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22May

How to Onboard and Train New Virtual Team Members

Hiring new employees can feel like a risk. And in fact, it is. SHRM research recently showed that half of all hourly workers leave new jobs in the first four months, and half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months. This places huge import on the interview and onboarding process for a company, especially when a team is distributed.

22Dec

The Importance of Routines and Rituals When Working From Home

Rituals and routines are everywhere. We see them throughout our lives—the way we marry, give birth, and even grieve losses. You can see them in the little things too; pinky promises, New Year’s resolutions, holidays, religious services, and athletic matches. The distinction between a ritual and a routine is the meaning that becomes attached to ritual. Your morning routine could be wake up, eat, exercise, shower, get dressed, and settle in for work. Your morning ritual could be meditating after exercise.
15Dec

How to Flourish as a Happy Virtual Team Member

How to Flourish as a Happy Virtual Team Member Relationships are hard. Especially for those of us who are putting in the time on a long distance one. That’s right—the LDR (i.e. long distance relationship) professionals.
08Dec

How to Onboard and Train New Virtual Team Members

Hiring new employees can feel like a risk. And in fact, it is. SHRM research recently showed that half of all hourly workers leave new jobs in the first four months, and half of all senior outside hires fail within 18 months. This places huge import on the interview and onboarding process for a company, especially when a team is distributed.