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COLLECTION: March coronavirus news

By: | May 5, 2020
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March 31: Furloughs: An alternative strategy for managing the workforce

The concept is becoming a reality for many workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.

March 31: Employers look at cost-cutting as COVID-19 impacts economy

While implementing a hiring freeze tops most HR strategies to combat COVID-19, few employers say they will stop or delay pay raises.

March 31: How CFOs are ‘planning for the worst, hoping for the best’

Financial executives are approaching the ongoing impact of COVID-19 in a markedly different environment from two weeks ago.

March 30: CVS Health adding benefits as a result of coronavirus

The retailer is turning to bonuses, expanded sick leave and a daycare benefit to assist and keep its employees during the pandemic.

 

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March 30: Hiring: Placed on hold

HR leaders are exploring how to keep candidates engaged during hiring delays.

March 30: Setting priorities every 4 hours: the new normal for leaders

The way we need to work now is more than just adapting to the work processes we had in place last week, as we moved to our new virtual workforce.

March 30: What COVID-19 has already taught employers

Wells Fargo, Novartis and Northwestern Mutual share lessons learned from handling COVID-19 in the workplace.

March 27: Stimulus package provides tax relief for student loan benefits

Employers will get a tax break for annual contributions toward employees’ student debt this year—a move that may prevent employers from dropping the benefit for now.

March 27: How employers handle today’s crisis will matter in the long-term

Employees and future candidates will remember the response.

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March 27: COVID-19 pushes employers to virtual interviewing

Among employers still recruiting, many are turning to HR tech products to maintain a safe distance while finding new talent.

March 26: Kroger handing out bonuses, adding COVID-19 leave

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The nation’s largest grocer is among the employers aiming to help frontline workers with benefits during the pandemic.

March 26: 4 critical issues when designing emergency paid leave

When designing an emergency leave pay program, larger employers have a few main questions to answer.

March 26: Jobless claims hit record high amid COVID-19 precautions

With 3.28 million workers displaced due to impacts from coronavirus, experts say this could provide an opportunity for a “new talent market.”

March 26: How to keep employees connected to EAPs and other resources

Anxiety is high, but employers can offer assistance to struggling workers.

March 26: Averbook: Coronavirus is ‘biggest opportunity in our careers’

Follow these 10 guideposts to use today’s challenges to create tomorrow’s success.

March 25: Hiring: Placed on hold

HR leaders are exploring how to keep candidates engaged during hiring delays.

March 25: Insights from a CHRO: Prosek Partners’ Karen Davis

How Karen Niovitch Davis harnesses the people power of the financial-services sector, and how COVID-19 has impacted the world of HR.

March 24: Coalition: Protect employer-sponsored health coverage amid coronavirus

Employers, other industry insiders call on policymakers to help safeguard coverage for millions.

March 24: 8 benefits employers should zero in on during the COVID-19 pandemic

Continued health coverage, paid sick leave, financial wellness programs and more take the spotlight.

March 24: Managing for today—and tomorrow

HR leaders need to be making quick decisions but can’t lose sight of long-term strategy.

March 24: The new reality of remote work and caregiving

How can employers help homebound employees who are juggling a convergence of responsibilities?

March 24: Josh Bersin: HR’s role in crisis: creating a sense of trust

Now more than ever, HR needs to foster a sense of safety, trust and collective thinking in our people.

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March 23: How employers should address employees’ 401(k) concerns

As employees panic about what’s happening to their retirement accounts as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, employers need to provide reassurance and preach patience.

March 23: Steve Boese: Coronavirus and the challenge to HR everywhere

We are all facing this unprecedented disruption together.

March 20: Jason Averbook: Navigating the NOW of Work

The now of work didn’t just knock on our door; it let itself in our houses.

March 20: The unpleasant questions behind the spread of the coronavirus

An honest relationship with employees is key to helping organizations navigate this new era of work.

March 19: HR-tech providers are stepping up with free access to data, apps

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on American workplaces, several HR-tech providers are offering their solutions at no cost.

March 19: HR-tech providers are stepping up with free access to data, apps

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on American workplaces, several HR-tech providers are offering their solutions at no cost.

March 19: Does the Families First Act go far enough for SMB employers?

Following the bill’s passage, one expert suggests short-term layoffs could provide better benefits to small business employees than the paid sick time provided in the law.

March 19: Sustaining engagement with newly remote workers

Flexibility and communication are key.

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March 18: Target updates benefits in wake of coronavirus

Joining other employers that are making changes during the pandemic, the retailer will provide backup family care and more paid sick time.

March 18: How this HR leader navigated SARS, H1N1

Looking to the past may help HR leaders figure out a plan for COVID-19.

March 18: Why telehealth should be a priority for employers

The current pandemic is making virtual healthcare a necessity.

March 18: How this HR leader navigated SARS, H1N1

Looking to the past may help HR leaders figure out a plan for COVID-19.

March 17: Answering your legal questions about coronavirus

As the pandemic unfolds, employers are entering new legal territory.

March 16: 3 priorities for CHROs navigating coronavirus absences

Data can be an important tool in meeting those goals.

March 16: Have a sick employee? Send them home right now.

That cough or sneeze could be causing panic in your workplace.

March 16: Protecting senior workers from COVID-19

With people over 60 at heightened risk of severe illness, how should employers respond?

March 14: 4 ways to encourage resilience during coronavirus panic

HR leaders can model confidence by first addressing their own anxiety.

March 12: Paid leave at the center of the coronavirus conversation

Lawmakers and employers look to find ways to help workers impacted by the coronavirus.

March 12: Attacking the coronavirus with clear plans, policies

Employers providing consistent, accurate information to workers is vital.

March 11: Coronavirus driving work-from-home mandates 

How can employers remain proactive without causing panic?

March 5: ‘Handshake-free’ meetings and other coronavirus precautions

March 4: Steve Boese: Navigating mergers, acquisitions and coronavirus

This past week has shown just how interconnected our world is—for better and worse.

March 4: How employers can manage employees during coronavirus crisis

Privacy and nondiscrimination should be chief priorities as organizations grapple with the growing crisis.

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March 3: How HR can get ahead of a potential recession

Six things you can do now in case coronavirus fast-tracks the U.S. into an economic downturn.

March 3: Coronavirus: Why employers need to strike a balance on communication

Workforce health and safety is vital, but employers shouldn’t incite panic in their messaging.

Feb. 10: Coronavirus: HR’s role

HR leaders should safeguard against the spread of the illness, without causing panic, experts say

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