These 50 ‘surprising’ remote jobs will actually surprise you

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Some jobs that formerly fell into the category of “don’t try this at home” have now flipped to become flexible and remote. Recent spikes in the number of coronavirus cases are putting the kibosh on many companies’ carefully laid plans to reconvene in workplaces. And while we know that unemployment is still high, a variety of industries have open positions and are providing employees the benefit of flexible work arrangements. 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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Surprising COVID-19 side effect: More companies adopt the 4-day workweek

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The author of ‘Shorter’ shows how any company that can go remote can make a 4-day week work. And those that have, illustrate why companies should look seriously at adopting a 4-day week. Many businesses that moved to remote work in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were surprised to find in the first month that the shift was less painful than expected. Companies have long treated work outside the office—whether remote, with flexible hours, or occasional work from home—with suspicion. Nothing could replace the creative ideas sparked by random encounters, or better demonstrate an employee’s loyalty and passion, than showing up and staying late. Read Full Story

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Flexible work programs can help retain working women if designed thoughtfully

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Creating more opportunities for remote and highly flexible work is essential—but companies must avoid common pitfalls. We are facing a gender equality crisis. The numbers have made for a steady string of headlines recently: We hit a 33-year low in women’s labor participation in January, and nearly 3 million women have dropped out of the workforce compared to a year ago. Since February 2020, women have lost a net of 5.4 million jobs , accounting for 55% of net job loss in the U.S. during this crisis, despite making up slightly less than half of the workforce. On a net basis, all 140,000 jobs lost in December 2020 in the U.S. belonged to women, and 2.2 million women have left the workforce entirely. Especially impacted are women of color, who comprise a large portion of the workforce in industries that have been hardest hit by the pandemic , including hospitality, …

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Try this surprising strategy for upping your excellence over the long haul of remote work

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The authors of ‘Unleashed’ argue that now more than ever, we need to use our resources strategically and give up the fantasy that we can excel in every aspect of our lives. We appear to be entering the long-haul phase of working from home, at least those of us lucky enough to have that option. As we write this, COVID-19 is gaining momentum again, and an increasing number of companies have told their employees to do their jobs remotely for the foreseeable future. People are breathing sighs of relief and, frankly, of exhaustion. Read Full Story

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Job seekers, these 15 career categories are flexible and in demand during the coronavirus pandemic

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A range of job categories across industries, from real estate and banking to translation, offer 100% remote work, a hybrid of in-office and remote work, freelance positions, and part-time work. Looking for a job? If you are among the more than 17 million Americans who’ve filed for unemployment benefits in the past four weeks, and aren’t interested in grocery, delivery, or warehouse positions, there are other places to find work. Read Full Story

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The best practices to manage a remote workforce—during the pandemic and beyond

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The CEO of Owl Labs shares his longtime tips for managing a remote and in-office team. Looking back on 2020, a diverse number of companies were caught off guard by the need to quickly pivot to remote and hybrid environments . Many leaders found that their supply chains weren’t nearly as flexible as expected and their internal communication was lacking, increasing the difficulty of working outside of the office . However, there have been a plethora of companies pioneering the remote and hybrid workforce movement since the early 2010s. Read Full Story

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How to make the hybrid workplace fair for all

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Will in-office workers have an inherent advantage over their remote colleagues? This HR exec says companies must start preparing now for the new dynamic. Office reopenings are gathering pace, and leaders are evaluating if they need a physical workspace. The increasingly popular hybrid work model, expected to be the norm post-pandemic, is a promising solution. The combination of in-person and remote working delivers the benefits of both options and grants employees the flexibility they have become accustomed to during the pandemic. Read Full Story

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