Training View all
Survey: Post-training activities are key to success of
anti-harassment training

Survey: Post-training activities are key to success of anti-harassment training

Of all the forms of employee training harassment prevention training is perhaps the most vexed difficult and frequently unsatisfactoryIt can also be hard to tell if anti-harassment training is working to curb harassment in your workplace Or are you merely covering your organizations backside in case of complaints or lawsuitsAmid all this uncertainty a research studyhttpswwwresearchgatenetprofileFrank-Golom-2publication230134710TheImpactofReasonforTrainingontheRelationshipBetweenBestPracticesandSexualHarassmentTrainingEffectivenesslinks5a41372b458515f6b04ce927The-Impact-of-Reason-for-Training-on-the-Relationship-Between-Best-Practices-and-Sexual-Harassment-Training-Effectivenesspdf led by a professor of social psychology at Columbia University gives at least one indicator of what works in anti-harassment training robust reinforcement of the training once the training itself is overBest practicesThe researchers surveyed nearly 300 HR managers to see whether best practices notably doing a pre-training needs assessment and using active along with passive training insured positive outcomes These outcomes were defined as perceptions that 1 the training had been a success and 2 the frequency of harassment had declined as a resultAnalyzing the replies the researchers found that most of these best practices seemed to have little generalized effect on the success of sexual harassment prevention training There was one exception however post-training activitiesThe HR managers felt that these latter activities did help lower the frequency of sexual harassment complaints For purposes of the survey post-training activities were defined as- Explicitly rewarding trainees in performance appraisals or otherwise for applying the training to their job- Explicitly penalizing trainees through lower performance ratings or disciplinary action for failing to apply the training- Providing performance aids andor reference materials to assist in knowledge retention and- Following up the training with refresher coursesFollow-upAs training professionals know theres a strong body of research demonstrating that any learning is better retained if its followed by a series of reinforcement activities This study of anti-harassment training seems to fall into line perfectly with that researchSo if youre in charge of choosing andor presenting anti-harassment training in your organization it would behoove you to arrange regular follow-up for your trainees True the reward and punishment pieces may not be within your purview But you could present the research findings to those in your organization who do control these outcomes and suggest that the trainings effectiveness would be enhanced by such measureshttpsrapidlearninginstitutecomutmmediumwebutmsourcerli-rli-blog-wideutmcampaignweb-rli-rli-blog-wideThis blog entry is based on the following research study Perry E et al 2010 The Impact of Reason for Training on the Relationship Between Best Practices and Sexual Harassment Training Effectiveness Human Resource Development Quarterly 21 2 187-208The post Survey Post-training activities are key to success of anti-harassment traininghttpsrapidlearninginstitutecomblogsurvey-post-training-activities-are-key-to-success-of-anti-harassment-training appeared first on Rapid Learning Institutehttpsrapidlearninginstitutecom

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Tesla Model S Plaid vs Long Range!

Tesla Model S Plaid vs Long Range!

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Your Summer S Words for Learning Design

Your Summer S Words for Learning Design

Reflecting on the letter S and its role in the design of learning solutions Heres five capital S keys to make your learning sizzle

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Technology View all
How Nothing Designed 'Ear 1s' to Beat Apple AirPods

How Nothing Designed 'Ear 1s' to Beat Apple AirPods

The head of design at Nothing explains how their product could take on Apples all-conquering wireless earbuds at a fraction of the cost

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Customer engagement platform Dixa raises $105M Series C led
by General Atlantic

Customer engagement platform Dixa raises $105M Series C led by General Atlantic

European customer engagement platform Dixahttpsdixacom has raised a Series C funding round of 105 million led by growth equity investor General Atlantic Existing investors Notion Capital Project A and Seed Capital also participated In February last year it raised 36 million in Series B funding led by Notion Capital with support from existing investors Project A and SeedAs well a product development Dixa plans to use the cash injection as a war chest to roll-up other products It already acquired Melbourne-based Elevio in January 2021Founded in Denmark in 2015 and launched in 2018 Dixa says it enables brands to stay connected with customers via messaging live chat email or voiceMads Fosselius founder and CEO of Dixa said For todays customers channels have ceased to matter The way they engage now is holistically blended into what is called multiexperience This is how were empowering brands to continuously stay true to their valuesTom Hussey Vice President in General Atlantics Technology sector focused on B2B software added Customer service software is undergoing a fundamental transformation moving away from disjointed transactional approaches towards longitudinal conversational engagement Dixa has helped to define and lead this multiexperience approach

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

MedRhythms raises $25M to get patients back in tune after a
stroke

MedRhythms raises $25M to get patients back in tune after a stroke

MedRhythmshttpswwwmedrhythmscom secured 25 million in Series B funding to advance its digital therapy platform aimed at measuring and improving someones ability to walk after they have experienced a neurologic injury or diseaseMorningside Ventures and Advantage Capital co-led the round with participation from existing investor Werth Family Investment Associates to give the Portland Maine-based company 31 million in funding to dateCompany co-founder and CEO Brian Harris was a neurologic music fellow at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston treating people with stroke and brain deficits with music He began getting questions from patients and families on how they could access similar care outside of the hospital Not seeing a suitable alternative he started MedRhythms with entrepreneur Owen McCarthy in 2016The companys platform uses sensors music and software along with an evidence-based intervention called rhythmic auditory stimulation to target the neural circuitry that controls movement The technology taps into entrainment a neurologic process in which the auditory and motor systems of the brain are coupled in synchrony with an external rhythmic cue which over time can lead to improved walking functionalitiesThere is no other stimulus that engages the brain like music does Harris said When someone is engaging in music it aids in neuroplasticity to create new connections and strengthen old ones Neuroplasticity is how we can learn new things or why people with brain deficits can improveMedRhythms product cycle Image Credits MedRhythmsA year ago MedRhythms digital therapeutic product received Breakthrough Device designation from the US Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic walking deficits resulting from a stroke It is the first in the companys pipeline which is also looking at using music to treat neurological conditions like Parkinsons acute stroke and multiple sclerosis To that effect it is participating in a neuroimaging study with Massachusetts General HospitalHarris intends to use the proceeds from the Series B funding to get the product to market expand the team and the treatment pipeline The company is preparing for submission to the FDA so it can do a commercial launch of the technology and begin clinical trialsStephen Bruso investment partner at Morningside said he has known the team at MedRhythms for a year The firm is active in the digital health space and has followed the company closely since thenCOVID served to fundamentally shift healthcare in how to deliver care The hospital and clinic models were robust but resistant to change until the pandemic forced care to telemedicine visits at home he said It also forced innovation on the industry and at-home therapy is an area where Bruso expects to see improvement in both patient compliance and recovery and MedRhythms is capitalizing on that trend of shifting care to the homeWhat intrigued the firm for the last couple of months was the idea of affecting the brain via non-pharmaceutical needsMedRhythms using musical intervention to drive changes and improvements in neurologics is compelling Bruso added Emotional memory is tied to music Its use provides a richer experience than taking a drug and the company exists to tap into that Building and investing in the human needs economyhttpstechcrunchcom20200515building-and-investing-in-the-human-needs-economy

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Marketing & Medical View all
Getting It Right with Hunter Thurman of Alpha-Diver

