What Do Employees Expect In 2021?

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One of the most surprising aftereffects of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic is that while unemployment is high, it’s still tough to get open positions full. In part, that’s because the crisis revealed weaknesses in systems we rely on, including healthcare, schools, employment, infrastructure. As a result, employees are questioning several aspects of their work lives…. Read more »

5 Trends in Employee Benefits for 2021 Open Enrollment

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By Jodi Wellhoefer It’s that time of year again: time for companies to examine their current employee benefits and consider their options for increasing value – preferably without increasing cost. This year, such decisions are further complicated (and made more challenging) by a global pandemic. Unsurprisingly, many companies are focusing on tools to help employees… Read more »

Leading in Turbulent Times

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This is a guest post by Richard Fagerlin. My wife and I have four boys: Christian, Preston, Jackson, and Lincoln. When they were little, the street in front of our house was completely off-limits. The risk was too great. But if they were still afraid to cross the street as thirteen-year-olds, or twenty-year-olds, we’d have… Read more »

Successfully Leading During Protests and Civil Unrest

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By Kevin Eikenberry The events of the past few days have been emotional for everyone. A glance at the news will leave you horrified, hurt, angry, sad, or one of many other emotions. I am not qualified to offer solutions to the anger, protests, and violence. Rather, I write to you as a fellow leader… Read more »

Employer’s Guide for Returning to the Workplace

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By Davidson French and Lymari Martinez Cromwell As the U.S. economy reopens in the coming weeks and months, employers are faced with the challenge of bringing employees back to work to a workplace that is drastically different from the one that existed just weeks ago. While states and cities will have unique requirements and conditions… Read more »

Coronavirus – Workplace Discrimination Concerns

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By Steven Alvarado Webster’s defines xenophobia as “fear and hatred of strangers or foreigners or of anything that is strange or foreign.” The history of pandemic infectious disease outbreaks usually leads to unwarranted attacks on a certain group of people for its origin. Two recent pandemics highlight this issue: H1N1 (or the “Swine Flu”) and… Read more »