Report Suggests Government, Companies Factor Permanent Remote Work into Future Operations

A report by Forrester indicates more than 53% of the U.S. workforce would like to continue working remotely—at least some—once the COVID-19 pandemic ends.

Released Nov. 17, the report found fewer Americans (44%) are eager to return to daily office life and mirrors a recent survey of federal employees who expect at least regular telework to continue into the foreseeable future.

Agencies and companies, Forrester states, would be wise to augment their existing workforce strategies to meet the expectations of their collective workforces.

“Rather than assume that centralized locations are the best way to engage workers and provide those outcomes, the anywhere-work approach recognizes that people—employees, prospective talent, managers, and other stakeholders—all have preferences that, post-pandemic, will break the traditional definition of and boundary between in-office and home-based work,” the report states.

The report makes clear not every employee will be able to work from home. According to Forrester, approximately

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Shoptalk And Groceryshop Announce Permanent Lineup Of Retail Meetups To Complement Annual In-Person Events

NEW YORK, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Shoptalk and Groceryshop, the leading U.S. conferences in the retail, grocery and consumer packaged goods industries, today announced the addition of a series of Retail Meetups to be held online each year starting in 2021, complementing their blockbuster annual in-person events.

“Over the past 5 years, we’ve transformed the events calendar with Shoptalk and Groceryshop, and now we’re doing it again with Retail Meetups,” said Anil D. Aggarwal, founder of Shoptalk and Groceryshop.

Held online at the same time of year each year, and timed to supplement their respective in-person Shoptalk and Groceryshop counterparts, the new Retail Meetups include:

  • Groceryshop Spring Meetup, March 9-11, 2021
  • Shoptalk Meetup for Women, May 11-13, 2021
  • Shoptalk Fall Meetup, October 19-21, 2021
  • Retail Meetups are online events that bring large groups together for curated, double opt-in meetings and peer group discussions. They are

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    Seoul Semiconductor Obtains Again Permanent Injunctions and an Order for Recall Against LED Lighting Products of Philips Brand Lighting Affiliate

    Seoul Semiconductor Co., Ltd. (“Seoul”) (KOSDAQ 046890), a leading global innovator of LED products and technology, announced that the German District Court of Düsseldorf has issued “two” permanent injunctions against certain cell phone and lighting products affiliated with Philips brand lighting.

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    The second generation LED technology of Seoul Semiconductor (Graphic: Business Wire)

    The court ordered a permanent injunction against lighting products manufactured by Klite Lighting, a subsidiary of Signify (formerly Philips Lighting), and a recall of those products sold after March 2017 with the destruction of those products in the patent litigation against Leuchtstark Vertriebs GmbH. In other recent litigation against Klite’s products, Seoul also obtained a permanent injunction, a recall of infringing products sold after October 2017 and destruction of those products. This follows on the heels of two other cases in the U.S. where Seoul obtained permanent

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    Reddit announces permanent work from home, eliminates cost-of-living pay compensation

    Reddit joined the likes of Twitter and Dropbox today as the company announced the option for its employees to switch to permanent remote work.

    Many tech companies have taken this step amid the pandemic, but few have eliminated geographic compensation adjustments. Reddit said they will not lower the pay of employees who choose to work remotely; instead, all U.S. compensation will now be tied to pay ranges of high-cost areas such as the Bay Area.

    “As our teams become more distributed, we will have many learnings about the impact of this model on our performance as a business,” the company blog post read. “We will not be afraid to continuously adapt and evolve our workforce philosophies, programs, and processes. 2020 is an unprecedented year, and we strongly believe that for the foreseeable future, providing flexible work arrangements to our current and future Snoos is the right thing to do for

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