Tag: office

mental health

Managing Mental Health During Trying Times

The Internet and social media are full of memes, statuses, personal stories, and other commentary lamenting and marveling at the craziness of 2020. Many of these point out that we’re not even done with this chaotic year!

Will Remote Work Level the Playing Field for Employees?

As the world moves to remote, many have grown concerned about how differently that will affect different groups of people. Today’s guest wonders if, with a little hard work, it might be possible for the world of remote work to actually level the playing field, overturning previously existing inequities.

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Contact Tracing, Workplace Investigations, and The Hangover

“Contact tracing” is one of the many goodies 2020 has left in our stocking. Most of the folks reading this post are employment lawyers or Human Resources professionals, so you know what I’m talking about. If one of your employees tests positive for COVID-19, you don your deerstalker and go all Sherlock Holmes in the office to […]

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Productive vs. Unproductive Conflict in the Workplace

Our workplaces have a conflict problem. Over half of all employees (57%) have left a conflict situation with negative feelings—most commonly, demotivation, anger, or frustration—according to the “CPP Global Human Capital Report.”

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Training Topics for Newly Remote Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many companies to shift the vast majority of their staff to remote work to avoid virus transmission in the office. While some companies are eager to get employees back on-site, others are seeing the benefits of remote work for their teams in terms of morale, productivity, and reduced overhead costs.

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Businesses Must See Remote Work as a Permanent Solution, Not a Survival Strategy

Businesses have spent most of this year focused on training, installing, and otherwise improving their remote work capabilities. But being functionally capable of working remotely is just the first phase of what promises to be a worldwide revolution deemphasizing offices and placing more importance on productivity. As millions of workers prepare for the new normal […]

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3 Key Components in Your Return-to-Office Plan

Unsurprisingly, there is a lot of uncertainty in terms of how and when organizations will return to “business as usual.” While some offices in the United States continue to remain closed, others have begun to cautiously reopen as states and municipalities ease restrictions.

Health Fairs Are Going Virtual—What Does That Mean for Companies and Employees?

As employees continue to work remotely, many of the traditional wellness programs companies offered are no longer viable, but supporting employee well-being and maintaining culture are more important than ever. If employees can’t make it to the office, companies are bringing it to them in their homes through virtual programming and health days.