Getting It Right with Hunter Thurman of Alpha-Diver

pen on notebookIt is exciting to publish the latest episode of our Getting It Right Podcast Series This podcast focuses on those organizations that are doing a good job making an impact and in different waysWe feature leaders from brands and suppliers that have made a lot of these steps and missteps towards success We will cover the definition of success how you know if you are being successful how to organize around that idea and what the future holds among other topicsThe episodes guest is Hunter Thurman CEO of Alpha-Diver Alpha-Diver is a neuroscience and psychology-based consultancy focused on strategy and innovation Alpha-Diver uses a model-based approach to understanding the drivers and barriers of human behavior This model-based approach is at the heart of their success The approach allows for internal alignment of the organization faster time to insights alignment with client needs and a structure to make clear recommendationsHunter makes a number of observations and recommendations about the application of a model-based research and consulting company Take time to read or listen You wont be disappointedGreggRead the podcast textGregg ArchibaldHi everybody and thanks for joining us again This is Getting It Right Achieving Success and Insights I want to welcome everyone to this editionIm Gregg Archibald with Gen2 Advisors and this is another in our series of podcasts on how various organizations are achieving success within the insights worldAnd well be highlighting both brands and suppliers that are achieving success We will discuss how its defined what the path to success looks like the trials and tribulations relationships with clients and what the future holdsIm very pleased to have my guest today Hunter Thurman the president of Alpha-Diver formerly known as Thriveplan hes actively been involved in brand innovation for over 20 years with companies like WPP and Brandery hes a mentor and an author of Brand Be Nimble available on AmazonHunter thank you very much for being hereHunter ThurmanAbsolutely Yeah Thanks for having me I always take so much away from our conversations so hopefully I can do in kind todayGregg ArchibaldAnd we hope so as well So if Im not mistaken this is the 10th anniversary of Alpha-Diver is that rightHunter ThurmanYes it is We started out in 2011 so were hitting that decade markGregg ArchibaldCongratulations Thats a hard mark to hitHunter ThurmanYes absolutely One of my teammates said Hey isnt today the 10-year anniversary I was like Oh my gosh One of our core values is celebrate success and I almost breezed right through itGregg ArchibaldAnd Im glad you mentioned core values because Well get to that in just a minute but before we get there Id like for you to give everyone a little bit of a description of what Alpha-Diver does kind of where you are in the marketHunter ThurmanWe are an insights and strategy consultancy and at the core of our approach is that we use a lot of neuroscience and psychology Really its grounded primarily in neuroscience and with that were measuring and then using this framework applying it for our client objectives around these durable predictable drivers and barriers of human behavior So thats really the foundational piece Im sure were going to talk a lot more about that GreggGregg ArchibaldOk so you just mentioned one of your core values and the first thing I want to talk about is how you define success And Im assuming some of that it sits around those core values Can you tell us what success is for your companyHunter ThurmanAbsolutely And I will give a big disclaimer that you are going to get very tired of me saying the phrase model-basedYoure looking for the secret of my success At the core of what we consider to be a success and really how we measure ourselves is that we work very model-based and the contrary to model-based thinking is model-freeThat phrase is one that I was taught to me very early by my academic teammates namely our principal neuroscientist Dr T Sigi Hale who we know as Sigi As we started talking and this goes back over 10 years I was describing to him the vision that we had for the company and he very immediately said to me oh so well be working model based which I sort of reacted and said oh thats a thingI thought I had this original idea and essentially in the world of academia in that neuroscience psychology academic world he explained that there are two approaches model-based and model-freeModel-based is when youre using an established model that you know to be reliable And when youre going out and doing research youre measuring and evaluating whatever context youre studying relative to the model Youre measuring it back to the modelModel-free is actually what most market research and still to this day is driven by meaning you dont really know what youre looking for and youre going out and exploringYoure collecting exploratory data then you bring it back whether qualitative or quantitative and bring it back to the ranch and then youre assessing it and essentially trying to reveal the model from the dataSo its really a fundamental difference And every firm is well advised to take a real sober look at whether their approach is model-based or model-free and thats really been the unlock for us in terms of creating this durable repeatable metric approach and outputs that have really demonstrated to us over these 10 years the ability to drive the clients businessGregg ArchibaldAnd this model-based approach has allowed you to do some things that model-free does not allow you to do from my understanding So you guys have developed some action items around the outcomes of a model in any particular scenario thats kind of played out in front of you correctHunter ThurmanThats right If you talk to neuroscientists those on our team or elsewhere I think we in the research and strategy space feel that human behavior and why people do what they do is quite a mystery And it is to a degree and thats why all of us have jobs and why this industry exists So thats good But when you talk to these academics human behavior is actually pretty predictableRelated Why Behavioural Science is Good for your Businesshttpswwwgreenbookorgmrmarket-research-methodologywhy-behavioural-science-is-good-for-your-businessWe as a species have evolved to be pretty predictable in the ways we will respond to threats or pleasure Were actually more of a known quantity than I think many researchers or market researchers might realizeAnd so there are these four predictable drivers that compel a person these five predictable barriers that hinder them And by applying that in any context whether were looking at a CPG category or financial services or quick-serve restaurants that same software if you will is still running and its still driving our behaviorAn analogy that I use a lot when talking about model-based work is the five senses a really simple model everyones familiar with But if you imagine youre trying to create innovation or strategy for soda CSDs whatever if you went out and just started watching people and observing and talking to people why did you choose one brand over another Why did you choose this What was your experience like You would eventually find your way to the five sensesIf you didnt know about the five senses and youre out just doing model-free research you very quickly get to taste and maybe slightly less quickly get to touch Because theyd say oh the bubbles the way it fizzes etc But it would take you a long time to start thinking about sound to start thinking about you know the olfactory what is drinking a soda sound or smell likeBut with a model-based approach youd get there right away Youd short circuit your way to assessing the consumer experience through all five senses And then when you bring it back to the C-suite and say heres what were going to do weve got this innovation opportunity that really amplifies the sound when you open the can and the fizzing Weve got this new can design that creates a little echo chamber and you really hear the fizz betterThe CEO is not going to say what do you mean What do you mean by the five senses How do you know that As always happens in the C-suite they ask howd you get here And then they say how do you know you thought of everythingWhen youre in a model-based approach and you say we use the five senses the models established Everybody says Oh I know you covered everything and I know it to be a true and valuable means of looking at a contextSo its a simple one But its actually a good analogy that when one is looking for or his or her models to apply finding something thats existing out there and thats really what weve done in the neuroscience space Find an existing repository of knowledge and translate and apply it and invent ways to measure it in the context that were interested in studyingGregg ArchibaldOk Im going to shift gears a little bit because you did bring up celebrating as being one of your core values Can you talk a little bit about the core values and thats been part of whats led to your success and how you think about and design an organization around those core valuesHunter ThurmanYes our approach or I guess my approach has always been to hire as reluctantly as possible to not rely on headcount I hate that phrase Whats your headcount I mean it commoditizes human capital so passivelySo my approach has been to hire as reluctantly as possible and then to obviously empower each of our team members to do her or his best work and I told you youre going get sick of hearing about model-based work thats at the core of being model-based work So its not a new idea in business to have fewer people performing more work Its a profitable approach to business The question is how do you do thatAnd so in our experience using this approach were confident that everybody uses this durable framework And everybody knows how were looking at the world Everybody in our organization and then our clients understand this viewSo when a problem comes up they know exactly the lens that they should be looking throughThats really the unlock that lets each person do his or her best work and so you know me applying the model with 20 years experience I will have more context more experiential wisdom that I can apply but I will look at a problem and diagnose it in the same way that somebody whos new to the organization or even new to the industry will look at it Theres nothing worse than working in a model freeway and someone says well how do we drive penetration among Gen Z where were struggling And you flip over a chart sheet and theres a white page and its like OK lets start thinking Theres a lot of psychology that explains this but its the most paralyzing endeavor there isSo having a model having something that everybody in the organization knows oh heres how I go about this Heres the first question I ask Heres the approach Ill takeIt really empowers each person then to tackle a problem in