Human Resources

Improving Virtual Meetings

Improving Virtual Meetings

There’s no denying that virtual meetings have become a workplace norm. Several factors fueling that growth include access, price and need. Most laptops, tablets and smartphones have built-in webcams and microphones so employees can dial in to a virtual meeting from anywhere and at any time. These technology advancements have created affordable and easy-to-use tools …

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Ghosting in the Workplace

Ghosting in the Workplace

You found a great job candidate, but now they aren’t responding to your calls and emails about an interview. Your new hire never showed up for their first day. An employee left work one day and never returned. These are all examples of ghosting in the workplace—abruptly ending communication without explanation. What Is Ghosting? Ghosting …

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CARES Act Allows Tax-free Student Loan Assistance

CARES Act Allows Tax-free Student Loan Assistance

Among other measures aimed at easing student loan burdens during the coronavirus pandemic, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) includes a provision that temporarily allows employers to make tax-free payments of up to $5,250 toward their employees’ student loans. Under this provision, employer payments toward their employees’ qualified educational loans between …

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COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave: Key Provisions

COVID-19 Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Family Medical Leave: Key Provisions

On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which goes into effect on April 2, 2020. The new law imposes sweeping new emergency paid leave and expanded family medical leave requirements for employers nationwide. Here is a summary of the key provisions affecting employers: EMERGENCY PAID SICK LEAVE …

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Resolving Workplace Conflicts

Resolving Workplace Conflicts

Workplace conflicts are inevitable. Clashing personalities, stressors at work and simply spending large amounts of time with the same group of people can generate conflict. In fact, a recent study revealed that 85% of employees reported dealing with some form of conflict at their workplace. Unresolved workplace conflicts not only negatively impact employee morale, but …

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