The Impact of Coronavirus on State and Local Employees

As coronavirus cases continue to increase in multiple states across the United States, a new survey conducted by the Center for State and Local Government Excellence finds that public sector employees are deeply worried about their personal safety, family finances, job loss, furloughs, and pay and benefit reductions. Despite these concerns, the research also shows that public sector employees value serving their communities during this difficult time.

A New Role for Public Health?

It takes a time of significant crisis – like the one we find ourselves in now – to appreciate how the whole system should work with the critical inclusion of public health professionals. I would suggest it is time to understand and formally integrate public health into our daily work in healthcare and across all industries.

Checking In On Our 2020 Predictions

Today’s post is submitted by Chris Mullen, new executive director of The Workforce Institute at Kronos. Here he reviews The Workforce Institute's 2020 global workplace predictions published in January, in light of the changing social landscape and the persistence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 Challenges Negative Specialness

Social distancing is, hopefully, working to reduce the number of people who will get seriously ill and die from COVID-19. But it's going to need to go on a lot longer. The isolation, essential as it may be, may have mental health consequences worse than the physical threat. With no end in sight, we working parents are exhausted, beleaguered, and at times hysterical.