Archive for November, 2020

Video Conference DOs and DON’Ts

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COVID-19 has made video conferencing a part of our everyday lives, and that is not likely to change any time soon. While they may feel more relaxed, video conferences should be treated with the same level of professionalism and attention that one would give to an in-person meeting. Knowing what to do and how to act can be challenging. Here are five things for successfully navigating a video conference. 1. Do prepare ahead of time and rehearse. Don’t test new features during a meeting. Whether you are attending or facilitating a meeting it is important to come prepared. For video…

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Zoom into this Holiday Season

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Each year the holiday season brings potlucks, gift exchanges, and holiday parties among others. This year it has become more important than ever that we feel connected, but COVID-19 has forced us to forgo many of our usual festivities in the name of safety. While things may look different this year, it is still important to provide a space for celebration and cultivating community. With this in mind, many organizations are taking their annual holiday celebrations to a virtual sphere. Virtual parties may not spark joy in your employees right off the bat. “Zoom fatigue” and a feeling of disconnection…

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Non-Compete Agreements: Are They the Best Way to Go?

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Non-compete agreements have become more common for American workers. Once reserved for high-level executive positions, non-compete agreements are now making their way through the workforce, reaching an estimated one in five American workers. While non-compete agreements have seen a large uptick in employees making under $40,000 a year, experts do not always agree on their applicability. Noncompete agreements can be beneficial in preventing your competitors from poaching your best employees, but they can also keep the best employees from even approaching your company. Moving between workplaces to pursue professional development has become a normal part of the modern professional world….

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COVID-19 and Contact Tracing

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As organizations across the U.S. return to the office, employers find themselves in need of new policies and procedures to protect the wellbeing of their employees and the success of their organization. Implementation of social distancing measures, sanitation, wellness checks, and flexible scheduling can help to stop the spread of COVID-19 but are no guarantee an employee will not contract the disease. In the face of this possibility, employers are finding themselves in need of a plan to address the potential danger of COVID-19 in the workplace. This plan include detailed strategies for contact tracing. The first step in effective…

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