It’s Tuesday, readers. I’m Paayal Zaveri, a senior reporter for Insider’s tech analysis team, filling in for my colleague Diamond Naga Siu.
Yesterday marked three years since the US government declared a national emergency around the COVID-19 outbreak. To say time flies is an understatement — our lives have changed so much over the last three years.
Take, for example, remote work.
While remote work offers flexibility, it often comes at the cost of maintaining a work-life balance. Don’t fret, though. There are solutions underway.
I found this essay from a remote-work coach, where she shares her tips for avoiding burnout as a remote worker, particularly helpful. Architects are now even designing homes to help remote workers find a work-life balance, Insider’s Stephanie Stacey reports.
Remote work has also made it possible to hire anyone anywhere, which CEOs and hiring managers are starting to realize. That’s exactly what I took a look at in our first story today.
Let’s get started.
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1. American tech companies are offshoring jobs, but it isn’t all because of remote work. In fact, remote work has just been a facilitator. The real culprit behind this trend is likely America’s broken immigration system.
Experts told me America’s tech industry has moved many jobs offshore to countries including India, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia in the last few years.
As it becomes harder to bring tech talent into the US, companies are hiring in other countries, and opening branch offices there, staffing them with people who might otherwise have come to the US to work, the experts say.
So while offshoring jobs to countries where workers command lower wages is nothing new for American businesses, it seems like that’s just part of the story.
With the difficult immigration processes in the US and the popularity of remote work, we can expect more companies to continue offshoring jobs and hiring overseas, experts told me.
about what’s driving US tech companies to hire overseas here.
In other news:
AI tools like ChatGPT will reshape our economy and lives, but we need checks and balances.
2. This is AI’s make-or-break moment. Tools like ChatGPT are barely scratching the surface of AI’s potential. We could see it fundamentally reshape our economy and lives, but we need to make sure it’s safe, Insider’s Hasan Chowdhury reports. Dive into the debate over AI here.
3. Startup founders are reeling from the Silicon Valley Bank implosion. Founders are rushing to find a new home for their money. They’re going everywhere from big banks like JPMorgan to neobanks like Brex. Here’s why the fallout will change how startups store cash.
4. More CEOs weigh in on the “fake work” debate. As big tech firms like Google and Meta are accused of hiring people to do “fake work,” tech leaders are debating what constitutes real work. The CEO of C3.ai, Thomas Siebel, chimed in. He says remote work led to all of this in …read more
Source:: Business Insider