Star Update for November 2020

Conducting Performance Reviews When Your Team is Remote Workplace dynamics have changed drastically over the last few months. From minimal personal interaction to increased reliance on communication technology, the word “office” has taken on a whole new meaning. As the year-end approaches, this leaves many companies wondering about the best way to conduct performance reviews.… Read more »

36% of Companies Willing to Hire Remote Workers Living Anywhere

Released on November 3, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) More companies are now willing to hire remote workers from anywhere, according to research released Monday by The Conference Board. The September survey of more than 330 HR executives — primarily from large US companies — found more than one-third, 36%, are willing to hire workers… Read more »

Employment Summary for October 2020

Employment Summary for October 2020 The U.S. economy added 638,000 non-farm jobs in October, above the 530,000-job growth expected by economists. The unemployment rate declined to 6.6 percent. October is the sixth consecutive month of both job growth and unemployment rate improvement. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported notable job gains in leisure and… Read more »

Is Your Organization’s Performance Review Process Outdated?

Tips to Conduct Performance Reviews with Your Remote Teams POSTED ON NOVEMBER 2, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) Workplace dynamics have changed drastically over the last few months. From minimal personal interaction to increased reliance on communication technology, the word “office” has taken on a whole new meaning. As the year-end approaches, this leaves many… Read more »

How to Foster Positive Thinking Among Your Workforce

In the years ahead, when the pandemic is long behind us, people will remember how their companies made them feel during this difficult time. As you lead your mostly remote team in our new World of Work, it’s important to ensure that they stay positive and have confidence that your primary concern is their welfare… Read more »

71% of hiring managers say social media profiles are an effective way to screen candidates

Released on October 14, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) A poll by Express Employment Professionals found that 71% of hiring decision-makers in the US believe looking at job seekers’ social media profiles is an effective way to screen applicants. It also found that 70% believe employers should screen all applicants’ social media profiles, and 67%… Read more »

STAR Update – October 2020

Manage the Work, Not the People As millions of Americans now work remotely, managers unaccustomed to supervising employees from afar face new challenges in leading and evaluating their team’s performance. Traditional management styles prior to this new World of Work emphasized the need to manage employees effectively to get the best results. Today, however, the… Read more »

Only 28% of workers expect to return to the workplace by the end of this year

Released on October 8, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) Only 28% of US workers expect to return to the workplace by the end of this year, according to a poll of more than 1,100 US workers by The Conference Board. Another 38% expect to return to the workplace at some point in 2021 or beyond.… Read more »

What will work look like in 2035? Traditional permanent employees will be rare…

Released on September 29, 2020, (re-posted from MRINetwork, Pulse) Traditional permanent employees will become rare by 2035, say 60% of C-suite executives and employees at large and midmarket firms surveyed by software firm Citrix Systems Inc. Those working can also expect artificial intelligence helpers to monitor them and boost productivity. That’s not all. It found… Read more »

Employment Summary for September 2020

Employment Summary for September 2020 The U.S. economy added 661,000 non-farm jobs in September, below the 800,000 job growth expected by economists surveyed by Dow Jones. While millions remain unemployed, September’s activity means that approximately 12 million jobs have been recovered since the mid-March economic shutdown that saw about 22 million layoffs. September marks the… Read more »