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Additionally, a cameraless approach has the potential to create more inclusive organizations, says Gabriel. Research shows that newcomers to organizations may experience more Zoom fatigue, because they think it’s especially important to show their faces more often to their new colleagues, she says. Women are also impacted, as they are more likely to work from home due to childcare. Additionally, this same research found that introverts experience zoom fatigue more intensely than extroverts. Turning off the camera could help ease the stress on workers in those many groups that could be most affected.

What is the best practice for the future?

The good news is that things could change. While Gabriel thinks seeing people in front of the camera genuinely helps workers who miss their co-workers, video call burnout and greater pressure for worker flexibility could move the Zoom etiquette in a new direction.

Some companies have already made cameras optionalabove all like more research says a camera-optional approach is better for people’s mental health. Gabriel says we’re at an “inflection point, to let people really create work environments and workplaces that work for them rather than against them.”

People will find different balances. Shen says that while seeing people on video calls is beneficial, “it may not always be necessary.” She suggests a team could do three days with cameras on a week and two days off, or something similar, to alleviate Zoom fatigue. “I think it’s something companies can be a little smarter about, or at least give people a break,” she says.

Bosses also need to trust workers and accept that if the cameras are off, that doesn’t mean people are disengaged. “Often we look at the camera as the only indicator of engagement, but what if we were more careful to use other features, like polls and chat, where it doesn’t matter if someone’s camera is lit or not?” said Gabriel. She says Zoom has many features — besides the camera — that show workers participating in meetings.

It’s also crucial, she thinks, that whoever leads the call sets the right tone and tells attendees that it’s not mandatory to have cameras on – whether it’s the manager of a one-off or business meeting when it comes to setting a distance. achieve the policies or rules in place.

Companies and bosses still attached to “cameras on” should ask themselves why they think they need them. If it’s because they’re worried about workers having fun, Gabriel and Shen point out that the workforce has done well on old-fashioned conference calls for decades. Having new platforms like Zoom doesn’t necessarily mean that everything about old practices is obsolete.

“Just because technology can do something doesn’t mean it always makes sense to us,” Shen says.

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NTT will allow full remote work for 30,000 local employees from July https://serversunderthesun.com/ntt-will-allow-full-remote-work-for-30000-local-employees-from-july/ Mon, 20 Jun 2022 04:09:01 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/ntt-will-allow-full-remote-work-for-30000-local-employees-from-july/







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NTT in Japan to start remote work as standard for 30,000 employees in July https://serversunderthesun.com/ntt-in-japan-to-start-remote-work-as-standard-for-30000-employees-in-july/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 11:35:44 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/ntt-in-japan-to-start-remote-work-as-standard-for-30000-employees-in-july/

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corp. will begin remote working in July as the new normal for about 30,000 of its domestic workers, treating participation like business travel and allowing work and travel from anywhere in Japan, even by air, a source familiar with the case said Saturday.

The telecom giant will not impose any limits on transport costs and will pay accommodation costs when employees go to work after the company, like many other companies, introduces different working styles as part of the measures. against the coronavirus pandemic, the source said.

The new plan is part of the company’s efforts to retain a talented workforce in the face of labor shortages by providing a flexible work environment. Some other Japanese companies are also introducing diverse working styles.

Flea market app operator Mercari Inc. and portal site operator Yahoo Japan Corp. launched similar programs, allowing their employees to live and work anywhere in the country.

Still, some big companies are pushing for employees to return to the office. Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Elon Musk said in an email to administrative staff that he wants office workers to return to the office for a minimum 40-hour workweek or be laid off.

Honda Motor Co. and e-commerce giant Rakuten Group Inc. also reportedly halted or reduced telecommuting days, reflecting an improvement in the pandemic.

NTT employs approximately 180,000 people in Japan, 30,000 of whom will be eligible for the new program. The telecommunications company said it was considering allowing all 320,000 NTT Group employees worldwide to work remotely.

