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The Crucial Case for Lunch Breaks: Why Remote Workers Need Them Too

28 May 2024

The Crucial Case for Lunch Breaks: Why Remote Workers Need Them Too

Author: Emily Price

In the realm of remote work, the necessity of taking a lunch break often gets overlooked. Just like in traditional office settings these breaks are crucial for the health and productivity of remote workers. Let's explore why lunch breaks matter for those working remotely and how they contribute to overall well-being and efficiency.

The Loneliness of Working from Home: Why Working in an Office Isn't Always the Answer

26 March 2024

The Loneliness of Working from Home: Why Working in an Office Isn't Always the Answer

Author: Emily Price

In the age of remote work, the home office has become the new norm for many professionals. The appeal of flexible schedules, no commute, and the comfort of familiar surroundings has drawn countless workers away from traditional office settings. Amidst these conveniences, however, lies a lesser-discussed challenge: loneliness.

The Return to Office War is Finally Ending as CEOs See the Value of Hybrid and Remote Work

30 January 2024

The Return to Office War is Finally Ending as CEOs See the Value of Hybrid and Remote Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Return to office efforts are starting to wane.  Just 6 out of 158 CEOs in the United States have indicated their intent to prioritize the return of employees to full-time office work in 2024, according to a recent survey conducted by The Conference Board.

Categories: Blog, Remote Work
Hybrid Work Creates New Challenges

8 August 2023

Hybrid Work Creates New Challenges

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Earlier this month ASE released the results of our 2023 Workplace Flexibility Survey, and to no surprise, a majority of employers offer some form of remote or hybrid work. This new way of working necessitates that employers develop solutions to the challenges hybrid and remote work present.

ASE Releases Workplace Flexibility Survey Results – A Majority of Employers Now Offer Remote Work

28 July 2023

ASE Releases Workplace Flexibility Survey Results – A Majority of Employers Now Offer Remote Work

Author: Heather Nezich

Troy, MI – July 28, 2023 --- ASE, one of the nation’s oldest and largest employer associations, has released its 2023 Workplace Flexibility Survey.  The survey examines the current work arrangements offered by Michigan employers.  Data shows that the most common flexible work arrangement offered is remote work.

Remote and Hybrid Work are Best for Mental Health According to New Workplace Insights Survey

27 June 2023

Remote and Hybrid Work are Best for Mental Health According to New Workplace Insights Survey

Author: Heather Nezich

According to FlexJobs’ 2023 Work Insights Survey of over 5,600 people, 96% of workers believe a remote or hybrid work arrangement is best for their mental health. Only 4% of workers thought being in an office full-time is best for their mental health. A decreased stress level was the top reported health benefit of remote work.

Are Employer Demands Resulting in a Loss of Engagement and Productivity?

13 June 2023

Are Employer Demands Resulting in a Loss of Engagement and Productivity?

Author: Heather Nezich

About half of workers are not fully engaged in their jobs, according to a study conducted by Gallup. This means they are only doing the minimum required to get by – not good for employers. This drop in employee engagement has happened two years in a row. But why?

How Remote Work Habits Have Changed Since 2020

20 December 2022

How Remote Work Habits Have Changed Since 2020

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Opponents of remote work often cite lack of engagement and reduced productivity as reasons why they prefer employees in the office. While work habits have changed since the influx of remote work in 2020, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s changed for the worse.

Categories: Blog, Remote Work
5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Designing a Remote Work Policy

29 November 2022

5 Pitfalls to Avoid When Designing a Remote Work Policy

Author: Michael Burns

Since the start of the COVID pandemic employers have changed the definition of work to include working away from the office and usually (not always) in an employee’s home. To accommodate a productive and legal work from home policy, HR Morning, an HR consulting firm, identifies five pitfalls to avoid when creating your policy.

Remote Work and the Recession

16 November 2022

Remote Work and the Recession

Author: Emily Price

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in early 2020, many employees began working from home. Although some companies have gone back to in-person work, other companies have realized they are able to function just as well remotely, without any negative effects on productivity.

Remote Workers and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

20 September 2022

Remote Workers and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Author: Michael Burns

A recent article published in CCH HRAnswersNow Expert Insights looks at the issue of FMLA coverage for remote workers. In this case, a person worked from their home which was well outside what could be reasonably considered within the coverage area of the FMLA.

Nearly Half of Remote, Hybrid Government Employees Say Team Performance Has Improved During Past Two Years

6 September 2022

Nearly Half of Remote, Hybrid Government Employees Say Team Performance Has Improved During Past Two Years

Author: Heather Nezich

As the pandemic has put immense pressure on government employees to deliver public services, new research finds that teleworking has improved team performance. 46% of government employees who telework—both fully remote and hybrid employees—say their team’s performance improved during the past two years. Only 35% of in-person government workers say their team’s performance has improved during the period, according to new research from Eagle Hill Consulting.
Remote Work – One of the Most Important Benefits a Company Can Offer

26 July 2022

Remote Work – One of the Most Important Benefits a Company Can Offer

Author: Heather Nezich

MRA, one of ASE’s sister associations located in Wisconsin and Illinois, released the results of their latest Hot Topic Survey on Remote Work and Inflation.  The survey revealed that remote work has become one of the most valued benefits companies can offer.

