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.

Remote learning is costing parents a fortune

Anna Brewer’s 8-year-old son started third grade in Chico, California, a few weeks ago, but his public school isn’t holding any in-person classes. Since she and her husband don’t work from home and don’t have family nearby to babysit, their son is taking his remote classes from a daycare center at a local church where […]

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.

Coronavirus testing at airports only catches 7% of cases and ‘doesn’t work’ says Matt Hancock

Coronavirus testing programme at Heathrow Airport could enable passengers from certain countries to exit the mandatory 14-day quarantine period early

Working parents face backlash

“We have to put the mental health and wellbeing of our people front and center like never before. The environment is placing even greater demands on employers, many of whom are stepping in to fill the gaps our people are faced with — for example, parents of school-aged children who are juggling work and distance […]

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

Nothing online can be 100 percent secure. But as Luis Corron, the technical director of PandaLabs points out, as adults we can help secure their digital life as best as we can. Corron suggests setting up parental controls on devices, web browsers, and all apps that children access. He also recommends using anti-virus software; reviewing the […]

Windham, NH High School Goes Remote, Sports Suspended After Students Contract COVID-19

Windham High School students were supposed to return to the classroom in a hybrid learning model starting Wednesday, September 9. However, Langlois announced late Tuesday that due to more positive tests, high school students will be moved to remote learning for the remainder of the week.

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.’

I’ve spent years working at home on my own. Now the whole family is toiling alongside me – and I love it

Over the months, I have slowly adjusted to life in a busy workplace. I can tell my son is on a work call, for example, because he is pacing counterclockwise round the kitchen table as he talks. I know it is a bad time to start making meringues. If I wait, the urge will pass.

Coronavirus pandemic: Working virtually? Swap skyrises for ocean views, says Bermuda

“I was always interested in moving to the Caribbean,” said Shepherd, 24, noting that the views of the ocean had soothed her during the pandemic. “It makes a difference to my mental state, especially while I’m working from home.” Bermuda is one of a number of locations such as Barbados, Estonia and Georgia that have […]