Uber Ruling in France Boosts Gig Workers’ Rights

France’s highest appeals court ruled that a former Uber Technologies Inc. driver should be recognized as an employee rather than as an independent contractor, putting France ahead of other efforts around the world to give gig-economy workers the ability to demand broader employment benefits. The decision–which can’t be appealed–appears to be the first from a… Continue reading Uber Ruling in France Boosts Gig Workers’ Rights

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

Qatar Airways to Reinstate Flights to Phuket, Thailand

Qatar Airways currently operates 14-weekly Bangkok-Doha flights, and will resume two-weekly Phuket-Doha flights beginning 4 December 2020 and increasing to 7-weekly from 10 December 2020.* Thai passengers can enjoy more flexible travel options via the most connected and Best Airport in the Middle East, Hamad International Airport.

Automation in the ‘Age of With’ – Speeding up Your Business with the Human Element

With “Work from Anywhere” becoming the new normal in the Covid-19 era, organisations are increasingly looking to adopt virtual business operational models, such as enterprise-wide digitisation and automation of back-office processes. It remains the case that advanced digital technologies – such as artificial intelligence, robotics and cloud transformation – will be the principal enabler of… Continue reading Automation in the ‘Age of With’ – Speeding up Your Business with the Human Element

Kimpton launches ‘Chief Virtual Learning Officer’ Remote Learning Program

In response to a post-pandemic surge in remote schooling, Kimpton is offering families access to an on-site chief virtual learning officer at select hotels this fall. According to Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants, a property’s chief virtual learning officer is “available to help with all virtual learning needs.” Parents can call the front desk to request… Continue reading Kimpton launches ‘Chief Virtual Learning Officer’ Remote Learning Program

Choose the right style of ‘Remote Working’ for you

Remote working isn’t going away. Pre-pandemic, it was a growing trend, with remote employees making up anywhere from 5.3% (those who typically work from home) to nearly two-thirds (those who work remotely some of the time) of the US workforce. Now, following global lockdowns and the biggest work from home experiment in history, remote working… Continue reading Choose the right style of ‘Remote Working’ for you

New Marriott International feature points guests to ‘Remote Working’ with ‘Marriott Bonvoy’

Marriott International, Inc. has announced a new program to work anywhere with Marriott Bonvoy that meets consumers where they are in their lives – juggling working and schooling from home and seeking a little inspiration to break-up the monotony. Marriott Bonvoy’s new Day Pass, Stay Pass and Play Pass packages were designed as flexible options… Continue reading New Marriott International feature points guests to ‘Remote Working’ with ‘Marriott Bonvoy’