Remote Work Round-Up - June 27, 2017
Dreaming of working remotely, but not sure how to approach the subject with your boss? The best defense is to arm yourself with data on how working outside of the office will benefit the business entire.
According to Samantha Harrington from Forbes, here are four irrefutable facts to convince the powers-that-be.
"1. According to Gallup, remote workers log an average of four more hours a week than their on-site counterparts.
2. People who work from home get more sleep and are more attentive, according to Penn State University.
3. A typical business can save $11,000 per employee per year by letting them work from home 50% of the time according to a study by Global Workplace Analytics.
4. Meanwhile, Gallup found that people who work remotely 20% of the time are more engaged in their work."
If the figures found above don't do the trick, don't lose hope. Below are a gaggle of great remote work opportunities to get you going - or staying (at home, that is).
Preparing for the Unexpected: How Maria Fava Found Her Confidence as a Bicultural, Bilingual Woman at T. Rowe Price
Born in Mexico City and raised in Guadalajara, Maria Fava never would have predicted that she'd have a career in financial services. And certainly not in Maryland.
Over two decades ago, when Maria moved to the U.S. to study psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, she'd planned on moving back to Mexico to study law after graduation. Instead, she fell in love with an unassuming Italian-American her senior year. She married him and moved to Maryland, his home state.
When the pandemic began in spring and her friends (and fellow Carnegie Mellon master's students) started to find out that their offers for summer internships were canceled, Mai Sha held her breath.
A five-step framework for addressing systematic racism at work
The world has changed in the past few weeks.
We're watching corporations and organizations across the world come out in support of Black lives in droves. Many of those organizations are doing so for the first time in their history.