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A Changed World, A Changed Us

By on June 22nd, 2020

As lockdowns lift and communities reopen, we are starting to feel a hint of normalcy return. Living in quarantine during the COVID-19 pandemic has undeniably challenged us and, through these challenges, we have been changed.

Some have been changed as they grieve the loss of loved ones. Others have been changed as they search for a new job and means to live. Some have been forced to work throughout the pandemic, risking their lives, and others have had to work full time while taking care of and/or homeschooling children. In one way or another, most of us have had the opportunity to clear our calendars, experiment with new lifestyles, reflect on our priorities, and reset our lives.

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The Utility and ICT Industries Are Essential and Evolving

By on June 11th, 2020

The utility and telecommunications industry have never been more crucial than they are today. 

As so many of us have experienced, most states issued temporary shelter-in-place and stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of COVID-19. Many businesses transitioned to working remotely, while others had to close their doors completely. Despite these shutdowns, several industries have been defined as “essential” and their workers have continued to show up for work. 

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Sanitation Steps for Success

By on May 29th, 2020

Now more than ever, we at HNM Systems believe in the importance of implementing practices that will protect the health of our team members, families, and communities. We undoubtedly agree with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that individuals should enact frequent sanitation practices to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and decrease the probability of catching the disease themselves. Following the CDC’s guidance, we recommend washing your hands often, cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces, wearing a mask, and practicing social distancing.

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Invest in Yourself during Quarantine

By on May 7th, 2020

Most of us are spending more time at home these days. This new reality comes with more free time. Although many of us are gravitating toward watching TV, online shopping, and aimlessly re-cleaning our kitchens over and over again, this extra time provides a great opportunity to evaluate where our own personal growth opportunities lie and reinvest  in ourselves both personally and professionally.

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Local Businesses Step Up to Support Their Community

By on April 15th, 2020

While many businesses have laid off workers or even closed their doors, others are working tirelessly to show the San Diego community love. From delivering community-supported agriculture (CSA) boxes to making and donating masks, local business owners are doing what they can to make ends meet and be there for their neighbors.

As a San Diego-based business, we at HNM wanted to spotlight the good work our local businesses are doing.

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Where the Telecom Industry Is Headed

By on April 9th, 2020

In the midst of this pandemic, every industry will be impacted in one way or another. Luckily, the telecom industry’s future is hopeful.

A number of factors play into this positive projection. To understand where telecom will be headed when COVID-19 passes, let’s walk through where the industry has been going in general as well as what it is facing during the pandemic.

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7 Tips for Working from Home

By on March 26th, 2020

Google and Amazon are doing it. The CDC recommends it. It is time to work remotely for the sake of preventing COVID-19 spread.

You may experience a few temptations when working remotely. For many of us, it becomes too easy to work extended hours. Others lose all motivation to change from their PJs or reach for snacks constantly. Whatever your weakness, we all have them. Luckily, experience lends us some tried-and-true best practices for working from home.

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Corporate Social Conscience: The Passions that Drive Business

By on February 19th, 2020

Businesses trying to do good have a few common policies and programs in place, usually called “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) or “philanthropy.” The common thread among any of these programs is that companies are learning that customers and employees alike want to see social conscience at the corporate level, from the products and services they sell to the work environments they build.

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