COLLECTION: September coronavirus news

By: | October 1, 2020 • 6 min read
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Sept. 30: Is microlearning the wave of the L&D future?

NINJIO’s new HR content explores sensitive workplace issues in short, celebrity-featured videos.

Sept. 30: Technology and the modern workplace: Cultivating D&I

Top 100 HR Tech Influencer delves into how to leverage technology to foster trust and boost diversity, inclusion.

Sept. 30: Technology and the modern workplace: Cultivating D&I

Top 100 HR Tech Influencer delves into how to leverage technology to foster trust and boost diversity, inclusion.

Sept. 30: Why this CHRO is bringing ‘safety first’ to life

Integrity Staffing Solutions’ Susan Baxter says HR and safety go hand in hand, even before the pandemic.

Sept. 29: Which COVID response stage is your organization in?

Financial survival and workplace safety are just the beginning. Here’s what HR needs to do next.

Sept. 29: 4 tips to encourage employees to get a flu shot

Flu season has arrived in this unconventional year for healthcare.

Sept. 29: Why investing in safety training is good business right now

Ensuring all employees are educated about safety policies today can prevent legal issues tomorrow.

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Sept. 29: How COVID-19 prompted a ‘180’ in office design

The open-office concept is a thing of the past, experts say.

Sept. 28: Pandemic to drive up employer health costs next year

Deferred healthcare this year will fuel increases in employer costs for healthcare benefits in 2021.

Sept. 28: What’s most important in workplace contact tracing?

HR needs to proceed with caution, especially around confidentiality.

Sept. 28: What’s most important in workplace contact tracing?

HR needs to proceed with caution, especially around confidentiality.

Sept. 25: COVID spotlights need for paid leave mandates

With Families First Act protections falling away, advocates are calling for a public-private solution.

Sept. 25: Averbook: We’re waging war for our own talent

True workforce experience is about building connection, not settling for connecting alone.

Sept. 25: Benefits news you may have missed: Sept. 21-25

From why employers should act now on mental health to how financial wellness programs are changing, here are some of the week’s top stories.

Sept. 25: These are the ‘revolutionary changes’ coming HR’s way

Josh Bersin previews his HR Tech keynote on the HR disruptions the pandemic is creating.

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Sept. 25: Can HR ban politically focused face masks?

Consistency is key when it comes to free speech policies, experts say.

Sept. 24: Number of the day: ineffective childcare programs

Employers are boosting efforts to meet workers’ childcare needs, but only 39% of employers feel those are effective.

Sept. 24: How HR is reimagining the office of the future

Improved air systems and touchless elevators are among the plans.

Sept. 23: Media giant launches mental health day as company holiday

Thomson Reuters is the latest employer to give workers a day off for mental wellbeing—and this one is permanent.

Sept. 22: HR Tech number of the day: workplace tech

Adoption of workplace technology is paying off for HR departments, Paychex research finds.

Sept. 22: How coaching can counter the ‘upheaval’ of the pandemic

One online coaching solution says it has seen sharp growth since March.

Sept. 22: Why HR needs to watch out for ‘immunity discrimination’

‘Immunity discrimination’ could become HR’s next legal nightmare.

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Sept. 22: Inside Citizens Bank’s unique COVID-era benefits

Tutoring benefit, job support for laid-off spouses among the employer’s strategies to address employees’ pain points.

Sept. 21: 4 tips for sustaining hiring momentum through COVID

Six months into the pandemic, SimpliSafe’s HR leader reflects on the company’s recruiting and hiring growth.

Sept. 21: Why employers should act now on mental health

With anxiety, depression and stress continuing, experts warn of serious consequences if companies don’t prioritize workers’ emotional wellbeing.

Sept. 21: When the office goes, what happens to culture?

Organizations of all sizes are struggling to maintain company culture as remote work continues.

Sept. 21: When the office goes, what happens to culture?

Organizations of all sizes are struggling to maintain company culture as remote work continues.

Industry leader Josh Bersin delivered the opening keynote address at the 2019 HR Tech conference.

Sept. 21: Meet the HR Tech keynote speakers: Josh Bersin

The industry analyst sounds off on how the pandemic will shape HR in the long-term.

Sept. 18: Benefits news you may have missed: Sept. 14-18

From why COVID is driving the value of benefits to the two health issues employers should target now, here are some of the week’s top stories.

Sept. 18: How many working parents have quit due to the pandemic?

New data highlights the work HR and company leaders must do to prevent a further exodus from the workforce.

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Sept. 18: This is the big opportunity employers are missing out on during COVID

A new study found that employees are craving more career development.

Sept. 17: Number of the day: the rise of caregivers during COVID-19

The pandemic is accelerating the caregiving crisis. Here’s what that means for HR leaders.

Sept. 17: Returning to the workplace: opportunities, pitfalls for employers

Key considerations? Communication, explaining why and remaining creative and flexible.

Sept. 17: Averbook: Employee engagement is hard; How to overcome that

Focused, digital-first engagement efforts should be supported by HR tech, but technology alone is not the solution.

