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  • Holding a safe employee event (5/9/2022) Q:  Recently, we had a COVID-safety outing where all employees were invited to a cookout and bonfire.  Most of our employees and family members had a great time.  A few employees drank too much.  I worry about inappropriate behavior and … Continued
  • Long COVID – how to disclose as a candidate (3/7/2022) Q:  I am a candidate for a role in biotech.  I have been diagnosed with long COVID (or PASC, the medical term).  I will need some accommodations for this condition.  How or when do I ask a prospective employer?  A: … Continued
  • Rusty interviewing skills? (2/7/2022) Q:  I am applying for a new job.  The problem is I haven’t applied for a job in 22 years!  I am sick with anxiety.  What can I do to prepare?  Do I need to be a Zoom expert? A:  … Continued
  • Inappropriate comments via a video call (1/24/2022) Q:  At my company, we are all working remotely.  We have a weekly Zoom call on Friday mornings to share updates and client information.  During this Zoom call, a colleague, who was just hired late in 2021 sends me messages … Continued
  • Unemployment benefits after a move to a new state (12/13/2021) Q: I lost my job a few months ago, in the fall of 2021.  I have been looking for a new job for several weeks.  Winter is not my friend.  I want to move to another state with warmer weather … Continued
  • Retaining talent in 2021-2022 (12/6/2021) Q:  I am a business owner and I am nervous about this “Great Resignation” that I am reading about.  I feel like I pay employees competitively and offer a menu of good benefits options.  I don’t have a whole lot … Continued
  • Tips for a safe holiday party (11/29/2021) Q:  We are planning a year-end holiday party.  Because of COVID, we are planning to have it outside pm a heated outdoor patio, next to our building.  Do you have any recommendations for a successful event? A: Every year company … Continued
  • Joining a new company when working remotely (11/8/2021) Q:  I started a job in September.  I am working primarily remotely but it feels like my learning curve is steep.  I don’t feel like I know my team members or how to handle some of the most basic tasks, … Continued
  • Dress while on video calls (10/4/2021) Q:  Our company is continuing to work remotely through 2021, at least.  I work in a technology services company and manage a small team.  We seem to have a group of employees who think it is ok to wear t-shirts … Continued
  • A kid and a bagel (9/13/2021) Q: I have a small consulting business.  Most of us work remotely, from a home office.  Some of us have home offices which are reasonable, private and professional.  One woman uses a spare bedroom and there is a simple painting … Continued