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.
Our fans go beyond our clients and employees. They just don’t know it yet.
As we transition to remote work, video interviews are becoming a popular alternative to in-person interviews. Video interviews have been extremely useful as the demand for new hires continues in certain industries despite the pandemic.
During this time, it’s more important than ever that companies do what they can to facilitate meaningful connections in the workplace. From fostering more effective communication to generating a deeper appreciation for one another’s eccentricities, getting to know your coworkers on a personal, not-just-work level has true benefits.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Despite a widely-accepted belief that hiring slows down around the holidays, nonfarm payroll in Q4 of 2019 is expected to be higher than Q3, with CNBC reporting a surge in November far exceeding expectations by economists. In fact, “jobs growth was the best since January […] and well clear of the November 2018 total.”
Before the New Year might just be the right time to make those hires rather than putting recruitment on ice for several months.
HNM’s core value of being “Relentlessly People Driven” means the leadership and employees consider the impact of everything they do, not only on the people they work with but also in the world around them.
The Society for Human Resource Management says, “Companies that are socially responsible and strong advocates of community involvement have higher levels of engagement than companies that are not actively supporting their communities. Research shows that demonstrating social responsibility in the community is a key driver of employee engagement.”
Business professionals are all too familiar with the calculation of ROI, return on investment. But how do you calculate a loss on investment? This is the kind of math you don’t want to have to do, but if you’re hiring the wrong people, it’s an equation that you need to get familiar with.
Of course, the actual cost is challenging to pin down as it varies greatly from situation to situation, but some safe assumptions can be made to help us get there. For example, founder of LinkHumans and notable former recruiter Jörgen Sundberg is cited by Forbes and Inc. for his calculation, taking into account
- Hiring costs
- Total compensation
- Cost of maintaining employees
- Disruption costs
- Mistakes, failures, and missed business opportunities.