Keeping Employees Safe at Holiday Parties Without Sacrificing the Holly and Jolly

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THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS POST

  • As the COVID-19 Pandemic draws on, more companies are hosting in-person holiday parties than last year.
  • However, a study found that 22% of companies are still unsure what their plans will be this year.
  • The team at Erigo has pulled together some considerations to help your organization make the best decision for your business and employees.

How Businesses Can Prepare as OSHA's Emergency Temporary Standard Plays Out in the Courts

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THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS POST

  • The U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA announced an Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) for vaccine mandates and testing.
  • Enforcement of the standard is currently paused due to legal challenges. 
  • Erigo recommends that employers prepare for future enforcement of the standard.

The Key to Fighting a Labor Shortage Crisis in a Pandemic

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THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS POST

  • As a result of the pandemic, many employees are considering career moves at considerably higher rates than in the past.
  • The key to fighting the labor crisis for employers will be focusing on retention.
  • Employers should consider expanding benefits and focusing on diversity, inclusion and social responsibility.

Virtual Reality: The Pros and Cons of Remote Vs. In-Person Work

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THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS POST

  • Remote work has presented unique challenges for employers’ work models.
  • A review of documented pros that may make keeping some form of remote work attractive to employers.
  • Potential negative side effects of remote work, such as tax laws, that require careful consideration before determining return-to-office work policies.

Ways To Combat The New Labor Crisis In America

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THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS POST

  • 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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THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS POST

  • 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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THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS POST

  • 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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THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS POST

  • 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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THREE KEY TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS POST

  • 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