NTT plans to start decentralizing its head office and management departments from the capital to the city centers of regional areas by next April and increase the number of its satellite offices from the approximately 400 it currently has. .

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Yes, Businesses and Developers Can Understand the Remote Work Trend https://serversunderthesun.com/yes-businesses-and-developers-can-understand-the-remote-work-trend/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 06:17:27 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/yes-businesses-and-developers-can-understand-the-remote-work-trend/


This editorial is the consensus opinion of the Editorial Board of the Daily Herald

The shift from the office world to remote work continues, including and perhaps especially in the suburbs, and many companies and employees are still trying to figure it out. The question persists for many companies as to whether to allow hybrid working and, if so, how many days should be needed in the office. The answer keeps changing.

With this comes uncertainty in the suburban commercial real estate market. Sales of huge office campuses have taken place. Allstate sold its campus near Northbrook last year; Baxter International put its near Deerfield on the market this year. Both cited the trend towards hybrid working as a reason for not maintaining as much office space. This followed other high-profile campus sales like the AT&T campus at Hoffman Estates which became Bell Works Chicagoland, and of course the Motorola and Sears campuses in the northwest suburbs.

Meanwhile, other smaller office complexes have gone at least partially unused, prompting local authorities to appeal to businesses to reinstate their employees there.

Yet there are many signs that the suburbs can indeed adapt to this new world of work.

Enter, first of all, the trend of coworking spaces. Offices full of desks and chairs, or even couches, and high-speed internet as well as conference rooms, plus maybe snack and coffee vending machines or even a lounge or cafe, are open throughout the suburbs.

A place called CoLab opened last year on the Bell Works campus. A chain called Brick and Mortar will open next year in a former clothing store in downtown Wheaton; it already has locations in Park Ridge, Deerfield and LaGrange, with another being built in Glen Ellyn. The owner of The Office Clubhouse in Mundelein has just purchased a larger space in Grayslake to expand.

More examples abound as the trend that began before the pandemic now expands, with workers unwilling to work from home all the time or take long commutes – and employers accommodating, sometimes even renting space to them. co-working.


        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        
        

Meanwhile, building owners find other things to do with their properties. More landlords are renting out medical offices, responding to medical professionals’ interest in meeting patients closer to where they live in the suburbs. The Allstate campus is looking to become a warehouse or distribution center.

And in another interesting case reflecting the remote working trend, Schaumburg is allowing a developer to replace four vacant office buildings on Algonquin Road with one 411-apartment building. Not only will some of the apartments be built with dedicated office space, but a central area at the penthouse level will include work and conference spaces. Residents could take a break from their home office to work in another office in the same building!

Kudos to these companies and developers for not forcing the return of outdated lifestyles and creating solutions for the changing world of work.

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Before, work was a place where people went. Today, it happens everywhere. The London Councils of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames and the London Borough of Sutton understand this and take advantage virtual offices of Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTXS) to create a simple experience that empowers employees to perform at their best and meet the needs of the more than 400,000 constituents they serve.

“We believe that work is what you do, not where you go and the whole strategy behind our infrastructure has been to allow our employees to access all their services from any device, anywhere “, explained David Grasty, Head of Digital Strategy and Enterprise. Portfolio for the digital and IT service of the two municipalities.

Transform the employee experience

Using Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops™ delivered on Google CloudGrasty and his team provide consulting and shared services applications to more than 5,000 employees so they can access the resources they need to do their jobs, wherever they are.

“Most of our processes use line-of-business applications such as case management tools and all of this is delivered using Citrix technology,” Grasty said. “The combination of Citrix and Google has allowed people to work seamlessly wherever they are, without needing the workarounds that some other councils have had to create.”

Expand the talent pool

It has also given councils a head start in recruiting talent in what remains a tight and highly competitive job market.

