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Employers and Employees Disagree about Company Culture During Pandemic

  A recent series of surveys conducted by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) uncovered a big disconnect between how executives, HR managers, and employees feel about how company culture has impacted working Americans during the COVID pandemic.  Almost three-quarters of executives polled (72%) said they believe that their company culture has improved since…

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The Post-Pandemic State of Gig Work (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing 2020 was a crushing year for formal employment.  American unemployment reached 14% during the worst months of the pandemic, and formal work was scarce.  Unable to rely on savings and government benefits alone, 12% of the US workforce picked up gig work for the first time to supplement their incomes. …

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I’Vacted – A Pandemic Play by Shakespeare

Tom Madden,  Founder & CEO, TransMedia Group To mask or not to mask: that is the question. Whether tis nobler to suffer the pings and arrows of outrageous FOXers like Tucker, or take political arms against insolence of gubernatorial office holders like DeSantis, those who doth spirally spurn mask mandates.  Why Gov no vaccine orders even…

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Knowing Your Risk in the COVID-19 Pandemic (INFOGRAPHIC)

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing As of last month, half of American adults have been at least partially vaccinated against COVID-19.  While this number is widely celebrated, it may not be enough to end the pandemic. Herd immunity requires 70% to 85% of a population to be vaccinated.  Vaccine hesitancy in the US has led…

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Patientory Blockchain Overcomes Challenges During Pandemic Times

CommPRO Editorial Staff Blockchain systems like Patientory are coming up with platforms that are in constant development. They have been adapted and deployed to address the concerns presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, such as flaws in supply chains and failure to deploy the most necessary resources. The crisis resulted in challenges in accessing and disseminating…

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5WPR CEO On Innovative Marketing in a Post-Pandemic World

  The Covid-19 vaccine being widely distributed all over the world means that everyone is slowly starting to enter society with a “new normal”, with businesses and consumer behavior going back to trends from before the pandemic.  Things are still looking better and brighter, with recovering jobs numbers and increased consumer spending. However, while no…

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Thriving On Post-Pandemic Change

  Carol Kinsey Goman, Ph.D. Change is difficult — and we have plenty of reasons to resist it! No one likes to contemplate letting go of the skills and behaviors that “got us here.” As individuals, we become psychologically attached to the status quo because it is familiar and comfortable. But even more difficult than…

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5 Things I Learned from Engineering an Internal Comms Turnaround During a Pandemic (CASE STUDY)

Get practical guidance, ideas and takeaways from a top-level pro who’s shepherding her organization through a period of profound transformation. Bessie Kokalis Pescio, VP of Global Internal Communications, Phillip Morris International There’s on-the-job learning—and then there’s on-the-job enlightenment. I’ve held a lot of roles during my career, many of them at Philip Morris International (PMI),…

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Behold Our Pandemic Playground

  Thomas J. Madden, Chairman and CEO, Transmedia Group Welcome to art in plastics. The Pandemic Playground is a surreal composition comprising a phantasmagoria of plastics my wife Rita and I collect each day off the public beach in front of our stately oceanfront condo, The Chalfonte. Behold the plastic toys, buckets, shovels and rakes.  Plastic seahorses,…

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How the Pandemic Highlighted Workers’ Financial Vulnerability

  Tony Silber, Editorial Director, Ragan Communications Beginning in March of last year, the global economy came close to shutting down as the COVID-19 virus swept across the world. In some sectors, it did effectively stop. Waves of furloughs and layoffs followed. Unemployment spiked. Even workers who stayed at their jobs felt a new anxiety.…

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How Nursing Homes Can Recover from the COVID-19 Pandemic

Brian Wallace, Founder & President, NowSourcing 2020 was a horrific year for nursing homes. Of the 500,000+ American deaths from COVID-19, 36% were care facility residents or staff. In some states, that figure was as high as 54%. While the older generations and those with health issues are uniquely vulnerable in the pandemic, several missteps taken…

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Keep Your Masks On – Behavioral Lessons from the Pandemic

Simon Erskine Locke, CEO, CommunicationsMatch™ It’s no coincidence that just as we start to see COVID-19 deaths decline and vaccination rates rise, that some states are dropping mask mandates and we are seeing rising criticism of efforts to reduce the pandemic’s spread. That these actions fly in the face of the advice given by experts…

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Growing During the Pandemic and Recession

Ronn Torossian, CEO, 5WPR  Although many companies responded to the current pandemic and recession by trimming expenses and their workforce to survive, those may not have been the best steps. Companies that outgrew the gross national product in the last recession (December 2007 to June 2009) earned three times more than their competitors both during…

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“The Most Important Work of Our Careers” – Agency Leaders Find Unexpected Challenges and Lots of Opportunity in the Middle of the Pandemic

Britt Carter, President, TPC Growth During a recent CommPRO Executive Roundtable, the mood was surprisingly upbeat. Just months before, this group, comprised of leaders and legends from across the PR agency world, was expressing an existential predicament: business disappearing, payroll and rent mounting, teams dissolving, and every day seemed to deliver another steaming GrubHub bucket of…

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GreenPath and Homeownership Preservation Foundation Launch 995Hope Website to Protect Households During Pandemic

CommPRO Editorial Staff GreenPath Financial Wellness, a national nonprofit that provides financial counseling and debt management services, and its affiliate Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF), recently launched the 995hope.org website which provides information to help renters and homeowners affected by the COVID-19 pandemic manage through financial challenges. It is estimated there are nearly 3 million U.S.…

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Identifying and Addressing Mental Illness Hot Spots Caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic

CommPRO Editorial Staff Mental Health America (MHA), along with Lundbeck, announce the launch of a groundbreaking new initiative that will apply analytics on the data set created from MHA’s extensive mental health screenings, plus publicly available data sets, to find mental health hotspots and address the rapidly escalating mental health impacts emerging from the COVID-19…

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