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Here, there, everywhere: Foster harmony and productivity with a hybrid workforce

Flexible, hybrid arrangements allow for better safety precautions and relieve some of the chaos experienced by working parents with children e-learning at home. For managers, however, the set-up can prove a major headache. How can leaders improve the harmony of a hybrid workforce and perhaps save their own sanity?

As pandemic eases, which employees should you bring back into the workplace?

Many employees who were sent home at the start of the pandemic are in no rush to return to the workplace full time. The “when” and “who” and “where” of returning your workers requires looking at these key questions, according to attorney Jon Hyman.

What causes conflict between remote employees?

The top cause of conflict among remote employees stems from “lack of transparency or honesty about something important,” followed by “clash of values” and “false accusations,” according to a survey of 1,000 U.S. remote employees by MyPerfectResume.

Employers weigh permanent work-from-home option

The coronavirus pandemic has made it clear that many employees perform perfectly well when working remotely, so much so that companies are already hatching plans to make working from home permanent.

America’s 20 hardest-working cities ranked

Take five, Anchorage! You’re the nation’s hardest-working city, according to a new study by personal-finance website WalletHub.

Unproductive? Yes! Should you embrace March Madness anyway?

Last year, the coronavirus pandemic led to cancellation of the NCAA men’s college basketball championship tournament. March Madness is back for 2021, reviving annual concerns that the games will distract employees and sap productivity. Might we suggest the workplace faces more pressing problems?

Workplace unity: Keeping the peace amid strong opinions and emotions

What can managers do to promote office peace and lessen the risk of threatening rhetoric occurring?

The ABC’s of documentation

Many managers don’t enjoy documenting employee performance, but it’s crucial if you have to defend a decision to terminate an employee, or recommend him or her for promotion. Don’t take any chances with your record-keeping responsibilities. Here’s what to keep in mind.

Remote work could save U.S. employers $500B per year

“The Business Case for Remote Work” says a typical U.S. employer can save $11,000 per year for each employee who works remotely two to three days a week.

Remote workers rent private homes to hold meetings

Here’s a timely new trend: Growing tired of gathering on Zoom, groups of remote employees have begun renting out meeting spaces in private homes.