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All Recent Blogs
Check out Sequoia’s recent blog posts intended to help our clients and other people-first companies confidently stay informed during this unprecedented global pandemic.
Webinars & Videos
Check out Sequoia’s latest webinar series and videos for recent webinar sessions.
Return to Work Series
Please join us as we kick off a new webinar series that brings together top business, legal, and medical experts, as well as covering the tools and resources to guide you on the path forward.
The Grove Sessions
Don’t miss this webinar series focused on the best practices of people-first companies. Hear domain experts and thought leaders discuss tough questions, share experiences, and inspire ideas.
Providing Effective Wellbeing in a COVID Era
Caring for Our Community During COVID-19
Practitioners Focus: The Key Steps of a Comprehensive RTW Program
Launch of the Sequoia Return to Work Center™
Optimizing a Self-Funded Healthcare Program
Return to Work Program Kickoff
Supporting Parents During COVID-19
COVID-19 Survey Insights for HR & Ops Decisions
Navigating the CARES Act and the Economy During COVID-19
COVID-19 Paid Sick Leave & FMLA: What You Need to Know
Supporting a Fully Remote Workforce
Supporting Employee Mental Health During COVID-19
Insights & Reports
Check out Sequoia’s market-leading, data-rich insights brought to you in an easily-digestible format.
Return to Work & Continued WFH Report
Learn how 518 people-first companies are building employee engagement and shaping their return to work and working from home policies.
Return to Work Playbook
With the Return to Work Playbook, you’ll have a resource to help you safely transition back to a healthy and productive workplace so your company can regain focus on its mission.
COVID-19 will likely have an impact on 2021 health plan costs. Companies with self-funded medical plan will need to monitor and revise projected costs as additional data presents itself.
COVID-19 Insights Overview
Read our report of 634 surveyed people-first companies on the decisions and policy adjustments they’ve made to better support their people and their company.
Lead your business forward
Protect your business and your people in these uncertain times with a strong vision for the path forward.
Return to Work
As shelter-in-place orders are lifted, business leaders need to consider when and how to move forward in a way that ensures the health and safety of employees and that of the business. Here are some resources to get you started.
Employer Readiness for Employees' Return to the Worksite | Wilson Sonisini
An alert from the premier legal advisor to technology, life sciences, and growth enterprises worldwide.
General Business FAQs | CDC
FAQs are based on CDC guidance for employers during the pandemic.
COVID Ready Program | Carbon Health
Designed to enable employers to train their people about infection risk.
Return to Work Webinar Series | Sequoia
Our new webinar series brings together top business, legal, and medical experts, as well as covering the tools and resources to guide you on the path forward.
Sequoia Compliance Blog
Navigating compliance and policies during this time can be a confusing and stressful challenge. Check out recent posts from our blog for up-to-date resources from our team.
Other HR Policy & Compliance Resources
We’ve compiled the following resources from various companies sharing their best practices, communications, policies, and helpful tips as well as helpful articles from credible news sources.
Employee Coronavirus Comms Toolkit
One Medical has created a useful toolkit of materials for employers that includes employee communication templates and suggested messaging.
COVID-19 HR & People Ops Prep Doc
We have co-created this prep doc with LifeLabs Learning, who has gathered 650+ HR leaders from different companies to share ideas, policies, and templates.
ThinkHR COVID-19 Resources
A comprehensive list of HR-related COVID-19 employer resources ranging from CDC and OSHA materials to ThinkHR templates.
CDC & Prevention for Employers
This site provides resources regarding how to plan, prepare, and respond to COVID-19 from an employee health perspective.
Department of Labor Information
This DOL site provides helpful fact sheets, FAQs on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and the new employer requirements.
The Days of COVID-19: Frauds & Scams
Webinar hosted by SONTIQ
Ways to Give Back
The following resources offer ways that you can aid in the fight to stop and find a cure for COVID-19, as well as other way to gives back virtually.
Sequoia Coronavirus Response Fund
In response to the Coronavirus pandemic, Sequoia is making a dollar-for-dollar match up to $250K to the Sequoia Coronavirus Response Fund. All donations are tax-deductible. Together, we can make a meaningful positive impact.
