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Virtually Onboarding Remote Employees: Best Practices, Tips, and a Helpful Checklist

The employee onboarding process is one of the best tools your business has to make new hires feel supported, confident, and motivated as they’re ramping up. And if you’re adding remote workers to your team, that goes double.  In this guide, we’ll go over 16 best practices for migrating your traditional onboarding process to the virtual world and setting your…

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Returning In-Person, Staying Remote, or Going Hybrid? Succeed With These Tips

After more than 18 months of working from our homes, the great office reopening is underway. We know the future of work is hybrid, (people working from both the office and from their homes) but it’s not as simple as just telling your people to take their pick.  Employee Feedback is More Important than Ever As you and other company…

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5 Tips for Hiring in a Competitive Job Market

It’s a candidates’ market right now.    In the US, there were 9.3 million job openings in April 2021 and have been struggling to fill those roles. Tto make the situation even more complicated, workers have been rapidly calling it quits.  To compete in this war for talent your team (and your brand!) need to be as dialed-in as possible…

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Last Week’s Downtime: What Happened and What We’re Doing About It

On August 12th, 2021, Pingboard experienced an extended period of downtime and performance issues. We apologize–we know our customers rely on Pingboard and were disappointed by the interruption. One of our key values at Pingboard is “be transparent”, and we’re committed to upholding transparency in every circumstance. In the spirit of that value, we’ve prepared a detailed report on what…

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Employee Engagement Guide: What it is and How to Measure It [+6 Tools and Metrics]

Our friends at HR Basics create helpful YouTube videos that cover everything you need to know about a particular human resource management topics. This transcribed video helps companies understand how to use employee engagement tools and improve employee experience.   Use this survey to gauge employee engagement today!   What is Employee Engagement? In today’s HR Basics, we explore employee…

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10 Tips and Best Practices For Managing Your Remote Employees

Remote employees and teams are becoming increasingly common. Between improvements in technology that make it possible for employees to work from anywhere and the pandemic forcing us to keep our distance from one another, there is a myriad of reasons that remote work will continue to grow as a practice.  In fact, a recent Gallup article from May of 2021,…

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Why Employee Peer Reviews Give Managers Better Performance Review Information [+ Tips]

Performance reviews are essential for helping employees reach their potential and feel more engaged and satisfied at work. While this process has traditionally happened between a manager and an employee, including peer feedback is becoming more popular as an element of performance reviews because peers know each other’s work the best. This guide covers the benefits of having a peer-to-peer…

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How to Increase your Influence in the Workplace

  Influence takes intentional practice and honest, self-reflection! We all have influence, but how are you growing yours every day?  I spoke with Dan Newman— a professional coach, life-long learner who explains that to be effective in organizations today, you must be able to influence people. What we talked about: Theory of multiple intelligences Radical candor quadrant  Howard Gardner let go of…

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A Guide To Building A Strong Remote Work Culture

Company culture goes far beyond branding, happy hours, and cool company merchandise. According to Nulab, 83% of employees agree that culture is a top factor when they’re deciding between companies. It’s no wonder — the work environment you create for your employees has a huge impact on their well-being, productivity, and success.  In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, many…

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The Importance of Effective Workplace Communication [+ 13 Ways To Improve Your Efforts]

If you’re anything like the average U.S. employee, you’ll spend at least a quarter of your life working. Depending on how well your team communicates, that’s either a lot of time to form strong relationships and hit milestones together, or struggle through miscommunications, conflicts, and roadblocks.  Whether it’s day-to-day collaboration, team meetings, water cooler chat, or social events, effective workplace…

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