How To Improve Remote Onboarding

Imagine you’re at a game night and someone takes out a board game you’ve never heard of before. You could just dive in and figure it out as you go, but you’ll have no sense of what to do when it’s your turn or how to win. Is the game based on luck or skill? Are there teams, or is it more individual? It would be better for your friend to explain the rules of the game and what the goals are so everyone is on the same page about how to play. 

This is similar to the concept of remote onboarding

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Hybrid Work Policies To Consider

After learning about the benefits of working from home, the manager of a start-up social media company decides to implement a hybrid work schedule for the team. Employees seem to enjoy the flexibility of working from wherever they like. Some team members choose to come into the office because they enjoy the social aspect of the workday, while others who prefer to be remote workers opt to do their jobs from their apartments, the library or the coffee shop - anywhere with a wifi connection. 

The benefits of hybrid working quickly become apparent to the company. Remote workers are productive and efficient, and each employee gets to do what works for them and their lifestyle. The hybrid work model could be a game changer for the company, the manager realizes. 

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What Great Mentorship Looks Like in a Hybrid Workplace

Think of someone you view as a mentor. Maybe they’re someone you can rely on for guidance and support. Maybe they’ve helped you through something challenging, or they’ve shown you how to develop as a person and advance in your career. 

Mentors are important because they remind us that we’re part of a community. When one person is lifted, the whole team is better for it, and positive mentorship is a crucial part of that. 

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How To Create Culture In a Hybrid Workplace

Jane has worked at a public relations agency for five years. She kicked off her workday by responding to emails and hitting that coveted “inbox zero” status. Mid-morning, she has a meeting with her boss in which they discuss an upcoming project. After taking a quick lunch break, she gets started on research and outreach for the project, then checks in with colleagues to see if they need help with any of their projects. 

When the clock strikes five, she shuts down her laptop and feels a sense of pride about all she got done over the last eight hours. Another day in the books. And she did all of this from the comfort of her apartment. 

The way that many of us think about work has evolved over the last few years. Employees and managers conduct meetings, carry out tasks and keep companies running from their homes. Hybrid work schedules that offer opportunities for remote work give employees greater flexibility and work-life balance.

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How To Create A Hybrid Work Schedule

With the onset of the pandemic in early 2020, many offices shuttered and employees were swiftly thrust into work-from-home situations. Now, more than two years later, many have since returned to the office, eager for the return to normalcy and a more traditional work set-up. Others have realized that the benefits of remote work are too good to pass up and that they are more efficient and productive with a flexible work arrangement or working in their own environment. Enter, a hybrid work schedule. What is it? How can you make it work for your organization? It’s worth learning about, because this arrangement is more than just a pandemic trend. 

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Why Employee Retention Matters

Imagine a successful rock band. Their hits are topping the charts. They’re doing sold-out world tours. But then, something changes. The guitarist leaves to join another band. The drummer goes on an indefinite hiatus. The lead singer quits and moves to the mountains to start a tomato garden. The band’s manager scrambles to fill the spots as they open, but the constant turnover of members leaves fans feeling detached. The band cancels gigs. They stop writing new music. And the manager really wishes he took more action to hold onto the original talent that made the band such a success in the first place. 

This demonstrates the importance of employee retention. Maybe you don’t manage a rock band. But if you have a team in any capacity, you want to make sure to keep your talent. Here’s why that’s crucial for an organization in today’s career landscape. 

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How to Create an Employee Retention Policy

When you think of a successful organization, what does it need in order to operate? Is it a fancy break room, top-of-the-line technology, or napping pods for a mid-day snooze? Is it a fancy espresso machine in the kitchen, bring-your-pet-to-work days, or comfortable desk chairs? While all of these are fine and dandy, what a company truly needs to be successful is something much simpler: employees!

Finding and hiring quality talent can be challenging, so once you have it, you want to hold onto it. This is called employee retention, and developing a policy to maintain it is critical for your organization. 

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