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 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,...
We haven’t seen any research reports yet on the “Outlook for Asynchronous Communications Tools in the HR Function,” but interest from employers and vendors in the idea seems to have steadily increased over the last year. On the face of it, this is counterintuitive. Messaging platforms and conversational interfaces have...
HR leaders say their budgets have increased between 2020 and 2021, and much of their new-found funding will be invested in technology. What’s not clear is whether newly implemented solutions will be used to expand the scope and capabilities of HR’s work, or simply help practitioners more effectively address...
Listen to a related podcast. Zoom is launching a series of features designed to help IT departments manage the health and safety of workers as they return to physical offices. In a blog post, Zoom described features including a virtual receptionist that can greet facilities visitors via a “kiosk mode.” There’s...
Facebook is shutting down its free plan for Workplace from Facebook as of February 10. In a blog post, Vice President and Head of Workplace Karandeep Anand said the company wants to prioritize and focus on delivering Workplace's vision of developing a sense of community within businesses. "This change will...
Listen to a podcast of this story. More workers are willing to consider moving as long as their employers offer reasonable remote-work arrangements, and many companies are open to the idea of such a distributed workforce. However, employees aren’t willing to trade compensation for location. In other words: If they...