Tag Archives: May-2020

The Differences Are Clear

New research shows the varying ways salaried and hourly employees are recruited and hired.

By Larry Basinait

Are there differences in which hourly and salaried positions are recruited? According to new research from HRO Today and Cielo, yes—and the differences are actually quite significant.

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Editor’s Note: HR’s Strength

HRO Today

By Debbie Bolla

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact daily lives, organizations and HR teams have to act with agility in order to ensure the safety and wellness of the workforce. In this issue, experts share how to best approach some strategies that COVID-19 has brought to the forefront: virtual hiring, remote work, mental health and wellness, and even mindfulness practices for stressed employees. See our coverage, Managing During Uncertainty.

In the midst of the crisis, I had the opportunity to speak with CHRO Kathie Patterson about how Ally Financial, headquartered in hard-hit Detroit, Mich., moved to 99 percent remote work almost overnight. Along with this major change came concern over employee wellness and employees’ ability to handle the isolation that is often associated with working from home.

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HRO Today Association Update: A Time for Recognition and Positivity

By Renée Preston

Appreciation is a fundamental human need, and recognition is essential to keeping employees engaged and productive. As COVID-19 continues to impact nearly every business globally, employers need to not only ensure employees are safe and have the tools they need to do their jobs, but that they stay committed and know their worth during these challenging times.

Business leaders are stepping up to the challenge. Every day, HR professionals design services and lead projects that not only advance their business, but that can be life-changing for employees. Many have demonstrated calm yet purposeful leadership during these unprecedented times, making sure employees feel safe and creating an environment in which they can thrive.

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CEO’s Letter – Unlocking the Lockdown: The Key is in HR’s Hands

HRO Today

By Elliot H. Clark

I hope that all of you reading this are safe and healthy, as are your loved ones. In the past two months, initial fears of the potential impact of COVID-19 have made way for the stunning realization of how a health crisis can wreak havoc on our culture, our workforces, and our economy. We went from concerns about how severe COVID-19 would be to a precipitous plunge into a new global reality. 

To adapt to the crisis, HR first had to enable the workforce to work remotely while maintaining culture and connectedness, and then ultimately—for many companies—assist in significant layoffs, furloughs, or staff reductions. Through it all, HR has been a key part of the process.  

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