Workforce Management

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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CEO’s Letter: Workforce Management in the Era of Psycho-lation

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By Elliot H. Clark

OK, I am stir-crazy—as I am sure are many of you—and it is only day four of working from home as I write this. Humans are social creatures and our ability to team with others is a cornerstone of our evolution into becoming Earth’s dominant species. Of course, there are times when people don’t get along well, and the answer for that is an HR department.

First, I hope everyone all reading is safe and healthy. I have few observations from early on in this global event that I want to share. As we move into this interim period that I call the “new abnormal,” we will see some long-term changes and some of them may be very good.

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A Climate-Friendly Culture

Best practices HR departments can implement to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and corporate responsibility.

By Grant Goodrich

HR plays a large role in helping organizations achieve their business objectives, but one area where the function could have a larger impact is helping shape policies that contribute to climate-conscious behavior.

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Delving Into Data

Three organizations share how they use people data and analytics to amplify business strategy.

By Marta Chmielowicz

“People analytics” has been a hot catchphrase in the business world for years, with data promising to revolutionize recruiting, talent management, and myriad other HR processes. But while organizations have embraced data collection and reporting, data analysis remains in its infancy for all but the most sophisticated companies.

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Coronavirus Knowledge Portal

Coronavirus

The spread of COVID-19, commonly referred to as the coronavirus, is an event that is increasingly becoming a public and workplace priority. Employers will be called on to take every possible action to protect workers while maintaining business operations. Here, you can find a roundup of up-to-date information on how businesses and HR leaders are handling the outbreak.


GENERAL INFORMATION FROM GOVERNMENT BODIES


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HRO TODAY RESEARCH

In order to better understand how companies are managing their workforce in the wake of the worldwide pandemic, HRO Today is conducting a series of pulse surveys.  These surveys will address a broad range of topics, from recruiting to workforce planning and operations.

SURVEY: COVID-19 HR Response Study Part 4

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