Category: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

This topic provides the latest news articles and resources related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Check back here to keep informed.

HR Works: COVID-19 Update on Paycheck Protection Program

As companies struggle to stay in business, many have decided to take advantage of the Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program, or the PPP for short. HR professionals should take into consideration the details surrounding this type of loan, like whether you have to hire back the same employees to take advantage of loan forgiveness, […]

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Training on Videoconferencing Etiquette

As more of us are working from home—and more of the working-from-home crew will continue to do so in the future—it’s important to get the basics right. We can all use some tips for best utilizing the software that enables communication among remote employees.

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Work/Life Balance for Remote Employees

As organizations adjust to our ever-changing reality when it comes to social distancing and finding new ways of doing business, many of us have moved to having a high percentage of our workforce working from home. As a result, many employees have ended up working a lot more hours from home than they normally would.

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Managing Impact of Stay-at-Home Orders and Remote Work on Paid Leave Benefits

Instead of beautiful beaches, outdoor adventures, or exotic locales, we are facing the realities of travel restrictions, social distancing requirements, and continued health fears. While we grapple with these issues, it’s starting to occur to managers that many employees have likely not taken vacation or other paid leave (unrelated to COVID-19) because they haven’t needed to do so.

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5 Tips for Maximizing Remote Workers’ Productivity

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced many businesses to offer, if not require, work-from-home options for employees. With people working remotely, employers face many challenges with maintaining the same level of productivity as before the pandemic. Here are five guidelines to help ensure your employees are maximizing their time outside of the office and inside their […]

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How a Crisis Unleashes the Human Power to Do the Extraordinary

The pandemic has changed the world of work as we know it—from interactions to decision-making to getting through our day to day. Organizations have had to nurture adaptability and resilience rapidly among their workforces to help maintain business while supporting their employees and maintaining trust.

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When Dealing With Sick Leave, It’s a Whole New World

The COVID-19 pandemic has had two key impacts on the American workplace: First, there is a very real risk of employees getting sick and spreading an infectious, debilitating, and potentially deadly disease to their coworkers. Second, huge numbers of Americans are now working remotely.

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5 Employment Policies to Draft or Redraft with Coronavirus Hindsight

If you’re like most businesses, you’re eager to reopen or return to “normal” operations as soon as possible. But before you reopen your offices and businesses—and perhaps while you have some extra time on your hands—it’s a good idea to dust off and update your employment policies to account for the new coronavirus world we […]

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New Staffing Demands Mean New Opportunities for Jobseekers

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a massive upheaval in the way we work, and that goes for recruiters. Remote work and video platforms reign supreme in this new working environment, and the same can be said about the unique types of staffing demands that have popped up. Certain industries are experiencing increased workforce needs, according to new Adecco […]