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Watching NCAA Tournament at Work? You’re Not Alone

By Guest Author |

The NCAA Tournament has kicked off, causing billions of dollars in lost productivity. But is playing in the NCAA men’s basketball pool at the office a lose-lose situation for businesses? Productivity is going to decrease as workers focus on whether the Gonzaga Bulldogs can go all the way, or whether the UNC Wilmington Seahawks can… Continue Reading
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Bossed Up Women Lift as they Climb

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Bossed Up  is  an innovative personal and professional training organization that helps women craft sustainable careers. Founder/CEO  Emilie Aries is a nationally recognized speaker and political organizer  who has helped hundreds navigate career transition and prevent burnout. In addition to her recent press coverage in the Washington Post, Buzzfeed, ABC, and numerous podcasts, she  is… Continue Reading
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10 Great Careers for Telecommuters [Infographic]

By Guest Author |

Thanks to the advancement of technology we now have the freedom to work from our living rooms, and quite a number of large  corporations  seem to be embracing this trend of hiring remote employees. Not only is it financially advantageous for the company but  studies  indicate that employees who work from home are significantly more productive… Continue Reading
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10 Benefits of Building a Remote Startup

By workbar |

These days, anyone who is considering starting their own business should really sit down and look at everything that a remote startup has to offer. This can be a particularly advantageous opportunity for anyone who doesn’t have a lot of money, but who really wants to be their own boss. More and more people are… Continue Reading
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“Vue” to the World with Workbar’s Engineers

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Workbar’s software engineers like Kristin Ruben are the masterminds behind our members’ digital user experience. She is the guest author of this post on the Javascript framework Vue.js (which is responsible for some of the new dynamic features of the platform, such as digital on-boarding) and the organizer of the upcoming Vue.js meetup in Workbar Cambridge…. Continue Reading
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Food for Thought Leaders: Cater Your Business Meeting

By Dave Gentry |

Food is an important catalyst for bringing people together, kindling conversation, building new relationships, and strengthening existing ones. Many companies are discovering that if they cater business meetings, the results speak for themselves. Workbar members, we are excited to announce a great way for you to order food for your meetings and events: ezCater for… Continue Reading
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The Real Cost of Commuting

By Dave Gentry |

The morning and evening commute to work is usually the most dreaded part of any job.  Using the average twenty-two work-day month, we broke down the costs for each major transportation mode to determine how much it costs to commute in major U.S. cities. As first published here, the major findings from the Brookings Institution,… Continue Reading
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9 Essential Online Tools for the Remote Worker

By workbar |

For many companies, the remote workforce presents a huge advantage. It improves work/life balance for the workers, increases productivity and revenue for the business, and enables project managers to hire talent regardless of geographic boundaries. But how can you be sure your remote coworkers are in the loop or productive when you don’t share the same… Continue Reading
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Pwning Product Placement (with help from Mr. Robot)

By Dave Gentry |

The protagonist of the TV show Mr. Robot is a dark hero whose superhuman ability to hack computer systems provides the backdrop for the show’s clashes of  good versus evil. When the producers needed a realistic technology for a particular scene, they reached out to Boston-based company  Pwnie Express with a special request: Could they… Continue Reading