COVID-19

The Dangers of DIY Social Media Screening
The Dangers of DIY Social Media Screening

Look, we all do it. The most brazen even do it every day. No, we’re not talking about doing the dishes (although thanks to this well-known Hollywood couple for the inspiration). We’re talking about snooping people’s social media profiles. While peeking at your high school nemesis on LinkedIn is okay (no judgement!), you could get […]

Scared to Return to Work? Expert Advice on How to Bring Employees Back Safely
Scared to Return to Work? Expert Advice on How to Bring Employees Back Safely

When your return-to-work communications say this: Face-to-face Cross-functional collaboration Preserve culture Your employees may hear: I’m being pressured to work in person My physical safety is at risk Leadership is more concerned with profit than wellbeing Returning to work… or more precisely, returning to the workplace… is a sensitive subject for many people. Employers desire […]

Three Lessons Businesses Can Learn from Colleges Re-opening
Three Lessons Businesses Can Learn from Colleges Re-opening

Colleges and universities across the country are the latest coronavirus hotspots and are providing business leaders a lesson in how to approach their own re-openings. Just last week, The New York Times reported these higher education institutions recorded more than 36,000 additional COVID-19 cases. Total campus infections have climbed to 88,000 since the pandemic started. […]

Social Media Snafu: HR Nightmare or Teachable Moment?
Social Media Snafu: HR Nightmare or Teachable Moment?

What do Adele, Goya Foods, and Kevin Hart have in common? They’ve all been (or tried to be) “canceled” at some point recently. Whether or not these celebrities and brands intended to offend people with their behavior is, in our current society, irrelevant. They did something that hurt someone’s feelings and through the ripple of […]

HR Roundtable Part 4: Helping Your HR Team Survive COVID-19
HR Roundtable Part 4: Helping Your HR Team Survive COVID-19

Even though their size and their missions are different, our first three HR experts all work in traditional industries that needed to make swift changes to manage COVID-19 shutdowns. Today, in Part 4 of our series, Helping Your HR Staff Survive COVID-19, we look at a small tech company. Unlike so many employers, Social Intelligence […]

Too Hot for Social? Defining Acceptable Online Behavior for Employees
Too Hot for Social? Defining Acceptable Online Behavior for Employees

A recent poll conducted by our partner Social Intelligence reveals employers are most concerned about these aspects of employees’ online content:  65% Intolerance 35% Sexually Explicit 45% Potentially Violent 35% Potentially Illegal 8% Custom But how do businesses define thresholds for what’s acceptable social media content and what’s not? Are there different standards for different […]

Increase Employee Happiness by Practicing One-on-One HR Management
Increase Employee Happiness by Practicing One-on-One HR Management

Some businesses have remained operational throughout the entire COVID-19 pandemic. Many of them, like grocery stores and pharmacies, are obviously essential, while other businesses, like food delivery services, were thrust into being essential because of sweeping stay-at-home orders. Almost overnight, these companies’ human resources departments needed to bring seamless collaboration and oversight across the entire […]

HR Roundtable Part 2: Helping Your HR Team Survive COVID-19
HR Roundtable Part 2: Helping Your HR Team Survive COVID-19

People talk a lot about taking care of yourself during the pandemic, but what if it’s your job to take care of others? In Part 2 of our series, Helping Your HR Staff Survive COVID-19, we look at the non-profit sector. Imagine worrying that downtime during the pandemic will not just affect your employees and […]

Why Automating HR Processes Can Speed Up Return-To-Work Efforts
Why Automating HR Processes Can Speed Up Return-To-Work Efforts

The role of HR professionals has never been more demanding. Whether you’re a large-scale powerhouse human resources department, or a small and mighty team of specialists, you’re responsible for keeping your company operational, caring for employees, and catalyzing return-to-work efforts. This month, EBI’s Jennifer Gladstone is exploring how the pandemic is complicating HR processes with […]

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