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How to keep your extroverts happy while working from home

Whether working from home is your dream finally come true or your worst nightmare, it seems like we’ll be working from home for a while. With the light at the end of the tunnel slowly dimming, how can we keep our passion, our interest, our thirst to succeed alive while sitting on the couch in a tiny apartment? It’s not always easy, to say the least, but it’s possible. Here are some useful tips for keeping your extroverts happy while working from home. Keep your face-to-face game on When no…

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How remote hiring helps build diverse teams

While 67% of American employees say diversity and inclusion in the workplace are important to them in their job search, only 45% say their organization prioritizes diversity. The value of diversity in the workplace, however, cannot be overstated. In our newly-remote world of work, we’ve been handed an unexpected advantage: a diverse hiring pool. Diversity in the workplace has a striking impact on workplace effectiveness: Companies with above-average diversity scores saw 45% higher innovation-related revenueA 10% increase in Blau’s gender diversity index led to a 7% increase in market valueDiverse…

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Remote performance review checklist

2020: the year of remote work. This is the year that most of us were sent home. It was an unplanned experiment, but so far it seems to have gone pretty well. People are happy working from home—so we’re going to have to be happy managing remotely. Like it or lump it, managing remotely means conducting remote performance reviews. What used to be a private meeting, may over coffee and a snack, is now happening over a video call. While the new video call medium might not be problematic for…

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How can parents adjust to the “new normal?”

As the world begins easing shelter in place restrictions and businesses start trying to figure out how to bring people back to work, one thing is clear: things have changed and likely will never fully go back to how they were before. But this doesn’t need to be a bad thing.  The shift to remote work was already a trend before the current crisis and as we start transitioning back to work, business leaders have the opportunity to adopt a more flexible and agile model. Bucking this trend risks damaging…

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Which roles should come back to the office first?

As the economy begins to open up, the American workplace is forging a balance between returning to operations and risk mitigation. A rush of people coming back to work may contribute to the spread of COVID-19, so it’s vital for businesses to be methodical and measured when determining who is coming back and when. With much of the nation’s workforce sheltering at home for the last couple of months, teams have gotten more accustomed to working remotely but keeping everyone at home indefinitely is likely not an option for most…

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Who wants to go back to the office after COVID-19?

The world is hurtling into our being-designed-as-we-speak new normal. Businesses are reopening, public transportation is back on schedule, and we’re expected to swap sweatpants for pants that button and get back to the office, ready (emotionally) or not. But...why? These months of forced work from home have shown even the most remote-averse that not only is it possible, but it helps some workers be more productive and produce better work. That’s why now that it’s time to start going back, not everyone wants to.We surveyed more than 2000 United States-based…

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How HR can prepare the office for the post-COVID return

Were you thrilled to start working from home? As the economy begins reopening after COVID-19 mandatory shutdowns, HR leaders, managers, and employees face uncertainty on how to safely return to the workplace. In this new normal, the top priority must remain the health of all team members. Coming back to work can be stressful but, with proper planning and dialogue, HR and managers can help teams navigate the transition while enhancing connectivity and collaboration. What can HR do? HR has a big part to play in planning the return to…

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What we learned about flexibility while working from home

Were you thrilled to start working from home? I wasn’t. I missed my team, I missed my desk, I missed sitting on the deck outside with a coffee and a coworker. Even though I’d worked from home full-time for years before joining Hibob, I still preferred grabbing teammates for a quick chat or whiteboard sessions. But COVID didn’t ask me before it whipped through the world, so for your safety and mine I moved back into my home office. After a few weeks of finding my footing, I remembered what…

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Remote onboarding checklist: Doing it right and getting employees to stay

The first 90 days of a new job are critical to long-term success, both for you and your employees. A well-planned-out remote onboarding process can be the make-or-break for new hire retention; in fact, 64% of new hires report leaving a job because of unsatisfactory onboarding. In Michael D. Watkins’ bible to onboarding for employees titled The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter he writes, “Good initial decisions founded on the right kind of learning...bolster your personal credibility. As people come to trust…

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Managing stress and burnout in the workplace

Let’s talk about stress, baby. Let’s talk about you and me—and the devastating toll chronic stress can take on your mental and physical wellbeing. Burnout, panic attacks, loss of productivity: all of these are connected to stress, something preventable and curable. But without awareness, prevention and cures can’t happen. That’s why we’ve put together this list of five signs of workplace stress that will help you help your people stay strong and healthy—before it’s too late. Let’s go into the physical, mental, and performance-related alarm bells for employees suffering from…

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Remote, work from home, distributed: what’s the difference?

While we are adjusting to the new world of work, we’re finding changes and adjustments in every nook and cranny. We’re creating new best practices every day in order to cope, including a new language. While adjusting to working from home, we hear three terms being thrown around all the time: remote, working from home (WFH), and distributed. It’s finally the time to explain what’s the difference between them and what do they mean—especially when it comes to company policies. Work from home This category is probably the simplest to…

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