5 Ways To Start Emotionally Recovering From The Pandemic

There’s plenty of eager chatter about what comes next: will it be a hybrid, remote, or an in-person workplace? It feels like leaders are anxious to cue the next chapter-capitalizing on the new skills that employees honed while powering through a once-in-a-century crisis.

We all want to get back to normal. While it’s exciting to see vaccine impacts, we need the emotional equivalent. If there’s ever been a time to take a break, a hiatus, a sabbatical, it’s now. 

Many of us have been holding our breath, just trying to get through. We’ve been saving our PTO, in case we get sick or need to care for a family member. We’re exhausted from powering through a traumatic time. However you’ve hustled to make this work, it’s been a long, emotional haul.

The Washington Post’s Christine Emba writes: “The vaccines are known to cause side effects . . . Thus the follow-up shots in particular are being looked forward to like a grim Christmas morning. I’ve lost count of the number of friends who have, jokingly but not really jokingly, expressed the desire for an unimpeachable excuse to lie down.”

How can professionals recharge and emotionally recover from their experience of working through the challenges of 2020-21? May is Mental Health Awareness Month; make a real commitment to yourself. Your mental health is precious. Consider these tips as you contemplate your emotional recovery.

1. Accept what you need.

It’s a challenging time. Many of us are trying to work around feelings of burnout, exhaustion, and unprocessed trauma. Emba writes: “Every era has its typical disorder, but our own might have several. Even before the pandemic, our depression and anxiety were well-documented; so, too, were our burnout and anomie. The coronavirus has allowed us to put a name to our feelings: These days we’re ‘languishing,’ or ‘hitting the wall.’ Underlying it all is a feeling of being deeply, deeply tired.”

While chatting about our collective emotional exhaustion on social media can feel like a healthy outlet, it isn’t getting us the real help that we need to own and understand our feelings.  

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) reports: “During the pandemic, about 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. have reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder . . . up from one in ten adults who reported these symptoms from January to June 2019.”

In July 2020, KFF conducted a poll to track participant’s health during the pandemic; the poll found many negative indicators:

·   36 percent of respondents were having trouble sleeping

·   32 percent felt that their eating habits were impacted by stress

·   12 percent indicated an increase in alcohol or substance use

·   12 percent indicate that chronic conditions are becoming more problematic because of stress

Mental Health America (MHA) shares that “46 percent of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition sometime in their life.” Recognizing that we’re struggling with a mental health issue is no cause for shame; in fact, it’s common.  If you’re concerned, work with your colleagues in human resources to learn more about your coverage or call your insurance company directly. The MHA also offers online screenings and information about local treatment resources.

2. Find an outlet for self-exploration.  

For more than a year, we’ve been swept up in a frenzy of trying to make things work in an emergency situation. Now, life is starting to look sort of normal. This gives us the chance to start asking: how am I doing with all this?

Samantha Foster, founder and president of the mental health nonprofit, Rethink Mental Health Incorporated  shares: “One way people can begin rebuilding emotional resilience and reducing stress from the COVID pandemic is to open up a dialog about their emotions, stressors and concerns. By expressing emotions as opposed to suffering in silence, people can begin to process what they are feeling and get to the root issue of emotional distress. Opening up a dialog can mean speaking to

a mental health professional, talking to a trusted friend or loved one, or joining a support group of like-minded individuals who can help you know that you are not alone in what you are going through.”

Foster points out that not everyone is comfortable sharing their feelings with others. She recommends: “If you are not ready to speak to others, you can also open a dialog and process pent up emotions through journaling, art or other expressive mediums. Whether small or big, opening up a dialog about your mental health can help you release negative emotions, find the root causes of emotional distress, make changes to your life for the better, and ultimately recover from the emotional and mental anguish you have experienced from the covid pandemic and more.”

You’ve come through, big time, for your employer and for your family. But how are you doing? Identify an outlet that enables you to explore this question.

Ask yourself hard questions, too, about your job: Does your job truly work for you and your family? If you could change anything about your job, what would that be? Is it a healthy fit for you? Is it fulfilling?  You deserve a job that truly you. You deserve to thrive at work and at home. You deserve to be healthy, inside and out.  

3. Create routines that serve you.

Recognize that you pay a price for trudging through. Notice it when stress and worry stick to you. Consider how you might manage that stress in a way that serves you. Then build your routine accordingly. Make it attainable, so that you can succeed, while staying emotionally and physically healthy. 

If you’ve found it hard to work up the energy to stick to an exercise routine, for example, start by committing to a daily walk. The CDC reports: “Walking is a great way to get the physical activity needed to obtain health benefits. Walking does not require any special skills. It also does not require a gym membership or expensive equipment. A single bout of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity can improve sleep, memory, and the ability to think and learn. It also reduces anxiety symptoms.”

Routine movement reduces stress and anxiety, according to the CDC. Incorporate routines that you can manage: morning sun salutations, lunchtime walks, or evening bike rides. Pick your practice and commit.

4. Make time for yourself.

Decide what you need-a week in the woods, a weekend getaway, a staycation. Bring the kids or ask family members to assist, so you can travel solo. Hit the hiking trails, the botanical gardens, or the beach. Figure out what it means to get what you need, and make that your priority. Get your rest, and take some time to reflect on what you’ve just been through. Block those days on your calendar, and let the world happen without you while you heal.  

Whitney Lauritsen, Well-being coach and host of mental health podcast “This Might Get Uncomfortable” shares: “My top tip for stressed out professionals is to add more down-time into their week. Many people overwork themselves, which leads to physical, mental, and emotional burnout. This can lead to trouble sleeping, imbalanced eating, and other health issues that contribute to stress.”

Lauritsen emphasizes the importance of committing to self-care and building regular breaks into your schedule: “It’s important for professionals to schedule time on their calendars to get adequate sleep, take breaks throughout the day, move their bodies, and disconnect from devices. If they’re having trouble doing this, writing a priorities list can help. Start by writing a list of every task, appointment, deadline, and desire that comes to mind. Then mark which are most important and urgent. Organize and schedule accordingly. Ideally, this will show gaps in the calendar for rest and non-work related time.”

5. Make your job habitable.

You’re more than an employee; you’re a valuable person. You’re the talent that employers are eager to retain, especially now. Many employers want to hold onto the people who helped them adapt, streamline operations, and power through the pandemic.

If you’re happy with the job you have, do the work to make it a better emotional fit for yourself. Use the clout you’ve garnered, helping your company to get through the pandemic, to make your job more habitable.

Emba writes: “Instead of giving in to our work-guilt, we could push back: We could press upon employers the value not in offering a day off ‘if you need it,’ but a day off, period. The more fortunate among us might choose to rest against our inclinations, to allow ourselves to take that day, and then take another — and also to recognize that those around us deserve the same. At a certain level of uptake, norms might begin to change. But that will take some brave first movers — or rather, not-movers.”

Be a “non-mover.” Review the wellness benefits that your company offers. Use them. This is a time of change. It’s a time of culture building. Contribute to that work by demanding a professional culture that prioritizes employee wellness. You and your colleagues deserve it.

