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Snapshot: For most employees, remote work really works!

87% of employees who work from home say they have the technology they need.

Plans flexible about return-to-work this spring

Forty percent of organizations that shifted to remote work last March plan to have employees return to the workplace by this March, according to a new survey by the Conference Board.

Employers rely on basics to stay coronavirus safe

Physical distancing, requiring employees to wear facemasks, encouraging frequent hand washing and regularly disinfecting equipment and surfaces are the pillars of maintaining a safe workplace, Mercer Health found.

DOL has new rules for electronic posters

The government-mandated posters that adorn breakroom bulletin boards in workplaces nationwide don’t do much good when employees are working from home. That’s why the Department of Labor just issued new field guidance on how employers should inform employees about their rights.

Biden to issue freeze on latest Trump HR regs

President-elect Joe Biden plans to act fast to pump the brakes on last-minute Trump administration regulations affecting HR.

The HR I.Q. Test: January ’21

Here’s your monthly quiz on HR news and trends.

Develop a legal, fair and effective coronavirus vaccination policy

Employers may require employees to be vaccinated against the coronavirus in order to keep their jobs, according to just-released EEOC guidance. However, they must be prepared to make exceptions.

Workers who say they can do their jobs from home

The ability to work from home correlates strongly with income.

Silver linings among pandemic’s dark clouds

Despite the devastation it has wrought, the coronavirus pandemic is yielding some unexpected benefits for employers, according to a new survey by the Mercer consulting firm.

Now it’s your turn to complain

When a product or service you’ve purchased for your company goes wrong, your role switches from manager to customer. Yes, you have to call a service rep, complain, and have a problem corrected. Not fun, but as negotiation expert Marc Freeman points out, the skills you’ve learned as a manager will help.