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.

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 fourth iteration of PwC’s COVID-19 Pulse...
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 group said. They must create workplaces that...
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 and has been working in HR technology for more than 20 years. We talked...
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. While many HR leaders expect to...
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 demonstrates that employers are using online...
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 of work” and tens of thousands...
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 many CFOs are targeting their IT...
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 for when new digital products are designed, so that, for...
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 work, according to Gartner. Nearly a...
Paylocity has acquired VidGrid, a video platform that provides two-way, peer-to-peer learning courses. The companies aren’t strangers to each other: They’ve worked together for several years to deliver video learning to Paylocity clients. Those efforts created the opportunity for the companies to join forces as one entity, Paylocity said.   Employees have put increasing emphasis...