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Consulting and outsourcing services provider Accenture Plc said on Monday it would extend home working for its employees in Italy beyond the coronavirus emergency.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK — As our lives become more virtual with technology, how do gadgets define our identity at work, home, and social circles at...
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.
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...
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.
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...
America’s biggest office furniture manufacturers got the rug pulled out from under them by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 Inc. will allow employees to work from home until July 2021 due to the coronavirus outbreak and will give them $1,000 for home...
We log longer hours. We attend more meetings with more people. And, we send more e-mail.
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.
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.
Some fund managers are increasingly basing investment decisions in part on how considerate companies are to their employees and clients during the coronavirus pandemic.
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.
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.
Like most businesses, construction abruptly stopped once enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) was enforced.
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).
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.
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.
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.