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  • COVID-19 Clearing After the Storm

    HR leaders reflect on the lessons learned during the height of COVID-19 and share three ways the world of work has been permanently impacted.

    By Marta Chmielowicz

    Over the course of a few weeks, the coronavirus pandemic turned the world upside down. Now, as the first wave of the pandemic passes, businesses are gearing up to open their doors once more—but many complications remain.

  • Reopening the Doors

    Three key priorities for HR managers when bringing employees back to the office post-COVID-19.

    By Pamela Lacy

    As many U.S. states begin to lift their stay-at-home or similar orders, businesses across the country are weighing their options, questioning when and how to reopen their doors safely for both customers and employees. There are a wide range of laws and regulations, as well as guidance from federal, state, and local governmental authorities, that should be top of mind for business owners and HR managers as they prepare to welcome employees back to the workplace.

  • Maintaining Health, Minimizing Risk

    A dive into OSHA requirements for employee safety as workplaces open.

    By Andrew Zelman

    While the country begins to reopen from the COVID-19 shutdown and states and cities gradually release restrictions imposed upon essential and non-essential businesses, new considerations of employee safety, controlling the spread of the virus, and screening visitors and workers will take precedent. For employers eager to jump-start their businesses while ensuring a healthy workforce and minimizing liability from exposed employees, compliance with the ever-changing laws and guidance is essential. This will mainly come from HR.

  • COVID-19 Reboarding Checklist

    Six best practices to consider before reopening.

    By Andrew Rawson

    Many organizations are now focusing on when and how to reopen, and what changes to make before employees return to the physical workplace. It’s a complicated process that involves many steps, from implementing health and safety guidelines to making employees feel as comfortable as possible navigating a changing work environment. While every organization is different, here are six things to consider when preparing employees for some of the adjustments they may expect in their day-to-day interactions and operations.

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HRO Today Global Current Issue

  • What Does the “New Normal” Look Like?

    Business practices are bound to change in the post-COVID-19 world.

    By Michael Switow

    Do a Google search for “new normal” and more than 90 million results will turn up in a third of a second. By the time this article is published, that number is certain to be significantly more. It has been more than five months since China first reported the outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, and business leaders continue to assess how life has changed, which changes are transitory, and how companies will adapt.

  • Remote Control

    Three organisations share their approaches to managing a virtual workforce.

    By Michael Switow

    “The way we hire, onboard, reward, learn and engage has to be reinvented,” says HP Regional Head of HR for Asia-Pacific and Japan, Sowjanya Reddy, a 30-year HR industry veteran with experience working in the U.S., India, and ASEAN. Across the region, companies are searching for a new balance. To what extent should employees return to the office? How do organisations maintain productivity when most people are working remotely? And how does HR address employee concerns, regardless of where they’re working?

  • Emphasising Employer Brand

    By communicating and acting on company values during times of crisis and uncertainty, organisations will bolster their reputation among employees and candidates.

    By Michael Switow

    At a time when hiring and recruitment have slowed for many companies, Asia-Pacific businesses are redeploying staff and resources to the community.

  • Editor’s Note: Same Same, But Different

    By Michael Switow

    As Singapore eases its “circuit breaker,” the term used here instead of “lockdown,” the ways of working for most employees in the nation since the beginning of the coronavirus have not changed. Project managers, administrators, marketers, and even C-suite leaders continue to carve out space on their dining room tables and couches for Zoom calls, team meetings, and sales pitches.

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HRO Today Research & Best Practices

  • Global Labor Market Report – 1Q 2020

    Deploying a global workforce and ensuring access to the best talent is a crucial component enterprises – and global labor market intelligence is an invaluable tool for HR departments to learn and grow. To truly understand unemployment rates, it is necessary to collect market information about the overall economic environment from which they derive. The […]

  • HR New Technology Report – First Quarter 2020

    The rate of new technologies being developed and companies providing them is exponentially increasing each year. And despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic late in the first quarter, there were still 89 major announcements. How does this compare to previous years and quarters? And what does this information, taking into account the current pandemic […]

  • Worker Confidence Index Report – First Quarter 2020

    On April 23, 2020, US weekly jobless claims hit 4.4 million, the highest since 2009. Not only has involuntary job loss effected millions worldwide, it is also top of mind for those still working. So what do these numbers mean to individuals still employed, and how will it affect worker confidence in the near and […]

  • Global HR Research: Cannabis Legalization Whitepaper

    While marijuana is illegal under federal law, many states have followed cultural shifts and recent legislation by legalizing it for medicinal use, recreational use, or both. This has left employer drug tests harder to administer than before in these states. Yet even in some states where it is legal, the law can compel certain types of […]

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HRO Today Livestreams

  • Livestream: Navigating Legalized Marijuana

    Livestream Date & Time: 5/20/2020 12:00PM EST One of the most confusing social and HR issues of our time, the medical and recreational use of marijuana, has companies struggling to adopt policies that abide by federal, state, and municipal laws that are often contradictory. Brandon Phillips, CEO of Global HR Research, one of the leading […]

  • TLC Livestream: Hiring and Retaining Workers through Generations

    In Broadleaf’s “Hiring and Retaining Workers through the Generations” presentation, Carl addresses concerns employers have about Millennials and Gen Z’ers entering the workforce. Many look at these emerging generations as wildly different, but we all have very similar underlying motivations. In this attention economy, it’s increasingly hard to attract and retain talent, but these universal […]

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HRO Today White Papers

  • How GDPR is Changing the Way Organizations Reward and Recognize Employees

    Is sending out a “Happy Birthday” message a privacy violation in the workplace because of new data privacy laws? Read more to find out… When we think of data privacy, we are often concerned with our personal information being sold to third-parties or being used in a less-than scrupulous way that could have a negative […]

  • Global HR Research: Cannabis Legalization Whitepaper

    While marijuana is illegal under federal law, many states have followed cultural shifts and recent legislation by legalizing it for medicinal use, recreational use, or both. This has left employer drug tests harder to administer than before in these states. Yet even in some states where it is legal, the law can compel certain types of […]

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