Seven strategies that help maintain a strong company culture while managing a remote workforce.
By Livia Martini
Fostering a company culture has long been hailed as an important way to recruit and maintain the best talent within corporations. It has become so critical that “chief culture officers” are now common within many large corporations, and it has been a driving force in making companies like Google such an attractive place to work.
Best practices for building work-from-home policies during COVID-19 and beyond.
By Sirmara Campbell
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many employers have moved to a completely remote model to protect the workforce and prevent the spread of disease. Many of these employers have never had a 100 percent remote workforce, presenting challenges to management and employees. However, having specific policies in place to handle telecommuting can help now and when considering remote work in the future.
Two companies share how they are adapting their workplace policies to protect their employees and businesses from the impact of COVID-19.
By Simon Kent
The speed at which the coronavirus has moved around the world means that for many HR teams, the work of creating an action plan to protect their people has shifted from the hypothetical to the top priority almost overnight. According to Julie Provino, international HR expert and award-winning CEO and founder of HR consultancy VeryHR, HR teams must now provide support, policies, and frameworks to enable their organisations to act quickly, efficiently, and smoothly—no matter what happens as the situation evolves.
Employing neurodiverse talent can provide a competitive advantage, but this segment of the workforce requires special considerations.
By Simon Kent
Many organisations look to embrace different thinking as a means to attain a competitive edge. Indeed, tech giant Apple’s whole branding strategy at one point was “Think Different.” Today, that mantra has taken on a new meaning as businesses begin to view neurodiversity as the next stop on their diversity and inclusion agenda.
How companies in the region are handling the pandemic.
By Michael Switow
Faced with the human and economic costs of a public health crisis, companies throughout Asia-Pacific have been quick to implement new measures and contingency plans for how to operate during a pandemic.
Japanese women face many obstacles returning to the workplace after having children.
By Michael Switow
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe would like to see women comprise a larger percentage of his country’s workforce. Faced with a shrinking labour pool as baby boomers and 1950s danso-generation men retire, Abe placed women at the centre of his growth strategy in 2013, declaring that he would create “a Japan in which women shine.”
Total talent is designed, not prescribed.
By Tierney McAfee
Total talent management has been a trending topic for more than a decade, but in spite of this, adoption remains low. One of the key reasons? Many organizations don’t understand what it means to truly adopt this approach in the first place.
Focusing on employee experience is key to a quick recovery post-COVID-19.
By Dr. Anna Tavis
What a difference a week can make in the midst of a pandemic. In a matter of days, companies went from response planning to shutting down facilities and sending employees to work from home. Targeting to “lower the curve” of the highly contagious disease, companies, cities, states, and even nations went into near complete shutdown. By some estimates, the overall loss of productivity in the U.S. in just the first month of the pandemic amounted to about 64 percent. It is becoming increasingly clear that the overall personal and economic toll of the pandemic on the working people around the world will be unprecedented and will by far exceed the financial crisis of 2008.
Six HR leaders share how they are managing through a global crisis.
By Debbie Bolla
For organizations, employees, and the world at large, these are unprecedented times. As quickly as the coronavirus (COVID-19) spread across the globe, HR leaders responded, ushering their organizations with the needed resources to ensure employee safety, health, wellness, and productivity. HRO Today spoke with six HR leaders on how they are managing through the global crisis that is COVID-19. Great insight here—stay safe and lead on!
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