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Tag: COVID-19


Research

What Does the COVID-Fueled Surge in Online Retail Mean for In-Store Employees?

April 16, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The shift from brick-and-mortar to online retail has been in the works for years, well before anyone had even heard of COVID-19. Online giants like Amazon have revolutionized the way consumers shop and fundamentally changed the economics of retail, allowing […]


Research

Nurse’s Refusal to Administer COVID-19 Vaccine May Be Protected

April 15, 2021

Via: SHRM

An employer whose onsite nurse refuses, for religious reasons, to administer a COVID-19 vaccination must offer the employee a reasonable accommodation under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. However, the employer doesn’t have to make changes that […]


Workplace wellness

It’s a New Day for Employee Well-Being Options

April 7, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Perceptions of personal and community health and well-being have shifted dramatically since World Health Day 2020. For one thing, people are more aware of their personal health and the impact their decisions have on the broader community. And the options […]


Research

Risk of Spreading COVID-19 to Relatives Justifies Abandoning Work, AR Court Rules

April 5, 2021

Via: HR Hero

All of us are facing the uncertainty and burdens of dealing with COVID-19’s impact on the workplace. One issue revolves around when employees have good cause to abandon their jobs because of the risks created by the virus. The Arkansas […]


News

Rapid COVID-19 Testing Now in the Ontario Workplace

April 2, 2021

Via: SHRM

The Ontario provincial government recently announced that it is relaxing the regulations around the use of COVID-19 rapid antigen tests (“RATs”) to make it easier for businesses to test for COVID-19 in the workplace. Employees who want to self-swab for […]


Communication, Development & Evaluation

5 Tips for Regaining Our Stride in Post-COVID-19 World

April 2, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Here are some personal musings on the past year and how its lasting lessons may in fact make us all stronger at work and in the most important venue of all, our lives. After all, as Einstein once said, “Failure […]


Research

Tips for Tackling Income Tax Issues Triggered by Remote Employees

March 31, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The COVID-19 crisis has brought major changes to the U.S. workforce. Many employers have transitioned their workforces to remote work. Now, employees can work from anywhere with an Internet connection. Many employees have taken advantage of the flexibility by investing […]


News

Biden administration looks to organize ‘vaccine passport’ development

March 29, 2021

Via: The Verge

The Biden administration is working on plans for how to manage credentials that would let people prove they’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19, The Washington Post reported. Often referred to as “vaccine passports,” these credentials could be displayed on free smartphone […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

At the End of the Rainbow: Looking Past COVID-19

March 26, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Last March, in a matter of days, most U.S. employers went from doing business as usual to fully or partially shutting down. At the same time, we watched the stock market tank and wondered if we would ever return to […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Determining Whom to Bring Back to the Office

March 24, 2021

Via: HR Hero

With multiple vaccines widely available and millions already vaccinated across the United States, the country is looking forward to returning to a world that, even if not exactly pre-pandemic “normal,” at least allows for the resumption of many in-person, group […]