a model-based way And thats a big part of celebrating success its not like we only celebrate when we get a big new client or a big new project or whateverWe have just published this Omni-Pulse tracker study that were using And its this predictive measure Its a big production weve been working towards So obviously that is success to celebrate but relative to the core value its more of the daily success that hey somebody who has no experience in a given category brought a really unique insight based on applying the model in your daily work for exampleThats a success you know that we celebrate and so it all circulates around trusting the model using the model and knowing what to do at the personal level I think thats a big piece of it Knowing what to do is very its very liberating in your daily workGregg ArchibaldSo I want to talk a little bit about where youve come from to where you are now So you guys just rebranded 3 or 4 months ago I believe something along those lines from Thriveplan to Alpha-Diver And Im sure that thats predicated in what youre seeing with your company how you guys have changed the things that you need to changeCan you talk about a little bit of the evolution that youve been through in the past 10 years of what you started out doing one way that you felt like really wasnt serving where you wanted to go What are the benefits of the changes that youve made along the wayHunter ThurmanYes if you look at it over the 10 years there have been a lot of changes I think the biggest is weve really evolved from a more qualitative approach to a more quantitative approach I guess the irony of it is were still tackling the exact same challenges we used toWeve just have found a way to use quantitative studies to get to these deep diagnostics at the scale of quant So thats been kind of the biggest evolution and thats really been based on the invention and the evolution and the vetting of this core measure that we use in a quantitative fashion that essentially uses a lot of the neuroscience Ive talked about uses our model to go out and measure and attribute peoples perceptionsIts basically a series of questions and activities that a person does in a survey essentially thats a tell in that it reveals whats going on with their psychology And lets link it back to those drivers and barriers at the core of our framework in the beginning we were doing these longitudinal ethnographies where wed have 50 people over the course of a week At one point we did the whole first half of the NFL season these longitudinal periods And we were working a little more model-free than we areWe had a framework We had the basics but we were watching a lot of behavior and then applying it to what was then a little more of a hypothesis of the model or an initial articulation of itAnd essentially as weve grown weve become less and less reliant on qualitative and more and more reliant on bigger data because weve seen in this transition phase that happened maybe five years ago weve seen that were getting to the answers much more quickly much more accurately on the quantitative side and weve sort of evolved to feel less reliant on watching people observing people in a more qualitative setting which has let us build this database that becomes this bigger asset and this repository of knowledge that we can dip into and use in our analysis all of which is more on the quantitative space albeit still answering very qualitative questions or what would traditionally be qualitative questions like why are people doing what they doGregg ArchibaldSo what was the instigation behind the movement or the rebranding between from Thriveplan to Alpha-Diver What was the driving force thereHunter ThurmanPart of it relates to what I just said As one of my teammates said the other day were a totally different company than we were five years ago and I think thats healthy that weve evolved And we feel like were continually building standing on the shoulders of what we learned in the past and we kind of got to a new point Weve started moving in this direction where were using much more longitudinal data Were using our database in a much more predictive wayWere striving to become more and more reliant on our pulse data versus being totally reliant on primary studies And all of those changes we really are trying to equip the company for the futureWeve got some pretty aggressive growth goals over the next four years and we all just kind of agreed the old brand you know Thriveplan served us well But its not us anymoreAnd so we wanted to really re-invent the company to bring forth a brand and an approach and a look and feel that better fit with the new direction and kind of who we are nowAnd so like anyone who has named a company or named a new product or named anything now the first thing you do is go to GoDaddy and realize that basically every domain name that makes any sense whatsoever is already taken And we had some churn thinking about what are we why words like why neuroscience all sorts of things basis and origins around those And one of our teammates said we should be looking at this as what is a name that only we can call ourselvesAnd so Alpha and Diver are two internal shorthand words that weve used for years that are part of these driver profiles So we have this sort of internal lingo around these drivers and two of them are the Alpha and the DiverAnd as weve put that together and in fact those are the most subconscious of the drivers the most system one and my teammate Mary pondered how can we take alpha and diver and make that a nameAnd we thought that sounds pretty cool and its really something that only we can talk about in a way that that you know means somethingAnd so its really been a nice sort of refresh like a fresh coat of paint in a way like on your house I think put a little more vigor in everybodys you know excitement about where were headedGregg ArchibaldYou mentioned that youve adapted a lot over the course of the past five years Youre not the same company you were five years ago What are your clients able to see from you today that they may not have been able to see five years agoHunter ThurmanThere are two components of it Its what we measure and how we report it and so storytelling has been a phrase that is now kind of a cliche Its been so well-tread over the last 5 or 10 years in the industryBut weve evolved quite a bit in terms of how we take these pretty sophisticated measures and communicate them in ways that translate back to being another clich actionable things that a team can carry the water and go and applySo storytelling has been a piece of it but I think the bigger piece in terms of what were delivering is I started my career 20 years ago I was with an agency and the kind of claim to fame at the time was that that we had invented quali-quant and that was the unicorn quali-quantIt was 80 people in a big focus group facility using you know dials to capture sentiments So essentially what we did is said look weve got to sort of a technology invention that can lead us to a really enormous focus group and that was quali-quant When I think back on thats really what were actually delivering now all the diagnostic of qual and in fact deeper than qual because were really getting to the subconscious factors that people dont even realize in their own behavior at statistical levels at a quantitative levelAnd again the reason were able to do that is because were working in this model-based way We are not making this up as we go Were not having to write questionnairesBased on specific questions we understand what durably drives people and were measuring that on behalf of the client context that were studying and bringing it back then in a way that that really clarifies and simplifies We always kind of joke that our reports say if you have a dollar to spend spend it here If you have two spend them here And if you have three dont worry because nobodys got 3 to spend That is the summary of it nobody needs more they actually need less ie more focus And thats a little bit about the vision for the futureIm still hearing so much about big data and AI and I know theres a lot of value in it but you know time and time again what we see with our client partners is they dont need more they need less but its got to be the right less its got to be focused And I think thats where those organizations where weve really fostered these partnerships thats the value theyre seeing that were bringing a much more focused read on the marketplace that lets them activate with much more focusGregg ArchibaldOne of the ways that Ive described this industry is on a continuum from data to consulting and data is the ingredients that go in and consulting is answering the question what do I do next And you just talked about the idea of if you have 1 spend it here 2 spend it there thats fundamentally the way I describe consultingEarlier you said were research and strategy so how do you get to that place that says heres the next best dollar over time because you cant do that on day one So over time how did you get to this placeThat said were going to design our organization our people our systems whatever that may be to be able to do heres your best dollar Heres your next best dollarHunter ThurmanPart of it relates to data collection vs consulting Theyre often considered differently and I totally understand that But part of it to me is like how could you be consultants without dataHow could one be a good consultant without fodder and weve studied the natural creative process quite a bitAs humans we use a lot of analogy in our thinking Thats where in the most conventional sense consulting is based on lots of experience Someone whos been doing it a long time has a lot of experience to draw from What youve done is built this dataset and established some sort of a model in your own mind albeit often informally and thats what makes one a good consultantSo when you have the ability like that five senses example that I gave earlier to apply a model you have a starting place A smart person a talented team member will be really creative If theyve got more experience their ideas will be generally better but anybody can have great ideas when they at least have a starting point through a model-based approachAnd the way we get from a more emphatic data interpretation and coaching standpoint to the point on spend 1 here spend 2 here Its because you have this framework you have this ability to say look weve measured these data that we know we can rely onAnd when were interpreting them and communicating them on the consulting end of the spectrum we know confidently that when we see this signal in the data that means this is your best opportunity 10 points below that we see this signal thats your second-best opportunityAnd so its a much more objective data-driven way of inspiring focusing advising than conventional consulting domainsGregg ArchibaldI want to come back to a sentence that you said a minute ago