“We’re using technology to be more flexible, and one of the main results is that we’re able to reach more applicants and from a wider area, which is important for a London-based utility,” Grasty said. “We have proven that our staff can do a great job, whether at home, in the office or working onsite with one of our partners – and we have the right technology and support to enable them to do so. TO DO.”

Give results

Facing the challenges of the pandemic, Grasty noted, “Our previous investments in remote working and the technology to support it have paid off. People went home and were able to focus on delivering their services to citizens without worrying about the technology supporting them.”

And according to Kingston and Sutton call center manager Alex Marston, they deliver.

“For residents and businesses in our boroughs, access to support has not changed,” he says. “Actually, it got better. And that was vital because we were dealing with residents who suffered from food insecurity as well as physical and mental health issues that required prompt attention and action. At no time was our contact center able to take calls. We were available 24/7. »

Modernize and simplify IT

The Shared Services IT team at the Kingston and Sutton councils also benefited from the move to Citrix on Google Cloud.

“We haven’t changed our infrastructure significantly to allow almost everyone to work flexibly,” Grasty said. “That was the biggest result for us – we didn’t have to do anything differently – the combination of Citrix and Google just works.”

Citrix and Google Cloud have been helping organizations make work more accessible, flexible, and secure for more than a decade. Learn more about their partnership and how they can add value to your organization.

About Citrix

Citrix (NASDAQ: CTXS) develops secure, unified digital workspace technology that helps organizations unlock human potential and deliver a consistent workspace experience wherever work needs to be done. With Citrix, users get a seamless working experience and IT has a unified platform to secure, manage and monitor various technologies in complex cloud environments.

For Citrix Investors:

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]]> Gen Z, Gen Y and Gen X all agree on working from home https://serversunderthesun.com/gen-z-gen-y-and-gen-x-all-agree-on-working-from-home/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 04:52:30 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/gen-z-gen-y-and-gen-x-all-agree-on-working-from-home/

At the start of the pandemic, the narrative was that working remotely was drudgery for young workers stuck in cramped apartments and bliss for their elders living in spacious home offices. Juniors lacked in-person learning, while their superiors focused more on how to spend the savings from fewer train tickets.

In fact, attitudes toward remote work are far less polarized.

The majority of traditional office workers seem to appreciate the ability to work from home (WFH) at least one day a week. There is some variation by age, but it is not large or consistent enough to be meaningful.

A recent study by consultants McKinsey & Co. found that workers aged 18 to 34 were 59% more likely to leave than those aged 55 to 64 if their employer did not offer a hybrid work arrangement.

The broader Work Arrangements and Attitudes Survey (a collaboration between the Universities of Chicago, ITAM, MIT and Stanford) presents more nuanced results. Workers in their twenties were more likely to start looking for a new job if their employer denied them hybrid work. But those over 50 were the most likely to quit on the spot. (Of course, younger workers may generally have more itchy feet, and older workers may have their eye on retirement.)

Much depends on how you ask the question. Invite workers to think about the option of working from home for two or three days in terms of increased pay, and 30-somethings will value it the highest. Ask what pay rise would be needed to work on their employer’s premises five days a week and it’s the over-50s who want the biggest raise.

The important point is that support for a hybrid arrangement is high across the board. The appeal of reduced commuting time – often the most cited benefit of remote working – clearly goes beyond older workers. Young workers may feel the impact of transport costs more strongly on their disposable income; the most central parts of public transport networks are often the busiest. Meanwhile, millennials have had a few years to get used to coworking and negotiating common space with roommates.

What does all this mean for employers? The tightness of the labor market and the need to attract emerging talent will continue to force most large companies to offer the option of at least some remote work. The catch is that the long-term impact of this change remains unknown.

Part of that early pandemic meme — the loss of on-the-job learning and in-person interaction — should remain a concern. Lower office occupancy means less knowledge transfer between generations and weaker internal relationships. These can be seen as sources of competitive advantage as much as the ability to attract talent. When things go wrong in companies, the explanation often comes down to culture.

