So Nice to E-Meet You: Tips for Virtual Onboarding

Your organization pivoted to virtual job fairs and video interviews to ensure access to a steady pipeline of talent. The next step in hiring post-COVID-19? Virtual onboarding.  Whether you’re hiring extensively to meet urgent supply chain and logistics needs, seeking out technical talent to support a shift to e-commerce or looking forward to an influx of ‘new hires’ as the […]

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Invest Smarter: Prioritizing Workforce Development

Investing is all about making the right decisions with available resources. Companies have to make these decisions constantly, including when deciding who to hire, develop and promote.  The research is clear: organizational development is great for your company’s bottom line. But like any smart investment, the key is to target your organization’s effort and dollars at the people that will […]

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Being the HR Captain in the COVID-19 Era – Who Is Your Navigator?

We are all in uncharted territory. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote about the new imperative for HR leaders, where I shared my thinking on how HR leaders are expected to help their company achieve its business goals and KPIs. Facing a global pandemic sheds a different light on these words. Business-as-usual goals and KPIs are put on hold. […]

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Why Vacations are Good for Business

Employees list time off as second only to health care as a desirable employment benefit. The research on the benefits of time off couldn’t be clearer. Vacation time is associated with better mood, higher life satisfaction and better health. It has been estimated that workplace-related stress is responsible for $190 billion dollars in health care spending, and contributes to 120,000 […]

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Workplace Friendships are Good for Business

It doesn’t sound groundbreaking to say we humans are happier when we have friends. But it’s more than just happiness. Research finds that people with more friends also live longer. Why?  Humans have a “need to belong”, which is comparable to our needs for rest, food, and water. Our brains are so wired to prioritize social connection, so much so […]

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