Tag: return to work

HR and Facility Professionals Share New Psychology of Clean for Workplace Experience

More than two years since the COVID-19 pandemic made Zoom calls a reality and daily commutes infrequent, employers are still juggling their return-to-work options among fully remote, fully in-person, hybrid, flex space, and shared space approaches. And now, it’s a dual effort on the part of both HR managers and facility managers to retain current […]

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Returning to Work: 3 Keys to a Harmonious Workplace

As the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic wane, more business leaders are demanding employees return to the office to maintain corporate culture and improve employee morale. Despite the tremendous change in workplace models with the addition of remote and hybrid work flexibility, some leaders believe physical presence in the workplace fosters innovation and increases engagement. […]

Social Anxiety and the Return to Work

Although there are plenty of workers who fall between both ends of the spectrum, employees either desperately missed interacting in person with their colleagues or they loved their newfound isolation during the widespread shift to remote work. On the flip side, some employees are going to be more eager than others to return to the […]

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Annoying Behaviors

Offices often have one or more team members who rub their colleagues the wrong way. It’s simply a function of human social interaction that not everyone will get along swimmingly with everyone else. Much of that boils down to individual personalities, but there are some habits and predilections that are more universally and objectively disliked. […]

Kicking Off a New Season and Moving Toward the End Zone

It’s September, which happens to be my favorite month.  The leaves start changing, and we Midwesterners get to pull cardigans and boots out of storage in preparation for the inevitable chilly day that will hit within these next thirty days.  (Indeed, here in Chicago, we often get to experience a full year of seasons during […]

Rethinking Your Employee Benefits for Post-COVID-19 World

COVID-19 had an immediate impact on the workplace back in March 2020, shifting employees from the office to the home office. As active numbers continue to be monitored, we’re seeing the pandemic may have a lasting effect on the workplace and how, where, and when people work. The crisis also has opened up new opportunities […]

Bringing Them Back: Key Considerations as Employers Bring Employees Back Into the Office

After the mass rollout of COVID-19 vaccines during spring 2021, Americans were looking forward to the end of the pandemic as millions were vaccinated. The optimists included not only individuals but also companies eager to get staff back into offices after more than a year of working remotely. While the highly publicized Delta variant has […]

To Return to Work or Not: For Women, That Is the Question

I’ve gotten used to putting my son down for his 12:30 nap, and so has he. Like so many working mothers, I’ve been home since March 2020, adapting to doing my job remotely while making discoveries and choices in my personal life I didn’t know were possible when I was in an office. Now, my […]

Texas Court Rules Vaccine Mandates Are Legal

Texas’ Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is granted the authority to set immunization requirements by the Texas Education Code, Chapter 38. If you attended school from grades K-12, then you are familiar with these mandatory vaccines, e.g., measles, tuberculosis, tetanus, and polio. Vaccine mandates didn’t start with COVID-19, and they won’t end there, either. […]

EEOC Offers Clarifications, Cautions in New COVID-19 Vaccine Guidance

Updated technical assistance from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) clarifies how employers can require or encourage employees to take a COVID-19 vaccine, but attorneys advising employers point out how the document also contains cautions. The EEOC updated its technical assistance on May 28 to address questions about how federal equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws may be […]