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Jun

2020

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Office? Remote? Hybrid is more likely.

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As we return to work, employees and employers will need to adjust to a new way of doing things. Employees have grown accustomed to the flexibility they have with remote work.  While many miss the office, many do not.

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Jun

2020

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Is Zoom Fatigue Real?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Sometimes lately I wonder why I am so exhausted at the end of the day.  I used to travel around from one meeting to another all day long.  Now I have the leisure of doing all my meetings online from the comfort of my own home. But why am I more exhausted now?

2

Jun

2020

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Considerations for When and How to Bring Employees Back

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As Michigan enters phase 4 of reopening, organizations must decide how to phase their workers back into the office. I know several businesses who have already chosen to stay fully remote even once we reach phase  6 – post-pandemic. But not all business can support that, so how do you bring employees back safely?

 

19

May

2020

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The Post-Pandemic Workplace

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As we slowly return to the workplace, will it ever return to “normal?”  Not right away, if ever.

World Economic Forum outlined several trends likely to shape the post-COVID workplace.  Some of these I agree with, some I have trouble with.

5

May

2020

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Trust and Empathy During a Crisis

Author: Mary E. Corrado

HR is front and center during a crisis like the COVID-19 pandemic we are experiencing right now.  The everyday responsibilities of HR shift while dealing with a crisis such as this.  HR and leadership must create a sense of trust and empathy. 

21

Apr

2020

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Lessons Learned from The Pandemic

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Even through the hardest of times, there is always something we can learn. “Never let a crisis go to waste” is a quote that continues to come to mind.

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Apr

2020

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We’re in This Together

Author: Mary E. Corrado

COVID-19 has hit Michigan and the nation harder than anyone expected. Many ASE member organizations have stepped up to provide services and produce items in need.  I am very proud to have them as ASE members and would like to recognize a few of the organizations currently helping out:

24

Mar

2020

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Ways to Protect Your Mental Health During the Pandemic

Author: Mary E. Corrado

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every one of us, and we are each processing it differently.  Never before in my lifetime have I experienced a shelter-in-place order.  This is a big adjustment for all of us, and Forbes recently posted an article with some mental health practices that are helpful during this pandemic.

10

Mar

2020

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Even Professional Writers Make Mistakes

Author: Mary E. Corrado

As an avid reader, I often notice writing or grammar mistakes in professionally published works. Quickanddirtytips.com surveyed editors at Macmillan Publishers and asked them to rank the most common writing and grammar mistakes they see.  With the writer being so close to his/her work, the editors are who catch most of these common mistakes:

25

Feb

2020

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How to Show Your Employees They Are Appreciated

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Employee Appreciation Day is coming up on March 6, 2020. It’s important to show employees that they are valued throughout the year, and a recent article I found on Inc.com shares some simple ways for managers to show appreciation consistently throughout each workweek.

11

Feb

2020

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Does Education Matter?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Some recent tweets by Elon Musk, CEO and product architect of Tesla, Inc., made me stop to think about how we recruit for talent and what we look for.  In the past education was a key focus, but today it’s moving more towards experience and soft skills.

28

Jan

2020

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Purpose Anxiety

Author: Mary E. Corrado

“Purpose anxiety” is a newer term used to describe the doubt and distress people experience over figuring out their purpose or sense of meaning in life. Many people struggle with figuring out how they can make a difference – both in their personal life and at work.

14

Jan

2020

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Simple Ways to Show Employee Appreciation

Author: Mary E. Corrado

I recently read an article on Entrepreneur.com that listed several ways to show employees they are appreciated. Articles like these are always a good reminder, so I wanted to share some of the tips with you.

3

Dec

2019

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Managing Remote Employees

Author: Mary E. Corrado

With remote work quickly becoming the norm in many organizations, including ASE, it has changed the way we must manage employees.

19

Nov

2019

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Have You Thanked Someone Today?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’ve been thinking a lot lately of how we thank those around us.  Most people are polite and will always thank someone who holds a door for you or hands you a receipt, but how often do most of us thank those who are around us day after day?

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