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.

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Communicating with Workers Before Bringing Them Back

For some employers across the nation, you may have already had the chance to bring workers back only to shutter your doors once more due to rising coronavirus cases in your state or city. Unfortunately, there are no clear answers as to when the workforce will fully be able to return, but it always helps […]

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A Risk Management Checklist for HR as Businesses Plan to Reopen

HR professionals are finding themselves at the center of returning employees to work. Given the unprecedented times we are in and the fact there is the potential of a second wave of COVID-19 lurking in the fall, this entire process will be fraught with risks that need to be addressed.

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Hybrid Workplaces: Smart Businesses Will Help Employees Thrive in the ‘Next Normal’

COVID-19 has changed the way we work for the foreseeable future. This pandemic has forced a temporary shift away from the physical office, but the need for collaboration and personal interaction has not gone away—people miss their incidental hallway interactions with coworkers and the connection that comes from being part of a physical team.

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Establish Better Norms to Succeed in the ‘New Normal’

Over the last few months, work as we know it has drastically changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s the physical location where employees work, the challenges these workers are overcoming to meet demands, or the attitudes workers now have, one thing is certain: “Normal” is now a term that describes the past. 

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COVID Norm: June/July 2020 Hiring and Employment Trends

2020 is like a moody teenager who can’t make up his or her mind! We started the year with the candidate-driven market, and then bam! COVID-19 hit, resulting in the worst unemployment numbers since the Great Depression. In June, states began lifting restrictions and businesses started opening back up, and then by July, businesses and […]

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Identifying and Protecting the At-Risk Worker

Businesses planning for COVID-19-related reopenings must deal with numerous employee and workplace risk factors, as well as regulatory guidance that seems to evolve on a weekly, if not daily, basis. The stakes are higher than ever, and employers have no choice but to get it right the first time.

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Preparing Your Workforce for a Return to the Office

We’ve required a lot out of employees over the last few months. Millions of people worldwide overhauled their practices to work remotely, with 88% of office staff working from home during the pandemic. Although many are keen to have the flexibility to work from home in the future, just 16% want to say goodbye to […]

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Time to Refocus Training on Remote Work?

Currently, huge numbers of American workers are working remotely as a way to promote social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19. Employers’ mind-set has been that the current situation is a necessary temporary measure as we ride out the worst of the pandemic. However, as the virus is rebounding in many states where social […]