Before the pandemic, a wellness program for employees was very common in companies and consisted of activities related to their professional development in the organization.
What is better? A remote-friendly or a remote-first company? Well, that depends on your needs and if you are an employer or an employee. For now, we will try to explain each one so you can decide.
Remote work is changing how professionals globally are performing their day to day tasks. It has allowed them to work schedules more accommodating to their work-life balance, has reduced commuting stressors, and has even improved productivity for many.
Working remotely is not a completely new idea. Many professionals, in a variety of fields, have been working remotely since the dawn of reliable Internet and portable computers.
Remote working can bring many wellbeing benefits to the lives of people. They get to skip the time-consuming and stressful daily commute or they save costs by working from home.
Haven't we all dreamed while staring out of our office window, or sitting in horrendous traffic of the life we could be living? You know, the one where you're sitting on a beach somewhere or hiking a mountain?
Trust, a word that in 2020 seems to have disappeared from the vocabulary of people around the planet, but that it is necessary to rescue, especially for the world of business.
So, you've found a wonderful opportunity to work remotely with your current company! Your quality output has increased, and you have developed a routine and work schedule that works great for you and your family.
When moving and working remotely in a new location, however, there are things that must be done to ensure a successful adventure, and not a porridge of a mess!
When it comes to remote working, employees (whether self-employed or working for a company) can experience a host of benefits. They have the ability to work schedules that fit them a little better.
Now more than ever, remote work has become a viable option in most industries. Although born from a necessity to keep people safe, remote work has proven time and time again to have many benefits for both employees and employers.
Many companies are deciding whether there's a place in the business world for hybrid work models – combining remote work with office work, that gives more flexibility and sustainability to the employee and possibly the organisation.
One way forward is using the hybrid working model as a part of the reimagined future of work. Combining remote and co-located work opportunities is based on a continuum that works for the organisation and the individual.
Although they were terms that already existed long before the global crisis was generated as a result of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, teleworking and remote work are words that have been incorporated into our vocabulary in a natural way.
There is no doubt that COVID-19 has changed the way we do business. Most companies have had to face the challenge of shifting to a flexible working structure.
New research from Eurofound, the EU's tripartite agency, shows that 47 percent of work has been done remotely in Ireland since the beginning of the pandemic.