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16 of the world's top companies are hiring for these remote jobs

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16 of the world's top companies are hiring for these remote jobs

Originally posted on FlexJobs.

Many job seekers begin their search by evaluating companies first. Being a trustworthy company can bring top-tier talent knocking at the door of businesses, and working for such a company can make employees feel connected and enthused about the company's mission.

Forbes recently surveyed people about the companies on the 2018 Global 2000 list, which is a yearly ranking of 2,000 companies based on sales, profit, assets, and market value, to determine which are the best regarded. Companies were evaluated on topics such as trustworthiness, social conduct, performance of the company's product or service and the company as an employer."

We took Forbes' list to find the companies hiring for the most remote jobs.

1. Amazon

Amazon is the largest online retailer in the world. The company sells tablets, furniture, household items, apparel, electronics, music, movies and a vast selection of other products. Amazon maintains a work-from-home program designed to cater to international candidates eager and qualified to work remotely.

2. Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive provides a range of oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition products. It is one of the world's most recognized brands, with Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Murphy, Hills and Ajax among some of its brands.

3. Dell

Dell is a privately owned global computer technology company established in 1984. It is most known for its software, personal computers, printers, cameras, MP3 players, and HDTVs. The company has long supported flexible work and has even come together with FlexJobs to promote remote work opportunities.

4. Hilton

Founded in 1919, Hilton is a global hotel management company. It has a portfolio of 14 of the best-performing brands in its industry. Of its flexible work offerings, Hilton said: "The more flexible we make the work environment, the more we can provide our team members with what they need to manage their lives while feeling trusted and valued."

5. Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson is a well-known household brand that provides health and wellness products. It operates 250 companies in more than 60 countries around the world. The company employs more than 120,000 employees and hires for a variety of remote jobs.

6. Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz is a food producer, with several different food brands, including Maxwell House, Oscar Mayer, Cadbury, OREO, Trident, Philadelphia, and Nabisco. The company has partnerships with Feeding America and Stop Hunger Now, having provided billions of servings of food to people in need.

7. LG Electronics

LG Electronics is a consumer electronics, mobile communications and home appliances brand with global sales of more than $55 billion. It employs more than 80,000 people and fosters a workplace environment that encourages creativity, performance and career growth.

8. Marriott

Marriott is a hotel and lodging company with roots that can be traced back to 1927. Its revenues exceed $14 billion and a few of the brands that fall under the Marriott name include Renaissance Hotels, Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Courtyard by Marriott, Fairfield Inn & Suites, Residence Inn and the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company.

9. Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is an international healthcare company and a preeminent leader in diabetes care. It seeks to be an impetus for comprehensive change in diabetes care, education and public policy.

10. Pfizer

As a leading biopharmaceutical company, Pfizer develops and manufactures high-quality therapies for people and animals following strict safety standards. Its products include a broad range of medicines, vaccines, nutritional supplements and consumer healthcare products.

11. Philips

Founded in 1891, Philips is one of the world's largest electronics companies and a leading provider of acute care, home healthcare, oral healthcare, lighting applications, contemporary art, watches and jewelry, photographs and energy-efficient lighting solutions for global markets.

12. Samsung Electronic

Samsung is an electronic company that's been in business for more than 70 years. It is comprised of numerous affiliate businesses, including Samsung Electronics, Samsung Heavy Industries, Samsung C&T and Samsung Engineering.

13. Siemens

Siemens is an industrial electrical engineering and electronics corporation. Products developed and manufactured by Siemens include industrial controls, energy efficient building solutions, wind turbines, medical imagining technology, train and subway solutions, equity investments and home appliances.

14. Sony

Sony is an entertainment and technology product company with more than 1,000 consolidated subsidiaries. Business units managed by Sony include video games, network services, electronics, music services, motion pictures, medical business and financial services.

15. Walt Disney Company

Founded in 1923, the Walt Disney Company focuses on four business sectors: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment and consumer products. The company employs a staff of 175,000 people worldwide and is the world's largest media and entertainment corporation.

16. Zurich Financial Services Group

Zurich provides multi-line insurance products for customers around the world. The company serves clients in more than 170 countries, and employs 60,000 associates.

Originally posted on FlexJobs.

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This is how we’re defining success this school year

Hint: It's not related to grades.

In the ever-moving lives of parents and children, opportunities to slow down and reflect on priorities can be hard to come by. But a new school year scheduled to begin in the midst of a global pandemic offers the chance to reflect on how we should all think about measures of success. For both parents and kids, that may mean putting a fresh emphasis on optimism, creativity and curiosity.

Throughout recent decades, "school success" became entangled with "academic achievement," with cases of anxiety among school children dramatically increasing in the past few generations. Then, almost overnight, the American school system was turned on its head in the spring of 2020. As we look ahead to a new school year that will look like no year past, more is being asked of teachers, students and parents, such as acclimating to distance learning, collaborating with peers from afar and aiming to maintain consistency with schooling amidst general instability due to COVID.

