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How employers can support parents working at home

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In the absence of daycares and in-person schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic, working parents have scrambled together a childcare strategy, which likely includes plenty of screen time, stress and guilt. Working from home has been a difficult adjustment for all; ...

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Work from home “burnout”: What it is, how to manage it

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Remote workers are allotted more flexibility to take breaks when they please because, for the most part, they are setting their own schedules – or at least have less rigid structures than they did while being in the office from 9 ...

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Anticipating COVID vaccine, employers ponder best course

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PROVIDENCE, RI — With several U.S. pharmaceutical companies now conducting large-scale COVID-19 vaccine trials, employment lawyers are beginning to field queries from their corporate clients on whether their employees should be required to take the vaccine once it becomes available. ...

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When doing the right thing is the wrong approach

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NEW ORLEANS, LA — One of my favorite aspects of my career in the insurance industry is the ability to deliver a positive outcome to someone in the midst of a personally challenging situation. Whether it’s giving someone the means ...

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Let’s change the game in which ‘everybody knows that the dice are loaded’

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In February 1988, Leonard Cohen released an album entitled “I’m Your Man.” As I read a piece published today in the Washington Post regarding millions of dollars that recently went to executives ahead of Chapter 11 filings, the first stanza ...

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David and Goliath: Why small business must reject fear to survive

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I remember reading about David and Goliath as a child and wondering if such bravery was real. At the time, my world was vast and unexplored… the notion that the impossible could be made possible was motivating and energizing.As a ...

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Silence is golden: Business owners’ statements could harm livelihoods

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Everyone has an opinion. But that doesn’t mean you have to let everyone know what it is, especially when it could lead to hurting your livelihood. In the midst of one of the most divisive political and social climates ever, ...

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7 essential elements to shaping a strong corporate culture

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A strong positive corporate culture is essential to building organizational resiliency. The foundation of what enables a culture to thrive is the extent to which employees are empowered, engaged, feel valued and their concerns are heard. This is where leadership ...

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SMBs to the rescue: Businesses retool to respond to COVID-19 pandemic

Linda Salinas (left in lab coat), OU Medicine epidemiologist, and Kris Gose, OU Medical Center president, visit Mathis Brothers’ mattress factory, which has been retooled to sew cloth face masks. Salinas, Gose and other OU Medicine and OU Health Sciences Center leaders received bags of donated masks to use in clinical and hospital areas. (Courtesy photo / OU Medicine)

  Across America, small and midsized businesses have been steering their efforts toward helping the nation respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. In normal times, employees of Prairie Wolf Spirits in Guthrie, Oklahoma, work from day to day turning out bottles ...

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Architects, designers consider impact of COVID-19 on buildings, people

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The COVID-19 pandemic promises to change people’s lives in numerous ways. Architects and designers are already starting to consider what this will mean for new and existing buildings and their users. It’s partially an emergency response, partially an embrace of ...

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Reinventing how business is done

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Disruption is permeating most of our normal ways of doing business – and our normal ways of living. Lives are being upended, amplifying emotions and experiences. Many people are feeling anxious and scattered. Our times require leaders to bring intentionality, ...

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Company leaders must act quickly to protect employees, save business

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The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is having an unparalleled impact on people and organizations around the world. The large scale of this outbreak and its unpredictability has made responding as an executive extraordinarily challenging and complicated. Critical decision-making that balances the ...

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