighting up more than just fireworks to ring in the new year. Beginning on January 1, 2020, Illinois will become the eleventh state to legalize cannabis for recreational use by adults … [Read more...] about Illinois’ 2020 Cannabis Law: Where Does Employment Fit In?