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Should You Leave A Safe Job You Don’t Love During The Pandemic? (Hint, Yes!)

We’re beginning to emerge collectively from a difficult time as we’ve weathered the many effects of COVID-19. Recently, there have been some hopeful indicators that life may soon return to something resembling normal. Economic indicators are also hopeful. In his March update, Glassdoor Senior Economist Daniel Zhao asserts: “March’s jobs report is the most optimistic since the pandemic began. The end of the pandemic appears to be in sight as vaccine distribution accelerates, and the economic recovery looks like it’s champing at the bit.”   

Living through difficult and demanding times can grow us in ways that we didn’t expect. It can build new muscles, skills, and perspectives. It can refine our focus, enabling us to see ourselves more clearly. It can make us realize that our time here on earth is too precious to spend doing a job that doesn’t truly suit us and that we don’t love.

If you have a job that is safe and comfortable, but that you’ve outgrown, that you find boring or unfulfilling, you may be wondering: does safety constitute fit? Should I give up this comfortable job and risk finding something that excites and challenges me?

Yes! We think that you deserve a job that deeply suits you. There’s nothing like the thrill of fit; here’s what you need to know to secure it for yourself.   

Before you can decide what you’re looking for in a new role, clarify how you feel about your current position. Decide what’s working for you and identify where you crave change. Have you outgrown your current role? Is there room for you to grow with your current employer? How do you feel about your current supervisor and your team? What kind of options do you have at your job? Is there a position or another team there that you’ve considered?

Think about your job prospects as an exercise, without worrying about the usual roadblocks. What would you explore professionally if you had the opportunity? Take our quiz: What Job Best Fits Your Life? It can give you a starting point as you contemplate what qualities you’re looking for in a suitable role.

We may be inclined to stay in comfortable but ill-fitting jobs for many reasons. Perhaps our ambitions aren’t well enough defined. We know what we like to do, but how does that translate into a job? Perhaps the job search seems too daunting; we’re not sure our tech skills are refined enough to manage a search or we’re worried about the project of writing a resume or selling our skills through the interview process.   

Matthew Warzel, President of MJW Careers, advises: “Have a vision of your dream job. Think of your job drivers. What’s important to you? Time, money, benefits, 401(k)s, location, product offerings, company image, culture, values, progressive versus traditional setting, remote versus on-location, passionate project opportunities, etc. Each is different for each person. What motivates you? What’s your passion? What can you do that will make you happy in 2 weeks, 3 months, a year?”

Job searching starts with soul searching. Defining and targeting what you truly want fuels the process.  

Experiment. 

As you think about what fit means to you, know that you may not have the answers right away. What you’re looking for might have changed during the pandemic. Because your already have a job, you have the time to be reflective about your reinvention.

Warzel recommends a full-body approach to the quest: “Be specific in what you want, clarify it, write it down, consume knowledge of it, live it. Recruiters cannot help you if you nor they know what you want to do. Most people have skills and experience that can transfer nicely to another industry or job. The key is knowing how those skills reasonably transfer, and what sort of value they bring to the prospective employer.”

Be patient as you work through tabulating where you are professionally and deciding where you’d like to take that. Keep building as you contemplate your next move.

Warzel advises: “The challenge is that most are unsure of how their skills are exchangeable to other duties. If you’re an accomplished professional, it’s best to use actual methodologies, processes, skills, or technologies relating directly to the open job description and your experience. These are good ideas for those greener candidates. Also, opt for free experiential learning like internships. Work freelance projects for friends, neighbors, etc., and continuously build your portfolio, skills, and competencies… maybe even parlay that into a side hustle as part of the gig economy.”

Study the job you’re targeting. 

If you’ve found a new dimension of your professional skill set, you may even consider refining it further via professional training. Warzel recommends: “Enroll in continuing education courses, there’s plenty of free ones out there like Udemy or Coursera, and even some Ivy schools are offering free digital learning programs. Track all these wonderful things you learn. When you seek out academic programs, find ones that can help train and prepare you for your new role while you’re in limbo.”

Keep in mind, that you want to both upskill yourself and refine your understanding of the industry. Warzel summarizes: “Your goal is to understand the role and industry inside and out so eventually you can become the subject matter expert. Find some new career job openings and the minimal qualifications in each, identify the possible credentials you may need to better position yourself in this new role, and find online institutions that you can acquire these credentials, and list them onto your resume. Also, find membership groups and industry networking opportunities…this is a wonderful place to gather knowledge from industry pros who can help explain the nuances of your new role.”

A worthy hunt.

Warzel grants that the job search game is slightly different than it was pre-covid. The difference he sees: “More talent. And more solid talent at that. Lots of highly successful or proficient people are trying to find their next career so they can continue on with their career journey.”

Warzel’s advice: “Do not get discouraged. Sometimes it takes creativity, maybe some guerilla job hunting tactics or a network to move ahead of the others.” Be creative, confident, and committed to your search.

And then nail the basics. “You must play the resume game correctly. There is a 7-second eye test that exists, so when you’re ready, make sure your resume is up to snuff in terms of content, layout, format, ATS-compliance and overall messaging. Again, keep your head up, if you make enough waves, someone will notice. Tap your network, comment on decision-makers at companies you want to work for and are in your business unit. Reach out to recruiters. Build rapport.” Warzel advises.

A hopeful future.

Finding a job that truly suits you is worth your effort. Dr. Andrew Chamberlain, Glassdoor Chief Economist and Director of Research, assures: “These are challenging times. Yet, we at Glassdoor remain optimistic about the future of work and hiring. America’s entrepreneurial culture has proven to be resilient, adaptable, and innovative in the face of many economic and social crises of the past.”  

Search company reviews and find your fit. You deserve it, and you’ve got this.

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How To Be Successful in Your Next Remote Interview

In efforts to limit the spread of the COVID-19, many companies have adapted to remote work by leveraging video systems like Zoom to connect virtually with their employees. Employers, who are still actively hiring, like Instacart, Amazon, Google, and Microsoft, are opting for virtual interactions to take the place of in-person job interviews. This shift in the career marketplace has changed the way we conduct our professional lives and hiring processes. So what’s a virtual interview? If you’ve never experienced a virtual interview before, a virtual interview is an interview that takes place remotely, often using technology like video conferencing. 

Although the interviewer’s questions are likely to be similar to ones posed in an in-person interview, there will be differences between interviewing in-person versus interviewing virtually. For prospective employees, trying to make a pitch about their career qualifications and sharing their brand narrative via video conferencing software, such as Skype, Zoom, or Google Hangouts, can feel a bit overwhelming. 

Remote interviews for jobs are becoming very common, especially in today’s tech-centric world.  While many people prefer in-person interviews, remote interviews – usually held over a video call on a software platform like Zoom – are convenient for both hiring managers and candidates, and are sometimes necessary because of a candidate’s location or social distancing concerns. 

If you’ve never taken part in a remote interview, it’s important to familiarize yourself with this type of interview. Here, we explore a few important remote interview tips you can use during your next digital interviewing experience that will help you ace the call and land your next dream job.

If you’re currently on the job hunt or moving to the next step of the hiring process, here are some best practices and answered questions from our recruiting team at Glassdoor to help you ace your virtual interview and to get you set up for success. 

