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Facebook is hiring a director of remote work as it plans for a more permanent shift to working from home



Facebook's headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Elijah Nouvelage/Reuters


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  • Facebook is looking for a director of remote work as it plans for a more permanent shift to working from home. 
  • The company is looking for someone to help it develop a long-term remote work plan and to lead Facebook’s push “toward remote-first ways of working,” according to a job posting for the role.
  • Facebook employees will continue working from home until July 2021, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has said he expects half of the company’s workforce to work remotely within the next 10 years.
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Facebook has been making a major shift toward permanent remote work, and now, it’s hiring for a new position that would lead those efforts. 

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British home working drives 5.3% August grocery sales growth: Nielsen

FILE PHOTO: Shoppers queue at a supermarket in London, Britain March 18, 2020. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

LONDON (Reuters) – British grocery sales rose by 5.3% year-on-year in the four weeks to Sept. 5, boosted by households working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, industry data on Tuesday showed.

Market researcher Nielsen said, however, that the growth was down from 7% in last month’s report, adding that supermarkets in Britain had continuing strong online sales over the period, up 102%, while sales at stores fell by 1.6%.

“Food retail sales are still being boosted by households working from home, and such disruptions are expected to continue for the foreseeable future,” Mike Watkins, Nielsen’s UK head of retailer and business insight, said in a statement.

The supermarket industry was expected to remain more resilient than other types of consumer spending, Watkins said, forecasting sales growth of more than 6% for groceries in the

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What JPMorgan Has To Say About Young Employees Working From Home

JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE: JPM) says it has noticed a troubling pattern with its work-from-home employees, particularly those who are of a younger age, Bloomberg reported Monday.

What Happened: CEO Jamie Dimon told analysts Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in a private meeting that productivity was particularly affected on Mondays and Fridays, according to Bloomberg.

“The WFH lifestyle seems to have impacted younger employees [at JPMorgan], and overall productivity and ‘creative combustion’ has taken a hit,” KBW Managing Director Brian Kleinhanzl wrote to clients in a note, citing the meeting with Dimon.

JPMorgan spokesman Michael Fusco told Bloomberg that the productivity of employees was affected “in general, not just younger employees,” but added that younger workers “could be disadvantaged by missed learning opportunities” as they were not in offices.

Why It Matters: The New York-based lender informed most senior sales staff and trading employees that they would be required to

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British Home Working Drives 5.3% August Grocery Sales Growth: Nielsen | Investing News

LONDON (Reuters) – British grocery sales rose by 5.3% year-on-year in the four weeks to Sept. 5, boosted by households working from home during the coronavirus pandemic, industry data on Tuesday showed.

Market researcher Nielsen said, however, that the growth was down from 7% in last month’s report, adding that supermarkets in Britain had continuing strong online sales over the period, up 102%, while sales at stores fell by 1.6%.

“Food retail sales are still being boosted by households working from home, and such disruptions are expected to continue for the foreseeable future,” Mike Watkins, Nielsen’s UK head of retailer and business insight, said in a statement.

The supermarket industry was expected to remain more resilient than other types of consumer spending, Watkins said, forecasting sales growth of more than 6% for groceries in the last few months of the year, compared to flat growth seen at the end of

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At JPMorgan, Productivity Falls for Staff Working at Home

(Bloomberg) — A troubling pattern emerged as most of JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s employees worked from home to stem the spread of Covid-19: productivity slipped.



a building with a metal tower and blue umbrella: Scaffolding covers a construction site for JP Morgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York, U.S., on Monday, June 8, 2020. Completion is still years away, but the ramping up of construction on high-rise office towers like JPMorgan's — which will be one of the largest in Manhattan, rise some 70 floors and be capable of housing roughly 15,000 employees — comes at what suddenly feels like an odd time.


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Scaffolding covers a construction site for JP Morgan Chase & Co. headquarters in New York, U.S., on Monday, June 8, 2020. Completion is still years away, but the ramping up of construction on high-rise office towers like JPMorgan’s — which will be one of the largest in Manhattan, rise some 70 floors and be capable of housing roughly 15,000 employees — comes at what suddenly feels like an odd time.

