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Workplace wellness

How to Develop a COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy

July 26, 2021

Via: SHRM

Employers grappling with the issue of whether to require their workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as well as other infectious diseases may benefit from the process that Houston Methodist, an academic medical center comprising eight hospitals in Houston, used […]


Development & Evaluation, Engagement

One Restaurant Group’s Approach to Engagement and Communication

July 22, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Everyone knows how challenging the pandemic was for the food service industry. Navigating a restaurant group must have been very difficult. In this “Faces of HR,” I spoke with Katie Laudick, VP of HR and Operating Partner at Cameron Mitchell […]


Research

COVID-19 Benching: H-1Bs Can’t Sit This One Out

July 12, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to complicate how employers approach temporary layoffs and furloughs spawned by lost revenues and reduced demands for their services. As if navigating the employment-based immigration laws weren’t complicated enough, now employers must balance implementing cost-saving […]


News

What Has the Past Year Meant for Women in the Workforce?

July 1, 2021

Via: Spark

The past year has been universally difficult due to the physical, mental, social and financial impacts of COVID-19. However, some groups have had more challenges than others. Women in the workplace, in particular, have seen many preexisting inequities become worse […]


Workplace wellness

How to Return to Physical Workspaces if We Don’t Reach Herd Immunity

June 28, 2021

Via: HR Hero

COVID-19 has pitted health and safety against the well-being of people and organizations. Keeping communities safe has meant sacrificing so much, and the pains of the past year have been twofold: Businesses have been forced to close or become remote, […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee retention

Recommendations for Employers Looking to Transition Employees Back to the Office

June 25, 2021

Via: HR Hero

With the COVID-19 vaccine now widely available in the United States to those who are eligible, the percentage of Americans getting vaccinated is rising. This development is causing employers across the country to reflect on whether to call their employees […]


Research

Cal/OSHA Relaxes Workplace Mask Requirements

June 22, 2021

Via: SHRM

Fully vaccinated workers in California are no longer required to wear masks in many circumstances, according to the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health’s (Cal/OSHA’s) latest revisions to COVID-19 safety rules. But some restrictions remain in place, particularly for […]


Workplace wellness

When Should Vaccinated Workers Keep Wearing Masks?

June 22, 2021

Via: SHRM

As more workplaces reopen and more workers stream back into the office, questions about COVID-19 abound. While infection and death rates continue to drop, many workers still voice concerns about workplace guidelines on vaccines and masks. An April survey by […]


Workplace wellness

Employers Enhance Well-Being Benefits for a Post-Pandemic Workforce

June 16, 2021

Via: SHRM

Employers are revising their employee well-being programs to address the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic and to focus more on the needs of diverse workforces, new research shows. Benefits getting a second look include programs that support mental and emotional […]


Development & Evaluation, Employee development

Lessons Learned Sessions Post-Pandemic

June 11, 2021

Via: HR Hero

As many companies transition away from widespread remote work, many leaders within these organizations are looking for ways to provide some closure to the past year plus of disruption or facilitate a transition to a new normal. A great way […]