COLLECTION: October coronavirus news

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Oct 30: HR Tech Keynote: Inside Lincoln Financial’s digital journey

Well-positioned to handle the pandemic because of its tech focus, the company still had changes to make.

Josh Bersin during a live Q&A during the 2020 virtual HR Technology Conference & Expo.

Oct. 30: Here are 9 key lessons from HR Tech

Industry leaders spent the week exploring the challenges of 2020 and the opportunities to come.


Oct. 30: 5 takeaways from the final day of HR Tech

From the importance of communication and collaboration tools to ethics in returning to work, here are some of the lessons explored in Friday’s sessions.

Oct. 30: Spring HR Technology Conference coming to a screen near you

Organizers announce the virtual event on the last day of HR Tech.

Oct. 30: HR Tech Number of the Day: Return to work plans


Attendees of HR Tech sound off on whether they plan to require employees to come back to the office in early 2021.

Oct. 30: Why care is the secret to HR tech success

Technology won’t work if there’s no meaningful human connection involved, Limeade CEO Henry Albrecht says during HR Tech.

Oct. 30: Top 5 HR best practices in a time of disruption

HR Tech speakers encouraged leaders to engage, customize and communicate, among other strategies.

Oct. 30: HR Tech keynote: Why ethics should be at the heart of HR tech decisions

When making COVID-19 judgments—like whether to bring workers back to the office—HR needs to think about what’s right and safe for workers.

Oct. 30: Miss a session? Catch up here on all the latest from HR Tech

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Oct. 29: Health and safety on agenda for HR Tech’s final day

Dozens of sessions are on tap for the last day of the conference, covering such topics as employee feedback, recognition and leading in times of crisis.

Oct. 29: 4 insights from day 3 of the HR Tech Conference

Implementing tech doesn’t mean HR has to lose the human touch. From DEI to employee resilience, use tech and data to improve talent management.

Oct. 29: HR Tech Number of the Day: Employee resilience

In an HR Tech keynote, Marcus Buckingham broke down some surprising research employers should keep in mind in planning for the new workplace.

Oct. 29: Why employee experience should be a holistic, personalized journey

Understanding your worker as a whole person is imperative to creating a culture that attracts and retains top talent, HR Tech speakers advise.

Oct. 29: How HR leaders are leveraging lessons in crisis

‘HR really needs to get in front of what’s happening now as well as prepare people for future growth,’ says one HR Tech speaker.

Oct. 29: How HR can boost workforce resilience

In an HR Tech keynote, author Marcus Buckingham shares new insights on resilience and how to measure the workforce’s ability to recover from a challenge.

Oct. 29: Finding value in the path to HR’s new age

COVID and social justice have accelerated a new digital mindset in the world of work.

Oct. 28: What’s coming up at HR Tech on day three?

Among the dozens of sessions, attendees will hear how technology can help HR with D&I and new data about pandemic-related resilience and engagement.

Oct. 28: 7 award-winning HR tools demo at HR Tech

The Top HR Products keynote provides a quick look at some of the most innovative HR tools available right now.

Oct. 28: 3 takeaways from Day 2 of HR Tech

Despite the pandemic, innovation hasn’t stopped, purpose has grown in importance, and talent and skills are more important than ever, conference attendees heard.

Oct. 28: 4 things HR should remember about the new world of work

An HR Tech roundtable led by iCIMS highlighted the opportunities the pandemic has presented for HR.

Oct. 28: How to adapt to a changing business world

HR Tech panelists say digitization, agility, inclusion, skills and enabling employees are all key to succeeding in the pandemic and beyond.

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Oct. 28: How Delta kept its talent programs in flight, despite COVID-19

The airline giant tapped Avature’s talent tools to get creative with hiring.

Oct. 28: Why COVID-19 will drive growth in talent management tech

Such tools can help employers shift workplace priorities and find employees to help with other work, HR Tech speakers said.

Oct. 28: How HR, HR tech fit into an organization’s purpose

HR Tech keynote Stacia Garr delves into research on purpose, human resources, technology and, ultimately, business success.

Oct. 28: HR Tech Number of the Day: Changes to the L&D market

HR leaders are looking to revamp their learning offerings, according to a new report unveiled Tuesday at HR Tech.

Oct. 28: 5 takeaways from the first day of HR Tech

COVID’s impact on the world of work was the topic Tuesday, from how it is fueling the tech market to skills leaders need to develop the ongoing changes.

Oct. 27: What’s coming up at HR Tech on day two?

Content sessions at the HR Technology Conference will cover a range of topics from on-demand pay to how HR can support purpose in workplaces.

Oct. 27: Here’s how COVID-19 is impacting HR tech spend

Here’s how COVID-19 is impacting HR tech spend

Oct. 27: 10 realities about the ‘new normal’

Leaders from Cornerstone shared insights on how HR can keep up with rapid-fire change.

Oct. 27: Why whole-person care can empower workers, organizations

Empathy-driven decisions will help HR move their workforces forward, HR Tech speakers said Tuesday.

