Category: Private Duty

Family-Friendly Benefits vs. Work Perks: Which Will Win the War for Talent?

When Millennials entered the workforce, employers had to break the mold to get this generation of workers into their organizations. Trendy perks like nap pods and happy hours were touted as a way to stand out among employers looking to compete for the same talent. Now that we’re living in the COVID era, the benefits […]

One Expert Suggests Everyone Will Have PTSD Because of the Pandemic

“I think that this pandemic has spread to the everyday life and the livelihood of every person on the planet and that every human being is going to come out of this pandemic with some sort of [post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)].” That is a quote from a recent interview I had with Ty Smith, Founder […]

Employers watching bill aimed at easing PPP loan rules

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)—called a godsend by some and seriously flawed by others—may be in for a bit of an overhaul. The House passed the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act on May 28, and the measure is expected to get a vote in the Senate soon, but not before senators seek changes in the […]

One Way to Save on Hiring Costs Once You Start Hiring Again

The economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have hit recruiters and Human Resources departments hard. Companies still hiring, or those seeking to hire when the economy reopens, should look to employee referral programs to save on the time and cost of recruiting employees. And this seems to be one of the most popular methods already […]

Flexibility Can Help Employees with Mental Health Issues

May is Mental Health Month and a recent FlexJobs survey suggests that flexible work options can help workers manage mental illness and keep them on the job during the difficult life events they may be experiencing. As we’re all aware, COVID-19 has changed life as we know it and remote work has become a viable […]

Activate Your Career Paths Post-COVID19

The impact of the pandemic on every sector has been massive, especially for healthcare professionals. The workforce has dealt with major impacts spanning staff assignments being shifted to areas of greater need to work from home mandates. In other instances individuals are reconciling job furloughs, layoffs, and even closures, with vulnerability replacing job security. However, […]

Excelling at Engagement with Effective Employee Recognition Programs

My company, InComm InCentives, recently conducted a study designed to examine attitudes toward recognition programs among employees from across the nation. As it turns out, nearly 60% of those surveyed said either their employer does not have an incentive program or they were not aware whether their employer offered one. Organizations seeking to boost employee […]

HR Works: COVID-19 Update on Immigration Freeze Part 2

Last week we began discussing the Trump Administration’s immigration freeze and what that means for employers with Jacob M. Monty, managing partner and founder of Monty & Ramirez LLP. We discussed furloughs and layoffs affecting the status of foreign national workers, details about the freeze itself, and more. This week we finish that talk and […]

Businesses beginning to reopen, but not all workers ready to go back

Some states are loosening restrictions and allowing at least some businesses to reopen. But as anxious as people are to resume their pre-COVID-19 lives, some employees are hesitant to go back. Matthew H. Parker, an attorney with Whelan Corrente & Flanders LLP in Providence, Rhode Island, sees three reasons for the hesitancy: (1) a fear […]

Liability on the minds of employers, lawmakers as businesses reopen

As some states begin to loosen restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, employers are eager to get back to business but also worried about potential legal liability triggered by the virus. Drafts of legislation have begun to make the rounds in the U.S. Senate to provide a shield for employers against what Senate […]