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Do I Need to Adjust My COBRA Process Due to COVID-19?

HR Question: I’ve seen several changes in employee benefits and programs as a result of the pandemic. Do I need to adjust my COBRA process due to COVID-19? HR Answer: Yes, due to COVID-19, there have been many changes to group health plans, pension plans, and other welfare plans, such as COBRA, FMLA, and more. […]

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Characteristics of Strong Leadership During COVID-19

HR Question: As a result of COVID-19, many business leaders will be put to the test as their businesses have had to stop, reassess, pivot, and restart parts of or all of their operations in a flash. What are some characteristics of strong leadership during COVID-19? HR Answer: During a crisis, leadership characteristics and values […]

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What are the Reopening Plans for the Tri-state?

HR Question Each state is putting out its own reopening plan for businesses amid COVID-19. What are the state reopening plans for our tri-state area of Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana? HR Answer This is the question on everyone’s mind! As many states are beginning to consider their reopening protocols, it can be tough to keep […]

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How Can I Maintain My Team’s Productivity During COVID-19?

HR Question: I manage a team who are all now working remotely and struggling to maintain productivity during COVID-19. Our workloads have obviously shifted, and many of my team members have reported feeling like they’re struggling to move forward with their tasks. How can I keep everyone motivated long enough to cross the finish line […]

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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 […]

What Should I Consider Before Doing a Reduction in Force?

HR Question: I may need to restructure my workforce as a result of the downturn in business activity. What should I consider from a fairness and legal standpoint? HR Answer: Determining the need for a Reduction in Force (RIF) is a challenging decision to make, but it is sometimes necessary to keep the business running […]

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