Telework Week Pledges Filled Their Tanks with $2.7 Million in Commuting Savings; Demonstrated a Nationwide Impact

Telework Week Recap Finds Productivity Gains, Increased Management Support, and Savings at the Pump

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 29, 2011 – Telework ExchangeSM, a public-private partnership focused on demonstrating the tangible value of telework, today announced the results of National Telework Week, an effort that encouraged employees to telework during the week of February 14-18, 2011. Underwritten by Cisco, the post-Telework Week report, “Filling the Tank with Telework: The 2011… >>Continue reading Telework Week Pledges Filled Their Tanks with $2.7 Million in Commuting Savings; Demonstrated a Nationwide Impact

Join Us During Telework Week

Join us for Telework Week, a nationwide effort to encourage agencies, organizations, and individuals to pledge to telework on February 14-18, 2011. Sign up now and telework during the week of February 14-18, 2011.

Pledge to Telework!… >>Continue reading Join Us During Telework Week

Texai Remote Presence System

Just like anybots, the Texai Remote Presence System allows telecommuters to have an in-office presence whenever they like. Necessity really is the mother of invention. >>Continue reading Texai Remote Presence System

5 Truisms of Staying Organized Throughout The Year

The New Year always brings to mind thoughts of improving my constantly-in-the-works organization tactics. The more organized you can be, the easier working at home is. It’s not always easy to balance both working and living in the same space and keeping both sides organized is super helpful for obvious reasons.

If you’ve decided to telecommute and are a tad bit worried because you’re not very organized, you’re certainly… >>Continue reading 5 Truisms of Staying Organized Throughout The Year

Anybots – The Telecommuter’s Avatar

I swear, I’m not making this up. I’ve seen the Bruce Willis movie, you know, the one where robots interact for people in the futuristic world where humans live in isolation, controlling said robots from a control room inside their homes?!

I remember thinking, after watching that movie, that the idea of robotic surrogates really wasn’t that far fetched. As I type this I’m avoiding my Wii personal trainer and we’re getting xbox kinect for our big family holiday gift this year (which supposedly gives my virtual personal trainer even more information about me and my lack of controlled yoga movements).

I really didn’t think having a robotic surrogate representing me in some physical office location would be a real possibility within the year, but guess what. The future is here! >>Continue reading Anybots - The Telecommuter's Avatar

5 Ways a Telecommuting Program Will Benefit Your Business

If a business is looking to have a competitive advantage and create a favorable work environment for their employees, it’s a win-win situation for all parties involved.

Dan Richmond, co-founder of MegaMeeting, lists 5 significant benefits a telework program can provide for a business. >>Continue reading 5 Ways a Telecommuting Program Will Benefit Your Business

Musicians Jam – Telecommuters Jelly

At least some of them do, thanks to Amit Gupta, Luke Crawford, and their friends. They’re credited with the creation of casual, co-working events known as Jellies!

Jelly logoSince its inception in 2006, Jelly groups have been forming around the world, with many people praising the added social components it affords without all the office politics. If you work at home you know that sometimes you can feel pretty darned isolated. And if you’re looking to work at home, but worried about missing the social aspect of working in an office, take heart. Jellies might just be your answer. >>Continue reading Musicians Jam - Telecommuters Jelly

New Career Related Hub – Career Digital

Telecommuting Journal and several other really solid career-related blogs are being featured on a brand new topic hub, officially launching today, called Career Digital. Their aim is to collect, and organize, and present quality articles and blog posts centered around career insights and advice and I’m happy to be a part of it. >>Continue reading New Career Related Hub - Career Digital

10 Tips for Creating A Professional Voicemail Greeting

You found and applied for the perfect telecommuting job but it’s been weeks and you can’t understand why you haven’t heard back. Well, maybe they called and got your voicemail. Were they impressed enough to leave a message or so turned off that they just hung up?

Believe it or not, bad voice mail greetings exist and it’s not just large companies giving customers a long list of instructions to punch their way through in hopes of talking to a real, live person. It’s job seekers and small business owners not thinking about the image they’re portraying when they note a phone number in their contact info. >>Continue reading 10 Tips for Creating A Professional Voicemail Greeting

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Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It

The mobile workforce is expected to grow to 1.2 billion people (one-third of the existing global workforce) by 2013, according to IDC Research. For those of us who work from home or know someone who does, it’s easy to see why. Being a remote worker has a lot of benefits – little or no commuting time, the ability to time shift when needed, keeping a job when you have to move away, and more.

Yet with this increase in acceptance comes a corresponding increase in expectations for these workers. Telecommuters are required to display the same level of professionalism as their office-bound colleagues, particularly in their interactions with co-workers, business partners and customers. However, if they are not using effective technology, this can be a seemingly insurmountable task.

Here are some ideas on how you can be sure you’re presenting a top-notch, professional image by replacing inadequate consumer technologies with affordable tools designed specifically for those working in small or home offices. >>Continue reading Tech for Telecommuters: Work from Home without Looking Like It

Part Time Article Writers and Bloggers

I love searching CraigsList for part time and freelance writing jobs just out of sheer curiosity. Some of the remote job postings I see are really interesting. Check out these 2 telecommuting opportunities for part time bloggers and article writers:

Need freelance bloggers for part time work. (Work Remotely)
Here’s what the job posting said . . .

I am looking for part time bloggers to write about… >>Continue reading Part Time Article Writers and Bloggers