Tag: COVID-19

Navigating the ‘Tridemic’: Employer Considerations in Mandatory Vaccination Policies

Employers worried about the safety of employees and clients, especially during the annual flu season, have moved toward implementing vaccination policies in the workplace. At the time of this writing, health officials are warning that early 2024 could evolve into a “tri-demic” as the flu, COVID-19, and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) spread at the same […]

Are Deskless Workers Feeling Increasingly Undervalued?

In a previous blog post, we delved into the world of deskless employees, or the vast 80% of the global workforce that doesn’t operate from a desk. These individuals, ranging from pickers to pilots, play a pivotal role in our economies and touch various facets of our daily lives. However, recent data suggests a concerning […]

HR and Benefit Professionals Serve Key Role in Prioritizing Employee Mental Health

Our nation’s mental health crisis, declared by President Joe Biden, significantly impacts employees’ wellness and productivity in the workplace. The impact on productivity from mental health episodes is alarming: COVID-19 has had a significant impact on employee mental health. The pandemic brought about a range of stressors and challenges that have affected people’s mental well-being […]

ICE Ends Form I-9 Flexibilities: What Employers Need to Know Ahead of July 31 Deadline

All U.S. employers are required to complete Form I-9 for employees hired to work in the United States. This form serves to verify an employee’s identity and ability to work in the country. Within 72 hours of hire, employees must present their employer with acceptable identity and employment authorization documents, and the employer must physically […]

Why Employee Wellness Should Be a Cornerstone of ESG Strategy

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) has become a cornerstone of corporate attitudes. Throughout the last decade, companies have ramped up their sustainability initiatives and concentrated on creating diverse and equitable teams. However, employee well-being tends to get overlooked. Following nearly three years of pandemic pandemonium, employees, companies, and investors view health as integral to the […]

The Millions of ‘Missing’ U.S. Workers

It’s no secret that businesses around the country have been struggling to find workers over the last few years. What’s more of a secret is why these businesses are facing such a challenge. Recent research helps shed some light on the issue, or issues, contributing to the shortfall. COVID Impact on Work Life “Long COVID, […]

Best of Learning & Development 2022

Learning and development has always been a staple in the world of human resources, and it’s growing ever-more important. Nearly 75% of leaders believe that L&D has become more influential over the past year. This comes as no surprise, as 76% of employees say they’re more likely to stay at a job that offers continuous […]

EEOC’s COVID-19 Guidance: Where Does it Stand?

As everyone knows, the sequel is almost always messier than the original. Guidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is no exception. On July 12, the EEOC updated its COVID-19 guidance, taking already complicated guidance that had no clear direction and making it worse with increased reliance on shifting public health standards.