HR Professionals and COVID-19: Helpful Resources You May Have Missed

Social Round-Up

Written by Claire Bauer | March 20, 2020

Coronavirus and COVID-19 resources for human resources

With the deluge of COVID-19 content pouring through our inboxes, social media streams and television sets this week, you may feel a sense of information-overload. We've waded through the news feeds for you and asked our benefits experts and strategists to share a few helpful resources that you may have missed in the midst of the chaos: 

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed into Law
  • Upcoming Webinar: Navigating COVID-19 for Employers
  • Employee Crisis Communication 
  • Remote Work Resource Center
  • Business Not as Usual 
  • Making Mental Health a Priority 

1. Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed into Law 

The President of the United States signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law on March 18, 2020. So, what does that mean for employers? We break it down in our recent presentation


2. Navigating COVID-19 for Employers 

Understanding COVID-19 and its impact on health and welfare is imperative for benefits professionals. In continuation of our ERISA Compliance series, we're hosting a webinar on Tuesday, March 31, covering COVID-19, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, remote work and more. Join us on March 31st by registering here

Navigating COVID-19 for Employers Webinar

3. Employee Crisis Communication 

Communication is the backbone of any successful organization—even more so during a crisis. We provide eight essential tips to help you effectively communicate with your employees during the COVID-19 outbreak. 

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4. Remote Work Resource Center

COVID-19 has forced many organizations to move to a remote workforce, leaving many employees uncertain and out of routine. SHRM Remote Work Resource Center provides resources for HR professionals to share with their employees struggling to adjust to a new normal.  

SHRM Remote Employee Resource Center

5. Reevaluating Compensation and Benefits Policies 

What are some key compensation practices for employers to consider as part of their business continuity planning for the new coronavirus? World at Work answers this (and more) in their blog.

World at Work

6. Making Mental Health a Priority 

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for your employees, causing an increase in fears and anxiety. It's important to remember that everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How are you, the employer, incorporating mental health advocacy into your workforce during times of need? 

mental wellness

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Topics: Social Round-Up, COVID-19