Jason Averbook frequently asks HR leaders what year it feels like inside their companies — and most typically give a year sometime in the last two decades. That divide has become even more apparent with the coronavirus pandemic.
In the wake of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, some HR-tech companies are now offering free access to their platforms to employers large and small, with the main driver being a “we’re all in this together” mindset.
Ordinarily, telling employees they must now work from home would be greeted with joy by most. Dispensing with the daily commute and instead opening up a laptop in their favorite chair with perhaps a pet snuggled next to them might feel like a godsend.
It seems silly now to talk about the “future of work.” There’s only one thing to talk about: the “now of work.”