How to Develop a Continuity Plan During a Pandemic

How to Develop a Continuity Plan During a Pandemic

In the event of a health pandemic, such as the current COVID-19 (coronavirus), employers will play a key role in protecting employees’ health and safety as well as limiting the impact on the economy and society. Employers may experience employee absences,...
Compliance Issues Arising from the Coronavirus Outbreak

Compliance Issues Arising from the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the number of reported cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to rise, employers are increasingly confronted with the possibility of an outbreak in the workplace. Employers are obligated to maintain a safe and healthy work environment for their...
Ways to Help Employees Embrace Workplace Change

Ways to Help Employees Embrace Workplace Change

Workplace changes are common across all organizations. Although some employees may embrace various changes to company systems or procedures, most individuals find workplace changes to be confusing, stressful and overwhelming. In fact, a recent study found that 71...
Can Employers Extend an Employee’s Probationary Period?

Can Employers Extend an Employee’s Probationary Period?

Q: Can we extend an employee’s probationary period? They aren’t meeting expectations yet. A: You can extend an introductory period, but we would recommend a different approach. We’d also advise against using the word “probationary.” We’ll explain both points....
How to Overcome 4 Challenges Companies Face in the Hiring Process

How to Overcome 4 Challenges Companies Face in the Hiring Process

According to a study by Glassdoor.com, the time required for the hiring process in the U.S. and abroad has grown exponentially in recent years, averaging almost 23 days from the first contact to offer acceptance. Employers and HR departments are struggling, now more...
The Pros and Cons of a Four-day Workweek

The Pros and Cons of a Four-day Workweek

Employers everywhere are beginning to see the direct link between employee well-being and company success. In fact, a recent survey reported that 31 percent of U.S. employees would be willing to give up a portion of their salary to have an improved work-life balance —...

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