COVID-19

Creative Ways to Schedule Employees During a Crisis
Creative Ways to Schedule Employees During a Crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrust flexible scheduling into the spotlight. As the virus spread and states implemented stay-at-home orders, many employers reacted by deploying remote workforces. But what was supposed to be a temporary fix, is now being viewed among enterprise organizations as a long-term flexible work solution. However, working from home is not one-size-fits-all, […]

Christmas in July: Return to Work Considerations for Retail
Christmas in July: Return to Work Considerations for Retail

Retail has a tough job. Many workers are essential. Most customers are, too, if the store wants to survive through this unforgiving pandemic to the holiday shopping season.  That means safety is as important to retailers as GPS is to Santa’s sleigh. As more states push to re-open (some, for the second time) retail is […]

Four Practical Tips to Keep Parents in the Workforce
Four Practical Tips to Keep Parents in the Workforce

Late summer usually marks the beginning of the back-to-school push. But this is no ordinary summer. COVID-19 is causing lingering uncertainty about schools reopening, even while most states are ramping up business re-openings. This is creating some tough choices for families, and many parents are leaving jobs for good. But the economy needs parents to […]

Talent Acquisition Responds Creatively to the Coronavirus
Talent Acquisition Responds Creatively to the Coronavirus

Employers everywhere are concerned with risk mitigation. It started with abrupt lockdowns, swift deployments to fully remote workforces, and in some cases, layoffs and furloughs as COVID-19 reached stateside. Several months into the pandemic and in various stages of re-opening, businesses are now exploring how to continue to reduce risks while still meeting operational needs. […]

Part II – Three Months Later: Sharing What We’ve Learned
Part II – Three Months Later: Sharing What We’ve Learned

Our goal at EBI is to always advocate for your business goals. In that light, we’re sharing a series of blogs about what we’ve learned, what went well, and where we could improve during this pandemic. This second installment features insight from EBI’s Information Technology, Implementation, and Marketing departments. You’ll find that each department had […]

Three Months Later: Sharing What We’ve Learned
Three Months Later: Sharing What We’ve Learned

Like most businesses combating the disruption caused by COVID-19, EBI has taken extensive measures to safeguard our employees, clients, and business operations. Some of these steps were previously outlined in our Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and were able to be immediately implemented. Others were made on the fly, in response to an event or […]

Ready to Rehire? Five Things Employers Need to Know
Ready to Rehire? Five Things Employers Need to Know

You’ve established your COVID-19 workplace safety protocols and procedures. Your office is a picture-perfect model supporting physical distancing. Your reopening guidelines are set. Now, you’re ready to rehire.  But just as your operational efforts have had to change to accommodate for this pandemic, so do your hiring strategies. Your candidates may have new expectations. You […]

Reestablishing Company Culture After a Pandemic: Five Things to Know
Reestablishing Company Culture After a Pandemic: Five Things to Know

The future of work will be different; That’s something we can all agree on at this point. As you consider return to work plans, every corner of your business – from operational processes and technology infrastructure to employee monitoring and travel restrictions – will be examined and reassessed. Adapting your culture for this ‘new normal’ […]

Five Ways the Future of Work Could Look Different
Five Ways the Future of Work Could Look Different

Pivot. Turn. Recovery. Whatever you call it, it’s coming. We’re all returning to work one way or another. Just as we altered our business operations and deployed our remote workforces differently, we’ll be re-opening our companies in different ways, too. Physical work environments may include spacing guidelines. Remote employees who are happy and productive at […]

Should You Consider an Open Hiring Policy in the Wake of COVID-19?
Should You Consider an Open Hiring Policy in the Wake of COVID-19?

Recovery. It’s the business buzz word on everyone’s lips. When will the economy recover enough to allow businesses, from enterprise to independent, to recover, too? Employers are already strategizing how to bring back employees fast when that recovery begins. One option gaining traction is adopting an open hiring policy. This talent acquisition technique abandons standard […]

What Management Strategies COVID-19 Hasn’t Changed
What Management Strategies COVID-19 Hasn’t Changed

“The more things change, the more they stay the same.” Depending on who you believe, this quote was coined by either French writer Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr or… Bon Jovi. But in this current COVID-19 environment, the philosophy behind the quote holds true. While there are plenty of rapidly shifting things for businesses to contend with, […]

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