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18 Nov

Workers’ Compensation and Telecommuting

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When businesses shifted to remote workplaces, one consideration they may have overlooked are telecommuting policies. A common question among workers’ compensation policies and coverage is: “Are telecommute employees covered under workers’ compensation?” The short answer is yes. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, “an employee injury or illness is compensable under workers’ compensation...

11 Nov

Co-Working Spaces: Changing How Employees Work

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Remote work and co-working spaces might not be new concepts to business operations, but it has certainly been streamlined since the COVID-19 pandemic emerged. With flexible workspaces expected to expand to nearly 49,500 by 2022,[1] it should come as no surprise that as business efficiencies change, so do the solutions. Co-working Space: What Is It?...

04 Nov

Encouraging Employees to Use PTO

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In the wake of COVID-19, navigating a new “normal,” and coping with the ripple effect both have had on the general mental health across the globe, now is a great time to encourage employees to use paid time off (PTO). There are many benefits to not only providing, but also encouraging employees to utilize PTO,...

28 Oct

Risk Management Best Practices

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In the workplace, risks may vary depending on industry, corporate governance, and task or role-based duties. Each industry and business may take a slightly different approach, but generally speaking, risk management typically follows these basic steps: Identify. This phase addresses business objectives are clearly defined and recognized by all stakeholders, as well as determining the...

21 Oct

Boosting Digital Wellness in the Virtual Workplace

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As companies shifted to a virtual workplace due to COVID-19, many quickly recognized challenges in their digital wellness. Digital wellness has two prongs that directly impact employers and employees alike: (1) maintaining an effective culture in a remote workplace, and (2) leveraging the IT and HR departments to streamline business efficiencies. Here are some ways...

14 Oct

Managing Workplace Politics

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Social injustice, civil rights, and discrimination issues have been long-standing issues in the workplace for years and affect businesses across the nation in some way. During these times of social unrest, employees may experience mental health issues and lower engagement. Oftentimes, employees look to employers for a stance on social issues or some sort of...

07 Oct

Thriving in the New Normal

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Some business took a significant impact from COVID-19, whereas others have found even greater levels of success. So how do surviving businesses thrive in a new normal? Here are some tips to assist businesses grow during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Selecting the Right HR Software Like any major business decision, the key to making a...

23 Sep

Developing a Crisis Management Plan

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If COVID taught businesses one integral lesson, it would be to have a crisis management plan available. Many businesses were left scrambling as a global public health pandemic impacted financial, economic, and social life. Moving forward, here are some considerations in developing a crisis management plan. Pre-Crisis Define “crisis.” A crisis can vary to some...

15 Sep

Effective Leadership in the New Normal

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COVID-19 has coerced businesses to adapt leadership and highlighted some business inefficiencies in the time of crisis. As such, leaders have experienced a shift in employee and client demands, business processes and policies, and understanding what it takes to implement effective leadership in a new normal. Here are some helpful tips for developing effective leadership...

09 Sep

Onshore, Nearshore, and Offshore: Everything You Need to Know

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As businesses have re-opened and are returning to their “new normal,” now may be the time to start looking at re-staffing or hiring more staff as some businesses never closed. Though business owners may be ready to hire, turning to alternative staffing, such as nearshore, offshore, or onshore staffing services can offer great benefits for...