Tag: pandemic

Pandemic Offers Unique Opportunity to Hire Military Veterans and Spouses

For a number of reasons, military veterans often find that landing a job outside the military can be very difficult. Additionally, they often get placed in jobs that don’t utilize their military training, leading to poor retention and general dissatisfaction. In a recent interview, I discussed the situation, how employers can help, and the unique […]

technology

Get Ready for 2021: Leveraging HR Tech for the Remainder of the Pandemic and Beyond

HR is business critical, and I don’t just mean payroll and benefits. Deloitte Digital’s “2020 Human Capital Trends Report,” which draws on the insights of nearly 9,000 survey respondents from 119 countries, recognizes HR as a “core piece of the organizational fabric” and a driving force in shaping the future of the enterprise and the […]

cloud

Bridging the Cloud Skills Gap

Massive changes like those brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic obviously create significant business challenges. But they can also offer new opportunities for those able to identify them and willing to adapt to the new possibilities.

disaster

Rethinking Disaster Recovery Plans

Many companies have disaster recovery plans in place to address significant business disruptions, such as a natural disaster like a hurricane, an earthquake, or a tornado; a cyberattack; political or social unrest; or a host of other contingencies.

career

COVID-19 Is Causing Many to Consider New Careers

With the unemployment rate at a record high, it should come as no surprise that many are considering a change of career. With many workers being laid off or furloughed in industries hit hard by the pandemic, changing careers is a no-brainer, but this could have a major impact on employers trying to retain workers […]

hiring

Will COVID-19 Impact Holiday Hiring?

The hunt for holiday talent would normally be well underway in “normal” circumstances, but given the coronavirus pandemic, we’ve come to expect that nothing is “normal” these days, and that can be said for holiday hiring, as well.

automation

Designing Workplace Culture in the New Normal, Automation-Driven Era

We are unexpectedly in the middle of a new transformation in the way we work. It was always expected that by the end of 2021, nearly half of all global businesses would use robotic process automation (RPA), software “bots” that work side by side with humans and automate the manual, repetitive work we do. But […]

engagement

How to Create Engagement Among Distributed Workers

Employers across the nation are learning that the remote work “experiment,” brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, may actually be a favorable alternative to the typical office environment. While remote workers have proven they can successfully get work done while working from home, one challenge still remains: How do you keep remote workers engaged? And […]