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Henry is the founder of Buildremote.

Every Company With Unlimited PTO (Vacation) Policies

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According to one study by the World Health Organization (and shared in Forbes), taking time off from work could literally save your life. The study found that working longer hours (55+ per week) without extended breaks is tied to an increased risk in heart disease or stroke. So, you should probably take more time off. And companies have started to figure out the benefits of a healthy work...

20 Niche Job Boards For Your Next Search

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I’m fascinated by the trend toward niche job boards. To me, it mimics the trend toward remote work. We used to work where the work was (near farms, near factories, near cities) With remote work, we can work wherever is best for us personally This is a similar path the job market (or talent acquisition market) is heading down. We used to have to go to newspapers, career centers, and big job...

How To Set Up A Home Office In A Bedroom

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I’ve been fortunate enough to work from home for 10 years, and during that time, I’ve learned that having a functional home office makes a huge difference in my work. However, I haven’t always had a dedicated home office. On three occasions, I had my home office in my bedroom: In my early 20s, when I lived with four roommates When my wife and I traveled and rented...

Providing Equipment For Remote Workers: 4 Options

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At the outset of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies scrambled to meet the needs of employees abruptly transitioning to remote work environments. While companies and workers have now had several years to adjust to remote work, the initial assumption that most workers would return to the office after the pandemic has been revised. Remote and hybrid work arrangements are part of...

Every UK Company Doing The 4-Day Work Week

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The Status Of The UK 4-Day Work Week The average weekly hours worked for full-time workers in the United Kingdom has trended slightly downward from 38 hours in the late 1990s to 36 currently. Workers are looking for more time outside of work as the decades have progressed.  The next logical push has been toward a four-day work week, which typically cuts both hours and days of work. As I...

Return To Office: 14 Timely Questions Answered

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There has been a ton of chatter about companies’ return to office plans. Here’s the executive summary: Everyone who could work from home in early 2020 started to do just that Most people liked it But management teams have leases to pay So now, big companies are calling employees back to the office in some form (whether that’s a full return or hybrid) Today, I’ll...

Working 60 Hours Per Week? Try Out These 21 Schedules

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Are you working 60 hours per week and looking for a new way to structure it? I wrote this article for people who are in this situation: The amount of hours you work week each is right for you, or required… But the pattern (when the 60 hours fall) is becoming a grind So you’re looking for alternative 60-hour schedules to consider I asked our list of contributors to share...

4-Day Work Week: 18 Questions Answered

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Here are 20 common questions about the four-day work week from every angle. Click a question below to jump to the answer. What is a four-day work week? How does a four-day work week work? How many hours are in a four-day work week? Is working four days a week considered part-time? What are the benefits of a four-day work week? Is a four-day work week better? Why a four day work week is better for...

54 Future Of Work Predictions For 2030

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The “future of work” is, admittedly, a catch-all term. When people say the phrase, I interpret it as a way to describe trends we’ll see over the coming decades in how goods and services are delivered. When it’s time to sit down to get some work done in 2030 or 2040, what will it be like? I wanted to hear what people thought the future of work would hold, so I...

Every Company That Pays For College

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Benefits programs are mutually helpful for the employee and employer. The company foots the bill for a program that makes for healthier, happier, or more educated employees, which makes for a more productive company.  We’ve already covered some companies that are thinking uniquely about the benefits they offer their employees like four-day work weeks, permanent remote work, home office...