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“Non-traditional work.” “The workplace of the future.” “The gig economy.” “Skills shortages.” “Employee experience.” These and dozens of others labels are applied to the dynamics of the employer-employee relationship. It’s a relationship that constantly evolves along with technology, consumer expectations, societal demands, political pressures and other innumerable factors. Some trends are only about buzzwords, but many reflect fundamental changes in the way organizations use technology to manage and strengthen their workforce.

Equipping employers for the reopened workspace is becoming a specialty unto itself. Technology firms, including a number of HR solutions providers, as well as consultants and business-service firms are offering tools that do everything from track health status to plan for physical distancing. According...
The enterprise approach to employee relations is shifting as more organizations leverage technology to manage their efforts and more ER specialists emerge.   In its fourth annual benchmark study, employee relations platform provider HR Acuity said ER has become a “strategic force” as enterprises...
In a sign that employers believe the economy’s weakness is linked primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the companies that recently reduced headcount or compensation say they expect to bring affected employees back on board. While 66% of employers cut headcount or pay...
Not surprisingly, most Americans won’t consider changing jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic. One reason: They don’t believe new jobs will be available. At the same time, when considering offers they still give the most weight to career development and compensation, in that order. Two...
Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report, I'm Mark Feffer. Today, I'm talking with Meg Bear, Senior Vice President of Product, Engineering and Operations at SAP Success Factors. We spoke about what HR and HR technology may begin to look like as...
What if they reopened a workplace and nobody clocked in? That seems to be a question worth pondering for many employers as more data reveals that employees and consumers are putting their personal safety at the top of their list of things to worry about.
CFOs seem to be more cautious about reopening their businesses than many governors are about reopening their states. As some jurisdictions contemplate lifting stay-at home orders and encourage companies to open their doors, corporate leaders see the path to recovery as being increasingly complex, lengthy and expensive. The...
Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. Today, I’m talking with Cecile Alper-Leroux, Vice President of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software. She’s an economic anthropologist by training...
Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology report. I'm Mark Feffer. Today, I talk with Martha Bird, business anthropologist at ADP Innovation Lab. Her job is to make sure that the human element is accounted...
A number of HR leaders have speculated that employers’ attitudes toward remote work will have changed permanently once the COVID-19 pandemic ends. New research shows that thinking’s warranted. Some three-quarters of CFOs—74 percent—plan to shift at least 5 percent of their employees to remote...