7 Common Remote Jobs

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Mar 16, 2022 11:14 AM

One question to consider before recruiting new employees is: What roles are best suited for remote work? Jobs that can be done from another location besides the organization's physical space lend themselves to working remotely. This includes jobs that use technology, do not require manual assembly or production of any sort, and do not have tasks that require on-site presence or face-to-face interaction with customers.

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5 Challenges of Working Remotely

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Mar 4, 2022 11:26 AM

An increasing number of companies are choosing to work remotely. This trend is not coming to an end any time soon, and that is not just because many employees prefer it. In fact, having a fully remote workforce has many benefits, to employees, managers, and the organization as a whole.

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Common Workplace Accessibility Examples

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Feb 10, 2022 1:00 PM

An inclusive culture encompasses equal opportunities and access for all employees. An organization's mission statement, policies, and procedures should include people with disabilities, along with other underrepresented groups. A commitment to diversity and inclusion consists of continued education on disability awareness and inclusivity for all employees, as well as both return to work policies and emergency evacuation procedures that accommodate people with disabilities.

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Common Concerns Employees May Have When Returning to Work

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Feb 4, 2022 2:53 PM

To maximize engagement, collaboration, and productivity during and after the transition, organizations must ensure that employees and management are prepared to return to work. Leadership must set clear, comprehensive expectations for what the readjustment period will look like for members of the organization and what rules and best practices employees should follow when they return.

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6 Common Physical Injuries Related to Technology

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Nov 29, 2021 12:27 PM

All the technology we push into our lives also brings with it certain risks. While stories of "hackers" dominate the news, one of the most significant dangers with technology has to do with the physical harm it can cause. Many physical injuries come from just how we sit when we use a computer.

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6 Common At-home Scams

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Nov 19, 2021 12:00 PM

Many people who work from home are targeted by hackers and scammers for the following reasons:

  • They are part of the gig economy, often working as freelancers constantly seeking the next job or project. They can be very susceptible to promising-sounding opportunities that turn out to be too good to be true.
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Tips For Computer Use

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Nov 1, 2021 12:00 PM

All the technology we push into our lives also brings with it certain risks. While stories of "hackers" dominate the news, one of the most significant dangers with technology has to do with the physical harm it can cause. Many physical injuries come from just how we sit when we use a computer.

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On the Value of Breaks

Posted by Skye Learning Team on Aug 9, 2021 4:29 PM

My mother once told me something her undergraduate thesis adviser had said to her: “You do a lot of writing when you’re not writing.”

For the past year and change, millions of Americans have struggled to adjust to the unique demands of remote work. As has become abundantly clear, a home environment, for all its comforts, presents a host of obstacles to productivity. 

Fortunately, we have not lacked for advice about how to deal with these obstacles. Search for “remote work focus tips” and you’ll find dozens of articles full of valuable insights about the importance of scheduling, routine, physical wellness, and organization.

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Video Conferencing Tips

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 21, 2021 10:58 AM

Working remotely can feel isolating; however, video conferencing tools can make it easier to replicate in-person communication and connect with colleagues. Unfortunately, as with all technology, video conferencing programs do not always run as smoothly as you would hope.

Check out our latest infographic for some tips that can help ensure a smooth and successful video conference.

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6 Benefits of Remote Work

Posted by Skye Learning Team on May 12, 2021 12:21 PM

Remote work is more commonplace today than at any time in history. Many companies are reevaluating their work models, especially in light of COVID-19. Technology is a motivating force in offering remote work options. Work once done in the office can now be done anywhere with a computer and an Internet connection. In addition, video chats, communication apps, and other programs (like document sharing) provide platforms for teamwork.

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