5 things emotionally intelligent leaders do to retain remote workers

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Retaining remote workers requires intention, and a bit of extra effort, but it can pay off in significant ways. Even though the number of remote workers had been rising for years, COVID-19 forced an unprecedented number of employees to give working from home a try . For some, this was a welcome change, but for others it required a difficult mental and emotional adjustment. Read Full Story

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7 ways to manage remote workers with emotional intelligence

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Physical distance also creates psychological distance, making it more difficult to connect on an emotional level. The COVID-19 crisis has more people working from home than ever, accelerating a trend that was already well established. The main driver of the push to remote work in the past was organizations wanting to attract and retain top talent that asked for the option. Even before the pandemic, surveys showed that 80% of employees would work from home at least part of the time if they could. And now, many that have been forced to have their staff function remotely during this crisis will have a powerful reason to continue to do so. Global Workplace Analytics estimates that an organization can save $11,000 per employee per year on average from savings on office space, furniture, electricity, and parking. One major issue, however, remains. Engaging staff, making them feel appreciated and part of the …

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This is how you hire remote workers

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The VP of AI recruiting startup Mya says that even during a stressful time like this, employers may find that remote workers are more productive and less stressed, and those who are required to work this way now may want to continue once things return to normal. With the current “shelter in place” mandates in several geographies, recognizing the benefits and reality of remote work as an option and addressing the needs of those workers is absolutely critical. Already, nearly 5 million independent workers describe themselves as “digital nomads,” or workers who choose a “location independent, technology-enabled lifestyle” that allows them to work from anywhere in the world. Read Full Story

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These are the top-paying remote jobs and how you can land one

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These roles for knowledge workers offer a strong outlook today, and in the future. While the numbers have dropped since the onset of the pandemic, a lot of us are still working from home. According to a survey from Gallup , 33% of Americans are always working remotely and 25% are working remotely sometimes. Of those who work remotely, nearly two-thirds of would like to continue to do so. Read Full Story

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A Marketer’s Guide to Working Remotely

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Remote work is going from an occasional perk to the norm. As long as you have a computer and internet connection, you can perform your job anytime, anywhere. For marketers, creating promotional materials, meeting clients, and completing projects from home, hotel, coffee shop, library—basically anywhere with an internet connection. While working remotely has many benefits, employees who regularly worked in the office may have a difficult time making the transition to exclusively working this way. In this article, we’ll talk about the how’s and why’s of remote work for marketers. The Rise in Popularity of Working Remotely Remote work has been around for years. However, the COVID-19 pandemic made it unexpectedly the norm for many businesses, and both employers and employees are realizing the work-from-home system can be successful. According to Global Workplace Analytics , big companies like Best Buy, British Telecom, Dow Chemical found remote workers are 35 percent …

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5 ways emotional intelligence can help prevent workaholism

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Overworking yourself and being emotionally dependent on your job can cause negative health effects. Although “workaholism” is a somewhat nebulous concept, it has been estimated that up to 30% of workers today could be considered workaholics. (That number is higher if you ask people how they self-identify.) While workaholism is considered an addiction like others, it doesn’t carry the same stigma. Instead, an addiction to work can be regarded positively, as someone who is dedicated to their job and contributing to society. Read Full Story

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Looking for job openings for remote work? These companies have the most right now

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A new report from FlexJobs reveals a surprising number of companies with WFH-friendly job postings. Plenty of companies are hiring right now, but will they let you work remotely? That question is top of mind for a majority of workers surveyed by Global Workplace Analytics, which revealed that 76% said they’d like to continue working remotely at least 2.5 days per week even after pandemic restrictions are lifted. Read Full Story

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