As remote work in the age of COVID-19 is forecast to stay for many Americans, more and more professionals are choosing new places to live. Lately, more Americans have been choosing to live in Mexico, including Mexico City. It has become a top destination for young professionals working remotely, CBS News correspondent Enrique Acevedo reports. "Now we have younger Americans that can work remotely looking for a better quality of life ... and they're coming now to Mexico City," said Alexandra Demou, founder of a relocation and real estate company called Welcome Home Mexico. "They love the climate," she said. "They love the people, the culture, the food, the beauty." "Yes, of course, safety can be an issue. ... And when I say quality of life, I mean of course, we can't avoid the fact that your dollar goes a long way in Mexico," she added. According to data from the U.S. Department of State, there are over 1.6 million U.S. citizens living in Mexico, but that number only includes … [Read more...] about Mexico draws young American professionals working remotely
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Working from home leaves four in five bosses worried their employees are not being productive, a new study has found. A survey of more than 20,000 staff across 11 countries from Microsoft found that while 87 per cent of employees felt they worked as efficiently, or even more efficiently, from home - 80 per cent of managers disagreed. Satya Nadella, Microsoft's chief executive, told the BBC that workplaces are unlikely to ever return to pre-pandemic scenarios. And Ryan Roslansky, the boss of Microsoft-owned LinkedIn, said that of the 15million job listings typically on LinkedIn, only around 2 per cent of those involved remote working prior to March 2020. Employers offering working from home as an option in the spring and early summer stood at 20 per cent, but this figure has since come down to 15 per cent this September. Mr Nadella told the BBC: "We have to get past what we describe as 'productivity paranoia', because all of the data we have that shows that 80% plus of the … [Read more...] about Working from home leaves four of five bosses worried their staff are not being productive
STYLE powerhouse Fashion Nova has a little something for every occasion. Party frocks, loungewear and the perfect date outfits are all catered for and apparently they do work-wear too. A quick delve into their "Office babe" section reveals a very different professional style compared to what most of us are used to. And it seems people on Twitter were shocked by the selection the Californian retailer suggested for the office. Someone took to the social media platform to commenting on the business range. They said: "Fashion Nova has a business section for clothes you can wear to work. Read more on Fashion Nova DISCOUNT DRESS I tried the cheapest wedding dresses I could find DRESSED UP Fashion fans are saying the same thing about skimpy mini dress from Fashion Nova "They trying to get me fired." She included a picture of a sheer sparkly shirt and a bodysuit with a fishnet bodice and plunging neckline. … [Read more...] about Shoppers are completely gobsmacked by Fashion Nova’s collection of ‘work’ clothes & fans joke they’d definitely be fired
Enlarge this image You don't need a ton of gear to get started biking regularly. It's an activity that gives you a sense of freedom at any age. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR hide caption toggle caption Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR You don't need a ton of gear to get started biking regularly. It's an activity that gives you a sense of freedom at any age. Photo Illustration by Becky Harlan/NPR When the world is too much, I hop on my bike. Out on the road, the breeze on my face makes the air feel crisper. Lush tree canopies arch over the street in front of me. I can hear the whirring of my wheels on the pavement. I feel apart from everything. I feel safe and relaxed. I'm not the only one. In March 2020, when the pandemic began to dominate public consciousness in the U.S., bike sales were 50% higher than the year before. It makes sense: it was a great way to get out and be social when people were social distancing. Now, as … [Read more...] about Heading back to work? Biking is a great way to get there
BT is demanding staff return to the office three days a week as it is “fundamental to the success of the business”, in the latest sign of a boardroom backlash against working from home . Chief executive Philip Jansen has told thousands of staff that it would be shifting to a new "smart working" approach of "three together, two wherever". Those who do not want to accept the new terms could face disciplinary action, according to The Register, a technology news website, which first reported the change. The decision is the latest example of the growing concern among big corporations about the impact full-time flexible working can have on productivity. In an email, Mr Jansen said: "We believe in being together. That means most of our office-based colleagues coming together for at least three days a week in the workplace, or with customers. "Working remotely, we’ve lost that deep connection we only get from being together – with each other or with our customers – more often: … [Read more...] about BT demands staff return to the office
