Archive for July, 2020

Employee Wage Access: Supporting Your Workforce

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When an employee is struggling at home, it can affect their ability to concentrate at work, decreasing productivity and job satisfaction. In 2019, a study reported that four out of ten American workers could not cover unexpected expenses. And, in a COVID world, these numbers are undeniabley much worse. Employees report that the inability to maintain financial stability during a personal crisis affects their ability to perform well at work and pushes them to consider leaving positions in order to seek out new, potentially better paying, opportunities. For business leaders, the struggle to maintain employee loyalty and satisfaction is a…

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COVID Lawsuits: How to Limit Your Exposure

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COVID-19 has brought a myriad of unexpected challenges to small businesses across the world. As our local economies reopen, more challenges are likely to come. One such challenge is the possibility of COVID-related lawsuits. While we do our best to ensure the safety, success, and health of our employees, it is important to be prepared for the possibility of lawsuits and to protect your organization wherever you can. Lawsuits may arise concerning unsafe working conditions, too early recall of employees, discrimination, unlawful layoffs, and potentially unpaid wages. While this can seem like an overwhelming list of items to protect against,…

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Make Virtual Internships Work for You

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Internships can change the trajectory of an individual’s career, empower a potential employee, and create a talent pipeline for organizations that contributes greatly to their success. This year, bringing interns on board looks a little different. In the face of COVID-19 organizations have been forced to decide whether they will go virtual or eliminate internship opportunities. While elimination can feel necessary, there are benefits to keeping internships in a virtual space. 83% of American organizations have altered internships, making them shorter (turning to ‘micro-internships), virtual, or both. Through doing this, they hope to mitigate risk to interns and employees while…

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Is A Thermal Scanner Right for Your Business?

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Organizations across the country are eager to get back to work and looking for ways to make the workplace safe for their employees. As health screenings gain popularity, so are thermal scanners. Ideally thermal scanners, which measure heat on someone’s skill, would offer a way to check employee and client temperatures without close person to person contact. Some sound alarms if reading a temperature over a certain level or alert a staff member who can quietly address the situation. While these may sound ideal, experts strongly suggest that employers do their research before making safety purchases – and that they…

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