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COVID and Teleworking for Knowledge Workers – The great executive-employee disconnect

Executives are well on their way to determining plans for bringing employees back to the office post-pandemic. But new data from the Future Forum Pulse, a global study of more than 10,000 knowledge workers, shows a massive and growing divide in how executives and employees envision the future of work. Chosen excerpts by Job Market … Continue reading

Covid and Working from Home in Canada – 30% of employees aged 15 to 64

Working from home: a new experiment for many Canadian workers and employers The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the work location of thousands of Canadian workers. From April 2020 to June 2021, 30% of employees aged 15 to 64 who worked during the Labour Force Survey (LFS) reference week had performed most of their hours from … Continue reading

Teleworking and Labour Laws in Canada – The emphasis should be on removing barriers that inhibit working from home

Many of our labour laws and regulations were established in an earlier era when the economy was vastly different than it is today. Just as technological change has made many of our production procedures and skills obsolete, it is not surprising that many of our labour policies would be obsolete. And just as there is … Continue reading

Teleworking – Policy options

Prior to the COVID-19 outbreak, teleworking used to be treated chiefly as a matter of opportunity to improve employee’s work-life balance. Suddenly, the pandemic turned it into an urgent solution to reduce the risk of contagion and ensure economic continuity. The practice has spread from an occasional option mainly concentrated in a few countries, and … Continue reading

Employees on Remote Work – A survey of more than 12,000 professionals

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has led to economic, health, and social devastation, it has also created an unprecedented opportunity: to run the world’s biggest-ever workplace experiment. This experience is yielding fascinating insights that have significant implications for the way we should organize work. To assess employee sentiment on these changes, from the end of May … Continue reading

Remote Work and Productivity – Majority maintain or improve it says a survey of 12,000 employees

To assess employee sentiment on these changes, from the end of May through mid-June we surveyed more than 12,000 professionals employed before and during COVID-19 in the US, Germany, and India. The respondents work in roles such as analysts, engineers, HR personnel, teachers, and health care providers (but generally not in jobs performed onsite such … Continue reading

Covid and Teleworking – A practical Guide by ILO

The purpose of the Guide is to provide practical and actionable recommendations for effective teleworking that are applicable to a broad range of actors; to support policymakers in updating existing policies; and to provide a flexible framework through which both private enterprises and public sector organizations can develop or update their own teleworking policies and … Continue reading

Working from Home in UK – Major contributors include technological advancements and the world’s ageing population

The coronavirus outbreak has thrown a sharp spotlight on homeworking, as many organisations and their employees turn to this as a way to maintain operations at this time. Current circumstances aside, enabling employees to work from home has many benefits. As a key component of flexible working, it helps organisations attract top talent, increase diversity … Continue reading

Homeworking in UK – Around 8.7 million people said that they have worked from home

Of the 32.6 million in employment, around 1.7 million people reported working mainly from home, with around 4.0 million working from home in the week prior to being interviewed for the survey. Around 8.7 million people said that they have worked from home; this is less than 30% of the workforce. Some industrial sectors, such … Continue reading

Teleworking – How to be a successful and persuasive communicator

As social distancing becomes the new normal throughout the U.S. and the world, professionals across industries are making drastic and immediate changes to their work and presentation styles. Remote work was a rising trend before the COVID-19 pandemic, with regular work-at-home growing 173 percent since 2005. With so many additional businesses moving to a work-at-home structure … Continue reading

COVID and Working from Home in Canada – A large increase with Approximately 4.7 million Canadians who do not usually work from home did so

Approximately 4.7 million Canadians who do not usually work from home did so during the week of March 22 to 28. Chart 1 Almost five million workers who don’t usually work from home did so during the week of March 22 to March 28, 2020 When those who usually work from home are included, 4 in 10 workers (39.1% or 6.8 million) worked from home during the week of March 22. About … Continue reading

Asia-Pacific / 67 percent of employees work from home

Sixty-seven percent of employees work from home, according to the VMware New Way of Life 2013 study that shows the use of personal technology is eliminating the boundary between separate work lives and personal lives. Findings of the study are based on a research conducted by Acorn Research across 12 Asia-Pacific countries/regions. Survey respondents are … Continue reading

Teleworking | IP Australia stops the brain drain

IP Australia has been allowing staff to work remotely for eight years, and believes it is the best way to retain skilled employees. Living in our nation’s capital isn’t for everyone, and IP Australia realised eight years ago that retaining skilled patent examiners would mean letting some employees work outside of its Canberra base. IP … Continue reading

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