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How Can I Protect Employee Privacy During COVID-19?

HR Question: It seems like everyone is talking about the coronavirus – particularly who’s got it and who doesn’t.  As our company’s HR Manager, how can I protect employee privacy concerns during COVID-19? HR Answer: Protecting employee privacy during COVID-19 has become a challenge given the rapid spread of information (and disinformation) in this pandemic. […]

How to Conduct Safe Interviews Amid COVID-19

HR Question: If I am an essential business that needs to continue hiring new staff during this time of the COVID-19 outbreak, how do I conduct safe and effective interviews? HR Answer: Now that the Stay-at-Home order has officially gone into effect across the region, virtual interactions are being added as necessary steps in lieu […]

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What Unemployment Benefits Are My Employees Eligible for Given the Changes Due to the Coronavirus?

HR Question: What unemployment benefits are my employees eligible for given the changes due to the  coronavirus? HR Answer: As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to evolve, businesses are evaluating how to continue operations amidst a myriad of challenges. Strategies such as implementing telecommuting programs, enforcing fully remote workspaces, eliminating business travel and limiting visitors […]

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Coronavirus Absenteeism Pay

Question: We’re seeing more issues related to the Coronavirus and employee absenteeism. How do we handle pay for salary / exempt employees who are absent from work? Answer: There are three scenarios in which you might be concerned with how to handle pay for an exempt employee who is absent from work because of the […]

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How Can We Address Pay Compression?

HR Question: To remain competitive in the marketplace, our company’s upper management decided to raise our minimum rate of pay. Unfortunately, HR was not included in this decision that has now led to salary compression and angry seasoned workers. How do you recommend for our human resources team to handle this? HR Answer: This is […]

What Is an RPO?

HR Question: I keep hearing about RPOs… but I don’t have a clue what they are! What are they, and should I be looking into one? HR Answer: It’s nearly impossible to keep up with all of the business acronyms, new or old, so it’s not shocking that you may not have heard of an […]


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