Information for the HR World

Preparing for the Post-Pandemic World

Published 05/11/2021

The Next Decade is Likely to Change the Entire Face of the Staffing Industry   Christopher Ryan, Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer with Avionte recently presented a webinar regarding how he sees the future of the staffing industry playing out in light of the pandemic. A summary of his webinar is provided below.   Although there appears to be light at the end of the COVID tunnel, if you are assuming that things will be returning to normal, you will be sadly disappointed. Mr. Ryan believes that there will be significant and permanent changes to the staffing industry in the years ahead. In fact,...

Make Smarter Clients.

Published 05/03/2021

Make Your Clients Feel They're the Smartest One in the Room!   Professional relationships, whether with co-workers or clients, are an integral part of any successful business. These interactions should, if at all possible, make everyone coming away from any meeting feeling better about themselves, the project, and each other. Granted, this may not be possible in every instance, but it is the outcome we should always strive for.   Nowhere is this more important than meetings with new, prospective, or existing clients. One of the best ways to make someone feel good about meeting with you is to have them leave the introduction or...

Your office may never be the same

Published 04/26/2021

COVID 19 WILL CHANGE THE OFFICE FOREVER Adapted from an article by freelance writer Laura Woods     In an effort to keep employees safe and adjust to post-pandemic life, companies will be instituting innovative policies that may become the new normal.   Regular Employer-Sponsored Testing When employees must work closely together, the best way to keep them safe is testing everyone for COVID-19 on a regular basis. If someone tests positive, management will be quickly alerted, so the employee can be immediately quarantined and given proper medical care.   In a letter to shareholders, former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos suggested the company might start regularly testing all of its...

PPP Loans Should NOT Be Taxed!

Published 04/08/2021

PP Loans Should NOT Be Taxed!   The Governor's budget includes a proposal which would tax PPP loans in excess of $150,000.   The PPP was a lifeline for small businesses in Rhode Island. It provided direct aid which enabled them to pay rent, pay utilities and, most importantly, pay the thousands of people in Rhode Island that depend on these businesses for employment.   As the State navigates the post-COVID period, it is imperative that our small businesses be given every opportunity to recover without the State unfairly taxing us on aid given to help us survive.   Please CLICK HERE to tell your Elected Officials to reject the budget proposal to...

GET VACCINATED - OR ELSE?

Published 04/05/2021

GET VACCINATED - OR ELSE?   Can employers require you to get the vaccine... or else? First published in Go Banking Rates - Nicole Spector   Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, employers can require workers to take medical tests that are “job-related and consistent with business necessity” — and that includes tests for COVID-19. The logic here is simple — COVID-19 is wildly contagious. Additionally, you can spread it like wildfire without having so much as a single symptom. That’s a big reason when we’re still trapped in the trenches of this pandemic. The virus passes through some people with less impact than the common cold, while...