Companies in 2020 have had to react quickly to the COVID-19 pandemic and managing a fully remote workforce. HR departments were asked to quickly create work-from-home (WFH) policies when none existed, as well as modify existing policies.
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During the first few weeks of the mandatory stay-at-home guidelines to “flatten the curve,” HR departments focused on current employees and addressing technology and other employee needs to maximize WFH productivity. As the weeks and months went by, difficult decisions were made, and some companies had to furlough or lay off employees either because the job was