It used to be that Big Tech companies like Google, Meta, and Apple led the way when it came to workplace advantages. On top of great pay, they offered freebies like gourmet meals, massages, and on-site laundry. Then, when the pandemic made the office a physical danger, those same companies were among the first to offer the ultimate perk: the ability to work where you wish.
Most of us look forward to a rare long weekend. But some Australians now enjoy a four-day week every week.
They’re lucky enough to work for the small number of organisations that are trialling or have permanently adopted what is known as the 100:80:100 model, in which employees keep 100% of what they were paid for five days while working 80% of their former hours – so long as they maintain 100% productivity.
While seemingly every tech company is attempting to chase the artificial intelligence dragon that Sam Altman and OpenAI wrought, Altman is joining the old-fashioned chorus of anti-remote work tech CEOs with one of the strongest statements against it.
Since 2021, Women @ Work: A Global Outlook has provided insight into women’s experiences in the workplace. The picture has not been a positive one: 2021’s findings were dominated by the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women, while 2022 showed an equally concerning and stark picture of increasing exposure to non-inclusive behaviors, burnout, and challenges with hybrid working.
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A report by Buffer in partnership with Nomad List and Remote OK
The 2023 State of Remote Work report highlights the experiences of 3,000 remote workers from around the world. Our respondents include those who work remotely all the time or some of the time as well as employees, independent consultants, and business owners.
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Burnout isn’t a new phenomenon — but hybrid work environments could be making it worse.
Since the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, new, catchy terms like “The Great Resignation” and “quiet quitting” have flooded public discourse to describe the overwhelm workers are feeling, and the corresponding shifts in the labor market.
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The jump to remote work for many during the pandemic removed geographical barriers and provided greater flexibility in how and where we do our jobs; ushering in a new type of digital nomad: the anywhere worker.
“People are our greatest asset.”
This, or some variation of this, is at the heart of many corporate recruiting messages. What many leaders may not realize, however, is the startling truth of this statement when it comes to employee loyalty. According to a new study by BetterUp Labs, people want more friends at work and more than half (53%) would even trade some compensation for more meaningful relationships with colleagues.
New research from Kadence claims that since working from home, Gen Z and Millenials feel disproportionately isolated, and say it is negatively impacting their ability to build and develop relationships at work – and potentially harming their career progress.