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3 Tips for Better Remote Employee Engagement

You can encourage remote employee engagement by setting expectations early, creating opportunities for socialization, and leading by example. The novel coronavirus expedited the movement towards remote work as millions heed stay at home orders to flatten the curve.


Five Steps to Create a Transitional Retirement Option For Your Employees

The relationship between companies and their employees has been forever changed by the Covid-19 virus. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true. Since late January, Americans have been shifting from their traditional roles and workplaces toward their home offices. They’re using telecommuting technology and learning new capabilities daily. There’s a shift occurring and the biggest question for companies will be whether this happened to you or for you.


How To Help Employees Thrive, Even When Their Career Goals Are Uncertain

These uncertain times filled with racial unrest, a global pandemic, massive unemployment and economic anxiety have caused some people to reevaluate their lives and their priorities. Within that introspection, there are a few potential outcomes, whether it’s reassessing career goals, losing sight of them, or coming to the realization that some workers are happy in their job and do not aspire to a higher position.


Top Software for Managing Remote Teams

Managing your remote team members to make sure everyone is working on the same page can be challenging. Having managed a global workforce for over five years, I have seen significant improvements in the communication applications and tools to make this a lot easier.


Achieving Racial and Social Justice in the Workplace Requires Leadership, Action, and Commitment

I was 4 years old, when my parents fled communist North Vietnam on a US landing craft going to South Vietnam. In 1970, I received a four-year scholarship from US AID and received a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974, but was required to return to South Vietnam after graduation. 


Should you get a certification?

In certain industries certifications are mandatory to advance a person’s career further.  In other domains certifications are a helpful tool in the pursuit to earn more money and obtaining a coveted promotion. Certifications look great on a resume and can help a candidate stand out from their competitors. Not everyone can obtain a certificate – it takes hard work and dedication – not to mention some certification are more expensive than others. Before registering for a certification course it’s important to weigh the positives and negatives. Is the amount of time and effort worth obtaining? Is the monetary benefit from the certificate going to more or less than the cost of the certificate itself?  


Diversity And Inclusion In The Workplace Starts With The Job Ad

The worldwide protests against racism and police brutality have forced many people to think about sweeping, positive changes in society that will result in racial equality. In the workplace, it’s well-documented that diversity and inclusion benefit both individuals and businesses, and that these factors are also important to job seekers. As businesses reopen during the pandemic and millions of unemployed hit the job market, how companies attract the best candidates will be determined in part by how inclusion and diversity are emphasized during the recruiting process, says Jack Whatley (, a recruiting strategist who specializes in creating employer branding campaigns.


Why The New Normal Office Culture Can’t Have The Same Old Abrasive Boss

The coronavirus pandemic has changed many workplaces temporarily and others permanently. Working remotely is more common, and for those returning to a physical office, the seating arrangements, meeting protocols, and other dynamics of the pre-pandemic work environment will be different.


US Paycheck Protection Program - A Forgiven Loan to Cover Employee Payroll Costs

In the midst of the US version of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US government is offering loans to small businesses so they can pay their employees whether the business is in operation or closed down due to virus exposure concerns. The terms are extremely simple, requiring only the basic information about the business, number of employees, and average monthly payroll expense for 2019. View the information sheet below and follow the link if you want to apply. Applications for businesses open on Friday April 3 while contractors and freelancers can apply begining Friday April 10, 2020. The first paragraph is headed "Fully Forgiven" and seems like it may be the most interesting part of the offering.


5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Boost Immune System While Social Distancing

As COVID-19 continues to spread and we make lifestyle adjustments in response, the challenge is to maintain your mental and physical health in light of mounting stress. These strategies will help. As social distancing becomes our new “norm” over at least the next several weeks, the pressures may be overwhelming. There are challenges finding childcare and keeping necessities stocked, never mind keeping yourself safe at work and out in the world. And how much disinfectant is enough, anyway? We all need to think about practical coping strategies while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five to employ today:


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