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How to virtually network and achieve results

How to Virtually Network & Achieve Results

It’s no secret: we are living in a virtual world. 

Firm handshakes, passing out business cards, and a room full of industry professionals sharing hors d’oeuvres have inevitably become things of the past. The upside? Physical location no longer limits us. We can virtually network. Connecting from the comfort of your own couch allows for the new potential to make lasting relationships with other professionals in your field.

Planning Your Organization’s Return to the New Workplace

Planning Your Organization’s Return to the New Workplace

6 Actions for the Sustainable Launch of the new workplace model.

Companies around the world have notched nearly a year of remote operations in their proverbial belts. With that experience behind them, employers and employees alike are all asking, “what now?”

Employees have enjoyed the benefits that come hand-in-hand with the remote experience. Including, increased flexibility and balanced schedules. They’ve also faced challenges like lack of infrastructure and poor connectivity, less than ideal ergonomics, isolation, and burnout.

Many employers are eager to return to offices and get things back to the way they were. Others have jumped feet-first, embracing the innovation and change that this past year brought. Some are enjoying increased productivity and employee engagement. All are searching for ways to remain competitive in both the talent and consumer marketplace in 2021.

productive remote teams

Powerful Tips For Highly Productive Remote Teams

“I can’t wait to get back to the office” is a common refrain that misses the complexities of current work from home situations. As Anne Helen Petersen writes for The New York Times

“But people don’t really want to get back to the office. They want to get out of their apartments, their houses, their parents’ houses. People want their children back in school, and also out of the house. They want to see people’s faces again and have conversations with people who are closer than six feet from them. But that doesn’t mean that they actually want to be back in the office. At least, not the way the office was before.”

Remote Work, what does it mean for a business owner?

Remote Work – What it Means for a Business Owner?

As a small business owner, we typically wear a lot of hats.

Over the last year, we were pushed into wearing a hat that small business owners may have never imagined they would ever be wearing. Whether you were ready for it or not, remote work is here. Although we are not strangers to daily challenges as small business owners, this one was a bit tougher to solve in a day. As your remote work coach and expert, I am here to break down some of the ways you can set your business up for success while keeping the company culture thriving. We will lean into wearing this new hat of ours, that doesn’t seem to be leaving any time soon.

Now, in order to approach remote work successfully, we need to look at three things. It’s important for you and your business to hire the right people and lead them well so you can work well remotely. These three themes really impact what your every day will look and feel like.

importance of a human resource team

The Importance of a Human Resource Team, Even in Your Small Business

Human Resources, a.k.a. HR, is the foundation for cultivating an effective and positive workplace.

The importance of your Human Resource Team is more than just having someone in place to help with the hiring process. HR takes on several roles with the fundamental purpose of supporting the company by managing the employees. HR also works to reduce exposure to risk and the time spent on trying to figure out whether your company is taking the best and most effective action. Businesses that lean on their experienced HR team have greater success in maximizing business performance and improving both employee & customer satisfaction as well as profitability.

What are HR Functions?

What are HR Functions?

HR is an important function within a business regardless of size, industry, or location.

Having someone fully focused on one of your biggest assets (your staff) is invaluable! So, what are the major HR functions and responsibilities?

Major HR Functions

While the activities of your HR staff are wide-reaching, they are all focused on your employees. Your HR ensures that your employees are treated properly, and the employment is mutually beneficial for employee and employer. The five core functions are:

  • Staffing
  • Development
  • Compensation
  • Safety & Health
  • Labor Relations
Should an Owner be in charge of HR?

Can an Owner be in Charge of HR?

As a small business owner, you might not have the capital to hire a team member for every department.

You’re probably wearing most of the hats yourself, but can an owner be in charge of HR? The short answer is a yes, but. Yes, you can do it yourself, but there are some drawbacks to having an owner running human resources.

Different types of corporate culture

Types of Corporate Culture

Company culture.

It’s something you might not be thinking about as you start your business, but you should. We know you’ve got a million other things on your plate and culture is not high on your list. However, the culture you start with is easier to grow than trying to change bad company culture. So, here are the types of corporate culture, so you can start thinking about which one to promote in your organization.

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