Baby, It’s COVID Outside: Tips for Returning After Holidays

The Oswald Letter - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 04:00

It’s just after the holiday season, when the kids came home from college, the Griswolds took vacation, and Santa Claus came to town. But for many, the most wonderful time of the year will have become a cause for concern. With COVID-19 cases on the rise and family gatherings inevitable, you may be worried the virus will spread in your...

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Why More Companies Will Think of Benefit Plans as ‘Health Hubs’ in 2021

The Oswald Letter - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 04:00

There’s no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year. As with other industries, we dealt with ensuring the continued health and safety of our employees and providing the ongoing service and support our customers have come to expect and appreciate during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, 2020 also gave Human Resources professionals a great opportunity to...

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Addressing Employee Procrastination

Resources for Humans: - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 04:00

The workforce is full of people with diverse working styles. Some are seemingly obsessed with getting ahead of the game and tackling assignments as soon as possible. Others tend to wait until the last minute. Source: LightField Studios / Shutterstock Whether those of this second group say they simply work well under pressure or...

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Baby, It’s COVID Outside: Tips for Returning After Holidays

Resources for Humans: - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 04:00

It’s just after the holiday season, when the kids came home from college, the Griswolds took vacation, and Santa Claus came to town. But for many, the most wonderful time of the year will have become a cause for concern. With COVID-19 cases on the rise and family gatherings inevitable, you may be worried the virus will spread in your...

Categories: Blogs

Why More Companies Will Think of Benefit Plans as ‘Health Hubs’ in 2021

Resources for Humans: - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 04:00

There’s no doubt that 2020 was a challenging year. As with other industries, we dealt with ensuring the continued health and safety of our employees and providing the ongoing service and support our customers have come to expect and appreciate during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, 2020 also gave Human Resources professionals a great opportunity to...

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The Unexpected Navy SEAL: A Lesson in Identifying Talent

EntertainHR - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

Before I became a SEAL, I was a Recon Marine and scout sniper, having risen to the rank of sergeant. I was a skilled soldier and an experienced leader, and I thought I knew what it took to succeed in the military and Special Operations in particular. Then, newly commissioned as a naval officer, I […] The post The Unexpected Navy SEAL: A...

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The Unexpected Navy SEAL: A Lesson in Identifying Talent

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

Before I became a SEAL, I was a Recon Marine and scout sniper, having risen to the rank of sergeant. I was a skilled soldier and an experienced leader, and I thought I knew what it took to succeed in the military and Special Operations in particular. Source: pamelasphotopoetry / Shutterstock Then, newly commissioned as a naval officer, I...

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The Unexpected Navy SEAL: A Lesson in Identifying Talent

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

Before I became a SEAL, I was a Recon Marine and scout sniper, having risen to the rank of sergeant. I was a skilled soldier and an experienced leader, and I thought I knew what it took to succeed in the military and Special Operations in particular. Source: pamelasphotopoetry / Shutterstock Then, newly commissioned as a naval officer, I...

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Culture Considerations in a Remote Work World

EntertainHR - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

As many companies continue hiring during the pandemic, some essential positions will report to work physically, while other employees are likely to start their jobs while working from home. Usually, employees pick up a lot of cues about company culture during the interview process. With many interviews taking place remotely, though, what can...

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Don’t Expect DOL to Let Up on Investigations in 2021

EntertainHR - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

Aside from the personal and professional challenges 2020 presented (the COVID-19 pandemic, government shutdown orders, concerns about keeping employees safe, layoffs, remote working, homeschooling, and navigating the unknown), what stands out most to me in my practice—and had the biggest impact on my clients—was the U.S. Department of Labor’s...

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The Impact of Individual Learning Styles on L&D Outcomes

EntertainHR - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

Everyone has his or her own most effective learning method, whether he or she knows it or not. Some people learn best by sitting through or watching a lecture. Others may learn best by reading a text or an instruction manual. Others may prefer to dive in and learn by doing. Some tend to ask […] The post The Impact of Individual Learning...

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3 Ways HR Departments and Public Health Officers Can Join Forces

EntertainHR - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

If the pandemic has taught businesses one thing, it is the importance of adaptability and community. Our ability to change and respond to new challenges has been put to the test nearly monthly, as new business protocols and safety measures become the new normal. Most importantly, this pandemic has also taught us—as individuals, businesses,...

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Culture Considerations in a Remote Work World

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

As many companies continue hiring during the pandemic, some essential positions will report to work physically, while other employees are likely to start their jobs while working from home. tumsasedgars / iStock / Getty Images Plus Usually, employees pick up a lot of cues about company culture during the interview process. With many...

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Don’t Expect DOL to Let Up on Investigations in 2021

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

Aside from the personal and professional challenges 2020 presented (the COVID-19 pandemic, government shutdown orders, concerns about keeping employees safe, layoffs, remote working, homeschooling, and navigating the unknown), what stands out most to me in my practice—and had the biggest impact on my clients—was the U.S. Department of Labor’s...

Categories: Blogs

The Impact of Individual Learning Styles on L&D Outcomes

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

Everyone has his or her own most effective learning method, whether he or she knows it or not. Some people learn best by sitting through or watching a lecture. Others may learn best by reading a text or an instruction manual. Others may prefer to dive in and learn by doing. Source: Jeremyah / Shutterstock Some tend to ask questions...

Categories: Blogs

3 Ways HR Departments and Public Health Officers Can Join Forces

The Oswald Letter - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

If the pandemic has taught businesses one thing, it is the importance of adaptability and community. Our ability to change and respond to new challenges has been put to the test nearly monthly, as new business protocols and safety measures become the new normal. Most importantly, this pandemic has also taught us—as individuals, businesses,...

Categories: Blogs

Culture Considerations in a Remote Work World

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

As many companies continue hiring during the pandemic, some essential positions will report to work physically, while other employees are likely to start their jobs while working from home. tumsasedgars / iStock / Getty Images Plus Usually, employees pick up a lot of cues about company culture during the interview process. With many...

Categories: Blogs

Don’t Expect DOL to Let Up on Investigations in 2021

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

Aside from the personal and professional challenges 2020 presented (the COVID-19 pandemic, government shutdown orders, concerns about keeping employees safe, layoffs, remote working, homeschooling, and navigating the unknown), what stands out most to me in my practice—and had the biggest impact on my clients—was the U.S. Department of Labor’s...

Categories: Blogs

The Impact of Individual Learning Styles on L&D Outcomes

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

Everyone has his or her own most effective learning method, whether he or she knows it or not. Some people learn best by sitting through or watching a lecture. Others may learn best by reading a text or an instruction manual. Others may prefer to dive in and learn by doing. Source: Jeremyah / Shutterstock Some tend to ask questions...

Categories: Blogs

3 Ways HR Departments and Public Health Officers Can Join Forces

Resources for Humans: - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 04:00

If the pandemic has taught businesses one thing, it is the importance of adaptability and community. Our ability to change and respond to new challenges has been put to the test nearly monthly, as new business protocols and safety measures become the new normal. Most importantly, this pandemic has also taught us—as individuals, businesses,...

Categories: Blogs
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