Telework solutions during COVID-19: advice from a human resources perspective

Students in Appalachian State University's Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (IOHRM) program are addressing key questions facing managers across the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In the second video in the HRM Solutions to COVID series, Maira Compagnone, Bill Griffin and Erin Marion offer solutions for managers on effective teleworking practices, noting that the percentage of employees doing telework has recently jumped from 27% to 88%, and 76% of managers report problems with the shift.

In Telework Solutions for COVID, the second in the video series, Appalachian students discuss how to support workers at home (5:30) and how to navigate telework performance management (16:38). They also offer advice on innovating and creating a competitive advantage while at home and provide a case studies of two firms: ECOMIN and HUMIN (21:45).

The students also examine HR responses to technology and security issues, like Zoom-bombing (39:00), emerging tips and tricks including the use of webconference platforms for video signatures to speed up document approvals, and cutting-edge strategies for the telework future.

Watch the video.

Telwork Solutions for COVID-19 Video Link

In the first HRM Solutions to COVID video, students offered guidance to address human resource (HR) concerns for hospitals as they work to effectively staff hospitals during the pandemic. Watch the first video.

About Appalachian's IOHRM Program

Appalachian's Industrial-Organizational Psychology and Human Resource Management (IOHRM) program offers an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree through the Departments of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences and Management in the Walker College of Business. Students receive specialized training in human resource management with emphases on developing knowledge of theories, methods and research findings derived from the behavioral sciences. The degree prepares graduates for work in business, industry and government, where they will address organizational activities such as selection, placement and motivation of employees, training and development, performance appraisal, and development and change of organizations. Learn more online,

Published: Apr 22, 2020 10:22am