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Banty CEO Scott Wilson Teaches Companies How to Keep Staff Engaged During Virtual Meetings

Friday, June 11, 2021 - 1:41pm

TORONTO, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --As companies continually embrace staff working remotely, some employees now find themselves being pulled into an unusually high number of virtual meetings each week.

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  • TORONTO, June 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --As companies continually embrace staff working remotely, some employees now find themselves being pulled into an unusually high number of virtual meetings each week.
  • While that is an exciting statistic, it does lead to a question that requires several answers: How do companies keep staff engaged when so many virtual meetings are happening?
  • Scott Wilson, Co-Founder and CEO of Banty.com believes there are several ways to host all of these meetings, without losing staff interest.
  • "By creating a virtual meeting environment in which staff are excited to attend and participate in, you will never have trouble keeping your team engaged.

Remote Workers Lost Nearly $10,000 from Delayed Promotions in Last Year, New BambooHR Study Finds

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 6:43pm

Now organizations must face the fact that nearly one-third of remote workers plan to switch careers or look for a new job in the next six months.

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  • Now organizations must face the fact that nearly one-third of remote workers plan to switch careers or look for a new job in the next six months.
  • Remote workers have had a difficult time finding work-life balance and are feeling exhausted which may result in high turnover once normalcy resumes.
  • 15% of remote workers didn't take any days off in the last year and almost half (46%) only took a week or less off.
  • 44% of remote workers have taken a day off for personal mental wellness in the last year, 37% have to help them reduce burnout.

Upwork and Economic Innovation Group to Co-Host Remote Work Event Series Exploring Post-COVID Trends

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

Upwork Inc. (Nasdaq: UPWK), the worlds work marketplace, and the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) announced today that they will co-host a three-part virtual event series exploring the long-term economic, policy, and geographic impacts of remote work.

Key Points: 
  • Upwork Inc. (Nasdaq: UPWK), the worlds work marketplace, and the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) announced today that they will co-host a three-part virtual event series exploring the long-term economic, policy, and geographic impacts of remote work.
  • The series, titled Rise of Remote: Exploring Trends in Remote Work Post-COVID , will kick off June 16, 2021.
  • This timely series will explore how emerging labor market trends could reshape the economy and redefine economic development in the years to come.
  • The conference series will bring together thought leaders, journalists, and subject matter experts to highlight innovative research and data-driven policy solutions to explore the power of remote work.

Putting Passion To Work At Home: Cella Goes Fully Remote

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

"At Cella, our passion is to match the right people with the right roles in the right places, and we have long believed in the promise of flexible work arrangements.

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  • "At Cella, our passion is to match the right people with the right roles in the right places, and we have long believed in the promise of flexible work arrangements.
  • Our shift to a fully virtual working environment codifies that belief for our employees," said Rob Ganjon , Cella CEO.
  • To help with work and home balance, Cella offers unlimited PTO, mandatory days off for rest and wellness and "quiet days" where there are no video meetings.
  • While Cella talent will still visit clients on site, more and more employers have opted for a remote workforce as well.

New Study: 59% of U.S. Workers Who Have Not Yet Returned to the Office Are Worried About Safety

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 2:00pm

Hybrid work model inspires FOMO, productivity concerns

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  • Hybrid work model inspires FOMO, productivity concerns
    Many companies are also embracing the hybrid work model, under which workers divide their work time between home and office.
  • Only a quarter (24%) say they would like to work in their office or place of work all five days.
  • Roughly the same number (27%) say they would like to spend only one or two days a week in the office.
  • Neither are workers greatly concerned that choosing to work remotely may cost them a chance at a raise or promotion.

Report from India: New Survey Dives into Employer Responses to COVID-19

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:39pm

The comprehensive survey gauges employer views on remote work policies, reimbursement of remote work expenses, vaccine incentives, pandemic-driven investments in technology, business travel policies, financial performance, and more.

Key Points: 
  • The comprehensive survey gauges employer views on remote work policies, reimbursement of remote work expenses, vaccine incentives, pandemic-driven investments in technology, business travel policies, financial performance, and more.
  • (Journalists: contact kstrauss@worldatwork.org for a copy of the report.)
  • 71% of organizations offer an incentive to get the vaccine with most reporting they will sponsor or discount the cost.
  • We serve those who are responsible for cultivating inspired, engaged, productive, and committed workers in effective and rewarding workplaces.

Fair Shot Network Launches Platform of Top U.S. Software Developers Sourced from Economically Disadvantaged Counties

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 1:38pm

Fair Shot Network has built a platform of top talent that is ready to meet any company's requirements and budget by sourcing software developers primarily from areas with high poverty rates (as ranked by the U.S. Census Bureau).

Key Points: 
  • Fair Shot Network has built a platform of top talent that is ready to meet any company's requirements and budget by sourcing software developers primarily from areas with high poverty rates (as ranked by the U.S. Census Bureau).
  • Rick Cantu, Founder and CEO of Fair Shot Network, stated "Our network is comprised of talented yet underestimated Americans who mainly live-in areas where opportunities are scarce.
  • A recruiting option is also available to companies that would like to hire a Fair Shot Network freelancer on a permanent basis.
  • We invite all companies with current or upcoming software development projects to consider giving our diverse American freelancers a fair shot."

Newport LLC, an Advisory Firm Serving Middle Market Companies, Releases Insights on the Post COVID-19 Workplace

Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 5:00am

The pandemic immediately pushed many of our companies to adapt some of these practices, particularly working from home.

Key Points: 
  • The pandemic immediately pushed many of our companies to adapt some of these practices, particularly working from home.
  • Despite the lack of time to plan such massive change, the vast majority of these arrangements have worked well.
  • Employees are now coming to work as their "new selves" with updated perspectives about some of their values and ambitions.
  • Remote work for many jobs is likely to be much more common than it was before COVID-19 disrupted our world.

Stoke Closes $15.5M Series A Funding Round to Enable Companies to Embrace the Freelance Revolution

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 2:00pm

PALO ALTO, Calif., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoke , a pioneer in the freelance management system space, announces today a $15.5 million Series A funding round.

Key Points: 
  • PALO ALTO, Calif., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Stoke , a pioneer in the freelance management system space, announces today a $15.5 million Series A funding round.
  • The investment allows Stoke to drive expansion and meet the rapidly growing demand from U.S. companies seeking to work more effectively in the changing workforce which includes both freelancers and full-time employees.
  • Stoke was founded with the mission to help companies harness the power of the freelance revolution by simplifying the way they collaborate with the non-payroll workforce, which includes freelancers, contractors, consultants, agencies and gig workers.
  • ABOUT STOKE:Stoke is a freelance management system (FMS) that makes it easy for companies to work with independent contractors.

Glassbeam Receives 2021 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:00pm

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Glassbeamannounced today that its healthcare application suite ClinsightsTM received the 2021 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award .

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  • SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Glassbeamannounced today that its healthcare application suite ClinsightsTM received the 2021 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award .
  • "With the onset of COVID-19, healthcare IT organizations are increasingly adopting remote teleworking solutions that allow them to remotely diagnose and predict machine issues before they occur," said Puneet Pandit, Co-founder, and CEO, Glassbeam.
  • "Congratulations to the 2021 TMCnet Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award winners," statedRich Tehrani, CEO, TMC.
  • For more on the TMCnet's Teleworking Solutions Excellence Award, visit: Announcement made by TMCNet online and check out Glassbeam's website to learn more about its Clinsights Machine Data Analytics solution.