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COLLECTION: June coronavirus news

By: | July 1, 2020
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June 30: Can tech help tackle workplace racial injustice?

Join us for a live Twitter chat Q&A with one of our Top 100 HR Tech Influencers to discuss where HR tech and racial equality come together.

June 30: How agility, empathy are at the heart of ‘The Big Reset’

Business leaders must embrace both for post-pandemic success.

June 30: Bersin: 8 positives from the pandemic for HR leaders

Talk of a ‘seat at the table’ is no longer needed, as HR is leading the charge.

June 30: HRE’s number of the day: Paid leave vs. PTO

Employers are split between traditional paid leave and PTO banks, new data finds.

June 29: Post-pandemic HR: Time to toss the playbook

Replace it with ‘radically frequent attention’ to team members and skip overinvestment in the tables stakes of HR.

June 29: Are in-person internships a thing of the past?

Hewlett Packard Enterprise isn’t looking back.

June 29: HRE’s number of the day: at-risk workers

While safety measures are important for all workers, employers should give special consideration to at-risk employees in the midst of COVID-19.

June 29: Cappelli: 4 takeaways about return-to-work plans

Many companies are in a wait-and-see mode, with legal issues a top concern.

June 26: Using data, accountability to make the D&I difference

Now is the time to double-down on diversity.

(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

June 26: 1 in 4 workers at risk for serious COVID-19 illness as employers open up workplaces

Research from the Kaiser Family Foundation points to challenges for employers as they start to move workers back to the workplace.

June 26: HRE’s number of the day: time off in the COVID-era

Requests for taking time off have dropped significantly since COVID-19 began, according to Namely data.

June 26: Using data, accountability to make the D&I difference

Now is the time to double-down on diversity.

June 26: 1 in 4 workers at risk for serious COVID-19 illness as employers open up workplaces

Research from the Kaiser Family Foundation points to challenges for employers as they start to move workers back to the workplace.

June 26: HRE’s number of the day: time off in the COVID-era

Requests for taking time off have dropped significantly since COVID-19 began, according to Namely data.

June 26: Are we about to see a mass exodus of female workers?

Women are taking the brunt of the hardships in today’s pandemic-driven WFH scenario.

June 26: Benefits news you may have missed: June 22-26

From 10 ways to improve employees’ mental health to how to think about open enrollment during coronavirus, here are some of this week’s top stories.

June 25: HR leaders: Stop paying ‘lip service to gender, racial parity’

Women in HR Tech speaker Laurie Ruettimann sounds off on some of the impediments to workplace equality.

June 25: Are your WFH strategies biased?

Here are a few ways to ensure remote workers are comfortable.

June 25: Starbucks begins mental health training

It’s the coffee giant’s latest move in a string of efforts centered on mental health in the workplace.

June 25: How employers are showing ‘Pride’ in June, despite COVID-19

PwC and Comcast Corp. are among the many companies celebrating LGBTQ Pride Month virtually.

June 25: Why Postmates is turning to education perks for COVID relief

Some employees now have access to free courses as the “unemployment rate continues to soar and the future of work remains uncertain.”

June 24: Insights from a CHRO: Trifacta’s Katie Murphy

The new vice president of HR at Trifacta has managed disruption with forward-thinking.

June 24: HRE’s number of the day: emotional wellbeing programs

Here’s how many employers include emotional programs as part of their wellbeing plans—and what it means for HR leaders.

June 24: 3 big ideas from a Top 100 HR Tech Influencer

Nothing could have prepared this influencer for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on HR.

June 23: Why HR can’t forget the D&I agenda

Experts say the pandemic could deepen already-existing inequalities.

June 23: COVID-19 strategy 101: How to improve mental health

As the coronavirus pandemic shines a light on stress, anxiety, depression and more, HR leaders and other experts share ways to help.

June 23: HRE’s number of the day: The way we work

Here’s how many employees think COVID-19 has changed the way we work for the better.

June 23: Finding the wellbeing silver lining of COVID-19

Employees are finding more value in financial, mental support, research shows.

