retool healthcare workforce practices

As businesses reopen, there is both a need and an opportunity to rethink many healthcare workforce practices. Large and small, emergent and ambulatory, medical and dental organizations—every healthcare organization has changed. Some have been stretched and worn thin on the front lines. Others have been sidelined as elective procedures and appointments were postponed or canceled.…

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time off management

Time off management gets harder when there are more moving parts—multiple employees, different categories of leave, federal and local rules, internal policies. When we first published this blog in January 2020, we had no idea just how much more important time off management would become a few weeks later. What Has Changed? Dramatic increase in…

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retool manufacturing workforce practices

It’s time to retool your manufacturing workforce practices. Chances are your workplace looks a lot different from 6 months ago. Work schedules, locations, and hours all changed. Your supply chain, distribution networks, and standard operating procedures have taken a hit. You improvised because there was no playbook. You kept the operation running. Now what? The…

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HR first responders

Post-COVID business recovery depends on HR leadership. Johnny C. Taylor Jr., President & CEO at SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management), characterized HR professionals as corporate first responders. They are on the front lines helping organizations work through pandemic-triggered disruption. HR will need to be the stewards of physical and mental health, continuity, and wellness.…

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offboarding

It’s unfortunate that offboarding is a buzzy topic right now. It’s unpleasant even when business is booming. Mass offboarding of valued employees can be overwhelming. Nevertheless, it’s important for HR directors to get it right. What is offboarding? Offboarding is the process of ending the employment relationship between an employer and employee. There are multiple…

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business recovery

Pivoting in Uncertain Times Uncertainty is uncomfortable—and inspirational. Companies across America are pivoting to meet new demand and rethink operations. They combine creativity, determination, and technology to retool, retrench and rebuild. New production lines, online shops, takeout, curbside service, home delivery, remote work, drive-by clinics and telehealth are all inspired by uncertainty and need. Retool:…

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small business coronavirus tax credit

Updated June 9, 2020 What programs in the recent relief bills help small businesses? In March 2020, the federal government passed three multi trillion-dollar relief bills which represent the largest economic stimulus in US history. The Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act–Passed March 6, 2020  Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)–Passed March 18, 2020)  Coronavirus Aid,…

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