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Telecommute on Earth Day
in Corporate Telecommuting, Economy, Telecommuting Research, Telecommuting Stats, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Pros and Cons

Telecommute on Earth Day

Our research, just released, shows that if U.S. employees with telework-compatible jobs worked at home on Earth Day – this coming Wednesday, April 22 – the environment would be spared 1.5 billion pounds of greenhouse gases – the equivalent of taking 127,000 cars off the road for a year. Nationwide, less than six million Americans consider home their regular workplace, but more than 50 million...

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19 Apr 2009
Ten Principles for a Robust World
in Economy

Ten Principles for a Robust World

Pardon us while we wax philosophical here for a moment. If you run a home-based business, or want to, listen up. Actually, we’re going to let Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Back Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable provide the message. The term Black Swan comes from the mistaken assumption, widely held until the 17th century, that all swans were white. Once discovered...

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18 Apr 2009
World Community Grid
in Technology

World Community Grid

The World Community Grid’s mission is to create the world’s largest public computing grid to tackle projects that benefit humanity. Gee , is that all? Well, yes. With IBM, University of California at Berkeley, the National Science Foundation, (and l’il ol’ us) behind it we give them a good chance for success. Their work is built on the belief that technological innovation combined with visionary...

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15 Apr 2009
This is not what they mean by 'flex time'
in Corporate Telecommuting, Legal, Telecommuting Topics, Telework Employers, Telework Legislation, Work-Life Balance

Flex Hours Now A Right in UK

All parents with children 16 or younger now have the right to flexible hours in the UK. Companies face automatic penalties for paying below the national minimum wage under extended workers rights, too. In 2003 the UK government introduced flexible working hours for parents with children six years old or younger, or if the child had a disability up until the age of 18. This...

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15 Apr 2009
Ranks of Freelancers Growing
in Freelance Jobs, Telecommuting Topics, Work At Home

Ranks of Freelancers Growing

Cindy Krischer Goodman at the Post and Courier in Charleston recently wrote, “As times get tougher, many are turning to freelancing and contract work, transforming a trend that was once a lifestyle choice into a matter of economic survival.” She goes on to say, “For some, the stigma of working at home as a free agent has them mumbling apologies. But more and more, people...

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25 Mar 2009
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