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As employees increasingly consider hybrid and remote employment options, management has been forced to implement new strategies to better hire, retain and manage employees. Today,  Owl Labs  the leader in immersive video conferencing technology, in partnership with Global Workplace Analytics  released its third annual report, "2019 State of Remote Work," which compiled data from more than 1,200 full-time workers...
Ultimate Software, a leading global provider of human capital management (HCM) and employee experience solutions in the cloud, today released a new data report on the state of remote work and employee attitudes in the United States. Remote work has reached a tipping point, moving from emerging trend to new workplace reality—an estimated  23%  of the U.S. workforce now works remotely at least part of the time. With 40% of...
If you haven't heard about the gig economy, you've been living in a cave. Believe it or not, the gig economy - also known as "non-traditional employment" - will be the primary income source for 43 percent of the American workforce by next year. Like real estate, the economy is all about location, location, location. Not all states offer a potential robust income for gig economy workers. The best locations offer a mix of...
Most employees prefer to spend some time in an office (83%) over being fully remote, according to a  new Clutch survey  of 503 full-time employees. Why? In-office work helps employees collaborate with coworkers and feel included in the company's culture. "Most work-from-home employees I know enjoy knowing there is a spot, even if not a designated spot, for them at the office when needed," said Bethany Babcock, owner...
Insights from freelance knowledge worker respondents to the “Freelancing in America” survey help understand why 54% say “there is no amount of money where they would definitely take a traditional job ” New data from Upwork, the largest freelancing website, suggests that most people don't understand the freelance lifestyle. According to  Freelancing in America: 2018 , the most comprehensive study of the...
They were drawn to big cities by the bright lights and career prospects. Now, beset by a housing crunch and high cost of living, more than half of professionals living in U.S. cities are ready to leave. According to a  new study  commissioned by  Citrix Systems, Inc.  (NASDAQ:CTXS), 70 percent of knowledge workers living in urban locales say they would move to outlying areas if they could perform their jobs at the same...
The Just released Owl Labs' Equal Pay for Equal Work (From Home) Report Reveals Lack of Visibility Impacts Female Remote Workers' Salary and Opportunities for Career Growth. Today on Equal Pay Day 2019, which marks how far into the new year women have to work to earn the same amount of money men earned the previous year, video conferencing company Owl Labs has launched a new report that explores those challenges in more detail. Sadly,...
A new study suggests that businesses that do not have a flexible workspace* policy risk losing out on top talent.  Research  conducted by leading flexible workspace provider, IWG, shows that 80 percent of workers in the U.S. would choose a job which offered flexible working over a job that didn't, and almost a third (30 percent) of people value being able to choose their work location over an increase in vacation time. In light of...