Category Archives: Telecommuting News

Telecommuting and telework in the news.

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New CareerBuilder Study Reveals Lessons for Job Seekers & Recruiters That May Surprise You

careerbuilder-study-candidatesCHICAGO, Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — What can be a deal breaker for landing a new job or finding the right candidate? What do employers expect from candidates and vice versa? A new study from CareerBuilder answers these questions and more, providing unique insights for both job candidates and the employers who want to hire them.

The survey, which included 5,518… >>Continue reading New CareerBuilder Study Reveals Lessons for Job Seekers & Recruiters That May Surprise You

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The Benefits of Employee Telecommuting Infographic

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

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World Wide Time Killer Survey From OfficeTime

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

Telework Week & Telework Exchange Changes

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… >>Continue reading Telework Week & Telework Exchange Changes

Freelancer.com Has Acquired vWorker

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

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Telework Week Shows the Changing Workforce

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

Bon Voyage Tjobs

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

Despite Economic Challenges, the Trends of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Make Them Viable

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WARREN, Mich., Dec. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — 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… >>Continue reading Despite Economic Challenges, the Trends of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For Make Them Viable

An All Online Conference for Virtual Assistants

Learning Virtually – An All Online Conference for Virtual Assistants, Now in Its Sixth Year
RENO, Nev., Sept. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — On October 20-21, 2011, the International Virtual Assistants Association (IVAA) will host its sixth Online IVAA Summit entitled, “VA Adventures — Learning, Exploring, Growing.” This year’s Summit is specifically designed to help new and seasoned virtual assistants and other entrepreneurs grow and streamline their business. The Summit sets… >>Continue reading An All Online Conference for Virtual Assistants

Working From Home – Productivity Driver or Drainer?

CHICAGO, SEPTEMBER 15, 2011 – Is working from home an efficient alternative to the traditional office job or a productivity killer? The results of a new CareerBuilder survey on telecommuting may bolster the arguments for both sides. While nearly one-in-five (17 percent) Americans who telecommute at least part of the time spend one hour or less per day on work, 35 percent work eight or more hours – a major… >>Continue reading Working From Home - Productivity Driver or Drainer?

Staples Says Telecommuters are Happier and Healthier

I know, personally, that I’m happier as a telecommuter than I ever was working in the traditional, commuting work force. But it’s nice to see another survey confirming what I already know. Staples, one of my favorite stores since they cater to home office customers like me, notes that 86% of telecommuters say they’re more productive in their home office. They also report that telecommuters are happier and healthier, more loyal, and better balanced. >>Continue reading Staples Says Telecommuters are Happier and Healthier

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Free Webinar – Managing People You Can’t See

Do many of the people you work with work outside of the office? How has that affected your ability to manage and/or collaborate effectively?

Register for Citrix Online’s free webinar to hear James Ware, founder of The Future of Work…Unlimited, provide insights on how the nature of work has changed to include mobile and remote employees – and the challenges this new reality creates for managers. He’ll then offer… >>Continue reading Free Webinar - Managing People You Can't See