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The Post-COVID Office: Still A Bit of a Mystery

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Many of us are eager to get out of the house and back to the office, and with many states entering the next phase of reopening, it looks like that may become a possibility. While we may be going back to work, without a vaccine, things are likely to be drastically different when we return. Employers are working hard to find solutions to keep the office space productive, happy, and safe. This goes beyond the now-expected health screenings and temperature checks to implementing social distancing in new ways and finding opportunities to promote hygiene around the office. So, what will…

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Recalling Employees After Furlough or Layoff

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COVID-19 put small businesses across the country between a rock and a hard place; many organizations were forced to lay off or furlough employees to keep their companies afloat through unprecedented times. Now, thanks to the Payroll Protection Program and others loan and grant programs, organizations can recall some, if not all, of their employees. This new terrain can be difficult to navigate, and having a clear plan in place for step-by-step recall of employees is important. Ideally, policies and procedures surrounding the recall of your employees exist as a part of your organization’s layoff and/or furloughing procedures. These policies…

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What Does Employment Look Like After COVID-19?

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COVID-19 has changed much about our world, creating unanticipated economic struggles and shifts in culture on a personal, social, and organizational level. While we are all eager to return to the way things were, the changes sparked by the global pandemic may be more permanent than we think. Businesses have been forced to evaluate the way that they run, from the division of labor to the necessity of being in the office. More than 83% of employers are reporting adjustments to the way their business operates and with many employees succeeding in remote work, some are re-evaluating whether employees need…

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Making Virtual Meetings Work for You

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COVID-19 has pushed the American workforce into a digital world; from in-person to entirely virtual interactions. While navigating this new environment can seem challenging, maintaining communication with your team is essential for keeping up productivity and employee satisfaction. Fortunately, there are a plethora of options out there for maintaining communication and holding virtual meetings. From Skype for Business to options like Zoom, there are options for every type of business, making it easy to find a solution that fits your needs and your company culture. No matter what solution you decide on, learning to navigate and manage virtual meetings can…

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