Professional Services COVID-19 Resources

Our professional services group has compiled articles and resources to help businesses find the needed information to assist them in navigating the COVID-19 crisis.

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Professional Services COVID-19 Resources

Our professional services group has compiled articles and resources to help businesses find the needed information to assist them in navigating the COVID-19 crisis.

Along with other businesses, professional service firms have been thrust into the great unknown amid the extraordinary amount of disruption caused by the global outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease. To assist in navigating these turbulent times, our team of experts have created and compiled several resources to help you tackle these challenges while continuing to meet the needs of your customers.

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Trending Articles for Physician, Medical, & Dental Practices

COVID-19 will probably lead to more burnout among primary care doctors
Susan Hingle, MD, believes COVID-19 will heighten the causes of burnout, such as loss of control and lack of work support networks. view video

Survey: Telehealth on the rise, popular with patients
More Americans are using telehealth services and appear to like it, according to a new survey. read on

Post-Pandemic Dentistry: Tips for Deciding When and How to Reopen
Though your region may be reopening or is expected to do so soon, many dental practices are still limited to urgent care or closed entirely. But lifting restrictions doesn’t mean a return to normal. The question is just what it does mean for your practice. Opening your doors means adapting to a new normal, one that will continue evolving for weeks and months to come. read on

What practice management strategies can be utilized to deal with the decrease in revenue?
Careful cost containment is the most effective method, but not the only one … view video

As Some States Consider Reopening, ADA Offers PPE Guidance to Dentists
As dentists consider reopening practices, ADA offers interim guidance to protect dentists, patients and staff .. read on

Senate Passes Coronavirus Legislative Package
The ADA summarized some of the ways the bill could potentially affect dentists and their patients including three issues of most interest to dental practices: emergency paid sick leave; emergency expansion of family and medical leave; and tax credits. …. read on

6 Ways to Prepare your Medical Practice for Coronavirus
Many physician practices throughout the U.S. are starting to see the impact of the coronavirus. As the highly contagious virus is only likely to spread in the weeks ahead, now is the time for leaders to prepare for how they will help diagnose and treat patients and keep their practices running … read on

Anticipating Coronavirus Impacts on Private Practice: A Thought Experiment
Physicians and practices need to prepare now for the short- and long-term business consequences of COVID-19 … read on

Trending Articles for Law Firms

Fake Websites and Fishy Phone Calls: Scammers Are Targeting Major Firms During Lockdown
Four U.S. firms are among a group of legal practices that have been targeted by scammers since the start of the coronavirus crisis. read on

Summer Associate Programs and COVID-19: How Law Firms Are Responding
A firm-by-firm guide to how Big Law is shifting its summer plans in light of the coronavirus pandemic. read on

The Upside of COVID: A License to Risk and Fail
The limitations of the legal swim lanes are a fiction that many of us have collectively bought into. read on

COVID-19 Legal News Roundup
Here is a regularly updated lineup of breaking news and ongoing coverage impacting the profession … read on

Planning in Times of Crisis
Now is the time to plan for the next crisis and prepare for the time when that plan must be implemented … read on

Keep your Business in the Know During the COVID-19 Outbreak
With information concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) rapidly evolving, DRM is committed to providing you relevant and timely guidance on how to navigate this challenging time. We will update this site regularly as new information emerges. .. read on

The High Demand for Lawyers Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic
From advising employers how to respond when an employee tests positive for coronavirus to counseling employees afraid of catching it at the office, lawyers are working around the clock to help clients navigate the uncharted legal waters sparked by the rapidly spreading COVID-19. read on

The Coronavirus, This Recession and How Law Firms Need to Plan Now to Protect Their Business
Hugh Simons offers practical tips on what law firms can do now to prepare for the impacts of a recession and the coronavirus on their business, including potential associate deferrals, hiring slowdowns, and marketing investments. .. read on

Trending Articles for Staffing & Human Capital Companies

2020 ASA Staffing Law Conference is Now Virtual, Focusing on Pressing COVID-19 Legal Issues
The 2020 ASA Staffing Law Conference will be held virtually, June 3–4, and address critical legal issues pertaining to the Covid-19 pandemic. read on

StaffingHub Releases COVID-19 Pulse Survey on How the Pandemic is Impacting the Staffing Industry
We’re proud to announce the release of our COVID-19 Pulse Survey, which provides data on the impact of the pandemic on business revenue, strategy, and workforce management. read on

Why CFOs Are Turning to Flexible Staffing Options in the COVID-19 Era
In the COVID-19 era, CFOs face a critical need to fill important roles either … global issue impacting practically every company in different ways, … read on

How COVID-19 is changing the recruiting and hiring process
Nearly every aspect – from interviewing, to onboarding has changed in recent weeks … read on

Coronavirus and its Impact on the Recruitment Industry
The virus is, unsurprisingly, having a huge impact on businesses and the recruitment industry is certainly not immune to that. Businesses are having to adapt quickly in order to survive and it is very possible that the legacy of COVID-19 may forever change the nature of recruitment and the workplace landscape … read on

Coronavirus to Tax Right Healthcare Job Market
Most healthcare staffing agencies haven’t seen a significant uptick in demand as the coronavirus spreads, although they and the hospitals they serve are preparing accordingly amid an already stretched labor market. It’s still uncertain how much demand will swing, but staffing agencies and hospitals are leveraging their crisis teams and disaster protocols in the meantime. If the COVID-19 outbreak grows significantly, it may exacerbate ongoing labor shortages, billing issues and persistent infection-control conundrums …. read on