Here Are 8 Tips To Be Successful In Your Next Remote Interview 

1. Position yourself in a well-lit, quiet, clean space.

It’s essential to choose a quiet, well-lit, neutral, and clean space to conduct your interview, especially if you’re taking the virtual interview from home to limit distractions. Unlike interviewing in the office or a public space, virtual interviews provide an intimate glimpse into your personal life. Be sure to give a great first impression by keeping your area clean and limit any interruptions from family members, pets, partners, and roommates.

Don’t plan to have your remote interview just anywhere. It’s important to choose a location that is free of distractions and noises when participating in a video interview, as these interruptions can leave an interviewer with a negative impression of you. Take stock of your space and choose a location that is far from potential noises and distractions, such as a ringing doorbell, a child’s room, or near a TV that could be turned on. And if you can select a room with a door, make a sign to hang on the door that asks not to be disturbed. (You can do this on your front door, too!) 

2. Test your technology beforehand. 

It’s imperative that you check and test your technology several times before the interview and that day to ensure success. Be sure to double-check your wifi connection, camera and audio, and video conferencing platforms to confirm they are all working seamlessly. Being technologically savvy is a coveted skill that employers are looking for, and by not doing your due diligence to ensure that you’re good to go in the technology realm, you could have the hiring manager or interviewer questioning if you’re the right candidate for the position.  

A day before your interview, perform a few tests of the software you’ll be using for the interview to ensure it works properly. Take time to explore the software and familiarize yourself with how it works. (Be sure you have the most up-to-date version of the software, too!) And if the software shows others an image of yourself, make sure the image you select is up-to-date and appropriate.

3. Charge your computer.

 Ahead of your interview, make sure your computer or laptop is fully charged. It seems obvious, but many people forget, only to have their device die during the call.

4. Prepare thoroughly. 

Just like any other in-person interview, you should be ready to speak in-depth about why you want to join the organization, how the company mission resonates with you, and the value you will bring to the specific role. We suggest that you practice your responses to potential interview questions to feel comfortable and confident with yourself before speaking with the interviewer. Take some time to compile your interview questions for each of your interviewers as well to show further your interest and passion for the role and company. 

5. Dress appropriately. 

Dress for success and look the part! It would be unprofessional to come dressed in anything other than business casual. When you put your best foot forward by dressing professionally, it will show the interviewer that you are serious about the position. Still, there are personal benefits as well – people tend to feel more comfortable, confident, and competent when wearing business attire. 

6. Be authentically yourself. 

Let your personality shine through. In addition to showing your knowledge for the company and role, it’s crucial to open up and give insight into who you are as a person. Interviewers are looking to you to help them gauge to see if you are the right person for the role and an excellent culture addition for the organization. Leverage soft skills like body language, interpersonal skills, deft communication and adaptability to convey your confidence and personality. And don’t forget to ask the interviewer some questions about themselves  – you might have something in common to forge a connection. 

7. Follow up. 

Show your interest! Immediately after your interview(s), reach out to the interviewer by email to show how much you want the role and thank them for their time. Be sure to mention different nuggets of information and tidbits of relevant conversations from the interview.

8. Practice makes perfect.

 Try to anticipate the various questions the interviewer might ask, and practice your responses. For example, it’s almost certainly an interviewer will ask why you’re interested in the role; what you would bring to the team; and your goals for the future. Think of your answers and practice saying them out loud; this will help you feel more at ease – and sound more natural – during the interview.

How to Wow a Recruiter During a Remote Interview

You’ve prepared to have the perfect remote interview, but now, it’s time to knock it out of the park in real-time. Here’s how to impress a recruiter or hiring manager on your video call:

Dress for success. 

Just because you’re interviewing from the comfort of your home doesn’t mean you should get too comfortable. For a remote interview, you’ll still want to dress as if you were meeting the interviewer in person – think: a dress shirt and tie for men, and a blazer or dress for women. 

But beyond that, you’ll need to think about what will look good on screen. You should avoid wearing distracting or bright patterns or colors or flashy jewelry, and instead, opt for neutral-colored clothing and, if you wear it, simple jewelry.

Lastly, make sure you’ve dressed appropriately from top to bottom. It might be tempting to skip wearing professional pants or skirts during a video call, but you may have to stand up, and mishaps happen – and you don’t want your dress to be the reason you lose out on your next dream job.

Make small talk.

When you’re interviewing in person, it can be easier to build a rapport with the interviewer. It’s not as natural on a video call, but it doesn’t have to be awkward. If you can, try to make some chit-chat at the start, which can break the ice and make everyone feel more comfortable. Think of talking points ahead of time, such as a funny (but appropriate) story or a sports reference.

Practice good body language.

You wouldn’t slouch in an in-person interview, and you shouldn’t in a remote interview, either. Be sure to use proper posture, and maintain eye contact throughout the call. If you are constantly looking around, your interviewer may think you’re distracted – or worse, uninterested in the call.

Speak clearly. 

Even though you’ve checked your microphone and internet connection, sometimes speech can be garbled on a computer. So, do your best to speak clearly and enunciate when talking with the interviewer. You should also pause after speaking, as digital interviews often have a lag between when you speak and when the interviewer hears what you said. And be sure to wait a few seconds after the interviewer is done speaking before answering to avoid talking over them. 

What to Do After a Remote Interview

The best thing to do after an interview – a remote interview included – is sending your interviewer a thank-you note for their time and help. You can send a thank you via email and should hit send within 24 hours of the interview. (And, if you interviewed with more than one person, be sure to send each one their own personalized thank-you note. Don’t use a form letter for each note.)

In addition to saying thank you to the interviewer, take the opportunity to reiterate why you would be perfect for the role, focusing on what you can do for them and the company, and telling them again how excited you are for the potential opportunity to join their team. 

Glassdoor Recruiters Answer Questions on How to Have a Successful Virtual Interview

How can I come across warm and personable through a video interview?

So, if you’re trying to come across warm and personable in a video interview, it’s really good to smile, use a lot of great eye contact, take your pauses, and also try to connect on a personal level. Right now, a lot of companies are doing video interviewing, so everyone’s in the same boat, and so you can talk about your personal experience right off the bat, and that way it’ll help with the conversation.

What should I wear to the video interview?

Just because it’s a video interview, it doesn’t mean you should wear pajamas. Try to dress professionally, even if it’s only from the waist up. You’ll feel a lot more confident when you dress for the part. We know virtual interviews can be pretty challenging, especially with a full household. I would recommend trying to find a quiet, private place that’s going to have little to no interruptions during the duration of your interview. We know that it can be challenging, so just do your best. I would also suggest not sitting in front of a window because it will cast a shadow on your face, so it will be pretty challenging to see you during that interview portion. We also know not everybody has a white wall; they can sit in front of for an interview, but I would recommend trying to find a space that has little to no distractions, just so we know the company is focused on you, which is essential.  

Can you go over proper video interview etiquette?

