6 Ways to Inspire Your Remote Team


Whether you’re working remotely or with an individual physically sitting next to you, communication is a vital component in the workplace since it improves productivity, increases employee job satisfaction, and reduces turnover rates. HR flex-time managing teams remote work teamwork

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Coexist Creates a Period Leave Policy


Coexist, a British company with a 77% female workforce has created a “period policy” to allow employees to take time off during their periods without having to pretend they’re “sick” or face the stigma that lingers around menstruation.

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Build a Culture of Workplace Flexibility


How time flies! The Society for Human Resources Management created a guidebook for understanding workplace flexibility, or “workflex” (as coined by SHRM), called Workflex: The Essential Guide to Effective and Flexible Workplaces. Choices in Managing Time. Reduced Time.

“Telecommuting and Flex-Time – 15 Steps for Your Request and Success”

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Waste your time and you waste your life, or master your time and master your life.”. - Alan Lakein . ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: There is a very significant trend in the workplace on a worldwide basis: employees are increasingly working outside the usual office location (broadly defined as “telecommuting”) and outside the usual office hours (broadly defined as “flex-time.”) BEFORE MAKING YOUR TELECOMMUTING OR FLEX-TIME REQUEST: 1.

Job Sharing

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This goes beyond good face-to-face communication skills as you have to be able to communicate with the other worker when you are not working at the same time. Being flexible and able to accept phone calls on non-work time is also helpful.

4 Ways To Make Monday Feel Like Friday

Career Realism

Afford yourself some extra minutes of snooze time by showering the night before and by having your clothes ironed and ready to go. Having freedom and flex time are instant mood boosters – but those perks do not need to be held-off for just the weekends. Workplace career

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10 Things That Haven’t Changed For Women In The Business World

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Work can be quite stressful at times, and it’s women who bear the brunt of work-related stress. These things can make the workplace a frustrating rather than a liberating place. Flex Time Is Too Rigid. In 1980, the movie “9 to 5” introduced us to the concept of flex time, but it has not taken off as a trend. This means we need to keep pushing politicians and business leaders for change and continue to keep these workplace discrepancies in the spotlight.

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letting new parents bring babies to work every day

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Flex time, reasonable hours, good health insurance, and generous time off would be a better start than babies in the office. workplace practicesA reader writes: I’m planning to make a suggestion/proposal to HR to ask them to consider implementing a policy which would allow new mothers to bring their infants to work for a certain number of months after they are born.

How To Deal With Interviews When You’re Employed

Career Realism

It is best to be honest about your schedule and your times of availability from the get-go. If it will be impossible to schedule calls or in-person interviews during certain days of the week or particular times of the day, be sure to share this with a prospective hiring manager or a recruiter. Flex Wherever Possible. If your job does not require a set hourly schedule, experiment with flexing. Take Personal Business Time.

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Managers & FLSA Laws Stifling Work Flex Adoption


Is Flex Work Week Scheduling Possible? While workplace flexibility options like telecommuting, work flex, and flexible schedule options by employers are on the rise, only a small percentage of employees have access to such benefits.

#SHRM Benefits Survey: 40% More Companies Offer Telecommuting


The increase in companies offering telecommuting as an option for employees isn’t just a result of technology making it more feasible, it’s also a result of shifting attitudes around productivity and workplace culture.


Eggs, Milk and Discrimination: Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work


Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. As TIME pointed out , “Although egg-freezing is marketed to anxious women as an ‘insurance policy,’ there are not yet any major studies about success rates.

Top Four: Marissa Mayer’s Maternity Leave Problem


Marissa Mayer Pregnancy Announcement Sets Workplace & Women’s Equality Back 10 Years. This Buzzfeed video from 2014 is still on point: Marrisa Mayer aside, it’s time to get serious about parental leave in the U.S.

What Gen Yers don't know about themselves

Penelope Trunk

But it’s hard to hate people you hang out with all the time, and the truth is, I’ve spend the last ten years being a Gen Xer surrounded by Gen Yers. But what I’ve noticed lately is that this nature results in Gen Y having a difficult time making decisions.

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Friday Five: Year-End Bonuses


It’s that time again. This isn’t the first time Hilcorp has been in the news for lavish across-the-board bonuses. Not only is business booming for Hilcorp, but it consistently ranks highly in best workplaces and most diverse workplaces lists.

How Remote Workers and Flextime Are Changing How We All Work


I’ve been working from home part time for years, but this year is the first year I’m exclusively working from my home office – and occasionally from my local Starbucks – and the biggest adjustment for me personally isn’t in the work itself, but in how much I have to rely on myself for disciplining and structuring my day. As Jessica pointed out in December , Facebook At Work is leaving beta and being adopted in more and more workplaces.

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7 Collaboration Technologies You Need In A ROWE


As you may be aware, a Results-Only Work Environment is a place where all team members have the freedom to define how they manage their time and locations. ROWE is not telework, flex-time, or a “work from home” program.

Showing Your Employees You Care, On The Cheap


Flex-time. Allow your employees the option to schedule their time at work around the core-hours of the day. Giving your workers the opportunity to utilize flex-time in their work schedule will make it easier for you to accommodate reasons for personal leave like appointments.

Work/life balance – post recession career planning

Career Key

But for those of you choosing a long-term career path , what does the current economy mean for your future flex-time schedule? Probably not much - time is on your side. NYT reporter Lisa Belkin describes some of the preliminary impacts of the recession on flex-time policies, on site child care, and nursing mom benefits. For many in this recession, getting a job, much less a family friendly job, is the goal.

