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Temperature checks, masks new norm for Amazon employees

San Francisco - Amazon on Thursday said it is temperature-checking more than 100,000 workers daily and handing out masks as part of ramped-up defenses against the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus is presenting new challenges for remote working Special

COVID-19 has led to an increase in remote work. This has left IT departments scrambling to secure a plethora of new and unknown endpoints (personal laptops, Wi-Fi, printers, and so on). Mike Quinn and Greg Morrell of Active Cypher examine the issue.

Q&A: Strategies for managing a global workforce in 2020 Special

As workforces become increasingly remote and tech continues to transform the role of management, priorities are shifting when it comes to preparing for the future of work, explains Doodle's CEO Renato Profico.

How U.S. workforce is responding to technology skills gap

There is a cyber-skills gap in many developed economies. A recent study has highlighted the lack of appropriate skills, like coding, in the U.S. However, the poll also reveals that the workforce acknowledges this, indicating a provision gap to be filled.

Q&A: Data and the truth behind 'OK boomer' in the workplace Special

“Ok, Boomer” replies have become the universal, meme-able Millennial and Gen Z response to any type of unliked commentary from Baby Boomers. How is this affecting workplace relations? An employment psychologist looks into the issue.

European garment brands to end Bangladesh factory inspections

Dhaka - A monitoring group set up by top European clothing brands to check worker safety standards in Bangladesh said Wednesday it will wrap up in May, more than six years after the collapse of a garment factory prompted the intervention by retailers.

Looking into the truth about modern workplace environments

Olivet Nazarene University recently surveyed 2,009 U.S. based workers regarding their satisfaction with their current office environment and how it contributes to their happiness and productivity. We look at the results.

Q&A: Second chance hiring for ex-cons with new technology Special

Every year, the U.S. economy loses over $80 billion in GDP from refusing to hire people with minor offenses or wrongful convictions. Tom Miller of ClearForce explains how technology can give potential employers piece of mind.

Peru McDonald's fined $250,000 after worker deaths

- Peruvian authorities on Thursday fined the local owner of a McDonald's franchise $250,000 for serious safety violations after two employees were electrocuted to death.

New data: Impeachment's impact on work productivity

New data announced today reveals how an impeachment will impact productivity. If Trump is impeached, managers should expect the office to be quiet, according to the survey findings.

The number one most inflammatory topic at work is Trump

New data reveals President Trump is the #1 topic most likely to cause a heated argument at work. This is especially timely now as the impeachment hearings continue taking center stage in the news.

Q&A: How to match job candidates on the autism spectrum Special

The companies SAP.iO and Daivergent are collaborating on a process that matches job candidates who have been identified as being on the autism spectrum. This is through the Daivergent for Autism Recruiting solution.

Most U.S. workers say employers haven’t discussed automation

In October 2019 SYKES surveyed working adults across the U.S. to uncover their perceptions of and beliefs about the future of work. The poll included views on automation, and this found that many firms do not have an automation strategy in place.

Q&A: For Stress Awareness Day, how can managers help? Special

Data suggests the leading causes of stress for adults are money and work. Adults are consumed by work and it impacts their emotional wellness. What can managers do about this? Business guru Shane Metcalf offers some answers.

Q&A: How your C-suite can become tech-fluent in a week Special

A modern, blended business world requires that all members of the C-Suite - not just the CIOs and CSOs - speak a common, tech-fluent language, says Matt Mead, CTO at digital tech consultancy SPR.

Q&A: After #MeToo, more is needed to address workplace harassment Special

It’s been 2 years since #MeToo went viral. While harassment remains a reality, more people are speaking up every day – and this includes at work. However, a new survey by HR Acuity finds many workers are concerned about not being taken seriously.

Q&A: Workplaces shifting with advanced AR/VR technology Special

New technology is shifting the workplace, making positive advancements across many different fields - and AR/VR is at the core of this landscape change. Michael Leone (Lenovo) delves into these technologies.

Research: Workers are greener at home than at work

The company Instant Offices delves into how the workplaces can learn from some of the world's greenest cities including what the current top eco-friendly trends are. This is in the context of people being ‘greener’ at home than at work.

Q&A: Collaboration technologies bring holiday cheer to workers Special

Collaboration technologies are changing the way we work and systems enable businesses to maintain continuity and for employees to spend more time with their families, especially over the holiday season.

The cost of employee time making tea at work revealed

Most workers enjoy a cup of tea at work, whether it is a morning pick me up or an afternoon boost. The average person is likely to drink two or more cups per day. The brewing, stir and measuring time adds up, but what are the costs?

Artificial Intelligence driving the ‘next generation’ of jobs

The adoption of artificial intelligence employers will significantly change the U.K. job market over the coming years. More widely, it is expected that AI will create 133 million new jobs globally.

Virtual learning can improve employee safety

Nottigham - A new report suggests that virtual reality training could improve employee safety in the workplace. New technology has been tested out using fire evacuation scenarios, using VR as a training alternative.

Q&A: Businesses need to face up to cybersecurity skills shortage Special

A new report on the cybersecurity skills shortage finds that the majority of cybersecurity professionals felt that organizations do not know what they need and that recruiters do not understand the field in which they are tasked in finding candidates.

Only minority of managers discuss emotional wellbeing each day

A new report finds that a key component to reducing turnover is addressing the psychological and emotional needs of employees. This relates to a call to develop human-centric workplaces in order to improve retention.

Is the U.S. facing a student debt crisis?

Nintex, a global enterprise technology company, released a report — The GenZ Effect on the U.S. Workplace — that comprises data from Gen Z and business decision makers. The report also reveals information about the extent of student debt.

Unfair performance reviews prompt employees to consider quitting

New research from Reflektive finds that 85 percent of U.S. professionals would at least consider leaving a job after an unfair job review; more than half are either “very likely” or “extremely likely” to do so.

Survey: Job seekers are attempting to 'hide' online activities

Job candidates will go to great lengths to keep their social media private from employers and coworkers. The extent to which job seekers are enabling privacy settings and augmenting their digital footprint, has been captured in a new study.

New data: Who is interested in changing jobs right now?

A new data review finds that five percent of U.S. software engineers and 10 percent of CMOs are likely to be interested in changing jobs at any time. This means that businesses need to focus on retaining their top talent and attracting new talent.

Q&A: Companies can retrain employees as the workplace automates Special

Companies can support their employees amidst automation changes, according to Sean Chou of Catalytic. He says that companies which invest in retraining employees can keep pace with the future of work.

Five tips for a smooth work re-entry after vacation

Over the summer period many people take a vacation. For the busy business executive, returning to work can be traumatic, especially as the list of tasks to do has mounted up. Rachel Ernst of Reflektive gives some tips.
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