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Virtual team-building ideas – 30 people share what they are doing

By COVID-19, Mental Health, Technology

As we approach the year mark since remote working took charge, by now, we’ve all got our own set working routine, with some of us looking like Quasimodo, hunched over the dining table. At the same time, our calendars continue to be flooded with yet more Zoom calls, which begs the question, how tedious can remote working be? This is why Natural HR decided to ask LinkedIn users what they are currently doing to engage remote workers through virtual team-building. Whether that is Zoom quizzes, a set time for a tea and a chat, or setting up a company multiplayer…

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digital transformation

10 years of HR digital transformation in a single year

By COVID-19, Technology

It’s fair to say that 2020 hasn’t been the year that most had organisations expected. With furlough schemes, redundancies, mental health issues, greater remote working and an ever-changing set of rules for the workplace, HR teams have really had their work cut out this year. According to Gartner, 80% of organisations didn’t have the technology needed for HR to do their jobs effectively during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, even though the majority of organisations had digital workplace programs in place. Why was this the case? Although digital transformation programs were in place, it was always a slow process…

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virtual interview

8 tips to conduct an effective virtual interview

By Recruitment, Technology

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has turned our working lives upside down. In April 2020 alone, unemployment claims surged by 70%. As candidates looking for work flood the market, businesses that are actively recruiting have turned to virtual interviews as a means of growing their team safely. What’s the difference between face-to-face and virtual interviews? Interviews are typically a very personal affair between candidates and interviewers. And yet, for recruiters and candidates alike, virtual interviews can seem a little less natural and more casual than in-person interviews. While video interviews occur in real-time and are as similar to…

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How tech can transform HR

How technology can transform HR

By HR Software, Software, Technology

The advent of new technologies has transformed almost every part of our lives. From how we watch TV to how we communicate with our colleagues; technology has transformed life as we know it. The world of HR is no different, as business leaders look to transform the operational HR department into automated, data-driven processes that save time, streamline tasks and allow HR professionals to better contribute to productivity and growth. As a profession, HR is becoming increasingly tech-driven. With the right tools, HR professionals are reducing their time spent on admin, better supporting their employees and adding strategic value that…

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How are the latest HR technology trends shaping 2021?

By HR Software, Software, Technology

Since COVID-19 swept the world by storm, the life-changing experiences and unity will go down in history – not only did the pandemic affect our personal lives but it also provided huge disruption to the way we work. However, when times became hard, opportunities were presented to overcome new and unforeseen challenges, which ultimately contributed to enormous growth. This was shown as businesses sufficiently operated remotely, while managing their employee’s needs without physical contact. Limited cashflow throughout the economy meant organisation had to become more creative and intuitive, with these lessons impacting how operations are run a year later. As…

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