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How to Protect Your Remote Workforce from Becoming Unengaged

Is remote work becoming the new normal? According to The State of the Remote Job Marketplace report by FlexJobs, 3.9 million U.S. employees, or 2.9 percent of the total U.S. workforce, work from home at least half of the time—and that number is rising. With the remote workforce expanding each year, employers are looking to develop proactive strategies to help…

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How to Identify Problems with Your Corporate Reorganization

In an age when companies experience all sorts of change, at some point, a corporate reorganization may be in the cards. A corporate reorganization often impacts people across the entire organization, as well as key processes and the tools employees use to perform their work. However, many corporate reorganizations encounter a range of problems such as disengaged employees and misaligned…

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The Greatest Management Tool…Your Org Chart?

People tend to think of company org charts in the wrong way, often still viewing them as the static, outdated versions of the past. Because of this mind-set, many don’t realize that the org chart can actually be one of a company’s greatest assets. There are many inherent benefits to embracing the org chart as a management tool. And despite…

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4 Unusual Ways to Boost Employee Engagement

Healthy employee engagement is good for any business, as committed, dedicated employees are more likely to help the organization achieve its goals. In fact, a study by Gallup found that business units with high employee engagement are 21 percent more productive than those with low engagement. However, many organizations struggle to attain their desired level of employee engagement. Though engagement…

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Why a Traditional Org Chart Is Actually Harming Your Business

Traditional org charts are outdated and inefficient. They’re static, rarely updated, and almost never a real-time depiction of the organization’s structure. Those old-school PowerPoint org charts just aren’t going to cut it anymore—not to mention that they could actually harm and hold back your business. Wondering how something as simple as an org chart can have a negative impact on…

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4 Challenges of a Dispersed Workforce and How to Overcome Them

Advancements in technology have made it possible for the workplace to evolve and for companies to employ a workforce based in multiple locations, including their home. Telecommuting and flexible work arrangements, in particular, are on the rise. According to a forecast by IDC, mobile workers will account for nearly three-quarters (72.3 percent) of the total U.S. workforce by 2020. A…

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What Is a Live Org Chart, Really?

Ever since the earliest org charts were created, organizations have worked to illustrate organizational structure as a way of showing hierarchy and the division of responsibilities. As organizations have become more complex, the traditional org chart has evolved to include not just reporting relationship, but much more. With the introduction of cloud-based technology, the live org chart features information about…

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Mergers and Acquisitions: Tips for HR to Get It Right

Mergers and acquisitions aren’t only happening at the handful of big-name companies making the headlines; they’re also taking place between companies of many sizes and in many industries. According to the Institute for Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA), a record number of US M&A transactions closed in 2017—15,100 deals, which was a 12.2-percent increase over the previous year. At some…

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How Technology Is Changing Human Resources

Like so many other industries before it, human resources (HR) has been experiencing a period of rapid digital transformation over the last few years. Technological advancements are empowering HR departments to upgrade legacy systems, refresh outdated processes, and automate manual tasks that take time away from the more meaningful work. In fact, a study recently revealed that 97 percent of…

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Organizing a Remote Workforce: Hiring, Onboarding, and Keeping Track of Everyone

Over the years, remote working has transformed from a once-in-a-while occurrence to an increasingly common work arrangement. A global study of full-time professionals across 96 countries found that 70 percent of employees work at least one day a week remotely. And the trend is moving toward more remote work arrangements. According to the 2018 Flexjobs State of the Remote Job…

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