Employee Benefits: Should I Change Our Sick Leave Policy?
The COVID-19 outbreak has made every company rethink its sick-leave policies. Whether or not your business had generous allowances before the pandemic, the coronavirus has put the matter into a new perspective. At the same time, it has forced businesses to evaluate their long-term stance on employee benefits. According to government statistics, about three out […]
Build a Workforce That Includes These Essential On-The-Job Skills
Essential. We all got used to that concept during the COVID outbreak. Whether it’s workers in key tasks or making sure we all had a big enough stockpile of toilet paper, the pandemic drove home the definition of “essential.” For businesses, this lesson extended to the skills possessed by their workers. Certain talents came to […]
Measuring Productivity Levels of Your Remote Workforce
Heavy reliance on telecommuting offers companies significant flexibility and team-building advantages. However, the strategy comes with challenges as well. Namely, measuring productivity levels for a remote workforce can be complicated. Still, with the right policies in place, you can get as much from your geographically diverse team as you could when they all gathered together […]
Telecommuting Guidelines for a Newly Remote Business
Before COVID-19, remote work represented an option, or even a perk, for many businesses. Following the outbreak, it has become a necessity. The virus forced many companies to create telecommuting guidelines on the fly. Now that the strategy will likely become a permanent part of their corporate structure, they need to craft a detailed, effective […]
Should I Prepare My Business for a Second Wave of COVID-19?
The outbreak of the coronavirus has caused widespread damage to the economy and has pushed many businesses to the brink. Finally, there are signs the crisis might be lifting. However, another threat looms: a second wave. How much do you need to prepare your business for a second wave of COVID-19? Of course, you should […]
Helping the Class of 2020 Find Work
Thanks to COVID-19, the class of 2020 will experience a very strange entry into the working world. No end-of-year parties. No nostalgic final day of class. They won’t even get a traditional graduation ceremony. It’s an eerie way to enter the “real world.” Yet, despite the unusual circumstances surrounding their graduation, these new entries into […]