Where can I cut costs and find financial assistance for my business?

Cutting costs and saving money is something that has been a big topic on many minds. While the CARES Act, stimulus checks, and other financial programs have been successful in helping many businesses and individuals, there are many other resources still available.

The resources below consolidate these various financial programs. While exploring, review the cost-containment checklist and inspect each option to determine the best course for you.

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The CARES act and how it can help you and your business

How can the CARES act help you and your business? This blog post breaks down the legislation.

SBA advises small businesses to apply for COVID-19 loans immediately, before funding reaches cap

Does your business qualify for the SBA loan? Are you confused on how the loan works? Read our blog for more information.

COVID-19 cost containment checklist

Many businesses are in a tough spot financially right now. Find out how and where you can cut costs using this checklist.

How can I restructure my benefits?

With many companies making the tough decision to furlough or fire employees, benefits have been greatly affected. Insurance premiums are expected to increase, unemployment insurance burdened the system, and what will happen to social security is on many minds. Despite this, many companies are plowing forward and preparing for their 2020 benefits enrollment.

Use this opportunity to explore ways in which your business can minimize financial costs while still having a good selection of benefit offerings for you and your employees.

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Cost-saving benefits

A company’s benefits package is typically one of the biggest line items in its budget (second only to payroll), so any savings you can find could really affect your bottom line.

Unemployment insurance

Unemployment insurance may be a major concern right now. It doesn't have to be. G&A offers tips to help reduce unemployment insurance in your company.

COBRA compliance overview

Are your employees eligible for COBRA? G&A provides a breakdown on COBRA Compliance and how it applies to you and your business.

Employee Benefits Plan Status Changes Related To COVID-19

Employee benefits plan status changes related to COVID-19

Healthcare cost increases

COVID-19 tests could increase employers' 2020 healthcare costs by 7%.

Social Security & COVID-19

How has Social Security been affected by COVID-19? The Social Security Administration answers all of your questions on their COVID-19 page.

Health Insurance Providers Respond to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The health and well-being of millions of Americans remains our highest priority. Health insurance providers are committed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are activating emergency plans to ensure that Americans have access to the prevention, testing, and treatment needed to handle the current situation.

How do I stay ahead of the supply-chain shift?

As evidenced by the significant price drop in gas, the global supply chain has seen better days. Though there have been drastic changes, your business does not have to suffer.

While you explore the steps that can be taken to lessen the impact of the shift in supply chain, learn what professionals in the field have to say on how we should expect technology, micro-supply chains, etc. to change.

Use the links below to explore:

  • How to respond to the immediate shift in supply chain
  • What to do to prepare and adjust your business
  • What to expect the future supply chain to look like
  • How oil, gas and renewables have been affected

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Managing supply chain risk and disruption

How organizations can respond to the immediate change of supply chain

The future of supply chain

KPMG professionals share their insights on sustained organizational readiness across the front, middle and back office.

Key questions to guide your post-pandemic plan

Good companies are finding smart ways to survive Covid-19. Great companies are planning how they are going to thrive once we're out of the woods.

Post COVID-19 prep for your supply chain

The pandemic has tested supply chains like no other event in recent history.

COVID-19 could affect renewables, too

While demand for oil remains weak, green energy's future is now in limbo.

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Staying Adaptive During Crisis

Strategies we can all use to embrace constructive rebelliousness.

Four actions your organization must take for a sustainable response to the pandemic

A framework for an ethical and sustainable response to the pandemic both in the near and long-term future.

Creating a safe working environment

Cities and states all over the U.S. are beginning to lift the stay-at-home orders that have been in place for several weeks. Some companies have had the opportunity to work from home, while others are ready to pick up where they left off. Many are also looking to fill open positions but are not ready to filter through the stack of candidate résumés.

The government has provided several tactics to guide you on your return to the office. Review the resources below to learn how to find employees who best suit your company’s needs.

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Hiring after COVID-19

How to use skill tests, a structured interview guide, and referrals to find the best candidates in a large stack of resumes.

Accommodating working parents during the COVID-19 pandemic

When COVID-19 hit, many working parents suddenly had to migrate to a home workspace along with their kids, who were sent home from closed schools.

How to plan ahead while business is slow

Being productive during quarantine is hard. This small-business checklist will help.

