Coursera to allow remote working till January 2022, offers $1,000 allowance for ‘office setup’

In a blog post, Rich Jacquet, Chief People Officer of Coursera said that giving all employees more time to work from home offers the flexibility they need to adjust to new routines brought on by the pandemic, like home-schooling and plan the next 16 months with a clear timeline.

Column: Remote work is here to stay. Here’s how to make it work

All told, we’re likely to see a few people returning to the office sometime by the end of this year or early next year. And that’s hoping that science has a fitting reply for the scourge unleashed by the Coronavirus — a vaccine if we’re being optimistic or at least some form of herd immunity. […]

Lack of cloud expertise, controls leave APAC firms vulnerable in remote work

RELATED COVERAGEGlobal pandemic opening up can of security wormsAPAC employees not fully secure to work from homeAPAC consumers have concerns about online privacy, but let it go for freebiesOpportune time for APAC firms to assess support for remote workplaceAPAC firms must transform cybersecurity approachAPAC firms see clueless employees as biggest security threatRemote workers in Singapore […]

Coronavirus pandemic | Jobseekers turn to remote working roles

Neha Bagaria, founder & CEO of online career portal for women, explained that while some companies are delaying hiring decisions and in many cases putting a freeze on hiring, there are others who are using this situation to bolster their systems and processes to come out stronger once the storm is over.

Scaling New Heights: Surge in Remote Work Fuels NVIDIA Cloud Service Provider Program

To cope, enterprises are turning to the cloud as it provides the simplified, flexible management of IT resources that are required to support remote workers, wherever they may be. With NVIDIA GPUs and virtualization software, cloud infrastructure can support all kinds of compute and visualization workloads — AI, data science, computer-aided design, rendering, content creation […]

Office Ready? Jetson-Driven ‘Double Robot’ Supports Remote Working

Also, COVID-19 has spurred interest for contact-free work using the Double. Pharmaceutical companies have contacted Double Robotics asking how the robot might aid in international development efforts, according to Cann. The biggest use case amid the pandemic is for using the Double robots in place of international business travel, he said. Instead of flying in […]

Working parents face backlash

Companies are trying to support their employees by offering more scheduling flexibility, additional time off and other perks. A lot of these enhanced benefits are focused on working parents — like subsidizing childcare and learning costs and offering more paid time off to those affected by school closures or a lack of childcare.

Hate working from home? Here’s how to make it better

Many workers feel pressure to mimic the 9-5 workday at home. But working remotely offers you a little more flexibility with your time. Your employer doesn’t expect you to work eight hours straight every day. Take breaks. You will be a better worker for it.

Lord Alan Sugar slams ‘complacent’ Britons working from home who are ‘enjoying’ not being back in office as he urges workers to return to their desks ‘to get back to normality’

He said: ’The thing about getting back to work is this, when you’re in the workplace you don’t realise in the course of a day how many questions and answers that go on… You don’t realise the interaction that goes on. Think about the young people also.’

Nicola Sturgeon urges Scottish people to ‘work from home’ – setting her on major collision course with Boris Johnson’s ‘back to the office’ message AGAIN

‘But I am also acutely aware that if we lose the battle to keep Covid under control then that’s not good for the economy because we end up going back and having to put parts of our economy back into lockdowns.’