Tue.Mar 24, 2020

Setting Boundaries! Making Work from Home Work for Everyone!

HR Topics

Balance is key. Technology has allowed employees to work from home effectively, and most expect the freedom to do so as needed. The ability to work from home offers an advantage of work-life balance that many employees desire. At the same time, it can feel like the workday never ends. Employees have the ability to handle work related projects from anywhere in the world at any time, but it also creates pressure for the employee to be available at any moment. Keep it real!

5 Ways to Engage Remote Workers During the COVID-19 Pandemic


Yeah, I know. Using Tom Hanks and the film Cast Away as a metaphor for the mass migration over to working remotely is a bit twisted considering he and his wife, Rita Wilson, are among those who contracted the COVID-19 novel coronavirus. The latest word is they are doing well and apparently eating too much Vegemite on their toast, so I’m not going to feel too bad about it. The truth is, the shift to working remotely is much more disruptive than some employers think.

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5 ways the COVID-19 crisis will transform HR’s role

HR Morning

Human Resources is at the front lines of employers’ response to the COVID-19 crisis. The crisis is forcing almost every business to immediately develop, adapt or improve remote work policies and procedures. As HR pros struggle to keep employees safe and informed, it helps to think about what changes will be more permanent and how you’ll guide employees and organizational leadership through those changes. Here are 5 effects that you’ll likely be dealing with long after things return to “normal.”.

Improve the Employee Experience by Providing Answers

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Paycom , a leading provider of cloud-based human capital management software. For the seventh consecutive year, Paycom was named a top workplace in Oklahoma. Congrats to them! Enjoy the article.). Last month, I wrote an article titled “ 5 Ways Strategic HR Can Bring Business Value ”. Number four on the list was for HR to support customer-friendly policies.

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.

Reflektive Tips: Onboarding New Employees During the Coronavirus


Reflektive became a 100% remote workforce overnight. In addition to creating my own work-from-home setup, I’m onboarding our new head of corporate marketing along with two other members of our team in the coming weeks. At Reflektive, our people and environment are uniquely friendly and inclusive. We strive to impart our collegial culture from Day 1.

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THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E7 – COVID-19 + Work From Home (WFH) Advice from Dawn Burke.

The HR Capitalist

In Episode 7 of The HR Famous Podcast , long-time HR leaders (and friends) Tim Sackett and Kris Dunn (Jessica Lee on break) get together to with Dawn Burke (Senior Writer at Fistful of Talent, Sr. Consultant at Recruiting Toolbox) to talk about Work From Home, as tens of millions of American workers have been told to stay home, keep working and figure it out on the fly.

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my company plans to absorb any government stimulus checks that employees receive for themselves

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work in an administrative role at a national restaurant chain. I just got off of a conference call with corporate in which they told us that if the U.S. government sends us the proposed stimulus checks due to Covid 19, they plan to absorb the money we receive by cutting our hours to reflect that amount. In other words, if each person receives a check for $1,200, $1,200 will effectively go back to the company. Is this legal?

Does Your Time & Attendance Software Include Self-Service Features?

nettime solutions

Self-service features are the hallmark for most cloud-based time & attendance software. Such features are designed to be employee-facing, letting workers engage with the software in ways that improve their user experience, as well as their employee experience. Many self-service features are designed to create new levels of mobility, simplicity, and ease. But what business solutions do they actually create?

The future of corporate training in 2020

Get Hppy

Corporate training is beneficial for both the company and its employees. Not only will people learn new skills and improve existing ones but the best training also boosts morale and improves retention rates. The workplace is constantly changing and so is the way that employees are being trained. So, to ensure your training is beneficial, you need to keep up with this and adapt where necessary.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

how the hell are we supposed to work now?

Ask a Manager

As you might imagine, coronavirus has overtaken my inbox. I’m hearing from people whose entire companies have gone fully remote overnight and people whose companies are acting as if nothing has changed and still expect everyone to show up as normal every day. I’m hearing from people whose virus-related questions are pretty light (“what’s up with my coworker who’s openly vaping at home during video calls?”) and people whose queries are much harder (“will my industry ever be hiring again?”).

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How to Request a Raise and Actually Get It


Feel it’s time for a raise? There are many ways to approach your boss about a pay increase. Some people are tempted to take the less-than-honest route by including little white lies or adopting other manners of manipulation. However, not only is this unethical, it can end up costing you your job. You stand a better chance of getting a pay raise when you ask correctly and with honesty. Here are some simple steps from the career experts at GetFive: Step 1: Get serious.

You think COVID-19 discrimination claims are bad? “Hold my drink,” says the whistleblower.

