A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
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South African startup Wyzetalk has a Covid-19 crisis communication solution designed for businesses. Similarly, Lattice is a performance-management platform that enables teams to visualise and track employee engagement through dashboards, heat maps, and programme scoring to provide continuous feedback. … [Read more...] about UV air filters to holographic lift buttons, startups offer tech solutions to make offices Covid-safe
“We’ve all seen the arrows on the carpet and the yellow caution tape across every other workstation, but that’s probably not the most elegant answer for the future,” Quick says. More companies will begin to transition to longer-term solutions that require new designs and new, smaller spaces. And commercial real estate companies like Unispace that can both design and build will be able to tap into that market. It’s an approach, Quick says, that may become a new standard for how the commercial real estate business works. Whether others follow this model as the pandemic drags on remains to be seen. … [Read more...] about Are offices dead? Not yet, but real estate power brokers are betting on a new strategy
“COVID was a forced experiment in working from home, and a lot of people found the arrangement better for them,” says Laura Hamill, chief people officer and chief science officer at the employee engagement platform Limeade. “Ideally, employers should be supporting and caring for their employees, listening to them right now, and adjusting policies and practices. Unfortunately, a lot of organizations aren’t adapting or thinking about how their people prefer to be working.” … [Read more...] about How to tell your boss you’re not ready to return to the office
“It’s kind of like your résumé; you want to edit it a little bit for each situation,” adds Brie Reynolds, the senior career specialist at FlexJob. “You might apply for jobs at very traditional, buttoned-up companies, and you may be applying for jobs at super casual, creative companies, so you might want to change it up, while always remaining true to yourself and who you are.” … [Read more...] about How candidates are using background props to stand out in video interviews