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Believe it or not, career breaks are now more common than ever. The top life experiences that required a career break — defined as taking more than a month off work — were health or wellness issues and job transitions, according to the research by market research firm Milieu Insight. People also took career breaks to travel (13%), to raise children, (12%) and care for others (10%), the data showed. READ MORE AT CNBC
With today's employees seeking more say over where they live and work, hybrid work models are becoming increasingly popular. So, how can you make a hybrid workplace work for both in-office and remote team members? Hybrid has its challenges — it costs more money, it takes intentional effort to build relationships, and you have to be strategic about resource spend. READ MORE AT ENTREPRENEUR
Ever since the option became more prevalent during the worst of the pandemic, employees have been flocking to remote work. Per  Forbes , interest in remote work rose by 556% last month (believed to be in part spurred by some harsh words from Elon Musk towards remote employees). But a remote job isn’t some magic fix. You need to get the right one to be happy. READ MORE AT VISTA TODAY
As a result of the pandemic-driven shift to remote work, the work-from-home opportunities have multiplied ten-fold. A remote career has its own sets of benefits, including flexibility to work from anywhere, work-life balance, higher productivity, relaxed and comfortable working space, and more. READ MORE AT MUO
Just about everybody goes through stressful times at work. Projects pile up, you stay late and have to work evenings and weekends — but the flow of emails and messages doesn’t slow down. When this busy schedule becomes the norm, it’s time to re-evaluate your work-life balance — and make some healthy changes to avoid job burnout. READ MORE AT THE CLEVELAND CLINIC
There are many draws to freelancing. You can schedule your hours, work to your own strengths and seek out work you find personally fulfilling. But freelancing is also hard work. Growing your client base can be difficult, especially for those not well-versed in marketing strategy. If you’re thinking of starting out as a freelancer, the following tips can help you leverage your skills to find success in your field. READ MORE AT STARTUP.INFO
Between the switch to working from home and uncertainty about whether our jobs would survive the pandemic, our professional lives have been under some serious strain. It’s not helped matters that lockdowns and border closures have made it difficult to take a holiday and recharge. The pandemic has fundamentally altered our work patterns. It has also shifted our expectations about where, when and how we want to get the job done. READ MORE...
Some 92% of U.S. executives polled recently believe employees who don’t turn on their cameras during virtual meetings or who are frequently on mute don’t have long-term futures at the company, and 96% of the executives agreed remote workers are disadvantaged compared to those who go into the office. READ MORE AT FORBES
At this point, you've probably heard the term "great resignation" uttered at least once or twice. It refers to the record number of people who are seeking out new employment opportunities in light of today's hot labor market. Recent data from Employ confirms that this trend is still extremely active. A good 45% of workers say they're actively looking for a new job or plan to do so within the next year. READ MORE AT MOTLEY FOOL
It’s a source of friction at workplaces nationwide now that the pandemic is receding: The boss wants everyone back in the office, but the workers are just fine at home.  Because of work-at-home benefits like more family time, more sleep (on account of no commute) and better work-life balance, many employees are staunchly against reverting to old ways. READ MORE AT FORTUNE
For most of us, our pre-pandemic work lives centered heavily around a physical office space. Fueled by in-person interactions, workplace perks, and office social events, a strong sense of community and culture was important to the success of any organization. The pandemic changed this. No longer is remote work seen as a perk – it’s now a common offering that’s here to stay. READ MORE AT THE ENTERPRISERS PROJECT
Gone are the days when millions of people traveled to their offices five days a week. In today’s employment culture, workplace approaches vary from one business to another. How can employers ensure flexible working has a positive effect on their teams, culture, and business performance? Consider these five tips for the future of work. READ MORE AT ENTERPRISERS PROJECT