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How to Rehire Furloughed Employees

Posted by Allyson Edwards on May 7, 2020 10:55:20 AM

In times of economic downturn, employers may choose to furlough employees vs. laying off employees, but what does it mean to be furloughed?

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Topics: Leadership, Staffing, Workforce Management, HR

The Impact of COVID-19 on Employee Mental Health

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Apr 30, 2020 10:29:40 AM

COVID-19 has its own set of physical symptoms, but with 1 in 5 Americans suffering from some form of mental illness, this period of uncertainty is not the time to let mental health take a back seat.

A recent study shows that nearly 7 in 10 employees report that the COVID-19 pandemic is the most stressful time of their entire professional career. These high stress levels are reflected in the increase of prescriptions filled in mid-March with 78% of all anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and anti-insomnia prescriptions being filled as new prescriptions.  

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Topics: Leadership, Healthcare, Disaster Plan, HR

How to Get a Job After the COVID-19 Crisis

Posted by Guest Post on Apr 21, 2020 7:27:00 AM

Did you realize that the economic impact from the COVID-19 crisis is predicted to reduce the gross domestic product by nearly 3% in the United States? The negative impact this global pandemic has caused will take years to repair. If you are currently laid off or out of work as a result of this pandemic, your main goal should be preparing for life after COVID-19.

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Break Activity: HR Word Search

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Apr 14, 2020 10:10:15 AM

Many employees around the world have made the overnight transition to working remote. Some employers show concern about maintaining employee productivity while other employers fear the opposite reality- job burnout.

Working remote can be challenging for those that are not accustomed to the lifestyle and individuals often have a difficult time separating work-life from home-life, as they now feel that they're "always on the clock".

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Topics: HR

A Breakdown of The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 25, 2020 9:28:18 AM

On March 18, 2020 the Families First Coronavirus Response Act was signed into law. This legislation expands FMLA and Paid Sick Leave benefits for most organizations with under 500 employees and will take effect on April 1, 2020.

Check out the infographic below for a breakdown on this new law and how it impacts you and your people.

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Topics: Compliance, HR

10 Tips For Staying Productive While Working From Home

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 23, 2020 2:02:34 PM

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of people that regularly go into an office are now being asked to work from home. Transforming your home into an office may not be as easy as you think, especially for those that don't have a lot of experience working in a remote environment.

Here are a few things  that you can do to help yourself stay productive: 

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Topics: Now Trending, Workforce Management, HR

PeopleGuru Update on COVID-19

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 18, 2020 5:32:02 PM

As concern about the current COVID-19 outbreak grows, PeopleGuru is doing our very best to keep everyone healthy and safe in the workplace while also minimizing the disruptions to our day-to-day operations. However, there are a few things to keep in mind during this unprecedented time:

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Topics: Now Trending

10 Tips On How to Identify a Phishing Email

Posted by Allyson Edwards on Mar 16, 2020 9:57:59 AM

Did you know that 1 in 10 phishing emails succeed?

It can be really difficult to differentiate between a phishing email and a real email. Hackers study patterns and use technology to help imitate people making emails looks like they’re coming from someone you know or trust.

Although there is no way to completely stop the attacks, organizations are investing in software and providing training to employees to help mitigate the risk associated with phishing schemes. 

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Topics: Now Trending, Technology, Disaster Plan

The 5 Biggest Resume Debates

Posted by Guest Post on Mar 12, 2020 7:37:00 AM

Putting together a resume isn't always easy. There are a lot of factors to consider: modern trends, showcasing your skills in the best light, including everything that needs to be included, and so on. These factors spark a significant amount of debate about best practices.

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Topics: Recruiting

5 Tips to Get Your Workforce Tech Savvy

Posted by Guest Post on Feb 27, 2020 3:27:41 PM

The more people that you work with, the more obvious it becomes there are lots of workers who just aren’t tech savvy.

Some people are able to learn new systems instantly and diagnose and fix their own tech issues. Other people aren’t even comfortable converting a Word doc to a PDF.

And that can be a big problem, especially if you’re about to implement some new tech.

If you’re struggling with team members whose tech skills aren’t up to snuff, you’re not alone. It can be frustrating, but there are some ways to deal with it.

Here are five tips to get your workforce tech savvy:

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Topics: Technology

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