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80-Hour Work Week: Real Schedules From 15 People

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Are you working 80 hours per week? Or, eek, considering it? For those working the 80-hour work week, it takes detailed planning to mitigate the downsides of the schedule. If you jam all your work into five days, you have 16 hours of work per day with just eight hours left over for sleeping, eating, exercising, and anything else you need as a baseline for sanity and health. I wrote this article...

121 Companies With The Best 401K Match Plans

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Financial advisors call it “free money.” I’m not sure I’d go quite that far, but it’s a helpful way to think about the amount your employer will contribute to your 401K plan. Here’s an example. If you make $100,000 and choose to contribute 3% of your salary to your company-sponsored 401K plan, you’ll personally put in $3,000. If your employer matches...

Every Fortune 100’s Return To Office Policy (SEP UPDATE)

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In early 2020, the office was turned off like a light switch. Anyone who could work from home was instructed or recommended to do just that. This was a temporary measure to fight a pandemic. But the temporary shift from in-office work to remote work turned into a massive, unintentional experiment to test where and how work could be done. Like in any experiment, the experimental group...

122 No-Prep Zoom Icebreakers (Sortable List)

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I worked at a fully remote marketing agency for eight years. We had a small group of people scattered all over the country, but we made it a point to all meet on Zoom once per week. At first, we did business things – reporting, sales updates, standup-y type of stuff. Then we realized the real value everyone got out of this weekly meeting was just chatting about non-work stuff. We dropped...

Measuring The Pulse Of NYC’s Return To Office

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New York City’s office space utilization has gone way down and vacancy rates have gone way up since early 2020. Although New York isn’t having as hard of a time as San Francisco, NYC’s return to office plans remain far below pre-pandemic levels. The office utilization is 46.1%, meaning that offices are being visited by less than half as many people as a few years ago. There is...

Measuring The Pulse Of San Francisco’s Return To Office

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San Francisco is having the hardest time of all major US cities getting employees to return to the office. The office utilization rate in San Francisco is just 39.2%, the lowest of the 10 biggest metros in the United States. There is 25 million square feet of office space available for lease or sublease. And 24% of office space sits empty, a shocking 554% increase since the end of 2019. London...

Every Major CEO Stepping Down: 2020-2022

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CEOs are stepping down at record-high rates. When you think about the macro factors applying pressure to companies these days, it makes sense why: As a result of lockdowns, some companies lost all of their revenue while others benefited Employees, en-masse, decided they liked remote work better, forcing companies to go remote or hybrid People then started to rethink what they want out of work...

6 Real Hybrid Work Policies (+3 Templates) Analyzed

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There’s no question that hybrid work is having a moment. Because it balances working in-office with working at home, it is potentially an attractive alternative for companies that want to be more flexible in their scheduling but are unwilling or perhaps unable to fully commit to going remote. But while many organizations are interested in shifting to a hybrid model, they may not know...

Labor Arbitrage: What It Is & How You Can Benefit

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In 2022, the war for talent was more competitive than ever. By some estimates, 96% of companies worldwide increased their salaries, and the average salary bump was 4.9%. While many companies did what they had to attract and retain their employees, for some companies, this level of salary growth is not sustainable. As remote work continues gaining traction, some companies are looking to lower...

How to Collaborate Effectively If Your Team Is Remote

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2020 brought many changes to how the world operates, and the workforce is a prime example. Online jobs that were initially expected to be temporary haven’t just stuck around — they’re becoming more and more standard. According to research from The Ladders, remote work now makes up 15% of all high-paying jobs — three times more than in 2020. The opportunity to work from...