COLLECTION: December coronavirus news

By: | January 4, 2021
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Ellyn Shook is HRE‘s 2020 HR Executive of the Year. (Photo by Dorothy Shi Studio)

Dec. 23: HR Exec of the Year: Why self-care should top your priority list

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, Accenture’s Ellyn Shook also predicts ‘speed will be the watchword.’

Dec. 23: 5 steps to check if your remote hiring system is ready for 2021

If you’re planning to hire remote workers in 2021, the strategy may need to be a bit different than your traditional approach.

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Dec. 23: How HR can embrace its ‘opportunity to make change’

The role of the HR leader has evolved to the point where HR can be an authentic and proactive advocate for employees, says Synchrony CHRO DJ Casto.

Dec. 23: Why HR will remain in the ‘front seat’ of the COVID crisis

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, Lisa Buckingham of Lincoln Financial recommends a focus on connection, empathy and engagement.

Dec. 23: 5 steps to check if your remote hiring system is ready for 2021

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If you’re planning to hire remote workers in 2021, the strategy may need to be a bit different than your traditional approach.

Dec. 22:HRE‘s number of the day: employees not taking PTO

A staggering amount of full-time workers have gone a year without taking vacation.

Dec. 22: 3 trends that will define the world of work in 2021

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, Johan Maestri, one of our HR’s Rising Stars, explores how 2020 is shaping next year’s priorities for HR leaders.

Dec. 21: Employers can legally require COVID vaccines—but will they?

Mandating inoculation may allow some companies to safely reopen, experts say.

Dec. 21: What HR crises of the past can teach us about the present, future

It’s worth remembering that HR professionals have faced down big problems before, Paycor’s CHRO writes.

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Dec. 21: 3 strategies for right now to encourage employees to get COVID vaccines

And 3 others that could backfire if they’re rolled out too soon.

Dec. 21: Need some good news this season? Employee giving was way up in 2020

Despite the pandemic—or perhaps because of it—workplace giving set records this year.

Dec. 18: How employer perceptions of COVID have evolved this year

And why there is no ‘going back to normal.’

Dec. 18: How one company passed the ‘cultural stress test’ of 2020

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, DJ Casto of Synchrony considers how the decisions HR leaders had to make this year can create stronger organizations next year.

Dec. 17: 4 takeaways for HR from the EEOC guidance on COVID-19 vaccines

The agency says employers can require employees to get the vaccine.

Dec. 17: Number of the day: Employees who want a hybrid workplace

If hybrid is the future, how do HR leaders need to adjust to serve their people?

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Dec. 17: Top job for HR in 2021? Define ‘workplace experience’

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, HR’s Rising Star Linh Nguyen examines how the challenges of 2020 can make HR leaders more attuned to employees’ needs next year.

Dec. 17: Survey: Most workers are feeling burned out; 4 ways HR can help

Employee burnout is no longer a minor workplace issue. But employers can take action to mitigate it.

Dec. 16: 3 issues remote-first companies need to think about in 2021

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, Job van der Voort of HR tech platform Remote offers insights for long-term remote and hybrid workplaces.

Dec. 16: HRE’s number of the day: Mandated COVID-19 vaccines

More than half of people polled say employers should require employees to get vaccinated.

Dec. 16: Intel’s COVID-19 strategy? ‘Learn your way out of the problem’

L&D has taken on an even more integral role at the tech company in light of the pandemic.

Dec. 16: How this CHRO finds opportunities for growth amid change

JAGGAER CHRO Michele Hamill’s change management expertise and lateral job moves prepared her for the unexpected in 2020.

Dec. 15: 1-in-4 workers’ finances have deteriorated due to COVID

Employers have a huge opportunity to promote financial wellness and improve retirement readiness.

Dec. 15: How the transformation of talent acquisition will change HR next year

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, Tim Dowd of Accurate Background reminds leaders to seek the lessons in the unexpected.

Dec. 15: Sage-Gavin: Here are 4 reasons for optimism after a tumultuous year

Despite the challenges of 2020, there is reason for hope.

Dec. 15: 1-in-4 workers’ finances have deteriorated due to COVID

Employers have a huge opportunity to promote financial wellness and improve retirement readiness.

Dec. 15: How the transformation of talent acquisition will change HR next year

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, Tim Dowd of Accurate Background reminds leaders to seek the lessons in the unexpected.

Dec. 15: Sage-Gavin: Here are 4 reasons for optimism after a tumultuous year

Despite the challenges of 2020, there is reason for hope.

Dec. 15: 11 trends that will shape HR in 2021

Gartner’s Brian Kropp says 2021 will be another year full of reinvention.

Dec. 15: Number of the Day: COVID’s impact on Gen Z

Younger workers are rethinking career paths, and the skills they crave, because of the pandemic.

Dec. 14: Why workplace returns, DEI should top HR’s 2021 priorities

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, Leslie Mikus, one of our 2020 HR Rising Stars, explores what HR leaders should focus on in coming months.

Dec. 14: Bersin: Why HR needs to start thinking like public health experts

HR must think strategically about how it responds to crises and adapts and safeguards its talent.

