As many as 30 million Americans work from home at least one day a week; of those, about 3 million never set foot in an office because they work from home full time.
What does this mean for businesses and workers?
If those with jobs compatible for telecommuting and a desire to work from home did so even half the time, the national savings would eclipse $700 billion a year.
Employees in all work-from-home arrangements, whether part time or full time, report less emotional and physical fatigue than on-site workers.
Find out about more benefits in this infographic, created for BOLT by InfographicWorld… >>Continue reading The Benefits of Employee Telecommuting Infographic
It’s been a really long time since I went looking for telecommuting videos and listed the Best Telecommuting Videos on YouTube.
I’ve been surfing around YouTube again, looking for interviews with happy telecommuters and found these three. Enjoy! >>Continue reading 3 Telecommuters Talking About Working At Home
I like infographics, who doesn’t? There’s a pretty cool one from the folks at OfficeTime illustrating the top 10 time killers and ways to thwart them. I don’t use OfficeTime.net for time tracking – though I think maybe I should give it a spin. I already track time for invoicing and productivity reasons,
As part of the infographic, there’s a flow chart that helps you figure out what kind… >>Continue reading World Wide Time Killer Survey From OfficeTime
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
I received an email yesterday me know that Freelancer.com has been acquired by vWorker. I’d never even heard of vWorker, though I have heard of RentACoder. Here’s what the letter from Matt Barrie, Freelancer’s CEO, said:
Freelancer.com is proud to announce that we have just acquired vWorker!
Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, vWorker has over 2.5 million enterprise and professional users from around the world, who… >>Continue reading Freelancer.com Has Acquired vWorker
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