Empowering resilience on this Thanksgiving

This is a year to forget. In 2020, we have witnessed more Americans die from the pandemic than many of our wars combined, more unemployment than the Great Depression, social and racial unrest with severely divided politics that we have…

Five steps to take to lead in 2021 with the hybrid workforce of today

Pfizer and BioNTech’s Nov. 9, 2020 announcement that their vaccine is successful in preventing more than 90% of infections, is welcome news. However, it’s also important to stress that the better-than-expected results are preliminary and a successful vaccine by the…

The pandemic accelerated the need for HR digital technologies. Do you have a strategy?

COVID19 has accelerated companies’ digital communications strategies by an average of six years, said Jason Averbook when he spoke at the HR Technology Conference. Unfortunately, research on spending for HR Tech is predicted to be anemic in 2021, meaning organizations…

COVID19 surges, confusing leaders, and stalling remote work progress

When the pandemic started, employers reacted to the first surge and warning by health officials. They sent employees home to work remotely and to be safe. But as the stay at home orders were canceled, and the public ventured out.…

We changed our paradigm about remote work, before COVID19. Three imperatives you should know.

Long before the world knew there was a coronavirus, I, and a team of executives, implemented a flexible work environment enabling 45% of a medical device company workforce to work from home three to four days a week. The result…

Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis Podcast: Alternatives to RIFs

How a company pivots during a crisis significantly impacts its customer engagement, employer brand, and long-term profitability. In the latest podcast in my series, "Leadership During the Coronavirus Crisis, I cover alternatives to RIFs and the legal issues. I review…

Must Know Overview for The Family First Coronavirus Employer Paid Leave Requirements

US companies with fewer than 500 employees will be covered by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act beginning April 1. The Act requires employers to pay for 80 hours of sick leave and extended family and medical leave for up…

Leadership During the Coronavirus Podcast: Remote Work Overview

Employers have sent their employees home in a mad dash to work due to COVID-19. Now, how do companies make this next six to 12 week period of remote work successful? Based on his implementation of a successful flexible workplace…