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What is an internal communication tool, and what is its purpose?

November 17th, 2023

Effective communication among employees is pivotal to organizational success. Internal communication tools serve as the backbone of connectivity within a company, facilitating seamless interactions, collaboration, and information dissemination among team members. These tools play a fundamental role ...

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Workplace of the Future – Is it the End of the Office?

January 12th, 2022

The 20s have been a historic decade and caused a revolution in the way people work. As employees thrive in remote work the question arises – is it the end of the office? ...

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[On Demand] Have Big Companies like Microsoft Embraced Hybrid Work?

January 4th, 2022

Tune into this on-demand short webinar and discover how Microsoft France made the move to remote working when the Covid-19 pandemic hit. ...

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Webinar

[On Demand] How Large Organizations Made the Move to Remote Working

January 4th, 2022

Tune into this on-demand short webinar and discover how a large organization like AXA coped with the Covid-19 lockdowns, and the long-term changes they have since implemented. ...

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[On Demand] In Discussion with HIRSCHTEC on the Role of Tech in Hybrid work

January 4th, 2022

Tune into this on-demand short webinar and discover how HIRSCHTEC made the move to hybrid work thanks to open discussions and the right technology. ...

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How can SMEs prepare for the hybrid office?

November 9th, 2021

The hybrid office is arguably the workplace of the future. Balancing the benefits of work from home with in-office days, this new flexible approach appears to offer the best of both worlds. Yet for small and medium businesses creating a hybrid work culture can be a challenge. ...

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Episode 16: Paradox as big tech calls for a return to the office

September 29th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we discuss how big tech are calling staff back to their desks. ...

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Is it time to return to the office? [New Data + Infographic]

September 23rd, 2021

There is one question that has been on everyone’s minds since March 2020, is it time to return to the office? ...

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Can Hybrid Work Help Employee Productivity?

September 13th, 2021

The hybrid workplace is growing in popularity, but this move to more flexible working is hindered by concerns over employee productivity. While remote workers can face challenges research actually supports the hybrid model which better meets employees’ needs and ultimately can improve in offic...

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Episode 14: Remote work is the new signing bonus

September 8th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we explore remote work – the new signing bonus. ...

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Is flexible working better than a hybrid workplace?

August 31st, 2021

The future of work is defined by flexibility. Gone are the days of the 9-5 in office, replaced by more inclusive and hybrid workplaces embracing flexible working. ...

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Episode 11: Horizons Broaden for Digital Nomads

August 11th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we discuss why digital nomadism is increasingly popular, with workers, some earning very nicely, taking to the open road, or the high seas, in camper vans, sailing yachts, or simply cruising from city to city to get a taste of a different culture while m...

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Episode 10: Homeworkers Head Back to the Office for Free Aircon

July 28th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we’re talking about how workers have been heading back to the office, but is it just for the air conditioning? Many others are running for the hills, looking for new jobs because their companies failed to invest in the right technology to facilitate hybr...

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Episode 5: US Federal Employees Look Set for Permanent Hybrid Work

June 9th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal, we discuss how the US government looks set to make hybrid working permanent for many federal employees and contractors. However, research shows that if the hybrid model is going to be a success, it needs to be organized in a “human-centric” way to protec...

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Episode 2: Reskilling for the Future of Work

May 26th, 2021

In this episode of Welcome to the New Normal we ask if the upheaval of 2020 has accelerated changes in the way we work and the way we live. What impact has this had on employment, and how many of us are going to have to retrain to stay relevant in a changing jobs market? Tune in to the Welcome to th...

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Remote Working Productivity: 4 Tips and Tricks

March 31st, 2021

It wasn’t long ago that remote working was seen as a novelty. A lucky few were able to take advantage of work-from-home perks, but only if they had a remote job. Even pre-pandemic, the number of people working from home was steadily increasing at a rate of 10% per year over the past decade.   ...

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Is the Digital Workplace the Best Remote Work Solution?

