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.

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...
Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. Today, I’m talking with Cecile Alper-Leroux, Vice President of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software. She’s an economic anthropologist by training...
If remote work is going to be part of the new normal, employers should consider ways they can address the stress that comes along with it. Fully two-thirds of U.S. employees now work from home at least part-time, according to the reviews platform Clutch....
Cornerstone OnDemand’s LMS saw a notable uptick in usage during March, which the company attributes to organizations transitioning to remote work during the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some 27.5 million user hours were logged on Cornerstone’s LMS during March. The company said the surge...
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, HR practitioners have been bombarded with advice from consultants, pundits and experts on everything from remote work to telemedicine. But often they’ve found the most useful recommendations come from their peers. That’s not surprising. While others talk about “changes to the world...
With more than 16 million Americans out of work and more layoffs expected, and financial executives taking an increasingly sober view of COVID-19’s impact on their business, some HR technology vendors may have reason to hope. While most employers are looking for ways to cut costs, and...
Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology report. I'm Mark Feffer. Today, I talk with Martha Bird, business anthropologist at ADP Innovation Lab. Her job is to make sure that the human element is accounted...
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...