Why employers might not offer remote work options to junior staff

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As offices reopen, employers are considering the needs of early-career employees, many of whom prefer working in person. Organizations have begun crafting their remote work policies for the post-COVID-19 era, but concerns over the productivity and preferences of newer and younger employees are leading some to consider instituting different rules for junior staff. Read Full Story

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5 tips to use if you’re planning to ask to keep working remotely after COVID-19

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Managers, HR folks, and remote employees weigh in on best practices to successfully ask to work from home. Our recent work-from-home report showed that two-thirds of folks who were forced to work remotely would prefer to be in the office. But that leaves the remaining one-third, who aren’t looking forward to coworkers who chew loudly and don’t understand the concept of inside voices. If you fall into that group, you might be considering asking your manager if you can continue to work remotely even once everyone else goes back to the office. 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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How to get employees ready to return to the office

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As vaccination rates rise and employers begin to plan to reopen their offices, there’s a big question: How do you motivate employees to return? One of the success stories of the pandemic has been the adoption of remote work. A January 2021 survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) found that 83% of employers say remote work has been successful for their company. That’s a 10% increase from a June 2020 survey. Read Full Story

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Best Time Clock Software

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Disclosure: This content is reader-supported, which means if you click on some of our links that we may earn a commission. The days of the paper punch cards and physical time clocks are fading in the rearview mirror. But time clock software isn’t just a less clunky alternative to the physical clock. It saves companies time by eliminating all the processing of individual cards. It makes managing remote workers and teams easier and more streamlined. It alleviates human error and prevents employees from attempting to game the system. And it makes running payroll a breeze since everyone’s info is all in the same place. When you’re ready to implement time clock software for your company, choosing the best one will be easy with our list of the top seven time clock software options. The Top 7 Time Clock Software Options Homebase – Best Free Software ClockInEasy – Simplest Solution TimeClockPlus …

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Forget the 4-day workweek. How about the 5-hour work day?

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If you’re feeling frustrated by a lackluster remote-work schedule, experiment with a 5-hour or 6-hour workday. To give employees flexibility, some companies have experimented with a four-day workweek. But what if instead of shortening the workweek, they shortened the work day, giving employees back a few hours at a time? That’s a question that employers may have to consider more as a larger percentage of their employees are working from home and may be juggling other responsibilities like remote learning for their children. Read Full Story

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How leaders can use emotional intelligence to connect with all employee types

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Figuring out how to effectively manage employees with different personalities and working styles is a critical part of emotionally intelligent leadership. Organizations have spent a lot of time, effort, and resources in recent years to find ways to motivate employees. From office perks , to personality tests designed to determine working styles and preferences—many employers devote a lot of effort to try to increase worker performance. Read Full Story

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