digital workplace

Slack Connect Opens Chat to External Companies, Intranets Back in Vogue, More News

PHOTO: Naren Morum Slack CEO Stewart Butterfield's oft-repeated ambition is to end enterprise dependency on email. In the seven years since Slack launched much has been written about whether or not Slack will succeed at that goal. Not many people believe email is going anywhere, but the release this week of Slack Connect might just take the company a step closer. With Connect, members of up to 20 organizations will...

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Zoom Offers Encryption To All, Basecamp Releases Email Platform and More News

PHOTO: Roman Kraft Sometimes when you look at San Francisco-based video conferencing platform Zoom and the problems it has been having over the past few weeks, particularly in respect of security, you really get the impression that it's biggest problem is public relations. Over the past few weeks, its CEO, Eric Yuan, undertook what might be described as a charm offensive while at the same time offering concrete solutions to widely held concerns...

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Key Features of a Talent Management System

Hiring, managing and retaining employees is a significant cost for most companies. According to Glassdoor, it takes 24 days to hire a new employee and costs the average U.S. employer about $4,000 per hire. The right technology can make a difference. An effective talent management system streamlines management of employees and has a dramatic impact on the bottom line. Why Do Businesses Need a Talent Management System? Talent management systems are cross-functional...

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Is It Time for an Organizational Network Analysis?

PHOTO: Shutterstock How work actually gets done inside an organization can be a mystery even in the best of times. Add in the rapid move to remote work and virtual collaboration spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic and it becomes even more so. Conducting an organizational network analysis can lift the curtain, uncovering potential vulnerabilities and ways to boost productivity and employee well-being. Organizational network analysis, or ONA, is a process to gather...

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Beware These 3 Remote Work Collaboration Traps

PHOTO: Samuel Scrimshaw Over the last decade, remote work has grown on average 11% to 13% year over year. This means that over 120% more people were working from home at the beginning of 2020 than were a decade ago. When the COVID-19 shelter in place orders spanned the country, the numbers increased exponentially, making the drawbacks of distance meetings, cc:emails and deluge of notifications felt by even more people. One...

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