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Unemployed Because of COVID-19? Here’s What You Need to Know

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If you’ve suddenly found yourself without a source of income as a result of the coronavirus, you’re by no means alone. In the US, it’s estimated that more than 3 million Americans have lost their jobs in recent weeks.

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Virtual Team Bonding During COVID-19

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Let’s just start out by saying the struggle is real. For those who aren’t used to working remotely, cabin fever may be setting in and people are feeling the strain. With that in mind, one of the things we should be relying on right now is connection.

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Expert Tips on Cultivating a Commanding Video-Conferencing Presence

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This article was contributed by our friends at Knowable, a new platform for screen-free, audio-first learning. Learn more at the end of the post.

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HR Best Practices for Small Businesses

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So you’ve decided to start a business and realized you can’t do it all yourself. Nor should you! Entrepreneurs are champions of ideas, and the best ones identify their strengths and weaknesses, and learn where to supplement their leadership with the acumen and experience of others.

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Making Performance Reviews More Effective With More Time

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Performance reviews don’t have the best reputation. There’s a certain distaste that employees have for reviews, regardless if they’re managers or not. Despite that distaste, many companies still conduct performance reviews using the same antiquated processes that bred the distaste in the first place.

Managing Employees with Kids During COVID-19

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Parents don’t have it easy these days. After boarding the struggle bus that is remote life, it can feel like they’re stuck on a wild ride with no stop in sight.

Remote Work-Life Balance During COVID-19

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The ever-elusive work-life balance is something that’s been chased for a long time, even by remote work veterans. Now, employees who were once commuting into the office five days each week are trying to find that balance while working remotely due to COVID-19.

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Business Planning During COVID-19: Tips from Financial Experts

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Many business owners and their teams are thinking strategically about how they can augment their work to accommodate a new reality in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. According to experts, it’s important to think strategically about your business’ financials too.

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Coping with Unexpected Staffing Changes: More From the Experts

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As COVID-19 continues to impact companies everywhere, many employers are wondering how they’ll take care of their teams.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

How to Provide Workplace Support When an Employee Passes Away

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Handling a death in the workplace is a sensitive matter and an emotional challenge for everyone, especially amid the uncertainty brought on by COVID-19. While business must go on, it’s important to try and be thoughtful in the process.

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Constructive Criticism: Managing Critical Feedback From Your Manager

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Coming out of a performance review, your head is likely full of thoughts flying in all directions. Whether it’s an informal check-in or the more formal annual review, your manager typically shares feedback in the meeting that you’re expected to reflect on.

12 Tips for Giving Peer-to-Peer Feedback

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Peer-to-peer review can feel awkward and sometimes ineffective. But, constructive criticism is important in business. Quality feedback helps people improve and therefore, helps the company improve.

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Parents Working From Home During COVID-19: How to Manage the Workday

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If things weren’t already difficult with the arrival of the COVID-19 illness itself, we’re now approaching a time when working from home is part of what’s being called “the new normal.” As we navigate the coronavirus and adjust to this new way of working, we’re faced with even more challenges when it comes to caring for ourselves and our families. Alongside the push for working remotely, schools and childcare facilities are being closed in an effort to limit the spread and risk of exposure.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

5 HR & Payroll Mistakes That Startups Make All Too Often

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5 HR Mistakes Startups Should Be Aware Of Startups are natural rule breakers. You’ve got to ruffle a few feathers and disrupt the status quo if you want to build the next Facebook. But there’s one area where startups definitely don’t want to break the rules: payroll and HR.

What You Need to Know About New York State's New IVF Mandate

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About 9% of men and about 11% of women of reproductive age in the United States have experienced fertility problems. Infertility affects many people and is often a misunderstood condition. While there are a number of alternative methods of reproduction, these alternatives can be very costly.

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13 Onsite Team Building Ideas That Will Hardly Cost a Dime

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If showing employee appreciation is important to your company, but you’re on a budget, onsite team building is a great place to start. It’s perfect for team bonding experiences, minus the price tag.

Filing for Unemployment: What You Should Know

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As a result of COVID-19, the US has seen a surge in unemployment claims. According to the Department of Labor, 3.8 million people filed for unemployment in the week ending April 25, bringing the total number of people who have lost their jobs since the pandemic began to more than 30 million.

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100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Justworks' COVID-19 Product Response

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As the global COVID-19 situation continues to unfold, helping our customers took on a new meaning and purpose at Justworks.

Fertility Tests and Treatments: Your Questions Answered

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The question of fertility isn’t usually asked until people feel they’re ready to start a family. But what many people don’t know is that fertility should be an early consideration.

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1099-MISC Tax Rules: Breaking Down the Form

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What is a 1099 Tax Form? The 1099 tax form reports any miscellaneous payments made by businesses to non-employee individuals during the past business year. While there are over a dozen different types of 1099s, we’ll focus on the common MISC version.

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5 Ways Payroll Software Can Boost Employee Happiness

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Improving company culture and boosting employee happiness are two sides of the same coin. Boosting one tends to positively affect the other, and both positive culture and workplace happiness are tied to increased company productivity.

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

Business Planning During COVID-19: Tips from Financial Experts

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Many business owners and their teams are thinking strategically about how they can augment their work to accommodate a new reality in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. According to experts, it’s important to think strategically about your business’ financials too.

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Communicating With Your Team About the Coronavirus Outbreak

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In recent weeks, you have undoubtedly seen headlines about a new form of Coronavirus that’s been identified and is currently under investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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5 Ways to Promote Camaraderie in the Workplace (Besides Happy Hour)

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Building camaraderie in the workplace is one of the core features of a successful business. At Justworks it’s even built into our core values.

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Suicide Awareness in the Workplace

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Most people spend a good amount of time at work, and it’s important that employees feel they are in a welcoming and caring environment. As an employer, you want to make sure that you provide a supportive work culture for your employees.

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How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

4 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick at Work

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It’s an exciting time when the holiday season comes around. You get to look forward to holiday parties, savory meals, and some vacation time. You’re finishing up end-of-year projects and want to finish the year strong, so you want to make sure you are your best self at work.

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13 Ways To Onboard Happy Employees and Increase Retention

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The onboarding experience is a crucial first impression for your new hires. As an employer, it offers the opportunity to set people up for success within your company, and feel that they’ve made the right choice in joining your team. In this way, onboarding is also helpful for employee retention.

Why Every Business Should Consider Cyber Liability Insurance

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Running a business, regardless of its size or industry, entails a lot of hard work and discipline. And making sure your day-to-day operations go smoothly requires you to invest the right time and resources.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA): Paid Leave During COVID-19

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It’s been a busy few weeks for government officials, with Congress passing multiple sweeping laws in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, each with potentially big implications for small businesses.

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Building a Resilient Workforce: Employee Engagement and Communication are Key

When employees are engaged and empowered, an organization is better positioned to adapt to market conditions, crises, and complex problems. Find out how to prepare your workforce to better overcome challenges with this free eBook.