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Research Antibodies Market Research Report by Function, by
Operation, by Product, by Source, by Technology, by Type, by End
User, by Region – Global Forecast to 2026 – Cumulative Impact of
COVID-19

Research Antibodies Market Research Report by Function, by Operation, by Product, by Source, by Technology, by Type, by End User, by Region – Global Forecast to 2026 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

HUTCHMED Reports 2021 Interim Results and Provides
Business Updates

HUTCHMED Reports 2021 Interim Results and Provides Business Updates

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Respiratory Support System Market Research Report by
Indication, by Product, by End User, by Region – Global Forecast to
2026 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19

Respiratory Support System Market Research Report by Indication, by Product, by End User, by Region – Global Forecast to 2026 – Cumulative Impact of COVID-19

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

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Best Remote-First Companies to Work For in a Post-Pandemic
World

Best Remote-First Companies to Work For in a Post-Pandemic World

best remote companiesRemote work isnt the future of work its the present Since 2020 video calls are happening twice as often and almost 70 of full-time workershttpsresourcesowllabscomstate-of-remote-work2020 are working remotelyhttpswwwprocessstremote-work-software compared to before the COVID-19 pandemic beganToday employees not only embrace remote work they expect it with one in two US workershttpsresourcesowllabscomstate-of-remote-work2020 stating that they would not be prepared to return to a job that didnt accommodate for some kind of remote workinghttpswwwprocessstremote-workingFor many reasons the sentiment towards remote work from an employee perspective is largely positive with a surprisingly large number of surveyed individuals stating that they have been able to maintain or even improve their productivityhttpswwwbcgcompublications2020valuable-productivity-gains-covid-19 during the pandemicThats why in a post-pandemic world so many of the remote-first companies who had already established effective fully-remote teamshttpswwwprocessstremote-team are thrivingIn this article Ill examine some of the best remote-first teams you could be working for with a focus on what to look for when considering if a company is truly fully-remote and how the company culture can reflect a remote-first mentalityHeres a breakdown of the article- State of remote work in 2021httpswwwprocessstbest-remote-companiesstate- Remote-first vs remote-friendlyhttpswwwprocessstbest-remote-companiesremote- Questions to consider when looking at remote-first companieshttpswwwprocessstbest-remote-companiesquestions- Best remote-first companies to work for in a post-pandemic worldhttpswwwprocessstbest-remote-companiesbestLets start with the current state of remote work what can we learn from recent reports statisticsState of remote work in 2021For this article I studied a number of recent reports publications on the state of remote work with the goal of presenting an easily-digestible summary of key findingsHeres a list of my sources if youre interested in a deeper dive into remote work statistics between 2020-2021- State of Remote Work 2020httpsresourcesowllabscomstate-of-remote-work2020 Owl Labs- Organization Practice What Employees are Saying About the Future of Remote Workhttpsfortcollinschambercomwp-contentuploads202104What-employees-are-saying-about-the-future-of-remote-work-Finalpdf McKinsey Company- Exploring Public Sentiment on Enforced Remote Work During COVID-19httpspsycnetapaorgrecord2021-56704-001Journal of Applied Psychology Zhang et al- COVID-19 Employee Sentiment Survey May 21 June 13httpswwwbcgcompublications2020valuable-productivity-gains-covid-19 BCG- US Remote Work Survey January 12 2021httpswwwpwccomusenlibrarycovid-19us-remote-work-surveyhtml PwC- Glassdoor reviews for the top 10 remote companieshttpswwwglassdoorcomblogbest-companies-working-from-home- The remote-firstorghttpswwwremote-firstorg communityHeres a breakdown of the key statistics findings70 of full-time employees were working remotely in 2020- Key Point Almost 70 of full-time workers in the US were working remotely in 2020- Source State of Remote Work 2020 Owl LabsRemote work has been an overwhelming success- Key Point For both employees and employers the positive sentiment is clearly expressed with 83 of employers saying that the shift to remote work has been successful for their company- Source US Remote Work Survey January 12 2021 PwC50 of those surveyed said they wont return to non-remote jobs- Key Point 1 in 2 people say they wont return to jobs that dont offer remote work- Source State of Remote Work 2020 Owl LabsMost people believe they are just as or more productive working remotely- Key Point 75 of people are the same or more productive during COVID-19 while working from homehttpswwwprocessstworking-from-home with 51 saying they have been able to maintain or improve productivity on collaborative tasks- Source COVID-19 Employee Sentiment Survey May 21 June 13 BCGbest remote companiesSourcehttpswwwgooglecomurlqhttpswwwbcgcompublications2020valuable-productivity-gains-covid-19saDsourceeditorsust1627389980106000usgAOvVaw0kDJlFZsy0mRdf2QsZPmqJSocially satisfied employees are happier more productive- Key Point Employees who feel socially satisfied in their work-life balance are more likely to maintain or improve productivity on collaborative tasks in the workplace- Source COVID-19 Employee Sentiment Survey May 21 June 13 BCGbest remote companiesSourcehttpswwwgooglecomurlqhttpswwwbcgcompublications2020valuable-productivity-gains-covid-19saDsourceeditorsust1627389984884000usgAOvVaw0T-5CNwPSvgroLfq-u5wtrRemote workers could save up to 479 per month- Key Point During COVID-19 on average people are saving 47920 per month in personal expenses- Source State of Remote Work 2020 Owl LabsMajority consensus on meeting-free days- Key Point 80 agree that there should be one day a week with no meetings at all- Source State of Remote Work 2020 Owl LabsBetter remote communication happier more productive employees- Key Point Remote-first organizations that prioritize clear communication see happier more productive employees- Source Organization Practice What Employees are Saying About the Future of Remote Work McKinsey Companybest remote companiesSourcehttpswwwgooglecomurlqhttpswwwmckinseycombusiness-functionsorganizationour-insightswhat-employees-are-saying-about-the-future-of-remote-worksaDsourceeditorsust1627389996715000usgAOvVaw2ZlU27FaM-ALRQokmInZ0ARemote-first vs remote-friendlyIts worth distinguishing between remote-first and remote-friendly or whatever you want to call companies that dont prioritise remote work but still accommodate it in some capacity- Remote-first companies will by default be structured around remote teams and generally will have been built from the ground-up to accommodate remote working These types of companies typically tech startupshttpswwwprocessststarting-at-a-remote-startup around the SMB scale are often fully-remote and will generally have more experience with remote work best practices of course thats just a generalization Often these types of companies are offering purely digital products or services- Remote-friendly companies will generally be companies that have some remote capacity alongside a dedicated physical center of operations Many companies became remote-friendly over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic as a result of needing to adapt to a changing work environment Make no mistake many companies were remote-friendly pre-COVID in the sense that they may have employed remote workers to fulfil certain functions like marketing or customer service where there was no material outputSo it should be clear that whether a company is remote-first or remote-friendly ie fully- or partially-remote will depend on what kind of product or service they are offeringQuestions to consider when looking at remote-first companiesIf youre considering working for a remote-first company these questions might help you understand whether the company is a good fit for youIs the company fully remoteCulture between a partially- and fully-remote company will be very different Fully-remote teams generally go to greater lengths to build an accommodating company culture that involves all members of the team regardless of location or time-zone Sure this is possible in a partially remote team but things can become more complicated if only half of the team is remote while the rest are co-working daily in the company officeConsider what kind of work setup would work best for you and be sure to understand if the company youre working for is remote-first fully remote or remote-friendly partially remote with a significant localized workforceWhat kind of remote work software does the company useConsider what remote softwarehttpswwwprocessstremote-work-software the company uses Are they trying to collaborate on company documents or processes with Microsoft Word in the context of a globally distributed workforce or do they use something like Google Docs or Notion to facilitate faster easier collaborationHow do they manage share and continuously improvehttpswwwprocessstprocess-improvement-tools their internal processes A fully or even partially remote company will require a way to seamlessly collaborate and share work-in-progress process documentshttpswwwprocessstprocess-documentation and allow for frictionless updatesIs the company able to leverage tools like Slackhttpswwwprocessstslack-app and Zoom to full effect or do they seem to be fumbling with remote communicationhttpswwwprocessstsynchronous-vs-asynchronous-communicationWas the company remote pre-COVIDThis is a tricky question but one that might help you understand how much experience the company has with remote workIf they transitioned to a partially- or fully-remote workforcehttpswwwprocessstremote-work-transition as a result of COVID-19 it may be that they are still relatively inexperienced in coordinating a fully-remote workforce that in and of itself may be a challenge youre interested in taking up It may also be a deterrent if youre looking for a company with a more established remote work practiceIn that case knowing how long the company has been operating remotely can help you understand what kind of company culture to expectBest remote-first companies to work for in a post-pandemic worldIts almost impossible to say who is the best remote company but since my aim with this article was to focus on the best remote-first companies that is a more reasonable askHeres a list of the best remote-first companies based on the criteria discussed above as for what constitutes a good remote-first versus say a remote-friendly organizationProcess Streetbest remote companiesProcess Street is a simple free and powerful workflow management software designed to help you manage your teams recurring checklists and proceduresRemote-first or remote-friendly Remote-firstYears of remote experience 7Glassdoor rating 46 5Benefits- Work from anywhere Fully remote-first team no offices - Equity for all full-time roles - Great healthcare dental and vision coverage for US Employees and their families - Annual company offsite focused on building meaningful personal relationships with your colleagues when safe - Extremely flexible approach to balancing work and life - No toxic stuff no cliques no kidding Were small nimble and extremely collaborative - Unlimited vacation policy The good kind Most folks take three to four weeks of vacation plus their major holidays AND a company-wide week off in December What employees sayIve worked 100 remotely at Process Street since I joined the team in 2018 but against the teams track record Im a veritable newbie Process Street has been operating as a fully-remote company since 2014Having operated as a remote-first company for over 7 years the Process Street team knows a thing or two about working remotely Our culture was built to be remote from the start so weve long embraced the idea of belonging and collaboration from afar Our values encourage all employees to act like an owner empowering them to be autonomous we believe the people closest to a problem usually have the best solutions Were lucky to have a product that customers love and were funded by amazing investors like Accel Atlassian and Salesforce Ventures Im proud to be on a team thats not just full of smart people but smart GOOD people My colleagues consistently make me proud of the group I belong toClose best remote companiesSourcehttpsclosecomClose is a sales CRM tool that started out as a semi-remote companyhttpsblogclosecomremote-team-culture Today theyre a distributed team across the US and EU with over 40 people across 12 countries working remotelyRemote-first or remote-friendly Remote-firstYears of remote experience 7Glassdoor rating 48 5Benefits- 2x yearly team retreats - Flexible work hours - 200month coworking stipend What employees say I cant stress enough how much emphasis is placed on deliverables instead of number of hours worked in a week Managers and the CEO work extremely hard with individual contributors to agree on realistic projects deadlines deliverables and to empower employees to go out and do what theyre hired to do You can work from anywhere around the world Travelling doesnt need to destroy your PTO day limit I have a voice in the companyZapier best remote companiesSourcehttpszapiercomFounded in 2011 Zapier has always operated as an entirely remote company and today has nearly 300 employees working in 27 countries around the world We help people easily connect and automate the apps they use every day so they can get more work done with less effort Partners and developers including Google Salesforce Intuit and Dropbox use Zapier to offer their customers integrations with over 1000 other appsRemote-first or remote-friendly Remote-firstYears of remote-first experience 10Glassdoor rating 46 5Benefits- Work from anywhere - Competitive salary - Unlimited vacation policy - Great healthcare - Retirement plan - Profit sharing - 2x yearly company retreats - 14 weeks paid leave for new parents - Computer and software setup - Professional development allowance What employees say Pros The people The Zapiens make working from home much easier than I expected it to be and they are the probably nicest team Ive ever worked with The work is challenging and everyone helps each other succeed Current EmployeeAtlassian best remote companiesSourcehttpswwwatlassiancomAtlassian is a tech giant responsible for major collaboration tools used worldwide like Jira Trello and Confluence They maintain physical HQ in Australia alongside a globally distributed companyRemote-first or remote-friendly Remote-friendlyYears of remote experience 4httpswwwcnbccom20191215atlassian-offers-remote-work-opportunities-8percent-of-employees-are-remotehtmlGlassdoor rating 45 5Benefits- 5 days of paid leave for volunteering purposes - A dedicated budget for a coworking space or home office setup - An annual education budget for growth and development opportunities What employees say I love how Atlassian quickly adapted to the changes imposed by Covid-19 Remote onboarding was smooth and organized The team members are very friendly The technical processes are quite sophisticated and Im glad to be a part of it I also enjoy the long list of remote events that keep everyone motivated I joined Atlassian 3 months ago and have been impressed with the culture here Management cares about their employees opinions They ask for feedback about future projects and strategies from all employees Employee welfare is looked after For example the whole company received a day off in August to help deal with any anxiety and stress that may have arisen from the pandemicBonus Slack remote-office hybrid best remote companiesSourcehttpsslackcomIronically Slack began as an office-first companyhttpsmashablecomarticleslack-remote-work-permanent-coronavirus based out of San Francisco It wasnt until 2020httpsslackcomintlen-esblognewsupdate-on-extended-work-from-home-for-slack-employees that they shifted focus to a more remote hiring policy Weve already taken steps to change the way Slack works For example our hiring policies have changed dramatically and permanentlymost new roles are open to remote candidates and most Slack employees have the option to work remotely on a permanent basisSlack currently describes its hiring policy as hybridhttpswwwreworkedcodigital-workplaceslack-ceo-says-hybrid-work-plans-will-be-market-driven with plans to maintain a distributed work environment through at least February 2022Slacks CEO Stuart Butterfield has said that if you asked him in February of 2020 if it would be possible for all employees to work from home and still maintain the same level of productivity he would have said no And when what you think is impossible turns out to be possible youve got a kind of question what else can we change What else is possibleThe future of remote workIts clear that remote work isnt going away any time soon in fact it seems like the opposite is true as more and more companies begin to adopt remote work as the defaultOne of the most important things employers can do whether fully- or partially-remote is communicate clearly with their employees about their future plans for remote workAs an employee ambiguity or uncertainty from your employer when seeking this kind of clarification can be a big red flag indicating that perhaps the company is not as well-equipped to deal with remote work as they might like you to thinkLack of communication leads to anxiety and anxious employees are known to consistently perform worsehttpswwwmckinseycombusiness-functionsorganizationour-insightswhat-employees-are-saying-about-the-future-of-remote-workAt Process Street we prioritize over-communication and have been working remotely for over half a decade now Interested in working at Process Street You can see what positions are currently available herehttpswwwprocessstjobsDo you work remotely What are your thoughts on the recent remote-shift Do you think remote work is here to stay Let us know in the commentsThe post Best Remote-First Companies to Work For in a Post-Pandemic Worldhttpswwwprocessstbest-remote-first-companies first appeared on Process Street Checklist Workflow and SOP Softwarehttpswwwprocessst

