The rapid spread of COVID-19 has required employers to adapt their hiring processes to keep in line with the government’s social distancing regulations. Traditional parts of the hiring process like in-person interviews and onboarding are on an indefinite ‘pause’ as the pandemic continues. It’s time to adapt – fast.
With the escalating global COVID-19 crisis, employers are seeing unprecedented organizational challenges. From layoffs and job sharing to remote work and office shutdowns, employers are increasingly mandating remote work wherever possible. However, a lot of employers still have unanswered questions about the best way to take their teams remote.
You’ve undoubtedly seen the headlines about the coronavirus (COVID-2019). People are scared. This epidemic started China at the end of 2019, and in a matter of months has spread globally. It continues to spread. The World Health Organization has confirmed that there are now more coronavirus cases outside of China than in it, with 80,000 cases worldwide.
British Columbia is introducing a new Employer Health Tax. It was announced earlier this year that the provincial government is scrapping Medical Service Plan (MSP) premiums for British Columbians as of January 1st, 2020. This means financial savings of hundreds each year for individuals and families. It also means that businesses can scratch MSP administration off their to do list.