According to a new Korn Ferry survey, even when they are cleared to do so, many professionals say they will not be going back to the office, with half saying they are afraid to return.
OSHA recently released guidelines for implementing social distancing in the workplace. Employees must maintain six feet distance between themselves at all times – sometimes easier said than done.
In the office or factory setting, people will be moving, meeting, or just hanging out by the water cooler. Work, where people spend more waking time in their lives than any other place, is a social hub. So how will employers deal with the physical distancing and mask wearing required in today’s new work site?
Companies are looking for ways to make the workplace as safe as possible, and the concept of screening employees for COVID-19 has become part of the workday. What should you consider when evaluating screening methods?
Michigan is beginning its phased approach to reopening and is now in phase 4. Employers will be busy this summer as they return to work. It will be important to remain compliant with all COVID-19 legislation and health and safety guidelines. Below are some items to consider as workplaces open.
The CDC has issued a 60-page document, "CDC Activities and Initiatives Supporting the COVID-19 Response and the President’s Plan for Opening America Up Again," briefly summarizing the CDC’s initiatives, activities, and tools in support of the Whole-of-Government response to COVID-19.
Moving forward through the COVID-19 pandemic will be a drawn-out process. If your firm has not drafted or revised your handbook to strengthen its existing policies, the following sample provides a basic policy that can be edited to your organization’s specific program and practice.
New research from SHRM (Society for Human Resource Management) offers a warning to U.S. employers about the psychological effects of COVID-19. Although millions are currently laid off, many workers have continued to work through the pandemic and are feeling stressed.
Under OSHA guidelines and the tacit approval of the EEOC, when bringing employees back to work, employers may monitor employee temperatures. To do so, employers are considering options ranging from standard thermometer guns to more sophisticated social-distancing and heat-detection cameras, some of which are paired with facial-recognition software that security officials can use to track and identify employees who may show symptoms of COVID-19.
The biggest fear for employers is what to do if an employee who came back to work is later diagnosed with COVID-19. Are employers liable for these situations?
ASE has turned its Coronavirus resourcing toward returning to work. In the coming days and weeks, ASE will be putting out resources and webinars to help employers prepare for their restart/re-opening. Much of this will be about safety. One safety recommendation is face masking.
COVID-19 has caused much stress for all of us. Work normally done in an office environment is now being done at home, surrounded by family for many. Lives been altered, and the fear of the unknown can be overbearing. Many may feel they have lost control. But you still have control and choices, they have just changed.
With Governor Whitmer’s new executive order, any non-essential employees are now working remotely where possible. Employees are experiencing great stress during this time. As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on our nation, it’s important for employers to find ways to boost morale.
On March 18th, ASE released a survey that tracked employer’s growing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey, launched when there were just 26 confirmed cases in Michigan, provides a comprehensive look at efforts and measures employers have taken or are considering in response to both human resource and business continuity concerns.
The Coronavirus pandemic is unlike anything any of us have experienced. ASE is closely monitoring the guidance of the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state health agencies regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our focus is to meet our members’ needs while doing our part to keep you, our employees, and our communities healthy and safe.
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