Tag Archives: HR Technology

Rooting Out Risk

Organizations with a remote workforce are at higher risk of cyberattacks—but engaging employees in better cyber habits can help.

By Bhushan Sethi

When it comes to battling cyberattacks, tech solutions can only go so far. To truly defend their organization, HR leaders will likely also need to change some risky behaviors and attitudes among their employees.

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HR at the Helm

In a newly remote world, HR technology is enabling hiring teams to be more strategic.

By Marta Chmielowicz

In a moment of nationwide uncertainty, HR leaders are stepping up to provide safety and stability in their organizations. From communicating health and safety guidelines in the midst of a government-mandated shutdown to managing a newly-hybrid workforce, they have had to be more agile than ever, responding to unprecedented market conditions with new business models and talent strategies.

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The Changing Talent Landscape

COVID-19 is driving TA leaders to rethink recruitment strategies.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Just last year, talent shortages and unprecedented competition in the labor market were hot topics in the recruitment space. At the time, there were more than 7 million open requisitions across the U.S. and the national unemployment rate hovered at a low 3.5 percent. But the coronavirus pandemic flipped the job market upside down, driving widespread furloughs, hiring pauses, business closures, economic uncertainty, and an unemployment rate of 11 percent.

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Agile, Adaptable, and Innovative

As workplace demands continue to evolve due to COVID-19, HR leaders share best practices for growing employee skills.

By Marta Chmielowicz

There is no arguing that 2020 has been a challenging year for business. From switching to remote work seemingly overnight to making ends meet in an economic downturn, organizations have had to be agile, adaptable, and innovative to stay afloat. And employees are feeling the impact: Workers across industries are being asked to adjust to rapidly changing conditions in an uncertain climate, often facing furloughs, shifting job requirements, and entirely new modes of work.

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A Healthy Dose of Innovation

Ways healthcare organizations are pivoting their recruitment and hiring approaches to overcome the global pandemic’s challenges.

By Debbie Bolla

With the Bureau of Labor Statistics already projecting the healthcare market to grow by 8.4 million jobs by 2028, COVID-19 has caused an even more pressing need for the right talent at the right time. Shannon Levesque, vice president of talent acquisition and workforce planning for Boston Children’s Hospital, is no stranger to this pressure. She says that during the pandemic, keeping employees engaged with opportunities for full employment has been a main priority.

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Best of Both Worlds

Four strategies to leverage when transitioning to a hybrid workforce model.

By Alicia Seager

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many companies are gravitating toward a hybrid work model—one that provides the flexibility to work from home without completely eliminating the in-person office environment many employers crave. Case in point: 71 percent of employees and managers express a desire to continue working from home at least part time, according to the Work Trend Index from Microsoft.

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Rolling into Open Enrollment

Annual benefits enrollment must undergo a shift to effectively embrace a work-from-home environment.

By Karen Frost and Kristie Marshiano

Annual enrollment is quickly approaching, and with nationwide shutdowns being reinstated and most of the workforce at home, it’s no surprise that this year’s enrollment will look different than usual. COVID-19 has caused a shift in employer plans and priorities, triggering many to reevaluate their approach to ensure it can be executed successfully in a time when most everything requires virtual or socially distanced settings.

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HR New Technology Report – Second Quarter 2020

As COVID-19 raged on during the second quarter of 2020, business operations worldwide came to a screeching halt. But despite the recent economic downturn resulting from the ongoing global pandemic, HR technology saw an impressive 99 major announcements in the second quarter – a positive amongst current unprecedented times.

The Human Resources New Technology Report for Q2 2020 provides insight and predicts recruiting technology introductions for the remainder of the year.

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Tech At Its Best

Whilst digital technologies are greatly enabling recruitment in a time of pandemic, onboarding is also a critical piece of the puzzle.

By Simon Kent

It has been a long time since the recruitment process was done entirely in person. The emergence and abundance of online tools, from job sites to video interviews, means it is possible to get a clear understanding of a candidate’s potential and their successful employment without being in the same room as that individual. In the age of the pandemic, this ability is not only nice to have—it’s a must-have. In fact, a recent Gartner poll found that 86 per cent of organisations are incorporating new virtual technology to interview candidates.

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Hitting On All Cylinders

Our 2020 TekTonic Awards recognize some of the best HR tech platforms that empower both HR and the workforce alike.

By Marta Chmielowicz

As the business world continues to adjust to changes ushered in by globalization, generational shifts, and, most recently, the coronavirus pandemic, HR leaders everywhere are left pondering what the future holds for their organizations. One thing’s for certain: Embracing emerging technology to empower the workforce is more important now than ever. From remote learning platforms to mobile talent management apps, organizations that want to stay afloat in the new normal will need to invest in the tools that make work easier and more convenient for their workforce. HRO Today’s annual TekTonic Awards highlight some of these groundbreaking technologies.

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