Last week SmartBrief on Workforce asked its readers: Do you expect workers at your company to work from home more often in 2009?
More and more companies are finally catching on to the benefits of a work at home staff, but we recently ran across one that REALLY gets it. Here's a first hand account from a new employee of Four Rivers Software.
30 Dec 2008
Six months ago we pointed out to those of you who work from home that credit problems could be the next punch delivered to an already staggering economy. Reuters reports today that the credit card industry may pull back over $2 trillion (trillion with a T) in credit over the next 18 months because of their increasingly risk adverse attitudes and changing regs. But that...
03 Dec 2008
Half of all small businesses are home-based according to the SBA Office of Advocacy. But the SBA guaranteed fewer loans in FY2008, but only because of a â€œperfect stormâ€ of tightened credit by commercial lenders, declining creditworthiness, and reduced demand for loans from small business borrowers uncertain about the future. SBA posted a record year in 2007 with nearly 100,000 loans approved, but that number...
30 Oct 2008
in Work At Home
Telecommuting Boosts Worker Productivity, CompTIA Survey Finds Cost savings, staff hiring and retention and improved employee health also cited as benefits Oakbrook Terrace, Ill., October 7, 2008 Companies that give their workers the option of telecommuting are benefitting from greater productivity, lower costs, more options for finding and retaining qualified staff, and improved employee health, according to a new survey released today by the Computing...