Why we have a love-hate relationship with working from home

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Employees may be out of sight with remote work but their concerns should not be out of mind, a seasoned HR executive says. After six months of working from home, many of us have settled into new routines and accepted that remote work is here to stay for a while. In speaking with employees located in the U.S., Australia/New Zealand, and Europe at my company, I found that many are experiencing a vast range of emotions when it comes to unexpectedly working remotely, which shouldn’t be too surprising given our varied circumstances at home. Read Full Story

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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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Headed back to the office? These are your rights as an employee

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An employment lawyer discusses legal rights across both sides of the table, as social distancing restrictions lift and the workforce returns to their work spaces. The remote work “new normal” has brought up countless questions for employers and employees. At the outset, many office workers were thrilled at their newfound lack of commute, the freedom to work from home, and the demise of business casual. Five months in, challenges have arisen. People are feeling lonely and isolated. We need people, but in a pandemic, where there are people, there is fear. 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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7 ways to manage remote workers with emotional intelligence

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Physical distance also creates psychological distance, making it more difficult to connect on an emotional level. The COVID-19 crisis has more people working from home than ever, accelerating a trend that was already well established. The main driver of the push to remote work in the past was organizations wanting to attract and retain top talent that asked for the option. Even before the pandemic, surveys showed that 80% of employees would work from home at least part of the time if they could. And now, many that have been forced to have their staff function remotely during this crisis will have a powerful reason to continue to do so. Global Workplace Analytics estimates that an organization can save $11,000 per employee per year on average from savings on office space, furniture, electricity, and parking. One major issue, however, remains. Engaging staff, making them feel appreciated and part of the …

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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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Everyone thinks COVID-19 destroyed the office. But that’s not the whole story

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Here’s where the demand for office space hasn’t totally dried up. The office has been a major casualty of the pandemic, with many companies operating remotely and employees working from home . Demand for office space has plummeted since March, with companies big and small pushing back their return to the office, sometimes indefinitely . But according to a new index tracking office demand in seven major U.S. markets, while offices seem to be down, they’re not completely out. Read Full Story

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4 remote practices I’ve learned inspire creativity in my team

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Innovation is still possible while we’re away from the office, when we trust in the best tools and practices. Remote-work productivity is a fickle thing during the pandemic. For some companies, their workforces see themselves as somewhat successful. A 2020 research study from Microsoft showed that productivity levels have either held steady or increased as a result of work-from-home telecommuting. Meanwhile, other companies have struggled to maintain a creative edge, with leaders struggling to inspire new ideas. No wonder this same study found that remote work may be hurting employees’ creativity. Read Full Story

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