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Posts by Jeff Needham

How to make workplace interruptions count

Numerous sources have shown that multitasking, context switching, and interruptions seriously hinder an employee’s productivity. The advice given, including blocking time and batch processing, can help significantly increase the productivity of your workers. However, despite best intentions and clever planning,

Our greatest HR hits from 2016

The end of the year is a fun time to reflect on the most popular things of the year—from trends like the mannequin challenge to the top-selling album of the year, Adele’s “25,” to the top-grossing movie in the U.S.

7 of our favorite articles from 2016

In case you missed them the first time around, we’ve compiled some of our favorite articles from 2016. Enjoy! 1. Password manager best practices for keeping accounts secure As more of our lives and businesses move online, there’s a greater

How to choose the right HRIS system for your company

Effective HR policies and practices are the cornerstone of a well-performing company, but the effort involved in proper recordkeeping can sometimes be overwhelming.  A Human Resource Information System (HRIS) can help ease the burden of your day-to-day tasks by taking

Password manager best practices for keeping accounts secure

Generating secure passwords can be a stressful and frustrating experience. There’s a fine balance between picking a password that’s secure and picking one you can remember. But what if you didn’t need to remember your password at all in order

Essential tools for better remote working

Allowing remote working can have big benefits for your company, whether you’re an employer or an employee. The key to getting the best collaboration is to choose tools that make it simple and seamless to stay in communication. When the

How to educate your employees on keeping your data safe

Data security is paramount to any business. While some companies are the victims of sophisticated technical hacks, often data breaches occur by someone taking advantage of or manipulating your most plentiful resource, your employees. Here are some areas to be

Keys to a successful Disaster Recovery test

A disaster recovery plan is a critical but hopefully little used part of your business. If you are just starting to consider creating your plan, we have some advice for getting started. If you have some parts of a plan

Employee Engagement – It’s not all about the money

Recently, a user on Twitter posted a link to an old blog post he’d written about motivation and engagement.  It detailed how most of what we think we know about motivation, namely that monetary rewards are a great motivator, is

Password strategies and best practices for employers

Passwords are the gate keepers to our connected lives.  And yet, whenever we’re forced to choose a new password, either for work or on a new web site, it often evokes fear and panic. We all have the best intentions