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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.

Half of workers say pandemic stalled career growth

A full 50% of working Americans say their career development has stalled or even regressed during the pandemic, says a survey of 1,000 workers by Doodle, an online scheduling firm.

Complicated vaccine questions for employers

As COVID vaccines become more widely available in the coming months, employers have big questions to answer: Should they require it for all employees? What if employees refuse? Are the vaccines covered cost-free under your group health plan?

Lessons from America’s worst employers of 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has taught us a lot about ourselves and fellow Americans. These lessons also extend to the workplace.

Limit covid by addressing off-duty behavior

Here’s what you can and cannot do to get your workforce safely through the holiday season without catching the coronavirus.

OSHA’s coronavirus-related fines pass $3.5 million since March

Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic through Dec. 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued citations arising from 263 inspections for violations relating to coronavirus, resulting in penalties totaling $3,504,345.

CDC offers employer resources to address covid-rage incidents

News reports regularly feature accounts of low-wage retail and restaurant employees being assaulted by customers who object to being told to put on a mask or leave. Now the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have published a web page of advice to help employers counter that threat.

Snapshot: How worried are workers about catching covid-19?

About half of workers who must interact with others on the job are concerned they may be exposed to the coronavirus.

Working from home: Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Nine months into white-collar America’s mass move to remote work, many of us miss the socialization of office life. Others couldn’t be happier working from home.