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Why Are Employees Quitting Jobs Instead of Giving Up Working From Home?

These days, many companies want their staff back in the office. Predictably, this desire clashes with the views of the people who’re embracing remote work as the new normal. A study by Flexjobs reveals that a staggering 65% of all pandemic work-from-home employees wish to continue remote work. At the same time, it shows that […]

The Importance of Idle Time Tracking in Employee Monitoring

It’s only natural for employees to get distracted while working. When they hit a slump, they may find themselves checking their social media accounts, chatting with friends, or taking longer coffee breaks. They can even do this intentionally during the hours that they are expected to put in productive work. Of course, if left unaddressed, […]

HR Tips: The Best Ways to Handle Employee Absenteeism

In today’s dynamic world, managing businesses can be as difficult as arranging thousands and thousands of puzzle pieces. Think of the pieces as your employees and their aspirations. If any of them goes missing, you won’t be able to complete the entire puzzle picture. Now, the same is true with employee absenteeism in the workplace.  […]

What Are the Most Desirable Skills That Remote Workers Must Develop?

We’re well a year into working from home, and many of us have realized the benefits of remote work. However, you probably got the memo from the company that everyone’s going back to the office. Now, you’re seriously thinking of moving on and finding an organization that will allow permanent remote work. Remote Work Is […]

The 5 Best Virtual Call Center Software Apps

If you want to survive in this digital era, you need to move your business online. These days, with more people shopping or getting services on the web, companies must establish accessible customer support. So, this means that you’ll need to set up a virtual call center and choose the right software that will ensure […]

5 Tips to Reduce Staff Turnover in the Restaurant Industry

Staff turnover is particularly high in the restaurant industry. Find out how to boost employee retention with these 5 tips.  The restaurant industry is incredibly challenging. Over and above the fact that there always seems to be new competition popping up, restaurant service in general makes for a high-stress environment.  Everyone from the chefs to […]

7 Tell-Tale Signs of an Unproductive Employee

Whether you’re running a small business or a multinational company, having slackers in your workforce can make or break your success. It’s not always recruitment teams’ fault that businesses end up with unproductive workers. In most cases, these employees begin their journey with a company as enthusiastic team members. However, over time, as their tasks […]

Ensuring Punctuality in a Remote Work Environment

There are so many things on a manager’s plate, but still, they have to worry about attendance and punctuality in the workplace. A 2018 CareerBuilder survey reveals that one in four workers shows up late to work at least once a month. 38% of those tardy employees are between the ages of 18 and 34, […]

What Is Goldbricking and How Does It Affect Workplace Productivity?

It’s only natural for employees to get distracted from time to time. However, some always seem to find something better to do than the tasks assigned to them. No matter how meticulous you are in the recruitment and training process, you’ll still end up with a group of workers who never care about what you […]

How HR Can Manage Employee Internet Usage

The misuse of the Internet in the workplace is a broad topic, but it always has to do with any web activity that creates problems for a company. It can be about accessing sites that go against the organizational policy or viewing content that may raise ethical questions. In some cases, the involved website can […]

Tips on Addressing Employee Attendance Issues in the Workplace

If you want your company to succeed, you need to surround yourself with the right people. Now,  if you rush through the hiring process, you’ll likely make mistakes. You may end up working with employees who do not care about the company. From time to time, they may not show up for work, which can […]

How to Welcome New Hires to a Remote Team

Many businesses took a hit when the pandemic started. Suddenly, it wasn’t safe to go to the office or roam outdoors. This forced companies to adopt remote work, which has and is still a challenge for many. Thankfully, most employees have gotten used to working remotely and are even more productive than before. However, employers […]

What Is Cyberslacking and How Does It Affect Workplace Productivity?

If there is one thing clear in today’s remote work environment, it’s that the success of the setup can be attributed to internet connectivity. Many companies can continue their work operations online because the proper work-from-home tools are available at their disposal. Even so, this privilege also comes with great pain.  Running a digital business […]

A Complete Guide to User Behavior Analytics

While you may worry about external sources breaching your organization’s data, insider threats remain the most dangerous and damaging. A study conducted by the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute showed that incidents caused by insider attacks were costlier or more harmful than outsider attacks.  Insider attacks mostly stem from corporate and employee neglect. People may […]