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‘It’s awkward’: how UK workers hired remotely feel returning to the office

For some, finally meeting their colleagues face-to-face has come with a few nasty surprisesAlexandra was delighted when she landed a new job in the midst of the pandemic. The 55-year-old felt she had bonded with her new colleagues online and looked forward to meeting them face-to-face once the lockdown was over.But when she finally went into the office, she had a nasty realisation. “I strongly suspect that they would not have hired me, had they met me in person during the interview process,” she...
Tags: UK, UK News, Work & careers, Job Hunting, Working From Home, Coronavirus


10 quick tips to be your most disciplined, productive, happy, and healthy self while working from home

Justin Lewis/Getty Images I was homeschooled from first through eighth grade, and now I'm a work-from-home writer. Years later, I still use my homeschooling experience to create a healthy and productive work routine. These are my 10 tips to get the most out of working from home. See more stories on Insider's business page. Homeschooled from first through eighth grade with my three brothers and one sister, I grew up in a strict orthodox group and was generally only allowed outside ...
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Google is doubling down on returning to the office with a $2.1 billion deal for a building in NYC

A rendering of Google's new office building in New York City. Oxford Properties Google will buy a New York City office building for $2.1 billion, The Wall Street Journal reports. The space, which Google already leases, is part of its Google Hudson Square campus. Google has said it expects employees to return to the office beginning in January 2022. See more stories on Insider's business page. Google is doubling down on returning to the office. The tech giant plans to buy a New Yor...
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The 5 fail-safe ways to impress your team when starting a remote role

It can be harder to build relationships when working from home. FreshSplash/Getty Remote working is very different from in-person if you haven't worked at the company before. Starting a new job remotely can be challenging as workers adapt to building relationships online. From organizing online catch-ups to learning the company culture, you can make the process easier. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Remote work is on the rise and so many more people have to jo...
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A study of 61,000 Microsoft employees suggests remote work is bad for communication between different teams

Remote workers can pose "insider threats" to companies, not always intentionally. Justin Paget/Getty Images Fully remote workers communicate less with people outside their team, a study suggests. They are also slower to engage new starters, the study found. Researchers analyzed the habits of 61,000 Microsoft staff before and after they switched to remote working. See more stories on Insider's business page. People working from home in the pandemic spoke less frequently with colleagues...
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Zen and the art of working from home: Japanese builder offers mini office kit

The Hanare Zen is 91cm wide and 1.8m long and aims to help workers escape their overcrowded home environmentsJapanese design is renowned for its minimalism, and for keeping things simple and uncluttered.So it’s no surprise that a leading housebuilder is trying to tackle the lack of space for pandemic-era working from home by marketing a tiny home-office building that can be constructed adjacent to houses in just two days, fine weather permitting. Continue reading...
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Working from home hurts risk-taking and has led to 'uncommonly quiet' markets, says the world's largest interdealer broker

Igor Golovniov/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images Working from home hampers risk-taking and has led to "uncommonly quiet" markets, said TP ICAP. The interdealer broker blamed its declining revenue in the first half of 2021 partially on closed offices. "When asset managers come back to the office and start taking more views on the markets and on their funds, then that translates into more dealer activity," the firm's strategy head told Bloomberg. Sign up here for our daily new...
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UK workers on returning to the office: ‘No point if I end up doing video calls’

Some welcome the routine, while others are concerned about how it will work without everyone in at the same timeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWorkers in the UK have gradually been returning to offices in recent weeks, after the lifting of coronavirus restrictions. While many firms have adopted a flexible arrangement that combines remote and office work each week, many others have called their employees back full time.For some, it is a welcome return to normality, bu...
Tags: Business, UK, Money, Life and style, UK News, Work & careers, Working From Home, Coronavirus


Are you office ready as WFH comes to an end?

Maybe you’re desperate to go back – or clinging to the kitchen table. Either way, the workplace beckons. Our writers are on hand to dispense orientation, sympathy and new lanyardsFor anyone in charge of a school-age child, this is “school supplies” season: queueing in the only shop that sells your scratchy uniform, picking a pencil case, the narky crush in Clarks. (If you think that’s stressful, try living in Belgium, where school supplies demands are as esoteric and difficult to parse as the Vo...
Tags: Business, Money, Life and style, Work & careers, Working From Home, Belgium, Helena Morrissey, Emma Beddington, Voynich, Coronavirus


‘A kick in the teeth’: British mothers and pregnant women fear return to workplace

Companies recalling staff this month have been accused of not offering flexitime and failing to protect employeesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBefore the pandemic, every morning and night was a cycle of stress and rushing around for single mother Emma Woodburn, getting her two young sons to and from school, childcare before and after work and staying on top of housework.But when, 18 months ago, the 39-year-old from Lancashire was told by her employer she could work ...
Tags: Business, Family, Money, Children, Women, Life and style, Society, UK News, Work & careers, Charities, Working From Home, Parents and parenting, Lancashire, Coronavirus, Emma Woodburn


