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Nearly 70% of employees are actively seeking or open to a new job

See on Scoop.it – The Evolving Workplace Jobvite reports have a wealth of data and analyses from countless surveys and recruiting industry experts. Get the facts. FutureWorkforce‘s insight: I just ran across some really interesting reports at Jobvite. They show that 69% of the employed workforce is willing or eager to jump ship. They also have fascinating data on how companies and employees are using...

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5 million workers ‘sick’ of commute

5 million workers ‘sick’ of commute

A new survey conducted by Harris Interactive for The Workforce Institute™ reveals that more than 5,000,000 people have claimed they were sick because they couldn’t face the commute to work. Only 14 percent of those surveyed said they have the option of working from home, yet among those who don’t have the option, 27 percent said they could do so effectively For many adults who commute...

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Mr. President, Hello, Have You Heard Of Telework?

Mr. President, Hello, Have You Heard Of Telework?

We’re baffled why President Obama in a major speech today about reducing our dependence on oil imports didn’t mention telework. We know he’s a fan of the idea, because he said he was the Teleworker-In-Chief when talking about flexible work options. And he does work out of his house, the white one, after all. Half-time telework by those that could would save more energy than...

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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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