First, I would suggest doing a trial run before your interview, making sure the camera and microphone are all set up just so you don’t run into any issues during the interview. Next, I would make sure that the background is distraction-free, clean, and tidy, well lit, and in a functional space in your home or wherever you’re taking the interview from. And lastly, just to keep in mind that a video interview is just as important as an in-person interview. Good luck!  

What are some tips for successfully completing a technical collaboration during an interview?

Technical interviews can be a little challenging while virtual. Hopefully, these tips will help you out. I would suggest asking those clarifying questions before jumping into the problem. This way, you fully know what’s being asked of you. If you are also working off of multiple monitors, be sure to let your interviewer know. This way, they know if you’re working off of two different screens, or if you are pulling information from another screen. Be sure to over-communicate your thought process as well. Sometimes we can internalize what we’re looking to do next, but in this case, make sure you communicate that so it does feel like a pretty collaborative setting, and this way, you and the interviewer can bounce ideas off of each other as well. Some technical questions are easier handled with a mouse, so if you have one available, that’s great. If not, there are plenty of online tools available for you to practice before that interview. Hopefully, these tips help, and we wish you the best of luck!

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COVID-19 Vaccines Should be Required Before Returning to the Office, Say 70% of Employees

One whole year. That’s how long it’s been since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic in March 2020. Since then, millions of American employees have found themselves working from home indefinitely and continue to do so. In fact, nearly half (47%) of American employees are currently working from home at least part of the time as a result of COVID-19. As vaccines continue to become more readily available and employees begin to imagine post-pandemic life, we took a closer look to see how they want to work, where they want to work, and how they feel about potentially returning to office life, or not, as many employers now consider how to welcome back employees to offices safely.

A new survey from Glassdoor, the worldwide leader on insights about jobs and companies, conducted online by The Harris Poll revealed that 7 in 10 (70%) U.S. employees who are currently working from home due to COVID-19 believe that workers should be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to return to the office. And even after offices reopen, nearly 9 in 10 (86%) say they would prefer to continue working from home at least part of the time. 

“COVID-19 has triggered a new wave of employee expectations, from incentives to get a vaccine to more flexible work options, even after it’s safe to return to the office,” said Carina Cortez, Glassdoor Chief People Officer. “Employers must take employee feedback into account to determine what is best for their workforce, including how to best support employees who plan to get the vaccine, and employees who do not.”

The new survey found that of U.S. employees who are currently working from home due to COVID-19:

Most Believe a COVID-19 Vaccine Should be Required for Return to the Office

  • 7 in 10 (70%) agree that employees should be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to return to the office
    • Those aged 18-34 are less likely (58%) than those aged 35-44 (84%) to agree that employees should be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to return to the office
    • Men (74%) are more likely than women (64%) to agree that employees should be required to get a COVID-19 vaccine in order to return to the office

Most Plan to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine — But That’s Not the Case For All Employees

  • Over 3 in 4 (76%) intend to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them
    • Those aged 18-34 (66%) are less likely than those aged 35-44 (81%) to say they intend to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them
  • Nearly 1 in 4 (24%) do not plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available to them

Employers: Most Want Incentives For Getting a Vaccine

  • 69% agree that employers should offer financial incentives (e.g. cash bonus, more paid time off) to employees for getting vaccinated
  • 68% would be more likely to get a COVID-19 vaccine if their employers incentivized them (e.g. cash bonus, more paid time off) to do so

Most Would Prefer a Hybrid/WFH Model, Even After Offices Reopen 

  • Nearly 9 in 10 (86%) say they would prefer to continue working from home at least part of the time after offices reopen

Despite High Unemployment, Some Would Consider QUITTING Their Jobs Due to COVID-19 Work Requirements

  • Nearly 1 in 4 (23%) would consider quitting their job if they were required to return to the office before all employees have been vaccinated
  • 17% would consider quitting their job if they were required to return to the office 5 days per week (regardless of vaccinations)

Employees Talking About COVID-19 on Glassdoor

COVID-19 continues to be in the driver’s seat when it comes to how the labor market recovers and when employers consider reopening offices, and how employees are talking about COVID’s impact on their workplace experiences. On Glassdoor, between March 1, 2020 and February 15, 2021, over 58,000 reviews (and counting) have mentioned keywords related to COVID-19 and the vaccine. Here’s a sample of what employees have to say:

Glassdoor Now Welcomes its Employees to Work Where They Want 

Glassdoor has also responded to how we support our own employees during the pandemic, and how we plan to support our people going forward. As a leading technology company and global employer, Glassdoor recently introduced its Work Where You Want policy, giving employees more flexibility going forward and allowing employees to choose where they want to work. This can include working remotely, from an office or both. An internal Glassdoor survey revealed 70% of Glassdoor employees prefer a hybrid remote-office work arrangement post-COVID-19.  In Glassdoor’s Workplace Trends 2021 report, Glassdoor’s Chief Economist explains why and how office life will return, but will never be the same.  

Survey Methodology

This survey was conducted online within the United States by The Harris Poll on behalf of Glassdoor from February 16-18, 2021 among 2,072 adults ages 18 and older, among whom 1,149 are employed and 571 are currently working from home due to COVID-19. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables and subgroup sample sizes, please contact pr@glassdoor.com.

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7 Companies Who Care About Employee Wellness During COVID-19

COVID-19 has not only shifted the economy, but the way companies take care of their employees. Due to companies having to pivot to remote work amid COVID-19,  some organizations have prioritized virtual wellness programming and initiatives to help ease the stress and anxiety of working from home during a global pandemic. From virtual fitness classes to sheep-led mediations, the below companies have gone above and beyond for their employees. Here are a handful of companies eager to hire and tout their new wellness benefits. Read about them below and apply them to their hundreds of open jobs.

BlueBeam *Hiring Surge*

Wellness Programs:  The software company usually offers in-person bi-weekly yoga & Tai Chi classes, chair massages, and incentivized fitness challenges but had to alter their wellness programs due to COVID-19. During the pandemic, the company is providing free access to fitness videos with a CP membership, virtual team happy hours and game nights, on-demand webinars, and in-person sessions on mental health & wellness with various partners and the following fitness classes and programming. 

  • Together we sweat – Free, no membership required, weekly live-stream with Classpass every Friday at 12PM EDT by various studios
  • Bi-Weekly Virtual Dance Parties

Open Roles: Senior Performance Engineer, Sr. Product Designer, Sr. Product Manager – eCommerce/Webstore, Sales Incentive Analyst, Front-End Developer, Salesforce Developer, Group Product Manager, Sr. Product Manager, Salesforce CXI & more. 

What Employees Say: “The product Bluebeam sells is good, the customers LOVE it and it really makes an impact on the industry. That is hard to find in a sales job. The employees are good people that care about both the customer’s success and the companies. One of the better companies I have worked for by far.” – Current Employee 

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Grammarly

Wellness Programs: The digital writing assistant company is offering everything from extra days off across their offices, offering sick days as mental health time, fitness, yoga, nutrition videos for stress reduction and mental health, virtual counseling sessions for stress and an anxiety workshop by Magellan. Grammarly is also offering support for employees who are parents with group web sessions. Grammarly also holds weekly “Good vibes Monday” snippet curated by their  People team sharing a list of positive events around the world to show how people are coming together during this time and zoom calls with a mediation expert who uses their sheep in the workshop

Open Roles: Data Scientist, Software Engineer, Machine Learning, Lead Designer, Design Systems, Engineering Manager, Machine LearningSales Program Manager, Lifecycle Marketing Manager, Senior Technical Recruiter, Technical Sourcing Manager  & more. 

