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Why Every Leader Needs to Practice Emotional Intelligence in 2021
Why Every Leader Needs to Practice Emotional Intelligence in 2021

What tone did your organization’s leaders set this year? Did the chaos, uncertainty, and turbulence get the best of them and affect their ability to effectively communicate and guide employees? Were they transparent and honest about the hardships they were facing and how that might impact their employees and overall business goals? If it’s the […]

Scared to Return to Work? Expert Advice on How to Bring Employees Back Safely
Scared to Return to Work? Expert Advice on How to Bring Employees Back Safely

When your return-to-work communications say this: Face-to-face Cross-functional collaboration Preserve culture Your employees may hear: I’m being pressured to work in person My physical safety is at risk Leadership is more concerned with profit than wellbeing Returning to work… or more precisely, returning to the workplace… is a sensitive subject for many people. Employers desire […]

HR Roundtable Part 4: Helping Your HR Team Survive COVID-19
HR Roundtable Part 4: Helping Your HR Team Survive COVID-19

Even though their size and their missions are different, our first three HR experts all work in traditional industries that needed to make swift changes to manage COVID-19 shutdowns. Today, in Part 4 of our series, Helping Your HR Staff Survive COVID-19, we look at a small tech company. Unlike so many employers, Social Intelligence […]

HR Roundtable Part 2: Helping Your HR Team Survive COVID-19
HR Roundtable Part 2: Helping Your HR Team Survive COVID-19

People talk a lot about taking care of yourself during the pandemic, but what if it’s your job to take care of others? In Part 2 of our series, Helping Your HR Staff Survive COVID-19, we look at the non-profit sector. Imagine worrying that downtime during the pandemic will not just affect your employees and […]

HR Will Never Be The Same After 2020
HR Will Never Be The Same After 2020

The coronavirus crisis, political polarization, and social unrest has thrust human resources specialists into uncharted territory. While front line workers have been essential to combating the pandemic and maintaining sectors of our economy, HR pros have been largely responsible for keeping organizations operational, caring for the wellbeing of employees, and catalyzing changes to the workplace. […]

Christmas in July: Return to Work Considerations for Retail
Christmas in July: Return to Work Considerations for Retail

Retail has a tough job. Many workers are essential. Most customers are, too, if the store wants to survive through this unforgiving pandemic to the holiday shopping season.  That means safety is as important to retailers as GPS is to Santa’s sleigh. As more states push to re-open (some, for the second time) retail is […]

Four Practical Tips to Keep Parents in the Workforce
Four Practical Tips to Keep Parents in the Workforce

Late summer usually marks the beginning of the back-to-school push. But this is no ordinary summer. COVID-19 is causing lingering uncertainty about schools reopening, even while most states are ramping up business re-openings. This is creating some tough choices for families, and many parents are leaving jobs for good. But the economy needs parents to […]

The Definitive Return to Work Glossary
The Definitive Return to Work Glossary

Implementing a Return to Work strategy and program is paramount in fending off COVID-19 and protecting your employees, clients, and visitors from a health, wellness, and safety standpoint. A Return to Work program also protects your physical assets and keeps you moving toward your business goals. EBI wants to help you prepare whatever Return to […]

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