COVID-19 has forced millions of employees to not only shift from office work to full-time remote work but also change their entire approach to work. This change has inevitably caused a lot of fear, confusion, panic, and stress among employees.
With companies across the nation (and around the world) suddenly experiencing a forced work-from-home (WFH) experiment, employees and their managers have been thrust into the unknown.
The pressures of this pandemic have clearly led to an increase in mental health concerns. The magnitude of that increase, however, has been quite large. A recent poll of 2,000 respondents in the United Kingdom found that an incredible 74% report their mental health has been negatively impacted because of the pandemic.
The COVID-19 pandemic is spreading like wildfire, and with every passing minute, we receive the latest updates. With the evolution of the situation, most small business owners doubt the steps and plans to survive, mitigate risk, support customers, and protect employees.
The impacts of isolation have been well studied. While the relationship between being alone and feeling mentally unwell can be a complex one, generally speaking, those who are prone to depression often find that loneliness exacerbates the situation.
Technology is changing the way we work. In some cases, that means automation that streamlines repetitive tasks or helps teams work together more efficiently and track and share data. Technology is also changing the way we work out, and that’s leading to a dramatic shift in the way employers engage their employees in fitness.
High-deductible health plans (HDHPs) may cover coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and treatment without jeopardizing participants’ eligibility for a health savings account (HSA), according to March 11 guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
The rapid spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease it causes, COVID-19, is sparking new calls for paid sick leave, and employers are beginning to heed the call.
According to Gallup, the number of people working remotely is on the rise. Based on its research, 39% of employees reported they worked at home at least some of the time; in 2016, that percentage had risen to 43%.
Rapid growth is a challenge many successful companies face, including Advance Financial. In 4 years, we went from 300 employees to over 1,200 and increased our total revenue by more than 220%. Though this kind of success is certainly a “good” problem, growing pains were inevitable.