Tag: COVID-19

pandemic

Grim Milestone’s Silver Lining Is Corporate Benchmark

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic. It’s hard to fathom that the world is now over a year into this once-in-a-lifetime global disaster, but the calendar doesn’t lie. This is a grim milestone, to say the least, with well over 100 million confirmed cases and over 2.5 million […]

5 Tips for Regaining Our Stride in Post-COVID-19 World

Here are some personal musings on the past year and how its lasting lessons may in fact make us all stronger at work and in the most important venue of all, our lives. After all, as Einstein once said, “Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.”

At the End of the Rainbow: Looking Past COVID-19

Last March, in a matter of days, most U.S. employers went from doing business as usual to fully or partially shutting down. At the same time, we watched the stock market tank and wondered if we would ever return to normal. One way or another, most employers regrouped and reenvisioned how they conducted their businesses, […]

engagement

Determining Whom to Bring Back to the Office

With multiple vaccines widely available and millions already vaccinated across the United States, the country is looking forward to returning to a world that, even if not exactly pre-pandemic “normal,” at least allows for the resumption of many in-person, group activities. This, of course, includes in-office work. Despite their worst fears, many companies have found […]

Vaccine

Study Shows Most Employees Will Get Vaccine

Dominating the news cycle and Zoom meeting conversations is, of course, COVID-19. Questions such as what a “new normal” will look like and when work-from-home employees will return to the office abound.

safety

Move Over Recruiting, Workplace Safety Is Now the #1 Priority

According to a new survey conducted by Oasis, a Human Resources (HR) services provider, ensuring a safe work environment amid COVID-19 is the top priority among business leaders. Workplace safety is emphasized more than other important business considerations such as talent acquisition and professional development.

Pros and Cons of Requiring COVID-19 Vaccinations

The long-awaited COVID-19 vaccine’s arrival has provided a ray of sunshine for employers hoping for a better 2021. But it also raised a slew of questions: How long until my workforce has access to it? Can I require all employees to be vaccinated? What if an individual worker refuses? Let’s look at the reasoning behind […]

overtrained

‘I Know I Should Have Dealt with This Months Ago’

Our experiences with COVID-19 have demonstrated something your grandmother probably already told you: A problem ignored is not a problem solved. While procrastination can sometimes be a good thing (e.g., brussels sprouts go bad, so you don’t have to eat them), it also can set you up for failure, especially in the workplace—for example, not […]

Firing Employee With COVID-19 for Exposing Coworkers

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has changed many things about how companies operate, most employers still have formal disciplinary policies establishing ground rules for employee conduct and setting out consequences for failure to meet the expectations. If an employee still required to work in person has been exposed to the coronavirus and gotten tested without notifying […]