Best Practices for Managing Remote Employees

In today’s age of the “new normal”, many companies are beginning to implement indefinite and even permanent work from home policies. Tech giants like Facebook and Twitter took the lead and announced that employees can continue working from home “forever” mainly due to proven benefits of remote work, including improved employee retention, increased productivity, and […]

Why Core Values Matter at System Soft Technologies

It’s no surprise that culture plays a critical role in today’s organizations, and you may be wondering why it’s so important. Culture is much more than just holiday events, benefits packages, and free snacks in the breakroom. It is the glue that holds a business together as it impacts the way an organization is perceived […]

Recruiting Purple Squirrels

How recruiters and hiring managers can work together to ‘catch’ the perfect candidate Who is a Purple Squirrel? Purple Squirrels don’t exist in the real world. They often don’t exist in the workplace either. ‘Purple Squirrel’ is a term in recruiting lingo used to describe a flawless match for the job; the perfect candidate who […]

RPA – Microsoft Signals Important Growth Area With Softomotive Acquisition

The widely speculated Microsoft acquisition of a leading RPA solutions provider came to light last week with the announcement of the Softomotive acquisition. The deal bolsters Microsoft’s Power Platform RPA capabilities, an important step to solidifying Microsoft’s position in the RPA market. The timing is like no other amidst the Covid-19 lockdown backdrop pushing automation […]

How to Motivate and Engage Remote Employees

“We’re all in this together” – As our nation, and global friends & families, seek triumph over COVID-19, how many times have you heard this encouraging statement?  Ironically, “together”, in this case, often requires “being apart”.  For businesses, this means having to figure out how to most effectively maintain employee engagement, motivation, and company culture during […]

Recruiting in a Post-COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 pandemic is quickly changing how every organization is attracting, recruiting, and retaining employees on their virtual teams, making remote work the new normal. At this time of the year, many organizations focus on recruiting the best and brightest college seniors they can attract during in-person interviews on campus. That is no longer an […]

Why is onboarding important?

Do you remember when you first started at your job? With so many new people to meet and responsibilities to fulfill, were you nervous? The majority of new employees feel the same way when first starting a job. This is why onboarding was created, and why onboarding into a company is a fundamental part of […]

How Bank Leaders Can Meet Surging Demand for Paycheck Protection Program Funding

Managing a huge operational challenge amidst an economic shutdown and fluid requirements to keep business and employees afloat What is the Paycheck Protection Plan? To offset the impact of the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the US CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) created a $349 billion Paycheck Protection Program loan/grant program […]

The Digital Workplace: Getting “Tech” to Work at Work

Is your workplace sufficiently “digitized?” The digital employee experience (DEX) is reshaping how work gets done and employees are engaged. Companies with a high level of employee engagement saw an increase in sales growth of up to 4%, which can be substantial. Are you keeping up? A user-friendly and engaging employee experience is an important […]

Effective Leadership Traits for Talent Retention

As the saying goes – people don’t leave their jobs, they leave managers. And for those employees who actually quit their jobs, who’s responsible for what that job is like? Managers.  How do you combat this? Don’t just hire managers. Hire leaders. Employee retention and effective leadership practices go hand-in-hand. Companies must make more of […]