June 22: HRE’s Number of the Day: empathy gaps

Junior employees report more skepticism about their employer’s COVID-19 response than executives.

June 19: How to think about open enrollment during COVID-19

Here’s how employers can navigate through the pandemic and provide employees a chance to protect their paycheck and themselves.

June 19: Benefits news you may have missed: June 15-19

From employers recognizing Juneteenth as a paid holiday to how COVID-19 is emphasizing wellbeing, here are some of this week’s top stories.

June 18: 3 questions with Women in HR Tech speaker Wendy Hanson

The co-founder of BetterManager shares the importance of effective coaching.

June 18: ‘Empathy alone is not enough:’ How HR can boost workplace equality

A recent report from Mercer outlines why it’s time to “get real” about D&I.

June 18: HRE’s number of the day: mid-year medical plan changes

Here’s how many employers are allowing employees to switch plans after new IRS guidance—and what it means for HR leaders.

June 17: How to boost employee experience during crisis

Culture, work style and technology all play a role.

June 17: Bringing out the best in talent and business

Communication and change management have been pillars of Kate Threewits’ HR career.

June 17: HR tech’s role in a coronavirus-era employee experience

Employees will come through these challenging times with new understandings about how to work more effectively, says this 2020 HR Tech Influencer.

June 16: 3 ways HR can support company culture through the ‘new normal’

Lead the charge in the rapidly evolving landscape with employee experience, culture and work from home.

June 16: HRE’s number of the day: concerns about returning to work

Here’s how many employees say they’re worried about being exposed to COVID-19 at work—and what it means to HR leaders.

June 16: Averbook: Survey shows COVID accelerated digital transformation

Majority of respondents also believe digital transformation will speed up post-pandemic.

June 15: COVID-19 puts spotlight on wellbeing efforts

Improvements in this area will boost organization’s performance–and help employees, analyst says.

June 15: Ask the expert: Leadership in a new age

Author Steve Herz sounds off on shifting approaches to leadership.

June 12: Exploring the virtual future of L&D

The world of work has gone virtual—and learning and development have had to quickly keep up.

June 12: Sumser tech spotlight: This hiring tool ‘distinguishes itself’

AI-based Arena is working to move laid-off hospitality workers into open healthcare jobs–and keep turnover low.

June 12: Benefits news you may have missed: June 8-12

From how many employers allow mid-year health plan changes to coronavirus lessons from Edward Jones’ CHRO, here are some of this week’s top stories.

June 12: HRE’s Number of the Day: Technology support

Remote employees cite a lack of tech support as a major obstacle.

June 12: Employers embracing mid-year health plan changes after IRS guidance

Here are the changes employers are allowing workers to make.

Kristin Jones, Edward Jones CHRO

June 11: 5 coronavirus lessons from Edward Jones’ CHRO

The financial services firm’s Kristin Johnson talks about how she’s handling the coronavirus pandemic.

June 11: Pay and performance management in the age of COVID-19

Separating rating and pay decisions may offer employers some legal protection.

June 11: HRE’s number of the day: return-to-workplace risks

Here’s a look at the most critical concerns for organizations creating pandemic recovery plans, according to a new report from Forrester.

June 11: With reopening imminent, ensuring a safer workplace

Planning, preparation and flexibility are all essential.

June 10: 3 months in, how are employers faring?

A new survey sheds light on employer actions and expectations.

June 10: How Anne Erni has brought a culture of listening to Audible

The Amazon subsidiary follows five People Principles to keep its workforce and its business strategy aligned.

June 10: Using HR tech to understand human experiences

Coronavirus has pushed HR’s priorities to focus on a “more agile worker-centric view of the world,” says this HR Tech Influencer.

June 9: HRE’s number of the day: employee sick days

Here’s how many employees take a sick day for mental health reasons, but don’t tell employers the reason.

June 9: Coronavirus resource spotlight: Kaiser Permanente’s meditation app

The tool focuses on meditation and sleep tips in an effort to help employees manage stress.

June 9: How music is keeping this global company connected

At Emburse, an employee band is keeping spirits up and workers engaged.