The 5 habits ruining your efficiency and productivity while working from home

You need to have your work hours and spare time organized in advance. Getty Images / Marco Geber More and more companies are working towards remote and hybrid work models. While working from home has its perks, bad habits can take a toll on your concentration. Creating schedules and a quiet workspace are just two ways to ensure you work efficiently. See more stories on Insider's business page. Working from home can take a lot of discipline - from the bed and the TV to just taking a qui...
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West Virginia offered $12,000 to remote workers looking to relocate - there were so many applicants that the state is giving them all $2,500 off their mortgage

Ascend WV West Virginia announced a program earlier this year that offers $12,000 if remote workers relocate. The program was flooded with 7,500 applicants - 53 were selected. The rest of the applicants will be offered $2,500 to help purchase a home in the Mountain State. See more stories on Insider's business page. Earlier this year, the state of West Virginia offered remote workers $12,000 in cash if they relocated there for two years. Unsurprisingly, it was flooded with application...
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NZ minister's son crashes live Zoom TV interview with deformed vegetable – video

New Zealand's social development minister Carmel Sepuloni said she would ‘never buy the odd shaped carrot pack again’ after ‘almost wrestling’ with son over vegetableNew Zealand minister’s TV interview interrupted by son waving phallic carrot Continue reading...
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Carrot, interrupted: NZ minister's son crashes Zoom interview with deformed vegetable – video

New Zealand's social development minister Carmel Sepuloni said she would ‘never buy the odd shaped carrot pack again’ after ‘almost wrestling’ with son over vegetableNew Zealand minister’s TV interview interrupted by son waving phallic carrot Continue reading...
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‘I’m utterly sick of it’: UK workers on returning to the commute

Seven people talk about how the Covid pandemic has affected their perspective on travelling to workAs September approaches, employers are increasingly asking workers to come in, with many offices adopting hybrid systems after months of working from home – prompting mixed emotions. Commuting can be both expensive and polluting. UK workers pay more of their salary in commuting costs and, before the pandemic, two-thirds of people travelled to work by car. But despite the costs, which also include...
Tags: Business, UK, London, Communities, Society, UK News, Cities, Working From Home, Rail transport, Commuting, London Underground, Rail Fares, Southern, Rail industry, Coronavirus


The American suburbs are getting a makeover, and these restaurant chains and companies want to move in next door

Rolf Schulten/ullstein bild via Getty Images American suburbs saw a revival in 2020 as people fled cities at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Now, chains like Just Salad and Smashburger are following their customers to new suburban locations. Suburban-based companies like Tractor Supply Co. are already reaping the benefits. See more stories on Insider's business page. In 2020, many professionals living in cities seized upon the opportunity to relocate. Many Americans decided to ...
Tags: New York, London, News, Restaurants, US, America, Trends, Chicago, Washington Dc, Working From Home, Homes, Retail, Retailers, Suburbs, Kenner, Homeowners


Office politics: firms still grappling with home working puzzle

Whether seen as an obstacle to overcome or a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, home working is proving hard to avoidWhat are workers’ rights if they are asked to go back?As the pandemic struck wealthy economies in early 2020, workers (in white-collar jobs, at least) found themselves carrying out their duties from home. Now that vaccination programmes are continuing apace, more companies are grappling with how – and whether – to end the great enforced experiment in home working.The answer is far fr...
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Apple delays return to corporate offices until 2022 as Covid cases rise

The iPhone maker had previously planned to ask staff to go back in October for three days a weekCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageApple Inc is delaying its return to corporate offices from October until January at the earliest because of rising Covid-19 cases and concerns about new variants.The iPhone maker told staff in a memo that it would confirm the reopening plans one month before employees are required to return to the office, according to Bloomberg News. Continue...
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A community about secretly working 2 full-time jobs has exploded as users swap advice on hacking their way to a $700,000 salary

Getty Overemployed.com was set up in April to help people find and work multiple jobs at once. Membership to its Discord channel more than tripled last week as people joined to swap tips. Two users claimed they worked multiple jobs to earn $750,000 or more. See more stories on Insider's business page. A growing number of people appear to be hacking working from home by working multiple full-time jobs at once.While many white-collar workers have found themselves reassessing work-life b...
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Overemployed is a community about secretly working 2 full-time jobs and has exploded as users swap advice on hacking their way to a $700,000 salary

Getty Overemployed.com was set up in April to help people find and work multiple jobs at once. Membership to its Discord channel more than tripled last week as people joined to swap tips. Two users claimed they worked multiple jobs to earn $750,000 or more. See more stories on Insider's business page. A growing number of people appear to be hacking working from home by working multiple full-time jobs at once.While many white-collar workers have found themselves reassessing work-life b...
Tags: Careers, Trends, Strategy, Future Of Work, Working From Home, Wall Street Journal, Isaac, Stephen Jones, Discord, Rachel Feintzeig, Side-hustle, Overemployed, Feintzeig


