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How To Throw A Half-Decent Christmas Party On Zoom

If you can’t get together this Christmas, you can still get online. There are a number of activities you can do to get in the festive spirit. Here are 8 of them, ranging from cocktail making to charity donations.

By: Gemma Church

December 14, 2020

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Want To Give Back? Try Virtual Volunteering

Giving Tuesday is traditionally a time to give back after the commercial frenzy of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While volunteering in-person is restricted due to the pandemic, there are still ways to help those in need. Here’s how to give back through virtual volunteering.

By: Jamie Orr

December 1, 2020

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What Is A 9/80 Work Schedule?

What Is A 9/80 Work Schedule?

87% of people want to work flexibly, but that doesn’t just mean working from home. A 9/80 work schedule gives employees more flexibility with extra days off – but is it worth it? This guide explores the pros and cons of a compressed work schedule.

By: Jo Meunier (née Disney)

November 25, 2020

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WFH Gift Guide: The Wellness Edition

As the pandemic drags on, many people are feeling increasingly anxious and frustrated. Why not give the gift of self-care this holiday season? From healthy meal subscriptions to easy-care home office plants, here are some thoughtful gift ideas for colleagues, friends and loved ones.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

November 25, 2020

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4 Easy Ways To Make Your Home Office Healthier

If your most common workplace of today is home, then it’s essential to think about ways in which you can make your home office healthier. Here are 4 ways to create a healthy home office, including tips on how to maximize natural light and choose the right office plants.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

November 18, 2020

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How Flexible Workspaces Can Serve Self-Employed Workers

Self-employed and freelance workers are making up a larger part of the workforce than ever before. Here, Holly Welles explains what to expect from a flexible space, and how this type of workspace can serve freelancers and self-employed workers.

By: Holly Welles

November 17, 2020

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10 (Virtual) Festive Activities For Your Team To Enjoy

From a gingerbread bake-off to online quiz rounds, here are 10 virtual activities for you and your team to enjoy anytime and anyplace (with a WiFi connection). Let the fun commence!

By: Kate Tattersfield

November 16, 2020

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Work From Home: Who Should Pay For Home Office Costs?

One remote work challenge that’s currently in the spotlight is, who should cover the cost of working from home? The employer or the employee?

By: Jo Meunier (née Disney)

November 3, 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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Remote Meetings: The Most Annoying Behaviors And Phrases

A recent survey found that people are getting irritated by virtual meetings for a number of reasons. From “You’re on mute” to “I need to jump on another call”, here are 10 of the current online meeting pet peeves.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

October 20, 2020

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Want To Work From Home Permanently? Here’s How To Ask Your Boss

A recent survey found that 65% of employees want to work remotely full-time post-pandemic. When requesting long-term remote work, these templates will help — but most importantly, make sure you present the benefits and advantages that this arrangement will bring to your employer.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

October 19, 2020

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Teambuilding Ideas For Newly Remote Workers

Working remotely can lead to a shift in team dynamics, which requires a new approach to collaboration. These 9 remote teambuilding activities will help teams connect with each other, while also reconnecting with the company culture.

By: Holly Welles

September 29, 2020

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9 Tips For Better Online Meetings

Six months on from lockdown, online meetings are still a large part of the working week — and meeting hosts are still making basic errors. These 9 tips will help you stay on topic (and to time) and run a more efficient online meeting, for the benefit of everyone.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

September 17, 2020

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Battling With Digital Overload? Here Are 5 Strategies To Help You Cope

Digital overload is the overwhelming ‘bombarded’ feeling that comes from being constantly connected to digital platforms. It leads to distraction and procrastination, “staying busy but producing little of value.” Here are 5 simple ways to reduce digital overload and reclaim more valuable time.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

September 16, 2020

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What Does Working Remotely Mean?

A deep-dive into the world of remote work. What it is, the pros and cons, how to make it work, and how it fits into the future of work.

By: Jo Meunier (née Disney)

September 15, 2020

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