More companies are hiring a ‘director of remote work’

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As many embrace working from home, companies like Facebook are looking to hire a remote work leader. Remote work has become the norm thanks to COVID-19, and the pivot is accelerating the adoption of a fairly new job title for several companies, including Facebook: director of remote work. The position at Facebook is designed to support CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision to allow employees to continue to work from home through Summer 2021 and his pledge to have half of the company’s global workforce working remotely within the next 5 to 10 years. Read Full Story

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How algorithm-based hiring tools can increase disability discrimination

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More employers are using algorithm-based hiring tools for remote candidates. But a new report shows that a reliance on these tools can exacerbate inequities. As businesses have embraced remote work, more and more jobs have become accessible to people who worked from home out of necessity well before the pandemic. For people with disabilities—many of whom have long asked for remote accommodations at work—a lasting acceptance of remote work could be a silver lining of the pandemic. Read Full Story

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4 ways to improve virtual onboarding for new hires

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Deprioritizing the onboarding process can have serious long-term effects on employee retention and engagement, so you have to get it right. Onboarding has always been a critical part of the hiring process. Yet it’s also a part of the hiring process that all too often falls to the wayside once new employees have been hired. With the changes brought about by the global pandemic, including a massive shift to remote work, the onboarding process is now an even bigger—and virtual—part of an employee’s overall experience. Read Full Story

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