Challenging times call for introspection and proactive actions. The recent events in which voices against discrimination and racism are urging for calls for action are prompting organizations to take a closer look at their employment practices, especially in the area of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I). It is time to reinforce your approach or kickstart your diversity and inclusion initiatives in order to take meaningful actions and make meaningful changes. To help you, we have put together some guidelines on how to develop a successful D&I program.
Most organizations have realized the need for diversity and are actively supporting initiatives to promote diversity in the workplace. But is diversity enough? Will all of those initiatives and efforts give you the desired results? Not necessarily. Just having a diverse workforce doesn’t guarantee that you will have the positive outcomes and business success associated with it. So, what’s missing? Or what else needs to be done?
What does the future look like in staffing your operations? Most likely the future doesn’t look like it did prior to COVID-19. Now is the time to assess your hiring needs and create a new talent acquisition plan. You must first begin with assessing your hiring needs based on both your operational needs and your budget requirements. Once you have a good understanding of your company’s needs, you are ready to create a new talent acquisition plan.
As states reopen and people return to work, many business owners fear lawsuits from employees who could potentially contract COVID-19 in the workplace. Some lawmakers want to protect business owners from lawsuits, but others fear that without the threat of litigation some employers will not do everything they can to protect the health and well-being of their employees.
Can employees continue to work after they have been exposed to COVID-19? Yes, according to the CDC, critical infrastructure workers that may have been exposed to COVID-19 may continue to work as long as they remain asymptomatic. Here are safety practices that employers can implement in the workplace to protect and monitor the health of essential workers after a possible exposure.
Managing remote employees comes with unique challenges. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, many companies have asked employees to work remotely. This arrangement can be challenging and can cause concern for both managers and employees. How do you maintain engagement and productivity? Here are a few steps you can take to keep your remote workers engaged and productive.