One of the most fundamental elements of a manager’s job is maximizing the return—in the form of work output—from the portion of the company’s investment he or she is assigned to manage. This means that striving for efficiency and doing more with less are essential to a manager’s skill set. One of the best ways […]
A recent Oregon court decision based on facts arising long before COVID-19 may shed light on some of the issues facing employers when employees raise virus-related safety concerns.
The fitness industry has been forced to reinvent itself in the wake of COVID-19. With social distancing requirements temporarily shuttering facilities nationwide, clubs and personal trainers have turned to virtual classes and social media to keep followers and members engaged. But even as restrictions begin to ease, a growing number of people are less than […]
Employees hold their employers accountable for how they handled and continue to handle the pandemic. Today’s guest did such a great job that her employees compiled a thank-you video for their HR department.
In 2020, the world has dramatically changed, from COVID-19, which greatly impacted our daily lives and the world of work, to protests that shine a light on injustice and oppression. Organizations are looking to understand how all of this impacts their employees—how are they doing, and how can I be of support?
In a recent survey conducted by Paycor, business leaders were optimistic about the future. Nearly half expect the economy to bounce back, 96% received some form of government aid, and almost half are planning to hire full-time employees this year. And yet the suddenness and volatility of the moment are causing real anxiety.
Although most states have moved into phases two or three of reopening, the ever-growing number of positive coronavirus cases presents ongoing hurdles for employers seeking to bring employees back into the workplace. So, what happens if an employee refuses to return?
Based on previous guidelines and advice, many business owners have been telling employees who tested positive for COVID-19 to stay away from the workplace until they test negative. New guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), however, has obviated the need for retesting if certain symptom-based hurdles can be met.
Over the last 5 months, the COVID-19 pandemic has reset major work trends, causing HR leaders to pivot their workforce-related strategic goals and plans.
If you’re sitting in your home office—or at your kitchen table turned home office—right now reading this article, then chances are you’re one of the many workers who were forced to go remote due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As for many others in your situation, remote work is now one of the primary forms of […]