Kristen Prinz welcomes Christy Lyons to this episode of “Tales from Around the Water Cooler” to talk about returning to work during and after the COVID-19 pandemic from a human resources perspective. Christy Lyons is a sought-after HR consultant and founder of 4 Point Consulting, which works with companies of all sizes to create customized plans for HR and talent acquisition. Kristen and Christy discuss the challenges that employers face when bringing furloughed employees back to work, and strategies for making the transition back to the workplace as smooth as possible. Christy advises employers to do everything they can to support frequent and open communication with their employees, and provides specific examples of how companies can foster a transparent culture. We’re all in this together, so let’s talk about it!