By Sarah Finley Published 3 days ago Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Coronavirus pandemic If you think that taking a pet dog into work with you would be a bit distracting for you and your colleagues, computer manager Toby Griffin goes one step further - he takes two into the office. Mr Griffin, who is head of IT for marketing agency Rise at Seven, turns up at its Sheffield headquarters with his furry friends Jesse and Oscar. "Rise allowing dogs in the office has meant that I've been able to take both my collies in," he says. "They get to meet new people, have new experiences, and I get to spend more time in work with my colleagues. "It's a complete win-win situation as far as I'm concerned." Like millions of other people, Mr Griffin got his dogs during the pandemic. With most of us homeworking at the time as a result of lockdowns, … [Read more...] about Pet perks tempt staff back into the office
Liz Truss is planning to continue her tax-cutting spree in a new year Budget that will include further reductions in income tax, and discounts for savers and child benefit claimants. Treasury officials are drawing up a list of “pinch points” that discourage people from earning more money by imposing high rates of tax on extra earnings, as part of a wholesale review of the tax system. Up to 1.6 million savers could benefit from a review of the lifetime and annual allowances on pension pots, which currently can encourage employees to take early retirement to avoid the “tax trap”. Workers who earn more than £100,000 would be given a full income tax personal allowance, under plans that amount to a tax break worth up to £5,000 a year to the highest earners. And ministers are considering abolishing a charge for those who earn more than £50,000 and claim child benefit, over concerns it discourages households from earning more. The changes are likely to come as part of a full … [Read more...] about Liz Truss plans to cut taxes further in the new year
Nadine Davidson and Joyce are in a relationship. (Image: GETTY) SUBSCRIBE Invalid email We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you've consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Joe Joyce's boxing reputation might be growing by the day as he prepares for his pivotal clash with Joseph Parker on Saturday night, but his love life has rarely made headline news. 'The Juggernaut' will be backed by 21,000 fans at the AO Arena in Manchester when he faces the Kiwi for the vacant WBO interim heavyweight title, with one special supporter in particular set to be there. Related articles Joshua told to take 'spicy' clash after Usyk as part of fight plan Fury told to avoid sparring with Parker - 'It won't end well' Joyce, 37, has rarely spoken publicly about his relationship with Nadine Davidson. However, … [Read more...] about Joe Joyce girlfriend: Does the heavyweight star have a partner, who is he dating?
JOE JOYCE and Joseph Parker face off for their HUGE heavyweight clash in Manchester TONIGHT. The pair were set to battle in the summer but contract talks broke down. Parker has since signed with Boxxer and Sky Sports , while Joyce is still contracted to Frank Warren and Queensberry. But after putting promotional differences cast aside, Joyce and Parker signed on the dotted line. Parker hasn't fought since a unanimous decision win over Derek Chisora last December, while Joyce stopped Christian Hammer last month. With both men after world title shots, the stakes don't get much higher in the heavyweight division. Sport WAR CRY Joe Joyce vows to KO Joseph Parker to punish him for trying to duck title decider JUMP FOR JOY Joyce to fight ex-world champ and Fury's good friend Parker in September PPV When is Joyce vs Parker? Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker takes place TONIGHT - Saturday, September … [Read more...] about Joe Joyce vs Joseph Parker: Date, UK start time, live stream, TV channel, undercard for TONIGHT’S heavyweight clash
LAWRENCE SMITH/Stuff Michael Woods, alongside Tourism Aotearoa CEO Rebecca Ingram, announced changes to immigration settings to help ease a worker shortage. Brandon Jackson is general manager of growth sectors at Bank of New Zealand. OPINION: As a large business bank, we know the number one issue for businesses today is access to labour . It’s the great leveller: small businesses, medium businesses, large businesses – virtually everyone is struggling with worker shortages . It’s also the one issue that stands out as the leading threat to our nation’s prosperity. It is choking economic growth, denying us the ability to take advantage of new opportunities and buffeting inflation. READ MORE: New Zealand is in danger of losing the global talent war Temp workers are making hay as businesses struggle to fill jobs while waiting for migrant labour to return Government says immigration tweaks will help relieve workforce pressures But our challenges aren’t … [Read more...] about We need skilled workers. The question is how do we get them?