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How to Beat Loneliness During COVID-19

f you’re feeling stressed out, sad and lonely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, you’re not alone. We’re all feeling the effects of social isolation, especially since stay-at-home orders have gone into effect. Isolation can have lasting negative effects on your mental health, but there is good news: it’s easier than ever to stay connected with people who care about you.
July 7, 2020/by Alexis Wamser

Best and Brightest Racial Justice Initiative

The Best and Brightest Program has always been a platform for dialogue and education and hence have created an initiative to expand our resources for Racial Justice.
July 7, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Webinar: HR Strategies to Build Authentic, Inclusive Workplaces that Reflect our World, not our Biases

This webinar will help Human Resources professionals understand the varying levels of inclusion, understanding D&I concepts and terms, brainstorm how changes to your processes can leverage diversity, and demonstrate how strategic D&I learning can build truly inclusive workplaces.
August 21, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Meditation Techniques by Dave Lesinski. Brought to you by Synbella

Dave Lesinski, expert meditation instructor will take you in and out of breathing exercises, mantra techniques, and sound breathe meditations that will reduce your anxiety and stress, clear your mind and increase your focus!
June 12, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC Temperature Check Process Sample

This document outlines a sample process employers may choose to implement to conduct temperature checks at the workplace. We encourage you to review local and state government orders, and to seek legal guidance for any protocols you choose to implement as deemed appropriate possible.
June 12, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

SBA Releases PPP Forgiveness Application, Guidelines to Come

The Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Department of the Treasury, released the Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application and detailed instructions for the application.
June 3, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Blue Ocean Strategy

To Thrive Today You Need a Blue Ocean Strategy!It will answer the key questions about how to rethink your business now and for the future.
In this video you will learn:
• What is a “red ocean strategy” where I am competing against others?
• Could a Blue Ocean Strategy be just what my business needs?
• What are the tools of Blue Ocean thinking that I could use today?
June 3, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Alyfe Wellbeing Strategies Free Well-being at Home: Wellness Kit

Although times may be challenging right now, there are still ways to take care of yourself while being at home. This Well-being at Home Wellness Kit is designed to provide you with numerous resources to help you stay on top of your well-being every day. Being stuck at home can cause difficulties for physical health, mental health, and social health. Fortunately, this Kit covers all of that. From workouts for at home to grocery lists to tips for sleep and managing your mental health, this Kit has you covered.
June 3, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

WEBINAR: How to Manage and Inspire your team in a downturn!

Coming out of a crisis, your company’s survival hinges on your ability to manage and inspire your talent. Your decisions and actions can determine whether your people will be an asset or a liability. Join The Predictive Index CEO Mike Zani and SVP of Talent Optimization Jackie Dube as they discuss how to handle issues that teams face when adapting their organizations in a downturn, including:
• How to pivot your team priorities
• Tips to enhance your team’s resilience
• A path to relaunch your team in this new environment
June 10, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Ready to Reopen Guide

Rehmann has created a Ready to Reopen guide available to help you restart, rebuild and re-imagine the future of your business. This guide covers everything you need to do now, from assessing your current business situation and looking toward the future of your business operations, to understanding your cash flow and ways to access funding and find tax relief. This tool also helps you evaluate your changing workforce and workplace safety, as well as gives you guidance on ensuring a strong and safe IT environment.
May 18, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Virtual HR Forums

Weekly Virtual HR Forums where HR Peer Group members and Best and Brightest Companies can discuss the challenges they are experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and find solutions.
July 16, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Wellness Coaches Provide Onsite Temperature Monitoring Provided by Trained Technicians

In response to COVID-19 and the growing challenges employers and their employees will face returning to work onsite, Wellness Coaches has established trusted partnerships to provide temperature reading and monitoring.
May 12, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Return to Work Check List

As employers attempt to return to workplaces in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are a number of considerations they must be mindful of. Check out the tool kit from Express Employment Professionals-Grand Rapids to help you prepare.
May 8, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Managing employees during a crisis

As a result of the Coronavirus, we are making unprecedented changes in our day to day lives and in our day to day ways of doing business, in order to help curb the impact of a pandemic. This means that leaders must be prepared to assess and implement changes, sometimes on a daily basis, as we receive new information and new recommendations from our government and public health officials.
May 5, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team

Town Hall Answers Questions as Businesses Get Ready to Re-Engage

In a 90-minute video town hall meeting, experts weighed in on a variety of topics as businesses try to figure out how to navigate re-engagement in the COVID-19 era.
May 5, 2020/by Best and Brightest Team
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