Many Working Parents Fear Job Loss or Being Penalized during Covid-19


More than half of working parents fear being a parent is a strike against them in the workplace during Covid-19. According to the new Catalyst -CNBC survey, "The Impact of Covid-19 on Working Parents," nearly 40% of working parents say that their employer does not have enough benefits for parents to support blended or virtual learning amidst the uncertainty of students of all … [More]

Study: 63% of Arizonans Believe that Returning to the Workplace Should Be Optional

Since the start of the pandemic, millions of Americans have been working from home instead of going into their usual place of work. As the economy slowly re-opens, many workers in public-facing jobs, like shops, bars and restaurants, have already gone back to their workplace. Office workers are among those who could soon be asked to do the same, and the question on many … [More]

WEBINAR – Sep 25: COVID Return to Work Planning: Airflow Testing, Spatial Mapping, & Surface Testing

It’s no secret that creating and managing a return-to-work plan can be challenging. With so many operational aspects and elements to address, it’s often difficult to know what takes priority. That’s why Phoenix-based OpenWorks, one of the nation’s largest facility services and commercial cleaning and disinfecting service providers, has teamed up with Phoenix-based … [More]

Who Do You Have to Become to Lead Your Business with Power?

by Susie Carder

Many of us entrepreneurs start our businesses as technicians. This means we have a skill, specialty, or trade that we apply to serve our clients. We open our businesses to provide the product or service that stems from that expertise. And some business owners like being the technician. They want to be the one to coach the client one-on-one or do the manicures or review their … [More]

Survey: 74% of Hotels Will Lay Off More Employees without Further Aid

American Hotel & Lodging Association

As devastated industries wait for Congress to pass another round of COVID-19 recovery legislation, a new surveyof American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) members shows that the hotel industry remains on the brink of collapse because of the pandemic. Results show 68 percent of hotels have less than half of their typical, pre-crisis staff working full time, and without … [More]

With Jobs Eliminated Daily, Is Now the Right Time to Buy a Business?

By Terry Monroe

The economy and job market have been on a roller coaster since the pandemic hit in the early part of 2020. First, the stock market took a nosedive and reached some all-time lows, only to rebound to all-time highs. The same has occurred in the job market. First, we were experiencing the lowest unemployment in years, only to be followed by the highest unemployment since the … [More]

Organizations with a Culture of Connection Hold the Competitive Advantage, As Do Their Employees

To prevent negative effects of social isolation employees might be experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders should strive to build a culture of connection. In Connection Culture: The Competitive Advantage of Shared Identity, Empathy, and Understanding at Work, Second Edition (ATD Press, September 2020), leadership experts Michael Lee Stallard, Todd W. Hall, Katharine … [More]

Healthcare Startups Raised $111.4B in Total Funding, a 34% Jump Year-Over-Year


The coronavirus pandemic put enormous pressure on the healthcare industry, forcing pharmaceutical giants and institutions to roll out clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine at breakneck speed. But behind the COVID-19 outbreak as the main healthcare issue in 2020, large health systems and venture capital firms continued investing millions in startups whose products could bring … [More]

Remote Work Set to Nearly Triple in the Post-COVID World


New Providence, NJ (September 22, 2020) – The average percentage of employees who will work remotely at least part of the time is projected to nearly triple from 12% before the COVID-19 pandemic to 30% after the pandemic, according to 835 US employers responding to XpertHR’s Survey on Employer Response to COVID-19. During survey fielding—which was late July to mid-August … [More]

Engineering Firm Acquires Phoenix-Based Environmental Planning Group


With a vision to expand its geographic presence and breadth of environmental services in the Southwestern U.S. and nationally, Terracon has announced the acquisition of Phoenix-based Environmental Planning Group (EPG). Terracon, a leading provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services, acquired EPG to provide additional regional support to … [More]

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