Employee morale and engagement are difficult to measure, but they can be a huge boost to an organization’s productivity, not to mention retention. Fostering strong relationships among teams is a great way to boost morale and engagement, which includes the boss and peer-level team members. But can bosses be too friendly with their staff? Research suggests they […]
Another article related to COVID-19? Say it isn’t so! These days, anything and everything we do in the employment world has a direct link to COVID-19. And this should come as no surprise as the pandemic continues to dominate our news cycle and cause mass disruption in all our lives.
What happens when you are suddenly free to hire the talent that fits your needs from anywhere in the world? Not only do you build better teams, but certain factors lead to the leveling of the playing field and many improvements for employers and employees alike.
Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) released new model forms that employers can use to coordinate employee leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Released on July 16, 2020, the revised medical certification and notices forms were immediately effective and available for employers to use.
Once frowned upon as teenager text-message slang, emoji have become a major part of how we communicate in the digital workplace (thanks, in part, to the rise of instant chat services like Slack and Microsoft Teams).
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is taking steps to clarify how the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) affects opioid use among employees.
With so many people working from home (WFH) these days, and likely to be doing so for the foreseeable future, companies are learning some best practices and recovering from missteps related to the policies and practices that must be in place to make remote work a success for all involved.
That’s the big question that prevented a lot of employers from offering remote work options for their workers for a long time. Now we are in the largest remote-work experiment ever conducted, and the results are in. Workers feel just as productive or more while working from home than they did when they were in […]
Recent federal agency guidance includes important information and extensions of various deadlines affecting employee benefit plans to include extensions of continuation coverage notice and election periods under COBRA.
The novel coronavirus has turned the world of business upside down, and while fertility treatments may have been postponed, access and use of employee benefits have not. Your employees have been affected in many ways, including working from home and, in some cases, layoffs and furloughs.