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.

Providers of virtual recruiting technology have seen a dramatic increase in customer interest over the last few weeks as employers shift their talent acquisition efforts online. One of them, San Francisco-based Turazo, said it’s receiving more inquiries and conversations have begun moving more quickly since shelter-in-place directives began appearing in March. Turazo’s campus-recruiting platform is receiving...
Providing emotional support has become a critical issue as HR departments scramble to set up and manage remote workforces. According to the Kaiser Family Foundation more people are reporting mental health challenges because of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the most recent KFF Health Tracking poll, 45 percent of Americans...
Nearly a month after the coronavirus forced businesses to shift millions of employees to remote work, North America’s infrastructure is holding up, with some signs of strain. Technology executives have expressed concern about whether local internet nodes can support the increase in traffic being generated from home workspaces. “The infrastructure...
In this point of view, Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software, explains how managers can use communications to guide their teams through times of crisis. A lot of what my team and I do here at Ultimate Software involves predictions, albeit predictions grounded in research, but there...
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...