What Employees Say: “I’ve had several jobs before Grammarly, and I have to say the people here are amazing. It’s rare to be at a startup in Silicon Valley and have colleagues celebrating five years, seven years, nine years, and more. They are humble, smart, and excited to come to work every day. It’s definitely a company that lives by its values. The company’s commitment to its values has been especially relevant during COVID.I get energy coming to work every day and tackling big, exciting problems.” – Current Employee 

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3M

Wellness Programs: The manufacturing company is prioritizing its employee wellness programs during COVID-19 with amping up their mental health wellness initiatives. On May 4, Ann and Dr. Taiwo, along with HR partners Jonathan Hefner and Rodrigo Gonzalez, led the hour-long event, “Coping with Anxiety and Supporting Well-being During COVID-19.” More than 670 tuned in to have their questions answered and voices heard. Popular topics amongst attendees included how to manage work-life balance when working virtually, how to deal with anxiety and help those close to you deal with anxiety, and the positive ways to stay connected with others – personally and professionally.

Addressing anxiety through a virtual community: In addition to the broader, more formal company-wide events, there are grassroots efforts being led by 3Mers across the globe, all aiming to help each other identity, manage and work through their anxiety.

  • 3M Inspire – a community of nearly 1,300 3Mers who are dedicated to the practice of mindfulness – has turned their weekly 30-minute, in-person mindfulness sessions into virtual events, as well as increased the number of virtual events offered each week. “The response to our virtual events has been amazing,” shared Vicki Tokie, Value Management leader and 3M Inspire steering committee member. “We are seeing attendance grow and with more 3Mers from around the globe.”
  • In addition to the weekly sessions, the 3M Inspire team recently led a mindfulness experience with 3M’s Occupational Health Nurses, those who work at 3M, and are looking after the well-being of 3Mers.

Open Roles: General Supervisor, Managed Care Recertification Specialist, Infrastructure Analyst, Manufacturing Process Engineer*, Summer Temporary Production Helper, Division (IATD) Global Quality Manager*, IT Manager Security Governance & Risk*  & more. 

What Employees Say: Surprisingly agile for such a large company. Able to listen. Great team, both in Pittsburgh and at 3M HIS – also on the corporate level where I had interactions. The health plan got better through acquisition by 3M. The general feeling is that they really care about their employees and try to do the right thing.” – Current Employee 

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Citi *Hiring Surge*

Wellness Programs: Citi is providing a special compensation award to more than 75,000 colleagues globally to help ease the financial burden of the pandemic. They are also extending vacation carryover through the end of this year and their team of health and wellness experts are offering a lineup of virtual events and resources to help our colleagues and their families stay grounded and healthy, including online fitness classes, virtual personal training, meditation, and breathwork sessions and more. 

Open Roles: Banking, Capital Markets, and Advisory (BCMA) Investment Banking, Summer Associate – San Francisco Technology, Credit Underwriter 3, Senior Executive Assistant, Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory (BCMA), Investment Banking, Summer Associate – San Francisco Healthcare, Sales & Trading, Summer Analyst – San Francisco & more. 

What Employees Say: Citi is an incredible place to grow your career. You will learn from some of the best in the business. In addition, you will be presented with challenging opportunities to push yourself to the next level.” – Current Employee

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SAP

Wellness Programs: SAP employees are staying connected and encouraged through Facebook Live sessions, virtual fitness classes, and music concerts. SAP North America employees in Canada and the USA were given an extra day off as a thank you and recognition of experiencing COVID-19. SAP Employees are encouraged to share how they spend their day off using #LifeAtSAP and #DayOff and leadership will be surprising employees who have the best entries.

  • Staying healthy during COVID-19. On May 19th, SAP had a live session with Jennifer Coleman & Christiane Linkersdoerfer, SAP Leadership & Learning Team who provided great tips on staying healthy. You can watch the replay here.
  • Working from home during COVID-19. On May 12th, SAP discussed how to find balance and be productive while working from home during COVID-10. Watch the replay here.
  • Leading Virtual Teams during COVID-19 Facebook Live session took place on May 5th. It was a learning session on what it takes to be a leader in a virtual work environment. Watch the replay here.
  • Leading during COVID-19 was another interactive live discussion on how to be a team leader in the midst of COVID-19. Watch the replay here.

Open roles: Technology Senior Consultant, Product Expert, Business Processes Senior Consultant, Development Teaching Specialist, DevOps Engineer, Principal Program Manager, Senior DevOps Engineer, Senior Developer (Platform Security) & more. 

What Employees Say: “SAP offers competitive Salary and Benefits no doubt but main pros are the people in the company itself, there is a culture in itself to treat each other respectfully and this doesn’t change be you in Ireland or anywhere in the world! You build such a wonderful reliable network in SAP world which will provide you so much flexibility over the years to work on any challenges!” -Current Employee 

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Invitae

Wellness Programs: This Biotech & Pharmaceuticals company offers virtual yoga and meditation classes,  parent support groups for the new COVID 19 WFH  mandates, and also unlimited PTO, where they encourage mental health days. 

Open roles: Clinical Genomics Analyst, Compliance Analyst, Engineering Manager, Bioinformatics, Bioinformatics Engineer, Algorithm, Functional Modeling Engineer, Medical Director Reproductive Health, Bioinformatics Engineer, Hard To Do Team & more.

What Employees Say: Excellent benefits and remote/time-off flexibility. Diligent, smart, and passionate people. A strong and clear mission. Set me up for success.” -Current Employee 

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Salesforce

Salesforce launched several new wellness programs and initiatives in support of its employees during COVID-19. 

  • Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) — Salesforce provides access to free Employee Assistance Programs. EAP provides resources and immediate support (including free face-to-face or video conferencing counseling sessions) for a broad and complex body of issues affecting mental and emotional wellbeing, such as family problems, workplace stress, grief, anxiety, depression, addiction management, and alcohol and substance use.
  • Thriving Mind — Developed by Thrive Global in partnership with Stanford Medical, Thriving Mind is Salesforce’s latest global benefits program to help employees and their families strengthen their psychological and emotional health. Leveraging cutting-edge brain research, Thriving Mind enables them to understand why they respond to stress and anxiety the way they do. Then, they learn micro-steps to manage it before it becomes problematic through an expansive library of articles and videos. It’s absolutely free for employees and their immediate families.
  • Live wellbeing webinars — Salesforce launched a live webinar series called B-Well Together. They launched the half-hour broadcast twice daily (to accommodate global time zones) and invited industry luminaries to speak with their employees about wellbeing. Salesforce has been fortunate to have Arianna Huffington, David Agus, Larry Brilliant, Deepak Chopra, Jack Kornfield, and more share their tips, tricks, and wisdom with their employees. 
  • Meditation – Salesforce made Plum Village’s Zen Meditation App available to all employees in the Salesforce App Catalog.

