As companies all over the world re-examine their remote working strategies while balancing their talent acquisition needs, virtual or remote onboarding is rapidly becoming more commonplace. New innovations are emerging while other “constants” apply no matter the setting. In this two-part series, we asked Human Resources Manager Rannette Archer to weigh in with her unique perspective of being both an HR leader and Borshoff’s first-ever remotely onboarded employee.Read More
In a recent episode of Shoff Chats, Borshoff had the pleasure of hosting an informative discussion led by Terra Doyle, Sr. Director of Talent Acquisition at Roche, focused on a topic that’s very top-of-mind right now for employers: maintaining or strengthening employer brands during the global health crisis. What should HR and internal communications professionals keep in mind as they examine their talent recruitment strategies and employee experience initiatives through this new lens? Here are three key learnings from our chat:Read More
As recent as a few weeks ago, we were still talking about going “back to normal.” But as we’ve learned and observed alongside our clients and our own staff, it’s obvious that work life and culture as we know it have been forever changed. We will “go back,” just not to normal.Read More
Today, virtually every company large or small has a stated commitment to diversity and inclusion. Certain activities that support D&I can be fairly straightforward, and many organizations start with an external approach – focusing on talent recruitment and hiring. But things grow more complex when companies work to implement an overarching strategic approach into their culture – which they should, if they want to create impact and achieve meaningful outcomes. Here are four important initial considerations that can help D&I communications start on the right path.Read More
There was no shared coffee and donuts in our Mass Ave gathering space last week as Borshoff brought together – virtually – our networking group of internal communicators for a “Shoff Chat.” I knew our discussion wouldn’t be typical either – after all, COVID-19 has been shifting our profession before our eyes. I was grateful to bring in Rebecca Ellis, managing director of The Performance Lab, as our moderator.Read More
Is it possible to plan for a pandemic? A few months ago, I would’ve answered this question differently than I would today. As experts in crisis planning and communication, we have always had a robust plan of our own if a crisis should strike. When we moved to our new office in 2017, we needed to update the plan and decided to add pandemic protocols. I must admit at the time, I didn’t think we’d ever have to activate this section. Then, COVID-19 happened. And just like every business, our plan went into action.Read More
Every sports fan across the GLOBE watched in agony as leagues and events slowly, but surely, began pulling back. At first, the NHL decided to take a little break. March Madness still planned on having its shining moment. Plenty of time before The Masters opening tee. Baseball’s Opening Day was still on track.
Then one by one, they all vanished.Read More
“In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing is nothing.” – Teddy Roosevelt In this time of almost unprecedented global crisis, I have been consistently amazed at the creative responses coming from individuals, companies, organizations and communities. When the going got tough, lots of people got going in ways that weren’t predictable.Read More
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Organizations are run by people. So, when organizations find themselves in the midst of a sticky situation, they often react as individuals do—emotionally and with more attention on the negative than the positive. But negative feedback, even a lot of negative feedback, can create a distorted perception around a crisis and create the false impression that the overwhelming sentiment is negative.