Even though activity can be neatly divided into solo tasks best done remotely and collaborative tasks best done in the office, something inevitably gets lost in the divorce – learning by imitation and the ability to knock on the metaphorical open door. from a colleague, for example. These advantages do not disappear with hybrid working, but they are likely to be diminished.

So expect employers to offer the hybrid option while encouraging desktop use. One thing that could help on this front is to provide more flexible working hours to avoid peak hours and deal with non-work commitments. According to a King’s College London survey of London workers, the second main reason why WFH is attractive is the ability to manage domestic and social responsibilities. Travel expenses can become a more explicit part of salary negotiations.

Companies must also address what people see as the downsides of office work – often the prevalence of distractions. For example, Alphabet Inc.’s Google reportedly plans future offices to give people more space. This reinforces the trend for corporate tenants to seek higher quality space in prime locations. Vacancy rates for prime office space were just 4% in central London compared to 8% overall at the end of 2021, according to property consultants Cushman & Wakefield. Developer British Land Co. recently pre-let a building in London’s financial district four years ahead of its scheduled completion.

But modernizing offices in the world’s major cities for the post-pandemic era won’t happen overnight. Unless mindsets change drastically or the balance of power between employers and employees shifts, the hybrid experiment will have plenty of time to yield results.

Chris Hughes is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. Previously, he worked for Reuters Breakingviews, the Financial Times and the Independent newspaper.

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Baker sees remote work hanging out in city centers and housing https://serversunderthesun.com/baker-sees-remote-work-hanging-out-in-city-centers-and-housing/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 14:29:12 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/baker-sees-remote-work-hanging-out-in-city-centers-and-housing/

Many employees have returned to in-person daily life more than two years after the pandemic reshaped public life, but the economic impacts will be ‘quite significant’ if even a fraction of the workforce continues to adopt hybrid models or aloof, Gov. Charlie Baker said Thursday.

Linking a shift in work patterns to the future of inner-city spaces and the “existential threat” posed by a stalled housing market, Baker, in remarks to business leaders, made his final pitch for passing a series of spending packages that he said would help Massachusetts navigate a changing jobs landscape.

Baker opened his remarks at a New England Council event with optimism, saying the state had done a good job of “bounce back” from the worst spells of unemployment during the public health crisis.

But soaring inflation and labor market “churn” will continue to pose challenges for employers as well as policymakers, Baker said. He pointed to working from home in particular, arguing that even a small subset of employees opting against commuting would represent a critical mass.

“They don’t have to be half of what everyone else does,” Baker said. “They don’t even have to be a third party, but if it’s 25% of what everyone else is doing, the consequences of that are quite significant in many ways.”

Employees who have access to remote options may see significant benefits in this model, such as greater flexibility for family care or reduced travel costs.

Fear for urban centers

Baker said he fears the trend will also cripple urban spaces, cutting off the flow of workday customers to restaurants, shops and other establishments in downtown spaces that were once busy.

“They plan breakfasts, they go out for lunch, they pick up their laundry, they shop at these stores, they go out for dinner. They are a big part of what I call downtown vitality,” Baker told reporters after Thursday’s event. “If that’s not the case, if most people are going to move to some kind of hybrid type environment where people work two or three days a week remotely and then two or three days a week in the office, it is a lot of foot traffic going away.

The question is at the heart of the concerns of many business leaders and workers themselves. Next week, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce welcomes its third Discussion of the year on “the future of work”, this time focusing on the revitalization of downtown Boston.

A New Boston Business Journal and Seven Letter Insight Survey of 209 Boston-area Professionals published Thursday found that many employees expect the physical footprint of their offices to shrink in the near future, although this trend has yet to materialize.

Around 45% of respondents said their business had grown in space or size over the past two years, another 43% said their business had remained in the same space or size, and 12% said that their business had declined over the past two years.

Going forward, this split is effectively reversed: 43% said they expect their company to reduce office space when their lease is in effect, compared to 42% who expect to stay in the same amount of space and 15% that provide for physical growth.

