Change has been the only constant in recent months, as everyone tries to adapt to remote work, Zoom meetings, and social distancing practices. It’s been an unprecedented strain, and most people feel like they’ve had enough change to last a lifetime.
In an ideal world, performance reviews would be 100% objective. Every employee would face the same yardstick and you would get a consistent assessment of their contribution.
Remote working has been a massive success in the past year. But now that the vaccine is rolling out, employers are looking at ways to ditch Zoom calls and return to the office. There’s just one problem: not everyone wants to go back. And it’s causing tension at some companies.
The Covid-19 inoculation rollout is in full swing right now, with the federal vaccine policy aiming to protect every American by July. When we reach that finish line, business owners will undoubtedly breathe a sigh of relief as everything returns to normal. If only it were that simple. We live in an era of unusually high vaccine hesitancy, with intense public uncertainty about the safety of these shots. As it stands, around 39% of Americans say they don’t plan to get vaccinated, with almost half of that group saying that they definitely will not get a shot. Vaccine hesitancy creates a bind for employers. On the one hand, you have to respect each employee’s autonomy and their right to privacy. But you also have to ensure the safety of the rest of your team, as well as any customers that might interact with an unvaccinated employee. So, how can you create a vaccine policy that works for your business?
Remote working has been a lifesaver during the pandemic - figuratively and literally. But when people are working outside of your secure IT network, they immediately become targets for cybercriminals. According to a recent Deloitte survey, phishing attacks have increased by a massive 26% in the past year.
A surprising number of companies still rely on a reactive recruitment strategy. They wait until a vacancy opens up, and then they put a HELP WANTED sign in the window – or they do the digital equivalent, which is placing an ad on a job board.