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Supporting Long-Term Remote Working Post COVID-19

Companies like Twitter and Square recently announced their employees could work remotely forever. But, while remote working can provide many opportunities for the companies of today, longstanding adoption is only beneficial if the transition is completed in the right way. Here are the vital steps leaders should take to ensure successful, long-term remote working: Develop a…

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5 Alternate Ways to Ask Your Employees “Are You Okay?” 

As HR professionals, we’ve felt the intense impact & pressure COVID19 has had on our companies. We’ve had to re-structure and organize our operations, re-visit our strategies, put in place new training and regulations… whilst also dealing with living in a pandemic! Every news station is discussing the changing workforce, and it’s true the workforce…

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7 Crucial Communication Strategies for Working Remotely 

Unfortunately, it seems as though Australia has yet to eradicate COVID19. While we expected this, we still need to continuously review and update our business operations to ensure maximum productivity. The most significant difficulty regarding working from home is the lack of face to face interaction, which can cause communication issues. Fear not, I’m here…

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Create a Sense of Belonging Within Your Organization

Belonging is a feeling. None of us wants to participate in communities where we don’t feel good, welcome, or appreciated. We certainly won’t invest our full effort unless—and until—we’re vested in this manner. Of course, what makes us feel welcomed differs from person to person. When possible, people leave places where they don’t feel belonging.…

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WFH: How to Keep Your Team On Track

Working from home is great, but it also comes with many unique struggles that can impact productivity and hinder growth. According to Buffer’s 2019 State of Remote Work survey, 17 percent of respondents reported that communication and collaboration as their greatest struggle working remotely while 8 percent of workers said that motivation was their biggest…

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Why the Time Has Come for a Four-Day Week

The coronavirus pandemic has changed every aspect of our lives, and it’s had a particularly marked effect on the way we work. The largest flexible working experiment ever conducted has taken place out of necessity, and the early signs are that it will leave a lasting change in work culture. More workers than ever before…

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Is Your Business Falling into the Gender Pay Gap?

Is your company forward-thinking and proactive in creating a positive and fair working environment, or being dragged down by old-fashioned institutional values? One example of a deep-seated structural inequality is reflected in the Gender Pay Gap. Fifty years after the 1970 Equal Pay Act proscribed discrimination by gender in the workplace, women still earn on…

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WFH Saves People 23.5 Days a Year Traveling

Is remote working here to stay? While many people have predicted the rise of remote working over recent years, nobody expected it to rocket its way to the forefront as it has during 2020. It’s difficult to remember what life was like before the Coronavirus pandemic forced governments and businesses worldwide to implement drastic changes…

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How to Become an Exemplary Leader of Introverts 

I was preparing for a program on introverted leadership by interviewing research scientists at a Fortune 100 pharmaceutical company when a new word caught my ear.   “Did you say ‘loudership’?” I asked a seasoned manager. Yes, he had. He went on to tell me that loudership was a companywide code word for what it meant to be…