In my home, we use both air cleaners and our heating system to filter the air. If you have central heating, make sure your furnace filter has a minimum efficiency reporting value (MERV) of at least 11. This value describes how effective a filter is at removing airborne particles and contaminants from the recirculated air. The standard on most furnaces is a MERV 8 filter, and many furnaces are not capable of running with a more efficient filter, so make sure to check your filter and ask a technician before replacing it. But a MERV 8 filter is better than no filtration at all. … [Read more...] about If you have to be indoors with others, here’s how to make the air cleaner
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ESOP, or employee stock option plan, is a system under which the employees of a company are generally given the right to acquire the shares of the company. Under such a scheme, the employees are granted some rights, called stock options, to get the shares of the company for free or at a concessional rate, at a predetermined price or the price to be determined on the prefixed method, as compared to the potential market rate. … [Read more...] about Exclusive | Three BharatPe senior execs leave company, blaming work culture
Someone is already telling your story. The question is whether you will Third-party groups understand modern communications better than many corporate communications teams, and a company’s detractors can easily and widely circulate information—and cause reputational damage—at an accelerated pace through social media. A company can’t make its story the dominant one simply by yelling it louder. It needs a better story to tell, the one that is simplest to understand, the most compelling, the most credible, the one that people can latch onto. Corporate leaders must learn from their more nimble critics and create parallel infrastructures that are better able to counter third-party detractor groups. … [Read more...] about 10 lessons from CEOs on how to manage corporate reputation in a new era of activism
A few months into the pandemic, Parsell and her husband both went back to work; Parsell was considered an essential employee at the time. (Parsell and her husband are divorced and more or less split custody of the children.) She was able to send her younger child back to their childcare center two days a week and enrolled her other son in a summer program that also offered therapy. At the time, Parsell’s niece was able to step in when they had gaps in care, but that won’t be the case much longer. “She’s going back to school come fall,” Parsell says, “Now I’m like, I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do.” … [Read more...] about ‘I worry every moment’: 3 moms on parenting kids with developmental disabilities during COVID-19
Yet even just a few years ago, a pandemic would have put Apple’s status as a member of the Four at serious risk. Apple has always been unique in the group, as it manufactures and sells physical objects for profit. A slowdown in employment and worries about economic prospects force greater scrutiny on every purchase. However, firms that ask the consumer to make one decision a year, or until you decide to opt out or cancel, are much more resilient, as it is often a bundle, increasing the exit costs across fewer decisions. In addition, the ability to ask the consumer to enter into a monogamous relationship (a subscription) requires a choice that is more of an IQ test than a decision. The recurring revenue bundles that get attraction are forced to be incredible value propositions from the outset. Recurring revenue bundles are expensive, hard, and enduring. … [Read more...] about Big Tech was already dominant. Has coronavirus made it unstoppable?