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Knowledge Center divides their online research time by 2
with ReportLinker

Knowledge Center divides their online research time by 2 with ReportLinker

The key benefit is speed We divided by two our online research time since we started using Reportlinker Shukran Shaffee Knowledge Manager Our client is the Knowledge Center of the global leader in market research and public opinion specialist present in 90 markets over the world So the importance of getting the exact information from The post Knowledge Center divides their online research time by 2 with ReportLinkerhttpswwwreportlinkercominsightknowledge-center-divides-online-research-time-by-2-with-reportlinkerhtml appeared first on Reportlinkerhttpswwwreportlinkercominsight

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Could A La Carte Session Selection Increase Virtual Event
Registrations?

Could A La Carte Session Selection Increase Virtual Event Registrations?

Attendees at virtual events usually have to register before seeing a schedule but some events and platforms are shifting the paradigm Could giving them more information and choice upfront help drive registration With borders closed venues shut and face-to-face meetings not yet a sure thing virtual events have been a welcome means of connection and The post Could A La Carte Session Selection Increase Virtual Event Registrationshttpswwweventmanagerblogcomsession-selection-improves-registration by Lucas Fitchhttpswwweventmanagerblogcompost-authorlucas-fitch appeared first on httpswwweventmanagerblogcom

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Infographic: 3 key success factors for major
transformations

Infographic: 3 key success factors for major transformations

Not all digital transformation projects are created equal and not all of them succeed right away This infographic explains key factors of successful transformation and why you need to know them now

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Clinical & Regulatory View all
Bioengineering discovery paves way for improved production
of bio-based goods

Bioengineering discovery paves way for improved production of bio-based goods

https1bpblogspotcom-84BkLTu2-MwYPQRrsL0TFIAAAAAAAA5OQkOYVMlRghQGfXOaUzNZsagSPPiRwFKwCLcBGAsYHQs293SpreadofDiseaseJPGImage by Public Domain httpsenwikipediaorgwindexphpcurid4825343Scientists have uncovered a way to control many genes in engineered yeast cells opening the door to more efficient and sustainable production of bio-based productsThe study published in Nucleic Acids Research by researchers from DSMs Rosalind Franklin Biotechnology Center in Delft the Netherlands and the University of Bristol has shown how to unlock CRISPRs potential for regulating many genes simultaneouslyBakers yeast or Saccharomyces cerevisiae to give it its full name is considered as a workhorse for biotechnology Not only has it been used for producing bread and beer for thousands of years but today it can also be engineered to produce an array of other useful compounds that form the basis of pharmaceuticals fuels and food additives However achieving optimal production of these productshttpswwwbristolacuknews2021julybakers-yeast-discoveryhtml is difficult requiring the complex biochemical networks inside the cell to be rewired and extended through the introduction of new enzymes and the tuning of gene expression levelsKlaudia Ciurkot first author of the study and an EU-funded industrial PhD student based at DSM stated To overcome the challenges of optimising S cerevisiae cells for bio-production we explored the use of a less widely employed CRISPR technology based on the Cas12a protein Unlike the Cas9 protein that is more commonly used Cas12a can be rapidly programmed to interact with sequences that are responsible for controlling gene expression and easily targeted to many different sequences at the same time This made it an ideal platform for carrying out the complex gene regulation often required for producing industrially relevant compoundsShe went on to add What was particularly exciting for me was that this study is the first to demonstrate Cas12as ability to control gene expression in S cerevisiae and through joint research across DSM and the University of Bristol we were able to figure out the rules for how this system is best designed and usedhttpswwwamazoncomBio-engineer-whats-your-superpower-NotebookdpB0848PJF6Sdchild1keywordsbioengineerqid1626608075sbookssr1-1linkCodeli3tagpharmigpharma-20linkId0f08e89d20dad64b4f8fa3235a525db9languageenUSrefaslissilThomas Gorochowski a co-author on the work and Royal Society University Research Fellow based in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol further stated It is hugely exciting that Cas12a has been shown to work so well for gene regulation in the yeast S cerevisiae an organism that has huge industrial importance In addition the systematic approach we have taken to pull apart and analyse the many difficult aspects of the system act as a firm foundation for future optimisationIn addition to analysing how the Cas12a-based system is best engineered the scientists went on to show its use in robustly controlling the production of -carotene -- an industrially important compound used in production of food additives and nutraceuticalsSeeKlaudia Ciurkot Thomas E Gorochowski Johannes A Roubos Ren Verwaal Efficient multiplexed gene regulation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae using dCas12a Nucleic Acids Research 2021 DOI 101093nargkab529Posted by Dr Tim Sandle Pharmaceutical Microbiology Resources httpwwwpharmamicroresourcescomPharmaceutical Microbiology c Dr Tim Sandle httpwwwpharmamicroresourcescom

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

New insights on replication-stress sensitivity in breast
cancer cells

New insights on replication-stress sensitivity in breast cancer cells

Oncotarget published Frame-shift mediated reduction of gain-of-function p53 R273H and deletion of the R273H C-terminus in breast cancer cells result in replication-stress sensitivity which reported that these authors recently documented that gain-of-function mutant p53 R273H in triple negative breast cancer cells interacts with replicating DNA and PARP1