“The results of this survey have important implications for the commercial real estate market,” BBJ editor Doug Banks said in a statement accompanying the survey results. “If companies are looking for smaller office space when their current leases expire, we could see real estate costs ease.”

Baker pushes housing

Baker introduced a $3.5 billion economic development bill (H.4270) in April that he and his team said would spur new investment in downtown spaces and direct hundreds of millions of dollars towards housing production, transit-oriented development and social housing needs.

Housing has long been a challenge in Massachusetts, where production has been sluggish for decades despite population growth and the boom in new industries, and Baker said Thursday the crisis is “probably more acute now” than it appears. was before the pandemic.

With seven months to go before leaving office, Baker said he sees housing as his main concern, warning that many young adults risk being left out of a future in the Bay State s they hadn’t already been.

Following on from other legislative priorities Baker outlined at Thursday’s event – including his $9.7 billion infrastructure bond bill (H.4561), a relief package taxes (H.4361), a push to ease the detention of certain defendants deemed to be at risk to the community (H.4290) and health care funding reforms (S.2774) – his jobs bill and city centers remains blocked in committee.

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🌱 City can eliminate rush hour restrictions + remote work tax lawsuit https://serversunderthesun.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-city-can-eliminate-rush-hour-restrictions-remote-work-tax-lawsuit/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 22:20:23 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/%f0%9f%8c%b1-city-can-eliminate-rush-hour-restrictions-remote-work-tax-lawsuit/

Hello friends! It’s me, Carla Varner, your Daily host. Keep reading for everything you need to know about what’s happening in town these days.


First, today’s weather forecast:

Clouds and sun; less humid. High: 75 Low: 56.


Here are the top three stories in Cincinnati today:

  1. Cincinnati City Council members Reggie Harris, Meeka Owens, Liz Keating and Mark Jeffreys introduced a motion calling on the administration to eliminate rush-hour parking restrictions across the city. Council members want to eliminate the parking restriction hours of 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., allowing parked cars to serve as a low-cost barrier between traffic and pedestrians. Some neighborhoods, including Clifton and Northside, have permanently removed peak hour parking restrictions. (WVXU)
  2. Two Cincinnati police officers were taken to hospital and two suspects were taken into custody following a chase that ended in an accident on Martin Luther King Drive. Officers responded Wednesday morning to an initial report of a stolen car with a child inside. While one child was not found, one officer was injured in the shoulder and the other suffered an ankle injury. (WLWT Cincinnati)
  3. Ohio mayors and city councils are nervous as the state Supreme Court prepares to hear the case of Josh Schaad, a Blue Ash man who claims the city of Cincinnati unfairly taxed him for the remote work. During the pandemic, the legislature passed a bill that taxed people who worked remotely while eliminating a tax exemption previously in place for work performed outside of city limits. Jay Carson, the Buckeye’s lead attorney, said: “In this case, Mr. Schaad lives outside the city of Cincinnati in Blue Ash, but he was paying Cincinnati tax for all the work he did in Blue Ash.” (WKRC TV Cincinnati)

Today in Cincinnati:

  • Camp Mini Explorer – Enjoy the Arts At the Behringer-Crawford Museum (10:00 AM)
  • Exchange meeting To the Greater Cincinnati Weavers Guild (4:00 p.m.)
  • little beautiful things At the Cincinnati Ensemble Theater (7:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, you might want check out this list of 27 charming small-town getaways, all within driving distance of Cincinnati. There’s Granville, Ohio, Maysville, Kentucky, and Columbus, Indiana, to name a few. (Cincinnati CityBeat)
  • Cincinnati Animal Care is at “code red capacity” and urgently needs people to adopt and foster animals into their shelter. “Code red” indicates that the number of animals has exceeded the number of kennels in the shelter. (WLWT Cincinnati)
  • Check out the 2022 Farmers Market Guide for Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Buy bread, flowers, fruits, vegetables and other items from local farmers. (The Cincinnati Investigator)

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You are now aware and ready to go out this Thursday! See you all tomorrow morning for another update.