Work output was particularly affected on Mondays and Fridays, according to findings discussed by Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon in a private meeting with Keefe, Bruyette & Woods analysts. That, along with worries that remote work is no substitute for organic interaction, is part of why the biggest U.S. bank is urging more

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Photo of kid working from home is “a total mood”

Many adults have had to adapt to the frustrations of working from home during the pandemic — and kids are being asked to do the same. But learning from home can be stressful for young people, and a viral photo posted by one Arizona mom captures what a lot of families are dealing with. 



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The photo, first shared on Twitter August 7 by writer Kara McDowell, shows her 5-year-old son lying across a chair, seemingly exasperated during a session of remote schooling. 

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“My Kindergartner on a 40 minute video call is a total mood,” McDowell wrote in the caption — one that resonated with many.

The photo was relatable to many because no matter how old you are, working from home or learning from home isn’t always

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What We’ve Learned About Keeping Our Teams Engaged While Working From Home


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As March rolled around, companies around the world launched the largest work-from-home experiment overnight, whether we were prepared or not. And the single lesson that businesses have learnt is, even if you were able to get by with semi-engaged employees who would trudge into office for their paychecks before the world changed, those guardrails of a formal work environment are now gone.

If anything, a business with unengaged employees is potentially going to underperform one with fewer, but highly engaged ones.

A highly engaged team can mean the difference between failure and success. Bringing a project across the finish line is half the battle, but if you keep your team engaged, they’ll have the motivation to go above and beyond.

As I’ve transitioned to running teams

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6 essential tools for Mac users working from home

COVID-19 pushed millions into working from home for an extended period, and not everyone was ready. Mac users can boost their capabilities with these accessories.

When the pandemic hit in March 2020, few suspected millions would still be working from home in the fall or that the coronavirus would accelerate a mammoth work-from-home paradigm shift, but that’s just what’s happened. 

If you are using a Mac computer in your WFH odyssey, make the most of your Mac-centered home office by considering these helpful peripherals to make your remote access and Zoom meetings more productive.



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The Brydge Stone Pro.

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The Brydge Stone Pro is the docking station Apple should offer all Mac laptop users. The device, a puzzling omission from Apple retail Stores and Apple’s online shop, permits connecting a number of peripherals to a Mac via a single Thunderbolt 3/USB-C cable. The device’s elegant design is a natural

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Working From Home Is Different For Parents, Introverts And Younger Employees

CEO and Executive Creative Director at Tribe, Inc., working with global brands to build employee engagement.

In the earlier days of the pandemic, when corporate employees were first settling into working from home, there were widespread reports of high productivity and employee job satisfaction. About six months into it, that’s still true for many — especially when we’re looking at broad strokes.

But a closer look at different groups of employees reveals some interesting differences. In Tribe’s national survey with corporate employees working from home due to the pandemic, we filtered respondents for these differences:

• Parents with younger children at home who need their attention during the day.

• People who describe themselves as introverts.

• Younger employees who are under 30.

For my two earlier articles on this survey, see “Remote Work May Become The New Normal” and “The Impact Of Ongoing Work From Home.”

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3 ways to set boundaries and be more productive when working from home

  • If you’re struggling to stay productive and avoid burnout while working remotely, consider setting firmer boundaries between your work and non-work hours.
  • The smallest adjustments, like shutting your door and turning off virtual distractions, can help you continuously work without interruptions. 
  • Create time blocks throughout the day to accomplish your work tasks, and set a specific time when you plan to quit working.
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No matter what happens with the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is clear: Working from home is going to be with us for a while. In some cases, companies have decided their employees can work from home forever. Others have given their employees the flexibility to work home for the next year, or more. If you love the flexibility of working remotely, that’s great news.

For a lot of people, however, working from home has been a challenge. I understand. I’ve

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