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Yet Another Record Setting Quarter At Elance

Yet Another Record Setting Quarter At Elance

Wow, time flies when you’re having fun. Yesterday’s post about Elance’s Q4 findings was old news, given that they announced their Q1 2011 results today. But the news is about more records: demand for freelancers grew 32%, with more than 135,000 jobs posted. And people who found work through Elance made 12% more than the previous quarter. And, they point out, while unemployment is still...

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Why Do People Telecommute?

Why Do People Telecommute?

Kate just found this in a study on telecommuting: Explaining the Propensity to Telecommute … We assume there is a linear expected utility a worker gets from telecommuting: (1) iiiiZXEUεγβ++= where Xi is a vector of household and individual characteristics and Zi is a vector of industry and job-related variables for person i. iε is identically and independently distributed as a standard normal with mean zero and variance one. The...

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Telecommuting Hotspots

Telecommuting Hotspots

We’ve been diving into U.S. Census Bureau databases lately and have dredged up some interesting data about telecommuting hotspots. We looked at the numbers for people who considered home their primary place of work in 2009 American Community Survey. And we took out the self-employed or unpaid family workers and discovered that some unlikely places are hotbeds of telecommuting in terms of the percentage of the...

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Telework Week Offers Millions in Savings

Save Money and the Planet: Work at Home During Telework Week (February 14-18, 2011) One day participation could save U.S. over three-quarters of a billion dollars San Diego CA (USA), February 8, 2011 – According to the Telework Research Network, if the 41 million Americans with telework-compatible jobs worked from home just one day during National Telework Week (February 14-18), U.S. savings would total $772...

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Connected Britain

Connected Britain

Boy, I wish I’d written this, but I didn’t. UK futurist James Bellini did, as an introduction to a whitepaper sponsored by Orange. Our world is being transformed by major convergent trends – tipping points in technology, demographics, individual aspirations and behaviour – that are re-shaping the way we live, work and socialise. In this “connected” future our industrial-age heritage of fixed hours and fixed-place...

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Teleworkers Save Commuters Time On The Roads

Teleworkers Save Commuters Time On The Roads

A report from the UK shows that folks who work from home have helped to cut average commute times there to a 10 year low of about  24 minutes each way. The analysis – published to coincide with Work Wise UK‘s Commute Smart week this week (8-12 November) – finds that the average time spent commuting to and from work increased each year from 1998...

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Telecommuting: GSA Gets It

Telecommuting: GSA Gets It

Martha N. Johnson, Administrator, U.S. General Services Administration spoke at yesterday’s Telework Exchange Fall Town Hall Meeting in Washington, DC, and quoted some of our research. Here are her prepared remarks (emphasis added), Thank you, Josh, for that kind introduction. And thank you, Telework Exchange for inviting me to speak today. I’m delighted to be here. I often say “work is what you do, not...

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Telecommuting — The Bottom Line

“Dollars and Sense: Workshifting, Your Business & the Bottom Line” Tuesday, June 22, 2010 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM PDT If you watched the webinar and want more information go to our Telecommuting Makes Cents page. If you have questions that we didn’t answer during the webinar please leave a comment here and we’ll respond both with a reply here and by email.


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