Workforce Management

At Home, Not Alone

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.

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Remote Control

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.

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Managing in Crisis

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.

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Thinking Ahead

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.

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Empowering Working Women

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.”

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Breaking Down Workforce Silos

Sevenstep

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.

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Managing Employee Experience in a Pandemic

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.

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COVID-19: HR Responds

COVID-19

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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