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I’m a working mum who had to take a salary cut after my company changed its work-from-home policy. Mandatory on-site work is especially damaging to mothers — let’s put it behind us for good.

Megan Feldman Bettencourt is an award-winning author, keynote speaker, marketing content consultant, and working mum. After having her second child, Feldman Bettencourt was preparing to return to full-time work when her manager told her she’d no longer be able to work from home one day each week, as she’d been […]
I’m a working mum who had to take a salary cut after my company changed its work-from-home policy. Mandatory on-site work is especially damaging to mothers — let’s put it behind us for good.
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Apple’s retail chief reportedly said many more stores will open next month

Apple expects to reopen “many more” stores in May, Bloomberg reports. Sources told Bloomberg that Apple’s top retail executive Deirdre O’Brien made the remark during a weekly video call with staff. O’Brien is said to have previously told employees she thought some US stores would reopen in early May. The […]
Apple’s retail chief reportedly said many more stores will open next month
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19 photos of real home offices to help you revamp your remote workspace

The number of professionals choosing or being told to work from home is rising because of the coronavirus pandemic. Setting up a functional, appealing workspace can help you maintain your sanity and stay focused on your to-do list during this trying time. We asked experienced work-from-homers for a peek into […]
19 photos of real home offices to help you revamp your remote workspace
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More workplaces are asking employees to go remote due to coronavirus. Here are 11 traits you need to be an effective remote worker.

As coronavirus spreads, more companies are asking employees to work from home. But working remotely requires certain skills like discipline and strong communication skills. Business Insider spoke with experts and career specialists to uncover the traits that make someone a successful remote worker. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. […]
More workplaces are asking employees to go remote due to coronavirus. Here are 11 traits you need to be an effective remote worker.
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How to persuade your employer to let you work remotely

Working remotely has many benefits for both the employer and employee. Create a case where it’s a win-win situation, and document your wins at work. To sway your boss, treat it as a test run and address your employer’s concerns before making the switch. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more […]
How to persuade your employer to let you work remotely
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9 traditional fields that are hiring more remote workers than ever

Remote job listings grew more than 50% in some unexpected fields last year, according to a FlexJobs report. Fields that saw high growth in remote work for 2018 included law, science, and project management. It’s no secret that remote work is on the rise. According to a 2017 telecommuting report […]
9 traditional fields that are hiring more remote workers than ever
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How To Find The Best Places To Live When You Work Remotely

Many jobs can be done from anywhere. All a worker needs is a computer and reliable WiFi, perhaps from a nearby coffee shop. But the world is big! How does one choose where to live while carrying out their geographically-agnostic work? Enter NomadList.io, a crowdsourced collection of cities around the […]
How To Find The Best Places To Live When You Work Remotely
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7 Tips To Stay Motivated While Working From Home

How do focus on work when you can so easily make a snack, turn on the TV, or climb into bed? It’s a question a growing number of Americans are asking themselves as more shift to working from home. Gone are the traditional distractions of noisy coworkers, hovering bosses, and […]
7 Tips To Stay Motivated While Working From Home
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Why Small Businesses Are Building Remote Workforces

Managing a staff of remote workers that clock in from home may be the way of the future for many small businesses. Why? Remote working makes for happier, more efficient employees. Plus, it has the potential to slash the overhead costs of running a business. And with more job roles […]
Why Small Businesses Are Building Remote Workforces
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The Creators Of Best Buy’s Flexible Work Program Are Furious That It’s Getting Dropped

[credit provider=”YouTube” url=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ln0i1UxZMMw”] Best Buy just announced that it was getting rid of its famously flexible work environment. Instead of being able to work whenever and wherever they choose, most corporate staff will have to work traditional 40 hour weeks in an office. Best Buy’s “Results Only Work Environment” program (ROWE) […]
The Creators Of Best Buy’s Flexible Work Program Are Furious That It’s Getting Dropped
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THE END OF WORKING FROM HOME: Best Buy Kills Flexible Work Program

[credit provider=”Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f6/Hubery_Joly_portrait.jpg/1024px-Hubery_Joly_portrait.jpg”] Marissa Mayer’s decision to end Yahoo’s remote work program has ignited a debate about the benefits and pitfalls of letting people work from home. Now, Best Buy, another struggling giant, is following suit. The Star Tribune reports that the company announced Monday that they were ending their […]
THE END OF WORKING FROM HOME: Best Buy Kills Flexible Work Program
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A More Decentralized Workplace Is Becoming Inevitable

[credit provider=”McKinsey Quarterly ” url=”https://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Economic_Studies/Productivity_Performance/Preparing_for_a_new_era_of_knowledge_work_3034″] The future of work in America is changing dramatically. As companies continue to streamline their operations, low-skill jobs are increasingly going offshore, to robots, or being outsourced in some way. According to a new report by McKinsey, we are moving full-force into a knowledge economy, where […]
A More Decentralized Workplace Is Becoming Inevitable