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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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Motherly editors’ 7 favorite hacks for organizing their diaper bags

Make frantically fishing around for a diaper a thing of the past!

As any parent knows, the term "diaper bag" only scratches the surface. In reality, this catchall holds so much more: a change of clothes, bottles, snacks, wipes and probably about a dozen more essential items.

Which makes finding the exact item you need, when you need it (read: A diaper when you're in public with a blowout on your hands) kind of tricky.

That's why organization is the name of the game when it comes to outings with your littles. We pooled the Motherly team of editors to learn some favorite hacks for organizing diaper bags. Here are our top tips.

1. Divide and conquer with small bags

Here's a tip we heard more than a few times: Use smaller storage bags to organize your stuff. Not only is this helpful for keeping related items together, but it can also help keep things from floating around in the expanse of the larger diaper bag. These bags don't have to be anything particularly fancy: an unused toiletry bag, pencil case or even plastic baggies will work.

2. Have an emergency changing kit

When you're dealing with a diaper blowout situation, it's not the time to go searching for a pack of wipes. Instead, assemble an emergency changing kit ahead of time by bundling a change of baby clothes, a fresh diaper, plenty of wipes and hand sanitizer in a bag you can quickly grab. We're partial to pop-top wipes that don't dry out or get dirty inside the diaper bag.

3. Simplify bottle prep

Organization isn't just being able to find what you need, but also having what you need. For formula-feeding on the go, keep an extra bottle with the formula you need measured out along with water to mix it up. You never know when your outing will take longer than expected—especially with a baby in the mix!

4. Get resealable snacks

When getting out with toddlers and older kids, snacks are the key to success. Still, it isn't fun to constantly dig crumbs out of the bottom of your diaper bag. Our editors love pouches with resealable caps and snacks that come in their own sealable containers. Travel-sized snacks like freeze-dried fruit crisps or meal-ready pouches can get an unfair reputation for being more expensive, but that isn't the case with the budget-friendly Comforts line.

5. Keep a carabiner on your keychain

You'll think a lot about what your child needs for an outing, but you can't forget this must-have: your keys. Add a carabiner to your keychain so you can hook them onto a loop inside your diaper bag. Trust us when we say it's a much better option than dumping out the bag's contents on your front step to find your house key!

6. Bundle your essentials

If your diaper bag doubles as your purse (and we bet it does) you're going to want easy access to your essentials, too. Dedicate a smaller storage bag of your diaper bag to items like your phone, wallet and lip balm. Then, when you're ready to transfer your items to a real purse, you don't have to look for them individually.

7. Keep wipes in an outer compartment

Baby wipes aren't just for diaper changes: They're also great for cleaning up messy faces, wiping off smudges, touching up your makeup and more. Since you'll be reaching for them time and time again, keep a container of sensitive baby wipes in an easily accessible outer compartment of your bag.

Another great tip? Shop the Comforts line on www.comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices. Or, follow @comfortsforbaby for more information!

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