Telecommuting and telework in the news.

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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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