As organizations across the country work to respond to the COVID-19 crisis the issues facing them seem to evolve minute by minute meaning your HR needs evolve along with it. This page provides a wealth of knowledge and resources assembled by Arc Human Capital to help fine tune your company's coronavirus response. For further help adapting policies and creating action plans that are right for you, please contact us here
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In this webinar presented for the Tysons Corner Chamber of Commerce, Arc Human Capital founder and Principal Consultant Adam Calli covers all the ways the workplace needs to adapt to the changing post-coronavirus world, and what policies and implementations employers need to undertake for a safe, healthy, and happy reopening.
When is it safe to return to the office? Should you return to the office at all? How can you carry on your work virtually?
These are the questions being asked by employers all across the country right now. The decision to reopen an office and bring back a workforce is not a light one, and employers have a lot of factors to consider including social distancing in the office, whether staff will be able to find childcare, immunocompromised and high risk employees, and much more. This article recommends a few key steps to take and questions to ask in order to ensure a safe reopening supported by staff. Arc Human Capital founder and Principal Consultant Adam Calli lent his expertise to this article, including advising employers to consider the physical layouts of their offices and what to consider during a staff reduction. Read the article here!
Every company has had to change the way they do business. Restaurants have begun offering curbside and delivery, greeting card makers are manufacturing PPE, companies are switching to contact-less systems, the common theme is adaptability. To survive in this world forever changed by the pandemic, every company has gone through a rapid restructuring of ho they work, or face closing their doors. This article from the Society for Human Resource Management details how HR can help transition companies to their new way of work. It also explores what changes may be permanent after the pandemic lifts. Arc Human Capital's own Senior HR Consultant Cecelia Harris contributed her expertise to the article which can be found here.
Deep Cleaning, Social Distancing, Contact Tracing. These phrases have become omnipresent in today’s world, but all of them come back to a core theme of risk management. How can companies effectively manage coronavirus risk? What are some of the precautions that employers should take? Adam returned to Mornings with Joel Riley to answer these questions and more. The big question of the interview was whether companies should implement testing procedures for staff before they enter the workplace. In short, to manage risk some form of testing is necessary. Listen to the full answer and reasoning here!
Around the country, stay at home orders are ending, businesses are beginning to reopen, and the pandemic is winding down for now. Though a second wave is predicted for this winter, many businesses will reopen in the meantime. With the virus still present and effecting the nation, many businesses are trying to answer the questions of not only how do we reopen, but how do we do it in a safe manner for our customers and employees. This interview covers the issues that many companies are facing right now as they begin to reopen, and what strategies companies should employ for a successful reopening. Click here to listen!
Adam returned to the Joel Riley show in Columbus, Ohio this morning to follow up on his previous segment about employee lawsuits and protections regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. This 8 minute segment gives guidance to employers and employees alike about their legal rights and obligations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. To protect themselves from lawsuits, and to remain legally compliant, employers are urged to adhere to the best of their abilities to the federal, state, and local authorities recommendations regarding safety and health in the workplace. Click here to hear more!
Adaptability and a willingness to change will be the biggest differentiators between those organizations that navigate this pandemic successfully and safely, and those that do not. In his interview with Joel Riley, Adam discusses what legal recourse employers and employees can expect after this pandemic passes, and what rights employers and employees have. Listen to the 5 minute interview here!
In this webinar, Arc Human Capital founder and Principal Adam Calli joins forces once more with his co-presenters to discuss how to safely return to the workplace. Returning to the workplace in the post-COVID-19 world is going to require caution and creativity.
In times of crisis such as this one, employers can be faced with some of the hardest decisions they'll have to make, and most of these revolve around staff. When financial hardships hit an organization, often the first cuts to be made to save the most money are to the staffing of an organization. This article from the Society for Human Resource Management details the considerations (both legal and moral) that managers should take when cutting staff. Adam contributed his expertise about the strategy behind staff cuts to this article which you can read here.
Adam had his first global audience tonight as he was a featured guest on Breitbart News Tonight on SiriusXM Patriot. Adam was interviewed regarding workers and employers in the age of Covid-19. Adam covers liability, what it may take to safely reopen businesses, and how companies should think about and structure their response to this pandemic. Adam recommends employers make and document every attempt to follow federal, state, and local guidance about safe responses to this pandemic. Listen to the 20 minute segment here!
