Workforce Management

Shaping HR Priorities

The challenges of 2020 are accelerating even more transformation in 2021.

By Anthony DiRomualdo, Dorothée El-Khoury, and Franco Girimonte

Unprecedented disruption in 2020 upended the HR agenda. Many business leaders were forced to put plans for growth on hold in order to step up and guide their organizations through challenging strategic and operational issues, including a global pandemic, a tense political climate, and growing calls for social justice around the world.

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Work Redefined

Seven CHROs share the new realities of work and how the challenges of 2020 have driven them to make disruptive change.

By Debbie Bolla

“Empathy, flexibility, and resiliency defined 2020,” says Kathie Patterson, CHRO of Ally Financial. Taking a closer look, Patterson couldn’t be more spot-on.

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New Best Practices

Organisations are taking exceptional measures to ensure the safety of office environments.

By Simon Kent

As the pandemic eases, the experience of countries, cities, and companies across the APAC region continues to be diverse. However, encouraging and supporting the emerging hybrid workforce—split between home and work—means employers now need to create a safe environment for those who wish to return.

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COVID-19 Workplace Concerns

Gallagher

Health, safety, and cyber threats are among HR’s biggest challenges.

By The Editors

Change continues in the first few months of 2021. Gallagher’s new report Impact of COVID-19 on UK Businesses examines how the challenges of the global pandemic continue to present concerns for HR as well as opportunities for positive change in the long term.

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Learning from Hardship

Companies share how they are adapting to the continued challenges of COVID-19.

By Simon Kent

A few weeks before the turn of the year, there was a sense of optimism in the air. Vaccines were coming, the battle against COVID-19 appeared to be being won, and everyone was saying good riddance to the end of an awful year in the hope of a more positive 2021.

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Better Together

Embracing a culture of transparency empowers both employees and organizations alike. Here, five CHROs share their best practices.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Trust is the foundation of any healthy relationship, offering a bedrock of security and loyalty that weathers thick and thin. This extends to employer-employee relationships, but to get it right, organizations need to embrace truth, transparency, and vulnerability. Only then can connections between employees and managers strengthen, empowering people and businesses to work better together.

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Extreme Challenges, Extreme Opportunities

Four shifts that have the potential to become norms in 2021.

By Sabrina Williams

2020 was an extremely challenging year for the HR industry. From rapidly adjusting and supporting employees through the transition to remote work to responding to country-wide calls for diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the workplace as police brutality and the resulting protests took center stage over the summer, HR departments have had to step up and completely re-envision the futures of their organizations.

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