Organization Is The Key to Happiness: Working from Home Zen

Ms. Career Girl

As the Covid-19 restrictions continue, many of us career girls still find ourselves working form home. While working in loungewear can be fun, there is something rewarding about the structure and organization of a physical office. It was this thought, coupled with an inspirational quote from Bonni Goldberg, (“detail is electric”) that sparked me to make my home office a space where I could be at my most productive.

Plan Be: Affirmations for Success While Working from Home

Ms. Career Girl

We are living in times of extra stress and anxiety; if you find yourself feeling drained or completely overwhelmed while living and working during a pandemic, you are not alone. The following suggestions are sure to support your work life and keep you motivated and successful.

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Best Holiday Gift Ideas for People Who Work From Home


Chances are, many of your friends and family members are now working from home. With the transition to remote work comes a new set of wants and needs parrot, and we’re not talking about a magic pill that can help people juggle their time better.

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My Doctor Says I Should Work from Home. Can My Boss Say No?

Evil HR Lady

After working from home since late March due to COVID, my employer informed all employees on August 18th that we were expected to return to the office on August 24th. I explained that I have a note from my doctor but that fell on deaf ears.

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5 Healthy Habits for Staying Sane While Working from Home

Ms. Career Girl

If you are working from home, you’re likely spending much of your day video conferencing or teleconferencing. But unless you create some constructive habits when working from home, your days can quickly become a draining treadmill of calls. You come away from your workday feeling wired and strung out, with none of the decompression time that commuting would normally provide. Seeing situations from a distance can make them seem less threatening.

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Survival Tips for Parents Who Now Must Work From Home

The Undercover Recruiter

Survival Tips for Parents Who Now Must Work From Home Undercover Recruiter -. Timebound Amanda Augustine Coronavirus home schooling TopCV WFH working from homeOn the afternoon of Friday, 20 March, schools across the UK were ordered to close ‘until further notice’ to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic across Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

The Real HR Show: Attendance Issues: Work from Home & COVID-19 Complications

Evil HR Lady

Plus, hear Brenda’s answer to my question about false accusations from yesterday and my answer to Brenda’s question about what to do with an employee who records everyone’s conversations. Join Brenda Neckvatal and me as we talk about attendance in a Covid 19 world.

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When Working Remotely and Social Distancing Get Old

Ms. Career Girl

To everyone who has always said that they’d love to work from home – your wish has been granted. As we head into our second month of quarantine, some employees might be loving it, while others struggle with their new work-from-home lifestyle and social distancing.

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Embracing Your Work From Home Job

Boomers Next Step

Having a job working from home is an enormous change in your life. The post Embracing Your Work From Home Job appeared first on Boomers Next Step. Work From HomeIf it’s been forced upon you then you may feel some resentment.

Why It’s Okay to Hate Working from Home

Evil HR Lady

In the past, survey after survey showed that the majority of people want to work from home. For the past six weeks or so, every job that could be done from home has been done from home. While this world-wide shutdown didn’t happen to test out just how effective working from home is, it’s been a nice side effect. So, don’t think this is how working from home has to be.

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Your Work from Home Employees Are Burning Out. You Can Help

Evil HR Lady

Working from home can cause a different kind of burnout. One, where you don’t know when work begins and ends, and where you never really have any time off. You’re always at the office, so therefore, you’re always working. You can set clear boundaries between work time and play time, but that only works if you have a supportive manager. Some industries have traditions of long work hours.

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Working From Home Reality Check: No, Your Employees Aren’t All Doing Yoga and Folding Laundry

Evil HR Lady

People are working at home at record levels–some happily and some not so happily. This is not working at home. This is being home. Now, as someone who has worked from home for 13 of the last 16 years, I can tell you that laundry is a lot easier to get washed (but not folded, because folding laundry is the worst). But, this is not what normal working from home looks like.

2020 154

Working From Home: Can You Give Me Some More Energy Please?

The HR Capitalist

We know that post-COVID, more work from home is reality. One provider in this field has the following stats since call center reps went to mostly virtual work during COVID-19: --Average Customer Experience Scores have fallen by 4%. Prompts to call center reps from Emotional Recognition providers to show "more energy" have increased by more than 30% during COVID-19. There’s a difference between surveilling the work and surveilling the human,” he says. “It’s

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THE HR FAMOUS PODCAST: E7 – COVID-19 + Work From Home (WFH) Advice from Dawn Burke.

The HR Capitalist

Consultant at Recruiting Toolbox) to talk about Work From Home, as tens of millions of American workers have been told to stay home, keep working and figure it out on the fly. Tim and Kris weigh in with stories about day drinking (not them, other people) and the psychology behind work from home productivity and the need to stop texting and emailing everyone ALL THE TIME from your bunker.