Open roles: Business Architect, Solution Engineer (All Levels), Signature Success Engineer Principal- Tier 3, Customer Success Engineer, Associate Technical Account Manager, Contract Specialist (SMB/EBU/CBU/.org), Operations Manager, Government Practices, Software Engineering Architect or Principal Architect & more.

What Employees Say: It’s as close to THE Great Place to Work as they come. You will be supported by your bosses and their bosses all the way. Great people to work for/with.” -Current Employee

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Furloughed Employees: Should You Tell Your Employer You Are Job Hunting?

The pandemic has upended many businesses, with some companies furloughing employees. A furlough is a mandatory, temporary leave of absence from work. It often leaves employees in an uncomfortable middle ground: They have a job, but they can’t go to it. And while benefits such as health and life insurance typically remain, furloughs are often taken without pay and perks.

Terry McDougall, career coach and author of “Winning the Game of Work,” says that companies often furlough employees when they are no longer able to pay them “but would like to maintain the employee relationship so they can call them back when the economic challenge has passed.”

But there’s no guarantee that employees will be called back, McDougall points out. (In fact, she says she’s worked with clients who’ve waited several months to be called back into work only to find out they never will.) That’s why McDougal says that while loyalty to your current employer is important, “your first loyalty needs to be to yourself.” In other words, it’s totally OK and brilliant to look for another job — perhaps even one that pays more — while you’re on furlough.

However, if you decide to start a job search, McDougal recommends you don’t tell your current employer. It’s not about lying: “There’s no guarantee that the employee will find a job,” she says, “and it’s not really the business of your employer what you do on your own time.” What’s more, if your employer does have an opportunity to bring back some employees, “they may decide not to bring someone back if they believe that person may leave soon anyway,” McDougal explains.

Instead, McDougal says, it’s important to diversify your opportunities: “Maintain the possibility that you’ll be called back to your old job when the business improves while also exploring if there are other opportunities that you may be qualified for,” she says. “Don’t diminish the possibility that you will not be called back because your employer thinks you’re ‘already gone.’” 

If you start your job search and your employer catches wind of your efforts, then you’ll need to be transparent at that point. McDougal says you should tell your employer that you’re exploring your options if you’re not called back after the furlough. “Employers should understand that if they are not paying employees that they cannot expect the employees to sit and just wait for the possibility that they are called back,” she says. “The employee can let the employer know that they would very much like to be called back, and that’s their first choice — but that they need to take their own well-being and ensure that they have the income to support themselves.” 

For some, it might be scary to look for another job while you’re on furlough. But McDougal has some encouraging and motivating words: “You own your career, and you need to take full responsibility for it,” she says. “Companies will lay off employees with little-to-no notice when it suits the business. Employees should always be looking to trade their skills and experience to the employer who provides them with the best value in exchange for those skills.”

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Burning out? Check Out 20 Highest Rated Companies For Work-Life Balance During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19, the concept of having a work-life balance has increasingly become more difficult to achieve. Many employees have been experiencing long hours of work to meet deadlines and keep businesses afloat, which alters employee morale, wellness, and motivation, which unfortunately leads to burnout. Although the concept of work-life balance varies across companies, Glassdoor Sr. Economic Research Analyst Amanda Stansell was able to look at Glassdoor reviews from the past six months to reveal which employers prioritize their employees’ well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. The research found the monthly percentage of employee reviews in July 2020 on Glassdoor discussing mental health and similar topics rose 42 percent compared to six months earlier. Prioritizing mental health and wellness within the workplace is now more important than ever, not only to employers but also for employees suffering from chronic workplace stress. 

Additionally, Stansell and the team analyzed millions of employee reviews on Glassdoor to identify the top 20 companies for work-life balance in the U.S. as COVID-19 heightened the stress and turmoil people across the world face in and out of work.

Are you looking for an employer that cares for your mental health and prioritizes wellness? Check out the 20 Highest Rated Companies for Work-life Balance During COVID-19!

20 Highest Rated Companies for Work-life Balance During the COVID-19 Crisis in the U.S. 

Rank Employer Work-life Balance Rating Industry
1 Acuity Insurance 4.9 Insurance
2 Digital Prospectors 4.8 Tech
3 Ryan, LLC 4.8 Accounting
4 AppFolio 4.8 Tech
5 CoverMyMeds 4.8 Health Care
6 Lendio 4.8 Finance
7 Bergstrom Automotive 4.8 Retail
8 OutboundEngine 4.7 Advertising & Marketing
9 Life.Church 4.7 Nonprofit
10 Blue Raven Solar 4.7 Energy
11 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 4.7 Government
12 Box 4.7 Tech
13 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital 4.6 Health Care
14 Slack 4.6 Tech
15 eXp Realty 4.6 Real Estate
16 Appriss 4.6 Tech
17 DocuSign 4.6 Tech
18 SAP 4.5 Tech
19 Zoom Video Communications 4.5 Tech
20 AIDS Healthcare Foundation 4.5 Health Care

Source: Glassdoor Economic Research (Glassdoor.com/research)

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11 Companies with Hiring Surges

Although COVID-19 has altered the job market, many companies are still hiring. To help eager job seekers find companies accelerating their roles and workforce, Glassdoor launched the Hiring Surge Explorer feature in response to COVID-19. With our tool, job seekers can search for companies actively hiring and filter their search by city, industry, job title, and job function. Job seekers can also see companies experiencing hiring surges on individual job listings when searching by job title on Glassdoor.

Looking for a new job? Companies need you more than ever before and waiting for you to apply. Check the employers that have huge hiring surges right now.

Concentrix *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Staffing & Outsourcing
Where Hiring: North Hickory, NC, Arnold, MO, Tampa, FL & more.
Open Roles: Customer Solutions/Sales Advisor II, $13.50/hr. ~ Inbound Customer Sales Advisor II, Customer Service Advisor, Advisor I, Customer Service, Director Service Delivery- Automotive, New Logo Sales Executive -Digital Transformation, Pittsford NY – Priority for Education Account & more.

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FedEx *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Express Delivery Services
Where Hiring: Hayward, CA, Belmont, CA, Menlo Park, CA & more.
Open Roles: FT & PT Package Handler – Warehouse, Driver Apprentice, Store Assistant Manager, Ops Manager – Station, Sort Manager – Station, Warehouse Package Handler, Seasonal Ops Admin HR, Forklift Operator I – Battery Changer (Rotating Shift / 5pm-5am) & more.

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Booz Allen Hamilton *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Consulting
Where Hiring: El Segundo, CA, Colorado Springs, CO & more.
Open Roles: Network Security Engineer Analyst, Space Analyst, Senior, Intelligence Subject Matter Expert, Program Management Specialist, Intelligence Requirements Manager, General Management Consultant & more.

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Kellogg Company *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Food & Beverage Manufacturing
Where Hiring: Cincinnati, OH,  Battle Creek, MI & more.
Open Roles: Kellogg Sales Representative, Sales Planning Manager, Kellogg Sales Manager, Associate Director, Finance, Manufacturing Technician, Continuous Improvement Lead & more.

