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Covid-19 HR News and Features

The right way to keep your office safe — or re-open your office safely — an HR expert explains best practices

With the recent disruption of operations, HR and Professional Employer Organizations (PEO) have had to adopt innovative measures to help their organizations adapt to the new normal. It has been the most challenging period for even the most experienced professionals in the field. The focus of HR professionals and PEOs …

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It is 2020 – has the “sick note” lost its relevancy? Alternatives for those sick of the sick note.

While the relevance of the sick note has been on the decline for years, recent events have reignited the debate over the worth and justification of sick notes. At the center of the debate is the semi-famous sick note posted on Reddit five years ago from an Alberta doctor that …

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Handling HR volatility with expert PEO and EOR — the new “go-to” HR options in the challenging 2020 COVID-19 crisis

Most companies’ main issues in the devasting COVID-19 crisis — aside from competing in shrinking economies — are likely employee productivity and safety. The combination of economic stress and human safety is unprecedented and volatile in terms of HR management. Not only do we have to deal with “normal” HR …

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Are you HR-ready for the second wave of COVID-19? Check with our ten-point checklist

To find out if you’re ready for the expected second wave of Covid-19 — which some health experts say is already a reality — below is our ten-point checklist to help you manage your human resources in this challenging scenario. The majority of HR Managers are not yet HR-ready for …

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Feds Extend Recall Period for Temporary Layoffs

The Canadian government has extended the recall period for temporary layoffs for up to six months and targets federally regulated employers. The rules guiding the extension are set out in the Canada Labour Standards Regulations. Workers who were temporarily laid off before March 31, 2020, have slightly different rules from …

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How to Onboard Remote Employees

Are you frustrated by the complexity of onboarding remote employees? Don’t worry, you are not alone. With the recent events pushing many businesses to shift to remote work, some organizations have been caught flatfooted. Onboarding remote employees for the first time can be a challenge and requires tried-and-tested strategies and …

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Covid-19 paper-distancing tactic: How to manage Payroll Services remotely with VPN, wire transfers and electronic solutions

Current Covid-19 guidance from government and health authorities recommends various tactics for social distancing, including remote working, caregiving leave, and sick leave without doctor’s notes and other supportive measures designed to keep our workplaces safe. Paper-distancing is another recommended precaution in offices, and especially for payroll management, where some companies …

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HR: Project Management Trends 2020: remote teams, advanced analytics, security and emotional intelligence

Just like all the other sectors in business, the field of project management is undergoing dynamic transformation along with technological advances witnessed in the recent past. This is abundantly evident in the report: 2020 project management trends. What will Trend in Project Management in 2020?   Remote Teams With the …

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Covid-19 workplace best practices — expert and government guidelines, including tips for “Social Distancing” and managing remote work.

To help protect your team — and help managers mitigate the Covid-19 risks — Pivotal Solutions brought together the current tactics, rules, and suggestions from government, health experts, and human resource experts (with citations.) NOTE: The guidance changes frequently, check your latest guidelines or our blog for updates. Although this …

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