Remote Work Round-Up
November 9, 2017
Writer Sara Fischer notes:
"Cheddar is joining forces with WeWork to scale its on-air guest booking operation. It's building remote studios in WeWork offices around the country, and eventually around the globe, to bring more TV-quality live shots to the network's weekday live programming slate. The Cheddar team will go live with its first-ever daily broadcast from a WeWork location today in Hollywood."
This leaves us wondering, as technology rapidly improves, are home studios around the bend? And if many of the personnel working from remote studios are working in an on-air booking capacity, would't they inevitably be able to do so from the comfort of their own home, coffee shop, beach bungalow, etc...?
In the era of the citizen journalist, Facebook Live and $1,000 iPhone X, we surmise this can't be far behind - and truly, most people will have the capability to do nearly any job from any location, should they choose to. Only time, technology and cultural norms can tell (but our fingers are crossed for the affirmative).
And while we're on the topic of Cheddar, check out PowerToFly's cofounder and president, Katharine Zaleski, on her appearance this week discussing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Furthermore - if you're antsy for the future to be NOW, check out some of our latest and greatest open remote opportunities. For even more available roles, head over to our Jobs page.
"To uncover your true potential you must first find your own limits and then you have to have the courage to blow past them."
– Picabo Street
Ah, the dreaded PIP.
Performance improvement plans (PIPs) can feel scary. They have a (not entirely unearned) reputation for being the first step on the road to an eventual firing. And sometimes managers do implement PIPs solely to appease HR by ensuring that they made every last effort to make a given employee successful before terminating that employee.
We recently chatted with Megan Hansen, VP of People at Smartsheet, who oversee the employee lifecycle from Talent Acquisition to Alumni support.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the company's culture and values, and learn how you can make your application stand out!
To learn more about Smartsheet and their open roles, click here.
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.
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.