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New to Remote Work? Helpful Resources and Online Courses

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If you don’t have much experience working remotely, making that change suddenly is jarring. Your routines, habits, and workflows are disrupted significantly. However, there’s good news. People with lots of remote work experience have shared their knowledge to help others learn the necessary skills. Here are some great resources to check out instead of trying to re-invent the remote work …

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Your Guide on How to Work from Home

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COVID-19 (coronavirus) has changed the course of work, and possibly changed it forever. As coronavirus cases continue to increase day after day, companies have mandated employees to work from home online in order to flatten the curve. For many, this is the first time working from home online. When you first start working from home, it can seem like a …

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Key Findings from The 2020 State of Remote Work

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The fully remote company, Buffer, makes a laudable workplace research contribution each year. They conduct an in-depth survey of thousands of remote workers. This year, the survey included 3,521 remote work employees across many nations, industries, organizations, and levels of experience. Of those: 57% are fully remote 25% work remotely at least 51% of the time 8% work remotely 26-50% …

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21 Tips for Working from Home

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In a matter of  weeks, the world has changed with the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak throwing every aspect of life into a state of chaos. Businesses and schools have closed, while conferences and travel have been canceled. Workers are quarantined to work from home, and there is no immediate end in sight. For those who haven’t worked from home previously, the …

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What is Telework?

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Telework, also called remote work, has been gaining popularity over the last few decades. Telework or telecommuting is when an employee does not commute to a primary office location for work, but instead works from home. Working remotely for an all-remote company, such as Zapier, Museum Hack, and Hotjar, is also considered telework. As is working from an off-site location, like …

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Top 11 #WFH Tweets

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Amid the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been an a push for employees around the world to work from home.  While many organizations have previously frowned upon the remote work movement, they are changing their mindset in an effort to protect the health of their employees. Remote work is gaining acceptance as major companies including Google, Amazon and Facebook, restrict travel …

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Business Readiness with GlobalMeet

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As a global company, we know all too well what it’s like when a business is affected by a natural disaster or global crisis. Our teams are navigating a world where forest fires are commonplace and the threat of Coronavirus is very real. Just like many other organizations around the world, we’ve had to adapt to ensure our business continues …

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New Study Draws Deep Insights From 7,000 Remote Workers

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Nuffield Health is the UK’s largest health charity. It operates 31 hospitals, 112 fitness centers, and 160+ workplace health programs. A few months ago, Nuffield released a 40-page report about the health effects of remote work, with insights drawn from 7,000 remote workers. The results of this report are relevant to both workers and employers worldwide. Here are our core takeaways: Work-Life …

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How Telecommuting Saves Money—and the Planet, Too

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Amid the continued debate about the benefits of telework, many companies are weighing their options. Business leaders are asking, is telecommuting realistic for my company’s business model? Does it fit our culture? Do the potential cost savings outweigh the risks? There’s no one-size-fits-all right answer. However, there’s a lot of middle ground between full-time onsite work and full-time remote work. Research shows that even …

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Tips to Beat the Fourth-Quarter Blues

I’ve got the Fourth Quarter Blues. And no, I’m not talking about the song – although it’s a pretty catchy tune. I’m talking about the all-hands-on-deck, end-of-year, home-stretch kind of fourth-quarter blues. That time of year when the calendar starts to wind down and business teams all around the world are hustling to close one last deal or secure one …

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Death of the Home Office

The last time you worked from home, where did you set up shop? Your couch, bed, kitchen table or outside on your porch? A decade ago, a telecommuter wouldn’t have the leisure of posting up for the day on their couch. A telecommuter back then would need a full home office setup to be successful — a dedicated desk with a desktop computer, …

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Should You Work From Home Today? PGi’s Work from Home Flowchart Will Help You Decide (Hint: You Should) — Infographic

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If you’re like me, you may have the ability to work from home, but you don’t utilize that ability as often as you’d like. I am currently working from home and, as I write this, I am overcome with paranoia. Do my co-workers think I’m being a slacker by working from home today? Is my boss secretly mad that I …

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Are Americans Shaming Their Co-Workers Who Work From Home?

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Remote work, telecommuting and telework are all terms that everyone has become familiar with over the last decade. With the proliferation of IT consumerization and Bring Your Own Tech (BYOT), it has become easier than ever for everyone to stay connected and in tune with work during all hours of the day (and night). In fact, PGi’s 2016 Global Telework …

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Snow Days and Tube Strikes: How Telework Policies Can Save Your Workday

Over the last week, Winter Storm Helena ground transportation to a halt across the United States. From almost three feet of snow in Colorado to slick and ice-glazed roads in Atlanta, the storm has resulted in rolling closures of offices of all industries across the country, and has continued its way up the Northeastern Coast. Meanwhile, thousands of miles away, London …

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Top 10 Coolest Coworking Spaces in the US

With flexible working hours, mobile productivity and virtual meetings becoming the new normal for professionals across the globe, start-ups and freelancers are looking to alternatives to traditional office environments to stay connected and get inspired. Coworking spaces, shared workspaces that members can join for a fee that provide power, Wi-Fi and other office amenities, are an increasingly popular choice for …

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Flex Work Schedules Could Help Attract Top Talent

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If you’ve spent any amount of time reading our blog, you know that we are huge advocates for finding the perfect balance between professional and personal life. And while that’s an ideal goal, a recent EY survey revealed that one-third of employees report that managing a work-life balance has become harder than ever before. The same survey also showed that …

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4 Ways to Achieve Gold in the Telecommuting Games

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As the world’s most talented athletes gather in Rio this summer to fight for the gold, you are stuck at home, watching from afar. While you may not have the speed of Usain Bolt, the grace of Gabby Douglas or the serve of Novak Djokovic, fear no more because with these tips on dos and don’ts, you are guaranteed to …

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Dos and Don’ts of Managing a Remote Team

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Working remotely has become an increasingly popular option for employees from all different industries, but the rise of telecommuters and field workers poses unique challenges for in-office management. An engaged and productive field team can be the factor that differentiates a business from its competitors, but only if that team is engaged and productive while on the job. No matter …

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4 Recruiting Tips from Top Remote Companies

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No doubt about it: the success of a company ultimately comes down to its workforce. After all, when you have a united, happy, productive team whose members feel valued and respected and whose talents are utilized, the company has the potential to reach new heights each and every day. But when your company is a remote one, you have to …

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“Two Sides of the Telecommuting Coin”: A Telecommuting Checklist for Remote Workers and Their Managers

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As the popularity of remote work continues to trend upwards, the particular trials and tribulations of the telecommuter become more defined. But the spotlight is often placed on the plight of the remote worker, which fails to examine the other side of the telecommuting equation. PGi’s Two Sides of the Telecommuting Coin: Remote Work Tips for Teleworkers and Their Managers is …

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