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Honeywell *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Computer Hardware & Software
Where Hiring: Menlo Park, CA, Houston, TX, Colonial Heights, VA & more.
Open Roles: PMT Venture Business Development Director, Advanced Mechanical Engineer, Production Worker, Hourly (Rotating Schedule), Sr Director Data Management, Channel Sales Representative II, Supply Chain Strategy Analyst & more.

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Rockwell Automation *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Industrial Manufacturing
Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA, Dallas, TX, Milwaukee, WI & more.
Open Roles: Sales Executive, IoT, and AR, Account Manager, Territory End User, Sales Executive, Information Solutions, Account Manager, OEM, Business Systems Analyst, Intern, Product Development: Hardware and Test & more.

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General Motors *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
Where Hiring: Warren, MI, Austin, TX,  Chandler, AZ & more.
Open Roles: GM Graduating Intern Opportunity, Senior Software Engineer, Senior Diagnostics Software Engineer, Senior Mainframe Developer, Front End, and Full Stack Engineers – DEV IT, Java Development Lead & more.

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Zoom *Hiring Surge*
Industry: IT Services
Where Hiring: Pittsburgh, PA, New York, NY, Remote & more.
Open Roles: Finance Analyst, Accounts Receivable, Service Engineer Full Stack, Senior Security Analyst – Incident Response, Senior Security Engineer, SDK Software Engineer, Web, Full Stack (Java) Developer & more.

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Talend *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Computer Hardware & Software
Where Hiring: Redwood City, CA, Atlanta, GA, Philadelphia, PA & more.
Open Roles: Director, Enterprise Applications, Sr. Sales Development Representative – French Speaking, Senior Salesforce Business Systems Analyst, Customer Success Transformation Developer, Director, Product Marketing, Senior Counsel, Commercial (Remote) & more.

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Chime *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Banks & Credit Unions
Where Hiring: San Francisco, CA, Chicago, IL & more.
Open Roles: Content Strategist, Product Operations, Check Fraud Operations Specialist, Research Operations Manager, Paid Social Associate, Senior Analyst, Growth Product Analytics, CRM Operations Associate & more.

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Course Hero
Industry: Colleges & Universities
Where Hiring: Redwood City, CA, Berkeley, CA, Baltimore, MD & more.
Open Roles: Senior Software Engineer – Platform, Senior Software Engineer – Front End, People Operations Program Manager, Campus Representative – UC Berkeley, Data Engineer, Lead UX Researcher & more.

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4 Red Flag Signs You Are Burning Out From Working From Home 

Picture yourself this February, blissfully ignorant about the long and stressful road that would unfold before us once the calendar flipped to 2020.

Perhaps, like me, you were in the process of planning a family vacation or regularly enjoying post-work happy hours with colleagues. Perhaps you participated in a soccer league or looking forward to a new weekly yoga class at your gym. Maybe you’d been saving up for home renovations.

Then March arrived, and the pandemic put most of those activities on hold for the indefinite future. A thought may have crossed your mind: “What would fill my calendar now?”

For many of us, the answer is work.

The pandemic continues to shape work culture, chipping away at the rhythms we once knew. This new reality was not all bad. Take flexibility—the 9-to-5 work structure may be a thing of the past as more and more people can work from the comfort of their own homes, on their own schedules.

But remote work comes with a few risks to your mental health—and it’s important to set appropriate boundaries to protect your well-being.

If work is taking up more space in your mind and life than you’d like, you may be on the brink of remote work burnout. Here are four telltale signs to look for.

1. You don’t take time off (even though you have it).

I wasn’t working remotely, but I encountered burnout at one of my first jobs. But I didn’t realize how much time and energy I had devoted to working until the end of the year when I only had a month to use my two weeks of vacation. It dawned on me; I hadn’t taken a single day of PTO since my start date.

Maybe you, like the majority of remote workers, are experiencing something similar—neglecting to take time off you’ve rightfully earned.

One telltale sign of burnout is a refusal to pause for self-care. Maybe you feel like you don’t deserve a break, as though you’ll get behind if you do. Maybe you don’t want to log off and face the stressful reality of life in a pandemic.

Either way, if you’re not carving out time for yourself, you’re likely inching toward burnout. 

2. You use your work as an escape from stress. 

In the early part of the pandemic, I caught myself logged on to my work computer laptop more often than I wanted to be. I started to view my family’s presence as an interruption and would grow irritable when asked to finish up for the day. Work seemed far more appealing than facing my new, uncertain reality.

It turns out, I was using my job as an excuse to avoid the new, stressful reality. My job was something I understood and could exercise some control over. Navigating a new routine in a pandemic? Not so much.

Keeping busy with work can be a welcome distraction from everyday life, and it’s not always a bad thing to increase your productivity. But there comes the point when you need to face reality, even if it’s hard. Numbing yourself by staring at your computer screen or scheduling nonstop meetings means you’ll miss opportunities to deal with problems (or issues before they become problems).

And in my experience, these stressors only grow when we ignore them. If you view your job as a respite from everyday life (or worse, if you’ve begun to feel hopeless and without purpose, unless you’re working), it may be time to take a much-needed break to address the things you’re ignoring.

3. You lack boundaries in your remote-work setup. 

Not everyone has the luxury of a private, at-home office. And your kitchen table or a makeshift desk in your bedroom can function just as well as a cubicle or office.

But lack of boundaries with time and space is another story.

If you consistently try to fit work into random pockets of the day (like checking emails while you brush your teeth or working on a project while watching a movie), you may be at risk for burnout.

Remote work looks a lot more like the gig economy than it used to, thanks to lack of job security and flexibility with work hours. Still, treating your job like a “gig” when it isn’t can compromise your job and personal life.

Interspersing your work throughout your day and home can disrupt your focus, stifle your creativity, and, worst of all, slowly lead you to burn out. If you associate your entire home with your job, it will be difficult to truly relax when you need it most.

Instead of viewing your whole home as your office—and your whole day as your workday—pick a designated area and time to hunker down on a routine basis.

Boundaries around your “working mode” will only benefit your job and your mental health.

4. You’re obsessed with job security. 

Public health wasn’t the only area of life that took a hit due to COVID-19. A dwindling economy forced many industries to lay off workers, creating a sense of anxiety

Whether or not your job is secure, you may find yourself “panic working” to manage your anxiety. It makes sense to work a bit harder so you can make valuable contributions to your organization.

But fixating on job security by working harder comes with a cost, Gianpiero Petriglieri, a professor of organizational behavior, tells  Bloomberg:

“It costs us our connection to reality, to our experience, and to others. We become incapable of appraising the situation, acknowledging our feelings about it, and being present to others. We become numb. Eventually, we fall apart because we have tried too hard to keep ourselves together.”

If you’re using work as a way to prevent feelings of powerlessness, be cautious. You might protect your job, but you’ll lose your well-being along the way. And that’s not a risk worth taking.

How to protect yourself from burnout. 

Living in a global pandemic is uncharted territory for all of us—and the worst part is, it’s riddled with uncertainty. It’s fair to say that just about every area of life has been disrupted, and who knows for how long.

