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Maintaining Culture While Remote

Todd Nielsen, chief strategy officer with JMARK, says the pandemic changed many philosophies about remote work. He says it’s important for companies to look forward and recognize challenges to …

Elizabeth Hurst, business development manager with HR Advantage, discusses changes in employee attitudes about working remotely. She says while some are anxious to return to the office, others are …

Independent consultants Mary Overbey, Damion Trout and Lucas Walker say remote work has changed many aspects of business. Some employees see it as a benefit while employers are weighing the …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says the pandemic has created new challenges for recruiting employees. She says many have moved to conducting interviews virtually or …

Aaron Schekorra, public health information specialist with the Springfield-Greene County Health Department, talks about the steps employers need to take if they learn an employee has been exposed. …

Are you guarding against employee theft? Abe McGull, assistant U.S. Attorney, says you should be wary of enthusiastic employees who want to spend extra time at work. Incorporate checks and balances. …

Katherine Trombetta, spokesperson for the Missouri Job Center, says employers in several different fields are looking to hire. She says currently, manufacturing, health care and transportation …

Hal Donaldson, CEO of Convoy of Hope, says he likes challenging people to hire the homeless. He says it requires understanding from the employers, but the dividends are smart, loyal and hard working …

Megan Short, executive director of Springfield Contractors Association, says potential employers are looking at your social media accounts. She says keeping your profile professional and managing …

Elizabeth Wente, partner with Spencer Fane, LLP, says most of her practice deals with helping businesses reduce challenges and implement best practices for FMLA and ADA. Wente is a 2020 Springfield …

Author and Consultant Rosie Ward says only one third of employees are engaged in their wellness program. She says one organization has been examining how to reduce healthcare costs and encourage …

With some employees returning to work after the shutdown, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has set requirements regarding what an employer can and cannot do under ADA, the …

Are you part of a temporary layoff? The Missouri Department of Labor’s electronic mass claims filing system helps employers and employees file claims quickly and efficiently. Mass claims are …

Katherine Trombetta with the Missouri Job Center says they’ve been using social media to try to help people with their job search during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Job Center will host several …

Paula Adams, president of Penmac, says they try to help clients find gainful employment regardless of whether they have a permanent address. She says they partner with Council of Churches to try …

Carrie Richardson, executive director at Leadership Springfield, says The Harvard Business Review recently published an article listing community connection as the fourth largest motivator for …

Kelly Harris, Director of Safe to Sleep, says the biggest obstacle faced by the working homeless is transportation. She says many times, homeless people need a place to keep their possessions while …

“You have to determine if telecommuting or remote work and those things are going to work for you,” says Mailyn Jeffries, Human Resources Director for Greene County Missouri. Jeffries says the …

“I think the way we’ve managed our organization is kind of the people first, technology second approach,” says Thomas Douglas, president of JMark Business Solutions. He says it allows them to …

How open is the communication in your workplace? Nicole Piper, Director of The One Stop for Early Childhood, says one of the most important things is to make your employees feel they are safe, secure …

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