Managing Your Company Culture Virtually Through a Pandemic

Follow these five leadership practices. Grow Your Business, Not Your Inbox Stay informed and join our daily newsletter now! May 18, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. A Gartner, Inc. survey of 800 global HR executives on March 17 found that 88 percent of organizations have encouraged or required employees to work from home. Remote work is a paradigm shift for most workplaces — and there’s been no time to prepare for this unanticipated world of remote work. For employees, it can create stress, productivity drops and feelings of isolation. As leaders, we need to step up. Following these five leadership practices will ensure you can reduce stress, engage your teams and still maintain productivity as we wade into this uncharted territory.  1. Focus on communication Your team needs you to be the voice of calm and reason. They rely on you to take action and set the tone, so […]

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What to Do If You’ve Lost Your Job Because of COVID-19

You’re not alone, but there is an action plan. April 1, 2020 3 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. If you’ve been laid off during the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are losing their jobs as businesses across the country shut their doors or cut back on operations at an unprecedented rate. If you’ve lost your job or been furloughed, start with these seven steps to regroup and, eventually, rebound.  1. Ask the right questions The first step is communicating with your employer. There are different types of layoffs. Some may not even be legal, or they may be addressed in your employment contract or collective agreement. Figure out if your employer is willing to commit to your return to work. Knowing the timeline can be very helpful for planning your finances and how you approach the time off. 2. Find the right support There […]

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How to Win the War for Talent in 2020

The first step is acknowledging that talent has already won. January 2, 2020 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. No matter which 2020 workplace predictions or forecasts you read, people are the focal point. The need to attract and retain talent in a competitive labor market will continue to intensify regardless of technological innovations through AI and automation. Developing a distinct employment brand and fostering a strong culture to attract and retain talent isn’t new, but it’s never been more critical. These six practices will elevate your talent game in this new decade. 1. Put culture first. The best way to make something important is to talk about it early and often. Starting every meeting with a question about culture, hiring or employee retention illustrates its importance and keeps it top of mind for everyone. Wondering what to focus on when it comes to your company’s culture? As a recent […]

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6 New Rules for Acing Your Job Interview

You have 30 to 60 minutes to win over strangers. Here’s the perfect job interview roadmap. October 4, 2019 5 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Preparing for interviews can be incredibly daunting, but getting the job you want can be a genuinely life-changing experience. Most of the time, you have less than an hour to convince people who don’t know you that you are the best fit for the job. According to LinkedIn, the majority of job seekers say the interview phase is “moderately to extremely challenging” for two reasons: uncertainty and lack of confidence. Being well prepared will ensure that you’re polished and confident, maximizing your chances of landing your dream job. Here are six tips to prepare for your next job interview. Related: Job Interview Preparation Checklist 1. Plan your answers.  Many job interviewers will ask the same or similar questions. Tell me about a time where your problem-solving […]

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A Survival Guide to Global Workforce Trends in 2019

The workforce is getting both younger and older. December 28, 2018 6 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Every year brings unique and sometimes wacky new workplace initiatives. 2018 brought us examples such as such as implanting microchips in employees and allowing them to only expense vegetarian food but there are also important trends that will help you become a better employer. Some of the more progressive initiatives we can learn from are Vermont offering an incentive of $10,000 for remote workers to move there and an insurance firm in New Zealand conducting an academically rigorous trial of a four-day work week with great success. From welcoming a new generation into the workforce to embracing the growing mobile workforce, these are the five biggest workplace trends that your organization should be ready for as we move into 2019: 1. The competition for Gen Z talent is starting. […]

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