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News from notable companies who are joining the remote work revolution

Asynchronous Communication: Every Company Going Async-First

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Things move quickly these days. In 2020, remote work was the future. In early 2021, it was hybrid work. As we head into 2022, now asynchronous work has been declared the future.   What is asynchronous communication? Simply put, asynchronous means “not happening at the same time.” Therefore, asynchronous communication is a form of discussion where the parties participate at...

Every Company Going Remote Permanently

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As COVID-19 spread around the world in early 2020, offices were forced to close. Anyone who could work from home started to right away. Companies were forced to quickly figure out how to communicate, collaborate, share documents, and manage teams virtually. After just a few months, though, a number of business leaders started to figure out the whole work-from-home thing has benefits. That’s...

Every Major Company Reducing Office Space: 2020-2023

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The Hub For Return To Office (RTO) News & Data Chapter 1: Return To Office Plans For The Fortune 100 > Chapter 2: Companies Reducing Office Space Chapter 3: Companies Delaying Return To Office Chapter 3: Are Employees Quitting? Chapter 4: Why Are Companies Going Back To The Office? Chapter 5: Common Questions RTO news & sentiment by company: Alphabet (Google), Amazon, Apple, Bank Of...

Every Company Leaving California: 2020-2023

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Arguably since the first agricultural revolution 10,000+ years ago, work has been tied a fixed location. That location-based work – first a farm, then a manufacturing plant, then an office – created opportunity. Opportunity attracted workers (or new citizens). Therefore, we always formed cities, countries, and societies primarily through location-based opportunity. Go where the work is, as they...

125 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 up...

Every Work-From-Home Job That Provides Equipment

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If a company hires someone to work from home, that employee needs to have the right equipment. There are only a few options for providing equipment to remote workers. It’s pretty straightforward. You can provide a stipend, or a fixed sum of money the employee can use toward home office equipment. Or, you can provide the actual equipment (send it to the employee’s house) That’s...

WFH Stipends: 104 Companies That Provide Them

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This post was written on August 11, 2022. We updated the research and post on January 23, 2023. Why did we build offices in the first place? We needed… A place to collaborate A place to get work done with the proper equipment Well, the internet knocked out #1 as many major companies have gone remote. We can work together on Zoom, Slack, email, and remote collaboration tools just fine. But...

Every Company Offering Paid Sabbaticals

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This post was written on March 23, 2022. We updated the research and post on January 19, 2023. Sabbaticals (or extended breaks from work) lead to “a decline in stress and an increase in psychological resources and overall well-being,” according to one study, and the “positive changes often remained long after the sabbatical.” Breaks from work help the employee, which in...

25 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 boards...

Remote Work Tools: The Complete List (2023)

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If you run a remote team or work from home, this is THE GUIDE FOR YOU. We keep it updated, too (and ask for contributions down here). This list includes 79 software tools for remote work organized by type of tool, how it’s priced, and my personal favorites (if anyone cares). You can filter the list any way you’d like. I asked over 80 people who work from home for their absolute most...