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 I designed the ultimate Zoom-friendly home office

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A director at Facebook recently redid his remote work setup to include a DSLR camera, standing desk, and Samsung Frame TV. Here are his recommendations for an office that will make you look—and feel—good on Zoom. Like many of us, I’m spending a lot of time working from home (more than half my waking hours!). And I’m working with people whom I’ve never met in person and whose image of me is solely based on a rectangular representation in a Zoom window. Read Full Story

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5 skills you need to demonstrate to land a remote job

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Working from home requires a different skillset. Here’s how to show potential employers that you have what it takes to get things done. As more companies transition teams to remote arrangements, managers and employees are learning firsthand that it takes a different skill set to work from home. And for those that are hiring right now, they’re looking for employees who can show that they’ve got what it takes to work from home right out of the gate. Read Full Story

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8 mistakes that can ruin your video job interview

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Doing interviews from the comfort of your home may seem easier than doing them in person. But video interviews hold their own pitfalls. Video interviews are now the norm during the hiring process. Gartner research found that 86% of companies used video interviews during the pandemic. As remote work expands, this shift may continue for some time. 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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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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Mark Zuckerberg’s new work-from-home zeal is very, very convenient

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The CEO’s assertion that half of Facebook’s workforce will work remotely by 2030 runs counter to its company culture and physical offices, which are designed to encourage people to live at work. I’ve been to Facebook’s Menlo Park campus a number of times, and it’s easy to understand why employees don’t often leave. Inside the massive complex , you get the same feeling as when you’re inside some huge Las Vegas casinos—that there’s just no reason to go outside. Read Full Story

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