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BlackRock may never bring 100% of staff to office after coronavirus _ Fox Business

BlackRock may never bring 100% of staff to office after coronavirus

By: Jonathan Garber
Source: Fox Business
Date of Publication: September 17th, 2020
BlackRock Inc. may never fully return to its pre-coronavirus routine after measures to prevent the disease's spread forced employees to work from home, according to CEO Larry Fink.
American Express extends work from home policy through June 2021 _ Fox Business

American Express extends work from home policy through June 2021

By: Lucas Manfredi
Source: Fox Business
Date of Publication: September 10th, 2020
The move will not impact the company's phased reopening plans.
Goldman Sachs joins JPMorgan in announcing return to work after coronavirus office closures _ Fox Business

Goldman Sachs joins JPMorgan in announcing return to work after coronavirus office closures

By: Megan Henney
Source: Fox Business
Date of Publication: September 11th, 2020
The bank alerted staff that it was preparing for more employees to return to its offices around the world.
JPMorgan Top Brass Tell Trading-Floor Staff to Come Back to the Office - WSJ

JPMorgan Top Brass Tell Trading-Floor Staff to Come Back to the Office

By: Julia-Ambra Verlaine
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: September 10th, 2020
The bank, which just notched a record trading quarter, told staffers they need to return by Sept. 21 unless they have child-care or medical issues.
L'Oreal USA could require employees to hand over their medical history to continue working from home — and it may be a sign of what's to come

L'Oreal USA could require employees to hand over their medical history to continue working from home — and it may be a sign of what's to come

By: Shoshy Ciment and Amanda Krause
Source: Business Insider
Date of Publication: August 4th, 2020
L'Oréal US employees who want to work from home are being required to give the company access to their medical history, two current L'Oreal employees confirmed.
Companies Start to Think Remote Work Isn’t So Great After All - WSJ

Companies Start to Think Remote Work Isn’t So Great After All

By: Chip Cutter
Source: The Wall Street Journal
Date of Publication: July 24th, 2020
Projects take longer. Collaboration is harder. And training new workers is a struggle. ‘This is not going to be sustainable.’
Life after Zoom: corporate travel agents plot safe return to business trips

Life after Zoom: corporate travel agents plot safe return to business trips

By: Jamie Freed
Source: Reuters
Date of Publication: July 13th, 2020
Corporate travel agents are using the coronavirus-induced lull in bookings to work with companies on how to get their staff out of Zoom videoconferences and safely back in the air.
Airbnb could still IPO in 2020, CEO Brian Chesky says: ‘It has exceeded everything we expected’

Airbnb could still IPO in 2020, CEO Brian Chesky says: ‘It has exceeded everything we expected’

By: Jen Wieczner
Source: Fortune
Date of Publication: June 30th, 2020
Airbnb is hoping to lure customers back after the pandemic with a new cleanliness initiative.
Will office buildings ever be the same? Empire State Building offers clues

Will office buildings ever be the same? Empire State Building offers clues

By: Imani Moise and Echo Wang Reuters
Source: St Louis Post-Dispatch
Date of Publication: July 3rd, 2020
The Empire State Building has been a symbol of America's economic might for almost 90 years. Of late, it's also become a symbol of its struggle with the coronavirus.
The Office Elevator In COVID-19 Times: Experts Weigh In On Safer Ups And Downs

The Office Elevator In COVID-19 Times: Experts Weigh In On Safer Ups And Downs

By: Lauren Weber
Source: NPR
Date of Publication: June 8th, 2020
Once the epitome of efficiency for moving masses of people quickly to where they needed to go, the elevator is the antithesis of social distancing and a risk-multiplying bottleneck. As America begins to open up, the newest conundrum for employers is how to safely transport people in elevators and manage the crowd of people waiting for them.