Tag: work from home

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Digital Body Language

Many people are fully aware of how their body language can communicate their feelings and emotions to the outside world, whether intentionally or not. For instance, crossed arms might signal defensiveness or hostility, consistent eye contact can relay a sense of confidence, and leaning forward can suggest engagement and interest.

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New Ways of Working: The Digital Workforce and Hybrid Work Styles

2020 was a rollercoaster year for businesses, full of unforeseen challenges that forced organizations to adapt quickly or face getting left behind. According to Sage’s 2021 Return to Growth Outlook Report, which surveyed finance and accounting leaders at growing businesses (ranging from 50-1,500 employees), more than one-in-three businesses say their digital transformation plans accelerated by […]

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What Will Happen to Presenteeism?

Millions of employees around the world have experienced the pressure to stay late at the office, get there early, or work through lunch instead of going out or to the lunchroom with coworkers. It’s a phenomenon known as “presenteeism,” and it refers to the idea that there’s value to an employer simply from being present […]

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How the Rise of Remote Work Is Reshaping Analytical Trends

Although catapulted to new heights by COVID-19, remote work was on the rise even before the pandemic. In 2019, a Zapier report revealed that 95% of U.S. workers desired to work remotely and that 74% were even willing to quit their job in order to do so. At the time, reduced commuting costs, flexible locations, […]

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Dear Boss, Can I Work Remotely from Hawaii?

As a result of COVID-19, many Canadian provinces declared a public health emergency and either ordered (or urged) employers to let employees work from home if their tasks could be performed remotely. A business may face several crucially important issues with regard to performing work remotely. Can it establish an area or a distance within […]

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What Does a Hybrid Work Model Look Like?

One of the bright spots of the COVID-19 pandemic is how it allowed—really, forced—many companies to reconsider their attitudes toward and policies around remote work. While many trailblazing companies had for years offered the ability to work remotely as a much-sought-after perk for their employees, the majority were wary of giving employees that kind of […]

Working from Home Proving to Be More Productive Than We Used to Think!

Despite, or perhaps because of, months of time spent in a new hybrid work environment in which many employees are continuing to work from home, perspectives on work/life balance have shifted significantly. Some who may have previously longed for more time at home now wish they could return to the office. Others who said remote […]

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Creative Virtual Meeting Ideas

After more than 12 months of staring at computer screens that look like the opening credits of The Brady Bunch, employees and their managers are becoming understandably weary of the online meeting experience. Recognizing this, many meeting planners are finding creative and engaging ways to make these meetings more meaningful and less fraught with anxiety. […]

Best Practices for Ending Pandemic-Related Work-from-Home Arrangements

As the COVID-19 outbreak begins to subside, many employers are preparing to call employees back to the workplace. What’s the best way to go about it? And can you now refuse to let employees work from home as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) even though they may have been teleworking […]

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Survey Demonstrates Importance of Post-COVID Workplace Flexibility

What seemed to many like a temporary shift to remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has stretched out for almost a year, with no end in sight. As companies look deep into 2021 when considering when and even if to bring staff back to the office, it’s important for companies to be […]