Tag Archives: working from home
As a result of the ongoing pandemic, there is a growing segment of location-independent remote workers who are relocating. From Barbados to the Canary Islands, here’s what governments around the world are doing to attract these remote workers.
January 19, 2021
Standard Chartered recently announced an agreement with IWG to allow the bank’s 95,000 staff the freedom to work from any of IWG’s 3,500 worldwide locations. Jonathan Price explores the magnitude of this deal, and whether it could be a harbinger of great things to come for the flexible space industry.
January 18, 2021
The Pantone 2021 color combination is “practical and rock solid but at the same time warming and optimistic,” and can be used throughout your office or home workspace to keep it looking fresh and on trend, without a complete design overhaul.
December 29, 2020
Trust is the foundation on which the hybrid work experience will be built. But surveillance tech for remote employees, such as Microsoft’s new Productivity Score, could create a culture of mistrust. Tech writer Gemma Church explores whether ‘snooping’ software is a disaster in the making.
December 18, 2020
Remote work is firmly established as the norm. But many employers are not ready to deal with the legal implications of switching to an all-remote or hybrid model. In this Q&A, Carlos Escutia of GroWrk discusses WFH compliance and why flexibility over the location of their work — be it home, a satellite office or a coworking space — is essential in our new normal.
December 11, 2020
The home has been transformed into a place of work, deadlines and pressure, but you can help create an environment of calm by making some simple design changes. From desk position to wall colours, here are 5 easy ways to help ease work-related stress at home.
December 9, 2020
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.
November 25, 2020
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.
November 18, 2020
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.
November 17, 2020
According to the State of Remote Work (2020) report, remote work is here to stay — but unfortunately for some people, that means working from a closet. Despite some uncomfortable working conditions, half of survey respondents said they would not return to a job that did not allow them the option to work remote.
November 13, 2020
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.
October 29, 2020
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.
October 19, 2020