Trending Articles for Architects & Engineers

10 steps employers must take to ensure safety before reopening due to COVID-19
The National Safety Council, in coordination with the SAFER task force, releases comprehensive guidance and recommendations for employers to prioritize workplace safety post-quarantine. read on

Coronavirus’ impact on the A/E industry, May 18, 2020
Morrissey Goodale is providing A/E leaders with news on the coronavirus and its impact on the industry. Highlights this week include a national roundup with a look on the potential future for the A/E industry in terms of business created and lost due to the COVID-19 pandemic. read on

 Firms Open Up About Pandemic-Induced Layoffs, Furloughs, and Pay Cuts
With global stay-at-home orders and construction halts during the COVID-19 crisis, architecture firms large and small have been enacting a sweeping suite of cost-saving measures to shore up their businesses. While some firms have received short-term loans from the federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the seemingly inequitable distribution has left other practices scrambling. read on

Ask an expert on COVID-19: Managing the business of engineering with Sunondo Roy
Sunondo Roy provided expert advice to engineers and others involved in the business of engineering …. read on

How to overcome supply chain shortages and temporary halts in production
The COVID-19 crisis presents mechanical and plant engineering companies with unprecedented challenges, from shortages in the supply chain and temporary halts in production to the postponement or even cancellation of capital investments. This comes on top of the ongoing downturn in the industry that began in 2018. Players need to act swiftly to mitigate the risks. But they must also develop strategies for their long-term positioning so that they can emerge from the turmoil stronger and fitter for the future …. read on

How is Coronavirus Affecting Architecture Firms? 
As the world reels from the onslaught of COVID-19, colloquially known as the coronavirus, the implications for the architecture profession are uncertain … read on

How Architecture Firms are Responding to COVID-19
In this unprecedented time, ARCHITECT asked several design firms to describe the impact of COVID-19 on their staff, clients, office operations, and projects … read on

Small Architecture Firms Call for US Government Help Amid the Coronavirus Crisis
The American Institute of Architects has urged Congress to support small architecture firms and their employees as they struggle amid the coronavirus pandemic. The call comes as small creative businesses in the US fear they could go out of business as the pandemic slows the economy … read on

Trending Articles for Marketing, Advertising & PR Agencies

How To Lead Your Sales Team Through Uncertain Times
Sales teams are adjusting to new ways of working and disrupted revenue streams; consumers are, understandably, spending less; and some businesses are pausing or canceling contracts. More worrying to these leaders: These pressures may bring sales organizations under scrutiny as a place to trim costs or reduce headcount. But that kind of approach is short-sighted. Making reactionary cuts to investments in your sales force could mean missing out on sales opportunities now, while exposing the business to high costs of rebuilding the sales force later. read on

Search Trends During COVID-19 and the Exit Phase [Infographic]
Search data can be used to better understand audiences and make predictions for the near future. As some parts of the world begin to reopen their doors, what might the COVID-19 exit phase look like based on what search data is telling us? read on

An unprecedented State of the Media
The media landscape is always changing. COVID-19 is changing everything on top of it. Comms is greatly impacted by these realities. Cision’s 11th annual State of the Media Report brings it all into focus. read on

Why Companies Turn To Digital Marketing To Survive COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is posing massive … Here we look at why companies that embrace digital marketing will be … And of course, it would make companies more resilient to deal with any future pandemics. read on

Making The Most Of Your Marketing Team During COVID-19
COVID-19’s sweeping impact on business is already being felt across the globe and all signs indicate that we are in for a long slog of more business disruption to follow. All this disruption means that you will need to rethink how you manage your marketing team. Some of you are in crisis mode and others are in a wait-and-see mode. Regardless, here are a few tips to make the most of your marketing teams during this time of uncertainty … read on

PR and marketing tips for companies in the COVID-19 era
We’re living in a pandemic and everything you ever did before should be handled differently now, including your PR and marketing efforts. read on

Unprecedented Uncertainty: How the Coronavirus Is Disrupting the Global Advertising Industry
As the outbreak upends timelines and traditions, could this also prove to be a turning point? read on

How to handle agency business development during the Covid-19 crisis
Finding the right balance and meeting the needs of your prospective clients. listen to podcast

Advertising vs. Coronavirus: Part One
In the first of a series covering the effect of the ongoing outbreak of the Covid-19 strain of coronavirus upon the advertising industry, ExchangeWire speaks to a variety of technology vendors and industry associations for their insight into how the sector can successfully adapt during such unprecedented times … read on

Coronavirus Could Cost U.S. Advertising Industry Billions
The U.S. advertising industry could face steep losses as sports leagues cancel or postpone live events and consumers spend less while many stay at home during the coronavirus outbreak, experts said … read on

Visit our Coronavirus Resource Center

We have created this resource center as a central way to keep you informed of the steps we are taking at this time, and offer you some additional resources and information to help your organization during these difficult times. Our team at blum will stay focused on answering your most pressing questions regarding your business including updates on HR policies, tax deadlines, SBA loan availability, cyber and internal controls, productivity and efficiency, work at home capabilities and security,  business modeling and more. In addition, we will continue to provide timely updates as federal and state officials provide guidance and enact measures.

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