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In an Era of Remote Work, Virtual Job Fairs Connect Employers to Job Seekers

  • Virtual job fairs were becoming more popular before the COVID-19, and are now a crucial resource for employers
  • Events are more specialized, with pre-screened candidates receiving time with recruiters
  • Companies should decide what type of event they’d like to hold and make sure to promote it
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As Remote Work Becomes More Permanent, Companies Respond to Employee Needs

  • Remote work arrangements set up in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have endured longer than employers and employees may have anticipated
  • Companies expand benefits, hold social events, and solicit employee feedback
  • Many businesses likely to favor hybrid model of office and remote work
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Companies Reassess Productivity Expectations as Remote Work Expands During Pandemic

  • Remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted inefficiencies with the traditional office model
  • More casual workplaces emerge, with greater understanding for employee circumstances among both employers and clients
  • Automation likely to accelerate as a result of remote work
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How Family Time During Remote Work Can Improve Your Business Strategy

  • Having family members present while working remotely can significantly distract you from your workflow, but there are advantages to this setup as well
  • Spouses, children, and others in the household can be a surprisingly valuable resource in brainstorming and creativity
  • Spending some time with family can be a good way to spend a much-needed break
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Employer Contributions to Retirement Plans Remain Steady During Pandemic

  • Nearly nine out of 10 employees with a 401(k) retirement savings plan received an employer match in the past year
  • Just 11 percent of employers suspended their 401(k) match due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and about half of them intend to restore the match as soon as economic conditions allow it
  • Employee contributions to retirement plans have been largely unaffected by the pandemic
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Icebreakers, Team-Building, and Other Alternatives to Zoom Happy Hour

  • Building employee camaraderie should go beyond a drink or two shared virtually once a week
  • Specialized apps allow team-building, icebreakers, trivia, and other activities to encourage co-workers to meet up remotely while social distancing
  • Efforts can help improve work-related collaboration and communication
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Making Philanthropy and Community Part of Your Business Operations

  • Advice from the Young Entrepreneur Council on how a company culture can incorporate more philanthropic efforts
  • Leveraging your businesses unique strengths to give back to your community
  • Donating, volunteering, and internship opportunities among the possibilities
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Being the Leader Your Employees Deserve During Uncertain Times

  • Organizational behavior professors at Stanford University offer tips on the “hallmarks of great leadership” during crises
  • Advice follows extensive research on how leaders build on successful performances and how companies have handled difficult situations
  • Compassion, stepping up to difficult tasks, and looking for opportunity in crisis are among the best strategies
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Stress Management for Stressful Times: Supporting Your Employees’ Mental Health

  • Social distancing, an uncertain economy, and other factors have all been detrimental to the mental health of many employees
  • Eight ways managers can help reduce stress and anxiety among their workers
  • Regular communications, flexible work schedules, and other tips for a healthier workplace
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The Best Freelance Side Gigs for Professionals

  • FlexJobs identified the best 25 freelance side jobs for working professionals who may be struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • The gig economy was booming even before the pandemic, with nearly one-third of workers finding supplemental sources of income
  • Side gigs can lead to more flexible work or opportunities for full-time work
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