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HPA’s Talent and HR Resource Guide During COVID-19

HPA recently created a resource guide that aggregated information on finance assistance and business operations. Meanwhile, we continued to monitor news and developed this secondary resource guide that focuses on HR and talent topics, decisions and best practices.  Due to the financial impacts of the pandemic, companies are having to make tough business decisions. As…

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HPA recently created a resource guide that aggregated information on finance assistance and business operations. Meanwhile, we continued to monitor news and developed this secondary resource guide that focuses on HR and talent topics, decisions and best practices. 

Due to the financial impacts of the pandemic, companies are having to make tough business decisions. As a result, we wanted to provide you with relevant resources and tools you need to lead your company through this time. Quick links are below:

Last updated: May 4, 2020.


Quick Resource Guide Links:

Resource Centers:

  • Launchways: Features blog posts, resources, templates, HR checklists, guides, webinars, and more.
  • Cognos HR: Features communications, helpful resources and other updates for employers.
  • Hunt Club: Features blog posts about remote work, recruitment and navigating career uncertainty.
  • Wipfli: Features resources tied to business topics, including a section focused on talent and strategy.

Talent Resources

HR + Benefit Resources

Other Relevant Blog Posts and Webinars

See below for further context and information about these resources.

Talent Resources

Built In Chicago: Online community hub for Chicago startups and tech

Built In Chicago is an online community that provides information on job openings, tech news and events for the startup ecosystem in Chicago. Targeted for both potential employees and the employers.

Chicago Inno: Chicago Startups that are Hiring Right Now

The editors at Chicago Inno compiled a list of the startups in Chicago that are currently hiring. Targeted for potential employees.

Objective Paradigm: Resume Drop and Recruiting Support

Objective Paradigm created a resume drop for displaced employees to help with resume building, search strategies and other resources. Targeted for potential employees.

humanpredictions: Tech Recruiting Database

humanpredictions provides a database of candidates in the tech industry and utilizes public data to provide companies with organized data search tools. Targeted for employers.

Silver Lining: Free resource for Employees and Startups

Silver Lining is a free resource for employers and startups. It is 100% supported by donations from the startup community and includes a talent dashboard, job board and community support. Targeted for both potential employees and the employers.

Propllr: Chicago Startups that are Hiring Right Now

Propllr, a Chicago startup PR and content marketing firm, developed a list of Chicago startups that are actively hiring as a result of the recent changes in workforce. Targeted for potential employees.

Switch: Talent List for Startups

Switch was created to help connect laid off talent with businesses by developing a talent list for startups. Targeted for employers.

Chicago Superstars: Crowd-sourced Talent Database

Chicago Superstars is a crowd-sourced talent database and community. Targeted for potential employees.

Ama La Vida: Free Career Coaching

Ama La Vida is a team of certified career, life, leadership and health coaches. As a result of the economic impacts, ALV decided to offer free career coaching to those who lose their jobs due to COVID-19. Targeted for potential employees. 

Hirewell: Free Coaching Sessions

Hirewell is offering two free coaching sessions for anyone in need of support in their job search. Targeted for potential employees.

HR + Benefit Resources

What Employers Need to Know About the COVID-19 Outbreak

To help employers understand how the COVID-19 outbreak affects their workforce strategy, Launchways hosted a webinar that focused on the new legislative updates, impacts on benefits and processes (FMLA, STD and COBRA) and general HR best practices. To learn more, watch the pre-recorded webinar.  

How to Prepare Your Business for New COVID-19 Laws

In light of recent legislation, Launchways hosted a webinar that focused on workforce strategy, payroll and tax reimbursement, and employer benefit considerations. This webinar equips businesses with actionable strategies to implement the employer mandates and to take advantage of the new federal tax credit programs. Watch the pre-recorded webinar to learn more. 

