How to Coach Remote Employees

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“I absolutely believe that people, unless coached, never reach their full potential.”     Bob Nardelli, CEO, Home Depot– Coaching works. Just ask today’s leaders who have spurred their employees and organizations to bigger and better things by utilizing the fine art of coaching. But with workforces across the nation going virtual, how will that impact the […]


4 Ways to Show Appreciation to Your Remote Workforce

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Demonstrating appreciation for your organization’s employees can easily fall victim to the busyness of day-to-day operations. The best of intentions to make appreciation a priority can evaporate faster than water puddles on a scorching ninety-five-degree day—and that’s under normal circumstances. Now, that the pandemic has scattered the workforce to remote locations, it takes even more […]


Put A Little Spring in Your Career 

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Have we ever longed for spring as profoundly as we do in 2021? As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, we grasp the longer days a little tighter than in previous years. We cling more closely to the promise of warmer temperatures. We burst forth from our homes into the sunshine with a bit […]


Will a Remote Workforce Save Me Money?

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“The pandemic left organizations with little choice but to participate in the world’s largest work-from-home experiment – and now the world of work may never be the same again.”  – getAbstract National Survey As the country continues to reopen in the coming months, millions of office workers will return to an in-person, onsite location. Or […]


Remote Workforce Continues to Grow: What Positions Work Well Remotely?

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The number of folks seeking remote work opportunities has been on the rise in recent years. And with good reason. The list of perks enjoyed by remote employment affords the flexibility many long for in these days of complex lives, hectic schedules, and family responsibilities. For a host of individuals and families, remote work translates […]


How to Build a Strong Remote Workforce

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Last May, the Society for Human Resource Management and Oxford Economics noted the number of remote employees had skyrocketed between January and May of 2020. From 3% of salaried and 2% of hourly employees working remotely to a whopping 64% of salaried and 49% of hourly employees by the report’s release in early May. A […]


3 Strategies Toward Creating an Innovative Culture

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Fostering an innovative culture begins with a mindset – an attitude and purpose that encourages a spirit of innovation – from entry-level to the C-suite. Utilizing these three strategies will ensure both creating and building on that mindset. Weighing in on one side of the scales is management procedures; on the other, employee empowerment. When […]


The Realities of Long-Term unemployment

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The good news: fewer Americans are unemployed now than at any time since the COVID-19 pandemic threatened to shut down the U.S. economy. The bad news: The 6.7% unemployment rate in December is nearly twice that of the pre-pandemic rate of 3.5%. More bad news: The ranks of America’s long-term unemployed continue to swell. Although […]


A Look at the 2021 Connecticut Job Market

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With a ‘good riddance’ to 2020 and a hopeful eye toward 2021, Connecticuters are forging ahead. While the road back to a pre-pandemic economy promises to be challenging, predictors see great strides being made by the end of 2021. Pete Gioia, economic advisor to the Connecticut Business & Industry Association, states, “The data points to […]