COVID-19 has pitted health and safety against the well-being of people and organizations. Keeping communities safe has meant sacrificing so much, and the pains of the past year have been twofold: Businesses have been forced to close or become remote, and workers’ emotional well-being has been at risk.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is easing its COVID-19 recommendations for fully vaccinated workplaces, but the agency is still advising employers to take steps to protect any unvaccinated workers.
I am sure all of us are aware that employees are a company’s most significant asset. This is true across all industries, especially when it comes to health care, for which one needs highly trained professionals. Because medical professionals are responsible for others’ lives, meeting the needs of this workforce is extremely important and no […]
Even before organizations began to prepare for the post-pandemic workplace, it was apparent the new model would likely be hybrid. This, in turn, led to discussion around the coming migration of newly mobile workers.
Thanks to the massive COVID-induced shift to remote work, employee monitoring has never been more important. Believe it or not, most people who aren’t used to remote work find it pretty hard to stay organized when working from home, and this can affect productivity.
Here are some personal musings on the past year and how its lasting lessons may in fact make us all stronger at work and in the most important venue of all, our lives. After all, as Einstein once said, “Failure and deprivation are the best educators and purifiers.”
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced on December 28 that it will extend the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) through December 31, 2021. The HCTC, which allows a tax credit to offset up to 72.5 percent of the cost of health insurance premiums, applies to workers who lost their jobs due to trade-related reasons or […]
Distraction is one of the most significant and constant enemies of productivity. Some estimates say it can take as much as 23 minutes to get refocused on a task after a distraction. Obviously, in certain workplaces prone to frequent distractions, that can eat up the bulk of a day if not controlled.
During the Trump administration, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance governing tipped employees, providing long-awaited clarification on wage and hour issues such as (1) when nontipped employees can share in a mandatory tip pool, (2) what constitutes wrongfully “keeping” an employee’s tips, and (3) when employers may take a tip credit. The regulations […]
For working professionals, certain experiences like the first day of work, a promotion, awards, etc., always hold a special place in their life. These moments and experiences, in turn, become an integral part of their career.