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.

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 their offices. Speaking...
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 supporting customers as HR departments scramble to enable their companies to...
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 of emergency, closed public gathering places...
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 be in the office to be...
Listen to a podcast of this story. While the remote workforce’s gender dynamics largely align with those of in-office workers, a survey by Ultimate Software found some surprising differences. For example, in both environments men were more likely to be promoted within the last year. But the gap was dramatically wider in...
HR leaders say technology is allowing them to contribute more to their organization’s success, and a full 100 percent of them report using data to support their recommendations. At the same time, however, they’re losing ground when it comes to engaging the workforce. In its Pulse of HR Survey, a study of 300...
In this Point of View, Ultimate Software Vice President of Human Resources Kathleen Pai shows how culture and smart management help employers leverage remote workers--without sacrificing engagement. Shifts in workplace culture and connective technologies have created an influx of remote workers. In fact, 25 percent of the workforce works...