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Dealing with COVID-19's massive impact on employers, employee benefits, 401(k) and pension plans, health insurance, and more.

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Water cooler talk isn’t just for the office; managers should use check-in time to ask about remote workers’ personal life, families and hobbies to keep up morale. (Photo: Shutterstock)

It’s laudable that companies are now letting more employees work from home to lessen the threat from COVID-19 – but for the next pandemic, they should upskill employees ahead of time to work more collaboratively.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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