Sept. 17: Workers fear getting fired for discussing COVID-19 stress

Employees are worried about discussing mental health in the workplace. That needs to change, experts say.

Sept. 16: Q&A with HR Tech Influencer: Ben Brooks

Learn more from this industry leader during a live chat later this week on Twitter.

Sept. 16: Bersin: 3 ways to move beyond D&I and foster belonging at work

A high-belonging culture is the most effective way to bring about real change.

Sept. 16: Creativity is at the heart of this company’s remote work culture

Virtual 5Ks, team-building exercise and more have kept West Monroe employees connected.

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Sept. 16: Employers’ latest quandary: COVID-19 vaccines

One expert says the legal outlook for HR is “clear as mud.”

Sept. 15: Sage-Gavin: Social innovation in astonishing times

New solutions to new problems are constantly emerging, and they’re making a real difference.

Sept. 15: Why coronavirus is driving the value of employee benefits

New research also offers important lessons with open enrollment coming up.

Sept. 14: Number of the day: Remote work after COVID

A stunning amount of organizations say work from home will continue post-pandemic. Here’s what that means for HR leaders.

Sept. 14: These are the two health issues employers should target now

Experts worry about employees missing out on preventive care measures and screenings due to the pandemic.

Maggie Driscoll, chief people officer at Blackbaud, records an employee engagement video.

Sept. 11: 5 ways this company is doing employee experience right

Blackbaud has focused on communication and innovative virtual programming to keep employees informed and connected.

Sept. 11: Benefits news you may have missed: Sept. 7-11

From how COVID is forcing employers to adjust their 2021 benefit offerings to post-pandemic work predictions from top benefit leaders, here are some of the week’s top stories.

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Sept. 11: Companies turn to eldercare benefits to help workers during COVID-19

Law firms are among the employers adding caregiving benefits as the number of employees looking for help increases.

Sept. 10: COVID may force employers to adjust 2021 benefit offerings

Higher premiums and greater implementation of high-deductible health plans may be looming, Gallagher research finds.

Sept. 10: This is your best productivity tool

Why HR leaders should extend empathy to boost employee engagement and drive business.

Sept. 9: What this former Twitter exec learned about HR

Seasoned HR executive Lynee Lucque is transferring those experiences to another tech start-up.

Sept. 9: Q&A with HR Tech Influencer: Jason Lauritsen

‘It’s time we abandon the myth of performance management,’ and develop better tools, Lauritsen says.

Sept. 9: What benefit leaders predict for the future

Leaders from Boeing, GE Healthcare and Huron Consulting Group expect more remote work and a bigger focus on telemedicine.

Sept. 8: Number of the Day: return to the workplace

As they plan their return, organizations should consider employee sentiment.

Sept. 7: How COVID-19 has ‘fundamentally changed employment’

Littler’s annual report offers a few clues about where the economy may be heading.

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Sept. 4: Why this tech giant is giving employees an extra day off

Employee wellbeing is at the core of the extra paid day off.

Sept. 4: Benefits news you may have missed: Aug. 31-Sept. 4

From how much depression is costing employers to how COVID-19 is aggravating the caregiving crisis, here are some of the week’s top stories.

Sept. 4: Number of the day: working all the time

Here’s how many employees feel like work never stops due to the recent shift to remote work.

Sept. 4: Current events remain top of mind at HR Tech China

The pandemic will have a lasting impact on HR technology, experts said.

Sept. 4: How KPMG is boosting its support of working parents

The professional service firm is offering new and enhanced programs, including more backup care and access to discounted tutoring and homework help.

Sept. 3: Managing cost-of-living differences for pay in a remote world

As the number of remote jobs increases, HR is tasked with rethinking pay variations based on geography.

Sept. 3: 3 ways to support the mental health of employees of color

New research finds a disparity between views on racism in society and in the office.

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Sept. 2: What you need to know about the payroll tax suspension

Employers may or may not participate in President Trump’s payroll tax hiatus, which is riddled with uncertainty.

Sept. 2: How COVID-19 has spotlighted HR’s strategic value

Deluxe Corp.’s Jane Elliott says treating people as a company’s most important asset is key to business success.

Sept. 2: Q&A with HR Tech Influencer: Brian Sommer

Consultant and author advises caution in evaluating the influx of HR tools flooding the market right now.

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Sept. 2: Employees are refusing to take time off; What’s the worry?

It puts workers at mental health risk, making it an issue that experts say employers must address.

Sept. 1: How employers are recruiting in the age of the CARES Act

Although unintended, the relief legislation complicated hiring across multiple industries.

Sept. 1: 3 ways you can inspire trust and boost empathy

These methods will help HR leaders address transparency and empathy gaps with the workforce, especially when change is the only reliable constant.

Sept. 1: Here’s the most important thing you can do for your staff today

Ask yourself the right question, says columnist and coach Ben Brooks: What do I owe myself?

Sept. 1: Workers aren’t getting screened for depression—and it’s costing employers

Improving preventive care could reduce lost productivity, the Integrated Benefits Institute says.