Maybe you’ll head back into the office soon (or maybe you already have). Maybe you’re going to work remotely for the indefinite future.

Remember: These changes in how you work don’t have to throw you for a loop or compromise your mental health. New territory simply requires a new strategy: one that prioritizes your well-being so you can contribute in meaningful ways, whether you’re working in a cubicle or in the comfort of your living room.

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22 Companies Offering Part-Time And Remote Roles

Despite the uncertainty that COVID-19 has caused within the job market, many companies are starting to hire for remote and part-time roles. From tech to financial companies, there are many employers eager to have you join their workforce!

Looking for a new remote role or an additional part-time job? Companies need you more than ever before. Check out all the companies hiring right now. Apply today.

3M
Industry: Miscellaneous Manufacturing
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Channel Key Account Manager (US Remote), Cloud Cost Optimization Analyst (Remote Based), Cloud Cost Optimization Analyst (Remote Based, Cloud Network Engineer (Remote Based), Channel Key Account Manager (US Remote), Eastern Zone-Field Service Specialist, (Remote based) & more.

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Twitter
Industry: Internet
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Talent Management Program Manager, People Analytics (Contract), Sr. Program Manager, Consultancy and Organizational Effectiveness, Compliance Counsel – International Trade Compliance, Sr Sourcing Manager, Technical Recruiting, & more.

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Clearwater Analytics *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Investment Banking & Asset Management
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Investment Banking & Asset Management, Director Marketing Campaigns and Demand Generation, Enterprise Sales Leader – Insurance, Solutions Consultant – Data as a Service ( DaaS), Enterprise Sales Leader – Corporates & more.

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Sitel
Industry: Staffing & Outsourcing
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Work from Home Inbound Call Center Associate, [San Angelo, TX] Customer Service Representative – Onsite / Possible Work from Home, Work from Home Licensed Insurance Agent -Property and Casualty, [Lake City, FL] Customer Service Representative – Onsite / Possible Work from Home, Part Time Work at Home Customer Service Representative & more.

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Dropbox
Industry: Computer Hardware & Software
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Engineering Manager, Developer Platform – Location Flexible, Technical Program Manager, Sales Systems – Location Flexible, Lead Software Engineer, HelloSign – Location Flexible, Security Software Engineer, HelloSign – Location Flexible, Security Software Engineering Intern (Summer 2021) – Location Flexible & more.

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Facebook
Industry: Internet
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Instagram Product Manager, Equity & Inclusion, Economic Development Content Manager, Privacy Policy Manager, Data Ecosystems, Application Security Engineer, Enterprise Engineering, Sourcing Manager, Network Development, Program Manager, AI Programs & more.

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Amazon
Industry: Internet
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Senior Security Consultant – Remote, Senior Software Development Engineer – Amazon Grocery (Open to Remote), Sr. Technical Program Manager (Software Development exp required – remote OK), Senior Software Development Engineer- Remote, Sr. Technical Program Manager (Data Science & Analytics Remote OK), Sr. Technical Program Manager (Data Engineering Remote OK) & more.

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Accenture
Industry: Consulting
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Federal – REMOTE-Demisto Junior Subject Matter Expert, Federal- REMOTE-Cloud Engineer, Federal – REMOTE–Cloud Analyst, Federal – REMOTE-Devo Junior Subject Matter Expert, Federal – REMOTE-Devo Subject Matter Expert, Federal – REMOTE-Corelight/Verodin Junior Subject Matter Expert & more.

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Imply
Industry: Computer Hardware & Software
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Software Engineer in Test, SDET – (Remote, US Time Zones), Software Engineer – Cloud Infrastructure (Remote, US Time Zones), Software Engineer – Backend/Node.js (Remote, US Time Zones), Product Manager – Apps (Remote, US Time Zones) & more.

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AnswerLab *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Consulting
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Resourcing Analyst (Remote), (Remote – Major Metropolitan Cities) Qualitative UX Researcher, Financial Services UX Strategist (Remote), Project Manager – UX Research Operations (Remote) & more.

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CodeSignal
Industry: Internet
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Product Manager (Remote – U.S.), Customer Success Manager (Remote – U.S.), Solution Engineer (Remote), Assessment Design Engineer (Remote), Sales Representative (Remote – U.S.)& more.

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Jobot *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Staffing & Outsourcing
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Remote Senior Software Engineer, Lock Desk Specialist – Remote, REMOTE Sr. Loan Processor – Up to 80k base, REMOTE Sr. Loan Processor, Compliance Manager – Remote & more.

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Intuit *Hiring Surge*
Industry: Computer Hardware & Software
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Remote Credentialed Tax Professional, Work From Home – Experienced Tax Preparer, Work From Home Credentialed Tax Expert – CPA, Work From Home – Experienced Tax Associate, Work From Home Credentialed Tax Accountant & more.

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Sprout Therapy
Industry: Health Care Services & Hospitals
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: VP Engineering (Remote), Senior Director of Product Quality (Remote), Director of Corporate Training (Remote), Sr. Director of Supply Operations (Remote), Director of Client Concierge (Remote), Product Manager Parent 360 (Remote) & more.

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Splunk
Industry: Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Senior Splunk Developer (remote OK), Senior Software Engineer – Infrastructure (remote OK), Risk Analyst, Third-Party Trust (Remote US Available), Recruiting Systems Analyst (6+ Month Contract) – Remote, Splunk Engineer (Remote US Available) & more.

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Freshworks
Industry: Enterprise Software & Network Solutions
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Account Manager (Remote), Customer Success Manager (Florida – Remote), Regional Sales Manager (Remote), Customer Success Manager (East – Remote), Enterprise Account Executive – Boston / Mid-Atlantic territory (Remote), Customer Success Manager (East) (Remote), & more.

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Eventbrite
Industry: Internet
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Principal Front End Engineer (SF, Nashville, or Remote), Principal Systems Engineer (San Francisco or Remote), Senior Software Engineer (Payouts and Billing) Nashville or Remote & more.

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Okta
Industry: Computer Hardware & Software
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: Director of Talent Acquisition, Enterprise Software Sales (San Francisco, CA) (Remote Eligible), Staff Product Designer (Remote Eligible), Principal Software Engineer, Identity Experience (Remote Eligible), Director of Finance Technology (San Francisco, CA) (Remote Eligible) & more.

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UPS
Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain
Where Hiring: Remote
Open Roles: PT Preload Supervisor, Part-Time Supervisor, PT Revenue Recovery Supervisor, PT Supervisor, Part-Time Preload Supervisor, Part-time Seasonal Supervisor (SB HR), Part-Time HR Seasonal Supervisor & more.

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Citi
Industry: Investment Banking & Asset Management
Where Hiring: Investment Banking & Asset Management
Open Roles: Sr. Home Mortgage Underwriter- Nationwide Remote, Sr Citibank Home Mortgage Underwriter Nationwide Remote, Senior Application Security Architect (SASA) Cyber Defense (Remote work considered) & more.

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The Container Store
Industry: Department, Clothing, & Shoe Stores
Where Hiring: Houston, TX, San Jose, CA, Los Angeles & more.
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