Dec. 14: Many employees unwilling, unsure about getting COVID-19 vaccines

A new EBRI survey sheds light on the challenge that company leaders face when it comes to encouraging workers to get vaccinated.

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Dec. 14: Research: COVID is driving employees to make benefit changes this year

Workers are generally taking enrollment more seriously because of the pandemic.

Dec. 11: Benefits news you may have missed: Dec. 7-11

From employers’ role with the COVID vaccine to the five biggest benefit trends of 2020, here are some of the week’s top stories.

Dec. 11:Workers are concerned about quality of life; 3 ways HR can help

A new survey from JLL finds that global employees are craving both connection and options.

Dec. 11:6 ways HR can reinvent the employee experience during crisis

New approaches to collaboration and heightened investment in employee wellness are among the strategies.

Dec. 11:How to treat remote work as an opportunity, not an obstacle

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, leaders from Gartner explore how the shift to remote and hybrid workplaces will impact the world of work.

Dec. 10: Why aren’t more employers recognizing their workers?

Since remote workers are “out of sight, out of mind,” some employers may neglect formal recognition.

Dec. 10: HRE’s number of the day: employee views on pandemic response

Workers are mixed on how they feel their employer is handling the pandemic, new research shows.

Dec. 10: HR’s next big job: Convincing employees to get COVID vaccines

Employers are seen as allies in the distribution and encouragement of coronavirus vaccines. But with some employee skepticism, how can they succeed?

Dec. 9: How this CHRO keeps a forward focus, despite disruptions

DocuSign Chief People Officer Joan Burke says the company’s growth and investment in its people haven’t been slowed by the pandemic.

Dec. 9: Depression, anxiety on the rise for male employees

The latest Mental Health Index reveals a troubling trend—one that employers need to pay attention to.

Dec. 8: How technology can recreate the office experience—all online

With workers unable to reconvene in offices, one tech company is bringing the office to them.

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Dec. 8: How the transformation of L&D will progress next year

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, NovoEd Chief Learning Strategist Todd Moran explores the role of collaborative online learning next year.

Dec. 8: Mayer: 5 lessons we learned about benefits in 2020

A look back on the most important takeaways from the year defined by the pandemic.

Dec. 7: HRE’s number of the day: working weekends

New data shows employees are working around the clock while at home during the pandemic. Here’s what that means to HR leaders.

Dec. 7: How to take a ‘holistic’ approach to supporting employees

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, EY’s Michael Spicci and Wendy Edgar say employers should keep mental, emotional and financial health at the forefront next year.

Dec. 5: Here are the 5 soft skills employers demand most

Communication, teamwork, leadership and problem-solving lead to higher earnings, report finds

Dec. 4: Employee benefits news you may have missed: Nov. 30-Dec. 4

From TIAA’s new caregiving benefits to employer questions about COVID-19 vaccinations, here are some of the week’s top stories.

Dec. 4: Number of the day: caregiving-associated depression

Caregivers report feeling depressed due to the stresses of taking care of family members.

Dec. 4: Why remote hiring isn’t going away and what that means to HR

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, Modern Hire’s Karin Borchert considers virtual recruiting, hiring and onboarding for next year and beyond.

Dec. 4: Employers need to get ‘back on the path to good health’ now

Integrated Benefits Institute President Kelly McDevitt sounds off on preventive care and how the pandemic is reshaping the benefits industry.

Dec. 3: 7 workplace realities HR needs to focus on for 2021

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, PwC’s Bhushan Sethi considers 2020 trends that will have a lasting effect on employers.

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Dec. 3: How Tony Hsieh inspired a focus on workplace culture

The former Zappos CEO, who died suddenly last week, set the bar for how organizations should treat their employees.

Dec. 3: Sumser: Here’s how to get a true sense of quality of hire

Matching job descriptions and resumes doesn’t go deep enough.

Dec. 3: Is your tech failing your frontline workers?

New research shows an increase in mobility problems for these employees that’s hurting their work and their employer’s bottom line.

Dec. 2: ‘Strategic’ will be the word of the year in 2021

As part of our look ahead, Bobbi Kloss of Benefit Advisors Network advises HR leaders to strategize now for what we know 2021 will bring—as well as for the unexpected.

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Dec. 2: 7 questions HR is asking about COVID-19 vaccinations

Willis Towers Watson experts answer timely questions, including: Can employers purchase vaccines? Or require employees to be vaccinated?

Dec. 2: Why HR leaders need a business mind with a people focus

Forbes’ new CHRO, Ali Intres, shares lessons from her HR career.

Dec. 1: Why revamping benefits should be a priority for today’s new reality

As part of our look ahead to 2021 challenges, Ayco’s Greg Wilson says employers’ focus on benefits should include financial wellness.

Dec. 1: HRE’s Number of the Day: recruiting priorities

Recruiters are increasingly focusing on quality of hire.

Dec. 1: Flex work becoming more permanent for employers

Organizations are considering new pay models amid uptick in flexible work arrangements, Willis Towers Watson finds.

Dec. 1: Q&A with HR Tech Influencer: Frida Polli

The value of the internal talent supply to fill high-priority roles cannot be overstated, this Top 100 influencer writes.