Despite the inherent challenges, there is also an overdue opportunity to redefine success during the school year by finding fresh ways to keep students and their parents involved in the learning process.

"I always encourage my son to try at least one difficult thing every school year," says Arushi Garg, parenting blogger and mom of a 4-year-old. "This challenges him but also allows me to remind him to be optimistic! Lots of things in life are hard, and it's important we learn to be positive during difficult times. Fostering a sense of optimism allows kids to push beyond what they thought possible, like biking without training wheels or reading above their grade level."

Here are a few mantras to keep in mind this school year:

Quality learning matters more than quantifying learning

After focusing on standardized measures of academic success for so long, the learning environment this next school year may involve more independent, remote learning. Some parents are considering this an exciting opportunity for their children to assume a bigger role in what they are learning—and parents are also getting on board by supporting their children's education with engaging, positive learning materials like Highlights Magazine.

As a working mom, Garg also appreciates that Highlights Magazine can help engage her son while she's also working. She says, "He sits next to me and solves puzzles in the magazine or practices his writing from the workbook."

Keep an open mind as "school" looks different

Whether children are of preschool age or in the midst of high school, "going to school" is bound to look different this year. Naturally, this may require some adjustment as kids become accustomed to new guidelines. Although many parents may wish to shelter our kids from challenges, others believe optimism can be fostered through adversity when everyone is committed to adapting to new experiences.

"Honestly, I am yet to figure out when I will be comfortable sending [my son] back [to school]," says Garg. In the meantime, she's helping her son remain connected with friends who also read Highlights Magazine by encouraging the kids to talk about what they are learning on video calls.

Follow children's cues about what interests them

For Garg, her biggest hope for this school year is that her son will create "success" for himself by embracing new learning possibilities with positivity.

"Encouraging my son to try new things has given him a chance to prove that he can do anything," she says. "He takes his previous success as an example now and feels he can fail multiple times before he succeeds."

There's no denying that this school year will be far from the norm. But, perhaps, we can create a new, better way of defining our children's success in school because of it.

This article was sponsored by Highlights. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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I never wanted to be a mom. It wasn't something I ever thought would happen until I fell madly in love with my husband—who knew very well he wanted children. While he was a natural at entertaining our nephews or our friends' kids, I would awkwardly try to interact with them, not really knowing what to say or do.

Our first pregnancy was a surprise, a much-wanted one but also a unicorn, "first try" kind of pregnancy. As my belly grew bigger, so did my insecurities. How do you even mom when you never saw motherhood in your future? I focused all my uncertainties on coming up with a plan for the delivery of my baby—which proved to be a terrible idea when my dreamed-of unmedicated vaginal birth turned into an emergency C-section. I couldn't even start motherhood the way I wanted, I thought. And that feeling happened again when I couldn't breastfeed and instead had to pump and bottle-feed. And once more, when all the stress from things not going my way turned into debilitating postpartum anxiety that left me not really enjoying my brand new baby.

As my baby grew, slowly so did my confidence that I could do this. When he would tumble to the ground while learning how to walk and only my hugs could calm him, I felt invincible. But on the nights he wouldn't sleep—whether because he was going through a regression, a leap, a teeth eruption or just a full moon—I would break down in tears to my husband telling him that he was a better parent than me.

Then I found out I was pregnant again, and that this time it was twins. I panicked. I really cannot do two babies at the same time. I kept repeating that to myself (and to my poor husband) at every single appointment we had because I was just terrified. He, of course, thought I could absolutely do it, and he got me through a very hard pregnancy.

When the twins were born at full term and just as big as singleton babies, I still felt inadequate, despite the monumental effort I had made to grow these healthy babies and go through a repeat C-section to make sure they were both okay. I still felt my skin crawl when they cried and thought, What if I can't calm them down? I still turned to my husband for diaper changes because I wasn't a good enough mom for twins.

My husband reminded me (and still does) that I am exactly what my babies need. That I am enough. A phrase that has now become my mantra, both in motherhood and beyond, because as my husband likes to say, I'm the queen of selling myself short on everything.

So when my babies start crying, I tell myself that I am enough to calm them down.

When my toddler has a tantrum, I remind myself that I am enough to get through to him.

When I go out with the three kids by myself and start sweating about everything that could go wrong (poop explosions times three), I remind myself that I am enough to handle it all, even with a little humor.


And then one day I found this bracelet. Initially, I thought how cheesy it'd be to wear a reminder like this on my wrist, but I bought it anyway because something about it was calling my name. I'm so glad I did because since day one I haven't stopped wearing it.

Every time I look down, there it is, shining back at me. I am enough.

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She sought out premium, all natural fabrics and factories that shared her core values, practicing environmentally friendly manufacturing methods with fair and safe working conditions for employees. As a result, her made in the USA, gender-neutral designs check all the boxes. The sustainable, organic basics are perfect for everyday wear, family photos and any adventure in between.

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