Other states are delegating such tools to local levels. Texas’s Dallas County had 50,000 sign-ups within the first two days of launch of its registration website for those in phases 1a and 1b. This week, Dallas opened its first “mega-site” for COVID vaccines, at recreational area Fair Park, where it aims to vaccinate at least 1,000 people a day. The county will be doing a “media blitz” to promote both the registration website and the mega-site, both at a county level and within its 26 cities. The county also expects the State of Texas to roll out “a more robust site towards the end of the month that will be able to match individuals with nearby locations that have vaccine availability.” … [Read more...] about How will you actually know when it’s your turn to get the COVID-19 vaccine?
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So far, we haven’t experienced much large-scale immunity from those who have had the virus and thus some antibody protection. Current estimates are that about 20% to 25% of the U.S. have had the virus (we still don’t know how long immunity lasts; most estimates right now assume it’s more than eight months). If it’s on the shorter end, we can’t rely on that being a considerable factor in adding to the greater population’s immunity. “That’s playing a role, but that’s a moving target,” says Keri Althoff, associate professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. … [Read more...] about How many people need to be vaccinated before COVID-19 transmission starts to drop?
Combine data from sources such as human capital management platforms, well-being tools and employee engagement surveys to determine where employees need your support. These insights can help address personal stressors your employees deal with, like at-home childcare, for example, to provide flexible PTO and scheduling. Organizational network analysis (ONA) can also supply a real-time view of employee communication and help you understand how team dynamics change in a remote or hybrid work environment. … [Read more...] about The new top challenge for HR teams: Get comfortable with being uncomfortable
Another opportunity for high-paying remote work is an industry-focused application developer that moves into knowledge work, says Sims. “Application developers with old skills like .NET or even COBOL are learning new tools like SAP, Tableau, or Pega to move into developing low-code workflow solutions,” he says. “Their knowledge of the industry and processes allows them to ask the right questions of the business team to create highly effective solutions without a lot of rework. They know how their business users think already.” … [Read more...] about These are the top-paying remote jobs and how you can land one