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Future Of Work: Experts Share Their Outlook On The Implications For CRE

The pandemic has accelerated trends that were happening under the surface, including a shift toward giving the individual the power to choose where they work. Leaders from Convene, Industrious, and Tishman Speyer’s Studio shared insights on the future of work and how flexible workspace fits into the new hybrid workplace.

By: Carolyn Cirillo

October 30, 2020

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How Remote Work Is Changing HR And Recruiting

The rapid shift to remote work is changing HR and recruitment, with many new hires working remotely from day one. Location-independence means employers can significantly increase the number of top applicants, but it also makes roles more competitive. Applicants are urged to spend time writing a thoughtful cover letter and to send a ‘thank you’ letter after the interview, regardless of the outcome.

By: Jamie Orr

October 29, 2020

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What’s On The Horizon For Singapore’s Flexible Workspace Industry? A Q&A With Ben Eckblad Of GorillaSpace

Ben Eckblad is the CEO and co-founder of GorillaSpace, an online marketplace for workspaces in Asia. In this Q&A, Ben discusses how Covid-19 is impacting businesses in Singapore and how attitudes toward the workplace are changing.

By: Kate Tattersfield

October 27, 2020

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COVID-19 Has Led To Increased Flexible Workspace Demand Across LATAM

The flexible workspace market in Latin America is experiencing increased demand, with as much as 90% of LATAM operators planning to expand over the next 12 months.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

October 26, 2020

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Future Of Work: Tech Companies Are Rethinking Workplace Density

De-densification is driving an increase in flexible and remote work, and companies expect their workplace needs to change significantly. More than half of tech firms are considering shedding office space in the next twelve to eighteen months, with flexible workspace operators expected to benefit from the shift.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

October 23, 2020

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Hundreds Of Thousands Of Women Have Left The Workforce: What Can We Do About It?

New research shows that four times more women have left the workforce than men, which paints a grim picture of the continuing impact that COVID-19 has had on the US labor force. Urgent intervention is needed, which includes setting realistic expectations and supporting work-life boundaries through flexibility.

By: Jamie Orr

October 22, 2020

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6 Things To Maintain In Your Office Building Going Forward

In every office building, there are a number of specific areas to maintain during the ongoing pandemic. In particular, common areas such as conference rooms, breakout spaces and supply rooms need regular attention.

By: Guest Contributor

October 20, 2020

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Future Of Work: What Is ‘Shadow HR’ And Why Does It Matter?

One main shift in the business world today is the increasing number of remote, contractual, and independent workers. While a more flexible workforce enables tasks to be completed faster, it comes with certain management challenges — and that’s where ‘shadow HR’ comes in.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

October 16, 2020

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Could WFH Become Work From Someone Else’s Home?

What happens when your home isn’t properly equipped for work? The solution, according to startup CODI, is to work from your neighbors’ homes. Because while there is a home near any home, there isn’t always a coworking space near any home.

By: Jamie Orr

October 15, 2020

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European Freelancers Week: Connecting Independent Workers And Learners With Coworking

European Freelancers Week (EFWeek) provides opportunities for coworking spaces to forge connections with freelancers and other industry players.

By: Kate Tattersfield

October 13, 2020

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What Is A Satellite Office?

A satellite office is a smaller office, often called a branch office, that is physically separate from a company’s headquarters. With remote work on the rise, satellite offices are becoming increasingly popular as they provide home-based workers with a local environment that’s close to home and equipped with the tools they need to be productive.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

October 12, 2020

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Future Of Work: What Does The Ideal Working Week Look Like?

Younger workers expect shorter hours and a more flexible working week going forward, according to a survey of 1,000 office workers. However the office is still valuable, with the majority of respondents currently missing the social aspect and being able to bounce ideas off other people.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

October 9, 2020

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Is Remote Work Here To Stay? A Poll Of 1,000 Companies Offers The Clearest Vision Yet

Will office workers continue to work remotely once we are safely past COVID-19? To find out if remote work is really here to stay, Chris Herd, founder of FirstBaseHQ, spoke to 1,000 companies about their future plans. Here are the key insights.

By: Jamie Orr

October 8, 2020

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11 Ways To Educate Your Local Community About Coworking

During a recent Coworking Convo four coworking owners shared their own tried-and-tested advice on how to educate your local community and drive more business through your doors.

By: Jo Meunier (née Disney)

October 6, 2020

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High Vacancy Rates And Lower Rents Offset By Longer-Term Opportunities, Reveals C&W

New research from Cushman & Wakefield suggests that office vacancies will rise and rental values will drop until at least 2022. However, the long-term view is that the office will “continue to serve a critical role in the way firms operate,” which poses new opportunities for CRE and flexible offices.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

October 5, 2020

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