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How HR Teams Can Maintain Compliance with a Virtual Workforce

How HR Teams Can Maintain Compliance with a Virtual Workforce

By: Rodika Tollefson Even if your employees aren't in the office, your business still needs to make sure your processes and policies are being practiced. Businesses that have never had a remote workforce entered an unfamiliar territory when states across the U.S....

2020 Census has a BIG impact on the future of HISD

2020 Census has a BIG impact on the future of HISD

The 2020 Census is in full swing, and the Houston Independent School District needs the participation of every HISD household to ensure the district receives the federal funding it needs to serve all students. The 2020 Census is a snapshot taken by the federal...

Local Company Seeks to Donate Tools to Comfort Children

Local Company Seeks to Donate Tools to Comfort Children

The COVID-19 crisis is a challenging time for families, especially the children. Early Childhood Specialties (ECS) offers a book and toy set that helps to soothe children’s anxieties and is currently giving a free fidget toy with purchase. To help quickly deliver...

Domestic Abuse Victim Support

Domestic Abuse Victim Support

Provided by: http://www.kim-ogg.com/ The lack of certainty during these times has a way of making every day a little more challenging, and the close quarters we share may cause frustration. It’s in times like these that we need to find our patience and, for everyone’s...

Using Social Media & Video to Stay Connected to Users

Using Social Media & Video to Stay Connected to Users

        Staying connected to customers is more important than ever. Fortunately, social media continues to be a powerful tool for maintaining engagement and strengthening your connection with customers. Paired with digital platforms that allow...

Do You Have the Right to Test Your Employees for COVID-19?

Do You Have the Right to Test Your Employees for COVID-19?

On March 18th, The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) granted employers permission to perform temperature checks on every employee, a process that would, in any other circumstance outside of a global pandemic, be prohibited according to the American...

After the Coronavirus Peak, What’s Next?

After the Coronavirus Peak, What’s Next?

By: Matthew HarrisonEquity Analyst, Large Cap Biotech As the growth in new cases of infection appears to be slowing in some hard-hit regions, what comes next? A look at what needs to happen before the world can “reopen.” “Now this is not the end. It is not even the...

Why Sharing Your Personal Story Can Offer Real Health Benefits

Why Sharing Your Personal Story Can Offer Real Health Benefits

Original Story Here By Leslie Goldman Illustration: Owen Gildersleeve "A little crinkle in her ear, just like my husband's. Perfect little fingers, perfect little toes. She was everything we had imagined she would be...except she wasn't." Lynn Persin, 41, is at the...

The Dos and Dont’s of Video Meetings

The Dos and Dont’s of Video Meetings

Well, the past few weeks of online classes and meetings has certainly revealed some interesting video conversations. It’s also shown some really bad behaviors by people on Zoom or Skype or Microsoft teams or whatever video platform individuals are using. The tales...

Tools and Services to Help You Stay Connected

Tools and Services to Help You Stay Connected

FYI: Tools & Services to Help You Stay Connected    Finding ways to connect with each other and your customers is more important than ever. That's why Comcast Business has teamed up with some other industry leaders to help you find new ways to keep your business...

Networking in the Age of COVID-19 by Korn Ferry

Networking in the Age of COVID-19 by Korn Ferry

In just three weeks, more than 16 million Americans have lost their jobs, and before the coronavirus pandemic fades, many millions more will become unemployed. And that leaves many with only one critical tool to recover their career: networking. To be sure, the normal...

Top Ten Richest Women in the World

Top Ten Richest Women in the World

There are 234 women on this year’s list, and a familiar face returns as the world’s richest woman. With turbulent markets and even more tumultuous times,  just over half of the 234 women on the new Forbes list of the World’s Billionaires are worth less than a year...

The Houstonian’s Commitment to the Community

The Houstonian’s Commitment to the Community

  The Houstonian’s Commitment to Community We have profound respect for all of those on the front line trying to help contain and protect us all from the coronavirus and we are continuing to carefully provide meals to first responders and the community. See the...

The Paris Review’s Poetry Crossword

Jigsaw puzzles are sold out around the country, but here’s an absolutely free, no-shipping-required, Paris Review crossword puzzle. Celebrate Poetry Month by taking your mind off the world. Can you find all the poets clue-ed from our archives? Play below, or print it...

Aldine ISD to Host Virtual Teacher Recruitment Expo

Aldine ISD to Host Virtual Teacher Recruitment Expo

The Aldine Independent School District is seeking talented professionals to join its dedicated team. Aldine will host a Virtual Teacher Recruitment Expo where teacher candidates can meet with a director of human resources virtually. Information about the district, the...

Women in Energy: Cindy Yeilding, BP America

Women in Energy: Cindy Yeilding, BP America

Women in Energy: Cindy Yeilding, BP America Today’s featured 25 Influential Women in Energy honoree is Cindy Yeilding, senior vice president of BP America Inc. based in Houston. Hart Energy Staff Cindy Yeilding’s first dance with a sleeping elephant came during a...

The Humble Phone Call Has Made a Comeback

The Humble Phone Call Has Made a Comeback

The volume of phone calls has surged more than internet use as people want to hear each other’s voices in the pandemic. By Cecilia Kang Alyssa MacKenzie, 32, rarely used her smartphone to make phone calls, apart from the occasional conversation for her work as a...

How To Lead And Market Your Brand During A Crisis

How To Lead And Market Your Brand During A Crisis

I recently did a fireside chat with Alison Koplar Wyatt, cofounder of The Female Founder Collective. The Female Founder Collective is a network of businesses led by women, supporting women. Their mission is to enable and empower female owned and led businesses to...