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Furloughed vs Laid-off: What’s the difference?

  • By: Camille Ranullo
  • On May 9, 2020 3:00:00 PM
24 min read

Furloughed vs Laid-off: What’s the difference?

We’re living in very challenging times - for both ends of the spectrum, whether you’re a business owner or if you’re an employee. The coronavirus pandemic is leaving its mark all across the globe, tri...

Challenges in Hiring Hourly Workers During the COVID-19 Crisis

The US is facing great economic uncertainty right now, with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic being felt in different industries. Few have been spared, with businesses laying off workers or shutt...

The Ultimate Guide to Conducting Successful Video Interviews

The current #StayHome mandate is changing the way companies do their hiring, mainly by compelling administrative staff to leverage technology and automate the recruitment process. One crucial componen...

What to Do if You Think You Have Coronavirus

Feeling feverish lately? Or perhaps you’ve got a pesky cough that won’t let you breathe easy? With the US hitting almost 500,000 in coronavirus cases as of April 11, it’s more crucial than ever to be ...

Mitigating the Impact of Coronavirus Crisis on the Manufacturing Industry

It’s official - we’ve reached a new low. According to the International Monetary Fund, today’s global economy has seen its sharpest reversal since the Great Depression. In March 2020, the American eco...

Assisted Living Hourly Workers: How to Create Career Progression

Hourly workers are the backbone of many businesses, the frontline troops that hold the specter of bankruptcy at bay. However, while these positions are immensely important for a company's ability to g...

Ways to Protect Gas Station Hourly Employees During Coronavirus Crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic peaks in the US, the government has been taking extra measures to slow down the spread of this virus. Even as many businesses started to shut down in compliance with preven...

How to Write a Job Offer for Manufacturing Hourly Workers

It's always a fulfilling experience to make someone's day, and that's what it feels like when you give someone the opportunity to work and earn a steady paycheck. In 2019, there were as many as 15 mil...

5 Ways to Improve Engagement of Gas Station Hourly Employees

Keeping gas station hourly workers engaged and fulfilled is harder than engaging salaried ones, mainly because the nature of their employment makes it more difficult to create strong relationships wit...

HR and Crisis Management: What to Do During Coronavirus Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted hundreds of thousands of people all over the world, forcing officials to impose emergency measures in a radical effort to curb the spread of this disease. As an H...

How U.S. States Are Regulating Restaurants Amid Coronavirus Scare

The coronavirus pandemic has struck the US hard, and is still wreaking its havoc across all 50 states. As of March 19, 2020, the number of confirmed cases has reached over 13,000 - leaving many busine...

What Sanitizer Should Restaurants Use to Fight Coronavirus?

Here at Workstream, we aim to provide you with the information you’ll need to survive the tough times ahead caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. We’ve talked about the best loan options, potent...