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How Remote Work Expands Cloud Adoption https://serversunderthesun.com/how-remote-work-expands-cloud-adoption/ Tue, 07 Jun 2022 06:32:31 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/how-remote-work-expands-cloud-adoption/

Peter Flischman, Head of Cloud Integration, Axiz.

Remote work and the cloud – these days the two concepts seem linked at the hip. The rapid transition to remote work, and later to hybrid workplaces, would not have gone so smoothly without cloud support. In fact, they might have been impossible to achieve. When we talk about cloud, we are talking about a technological era that combines connectivity, efficient computing resources and more alternatives for user access. These three factors are the main enablers of remote work.

Yet while remote work needs the cloud, it has also become the cloud’s biggest evangelist, says Peter Flischman, head of cloud integration at Axiz: “A lot of companies had, and some still have, a limited view of what the cloud can do for them. By that I mean most of them view the cloud as backup and remote storage. We We know the cloud can do so much more, but it’s been hard to get the message across. What’s happened since then is that remote work highlights the different use cases, both at front and back of business. It’s a whole new conversation.

Cloud opportunities

What types of use cases are getting their attention? Many encourage indirect applications of cloud solutions, such as WhatsApp’s growing appeal as a business tool. The courier service quickly became a favored communication channel with customers and between employees. But this trend creates significant security risks.

“It is inevitable that sensitive and confidential documents and information will flow through these channels,” says Flischman. “How do you control that if most interactions take place outside of your company’s systems? That’s where cloud security becomes popular – it can track the user and the device.”

Companies are adopting the same security strategy to manage a growing army of personal devices of users enlisted in remote and hybrid work. Convenience is also on the table: features such as single sign-on spanning different services, digital signature for documents, and “offline” snapshots that prevent connectivity outages from interrupting a worker’s flow, help people to stay more productive, wherever they are.

Remote workers are putting pressure on enterprise systems to stay online, so more and more companies are now considering placing these systems in multicloud environments to create constant availability. Many are also turning to “basic” IT services that they subscribe to but no longer have to own or maintain extensively, such as email and file sharing.

Then there’s the cultural pressure to create an environment that supports remote working. According to recruitment agency Michael Page South Africa, 53% of employees would like to work remotely at least three days a week, and 33% want to work at least one day a week outside the office. This means potential employees review remote work policies when choosing a new employer. And hybrid workplaces are good for most businesses: more people are satisfied with their jobs than before, and 63% reported increased productivity.

Helping businesses adopt the cloud

But why did it take a shift to remote and hybrid working to drive cloud adoption? Flischman blames complex choices.

“The cloud offers a lot of choice, but this variety also creates confusion and risk. So you have someone telling you the cloud is good, and then you decide to migrate your core business systems to a cloud service. Many then discover that it’s complicated and difficult, and they don’t come close to the results they expected. Remote work has helped create more pragmatic reasons and steps for using the cloud. I think we were all so stuck on the big picture that we didn’t know where to go to find the details. Remote work changes all that.”

That doesn’t mean cloud adoption has become easy. There are still a lot of risky decisions, so Flischman suggests businesses start small: “Get rid of the on-premises PABX and use a cloud phone service. Migrate your employees to cloud-based email and calendar suites. Use a platform like Teams to integrate various other services, such as CRM and project management apps. These may seem like small steps, but they will translate into easy wins that will also give you a better understanding of how the cloud can fit into your business. »

It also emphasizes building the capacity of the technology market to deliver cloud products. Many technology vendors do not have the skills to competently deliver cloud services, nor the resources to develop that capability. It is essential to develop a local channel capable of delivering cloud solutions. To bridge this gap, Flischman recommends that distribution companies find partners who will help them develop their cloud acumen.

