Tag Archives: Employee Engagement

Digital Connectivity

CHRO Cindy Fiedelman shares how she navigates the safety of both essential and remote workers during the global pandemic while overseeing an acquisition.

By Debbie Bolla

The COVID-19 pandemic posed many challenges for nearly all business leaders, but add on a European acquisition conducted mainly virtually and you’ll start to feel the weight on Cindy Fiedelman’s shoulders. The CHRO of Digital Realty, a leading global provider of data center solutions, rose to the occasion, ensuring the safety of her essential and remote workers; ushering in a new workforce that doubled the size of the business; and aiding in corporate strategy. In fact, she says, “This couldn’t have been a better year to be an HR leader.”

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Riding the Wave of Change

In the midst of a pandemic, HR technology takes center stage.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Throughout 2020, HR leaders have had to be ready for anything. From navigating safety regulations across hybrid teams to responding to ever-changing staffing requirements, these executives are staying ahead of rapid disruption by embracing transformation. Technology has played a key role, allowing HR teams to streamline their processes while remaining connected with a newly remote workforce.

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A New Era of HR

Three ways to drive lasting change in the ever-changing business climate.

By Rebecca Sinclair

From the COVID-19 pandemic to social unrest and the presidential election, the workforce has experienced more disruption and distraction in the last six months than ever before. 2020 has ushered in a new era for human resources with much of the workforce now remote and businesses seeking new ways to boost productivity and maintain company culture.

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Building Resilience

Healthcare professionals are struggling with burnout under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic, but these three best practices can help.

By Marta Chmielowicz

As COVID-19 blazes through hospitals across the world, physicians, nurses, and other healthcare workers are putting their health on the line like never before. This is exacerbating the problem of burnout: not only are healthcare professionals caring for patients sick with a virus they are still learning about, but they are also experiencing staffing shortages that necessitate longer hours with fewer resources.

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A Community Focus

Strategies to keep corporate giving and volunteerism a business imperative in a virtual environment.

By Angela Harrell

Over the past year, the ramifications of COVID-19 have forced people across the U.S. into a new way of living. Even now that the first wave of the pandemic has ebbed, there are local communities that continue to suffer in unimaginable ways. In response, mid- to large-sized companies are bolstering their corporate giving efforts to aid their communities’ revival.

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Values Know No Boundaries

Work today transcends boundaries and company culture must follow it.

By Donna Kimmel

COVID-19 has turned the world of work upside down and is shaking it like a snow globe. Work is no longer a place employees go, but something that happens everywhere and knows no boundaries. In this moment of transformation, what has become of corporate culture?

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Promoting Values Virtually

Recognition programs can help promote collaboration and camaraderie within a remote workforce.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Many companies have been forced to institute mandatory work-from-home policies throughout the pandemic, but while some employees are finding the transition a welcome change of pace, the shift to remote can be isolating for people used to working collaboratively in an office.

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Strength in Support

CHRO Amber C. Kennelly shares how her organization pivoted due to the pandemic—and ways the business has changed for the better.

By The Editors

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to be more agile and flexible than ever as they responded to unprecedented business disruption while maintaining fluid operations. HR teams carried a heavy weight, taking on the burden of navigating the transition to remote work and soothing employee anxieties in an uncertain climate. Here, Amber C. Kennelly, CHRO of insurance brokerage HUB International, shares how her organization managed the shift to remote work while maintaining employee engagement and well-being.

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Building Unity

As the complexities facing businesses due to COVID-19 continue to accumulate, HR leaders are finding ways to adapt.

By Simon Kent

The initial shock to the system may be over, but the coronavirus pandemic continues to dictate the actions of HR and businesses in general. As more operational choices open for businesses, HR is beginning to see which trends will move on and which are here to stay.

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