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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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Keep Moving To Improve Your Wellbeing At Work

To promote wellbeing at work, consider incorporating more movement throughout your work day, here’s how.

By: Jo Meunier (née Disney)

September 14, 2020

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Reading Between The Lines: The Role Of Pattern Recognition In Mental Wellbeing

Getting good at pattern recognition can extract us from the pits of isolation and despair commonly found in the remote work community.

By: Ryan Roghaar

July 20, 2020

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Re-Entry Anxiety Is Real, Here’s What You Can Do To Soothe The Nerves

Some people are eager to get out and about, while others prefer to stay at home for fear of contracting COVID-19. If you are not yet ready to ‘go back to normal’ and if you are feeling anxious about spending time away from home, or going to the workplace, these 5 strategies can help.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

July 8, 2020

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How To Identify Employee Burn-out And Keep It At Bay

New research suggests that workplace stress is on the up and it’s being compounded by the pandemic. The onus is on employers, not individual workers, to manage workplace stress — even if the workplace is at home. These tips offer some guidance on how to do it.

By: Kate Tattersfield

June 24, 2020

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9 Easy Outdoor Activities To Boost Your Wellbeing

Spending time outdoors offers many natural health benefits, leading to increased energy, focus, and sleep patterns. With that in mind, step outside and try some of these easy outdoor activities to boost your overall mental and physical wellbeing.

By: Cecilia Amador de San José

June 10, 2020

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How Traditional Industries Are Adapting To Remote Work

The current situation is creating new opportunities and solutions for flexible work. These businesses are adapting to the change, which is widening the available talent pool and enabling jobseekers to consider new roles across the country, unhindered by location.

By: Guest Contributor

June 4, 2020

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What’s On Our Remote Working Reading List?

As we come to terms with the ‘new normal’, there is a huge collective shift in business thinking. This collection of books and podcasts offer useful tips and guidance for remote work, moving forward.

By: Kate Tattersfield

June 1, 2020

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