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THE ROAD TO VIRTUAL – A BLOG SERIES: V – ILLUMINATION NOT SEGREGATION

Ok then, COVID-19 is not yet in the rearview mirror. Most of us are just trying to keep things going the best we can until we can get back to normal operations. Will there be lessons learned from this experience or are we going to see this as a once...

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THE ROAD TO VIRTUAL – A BLOG SERIES: VI – LET THERE BE LIGHT

Many years ago, when I was just starting as an HR Officer working in a large public institution, I had the opportunity to participate in a meeting which I found to be very instructive about life in a large bureaucracy.

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THE ROAD TO VIRTUAL – A BLOG SERIES: VII – THE HOW AND THE WHY OF WORK

There really should be no mystery as to the components of work which come together to form teams. Literally for millennia this has been taking place.

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FIVE WAYS WE MADE VIRTUAL WORK WORK AT BIRCHES GROUP

In early March 2020, when cities were locked down and offices were closed because of COVID-19, companies struggled to go 100% virtual. At Birches Group, we were able to flip the switch quite easily, because virtual work has been a core part of our regular work program since our founding...

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ALL EMPLOYEES ARE ESSENTIAL, ESPECIALLY DURING PANDEMICS

You have likely heard the term “non-essential workers” these past few weeks of the pandemic. These are the workers who because of their level or function in the organization are asked to stay home, usually without pay, and are often first on the chopping block of downsizing and furloughs. We...

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BUSINESS AS (UN)USUAL CAREER GROWTH DURING A PANDEMIC

While much of the conversation around working from home during the pandemic is about keeping staff productive, there is not a lot of talk about career and skills growth. Yes, while the priorities are still maintaining business continuity and ensuring staff continue to receive support, human resources must not forget...

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ENGAGING AND SUPPORTING EMPLOYEES DURING A GLOBAL DOWNTURN

As countries around the world work to contain COVID-19, many companies and businesses have had to close offices and their staff told to shelter in place. During uncertain times, staff look to their employers for the security that continued employment and compensation provide. Now, more than ever, it is important...

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VIRTUAL WORK – IT’S NO LONGER THE FUTURE, IT’S NOW! WHY PURPOSEFUL JOB DESIGN, NOT TECHNOLOGY IS WHAT FACILITATES VIRTUAL WORK

Just a few weeks ago, lots of companies looked at virtual work as something in the distant future, or only applicable to other organizations but not theirs. With COVID-19 suddenly keeping most of us out of our workplaces, organizations must now shift to virtual work to keep business going. But...

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LETS TALK ABOUT WORK – INTEGRATING HR

Rather than the disjointed disconnect that generally prevails in HR between structural policies (those governing jobs and pay) from people management policies (those which guide recruitment, development, and reward), our approach is seamlessly connected.

Let’s Talk About Work Podcast and Videos