The rapid spread of COVID-19 has led to unprecedented business disruption around the world. The fast pace and huge scale of changes to everyday personal lives and work lives are a recipe for chaos if not properly managed. An effective training department can be critical to stemming such chaos. Here, we talk about key elements […]
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A few weeks ago, HR Works Podcast featured Taylor Bradley, a former firefighter paramedic who now works in HR. We asked him some follow-up questions about COVID-19.
Some businesses and organizations are at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, but for those still operating, now is the best time to keep your training initiatives in play.
Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) on March 27, 2020, to assist employers coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. It is chock-full of provisions that impact employers, including the rollout of robust unemployment compensation benefits, payroll tax credits and deferral, and various forms of economic assistance to incentivize employers to […]
Around the world, governments and regulators have recognized the need to unburden businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, relaxing certain rules and expectations in recognition of the unprecedented challenges businesses and their workforces now face.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) continues to issue guidance related to the various actions the government has taken intended to ease the blow COVID-19 has struck against the nation’s workforce.
These are stressful times for everyone, and in a work environment where mental illness was already a rising concern for many organizations, the COVID-19 crisis is creating new concerns. Employees are anxious not only about their health and the health of their loved ones but also about the economy, child care, and their job security.
The rapid spread of COVID-19 has forced three-quarters of U.S. states to issue stay-at-home orders, impacting nearly 300 million Americans, as of early April. While many states have certain exemptions that allow “essential” businesses to stay up and running, thousands of companies across the country have shifted the majority of their staffs to remote work, […]
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate in March 2020 rose for the first time in years, signaling the end of the candidate-driven market and a turning point in the recruiting world.
In a crisis, our attention tends to shift from the most common, everyday concern of needing approval to the more basic needs of security and control (water, food, shelter, etc.).