Small Business Resource Center
Beneficios de la automatización
(ESP) En esta Infografía se muestran los beneficios que puede tener para una pequeña empresa automatizar algunas de sus funciones manuales o más repetitivas, y así optimizar procesos para que sean más rápidos y los trabajadores ocupen su tiempo en cosas menos mecánicas y más en labores donde se necesite creatividad, inteligencia o toma de decisiones.
(ENG) This infographic explains the benefits that a small business can reap when adopting automation. The benefits include optimizing and streamlining processes, saving time and resources, and giving employees more time for tasks that require soft skills such as creativity and decision-making.
What’s next for America’s workforce post-COVID-19?
As the nature of work shifts, it is increasingly important for business owners to be in tune with employee needs and develop policies and practices that prioritize flexibility and meet those needs. This article talks through four key findings from PwC’s Workplace Pulse Survey taken in March 2021. It explains that permanent and temporary relocation is on the rise, remote work options are a top priority for workers, and employees are placing more value on non-monetary benefits and opportunities to develop soft skills. Alongside these takeaways, the article provides ideas about ways that business owners can meet these shifting needs.
8 Expert Predictions on How and When Business Will Return to Normal in 2021
8 Expert Predictions on How and When Business Will Return to Normal in 2021 from US Chamber of Commerce
This article outlines eight predictions from business experts on the future of work in 2021:
1) Continued remote work or shifted expectations for in-person work
2) Adjusted salaries for remote workers
3) Vaccine mandates for those returning to the office
4) Reduced virtual meetings
5) Expected commitment to diversity and inclusive company culture
6) Significantly reduced business travel
7) Return to pre-pandemic economic activity
8) Prioritizing retraining and reskilling employees
5 ways the future office must change, according to a workplace technologist
This article discusses the ways business owners may need to adapt to meet the post-pandemic demand for flexible hybrid work while maintaining their company’s productivity and connection. It mentions designing offices as gathering spaces for greater employee connection and collaboration, supporting new hires with intentional in-person and virtual face-to-face time, updating your suite of technology and investing in platforms that support hybrid collaboration, ensuring office meeting technology can smoothly accommodate virtual participants, and resetting and communicating clear boundaries for work.
How to Onboard New Employees and Career Starters Remotely
This article guides business owners on effectively onboarding new hires remotely. It recommends going beyond simply moving pre-pandemic procedures online to tailoring the onboarding experience to remote work. Some tips include identifying unique challenges for remote hires, providing tailored and clear communication about task completion and time management, having a detailed onboarding plan, and replicating the benefits of an office environment with a buddy system or opportunities to shadow more tenured coworkers, holding virtual drop-ins, and time to socialize.
How to Re-Onboard Employees Who Started Remotely
This article helps business owners tackle a unique situation: onboarding remote hires during the return to in-person work. It emphasizes that for remote hires returning to the office will be an entirely new experience and provides strategies for supporting them through it. The article suggests creating structured opportunities for remote hires to bond as a cohort, being thoughtful when welcoming them back into the office, orienting them to the facilities to ease the transition into a new space, having managers check in with them regularly, pairing remote hires with more tenured employees through a buddy system, and creating informal team-building opportunities.