Businesses are beginning to reopen, and I’m sure many folks are excited to get back into the swing of things. Working remotely is part of our DNA at Articulate, so our employees were better prepared than most for the shelter-in-place orders prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. But even we struggled to find a new normal […]
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Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are continuing to experience stress related to living and working in this strange time. For those who are fortunate enough to be able to work from home, the challenge becomes adapting to the dual role our homes must now serve in functioning as environments for both work and […]
Caregiving has been labeled a national health crisis by the National Alliance for Caregiving. According to a Gallup-Healthways survey, over 20% of employees are providing traditional caregiving to family members. As a result of their caregiving responsibilities, 70% report work-related difficulties and as many as 70% struggle with depression and other health issues. Caregiving also […]
Does the presence of a pooch make workers more productive? Does hearing a cat purr cause workers to be more creative? Is it easier to study legal briefs with a beagle at one’s side? If none of this sounds absurd to you, you’re not alone. In fact, more worksites are going pet friendly, either allowing […]
Yesterday we looked at some tips for delicately handling the details of bereavement leave for an employee who has lost a loved one. Today we will discuss a few more tips for handling these policies with grace.
In Illinois, employees soon will be able to use their sick days to care for family members.
The Obama administration is proposing expanded leave provisions under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) for military families. The proposed rule would extend the entitlement of military caregiver leave to family members of veterans for up to five years after the veteran leaves the military. At the present time, the law covers family members […]