At 1MFWF, we always want to highlight work that’s happening around the country and across the globe pertaining to work flexibility. While our own blog features regular contributions from experts on this topic, we also keep an eye out for great articles elsewhere on the web. Here are some recent items not to miss.
How to Talk About the Future of Work
Kavi Guppta, Forbes, July 28
Knowing what employers and employees are looking for in hiring and retention has changed rapidly in the past few years. By understanding and engaging with these new work terms, like remote work, employers are opening up their candidate pools and retaining top-notch employees. Terms like “digital nomad” and “remote work” are both featured in How to Talk About the Future of Work.
Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From Montana
Eric Whitney, NPR, July 28
Looking at quality of life when considering a career is an important factor to consider. Recently, a campaign launched in Montana that is urging people to move to the state – and to bring their jobs with them by working remotely. Learn more about this economic development effort here: Tired Of The Big City? Consider Telecommuting From Montana.
5 Ways to Make Working Remotely Actually Work
Carson Tate, Fast Company, July 27
Knowing how to manage, communicate, and interact with telecommuting employees is a critical part of any remote workforce. From knowing which tools to use to increasing employee engagement, these tips are important for any employee or company considering remote options. Read more: 5 Ways to Make Working Remotely Actually Work.
How These Flexible Rental Spaces Are Helping Entrepreneurs Work From Anywhere
Elaine Glusac, Entrepreneur, July 24
Remote workspaces are growing in the sharing economy. Firms can rent hotels and other executive spaces for short-term or temporary meeting spaces for time with clients, other entrepreneurs, and remote workers. Responding to the needs of traveling workers, companies like HotelsByDay allows remote workers space to refresh and work wherever they happen to be that day. See more: How These Flexible Rental Spaces Are Helping Entrepreneurs Work From Anywhere.
Are millennials ready to lead? Depends on who you ask
Uptin Saiidi, CNBC, July 24
With 28 percent of millennials saying a loss to their work life balance would give them reservations about becoming a leader in their companies, employers need to shift how they invest in future leaders. Strategies for companies to better connect with millennials include strengthening workplace flexibility, reverse mentoring, and investments in technology. Read more: Are millennials ready to lead? Depends on who you ask.
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