The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidance titled “Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19.” The guidance is noteworthy for employers. Previously, the CDC had generally indicated that individuals could potentially return to work following a positive test after spending 14 days in isolation and being fever-free […]
There’s a real possibility the United States will approve a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming months, but debate and uncertainty continue about when it will become public. When it happens, you’ll face the question of whether to require employees to be vaccinated, and you need to start planning now. Many of you confront a similar […]
Human Resources leaders should embrace change and take advantage of the decentralized workplace.
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 […]
Though the coronavirus rages on throughout the United States, many states have begun opening their economies. Researchers have been trying to understand how that has impacted employers across the country and what things look like now.
The path through life can take interesting turns, and before you know it, you turn around and realize you ended up very far from where you started. That journey shapes you and often makes you strong. I recently spoke with Tami Rosen, Chief People Officer of Atlassian, about her career path. She joined Atlassian just […]
As businesses reopen after the lifting of COVID-19 stay-at-home orders, employers are grasping with how to make their workplaces as safe as possible for their employees. Making the task especially difficult are the constant changes in government regulations deeming certain businesses as essential and limiting the extent to which they may operate.
It’s not hard to imagine how challenging things were for those that didn’t have a plan in place. Either way, HR had a lot of evolving and problem-solving to do. I recently spoke to one HR individual whose organization actually had a specific pandemic crisis plan in place.
The unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic forced many companies to close their offices and direct their employees to work from home. As businesses slowly reopen, many employers will continue to sustain flexible, remote options for their full workforce, while others will offer a dual structure allowing for limited on-site staff.
With guidance regularly changing and sometimes seemingly conflicting, some misperceptions about best practices for employers during the COVID-19 pandemic still exist. Here are eight common misunderstandings and the facts employers should know.