Posts

Blog | RMail & RSign

Is Work from Home Here to Stay Permanently?

Blog
Almost everyone around the world is working from home, due to the imposed lockdown to battle the Covid-19 pandemic. This arrangement has a lot of benefits for both employees and employers. But, will the work from home continue even after the lockdown restrictions are lifted?

Recently, the “Permanent-WFH” trend has gained momentum in the tech industry as many companies are extending WFH policies, including:

  • Facebook starts planning for permanent remote workers
  • Amazon extending optional WFH till at least October 2020
  • Twitter saying​ that employees can opt for permanent WFH
  • Microsoft allowing WFH​ for all but “essential” workers till October 2020
  • Salesforce allowing employees to work from home for the rest of 2020
  • Google also extending WFH​ through the rest of 2020
  • Zillow making WFH​ universally available through the end of the year
  • Twitter saying​ that employees can WFH permanently if they wish
  • Square employees will be able to work from home even after the COVID-19
  • Barclays CEO Jes Staley says crowded corporate offices with thousands of employees “may be a thing of the past”
  • Nationwide announcing a permanent transition to a hybrid work model

According to a recent Gartner survey, 74 percent of CFOs expect some of their employees who were forced to work from home because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic to continue working remotely after the pandemic ends.

In March 2020, RPost formalized one of the first work from home (WFH) programs to help end users during the pandemic that included a (free) e-signature, email security and encryption, and file sharing toolkit with RSign and RMail—two of RPost’s award-winning products. We succeeded in helping thousands of companies quickly and affordably adapt to the new normal with this pandemic.

Some good news is that while we are winding down this pandemic WFH program as people focus on back-to-business, we will continue to extend this for those in need, to help customers, friends, and their friends during this continuing health and economic crisis. With a 2-minute install into Microsoft Outlook or Gmail, or using our web apps, everyone is automatically enabled for RSign and RMail business licenses while this program continues. Simple and fast — install from any RSign or RMail website or partner program worldwide. After the program ends, service will continue but at free base levels (vs. free business licenses)

And we at RPost are continuing to innovate during these challenging times: Xerox released the first-ever scan-to-encrypt button for its print-scanners called Xerox Connect for RMail Encryption. Users can enjoy the convenience of the scan-to-email function and now can do so with peace-of-mind about the privacy, proof and security of their transmitted scanned information. More on this at our June 18 global partner and user conference, OPTMIZE! 2020.

Blog | RMail & RSign

Will you be working from home ‘FOREVER’?

Blog
A lot has been made recently about the Twitter CEO telling his employees that they can work from home ‘forever’ if they see fit. This past Tuesday, the Twitter CEO sent out a much-talked-about email (funny he didn’t use his company’s namesake product for this). The email states, “if our employees are in a role and situation that enables them to work from home and they want to continue to do so forever [emphasis added], we will make that happen.”

Twitter asked its 5,000+ employee workforce to start working from home way back in the beginning of March and has since become a kind of canary-in-the-coalmine for firms thinking of implementing similar policies. More companies (e.g. Amazon, Facebook) now are extending their work from home policies through at least the end of 2020, and this much is now clear: working from home will be the norm—not the exception—for much longer than many of us initially thought. Here in Los Angeles, our stay-at-home order has similarly been extended “indefinitely”, so we know most of us won’t be back in our offices for the foreseeable future.

Back on March 13, Tech Essentials was among the first to offer tips on working from home, seeing that we were about to enter a period of long disengagement from our traditional offices. On March 16, RPost formalized one of the first work from home (WFH) programs to help end users during the pandemic that included a (free) e-signature, email security and encryption, and file sharing toolkit with RSign and RMail—two of RPost’s award-winning products. We succeeded in helping thousands of companies quickly and affordably adapt to the new normal with this pandemic.

Some good news is that we are still offering this pandemic WFH program to help customers, friends, and their friends during this continuing health and economic crisis. With a 2-minute install into Microsoft Outlook or Gmail, or using our web apps, everyone is automatically enabled for RSign and RMail business licenses. Simple and fast — install from any RSign or RMail website or partner program worldwide.

And we at RPost are continuing to innovate during these challenging times: Xerox released the first-ever scan-to-encrypt button for its print-scanners called Xerox Connect for RMail Encryption. Users can enjoy the convenience of the scan-to-email function and now can do so with peace-of-mind about the privacy, proof and security of their transmitted scanned information. More on this next week, so please stay tuned and be safe!