Dec 29, 2020

Survey: Company culture may have actually improved during COVID

CHG Healthcare, the nation’s largest privately-held healthcare staffing company, today announced the results of a nationwide study of more than 800 U.S. workers, revealing attitudes and sentiments toward workplace culture, working from home, mental health, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

Dec 28, 2020

COVID-19 vaccine poses legal questions for employers, employees

“From the employer’s perspective, can I require my workforce to get a vaccine when it becomes available? And from the employee’s perspective, if my employer requires that, what sort of recourse do I have? Or do I have the ability to object?”

Dec 28, 2020

Work from home ‘burnout'”: What it is, how to manage it

Remote workers are allotted more flexibility to take breaks when they please because, for the most part, they are setting their own schedules – or at least have less rigid structures than they did while being in the office from 9 to 5.

Dec 24, 2020

2020 underscores the importance of good leadership

The madness of this year, 2020, has revealed an acute need for leadership.  Great leaders recognize that certain leadership qualities are being tested now like never before, and the strength of the following qualities will have extraordinary impact far beyond the direct setting in which one currently leads:

Dec 17, 2020

Pennsylvania PUC to require diversity reporting from utilities

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission plans to require diversity reporting from all major electric gas, water, wastewater and telecommunications public utilities.

Dec 17, 2020

Local Red Robin restaurants to keep staff working during shutdown

Many small businesses in the region say the latest COVID-19 shutdown is even harder than the first one was.

Nov 20, 2020

Pennsylvania unemployment rate drops

Pennsylvania has regained more than half of the jobs lost in March and April because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nov 18, 2020

Midstate chamber leaders weigh pros and cons of a Biden presidency

President-elect Joe Biden is on his way to the White House after winning both the popular vote and an estimated 306 electoral votes in the 2020 presidential election, but which Biden is the country going to get?

Nov 6, 2020

Pa. extending backdated unemployment claim deadline, says patience still needed

The department said that starting Nov. 7, it will be temporarily expanding people’s ability to backdate unemployment compensation claims from the normal six weeks to up to 52 weeks.

Nov 6, 2020

Economy adds 638,000 jobs in October as unemployment falls to 6.9% amid COVID-19 spikes

The U.S. economy added 638,000 jobs in October as payroll growth roughly held steady despite a surge in COVID-19 cases and Congress’s failure to provide more aid to unemployed Americans and struggling businesses.

Oct 27, 2020

Unemployment in Pennsylvania: Few claimants with frozen benefits confirming identities

Two weeks after Pennsylvania launched a new layer of fraud checks, most independent contractors and gig workers whose unemployment benefits were temporarily frozen have yet to verify their identities.

Oct 22, 2020

Leading a remote team may require you to tweak your style

The more the workday changes – from home offices and remote work weeks to flexible schedules, finding the best way to communicate expectations and maintain accountability and performance standards, managing virtual teams requires the same fundamentals essential to any great leadership position.