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.

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...
Paylocity has acquired VidGrid, a video platform that provides two-way, peer-to-peer learning courses. The companies aren’t strangers to each other: They’ve worked together for several years to deliver video learning to Paylocity clients. Those efforts created the opportunity for the companies to join forces as one entity, Paylocity...
Providers of virtual recruiting technology have seen a dramatic increase in customer interest over the last few weeks as employers shift their talent acquisition efforts online. One of them, San Francisco-based Turazo, said it’s receiving more inquiries and conversations have begun moving more quickly since shelter-in-place directives began appearing in March.
Providing emotional support has become a critical issue as HR departments scramble to set up and manage remote workforces. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation more people are reporting mental health challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the most recent KFF Health...
Nearly a month after the coronavirus forced businesses to shift millions of employees to remote work, North America’s infrastructure is holding up, with some signs of strain. Technology executives have expressed concern about whether local internet nodes can support the increase in traffic being...
In this point of view, Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software, explains how managers can use communications to guide their teams through times of crisis. A lot of what my team and I do here at Ultimate Software involves predictions, albeit...
The spread of the coronavirus continues, and employers continue to adapt even though the rules of business and community seem to change every day. Still, even though U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams predicts that “this week, it’s going to get bad,” a number of organizations continue to insist workers report to...
The coronavirus is bound to impact the HR technology business, analysts and industry executives believe. However, where that impact will be felt isn’t yet clear. The situation surrounding the pandemic is changing quickly and constantly, and vendors say they’re focused on...
The coronavirus is forcing more employers to accommodate remote work as families scramble to juggle working from home while schools are closed and older relatives need attention. Already, the HR tech world is seeing changes. Across the U.S., state and local governments declared states...
Could employers’ increasing use of remote workers collide with their security concerns and transformation efforts? New research suggests that it might. Supported not only by technology such as mobile, collaboration and cloud storage solutions, but also by more flexible workplace policies and acceptance that people don’t have to...