Kamila Rogowska-Swircz

Senior Marketing Manager CEE & Sub-Saharan Africa, EBSCO
Keven Liu

Deputy Director, Shanghai Library

Jaewan Jo

Librarian, Hongik University

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Vladimir Burgos

Director Nacional de Bibliotecas, TECNOLÓGICO DE MONTERREY

Anna Skazko

Librarian, Stuttgart University of Applied Sciences

Miklós Lendvay

independent consultant Library Platform, Klaris Publishing House and Artistic Workshop Ltd.

Annie Erten

Director of Operations & Publisher Support, EBSCO Information Services

Malose Alfred

Librarian, North West University

Ian Drummond

National Library Manager, Australian College of Applied Professions

Sonia Hernandez

Specialist Leader Librarian, Tecnologico de Monterrey

Okuthe Pelesiah

Lecturer, Rongo University

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Charles Thiede

CEO and Co-Founder, Zapnito Ltd.

My background is in technology, professional services and digital media. I co-founded Zapnito due to a number of related observations from my time in these sectors: 1) the social web is creating a huge amount of noise 2) expertise that brands have built up over decades is being drowned out and hidden from those that need it 3) these brands are therefore losing their audience to often undeserving and unhelpful sources, and 4) people are finding it harder to access the expertise that they truly value. I therefore decided to create Zapnito, a white-label platform to help trusted brands reclaim their audiences via expert-driven knowledge networks.

Maria del Pilar Reyes del toro

Licenciada, Universidad Veracruzana

Tracie Burns

Account Services Manager, EBSCO Information Services

LHOUSSAINE EL MOUSHIL

Student, CADI AYYAD UNIVERSITY

Ercilia Lázaro

Teacher, Escuela Normal Superior Moises Saenz Garza

Clackson Chisi

Developer @ Net 2G Technologies , Net 2G Technologies

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Librarian, Lupane state University

Dr Sulaiman Baputey

Senior Lecturer/Remote Work Specialist/HRO APEC individual category 2021 finalist, Open University Malaysia

About ME

 Dr. Sulaiman Baputey (PhD) is a human resource specialist by academics and practice. He has acknowledged interests and profound expertise in multiple domains of talent management such as talent attraction, selection, rewards, assessment, compensation, development, work engagement, and retention. In recent development, the author has written a number of articles on working from home and has become a resource person in drafting working-from-home policy, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.

 Academically, the author has almost thirty-seven years of experience lecturing in multiple domains of human resource disciplines with MARA Poly-Tech University College, a quasi-governmental entity under the patronage of MARA, Malaysia. At global level, the author is a member of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), a professional body that gathers all the top mind from human resource specialists. In addition, the author is also an ordinary member of the Malaysian Institute of Human Resource Management (MIHRM) since 2010. The author also has presented and published several journal articles in the areas of talent management and work engagement and retention. The author can be contacted at sulaiman256@gmail.com and his website address is www.sulaimanbaputeyworkfromhome.com.

                                                         About My Book

 Triggered by the recent COVID-19 catastrophe, working from home has suddenly become the new normal of work practice, particularly for employees. Although the practice of working from home has started long ago during pre-COVID-19, the forceful nature of post-COVID-19 has brought mixed reactions. While some employees smile to being near their family members with similar amount of paycheck, others experience shock, fear, trauma, loneliness, and distraction working from home during the uncertain period of the pandemic lockdown.

 However, little is known and explored about their new work reality, which had drastically shifted from their leisure office setting to unsettled home office. Deriving from these unprecedented challenges, an issue on working from home is gaining deep interests from a large number of contemporary scholars, university students, researchers, academicians, human resource practitioners, employees, public sectors, policy makers, and consultants. Fulfilling their interests, the author took the initiative to fill the gap by bringing a fresh insight that is greatly useful for all the stakeholders. For those who are still puzzled about the next normal of working from home after the pandemic, this book provides a practical solution.

 The opening section of this book brings the readers to understand the current reality and future work landscape of working from home, COVID-19 disease trajectory, and global reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Subsequently, the author discusses the different nature of working from home between the era of pre-COVID-19 and post-COVID-19. The more serious discussion, however, circumferences on challenges that both employees and employer might face in realizing the new working-from-home procedures. Toward the end of the book, the author offers some practical guideline to HR managers on how to prepare a working-from-home policy that is tailor-made for the COVID-19 pandemic situation.