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  • Tips and Tricks to Work From Home

    Tips and Tricks to Work From Home

    An Employee’s Guide to Working Remote during COVID-19 

    Well, here you are. Hopefully sitting in a quiet corner at home because you’ve either decided or been told to work remotely during the course of the Coronavirus outbreak. For some of you, this is nothing new, but for others, this is the first time you’ve had to work remotely for an extended period of time and you’re nervous about how you are going to make this all work.  

    Here are a few tips and tricks to help you ease into this transition and keep your sanity while you work from home. 

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  • Working from home...when the kids

    Working from home...when the kids are home!

    How to balance working from home...when kids the kids are home! 

    Sure, each of us has probably had the one-off ‘work from home’ day when our kids are sick, have a doctor's appointment or snow day. But transitioning to a fulltime experience, 40+ hours per week, is more than likely unchartered territory. Taking some time to think through potential scenarios, looking through your schedule for the week, and triple-checking what resources at home you can leverage during this time will make your life just a bit easier during this time.   
    Here are some useful tips as you plan to make the transition for the next few weeks...

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  • Go the Distance to Keep Your

    Go the Distance to Keep Your Distance

    Go the Distance to Keep Your Distance 

    Social Distancing best practices for offices, break rooms, and meetings. How to keep yourself and others safe in the workplace if remote working is not an option. 
    By definition “Social Distancing” is a simple and purposeful action to create distance between people or from social events to prevent a contagion such as the COVID-19 (also known as the Coronavirus) from spreading. The CDC & WHO recommend that a distance of 1 meter (40 inches) can significantly reduce the risk of exposure to an infected person. It is approximately equivalent to two people reaching out to shake hands. By placing some simple controls in place, we can create distance in the workplace and help keep our employees safe. 

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  • Managing Stress and Anxiety During

    Managing Stress and Anxiety During Difficult Times

    Managing Stress and Anxiety During Difficult Times

    Everyone reacts differently during difficult times and in stressful situations. And in this trying time, as COVID-19 runs rampant across the globe, an increased sense of anxiety and stress levels is bound to happen, even in people who might not normally experience symptoms or issues.   
    So what resources are available to help employees navigate through this interesting time?

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  • Protecting the Sonoco Family

    Protecting the Sonoco Family

    Protecting the Sonoco Family 

    While everyone across the world continues to navigate the uncertainty of COVID-19, one thing remains consistent – our leaderships dedication to safety. Safety has always been, and will always be, a core value t Sonoco. Each day we work hard to create a caring, safe, and fulfilling work environment for all of our employees around the globe. We want our employees to know that they can rely on us to respond swiftly and appropriately, and it’s our goal to keep our teammates educated and informed along the way. 

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  • A Manager’s Guide to Leading their

    A Manager’s Guide to Leading their Remote Team

    Long-Distance Leadership:  

    A Manager’s Guide to Leading their Remote Team 
    You’re not used to having someone on your team work remotely. And maybe now, some (if not all) suddenly are. How can you make sure they’re just as successful in their jobs while at home, as they are in the office? Read some best practices for setting up your team for success while they work remotely – and how you can shift your own managerial style too.

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  • Work Hack Webinars

    Work Hack Webinars

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