The 7-Word Rule for Remote Work Privilege

21 June 2022

The 7-Word Rule for Remote Work Privilege

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Elon Musk recently met with the staff of twitter and during that meeting he talked about his 7-word rule for working remote – “if somebody is exceptional at their job.”

Categories: Blog, Remote Work
Remote Work and Workers’ Compensation

29 March 2022

Remote Work and Workers’ Compensation

Author: Michael Burns

As employers move further into remote work arrangements (full-time, part-time, hybrid) with their employees, a basic understanding of the state’s workers’ compensation law is important.

Remote Work in the Future Endemic

25 January 2022

Remote Work in the Future Endemic

Author: Kevin Marrs

We are still waiting for the moment where we feel confident to say the worst of COVID is behind us and it’s downgraded to an endemic.  When that happens, we will take stock of the pandemic’s legacy on the workplace.  A recent working paper from the National Bureau of Economic Research makes the case that remote work will be one of those artifacts from the pandemic.

Can Culture Survive Remote Work?

30 November 2021

Can Culture Survive Remote Work?

Author: Mary E. Corrado

One of the number one arguments I hear against remote work is maintaining the workplace culture that was established prior to COVID. But I think, in some cases, if the right adjustments were made, culture was improved or at least maintained.

Categories: Blog, Remote Work
Digital Nomads

9 November 2021

Digital Nomads

Author: Linda Olejniczak

Since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, remote work has been the biggest trend impacting the way businesses operate. There is one growing group of workers: digital nomads. These are people who embrace a location-independent, technology-enabled lifestyle. Unlike regular remote workers, who tend to stay in one place or shuttle back and forth between their home and a vacation retreat, digital nomads travel and explore the world while working.

The Ins and Outs of Hiring Remote Employees

26 October 2021

The Ins and Outs of Hiring Remote Employees

Author: Linda Olejniczak

The pandemic and tight job market might have your organization considering bringing on remote employees who live far away from your office location. But this can create lots of questions for hiring managers. Before jumping in, read these pros and cons.

Michigan Businesses Plan for a Hybrid Return-to-Work Model and a Strong Economy

18 May 2021

Michigan Businesses Plan for a Hybrid Return-to-Work Model and a Strong Economy

Author: Heather Nezich

Michigan’s business leaders see robust growth ahead in the state’s economy during the next six to 12 months and plan a return to in-person office work in the 3rd (48%) and 4th (31%) quarters of this year, according to a quarterly economic survey completed by Business Leaders for Michigan. Only 10% have already returned.

Remote Work is Here to Stay – How to Develop a Strategy for Long-Term Success

11 May 2021

Remote Work is Here to Stay – How to Develop a Strategy for Long-Term Success

Author: Anonym

In ASE’s latest COVID-19 Business Impact Survey, over 52% of Michigan employers report that some staff will work remotely on a regular full-time basis after the pandemic, if their job allows it. Nationally, more than 80% of employers describe that their organizations’ shift to remote work during the pandemic has been successful, and nearly 40% have reported an increase in productivity, according to a recent Pearl Meyer survey.

Remote Work – There is No Turning Back Now

4 May 2021

Remote Work – There is No Turning Back Now

Author: Heather Nezich

More than two-thirds (68%) of U.S. workers prefer a hybrid workplace model after the pandemic ends, according to Prudential’s Pulse of the American Worker survey, conducted by Morning Consult in March. Of those surveyed who have been working remotely, 87% want to continue to work remotely at least one day per week post-pandemic.

Zoom Fatigue is Real – Learn How to Avoid It

2 March 2021

Zoom Fatigue is Real – Learn How to Avoid It

Author: Heather Nezich

A recent EPTW poll showed that 61% of respondents were feeling zoom fatigue, and now there is research to confirm that it’s real.  Stanford Virtual Human Interaction Lab (VHIL) examined the psychological consequences of spending hours per day on video platforms and found that video calls are tiring people out – creating zoom fatigue.

Lessons Learned from Remote Work

23 February 2021

Lessons Learned from Remote Work

Author: Mary E. Corrado

Can you believe it’s been nearly one year since the pandemic closed offices and forced remote work?  We’ve all had to make adjustments over the past year.  There have been varied levels of success with remote work, much of it dependent on how well the organization was able to adjust and embrace employees working from their homes.

Categories: Blog, Remote Work
Virtual Communication – Ways to Keep the Virtual Door Open

16 February 2021

Virtual Communication – Ways to Keep the Virtual Door Open

Author: Linda Olejniczak

In a recent ASE Member discussion, members talked about how they miss the unplanned interactions in the office. These often become the starting point for solving problems and getting work done.  Studies have shown that the amount of time spent planning projects and communicating effectively for a virtual team is at least double what it is for an in‐person team.  How can your virtual team mimic that informal talk in the lunchroom or catching someone in the hallway?
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