June 9: EEOC: Be flexible, proactive with accommodations

Proactive employers can provide employees who have been teleworking due to COVID-19 information on disability-related requests for continued remote arrangements.

June 8: Averbook: Respond to pandemics with change now, action now

More than 80% of respondents believe social unrest and nationwide protests are having a considerable impact on work.

June 8: 4 strategies for addressing racial tensions, unrest

How can organizations respond when ‘instead of COVID-19, we are living 1619’?

June 8:5 things to know about wellbeing and COVID-19

What to know about supporting employees during the pandemic, according to MetLife’s annual benefits report.

June 8: Are employees seeing light at the end of the pandemic tunnel?

After eight weeks of surveys, ADP found that American workers are becoming more optimistic.

June 8: HRE’s number of the day: virtual meeting overload

Here’s how many employees say too many virtual meetings is bad for mental health—and what it means to HR leaders.

June 8: Tracking the remote work trend

Facebook and Twitter aren’t alone in the shift to remote work.

June 5: Navigating the legal questions of workplace returns

With non-essential employees about to return to workplaces, employers must heed legal pitfalls to dodge litigation.

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June 5: New project gives free access to corporate COVID-19 strategies

More than 300 organizations including Ford, Starbucks and New Balance have already contributed.

June 5: Implementing a new tool? Follow these best practices

Employers would be wise to create a strategy document that “lays out the high-level aspect of your project.”

June 5: Benefits news you may have missed: June 1-5

From the best strategies to improve employee mental health to how loneliness is hurting employee health, here are some of this week’s top stories.

(Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

June 4: How to engage workers during ‘the new normal’

Recognition, check-ins with managers, and asking employees how they are feeling are key.

June 4: Coronavirus resource spotlight: mHealthCoach’s screening solution

The app aims to help employers meet regulatory guidelines and minimize employee fear.

June 4: HRE’s Number of the Day: rapid-response teams

Half of survey respondents don’t use dedicated teams to respond to social and political events.

June 4: Sumser: 8 ways to reflect on your HR ethics

HR, like the rest of our culture, is at an inflection point.

June 3: The new potentials in workplace culture: humanization, empathy

Compassion and a collaborative digital mindset are components of successful HR leaders of tomorrow, including this 2020 HR Tech Influencer.

June 3: Averbook: Are you listening to the signals?

To drive change in HR, assess, align and act on what the world is telling us.

June 3: Insights from a CHRO: Angelique Kelly-Lara

The former McDonald’s and Choice Hotels International HR leader now brings her expertise to nonprofit Enterprise.

June 3: Sage-Gavin: Remote work brings culture front and center

CHROs around the world seek to help their organizations not only cope with—but emerge better from—the COVID-19 crisis.

June 2: Positive product of the pandemic: culture

Actions are amplified during trying times like COVID-19 crisis and recent protests, i4cp CEO writes.

June 2: 5 things to know about HR Tech

With the HR Tech agenda now out, the conference chair shares his vision for the 2020 event.

June 2: What does the social unrest mean for HR leaders?

Thought leader and HRE columnist Jason Averbook shares his thoughts on how HR should respond to the ongoing uprisings.

June 2: 10 strategies to improve employee mental health

As the coronavirus pandemic shines a light on stress, anxiety, depression and more, HR leaders and other experts share ways to help.

(Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

June 2: How to take training virtual

Remote workforces have meant a spike in the number of companies shifting learning and development online.

June 2: HRE soundbite: Loneliness is ‘as deadly as smoking 15 cigarettes a day’

Cigna’s Dr. Stuart Lustig sounds off on how the issue is affecting employees’ health—and, in turn, employers.

June 1: Boese: 4 questions for business agility

In the first of a series, here are a set of questions to generate more agile business approaches.

June 1: Coronavirus resource spotlight: Alight’s return to the workplace app

The daily health assessment helps combat COVID-19 spread and provides employees with access to concierge services.

June 1: How HR can build strategic partnerships

Working with their counterparts across the organization, HR can help ensure a smooth, safe return to the workplace.

June 1: HRE’s Number of the Day: Teamwork

Stronger teams appear to experience fewer distractions in today’s disrupted environment.

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