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This is a crowdsourced collection of resources for HR and business leaders to help inform and support Coronavirus response plans. Here you’ll find a curated collection of public Coronavirus response communications, templates, news, remote work, hiring impact,

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Special thanks to...
Coinbase, Hung Lee, People Tech Partners,
, ADP, Snyk, Travel Bank. Gray Scalable, Handshake, Lattice, LifeLabs Learning, Fictiv, Front, Duolingo, Data Republic, Western Washington University, Thoughtexchange, Smartsheet, DMZ, Thrive Digital, Tech:NYC, HR Open Source, Celinda Appleby, Stacy Zapar, Brian Ross, Laurie Ruettimann, Jessica Yuen, Suzy Tonini

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COVID Response Plans
Including action items, email templates, checklists, tips
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For employees on responding to COVID-19 (including phased approach)
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(thank you Coinbase!)
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(thank you Coinbase!)
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(many elements borrowed from Coinbase thank you!)
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(many elements borrowed from Coinbase thank you!)
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Version updated 3/11/20
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E-mail announcement: we’ve transitioned to “Mandatory WFH with Exceptions” for both our SF & NYC offices.
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Old version updated 3/4/20
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Old version updated 3/8/20
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A collection of policies, communications, comms, etc co-c reated by 100+ HR leaders
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(google doc compilation via Julia Prieto)
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A detailed listing of how NYC tech Cos are responding
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For global employees
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For extending paid sick leave policy
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03/12/20, Office Move to WFH
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03/09/20, Leveled Precautions
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02/28/20, Planning and Response
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Including how to prepare to do partial remote or fully remote classes
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Articles & Resources
HR & Business Support Resources
Featuring tactical templates, checklists, guides from 100+ companies
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Regular updates on Coronavirus news related to work
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Listing of how healthcare orgs are responding
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A bot powered by Capacity and HR.com backed by dedicated lawyers and staff answering 100 questions/day
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A collection of COVID-19 related articles and resources
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Opening up their resources for free
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A report of 634 companies on how their adjust to the pandemic
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How Companies Are Responding w/Remote Work & Children @ Home
Shifted to halftime work expectation, waiving all sick days, guaranteeing comp for hourly/contract workers at full pay
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Update for working parents
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Remote Work
(John O’Duinn, Author “Distributed Teams”)
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COVID Discounts
Discounts from PTP portfolio companies including ChartHop, Carrot, Bravely, Task Human, Rocket Lawyer, Draft, and more
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Offering free remote nudges
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Offering free engagement software from frontline workers
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Made Remote Work Pulse publicly available
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Opening up their crowdsourcing platform for free during COVID-19
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Layoff Lists
A searchable compilation of company layoff lists including 6,200+ available people looking for work (compiled by Rocket)
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Hubspot did not have any layoffs, but this is a list of alumni impacted by layoffs by their most recent employer.
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A global collection of available recruiters.
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Companies Hiring
A regularly updated list from Candor.co on companies *not* hiring
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A searchable listing of companies currently hiring
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Hiring 100,000
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Hiring 2,000
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Hiring 50,000 full-time, part-time, and temp roles
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Hiring 10,000 workers
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(San Fran, Atlanta, Holmdel NJ, London UK, Wroclaw Poland, Barcelona and Tel Aviv)
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Hiring 150,000 employees
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Including +500 hires in Rhode Island
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Hiring 100 in Boston
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How You Can Help
Have a gaming PC? Lend its power to support Coronavirus research (via Nvidia)
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Hourly Employee Updates
Giving employees additional sick time to ensure they stay home when sick
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Will continue to pay all vendors hourly service providers regardless of use koi
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Will compensate drivers affected by Coronavirus
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Commits to paying contingent workers impacted by their Coronavirus response
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Will continue to pay hourly workers in Seattle impacted by their closures
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Launched to support delivery drivers and seasonal workers
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Commits to paying contingent workers impacted by their Coronavirus response
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Commits to paying contingent workers impacted by their Coronavirus response
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Announced all hourly employees will receive permanent paid sick leave
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Established fund to offer paid sick leave to contractor/temps who can’t work due to quarentines
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Offers unlimited sick leave for retail employees
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Closing 460 stores and continuing to pay employees
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Closing all stores/website and continuing to pay employees
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Closing all U.S. and other global stores through March 27 with full worker pay
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Closing all stores through March 27 with full worker pay
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Closing all global stores until at least 3/27 with full worker pay
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Suggests employees donate accumulated paid time off to coworkers
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Closing all U.S. stores
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Companies Giving Back
Giving K-12 Schools Video Conferencing Tools for Free
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Education companies offering free services (Google Doc)
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How can Khan Academy be used for remote learning during school closures? Khan Academy is a free resource for students, teachers, and parents.
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Offering unlimited data to customer for 60 days
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Donating cash and computers
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Switching perfume production to large quantities of hand sanitizer to deliver free to French health authorities
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Giving 50% off software licence to aid remote team transition. Use code “CORONAVIRUS” when signing up.
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Providing free broadband internet to households with K-12 students displaced due to school closures without internet access.
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Giving 10% of 2020 sales to local food banks and an additional 3 months free
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Giving all employees 2 week cash bonus to offset unforeseen circumstances
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Giving tellers and front-line employees $1,000 bonus
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Will pay nearly $550M in employee bonuses
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Increased hourly workers pay by $2/hour.
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Raising hourly workers by $2/hour
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Raising hourly workers by $2/hour
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Created $100M Coronavirus relief fund for members of the creative community
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CEO gives up salary/bonus to pay workers during covid19 outbreak
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Giving employees 12 weeks of paid parental leave because of school disruptions
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Public Hiring Announcements
Tracking startup layoffs and employees impacted
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Slowing hiring
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145 drivers laid off
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List of companies and comments
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Temporarily laying off 90% of workforce (up to 10k employees)
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Asking employees to take 8 weeks unpaid leave
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Begins furloughing tens of thousands of employees
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Laid off 2,000 employees (80% of workforce)
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Laid off “less than 300”
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Early Responses
As we’ve shifted to a new stage of the pandemic, I moved these updates to a separate doc to keep this guide cleaner and more focused on actionable and current resources.
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