COLLECTION: May coronavirus news
HR needs to be ready to deal with fear, depression and other challenges.
That’s based on a survey taken this week that shows 80% of respondents feel more productive at home and just 3% want to return to an office full-time.
The social media giant weighs in on the future of teleworking in a COVID-19 world.
Here’s how many employees say they’re eager to get back to an office setting after months away due to coronavirus social distancing guidelines.
From 2021’s new HSA limits to Edward Jones’ coronavirus strategy, here are some of this week’s top stories.
Remote work may not be as permanent as some are forecasting.
The pandemic will forever change our personal relationship to work.
Constant communication, virtual meetings and coffee chats are among the financial services firm’s strategy for keeping workers engaged, CHRO says.
Employers need to adapt quickly and view non-degree skills-based hiring as a new approach to sourcing and acquiring talent.
Here’s how many small and medium-sized businesses say maintaining morale is their biggest challenge during the pandemic.
Employee sharing strategies have moved to new levels during the coronavirus pandemic.
Effective messaging can help an employer rebound and optimize performance.
Kaiser Family Foundation analysis reveals staggering statistic from the pandemic—one that some employers and industry insiders hope to change.
Bank of America’s CHRO addresses how COVID-19 is changing HR.
The Business Group on Health’s new tool aims to help HR and benefit leaders at global organizations develop and implement mental health programs.
These seven precepts can enhance programs, communication and even safety.
Many of the rewards are a way to thank employees—and keep them working—during the COVID-19 outbreak.
As employees return to workplaces, EX is a “potential landmine” for employers.
Answer a few questions about your organization’s migration—or not—to remote-first in the wake of the pandemic.
This is a time for true HR leadership.
A recent survey found 60% of employers aren’t planning to fully reopen their workplaces for at least two months.
Some employees are concerned about new workplace safety measures.
HSA Bank’s Kevin Robertson suggests that employers should avoid making any big coronavirus-related benefits changes for as long as possible.
From Cisco’s new mental health offering to Levi’s enhanced paid sick leave policy, here are some of this week’s top stories.
This Dallas law firm started a task force to boost morale and engagement among virtual workers.
The tech company is encouraging all of its workers to take a collective day off to rest on May 22 amid the coronavirus pandemic.
This is an opportunity to redesign work.
The company is giving employers free access to some of its tools—focused on mindfulness—during the pandemic.
Limeade’s Reetu Sandhu sounds off on how coronavirus is changing employers’ approach to emotional wellbeing.
The new Collective Health CPO is diving right into talent strategizing.
Here’s how many employees say coming forward about a mental health issue could impact job security—and what it means to HR leaders.
The apparel company joins a growing number of employers that have enhanced leave benefits as a result of COVID-19.
Here’s how many workers say their industry can succeed with work-from-home arrangements—and what it means for HR leaders.
Among Jvion’s suite of COVID-19 resources is a tool that leverages AI to help employers determine whether workers are ready to return.
The 2020 HR’s Rising Stars are tapping into their experiences of creating innovative HR strategies to help their organizations meet the unprecedented disruption of a global pandemic.
The retailer is giving workers a second cash reward to thank them for working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
To best prepare for a workplace return, learn from employers in the know.
The new tool from NEBGH and One Mind PsyberGuide helps employers sort through dozens of digital mental health solutions to choose which works best for them.
From the IRS opening healthcare benefit changes to Twitter announcing permanent remote work options, here are the employee benefits stories you may have missed.
The IRS is giving employers permission to let workers make changes to their health plans and flex accounts.
This is the amount Ultimate Software customers raised through its new employee-giving tool.
Hiring (and keeping) the best candidates often comes down to building strong connections during the recruiting process.
It’s clear that remote work will be center stage, according to a new survey.
The fast food giant is the latest employer to turn to one-time payments to help employees during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here’s how many employers are making changes to PTO, vacation and sick-day programs in response to the pandemic.
‘The past few months have proven we can make that work,’ VP of people writes.
Nearly half of companies are enhancing healthcare and wellness benefits for employees, Willis Towers Watson finds.
Adaptability, including resilience and flexibility, is key.
There is no “best” practice and there is no “normal.”
The company is giving employers free access to a tool that helps employees find prescription drug alternatives—and can help lower employers’ healthcare costs.
While reentry to the workplace can be a difficult process, it doesn’t have to be an impossible one.
May 11: Will COVID finally make employers fix their mental health problem?
The coronavirus pandemic finds more employees struggling—and employers playing catch-up in the rush to help.
Although the vast majority of HR pros say they offer employee assistance programs, nearly half of workers say their employer doesn’t offer one.
You can’t develop a perfect plan, but you can take many steps that will help your organization emerge from the pandemic with fewer battle wounds.
From the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare costs to commentary on how HR leaders need to step up with benefits during the pandemic, here are some of this week’s top stories.
Morgan Stanley CHRO Jeff Brodsky sounds off on the pandemic’s impact on the workplace.
We need to unlearn traditional onboarding, performance management and governance.
One company cautions there won’t be a “big bang Monday,” where all employees head back at once.
OSHA-related complaints are on the rise, yet employers are planning to take safety seriously as people get back to work.
To help in the fight against COVID-19, the firm is offering customers a contact-tracing tool at no charge.
Boeing, Chipotle, Circle K and KinderCare partner with virtual care provider 98point6 to help employees.
CHRO Peter Adebi shares a few of the healthcare system’s award-winning programs.
Here’s how many employees say they aren’t getting enough support from their employer during the pandemic—and what it means for HR leaders.
Experts sound off on issues like temperature checks and new communication strategies.
Big Health CEO sounds off on why he hopes the pandemic will inspire a change in mental health support.
Companies’ costs may fall by as much as 4% due to employees forgoing non-essential medical care during the pandemic.
“Taking a pulse can no longer mean just finding out if people have one.”
Where do employees want to work after the pandemic and what does that mean for HR leaders?
‘Choose trust over control’ in navigating the new normal of work, advises WorldatWork CEO Scott Cawood.
Standards for social distancing and for testing will help decision-makers planning how the workforce heads back to schools and offices after the coronavirus quarantines.
People + Work Connect will have a transformative impact on HR.
Lauren Romansky is managing vice president in the Gartner HR practice.
Staffing and recruitment firm Yoh is exploring a wide range of workplace changes.
The company is giving employers free access to its Daylight and Sleepio tools during the crisis.
Psychological safety will be more important than ever as employees get back to work.
Storytelling, even virtually, fosters healthier employees and teams, experts say.
It’s easy to make a business case for robust rewards in a hot job market. It’s much harder to do so during an economic and health crisis.
Employees’ accounts have fallen due to the coronavirus pandemic. Find out how much—and what the number means for HR leaders.
May 1: Starbucks employees turn to Headspace app to ease COVID stress
More than 68,000 employees are now using the app, the companies said during an Instagram Live video.
Using tools from Modern Hire, the consumer-goods giant upended its longtime approach to hiring assessments.
From the financial health stress to increase flexible work schedules, here are some of the top stories for HR and benefits leaders.
Getting culture right is crucial at any time—but it’s particularly important in times of crisis.
The benefits of a purpose-driven workforce are even stronger in a time of crisis.
The site offers employees tips and tools to stay active, manage stress and get better sleep during the pandemic.
The “new normal” will look nothing like the “old normal.”