The single most pressing need may have been simply to keep consumers informed about what to expect from businesses as they grappled with COVID-19 restrictions. A for-pay feature for businesses called Yelp Connect, introduced in September 2019, allowed them to post newsy announcements, a format that turned out to be well-suited to pandemic-related updates. Patel describes it as “a mechanism by which you can keep people who frequented your business up to date on how they should interact with you, or what’s changing. Are you doing meal kits this week? Are you doing to-go cocktails? Are you introducing family meals?” … [Read more...] about Now Yelp’s users get to report on COVID-19 safety measures
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Over the summer, against the backdrop of this unprecedented catalyst, then-candidate Joe Biden made the unusual decision to make caregiving a central piece of his platform: He introduced a $775 billion 10-year plan to improve care for children and the elderly alike and create better jobs for caregivers and childcare providers. “It’s the first time a man is leading an issue that’s so often associated [with] women’s work,” says Lelaine Bigelow, the managing director of external affairs at the National Partnership for Women & Families. “He speaks to it from his own lived experience.” … [Read more...] about We’re in the midst of a caregiving crisis. Here’s how Biden may address it
Sitting on my board between the sets, I began thinking about this journey of learning to surf and what it takes to do something new for the first time. They say it takes 1,000 waves, or 10,000 hours, to become a master at anything, and this experience validated that. It’s also analogous to the innovation work we do with large companies and the ingredients required to bring disruptive and breakthrough solutions to market. Oftentimes, we work with highly motivated and very talented small teams who have to navigate the powerful and unpredictable waves of executive management. It takes a special combination of the following traits for an individual or a team to succeed at innovation: … [Read more...] about Learning To Brave The Big Waves Of Innovation
I find it is always best to be authentic about the situation. With all of that said, my biggest tip for parents interviewing in 2021 is to make sure you’re interviewing the company right back. Saying that you care about families as a business owner is one thing; being able to prove it in an empathetic and supportive manner is another. Ask questions about different company initiatives they have put in place to help parents during this time. How have they supported other team members in similar situations to yours? Ask them about their company culture and their thoughts on things such as family-flexibility hours. They’re looking to see that you check all of their boxes—make sure they’re checking off yours. … [Read more...] about You have a job interview over Zoom. The kids are home. Now what?
On the other side of the country, Danielle Ghiglieri moved at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic from Foothill Ranch, California, to Ladera Ranch, California, about a half-hour away, but also in Orange County. The 31-year-old PR director and her husband were expecting their son in August, so they traded up from an apartment to a townhome. They’re not done with cardboard boxes quite yet, though; in March, they’re downsizing and heading to Oakland, where her family is. … [Read more...] about Staying in Texas. Fleeing New York. Here’s how and where people are moving during COVID-19