Tag: telecommuting

How tech companies are bringing workers back to the office: Slowly and with ‘social’ incentives

As they return to work, employees of website platform Contentful Inc. are getting an eyeful of their new offices in Berlin and Denver and a...

More workers negotiate a return to the office — but working from home is a privilege open to precious few Americans

As white-collar workplaces debate the future of hybrid work with more than half of U.S. adults fully vaccinated, a new analysis provides a reminder that...

Here’s one financial reason why employees want to work from home — and employers had a hand in it

Markers showing people how to stand six feet apart on the floors of stores and sidewalks may soon be relics of the pandemic as more...

‘Everything seems to go smoother when we’re together’: Companies dangle spa weekends and free meals to lure workers back to the office

Thomas Jepsen, founder of Passion Plans, a company that helps connect home buyers with architects and designers, is among the cohort of employers that are...

Unlike previous downturns, women are bearing the brunt of the COVID recession — here’s why

It’s not just in the U.S. — across the world, the pandemic-induced recession has had a disproportionately negative impact on women in terms of employment. ...

Most people couldn’t correctly answer this pandemic-related tax quiz. Can you do better?

The pandemic’s economic fallout is putting people’s tax knowledge to the test, and they’re not passing with flying colors. A new survey indicates that many...

PwC lets U.K.-based staff choose start times — and clock off early in the summer

PwC has told its U.K. based staff they can spend around half their working hours at home after the COVID-19 pandemic ends — and clock...

How to manage a team that works from home?

It is different to manage a team strategically constituted from the beginning to function remotely than to manage one that is forced to work this...

Philadelphia relies on a commuter tax to balance its budget. What does that mean in a work-from-home world?

Jon Dumont has walked through Philadelphia’s Center City district to and from his office for years, passing familiar businesses and friendly faces. But the experience...

Microsoft hits $40 billion in quarterly sales for first time, reports record earnings

Microsoft Corp. blew away earnings expectations Tuesday as it surpassed $40 billion in sales and $15 billion in profit in a quarter for the first...

If you moved in 2020, take these steps to avoid a surprise state income-tax bill in the New Year

What they might not be aware of: The state income-tax bill. “It’s something a lot of individuals are navigating,” said Jeremiah Barlow, executive vice president...

My boyfriend’s ex-wife claimed her sons as dependents and got their stimulus, despite losing full custody. What can we do?

Dear Moneyist, Perhaps you can lead me to the proper channels so I can take action. I am a mother to 5 young boys: 3...

Why Amazon ‘was invented for the pandemic,’ and how AWS could be the most valuable company in the world

New York University Stern School of Business professor Scott Galloway previously believed Amazon.com Inc. would outlive the other biggest companies in tech. The COVID-19 pandemic...

Telework today and beyond: keys to business continuity

Here we tell you the latest trends in a work scheme that is here to stay and the fundamental implementations that organizations must do to...

I’ve been working at home during the pandemic — do I qualify for any tax breaks?

Say you’ve had to work from home during the COVID-19 crisis. Join the club. Like many others who are lucky enough to be able to...

‘Zoom-worthy’ pieces are selling though jewelry expected to take a COVID-19 hit

People who are working from home are still getting dressed up from the neck up for videoconference meetings, and Signet Jewelers Ltd. Chief Executive Virginia...

The Big Move: I work in Silicon Valley, but my job is now remote. I can finally live somewhere cheaper. Where should I go?

‘The Big Move’ is a new MarketWatch column looking at real estate and work-life balance. Do you have a question about buying or selling a...

Bill.com beats on earnings, CEO predicts work-from-home trends are ‘here to stay’

Bill.com Holdings Inc. Chief Executive René Lacerte is optimistic that the COVID-19 crisis will drive a longer-term shift toward remote work that increases demand for...

Here’s how to be that ‘go-to’ person on the job — even if you’re working from home

If you are like most people, doing a corporate job successfully is a lot harder than it was before the COVID-19 pandemic. You’re likely working...

The office isn’t dead yet, even if remote work keeps rising, says Moody’s

Office space in big cities might face a reckoning from the coronavirus, but it won’t happen overnight. That’s because while U.S. urban areas were particularly...

The ‘work-from-home’ ETF is here. Get ready for some surprises.

For all the weirdness of the past few months — the Zoom fatigue, the challenge of caring for children and pets and aging parents alongside...

Smartphones and lockdowns make a poor pair

The lockdown or stay-at-home notice advisory for Americans see them spending more of their time in the virtual world than ever before. This is far...

The best video conferencing apps for telecommuting

It is clear that video conferencing apps and services have been very successful since the beginning of containment. According to figures from the analysis firm...