Ways To Combat The New Labor Crisis In America

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Key takeaways in this blog:

  • Employers across industries nationwide are feeling a national labor shortage.
  • There are several factors contributing to the labor shortage, including current unemployment benefits, family care and workplace safety concerns.
  • Flexible work schedules, including remote options, are expected to become a permanent fixture in many industries.
  • Organizations looking to attract and retain the best talent should consider offering unique benefits to employees, including childcare, education options and more.

Women In The Workplace – How Employers Can Fight The Current Female Labor Crisis

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  • COVID-19 has negatively impacted women in the workforce both in terms of job loss and recovery.
  • Traditional gender roles, essential function tasks and employer policies have attributed to women exiting the workforce.
  • Return-to-work plans (“returnships”) can help women return to the workforce and fight resume gap bias.
  • Reskilling and providing flexible schedules also offers women more opportunities in the workplace.  

Virtual Interview Tips for Employers

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  • Your virtual job interview setup is important for candidates with impairments and in representing your company

  • Your interview process should be clear, concise and include post-interview follow-up steps

  • Pre-interview video submissions may serve to help expedite the process 

American Rescue Plan: COBRA Subsidies

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Authored by: Emily Ahluwalia, MSIO, SHRM-CP

In an effort to combat the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, Congress passed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). ARPA was signed into law on March 11, 2021 and includes a 100% COBRA premium subsidy for eligible individuals for a six-month period beginning April 1, 2021 and ending September 30, 2021.

Building Your Workplace Through Wellness Programs

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  • Wellness programs have long proven to produce benefits for employees and organizations
  • Wellness programs are a strong way to inherently promote office culture and increase retention
  • Professional employer organizations (PEOs) can offer wellness programs suited to small-/mid-sized businesses comparable to large organizations but at cost-effective pricing

Retaining Talent in the Wake of a Global Pandemic

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Key topics explored in this blog:

  • As a result of the pandemic, many employees are considering career moves at considerably higher rates than in the past
  • Employers should consider expanding benefits in creative ways to attract and retain employees.
  • Diversity, inclusion and social responsibility are important not just for business advancements, but also retaining employees

Resources to Help Develop a Vaccination Policy for the Workplace

Erigo Employer Solutions is dedicated to providing employers with news and resources to help them make the best decisions for their business, employees and customers/clients. As COVID-19 vaccines become more available, many businesses are working to develop workplace vaccination policies. Erigo President and CEO, Allyson Cook, recently shared advice with several local Greater Cincinnati news outlets on how to develop one that is right for your business.

The Top 3 Considerations To Fully Reopen Your Business

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Key topics featured in this blog

  • How to determine what phase of reopening your business is in the return-to-work process.
  • What needs to be in your return-to-work plan?
  • What are potential legal ramifications of your policies?

Erigo Welcomes Three New Employees Late in 2020

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Erigo is excited about the opportunities 2021 presents to our region, clients, and team. To ensure we are able to grow our business and our clients' organizations we are excited to introduce everyone to our new team members. Their expertise and support will allow us to continue to provide outstanding service to clients and a team-oriented environment, which is key to the success of any endeavor. Please join us in welcoming Lisa Prewitt, Kirstie Hunter, and Amy Neltner to the team!

Holiday Office Parties In The Wake Of Coronavirus

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The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed every aspect of our working lives as we know it. As the end of the year approaches and a second surge in cases has led many state and local officials to pass new rounds of mandates and closures, many organizations are trying to figure out how to reimagine a yearly staple: The traditional holiday party.

In a recent survey conducted by Challenger, Gray & Christmas, 55% of the 189 human resources professionals surveyed said their company is not having a holiday celebration in 2020 – the most since they started tracking such plans. With the second surge in COVID-19 cases nationwide upon us and the CDC’s advisory that indoor events pose a greater risk to spread the virus, it’s likely that percentage may rise significantly in the coming weeks.