Human Resources

Gartner Glossary


In the U.S., a furlough is a temporary, involuntary and unpaid leave of absence for an employee. Employers typically issue furloughs to employees as a result of financial hardship (either in their organization or in the economy as a whole) or in the event of a government shutdown (for public-sector employees).

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Top 5 Priorities for HR Leaders in 2021

Gartner surveyed more than 800 human resources leaders across 60 countries and all major industries to identify HR trends and assess HR priorities and expected challenges for 2021. Discover the top five initiatives chief human resource officers and HR professionals are prioritizing in 2021.