How to Help Employees Communicate More Effectively

Isabelle TobeBlog, HR Management, HR Topics0 Comments

In an ideal world, communication would be easy. We’d immediately know exactly what to say or write. Emails, Slack messages, and reply threads would practically write themselves. And there’d be no confusion about what anyone meant, ever. Of course, communication never works that way. We stare at the computer screen trying to decide how to begin an email. We misspeak … Read More

States and Municipalities Are Protecting Natural Hair

Olivia TrompetaBlog, HR Management, HR Topics, Human Capital Management0 Comments

With the recent addition of Connecticut, eight states and a number of municipalities have passed laws prohibiting race-based hair discrimination, also known as natural hair discrimination. CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) acts are laws intended to create and enforce legal protections so that employees don’t have to hide their racial identity by changing their natural … Read More

Payroll & Tax Logistics for Remote Workers – Don’t Be Scared!

Isabelle TobeBlog, Compliance / Regulations, HR Management, HR Topics, Talent Management0 Comments

Nine months into the pandemic, around 42% percent of the American workforce was working from home full-time. (Upwork)  And, according to a Gartner survey, 47% of employers will allow employees to work from home full-time after the pandemic. For many, the benefits of eliminating rent costs and providing more flexibility for their employees is enticing enough to make the switch … Read More

Can Employers Require Employees to Get Vaccinated? 

Lesley BrunoBlog, Compliance / Regulations, Health Care, HR Management, HR Topics, Human Capital Management0 Comments

The COVID-19 vaccine is here and if you are a business owner or manager, you should begin to think about how you will approach the vaccine in your workplace.  In mid-December, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its guidance to include what you may and may not do as an employer in terms of requiring or encouraging employees to … Read More

HR Planning for the New Year: Navigating Positive Cases, Quarantines, Mask Mandates, and Vaccine Roll-Outs

Isabelle TobeBlog, Compliance / Regulations, HR Management, HR Topics0 Comments

This year, HR pros around the globe have been running at full speed trying to keep up with the compounding challenges brought on by the pandemic. And, while “planning ahead” may seem impossible these days, we can offer some blueprints for navigating the current and potential COVID challenges we see coming our way in 2021. In preparation for the winter … Read More