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Post-Pandemic Job Description Review Job descriptions affect multiple aspects of employment. An effective job description should accurately reflect the essential duties and responsibilities of an employee’s position. For many employees, job duties have fluctuated as a result of the pandemic. Employees have cross-trained and absorbed additional duties when co-workers were out of the office due…

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New OSHA Guidance for COVID-19 In response to the updated guidance released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), which explains that fully vaccinated people can resume activities without wearing masks or physically distancing, except in limited situations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released updated guidance on mitigating and preventing the…

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If Not Now, Then When? While many of us are sheltering in place due to he outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, we can still perform many valuable services – thanks to the availability of technology solutions that allow us to serve regardless of where we are physically located.  Surely this will change the definition of…

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Top 3 Tools to Manage Remote Workers Today’s employees use Zoom, Skype, Jabber, FaceTime, GoToMeeting, and chat in Google Hangouts and Webex. When they’re not videoconferencing, they’re emailing, collaborating in Microsoft Teams, and instant chatting on Slack. They’ve already got the tech tools they need to make it easy and convenient to work remotely, but…

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Will You Be Welcoming a New Employee? Compared to 2019, new hiring looks very different. Still, new employees are joining agencies every day. New Level Partners connected with hiring managers and new hires to learn what’s different about the onboarding process. Many things have changed, especially when agencies’ employees are working from home or a…

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OK Boomers, Slackers, Karens, Unicorns, and Snowflakes: Can’t We All Get Along? With four primary generations now coexisting in the workplace, it’s not surprising that a few generational feuds are brewing and bubbling. Boomers (born roughly between 1946-1964) mock millennials (1977-1997) for expecting participation trophies and being like Peter Pan (never wanting to grow up),…

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Key Considerations for Re-opening Your Agency Join us on Wednesday, May 6 at 9:30 a.m. for a webinar to learn more about the key considerations for safely re-opening your agency. We will be joined by John and Kristina Dietrick from the Law Offices of John R. Dietrick, P.A. and HR Partners to answer your questions…

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New NCCI Filing For Paid While Not Working The National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) submitted state filings in an effort to address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on workers’ compensation rates. The rule change proposed by NCCI will create a new statistical code for the reporting of payroll for employees that are being…

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Licensing Challenges Today Many members are experiencing challenges for getting new employees licensed. Testing facilities are closed and there are limited locations for fingerprinting. KAIA staff understands the challenges and continues to communicate with the Kansas Insurance Department (KID) to develop a solution, such as a temporary license. The good news is that a potential…

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Key Leadership Practices for Virtual Teams We are living in an environment where circumstance forces change. Work teams everywhere have been forced to shift quickly to a work from home setting. Both leaders and team members must cope with many other challenges. A study conducted by the Business Research Consortium (BRC) in association with the…

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