Working remotely is not a new concept, at least for some employees, who must have practiced it at least once in a while. However, with the recent state of COVID-19, many companies have instructed their employees to start working remotely until further notice. This unexpected extended duration has imposed challenges for some employees, especially the ones trying to work from home for the first time.
When speaking of performance management, many think of the annual performance review process. But the annual performance review or appraisal is only a small component of employee performance management.
Today’s employment market is a harsh one. With increasing running costs and consumers rushing to find the lowest prices, many businesses are taking the tough choice to reduce their workforce – putting many skilled and long-serving employees out of work and with few prospects for new employment.
Taking the leap and becoming a freelancer is a no easy decision, but it’s one that more and more people are choosing to make. Some estimates state that by 2020, over 50% of the US workforce will be self-employed. This indicates a seismic shift from traditional office work with set hours, to a style of business that allows for greater flexibility, autonomy, and a career on your own terms.
In today’s digital world, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to control communication as an organization. Employees and customers are bombarded with literally thousands of messages daily from multiple channels.