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Accenture to extend home working in Italy beyond COVID emergency

Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc said on Monday it would extend home working for its employees in Italy beyond the coronavirus emergency.

How the pandemic will shape the workplace trends of 2021

The economist John Maynard Keynes predicted in 1930 that the amount we work would gradually shrink to as little as 15 hours a week as technology made us more productive. Not only did this not happen, but we also began to spend extra time away from home due to commuting and suburban living patterns, which we often forget are recent historical inventions.

Philippine consumer confidence lags region; WFH-enabled workers report more optimism

CONSUMER CONFIDENCE in an economic recovery is lower in the Philippines compared with elsewhere in Asia, McKinsey & Co. said, citing the results of a study.

Juggling act: Tips for balancing remote work and home life in...

NEW YORK — Any remote worker can tell you how office demands have invaded the home in 2020 and started creeping into every corner of the day.

Technology matters, but how real are our virtual lives at work...

NEW YORK — As our lives become more virtual with technology, how do gadgets define our identity at work, home, and social circles at...

OFW residential demand steady during pandemic; WFH schemes buoy provincial markets...

DEMAND for residential property was sustained among overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) during the pandemic, and interest is shifting to provincial locations and cities on the outskirts of Metro Manila.

Shock-proofing organizations against future disruptions

To shock-proof organizations against future disruptions similar to the coronavirus pandemic, IBM recommends using a  framework that sustains operations at scale and with speed...

After WFH scramble, companies seen refocusing on cybersecurity to ensure business...

CYBERSECURITY is increasingly being viewed by C-level executives as a means of ensuring business continuity during the pandemic, after the initial rush to ensure that systems were robust enough to accommodate work-from-home (WFH) arrangements, Unisys Corp. said. 

The hybrid work model is here to stay, study says

By Patricia B. Mirasol The hybrid work model is here to stay, found a study by digital research and advisory platform Ecosystm. Companies must rethink...

Acknowledging the value of women’s unpaid emotional and physical labor at...

By Patricia B. Mirasol  “Many companies hire and manage their workforce with the assumption that someone is taking care of the family and home,” said...

Work-from-home boom is a bust for big office furniture makers

America’s biggest office furniture manufacturers got the rug pulled out from under them by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Establishing healthy boundaries while working from home

By Patricia B. Mirasol Employees who work from home (WFH) tend to work longer hours. According to a study by Harvard Business School, the pandemic...

Facebook employees to work from home until July 2021 due to...

Facebook Inc. will allow employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak and will give them $1,000 for home...

The pandemic workday is 48 minutes longer and has more meetings

We log longer hours. We attend more meetings with more people. And, we send more e-mail.

Senate to consider bill soon granting WFH tax deduction

A BILL due to be filed in the Senate will seek tax deductions for employees working from home (WFH), to compensate them for having to pay more for electricity.

Bankers in traffic-clogged India are more productive working from home

Work from home may remain part of the norm for many in India’s financial industry beyond the end of the world’s biggest lockdown. The reason: elimination of lengthy commutes in the past three months has boosted employee productivity.

How we work from home

The COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting global lockdown has forced people to work from home (WFH) more often. Already, experts are saying that telecommuting is...

Remote work is here to stay

Resisting work-from-home arrangements for employees could render companies obsolete, according to a co-working-space executive.

Investors are favoring firms that let people work from home

Some fund managers are increasingly basing investment decisions in part on how considerate companies are to their employees and clients during the coronavirus pandemic.

WFH to require data safeguards for outsourcing clients

OUTSOURCING contracts need to be rewritten to ensure client data protection under work-from-home (WFH) arrangements, IBM Philippines Government and Regulatory Affairs Executive Princess Lou M. Ascalon said.

WFH: COCOPEA’s Joseph Noel Estrada

Since the school year was cut short because of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, Joseph Noel M. Estrada — Managing Director of the Coordinating Council of Private Educational Associations (COCOPEA) and Managing Partner of the Estrada & Aquino Law, Co. — has been working with government officials to craft a recovery plan for colleges and universities, all while adapting to the work from home setup.

WFH during quarantine: FRS Construction Corp.’s Cheryl V. Feliciano

Like most businesses, construction abruptly stopped once enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was enforced.

WFH during the ECQ: Chocolatier Christian Valdes

WE as a species can live without chocolate — we simply refuse to live a life without it. Even at the height of wartime privation in the 1940s, governments somehow still deemed chocolate a necessity, and it was allowed in stores, even if the wartime bars were of lower quality. Chocolate found itself in soldier’s kits, to boost morale and to serve as emergency rations (those bars weren’t very good either, according to reports).

WFH during the ECQ: Kumu’s Roland Ros

LIVE streaming company Kumu Holdings has been responding to a surge in demand for entertainment and online community spaces since the start of the enhanced community quarantine.

WFH during the ECQ: CIMB Bank’s Vijay Manoharan

WHAT has it been like to be an expat in the Philippines during an extraordinary mandated work from home situation?

WFH during the ECQ: Ateneo de Davao’s Mark “Macoy” Samante

FOR a unit involved in community engagement and advocacy, with disaster response and resilience among its main programs, working from home during a health emergency sounds rather contradictory.

WFH during the ECQ: RCBC’s Mike Ricafort and UnionBank’s Carlo Asuncion

While healthcare workers are on the frontlines and scientists are busy testing possible vaccines or cures for a virus that has changed the world, economists are getting their hands dirty at home as well. They are rigidly working with data to assess how this pandemic could change the course of our economy, updating their projections and recommendations to help seal that soft landing when recovery comes.

WFH during the ECQ: Lenovo’s Michael Ngan

THE pandemic may have brought several industries to their knees because of quarantine measures which limit people’s movements outside their homes — but not Lenovo as the computer manufacturing company is expecting to see a rise in demand for its laptops and other productivity accessories. That optimism also led the company to hold the Philippine launch of the new additions to its Legion gaming line via a digital press conference, the first time it has ever done so.