2021 was another challenging year, full of lessons and growth.
In some ways, 2021 was a year of simply ‘making it through’, but there’s also been a lot of renewed optimism as organizations begin to look towards a post-pandemic world. What does this mean for the future of work? How have things changed in surprising ways and what has stayed the same?
We wrote a lot this year about the implications of remote and hybrid work models.
Employers and employees are still struggling to find the right balance between the flexibility that remote work offers and the blurring of boundaries between work and home-life. Here are some articles that discuss various aspects of this struggle for balance.
Breaking routine and addressing working from home fatigue
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic means that many people are still working remotely, which may be leading to a feeling of working from home fatigue. There are several ways that employees and employers can combat this… Continue reading.
How to foster accountability for remote teams
Accountability is one of the biggest facets of a successful work environment. Employers and employees alike need to be held accountable for their work, but also have the support to do their work to the best of their ability… Continue reading.
Remote work trends and the possibility of working anywhere
Is work from anywhere the future? Work from home? Hybrid work models? Remote work trends are a mixed bag, but we break down the appeal of work from anywhere and why it might or might not work for your organization… Continue reading.
The day-to-day and ins-and-outs of the hybrid work model
Is it the best of both worlds? The hybrid work model—where employees work part time in the office and part time at home—seems to be the best combination for employees. It’s flexible, allows for collaboration, and offers some structure… Continue reading.
A key component of our mission and solutions is creating a better employee experience.
Here’s what we had to say this year about how employers can improve the employee experience within their company.
Outside the box company perks to improve the employee experience
There are many different company perks that your organization can offer, from extra paid time-off to flexible work schedules. However, there are lots of ‘outside the box’ perk ideas that many organizations are beginning to adopt… Continue reading.
Leadership’s role in normalizing mental health in the workplace
The pandemic has forever changed many things—from the way we view health and responsibility to how people do their jobs and connect with one another. It’s also increased the need for organizations to better support their employees’... Continue reading.
The best places to work all have these things in common
The best places to work vary by industry, size, and culture, but they do all have a number of commonalities. These are the factors that all of the best places to work share, according to Glassdoor and actual employee reviews… Continue reading.
What do engaged employees actually look like?
Engaged employees are key to a thriving organization. A highly engaged employee embodies your company vision and is central to success, but what does engagement actually look like? Engagement looks like… Continue reading.
2021 was the year that employees and companies navigated the new normal and the new business norms that came with it.
Here’s our take on some trending workplace topics, from COVID questions to emojis in business communications.
Post-COVID anxiety and its impact on returning to work
Post-COVID anxiety is anxiety that comes from doing activities that used to be “normal”. Employees and employers alike will need to learn how to cope, with the understanding that normal won’t be what it used to be… Continue reading.
Emojis in business: Thumbs or thumbs down?
Emojis can be a divisive issue for businesses. Some companies have outright banned their use in communications, while others embrace them wholeheartedly. We dig deeper into the pros and cons of using emojis in business… Continue reading.
Can employers require a Covid vaccine before returning to work?
Can employers require a Covid vaccine? What about Covid testing? There are a lot of questions about what is required and what is allowed, and we have some answers. With the majority of Canadian provinces moving into the final stages… Continue reading.
The Great Resignation of 2021, explained
The Great Resignation of 2021 is another socioeconomic change caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Employees are quitting in droves. Nobody wants to come back to work. It’s nearly impossible to find and keep good talent… Continue reading.
We look forward to continuing to write about the topics that are important to us and you, our reader, in 2022.