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Reflecting the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Arc Human Capital Founder Adam Calli returned to HR Dive this week when he was interviewed for the article Back to Basics: How terminations, layoffs and furloughs differ! This article helps business owner and HR professional alike understand the differences between these common employment actions, how the impact of them on the employee and the company differs, and what it means for employee benefits and employer benefit costs.
What are the rights of essential employees at the front lines of essential businesses in this crisis? What fallout can employers expect from this pandemic? While nobody can predict exactly where this global crisis will take the world of work, Adam Calli answered these questions and more on the Brian Mudd Show on 610 News Radio WiOD in Miami, Florida. Listen here!
Early risers in Houston, Texas, heard the voice of Arc Human Capital Founder Adam Calli coming from their speakers this week as he answered morning show hosts Shara and Jim' questions about legal mandates to provide safe workplaces under OSHA and creative, new, and alternate approaches that smart employers should be taking! There is a balance to consider of legal requirements and practical considerations. Hear what the citizens of Ohio and Texas heard with their morning coffee when you click these links!
Viewers in Nashville, Tennessee, saw our own Adam Calli on the evening news on April 9th! WZTV Fox17 News interviewed Adam to discuss employee safety, workers’ rights, and the risk of legal action while facing the corona virus. Bottom line, he expects a tidal wave of legal action after this mess is over, and smart employers are carefully considering their actions and their efforts to keep their workers healthy in order to minimize the likelihood of lawsuits. Watch this clip to learn what you should be thinking about and actions you might take!
Former Emmy Award winning reporter Jeff Crilley invited Adam to appear on his show to discuss what business leaders can and should be doing as they respond to the global pandemic crisis. Layoffs, culture, law, and finances are all considered as they discuss how organizations can ensure their survival.
It’s one of the biggest fears faced by company leaders right now. What do I do if one of my team contracts the corona virus? From notifications of many effected parties, to cleaning, to caring for the sick staff member, there are many things to quickly consider when a staff member is confirmed with a highly contagious disease like COVID-19. Adam was quoted in this Business Insider article which is full of advice and sample emails so that you can rapidly respond getting the right messages, to the right people, in the right way.
Layoffs are never easy. Having to end someone’s employment when they aren’t an underperformer or somehow at fault is difficult. But doing it remotely can be even harder on the employee. And meanwhile managers may not know what nuances they should consider for a remote layoff, even when not in the midst of a global pandemic. This article from Business Insider includes insights from Adam Calli and others on how to plan for and deliver the layoff message as compassionately and professionally as possible.
In 2017 Adam was quoted and pictured in this HR Magazine article about severance agreements. This insight has become even more important in the midst of this unfolding crisis. In the article “Tread Carefully Across the Severance Agreement Minefield” readers explore common factors that a wise company should consider if they are implementing any kind of severance program as well as the evolving legal and regulatory landscape in which severance agreements operate.
In this webinar from Wednesday March 25th 2020, Adam & his co-presenters discuss how employers can respond to the coronavirus in legal and practical ways. This webinar covers everything from Paid Time Off to telework policies. Originally scheduled for one hour the presenters went into "overtime" fielding questions from the attendees.
What’s a furlough? What’s a layoff? What do these mean for employees?
If you’re wondering the same things, you aren’t alone! Arc Human Capital Founder Adam Calli was recently interviewed for an article about these very topics. A discussion of the human resources and business implications of this outbreak with Business Insider on March 20th, resulted in an article exploring how businesses and employees are navigating this unprecedented pandemic. To read the article and get the answers to your questions click here.
In this webinar from March 18th 2020, Adam & his co-presenters discuss how employers can respond to the coronavirus in legal and practical ways. This webinar covers everything from Paid Time Off to telework policies.
NOTE: during this webinar review of required I-9 documents for new hires was discussed. 48 hours later then USCIS issued a temporary adjustment to the requirement, so viewers are urged to review USCIS guidance which can be found on their website here
As the nation responds to the coronavirus, and working on-site seems un-safe, companies are turning to work-from-home programs to ensure productive continuity of operations. Adam contributed to an article by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about implementing human capital policies and programs to support a sudden shift in the way business is being conducted. This article covers everything from how to get the word out about your policy changes, to what programs you can use to stay productive during this outbreak.
Click here to read the article!