Sequoia & WE Schools @ Home
From our partners at WE Charity, here are some impressive, easily accessible activities, educational materials, videos and downloadable content promoting mental health and social-emotional learning grades k-12.
35 Volunteer Jobs You Can Do from Home
Browse our list of 25 volunteer jobs to do from home. You may just find a fun volunteer project and find an easy way to help a good cause.
9 Places to Volunteer Online and Make a Real Impact
All you need to make a difference is an internet connection.
Give & Take: How to Give Back When Staying Home
There are a number of ways to give back even if you’re limiting social contact or leaving home.
Coronavirus Relief: Keep Kids Learning
DonorsChoose empowers public school teachers from across the country to request much-needed materials and experiences for their students.
Support your people
Come through for your people and their families when they need you most.
The global work-from-home movement intended to maintain output and efficiency during the COVID-19 pandemic has tested employers and left employees struggling to find a new normal. Sequoia’s Wellbeing team has compiled a useful list of resources to help ease the myriad complications of at-home work.
Working Parents & Caregivers
Productivity Best Practices
During mandated work-from-home periods, here are the best practices for productivity while working at home with a child.
Survival Guide for WFH Parents with Kids at Home
An open-source doc to gather ideas for switching gears into full-time parenting plus full-time working.
Webinars & Workshops
FitPros virtual health and fitness offerings will help keep your employees active, engaged, and educated while working remotely.
Through seminars and trainings, Anthem is making it easier to reach out and address health, wellness and work-life balance issues.
Ergonomics & Home Office
Supporting Ergonomics with a Virtual Workforce
For many, transitioning to the home office has not been seamless, especially for those without the proper setup to support their ergonomic needs. Check out these tips from Sequoia’s Wellbeing Director.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated shelter-in-place orders, virtual evaluations ensure that your employees can get the ergonomic assistance so vital for their comfort, health, wellness and productivity.
Physera Virtual Physical Therapy
Physical therapists are looking for new ways to help their patients while social distancing. Telehealth physical therapy can salvage patient care as well as help significantly reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Creative Solutions & Strategies
Sequoia’s COVID-19 Survey Insights
Within our most recent COVID-19 Survey of over 630 companies, we dug into how organizations are supporting their employees through creative methods, check out the report and dig into the Employee Support Section for more great ideas!
Best Practices and Return to Work Discussion
LifeLab Learning created a content guide based on a working session with 427 companies; this guide is a working doc to capture up-to-date trends, resources, and open questions as we navigate these uncertain times together.
#CoronavirusHR Community Guide to COVID-19
This is a crowdsourced collection of resources for HR and business leaders to help inform and support Coronavirus response plans, including communications, templates, news, remote work, hiring impact, and resources.
A a premier healthcare benefits advisor, Sequoia is committed to helping businesses and their employees get access to the health information and services they need during this critical time.
Nearsite Clinics & Testing
Many health clinics have set up websites that are continuously updated with the best information on where and how to get tested for COVID-19:
As details surrounding COVID-19, carrier coverage, and policies continue to change, we recommend that you reference each carrier’s official page for the most up-to-date information:
As co-pays, wait times, and other details surrounding telehealth and tele-behavioral continue to be updated, please visit the direct websites for each of the following resources to learn more about what is available for specific healthcare plans. For information on mental health support, see our list of resources here.
Mental Health Resources
During these stressful times, employees are in great need of resources to support their mental health. In order to help minimize wait times for therapy, employers are turning to evalute high quality corporate solutions, low cost solutions, and other forms of meaningful emotional support.
Plans & Templates
Financial & 401(k) Resources
All signs indicate the market will see a tremendous amount of volatility in the short term as the market tries to digest the economic impacts of COVID-19. It is important to remember we have seen similar challenges before, and the market has historically recovered.
Plans & Templates
Sequoia Retirement & Financial Blog
Check out recent posts from our blog for up-to-date insights from our team.
DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official views of Sequoia Consulting Group. Articles and resources are based only available data from partners and open source information.