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Businesses Need To Adjust Benefits For Remote Workers

Just a short time ago, lavish amenities were necessary for an attractive office environment. However, the idea of happy hours with colleagues now seems far out of reach. How workers view their own wellness and health has dramatically changed over the past year, and companies need to be ready to accommodate these new demands. Prior to the pandemic, workplace amenities focused on the in-office experience. But now that employees are...

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Who Will Return To The Office?

The workforce is slowly entering the post-pandemic era as vaccines are expected to be available to the general public by the end of the summer. Now, companies are faced with their next challenge: should workers come back to the office full-time? If business leaders have learned anything over the past year, it’s that employees are capable of being just as productive (if not more) working from home. However, research has indicated that...

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How Gyms Fit Into Office Buildings

Fitness centers were once viewed as a necessary amenity for office facilities, which is why some New York City buildings have incorporated gyms to give employees a place to workout. However, it’s still too early to see if this trend will take off, especially as Cushman & Wakefield spokesman Michael Boonshoft notes that office landlords are actually closing gyms. This is largely due to fitness facilities being on the lower end of...

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Could Remote Working Benefit Older Workers?

It seems like the workplace’s transition to a technological-driven environment could create a wider generational gap, but a study from software firm ABBYY shows this may not be happening in the way we may expect. In fact, the COVID-19 Technology and Business Process survey found that older workers are actually doing better than their under-35 colleagues. Around 61% of the younger group stated that remote work made their jobs more...

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Managing Both Remote And On-site Employees

The last several months has taught companies that remote working is not only a safe work solution in times of crisis, but may also be the preferable choice for workers. Thanks to advancements in technology, remote working has opened up the possibilities of what it means to be a contributing member to a company’s productivity.  So what does that mean for the future of the business operations? Although some leaders are hoping to bring...

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New Coalition To Raise Awareness About Workplace Mental Health

A new business-led coalition called The Global Business Collaboration for Better Workplace Mental Health is working to raise awareness about the best mental health workplace practices. Partners of this collaboration include BHP, Clifford Chance, Deloitte, HSBC, Salesforce and Unilever. The collaboration hopes to help companies adopt policies that can help improve employees’ mental health, thus allowing them to thrive in the...

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Why A Healthy Workplace Is Crucial For The Future

A new report from Silverado Roundtable titled “The Nature of the Post-Pandemic Workplace” suggests that the best way to configure their office space to prioritize collaboration and creativity is through a major redesign. Although many employees have expressed wanting to continue working remotely in the future, the office will continue to play a vital role in how companies operate. “The great redesign of the modern American office...