“Channel companies should talk to their distributors and find out how those partners can support their cloud development. This can be financial or certification support. Sometimes you want a channel partner who can sit down with you and your customer, to advise you on cloud strategies.It can even be as simple as accessing a cloud marketplace where you can combine services for your customers.But if your channel partners don’t help you build your capacity to provide cloud solutions in the market, start looking for another partner.”

The cloud era has been gaining momentum for several years. Yet remote work is creating a huge shift in how organizations view and embrace cloud solutions. Guided by a more pragmatic view of what the cloud can deliver, it just got a little easier to make the right cloud investment choices for your organization and your customers.

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7 Lululemon jobs in Canada that are remote so you can work from anywhere https://serversunderthesun.com/7-lululemon-jobs-in-canada-that-are-remote-so-you-can-work-from-anywhere/ Sun, 05 Jun 2022 05:15:42 +0000 https://serversunderthesun.com/7-lululemon-jobs-in-canada-that-are-remote-so-you-can-work-from-anywhere/

There are so many Lululemon jobs available in Canada that are remote, meaning you can do your job from anywhere in the country!

If you’re looking for work right now, the yoga-inspired clothing company is hiring for several Canada-based vacancies and some don’t even require you to have a post-secondary education to get the job.

With these work-from-home opportunities, positions are in different departments including human resources, sourcing and purchasing, customer relations, and more.

Here are seven Lululemon jobs available to apply for that are remote so you can work from anywhere in Canada!

Homework Educator GEC

Salary: $15.90 to $21.95 (base)

Who should apply: Someone who has a high school diploma and at least one year of customer service experience is wanted for this position at the customer help desk.

Ability to lead conversations and resolve inquiries over the phone, ability to navigate multiple guest conversations at once, and advanced computer skills (proficiency in Microsoft Office, ability to type 50 words per minute) are required.

Apply here

Senior Data Analyst

Who should apply: Someone with a bachelor’s degree in computer science/engineering and more than three years of experience in data analysis.

It is also required that candidates have experience in creating technical specifications and documentation for large complex projects, experience in data-driven analysis and knowledge of project lifecycle methodologies for this position with the People Enablement Technology team.

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Compensation program manager

Who should apply: Someone with a post-secondary degree in a related field such as finance or human resources and five to eight years of compensation experience.

Knowledge of HRIS and Excel, the ability to multi-task, a high level of discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information, and experience consulting with managers, employees, and/or business partners are required.

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Analyst, Supplier Inclusion and Diversity – IDEA

Who should apply: Some with a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, statistics, engineering, business administration or a related field and two to four years of experience in financial analysis and business data analysis.

For this Procurement and Procurement position, Lululemon is looking for individuals who have experience with Excel, who prioritize and manage multiple tasks on an ad hoc basis, work in teams and communicate with stakeholders.

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Senior Manager, UX Design Excellence and Operations

Who should apply: Someone with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in a related field or equivalent work experience who has more than eight years of experience as a leader in research and/or design. digital user experience and more than two years of experience managing individual contributors within the user experience.

Experience in developing human-centered design thinking, workflows, processes, frameworks and engagement models, as well as experience in developing and enabling principles, standards and conceptual thought models are also required.

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Operations Manager, Guest Education Center

Who should apply: Lululemon is seeking an individual with three to five years of progressive leadership experience in an operational environment to fill this position with the Customer Help Desk.

Intermediate to advanced computer skills, the ability to maintain composure in difficult or high-pressure situations, and the ability to manage multiple and changing priorities are also required.

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People & Culture Senior Functional Analyst (Compensation)

Who should apply: Someone with 5+ years of HR operations experience and 2+ years of experience supporting complex HR systems implementations or managing large-scale HR programs ladder.

Experience managing or coordinating high impact cyclical compensation activities and HRIS expertise with a strong working knowledge of business processes (job changes, compensation changes, bonus programs) are also required.

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