Quarantining is different for everyone - stressful, daunting, boring, peaceful, fun, you name it. It’s been an adjustment for all. While many of us would be happy to stroll through city streets and hang out with friends, the safest thing to do right now is to stay at home to stop the spread of COVID-19.
With unemployment rates projected to reach all time highs in April, many U.S. employees are displaced due to the sudden halt of everyday business across the country. Passed by Congress in 1988, the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN) is the preeminent piece of federal legislation that sets guidelines for how companies can legally layoff or otherwise reduce a significant portion of their workforce.
As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, your firm has probably transitioned to the virtual world. In this time, it is important that team building does not get left behind. To help, we have come up with some fun activities that can be done virtually with your team:
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If your firm is closed or it’s not your busy season, you may find that with less commuting or a slowdown in your day-to-day, you have more free time on your hands. Though you don’t always want to be working, sometimes you can utilize your free time in a productive manner. By taking advantage to this newfound free time, you may find that you can use the time to get ahead or to complete the tasks that were pushed to the backburner.
One of the first interactions between a potential client and your firm is the initial intake call. They can help build a good relationship with a new client or can turn people away from working with your firm. This is why periodically listening to your intake calls is important. Reviewing your intake calls can help identify areas for improvement within the intake process. While reviewing intake calls, you may want to consider the following.
Everybody loves a good review, right? There’s nothing better than receiving a compliment or a “thank you” acknowledging your hard work. A good review can also be far more than just an unexpected day-maker that boosts your confidence. A positive review or rating of your practice can directly yield new clients and even, (once you have enough of them), help you garner local and national awards.
While working from home, it can be hard to separate work from home life. If you don’t have a designated home-office or often do not work remotely, it can be difficult to stay productive while working. Shutting down for the day when your home and work are now located in the same place can pose to be a challenge, even if you try dedicating one area for your new home office. Here are just a few ways to maintain your work-life balance while your firm is closed:
With the ever-changing news, your firm may have found itself skipping the office and working from home. For some, working from home may pose new challenges while trying to maintain their typical day at the firm. Productivity can drop and goals become harder to meet. Fortunately for those who are receiving leads from eGen, you also have access to eLuminate, our in-house lead and case management system. eLuminate can help your firm stay on track while at home. Here’s how:
Just 5 years ago, Bill Gates presented at TED talk on how every country used to be afraid of the potential of a nuclear war and made preparations in the event. As tensions decrease and the threat of a nuclear war diminished, Gates brings up how we are not ready in the case of a viral outbreak.
Before I tended to the PPC campaigns of eGen, I used to tend to my uncle’s rose garden. It was sweaty work, but those flowers were absolutely gorgeous. The key to rose-keeping, according to my uncle, is to recognize and eliminate where on the rosebush the water could be going other than the flowers. Water is precious, and every part of the plant is eager to absorb it, whether or not it actually produces anything. It’s not entirely unlike running a PPC campaign on a tight budget, in the sense that you have to be mindful of what you put your resources behind.