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Health leader repays Covid bonus because of staff cost of living concerns

July 22, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

After the Health Service Journal (HSJ) asked for more information about the payments, the chief executive of Hampshire and Isle of Wight ICB, Maggie MacIsaac, confirmed she was to return the Covid-related performance payment within her bonus. This was, she […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Nurses leaving due to pressure and workplace culture

May 18, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Although the number of people on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register rose by 26,403 to a record 758,303 in the year to 31 March 2022, some 27,133 left the register. This was an increase of 13%, reversing a […]


Workplace wellness

OH will be key to navigating ‘second pandemic’ of mental ill health

April 14, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

Over the past two years, the Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted our working lives globally. While the short-term consequences were sudden and severe, with key workers thrown into new situations, millions of people furloughed or losing their jobs and others turning […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Companies Patiently and Cautiously Establish Return-to-Office Policies

February 1, 2022

Via: SHRM

As the coronavirus slowly becomes endemic around the country, HR teams are weighing caution, health, safety, flexibility and their employees’ comfort levels in their plans to return to the workplace. According to a Bloomberg Morning Consult poll in mid-January, most […]


News

DOL Sues Over Firing for E-Mail Allegedly Sharing Coronavirus Concerns

October 15, 2021

Via: SHRM

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has filed suit against an Austin, Texas, car dealer for firing an employee who warned managers and other co-workers in an all-staff e-mail about potential coronavirus hazards in the workplace. We’ve gathered articles on […]


Research

Still Not Out of The Pandemic ‘Woods’ Yet

August 19, 2021

Via: HR Hero

With a return to normal operations tantalizingly close, many businesses are considering a vaccine requirement as a condition of continued employment. Experts remain divided, however, about the legality of the approach, particularly while the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has […]


Workplace wellness

Do State Bans on Local Mask Mandates Apply to the Workplace?

August 10, 2021

Via: SHRM

Although many public health officials now recommend or require everyone to wear masks in public indoor spaces—whether or not they’re vaccinated against the coronavirus—some states have limited or banned mask mandates in certain circumstances. But employment law attorneys said such […]


Research

California Reopening Prompts Changes to Workplace Safety Policies

June 22, 2021

Via: SHRM

When the coronavirus outbreak was declared a pandemic in March 2020, businesses scrambled to adapt as much of the country began to shut down. Workplace procedures were abruptly modified, and many companies shifted to remote work. Now, employers are deciding […]


Workplace wellness

OSHA Focuses Enforcement Efforts on Higher-Risk Workplaces Amid Pandemic

May 21, 2021

Via: HR Hero

On March 21, 2021, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a national emphasis program (NEP) to focus its enforcement efforts on preventing employees from contracting COVID-19 and protecting those who report unsafe working conditions. In general, an NEP […]


News

California Passes New COVID-19 Notice Requirements for Employers

November 18, 2020

Via: HR Hero

California has passed Assembly Bill (AB) 685 requiring employers to notify employees and contractors in the event of a “potential exposure” to COVID-19 and alert local health departments about coronavirus “outbreaks” in their workplaces. The law takes effect on January […]


Research, Software

Turning crisis into opportunity: Get perspective and lead together

November 11, 2020

Via: Chief Learning Officer

As many of us have witnessed firsthand in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, crises can throw us for a loop. When business conditions change suddenly and drastically and the future appears uncertain, getting your bearings and choosing a clear, […]


Workplace wellness

Managing Mental Health During Trying Times

October 19, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The Internet and social media are full of memes, statuses, personal stories, and other commentary lamenting and marveling at the craziness of 2020. Many of these point out that we’re not even done with this chaotic year! One of the […]


News

CDC Issues Guidance on Isolation, Precautions for COVID-19

October 15, 2020

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently issued new guidance titled “Duration of Isolation and Precautions for Adults with COVID-19.” The guidance is noteworthy for employers. Previously, the CDC had generally indicated that individuals could potentially return […]


Workplace wellness

All the Reasons You Shouldn’t Prevent Employees From Discussing Who Has the Coronavirus

September 8, 2020

Via: Evil HR Lady

Rumors can send people into a panic. Additionally, some people are super nervous about exposure to Covid-19 that even if they don’t meet the Centers for Disease Control’s definition of exposed, they are concerned if they’ve had any peripheral contact […]


News

Do Your Work-From-Home Policies Comply with California Law?

September 4, 2020

Via: SHRM

When Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered Californians in mid-March to shelter in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus, businesses quickly transitioned to remote work. Six months later, most nonessential workplaces remain shuttered, and some companies say their workers will […]


Workplace wellness

The Coronavirus Crucible

September 1, 2020

Via: HR Examiner

The concept of a crucible is simple. The official definition is a situation of severe trial, or in which different elements interact, leading to the creation of something new. Sound familiar? At the risk of being called Captain Obvious, we […]


Research, Software

These Coronavirus-Related Workplace Issues May Lead to Lawsuits

August 6, 2020

Via: SHRM

The coronavirus pandemic has raised many workplace compliance issues—which can lead to lawsuits if employers don’t keep up with evolving guidelines on wage and hour laws, leaves of absence, work-for-home arrangements, and bias prevention. “Employers need to be aware that […]


Communication, Software

Communicating with Workers Before Bringing Them Back

July 31, 2020

Via: HR Hero

For some employers across the nation, you may have already had the chance to bring workers back only to shutter your doors once more due to rising coronavirus cases in your state or city. Unfortunately, there are no clear answers […]


Research, Software

Establish Better Norms to Succeed in the ‘New Normal’

July 24, 2020

Via: HR Hero

Over the last few months, work as we know it has drastically changed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whether it’s the physical location where employees work, the challenges these workers are overcoming to meet demands, or the attitudes workers now […]


Communication, Research, Software

Preparing Your Workforce for a Return to the Office

July 23, 2020

Via: HR Hero

We’ve required a lot out of employees over the last few months. Millions of people worldwide overhauled their practices to work remotely, with 88% of office staff working from home during the pandemic. Although many are keen to have the […]