Oct. 27: These are the changes coming to the HR tech market

In his HR Tech keynote Tuesday, analyst Josh Bersin explored how the pandemic and other industry changes are reshaping the market.

Oct. 27: HR Tech Number of the Day: Conference exhibitors

Here’s how many exhibitors are participating in HRE’s HR Technology Conference & Expo next week.

Oct. 27: Virtual HR Tech Conference kicking off today

Thousands of HR and tech professionals will gather online for the first-ever virtual HR Tech.

Oct. 27: HR Tech Number of the Day: Conference exhibitors

Here’s how many exhibitors are participating in HRE’s HR Technology Conference & Expo next week.

(Photo by Isaac Brekken for Human Resource Executive)

Oct. 27: Virtual HR Tech Conference kicking off tomorrow

Thousands of HR and tech professionals will gather online for the first-ever virtual HR Tech.

Oct. 26: Employers are making mental health strides; Why they shouldn’t let up

The latest Total Brain Mental Health Index shows progress in depression and anxiety rates, but experts warn things may worsen in coming months.

Oct. 23: Benefits news you may have missed: Oct. 19-23

From how much employer-sponsored health insurance has increased to 7 open enrollment strategies, here are some of the week’s top stories.

Oct. 23: HR Tech Number of the Day: average HR tech budgets

An increase in HR technology spending was largely driven by new COVID-related requirements.

Oct. 23: HR Exec of the Year to HR leaders: Lead with compassion, creativity

Honorees at HRE’s virtual Executive of the Year ceremony were quick to recognize all HR leaders serving as vital voices during a tumultuous year.

Oct. 23: Going remote for good? 5 tips to keep employees at the heart of your decision

In organizational transformation, putting people first gives you the best chance at sustainable success.

Oct. 23: Averbook: These are the 4 pillars you need for a digital vision

The HR Tech keynoter explores the value of a beginner’s mindset in order to preserve the digital transformations made in 2020.

Oct. 22: HR Tech Number of the Day: education investments

Verizon is partnering with the nonprofit group Generations to invest in tech education for unemployed or underemployed Americans across the country.

Oct. 22: 10 practices to drive business outcomes in your COVID response

The Josh Bersin Academy is recommending organizations follow these best practices for business success.

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Oct. 22: Employers make ‘remarkable’ pivot to virtual hiring

Organizations are successfully transitioning to virtual hiring and onboarding—and may continue it post-pandemic.

Oct. 22: HR’s biggest new challenge? Getting the priorities straight

If you haven’t reexamined your HR priorities, now is the time to do so, says HR Tech keynoter Jason Averbook.

Oct. 21: HR Tech Number of the Day: employer response to COVID

The Josh Bersin Academy found that most employers are in the second of four stages of organizational response to the pandemic.

Oct. 21: How HR can help leaders prepare for the ‘unimaginable’

PayScale’s Shelly Holt is on a mission to help business leaders envision and adapt for an uncertain future.

Oct. 21: Here’s how employers can avoid losing talented women during the pandemic

According to a report from McKinsey, the ongoing pandemic is negatively affecting women in the workforce, but it doesn’t have to be that way says one D&I professional.

Oct. 20: HR Tech Number of the Day: Conference keynotes

Read our insiders guide to the 9 powerful keynote sessions taking place at the HR Tech Conference Oct. 27-30.

Oct. 20: Sumser: Predicting the next closure—is it possible?

Despite the most advanced tech, HR leaders will be challenged in predicting COVID’s future impact on their organization.

Oct. 20: Meet the 2020 HR Tech conference keynote speakers

Industry analysts and experts sound off on the changing HR landscape and its intersections with evolving HR tech ahead of the 2020 HR Technology Conference & Expo.

Oct. 19: Number of the day: tech help for mental health

Most employees want their company to provide technology to support their emotional wellbeing. Here’s what that means for HR leaders.

Oct. 19: Meet the HR Tech keynote speakers: Jason Averbook

HR Tech keynoter Jason Averbook says this year’s crises can ultimately present opportunities.

Oct. 19: Employer-sponsored healthcare costs top $21K a year

Although not a dramatic increase, that could change as employers “grapple with the economic and health upheaval sparked by the pandemic.”

(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Oct. 19: 7 open enrollment tips for 2020

How can HR and benefit leaders succeed in educating employees during a pandemic? Here are some ideas.

Oct. 16: Number of the day: mental health retention risks

Workers say they would leave their current position for a job that focused more on mental health. Here’s what that means for HR leaders.

Oct. 16: How to keep the spotlight on purpose as the pandemic drags on

Purpose, supported by technology, can help move organizations through crisis, says HR Tech keynoter Stacia Garr.

(Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Oct. 15: Number of the Day: return to workplace pressures

Women are more likely than men to report concerns about returning to in-person work.

Oct. 15: HR, it’s time to be the ‘voice of caring reality’

HR Tech keynoter Marcus Buckingham cautions HR leaders not to underestimate the resilience of their people.