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Oncotarget data reveals retinoic acid as fundamental
regulator of cell cycle and differentiation

Oncotarget data reveals retinoic acid as fundamental regulator of cell cycle and differentiation

Oncotarget published Role for Fgr and Numb in retinoic acid-induced differentiation and G0 arrest of non-APL AML cells which reported that retinoic acid is a fundamental regulator of cell cycle and cell differentiation

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Validating the Herbal, Dietary Supplement &
Nutraceutical Innovative Treatments by Clinical Tri …

Validating the Herbal, Dietary Supplement & Nutraceutical Innovative Treatments by Clinical Tri …

Validating the Herbal Dietary Supplement and Nutraceutical Innovative Treatments by Clinical Trials Introduction Herbal medicines include a good range of products that span from plants collected by people themselves to The post Validating the Herbal Dietary Supplement Nutraceutical Innovative Treatments by Clinical Tri httpsprorelixresearchcomvalidating-the-herbal-dietary-supplement-nutraceutical-innovative-treatments-by-clinical-trials appeared first on Prorelix Researchhttpsprorelixresearchcom

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Human Resources View all
As the number of Malaysian graduates increased in 2020, so
did their unemployment rate: DOSM

As the number of Malaysian graduates increased in 2020, so did their unemployment rate: DOSM

This could be due to underutilisation of labour caused by time and skills mismatch with the labour market all of which was exacerbated by the pandemic situation

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Employee Retention Credit (ERC): Updates, Maximizing Your
Credit, and Minimizing Turnaround Times

Employee Retention Credit (ERC): Updates, Maximizing Your Credit, and Minimizing Turnaround Times

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Mid-Year Workplace Compliance Update: New Laws and
Regulations Moving Forward

Mid-Year Workplace Compliance Update: New Laws and Regulations Moving Forward

WorkForce Softwares Director of Compliance will walk you through the newly enacted and updated laws that US and Canadian employers should be aware of moving forward

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

6 common PEO myths debunked

6 common PEO myths debunked

Are rumors about companies that have had professional employer organization problems keeping you from hiring a PEOGranted its certainly wise to do research about HR outsourcing And its natural to have a few concerns at first especially if co-employment is a new concept to youBut lets take a close look at six myths about PEOsMyth 1 Ill lose control of my businessYou have a specific vision for your company and are working hard to develop it into reality Thus you might fear that entering into a co-employmenthttpswwwinsperitycomblogwhat-is-co-employment scenario with a PEO means youll have to give up decision-making power in your business as well as the ability to operate it the way you wantBut rest assured a PEO is employer for certain purposes only eg payment of wages and payroll processing This frees you up to focus more intently on your revenue-generating projects Youll also continue to control and run your core businessAs a co-employer a PEO works right alongside your businesshttpswwwinsperitycomserviceshuman-resources-outsourcing Its role is similar to a director of human resources HR a trusted confidant at the leadership table operating at your directionYou tell the PEO what youre trying to accomplish and the PEO provides you with HR guidance and best practices on how to achieve those goals optimally while potentially minimizing risksFor example if employment regulations or labor laws change suddenly being with a PEO can give you access to timely information that empowers you to make the best decisionsMyth 2 Ill have to let go my HR manager or teamEarlier we compared PEOs to HR directors but that doesnt mean that joining a PEO will make letting go of your internal human resources staff inevitableIn reality not a lot of senior HR professionals enjoy tactical HR management tasks eg developing an employee handbook or healthcare benefits administration Frankly they would rather be developing an HR program that supports their companys goals However if theyre too busy with administrative tasks they dont have the time to pursue strategic projectsWith a PEO your HR professionals may find that they have more time to work on strategic projects that might otherwise sit on the back burner By outsourcing time-consuming administrative and compliance tasks to a reliable co-employer your in-house HR professionals may become more valuable to youFor instance your HR department will now have time to finally tackle that performance managementhttpswwwinsperitycombloghow-to-talk-your-way-to-better-employee-performance initiative that identifies appropriate training opportunities for your employeesAdditionally when you work with a PEO you gain access to a team of HR professionals who work with a number of industries and can bring HR best practices from those industries to the tableIts unlikely too that even the most talented HR professional you can hire will have the breadth of experience and knowledge that you can get from a PEOs team of HR specialists professionals who are continually gaining deeper insights through the experiences of their other clientsA PEOs HR specialists are also generally available when your internal team may not be available For example if your HR director is out of the office you still have a knowledgeable team of HR professionals who can make sure you have the best and most up-to-date information when an unforeseen issue arisesAt the same time as your business grows outsourcing HR can help you save money when it comes to HR staffing Joining a PEO may make it possible to keep your organizations internal team small while other companies struggle to increase HR headcount to keep up with growth in other departmentsMyth 3 Ill lose my status as a small businessAs a small business maybe youve benefited from programs that were only available to you because of the size of your company eg state grants or Paycheck Protection Program PPP loansIf so you may wonder if youd lose your small business status and be classified as a large employer once you join a PEOGenerally most PEO clients retain their eligibility for many grants and economic incentive programs and the PEO can help you qualify for more of these special opportunities by providing you with organized employee information and reports that are readily available As a result a PEO client may find themselves more ready to apply and apply quickly when an opportunity presents itselfMyth 4 My employees wont embrace the changeEmployees leaving because their company enters a PEO relationship is virtually unheard of In fact the opposite is likely trueWith a PEO your staff gains access to employee benefits that rival that of a Fortune 500 company including health insurance plans retirement and other benefit plansMoreover because PEOs dont get involved with the day-to-day operations of a client company your employees should easily understand that they still work for youIn other words PEOs arent in the business of changing company culture unless thats something you need help with of course Rather a PEO enhances the culture of an organization and creates a more engaged and productive workplaceMyth 5 I will lose the power to decide who gets hired and firedWhen it comes to hiring and firing your company will still make those decisions However with the assistance of your PEOs HR specialists managers will breathe a sigh of relief when they know theyre doing things the right way And youll feel better knowing that the PEO is helping to manage potential risksFor example when you work with a PEOhttpswwwinsperitycomblog5-ways-a-peo-has-your-businesss-back your supervisors will be trained to follow through with progressive discipline if necessary Theyll learn how to counsel employees and document discussions so that you can make sure everything is handled and documented properly in the event of an employment claimWith recruitment assistance from your PEO you can find a candidate with not only the right skills but also someone who fits in with your organizational cultureA good PEOs recruiting team will take the time to get to know your organization From there they can help you decide what kind of skills and experience your new employee needs to be successful When the time comes to narrow your list of candidates youll be able to focus on qualified candidates rather than sifting through bad onesMyth 6 All PEOs are the sameWhether youre shopping for a PEO for the first time or looking to make a long-anticipated change finding one that best meets the needs of your particular company and its goals is importantWhen choosing a PEO there are many questions you should askhttpswwwinsperitycomblog8-must-ask-questions-shopping-peo For example- Are you a certified PEO- How will my workers compensation experience ratinghttpswwwinsperitycomblogco-employment-nuances be affected by joining- What does your HR services agreement look likePEO services can vary widely so dont make the mistake of believing all PEOs are the sameWant to learn more about how a PEO can help take your business to the next level Download our free e-book HR outsourcing a step-by-step guide to professional employer organizations PEOshttpswwwinsperitycomguidehr-outsourcing-a-step-by-step-guide-to-professional-employer-organizations-peos

Tue, 27 Jul 2021

Top News
Pharmaceutical View all
Man charged with threatening Fauci, NIH director

Man charged with threatening Fauci, NIH director

A man has been charged with threatening Dr Anthony Fauci President Bidens chief medical adviser and Dr Francis Collins the director of the National Institutes of Health NIHThomas Patrick Connally Jr 56 was charged on Tuesday with

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Gottlieb: US will be through delta wave in 2 or 3
weeks

Gottlieb: US will be through delta wave in 2 or 3 weeks

Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb predicted early Wednesday that the United States could get through the worst of the delta variant surge of the coronavirus in a few weeks The bottom line is the

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Government publishes National Disability Strategy

