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Integrated Talent Management
THE ROAD TO VIRTUAL – A BLOG SERIES: I – VALUING PERFORMANCE IN A TIME OF PANDEMICS

Through fits and starts most organizations have been gradually introducing virtual work. The COVID-19 virus has pushed many offices off the fence toward creating a more based virtual work environment. It has not been easy. While there are technical challenges, the biggest hurdles organizations face are in the legacy mindsets...

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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: II – BECAUSE, NOW, WE CAN

In chemistry an agent which accelerates a reaction is known as a catalyst. Whether the impact of COVID-19 on the workplace will ultimately be catalytic or just a passing nuisance remains to be seen. However, all the elements for catalytic change in how we work are present. It is an...

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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: IV – WELCOME TO THE NEW WORLD

It is a commonly told tale that when he arrived in the New World, Cortez burned his ships so that the only direction to proceed would be forward. There would be no turning back.

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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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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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BIRCHES GROUP IS CHANGING THE WAY YOU USE SALARY SURVEYS

Salary surveys can be expensive, so why bother paying for them every year? If you operate in developing country markets, relying on data that is outdated could be a fatal mistake. Developing markets are more dynamic and updated data is a requirement to remain competitive. Birches Group has built a...

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