Tech tools in the age of COVID-19

Not long ago–in a world that seems far, far away–human resource leaders had their sights set on mission-critical issues: how to attract new, high-performing talent or boost that ever-pesky employee engagement with the perfect balance of benefits and compensation.

While those key talent-management challenges remain, they have been completely subsumed by dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and all it entails–from how to manage a hastily arranged shelter-in-place workforce to ensuring employees who need to work on-site are safe.

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In all major global disruptions of the past, there has been an opportunity for technology to ease paint points affecting employees–and COVID-19 is no different. Following is an overview of a few tech-based solutions helping in key areas, mainly remote work, employee safety and expanded, effective communications.

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Tom Starner
Tom Starner is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia who has been covering the human resource space and all of its component processes for over two decades. He can be reached at hreletters@lrp.com.

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