Netchex Multiplex: How would HR handle your favorite movie characters?

Problematic employees are impossible to avoid. Every company experiences them sooner or later—even small businesses. They still slip through the cracks occasionally and get hired. Problem employees can be frustrating and exhausting for HR, managers, and their fellow employees. They can also cause financial issues for a business. Knowing HR strategies on how to handle […]

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Addressing Gender Inclusivity in the Modern Workplace

Political debates about gender, sexual identity, and orientation have made common sense accommodations unnecessarily polarizing in the workplace. Every business should strive to ensure everyone feels welcome and valued as an equal part of the team.  Not only is discrimination illegal, it can also drive away some of your most motivated employees. This includes customers […]

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Finding the Balance: How to Create a Hybrid Work Environment

As the business world and worker expectations continue to evolve, many businesses are left with a future of work dilemma: return to the office, remote employees, or a hybrid work environment. Each has their advantages and disadvantages from both an employer and employee perspective. Recent research shows that employees like remote work, but also miss the day-to-day interactions […]

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What is Hybrid Work? And How Can It Benefit Your Company?

The expectations of workers in America have changed. Most companies resisted the idea of remote work until 2020, when the COVID-19 response demanded new levels of flexibility. For many companies, remote work no longer became a perk, it became a necessity. Over the past year and half, two trends have emerged: one expected and the other […]

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How to Celebrate Pride Month Authentically in the Workplace

In the past few years, companies have become increasingly vocal in their support of social causes, organizations, and celebrations. One of the most prevalent and recognizable is Pride Month.  Like any diversity and inclusion effort from businesses, the support is welcome as long as it is authentic and not self-serving. How many companies actively support LGBTQ+ […]

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Tips for Preparing Your Business for Hurricane Season

Hurricane season is upon us once again (June 1 – November 30). Tropical storms and hurricanes affect most of the coastal parts of the United States. Is your business ready? Even when there’s no damage to your property, big storms can disrupt the local economy for days or weeks at a time. Road closures, power […]

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Navigating New Norms: Virtual Recruiting, Onboarding, and Performance Management

Recruiting, onboarding, and performance management each come with their own difficulties—all of which have now become only more pronounced (and new ones added) during the pandemic. Job applicants are dispersed, new hires are virtual, and employees and management are often remote. Even re-opened offices are still navigating the challenges of new safety guidelines. Despite this […]

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Election 2020: Encouraging Voter Participation and Managing Election Day at Work

Whether on the local or national stage, political elections happen every year. But only every four years, does a Presidential election take center stage. Although each election cycle seemingly grows more imperative and divisive, this year’s election has the added weight of the COVID pandemic, widespread social unrest, high unemployment, and a looming recession tacked […]

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What Is ‘Windowed Work’ and Why It Could Be the Key to Your Remote Work Success

The 9-to-5 workday may now be a thing of the past—and good riddance! It’s time for businesses to really adjust to the fact that your remote employees aren’t working nonstop during so-called normal business hours. Fortunately, “windowed work” can boost productivity and the quality of work performed by remote employees.  What is ‘windowed work’? Instead […]

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