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  1. employee activism Results — Would you boycott a business based on the candidate it supports?
  2. COVID-19, coronavirus, public health crisis Coronavirus Update: Please stop telling me that we all just need to get on with living our lives
  3. software, compliance New CDC guidance will result in A LOT more employee absences

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  1. How we implemented an Enterprise WFM Rollout During COVID-19 in under two weeks

    The Coronavirus changed a lot of things for companies all over the world, but some companies used this time of change to better their business and prepare for a new future. Our client was one of those companies. Below is a brief overview of how we worked with them to deliver a smooth rollout of our product to their entire workforce faster than ever before. Now that we’ve accomplished this with them, we’re excited to use our new process as a competitive advantage for more of our new clients.

    Challenge

    • Deliver an implementation that was previously planned for 9 months in under 2 weeks for over 7,000 employees and 4,000 locations during the COVID-19 lockdowns

    Solution

    • Unify and standardize employee data from multiple legacy payroll systems and other sources into one database
    • Have all 7,000+ employees use a mobile app to clock in and out of their shifts instead a communal physical device that all employees would have to touch
    • Work with internal stakeholders to create a personalized virtual interactive training program that includes a custom sandbox of the system simulating the managers’ real life working conditions
    • Create a more efficient process for gaining consent from employees who use the technology to stay compliant in different US states and Canadian provinces
    • Guarantee their next payroll cycle delivers without errors by providing an additional layer of customer service during that payroll process

    Results

    • Almost 600 managers logged into the system in the first week
    • Over 2,500 employees downloaded and installed the app after the first round of roll out
    • Workforce.com was the first technology solution adopted by the whole enterprise globally

     

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  2. How-to HR: Office Relocation

    Moving an entire office to a new location can be stressful, but there’s no need to panic. Relocation can be relatively easy and low stress if you just follow a few simple steps. John Anderson, global vice president, commercial sales & marketing at SIRVA Worldwide Relocation and Moving, provides some practical advice for employers in this latest episode of video series “How-to HR.”

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  3. How-to HR: Offboarding — Resignations

    Resignations happen on a regular basis in the workplace. What should an employer do to make sure the resignation process goes smoothly? There are many compliance issues associated with resignations, and employers should be aware of them. Erica Denner, head of people and culture at High Ground, discusses this and more.

    Also in How-to HR: Terminating an Employee 

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  2. COVID-19, coronavirus, public health crisis Coronavirus Update: Please stop telling me that we all just need to get on with living our lives by Andie Burjek Posted in: Legal - Earlier this week, I posed what I thought was a simple question on the private Facebook page of my community's homeowners' association: given the current rise of COVID-19 cases, should we, as a community, rethink our trick-or-treating plans. It was intended to start a generative discussion about whether we can host public trick-or-treating safely, but… ...
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