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Atlassian Tells Employees They Can Work From Home Forever

Slashdot - Sat, 2020-08-08 11:00
Software company Atlassian is telling employees that they don't have to return to its offices, unless they want to use them. CNBC reports: "We will seek out amazing, diverse talent unbounded by the physical footprint of our offices," the company said in an internal blog post published on Wednesday. "We will continue to compete for talent in the global hubs, and we will be able to create opportunities for those in places we would have previously not been able to reach." Atlassian's products help software developers and others keep track of code, projects, issues and other work. One of Atlassian's competitors, privately held GitLab, has never had an office despite having grown past 1,000 people. Atlassian won't be closing its offices, though. All of its locations, including its headquarters in Sydney, Australia, as well as locations in San Francisco, Amsterdam, India, Japan, the Philippines and Turkey, will remain open, and the company expects to adjust them so they can be used efficiently. Employees will be welcome to return to the offices should they want to use them. Some details of Atlassian's plan have yet to be finalized. The company hasn't decided how compensation might change for employees who relocate to other regions, nor has it figured out the right number of people to work in each time zone to ensure a sufficient amount of overlap, the person said. Atlassian will measure outcomes, rather than the number of hours each person spends working, according to the blog post.

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Categories: Technology

A-level pupils win right to see how they rank among peers

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:58
The Information Commissioner's Office has confirmed that the exam script exemption will stay in place this year despite coronavirus but that it does not apply to rank order requests from pupils.
Categories: UK News

Firefighters battling Surrey fire tell evacuated they must NOT return to their mansions

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:56
Around 60 properties, home to around 100 people, have been evacuated from Heather Drive in Ascot, where homes are sold for around £2million.
Categories: UK News

'Don't kill granny': Preston youngsters are urged to stick to social-distancing

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:54
All residents in the city - home to 140,000 people - are now banned from mixing with any other households indoors or in a garden, in a last-ditch attempt to curb soaring rates of coronavirus.
Categories: UK News

What it means if you see someone wearing a sunflower badge in a supermarket

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:51
This badge solves a problem that didn't used to exist
Categories: Essex News

Police record 172 vegan hate crimes in past five years

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:48
Last year, 1.16 per cent of the population, 600,000 people, were vegan according to surveys by Ipsos Mori. It quadrupled from 150,000 in 2014.
Categories: UK News

The most Instagrammed home accessory trends of 2020

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:46
FEMAIL has revealed the most Instagrammed home accessory trends, based on research by MyJobQuote, including hoop art, cloud mirrors, French antiques, house plants and gallery walls.
Categories: UK News

The best cars made in Britain - from supercars to runarounds

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:36
With new cars imported from EU countries set to increase in price on average by £1,500 in 2021, home-made motors are likely to be in higher demand than ever before. These are the best ones.
Categories: UK News

Gemma Collins reveals she suffered a devastating miscarriage during lockdown

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:31
The 39-year-old reality TV star shared the news in what was described as her 'most honest interview' yet
Categories: Essex News

Queen Letizia and King Felipe arrive in Mallorca with daughters Princess Lenor and Sofia

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:29
Queen Letizia, King Felipe VI of Spain and their daughters Princess Leonor and Princess Sofia were seen waving from a car as they arrived in Mallorca for their summer holidays on Saturday.
Categories: UK News

Katy Perry shows off her baby bump while dancing alongside car as fiancé Orlando Bloom drives

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:24
The 13-time Grammy nominee, 35, bared her burgeoning baby bump as she danced in a tracksuit, while her other half filmed the hilarious moment on his phone
Categories: UK News

Prince Charles has been in 'regular contact with Prince Harry' despite book revelations

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:24
Despite Prince Charles being hurt by revelations in the upcoming biography, Finding Freedom, the Prince of Wales hasn't forgotten his fatherly duties and remains in regular contact with Harry.
Categories: UK News

Man arrested on suspicion of murder after discovery of woman's body in woodland

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:17
The body was found on Thursday morning (August 6)
Categories: Essex News

George Galloway, 65, welcomes a baby girl with wife Putri Gayatri Pertiwi, 35 

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 10:13
The former MP, 65, took to Twitter to announce his daughter's and revealed both Putri, 35, and their bundle of joy were doing well.
Categories: UK News

Children's book-writing parish councillor who was shot by deluded Nazi-fanatic neighbour dies

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 09:46
James Nash, 42, passed away from his injures in hospital, two days after being shot by 'troubled' Alex Sartain, 34, with a 'handmade gun' in the front garden of his cottage in Upper Enham.
Categories: UK News

Woman rushed to hospital after 'hit-and-run' crash shuts road

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-08-08 09:39
Enquiries are ongoing
Categories: Essex News

UK Border Force have issued just NINE Fixed Penalty Notices for quarantine breach so far

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 09:39
Fewer than ten people have been hit with the notices in relation to their completion of the passenger locator form. Those arriving from countries including Spain must quarantine.
Categories: UK News

The Eat Out to Help Out loophole that everyone needs to know

This Is Total Essex - Sat, 2020-08-08 09:36
Some customers were left empty handed when trying to get the discount last week
Categories: Essex News

Whoops, our bad, we just may have 'accidentally' left Google Home devices recording your every word, sound, sorry

The Register - Sat, 2020-08-08 09:29
Plus: Microsoft to dump support for Cortana on iOS, Android phones

In brief  Your Google Home speaker may have been quietly recording sounds around your house without your permission or authorization, it was revealed this week.…

Categories: Technology

Huw Edwards reveals he battled depression after his father's death - but took up boxing to cope

Mail Online - Sat, 2020-08-08 09:10
Huw Edwards, 58, has revealed he battled depression following the death of his father in 2010. Speaking to the Times' Saturday Magazine, he went on to explain how he took up boxing to cope.
Categories: UK News

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