Three, two, win? How to adapt to hybrid home and office working

Experts offer their advice on how companies and staff can move to a more flexible model of workWorking 3:2, what a way to make a living – but a new way that may take a little getting used to, according to experts.As coronavirus restrictions lift, many companies whose staff have worked from home for 18 months are asking those workers to dust off their bras and smart trousers and return to the office part-time. Continue reading...
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UK workers need right to disconnect amid ‘overtime epidemic’, says report

Research by thinktank finds women’s mental health particularly affected as home working increasesCovid working from home has caused an “epidemic of hidden overtime” that particularly affects women, leading to a need for new “right to disconnect” laws, according a report from Autonomy thinktank.The organisation said unpaid labour was a growing problem in the age of increased home working, with women at a greater risk of negative health impacts and mental distress. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, UK News, Work & careers, Mental Health, Work-life balance, Working From Home, Employment law, Angela Rayner, Coronavirus, Workers' rights


How To Eliminate Fire Hazards While Working From Home

Getting assistance from a fire protection service company can dramatically reduce your risk of a fire and help you avoid a catastrophe. Here are 10 fire safety steps you should take while working from home. The post How To Eliminate Fire Hazards While Working From Home appeared first on Young Upstarts.
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Wall Street has a new uniform now that the pandemic has destroyed formal dress codes

Men cruise past the New York Stock Exchange in Manhattan. Spencer Platt/Getty Images As Wall Street workers return to the office, they're adopting new dress codes. Stretchier, comfier clothes are more popular in the wake of the pandemic. Lululemon's ABC pants and Untuckit's shirts in particular are gaining popularity. See more stories on Insider's business page. The famous Wall Street dress code may be a thing of the past. As workers begin to return to offices in New York ...
Tags: New York, Abc, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, New York Times, Working From Home, The Times, Retail, New York Stock Exchange, Jamie Dimon, Dress Code, Lululemon, Jpmorgan, Pandemic, Lisa Greenwald


Is remote working better for the environment? Not necessarily

Companies have a rare moment to reset working models. But climate calculations of remote v office work are complexStacy Kauk was finalizing Shopify’s 2019 sustainability report when the pandemic forced the company into remote work.“I kind of stopped in my footsteps and went, ‘Uh oh, what’s going to happen if we’re closing our offices during Covid and staying remote in the long term? What does that mean for Shopify’s corporate carbon footprint?’” said Kauk, who directs the Canadian e-commerce com...
Tags: Business, Climate Change, Environment, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Working From Home, US work & careers, Carbon footprints, Shopify, COVID, Kauk


The role of culture in mitigating employee burnout

At the heart of a strong business culture is an underlying sense of belonging and a common desire to serve people The post The role of culture in mitigating employee burnout appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Opinion, Isolation, Working From Home, Burnout, Openaccess, Business Leadership, Work Culture, Mental Wellbeing, Mental Wellness, Lockdowns, COVID-19 pandemic, Customer Service Cost, Learning To Work Remotely, Mindful Revolution, Work Anxiety


Returning office workers seek sweet spot between casual and formal

Stint of working from home rewrites rules for office dressing, with retailers seeing demand for hybrid wardrobeWith a return to the office now a real possibility, workers in the UK are thinking about something they haven’t for a while: what to wear. This comes after 16 months at home with only a laptop for company – and only a semblance of presentability required for video calls. The conventions of office attire are being reassessed, particularly by men who often wore suits for work. So are they...
Tags: Business, Fashion, UK, Life and style, Working From Home, Men's Fashion, Porter, Sam Kershaw


Weekend reading: Many managers can’t manage much longer

What caught my eye this week. I suppose it’s because I’ve long worked from home anyway, but I’ve been overlooking a big aspect of ‘back to office’ post-Covid debate. Hitherto I’ve mostly focused on the productivity angle. How would firms weigh productivity gains from remote work against the loss of culture or development potential, I wondered? As an active investor, I’ve spent 18 months shifting my money back and forth between work-from-home stocks like Zoom and Atlassian and beaten-up commer...
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‘Idea of commuting fills me with dread’: workers on returning to the office

Staff warily contemplate going back to work as business leaders say it is vital to boost urban economySee all our coronavirus coverageWith the lifting of coronavirus restrictions in England probably two weeks away, the prospect of returning to offices means the revival of the daily commute.In a push to bring back more people to town and city centres to boost the urban economy, a group of 50 business leaders, including the Canary Wharf executive chair, Sir George Iacobescu, the bosses of Heathrow...
Tags: Health, Business, England, Money, Bt, Employment, Canary Wharf, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Work & careers, Work-life balance, Rail Travel, Working From Home, Heathrow, Gatwick


Revealed: rise in stress among those working from home

New research finds that those living and working alone during the pandemic have suffered the worst effects of allWorking from home during the coronavirus pandemic has caused increased levels of loneliness and mental distress, according to new research into how workers have been affected by the crisis.With ministers still debating how to manage the return to workplaces in the wake of Covid restrictions, a study by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) found that the biggest increases i...
Tags: Business, UK News, Work & careers, Infectious Diseases, Work-life balance, Working From Home, Guardian Careers, National Centre for Social Research NatCen, Coronavirus