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Weekend Roundup: FMLA, Hiring During Remote Work, Poor Communication

In this week’s Weekend Roundup, we take a look at employers placing employees on leave when they can’t wear a mask in the office and if this leave is covered by the Family Medical Leave Act. The coronavirus has changed the way HR and employers hire while working remotely. The Society for Human Resource Management studies the cost of poor communication for companies. Click the headlines below to learn more.

Where’s Your Mask?

Employers across America are requiring their employees to wear face coverings or masks while at work.

At the same time, employers across America are dealing with employees who have a million excuses why they can’t wear a face covering at work. Many of these excuses aren’t valid. Some are.

Three Pieces Of Advice For Hiring In The Remote Work Landscape

It’s no secret that in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak, many businesses are looking to make remote work the new normal. In fact, Facebook, a tech-sector giant, expects up to half of its 45,000 employees to work from home within the next 10 years. On top of it, there are powerhouses like Twitter and Spotify that followed suit and are now announcing they will allow employees to work from home indefinitely, according to a recent article from The Wall Street Journal

The Cost of Poor Communications

David Grossman reported in “The Cost of Poor Communications” that a survey of 400 companies with 100,000 employees each cited an average loss per company of $62.4 million per year because of inadequate communication to and between employees. Debra Hamilton asserted, in her article “Top Ten Email Blunders that Cost Companies Money,” that miscommunication cost even smaller companies of 100 employees an average of $420,000 per year.

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