Virtual Work Skills Have Become a Must

Virtual Work Skills Have Become a Must

 

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2020 is the year that work went remote. In a matter of days, entire workforce were sent home and told to set up shop. Employees with no prior experience working from home were asked to navigate digital communication platforms, online meeting tools, and a deluge of email.

When you couple the inherent challenge of communicating remotely with uncertain and turbulent times, creating a cohesive and successful remote team can feel like an uphill battle.

Maintaining strong, productive relationships with clients and co-workers can be challenging when you never see the person you’re working with. Yet, it is common to have ongoing work relationships – sometimes lasting years — with people you’ve never met in person.

We often think of “virtual work” as working with someone located outside an office, or in another city or country. This type of work is on the rise: a 2017 Gallup report found 43% of American employees work remotely; in another survey, 48% of respondents reported that a majority of their virtual teamwork involved members from other cultures.

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Innovation in Isolation: How to Trigger your Creativity

Innovation in Isolation: How to Trigger your Creativity 

 

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“In order to be open to creativity, one must have the capacity for constructive use of solitude. One must overcome the fear of being alone.” Rollo May

Our journey towards the isolation economy is well underway as workers are getting increasingly comfortable working from home. Unfortunately, however, as we work in isolation, we miss out on some of the positive elements of workplace interaction and collaboration that we have taken for granted. As working from home becomes the new normal, we will need to relearn many of our previous collaborative activities and make them as productive they used to be, while secluded in our homes.

Nowadays, we are forced into working from home by a once-in-a-generation pandemic, but many of our isolation behaviours will persist once the coronavirus is behind us. Even though remote work has certain advantages and may also enhance productivity in many respects, innovation is one thing that becomes harder to do and may suffer as a result.

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Effective Screen Time While Working from Home

Effective Screen Time While Working from Home

 

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Before the quarantine, most of us likely thought that we have spent almost all of our workday at the computer. But little did we know that you could spend so much more. Between commutes, meetings, chats, watercooler talks, coffee breaks, and lunches, we had many opportunities throughout the day where our eyes would have less screen time and detach from the digital realm.

Now with those natural breaks eliminated, there’s little to no break from the connection to technology. In particular, video calls add an extra layer of fatigue. Having to focus on multiple faces simultaneously while also being conscious that everyone can see you creates an added layer of mental and emotional exhaustion that wouldn’t be experienced as acutely in an in-person setting. The extra time in front of the computer can also causeeye strain and muscle fatigue because you need to hold your body rigid for hours to stay inside a camera’s range.

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Florida’s Minimum Wage To Increase On January 1, 2019

Florida’s Minimum Wage To Increase On January 1, 2019

 

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A quick reminder to all business owners, HR professionals, payroll professionals and management staff, as we are fast approaching the end of year 2018 and very important implementations are coming for the new year. The new Florida Minimum Wage will increase and will be effective as of January 1, 2019, as announced by The Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) back on October 15, 2018.  This means that employees who are not subject to tipped wages will need to receive a minimum wage of $8.46, which is a twenty-one ($0.21) cent increase over the current rate which was effective back on January 1, 2018.

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Flawless Presentations – 1 Day Workshop

Flawless Presentations – 1 Day Workshop

 

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1BC Consulting, Inc. & Turnaround Training Technologies present:

 

FLAWLESS PRESENTATIONS WORKSHOP: Whether you are persuading colleagues, selling to a client or energizing a team, the power of your presentation makes the difference between success and failure. With live recording and instant feedback, this workshop will help you experience immediate improvement with your presentation skill set.

You begin presenting almost from the moment you walk into your class, and will present multiple times over the course of the workshop. Your presentations are videotaped and evaluated, and you will receive expert one-on-one coaching at the end of each presentation.

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Form I-9 – Avoid Common Pitfalls and Know How and Who Can Make Corrections – Webinar

Form I-9 - Avoid Common Pitfalls and Know How and Who Can Make Corrections

 

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Free Webinar – Thursday, August 9th from 10am to 11am EST.

As you may already know, the Form I-9 helps employers verify their employee’s eligibility to work in the United States. As a requirement, every employer must have a completed Form I-9 for each of their employees. This form was updated back in 7/17/2017 and all employers were required to have it implemented no later than 9/18/2017.

There are numerous things you need to know and have the proper training to making mistakes at the time the form is being completed. These mistakes could potentially cost your company a lot of money during a government audit. This is why it is so important to know what to look for and how to properly make corrections to the form.

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Management And The Impact On Training

Management And The Impact On Training

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Working in a company may seem like a fun endeavor, leading it is another experience. While it is amazing to have great people around you to help you reach your goals, there is something important that sometimes people in companies forget: The human touch.

The objective of departments such as Human Resources and Upper Management in an organization is to keep the, hence the term, human aspect of working in higher goals. It is pivotal to remember the importance of training and managing people with the care and respect they deserve in order to achieve the ultimate target of becoming more than just the sum of their parts: to become something else. Something special.

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OSHA 300-A Posting Period Begins February 1st

OSHA 300-A Posting Period Begins February 1st

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A quick reminder to all employers who are required to keep the Log of Work-Related Injury and Illness, better known as OSHA Form 300. You must begin posting Form 300-A by February 1, 2018. The Form 300-A contains the annual summary of job-related injuries and illnesses for your workplace. It is required that you post the Form 300-A in a common visible area all the way through April 30, 2018. Your summary of injuries for 2017, should include the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred at your company.

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