Summer Reading Round-Up 2020

Summer Reading Round-Up 2020 600 400 Balance Point Team

To say these are challenging times would be an understatement. More unprecedented events have occurred in the first half of 2020 than most of us have experienced in our lifetime.

We’ve been busy through it all, delivering relevant content to help get you through. This week, we take a break from our usual content to reflect on articles we have published this year that deserve a second look.

4 HR Practices Your Small to Mid-sized Business Should Adopt

Keeping up with HR changes can be daunting. HR professionals wear many hats and hold many responsibilities, often beyond typical HR roles.

With all that is expected of them, many HR professionals are desperately looking for ways to improve their workflow and free up their time to work on more strategic initiatives. Luckily, there are strategies every HR professional can use to distribute their workload in a more manageable way. In this article, we explore four items to check off your to-do list to help simplify your schedule.

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The Best Talent Acquisition Interview Questions You Should be Asking

Talent acquisition is an ongoing process. You need to make sure that you have the right team and processes in place to find and hire highly qualified candidates.

While it can seem straightforward to interview potential employees, you may not be asking the right questions. In this article, we present the questions you should focus on, and why they can yield surprisingly desirable results.

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Promoting Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Amidst the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak, three simple pieces of advice resonated: wash your hands, cover your face, and avoid close contact with people. Good practices to remember long after anxiety over the outbreak subsides.  

Those recommendations, which are vital during a pandemic, are best practices that employers should encourage every day. With that in mind, we explore three ways employers can create a culture of health and wellness within their organization.

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HR’s New Normal

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on all aspects of business, and HR is no exception. HR professionals were called upon to perform tasks that, for some, were out of their comfort zone–comply with executive orders, interpret complex leave laws, evaluate health and safety risk, furlough workers, respond to unemployment claims, create return to work strategies, and more.

While many of the resulting needs have been immediate, the effects will be felt indefinitely. How will the role of HR change? Find out in this article.

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Engagement and the Remote Worker

Whether remote working is part of your company culture or a necessity as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, ensuring that your team remains engaged and productive while working off-site is essential.

While remote work has its appeal, employees are faced with challenges like loneliness, loss of collaboration, and difficulty staying motivated. In this article, we explore three ways to help your employees overcome these obstacles and thrive.

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As we look ahead to the second half of 2020, our hope is that it is filled with healing, recovery, and peace.

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