Government publishes National Disability Strategy

A National Disability Strategy has been published setting out the actions the government will take to improve the everyday lives of all disabled peopleThe national strategy recognises and builds on the progress that has been made since the Disability Discrimination Act was introduced more than 25 years ago with a vision to transform the everyday lives of disabled peoplePart 1 sets out immediate commitments the government will make to improve every part of a disabled persons day from the moment someone gets up to the moment they go to bedThe strategy identifies that these immediate steps will not in and of themselves lead to the transformative change the government would like to see in disabled peoples everyday livesPart 2 sets out ambitious changes to how the government works with and for disabled people into the future with a commitment to putting disabled people at the heart of government policy-making and service delivery laying the foundations for longer term transformative changeThe strategy recognises the importance of ensuring that disability is well understood by UK government departments and that the needs and experiences of disabled people are central to policy-making and always taken into account by frontline staffThe government will work to embed the following elements which underpin its future approach to disability- Ensure fairness and equality we will empower disabled people by promoting fairness and equality of opportunities outcomes and experiences including work and access to products and services- Consider disability from the start we will embed inclusive and accessible approaches and services to avoid creating disabling experiences from the outset- Support independent living we will actively encourage initiatives that support all disabled people to have choice and control in life- Increase participation we will enable greater inclusion of a diverse disabled population in the development and delivery of services products and policies- Deliver joined up responses we will work across organisational boundaries and improve data and evidence to better understand and respond to complex issues that affect disabled peopleThe government will publish an annual report by summer 2022 and continue to drive action in the areas requiring sustained cross-government ambition In 2021 to 2022 it plans to focus further action on- accessible products and services- tackling crime against disabled people- social participationPart 3 summarises clearly the actions each government department will take as part of the strategy to improve disabled peoples everyday lives making clear which department is responsible for which commitment Each department commits to play their part with ministerial champions setting out how they will personally drive progressTo advance the objectives of the strategy individual departments are setting out their plans in a number of the areas that disabled people have told us are key to improving their quality of life These include- the Health and Disability Green Paper Shaping Future Support led by the Department for Work and Pensions DWP setting out proposals to make the disability benefits system easier to access and navigate- the Government response to the Health is Everyones Business consultation DWP and the Department for Health and Social Care DHSC- the Department for Educations DfE publication of the findings of the Special Educational Needs and Disability SEND Review and DHSCs refreshed Autism StrategyResponseReacting to the publication of the Governments National Strategy for Disabled People Disability Rights UK CEO Kamran Mallick said Disabled people have been waiting a long time for a Strategy that has meat on its bonesDespite being nearly 100 pages long the Strategy is disappointingly thin on immediate actions medium-term plans and the details of longer-term investmentThe Strategy has insufficient concrete measures to address the current inequalities that Disabled people experience in living standards and life chancesThere are scant plans and timescales on how to bring about vastly needed improvements to benefits housing social care jobs education transport and equitable access to wider societyWhile we welcome the Governments recognition that Disabled people are much less likely than non-Disabled people to have a job qualifications to own a home or to live in an accessible home we havent been given the bold plans that will fix these huge issuesA vision is not enough Admitting change wont happen overnight isnt enough We need radical plans timescales and deep financial investment to make change a realityGovernment speaks of building back better but Disabled peoples lives have yet to be given the first set of strong foundations on which to build anything at all Government talks about levelling up and a week after we saw some of the worlds richest men blast into space we are waiting to see the Government put a rocket up its disability policyWe hope that now Government has laid out the stark inequalities facing Disabled people in its Strategy it will deliver the money and engage with Disabled peoples expertise to make things happen soonAnd while overnight change is not the reality rapid measurable change has to be the goal

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Ford again requiring masks at plants in Missouri,
Florida

Ford again requiring masks at plants in Missouri, Florida

The Ford Motor Company said it will again require all employees to wear masks at its facilities in Missouri in Florida two states where new coronavirus cases are spiking The mandate will be in effect for visitors at Fords Missouri

Wed, 28 Jul 2021

Food and Culture

Homemade Pasta Step by Step

Homemade Pasta Step by Step

Homemade pasta is a labor of love but it is totally worth the extra work This pasta is simple and easy it just takes a bit of timePasta is favorite comfort food for many Try these tried and true favorite pasta dishes California Spaghettihttpstherecipecriticcomcalifornia-spaghetti-salad Creamy Chicken Florentinehttpstherecipecriticcomone-pot-creamy-chicken-mushroom-florentine and Easy Pasta Primaverahttpstherecipecriticcompasta-primaveraHomemade pasta is a labor of love but it is totally worth the extra work This pasta is simple and easy it just takes a bit of timeHomemade Pasta RecipeHomemade pasta is way better than boxed pasta it has a good chew and texture that you cant get from the store With only 5 ingredients it really is easy to make The hardest part is waiting for it to rest before you run it through your pasta maker I always shied away from making homemade pasta thinking it was way too hard I couldnt have been more wrong Using a pasta maker takes all the hard work of rolling it out Although you can make this using a hand roller and I tell you how below Seriously homemade pasta is one of the best things you will ever try this yearThere are many recipes out there and opinions on how to make pasta perfectly This recipe is it Pasta is very forgiving and there are many amazing ways to make it This is a classic recipe that includes Olive oil for flavor and the much-needed salt for taste Some recipes just add salt to the cooking water but you are going to want to add it to the pasta dough for the best flavor These are the best noodles you will ever make Toss them with a bit of olive oil and cheese if you want or throw them in your favorite sauce for a dinner you wont soon forgetPasta Dough IngredientsSimple ingredients come together in a special way to make amazing pasta With just 5 ingredients you probably already have everything you need on hand So what are you waiting for You have to try this easy recipe today- Flour All-purpose flour works perfectly or semola flour works too- Eggs Eggs should be at room temperature to mix in fully- Olive Oil This is used in Italian cooking regularly- Salt Gives the pasta flavor- Water Need to create the perfect mixtureHow to Make Homemade PastaFollow the instructions and youll have perfect pasta Homemade pasta is very forgiving so do not fret too much about it The most important thing you want to concentrate on is the consistency when you knead the dough and letting it rest Those are very important for creating homemade pasta that is divine- Flour On a clean surface place the flour in a mound and use your hands to form a nest in the center Add the eggs olive oil salt and water to the center of the nest- Add Eggs Use a fork to gently break the yolks of the eggs and slowly stir the center of the nest incorporating a little of the flour walls at a time until a dough has formed Use your hands to finish working all the flour in- Create Dough Knead the dough for about 8-10 minutes Its a stiff dry dough but it will come together into a smooth dough Once the dough has all come together and is smooth wrap in plastic wrap and set it in the fridge to rest for an hour You can leave it overnight if you wish but be sure to get it come to room temp before rolling outCreating the Pasta DoughYou want to keep the sections you are not using right away covered so that they do not dry out If you do not have a pasta maker see below for instructions on how to roll out pasta by hand- Cut and Roll Cut the dough into four pieces and use your hands to shape the first section into a small flat oval Wrap the remaining three sections in plastic wrap until you are ready to roll them out- Pasta Maker Feed the oval piece of dough through the pasta maker on the number 1 setting Fold the pasta into book folds which is the two end folded in until they touch in the middle and then folded in half Run through the pasta maker on setting 1 two or three more times before moving through the next settings on your pasta maker until the pasta is the desired thickness I prefer setting 6 on my pasta maker If the dough is becoming tacky or sticky dust it with a little bit of flour Additionally if the dough is becoming much too long to handle you can cut it in half and work each half separately- Make Noodles Run the dough through the pasta maker using the cutting attachment to cut the shape of noodles you would like Dust the final noodles with flour and either hang on a pasta rack or make them into pasta nests and let them rest for about 30 minutes on a floured surface- Cook Noodles Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil Boil the pasta for 60-90 seconds Toss with your favorite sauce and enjoyHomemade pasta is a labor of love but it is totally worth the extra work This pasta is simple and easy it just takes a bit of timePreparing the DoughI prefer to do this by hand but you can make the dough in a stand mixer or food processor If you make it in a food processor you will need to remove it and knead by hand Once the dough comes together you can use a dough hook to knead the dough in a stand mixer- Large Nest Make the well in the flour large enough to hold the eggs water oil and salt- Mix Use a fork to mix the eggs thouroughly in the nest and then slowlly start bringing in the flour using the fork to start Once a a bit of dough forms switch to your hands- Work it Knead the dough till your dough is smooth and taunt It takes a long time to work the dough into the right consistency so be patient and dont give up You really have to work the gluten in the dough Do not leave it shaggy and sticky- Let it rest This is one of the most important steps Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let it rest for at least 30 minutes This relaxes the the protien so it will roll out and easily If you do not let it rest youll be fighting it the whole timeHomemade pasta is a labor of love but it is totally worth the extra work This pasta is simple and easy it just takes a bit of timeRun Dough Through Pasta MakerMake sure you follow the directions on your pasta maker Everyone is a bit different Keep it floured to prevent sticking- Cut and roll Cut the dough into 4 sections Work only one section at a time keeping the other sections covered in plastic wrap- Roll first To make it easier to roll through your pasta roller I like to roll it a bit with a rolling pin into a nice oval shape- Flour If at anytime you feel like the dough is sticking to the roller or surface sprinkle with flour to keep it loose and easy to work withHomemade pasta is a labor of love but it is totally worth the extra work This pasta is simple and easy it just takes a bit of timeFold the DoughThis is an essential step so dont skip folding the dough in the beginning It will give you the shape you want- Fold After you have passed it through the pasta machine at least once or twice its time to start folding it Folding the dough creates a rectangle and makes it easier to cut and keeps it even Fold it a couple of times to get the right shape- How to Fold Take each end of the dough and fold it into the center so that the ends meet in the middle Fold the dough over itself folding it in half This will create a nice rectangle You may need to fold it a couple of times as you pass it through the biggest setting to get it to the right shape- Too Long If your dough starts to get too long to work with cut it in half and work with a half one at a time Continue rolling till desired thickenessHomemade pasta is a labor of love but it is totally worth the extra work This pasta is simple and easy it just takes a bit of timeUsing a Pasta MachineUsing a pasta roller is truly a fun thing to do It is so satisfying to roll the dough and watch it get thinner and thinner Handle the dough with care as you put it through the rollerRunning it through the Pasta Machine Rolling the dough is a process You have to start big and gradually move down a size till you get the desired thickness Start with the biggest setting run the dough 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Carbonarahttpstherecipecriticcomcreamy-bacon-carbonara Use a bigger cut for dishes such as Fettucini Alfredohttpstherecipecriticcomthe-best-homemade-alfredo-sauce-ever or Pestohttpstherecipecriticcomthe-best-homemade-alfredo-sauce-ever Depending on your pasta maker you can make any shape you want with this dough Again flour the dough as needed to keep it from sticking together as you run it through the cutter You want to dust the dough not work the flour into itHomemade pasta is a labor of love but it is totally worth the extra work This pasta is simple and easy it just takes a bit of timeMaking Homemade PastaNesting your noodles will keep them from drying out too quickly and allow you to quickly grab them and place them in the boiling water Salt your water for the best results- Nest Gather the noodles and nest them while you work with the next section of noodles Dust with flour as needed to keep them from sticking together- Boil Bring a large pot of water and some salt to a rolling 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forming nests of pasta noodles be sure to flour the noodles well so they dont stick together as they rest You can shake the noodles loose before dropping them in the water or you can place the whole nest in the water and break it up as it cooks- Reserve Liquid When your noodles are done cooking reserve some of the pasta water in a measuring cup Fresh noodles tend to soak up more sauce than dried noodles so adding a tablespoon of two of starchy pasta water can help invigorate your sauce and keep it from being soaked up too much by the noodlesHomemade pasta is a labor of love but it is totally worth the extra work This pasta is simple and easy it just takes a bit of timeNo Pasta Maker No ProblemIf you do not have a pasta roller and cutter do not fret You can still have amazing homemade noodles that will taste absolutely luscious in any dish They just may be a bit puffier but every bit is as good You can add them to soups at the end of cooking right before serving Try them in Chicken noodleshttpstherecipecriticcomchicken-noodle-soup-recipe Tomato Basilhttpstherecipecriticcomtomato-basil-soup or Minestronehttpstherecipecriticcomminestrone-soup- Divide Once the dough has rested Go ahead and cut the dough into quarters so it is easier to work with- Roll Roll a section at a time on a lightly floured surface Coat the rolling pin with flour to keep it from sticking Dust with flour as needed Roll the dough till it is 18 inch thick- Cut Using a pizza cutter or a sharp knife cut the sheet into four sections Lightly dust the dough Roll the sectioned dough into a roll Cut the roll using the knife or pizza cutter into the desired thickness You can skip rolling it and just cut the dough as well but I find it a bit easier and faster to roll it before cutting itHomemade pasta is a labor of love but it is totally worth the extra work This pasta is simple and easy it just takes a bit of timeDrying and Storing Homemade PastaHomemade pasta is versatile and storable I love making a double batch so we can have some now and some later Perfect for a busy weekday or a lazy weekend Cook up some Marinarahttpstherecipecriticcomeasiest-homemade-marinara and toss with your pasta for an easy dinner add meatballshttpstherecipecriticcombaked-turkey-meatballs for a bit of protein- Dry Use a pasta drying rack or clean hangers for drying pasta Place cut pasta dusted with flour in a single layer over the rack or hangers and let them dry for 24 hours Carefully remove pasta from drying rack and store in an airtight container or jar until ready to use You can keep in the fridge if you desire Dry pasta will hold for up to 1 month if stored in a cool dry place- Freeze Arrange freshly made uncooked pasta across a floured baking sheet For long noodles arrange into nests For short pastas keep in a single layer Freeze for a couple of hours and then transfer to double layer plastic bags You can freeze for up to a couple of months And you can cook straight from the freezer No need to thaw 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2021 Formula DRIFT PRO Championship hits halfway point in
Seattle this weekend

