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Google Employees Who Choose To Work From Home Could Soon Face A Pay Cut

Working from home could soon cost you if you’re a Google employee. As the pandemic continues to take the world by storm, many companies are restructuring what work looks like for their employees. Last year, COVID-19 sent everyone into quarantine pushing non-essential employees to transform their homes into offices, schools, restaurants — the whole nine. Now, as the world attempts to return to normal (whatever that is), some employers are reconsidering what the future of work looks like. Among those companies is Google who’s giving their employees the option to choose which work environment works best for them at a cost. According to Tech Times, Google employees who decide to work from home could experience anywhere from a 5 percent to 25 percent pay cut. The company will allegedly penalize staffers who make the decision to work remotely in cities where Google offices are located. They have rolled out an internal calculator that will further detail the potential pay cuts. Per the...

Shanique Yates

Aug 13, 2021

Post-Pandemic, Is Remote Work Here to Stay?

Remote work has skyrocketed during the pandemic. However, after the pandemic ends, most employees at major companies such as Twitter, Square, and Shopify will work remotely indefinitely. They aren’t alone. As many as one-third of U.S. companies may keep some or all of their employees working from home when the crisis ends. What might this mean for businesses and workers? To begin to answer this question starts with examining the impact of remote work on businesses today. Benefits and Challenges of Remote Work Pre-pandemic research found that remote work is correlated with 40% higher productivity, 40% fewer errors, and 21% higher profitability. And despite the challenges of the pandemic, some firms have recently attributed productivity increases to remote work, with managers also noting that it has provided them access to a broader pool of talent from which to hire. Further, many employees have found remote work satisfying, given the increased autonomy and scheduling flexibility it...


Dec 4, 2020

Tips for Managing Your Remote Team Effectively

Conflict on any team can negatively affect productivity and kill morale. However, remote working can bring its unique challenges because interpersonal relationships evolve differently than with on-site teams. Electronic communications cannot convey body language or tone, essential aspects of non-verbal communication. The online disinhibition effect can also make people do and say things they would never do in a traditional office environment. If you’re not carefully managing your remote team, it can be all too easy for problems to develop and fester. Here are some tips for staying ahead of the potential issues and resolving conflict effectively: Onboarding Conflict resolution starts with prevention. Implementing a robust onboarding process will go a long way in minimizing conflict on your distributed teams. A thorough onboarding process will outline an employee’s job functions, get them up to speed on team processes, and provide them with the resources they need to get their job...

Colleen Williams

Nov 29, 2019