Best Ways to Increase Employee Engagement and Motivation as Manager

Every business needs money to function. A critical part of creating, maintaining, and increasing profitability within an organization is employee productivity. Increase employee productivity, and business will grow its profit. As a manager, employee productivity often falls into the list of responsibilities. So, what are the best ways to increase employee engagement and motivation as a manager? Trust A manager …

How to Stay Employable as Artificial Intelligence is Changing the Workplace

Man versus robot – who would win? In today’s technological world, the once fictional question is becoming more of a reality. Artificial intelligence is slowly changing the workplace. This type of technology is useful for productivity levels as it takes over more thinking tasks. However, some employees find the increase in technology conflicting for their career ladder climb as it …

FFRCA Q&A

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act was recently passed by congress and signed into law. StaffScapes has chosen to create a Q&A based on commonly asked questions and details about the law. As more questions are asked, we will gradually add to this document. Due to a higher than usual call volume at StaffScapes, we are asking that you read …

Statewide Stay-At-Home Order

On March 25, Governor Polis issued a statewide stay-at-home order. It became effective March 26 at 6:00am and will last until at least April 11. All gatherings both public and private are now prohibited and travel is likewise prohibited except for specific reasons listed below. Penalties for failing to abide by this order range in fines up to $1,000 or …

Colorado COVID-19 Closures

Starting at 12:01am on March 23 until April 14 (at the earliest), all elective or non-essential surgeries in the dental, medical, or veterinary fields. The purpose of this is to try and reserve medical PPE for medical professionals who require it for COVID-19. For more information on the specific details of Governor Polis’s executive order, please read further here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Sp3le5zUavA3GKM_omeDXpm7FNfL-wSt/view …

March 13 Coronavirus Update

On the morning of 3/13/2020 Governor Polis again addressed an update on measures the state is taking to tackle the Coronavirus (COVID-19). His speech announced the following: Gatherings of 250+ people are prohibited Gatherings of 50+ in the High Country are also prohibited Drive-up testing centers will be deployed. Initially there was only one drive-up testing center but after it’s …

UnitedHealthcare, Kaiser Permanente, and Humana’s Efforts on COVID-19

UnitedHealthcare UnitedHealthcare has a team closely monitoring COVID-19 and, as with any public health issue, we are working with and following all guidance and protocols issued by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), state and local public health departments in supporting our members’ needs. To …

IMA Wealth – Participant Volatility Notice

6 Things You Can Do During a Turbulent Stock Market If you’re like most, recent news about the continued spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus) and the negative impact on the market has you concerned about the impact on your retirement savings. Bouts of market volatility are an unnerving, but normal, feature of long-term investing. They’re not fun, but you can expect …

Coronavirus (COVID-19) HR Q&A

What is the Coronavirus (COVID-19)? A respiratory illness that can be passed from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth when a person coughs or breathes. As of the time of this writing, it is still unknown how long the Coronavirus may stay on surfaces, but it may be possible to transmit the virus through surface …

Colorado Issues New Wage Order 36

Colorado has issued an update to their Wage Order to be effective on March 16, 2020. Wage orders establish standards in relation to wages, hours, and working conditions. The new wage order clarified break rules and made an important update to minimum salary thresholds for the state. As you may be aware, the Federal government recently made an update to …