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Supporting At-Risk Employees During COVID-19

While you may hear people point out that the COVID virus does not discriminate, one of the most important conversations to have during a global health crisis is understanding and responding to the disproportionate effect that it has on underrepresented and historically marginalized groups of people. These conversations are not always comfortable, but they are…

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Workplace Anxiety on Employees and Employers

Before COVID-19 emerged and shelter in place took effect, workplace anxiety very much existed. Workplace anxiety can be triggered by difficult situations such as “dealing with problems, setting and meeting deadlines, maintaining personal relationships, managing staff, participating in meetings, and making presentations,” according to a national survey on anxiety in the workplace.  What is Anxiety?…

Culture Leader for Remote Workforce

It’s Time for Culture Leaders to Step Up

If there has ever been a time when a company’s culture ambassadors and owners matter more than ever, it is now in the midst of a crisis. At this moment, the workforce needs a culture leader to calm fears, anxieties, and to help find answers to really complex and challenging questions. Traditionally, members of the…

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The New Kind of Workplace Bully

Ah, the workplace bully… the loud, obnoxious, and invasive personality that seems to pop-up when they are least expected and most unwanted. Put a group of strangers in a room together, and individual personalities are bound to clash. People might have different ideas of how a department should run, disagreements over prioritization, and frustration with…

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Motivate and Engage Employees in Tech

The Tech industry is the most rapidly growing sector of the economy. It is also sometimes insulated from certain economic booms and busts because organizations in tech often provide innovative and flexible solutions to practical problems. For example, the global health crisis caused by COVID-19 has caused the global economy to take a nosedive, with…

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Steps to Conduct Reductions in Force

COVID-19 has brought large portions of the global and national economies to a screeching halt. Businesses are seeing slowdowns and the stock market has taken a dive the likes of which we have not seen since 1987’s Black Monday. State governments are encouraging employers to take advantage of work-sharing programs, and furlough rates are at…

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What You Need to Know About COVID-19

Today’s coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is affecting employers in numerous ways, including how to navigate leaves of absence, how to navigate the business need for layoffs or furloughs, and how to avoid the appearance of bias in your management decisions. We’ll address these challenges generally. For purposes of this summary, we assume an “at-will” employment relationship,…