WHAT ARE TOP CONCERNS FOR EMPLOYEES AND EMPLOYERS RE: RETURNING TO WORK

Clarifications & Expectations As companies are gearing up to bring employees back into the business locations, both employers and employees are thinking about the adjustments since the employees were told to work from home.  Both groups have reservations and concerns.  If you are an employer, you should be reviewing all aspects and identifying concerns and … Read more

YOUR PLANS TO STRENGTHEN THE ECONOMY

Use Credible & Trusted Insight;  Represents High Integrity & Ethics There will likely be more challenging months ahead as costs on many necessities and consumer needs continue increasing or shortages escalate.  Gasoline, fewer transportation venues of goods tighten up further, production of a wide variety of supplies are decreasing, our workforces continue to dwindle, ferocious … Read more

INCREASING COSTS OF EXPENSES IMPACTING PUBLIC

FACTORS THAT AFFECT THE RATE OF INCREASING COSTS There have been numerous factors that have caused the rates of many major expenses to escalate, usually with little or no advanced notice.  Areas that have been said would be increasing right away include:  Gasoline, Lumber, Transportation, Equipment (including computers), Automobiles, Skilled Labor, Taxes and Accountants, pharmaceuticals, … Read more

HIRING EQUATION/DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES EMPLOYER vs EMPLOYEE

There are different perspectives in the “game” of hiring.  And a game is how many employees see this hiring process.  Hiring is very competitive, and though more job openings are developing, the job market is still competitive with many job candidates.  On the other hand, hard skills are sought, but many times, the “soft skills” … Read more

Ways to Ease the Return to Work

IDEAS THAT MIGHT EASE THE RETURN TO WORK

With thoughts of returning to the office, what could employers do to make this change more appealing or less stressful?  Would reducing your workload be a welcomed improvement?  If you are feeling more anxious due to the challenge of keeping up with the constant workload, having some extra help tackling the load would definitely be a big relief.

What are other ways of easing the return to the workplace?

  • Providing a break on gasoline’s increased fees.  Offering a supplemental gas relief since gas prices have increased.  (Good for at least six months to a year.)
  • Keep a relaxed dress protocol, providing at least two days a week of a “step-down” attire.  (Keeps from spending more on office attire.)
  • Office provides a light lunch delivered once or twice a week, to keep from “going out” or “buying lunch” those days.  (An offering for at least 3 – 6 months would be great!)
  • If parking costs are necessary, consider the employer covering a percentage when parking at a partnering or cooperative garage on monthly parking fees.
  • Employers could consider providing free face masks, sanitizers, access to quality bacteria sprays and cleansers for the employees.  This benefits all.

Employers want to keep their good, dependable employees, and these suggestions are just some ways to help their workforces to adapt to their return work routine.  The pandemic has caused some unplanned adjustments and expenses, and now to return to the public work sites, there will be more adjustments.  All have had to manage changes, but hopefully with the vaccinations, the lives of all will begin to settle down.

Hopefully, these tips and suggestions may ease the return to “normal”.  All are encouraged to work on improving communication – be sure to “listen” and share concerns.  Compass Career Management Solutions are human resources experts, who assist with a variety of transitions.

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The Tough Decisions of Business Leaders & Employers

How has your life changed and adapted from January 2020 until now (May 2021)?  Some basis for this could be how you have been affected by COVID or others who are close to you.  Or you may have had your business or employer to have had to close their businesses.  It is devastating enough to … Read more

DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP OUR COMMUNITIES

Violence Doesn’t Benefit Anyone! What do you want to see happen in our communities today in regards to the response to the pandemic?  Improve mutual respect, true accountability (people doing their jobs appropriately), peace in our neighborhoods, returning our economy to a kind of normal, more dependable and stable jobs, etc.  Obviously, there are other … Read more

CAREER NEEDS COLLABORATIVE DISCUSSIONS FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT

Changes have continued to be an ongoing event throughout time, and over the past 16 months or more, the changes we have experienced have increased with some being more challenging.  Our work routines have taken on more frequent alterations, which have affected our family needs, often adding more frustrations for our families as well as … Read more

EMPLOYERS, DO YOUR EMPLOYEES TRUST YOU?

Can There Be Loyalty without Trust? Consider all employers who you have had over time.  Of those employers, did you trust them all?  If you didn’t trust them, how dedicated and loyal were you towards them?  You may not have been aware if an employer was loyal or supportive of you or not, though sooner … Read more

ARE YOU CONFUSED BY CHANGING INFORMATION ABOUT COVID?

  Ridding oneself of germs & bacteria with soap & hot water Have you felt that you are on a merry-go-round in regards to the “real status of COVID”?  Initially, we were faced with one virus, and then other variants appear.  Second, there was one vaccine, then another, and then another.  Can they all be … Read more