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April 1, 2020

5 Tips for Hosting a Virtual Happy Hour with Coworkers

The traditional workplace happy hour is having a virtual renaissance. As many office teams adjust to new remote work situations, virtual happy hours held on platforms like Zoom, FaceTime, and Google Hangouts are emerging as a reliable and easy way to keep employees connected while providing a nice break from all the current uncertainty. Teams […]

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March 26, 2020

5 Tips for Recognizing Remote Employees During Isolating Times

As we all adjust to new circumstances behind the COVID-19 pandemic, many things are still up in the air. Entire workforces are suddenly fully remote, shelter-in-place orders abound, the economy is teetering, and one can’t help but feel a bit isolated and run down by it all. Recognition’s Role We believe that reassuring employees, appreciating […]

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March 12, 2020

The Acceleration of Remote Work

For anyone who hasn’t been following the news, the Coronavirus is causing a major stir and having a chilling effect on many public events throughout the world. Concerns about contagion have brought about travel bans, self-quarantines, and forced many high-profile industry gatherings – most recently the gigantic annual E3 and SXSW conferences – to be […]

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February 9, 2017

Teleworkers Don’t Take Snow Days

New York is getting hammered by a brutal Nor’ Eastern blizzard at the moment, and as I sit at home working remotely (we had to close our offices in the City), I am realizing that companies who strongly support telework have a huge advantage on days like this over those that don’t. People who work […]

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February 18, 2016

The Ups and Downs of Employee Autonomy

As a manager, engaging employees on the job is a constant search for balance. You want to praise their hard work and effort, but not make them feel too self-conscious or patronized. You want offer incentives to motivate them, but you also want to hold their results accountable. You want to be flexible and nice, […]

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January 19, 2016

The Era of the Empowered Employee

Indeed.com, the biggest job site in the world, commissioned an end-of-year study showing that more than 50 percent of US workers are thinking of making a career change in 2016. Some of the chief motivators were a better work location, a higher position/title, and the biggest motivator was salary, with 79 percent of respondents listing […]

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September 29, 2015

4 Tips for Engaging Teleworkers

A new infographic put together by the New Jersey Institute of Technology’s online MBA program takes an in-depth look at telework, and has uncovered some surprising stats about the ever-growing segment of remote workers. In 2015, nearly half (45 percent) of all employees telecommute or work remotely in some way shape or form, and they’re […]

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December 2, 2013

Engaging a Remote Workforce

At HALO we’re always looking for new motivational tools, but the best tools are useless if your managers can’t regularly connect and engage with employees face-to-face.  Such is the case in many multinational organizations with business units spread out across the globe, or organizations with large remote workforces. While email and social media have made […]

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