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Category: Remote Work

Leveling up Tech Skills During Covid-19

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by Kristen HohmanKim DeRose | Thursday, Aug 27, 2020 | Remote Work Training

The COVID-19 pandemic drove the world indoors. As quarantine kept people behind doors and mass layoffs and furloughs threatened the job stability of many, workers turned to learning new skills to keep their mind and resume sharp. From baking to becoming your own barber, people took adult learning to a whole new level. One popular area of improvement was in technology proficiency. To learn more about who, why, and how people decided to improve their technology skills during the global pandemic, we surveyed more than 1,000 people from across the country.

Communication and Technology in the Workplace

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by Kristen HohmanKim DeRose | Thursday, Feb 20, 2020 | Remote Work

Working remotely may sound like a dream to some employees. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), more than 26 million Americans (16% of the total workforce) now work remotely at least part of the time, an increase of 115% between 2005 and 2015. At Boxboat, we’ve embraced the digital life, with a remote-first approach to both our internal team and as a service provider. But while remote work can benefit both employers and employees, it’s not without its challenges.