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4 pros predict the future of homes post-quarantine

June 26th, 2020 at 10:31 am » Comments Off

From how we’ll decorate to where we’ll shop.  There is no crystal ball that will help us predict how surviving a pandemic will impact our lives a year or even six months from now. But one thing is certain—for the foreseeable future, we’re going to be spending time and living in our homes in a […]

7 ways companies can deliver better virtual events

June 17th, 2020 at 5:52 pm » Comments Off

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” — William Shakespeare Audiences still want what audiences want: content, community and connections. There are seven ways businesses can deliver what their audiences want through live events delivered virtually. What happens when that stage no longer has a jumbotron, special effects, and […]

6 charts that show what employers and employees really think about remote working

June 16th, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

Remote working has meant many people are skipping their morning commute. COVID-19 has lead to more and more employees working from home. 98% of people surveyed said they would like the option to work remotely for the rest of their careers. But not everything is positive, with workers finding the biggest challenge is ‘unplugging’ from […]

How the pandemic has created new demand for older workers

June 15th, 2020 at 2:21 am » Comments Off

 Amid the horrifying loss of jobs brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been one countervailing force: an urgent demand for medical and technology professionals to return to work from retirement or a career break. Returning physicians and nurses, along with technologists proficient in the “ancient” COBOL coding language that many states still use […]

Things that may become obsolete after Coronavirus

June 11th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Life as we know it has changed since the coronavirus outbreak. We have been forced to rethink simple things that could now contribute toward the spread of the virus. From handshakes to open-floor offices, here are eight things listed by Insider that could become obsolete once the worst of the pandemic has passed:

Retirement villages have had their day: Baby boomers are rethinking retirement

May 26th, 2020 at 9:36 am » Comments Off

By 2030 all baby boomers will have turned 65 and Generation X will start their contribution to the expanding older cohort.  Retirement villages — walled, gated and separate seniors’ enclaves — have had their day. The word “retirement” is redundant and engagement between people of all ages is high. That’s how participants in the Longevity […]

Covid-19 could trigger ‘media extinction event’ in developing countries

May 20th, 2020 at 10:07 am » Comments Off

Critical reporting under threat as revenue losses leave independent news outlets hostage to government subsidies or whims of billionaires Press freedom groups warn that the integrity of independent journalism could be at risk. Fake news laws and political interference along with growing financial pressures has left many independent media groups in developing countries fighting to […]

Silicon Valley is forced to reset its moral compass for the pandemic

May 10th, 2020 at 11:12 am » Comments Off

The tech industry is rushing to offer remedies to the crisis and, in the process, trying to rehabilitate its image.  Before the pandemic, Yiying Lu was known for her work designing the Twitter Fail Whale and the dumpling and boba tea emojis. In the past few weeks, Lu said she was called to a higher […]

Three hours longer, the pandemic workday has obliterated work-life balance

May 9th, 2020 at 2:34 pm » Comments Off

Work From Home Has Nearly Doubled Our Load on Infrastructure: BT Consumer CEO People are overworked, stressed, and eager to get back to the office. An executive at JPMorgan Chase & Co. gets unapologetic messages from colleagues on nights and weekends, including a notably demanding one on Easter Sunday. A web designer whose bedroom doubles […]

Skill gap 2020″ 5 soft skills and 10 hard skills companies need now

May 3rd, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

What are the most critical soft and hard skills that organizations are hiring for and training for in 2020? In the recently released LinkedIn Learning 2020 Workplace Learning Report, LinkedIn analyzed data from 660+ million professionals and 20+ million jobs to map the 15 most in-demand skills. More specifically, they looked at the skills that […]

The most important US energy chart of the year is out: 8 big takeaways

April 27th, 2020 at 12:10 pm » Comments Off

  The numbers represent “quads” or quadrillion BTUs, with the total consumption totalling 100.2. Conveniently, you can pretty much interpret the below numbers as a percentage of total US energy usage. 1. Overall energy usage declined by 1% That’s significant. Compare to 2018 below and you can see: The biggest shock to most people is […]

Podcast listening sees decline with work-from-home requirements limiting commutes

April 11th, 2020 at 12:15 pm » Comments Off

As people adjust to shelter in place orders around the world due to the coronavirus pandemic, new behaviors are impacting almost every industry and that includes podcasts. While at first, you might think podcast listener numbers would be up with the extra time many people have on hand, it’s actually the opposite, here’s why. Reported […]

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