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4 HR Trends for Hybrid Workforces

Human resource departments are the backbone of companies across the globe, and are tasked with a wide range of duties in order to keep a business running. With remote work becoming more popular, as shown by a Gartner Survey that revealed “82% of respondents intend to permit remote working some of the time as employees return to the workplace,” HR departments need to be focused on how they can best adapt to serve their employees, new or old.
 
Including new offerings, or doubling down on current ones, can help to strengthen your HR department offerings, and in turn, trickle down into a stronger workforce.
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Benefits of Outsourced IT Services

Despite the size of your organization, an out-house IT team of professionals is always relevant. This is because the in-house team is short of skills and probably lacks your business's required approach to a high level. A good managed IT service provider should offer the best IT solutions and monitor different departments in the organization.

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Types of Employment Lawsuits

Employment law is one of the essential branches of law. Sometimes the relationship between employee and employer becomes complicated. The dispute may range from improper dismissal or failure to comply by the employee and employer, respectively. Unlike the labor law, which deals with unions and collective bargain, Employment law deals directly with matters to do with the employer-employee relationship. However, these two branches of the law have been used interchangeably even though they are two distinct areas. Employment law covers areas such as workplace safety, discrimination, wages, wrongful termination, and employee liability. According to the International Labour organization, the employment rate is over three billion globally. With such a vast population, there are millions of disputes that need to be resolved.

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Addressing Vulnerability With Your Employees: How to Motivate Your Team to be Productive & Happy During the COVID-19 Pandemic

I worked from home long before the pandemic hit. Though my reasons for doing so have gone from a thing of convenience to a thing of necessity, my pre-COVID work ethic and productivity haven’t changed all that much since the initial shutdowns last March. Not only am I a freelance writer, but I also write on behalf of a busy bankruptcy attorney in Philadelphia. Before the pandemic, that was an in-person arrangement. I would go into the office every other workday, and I’d work from home on my freelance projects on the off days.

I had the advantage of knowing how to set up a workspace from home, keep motivated, and separate my work time from play time. When you are back and forth between two different functioning work environments the way I was, you know how to take your “office” with you wherever you go.
 
I already had the necessary skills in place to shift toward a brave new remote world. When the law office had to shut down, all my co-workers - who were office regulars for life - suddenly had their wires crossed. They were at home but in office mode, or they were in home mode at a makeshift office. This change, plus the uncertainty and instability that a global pandemic creates, caused productivity to take a nosedive, as our team faced the new reality that showed up with the Spring of 2020.
 
After many zoom calls, phone calls, and - eventually - some outdoor meetups. My co-workers and I were able to help each other adjust to the new work, eat, play, sleep, parent, date, or be a single all-in-one-place-and-in-the-same-pants-since-Wednesday lifestyle (It's only a Thursday as I write this).
 
Humbly, some of the things they had to say helped me through the harder parts of isolation. Some of the mistakes we’ve made have also helped us grow as a team and build collective insight. We learned together that openly and honestly discussing our vulnerabilities was key to building a strong interpersonal support system. Having a strong interpersonal support system strengthens one’s intrapersonal support system - which is where our feelings of vulnerability ebb and flow.
 
We had each other's backs. When one was down, we all rushed in to help keep our team productive. We also addressed some critical inequalities in the workplace that have never been addressed before. Because of these honest and open discussions, our team is now stronger than we were before the COVID-19 pandemic. Hopefully, the following insights we learned can help your team stay motivated and positive.
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What is a Virtual Office?

There are many factors that have led to the traditional office model changing over time. The current effects of the pandemic have also impacted the way that businesses have chosen to conduct their affairs moving forward. There has been a steady increase in businesses who have opted to overhaul their office models towards a more innovative approach such as using virtual office spaces to ensure that operational processes are maintained. 

While some businesses have moved on to incorporate this innovative approach towards improving office services, there are others who are still skeptical about services offered by online companies such as https://www.intelligentoffice.com/. Below, we have provided a guide to help you understand what a virtual office is. 

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Why Hire Business Consultants?

 

Organizations need to incorporate various strategies in their operations to ensure growth. Some of these strategies can be overwhelming to the organization. However, hiring a business consultant helps business owners to efficiently grow their businesses. According to  https://escalatesolutions.com/, there are various services that business consultants can offer companies to facilitate growth.

 

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Top Training Tips that Translate to Business Success

It is said that If you keep doing the same thing, you will keep getting the same result. As a business, if there are no changes in the working process, there will be no change in the output of workers. One proven way to improve the quality of work done in a business is by training workers (both old and new). Businesses have to schedule training for their workers to improve their skills which will make them work better and in general, bring more success for the business.

 

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Technology Strategies For Your Business Solutions

There is a growing number of small businesses that rely on technology-based solutions to improve their business strategies. These solutions can be incorporated into the business model to improve its core function areas such as marketing, customer engagement and product development. When you include innovative technological approaches to enhance your business solutions, you can gain competitive advantage over your competitors.

While you may have some technology based approaches in place, you may require more information to ensure that you continuously boost your business performance both online and offline. But how can your business do this effectively? Below, we have provided you with several technology-based approaches that you can implement in your business strategy to supercharge its lifespan. 

 

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The Next Thing to Pursue In 2021

The year is still new and fresh so there is time to come up with a list of things that you intend to accomplish. You could also reflect on what you failed to pursue last year and make it your top priority in 2021 rather than compiling New Year resolutions. It is by establishing such goals that you become focused throughout the year. Well, for those of you who lack ideas on what you can do, this article is for you. Here are four items that you can purpose to do in 2021:

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3 Top Tips for Recruitment Marketing

Recruitment marketing isn't all that different from other forms of marketing. You are targeting potential hires instead of customers. You can use plenty of the same advertising tactics, but there are some caveats. 

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