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A 3D-printed Facebook logo is seen placed on a keyboard in this illustration. (REUTERS)
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The report found that 66% of the companies covered already have products commercially available in the market
Employers are beginning to notice the benefits of increased production and morale, leading to more opportunities for work-from-home and remote jobs.
Employers are beginning to notice the benefits of increased production and morale, leading to more opportunities for work-from-home and remote jobs.

Job search for work from home in India rises 442% during Feb-Jul: Report

  • The job postings grew in sectors such as software technology, healthcare and marketing, while opportunities for delivery person and IT manager saw a steady rise
  • The report is based upon data from the Indeed platform from February to July

Working from home blurs the line between work and personal life, which stresses out employees, finds a new study. Photo: iStockphoto
Photo: iStockphoto
Photo: iStockphoto

Millennials, Gen Z take workcation to ease WFH stress

With the increasing burden and boredom of working from home and the consistent anxiety and stress around job security, some millennials and post-millennials are willing to take workactions in the hills, a farmhouse or even move to the outskirts of a city for some time

At home, tasks that are non-urgent get postponed till they have to be tackled at some point (Photo by Eea Ikeda on Unsplash)
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Robby Kwok, senior vice president for people at Slack, said persuading employees to take time has been critical during the pandemic (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Robby Kwok, senior vice president for people at Slack, said persuading employees to take time has been critical during the pandemic (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

How the corona pandemic may change ‘work-life balance’ forever

US companies known to treat workers right pivot to a new reality, offering perks employees may want to keep when the virus recedes

Working from home blurs the line between work and personal life, which stresses out employees, finds a new study. Photo: iStockphoto
Working from home blurs the line between work and personal life, which stresses out employees, finds a new study. Photo: iStockphoto

How the pandemic may change ‘work-life balance’ forever

Even among those employers that workers say handle work-life balance best, adapting to the work-from-home world has been a struggle

Goa’s Edgardo Cruzet started a business delivering khao suey after losing his steady income as an IT consultant; and (inset) a special chicken biryani from Preethi’s Biryani Hub
Goa’s Edgardo Cruzet started a business delivering khao suey after losing his steady income as an IT consultant; and (inset) a special chicken biryani from Preethi’s Biryani Hub

Out-of-work professionals turn food entrepreneurs

Since most people are stuck at home and having to cook for themselves, the idea is to familiarize people with a greater variety of ingredients and culinary techniques

Game-based activities are also helping companies induct new hires and interns,
Game-based activities are also helping companies induct new hires and interns,

‘Karma points’ keep employees motivated

  • Gamification encourages healthy competition, and the immediate incentives range from gift vouchers to virtual one-on-ones with the CEO for racking up a certain number of ‘karma points’

Gautam Singhania, chairman and MD of Raymond.
Gautam Singhania, chairman and MD of Raymond.

Raymond cuts jobs as people work from home

  • Raymond has taken this as an opportunity to re-set, Singhania said
  • The Mumbai-based company is reducing jobs, rents, and marketing costs to decrease expenses by as much as 35%

(Photo: Bloomberg)
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Don’t just review your trades, profitable or otherwise, take the time to re-view them (AP)
Earlier this year, Amazon began paying these workers an extra $2 an hour and let them take leave with no questions asked. (REUTERS)
Earlier this year, Amazon began paying these workers an extra $2 an hour and let them take leave with no questions asked. (REUTERS)

Amazon extends work from home policy for corporate employees until 2021

  • 'Employees who work in a role that can effectively be done from home are welcome to do so until January 8,' Amazon said
  • Amazon had previously said corporate staff could work remotely until early October

Photo: iStock
Photo: iStock

How work from home policy will hit REITs

  • With demand for office and commercial spaces likely to reduce as companies consider permanent work from home, revenues for REITs may take a hit
  • The short-term outlook for REITs is not positive but experts don’t write them off in the long term

Providing and receiving genuine appreciation is one of the best points of office life. It should never take a back seat, even while working remotely (Photo: iStock)
Providing and receiving genuine appreciation is one of the best points of office life. It should never take a back seat, even while working remotely (Photo: iStock)

What if working from home goes on forever?

As the covid-19 pandemic forces more companies to consider remote working their new reality, keeping the human touch alive in our interactions with colleagues by making that extra effort to crack a joke or praise someone becomes more important than ever before

People are asking architects and interior designers for help in creating home offices.  (HT)
People are asking architects and interior designers for help in creating home offices. (HT)

WFH  frenzy sparks demand for architects

After more than three months of working from home at dining tables and on beds, people are asking architects and interior designers for help in creating home offices and soundproofing rooms

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