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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...
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...
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.
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Kronos and Ultimate Software completed their merger, creating an HR technology company with $3 billion in revenue and 12,000 employees. Kronos CEO Aron Ain leads the new organization, which will reportedly add 6,000 employees over the...
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...
HR departments are heads down today as they adapt to the changes wrought by Covid-19. But at some point, employers will look ahead to face a new normal. When they do, early indications are that executives will move cautiously. HR’s front lines are now preoccupied with three...
A growing number of HR technology companies have added features or opened up content designed to help employers, customers or not, navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Two new initiatives seek to help employers understand how the virus is impacting their workforce. Rizing, an SAP SuccessFactors implementation partner, created...
Job boards have begun to feel the coronavirus’s impact on hiring. As employers in most sectors of the economy suspend or slow their hiring plans, several have implemented hiring freezes and at least one, ZipRecruiter, has imposed layoffs. According to media reports, ZipRecruiter began reducing its staff...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Paychex reported revenue of $1.1 billion for its fiscal third quarter, which ended Feb. 29, 2020. That’s an increase of 7 percent from the year-ago period. Net income and diluted EPS each...
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...