I’m a Latina veteran who works at Amazon. Diversity isn’t about checking a box

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It’s vital to design products that work for everyone—and for ensuring businesses’ survival. Demonstrations around the country have drawn attention recently to the need for more women and people of color in the professional world. Everyone from Apple to the NFL has pledged to diversify their hiring practices. Last month, Adidas announced that 30% of new U.S. positions would be filled by those from the Black or Latinx communities. Read Full Story

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It’s time to build a more thoughtful work-from-home strategy

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Companies are in remote work mode for the long haul. But some have not moved, policy-wise, beyond the early days of the pandemic. It’s time to change that. As companies from Nationwide to Twitter are instituting permanent work-from-home policies in response to the pandemic, plenty of employees are left wondering if this is really what they signed up for. Remote collaboration, a laptop on a kitchen table, and no social time with coworkers isn’t working for everyone–even if it’s technically possible. Read Full Story

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5 warning signs your remote worker may be getting ready to quit

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It can be harder to detect the warning signs that an employee is considering leaving when everyone is working from home. When employees are working at an office, it can be easier to spot someone who may be thinking of quitting. Phone calls taken outside, extra time-off requests, and a detached attitude could be indicators they’re interviewing elsewhere. When everyone is remote, however, it can be harder to spot. Read Full Story

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In the new age of remote work, people under 30 might finally kill email

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A new survey from Creative Strategies found that younger workers are more likely to use a unique mix of apps for collaboration. Working from home is not for everyone. Yet anyone who still has a job and is able has been thrust into it. From the early days of the work-from-home mandate I have been watching how this distributed teamwork is impacting both organizations and employees. Read Full Story

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