Fast Company: Here’s how to fix what’s sapping your team’s energy

Zoom happy hours? Check. Slack channels for #dogs and #sourdough? Check. Free meditation apps for everyone? Check. Businesses have thrown a lot of solutions at rising frustration, fatigue, and stress in the workplace. Is it working? The jury’s out. In June, the CDC reported that 40% of U.S. adults struggled with mental health and substance use issues associated with COVID-19.

How Hybrid Teams Are Critical To Growth

The workforce is in a continual shift as markets change, companies grow and refocus, and external factors shape how, when and even where we work. Because of these considerations, and countless others, companies need to be agile in their approach to the composition of their workforce. Hybrid workforces build on this idea, by creating teams that are a mixture of full-time, long-term employees and short-term contract and freelance workers.

World Economic Forum: How COVID-19 has hit offshore freelancers – and how they can bounce back

COVID-19 has accelerated the trend toward remote work, as organizations adapted quickly to lockdowns by asking those employees able to do so to work home. Consequently, nearly 40% of employees have been working remotely in OECD member countries during the pandemic, an unprecedented shift in labour dynamics.

HR Dive: Nearly 75% of employer holiday parties will be virtual, survey shows

Less than one-quarter (23%) of companies are planning holiday celebrations this year, down from a little more than three-quarters (76%) last year, according to a Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc, survey of 189 HR professionals. Of those planning a celebration, nearly three-quarters will hold virtual events, according to the Oct. 26 report.

Get Your Business Growing Again During and Post-COVID

Many companies have laid off or furloughed full-time employees due to economic uncertainty and are now in the position to need to scale back up. The question remains of whether to re-fill those positions with full-time W-2 employees, or create a more hybrid mix of full-time and 1099 contractors. Contractors have the benefit of giving you the flexibility to grow with verified, high skilled talent at the right pace and the right price for your business.

Recruiter.com: It’s Time to Rethink the Resume. There Are Much Better Ways to Evaluate Candidates.

It almost goes without saying: When you are reviewing candidates, you want to see their resumes. The resume is probably the most consistent component in the recruiting process, the only truly universal ingredient across companies and roles of all kinds. Yet despite its ubiquity, the resume is a deeply flawed method of evaluating candidates. At best, it is only a very small piece of the puzzle when it comes to making the right hiring decision.

Top 6 Benefits Of An Automated Recruitment Process

Recruitment is a time-consuming process, involving a range of different tasks. From supporting companies in finding the best talent, to reducing time to hire a candidate, to creating a more consistent recruitment process, an automated recruitment process can provide companies…

Forbes: Improving The Freelancer Experience To Increase Productivity

Greg is CEO of CareerGig, host of the Agile World podcast, and author of The Agile Consumer. The freelance economy is currently contributing $1.2 trillion to the U.S. economy, growing 22% since 2019. This rapid growth was already developing before Covid-19 became widespread,…