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Don’t Believe the Hype: Top Telecommuting Myths Exposed

Posted by Diane Lai on Thu, May 22, 2014

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your employees working from home? Do you envision them sitting on the couch eating cereal and playing Candy Crush Saga on your dime? If so, you might want to revisit what telecommuting really means and why a successful telecommuting program could make your business’ future even brighter. 

Today, telecommuting represents one of the most popular ways of enhancing productivity and employee satisfaction. Therefore, don’t get tripped up by these common telecommuting falsities:

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Topics: employee happiness, Human Resources, Telecommuting

Three Foolproof Steps to Onboarding and Retaining New Hires

Posted by Lee Ho on Wed, Apr 23, 2014

Spring is more than just a season for warm weather and outdoor activities. It is also, for example, wedding season and the beginning of Major League Baseball (MLB) season. Another great thing about spring—especially for employers—is that it represents hiring season.

With projects rolling over from the previous year and new objectives in sight, major hiring initiatives tend to be put off until a few months into the New Year right before companies gear up for summer. As the first quarter begins to wrap up, a new wave of employees starts to make more sense (especially with the year’s freshest batch of college graduates entering the working world).

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Topics: better collaboration, employee happiness, Human Resources

Navigating the HR Ecosystem with Social Business Tools—Part 2

Posted by Lee Ho on Thu, Apr 17, 2014

The human resources (HR) department is in many ways the foundational basis of an organization, and we all know what can happen if even so much as a crack is made in a supporting pillar. Driven by such technologies as cloud computing and unified communications, the evolution of today’s work processes and strategies has posed some notable challenges for HR execs and teams. But social business is here to help overcome them. 

Of course, you can’t nurture a workforce, improve morale or cultivate a long-lasting team of collaborative business leaders without solid on-boarding tactics in place (something discussed in part one of this series). But this is only the beginning. Here’s how your HR team can bring the recruitment process full circle:

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Topics: cloud computing, unified communications, Human Resources

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