HR Technology News Week July 6
From Facebook’s remote work strategy to the role of HR technology in business success and more, here’s what you might have missed.
Are you recruiting a teleworking director? Here’s why Facebook did it: Just two months after the start of the pandemic, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made the company one of the first to embrace long-term remote working, pledging to allow employees to work from home. home until the summer of 2021 and predicting that within five to ten years about half of its workforce could work remotely. That forecast solidified and broadened over the next year, with the company finally announcing last month that nearly all employees would have the option to apply for permanent remote status. To make this a reality, the tech giant has invested significant back-end work to formalize its approach to remote working, from new policies to technological adaptations. And, in charge of everything, a new position: Director of Remote.Read more.
Crucial during COVID, HR technology continues to gain in importance; Here’s why: The vast majority of HR leaders and senior executives say HR technology has been essential in supporting business priorities and helping organizations operate and survive during the pandemic, new research shows. Read more.
Report: There is a strong demand for AI-powered recruiting technologies: As workplaces unfold return to office plans and hybrids over the next few months, many will reinforce their staff as part of the rebound. New Ceridian report finds more than half of U.S. employers surveyed will beef up their teams over the next year, with a third planning to hire on-stage workers and a large majority intending to hire remote workers and independent. Read more.
Sumser: 4 big questions about working after COVID: After 16 months in quarantine, we emerge into a world that may look a bit alike, but it isn’t. During the pandemic, the world of work split in two: those who had to physically go to work and those who didn’t. And now we are trying to figure out the rest. Read more.
Why better tech tools are essential for office-less workers: The majority of the world’s workers – around 2.7 billion people – do not sit down at desks to do their jobs. However, according to Emergence Capital “The State of Technology for the Officeless Workforce”, While 80% of the global workforce is considered “officeless,” only 1% of venture capital has been spent on creating technologies that meet the unique needs of these workers. The result? Much of the population has found itself without the tools they need to be successful at work. Read more.
The summer vacation boom is here: are you ready? Employees are finally ready to travel again. Planning and technology solutions ahead of time can help you deal with the blockage you may be facing. Read more.
HR Tech 2021 Conference: All eyes on DE&I: One of the main themes of this year HR technologies conference is the increased prioritization of diversity, equity and inclusion at the highest levels of almost every organization. Everyone involved in these initiatives knows that there is almost no doubt that DCI has gone from “good to have” to “essential for the organization and its future”. At HR Tech this fall, several sessions will explain how organizations are progressing towards their DE&I goals and, important to the HR technology community, will showcase many updated and new HR technologies that can help organizations on this path. Read more.
Elizabeth Clarke is editor-in-chief of Human resources manager. She earned a journalism degree from the University of Florida, then spent over 25 years as a reporter and editor in South Florida before joining EDH. Elizabeth lives with her family in Palm Beach County. She can be reached at [email protected]