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Workplace 2020 – The Year of the “Hybrid” Working Environment

Professional Resume Services

While many Americans started 2020 commuting to their jobs, the onset of a global pandemic quickly showed just as many that their jobs can be done from remote locations. As “stay-at-home” orders shut down state after state, extending a short-term change in the workplace environment from on-site to virtual, a lot of companies have realized. Read more » The post Workplace 2020 – The Year of the “Hybrid” Working Environment appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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Email Examples Asking to Work from Home

The Corporate Con/noisseur

Email Examples Asking to Work from Home. Although you may not be in a full-time work from home situation, more and more companies and business are allowing their employees the option to work from home on an as needed basis.

5 Zingers on How to Successfully Work From Home When You Have No Choice

David Zinger

With the mass enforced exodus from the workplace to home due to the coronavirus there has been a plethora of articles extolling a tyranny of tips to teach neophytes how to show up for work when you are forced to work from home. Many of these tips take the form of commandments to the newly minted home worker. Thou shalt work only in a spot in your home dedicated to your work! Working from Home.

How to Boost Productivity Working From Home

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s expected that 50% of the UK workforce will work remotely by 2020, with almost 1.5 New research reveals that London has the highest number of remote employees, with 408,000 people using the home as their main office, and 250,000 people working from home every. How to Boost Productivity Working From Home Undercover Recruiter - Recruiting & Talent Acquisition Blog. Uncategorised colours Feng Shui Harveys music remote working

WFH Saves People 23.5 Days a Year Traveling

The Undercover Recruiter

Is remote working here to stay? While many people have predicted the rise of remote working over recent years, nobody expected it to rocket its way to the forefront as it has during 2020. Workplace Coronavirus Covid-19 Home Office remote working WFH working from home

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Working Virtually Amidst Covid-19

Professional Resume Services

Many of us have been working from home for years. Now called a “Virtual” or “Remote” environment, with the global healthcare crisis consuming daily activities, many more of you are getting the opportunity to see that “working from home” isn’t always as glamorous as it seemed when you were working. Read more » The post Working Virtually Amidst Covid-19 appeared first on Executive Resume Services.

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In Japan, Working From Home Is a Government Supported Activity

Evil HR Lady

34 percent of Americans work at least 4 days a week from home. Only 4 percent of Japanese work from home at least one day per week. Two big reasons: To increase productivity and to prepare for the influx of visitors for the 2020 summer Olympics. To keep reading, click here: In Japan, Working From Home Is a Government Supported Activity. Americans love to telecommute.

what’s reasonable for managers to expect of parents working from home?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: What are reasonable expectations for managers whose employees are now working from home? Her husband is also at home. Is it reasonable to expect an employee to find a way to work her normal schedule even while she is telecommuting?

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Searches for ‘Remote Work’ Increase Significantly During Covid-19

The Undercover Recruiter

Covid-19 is changing people’s work preferences with many now looking for roles that give them the flexibility to work from home. New data from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, finds that job searches for remote work have increased by 60% globally since March. Companies will need to adapt to existing policies and offer greater… Searches for ‘Remote Work’ Increase Significantly During Covid-19 Undercover Recruiter -.

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WFH: How to Keep Your Team On Track

The Undercover Recruiter

Working from home is great, but it also comes with many unique struggles that can impact productivity and hinder growth. According to Buffer’s 2019 State of Remote Work survey, 17 percent of respondents reported that communication and collaboration as their greatest struggle working remotely while 8 percent of workers said that motivation was their biggest… WFH: How to Keep Your Team On Track Undercover Recruiter -.

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working from home is driving me nuts – can I take a break?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I’m a full-time copywriter, and I am fortunate enough to be able to work from home during these times. My company has been clear and generous with us about our work and our job security. You’re doing your assigned work and meeting your deadlines.

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The Downsides To Working From Home And What You Can Do About It

Corn on the Job

Working from home and not having to deal with long commutes, nosy coworkers and less distractions sounds like a dream to some. Those are really nice benefits and can certainly make a case for leaving the rat race and setting up a home based business or at least working remotely.

2020 52

E-presenteeism and Burnout: Impact of Mental Health on Employees

The Undercover Recruiter

New research reveals that three in five (58%) HR managers fear that the mental health impact of working from home due to Coronavirus is so great that they will lose staff, who could be forced to take time out of work due to burnout. Workplace Burnout Coronavirus Covid-19 LinkedIn mental health Presenteeism working from home

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managers still aren’t sure “working from home” means really working

Ask a Manager

There have always been managers who don’t believe that “working from home” means doing real work. These are the managers who, before the pandemic, would flat-out deny requests to work from home or only begrudgingly approve them for the occasional “good reason,” like waiting at home for the cable guy. When vast quantities of people were forced to start working from home earlier this year, these managers didn’t have a magical change of heart.

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Nail Your Virtual Interviews – 21 Things You Need To Know, Do and Master

Executive Career Brand

This year so many things in our work and personal lives have been shaken up and tested. Social distancing, virtual interviews, and working from home are new work “normals” today.

