COVID-19

By Jason Hatch, Account Executive One of the biggest challenges facing many working professionals is how they can effectively support their school-aged children while also juggling their full-time professional responsibilities. While working from home certainly has its perks, the struggles that have accompanied this period of educational “distance learning” have been difficult to overcome. I…

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By Josh Coquillard, Account Executive It’s no secret that contract labor has been thrust into the spotlight since the outbreak of COVID-19. Not only has the gig economy boomed, but talent flexibility has proven to be a “must-have” for many organizations around the world. The ability to ramp-up or pare-down the size of your workforce…

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By Ryan Stenvick, Vice President of Business Development Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March, our country has been completely flipped on its head. Prior to the spread of COVID-19, the United States was riding high on record-breaking economic growth and historically low unemployment numbers. But since the virus made its way to…

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By Damian Scandiffio, Client Services Director As businesses have roared back to life in recent weeks, is your organization ready to explore the possibility of bringing back your furloughed or laid-off employees? If you’re an Oregon company, here are some valuable resources to prepare for the road ahead. Question: What’s the difference between a furlough…

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By Jeanne Remik, Regional Manager As government unemployment payouts are set to decrease, a large percentage of America’s unemployed population will be looking to return to the workforce. Whether you’re a recent college graduate seeking an entry-level role, a laid-off tenured industry professional looking to get back in the saddle, or a currently-employed worker craving…

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By Nigel Hapuarachchi, Director of Business Development Learning and development (L&D) programs are crucial for employees’ short- and long-term success. Even as organizations look to cut costs and reduce general expenses and overall spending during COVID-19, the importance of maintaining a culture of learning cannot be understated. Companies cannot simply postpone critical learning and skill-building;…

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By James Beyer, Associate Counsel In recent weeks, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has continued to guide employers on how to manage health concerns and maintain worker safety during a transition back to the workplace. In its latest publication, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO…

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