7 ways employers can support working parents during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak

Children around the world need support from their parents right now. And parents need support from their employers.

How to hit the ground running after the pandemic

Even as you focus on helping others, you should put aside time to plan for the better times ahead.

Employment law forecast: 2020 & beyond

As much as we’d all like to wish the COVID-19 madness away, Employment Law Attorney Alexis C. Knapp, a board member for Littler Mendelson P.C., says there’s no ignoring the ever-evolving legislation and keeping up with the “fast and furious” pace of it all.

COVID-19 Work Safe Program from the Greater Houston Partnership

As the Houston region moves to reopen our economy, it is important that we do so safely, sustainably and successfully.

Communities, Schools, Workplaces and Events

Actions that individuals, businesses, health departments, and community settings (such as schools) can take to slow the spread of COVID-19

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How to Stay Safe During Reopening

As businesses, restaurants, and other public spaces re-open, there are things you can do to protect yourself, your employees and others from the novel coronavirus, the virus caused by COVID-19.

The evolution of office culture—adapting after COVID-19

The global coronavirus pandemic has caused every business to review its work-from-home policies and revise them according to the “new normal.”

Recruiting and hiring essential workers during a pandemic

G&A Partners’ Doug Henry, Senior Recruiting Specialist, and Eleesha Martin, Recruiting Process Outsourcing Manager, have several tips to make the hiring and training process go smoothly during these unprecedented times.

Legal pitfalls of the hiring process

The Hiring Process: legal pitfalls, creating a hiring standard, job descriptions, etc.

CDC guidelines for returning to work

When returning to work, review these CDC guidlines on how to keep your office safe and COVID-19 free.

OSHA/HHS guide on preparing workplaces for COVID-19

Prepare your office for returning back to work using this guide from the Department of Labor and Department of Health & Human Services.

OSHA's COVID-19 website

OSHA has pulled together an amazing list of resources for controlling COVID in the workplace including standards to abide by, preventing exposure, handling incoming/outgoing mail, etc.

COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and other EEO laws

What you should know about the specifics of hiring and providing accommodations around COVID-19

Structured interviews: a practical guide

Don't know where to start with creating and enforcing a structured interview process? Follow this guide to structured interviews.

Employee Liability Waivers: What to Consider

Asking employees to sign a waiver before returning seems like a simple ask, but you may be putting yourself and your business at deeper risk.

Workplace Wellness and Mental Health

Employers looking for a way to trim costs from their bottom line could benefit from implementing a wellness plan for their employees, according to G&A Partners' Wellness Specialist Olivia Curtis and Client Advocate Denise Macik, who presented a webinar on "Workplace Wellness and Mental Health" on August 28, 2020.

Understanding OSHA’s New Guidance to Prevent COVID-19

As the number of COVID-19 cases has continued to rise over the summer, so has the likelihood that the virus will impact your employees and potentially enter your workplace. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released guidance to help employers navigate these situations.

Work, teach, and learn from anywhere

To slow the spread of COVID-19, many employees, educators, and students are working remotely. To help, we've gathered some free tools and resources to keep you connected and productive.

Helpful tips to avoid COVID-19 online scams

Helping you avoid COVID-19 online security risks

COVID-19: Best practices for a safe work environment

How to protect yourself and others at work from COVID-19

Ten ways employers can support working parents during the pandemic

For many working parents, whether they’re working remotely or outside of the home, the pandemic has made juggling job and family duties even tougher.

3 Meaningful Ways to Support Working Parents During Covid

Everyone is going through a lot right now. Here's how you can help your team members with kids

6 distance-learning resources for working parents

This year's back-to-school is particularly nerve-wracking. Hopefully these reads and streaming offerings will help ease some anxiety.

How to Build Rapport While Wearing a Face Mask

Nonverbal communication in the workplace is extremely important. Whether you're trying to sell a car, pitch a project to your boss or nail a job interview, what you convey beyond words can determine the difference between success and failure.

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Leadership in the Long Run During the Pandemic

How to build organization readiness and resilience for long-term challenges by employing the 3 essentials of being a great leader

Communicating Through COVID-19 and Beyond

Leaders are adjusting their communication strategy to be more authentic, transparent, engaging, and empathetic