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
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
Technology is dissolving recruitment boundaries What can PayPal, decent notebooks and ever-improving cloud computing give us? According to experts, business companies whose staff don’t need to ever actually meet. Such companies may be already taking shape but will likely be the norm of future business enterprises. Due to perceived benefits, such as the advantage of… Continue reading Is Office-Less Business Norm for the Future?
Daily commutes and fear of getting Covid-19 among top concerns of those surveyed. After several months of having to work from home due to Covid-19, the novelty might have worn off, but the practice seems to have caught on. Eight out of 10 workers now say they prefer to ‘Work from Home‘ or have flexible working arrangements,… Continue reading 80% Singapore want to Work from Home or More Flexibility
In Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Masque of the Red Death,” the kingdom of Prince Prospero has been hit by a terrible plague. After the Red Death has killed half the population, Prospero summons “a thousand hale and lighthearted friends from among the knights and dames of his court” to a secluded abbey, well-provisioned with resources… Continue reading Gig Economy Workers will keep Working through the Coronavirus. They have No Choice.