Human Resources

EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance Addressing Antibody Testing

EEOC Issues Updated COVID-19 Guidance Addressing Antibody Testing

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on June 17, 2020 posted an updated and expanded technical assistance publication addressing questions arising under the federal equal employment opportunity laws related to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The new question added to the publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the …

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The Executive’s Guide to Corporate Culture

The Executive’s Guide to Corporate Culture

Gone are the days of long work hours isolated in cubicles, creating reports for distant managers. Instead, with the unemployment rate at 3.7%, employees have the power to demand more fulfilling conditions. With employees in power, many businesses are now catering to their workers with the same attention that they …

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Monitoring Employees’ Health: Off-Duty & On-Duty

Monitoring Employees’ Health: Off-Duty & On-Duty

Many states are beginning to re-open and employees are beginning to return to work. But COVID-19 is still alive and well, leaving employers with a big question: To what extent can they monitor the health of their employees? The short answer: It depends on whether you are seeking to monitor …

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How Leadership Can Make or Break Organizational Culture

How Leadership Can Make or Break Organizational Culture

Did you know that 94% of executives and 88% of employees believe that having a distinct workplace culture is important for a business’s advancement? There’s a good reason why this belief is so widespread; one study found that companies with performance-enhancing cultures enjoyed a 628% increase in revenue over an eleven-year period, while companies …

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Techniques to Find The Right Candidate, And How The Techniques Are Changing

Techniques to Find The Right Candidate, And How The Techniques Are Changing

The hiring landscape is changing.  The tools and techniques to recruit successful candidates need close and frequent examination.   With the unemployment rate at 4.0% in May 2018, employers need to be more competitive in their processes and procedures to recruit and maintain great hires.  As software and social media provide an …

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Leadership

From the Trenches

Leadership is a subject I’ve thought a lot about over the years. I have the good fortune to work with some excellent leaders…and some that never thought about the subject at all even though they were in a leadership role. The pandemic crisis and the resulting economic fallout have made …

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Taking care of your mental health

The Covid-19 pandemic is presenting new and unique challenges. Many people are teleworking full-time for the first time, isolated from co-workers, friends and family. Our daily living routines are disrupted causing added anxiety, stress and strain—physically, mentally, and financially. The Center for Workplace Mental Health, a service of the American …

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Designing a Remote Worker Policy

Designing a Remote Worker Policy

There are a number of issues to consider when creating a remote work policy. Here are some of the bigger questions: Can remote workers fit into your organization’s culture?What positions can be performed remotely? (e.g. a sales position might be a logical “yes,” while a receptionist is obviously a “no”)How …

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How to Improve Corporate Culture

How to Improve Corporate Culture

Have you ever been in a corporate environment that felt dull, dry or boring? If so, you’re not alone; in fact, a recent study found that 51% of employees feel disengaged at work. While this lack of interest in the workplace can certainly take a toll on the mental health of each employee, breeding …

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The Importance of Corporate Culture

The Importance of Corporate Culture

Culture is all around us; it’s at the core of every group we belong to, from our families to our cities to our nations, holding us together like glue. The shared attitudes, values, goals, and practices that come with cultures not only foster social cohesion but also determine what an …

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