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Cyber firm expands, aims to safeguard banks and business

Bluedog Security Monitoring, a UK cybersecurity firm, plans to open a second center in Makati City and create at least 20 new jobs in...

Virtual work parties: the good, the bad, and the plain peculiar

Stockholm — Virtual work parties? You can’t really mingle with colleagues, or dance with them, and it’s tough to get in the disco mood in your home office. On the other hand, you can’t spread disease, you don’t have to traipse home and there’s no chance of an ill-advised amorous encounter.

Out of sight, out of mind? Remote working damages young women’s...

LONDON — If working from home with six relatives isn’t hard enough, try doing it from a bedroom you share with your younger sister.

Accelerated digital transformation to continue in 2021 — research firm

Four trends will shape the technology and telecommunication market in 2021: accelerated artificial intelligence (AI) automation in operations; the reshaping of the technology landscape...

COVID is keeping us in our homes, but what makes working...

The Industrial Revolution transformed cities, resulting in places of residence and work becoming more distant than ever before. This spatial segregation is still largely embedded in the design of our cities today.

Working from home is losing its effectiveness, bank execs say

Working from home has been surprisingly successful for global banks during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic but is losing its effectiveness, two...

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.

Carbon emissions shifting to households during COVID-19 pandemic

HOUSEHOLDS are taking up the slack on carbon emissions due to work-from-home schemes after companies shut down by the pandemic cut back on their on-sit e operations, according to officials from the power, telecom, and electric vehicle industries.

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...

Who pays for the toilet paper? The big questions of the...

AMSTERDAM —  As the world convulses in crisis, and tens of millions of us dig in for the long haul of working from home, one question looms large: who pays for the tea and toilet paper?

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.

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.

Filipinos struggle to work from home in internet-challenged country

RAINIER JAY S. UDARBE, 23, has been taking overseas calls from home as a call center agent for an outsourcing company in Makati since the main Philippine island of Luzon was locked down in mid-March to contain a coronavirus pandemic.

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.

Lessons from the Valley: Twitter allows work from home indefinitely

"If our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever, we will make that happen. If not, our offices will be their warm and welcoming selves, with some additional precautions, when we feel it’s safe to return."

WFH during the ECQ: LPC’s Lylah Fronda-Ledonio and Phillip Añonuevo

WITH enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) in Metro Manila nearing the 60-day mark, Leechiu Property Consultants (LPC) executive directors for commercial leasing Lylah Fronda-Ledonio and Phillip Añonuevo now have their work-from-home (WFH) routines down pat.

How to make work-from-home work for you—Kickstart Ventures

Kickstart Ventures’ Joan Cybil Yao, vice president of investments, shares her tips on making sure your firm thrives through the quarantine.

Tips on running a remote office from a remote-first startup founder

Working from home is not for everyone. It requires self-discipline, self-motivation, it can get lonely, and not everyone has the ability to be as productive at home. But there are certain things that can be done to mitigate those drawbacks, and even help your team thrive.