As military spouses who are all too familiar with the events of the last 20 years, we are sharing resources for how to help U.S. Servicemembers and Afghan Refugees. These resources have been vetted by our team, but they are not endorsed or sponsored by Squared Away.
According to the UNHCR, the Refugee Agency for the U.N., around 400,000 Afghans have been forced from their homes since the beginning of the year.
Military spouses support those who defend our country’s freedoms. They sacrifice the comfort of a “home base,” their families move frequently, military families go through numerous separations and deployments. Why should Military Spouses have to sacrifice their careers and their professional identity?
“The military spouse unemployment rate has jumped to 38%, but 56% of unemployed military spouses plan to return to the workforce within the next five months.” — Hiring Our Heroes Chamber of Commerce Foundation
We are proud to amplify Black History month and celebrate some of Squared Away’s clients who are Black business owners and founders. We are also sharing volunteer opportunities to work directly with black-owned businesses and resources for black-owned small businesses.
Cecilia’s House is a luxury home goods company that creates affordable, limited edition wall art inspired by the beauty of women who often go overlooked.
It’s in my grandmother Cecilia’s house where I first discovered the beauty of Black art. For middle to low-income women of color that cherish beautiful interior design, like my grandmother, finding affordable art that represents…
On Thursday afternoon, the Squared Away team hosted their usual all-hands meeting. This time, we included our teammate’s ugly sweaters.
We’ve seen time and time again questions about how to build an engaging and supportive remote work culture or any remote culture for that matter.
Whenever we have an event take place, we notify the whole team. We have bi-weekly team-wide calls within Squared Away, so when we do a fun event, we make sure it takes place on a team-wide call day for the best facilitation of everyone’s schedules.
In our Company Culture: Zoom with Pets blog, we shared…
We encourage you to take a pause and consider what you are thankful for this year. It doesn’t have to be lavish or require a lot of thought, deep down, what has been a good piece of this year? There’s no perfect answer to this question. My 3-year-old is thankful for, “ the eagle” we’re not sure where said eagle is, but she’s thankful for it and we respect it (she’s also a military kid, so I guess it goes with the territory).
2020 has been a dumpster fire for a lot of people, this season we’re shedding light on…
November is Military Family Appreciation month. We mark the 101st Veteran’s day on November 11, 2020. Businesses are coming together to honor the sacrifices made through the service of our Military Veteran’s.
9/11 Memorial and Museum — November 7 to 18, Veterans receive free admission, and up to 3 family members receive half-price tickets.
7-Eleven — Active-duty, retired, veteran, guard, reservists, and family members can receive a free coffee or Big Gulp on Veterans Day (11/11) with the 7-Eleven app and a Veteran’s Advantage membership.
Academy Sports & Outdoors — Veterans, Reservists, and Active Duty Servicemembers, along with their immediate…
We are always looking for the next opportunity to build our company’s culture and continue to keep our remote-team camaraderie alive. Since day 1, Squared Away has been fully remote, and here we are, almost 3 years later & celebrating Halloween as a 135 person team!
Camaraderie is a joint sense of purpose and it is a teamwork mentality, it encompasses both relying on each-other, sharing the good and the bad as well as having good times together. …
Maternity and parental leave is an exciting time in your life, and it can be chaotic as you prep for a life-changing experience. We’re sharing our playbook for how to leverage an assistant while on maternity or parental leave.
Be proactive in outlining what you handle day to day. Identify the items your team will be handling for you, and find what your assistant can take on as reoccurring tasks.
This planning period is a great time to take inventory of the low-risk work-related items you can permanently hand off to your assistant. Planning at work may include: