Remote Work

As the coronavirus pressures employees and organizations around the world, working from home has become a business necessity. Here’s our coverage of what employers need to know, how vendors are working to fulfill their customers’ requirements and the changes developing across the landscape of remote-work technology.

People analytics provider Workforce Logiq announced a new IQ Location Optimizer solution, which helps employers decide on where to source talent and whether a remote-work arrangement makes sense for a particular role. The idea, said the company, is to speed up the hiring process...
Remote work may impact an organization’s culture in insidious ways, eroding trust, social cohesion and information sharing. To ensure their workforce continues to operate efficiently, creatively and productively, employers must actively manage changes to team dynamics. Researchers from the Advance Workplace Institute and the...
Employers are embracing a variety of tools to facilitate remote work, some of them purpose-designed and others that were basically drafted as solutions. That’s been good news for companies that offer communications and collaboration tools, such as Google and Slack. According to Business Insider,...
Mark Feffer: Welcome to People Tech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. Today, I'm talking with Emily He, senior vice president for global marketing at Oracle HCM. We talked about HR and HR technology and how they may evolve as we recover from...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. More than three-quarters, 77%, of HR leaders expect the shift toward remote work to continue, even a year after COVID-19 substantially subsides. The Conference Board said U.S. workers should brace themselves for...
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, videoconferencing has taken off as a way to catch up with family and have drinks with friends, on top of collaborating with colleagues and staying in touch with teams. Apparently, however, webcams can only do so much: Workers say their corporate culture...
Joonko, which offers automation to assist with diversity recruiting, launched Remote-Ready, a tool that helps employers realize as much benefit as possible from D&I efforts as they move toward remote work. Remote-Ready analyzes a company’s future workforce to create recommendations on which departments and...
Oyster, a remote-work automation company that helps companies manage their remote workforce, completed the acquisition of cross-border hiring system Carrom. Terms weren’t disclosed, but Oyster said Sooraj Chandran, Carrom’s founder and CEO, will lead Oyster’s product team and “accelerate” the company’s expansion. The company...
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...
CFOs see the initial round of frenetic activity spurred by the COVID-19 pandemic as settling down. In its place is a new, challenging business environment that’s characterized by lower revenues and reconfigured workplaces. But as anxious as some executives are to “get back to business,” safety concerns...