The Differences Between Layoff and Furlough

Businesses are looking closely at their operations and, as a result, weighing difficult potential decisions involving their staff. A common question is wondering whether a company should lay off or furlough its employees. This article highlights the differences between the two classifications and what it means for employee benefits and access to unemployment.

Employee Separation Guide: States and Regulations Requiring Notices at Termination

Some states require employers to provide a separation notice to employees when they are terminated. Review this guide to understand each state’s requirement and to gain access to the necessary form and resource. 

Best Practices with Layoff Communications

What are the best practices for businesses to navigate layoffs, specifically in relation to the communication of layoffs to teams and individuals? Read this six-part article series that explores the following topics:

Handling Office Leases During COVID-19

Many companies are evaluating and wondering about what to do with their leases during this time. From rent relief to accommodating remote employees, Truss built a resource center with all the relevant lease information your company needs.

Telepsychiatry Solutions for COVID-19 from Insight + Regroup

Now more than ever, hospitals, employers, clinicians and individuals are understanding the value and benefits from telehealth. Insight + Regroup, as a leading telepsychiatry provider, provides information for an impactful telebehavioral health strategy. Read more to learn how this organization delivers services across the care continuum and their recommendations for telepsychiatry solutions.

People Priorities in Response to COVID-19

In an analysis from BCG, there are key topics that organizations should focus on in response to the pandemic. From health to workforce readiness to communication and support culture, read more about the people and culture responses to prioritize.

Lead New Ways of Working: Research and Tools

Business leaders are having to lead their teams through uncharted waters as we navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Gartner provided a hub of research and resources to help maintain operations, manage workforce and sustain organizations during the current pandemic and beyond. Learn more via webinars, articles, videos and more.

Holistic: Free Pulse Surveys

Holistic is providing free pulse surveys to companies, including a WFH version. These surveys are an easy way to measure employee engagement and listen to employees during a challenging time.

Other Relevant Blog Posts and Webinars

COVID-19 Is Hitting Growing Businesses the Hardest: Here’s What They Can Do

The coronavirus outbreak has impacted all industries in a variety of ways; however, there are unique impacts for early stage or growing businesses. Read this blog post to understand the challenges facing VC-backed startups or boutique companies and how to preserve the core functions of the business.

COVID-19 Q&A for Human Resources Professionals & Business Leaders

Similarly, Launchways developed this Q&A to discuss common topics relevant to HR and business leaders. Read this blog post to learn more about how to approach topics and concerns ranging from employee health and safety and remote working to terminations, payroll and unemployment insurance. 

11 Tricks Sourcers Need to Know in 2020

Depending on business needs, you may find your company looking to pipeline candidates. From promoting jobs to messaging strategy with candidates, watch this webinar from Sarah Goldberg, Sourcing Engagement Lead at Objective Paradigm, to discover useful tools during this time. 

Telebehavioral Health Across the Continuum of Care

In response to an increased demand, many organizations are turning to telehealth solutions for behavioral health services. In this webinar, Insight + Regroup discuss current trends, services for hospitals and individuals, as well as telepsychiatry’s role in this current COVID-19 pandemic. To learn more, watch the on-demand webinar.

Leveraging Telepsychiatry to Meet Patient Needs During COVID-19

Futhermore, telepsychiatry can be used to quickly respond to patients’ mental health needs while freeing up in-house resources. In response to the pandemic, legislation has been updated to enable telepsychiatry to be more readily available and utilized. Read this blog post to understand how to prepare and leverage telehealth for your organization. 

How to Manage OCD and Anxiety During the Coronavirus Outbreak

One of our portfolio companies, nOCD, helps to bridge the gap between mental health practitioners and people with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Learn more about this organization and its tips for managing OCD and anxiety in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

Creating a Supportive Work From Home Culture

There are many uncertainties in the working world today, and for many businesses, that is learning how to navigate an entirely remote workforce. In this blog from Objective Paradigm, learn more about how to create a supportive culture of working from home.

