Get a Superhero in Your Corner and Help Employees Navigate CO-19 Health Insurance Claims

As we all get back on our feet from Quarantine, the next wave of challenges we face will be medical bills and understanding health insurance costs related to COVID-19 (CO-19).

As a business leader, you want to get employees happily back to work and engaged in productive company goals. Nobody wants to get caught up in ongoing questions around health insurance benefits, especially for CO-19 care or testing. LA County offers ‘free testing,’ but what happens when an employee winds up with an unexpected bill from the testing facility, or any bill for medical care that they didn’t expect? Having employees saddled with such concerns compounds the worries they may have about returning to work.

We spoke with three industry experts to find out how you can support employees with health cost concerns at this time. Read more

Shecession Part II: Disrupting the Shecession – What can Organizations do about it?

In Part I of our Shecession blog, we laid out the facts on the ground from the latest pieces of research and statistics relating to employment and the societal impacts of the global Covid-19 pandemic on women and in particular women of color.

Here we will be exploring what organizations can be doing to combat this Shecession and prevent it from disrupting the diversity, equity, and inclusion progress we have made in our 21st Century organizations? Read more

Shecession Part I: What is this “Shecession” of Which They Now Speak?

We have all seen the headlines about economic recession. We’ve also seen how the financial woes and unemployment levels of the 1930’s Great Depression, with a 9.5% unemployment rate seem to be paling in comparison to our current reality of 15% unemployment because of Covid-19.

Recession is a bitter reality we are all facing, represented by the global #We’reAllInThisTogether, but what are people at the intersection of particular groups experiencing that might be even worse? Read more

Tools For Remote Teams: Stay Connected, Productive and Sane

The Peoplescape team has been enjoying a remote workplace for years. What we may have lacked in having a traditional office, we’ve replaced with intentional high-quality interactions and of course, online apps. If you are looking for new tools to fill any gaps in your own Tec stack, we share below some of them we have used. Save yourself the time on the research and use it to test out which work for you – or perhaps use the time for some self-care instead!  Read more

Use Your Lifelines Immediately. HELP for Your Business during Covid-19!

As Coronavirus has sent so many of our businesses into paralysis, we can’t help but wonder “what can I be doing smarter while staying compliant”, how can I support myself, my team, my customers and suppliers. How can I serve as a beacon of light to others when I too am scrambling to stay on top of what’s being thrown at me. How do I leverage what is available to me?

In this world of information overload, it is not unusual to wake up to an inbox bursting at the seams with opinions and facts of all that’s available out there, but not know where to start.

Here are 3 key ways we have speed learned lately that we’d like to share with you on how small businesses can get help: Read more

Financial Support for Workers affected by COVID-19

Sick or Quarantined

If you’re unable to work due to having or being exposed to COVID-19 (certified by a medical professional), you can file a Disability Insurance (DI) claim. DI provides short-term benefit payments to eligible workers who have a full or partial loss of wages due to a non-work-related illness, injury, or pregnancy. Benefit amounts are approximately 60-70 percent of wages (depending on income) and range from $50-$1,300 a week. You can collect DI benefits for the first week you are out of work. If you are eligible, the EDD processes and issues payments within a few weeks of receiving a claim. Read more

Self-Preservation with Compassion: The 3 W’s for Steering Through COVID-19 in a Small Business

In the face of this challenge we know you are concerned about how your company will be affected and what you must do next. As you genuinely and compassionately take measures to ensure the safety of your employees and customers, you must also take hard, rational steps to protect financial performance.

The workplace

You’ve probably already safeguarded workers health and safety with cleaner environments, flexible and remote working, and shift patterns with minimal staff overlap. As the Federal Government passes new Acts, call our hotline for advice on continuously evolving mandates and emergency measures about paid sick leave, FMLA, health insurance coverage, micro-loans and other small business cash flow relief measures. Read more

Cut Through the Clutter on Covid-19: Three Workplace Culture Must Haves.

As Coronavirus (COVID-19) spreads globally, more and more businesses are taking significant steps in response to growing concerns. Companies relying on China-based employees will see production shortages, those relying on products from China will be greatly impacted. Companies who’s businesses rely on public in -person attendance are also being impacted already in anticipation of the summer ahead.

What about our US workplaces? What measures are being taken to protect employees while limiting the strain on businesses? Read more

Five Things Your Competitors Know About Harassment Training

Each year, the Peoplescape team talks with hundreds of  organizations and business leaders looking for the best training for their employees. When it comes to  preventing bad behavior in the workplace, (harassment trainings) there are so many out there – how do you  know what to look for? As Anti-Harassment and Sensitivity Training experts here are 5 training features, we suggest using to pick the best fit for your company:

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Definition of Insanity

The Definition of Insanity: Hiring Safe yet Expecting Astonishing Results

Finding a new team member is hard. You spend time and energy recruiting the ideal candidate who’s a great fit. But let’s question what ‘a great fit’  really means. In your mind a great fit probably means the candidate from the same industry, who’s followed a progressive path in the same job stream to lead them to this next step. But this is playing it safe, it risks limiting you and your company and you’re unlikely to find candidates that bring unique innovation and exceptional results. Read more