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How we created employee ‘communities’ to build life skills

07/22/2021
Wayne H. Perry started Cornerstone Village to gather his employees who share common interests and life goals through the formation of five distinct communities within the company: financial literacy, real estate, humanitarianism, entrepreneurship and health/wellness.

How to undo your WFH arrangements: 4 steps

05/21/2021
If your organization is preparing to call employees back into the workplace after a 15-month work-from-home COVID hiatus, it’s important to be aware of the potential legal risks. That includes dealing with workers who want to stay remote, either as a preference or as a legal accommodation.

Domestic terrorism warning: It’s time to review your emergency plan

02/09/2021
A new advisory bulletin from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security warns that the greatest terrorist threat facing the nation today comes from what it calls “Domestic Violent Extremists”—in other words, homegrown terrorists. It’s time to review your violence prevention programs.

2021 crystal ball: HR trends to prepare for

11/24/2020
While there’s light on the COVID horizon, uncertainty won’t be tossed out with the 2020 calendar. In the coming year, HR departments will need to continue to adapt to changing health, economic and social conditions. Here are seven key trends to prepare for.

3 strategies to ease post-covid return to work

11/24/2020
As coronavirus vaccines start to appear as hopeful glimmers on the pandemic horizon, employers and employees alike have begun contemplating how the post-covid workplace will work.

8 questions office managers must address before return-to-work

11/07/2020
Before a possible influx of employees back into the office, make sure you’ve begun to explore solutions to the following dilemmas.

Restarting business travel? Plan for COVID hurdles

10/15/2020
Business travel during the pandemic is complicated and carries several restrictions and employment law considerations.

Business continuity: Make a plan to prepare for disasters

10/06/2020
Nimble organizations fare best when the unexpected occurs. The coronavirus crisis proved that. Being able to quickly adjust operations and staffing levels is an essential part of quickly getting your business running after danger passes.

Lean on your team for decision-making

09/25/2020
Making decisions is a natural part of being a manager, but you don’t have to go it alone. In fact, learning how to collaborate with your team for decision-making can improve group dynamics, reduce stress and uncertainty and make your staff feel like their voice truly matters.

8 tips to make HR effective in times of crisis

07/28/2020
As an HR pro, you probably played a key role in helping your organization survive the roller coaster of the Great Recession and the subsequent rocky recovery. The skills that were indispensable a dozen years ago can help you make sure HR remains effective as we weather the upheaval caused by the pandemic.