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Championing Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace

Time to read: 3 minutes

Inclusion in the Workplace Summary
– Inclusion in the workplace is the follow-through of diversity efforts. It is one thing to hire diverse, but it is another to act on it.
– Simply put, creating a diverse and inclusive workplace is good for business.
– How to be a truly inclusive workplace and what needs to take place for a company to be successful.

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Why Company Culture is Vital in Remote Onboarding

Time to read: 4 minute read

Company Culture’s Role in Remote Onboarding Summary:
– Company culture is important in any new hire onboarding situation, but even more important when remote onboarding.
– The ways of company culture have shifted and evolved as the workforce shift to a fully remote workforce.
– Steps every business with a strong company culture should take to warmly welcome the new hire.

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Workplace Mental Health is the Key to Employee Engagement

Time to read: 3 minutes

Workplace Mental Health Summary:
– Mental health is the ability to cope and thrive as a productive member of society through the normal stresses of life.
– Workplace mental health is very seldom discussed but a key factor in employee engagement and success of the company.
– Addressing and taking care of our own mental health through acts of self-care (list included).

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What’s Next for Back to Normal? Work After COVID-19

Time to read: 4 minutes

Back to Normal and the Workforce Summary:
– The discussion around taking work back into the office is happening. However, the way we use to work will look significantly different from the ever-so-trendy open workspace changing to a more closed off setup.
– Networking and business travel will resume, eventually, but will be closely assessed and monitored.
– Companies are still trying to generate leads and continue with business as usual while also working to be a compassionate partner and resource to their customers.

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Remote Staff Engagement via Virtual Team Building

Time to Read: 5 minutes

Virtual Team Building Summary:
– Before COVID-19, remote work is touted as a preferred method of work with employees citing better productivity, loyalty, and more likely to refer potential employees. However, with staff not in office, how do business leaders keep the workforce engaged on a human level?
– Leadership and company culture is the foundation for building a strong remote staff and must be established and lived by.
– Virtual Happy Hours are the most widely practiced form of virtual team building, however, we touch a couple more ideas that will break up the workweek.

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How Companies Can Strategically Plan for a Possible Second Wave of Coronavirus

Time to read: 6 minutes

Business Planning for Alleged Second Wave of Coronavirus Summary:
– As the US Government starts to entertain the idea of re-opening, public health officials warn and hypothesize the second wave of coronavirus is in store.
– What can we compare and learn from the Flu Outbreak of 1918?
– Should public health predictions be true, now is the time for businesses to re-evaluate initial approaches in response to COVID-19 to be better positioned in the event of a second wave.

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What Hiring Regulations During COVID-19 Look Like

Time to read: 6 minutes

Hiring Regulations During COVID-19 Summary:
– Clarification on hiring regulations through the EEOC.
– Understand what employers can and cannot do when hiring during a pandemic as explained in the Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and Americans with Disabilities Act.
– What steps employers can take to keep their workforces safe and healthy – remote and on-site.

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Creative and Marketing Hiring During COVID-19

Time to read: 5 minutes

Impact on Creative and Marketing Hiring During COVID-19
– Is now the time to job search, especially in the creative and marketing niche, despite news of massive layoffs and furloughs?
– In regards to marketing and creative technology jobs, the marketing discipline continues to see a steady flow of opportunity for job seekers.
– Consumer behavior has changed in the wake of COVID-19, which continues to keep CIO and CMO ears perked and focused on digital spending.

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COVID-19 Impact to the Creative and Marketing Workforce

Time to Read: 2 minutes

– Staffing Industry Analyst released an assessment on April 6, 2020 on how COVID-19 will impact the workforce.
– The short term and peak of the coronavirus pandemic is estimated to be two to six months in which businesses and the workforce will be impacted.
– While specific industries will see demand through this pandemic it does not equate to increased investment as consumers are seeking cost savings and businesses need to reduce costs.
– How will industries fare in the recovery period? Can 2021 be business as normal?

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COVID-19 creative and marketing job market report

COVID-19: Creative and Marketing Job Market Report

Time to read: 8 minutes 

COVID-19 Creative and Marketing Job Market Report Summary
– Are companies and HR personnel still moving forward with hiring plans? 
– Are job seekers still searching for jobs? 
– How will budget cuts and layoffs affect the market? 
– How secure do employees feel in their current positions? 
– What is expected in a universally remote work environment? 

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Maximizing Productivity and Accountability in Remote Staff

Time to Read: 4 minutes

Maximizing Productivity and Accountability in Remote Staff:
– How to continue with business as usual for a seamless transition and success going 100% remote.
– Enlist the help of tools, such as chat and video services to keep staff connected with one another on projects and day-to-day communications.
– Top remote technology tools to look into as you get acclimated working from home.

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Creating Remote Work-Life Balance Amid COVID-19

Time to read: 6 minutes

Summary of Creating Remote Work-Life Balance During COVID-19:
– Working from home is one, solid way to achieve work-life balance, but with that comes the trouble of deciphering when work ends and home begins.
– Tips for creating harmony with strictly enforced remote work and COVID-19 quarantine situations are explored as we focus on what we can control.
– Dedicated workspaces, rituals, time blocking, and more to ensure a healthy remote work-life balance.

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