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 JobsforHer.com, 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

Daniel Kobran, chief operating officer at Paperspace, said, “GPUs and the new era of accelerated computing are powering applications previously thought impossible. The Paperspace cloud platform provides on-demand GPU processing power behind a unified hub to facilitate collaboration across large, distributed teams for customers such as Medivis, which is using Paperspace to build AI-assisted, real-time […]

Return to work is too late to save city centres, says British Retail Consortium

Mark Cahill, ManpowerGroup UK’s managing director, said: “The headline number illustrates just how tough the labour market is currently. This is still the second weakest outlook we’ve seen since 1992. But the four-point national increase from last quarter, along with a positive trend in several key sectors, is cause for some cautious optimism.

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

Speaking of working parents…with some schools going fully remote, some bringing kids back into the classroom and some offering a mixture of both, many parents are being forced to piece together a learning plan for their kids — and it’s proving to be very expensive.

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.’

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.’