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Korea Telcom Giant Adopts Telecommuting
in Corporate Telecommuting, Work-Life Balance

Korea Telcom Giant Adopts Telecommuting

South Korea’s telecom giant KT Corp. will begin sending mothers, researchers, and office workers home or to what they call a “smart working center.” KT will open the first smart working center at a company office in Bundang, on the outskirts of Seoul, in September. Nine other centers will open by the end of the year. By 2012 the company plans top have 30 centers...

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24 Aug 2010
in Work At Home

When You Work At Home Communication is Crucial

Just had an experience that proves what the research shows: when you’re working at home, whether as a freelancer, telecommuter, or home-based-business owner, communication is crucial. When we were writing Undress For Success, we interviewed all kinds of people from all kinds of companies. Naturally, freelance job boards such as oDesk, Elance, Guru and vWorker were among them. All the people we talked to were...

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17 Aug 2010
Kudos To Georgia For Telework Week
in Economy, News Summary, Telework Legislation

Kudos To Georgia For Telework Week

Georgia has declared August 23-27, 2010 the first ever Telework Week to call attention to the tremendous potential of telework to boost economic productivity, reduce traffic, improve air quality and save money, Since 2004, Georgia’s Clean Air Campaign, a not-for-profit organization that is designed to motivate Georgians to take action to improve air quality and reduce traffic congestion, has been encouraging companies to implement telework programs with corporate...

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09 Aug 2010
Telework Legal Issues Still Need To Be Resolved
in Work At Home

Telework Legal Issues Still Need To Be Resolved

A telecommuter, preparing lunch in her kitchen, was attacked by a neighbor. She claimed she was due workers’ compensation benefits for her injuries, but the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled otherwise. “Generally, for an injury to ‘arise out of’ employment, it must emanate from a peculiar danger or risk inherent to the nature of the employment. Thus, ‘an injury purely coincidental, or contemporaneous, or collateral, with the employment...

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28 Jul 2010
Political Headwind Slows Recovery
in Economy

Political Headwind Slows Recovery

Kate used to teach entrepreneurship at Temple University when Bill Dunkelberg was Dean of the School of Business. Today he’s Chief Economist for the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB). Kate was attracted to him then, and everyone is now because he speaks the truth – even when it’s information some don’t want to hear. Dunkelberg writes: “An increasing number of news reports and articles blame “uncertainty”...

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26 Jul 2010
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