Welcome to our weekly roundup of important workplace news, top media trends, current events and the latest from Limeade. At Limeade, we’re busy staying up to date with current events that impact employees and the workplace. This Week in Work highlights the latest industry news so you can be in the know, while at work.
This Week in Work:
1. Coronavirus spurs layoffs
Hundreds of Americans lost jobs this week as the coronavirus outbreak has taken a toll on the U.S. economy and brought industries to a standstill.
2. Some good news
Amazon, Microsoft, Lyft, Twitter, Facebook and several other companies have made commitments to pay hourly workers impacted by reduced staffing requirements. Additionally, Amazon has created a $5 Million relief fund to help out small businesses in the Seattle area.
3. Feeling distracted?
Here are seven smart tips to help you get more done while working from home.
4. Debunking stigma
An article in HR Dive, shares how to combat stereotypes amidst the coronavirus.
5. Keeping employee morale up
Here are three ways employers can reduce panic and keep employee morale up during the coronavirus outbreak.
6. When you don’t get what you pay for
Tom Sterner a contributor at HR Executive, dives into the employer disconnect in HR tech. Despite hefty dollars spent on HR technology, buyers are still not satisfied with outcomes.
7. How to protect your business in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak
Henry Albrecht, CEO of Limeade shares his thoughts on how to handle the coronavirus disruption, including remote workforces and communicating with employees.
Thanks for tuning in to This Week in Work — see you next week!