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.

Remote employees often feel isolated, buried in technology and at odds with their coworkers, hindrances that will dog employers, and their HR departments, for the foreseeable future. Even though businesses have been preparing to bring many workers back into the office, the spread of Covid-19’s Delta variant is touching the...
Indications are that a number of employers will transition to some form of hybrid work, where employees spend some of their days at home and others in the office. But exactly what that will mean for HR and workforce technology spending isn’t clear. According to Gartner, IT spending will reach...
Slack introduced new features meant to help teams work together more dynamically and conveniently, focusing on mission and goals rather than technology and location. Media reports say the release is a sign of increased competition among the providers of tools that support the hybrid workforce. Microsoft, for example, recently introduced...
Technology is supposed to make life better anyway you look at it—in terms of productivity, experience, quality or pretty much wherever it’s applied. But a study by the UK-based digital work platform Qatalog and the Ellis Ideas Lab at Cornell University reports that, in fact, the impact of digital...
Nearly 60% of HR professionals want to fill entry-level positions in the coming months, but employers and Gen Z job seekers have different perspectives about what living those opportunities should look like. Research by iCIMS found that this year’s graduates have largely rejected the idea of virtual work experiences. Nearly...
Remote employees are overwhelmed by workplace technologies, and that’s affecting their productivity. According to Beezy’s 2021 Digital Workplace Trends & Insights report, 51% of workers say they’re struggling with feeling connected to their work in all-virtual settings. Meanwhile, 41% are overwhelmed by the number of tools and technologies they’re...
Listen to a podcast of this story. Zoom fatigue has gotten the attention of Big Tech. Companies like Microsoft, Adobe and Google are tweaking their products in an effort to dilute the effects of too much digital time that’s being experienced by workers who’ve spent more than a year laboring...
SAP SuccessFactors launched new features to help employers return employees to the office after 12 months of remote work. In addition, its 2021 first half release included new tools to optimize workforce planning and improve the employee experience. The update’s primary feature is a free health and vaccination monitoring portlet,...
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Listen to a podcast of this story. While there seems to be consensus that the world of work will be markedly different once the Covid-19 pandemic ebbs, precisely what that world will look like, and what it will encompass, remains up in the air. One issue seems to lie with management,...