COVID and PHI

COVID and Health Information Privacy

As COVID-19 case numbers in the US continue to coast at an all time high, we need to keep our safety guards up now more than ever. Though, as the winter season pushes us indoors and reports of a vaccine grow more promising each day, we may continue to see our infection numbers climb. With…

Is COVID Dividing Your Workforce?

During one of the most heated election years to date, amid a civil rights movement akin to the 1992 Rodney King riots, bi-partisanship is at an all-time high. Employees are already skirting around political disagreements and avoiding topics that are triggering or sensitive for those around them. Not to mention, we are in the middle…

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An Employee’s Journey with COVID-19

Since news of the Coronavirus first hit early 2020, I think we have all been at least a little more cautious at the first sign of a sniffle. When I started to feel what felt like a cold coming on, I paid close attention. I was worried because my husband, an essential worker in the…

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How to Facilitate Inclusive Video Calls

As of late, video calls take up a large portion of our day, and they are the closest we can get to in-person team meetings. Seeing as this is unlikely to change any time soon, it’s important to acknowledge some issues that can come with video conferencing, and equip ourselves with the tools to mitigate…

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Employee Engagement During a Pandemic

Maintaining a strong company culture and employee engagement already has its own obstacles. When you throw in a sudden virtual workplace, that creates another set of challenges that people leaders are still trying to figure out. With COVID-19, we don’t know when we’ll go back to the normal official life. People leaders from small to…

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How to Talk About COVID-19 at Work

By now, we’ve learned that the COVID-19 pandemic is about so much more than just the virus, especially in how it has affected our work lives. Misinformation, fear, politics, and pre-existing beliefs and mindsets make it hard for employees to know what to do, what to say, and how to act towards their colleagues. Regardless,…

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Why Your Employees Need a Mental Break Right Now

From dealing with the uncertainty of COVID-19 pandemic to the rise in protests against systemic racism and government issues, people are experiencing anxiety and emotional stress daily. We’ve been experiencing constant shifts in our day-to-day lives, wondering when we’ll be able to see and hug our loved ones again, when we will go back to…

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Do You Know How Your Workforce is Feeling?

The coronavirus pandemic has led to job loss for more than one out of every ten Americans. New data from the post-outbreak workforce suggests that those lucky enough to still have a job are experiencing less trust, empathy, and respect in their reconfigured workplaces. In March, we released Emtrain’s Workplace Culture Report 2020, which provides…