It’s nearly time for the 3rd annual Telework Week, the global effort to encourage agencies, organizations, and individuals to pledge to telework anytime during the selected week. This year – Telework Week is from March 4-8, 2013.
Visit www.MobileWorkExchange/TeleworkWeek to pledge to telework during the week or to calculate the potential cost savings and environmental impact for doing so.
Telework Exchange touted more than 71,000 individuals and organizations that pledged to telework during Telework Week last year – totally more than $5.6 million in commuting costs savings and 3,453 ton reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
I’ve been a fan of Telework Exchange for a long time – it’s one of the organizations listed here on the sidebar (and has been for a long time). But I had to change that today because Telework Exchange is re-branding to reflect the ever-changing mobile work force. >>Continue reading Telework Week & Telework Exchange Changes
With the New Year comes the promise of new resolutions. Some of you might roll your eyes and shake your heads at the thought, but there are those of us who tack bright paper lists to our work spaces as a festive mantra of new beginnings.
Whether it’s the exercise bike that’s become a clothes rack that left you jaded towards resolutions, or the money saved from eating out… >>Continue reading 5 Ways To Work Smarter In The New Year
Back in September of 2006, we wrote this post about Tiny Details and how working for them, from home, might just cause more of an enormous headache than it’s worth for the supplemental income it could afford. Over the years we’ve receieved a LOT of comments about that post. We admit, we were a tad harsh based on everything we learned from online forums and other blogs’ posts. So this past fall, after a few fresh comments, like these from Edward and Albert were made in support of the company, we decided to give them a first-hand try with an eye to writing a new post all about what it’s like to work as an assembler.
Now that it’s all said and done, we’re ready to write up our new and improved, first-hand review of what Tiny Details has to offer along with a detailed account of exactly what we experienced for ourselves. >>Continue reading Tiny Details Update - An Assembler's Point of View
by Kimberly Ben
Including keywords in your resume is a job search strategy you can’t afford to ignore. Keywords are words or phrases used to help job seekers find jobs and employers find the right candidate to fill available positions. Put them into a search engine the same way you would normally search for information on the Internet. Certain industry buzzwords will often yield better search results. For instance, you’ll… >>Continue reading How to Use Keywords in Your Resume to Improve Your Online Job Search
While many of us have heard all about the difference telecommuting can make, not only on individual’s personal and work lives, but on the economy and future of America’s workforce, it holds deeper impact when you either live out, or see others live out, its significance.
This May, the Telework Exchange and Cisco Systems held their second annual telework week, which not only talked about telework’s impact – but… >>Continue reading Telework Week Shows the Changing Workforce
Tjobs has been around for.ev.er. It was like the original teleommuting job search site, around for as long as I’ve can remember (15, 16 years?). Given the nature of Internet acquisitions, it makes perfectly good sense that FlexJobs, the new telecommuting job search site with more bells and whistles than tjobs every really had, has swallowed them up. Tjobs was a great idea before it’s time. FlexJobs just… >>Continue reading Bon Voyage Tjobs
A key factor in balancing home and work life for a telecommuter is having a home office. While the ideal might look like a floor to ceiling windowed room with ample light flooding onto an image akin to a home decorating magazine. For others it might look like a rich mahogany desk with matching built-in bookshelves, and a Great Dane regally poised beside the rustic fireplace.
But let’s be realistic. When you’re working from home – especially in the early stages – the need for a functional workspace generally comes before the money to design a library fit for royalty. However, having both limited funds and space doesn’t mean having to sacrifice an office that is both efficient and inspiring – the essential elements for any workspace.
You simply have to use your imagination — enter the closet home office. >>Continue reading How to Make Your Closet Into A Home Office Retreat
Working at home is great, and it has lots of perks. But some of those perks can easily become hazardous. Being able to eat lunch at home is a cost-saving perk. You don’t have to bring your lunch to work, and you don’t have to spend money on expensive lunches out. But being in close proximity to your kitchen pantry and the refrigerator can present a real struggle for the work at homer, too. >>Continue reading Working (and Eating) at Home
Do you have rituals for success in your life and business? Many of us who work at home began the journey looking for a better work-life balance, but it’s a constant endeavor that requires focus and discipline. Is the balancing act easy? Does it always work out perfectly? Of course not! Kids get sick, dishwashers break and laptops blow up!
Joy Chudacoff, publisher of the weekly ezine, Reflections On Life and Business for Women Entrepreneurs, shares the 7 rituals she uses to help her stay on course and honor what she values most. >>Continue reading Smart Women Have Rituals for Success
A personal PR firm is seeking skilled, detailed writers experienced in writing web copy. This is a remote contract position with flexible hours. We utilize our team of writers on an ongoing basis so this is not a one-time project. As a writer, you will create original content for professional biographies. Client base includes executives, professionals, and businesses. The ideal candidate will consistently write content with the following elements in mind: solid organization and good flow, clear language and word choice, professional tone, high quality of content, right length, correct spelling, punctuation, and syntax. >>Continue reading Biography Writer Wanted (via CraigsList)
Despite the economic challenges of the last few years, 68 percent of Best and Brightest Companies to Work For applicants still managed to increase their employee base compensation in 2010, according to Jennifer Kluge, president and CEO of the National Association for Business Resources (NABR), the organization that sponsors the annual competition in several Midwest regions. “In addition, we also found that most menu-driven benefits packages and financial incentives now exceed standard perks to include items such as employee discounts with negotiated vendors (78 percent), wellness incentives (73 percent) and much more,” she said.
“This year’s competition also showed us that work-life balance issues continue to grow in importance with nearly 75 percent of companies offering their employees opportunities to telecommute while more than 90 percent offer flexible scheduling that includes everything from flex-time to job sharing, and family leave policies that go beyond legal requirements are offered by nearly 60 percent. More than 48 percent of applicants offer a phased return-to-work process for those coming back from a leave of absence,” Kluge continued.
She went on to explain that Best and Brightest Companies had a strong employee focus in other areas . . . >>Continue reading Despite Economic Challenges, the Trends of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Make Them Viable