2020 150

my fiancee forged my doctor’s note, food perks when working from home, and more

Ask a Manager

Since my fiancee told me it was from my cardiologist, I did not question it. How can I get my company to continue its food perks now that we’re working from home? Folks literally could eat breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and bring leftovers home to their kids/family.

2020 43

my company charges us PTO when we work from home while sick

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work at a small employer (under 100 employees) that, while dynamic and forward-thinking in its work, can be quite behind-the-times when it comes to administrative policies. What the law generally cares about is that you’re paid for the work you perform.

2020 39

we’re supposed to forfeit all our vacation days if we’ve worked from home

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: As an HR person for a small employer, I take to heart a lot of your advice and work hard to push the management here to do better. We are essential so our plant and warehouse have been operating, but we’ve sent our office staff to work from home, per the direction from public health officials. Their rationale is that working from home is like being on vacation. After all, WE sent our office staff home!

2020 35

how do I motivate myself to work from home?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: Since starting to work from home full-time, I’m finding it extremely hard in the mornings to just start working. It’s just not the same at home. I find that I’ll get up just in time for our morning check-ins at 9 am, but then once those are over I struggle with just … working. But it’s not working. Do you have any tips about getting down to work in the mornings and just focusing through the day?

2020 27

my coworker/friend is abusing work-from-home privileges

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My company started everyone on work from home recently due to COVID-19. I have two close work friends and we still chat regularly online. All of us take little breaks for non-work activities (switching laundry over, grabbing a snack) but I have tried to make sure I walk away from my computer no more than I do at the office. Our company has historically denied us work-from-home because they think employees will take advantage of them.

2020 29

what is your company providing if you’re working from home?

Ask a Manager

This got me thinking about what kinds of things one should be asking and negotiating for when it comes to remote work, especially when you’re not yet sure of company policies and culture like you would be if you had already worked there prior to going remote. In my situation, I’ll be setting up a home office for the first time. Maybe also from the commenters some unexpected things that either they wish they would have asked for and/or are very glad to have.

2020 25

Making Freelancing Sustainable

Career Alley

The need for people to work from home, whether they’re freelancers or full-time workers, has never been shown to be as important as during the COVID-19 pandemic. Discover Career Opportunities Freelance

Attempting to Build Consensus or Get Change? Watch this Helpful Seinfeld Video.

The HR Capitalist

The older I get, the more I know absolutes rarely work. . Case in point - 2020! 2020 is hard. For my visual friends, I offer up the following classic from Seinfeld called "The Ribbon Bully" (click on the link if you don't see the video below, it's a keeper).

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how much privacy should you expect in meetings when everyone’s working from home?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My company is working from home right now, like so many. Yeah, I think lockdown etiquette is still being worked out. Not that a household member couldn’t have overheard a call when people were working from home pre-plague, but there’s a lot more chance of it now with entire families at home and often unavoidably on top of each other. how much privacy should you expect in meetings when everyone’s working from home?

2020 29

if you have a disability, do employers have to let you keep working from home after they re-open?

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: My friend’s office is reopening and bringing everyone back to work. She’s asking to be allowed to continue working from home (which everyone in her organization has been doing for the last two months), and HR has chided her for not being a “team player” and coming into the physical building like everyone else. So anyone in this situation can ask to continue working from home as a reasonable accommodation.

2020 37

my boss assumes we’re slacking off when we work from home

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work for a small company with about 10 employees working full-time in the office. Our industry is considered essential so we’re still open, but Phil is being odd when it comes to working from home. For background, about 95% of our work can be done remotely. I was the first one to pose the idea of working from home and Phil nervously agreed, but only let do it three days a week. I need you working.”

2020 28

?? How 2020 Could Get Worse For Your Job Situation If You’re Not Careful


Let's hope this is true: Seeing #How2020CouldGetWorse trending reminds me of this guy I used to work with who thought saying anything bad out loud would make it happen. — Pizza Groundhog's #1 Fan (@KimMannix) April 15, 2020. My ex become my boss at work #How2020CouldGetWorse.

2020 71

I’m scared I’ll be fired for needing to care for my kid while we work from home

Ask a Manager

A reader writes: I work as a healthcare professional for a large national company where we have strict turnaround times to review our cases. Right now due to Covid-19, the state has suspended our work and we are just doing clerical work for the most part. We all work from home normally, not just now. I explained that right now, I’m homeschooling my young children and am trying to balance work and homeschooling that all of us were forced into.

2020 30

8 Fields to Pursue For a Career Post-Coronavirus 

Ms. Career Girl

of the total workforce , up from 10.8% If you invest money in schooling, consider a versatile degree like nursing that enables you to find work nearly anytime. Pandemic or no, people still need to ensure their homes and cars remain protected from casualty and theft. As an insurance agent, you often work as an independent contractor. If you are a working parent who now wears a home-school teacher hat, too, this field may work for you.

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