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While many companies naturally direct their energies outward during a crisis, more HR professionals and executives are coming to realize that communicating quickly, often and well with internal stakeholders is equally important, if not more so. Indeed, in an age when every employee can serve as a de facto spokesperson, executing effective internal communications can help ensure worker safety, minimize damage to your brand, return your workforce to productivity and build trust among employees. Communicating with Employees During a Crisis SHRM | Oct 2016 How can we reassure employees who are worried about the coronavirus? SHRM HRQA Addressing
Fears About Returning to the WorkplaceCOVID-19 Myth Busters SHRM Express Requests Please complete the brief survey near the bottom of this page. Sample Memos, Forms, Letters, and More Return to Work Return-to-Work Guide for Employees – customizable PowerPoint Presentation COVID-19 Employee Return-to-Work Survey Notice of Recall Memo: COVID-19 Employee Screening Procedures COVID-19 Employee Health Screening Form COVID-19 Employee Self-Certification to Return to Work Health Screening Form for Visitors Letter to New Hire - Start Date Postponed SHRM Layoffs, Furloughs and Pay Reductions Notice of Pay Reduction to All Employees Layoff FAQs for Employees Notice of Reduction in Force (RIF) Due to Coronavirus Notice of Temporary Layoff or Furlough Due to Coronavirus Termination Letter - Layoff and/or Downsizing Announcement of Layoff and/or Downsizing Severance Waiver and General Release: Group Layoffs of Employees Age 40 and Over (OWBPA compliant) SHRM Additional COVID-19 Tools and Samples SHRMTemplates and Forms
Fisher Phillips Sample Communications in the Resource Library ThinkHR Sample Posters Coronavirus Warning for Business Entrances Social Distancing Guidelines at Work Stop the Germs at Work SHRM Protect Others from Getting Sick Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak Practice Food Safety World Health Organization Articles 12 Tips for Return-to-Work
SHRM | Jun 2020Five Imperatives for Employee Communications During COVID-19 Forrester | Apr 2020 Crisis Communication: How Great Leaders Stop Rumors Before They Start Gallup | Apr 2020 Beyond COVID-19: Employer communications guidance for what's next SmartBrief | Apr 2020 A practical guide to employee communication during COVID-19 Willis Towers Watson | Mar 2020 COVID-19: Now is the Time to Have a Clear Internal Communications Plan in Place ADP | Mar 2020 Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis: Five Quick Tips for Business Communicators Faegre Drinker | Mar 2020 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Communication Plan Aon | Feb 2020 Crisis Communications Plan Ready.gov Podcast COVID-19: The Crisis Communications Response The Conference Board
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COVID-19Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Paid Leave; Enhanced FMLA; More)USERRA and COVID-19Reducing Employer's Retirement Plan Contribution/MatchU.S. Wage and Hour IssuesMaking Tax-Favored Disaster Relief Payments to EmployeesLeave Donation ProgramsIRS Relaxes HDHP RulesRemote WorkersAllowing TeleworkEngaging Remote WorkersRemote Work & State Tax IssuesMonitoring Remote WorkersLayoffs and Alternatives to LayoffsPay ReductionsShared-Work/Work Share ProgramsLayoff AlternativesWorker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) ActCalifornia EDD Work Sharing ProgramPlease also see under CARES Act (above):Employee Retention CreditPaycheck Protection ProgramGeneralNew OSHA Guidance on Recording COVID-19
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