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.

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...
Employees and IT departments hold different views on the effectiveness of service desks, something to consider as organizations examine the overall employee experience and look for clues as to how they can improve their approach to HR services, even when separate teams are involved. A survey by Nexthink, which provides...
Industry talk has become almost obsessed with the idea that remote work is here to stay. Certainly all the months operating with a dispersed workforce has put to rest many of the doubts employers had about whether employees working off-site could keep the business running effectively. According to PwC’s...
It’s an understatement to say Covid-19 has changed working life. Where I usually am flying across the globe to share ideas with other HR professionals, I now spend most of my day in the same 300 or so square feet of my home. And the impact on my work...
Covid-19’s impact on the workplace is sure to be broad and deep as both employers and workers develop new attitudes toward safety. Organizations, HR departments and HR technology vendors spent much of 2020 pivoting to confront the pandemic and social unrest. ADP, which tracks a wide range of data...
Listen to a podcast of this episode. Slack, perhaps the most visible of organization-wide communications platforms, will be acquired by Salesforce for approximately $27.7 billion. The company positioned the merger as creating an “operating system for the new way to work.” The news is sure to heat up discussions about how...
Just six months after closing an $11 million seed round, the compensation and compliance platform Remote secured an additional $35 million in Series A funding. The latest round was led by Index Ventures, joined by Sequoia Capital, previous investors General Catalyst and Two Sigma Ventures, and several angels. It brings...