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.

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...
Microsoft and UnitedHealth Group launched a return-to-work protocol that’s designed to help employers bring their employees back on-site more safely. Called ProtectWell, the protocol uses CDC guidelines and clinical research on limiting the spread of COVID-19 to guide the screening of employees for symptoms...
Upwork has enhanced its enterprise capabilities to help large companies identify and hire contingent workers. The platform is designed to simplify the tasks involved with centrally managing a remote workforce strategy while accessing talent. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, a range of...
What if they reopened a workplace and nobody clocked in? That seems to be a question worth pondering for many employers as more data reveals that employees and consumers are putting their personal safety at the top of their list of things to worry about.
Facebook added features to its Workplace app in a bid to help companies support their employees and improve communication in the new world of remote work. The company believes its history building consumer products puts in a unique position to help employers develop and maintain their culture...
CFOs seem to be more cautious about reopening their businesses than many governors are about reopening their states. As some jurisdictions contemplate lifting stay-at home orders and encourage companies to open their doors, corporate leaders see the path to recovery as being increasingly complex, lengthy and expensive. The...
The Conference Board rolled out a collection of checklists intended to help HR leaders prepare a new approach to workplaces as companies plot their approach to beginning new-normal operations. HR departments face “a daunting task,” as they plan for the gradual reopening of the economy, the business...