Adapting and Working in a Remote Environment

Hunt Club recently hosted a webinar that highlights the new realities facing business leaders and their organizations today. Specifically with an increase of remote working, there are needs to adapt to a new type of work environment. Watch the webinar recording to learn more.

Resource Guide Updates

We understand that your people and teams are a critical component to the success and health of your business. If you have information or resources to add to this resource guide, let us know. 

Additionally, we are continuing to closely monitor COVID-19 and evaluate how HPA can best be a resource to you during this time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out. 

Stay healthy,

The HPA Team

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Ordermark Funded $120M to Expand its Virtual Business

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Ordermark is based in Los Angeles, CA, one of the leading online ordering management solutions for restaurants and virtual restaurant concepts.

Ordermark was funded $120 million series C round funding. The funding was led by prominent technology investor SoftBank Vision Fund and joined by returning investor Act One Ventures. The grant will use to help more restaurants transition to online ordering during the pandemic and beyond.

The company’s software consolidates incoming orders from multiple platforms and sends them to a single printer. Ordermark also operates a company

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Ordermark is based in Los Angeles, CA, one of the leading online ordering management solutions for restaurants and virtual restaurant concepts.

Ordermark was funded $120 million series C round funding. The funding was led by prominent technology investor SoftBank Vision Fund and joined by returning investor Act One Ventures. The grant will use to help more restaurants transition to online ordering during the pandemic and beyond.

The company’s software consolidates incoming orders from multiple platforms and sends them to a single printer. Ordermark also operates a company called Nextbite, a portfolio of 15 readymade virtual brands such as CraveBurger, Firebelly Wings, and HotBox by Wiz, a collaboration with rapper Wiz Khalifa. Restaurants can offer these delivery-only brands out of existing kitchens, opening up additional revenue streams.

Jeff Housenbold, the Managing Partner at SoftBank Investment Advisers, said. They believe Ordermark is a leading technology platform and innovative virtual restaurant concepts transform the restaurant industry. And they are excited to support their mission to help independent restaurants optimize online ordering and generate incremental revenue from under-utilized kitchens.

The rise of ghost kitchens and virtual restaurants, often referred to as the 3rd wave of food delivery, have paved the way for a broader addressable market for online food delivery.

The statement of Alex Canter, the chief executive officer behind Ordermark 2020, has been a tough year for restaurants. That’s why they are focus on providing products and services to help keep their doors open. This funding allows them to offer more restaurants with innovative ways to reach more consumers.

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Source: https://www.funded.com/blog/2020/10/ordermark-funded-120m-to-expand-its-virtual-business/

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Alternative Investments/ESG: Amundi Launches Sustainable ETF With Exposure To Japanese Stocks

The Amundi Index MSCI Japan SRI UCITS ETF offers exposure to large and mid-cap companies with outstanding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings in the Japanese market. The new ETF is an extension of Amundi’s range of sustainable ETFs.

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Amundi’s new ESG ETF invests in large and mid-cap Japanese stocks.

The Amundi Index MSCI Japan SRI UCITS ETF offers exposure to large and mid-cap companies with outstanding Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ratings in the Japanese market.

The new ETF is an extension of Amundi’s range of sustainable ETFs. (ETF Stream)

Amundi Index MSCI Japan SRI UCITS ETF

The ETF tracks the performance of the MSCI Japan SRI Filtered ex Fossil Fuels Index, which in turn is an equity index based on the MSCI Japan Index (the parent index). The index is representative of the large and midcap stocks of the Japanese market.

It excludes issuers involved in Nuclear, Tobacco, Thermal Coal, Alcohol, Gambling, Controversial Weapons, Conventional Weapons, Civilian Firearms, Oil & Gas, Fossil Fuels, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), and Adult Entertainment.

Its total expense ratio is 0.18%. No performance fees apply.

It is an accumulation fund and will be managed by Amundi Luxembourg SA, an entity that is part of the Amundi group.