Career Change: Are You In For The Short Or Long Term?

Tim's Strategy

If you get the two confused, or try to do both at the same time, you’ll probably stay stuck where you are. a toxic workplace. a 24/7 call on your time and energy. a change of job conditions from flex-time at home to face-time in the office.

Why Baby Boomers Should Listen to Gen Y | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

However, if you’re of the Baby Boom Generation, you’ve probably noticed a reverse mentoring trend happening in the workplace. It’s Gen Y’s time to challenge outdated norms and create real change in an business environment where everyone can win.

should we fire an intern for extending her vacation without permission, coworker makes rude remarks about my quietness, and more

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She took a three-day trip to New York, and had asked for the time off in advance. Our office has a flex-time-off policy, but other workers have to cover for your assignments while you’re out, and we ask for advance notice. In many offices, where people manage their own time, this would be perfectly fine. She knows how I feel about workplace relationships and keeping things relatively professional. Can I push back on this inconvenient meeting time?

is allowing smoke breaks unfair to non-smokers? — Ask a Manager

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Example: my workplace (a restaurant) has no policy for smoke breaks. Example: my workplace (a restaurant) has no policy for smoke breaks. It was often 15 minutes or more extra they took each time, which adds up! Maybe encourage people to take their breaks at the same time?

Parental Work Perks That Don’t Work


Extended parental leaves look great on paper, but in reality employees rarely use all that extra time. As TIME pointed out , “Although egg-freezing is marketed to anxious women as an ‘insurance policy,’ there are not yet any major studies about success rates.

do what you say you're going to do

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Every single time. Every single time. My boss does this all the time – she piles on way too much work to the point where she can’t keep up. Reply Kris March 19, 2011 at 11:43 am I am one of the people that does this 100% of the time.

short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions

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About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager short answer Sunday: seven short answers to seven short questions March 13, 2011 It’s time for short-answer Sunday — seven short answers to seven short questions. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

my staff has been held to a low bar; am I asking too much of them now?

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Give them some help — and a bit of time — to reach it, but if they don’t, you need to bring in people who will. Of course, it’s possible that your staff’s workload is so crushingly high that they truly don’t have the time to do these basics.

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I will review your resume this week

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I get a lot of requests to give people feedback on their resumes, but because it’s time-consuming to do it well, I usually turn them down unless they’re friends or family. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise?

manager is scaring her employees with sad Facebook posts

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But at the same time that you need to help her set more appropriate boundaries, it’s also a difficult situation that requires compassion. Or maybe she’ll tell you that she’s having a really hard time. See if she wants time off.

my assistant is using my title on LinkedIn

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I see both in my workplace (for example, people naming themselves “director&# of a department they manage, when someone else might consider them an “assistant director&# of the larger umbrella department that their department is a part of).

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how to stand out at a job fair

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News & World Report today, I have some advice on job fairs based on my experience recruiting there, and it includes some stuff I never thought I’d write (like this might be the one time it’s okay to have an objective on your resume, and that your handshake might actually matter). 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

yes, you really should write a better cover letter

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My time’s limited! Job seekers don’t have time to NOT customize cover letters — it’s definitely a quality/quantity issue. 3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession whens the right time to ask for a raise? the 10 interview questions youre most likely to be asked short answer Saturday: job search edition am I wasting this recruiters time? how can I get employees to use vacation time?

my company does secret performance reviews we're not allowed to see

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The owner is the textbook definition of a “workplace bully,&# so please understand that these concerns are simply not hypothetical. Yes, he physically touched them multiple times, and no, the attention was not wanted by the women and they asked him to stop repeatedly.)

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

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And also because the few times I’ve said yes, the candidates sent to me were never as strong as the ones I found on my own … and on top of that, their fees are really high when you’re hiring for nonprofits.) Well, I’ve already turned it down 6 times today so no thanks.

recruiter says: half my candidates are no-shows for interviews.

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Over 50% of the time. However, one time I left a voice mail the afternoon before but she was off that day and didn’t get it. Whether I’m employed at the time has a lot to do with it as well. how can I get employees to use vacation time?

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3 things I learned by quitting my job in a recession

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At the time, it felt a little like jumping off a very tall bridge without any idea where I’d be landing, or whether I’d land at all. My couch, most of the time.) There were times when I actually found myself out of breath AT MY DESK from how fast I was working.

Have you ever gotten a job from a job fair?

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Which means that they’re wasting the time of the employees they send, and they’re wasting the time of job fair attendees like you. Reply JessA March 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm In my experience, job fairs have been a complete waste of time. (I

does company's silence mean I didn't get the job? — Ask a Manager

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It’s incredibly rude and inconsiderate, but it does happen all the time. I understand hiring takes time, of course, but can you give me a sense of when I’m likely to hear back from you?&# By that time I already had two other (better) job offers.

things that aren't good ideas #78

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Reply ckf82 March 24, 2011 at 2:07 pm Long-time reader, first time commenter here. Not once, but according to the recruiter my name came up several times as a resource. Most teachers are business people from the community and teach part-time.

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answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on

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or “do you know where we can find the contract for Y?&# These should be a small number of things that don’t take up significant amounts of your time. (Of Being given time to document your work during your last two weeks? Otherwise they will tend to undervalue your time.