24 Archived posts matching:"pandemic”

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    How to Engage Employees in the Post-COVID Workplace

    One of the hardest things to achieve is an engaged workforce — a collection of individuals who are fully committed to the organization and give their best effort at work. And during a crisis, it can be even harder to build engagement, as constant change and uncertainty can create distractions such as fear, anxiety, and […]

  • Companies Are Going “Fully Offline” and Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Feel Guilty About It

    Major corporations are going ‘fully offline.’ In response to the mental health toll that COVID-19 placed on workers across industries, companies are encouraging employees to take time off. With a core team running the office, companies like LinkedIn, Mozilla, HubSpot, and Bumble are giving employees an extra week of paid vacation as a “Burnout Break.” […]

    • Featured
    • July 11, 2021
    • ForceBrands
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    Returnships: What They Are and Why the CPG Industry Needs Them Now More Than Ever

    Through COVID-19 and its domination of 2020, how we look at our health and our work have come into sharp focus. High unemployment rates, people being forced to leave the workforce (women, in particular), and the transition to remote work all became issues we had to contend with collectively. While studies from Pew Research indicate […]

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    How Companies Can Support Employee Mental Health

    Employee mental health matters. Even in the best of times, people can struggle with their mental health. Over the course of the last year, we have all been dealing with stressors none of us could have dreamed of even 18 months ago. This is why it is no surprise that more people than ever are […]

    • ForceBrands
    • May 7, 2021
    • Tim Crean
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    What the Pandemic Has Taught Us As Leaders

    The pandemic has affected every organization in its own unique way. Even within the CPG industry, some companies have suffered immensely, others have flourished, and many are somewhere in between. No matter where you and your organization fall on this spectrum, the universal truth is that it has been immensely challenging for everyone. Business leaders […]

    • ForceBrands
    • March 29, 2021
    • Tim Crean
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    How to Retain Women in Today’s Remote Workplace

    The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women in the workplace is striking. Nearly 2.3 million women have left the workforce since the start of the pandemic and that figure doesn’t just represent the layoffs and furloughs that affected women in the early months of the pandemic. In January 2021 alone, 275,000 women left the […]

    • ForceBrands
    • March 29, 2021
    • Melanie Haniph
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    How HR Has Changed Amid the Pandemic

    The pandemic has changed the working world forever. One year in, all the critical components of effective workforce management — attracting and retaining talent, culture development, compliance, and diversity — still matter, but there’s a COVID-related twist. As you hire, manage, and develop talent to help your organization perform, you now need to do it […]

    • ForceBrands
    • March 15, 2021
    • Melanie Haniph
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    How Leadership Should Prepare to Return to the Office

    We are now marking 365 days of conference calls, Zoom meetings, and homemade lunches. For some, it has been a dream come true. No long commutes, no annoying office-mates, and no formal work attire. For others, no in-person feedback, no downtime to chat with coworkers, and no separation between home and office have made the […]

    • ForceBrands
    • March 12, 2021
    • Tim Crean
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    How to Actively Engage Employees Amid COVID Burnout

    It was March of 2020 when the United States shut down due to the growing outbreak of COVID-19. As we enter March of 2021 and get set to mark the one-year anniversary of pandemic life, COVID burnout at work is a real issue. For employees who have been working (and parenting and teaching and socializing) […]

    • ForceBrands
    • March 1, 2021
    • Tim Crean