February 17th, 2021

A virtual space like the digital workplace is a crucial remote work solution, allowing employees to connect and work together just like in the office. More than that, it’s also a key tool for creating a sense of belonging and company culture. ...

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Discover the Virtual Coffee Machine for Remote Workers 

January 18th, 2021

As employees continue to work from home for the foreseeable future, Powell Software has been working on ways to bring the best of office life online.    ...

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How to Manage Remote Employees with Microsoft Teams

November 17th, 2020

Managing a team in the traditional office setting presents challenges, which have been heavily researched. However, with remote work managers are facing new obstacles while trying to lead teams to success. For some, the transition to remote was smooth, but for most, it’s a task that requires new str...

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Powell Software Launches Employee Onboarding Templates

November 13th, 2020

Starting a new role is always a challenge for HR and the newcomer, and today’s employees are having to navigate joining a new company remotely. ...

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Step-by-Step Remote Employee Onboarding with Powell Software

November 4th, 2020

The shift in workplace culture towards hybrid working means that today’s employees split their time between the office and their home workspaces. One challenge this is causing for organizations is remote employee onboarding. Welcoming onboard new hires who have never stepped foot in the office...

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How to Motivate Employees Remotely

November 3rd, 2020

Knowing how to motivate employees is always difficult, but never more so than now. So here are 8 ways to motivate your employees, even if they work remotely. ...

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Build an Employee Advocacy Program With Your Intranet

September 28th, 2020

Half of employees post about their employer on social platforms. But far too many employers do little more than enforce a boilerplate social media policy. As it turns out, this is a major missed opportunity. ...

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8 Ways to Leverage the Social Intranet for Remote Workers

September 10th, 2020

Companies everywhere are preparing for a new era with the future of remote work. Despite the many advantages of a remote workforce, there’s no denying that it has its challenges. Managing remote employees is vastly different from operating physical offices, which means changing gears and adopting a ...

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How to Transition to Full Remote Work

July 7th, 2020

Short-term work-from-home measures introduced in March 2020 quickly resulted in a permanent shift in the way we work. A full return to the office looks unlikely for most businesses as many have instead embraced remote working fully and plan to do so indefinitely. ...

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Flex Desk, the new widget for hot desking

June 16th, 2020

Ensuring that your employees can adapt to hybrid working can be complicated. The Flex Desk widget from Powell Software makes it easier, allowing employees to hot-desk and book their spaces before coming into the office. ...

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The Future of Work in a Post-Pandemic World

May 26th, 2020

The rapid onset of COVID-19 gave us very little time to prepare for what few anticipated would be a permanent shift in the future of work. Companies dove headfirst into the digital workplace, rapidly adapting to new tools and habits. While the first few weeks were incredibly demanding, most have now...

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How Can You Keep Your Remote Team Connected?

May 22nd, 2020

Remote workers have a physical disconnect to an organization due to their location, but when this generates feelings of detachment and isolation everyone suffers. Decreased productivity, lower engagement, higher staff turnover, there are many costs with a disconnected remote workforce. So how can yo...

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10 Employee Engagement Strategies for Remote Teams

April 28th, 2020

Employee engagement is key to business success. It impacts nearly everything, from profits to productivity, and can be used as a benchmark to help measure employee happiness and manager effectiveness. ...

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How to Drive Microsoft Teams Adoption While Working Remotely

April 21st, 2020

Working remotely is only possible with the intervention of technologies like video conferencing, live chats, and virtual collaboration tools such as Microsoft Teams. Traditionally, companies have had the opportunity to train employees on these tools in the office before transitioning to working from...

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How to Set Up Remote Working Tools for Your Team

January 31st, 2020

The virtual workforce has grown by 159% since 2005, largely made possible by the introduction of remote working tools and technologies. Many of the limitations that once kept employees tethered to an office are now becoming obsolete, paving the way to a new world of opportunity for workers and emplo...

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