Outbreak Jump-Starts ‘Work from Home’

In one month, working from home has turned from a luxury for many office workers in Thailand to a necessity. While the transition is hampered by buggy video conferencing programmes, missed communications and unanswered emails, some office heads like the new concept, saying it can actually increase efficiency and keep workers happy.

Life Explores How the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on Informal Workers

Venue closure, curfew and state policies enforced to contain the spread of Covid-19 are affecting the labour force severely. Workers experience the impact in different magnitudes, with some getting less pay and seeing their working hours reduced. Others manage to work from home. Some lose their jobs entirely. Around the world, the International Labour Organisation… Continue reading Life Explores How the Covid-19 Pandemic has taken a toll on Informal Workers

Microsoft to let Employees ‘Work from Home’ Permanently

Software giant Microsoft will let employees work from home permanently if they choose to, US media reported, becoming the latest employer to expand work from home provisions prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic. US tech news website The Verge said most Microsoft employees are still at home as the health crisis drags on, and the company… Continue reading Microsoft to let Employees ‘Work from Home’ Permanently