The Employer Handbook

Image by Alexey Hulsov from Pixabay. In the past several days, many states have issued stay-at-home orders. Here is a list of them from CNN. These orders vary, and no one is literally locked in their homes. But, the gist is that affected citizens should stay at home unless they need to venture out to get food, obtain medicine, or work for employers that provide essential services. New Jersey is one of these states — shocking, I know — that has issued a stay-at-home order.

we have a new paid (paid!) sick and family leave law

Ask a Manager

I’m switching to five posts a day this week because there’s so much to talk about. There’s still one more coming after this one… The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), which became law last week, offers some American workers expanded family and medical leave — and it’s paid. That’s a key difference from the leave already provided under the Family and Medical Leave Act, which protects your job but doesn’t require you to be paid while you’re out.

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Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Growing Number of States Enact “Shelter in Place” Executive Orders


As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase exponentially across the nation and the world, more states are implementing “Shelter in Place” executive orders to help “flatten the curve.”

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The importance of business agility during the COVID-19 crisis


What do you think is the prevailing (and essential) ability these companies are showing, in order to figure out quick, effective solutions to face this crisis? The answer is business agility. What is business agility? Business agility , also known as organizational agility, is the capability of a business to be adaptive, flexible and creative through a changing environment. Agile businesses respond quickly to opportunities or threats, whether internal (e.g.

How to Work From Home Effectively 


Did you know over the course of 12 years, there was a 159 percent increase in remote work in the U.S.? Remote work is the new norm and it has numerous benefits, including attracting and retaining top talent, increased job satisfaction and morale, and stronger productivity. If you are currently in a managerial or HR role, it’s critical that you support your remote employees so that they remain engaged and that business runs smoothly.

Your COVID-19 business continuity plan: Tips from Workable’s COO


It’s scary stuff, indeed. This is a time to turn to the experts for insight and direction on your COVID-19 business continuity plan, so we turned to Workable COO Grigoris Kouteris , who’s been through it before. In 2008, when the market crashed, Grigoris was in a company that was running large scale mobile and digital marketing programs for telecom clients. He gets straight to the point – the money. “[The The 2008 crash] obviously affected the liquidity of a lot of businesses,” he says.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Minimize Disruptions During the Pandemic and Beyond– Be Remote Ready Now

Rallyware for Human Resources

Historically, we have faced difficult moments and, at times, outright crises. Perhaps though, none has quite reshaped the way in which we live and work as that which we face now. The coronavirus is daily redefining how work gets done, not to mention how people are trained. And undergoing these changes is most definitely not without its challenges.

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

HR Counselor's Corner

By Dominick Carnicella, Senior HR Consultant, East Coast Risk Management. On March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act [link] and the President signed the bill into law. This law goes into effect April 2, 2020 and expires December 31, 2020. Below is an overview of the employment related provisions. Emergency Paid Sick Leave. Applies to employers with fewer than 500 employees. Covers all employees, regardless of length of employment.

Employee Satisfaction is Important: Here’s How to Improve It

Take It Personel-ly

There is a direct link between employee satisfaction and business success. Simply put, happy employees are more productive. While you clearly cannot satisfy everyone, it’s important to cultivate high morale so that the majority of employees feel good about their work. This includes embracing the values, mission and vision of the company. Many employers think […].

Webinar: COVID-19 Techniques for Remote Training Delivery

PlatCore LMS

Are you seeing a fundamental change in how you do business, overnight? More than ever before, communication and connection are essential to keeping our employees happy and healthy. Join us Wednesday, April 8th at 11 am MST as we share effective tips and tools to put your training online, including how the Now Platform can help you navigate any rough water ahead. We will cover: Tips for Moving Courses Online. How to Effectively Deliver Remote Training. COVID-19 Training Resources.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Ask An HR Expert: What is the emergency FMLA expansion?

Tandem HR

Hello! Thank you for joining me for another episode of Ask an HR Expert. My name is Katie Stewart , and I am with Tandem HR. Today’s questions is: What is the emergency FMLA expansion and how to do I know if my employees are eligible? Any employer that has less than 500 employees is required to provide a leave of absence under the new law called the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

[Template] A One on One Meeting Agenda to Increase Employee Engagement

Quantum Workplace

When it comes to increasing employee engagement, managers have a lot of influence. Frequent interactions — from formal one-on-one meetings to casual, drive-by conversations—give managers the opportunity to impact employee perceptions of work every day. Category: Employee Engagement Category: Performance Management Category: Managers & Leaders

8 Ways to Recognize Your Remote Employees (and Support Your Community) During the COVID-19 Pandemic


COVID-19 is changing the way we do business, from transforming our buying decisions to shifting where we work every day. Many companies are instituting mandatory work from home policies during the pandemic, and this abrupt change can be isolating and jarring for employees accustomed to coming into an office every day. Now more than ever, it’s essential to understand the nuances behind engaging these newly- virtual teams.

Visa Services Suspended


In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the U.S. Department of State has announced the suspension of routine visa services for immigrants and nonimmigrants in almost all countries, worldwide. Workology is the art and science of work, HR and recruitment. Join the resource revolution. HR coronavirus hr pandemic visas work travel workplace news

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.