Some companies with leases that are ending this year or next appear to be kicking the can down the road, signing short-term extensions rather than committing to typical deals that last several years. In recent weeks, NBC Universal extended a lease for a secondary office at 1221 Avenue of the Americas and the Stroock & Stroock & Lavan law firm did the same for its office downtown. But they both did so for just a year, according to Colliers. A spokeswoman for NBC Universal declined to comment and Stroock & Stroock did not return a call and multiple emails. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 | Manhattan’s office buildings are empty. But for how long?
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A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine. … [Read more...] about UV air filters to holographic lift buttons, startups offer tech solutions to make offices Covid-safe
This level of control is especially important now that companies are moving from the initial shutdowns to the interim office adaptations to considering dramatic changes to the way their offices look and operate, Quick says. Unispace estimates that companies are going to be wanting 20% to 30% less office space when the pandemic is brought to heel. Working with one organization to make these adaptations means companies can rethink their offices more quickly, and more easily implement changes as conditions evolve. … [Read more...] about Are offices dead? Not yet, but real estate power brokers are betting on a new strategy
Then, Get on Your Boss’s Calendar Once you’ve worked out the details and know how best to convey your desire to work from home, schedule time to talk to your manager on a Zoom call or in a face-to-face meeting. Facial expressions are important, says Hamill. Let them know in an email or during a prior call that you’re thinking about the return to the office and want to talk about it. … [Read more...] about How to tell your boss you’re not ready to return to the office
“It’s kind of like your résumé; you want to edit it a little bit for each situation,” adds Brie Reynolds, the senior career specialist at FlexJob. “You might apply for jobs at very traditional, buttoned-up companies, and you may be applying for jobs at super casual, creative companies, so you might want to change it up, while always remaining true to yourself and who you are.” … [Read more...] about How candidates are using background props to stand out in video interviews