Oct. 15: Hiring for the holidays? Follow these tips for virtual recruiting

With an expected hiring boom for the 2020 holiday season, employers will need an effective TA platform to manage high-volume hiring.

Oct. 14: Sage-Gavin: Caring is the right thing to do—and good for business

It pays to care for workers. And we all need it now more than ever.

Dr. Tolonda Tolbert

Oct. 14: Meet the HR Tech keynote speakers: Dr. Tolonda Tolbert

Before her HR Tech keynote, Tolbert spoke with HRE about HR’s role in advancing D&I.

Oct. 13: 5 tips for making smart, ethical HR tech decisions

HR Tech keynote speaker John Sumser cautions HR to not hurry decision-making on these increasingly complex issues.

Oct. 13: 5 tips for making smart, ethical HR tech decisions

HR Tech keynote speaker John Sumser cautions HR to not hurry decision-making on these increasingly complex issues.

Oct. 12: Meet the HR Tech keynote speakers: Marcus Buckingham

Resilience, among both HR leaders and employees, has never been more important, says the author and consultant.

Oct. 9: 15 must-read stories about mental health for HR executives

Ahead of World Mental Health Day, a look at how and why smart employers are stepping up to help employees as rates of depression and burnout soar.

Oct. 9: Benefits news you may have missed: Oct. 5-9

From open enrollment during a pandemic to Starbucks’ new election perk for employees, here are some of the week’s top stories.

Oct. 9: Mayer: The employees are not all right

The pandemic’s mental health crisis means it’s time to, in the words of Arianna Huffington, ‘rebuild the way we work.’

Oct. 8: Could AI improve mental health?

Employees would feel more comfortable talking to a robot than their manager about stress and anxiety, new research finds.

Oct. 8: 3 steps to thrive, not just survive, during COVID-19

New IBM research finds that employers need to better understand employee sentiment in order to weather today’s trying times.

Oct. 8: Why it’s time for HR to head to the ‘factory floor’

Facing more challenges than at any other time in the history of our function, HR leaders must focus on the problems we’re solving, not our familiar solutions.

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Oct. 7: Why HR needs to ‘strike the right balance’ of people and tech

Tech tailored to the needs of the talent has never been more important, says HR Tech keynote speaker Lisa Buckingham of Lincoln Financial Group.

Oct. 7: Number of the day: flu vaccine

Many employees are not planning on getting a flu shot this year. What does that mean for HR leaders?

Oct. 7: Why HR needs to harness the power of HR tech

2020 HR Tech Influencer Rebecca Wettemann shares why data and tech are impeditive to help employers grow from the challenges brought by COVID-19.

Oct. 7: How this ‘people person’ rises past challenges

Otis Elevator’s CHRO shares the company’s lessons learned from today’s unprecedented times.

(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Oct.6: Open enrollment: How can HR succeed in a pandemic?

Snail mail, podcasts and virtual sessions all part of benefit selection and education during the pandemic.

Oct. 5: How this HR exec built the function from the ground up

American College of Surgeons’ CHRO Michelle McGovern relies on strategic partnerships to build a world-class HR function.

Oct. 5: Why this CHRO chases impact, value

Jennifer Landis of Black Hills Corp. strives to create opportunities that help employees achieve personal and professional goals.

Ellyn Shook is HRE’s 2020 HR Executive of the Year. (Photo by Dorothy Shi Studio)

Oct. 5: This compassionate leader is HRE’s HR Executive of the Year

Accenture CHRO and HR Executive of the Year Ellyn Shook is responding to the many new priorities brought by the pandemic with empathetic action.

Oct. 2: Benefits news you may have missed: Sept. 28-Oct. 2

From the pandemic’s impact on employer healthcare costs to how HR leaders can encourage employees to get a flu shot, here are some of the week’s top stories.

Oct. 2: Averbook: 10 ways HR can reimagine itself for 2021

People have, quite simply, changed forever. The humanization of work must follow.

Oct. 2: Monster’s new benefits aim to help workers ‘strive for balance’

Self-care days, flexible work, housekeeping help and more are among the employer’s new COVID-19-era perks.

Oct. 2: Monster’s new benefits aim to help workers ‘strive for balance’

Self-care days, flexible work, housekeeping help and more are among the employer’s new COVID-19-era perks.

Stacia Garr

Oct. 2: Meet the HR Tech keynote speakers: Stacia Garr

The HR researcher and thought leader sounds off on employee experience, remote work and D&I.

Oct. 1: HRE’s number of the day: benefits education

The vast majority of employees don’t educate themselves on their benefit options. Here’s what that means for HR leaders.

Oct. 1: Meet the HR Tech keynote speakers: Lisa Buckingham

The Lincoln Financial Group CHRO shares her outlook on HR tech trends.

Oct. 1: How VR can boost L&D during stressful times

Virtual reality could be an important tool as employers seek to deliver more effective learning.

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Oct. 1: How Philip Morris is driving diversity during crisis

Flexible working arrangements and new technology are helping the company focus on diversifying its talent pipeline.



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