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Global Expansion
November 23, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

With global business creation exploding, now could be the perfect time to onboard talented contingent workers. If necessity is the mother of invention, then innovation is the child of adversity. Perhaps that’s why we saw an explosion of new businesses in 2020 despite a global pandemic and coronavirus-induced recession. After an initial decrease in new…

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November 1, 2021 Read time: 9 minutes

In the early days of pandemic lockdowns, there was a lot of talk about what work would look like post-pandemic. Although some businesses believed that everything would eventually go back to the way things were, many others thought employees could forget about going back to the office altogether. As the pandemic wore on, workers began…

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October 25, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

By now, we’ve all heard the saying, “There are only two types of companies: those who’ve been hacked, and those who don’t yet know they’ve been hacked.” It’s a scary thought, but I believe there are two other types of companies with an even more important distinction: those who make a mark, and those who think…

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October 18, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

The future of work is hybrid. In fact, Gartner notes that 48 percent of the workforce will likely work fully or partially remotely after the pandemic, and employees now demand flexible schedules. Bloomberg also reports that 39 percent of people surveyed in May 2021 said they would quit their jobs if their employers didn’t provide remote work options. Even though…

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September 28, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

In March 2020, companies around the world and in every industry were forced to transition to an entirely remote workforce overnight. But when you sent your employees home, did you assume they’d be back in a few weeks’ time? Eighteen months later, many teams are still working from the comfort of the couch. But is…

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Empty chairs and we are hiring sign
August 31, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

The hiring landscape is presenting a strange paradox. By April 2021, a record 10 million jobs had opened up across the U.S. And yet, employers are struggling to find workers and the unemployment rate is continuing to grow. So why is there a labor shortage along with record-high job openings? The pandemic has collided with…

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Young business woman reading an offer letter
August 30, 2021 Read time: 6 minutes

How many job offer letters have you sent in your HR career? Fifty? One hundred? Five hundred? Believe it or not, you probably would have sent just one or two offer letters per year a few decades ago. Back then, offer letters were largely written for executive-level or professional roles. But today, with positions becoming…

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August 1, 2021 Read time: 4 minutes

Over the past 18 months, there has been a fundamental shift in the understanding of how work can get done. Companies that previously thought remote strategies would never work for their business or that workers would not be as productive were proven wrong as they shifted their workforces remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now…

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People collaborating in office setting
July 14, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

After the COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses either to close their doors permanently or wait out the storm, the economy is roaring back to life. Unfortunately, many companies are having trouble filling critical positions as the number of job openings rises and more people quit their current roles. I’m sure you’ve seen plenty of “now hiring” signs…

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Workplace Design Thrive
July 13, 2021 Read time: 1 minutes

Companies have specific priorities to help them create traction and build better businesses. They make sure their finances are going well, remain competitive, and engage employees for optimal productivity. However, during 2020, unprecedented shifts happened. The pandemic and quarantine greatly impacted how organizations operated. Chiefly, among those impacts, were shifts in workplace wellness programs. Companies…

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