2021 Formula DRIFT PRO Championship hits halfway point in Seattle this weekend

Formula DRIFT is an all-weather high-horsepower full-speed sport Drivers qualify in cars that typically have more than 1000hp for a position in the Top 32 elimination heats Drivers drift the course in pairs during competition with points awarded for angle line and style where proximity and speed are the key ingredients Teams from around the globe compete in Formula DRIFT which is the premier drift series in the worldWith the second half of the 2021 Formula DRIFThttpswwwformuladcom PRO Championship season beginning this weekend at Evergreen Speedway in Monroe WA you could throw a blanket over the top five driversthats how close the competition is Those racers are only separated by 76 points after four rounds And with 100 points available for each win now is the time for somebody to try and extend their lead or double down and catch up with the leadersThe current leader in the Formula DRIFT PRO Championship Matt Fieldhttpswwwformuladcomdriversmatt-field USA driving the Falken TireDrift Cave Chevrolet Corvette had his advantage eroded to 19 points at the previous round in Erie PA His strongest challenger is Chelsea DeNofahttpswwwformuladcomdriverschelsea-denofa USA whos the only driver to win two rounds this year thanks to victories at Round 2 Orlando and Round 4 Eriehttpswwwmensjournalcomsportsformula-driftFormula 1Formula Drift This Years Hottest Motorsports Serieshttpswwwmensjournalcomsportsformula-drift Read articlehttpswwwmensjournalcomsportsformula-driftDeNofa has always been a major force within the FD PRO Championship driving the BC RacingNitto Tire Ford Mustang RTR Spec 5-D with aggression and precision However hes never won at Evergreen Speedway so hell have a point to prove to himself and his competitorsEvergreen Speedway has been on the Formula DRIFT schedule since 2006 and draws a knowledgeable enthusiastic crowd which makes it a favorite venue for the drivers And while the veterans have plenty of experience on the course the unpredictable Seattle weather could throw another wrench in the works With rain affecting the previous two roundsFormula DRIFT runs rain or shinevehicle durability and reliability has played a bigger part than usual as the slick surface punishes more drivers than a dry eventhttpswwwmensjournalcomsportschelsea-denofa-wins-formula-drift-pro-round-at-lake-erie-speedwayChelsea Denofa Wins Inaugural Formula Drift Pro Round at Lake Erie SpeedwayChelsea Denofa Wins Inaugural Formula Drift Pro Round at Lake Erie Speedwayhttpswwwmensjournalcomsportschelsea-denofa-wins-formula-drift-pro-round-at-lake-erie-speedway Read articlehttpswwwmensjournalcomsportschelsea-denofa-wins-formula-drift-pro-round-at-lake-erie-speedwayAs with the previous round FD SEA will only see the PRO Championship teams take to the track The Link ECU PROSPEC drivers are on a break until the end of August when both PRO and PROSPEC will run at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison IL on August 27 and 28If you live in the Seattle area and want to visit Round 5 Crossroads tickets are still available But be warned all the rounds have been capacity events this season so visit formuladcomschedulehttpswwwformuladcomschedule for ticket purchase event details and itinerary information while theyre still availableThe halfway point in the 2021 season is a great time to start watching Formula DRIFTeither in person at one of the remaining four rounds or on the free-to-view livestream The broadcasts are available for both qualifying and competition heats at every round available via the Formula DRIFThttpswwwformuladcom website the FD YouTubehttpswwwyoutubecomchannelUCLqU1MEK55LYkV3M8W8DbhQ page or FD FacebookhttpswwwfacebookcomFormulaDRIFTrefts page

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We are supported by... Diane von Furstenberg

We are supported by... Diane von Furstenberg

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