Now that most, if not all, of your team has been working from home during the COVID-19 crisis, you might be thinking all of your employees will resume work when the government eases social distancing restrictions.  Yet an increasing number of companies with white-collar employees have recently extended work-from-home policies far beyond the shelter-in-place timelines mandated by state and local authorities. According to the New York Times, some of these employees won’t be coming back until next year! Continue reading “6 Things to Consider as You Bring Remote Workers Back to the Office” »

Virtual meetings are all the rage during this COVID-crisis.  Yet many of them are one-way communications with little interaction from the team.  As leaders, we often rely on one or two techniques to keep the virtual team engaged, however, there are myriad ways to keep the conversation moving.  Here is a list of ways that you can engage your team during a virtual meeting: Continue reading “41 Ways to Engage Your Team During a Virtual Meeting” »

I’ve been looking forward to Eric Chester’s new book: Fully Staffed: The Definitive Guide to Finding and Keeping Great Employees in the Worst Labor Market Ever as most of my clients were grappling with a 4% unemployment rate. But what about in the post-pandemic world when the labor market is suddenly chock-full of laid-off or furloughed workers now looking for jobs? Continue reading “Fully Staffed Book Review: Learn to KEEP Great Employees” »