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Tag: COVID-19


Communication, Development & Evaluation

What to do When Employees Claim Religious Exemption From Vaccine Mandates

October 21, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Although most employers were hesitant to implement vaccine mandates after the initial rollout of the COVID-19 shots, the still-surging pandemic (driven by the highly contagious delta variant) has caused many companies to rethink their position. Exemptions may be available, however, […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

How to Recruit for Remote Work Jobs

October 20, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Are remote jobs the future? It’s easy to think so. The COVID-19 pandemic has made our already-online world that much more plugged in. Employers are starting to see that investments in brick-and-mortar buildings aren’t always worth it, and employees are […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Why It’s Time to Remove Barriers from Hourly Hiring

October 19, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Hourly workers across the nation are fed up, and they’ve made it known. Millions have quit their jobs in a mass movement that’s been dubbed “The Great Resignation,” contributing to the current labor shortage for employers reliant on hourly employees. […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

A Growing Debate: Pay Based on Where You Live or What You Do?

October 19, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many companies to accept widespread remote work. With well over a year of experience with this staffing model, companies are finding their fears of reduced productivity are largely unfounded. At the same time, employees have […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Time for Recruiters to Stand Out

October 15, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Everyone can relate to the feeling of walking into a job interview with one goal in mind. Without knowing who else applied for the position and how many are competing for it, the ability to stand out remains immensely important. […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Employee Attitudes on the Return to Business Travel

October 15, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Not so long ago, business travel was a key component of the work lives of countless employees who experienced the familiar ritual of Monday morning and Thursday evening flights and continental breakfasts at major hotel chains. The COVID-19 pandemic, of […]


Workplace wellness

Does Your COVID-19 Employee Health-Screening Policy Need an Update?

October 13, 2021

Via: SHRM

Employers that conduct daily temperature checks and other COVID-19 health screenings may want to review and revise their policies as rules and recommendations change, particularly in locations with high COVID-19 transmission rates. New coronavirus cases in the U.S. recently dropped […]


Research

OSHA Sends COVID-19 Vaccination Rule to White House for Review

October 13, 2021

Via: SHRM

Businesses with at least 100 employees may soon receive direction on an anticipated COVID-19 workplace vaccination and testing mandate from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). On Oct. 12, the agency sent its emergency temporary standard (ETS) to the […]


Workplace wellness

The Next Health Challenge for Employers: Navigating Flu Season Amid a Pandemic

October 13, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Living through a pandemic has taught us many things, chief among them being that just when you think you’ve adapted to a new normal, it’s already changed. Viruses evolve, as do our responses. Today, we have a better understanding of […]


Research

Some States Are Pushing Back on Workplace Vaccination Mandates

October 12, 2021

Via: SHRM

Leaders in some states are considering measures that would require employers to accept negative COVID-19 tests or proof of natural immunity as an alternative to vaccination requirements. On Oct. 11, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued a broad executive order banning […]