The ETF is market-cap weighted and includes a 5% capping on issuer weights. It comprises 68 stocks, compared to 320 names in its parent index.

The fund’s largest holding is Nintendo with 5.6% weighting ahead of Daikin Industries with 5% and Sony with 4.7%.

It is listed on the Deutsche Boerse and Euronext Paris.

ESG ETFs continue record run

European ESG ETFs continued their strong trend and set a record for assets gathered in a month (€3.9 billion), according to the latest Money Monitor report from Lyxor ETF for September.

Related Story:  Amundi Expands ESG Range With Two New ETFs

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Artificial Intelligence: Intel First To Deploy AI “On Edge” In Space

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has the distinction of launching the first onboard AI processing chip into space. Earlier this month, the European Space Agency and Intel announced the successful deployment in space of PhiSat-1, the first-ever satellite with onboard AI-processing capabilities. Launched from a rocket dispenser on September 2, the PhiSat-1 is positioned about 530 km above our heads, moving at a speed of 27,500 km per hour in a sun-synchronous orbit.

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Artificial Intelligence: Intel First To Deploy AI “On Edge” In Space

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A satellite the size of a cereal box, carrying a camera and an AI chip, is now in orbit.

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) has the distinction of launching the first onboard AI processing chip into space. Earlier this month, the European Space Agency and Intel announced the successful deployment in space of PhiSat-1, the first-ever satellite with onboard AI-processing capabilities. (Business Insider)

Launched from a rocket dispenser on September 2, the PhiSat-1 is positioned about 530 km above our heads. It is moving at a speed of 27,500 km per hour in a sun-synchronous orbit.

PhiSat-1

The satellite’s objective is to monitor polar ice and soil moisture, as well as to test inter-satellite communication systems.

The satellite carries a hyperspectral-thermal camera and an Intel Movidius™ Myriad™ 2 Vision Processing Unit (VPU). The latter is responsible for the AI heavy lifting operations onboard the spacecraft.

Myriad’s immediate function is to curate the huge mass of data captured by the camera.

AI at the ultimate edge – space

The big problem facing the scientists was the sheer volume of data generated by the hi-fidelity camera onboard the PhiSat-1. The camera unfortunately does not know how to differentiate between a cloudy and clear environment.

It, therefore, takes a large number of photographs that are useless because, at any given time, clouds envelop two-thirds of the earth’s surface.

The junk photos consume precious internet bandwidth to send down to earth. After all that, scientists would likely delete the unclear photos.

The scientists decided to use onboard AI (also known as “on edge” processing) to curate the photos. Myriad-2 would examine the images, trash the useless ones, and send only the good ones to earth.

By discarding the cloudy images at the source, they saved nearly 30% of bandwidth.

“Artificial intelligence at the edge came to rescue us, the cavalry in the Western movie,” says Gianluca Furano, data systems and onboard computing lead at the European Space Agency.

“Space is the ultimate edge,” says Aubrey Dunne, chief technology officer of Ubotica, the Irish startup that built and tested PhiSat-1’s AI technology. “The Myriad was absolutely designed from the ground up to have an impressive compute capability but in a very low power envelope, and that really suits space applications.”

Ubotica worked with cosine, the maker of the camera, in addition to the University of Pisa and Sinergise.

After three weeks of testing, the team could establish that Intel’s Myriad AI onboard the PhiSat-1 was working fine.

ESA then announced “the first-ever hardware-accelerated AI inference of Earth observation images on an in-orbit satellite.”

Satellite-as-a-service!

Scientists can now visualize multiple applications of AI on satellites.

For example, the satellite, during one orbit, could switch from spotting wildfires on land to rogue ships or environmental accidents at sea such as oil spills.

It could measure crops and soil moisture over farms and forests, and assess the ill effect of climate change on melting ice caps.

Related Story:   Satellites and AI Could Together Predict Wildfires Accurately

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